Details About this Research
The PIP Lettuce Project will control environmental and genetic conditions using indoor growing systems to explore how these are related to two complex and separate traits—postharvest discoloration and accelerated growth without decrease in leaf quality.
- Determine what conditions lead to slower or faster postharvest discoloration and high-yield, high-quality leaves
- Study a diverse set of lettuce cultivars to determine desirable genetic and physical qualities that lead to low discoloration and high yield and quality
- Identify lettuce candidates for gene editing to encourage these traits
- Develop lettuce speed breeding capabilities