What We Do

We believe we can contribute to industry and to breeding programs by developing improved blueberry cultivars and by generating relevant genetic and genomic information, methods, and strategies that accelerate the process of autotetraploid plant breeding

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Research Interests

Development of high yielding, high quality, and better disease/pest resistance southern high bush blueberry cultivars.

Explore the genetic variability of commercially important blueberry traits using traditional breeding tools and quantitative genetics, with the aim of increasing genetic gain in selection traits, and optimizing the generation of new cultivars.

Discover, develop, and apply molecular marker information to advance plant breeding through Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) and Genome-Wide Selection (GWS).

Dr. Patricio R. Muñoz

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Assistant Professor

 

Blueberry Breeding and Genomics

Horticultural Science Department
University of Florida

Education

Postdoctoral Associate 

Forest Genomic Lab,

University of Florida Jan 2013-May 2013

Ph.D. 

Plant Molecular Breeding, PMCB,

University of Florida, 2012

Master of Science

Quantitative Genetics, SFRC,

University of Florida, 2009

Bachelor of Science

Forestry Engineer,

Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Chile, 2004

Contact

 

Email :

Phone :

 

p.munozatufl.edu

(352) 273-4837

Location

 

Horticultural Science Department - IFAS

University of Florida 

2211 Fifield Hall

2550  Hull Rd

Gainesville, FL 32611

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