e-infrastructure Roadmap for Open Science in Agriculture

A bibliometric study

The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.

This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.

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Identification, characterisation and mapping of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers from raspberry root and bud ESTs


Raspberry breeding is a long, slow process in this highly heterozygous out-breeder. Selections for complex traits like fruit quality are broad-based and few simple methodologies and resources are available for glasshouse and field screening for key pest and disease resistances. Additionally, the timescale for selection of favourable agronomic traits requires data from different seasons and environmental locations before any breeder selection can proceed to finished cultivar. Genetic linkage mapping offers the possibility of a more knowledge-based approach to breeding through linking favourable traits to markers and candidate genes on genetic linkage maps. To further increase the usefulness of existing maps, a set of 25 polymorphic SSRs derived from expressed sequences (EST-SSRs) have been developed in red raspberry (Rubus idaeus). Two different types of expressed sequences were targeted. One type was derived from a root cDNA library as a first step in assessing sequences which may be involved in root vigour and root rot disease resistance and the second type were ESTs from a gene discovery project examining bud dormancy release and seasonality. The SSRs detect between 2 and 4 alleles per locus and were assigned to linkage groups on the existing 'Glen Moy' x 'Latham' map following genotyping of 188 progeny and examined for association with previously mapped QTL. The loci were also tested on a diverse range of Rubus species to determine transferability and usefulness for germplasm diversity studies and the introgression of favourable alleles.

  • GB
  • James_Hutton_Inst (UK)
Data keywords
  • knowledge
  • knowledge based
Agriculture keywords
    Data topic
    • big data
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