Dorrie Main

Release of Peach Genome Provides Key Data for Breeders, Furthers Research

Realizing a decade-long dream, an international team of scientists today publicly released the peach genome sequence, the first genome completed for crops in the Rosaceae family. The data that comprises the peach genome is housed at Washington State University on the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Genome Database for Rosaceae (

WSU Researcher Maps the Tree Fruit Genome Mosaic

PULLMAN, Wash. — Better apples, peaches, pears and cherries at market sooner. That is one benefit of research by Washington State University bioinformaticist Dorrie Main. Piece by piece, Main is mapping the DNA mosaic of the rosaceous family, which includes Washington’s largest crop – apples – and other tree fruit as well as cherries, peaches, […]