​​​​An Interview with Dr. John Henning​​

MBAA TQ https://doi.org/10.1094/TQ-58-3​-0924-01​  | VIEW ART​ICLE

Stan Hieronymus. MBAA Editorial and Publications Committee

Dr. John Henning, hop breeder and genomics researcher at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was asked about his work in developing new hop varieties and the current state of development in understanding the hop genome and what this means for future hop variety development. Currently, breeders are being asked for more flavors and stronger flavors, with an emphasis on tropical fruit. Future work will probably look at targeting specific oils and thiols made possible by genomic sequencing and markers.

Keywords: hop, genome, sequencing, Cascade, Teamaker, neomexicanus

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