Session #3: Vine molecular physiology, genetics and fruit ripening


The economic value of grape as an agricultural crop relates not only to the yield but also to the quality of the berry as reflected by its chemical composition. A fundamental strategy to ameliorate fruit quality in a changing climate by optimizing viticulture practices lies on the (i) understanding of the mechanisms modulating the molecular physiology of the vine and the grape (ii) dissecting the regulation of polyphenol and aroma potential, and the (iii) identification of candidate gene regulators of key biochemical pathways.