Adam Canal

Former Graduate

  • Degree Program: MS Horticultural Science – Plant Breeding and Genetics
  • Previous Degrees: BS Horticultural Science – NC State University; BS Plant Biology – NC State University; BS Plant and Soil Sciences: Crop Biotechnology – NC State University
  • Advisor: Dr. Craig Yencho
  • Completion Date: Fall 2018


  1. Using single sequence repeat markers to understand relatedness amongst sweetpotato clones from major sweetpotato production areas across the globe.
  2. Build a QTL map to understand how anthocyanin pigments are inherited in potato.
  3. Identify genetic markers that infer resistance to internal heat necrosis in potato by comparing QTLs from an existing mapping population with the genotypes of a national collaborator population.

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Adam Canal