Katelyn Fritz

Graduate Research Asst

  • Degree Program: M. S., Crop and Soil Science, NC State University
  • Previous Degree: B.S., Agronomy and Global Resource Systems, Iowa State University
  • Advisor: Dr. Jeff Dunne
  • Completion Date: December 2021


My projects are on improving quality traits in peanut, specifically folate and flavor. To improve the folate content for human nutritional benefits I am identifying genetic markers controlling increased folate as well as creating a method for quicker and more cost-effective quantification of folate in peanuts. To improve flavor I am identifying “good flavor” lines through a trained panel and these top lines are being crossed with elite germplasm to introduce better flavor aspects to our breeding pipeline.

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Katelyn Fritz