Cranberry Molecular Physiology

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Vegetable Crops Research Unit (VCRU)

Welcome to the Mura Lab

Founded in summer 2020, the Cranberry Molecular Physiology Lab is a USDA ARS research lab housed within the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The lab’s primary research goal is to develop novel cranberry production strategies by determining the physiological and molecular basis of factors that affect economic yield and crop quality. Areas of interest include the factors that underpin water relations, soil nutrient dynamics, and plant uptake during fruit production. This research will generate fundamental information that will broaden the knowledge of cranberry biology and production. Useful practices that lower production inputs and environmental impacts can be developed, leading to more sustainable cropping systems. This will ensure that cranberry growers and consumers have a more stable supply of high-quality products while simultaneously expanding knowledge of cranberries and related crops.

Contact Information

Dr. Jyostna Devi Mura
USDA-ARS, Department of Horticulture
1575 Linden Dr. Rm 409
Madison, WI 53715
Email: jmura@wisc.edu/ jyostna.mura@usda.gov
Phone: 608-265-4745

Program Affiliations

  • Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences
  • Horticulture

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