In 2013 we installed an experimental vineyard with multiple accessions of two grapevine species used for rootstocks, Vitis riparia and V. rupestris. Over the last three years we have collected leaf morphology, ionomic, and gene expression data in this vineyard - some of these data were presented at the Botany meetings two weeks ago (read more about this on the previous lab blog post). Grapes LOVE the St. Louis climate and grow vigorously here. Over the last three years many wonderful people have helped us keep these crazy grapes in line and I am so grateful for their help (the list includes MBG staff Chris Hereford and June Hutson and volunteers; SLU graduate students Steven Callen, Laura Klein, Alex Linan, and Sterling Herron; SLU undergraduate students Chad Chapnick, Cassandra Kitchen, Matthew Greg - and many others - thank you!). Today Sterling and I were lucky enough to have a crew of five MBG volunteers to help out, Anne (x2), Harold, Jack, and Tom. You guys were awesome - thanks so much!
Miller Lab members