Magdalena Cobo Medina

Magdalena Cobo Medina
PhD student
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Research interests

Magdalena is a PhD student working on apple rootstocks, an essential component of successful tree fruit production. The main aim of her project is to understand the effect of dwarfing on root system architecture in apple allowing assessment of dwarfing-associated root development on nitrogen uptake.

Research projects

Combining root architecture, root function and soil management to improve production efficiency and quality of apples; Duration: Oct 2017-Sept 2021; Partners: CTP and University of Nottingham; Funding: CTP


Recent publications

Karlström, A., Cabo-Medina, M., Harrison, RJ., (2019) ‘Advances and challenges in apple breeding’ in Lang, G. A. (ed.), Achieving sustainable cultivation of temperate zone tree fruits and berries Volume 2: Case studies, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK (ISBN: 978 1 78676 212 2;

Li, B., Cobo-Medina, M., Lecourt, J., Harrison, N., Harrison, R. J., & Cross, J. V. (2018). Application of hyperspectral imaging for nondestructive measurement of plum quality attributes. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 141, 8-15.

Fountain MT, Bennett J, Cobo-Medina M, Conde Ruiz R, Deakin G, Delgado A, Harrison R, Harrison N. (2018). Alimentary microbes of winter-form Drosophila suzukii. Insect Molecular Biology.

Harrison N, Harrison RJ, Barber-Perez N, Cascant-Lopez E, Cobo-Medina M, Lipska M, Conde-Ruiz R, Brian P, Gregory PJ and Fernandez-Fernandez F. (2016). A new three-locus model for rootstock-induced dwarfing in apple revealed by genetic mapping of root bark percentage. J Exp Bot 67: . 1871-1881.