Laise Moreira

headshot of Laise Moreira wearing red glasses in front of a white background
430 Alderman Hall

1970 Folwell Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

Mathew D. Clark
  • Master in Horticulture Irrigated, Bahia State University - Brazil
  • Bachelor of Agronomy, Agronomist Engineer, Bahia State University - Brazil


I am interested in investigating the inheritance of flavor compounds in a cold-hardy hybrid grape population. The mapping population that I am using appears to have neutral, concord, and hybrid flavor profile. To confirm this assumption, I am using sensory panels and gas chromatography analysis to characterize the flavor profile in each genotype tested. In addition to my thesis project, I am investigating different culture media and berries sampling time to improve the embryo rescue technique, which should enable the development of more cold-hardy seedless table grapes. Through my research, I hope to add value to the University of Minnesota Breeding program as well as the local grape industry.

Areas of Interest

Plant breeding, cold-hardy grape, flavor and aroma compound, embryo rescue

Select Publications

Amaro, A. C. E., Souza, E. R., Santos, L. S., Baron, D., Ono, E. O., & Rodrigues, J. D. (2020). Foliar application of plant growth regulators to ‘Crimson Seedless’ grapevine influences leaf age. Australian Journal of Crop Science, 14(3), 422-430.

Moreira, L. S, Underhill, A., & Clark, M. (2018, July). Postharvest evaluation of cold-hardy table-grape breeding lines. In XII International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics 1248 (pp. 101-108).

Clark, M. D., Teh, S. L., Burkness, E., Moreira, L. S, Watson, G., Yin, L., ... & Luby, J. J. (2018). Quantitative trait loci identified for foliar phylloxera resistance in a hybrid grape population. Australian journal of grape and wine research, 24(3), 292-300.

Vilar, P. F. I., Souza, E. I. D., Santos, L.S., D. S., Martinez, E. A., & Ribeiro, V. G. (2017). Phytoregulators on bud fertility and cluster quality of ‘thompson seedless’grapes grafted onto ‘ramsey’rootstock. Revista Caatinga, 30(1), 97-108.

Souza, E. R., Amaro, A. C. E., Santos, L.S., Ono, E. O., & Rodrigues, J. D. (2016). Phenology and gas exchanges of grapevines cv. Sweet Sunshine grown in semiarid climate. Comunicata Scientiae, 7(3), 319-333.

Silva, M. J. R., Santos, L. S, de Campos Pereira, M., dos Santos Gomes, I., Machado, M., & Ribeiro, V. G. (2016). Produção e qualidade de fruto de bananeiras ‘Pacovan Ken’e genótipo PA94-01 por dois ciclos produtivos. Revista Ceres, 63(6), 836-842.

Santos, L. D. S., Ribeiro, V. G., Lima, M. A. C. D., Souza, E. R., & Shishido, W. K. (2015). Influence of gibberellic acid on physiology and quality of vine cv Sweet Celebration® on submedium são francisco. Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura, 37(4), 827-834.