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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: PRODUCTION OF FOUNDATION QUALITY SEED OF NEW USDA/ARS POTATO VARIETIES

Location: Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables

Project Number: 1245-21000-190-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 21, 2008
End Date: Jul 20, 2013

Objective:
To maintain and increase seed of advanced potato breeding selections from the Beltsville Potato Breeding Program. To put into tissue culture and rid of virus said selections.

Approach:
Culture plantlets on various media to induce organogenesis and rooted plantlets. Apply ELISA tests to detect potential latent virus infections. Nodal cuttings will be used to increase plantlets and produce microtubers. Plantlets, microtubers, and minitubers will be planted in the field for seed increases of pathogen-free stocks of advanced clones for further evaluation.

Last Modified: 9/20/2014
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