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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BREEDING WHEAT FOR WINTER SURVIVAL

Location: Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research

Project Number: 5348-21000-023-06
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 11, 2009
End Date: May 14, 2012

Objective:
Freezing injury is a major source of risk and yield loss in winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em Thell) production. Our long-term goal is to improve frost tolerance in cultivated wheat.

Approach:
We will use known gene sequences to identify and sequence genes on wheat chromosomes. Primers will be developed and used to resequence. Populations will be developed and we will determine the effect of each on frost tolerance. Documents SCA with UC Davis.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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