Location: Plant Science Research
2011 Annual Report
The objective of this experiment is to obtain small seed chips from many corn kernels arrayed in a plate suitable for rapid deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) extraction along with the remaining parental seeds arrayed in a separate plate in the same order. We will use the seed chips to extract DNA, genotype the DNA samples with DNA markers, identify seeds with genotypes of interest, and select the appropriate seeds for planting. To date, 20 ears were chipped and seeds were genotyped to permit selection for desired genetic groups for planting.
The project was monitored by progress updates exchanged by email and telephone calls between Pioneer Hi-Bred scientists and ARS scientists.