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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: "fastrack" - a Revolutionary Approach to Long-Generation Cycle Specialty Crop Breeding

Location: Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory: Innovative Fruit Production, Improvement and Protection

Project Number: 1931-21000-023-03
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Sep 01, 2009
End Date: Aug 31, 2014

Objective:
To develop and test a fruit tree rapid-cycling breeding program and to develop novel plum breeding germplasm.

Approach:
Early flowering transgenes will be utilized to develop a rapid-cycling breeding system to dramatically shorten plum generation time. Using this approach, improved plum germplasm with Plum Pox Virus (PPV) resistance and high sugar control will be developed. "Specialty Crops Research Initiative Proposal"

Last Modified: 7/28/2014
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