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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ASSESSING DROUGHT TOLERANCE IN NATIONAL SMALL GRAINS COLLECTION (NSGC) ACCESSIONS Project Number: 5366-21000-027-08
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 13, 2010
End Date: Jun 06, 2012

Objective:
The objective of this work is to assess drought tolerance in wheat accessions from the National Small Grains Collection, a problem of increasing importance in US wheat production.

Approach:
Key accessions from the NSGC are being genotyped using DArT marker technology and SSR markers. These materials will be tested at the University of Idaho Research and Extension Center in Aberdeen for tolerance to drought. An association genetics approach will be taken to search for relationships between markers and drought tolerance. Data will be reported to the Germplasm Resources Information Network for dissemination to the plant breeding community. Documents SCA with U of ID.

Last Modified: 12/20/2014
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