Start Date: Sep 14, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2013
Multiple entries from North America potato breeding programs will be screened for PVX and PCN resistance using molecular markers and bioassay data. Bioassays of putative PVX, PVY, and PCN resistant clones will be done at the USDA, Agriculture Research Service (ARS) in Aberdeen, Idaho for PVX and PVY, and at Moscow, University of Idaho for PCN resistance. Resistant clones/varieties will be used in a crossing block to generate a virus and nematode resistant population for further screenings/evaluation.