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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Using a Phylogenetics Approach to Investigate the Natural History of Novel Starch Biosynthesis Pathway Genes in Wild Sorghum

Location: Grain, Forage & Bioenergy Research

Project Number: 3042-21220-032-05
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 01, 2011
End Date: Apr 30, 2016

Objective:
Investigate the presence and abundance of novel starch biosynthesis pathway genes in wild sorghums.

Approach:
This will be a joint effort between ARS, who has wild sorghum genetic materials in their National Collection from throughout the world, and expertise to produce, harvest, and preserve DNA samples from those materials, and the University of Queensland, who has facilities and expertise to evaluate such DNA samples for presence and abundance of unique biosynthesis pathway genes. The University of Queensland will also gather similar data on genetic materials collected in Australia. Both partners will collaborate in designing the experiments and interpreting the results.

Last Modified: 12/22/2014
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