Location: Southern Horticultural Research
Project Number: 6404-21000-009-04
Start Date: Aug 01, 2011
End Date: Jul 31, 2016
1) Elucidate the genetic/genomic bases of host-plant resistance to microbes, insects and/or nematodes in woody ornamentals, especially those characteristic of the southeastern United States; and 2) Apply the knowledge gained through the preceding research to developing effective genetic enhancement and/or improvement strategies for host-plant resistant woody ornamentals adapted to the southeastern United States utilizing molecular and conventional breeding techniques.