2012 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is a major crop in production systems in the southeastern U.S. Developing improved genetics for this crop is critical for the development of improved conservation tillage systems and to improve potential waste management programs that include peanuts in the production systems. The objective of this study would be to improve peanut genetics for production systems in the southeastern U.S.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
The funds will be used to work with students and staff on current laboratory research.
Research was conducted on constructing a higher density genetic linkage map for cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is a major crop in the southeastern U.S. agriculture. A better understanding of the genetics of peanuts is needed to improve the development of conservation tillage systems as well as to improve potential waste management programs that include peanuts in the production systems. The project lead to the development and characterization of bacterial artificial chromosomes (BAC) end sequence derived simple sequence repeats (SSRs), and their incorporation into a new higher density genetic map for cultivated peanut.