Start Date: Sep 01, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2013
Analyize currently available DNA sequence information and develop effective molecular tools for detection of the pathogen. Continue obtaining sequence information on the pathogen by cloning additional portions of the genome. Inoculate diverse potato germplasm with zebra chip via grafing or psyllid feeding and rate tubers for disease. Test weeds and alternate hosts for the putative pathogen.