Location: Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics
Project Number: 5302-22000-010-16
Start Date: Jul 24, 2012
End Date: Jul 31, 2015
1. Establish ZC-infected plants through graft inoculation (or by psyllid transmission) and conduct the pathogenicity evaluation ZC-infected potato plants under greenhouse and field growing conditions (by collaborator). 2. Perform genome wide sequence analysis, identify and clone virulent genes of Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (by ARS Scientist). 3. Conduct molecular characterization and functional analyses of target genes using a heterologous gene expression system (by ARS Scientist). 4. Develop and evaluate zebra chip resistant potato through antisense and/or RNAi techniques (by collaborator and ARS scientist).