Location: Food and Feed Safety Research
Project Number: 6054-42000-021-17
Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2015
Use kernel screening assay (KSA) to screen International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) bred materials for aflatoxin accumulation to assist in their advancement through the collaborative breeding program. Conduct resistance field trials in southern U.S. to evaluate inbreds released through the program. Use 2 D gel electrophoresis to identify resistance-associated proteins (RAPs) in IITA-Southern Regional Research Center (SRRC) lines to discover potential gene markers. Once identified, characterize RAPs biochemically and physiologically using state-of-the-art techniques to further determine their potential as markers.