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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Silencing of Aflatoxin Synthesis Through Rna Interference (Rnai) in Peanut Plants

Location: Peanut Research

Project Number: 6604-21000-004-05
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 01, 2014
End Date: Aug 29, 2014

Objective:
Generate RNA interference transformed peanuts using African varieties commonly grown in Malawi, using molecular constructs developed at the National Peanut Research Laboratory (NPRL).

Approach:
Graduate students and scientists from Kenyatta University will be trained at the NPRL on the method to transform peanut. The actual transformation of African cultivars will be done in Kenya to speed up the process of getting improved cultivars to local farmers.

Last Modified: 7/30/2014
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