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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ASSOCIATION GENETICS OF BETA-GLUCAN METABOLISM TO ENHANCE OAT AND BARLEY GERMPLASM FOR FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL FUNCTION

Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Project Number: 1907-21000-031-02
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Dec 15, 2007
End Date: Dec 14, 2012

Objective:
1. Association mapping of beta-glucan content and in elite oat germplasm and replicated comparison of phenotypic with marker-assisted selection. 2. Association mapping of beta-glucan content from the National Plant Germplasm System: complementation of elite oat. 3. Educational initiatives to pipeline students into plant breeding and to educate professionals.

Approach:
Apply association analysis to a population of elite oat lines tested. 200 lines from each tail of the distribution to genotypewith the marker system will be picked. Data for association alaysis of barley beta-glucan content will be obtained from the barley CAP and analyzed, providing a first source of candidate sequences. An Interactive distance short course will be developed.

Last Modified: 7/30/2014
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