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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Assessing Resistance in National Small Grains Collection (NSGC) Accessions to Emerging Wheat Diseases

Location: Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research

Project Number: 5366-21000-029-02
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jan 28, 2010
End Date: Oct 31, 2013

Objective:
The objective of this work is to assess disease resistance in wheat accessions from the National Small Grains Collection to diseases of increasing importance in U.S. wheat production.

Approach:
Key accessions from the NSGC are being genotyped using DArT marker technology and SSR markers. These materials will be tested at North Dakota State University for resistance to important wheat diseases including bacterial leaf streak, Stagonospora nodorum blotch, tan spot, and Septoria tritici blotch. An association genetics approach will be taken to search for relationships between markers and disease resistance. Disease resistance data will be reported to the Germplasm Resources Information Network for dissemination to the plant breeding community.

Last Modified: 9/20/2014
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