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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: BREEDING URBAN-TOLERANT TREES FOR UTILITY LINE PLANTINGS PROJECT II

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit

Project Number: 1230-21000-053-05
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Feb 25, 2010
End Date: Jun 30, 2013

Objective:
Acquire new germplasm for breeding trees suitable for utility-line applications. Test crossability between new germplasm to determine breeding potentials and advance breeding goals.

Approach:
New germplasm will be acquired from various botanical institutes and commercial nurseries. Wild-collections will be coordinated with the Woody Landscape Plant Crop Germplasm Repository. Material will be planted out for long-term evaluations and for conducting crosses. Controlled pollinations will be combined with molecular tools to verify hybrids and analyze diversity.

Last Modified: 9/29/2014
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