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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Improving Barley and Wheat Germplasm for Changing Environments

Location: Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research Unit

Project Number: 5430-21000-010-13
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Feb 01, 2011
End Date: Jan 31, 2015

Objective:
Extensively phenotype and genotype diverse and designed germplasm pools to mine and deploy alleles that improve barley and wheat adaptation and performance under biotic and abiotic stress, and couple these activities with the training of a new generation of plant breeders

Approach:
Develop and implement large- and small-scale SNP genotyping platforms for barley and wheat breeding programs, and test novel sequence-based genotyping platforms. Provide replicated rust resistance phenotypic data on multiple sets of hard winter wheat lines grown in the field and greenhouse. Integrate the genotypic and phenotypic information into GRIN, GrainGenes, and Gramene databases and develop web-based tools to help breeders use this information.

Last Modified: 7/31/2014
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