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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Woody Ornamental Genomic Research in the Southeastern United States

Location: Southern Horticultural Research

Project Number: 6062-21000-009-04
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2011
End Date: Jul 31, 2016

Objective:
The objective of this cooperative research project is to develop strategies for breeding new and improved woody ornamental germplasm adapted to the southeastern United States that exhibit host-plant resistance to disease, insects, and other pests.

Approach:
1) Elucidate the genetic/genomic bases of host-plant resistance to microbes, insects and/or nematodes in woody ornamentals, especially those characteristic of the southeastern United States; and 2) Apply the knowledge gained through the preceding research to developing effective genetic enhancement and/or improvement strategies for host-plant resistant woody ornamentals adapted to the southeastern United States utilizing molecular and conventional breeding techniques.

Last Modified: 10/24/2014
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