Project Number: 5366-21000-032-08
Start Date: May 01, 2012
End Date: Apr 30, 2014
The ARS potato breeding and pathology program at Aberdeen, Idaho will conduct field screening for resistance to PLRV and greenhouse grafting studies evaluations that will elucidate the mechanisms of resistance to potato leafroll virus conferred by Rlretb. Research responsibilities also will include hybridization to synthesize diploid populations segregating for Rlretb, which would be useful for the fine mapping of this gene.