Project Number: 3096-21000-019-08
Start Date: Jan 01, 2013
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
Drought responses of progeny, breeding lines, germplasm, and cultivars will be conducted for Upland, Acala, Pima, and intra- and interspecific progeny. Field evaluation of water stress responses will be through the use of an assay first described by Burke (2007), and later modified for faster screening (Burke, 2010). A series of laboratory and greenhouse experiments will be conducted to identify environmental factors such as temperature, inoculum level, and exposure of time (days after inoculation) that influence pathogenicity and virulence during plant infection.