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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SUNFLOWER RUST: RACE IDENTIFICATION, HYBRID RESISTANCE EVALUATION, AND SEARCH FOR NEW SOURCES OF RESISTANCE Title: Using SNPs and Applying Them to Sunflower's Problems - What Will This Look Like?

Author
item Hulke, Brent

Submitted to: World Wide Web
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: July 2, 2010
Publication Date: July 2, 2010
Citation: Hulke, B.S. 2010. Using SNPs and Applying Them to Sunflower's Problems - What Will This Look Like? Presentation at the National Sunflower Association Summer Seminar, June 22-24, 2010, Bismarck, ND. Available: http://www.sunflowernsa.com/uploads/Hulke_2009genetictrials_10.pdf

Interpretive Summary: Genomics is providing plant breeders with new ways to integrate basic genetic knowledge with conventional breeding protocols to solve important problems. This presentation demonstrated the practical value of SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) markers to augment traditional breeding programs. Problems that are commonly encountered by sunflower breeders were presented along with a solution that involved this marker technology. One specific solution demonstrated in the presentation was for downy mildew resistance. I demonstrated that marker technology may reduce total cost to run a breeding program that includes downy mildew resistance as a key component, although the benefits of this technology are in no way limited to this trait. The audience was marketers, businesspeople, and plant breeders in the sunflower industry.

Technical Abstract: Genomics is providing plant breeders with new ways to integrate basic genetic knowledge with conventional breeding protocols to solve important problems. This presentation demonstrated the practical value of SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism) markers to augment traditional breeding programs. Problems that are commonly encountered by sunflower breeders were presented along with a solution that involved this marker technology. One specific solution was for downy mildew resistance. It was demonstrated that marker technology may reduce total cost to run a breeding program that includes downy mildew resistance as a key component. The audience was marketers, businesspeople, and plant breeders in the sunflower industry.

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