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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

David M Spooner


David M. Spooner: Potato Germplasm Systematics

Investigate the species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships of the tuber-bearing Solanum species (Solanum sect. Petota) using comparative morphology, crossing studies, and RFLP analysis of DNA (60%). Collect wild germplasm of these species in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America (20%), and maintain a herbarium of the IR-1 potato collections at Sturgeon Bay, WI (20%).


Potato phylogeny

Last Modified: 8/12/2016
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