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Research Programs and Projects at this Location

ARS research is organized into National Programs. Within each National Program are research projects. Listed below are  the National Programs and research projects currently conducted at this location.

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Human Nutrition (NP #107)
Bioavailability of Iron, Zinc and Select Phytochemicals for Improved Health (Bridging Project)
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology for Fruit and Vegetable Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Controlled Plant Growth Facilities to Facilitate USDA-ARS/Cornell Cooperative Research
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chromoplast Biogenesis for Carotenoid Accumulation
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Basis and Approaches for Crop Nutritional Quality Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Elements that Control Color Formation in Melon Fruit
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic and Metabolic Analysis of Tomato as a Model for Improved Performance and Quality of Fruit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
Micronutrient Bioavailability of Foods
(Cooperative Agreement)
Micronutrient Bioavailability of Foods
(Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Basis of Chromoplast Biogenesis
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chromoplast Biogenesis for Carotenoid Accumulation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Optimizing the Convenience, Nutrition, and Taste of Yellow Dry Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to Promote Pulse Consumption in the U.S.
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Collaborative Animal Research between Cornell University and ARS
(Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement)
Characterization of the Or Regulatory Network for Carotenoid Biofortification in Food Crops – Phase II
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Engineering a Small Intestinal Microbiome to Evaluate Food Additive Exposure
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Tissue-Specific Analysis of Fruit Transcriptome Activity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Soil and Air (NP #212)
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Crop Resistance to Soil-based Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioinformatic Analysis of Transgene Effects on Crop Plants
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Genetic, Molecular and Physiological Basis of Aluminum Tolerance in Rice: Implications for Cereal Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Role of Root System Architecture and Function in Improving Crop Nutrient and Water Efficiency
(Cooperative Agreement)
Transgenerational Adaptation of Plants to Acidic pH and Toxic Metals in Soil
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of High Throughput Phenotyping Platforms for the Quantification of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping and Analysis of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement (NP #301)
Database Tools for Managing and Analyzing Big Data Sets to Enhance Small Grains Breeding
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Crop Resistance to Soil-based Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Genetics, Epigenetics, Genomics, and Biotechnology for Fruit and Vegetable Quality
(In-House Appropriated)
Improving Crop Efficiency Using Genomic Diversity and Computational Modeling
(In-House Appropriated)
Mapping Crop Genome Functions for Biology-Enabled Germplasm Improvement
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioinformatic Analysis of Transgene Effects on Crop Plants
(Cooperative Agreement)
Breeding Insight Platform (BIP) Initiative
(Cooperative Agreement)
Controlled Plant Growth Facilities to Facilitate USDA-ARS/Cornell Cooperative Research
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Genetic, Molecular and Physiological Basis of Aluminum Tolerance in Rice: Implications for Cereal Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chromoplast Biogenesis for Carotenoid Accumulation
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Basis and Approaches for Crop Nutritional Quality Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genetic Elements that Control Color Formation in Melon Fruit
(Cooperative Agreement)
Genomic and Metabolic Analysis of Tomato as a Model for Improved Performance and Quality of Fruit Crops
(Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Molecular Basis of Chromoplast Biogenesis
(Cooperative Agreement)
RNAseq to Accelerate Oat Breeding for Nutritional Quality
(Cooperative Agreement)
Role of Root System Architecture and Function in Improving Crop Nutrient and Water Efficiency
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chromoplast Biogenesis for Carotenoid Accumulation
(Interagency Reimbursable Agreement)
Characterization of the Or Regulatory Network for Carotenoid Biofortification in Food Crops – Phase II
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Transgenerational Adaptation of Plants to Acidic pH and Toxic Metals in Soil
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Validation, Characterization and Deployment of QTL for Grain Yield Components in Wheat
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development of Genomic and Computational Resources to Support Agriculture
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Genomes to Networks: Understanding Function Utilizing Genomic Sequencing, Comparative and Network Based Approaches
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Impact of a Great Plains Production System on Sustainable Production of Grant Sorghum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Profiling of Diverse Maize and Tripsacum to Identify Functional Variants
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Sampling of Wild Andropogoneae Diversity to Support the Study of Maize and Sorghum Adaptation
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Standards Development for Phenotypes and Pathway Resource for Sorghum
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Tissue-Specific Analysis of Fruit Transcriptome Activity
(Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of High Throughput Phenotyping Platforms for the Quantification of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping and Analysis of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Providing Access to Oat Genomics Data and Improving Oat Breeding Data Management
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
Product Quality and New Uses (NP #306)
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Crop Resistance to Soil-based Abiotic Stresses
(In-House Appropriated)
Bioinformatic Analysis of Transgene Effects on Crop Plants
(Cooperative Agreement)
Dissecting the Genetic, Molecular and Physiological Basis of Aluminum Tolerance in Rice: Implications for Cereal Improvement
(Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping of Root Architecture Traits
(Cooperative Agreement)
Role of Root System Architecture and Function in Improving Crop Nutrient and Water Efficiency
(Cooperative Agreement)
Transgenerational Adaptation of Plants to Acidic pH and Toxic Metals in Soil
(Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement)
Development and Implementation of High Throughput Phenotyping Platforms for the Quantification of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)
High Throughput Phenotyping and Analysis of Root System Architecture
(Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement)