Location: Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research
Project Number: 5430-21000-010-02-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2008
End Date: Jul 31, 2013
The objectives of this cooperative research are: 1) develop and test wheat lines with resistance to KB; and 2) develop and test molecular markers for resistance to KB.
Wheat experimental lines have been developed by crossing adapted varieties with different sources of resistance to KB. Wheat lines will be tested for resistance to KB in the field in India. Genetic mapping populations and near isogenic lines will be developed to identify and validate molecular markers for KB resistance genes. Molecular marker genotyping will be done in India and the USA. Data will be analyzed cooperatively.