1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
Conduct research on germplasm conservation and evaluation relevant to the mission of the National Clonal Germplasm Repository, Davis, CA.
1b. Approach (from AD-416):
Research pertinent to Repository operations will be conducted: 1)Methodology for the conservation of genetic resources of special interest to the NCGR, Davis; 2)Development of morphological, biochemical, and molecular markers for use in identification, monitoring, and characterizing NCGR, Davis, collections; 3)Development of specific methods to establish and maintain disease-free stocks in the NCGR, Davis; 4)Regeneration of clonal materials for distribution to users; 5)Identification, screening, and collection of new materials important or useful to the NCGR, Davis collections; and 6)Other research areas that are important to the mission of the NCGR, Davis.
3. Progress Report:
The University account will accumulate for 2-3 years to better high quality faculty research on the National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) collections. During FY 13, the account will have another $20,000, which will total $58,000. A Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued and the additional funding will be used for UC, Davis faculty to conduct research on the NCGR collections. This research is on characterization of the collection, which is related to Objective 3 of the parent project, "Strategically characterize (“genotype”) and evaluate (“phenotype”) priority vine, tree fruit, and nut crop genetic resources adapted to Mediterranean-like climates for molecular markers and key horticultural traits such as adaptation and product quality".