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. Formerly 5306-21000-018-03S and 5306-21000-015-09S (07/2009). Documents SCA with UC Davis.
3. Progress Report:
This project relates to inhouse parent project objective 4, "In collaboration with other NPGS genebanks and research projects, develop novel genetic marker systems for characterizing genetic resources of grape, tree fruit, tree nut, and other specialty crops adapted to Mediterranean climates. Apply those markers to more efficiently and effectively manage the site's germplasm collections and to facilitate their use in germplasm acquisition, breeding and research projects". The University account will accumulate for 2-3 years to better high quality faculty research on the National Clonal Germplasm Repository (NCGR) collections. This portion of the research is on characterization of the collection, which is Objective 3 of the inhouse parent project, "In collaboration with other NPGS genebanks and research projects, devise and apply superior tissue culture and cryopreservation methods to safeguard germplasm collections of grape, tree fruit, tree nut, and other specialty crops adapted to Mediterranean climates".