Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research
Project Number: 6090-21000-055-02-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 1, 2010
End Date: Apr 30, 2015
To conduct cooperative research related to the evaluation, characterization, identification, and preservation of cultivated and indigenous plant genetic resources and to exchange plant germplasm that is of mutual interest.
ARS and the Cooperator will exchange propagating material (true seed, budwood, hereinafter referred to as Breeding Material), of tropical and subtropical crops following recommended phytosanitary procedures, including quarantine. Breeding Material will be increased in the greenhouse or field for testing and evaluation for specific traits (e.g. disease resistance, enhanced yield and fruit quality) of interest or as commercial cultivars. DNA fingerprinting will be conducted to assess genetic diversity. GRIN training will be provided if deemed necessary by both parties.