Project Number: 5366-21000-027-08-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 13, 2010
End Date: Jun 6, 2012
The objective of this work is to assess drought tolerance in wheat accessions from the National Small Grains Collection, a problem of increasing importance in US wheat production.
Key accessions from the NSGC are being genotyped using DArT marker technology and SSR markers. These materials will be tested at the University of Idaho Research and Extension Center in Aberdeen for tolerance to drought. An association genetics approach will be taken to search for relationships between markers and drought tolerance. Data will be reported to the Germplasm Resources Information Network for dissemination to the plant breeding community. Documents SCA with U of ID.