Project Number: 5302-22000-011-03-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2010
End Date: Oct 31, 2012
1. Develop qPCR probes for the different Dekopon sub-isolates and quantify each in single and mixed infections to assess interference in accumulation/replication of each sub-isolate. 2. Examine P20, P23, and CP (suppressors of gene silencing) for each sub-isolate for genetic variation and associate with symptom expression. 3. Characterize siRNA profiles in mixed and single infected plants by high throughput sequencing.
Aphid transmission, reverse transcription (RT) polymerase chain reaction (PCR), real time PCR (qPCR), cloning, sequencing, western and northern blots, hybridizations, deep sequencing for small RNAs, bioinformatics. Documents SCA with INSTITUTO DI VIROLOGIA VEGETALE.