Project Number: 5402-21000-014-04-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2013
To perform plant explorations in the Pacific Northwest of the United States to collect seeds and leaf tissues of Malus fusca. Materials collected will be analyzed for genetic diversity within and among populations and seeds will be provided to the Plant Genetic Resources Unit in Geneva, NY for the National Plant Germplasm System.
Collections of Oregon Crabapple (Malus fusca) wild populations will contribute novel, desirable genetic resources to the National Plant Germplasm System. Seeds and plants will be provided to the USDA-ARS Plant Genetic Resources Unit Apple collection in Geneva, NY. Genetic diversity of individuals identified during collection trips will be compared with that of other wild apple populations.