Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Project Number: 2038-21220-005-02-R
Project Type: Reimbursable
Start Date: Sep 1, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2015
To determine the inheritance of field resistance to downy mildew, tipburn resistance, sclerotinia resistance, and shelf-life in multiple genetic mapping populations. To identify sources of physiological resistance to sclerotinia. To develop genetically improved lines of lettuce for downy mildew resistance, sclerotinia resistance, tipburn resistance, and shelf-life.
The research to be conducted involves developing and analyzing multiple recombinant inbred line populations (RILs) to identify genes and QTL for field resistance to downy mildew, scelertinia resistance, tip burn resistance and extended shelf-life. The RILS wil be evaluated in field and greenhouse experiments, genotyped with molecular marker, analyzed to determine the inheritance traits, and markers suitable for markers assisted selection will also be developed. There is also research to develop improved in vitro and greenhouse methods for sclerotinia resistance.