Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research
Project Number: 8062-22000-021-15-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 17, 2011
End Date: Sep 16, 2016
Establishing the genetic diversity of virus and vector resistance mechanisms in potato to facilitate the development of durable host resistance. Determining mechanisms of vector transmission of viruses to facilitate the development of effective disease management strategies
Potato germplasm is screened for various types and levels of virus and vector resistance using the complete suite of virus strains that infect the crop. The molecular and genetic mechanisms of transmission of potyviruses and luteoviruses by aphids is studied to identify weak links in the transmission process that can be targeted for disruption.