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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Management of Virus Disease in Potato and Grain Crops

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.

Last Modified: 05/25/2017
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