Project Number: 6607-21000-011-02-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2013
Identify new sources of resistance in the Citrullus germplasm collection to Pseudoperonospora cubensis [downy mildew] (Berk. & Curt.) Rostov.
Screen 1600 accessions in the USDA germplasm collection of Citrullus for sources of resistance to Pseudoperonospora cubensis [downy mildew] (Berk. & Curt.) Rostov. Retest selected accessions to validate earlier results. Select and self-pollinate resistant plants and produce seed from them.