Location: Genomics and Bioinformatics Research
Project Number: 6066-21310-004-15-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2016
Mitigate the threat of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV) to the Pakistani cotton crop. Develop resistant germplasm as well as detection and screening methods needed to increase Pakistan’s and the U.S.’s level of preparedness for CLCV.
ARS will work with ICARDA and other selected agencies as well as National Cotton Council and U.S. universities to implement the collaborative project. Objectives will include: Identify new sources of resistance; transfer resistance genes; develop new tools to identify, characterize, and monitor different strains of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV); transfer new techniques, genetic resources, and expertise to Pakistani scientists.