Project Number: 8042-21000-273-15-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 12, 2013
End Date: Oct 1, 2016
To establish disease-free tissue cultures of promising advanced potato breeding selections from the ARS Potato Breeding Program and produce nuclear seed for field evaluation.
Seed tubers of promising advanced potato breeding selections will be aseptically established in tissue culture and virus elimination protocols will be followed to eradicate virus contamination. Disease-free plantlets will be grown in the greenhouse and mini-tubers harvested for distribution as directed by the breeding program.