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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Establishment of Clean Seed Source of New ARS Potato Varieties

Location: Genetic Improvement for Fruits & Vegetables Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-273-15-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 12, 2013
End Date: Oct 1, 2016

Objective:
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.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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