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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Evaluation of the U.S. Plant Introduction Collection of Watermelon for Resistance to Bacterial Blotch, Phase 3: Fruit Resistance

Location: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit

Project Number: 6046-21000-011-14-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2015

Objective:
Identify new sources of resistance in the Citrullus germplasm collection to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli.

Approach:
Screen all available accessions of Citrullus spp. in the USDA germplasm collection for resistance to Acidovorax avenae subsp. citrulli. Retest selected accessions to validate initial results. Select and self-pollinate resistant plants and produce seed from them.

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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