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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

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

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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