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Research Project: Utilization of Carrot Wild Relatives for Carrot Pre-Breeding in Pakistan

Location: Vegetable Crops Research

Project Number: 5090-21000-069-10-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Dec 22, 2014
End Date: Jul 30, 2018

Objective:
1) Evaluation of carrot wild relatives in warm, dry, or saline field conditions. 2) Intercrossing of climate-resilient traits from wild relatives to adapted, nutritious cultivated germplasm. 3) Field trialing of intercrosses and their derivatives.

Approach:
Collect and distribute carrot seed including wild relatives; grow carrots in abiotic stress conditions including saline, hot, and dry environments; intercross selected carrots; and develop molecular markers to track important genes.