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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Survey Important Viruses in U.S. National Berry Germplasm Collections

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 2072-21220-002-44-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 15, 2015
End Date: Jun 30, 2018

Objective:
Assess the incidence of viruses in the USDA Rubus and Vaccinium germplasm collections. Survey for the presence of newly identified and economically important viruses in the living collections at the USDA genebank.

Approach:
Tissue samples will be collected from Rubus and Vaccinium clonal accessions and assayed by RT-PCR. Test results will be compiled and added to the USDA germplasm database records. Results will be reported to genebank stakeholders, National Clean Plant Network colleagues, and considered for publication.

Last Modified: 09/25/2017
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