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
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.
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.