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Research Project: Genomic Insights into Potato Cyst Nematodes

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 2072-22000-043-20-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2016
End Date: May 31, 2019

Characterize the molecular diversity that exists within and among Globodera populations to guide eradication and decision making regarding containment.

Illumina sequencing will be used to sequence the genomes of a diverse set of Globodera populations from the United States. The data generated will then be analyzed to discover genes which are under selection pressure and that may play a role in pathogenicity. This information will be compiled and further analyzed to characterize the risk and eradication potential of the populations from U.S. potato production fields.