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Research Project: Establishment of Clean Seed Source of New ARS Potato Varieties

Location: Genetic Improvement for Fruits & Vegetables Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-273-23-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2016
End Date: Aug 31, 2021

Objective:
To establish disease-free tissue cultures of promising advanced potato breeding selections from the ARS Potato Breeding Program and produce nuclear seed for field evaluation.

Approach:
Seed tubers of promising advanced potato breeding selections will be aseptically established in tissue culture and virus elimination protocols will be followed to eradicate virus contamination. Disease-free plantlets will be grown in the greenhouse and mini-tubers harvested for distribution as directed by the breeding program.