Project Number: 8042-21000-283-05-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2016
End Date: Aug 31, 2021
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.
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.