Location: Plant Science Research
Project Number: 6070-22000-018-08-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2016
End Date: Feb 28, 2020
Overall project objective is to increase the rate of genetic gain in wheat globally. Specifically, this project will work to improve disease resistance in wheat using DNA marker technology.
High-throughput assays will be developed that can be used to determine the presence of specific disease resistance genes in wheat germplasm. DNA of wheat breeding lines from programs in Africa and south Asia will be utilized to amplify markers associated with different resistance genes. Genotypic data will be provided to collaborators.