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Research Project: Classic and Molecular Breeding for Downy Mildew Resistance in Spinach

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Project Number: 2038-21530-002-13-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2016
End Date: Sep 29, 2019

Diversify the genetic base of resistance to downy mildew disease and develop new resistant spinach cultivars.

We will evaluate field resistance and identify QTL (quantitative trait loci) resistance to downy mildew in spinach; breed new spinach varieties with QTLs of downy mildew resistance; and pyramid resistance alleles through marker assisted selection to develop spinach varieties with durable resistance.