Location: Crop Genetics Research
Project Number: 6066-21000-052-001-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 15, 2017
End Date: Apr 30, 2022
To develop cotton leaf curl virus (CLCuV) resistant and heat tolerant elite cotton lines with acceptable lint yield and fiber quality that will be publicly available to breeders.
Cotton leaf curl virus (CLCuV) is a devastating disease of cotton that is present in the Asian subcontinent. It has spread to China and the Philippines in recent years. The USDA has designated CLCuV a disease threat to U.S. agriculture. ARS researchers have identified exotic sources of resistance to CLCuV. Plant Science Consultants have access to heat tolerant germplasm as well as the expertise and a unique methodology to more quickly incorporate these traits into U.S. commercial cotton germplasm.