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Research Project: Plant Exploration in Florida for Wild Relatives of Amaranth, Millets, Bedding Plants, Corn and Quinoa

Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-272-14-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2017
End Date: Sep 30, 2018

Objective:
The Objective of this project is to obtain germplasm of wild species of crop wild relatives in Florida and document populations of the species from which germplasm is collected.

Approach:
Germplasm of Amaranthus, Chenopodium, Echinochoa, Gomphrena, Portulaca, Setaria and Tripsacum species will be collected from wild populations in Florida. Germplasm will be collected in the form of seeds and will be documented with locality, latitude and longitude, elevation, plant description and growing environment. Herbarium voucher specimens will be made as appropriate. A detailed trip report, including information on all samples obtained, will be provided to ARS.