Location: Food Quality Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-42430-002-01-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2017
End Date: Aug 31, 2022
The objective of this agreement is to support ARS research through collaborative efforts that provide high throughput next generation sequencing for Penicillium spp. that cause postharvest decay of apple and pear fruit during storage and for whole genome and transcriptome sequencing of fungicide-resistant strains.
The Cooperator will prepare libraries and generate NGS sequencing from infected and non-inoculated control apple and pear fruit and conduct high throughput sequencing of fungicide resistant strains. ARS will provide the Cooperator with purified and quantified DNA and RNA as outlined in the USDA ARS parent project plan. Cooperator will conduct initial alignment and comparison analysis and will send the data to ARS.