Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research
Project Number: 8062-22000-022-20-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 1, 2017
End Date: Aug 31, 2020
Screen a group of wild potato species to identify new potato germplasm that confer resistance to potato cyst nematodes or blackleg disease.
1. Use pot or canister assay to screen wild potato species for resistance against G. rostochienisis Ro2 and G. pallida. 2. Use stem, tuber, and/or motility assays to screen wild potato species for resistance against Dickeya. UPDATE, 2019: 3. Oversee propagation and maintenance of wild potato plants for screening for resistant traits.