Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory
Project Number: 8042-22000-302-021-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2020
1. To acquire rose varieties infected with known viruses and to establish rose virus collection. 2. To utilize established diagnostic protocols to identify known viruses before adding to the collection. 3. To compare these protocols to identify the most efficient way to test for rose viruses prior to acquisition and inclusion in the curated virus collection.
ARS proposes to acquire rose varieties for the establishment of rose virus curated culture collection. Under this agreement all partners will participate in diagnostic methods development, methods comparisons, and optimization. Analyze data and establish criteria for acceptance of infected rose varieties to the rose virus culture collection. Maintaining live plants and distribution of controls. Additionally, partners will be involved in extension, outreach, and education as part of industry presentations, distributing diagnostic protocols, and publication of research articles.