Location: Sugarcane Research
Project Number: 6052-21000-018-009-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 1, 2021
End Date: May 31, 2024
To genetically analyze sugarcane germplasm and develop trait-specific molecular markers to assist sugarcane breeding.
1. ARS PI will provide original molecular marker and field agronomic trait data. 2. Collaborator will conduct statistical and genetic analysis of the molecular and agronomic trait data. 3. Collaborator will use bioinformatics software to construct genetic linkage and quantitative trait loci (QTL) maps to identify trait-associated QTL markers. 4. ARS PI and collaborator will jointly prepare manuscript(s) for publication.