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Research Project: Screening Solanum Species for Abiotic Heat and Water Stress

Location: Vegetable Crops Research

Project Number: 5090-21000-072-004-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2023
End Date: Aug 31, 2025

Screen selected exotic potato germplasm in the U.S. Potato Genebank and identify valuable levels of resistance to heat stress.

1. Use an in vitro screen to identify Solanum species that have superior ability to tuberize under heat stress conditions. 2. Use a detached leaf bioassay to identify Solanum species that has reduced water loss through transpiration.