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Research Project: Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) Research Community Barley Genetic Engineering Facility

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-083-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: Apr 30, 2026

1. Establish a dedicated barley genetic engineering facility for the Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) research community. 2. Develop and make use of anther/microspore transformation and regeneration protocols for barley gene editing. 3. Continue our efforts to produce gene-edited Genesis and Morex plants to discover genes involved in barley susceptibility or resistance in FHB.

We will provide a no-cost transformation service for the Fusarium head blight(FHB) research community. Barley calli will be transformed with vectors from requesting researchers by gene gun bombardment or Agrobacterium. T1 seeds of transgenic barley will be provided to the researchers.