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Research Project: Developing Germplasm and Genetic Markers to Breed for Reduced Aflatoxin Contamination in Peanut

Location: Crop Genetics and Breeding Research

Project Number: 6048-21000-031-003-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2022
End Date: Jun 30, 2027

The overall goal is to develop germplasm and genetic markers which can be used by breeders to reduce aflatoxin contamination in peanut.

A Multiparent Advanced Generation Intercross (MAGIC) population is being developed using our best sources of resistance to aflatoxin contamination. This population will be phenotyped and genotyped to identify genetic markers (Quantitative Trait Locus-QTLs) for reduced aflatoxin.