Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens
Project Number: 8062-22000-021-15
Start Date: Sep 17, 2011
End Date: Sep 16, 2016
Potato germplasm is screened for various types and levels of virus and vector resistance using the complete suite of virus strains that infect the crop. The molecular and genetic mechanisms of transmission of potyviruses and luteoviruses by aphids is studied to identify weak links in the transmission process that can be targeted for disruption.