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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Establishment of Clean Seed Source of New ARS Potato Varieties

Location: Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables

Project Number: 8042-21000-273-15
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 12, 2013
End Date: Oct 01, 2016

To establish disease-free tissue cultures of promising advanced potato breeding selections from the ARS Potato Breeding Program and produce nuclear seed for field evaluation.

Seed tubers of promising advanced potato breeding selections will be aseptically established in tissue culture and virus elimination protocols will be followed to eradicate virus contamination. Disease-free plantlets will be grown in the greenhouse and mini-tubers harvested for distribution as directed by the breeding program.

Last Modified: 10/7/2015
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