Location: Peanut Research
Project Number: 6044-21000-004-03
Start Date: May 01, 2014
End Date: Jun 30, 2017
Improved germplasm from ongoing ARS biotechnology and breeding programs will be grown in greenhouse, small sub-plots in the field, or under environmental controlled small plots. Mature peanut seeds will be collected at the end of the growing season and treated according to industry standards. Individual seeds or pooled seeds of the same peanut genotype will be subjected to folate analysis utilizing microbiologic assay and HPLC/MS analysis. Results will be subjected to statistical analysis. Seeds with elevated folate levels will be utilized in peanut breeding program.