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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Mitochondrial Molecular Genetics of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 5358-12220-004-21
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 20, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
Provide the nematology community with information on the comparative mitogenomics of plant-parasitic nematodes. This information will be used to provide diagnostic and management tools to growers.

Approach:
This research will 1) Develop a mitogenomic molecular diagnostics tool that differentiates Xiphinema americanum group nematodes; 2) Reveal relationships between the most important plant-parasitic nematodes using comparative mitogenomics, and; 3) Determine the relatedness of G. ellingtonae to other Globodera species using population genetics methods.

Last Modified: 4/19/2014
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