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Title: The WheatCAP Project: Creating Public Long-Term Tools And Capabilities For Wheat Improvement

item SORIA, MARCELO - University Of California
item SHERMAN, JAMIE - Montana State University
item ANDERSON, JIM - University Of Minnesota
item BAENZIGER, P - University Of Nebraska
item Bai, Guihua
item BERZONSKY, BILL - South Dakota State University
item Brown-Guedira, Gina
item Campbell, Kimberly
item CARVER, BRETT - Oklahoma State University
item Chao, Shiaoman
item FRITZ, ALLAN - Kansas State University
item GRIFFEY, CARL - Virginia State University
item HALEY, SCOTT - Colorado State University
item JOHNSON, JERRY - University Of Georgia
item KIANIAN, SHAHRYAR - North Dakota State University
item KIDWELL, KIMBERLEE - Washington State University
item Matthews, David
item MERGOUM, MOHAMED - North Dakota State University
item OHM, HERBERT - Purdue University
item PETERSON, JIM - Oregon State University
item LIZRAZU, OSCAR - Oregon State University
item RUDD, JACKIE - Texas A&M University
item TALBERT, LUTHER - Montana State University
item SORRELLS, MARK - Cornell University
item Souza, Edward
item YAN, LIULING - Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc
item ZEMETRA, ROBERT - University Of Idaho

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/11/2009
Publication Date: 1/9/2010
Citation: Soria, M.A., Sherman, J., Anderson, J.A., Baenziger, P., Bai, G., Berzonsky, B., Brown Guedira, G.L., Campbell, K.J., Carver, B.F., Chao, S., Fritz, A., Griffey, C., Haley, S.D., Johnson, J.W., Kianian, S.F., Kidwell, K., Matthews, D.E., Mergoum, M., Ohm, H., Peterson, J., Lizrazu, O., Rudd, J., Talbert, L., Sorrells, M.E., Souza, E.J., Yan, L., Zemetra, R. 2010. The WheatCAP Project: Creating Public Long-Term Tools And Capabilities For Wheat Improvement. Meeting Abstract.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Participating breeders incorporated Marker Assisted Selection strategies in their breeding programs in collaboration with the genotyping labs. Half a million datapoints were generated during the project and more than 60 germplasm and cultivars were released. Participants developed 17 mapping populations that were deposited at the National Small Grains Collection to make them publicly available. Maps have been developed and breeding programs are adding QTLs addressing their specific regional and market needs. Maps and QTL data for six of these populations have already been deposited in GrainGenes. In addition, the project web site ( hosts a large array of molecular markers protocols, project information and educational resources. The WheatCAP project has facilitated the communication and interaction among the US public and private wheat breeders and researchers.