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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Pakistan Cotton Productivity Enhancement Program

Location: Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit

Project Number: 6402-21310-004-03
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Apr 01, 2010
End Date: Mar 31, 2015

Objective:
Mitigate the threat of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCuV) to the Pakistani cotton crop. Develop resistant germplasm as well as detection and screening methods needed to increase Pakistan’s and the U.S.’s level of preparedness for CLCuV.

Approach:
ARS will work with ICARDA and U.S. universities to implement the collaborative project. Objectives will include: Identify new sources of resistance; transfer resistance genes; develop new tools to identify, characterize, and monitor different strains of CLCuV; develop and test resistant varieties; transfer new techniques, genetic resources, and expertise to Pakistani scientists.

Last Modified: 7/31/2014
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