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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Germplasm Evaluation for Wheat Stripe Rust Resistance

Location: Grain, Forage & Bioenergy Research

Project Number: 5440-21000-031-04
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 16, 2011
End Date: Mar 15, 2016

Objective:
Introduce spring and winter wheat germplasm with potential stripe rust resistance from CIMMYT/Mexico and CIMMYT/Turkey and clear through quarantine regulations. Evaluate introduced germplasm for stripe rust resistance, distribute introduced stripe rust materials to interested wheat breeders, and make crosses to transfer stripe rust resistance from introduced materials into adapted winter wheat cultivars.

Approach:
Several new international nurseries from CIMMYT/Mexico and from the GOT/CIMMYT/ICARDA Program in Turkey will be introduced and grown under quarantine regulations in the greenhouse. Previously introduced germplasm will be screened in the regional disease nursery in south Texas, and the winter types also will be evaluated in Oklahoma. All populations derived from crosses for stripe rust resistance will be screened in south Texas and in Oklahoma. Introduced materials and F3 populations with good stripe rust resistance will be made available to interested breeders from the region. CIMMYT materials will be distributed under their MTA.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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