Location: Corn Insects and Crop Genetics Research
Project Number: 5030-21000-063-01
Start Date: Jul 01, 2012
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
The cooperator is engaged in map-based cloning of the Ga1 locus. Functional markers will be designed based on the sequences of the ga1, Ga1-S and Ga1-M alleles once these sequences are available. A phenotyping strategy containing positive and negative controls for the different gametic incompatibility loci will be developed and tested in our nursery this summer. This strategy involves pollinating plants to be phenotyped by pollen mixtures that have been characterized by pollination of a series of control plants.