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United States Department of Agriculture

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Research Project: Pakistan Cotton Leaf Curl Virus Project

Location: Genomics and Bioinformatics Research Unit

Project Number: 6066-21310-004-15
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Oct 01, 2011
End Date: Sep 30, 2015

Objective:
Mitigate the threat of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV) 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 CLCV.

Approach:
ARS will work with ICARDA and other selected agencies as well as National Cotton Council 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 Cotton Leaf Curl Virus (CLCV); transfer new techniques, genetic resources, and expertise to Pakistani scientists.

Last Modified: 10/31/2014
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