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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Transfer of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance to North Dakota State University Hard Red Winter Wheat Breeding Material Project Number: 0500-00053-003-57
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Jul 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2015

Objective:
Enrich the current germplasm using three different introgression approaches.

Approach:
(a) Transfer through backcrosses of single FHB resistance genes from spring wheat. (b) The use of generation acceleration methods to derive and characterize a large number of random inbred lines from crosses of winter wheat with FHB-resistant spring wheat. The most winter-hardy, resistant lines will then be used in further crosses with locally adapted winter wheat. (c) The utilization through conventional crossbreeding and selection of resistance genes in two winter wheat germplasm sources, obtained from Canada and Hungary, respectively.

Last Modified: 10/24/2014
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