POTATO VARIETY IMPROVEMENT USING PROTOPLAST FUSION

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$49,418.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
10671
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Plant Genetics Inc
1930 5th St, Davis, CA, 95616
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Michael Horn
 Principal Investigators
 (916) 753-1400
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE UNITED STATES POTATO CROP, VALUED AT $1.5 BILLION, REPRESENTS 8 PERCENT OF A 254 MILLION METRIC TON WORLD CROP. POTATO CULTIVAR DEVELOPMENT BY TRADITIONAL METHODS HAS BEEN A SLOW PROCESS, FREQUENTLY REQUIRING MORE THAN 10 YEARS AND EVALUATION OF AS MANY AS A MILLION SEEDLINGS. IN THIS PROPOSAL, THE RESEARCHERS DESCRIBE EXPERIMENTS DESIGNEDTO RAPIDLY TRANSFER COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT TRAITS INTO SOLANUM TUBEROSUM CV. RUSSET BURBANK USING PROTOPLAST FUSION. THE DONOR LINE IN THEIR FUSION EXPERIMENT CONTAINS SUPERIOR RESISTANCE TO NET NECROSIS, GOLDEN NEMATODE, VERTICILLIUM WILT, PVX, AND BRUISING, AS WELL AS CONTAINING HIGHER SOLIDS AND DISPLAYING EARLIER TUBER SET. IN PHASE I, THEY INTEND TO DEFINE CONDITIONS TO FUSE PROTOPLASTS OF THIS LINE WITH RUSSET BURBANK AND TO REGENERATE FUSION DERIVATIVES.

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