SCRI Project Updates
IYSV & Thrips Tolerance
Ensuring U.S. Onion Sustainability: Breeding and Genomics to Control Thrips and Iris yellow spot virus
Project Director Dr. Mike Havey at firstname.lastname@example.org
[ Supported in Part by USDA-NIFA-SCRI Project No. 2008-04804 ]
Goal: Establish collaborative research among growers, extensionists, pathologists, and breeders to identify, validate, and deliver resistances to thrips and thrips-vectored Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV) in relation to the following objectives:
· Extension Identification of resistances to thrips and IYSV; Validation of phenotypes and distribution of selected germplasms; Cost-benefit estimates for thrips and IYSV resistances.
· Research Biological diversity and inoculation protocols for IYSV; Identification of SNPs in expressed onion sequences; Production of a high throughput genotyping platform and a high-density genetic map of onion; Association of SNPs with glossy-type foliage and/or thrips and IYSV resistances.
· Outreach Outreach to the onion community; Development of web-based bioinformatic and educational resources; Undergraduate and graduate student training.