Program Description | Research Priorities | Summary of Funding | Publications/Report Updates
Gene Discovery and Engineering Resistance (GDER)
|GDER Research Area Committee Updated: 1/9/12|
|Chair, Gary Muehlbauer, University of Minnesota|
|Vice-Chair, Nilgun Tumer, Rutgers University|
|Susan McCormick, USDA-ARS-NCAUR, IL|
|Ed Souza, Bayer CropScience, NE|
The Gene Discovery and Engineering Resistance (GDER) research area (RA) will focus primarily on the identification of genes from wheat and barley that can be used to increase FHB resistance and/or reduce DON accumulation, and on development of engineered strategies for FHB resistance or reduced DON levels. Gene discovery and transformation of non-cereal systems will be supported only for the purpose of rapidly screening potential anti-Fusarium genes.
FY12-13 Research Priorities Derived from Action Plan Goals:
- Characterize the genetic function of existing and novel loci for FHB resistance.
- Identify candidate genes for resistance against FHB and/or reduced DON accumulation.
- Develop effective FHB resistance and/or reduced DON accumulation through transgenic strategies.
- Develop improved methods for the generation of transgenic wheat and/or barley.
|Summary of Funding*|
|FY11 (2011-12)||FY12 (2012-13)|
|Number of Projects||9||6|
|Number of PIs||9||6|
|Total Award Amount||$327,600||$265,047|
|% Total Rec. Funding||6.63%||5.99%|
- Transformation Laboratory Tours, May 7-8, 2001
- Northern Transformation Labs Tour/Workshop, September 24-25, 2001 (Group photo: PDF)