Gene Discovery and Engineering Resistance (GDER)
|GDER Research Area Committee Updated: 1/1/17|
|Chair, Steve Scofield, USDA-ARS, West Lafayette, IN|
|Vice-Chair, Tom Clemente, University of Nebraska|
|Susan McCormick, USDA-ARS, Peoria, IL|
|Frances Trail, Michigan State University|
The Gene Discovery and Engineering Resistance (GDER) research area (RA) will focus primarily on the identification of genes 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 on wheat and barley. Gene discovery and transformation of non-cereal systems will be supported only for the purpose of rapidly screening potential anti-Fusarium genes.
- 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.
- Incorporate new technologies for the generation of transgenic wheat and/or barley.
|Summary of Funding*|
|FY15 (2015-16)||FY16 (2016-17)|
|Number of Projects:||8 (includes 1 multi-PI project)||9 (includes 1 multi-PI project)|
|Number of PIs:||8||9|
|Total Award Amount:||$342,102||$346,126|
|% Total Rec. Funding:||6.97%||5,98%|
|*Summary does not include GDER-related projects that are part of the Barley Coordinated Project.|
- Transformation Laboratory Tours, May 7-8, 2001
- Northern Transformation Labs Tour/Workshop, September 24-25, 2001 (Group photo: PDF)