Plant Genetic Research Conservation and Utilization Grant uri icon



  • Jointed goatgrass is an under-utilized source of genes for wheat improvement due to its tetraploid nature and the fact that transfer of genes may be difficult if the desired gene(s) reside on the C or unshared genome of jointed goatgrass. The purpose of this project is to determine if recombination can be induced between the unshared genomes of wheat and jointed goatgrass using a monosomic line of wheat to facilitate gene transfer between the two species. Additionally, work will begin on evaluating the national jointed goatgrass collection for desirable disease resistance genes.

date/time interval

  • October 1, 2003 - September 30, 2009

sponsor award ID

  • IDA01276