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USDA- Agricultural Research Service
Vegetable Virology
Charleston (USA)

Current status: Associate Member - Application: 2008, 28 May - Admittance: 2008, 16 June

General data
Organization Group name Group size Address Country Status
USDA- Agricultural Research Service Vegetable Virology 2 permanent
2 temporary
USDA-ARS, U. S. Vegetable Laboratory
2700 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29414
USA Governmental organization
Staff of the group
Interests of the group
  • Screening germplasm resources for resistance to viruses.
  • Evaluate the inheritance of the identitifed resistance.
  • Developing molecular markers linked to the resistance locus.
  • Evaluate eIF4E gene as potential candidate genes in cucurbits (i.e., watermelon) for potyvirus resistance.
  • Post transcriptional gene silencing in transgenic and natural resistant plants.
  • Ling, K.-S., Zhu, H. Y., Gonsalves, D. 2008.
    Resistance to Grapevine leafroll associated virus-2 is conferred by post-transcriptional gene silencing in transgenic Nicotiana benthamiana.
    Transgenic Research (Online first, DOI 10.1007/s11248-007-9147-2, in press).
  • Ling, K. -S., Levi, A. 2007.
    Sources of resistance to Zucchini yellow mosaic virus in Lagenaria siceraria Germplasm.
    HortScience 42:1124-1126.
  • Ling, K. -S., Scott, J. 2007.
    Sources of resistance to Pepino mosaic virus in tomato accessions.
    Plant Disease 91:749-753.