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Development and Commercialization of "Carolina" Dogwoods

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Award date: 
Oct 25, 2011
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Organization name: 
North Carolina State University Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center
Principal Investigator: 
Ranney, Thomas G.
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
Grant program name: 
Collaborative Funding Grant

This project will develop new disease resistant varieties of dogwood (Cornus florida) with commercial characteristics to provide North Carolina producers with a competitive advantage. Traditional breeding methods will be combined with tissue culture protocols for rapid micropropagation and development of polyploidy lines to develop novel traits ideally suited for production in North Carolina.

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