While research to refine the predictive power of FIGS is ongoing it is routinely deployed in the hunt for previously undiscovered traits and for genetic
ICARDA distributes over 30,000 accessions annually (less since the Syrian conflict) and as it leads the FIG research it routinely deploys FIGS to select material requested for trait discovery purposes (most requests).
In this context, GRDC projects that involve offshore evaluation of landraces conserved in the ICARDA genebank benefit from having access to sets of material selected using FIGS.
The following tables detail FIGS sets developed for on-going GRDC linked projects operating out of ICARDA. For further information contact Ken Street firstname.lastname@example.org
Chickpea FIGS sets supplied to GRDC project 1CA0011
|Botrytis grey mould||200|
Barley FIGS sets supplied to GRDC project 1CA0010
|Barley stem gall midge||339|
|Barley yellow mosaic virus||200|
Chickpea and Lentil FIGS sets supplied to the ICARDA Viral lab DAN00140
|Beet western yellow virus||274|
|Chickpea chlorotic stunt virus||274|
|Alfalfa mosaic virus||274|
*Same sets tested for all viruses