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Hort Innovation Australia: Request for Proposal – Mechanisms and manipulation of resistance to powdery scab in potato roots (PT17003)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Mechanisms and manipulation of resistance to powdery scab in potato roots (PT17003).

The objective of the services being sought is to improve powdery scab disease control through resistance selection or manipulation of the zoospore host binding sites in potato roots. Specifically, the aims of this project are to:

  • Understand the mechanism of the of the zoospore binding process to its potato root host cell
  • Characterise potato cultivars for resistance to zoospore binding
  • Examine the capability for manipulation of root attachment sites through binding blockers
  • Develop and screen variants of important commercial cultivars with altered root attachment capacity
  • Analyse these variants for the genetic changes associated with reduced binding that will be useful for rapid screening of new germplasm

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEST), Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Tender No. & Further Information

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

Closing Date & Time

  • 29 May 2018

Need Help with a Submission?

  • Please contact Valerie Morris, Business Partnership Manager (Health & Sciences) for assistance.

Further Information

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