Potato Breeding and Genetics Program
MSU ON CAMPUS FACILITIES
Plant Molecular Science Building
Soil and Microbial Science Department
Tissue Culture Laboratory.
Located in the Molecular Plant
Science Building. Tissue
culture specialists maintain
and propagate nearly 2000
different potato varieties.
Autoclave Room and
Located in the
Molecular Plant Science Building.
Molecular Analysis Facility:
Located Molecular Plant
Science Building. Research
Scientists prepare constructs for potato
transformations and perform DNA, RNA and
Protein analyses on transgenic
plants. PCR, Genotpying and genetic mapping are performed in this laboratory.
MSU Potato Breeding and
Genetics Greenhouse Facility:
In our greenhouse
facility scientists conduct breeding experiments,
start tissue plantlets
for field studies and maintain plant lines for
genetic, protein and
entomological analyses on leaf and tuber tissue.
MSU PLANT SOIL AND MICROBIAL
SCIENCE DEPARTMENT STORAGE BARN FACILITY:
- Located on the south side of campus
is our storage facility. Chipping, bruising,
disease and gravity testing is all done in this
facility. Several incubators are used for cold
MSU POTATO FIELD
Research Facility is located about 75 miles northwest
of campus. A significant amount of our potato
agronomic trials are done here. Each year the
Potato Program hosts a Potato Variety Field day for
area growers to learn about the latest varieties.
LAKE CITY RESEARCH FACILITY:
The Lake City
Research Facility is located about 150 miles northwest
of campus. This field contains some variety
trials and is used to increase potato production in
MSU SCAB RESEARCH FIELD:
The Scab Research Field is located just south of the
main campus. Some varieties of potatoes are
susceptible to a bacterial disease commonly refered to
as Scab. Research trials are conducted here to find
Clarksville Research Center (CRC):
Research Field is located in Clarksville, MI about 45
miles west of campus.
CRC is a valuable site for
inoculated potato late blight field trials because
of its isolation from potato-growing areas.