Project: Identifying relevant candidate genes for improving plant growth under abiotic stress conditions in Brassica crops

Mapping populations derived from crosses between natural accessions of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana will be tested under conditions of abiotic stress, allowing the genetic analysis of genetic variation underlying abiotic stress tolerance. This genetic information together with the genomic information and resources available in Arabidopsis will be used to identify the genes responsible for variation in these traits. In parallel the performance of two Brassica napus (rapeseed) mapping populations will be analysed, allowing the detection of stress related QTL in this crop plant. Based on synteny between the two species the genetic and genomic information of Arabidopsis can be related to the genetic locations identified in B. napus and used to develop molecular markers allowing the application of marker assisted selection for his complicated traits in this crop species

Acronym ARABRAS
Duration 01/04/2007 - 01/04/2010
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Network ERA-PG
Call Structuring Plant Genomic Research in Europe - ERA-PG First Call for Proposals (2006)

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Spanish National Research Council - Spanish National Center for Biotechnology Spain
Max Planck Society - Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Coordinator Germany
Saaten Union Resistenzlabor GmbH Germany
French National Institute for Agricultural Research - Versailles France
Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG NPZ Germany
French National Institute for Agricultural Research - Montpellier France
Max Planck Society - Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology Germany