Project: Securing a sustainable production of food and feed - a functional genomic-guided strategy for improving biotic stress tolerance in cereals

The aim of this project is to develop innovative resistance breeding strategies for wheat and maize. Quantitative genetic approaches, genomics and bioinformatics will be employed to exploit and extend natural plant resistance against Fusarium and Septoria. 4 workpackages will be pursued: (i) analysis of genetic diversity of crops and pathogens; (ii) identification and characterisiation of functional genomic regions; (iii) candidate gene selection and genetic engineering. The deliverables will be used in workpackage 4 for a meta analysis across pathosystems. The meta analysis will be used in molecular breeding approaches for improved varieties with durable disease resistance by the industrial partners

Duration 01/05/2007 - 01/05/2010
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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
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research Germany
University of Zürich Switzerland
KWS Saat Coordinator Germany
Biogemma France
University of Hohenheim Germany
Spanish National Research Council Spain
Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture Germany
Lochow-Petkus Germany
PLANTA Projektmanagement-Systeme GmbH Germany
French National Institute for Agricultural Research - Agrocampus Rennes France
Georg-August-University Göttingen Germany