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THE POLYPLOIDY PARADIGM AND ITS ROLE IN PLANT BREEDING

Project description

Growing knowledge about plant polyploidisation

Plants can undergo spontaneous chromosome number duplication, or polyploidisation, which acts as a major evolutionary trigger. While all seed plants have experienced at least one round of whole genome duplication in their history, it tends to be an isolated event within diploids. Plant breeders are aware of the potential of polyploidisation for crop improvement. The EU-funded POLYPLOID project will study the natural and newly synthesised polyploid series of various crop and model species. The aim is to fill the knowledge gaps about non-model species regarding chromosomal changes, gene loss, gene expression, methylation and physiological changes, and ecological features. The project will encourage a synergy between interrelated European and international expertise, with the ultimate goal to facilitate the plant breeding process.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2020
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 317 400

Participants (5)

SEQUENTIA BIOTECH SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 73 600
Address
Comte D'urgell 240 3 D
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 800
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 165 600
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KEYGENE NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 64 400
Address
Agro Business Park 90
6700AE Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 110 400
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (3)

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Address
Godoy Cruz 2290
C1425FQB Buenos Aires
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
New Zealand
Address
Corner Of Springs And Ellesmere Junction Road
8150 Canterbury
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments