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Improving the resistance of legume crops to combined abiotic and biotic stress

Objetivo

ABSTRESS applies combined, integrated systems biology and comparative genomics approaches to conduct a comprehensive study of the gene networks implicated in the interaction of drought stress and Fusarium infection in legumes. It uses Medicago truncatula as a model to rapidly identify characteristics for introgression into elite pea varieties and a field test of their performance against existing commercial varieties. The project will demonstrate the advantages of applying advanced phenotyping methods for the generation of improved varieties of a commercial crop. Legumes have been chosen as the preferred study crop because they are susceptible to a combination of abiotic and biotic stresses. By increasing their cultivation, they offer the greatest opportunity to reduce the generation of greenhouse gases from agriculture and hence contribute to the efforts to control climate change. Therefore ABSTRESS aligns with the European Strategic Research Agenda 2025. ABSTRESS will achieve a step change in “sustainability in agriculture” by undertaking breeding research that seeks to develop varieties having improved resistance to a combination of biotic and abiotic stresses. The novelty of the project is demonstrated by the generation, identification and understanding new genetic materials; addressing commercial requirements for the development of a successful new crop variety by using SME expertise; testing new in a range of growing conditions; addressing impact on Fusarium in other crops; have application to crop breeding generally; incorporating drought stress which is likely to be a major factor for climate change; developing high throughput molecular phenotyping, to gain a step change in the speed of the breeding cycle. Thus, this well structured, innovative research can lead to ground breaking achievements in plant breeding. These will help to ameliorate climate change and develop the tools to mitigate their effects on a sustainable food /feed supply chain.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinador

FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
Dirección
65 Gresham Street
EC2V 7NQ London
United Kingdom
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 315 804,18
Contacto administrativo
Adrian Charlton (Dr.)

Participantes (14)

Mezögazdasági Biotechnológiai Kutatóközpont

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Hungría
Dirección
Szent-györgyi Albert 4
2100 Gödöllö
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
György Botond Kiss (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 326 800
Dirección
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Shereen Anderson (Ms.)
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 89 616
Dirección
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Charles James Newbold (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 179 632
Dirección
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Other
Contacto administrativo
Michèle Saumon (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 422 538
Dirección
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Christophe Salon (Dr.)
NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT
Hungría
Aportación de la UE
€ 226 832
Dirección
Szent Gyorgyi Albert Utca 4
2100 Godollo
Tipo de actividad
Other
Contacto administrativo
Groó Dóra (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 292 968
Dirección
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Eusebio Jiménez-Arroyo (Mr.)
GENXPRO GMBH
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 305 962
Dirección
Altenhofter Allee 3
60438 Frankfurt
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Peter Winter (Dr.)
ARTERRA BIOSCIENCE SpA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 182 499
Dirección
Via Benedetto Brin 69
80142 Napoli
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Gabriella Colucci (Dr.)
PROCESSORS & GROWERS RESEARCH ORGANISATION LBG
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 83 342
Dirección
Great North Road Thornhaugh
PE8 6HJ Peterborough
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Anthony Biddle (Dr.)
AGROVEGETAL SA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 60 150
Dirección
Demetrio De Los Rios 15
41003 Sevilla
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Ignacio Solis Martel (Dr.)
AGRITEC, vyzkum, slechteni a sluzby s.r.o.
Chequia
Aportación de la UE
€ 67 127
Dirección
Zemedelska 16
787 01 Sumperk
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Radmila Dostalova (Dr.)
BIOTECGEN SRL
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 125 200
Dirección
Via Leuca 174
73100 Lecce
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Maurizio Chiesa (Mr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 320 603,82
Dirección
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Adrian Charlton (Dr.)