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Marker Assisted Resistance to Sharka

Objective

Sharka, caused by the Plum Pox Virus (PPV), is the most devastating disease affecting stone fruit trees in Europe. In order to respond to this critical situation, the FP7-funded SharCo project (2008-2012) devoted a significant part of its efforts on the development of first-generation PPV resistant plant materials, guidelines for new plantings, and molecular tools for the implementation of marker assisted selection (MAS) in apricot breeding programs. The first steps in establishing MAS were achieved in SharCo but presented some limitations that hampered the EU-wide implementation of a high throughput MAS approach. In this context, the current proposal, MARS (for Marker Assisted Resistance to Sharka), will boost the production of sharka resistant stone fruit cultivars by transferring the efficient and reliable procedures of MAS conceived in SharCo to SMEs. The SharCo molecular tools are continually being upgraded and these improvements will be transferred to SMEs as well; they will enable screening, at the seedling stage, thousands of apricot progenies in which several resistance genes where pyramided and/or sharka resistance was combined with locally adapted, high value varieties. It is expected that the translation of MAS to SMEs fill the need for high throughput selection of PPV resistant apricot cultivars adapted for cultivation all over Europe. Such an approach will contribute significantly to building efficient and durable resistance to sharka disease at the European level.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 177 660,40
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Schneider (Mrs.)

Participants (16)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 62 250,40
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Arioni (Mrs.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 42 750
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luana Imbastaro (Dr.)
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRONOMICE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 24 250
Address
Bd Marasti 59 Sector 1
011464 Bucarest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ligia Ion (Dr.)
INSTITUT PO OVOSHTARSTVO-PLOVDIV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 24 250
Address
Ostromila Street 12
4004 Plovdiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valentina Bozhkova (Dr.)
MUSTAFA KEMAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 24 290,40
Address
Ataturk Caddesi
31034 Antakya Hatay
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kadriye çağlayan (Prof.)
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 24 400
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pavlina Drogoudi (Dr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 38 000
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Maria De La Fuente (Ms.)
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 20 688,40
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Boris Krška (Prof.)
ADN ID SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 95 000
Address
Cap Alpha - Avenue De L' Europe
34830 Clapiers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Moreau (Dr.)
CEP INNOVATION SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 90 320
Address
Rue Jean Baldassini 23
69007 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Fremondiere (Mr.)
C.R.P.V. CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI VEGETALI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 699,80
Address
Via Dell Arrigoni 120
47023 Cesena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Foschi (Dr.)
BETA FIDAN DOKU KULTURU ISLAH ARGEZIRAAT TARIM SULAMA HAYVANCILIK GIDA TURIZM INSAAT SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 105 475
Address
Gokbuket Mah Veli Effendi Ciftligi No 2/2
01260 Adana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Emine Tanrıver (Dr.)
JUGLANS REGIA BG OOD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 19 500
Address
Stantsionna Strada 68
8500 Aytos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kancho Kanev (Mr.)
EFE VIVEROS DEL SURESTE SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 19 344
Address
Ctra. De Granada Km 10.5
30412 Barranda Caravaca De La Cruz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Esteban Fernández Egea (Mr.)
KARAYIANNIS IOANNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 20 181,60
Address
Anothen Ergatikon Katoikion
58100 Giannitsa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nikos Karayiannis (Dr.)
A. VARLAMOS - G. SEIRAGAKIS OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 95 190
Address
Bizaniou Odos 5
74100 Rethimno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Varlamos (Mr.)