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LETTUCE FOR THE NEXT CENTURY : IMPROVED CULTURE AND PRODUCT THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING

Objective



The proposed research aims at the exploration and exploitation of genetic engineering technology to introduce new genes to achieve a fast genetic improvement of lettuce to :

- reduce the need for insecticides by genetic protection against aphids, miners and viruses;
- reduce the need for fungicides (used mainly to control Bremia) by broad and durable resistance against fungi;
- improved quality of lettuce by reduced nitrate content;
- reduce losses/improve quality by increased storability;
- investigate the safety aspects of the resulting 'novel food'.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROYAL VANDEHAVE GROUP RESEARCH DEPT. RILLAND
Address
P.o. Box 1
4410 AA Rilland
Netherlands

Participants (6)

Agricultural Genetics Company Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
154 Cambridge Science Park Milton Road
CB4 4GG Cambridge
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
Route De Saint Cyr
78026 Versailles
LEEN DE MOS BEHEER B.V.
Netherlands
Address
P.o.box 54
2690AB Gravenzande
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Salaria Km.29,3
00016 Monterotondo
Sme Ricerche ScpA
Italy
Address
Località La Fagianera
81015 Piana Di Monte Verna Caserta
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham