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ADAPTATION OF LUPINUS MUTABILIS TO EUROPEAN SOIL AND CLIMATE CONDITIONS

Objective



The present project proposes to look for early maturing and determinate or semi-determinate type of growth habit in Lupinus mutabilis. This means modifying the architecture of the plant by a combination of a mutation and cross breeding programmes. This morphological change should be associated with large seeds. It also proposes to improve unfavourable characteristics such as frost resistance especially during the juvenile stages of development (for Portugal and Spain) and disease resistance in the milder climates of some European countries. A further important aspect of this project will be to improve the quality of the seed protein and oil. This research will produce genotypes capable of growing under European soil and climatic conditions.

In order to allow the optimum use of new forms of plant breeding, comprehensive studies must be undertaken in the genetic and agro-physiological fields.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Reading
Address
Whiteknights
RG6 6AH Reading
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Prawdziwka 2, P-34
2973 Warsaw
NOPA / NOeMI Research Unit
France
Address
Inra, Blg 440
78352 Jouy-en-josas
SUEDWESTDEUTSCHE SAATZUCHT
Germany
Address
Im Rheinfeld 1-13
76437 Rastatt
UNIVERSIDADE TECNICA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1399 Lisboa