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NEW STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING SALT STRESS TOLERANCE IN CROP PLANTS

Objective



The major interest of this project is that it applies novel biotechnological approaches to an important problem of European agriculture: salinity. Genes with the potential to improve salt tolerance will be transferred to tomato plants by either genetic engineering, asymmetric somatic hybridization and sexual hybridization. The resulting plants will be evaluated in four member states of the European Union. In addition to salt tolerance, associated physiological traits will be characterized to facilitate future screening for this complex character. As a result of this research, yield losses caused by salinization may be reduced and rural areas menaced by desertization may be rescued.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Address
Camino De Vera 14
46022 Valencia
Spain

Participants (7)

CPRO - DLO
Netherlands
Address
Mansholtlaan 15-16
6700 AA Wageningen
ENSEMBLE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
2 Boulevard Lavoisier
49045 Angers
INTERSEMILLAS S.A.
Spain
Address
Pinaeta S/n
46930 Quart De Poblet (Valencia)
NUNHEMS ZADEN BV
Netherlands
Address
Postbus 4005
6080 AA Haelen
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
Address
Santo Cristo
30001 Murcia
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES 1
France
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
CS 46510 Rennes
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 45
56100 Pisa