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SYNTHETIC MAPS OF GENE DIVERSITY AND PROVENANCE PERFORMANCE FOR UTILIZATION AND CONSERVATION OF OAK RESOURCES IN EUROPE

Objective



Background :

Oak species represent a major component of the European forest resource. They supply quality wood, stabilize forests and enhance biological richness in forest ecosytems. Despite the silvicultural and economic importance of oaks, the knowledge of their genetic structure and potential is poorly known. This hampers genetic improvement programmes, which will become more important the more the species is used to afforest agricultural lands, but also to enrich existing forest currently in monoculture. It has only very recently become possible to carry out this project, because it is based on new techniques develop by the biotechnology programme.

The objective is : to construct a map on the genetic differentiation of oak genes in Europe, with a view to a more appropriate choice of provenances and to improved breeding.

Short description of the project :

The project will :

- construct a map of the distribution of oak (Quercus petreae and Q. robur) based
on the differentiation of genes (from the chloroplasts)

- locate known provenances (i.e. "seed sources") on the map and analyse and
enhance the interpretation of the results of national and international oak
provenance trials.

- To compare the diversity in contrasting regions, compare the diversity between
different oaks (Q. petraea and Q. robur) and explore diversity locally.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

I.N.R.A.
Address
Domaine De L'hermitage - B. P. 45
33611 Gazinet Cedex
France

Participants (10)

B.F.H. - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSANSTALT FÜR FORST- UND HOLZWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Sieker Landstraße, 2
22927 Grosshansdorf
CIMA-IKT - CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y MEJORA AGRARARIA
Spain
Address
Ctra. N.i., Km. 355 - Apartado 46
01080 Vitoria
DANISH FOREST AND LANDSCAPE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Skovbrynet, 18
2800 Lyngby
Forestry Commission
United Kingdom
Address
Northern Research Station
EH25 9SY Roslin
I.B.N. - D.L.O.
Netherlands
Address
Bosrandweg, 20 - P.o. Box 23
6700 AA Wageningen
INSTITUT FEDERAL DE RECHERCHES SUR LA FORET, LA NEIGE ET LE PAYSAGE
Switzerland
Address
Zurcherstrasse, 111
8903 Birmensdorf
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
C/o Bush Estate
EH26 0QB Penicuik
NIEDERSÄCHSISCHE FORSTLICHE VERSUCHSANSTALT
Germany
Address
Forstamtstraße, 6
34355 Staufenberg - Escherode
UNIVERSITE DE DROIT D'ECONOMIE ET DES SCIENCES D'AIX - MARSEILLE
France
Address
Av. Escadrille Normandie-niemen - B.p. 451
13397 Marseille
ÖSTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM SEIBERSDORF G.M.B.H.
Austria
Address
Forschungszentrum
2444 Seibersdorf