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Breeding tools for durable resistance to root-knot nematodes (meloidogyne spp.) of coffee varieties in latin america

Objective

By a multidisciplinary approach, the present project aims at improving the resistance of coffee varieties (Coffee Arabic) to root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne spp.) which constitute the most serious constraint to coffee Cultivation in Latin America. We intend to obtain genetic durable resistance through the combined development of i) varieties (either cultivar or rootstock) associating complementary well-characterised resistance genes, and ii) optimised variety-deployment strategies based on a careful characterisation (geographical distribution, virulence and pathogenicity) of root-knot nematodes populations damaging coffee trees. In so doing, the project would significantly contribute to the sustainable improvement of coffee production, which constitutes a major economic and social activity in Latin America.

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INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Av. Agropolis 911
34032 Montpellier
France
 

Participants (7)

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT - CIRAD
France
Address
Ta40/04
34398 Montpellier
 
CENTRO AGRONOMICO TROPICAL DE INVESTIGACION Y ENSENANZA
Costa Rica
Address

7170 Turrialba
 
EMBRAPA - EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA
Brazil
Address
Sain Parque Rural - Av. W5 Norte Final
70770-900 Brasilia
 
INSTITUTO AGRONOMICO DE CAMPINAS
Brazil
Address
Av. Barao De Itapura 1481
13001-970 Campinas
 
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO CIENTIFICA TROPICAL
Portugal
Address
Quinta Do Marques
2784-505 Oeiras
 
INSTITUTO INTERAMERICANO DE COOPERACION PARA LA AGRICULTURA - OFICINA EN GUATEMALA
Guatemala
Address
1A Avenida 8-00 Zona 9
01901 Guatemala
 
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
Address
P.le Valmaura 9
34148 Trieste