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RESEARCH AND COMPARISON ON THE POSSIBLE UTILISATION OF MEDITERRANEA FIRS (GENUS ABIES) IN THE APPENNINES AND IN THE ITALIAN ISLANDS

Objective

TO FIND OUT WHICH SPECIES, PROVENANCES, ECOTYPES ARE BEST SUITED TO THE ECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF MEDITERRANEAN AREAS.

RESEARCH WORK WILL BE CONCENTRATED ON:

- BIOTECHNICAL ANALYSIS (TERPENNES, ISOENZYMES) OF SPECIES PROVENANCES AND ECOTYPES;
- STUDIES OF THE GROWTH PHYSIOLOGY IN THE NURSERY WITH SPECIAL REGARD TO THERMIC AND PHOTOPERIODIC BEHAVIOUR;
- PHENOTYPIC SELECTION OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL STANDS OF DIFFERENT SPECIES AND ESTABLISHMENT OF SEED ORCHARDS POSSIBLE ARTIFICIAL HYBRADISATION IN ORDER TO STRENGHTEN DROUGHT RESISTANCE.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Istituto Sperimentale per la Selvicoltura
Address
Viale Santa Margherita 80
52100 Arezzo
Italy