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Natural variation in arabidopsis thaliana : resources for functional analysis (NATURAL)

Objective

Variation of traits involved in adaptation can be found in nature and provides an important source of genetic variation for plant breeding. This proposal aims at the systematic exploitation of natural variation in the model plant Arabidopsis as a powerful approach for gene discovery. This variation can be dissected by combining :
1) analyses of morphological , physiological and chemical traits;
2) quantitative genetics to identify the genetic basis of the traits;
3) molecular studies to determine the genes and their functions. To achieve these goals
1) tools and material to analyse natural variation will be developed;
2) controlling natural variation for seed dormancy, flowering, pod shattering, plant growth and performance, carbohydrate and nitrate metabolism, insect resistance and content of nutritional compounds will be identified;
3) the usefulness of the Arabidopsis genes for MAS based breeding in Brassica will be evaluated.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Arboretumlaan, 4
6703 BD Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (8)

BASECLEAR B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Niels Bohrweg 11-13
2302 BH Leiden
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Campus De La Universidad Autonoma De Madrid
28049 Madrid
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De La Motte
35653 Le Rheu
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Route De Saint-cyr Rd10
78026 Versailles
KEYGENE NV
Netherlands
Address
90, 90 Agro Business Park
6700 AE Wageningen
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Am Muehlenberg 1
14424 Gross Glienicke Potsdam
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Carl-zeiss-promenade 10
07745 Jena
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Sutton Bonington Campus
LE12 5RD Loughborough