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Precise and efficient genetic improvement of cereal seeds

Objective

Cereal seeds are agriculture's most important renewable resource for food and industrial raw material. Conventional methods for the improvement of quality and yield have produced spectacular advances in the past. Future developments will involve tapping the vast potential of the modern technology of plant modification. The chances of Successful modification increase if the activity of the transgenic can be precisely directed to the targeted cells. This requires the isolation and characterisation of many more cell type-specific promoters than are currently available. Seed Design aims to isolate at least two functional promoter sequences for each of the cereal seed compartments, thus allowing to efficiently modifying seed composition. This will be of enormous potential benefit for both European farmers and consumers by improving quality and diversity of products. In addition, this technology will allow the EU seed Industry to keep abreast of global competition.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF ALCALA
Address
S/n,campus Universitario. Ctra Nii, Km 33
28871 Alcala De Henares
Spain

Participants (7)

BIOGEMMA
France
Address
Rue E. Colonne 1
Paris
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
46 Allée D'italie
69364 Lyon
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON
France
Address
Allée D'italie 46
69364 Lyon
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
46 Allée D'italie
69364 Lyon
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Carl-von-linnt-weg 10
50829 Koeln
UNIVERSITAET KOELN
Germany
Address
17,Gyrhofstrasse 17
50931 Köln
UNIVERSITE CLAUDE BERNARD LYON 1
France
Address
46 Allée D'italie
69364 Lyon