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Novel tools for developing fusarium resistant and toxin free wheat for europe

Objective

Fusarium fungi infect the grain of wheat and produce dangerous mycotoxins. Improving plant health using most advanced technology will solve this problem. We will develop new effective selection tools such as molecular markers for resistance genes and in-vitro selection strategies for resistant germplasm, thus accelerate resistance breeding. DNA markers for candidate resistance genes will be developed and we will characterise pathogenesis related proteins that do not only inhibit fungal growth but also mycotoxin formation. The output of this research will lead to improved high quality wheat cultivars for European farmers, thus supporting sustainable cereal production in Europe and strengthening the competitiveness of the European cereal industry on domestic and world markets. The results will lessen the risk of mycotoxin entering the feed and food chain, thus contribute significantly to a healthy diet for the consumers.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
Wien
Austria

Participants (7)

BBSRC John Innes Centre
United Kingdom
Address
Norwich Research Park Colney
NR4 7UH Norwich
CEREAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE PUBLIC BENEFIT CO
Hungary
Address
Also Kikoetoe Sor 9
6726 Szeged
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
SAATEN - UNION RESISTENZLABOR GMBH
Germany
Address
Hovedisser Srasse 92
33818 Leopoldshoehe
SAATZUCHT DONAU GES.M.B.H. & CO. KG
Austria
Address
Reichersberg 86
4981 Reichersberg
SEJET PLANTEFORAEDLING I/S
Denmark
Address
Noerremarksvej 67
8700 Horsens
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
82,Muthgasse 18
1190 Wien