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Promoting a functional and comparative understanding of the conifer genome- implementing applied aspects for more productive and adapted forests

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289841

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 754 578,70

  • EU contribution

    € 5 978 303

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA

Spain

Objective

In the midst of a climatic change scenario, the genetics of adaptive response in conifers becomes essential to ensure a sustainable management of genetic resources and an effective breeding. Conifers are the target of major tree breeding efforts worldwide. Advances in molecular technologies, such as next-generation DNA sequencing technologies, could have an enormous impact on the rate of progress and achievements made by tree breeding programmes. These new technologies might be used not only to improve our understanding of fundamental conifer biology, but also to address practical problems for the forest industry as well as problems related to the adaptation and management of conifer forests. In this context, ProCoGen will address genome sequencing of two keystone European conifer species. Genome re-sequencing approaches will be used to obtain two reference pine genomes. Comparative genomics and genetic diversity will be closely integrated and linked to targeted functional genomics investigations to identify genes and gene networks that efficiently help to develop or enhance applications related to forest productivity, forest stewardship in response to environmental change or conservation efforts. The development of high-throughput genotyping tools will produce an array of pre-breeding tools to be implemented in forest tree breeding programmes. ProCoGen will also develop comparative studies based on orthologous sequences, genes and markers, which will allow guiding re-sequencing initiatives and exploiting the research accumulated on each of the species under consideration to accelerate the use of genomic tools in diverse species. ProCoGen will integrate fragmented activities developed by European research groups involved in several ongoing international conifer genome initiatives and contribute to strengthening international collaboration with North American initiatives (US and Canada).

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA

Address

Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 456 960

Administrative Contact

Carmen Díaz Sala (Prof.)

Participants (22)

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR SKOG OG LANDSKAP

Norway

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 420 814,60

UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 806 506,80

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 635 561,60

INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA (FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT)

France

EU Contribution

€ 354 771,75

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 619 744,40

VIB

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 503 010

Bundesforschungs-und Ausbildungszentrum für Wald, Naturgefahren und Landschaft

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 457 532

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 395 015,80

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 142 793,25

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA EXPERIMENTAL E TECNOLOGICA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 197 873,40

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 83 972,50

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 46 079

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 143 568

BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 137 505

FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 164 495

UNIVERSITE LAVAL

Canada

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Canada

FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 48 600

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 209 947,20

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 33 388,40

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 120 164,30

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289841

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 754 578,70

  • EU contribution

    € 5 978 303

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA

Spain