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Marker Assisted Resistance to Sharka

Objective

Sharka, caused by the Plum Pox Virus (PPV), is the most devastating disease affecting stone fruit trees in Europe. In order to respond to this critical situation, the FP7-funded SharCo project (2008-2012) devoted a significant part of its efforts on the development of first-generation PPV resistant plant materials, guidelines for new plantings, and molecular tools for the implementation of marker assisted selection (MAS) in apricot breeding programs. The first steps in establishing MAS were achieved in SharCo but presented some limitations that hampered the EU-wide implementation of a high throughput MAS approach. In this context, the current proposal, MARS (for Marker Assisted Resistance to Sharka), will boost the production of sharka resistant stone fruit cultivars by transferring the efficient and reliable procedures of MAS conceived in SharCo to SMEs. The SharCo molecular tools are continually being upgraded and these improvements will be transferred to SMEs as well; they will enable screening, at the seedling stage, thousands of apricot progenies in which several resistance genes where pyramided and/or sharka resistance was combined with locally adapted, high value varieties. It is expected that the translation of MAS to SMEs fill the need for high throughput selection of PPV resistant apricot cultivars adapted for cultivation all over Europe. Such an approach will contribute significantly to building efficient and durable resistance to sharka disease at the European level.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 177 660,40

Administrative Contact

Fabienne Schneider (Mrs.)

Participants (16)

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 62 250,40

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 42 750

UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRONOMICE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 24 250

INSTITUT PO OVOSHTARSTVO-PLOVDIV

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 24 250

MUSTAFA KEMAL UNIVERSITY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 24 290,40

ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 24 400

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 38 000

MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 20 688,40

ADN ID SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 95 000

CEP INNOVATION SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 90 320

C.R.P.V. CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI VEGETALI SOCIETA COOPERATIVA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 115 699,80

BETA FIDAN DOKU KULTURU ISLAH ARGEZIRAAT TARIM SULAMA HAYVANCILIK GIDA TURIZM INSAAT SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 105 475

JUGLANS REGIA BG OOD

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 19 500

EFE VIVEROS DEL SURESTE SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 19 344

KARAYIANNIS IOANNIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 20 181,60

A. VARLAMOS - G. SEIRAGAKIS OE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 95 190

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 613654

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    30 November 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 591 507,40

  • EU contribution

    € 999 250

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France