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Mechanisms of Apomictic Developments

Project description

Clonal reproduction through seeds may enhance food security

Apomixis, or asexual seed formation, is an alternative way to sexual reproduction that some plants use to produce viable seeds containing genetic clones of the female parent. Although it is regarded as a promising tool for breeders and farmers, apomixis does not occur in most food crops. Redirecting sexually reproducing species toward apomixis is awaited through the manipulation of key biological pathways involved in developmental programmes controlling sexuality. However, to do so, scientists must first elucidate the detailed mechanisms by which it occurs. The EU-funded MAD project is creating an international research and training network to build on the wealth of knowledge and resources accumulated in numerous related multidisciplinary fields. Harnessing the important potential of apomixis could help meet the food security challenge of a growing population facing pressures due to climate change and strong societal demands on health and biodiversity preservation.

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INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Net EU contribution
€ 262 200,00
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
France

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 36 800,00

Participants (6)

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 105 800,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
NIAB
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 55 200,00
Address
Huntingdon Road
CB3 0LE Cambridge

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East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 225 400,00
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 13 800,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 147 200,00
Address
Piazza Dell Universita 1
06123 Perugia

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Centro (IT) Umbria Perugia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 13 800,00
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 110 400,00
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 18 400,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 46 000,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (4)

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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS DEL INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL
Mexico
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenida Instituto Politecnico Nacional 2508
07360 Mexico

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 55 200,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 395 600,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 18 400,00
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Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TRUSTEES OF PURDUE UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
S Grant Street 401
47907 West Lafayette

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 9 200,00