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Molecular and other markers for establishing essential derivation in crop plants (edv).

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-1999-01499

  • Start date

    1 March 2000

  • End date

    28 February 2003

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 122 361

  • EU contribution

    € 1 364 992

Coordinated by:

NIAB

United Kingdom

Objective

Essential derivation is concerned with defining the boundary of ownership around an existing plant variety. The EU Plant Variety Rights Office has implemented the full provisions of the 1991 UPDV Convention in 1994. The concept of the dependent variety is thus one of legitimate interest to the EU member states, the Commission and to the plant breeding industry within the EU. Molecular makers are ideal tools for testing Essential Derivation and to define a notion of minimum distance in a scientific context and they would provide legislative bodies with a scientific model for tailoring future regulations to the needs of breeders and the citizens. We propose to study different concepts of essential derivation using several DNA markers and a few model species, and to deliver a sound statistical interpretation of these results. The project will deliver a scientific platform for future legislative efforts.

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Coordinator

NIAB

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Cb3 0le Cambridge

United Kingdom

Participants (5)

KEYGENE NV

Netherlands

PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Netherlands

UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-1999-01499

  • Start date

    1 March 2000

  • End date

    28 February 2003

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 122 361

  • EU contribution

    € 1 364 992

Coordinated by:

NIAB

United Kingdom