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Genes and genetic engineering for arbuscular mycorrhiza technology and applications in sustainable agriculture

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2000-01319

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    30 April 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 054 066

  • EU contribution

    € 1 819 454

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

Objective

Over fertilising, agricultural additives like sewage wastes and atmospheric pollution cause decreases in soil fertility and plant production. Arbuscularmycorrhizal fungi are symbiotic microorganisms central to plant development unnatural conditions (bio fertilisers, bio protectors) and can be used as bio tools for new strategies in plant production systems to avoid heavy chemical inputs. This joint project between research institutions and Sees will provide:
1) sound information about genes encoding high value symbiotic functions in arbuscularmycorrhizal fungi, necessary for their optimal use as bio fertilisers,
2) genetically modified fungal products with new biological properties for plant growth enhancement in polluted soils (bio protection) and with a low impact on the environment, and
3) added value carbuncular mycorrhizal fungi for inoculums use implant production and as biosensors for soil pollution.

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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

17,Rue De Sully 17
21034 Dijon

France

Participants (13)

BIORIZE SARL

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

COMERCIAL TECNICA Y VIVEROS S.L.

Spain

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

INSTITUTE OF BOTANY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY

Poland

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

THE SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE 'AMEDEO AVOGADRO'

Italy

UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER DE TOULOUSE III

France

UNIVERSITY OF TORINO

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2000-01319

  • Start date

    1 February 2001

  • End date

    30 April 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 054 066

  • EU contribution

    € 1 819 454

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France