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Construction and exploitation of high density dna marker and physical maps in the perennial tropical oil crops coconut and oil palm: from biotechnology towards marker-assisted breeding

Objective

This proposal aims at developing the methodological basis and provide the molecular tools for improving the breeding efficiency in the two perennial tropical oil crops coconut and oil palm via the establishment of high density molecular linkage maps and the mapping of Atlas for vegetative and reproductive traits. This will be achieved in collaboration with the three most important countries (Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines) in coconut and oil palm production. The two molecular linkage maps of 1500 to 3000 markers each will rely on AFLP, micro satellite (SSR) and SNP markers and serve as reference maps for any breeding programme. Field trial systems will help to implement the marker-assisted breeding strategies. Detailed information will be made available on the internet together with information on an optimal molecular marker set, and regional workshops / laboratory courses will be organized for the dissemination of scientific progress

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Address
Carl-von-linné-weg 10
50829 Koeln
Germany

Participants (6)

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT - CIRAD
France
Address
Square Pétrarque 12
75116 Paris
INDONESIAN OIL PALM RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Indonesia
Address
Jl. Brigjen Katamso 51, Kp. Baru
20158 Medan
INSTITUTO VASCO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO AGRARIO - NEIKER A.B.
Spain
Address
Granja Modelo De Arkaute S/n
01080 Vitoria (Alava)
MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD
Malaysia
Address
Persiaran Institusi 6, Bandar Baru Bangi 43000 Kaj
50720 Kuala Lumpur
PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY
Philippines
Address
Elliptical Road
1104 Diliman - Quezon City
PT. SOCFIN INDONESIA
Indonesia
Address
Jalan K.l. Yos Sudarso N° 106
20001 Medan