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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

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

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Coordinator

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

Address

Carl-Von-LinnÉ-Weg 10
50829 Koeln

Germany

Administrative Contact

Egon KRUECK (Mr)

Participants (6)

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CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT - CIRAD

France

INDONESIAN OIL PALM RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Indonesia

INSTITUTO VASCO DE INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO AGRARIO - NEIKER A.B.

Spain

MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD

Malaysia

PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY

Philippines

PT. SOCFIN INDONESIA

Indonesia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10066

  • Start date

    1 August 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2004

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 421 780

  • EU contribution

    € 901 311

Coordinated by:

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

Germany