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Control of flowering time for sustainable and competitive agriculture and forestry

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2001-01412

  • Start date

    1 September 2001

  • End date

    31 August 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 567 843

  • EU contribution

    € 2 262 274

Coordinated by:

DLF - TRIFOLIUM A/S

Denmark

Objective

A Consortium representing European Academia and Biotech-Industry will be formed to address several related agricultural and forestry problems. Widely applicable genetic tools that will allow the control of flowering time in a wide variety of plant species will be developed towards three aims:
1) Biological containment in crops where the vegetative parts are harvested to limit the spread of genes from transgenic crops into non-transgenic plants and the natural environment.
2) Fine-tuning of flowering time in crop plants to improve the long-term sustainability of European agriculture and Forestry by allowing greater yield and flexibility of plant production.
3) Creation of novel breeding tools for the temporary conversion of slow-to-mature forest and fruit tree varieties to rapid-cycling breeding lines. This will make traditional plant breeding programmes available for trees and lead to long-term sustainability of the European forestry and fruit production industries.

Coordinator

DLF - TRIFOLIUM A/S

Address

31,Hojerupvej 31
4660 Store Heddinge

Denmark

Participants (9)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

FRUTARIA SAT

Spain

JOHN INNES CENTRE

United Kingdom

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

Germany

PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.

Netherlands

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY

Denmark

THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Sweden

THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF JOENSUU

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK5-CT-2001-01412

  • Start date

    1 September 2001

  • End date

    31 August 2004

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 567 843

  • EU contribution

    € 2 262 274

Coordinated by:

DLF - TRIFOLIUM A/S

Denmark