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Regulation of osmotolerance molecular breeding for improvement of plant drought, salt and cold stress tolerance

Objective

Drought, salt and cold are the most important factors limiting plant productivity of southern and northern European lands. Molecular breeding to improve plant stress tolerance is an important target for agro-industrial exploitation. Our objectives are to identify new genes that play a key role in the control of plant stress responses in Arabidopsis and to transfer this knowledge into practical breeding of crop and tree models. We will: 1) Identify key regulatory genes and screen for mutations using forward and reverse genetics. 2) Define the role of osmoprotective proteins by using biochemical and transgenic approaches. 3) Validate the use of regulatory genes in resistance breeding programmes to improve stress tolerance in tomato and poplar.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Jordi Girona, 18/26
08034 Barcelona
Spain

Participants (10)

BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Temesvari Krt. 62
6726 Szeged
HAZERA GENETICS LTD
Israel
Address
Brurim, Mp Shikmim
79837 Mivhor
MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
Muenchen
METAPONTUM AGROBIOS S.R.L.
Italy
Address
S.s. 106 Jonica Km 448.2
75010 Aliano
TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Israel
Address
Ramat Aviv
69987 Tel Aviv
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM - THE AUTHORITY FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Israel
Address
Givat Ram Campus
91904 Jerusalem
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
Goesta Skoglund St
901 83 Umeaa
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Avinguda Joan Xxiii S/n
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
Austria
Address
9,Dr. Bohrgasse 9
1030 Wien
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam