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Genetic evaluation of european rose resources for conservation and horticultural use

Objective

The GENEROSE-proposal is framed under the adagio "Conservation by utilisation is the best way forward for a long-term sustainable protection of the remaining resources". It focuses 3 major objectives:
1.) sustainable conservation of wild resources by attributing them an extra value in landscaping or for disease resistance breeding;
2.) efficient screening techniques for fungal disease resistance and
3.) strategies to overcome crossing barriers between wild species and cultivated roses.

The project integrates biotechnology (DNA markers for biodiversity evaluation and resistance mapping, flow cytornetry for pollen sorting) with original breeding work (use of wild roses) and direct potential end-use evaluation by rose breeders and growers. Apart from the ornamental value of possible new wild features, disease resistant cultivars will promote rose production with a lower environmental impact.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE-GENT
Address
Caritasstraat 21
9090 Melle, Gontrode
Belgium

Participants (5)

HORATIA BV
Netherlands
Address
Kaldenkerekrwege, 197
5930 AG Tegelen
MEILLAND INTERNATIONAL
France
Address
Domaine Saint-andre
83340 Le Carnet Des Maures
PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1 B
30167 Hannover
UNIVERSITE DE DROIT D'ECONOMIE ET DES SCIENCES D'AIX-MARSEILLE III
France
Address
Avenue Escadrille Normande-niemen
13397 Marseille