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Traceability of origin and authenticity of olive oil by combined genomic and metabolomic approaches

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2002-02386

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 346 592

  • EU contribution

    € 2 208 369

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy

Objective

The project concerns the tractability of origin and authenticity of olive oil by genomic and metabolomic approaches. Starting from commercially available cultivars a database will be constructed including all relevant information for science, commerce, marketing and processing in the EU. The project applies established DNA analytical methods based on PCR (SSR, AFLP, RAPD, ITS, retrotransposons and SNP) and metabolic profiling with mass spectrometry to develop molecular markers for application in advanced high-throughput platform, mass spectrometry, LightCycler and microarrays which allow for a precise discrimination and quantification of different cultivars composition in olive oil of different origin and technological processing. Methods will be validated frothier application to forensic tests on olive ails, enabling to understand their composition also in quantitative terms and the presence of frauds.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

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Viale Delle Scienze 11/A
43100 Parma

Italy

Participants (13)

ACU-ASSOCIAZIONE CONSUMATORI UTENTI - ONLUS

Italy

ASSOCIATION FRANCAISE INTERPROFESSIONNELLE DE L'OLIVE

France

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE DELGI OLIVICOLTORI

Italy

GENT UNIVERSITY

Belgium

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)

France

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

NIAB

United Kingdom

PHYLOGENE

France

PLANTECHNO SRL

Italy

UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO

Portugal

UNIVERSIDADE DOS ACORES

Portugal

UNIVERSITÉ DE CORSE PASCAL PAOLI

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK1-CT-2002-02386

  • Start date

    1 January 2003

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 346 592

  • EU contribution

    € 2 208 369

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy