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Improving durum wheat for water use efficiency and yield stability through physiological and molecular approaches

Objective

The general objective of IDuWUE is to improve water-use efficiency (WUE) and thus the yield stability of durum wheat production in rainfed areas of Mediterranean countries. A secondary objective will be to improve N-use efficiency NUE in durum wheat thus further contributing to an improved sustainability of durum wheat production. More specific objectives are to:
1) evaluate under rained and irrigated conditions 180 accessions and 250 durum RILS for physiological traits, WUE, NUE, yield and yield stability;
2) produce molecular profiles of the genetic materials;
3) produce a linkage map;
4) identify markers associated to major QLS for physiological traits, WUE, NUE, yield and yield stability;
5) train young scientists from WANA countries in physiological and molecular techniques;
6) organize a workshop to disseminate the results of the project and assess the socio-economic impact of the cultivation of a more water- and N-use efficient durum wheat.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Address
Via Filippo Re 6-8
40126 Bologna
Italy

Participants (9)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Morocco
Address
Route Ain Nzagh
26000 Settat
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE DE TUNISIE
Tunisia
Address
Rue Hedi Karray
2049 Ariana
INSTITUTO DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
Address
Av Alcalde Rovira Roure, 177
25006 Lerida
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN THE DRY AREAS
Syria
Address

Aleppo
LEBANESE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Lebanon
Address
Tai Amara
Zahle
SOCIETA PRODUTTORI SEMENTI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Macero, 1
40050 Argelato
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
Address
Facultad De Farmacia, Campus Universitario De Cart
18071 Granada
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Avinguda Diagonal 645
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF ALEPPO
Syria
Address
University Street
Aleppo