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Novel tree breeding strategies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211868

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2012

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 674 815,20

  • EU contribution

    € 4 150 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

Objective

The challenges facing forest geneticists and tree breeders include recognition of changing demands on forests for a wider range of high value forest products and sustainability of forest ecosystems under climate change. NOVELTREE is designed to enable significant genetic improvement of tree characteristics and forest products properties to satisfy the needs (quality, quantity, sustainability, vulnerability) of the forest-based sector and consumers. NOVELTREE will: i) Provide a list of morphological and physiological traits relevant as selection criteria for pest tolerance, sustainable biomass production, wood properties for present and future use and plastic response to climate change ii) Identify functional allelic polymorphisms for a suite of traits of interest in a post-genomics approach to improve selection efficiency and monitor genetic variation along the selection process iii) Develop high throughput phenotyping and genotyping tools. These new tools will allow earlier genetic evaluation, higher selection intensity, increased accuracy in genetic prediction and better monitoring of genetic diversity along generations iv) Develop novel/improved breeding strategies and demonstrate their efficiency in case studies. Demonstration will focus on model tree species of high economic importance in different European regions: Maritime Pine, Scots Pine, Spruce, and Poplar v) Assess the financial and environmental impacts of genetically improved trees at stand and landscape levels thanks to a multidisciplinary approach and simulation tools vi) Provide tree breeders and forest owners with support decision tools for optimal deployment of improved genetic stocks in both prevailing and future climate, and under risk of pest and disease attacks vii) Provide training in emerging technologies in connection with on-going European projects, disseminate the results to different publics and transfer technology to the forest-based sector
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 699 344

Administrative Contact

Patricia Montes Duran (Ms.)

Participants (14)

STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 454 434

Metsantutkimuslaitos

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 311 769

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 306 273

FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 247 439

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 248 860

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 233 002

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 279 675

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 312 651

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 249 898

VIB

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 111 072

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 211 520

INRA TRANSFERT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 334 423

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 49 644

VLAAMSE GEWEST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 99 996

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211868

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2008

  • End date

    31 October 2012

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 674 815,20

  • EU contribution

    € 4 150 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

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