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Improving fraxinus (ASH) productivity for European needs by testing, selection, propagation and promotion of improved genetic resources

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00631
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 48 months
Total cost: 3,593,043 EUR
EC Contribution: 2,000,407 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ignacio SEOANE
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
Genetic resources of Fraxinus will be characterised by recording existing provenance, progeny and population tests. A new provenance trial of material from the European natural range will be established in six countries. Genetic diversity estimates will be by already developed polymorphic microsatellites, & cp DNA markers. Gene flow estimates will be evaluated via paternity analysis in pure and hybrid stands. The best populations and provenances will be identified to aid in Certification. Selected individuals and tested progeny will be propagated vegetatively. Physiological, biochemical and physical treatments will be optimised. These positively affect micropropagation, flower induction and propagation by cuttings to give high quality plants on a large scale for clone/variety testing by SMEs and deployment to farmers/foresters. Alternative models and means of diffusing improved material from the development phase to the end users will be critically examined in conjunction with user groups.


Coordinator
Gerry DOUGLAS
Teagasc, Kinsealy Research Centre
Dublin
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 1 8460644
Fax: +353 1 8460524
E-mail: gdouglas@kinsealy.teagasc.ie


Partners
  Jean DUFOUR
Station de Amelioration des Arbres Forestiers Centre de Recherches d’Orleans
Ardon
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 2 38 41 78 00
Fax: +33 2 38 41 78 79
E-mail: Jean.Dufour@orleans.inra.fr
  J. KLEINSCHMIT
Niedersachsische Forstliche Versuchsanstalt
Staufenberg Escherode
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 554394080
Fax: +49 5543940861
E-mail: nfv-abtc@t-online.de
  D. THOMPSON
Coillte Teoranta, The Irish Forestry Board Research Laboratories
Wicklow
IRELAND
Tel.: +353 12819493
Fax: +353 12810465
E-mail: dthompson.coillte@indigo.ie
  N. CUNDALL
Forest Research Northern Research Station
Midlothian
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1314452176
Fax: +44 1314455124
E-mail: E.P.Cundall@forestry.gov.uk
  Nathalie FRASCARIA-LACOSTE
Université Paris-XI, ENGREF, Laboratoire Evolution et Systématique
Orsay
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 69 15 63 42
Fax: +33 1 69 15 73 53
E-mail: nathalie.frascaria@esv.u-psud.fr
  B. HEINZE
Institute of Forest Genetics - Federal Forest Research Centre ( FFRC)
Wien
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 1 87838 2219
Fax: +43 1 87838 2250
E-mail: Berthold.Heinze@fbva.bmlf.gv.at
  J.F. HAUSMAN
Centre de Recherche Public- Centre Universitaire (CRP-GL) Cellule de Recherche en Environnement et Biotechnologies (CREBS)
Luxembourg
LUXEMBURG
Tel.: +352 470 261 437
Fax: +352 470261 389
E-mail: hausman@crpgl.lu
  L. SOMER
Vitroform
Arslev
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 65901151
Fax: +45 65901151
E-mail: Vitroform@post9.tele.dk
  C. GROTKASS
Institut fur Pflanzencultur
Schnega
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 5842472
Fax: +49 5842493
E-mail: ifp@grotkass.de
  M. CAPUANA
IMGPF CNR - Institute of Forest Tree Breeding
Firenze
ITALY
Tel.: +39 055 311742
Fax: +39 055 486604
E-mail: Capuana@unifi.it
  Bart DE CUYPER
Institute for Forestry and Game Management
Hoeilaart
BELGIUM
Tel.: +32 2 657 03 86
Fax: +32 2 657 96 82
E-mail: bart.decuyper@lin.vlaanderen.be
  Ross CAMERON
Crop Science Department Horticulture Research International
Kent
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1732 843833
Fax: +44 1732 849067
E-mail: ross.cameron@hri.ac.uk
  D. JACQUES
Centre de Recherche de la Nature des forêts et du Bois
Gembloux
BELGIUM
Tel.: + 32 81 62 64 20
Fax: + 32 81 61 57 27
E-mail: D.Jacques@mrw.wallonie.be
  Andreas OTTITSCH
The European Forest Institute (EFI)
Joensuu
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 13 252020
Fax: +358 13 124 393
E-mail: efisec@efi.fi