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Propagation of European pines via somatic embryogenesis

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-00679
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-02-2000
Duration: 48 months
Total cost: 2,191,428 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,660,951 EUR
Scientific Officer: Pierre VAN ASBROECK
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
A method will be developed for vegetative propagation of two economically important pine species, Pinus sylvestris and P. pinaster, by using somatic embryos. The method will be based on knowledge about how somatic embryos of pine proliferate and develop and how the different steps are regulated. The best growth conditions for the in vitro steps, especially for maturation, will be defined, allowing establishment of vigorous plants under outdoor conditions. The method will be approved for seed families of high value for forestry. Embryogenic cultures will be cryopreserved. Somatic embryo plants will be regenerated. The potential of the method will be assessed by the end-users by comparing the early performance of regenerated somatic embryo plants to seedlings from the same families and estimating whether the plant material of interest is generated in a satisfactory way.


Coordinator
Sara VON ARNOLD
Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet
Uppsala
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 18673230
Fax: +46 18673279
E-mail: Sara.von.Arnold@sgen.slu.se


Partners
  Marc PÂQUES
AFOCEL
Paris
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 60670032
Fax: +33 1 60670256
E-mail: paques@afocel.fr
  Kornel BURG
Austrian Research Centres
Seibersdorf
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 2254 7803524
Fax: +43 2254 7803653
E-mail: kornel.burg@arcs.ac.at
  Francisco CANOVAS
Universidad de Malaga
Malaga
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 952131942
Fax: +34 952132000
E-mail: canovas@uma.es
  Robert DAVEZAC
SMURFIT Comptoir du pin
Pessac
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 5 57260606
Fax: +33 5 57260601
E-mail: rdavezac@fr.smurifit.com
  Karl-Anders HÖGBERG
SKOGFORSK
Svalöv
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 418 442113
Fax: +46 418 442037
E-mail: karl-anders.hogberg@skogforsk.se
  Kim VON WEISSENBERG
University of Helsinki
Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 9 708 58568
Fax: +358 9 708 58727
E-mail: kim.vonweissenberg@helsinki.fi
  Margarida OLIVEIRA
Instituto Biologia Experimental e Technologia
Oeiras
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 21 4469647
Fax: +351 21 4421161
E-mail: mmolive@itqb.unl.pt