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Molecular and other markers for establishing essential derivation in crop plants (EDV)

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-01499
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-04-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,277,923 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,364,992 EUR
Scientific Officer: Richard HARDWICK
Research topic: 5.4. Support for common policies (Common Agricultural/Fisheries Policy)

Abstract:
Essential derivation is concerned with defining the boundary of ownership around an existing plant variety. The full provisions of the 1991 UPOV Convention were implemented by the EU Plant Variety Rights Office in 1994. The concept of the dependent variety is thus one of legitimate interest to the EU Member States, the Commission and to the plant breeding industry within the EU. Molecular makers are ideal tools for testing essential derivation and to defining a notion of minimum distance in a scientific context; and they would provide legislative bodies with a scientific model for tailoring future regulations to the needs of breeders and the citizen. We propose to study different concepts of essential derivation using several DNA markers and a few model species, and to deliver a sound statistical interpretation of these results. The project will deliver a scientific platform for future legislative efforts.


Coordinator
James REEVES
National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)
Cambridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1223 276381
Fax: +44 1223 277602
E-mail: james.reeves@niab.com


Partners
  Ben VOSMAN
Plant Research International
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317476980
Fax: +31 317418094
E-mail: B.Vosman@plant.wag-ur.nl
  Alan SCHULMAN
University of Helsinki
Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 970859422
Fax: +358 970859570
E-mail: aschulman@Operoni.helsinki.fi
  Albrecht E. MELCHINGER
University of Hohenheim
Stuttgart
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 711 459 0
Fax: +49 711 459 2343
E-mail: melchinger@pz.uni-hohenheim.de
  Roberto TUBEROSA
UniversitÓ di Bologna
Bologna
ITALY
Tel.: +39 051351536
Fax: +39 051351545
E-mail: tuberosa@dns.agrsci.unibo.it
  Johan PELEMAN
Keygene N.V.
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317466866
Fax: +31 317424 939
E-mail: info@keygene-mms.com