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Analysis and exploitation of germ-plasm resources using transposable element molecular markers

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-31502
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-10-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,669,901 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,457,671 EUR
Scientific Officer: Richard HARDWICK
Research topic: 5.1.1. Sustainable agriculture/Plant Systems

Abstract:
The EU faces the challenge of improving genetic diversity in European agriculture to enable it to respond to the demands of the next century. There is a wealth of genetic resources in European gene banks and the main obstacle to exploiting this biodiversity to the benefit of European agriculture is the difficulty in identifying and extracting useful genes from the huge background of non-useful genetic information. The TEGERM project, co-ordinated by Dr A.J. Flavell, will address this problem by developing and deploying a new kind of high throughput: molecular marker system based upon a class of naturally occurring transposable genetic elements called retrotransposons. This technology will be used to characterise in detail the genetic diversity of several complete major EC and international germ-plasm collections for pea, barley, tomato and pepper. Finally, the project will test the ability of the new marker system to speed up the extraction of useful genetic characters from the germ-plasm collections into breeding materials.


Coordinator
James HOUSTON
University of Dundee
Dundee
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1382 344664
Fax: +44 1382 202178
E-mail: j.z.houston@dundee.ac.uk


Partners
  Pierre LACAZE
Agrogene SA
Moissy Cramayel
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 64133180
Fax: +33 1 64133181
E-mail: pierre.L@agrogene.com
  Mary ANDERSON
John Innes Centre
Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1603 452571
Fax: +44 1603 456844
E-mail: mary.anderson@bbsrc.ac.uk
  Henk VAN WIELINK
SVS Holland BV
Enkhuizen
THE NETHERLANDS
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Fax: +31 228318951
E-mail: hvwielink@svseeds.nl
  Raija SOLLAMO
University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki
FINLAND
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Fax: +358 919123077
E-mail: helena.meriluoto@helsinki.fi
  Hans-Friedrich FINCK
Saaten-Union Resistenzlabor GMBH
Leopoldshoehe
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 5208 950492
Fax: +49 5208 950494
E-mail: weyen@sulab.kunden.de
  Jean-Paul MICHEL
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Versailles
FRANCE
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Fax: +33 1 30833458
E-mail: jean-paul.michel@versilles.inra.fr
  Ben TAX
Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
De Lier
THE NETHERLANDS
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Fax: +31 174515334