TechnologyResearchProject On Durum Wheat To Improve Reference Collections

Project On Durum Wheat To Improve Reference Collections


Five examinations offices are conducting a project that aims to integrate molecular data into DUS testing in durum wheat.

The goal of the project is to combine genotypic and phenotypic data to optimise reference collection management by investigating the use of a defined high-density set of SNP markers for DUS testing.

The 3-year project, entitled DURDUS, had its first-year meeting in Milan, Italy, and was hosted by CREA-DC (the Italian examination office) on 5-6 June 2019.

The ESA Secretariat also actively participated in this first annual meeting of the project, together with the partners of the project: AGES, GEVES, INIA, CREA-DC and NEBIH (respectively Austrian, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hungarian examination offices).

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) is co-financing the project.

The CPVO, in line with its strategy, encourages by co-financing R&D projects conducted by Examination Offices with the aim to optimize the quality while reducing costs of DUS tests within the CPVO network of Examination Offices, to strengthen EU Plant Variety Rights (PVR) and to facilitate enforcement.

Source: ESA

20 Most Innovative Plant Varieties over 2020

Trending This Week

Sign Up for Seed World International Today

0 It’s time to reconnect with the global seed industry, and Seed World has the tool to accomplish it. Join seed industry professionals from around the globe...

Global Climate Change Impact on Crops Expected Within 10 Years, NASA Study Finds

Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat as early as 2030 under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario, according to a...

U.S., EU Launch Collaboration Platform on Agriculture

European Union Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski and United States Secretary of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today issued the following statement on a newly...