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Widening gene pool of bread wheat by hybridization with Aegilops biuncialis supported by advanced genetic and chromosome genomic approaches

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Project "AEGILWHEAT" data sheet

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Organization address
address: ROZVOJOVA 263
city: PRAHA 6
postcode: 16502

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 Coordinator Country Czech Republic [CZ]
 Project website
 Total cost 154˙720 €
 EC max contribution 154˙720 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2019-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    USTAV EXPERIMENTALNI BOTANIKY AV CR CZ (PRAHA 6) coordinator 154˙720.00


 Project objective

The widening of gene pool of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) by employing its wild relatives as donors of new alleles and genes will ensure the ability of wheat to sustain yield quality and quantity under adverse environmental conditions. Species from genus Aegilops represent a rich source of agronomically important traits, such as leaf rust resistance, grain nutritional quality and abiotic stress tolerance. To date, the utilization of wild genetic diversity has been hampered by low throughput of methods used to select introgression lines and the lack of knowledge on the genomes of wild relatives. The multidisciplinary AEGILWHEAT project integrates the applicant’s expertise in interspecific hybridization and cytomolecular genome analysis of Aegilops species with the state of art expertise in flow-cytometric sorting and genomic analysis of plant mitotic chromosomes in the Centre of Plant structural and Functional genomics (IEB, Olomouc, CZ). The aims of this project are to (1) isolate individual U and M chromosomes from Aegilops biuncialis and (2) identify their gene content and produce polymorphic markers (SNPs, INDELs) by next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic analyses. The genes and new markers will be integrated into (3) a new high resolution genetic linkage map of Ae. biuncialis. The marker-assisted selection system based on the ordered markers will be used for the (4) high throughput selection of wheat-Ae. biuncialis introgression lines. The training through the research will extend the expertise of the applicant by new skills in molecular genetics, genomics and bioinformatics so that he can apply innovative genomics approaches to speed up his wheat pre-breeding programmes in Hungary. The project will deliver valuable information to geneticists and breeders on chromosome structure and genome evolution within the tribe Triticeae and provide molecular tools to support cost-effective transfer of wild alleles into wheat.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Mahmoud Said, Alejandro Copete Parada, Eszter Gaál, István Molnár, Adoración Cabrera, Jaroslav Doležel, Jan Vrána
Uncovering homeologous relationships between tetraploid Agropyron cristatum and bread wheat genomes using COS markers
published pages: 2881-2898, ISSN: 0040-5752, DOI: 10.1007/s00122-019-03394-1
Theoretical and Applied Genetics 132/10 2020-01-16
2019 Mahmoud Said, Marie Kubaláková, Miroslava Karafiátová, István Molnár, Jaroslav Doležel, Jan Vrána
Dissecting the Complex Genome of Crested Wheatgrass by Chromosome Flow Sorting
published pages: , ISSN: 1940-3372, DOI: 10.3835/plantgenome2018.12.0096
The Plant Genome 12/2 2020-01-16
2019 Marianna Rakszegi, Éva Darkó, Alison Lovegrove, István Molnár, László Láng, Zoltán Bedő, Márta Molnár-Láng, Peter Shewry
Drought stress affects the protein and dietary fiber content of wholemeal wheat flour in wheat/Aegilops addition lines
published pages: e0211892, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211892
PLOS ONE 14/2 2020-01-16
2018 László Ivanizs, András Farkas, Gabriella Linc, Márta Molnár-Láng, István Molnár
Molecular cytogenetic and morphological characterization of two wheat-barley translocation lines
published pages: e0198758, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198758
PLOS ONE 13/6 2020-01-16
2018 Edina Türkösi, Eva Darko, Marianna Rakszegi, István Molnár, Márta Molnár-Láng, András Cseh
Development of a new 7BS.7HL winter wheat-winter barley Robertsonian translocation line conferring increased salt tolerance and (1,3;1,4)-β-D-glucan content
published pages: e0206248, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0206248
PLOS ONE 13/11 2020-01-16
2018 Eszter Gaál, Miroslav Valárik, István Molnár, András Farkas, Gabriella Linc
Identification of COS markers specific for Thinopyrum elongatum chromosomes preliminary revealed high level of macrosyntenic relationship between the wheat and Th. elongatum genomes
published pages: e0208840, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0208840
PLOS ONE 13/12 2020-01-16

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