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The following table provides information about the project.
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
|Coordinator Country||France [FR]|
|Total cost||1˙035˙000 €|
|EC max contribution||952˙200 € (92%)|
1. H2020-EU.1.3.3. (Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge)
|Duration (year-month-day)||from 2020-06-01 to 2024-05-31|
Take a look of project's partnership.
|1||INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT||FR (MARSEILLE)||coordinator||257˙600.00|
|2||UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO||IT (MILANO)||participant||225˙400.00|
|3||UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA||IT (PERUGIA)||participant||147˙200.00|
|4||UNIVERSITAT ZURICH||CH (ZURICH)||participant||115˙000.00|
|5||CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE||IT (ROMA)||participant||105˙800.00|
|7||UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA||IT (PADOVA)||participant||46˙000.00|
|8||CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DE ESTUDIOS AVANZADOS DEL INSTITUTO POLITECNICO NACIONAL||MX (MEXICO)||partner||0.00|
|9||CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)||AR (BUENOS AIRES)||partner||0.00|
|10||THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE||AU (ADELAIDE)||partner||0.00|
Apomixis in plants allows the formation of seeds carrying maternal embryos. While absent in major food crops, it occurs in many plants, including wild relatives of cereals and species of economical interest such as forage grasses and fruit trees. This unique reproductive mode can be achieved through many paths, all involving alterations in the orchestration of the developmental programs underlying sexual reproduction. Since it allows the use of a natural carrier, the seed, for propagating the best genotypes regardless of their constitution, apomixis represents a revolutionary tool for plant breeding programs and for reducing the costs of improved variety seeds. Despite wide-cross breeding programs to introduce the trait in cereals and decades of research using both sexual plant models and apomictic species, apomixis remains an enigma for plant biologists and a long-awaited tool by breeders and farmers. Functional analyses in Arabidopsis and maize have provided valuable molecular information to understand sexual reproduction and, occasionally, to explore alterations yielding phenotypes reminiscent of apomixis. On the other hand, the recent advances in « omics » tools and biotechnologies have opened the route for investigating apomictic species at unprecedented, cellular and molecular levels. The MAD (Mechanisms of Apomictic Developments) project will establish an international, research and training network aiming at contributing significantly to our understanding of key mechanisms involved in redirecting sexuality in plants towards apomixis. It bridges critical knowledge and biological resources recently generated by collaborative efforts in the field of apomixis biology, and novel expertise in plant reproductive biology, biotechnology and breeding by aggregating new partners. Through research, training and dissemination actions, the project will clarify the genetic architecture of apomixis and support the deployment of innovative strategies in crop improvement.
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