Diversity and adaptation of grapevine and Mediterranean species (DAVEM)

Objectives

Last update: 29 May 2012

The aim is to progress further in our understanding of the genetic architecture of plant adaptation and responses to their environment, and identify the molecular and evolutionary mechanisms involved in adaptation on different time scales.

The team focuses its research on three biological models: grapevine, durum wheat and barrel medic (Medicago truncatula). It is exploring three major evolutionary components: the adaptive dynamics of genomes and populations; the genetic and functional bases of adaptation; the variability of phenotype elaboration in response to the environment.

The team will also maintain a more limited activity on other models, for demonstration purposes, for a given topic or for a strong scientifically productive partnership. The additional two models are sunflower and maize.

The team already manages some major collections of genetic resources of agricultural interest and is developing some novel material derived from varietal creation programmes on durum wheat and grapevine.

Last update: 29 May 2012

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