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Commission Européenne (CORDIS) 2007

BAMLINK Molecular, Environmental and Nutritional Evaluation of Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea L.Verdc.) for Food Production in Semi-Arid Africa and India

Bambara Groundnut Semi-Arid

CORDIS (Service Communautaire d’Information sur la Recherche et le Développement) Commission Européenne

Titre : BAMLINK Molecular, Environmental and Nutritional Evaluation of Bambara Groundnut (Vigna subterranea L.Verdc.) for Food Production in Semi-Arid Africa and India

Région : Dryland

Code du projet : 15459 FP6-INCO

Durée : From 2007-03-01 to 2011-06-30

Descriptif
Bambara groundnut can contribute to food security of some of the worlds poorest people. Traditional landraces have good nutritional properties, drought tolerance and can yield protein-rich pods where other crops may fail. Recent EU-funded research has deve loped the first hybrids of bambara groundnut landraces. This proposal links partners in Africa, Europe and India in a project that combines molecular, environmental and nutritional studies and end-users of bambara groundnut. By dissecting the underlying ge netics of the crop and testing its performance across a range of environments, the project will establish criteria and resources required for systematic, regional breeding and improvement programmes that minimise duplication of effort. Within 4 years collaborators will produce the first varieties of the crop, assess products for a range of uses and identify cultivars and management practices to optimise performance in specific environments. Two genetic linkage maps of bambara groundnut will be made - a `wide’ cross (cultivated x wild relative) and a `narrow’ cross (cultivated x cultivated), using AFLP, SSR and DArT markers. Collaborators will identify genes and QTL’s for drought, heat and cold tolerance and photoperiodic control of pod filling and will link genetic and biochemical composition of seeds from genotypes to quantify nutritional composition, nutritive value and processing potential. The development of microarray-based accessions for landraces, microsatellite markers and genetic maps for bambara groundnut, will be coupled with agronomic and physiological assessment, through multi-environment QTL analysis and the testing of common landraces across locations. Key traits will be dissected and markers developed. The genetics underlying nutritional and processing value will be assessed and new products developed through SMEs. At all stages end-users will guide researchers towards desirable traits from new genetic material and novel products.

Participants au projet
Coordinateur : UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM (United Kingdom)
Participants : BOTSWANA COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE Botswana ; UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN Denmark ; TECHNISCHE UNIVERSIAET MUENCHEN Germany ; COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH - CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CSIR-CRI) Ghana  ; NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR GROUNDNUT (ICAR) India ; UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES India ; UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA Namibia ; CENTRAL ARID ZONE RESEARCH INSTITUTE, REGIONAL RESEARCH STATION, BIKANER (CAZRI) India ; NATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES CENTRE (NPGRC) Tanzania

Budget
Coût total : EUR 1 499 563
Contribution UE : EUR 1 499 563

Présentation : Commission Européenne

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