The main objective of this project is to validate an eQTL approach in order to identify candidate genes that will be used for improving nutritional and health qualities of strawberry plant nd fruits in breeding programmes. By involving public scientists and breeders, it will contribute to reduce the gap existing between the studies on genes and their function and the breeding programmes.
Characterization of the germplasm collection of a variety of autochthonous asparagus from Huétor-Tájar (Granada).
The main core of the germplasm collection is genetic material of a variety of autochthonous asparagus from Huétor-Tájar (Granada). This collection is managed by a set of public (CSIC, UCO, IFAPA) and private (Cooperativa Centro Sur C.A., Consejo Regulador de la Denominación Específica Espárragos de Huétor-Tájar) institutions and is distributed in different locations of Granada, Málaga, Sevilla y Córdoba. This molecular data will be stored in a database and will be used for public dissemination. This genotype collection has been characterized the best possible, incorporating morphological and agronomic qualitative and quantitative data (production, form, vigor, taste.. ), molecular and genetic data (phylogeny, molecular marker SSR, ,…), chemical data, its functional activity in human nutrition and its tolerance and susceptibility to illness and plagues. A database for the national bank of asparagus has been created. This molecular data will be stored in a database and will be used for public dissemination.