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Large scale project on genetic timber verification

Project

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Large scale project on genetic timber verification

New large project on the development of genetic reference data to identify timber origin

Background and Objective

Since 1st October 2014 the Institute is coordinating the new “Large scale project on genetic timber verification (LargeScale Project).” The objective of the project is to develop genetic reference data to assign the country of origin for seven tree species in Africa and for seven tree species in Latin America. Further the projects supports with additional equipment and by training the genetic lab at the „Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG)“ in Kumasi and the lab of the „Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP)“ in Iquitos Peru. The project has a duration of 39 months and a total budget of 3.6 million Euros. It is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) in frame of the programm “International sustuianable forestry”. Partners from eight African countries and four Latin American countries participate at the project (map).

Approach

In the next 40 months we want to develop genetic reference data to check the country of origin for timber of 20 high priority species in Africa (10 species) and Latin America (10 species). This will be realised in frame of bilateral projects among the Thünen-Institut and institutions in 11 timber producing countries. A preference will be given to institutes to which already co-operation projects exist. As in other projects the technology transfer and the capacity building will be an important element of these bi-lateral co-operation projects. The goal is to support with equipment and training five reference labs (three in Africa, two in Latin America).

This work covers part of the regions and tree species identified as priority by the Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN). The genetic reference data will be implemented into the data base of the GTTN. For another set of priority species and regions a complementary project is in preparation co-ordinated by Andrew Lowe (University of Adelaide) searching for financial support from Australia and international donors.

Structure / workpackages

The Thünen –Institute will be responsible for the genetic screening and the co-ordination of the overall initiatives as a framework of bi-lateral projects. The framework has 4 different work packages (WP):

  • WP Sampling
  • WP Genetic Screening
  • WP Technology Transfer
  • WP Co-ordination

Thünen-Contact


Involved Thünen-Partners


Involved external Thünen-Partners


Funding Body

  • Federal Ministry of Food und Agriculture (BMEL)
    (national, öffentlich)

Duration

10.2014 - 12.2019

More Information

Projekt type:
Project status: finished

Publications

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  1. Pakull B, Schindler L, Mader M, Kersten B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Paulini M, Lemes MR, Ward S, Navarro CM, Cavers S, Sebbenn AM, Dio Odi, Guichoux E, Degen B (2020) Development of nuclear SNP markers for Mahogany (Swietenia spp.). Conserv Genet Resources 12:585-587, DOI:10.1007/s12686-020-01162-8
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  2. Blanc-Jolivet C, Mader M, Bouda ZH-N, Guichoux E, Yene G, Opuni-Frimpong E, Degen B (2020) Development of SNP markers for the African timber species Nauclea diderrichii. Conserv Genet Resources 12:357-359, DOI:10.1007/s12686-019-01115-w
  3. Paredes-Villanueva K, Blanc-Jolivet C, Mader M, Honorio Coronado EN, Garcia-Davila CR, Sebbenn AM, Meyer-Sand BRV, Caron H, Tysklind N, Cavers S, Degen B (2020) Nuclear and plastid SNP markers for tracing Cedrela timber in the tropics. Conserv Genet Resources 12:239-244, DOI:10.1007/s12686-019-01110-1
  4. Tysklind N, Blanc-Jolivet C, Mader M, Meyer-Sand BRV, Paredes-Villanueva K, Honorio Coronado EN, Garcia-Davila CR, Sebbenn AM, Caron H, Troispoux V, Guichoux E, Degen B (2019) Development of nuclear and plastid SNP and INDEL markers for population genetic studies and timber traceability of Carapa species. Conserv Genet Resources 11(3):337-339, DOI:10.1007/s12686-019-01090-2
  5. Honorio Coronado EN, Blanc-Jolivet C, Mader M, Garcia-Davila CR, Sebbenn AM, Meyer-Sand BRV, Paredes-Villanueva K, Tysklind N, Troispoux V, Massot M, Degen B (2019) Development of nuclear and plastid SNP markers for genetic studies of Dipteryx tree species in Amazonia. Conserv Genet Resources 11(3):333-336, DOI:10.1007/s12686-019-01081-3
  6. Pakull B, Ekue MRM, Bouka Dipelet UG, Doumenge C, McKey DB, Loumeto JJ, Opuni-Frimpong E, Yorou SN, Nacoulma BMY, Guelly KA, Ramamonjisoa L, Thomas D, Guichoux E, Loo J, Degen B (2019) Genetic diversity and differentiation among the species of African mahogany (Khaya spp.) based on a large SNP array. Conserv Genet(20):1035-1044, DOI:10.1007/s10592-019-01191-3
  7. Chaves CL, Blanc-Jolivet C, Sebbenn AM, Mader M, Meyer-Sand BRV, Paredes-Villanueva K, Honorio Coronado EN, Garcia-Davila CR, Tysklind N, Troispoux V, Massot M, Degen B (2019) Nuclear and chloroplastic SNP markers for genetic studies of timber origin for Hymenaea trees. Conserv Genet Resources 11(3):329-331, DOI:10.1007/s12686-018-1077-1
  8. Sebbenn AM, Blanc-Jolivet C, Mader M, Meyer-Sand BRV, Paredes-Villanueva K, Honorio Coronado EN, Garcia-Davila CR, Tysklind N, Troispoux V, Delcamp A, Degen B (2019) Nuclear and plastidial SNP and INDEL markers for genetic tracking studies of Jacaranda copaia. Conserv Genet Resources 11(3):341-343, DOI:10.1007/s12686-019-01097-9
  9. Chaves CL, Degen B, Pakull B, Mader M, Honorio E, Ruas P, Tysklind N, Sebbenn AM (2018) Assessing the ability of chloroplast and nuclear DNA gene markers to verify the geographic origin of Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril L.) timber. J Heredity 109(5):543-552, DOI:10.1093/jhered/esy017
  10. Mader M, Pakull B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Paulini-Drewes M, Bouda ZH-N, Degen B, Small I, Kersten B (2018) Complete chloroplast genome sequences of four Meliaceae species and comparative analyses. Int J Mol Sci 19(3):701, DOI:10.3390/ijms19030701
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