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Molecular Analysis of activation-tagged Aspen-Populus Variants II.
Targeted gene transfer and biosafety in forest trees.
Improvement of poplar pathogen response und mycorrhization by modification of LysM proteins
Development of a DNA-free genome editing system in poplar by transient Cas9/gRNA plasmid and ribonucleinprotein transfer into protoplasts and germinating pollen
Development of biomarkers for monitoring pest-tolerant oaks in different climates
New sample data as well as phenotypic and genotypic data of related trees will be integrated in an existing sample database and the user interface will be extended by new functionalities.
Breeding of fast-growing varieties of the genus Populus, Robinia, and Salix for the production of renewable resources in short rotation coppice plantations.
Drought risk and adaptive potential of different Norway spruce populations
Procurement of highly-productive and suitable forest reproductive material for future forests under climate change.
Analyses of the microbiome for identification and selection of potential antagonists and their evaluation in planta against the causative agent of ash dieback
Induction of early flowering in poplar and spruce for acceleration of breeding.
Determination of rusts on woody plants by barcoding as part of the joint project GBOLII (German Barcode of Life)
A genetic monitoring network will be installed for beech and fir in Germany for the first time. The main goal is to assess the status of the genetic system of different populations as well as its dynamics in time and space.
Structural and functional analysis of genomes of forest trees.
Genetic identification in the genus Populus L. with nuclear microsatellite markers.
The Global Timber Tracking Network will promote the operationalization of innovative tools for wood identification and origin determination, to assist the fight against illegal logging and related trade worldwide.
A new test approach to identify the origin of forest reproductive material in Europe
Genetic marker sets for the detection of tree genera and species which are often used in composite wood products will be developed and validated.
Large scale project on genetic timber verification.
Raising the Productivity, Resistance and Adaptability in Poplar - Gene Markers for Aspen in Russia.
In the project, the variations of the methyl salicylate content between different birch species are investigated but also within the species as a function of the stage of development, the plant tissue (bark, leaves) and the season.
Dioecy and the associated sex chromosomes can play a crucial role for the biology and the breeding of a species. We want to elucidate the genetic basis and the evolution of the sex chromosomes in poplar.
Diagnostics and species distinction of pyhtopathogenic fungi are needed to avoid or to reduce the impact of new diseases in forests.
The Occurrence and Distribution of the Quarantine Pest Organism Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi in Elm Species in Germany
Development and use of novel gene technologies to increase biomass yield in the woody perennial Populus spec.
“Priming” allows resistance induction without use of repeated crossing cycles and no changes in the genomic constitution are required. Hence, this method represents a strategy for improving performance of valuable so-called plus trees.
The Thuenen Institute of Forest Genetics owns a large collection of clones of the genus Populus and Salix. The suitability for short rotation coppice purposes of these clones will be tested under special consideration of rust resistance.
Conservation of common ash (Fraxinus excelsior by establishment of a seed orchard with clones with resistance against ash dieback;
Sub-project 2: Phytopathological and gentical characterisation and
vegetative propagation of healthy plus trees
Genetic elements involved in sensibility, tolerance or resistance against pathogens are analysed with the aim to provide plant material for sustainable forests
Development of biotechnological methods for the identification, conservation, propagation and use of selected maple trees with wavy grain for timber production
Black locust is a fast growing tree species with hard and durable wood. The tree is characterized by good growth on poor and nitrogen-deficient soils and is suitable for afforestation of arable land and devastated areas. There has been a remarkable increase in the interest in this multipurpose tree species not only aimed at the production of construction timber, but also for the use as biomass source in short rotation plantations.
Transformation-induced mutations in transgenic trees