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Dr. Heike Liesebach

Sieker Landstraße 2

22927 Großhansdorf

Telefon +49 4102 696 158

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e-Mail: heike.liesebach@  thuenen.de  

Wavy grain maple

Project

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Development of biotechnological methods for the identification, conservation, propagation and use of selected maple trees with wavy grain for timber production

Development of biotechnological methods for the identification, conservation, propagation and use of selected maple trees with wavy grain for timber production

Background and Objective

Wavy grain maple is one of the most expensive hardwoods in Central Europe. In the frame of this project, biotechnological methods for the propagation of valuable wavy grain maple material and for the long-term conservation of genetically characterized clones will be developed. In addition, investigations towards the heritability and recognizability of the wavy grain will be conducted. Another aim is to elucidate the causes of wavy grain. At this stage, studies on genetic and epigenetic levels and at the level of endophyte / pathogen screenings will be carried out. Based on these results, a unique technique for the molecular biological detection of the wavy grain on living trees will be developed. The plant material positively proven towards the wavy grain will be used for the development of an efficient, commercially applicable in vitro propagation protocol, with the aim of being marketed as a high quality reproductive material.

Approach

In the frame of this project, biotechnological methods for the propagation of valuable wavy grain maple material and for the long-term conservation of genetically characterized clones will be developed. The plant material positively proven towards the wavy grain will be used for the development of an efficient, commercially applicable in vitro propagation protocol, with the aim of being marketed as a high quality reproductive material.

Preliminary Results

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Funding Body

  • Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
    (national, privat)

Duration

12.2015 - 11.2018

More Information

Projekt type:
Project funding number: 776 393
Funding program: Innovationsförderung
Project status: ongoing

Publications

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  1. Wallbraun M, Liesebach H, Meier-Dinkel A, Janßen A, Hutter I, Schneider C, Merkle S (2016) Erarbeitung biotechnologischer Methoden zur Identifizierung, Erhaltung, Vermehrung und Nutzung selektierter Riegelahorn-Bäume für die Wertholzproduktion (Riegelahorn). In: Innovationstage 2016 : Die Zukunft ins Jetzt holen ; 15. bis 26. Oktober in Bonn. Bonn: Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, pp 44-46
  2. Ewald D, Naujoks G (2015) Vegetative propagation of wavy grain Acer pseudoplatanus and confirmation of wavy grain in wood of vegetatively propagated trees: a first evaluation. Dendrobiology 74:135-142, DOI:10.12657/denbio.074.013
  3. Ewald D, Naujoks G (2014) Bildung und Erkennung der Riegelung bei vegetativ vermehrtem Riegelahorn. AFZ Wald 69(5):17-19
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 215 kb
  4. Naujoks G, Ewald D, Meier-Dinkel A, Wallbraun M (2013) Endlich hinter Schloss und Riegel : Stand und Perspektiven der Forschung beim Riegelahorn. AFZ Wald 68(5):10-12
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 223 kb
  5. Ewald D, Schneck V, Liesebach H (2006) Riegelahorn - Vermehrung und Anbauversuch. In: Forstliche Genressourcen als Produktionsfaktor : Tagungsband 26. Tagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Forstgenetik und Forstpflanzenzüchtung, Fuldatal, 20.-22.10.2005. Hessen-Forst, pp 131-132