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february 2001 - First Meeting - Vitoria

enquery about breeding programmes and labs in south west europe

february 2002 - Second meeting


8:30 - Meeting of the foreign participants at Hotel da Torre and transport to ISA (DEF).
9:00 - Welcome address by the head of the Forestry Department (DEF - ISA) João Santos Pereira.
9:15 - Brief discussion of the database of task 1.2.
Excellence Network, a tool for the implementation of the European Community 6th Framework Programme
Presentation of Pinus Pinaster Consortium Agreement
10:00 – 10:20 - Coffee break
10:20 – 12:30 Introductory communications and reflections on the state-of-the-knowledge:
Dynamics of genetic diversity in managed forests
(Dr. Antoine Kremer)
Impact of environmental stress on forest genetic resources: physiological techniques and application cases (Prof Pardos)
What do we need to know in order to increase forest value? (Drª Cristina Marques)
12:30 - Lunch
14:00 - A Plenary discussion: identification of the research subjects, to be used in application of the network of excellence to 6th Framework Program, depending on the social demand and the scientific interest.
15:45 - Coffee break
16:00 - First approach on the identification the research teams to work together in the network of excellence.
17:00 - Close the session

Introduction of the database made by Claudia neves for genetica's group

Download the database
Community 6th Framework programm and Excellence networks by C. Orazio
Dynamics of the genetic diversity in the managed forests by Dr. Antoine Kremer (7231 Ko)
Light version of the document (605 Ko)
Impact of environmental stress on forest genetic ressources : physiological techniques and application cases by Prof. Pardos
What do we need to now in order to increase forest value? Dr. Cristina Marques
Synthesis of the debate

Consortium agreement on Microsatellites of Maritime pine

Pinus Pinaster SSR Web page
The general goals of the consortium are:
  • The development (enriched library construction, clone sequencing, primer design, PCR optimisation) of a battery of microsatellite markers for maritime pine.
  • The construction of a microsatellite-based linkage map for maritime pine.

    The targeted applications are:
  • marker-aided selection of maritime pine breeding programmes
  • description and structuration of genetic diversity of maritime pine
  • Forensic (quantification of contamination in seed orchard, clone/cross identification etc...)
    The specific objective of the present consortium is first to purchase an enriched library of simple sequence repeats (SSRs, or microsatellites) of Maritime Pine, to a private company (the provider).
    This library will be enriched for two di-nucleotides ( AC, AG) and two tetra-nucleotides (AAAT, AAAC). Second objective for each contractor is to sequence a minimum of 100 clones from this library and provide the sequences and primers to the members of the consortium via a web site with restricted access, constructed by the administrative coordinator.