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ADAPT – Accelerated Development of multiple-stress tolerant Potato

December 28 2021
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The ADAPT Project, with a total budget of 5 million Euro funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No GA 2020 862-858, will determine the molecular and phenotypical responses of potatoes to combined environmental stress conditions such as heat, drought and flooding, which are becoming increasingly important for potato yield under the challenging growth conditions of the future due to climate change.

The overall approach is based on the combination of molecular biology, stress physiology, systems biology and analytics with engineering and molecular breeding.

High-Throughput-Phenotyping (HTP) and bio-imaging technologies will be used to monitor physiological and morphological changes in germplasm selected by the breeders.

Novel reporter lines will be used to detect dynamic changes in decisive signalling pathways and multiple omics methods will be employed as unbiased high-throughput shotgun approaches for initial lead (trait) identification.

Together, these data will feed into big data analysis and modelling to identify new lead traits that will be characterized in detail to confirm their potential use in plant improvement. 

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