Detailed information about module 3
Module 3 - Producer and Processor Traits in Tomato and Potato
|Module leader: Mark Stitt|
|This Module is committed to phenotyping diversity related to producer and processor traits in selected tomato and potato genotypes. Natural diversity will be screened, to take advantage of the excellent genetic resources that are available, in parallel with and using the same material used to phenotype for organoleptic and health-based consumer traits in Modules 1 and 2, respectively, using material from Module 4. The focus in tomato will be on yield, soluble solids and abiotic stress while in potato emphasis will be on yield, cold sweetening, starch, proteins and health related metabolites and anti-nutrients. Companies will be closely involved by advising on traits to follow, growth and harvest. Promising leads will be assessed for introduction into premier genotypes by conventional breeding or if necessary genetic modification. This may involve analysis of polymorphisms, QTLs, association studies, cloning, transformation and assessment of engineered plants and phenotyping. Targeted approaches by genetic modification to modify these traits of interest in tomato and potato will only be addressed using leads that have been demonstrated to be successful. In potato this will be a more important route compared to tomato because of its complicated genetics hampering the development of elite cultivars by crossing.|
Workpackages in this module:
WP 3.1: Phenotyping of diversity in selected tomato genotypes.
Workpackage leader: Ally Fernie
WP 3.2 Targeted approaches in the tomato.
Workpackage leader: Mondher Bouzayen
WP 3.3: Assessing leads for application by tomato breeding companies.
Workpackage leader: Mark van Haaren
WP 3.4: Phenotyping of diversity in potato.
Workpackage leader: Christian Bachem
WP 3.5: Targeted approaches in potato.
Workpackage leader: Uwe Sonnewald
WP 3.6: Assessing leads for application by potato breeding companies.
Workpackage leader: Robert Graveland