About the project:
Main goal: To increase the production potential of berries in a new and challenging climate by using high-quality virus-tested mother plants, improving virus control approaches, well-study of associated vectors, and better safeguarding of valuable plant germplasm and plant health. The research objectives will be: 1) Diagnostics and genetic characterization of strawberry viruses in Norway and raspberry viruses in the Czech Republic and Norway using HTS and PCR 2) Identification of potential vectors of viruses in the field 3) Production of high-quality virus-tested nuclear stocks and safeguarding plant health and genetic resources by cryopreservation. 4) Long-term preservation of “living” virus-isolates and their genomic sequence in liquid nitrogen
Beneficiary and project partners:
Biologické centrum AV ČR, v. v. i.
Jan Holub s.r.o.
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
Výzkumný ústav rostlinné výroby, v.v.i.
VÝZKUMNÝ A ŠLECHTITELSKÝ ÚSTAV OVOCNÁŘSKÝ HOLOVOUSY s.r.o.