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Molecular characterization of polyploid Calluna vulgaris

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2011 - 2014

Calluna vulgaris is one of the economically most important landscaping plants of the fall season in Germany. The genepool available for breeding is rather narrow. Hence, it is planned to develop a breeding program on the polyploid level, because polyploids display attractive new phenotypes especially due to larger flowers. The project comprises the generation of polyploids, their genetic analysis (inter alia by the use of molecular markers), investigations on the fertility of polyploids and the analysis of the inheritance of important traits on the polyploid level.

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Heidepflanzen de Winkel
Goch
Germany

The Project ended in 2014.

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