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5.2 Biological and technological fundamentals of Seed and In vitro propagation

Programme Area FUNCT
FUNCT Functional Plant Biology
Programme Area MICRO
MICRO Plant-Microbe Systems
Programme Area MICRO
BIOINF Genomics and bioinformatics in horticulture
Programme Area QUALITY
QUALITY Plant Quality and Food Security
Programme Area HORTSYS
HORTSYS Next-Generation Horticultural Systems
Description
Staff
Partners

Seed production and In vitro propagation are important pillars of propagation of vegetable and ornamental crops. Both contain specific biological and technological problems, which could lead to qualitatively and quantitatively insufficient seed production. In in vitro production missing knowledge can lead to certain problematic regeneration processes. Future plant propagation systems should be renewable and used in a way to preserve all important traits in order to reuse the systems, e.g. by efficient use of resources and the prevention of environmental damages.

 

Cooperation Partners

NAME
Location
Country
Rose Saatzucht
Erfurt
Germany
Morel Diffusion
Fréjus
France
CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Hisar
India
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Zentrum für Halbleitertechnik und Optoelektronik
Duisburg
Germany
Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Berlin
Germany
FH Aachen
Aachen
Germany

IGZ research on vegetative and generative plant propagation focused mainly on developmental processes in propagating vegetable and ornamental crops.

Research area 2.2, in cooperation with competent partners, aims to combine the gained knowledge from the past with new developments from other fields such as plasma and light technology. The results should be applicable to increase sustainability of plant propagation.

The new research area aims to create scientific fundamentals for high value products in seed production and in vitro propagation, using biological, physical and technological research on relevant aspects of propagation. The goal is to decrease the use of resources and environmental damages through the development of new or enhanced technologies for reproduction of vegetable and ornamental plants.