Work packages

Work

Package No

Work package title

Lead

contractor

No

Start

month

End

month

Deliverable

No

1

Common breeding approach

9 (1, 6, 8, 9)*

0

36

101, 102

2

Crop and soil-management practices

2 (2, 7, 8)

0

36

201, 202, 203, 204

3

The role of organic acids and low molecular weight proteins in Al resistance of maize

3 (3, 5, 6, 10)

0

36

301, 302, 303, 901

4

The role of organic acids in P efficiency

5 (3, 5, 6)

13

36

401, 402, 403, 901

5

The role of cell wall characteristics in Al- resistance

1 (1, 4, 10)

0

36

501

6

Plasma-membrane characteristics in relation to Al resistance

1 (1, 10)

19

36

601

7

Mapping of QTLs associated with aluminium tolerance in maize

6

0

36

701

8

Functional Analysis and characterisation of P deficiency induced genes

6

0

36

801

9

Analysis of promoters controlling the expression of genes in root apical cells controlling the expression of Al-resistance

4 (4, 10)

0

36

901, 902,

903

 

10

Development, calibration, and validation of a model of P and Al dynamics in the rhizosphere

2 (2, 7, 8, 9)

0

36

1001

11

Role of mycorrhiza in adaptation to acid Al-toxic and P-deficient soil

7 (7, 1,)

0

36

1101

Principle responsible contractor    (principle contractors involved)

 

List of deliverables

Deliverable
No

Deliverable title

Delivery
date

101

Development of high yielding maize germplasm with improved adaptation to soil acidity

36

102

Development of improved breeding strategies for adaptation of maize to acid soils

36

201

Definition of sustainability indicators for maize production on acid soils

36

202

Quantitative understanding of the relative contribution of improved germplasm versus agronomic practices for sustainable maize production on acid soils

36

203

Cultural packages alleviating negative effects of soil acidity on maize production formulated

36

204

Crop model for maize production on acid soils validated

36

301

The role of organic acids in Al resistance of maize understood

36

302

The importance of low molecular weight proteins in root exudates assessed

36

303

Transgenic maize plants expressing the bacterial citrate synthase produced and characterised for Al resistance

24

401

The role of organic acids in P efficiency understood

36

402

Transgenic maize plants expressing the bacterial citrate synthase produced and characterised for P efficiency.

24

403

The role of the citrate synthase gene in maize improvement for adaptation to acid soils evaluated

36

501

The role of cell-wall characteristics in Al resistance assessed

24

601

The importance of plasma-membrane characteristics for Al resistance assessed

36

701

Genes responsible for Al resistance mapped with genetic markers

36

801

The variation and molecular regulation of the high affinity phosphate transporter genes and it's role for genotypical P efficiency understood

36

901

Promoters controlling the expression of genes in root apical cells controlling the expression of Al-resistance analysed

36

902

The utility of the Zmal1 and Zmgst2 promoters to express Al resistance genes assessed

24

903

Maize transgenic plants with citrate synthase genes under the control of root specific promoters evaluated

36

1001

A model of P and Al dynamics in the rhizosphere developed, calibrated, and validated

36

1101

The importance of arbuscular mycorhizal fungi in adaptation to acid Al-toxic and P-deficient soil evaluated

36



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