Development of a new, high-producing rubber crop: rubber chicory

PROJECTINFORMATIE
Projectnummer:1509-049
Koepel: Better Plants for New Demands
Looptijd: 2016 tot 2019
Budget publiek: € 340.000
Budget privaat: € 340.000
Projectleider: Dr. Ingrid van der Meer / e-mail: ingrid.vandermeer@wur.nl
Kennisinstelling: DLO-PRI

SAMENVATTING
Natural rubber demand is steadily rising. Hevea, being the current sole source of natural rubber is a concern to the whole industry/society because of several threats.  Security of feedstock supply is questionable  (labour intensive, rising wages, bad labour conditions);  limited acreage that is suitable (competition with rain forest and palm oil plantations ); problems with pests/diseases management and costs (little breeding, monoculture, threat of South-American leaf blight attack); and political risks due to geograpics (production in few Asian countries). Therefore it is of great economic, social, political  and environmental relevance that alternative sources of natural rubber are developed which can be grown in moderate climates. This project aims at the thorough molecular characterization of the existing breeder’s chicory germplasm using advanced molecular strategies, to identify all genes and alleles relevant to the rubber trait, using the Dandelion-based genetic and metabolic knowledge of rubber biosynthsis available at DLO.  

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VOORTGANG 2016
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