Improving adaptability and resilience of perennial ryegrass for safe and sustainable food systems through CRISPR-Cas9 technology - EditGrass4Food - EEZ un Norvēģijas finanšu instrumenti
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Improving adaptability and resilience of perennial ryegrass for safe and sustainable food systems through CRISPR-Cas9 technology – EditGrass4Food

Programme Research and Education
Selection Open project
Competition title Baltijas Pētniecības programmas 3. projektu konkurss
Donorstate/international project partner Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway), Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (Lithuania), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
Project national Nr. EEA-RESEARCH-64
GrACE project Nr. LV-RESEARCH-0008
Contract No. EEZ/BPP/VIAA/2021/4, 29.04.2021
Contract Date 29.04.2021
Project title Improving adaptability and resilience of perennial ryegrass for safe and sustainable food systems through CRISPR-Cas9 technology - EditGrass4Food
Project promoter University of Latvia
Start of project eligibility 01.05.2021
Project end 30.04.2024
Total eligible costs 1 000 000.00€
Grant financing 850 000.00€
National co-financing 150 000.00€
Project status In implementation
Project goal/description The project aims to increase the sustainability of agriculture by improving the adaptability of perennial ryegrass to frost and drought stress conditions in current and future climates using transcriptomics and functional genomics. The project will create an association genetics panel of 350 perennial ryegrass genotypes; identified candidate genes for genome editing; transcriptional changes in perennial ryegrass under the influence of frost and drought stress, candidate genes for stress response, development of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system for perennial ryegrass, genomically modified genotypes with mutations in certain candidate genes, genetically modified perennial ryegrass mutant stress and lipogenesis testing The project will result in three scientific publications in Web of Science Q1 or Q2 editions, a section on scientific monographs, an EU Framework Program project application, as well as annual project seminars and a closing conference, providing regular information to the general public through media and social networks.
Implementation place Visa Latvija

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