In vitro produced embryos are not marketed frozen due to special conditions that render them unable to survive after freezing. Technology used for embryos in co-cultures will be improved and applied to a simple, semi-defined medium.
A new synthetic chinese-european line will be selected and developed. A programme of research on molecular genetics will make it possible to identify different genes which can be candidates for the characters of reproduction and meat quality.
To deliver cotton varieties with improved tolerance to abiotic stress (mainly drought and salinity resistance), together with improved efficiency in cotton transformation, screening of a broad collection of wild cotton germplasms and transformation into novel gene constructs.
The aim of the project is to develop the selection of an iberian and a duroc breed for improving the final cross product and the pure nucleus profitability. To reach this objective, new genetic models, using quantitative genetic and marker technology, must be adapted at the selection level.
To develop a new vegetal food for aquaculture based on flax as a source of omega 3. The result of this project would also be a new quality label for enhanced fish nutritional content (especially n-3 fatty acid well known as 'omega 3') and sustainable aquaculture.
Development of an oil for the treatment of seed potatoes to fight against transmission by the aphid of the virus y and of an adjuvant for a phytosanitory product with improved adherence properties thanks to the addition of polysaccharides which give these treatments better targeting.
This project intends the creation of a new vegetal hybrid unprecedented in the market. Through an interbreeding and varietal selection process a plant material that allows its industrial cultivation in enforced chambers will be obtained, being capable of offering the market a new product.
To produce oilseed rape (osr) oil for frying applications, without hydrogenation and trans fatty acids, a new production technology for osr with high oleic and very low linolenic acid content will be developed involving: new genotypes, an efficient weed control, environmental effects and modeling.
To develop new forms of supplements from shiitake, based on beta-glucans and lentinan that may eventually eliminate the use of antibiotics and coccidiostats in breeding and fattening fish farms species, evaluating the implementation of this improvement.
To develop a software to quantify testicular echotexture, and to integrate it inside an ultrasound scanner, in order to provide a tool that will allow veterinarians and animal breeders to predict breeding potential of males.