BIOCHEMICAL GENETIC IMPROVEMENT AND CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY OF HORTICULTURAL PLANTS (HORTGENYECO) AGR289
Within the HORTGENyECO group there are three lines related to agriculture in a broad sense, from plant breeding to the use of plant residues for the development of bioplastics, and covering basic and applied research. There is a significant connection among the different lines aiming at providing a multidisciplinary approach to specific problems in the agri-food industry. A plant breeding line based on the study of natural variability and the generation of mapping populations and saturated linkage maps of tomato and melon species. The identified sources of natural variation and generated mapping populations are used in both classical and molecular genetic studies on fruit quality traits and on resistance to several pests. A second line is based on the study of the development of the epid
- Horticultural plant breeding.
- Plant epidermis and cuticle analysisis and determination of their biophysical properties.
- Fabrication of sustainable, bio-based plastics.
- Technical advice on horticultural plant breeding.
- Fabrication of sustainable bioplastics.
- Morphological and biophysical characterization of plant cuticles and epidermis.
Key areasagri-food materials biomaterials circular economy biophysics biopolymers
Main Researcher: ANTONIO HEREDIA BAYONA
PAI Reference: AGR289