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Projects of the Horticulture Research Group

Long-term protection of the Fragaria and Rubus gene pool

Be it Lambada, White Pineapple, Wädenswil 6, Evergreen Blackberry or Red Raspberry from Zurich - the variety of colours, shapes and flavours of strawberry (Fragaria) and raspberry / blackberry (Rubus) is enormous. The long-term protection and maintenance of this gene pool is essential for future breeding as well as from a socio-cultural perspective.

The aim of the project is to establish both a primary collection of virus-free potted plants in an insect-proof greenhouse and a duplicate backup collection in the form of meristems, which will be cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen at -196°C..

Client: Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)
Duration: 2019 - 2026
Further Information: Julia Lietha

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