Evaluation and Genetic Characterisation
In close co-operation with IPK colleagues and external partners, the collection has been widely characterized and evaluated. In the cereals (wheat, barley and rye), a number of bi-parental mapping populations and association mapping panels have been established to allow for the genetic analysis of various traits. The current focus covers tolerance to a number of abiotic stresses, in particular drought, soil salinity and soil soluble aluminium.
Characterization and evaluation activities are also directed at Papaver, Petroselinum, Salvia and Coriandrum, a range of leafy vegetables (Lactuca, Spinacia, Cichorium, Valerianella, Eruca, Diplotaxis) and other genera/species of the collection.