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Conservation of the genetic heritage of the Catalan olive tree

Starting date: 20/06/2017 End date: 30/06/2018

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The main aim of the purpose of the project is to preserve the genetic heritage of the Catalan olive.

The specific objectives to be achieved are:

  1. Prospection of local varieties not entered in the Catalan Olive Germplasm Bank of IRTA.
  2. Georeferenciation selected original trees making identical copy to be kept at the Catalan Bank.
  3. Keep and maintain Olive Germplasm Bank of IRTA.
  4. Ensuring the in situ conservation of local varieties and introduced the project previously.
  5. Characterization of genetically and morphologically local varieties of Olive Germplasm Bank of IRTA.
  6. Organization and cooperation in initiatives to the transfer of information to the catalan sector.