COCHEVABRAS - Characterization and Evaluation of wild and cultivated Brassica

Coordinator: Ferdinando Branca
UTAD/CITAB Coordinator: Eduardo Augusto dos Santos Rosa

The activities carried out by the Brassica Working Group (BWG) during the VIII ECPGR phase achieved results of interest about the diversity expressed by the wild Brassica relatives and the B. rapa accessions characterized, conserved in several European gene banks. On the basis of the previous results obtained and of the AEGIS priority actions focalized at the last BWG meeting of Linguaglossa (2010) is of great interest to continue the characterization work till now carried out for Brassica wild relatives, to integrate some gaps in the Brassica collection for some taxa diffused in the east Mediterranean basin, to individuate source of resistance for downy mildew (Hyaloperonospora brassicae) and  for black rot (Xanthomonas campestri pv campestris ) disease, and to regenerate them in view to increase the seeds amount available for the users.

Project Details


LOA 15/031



Start date

April 2015


12 months

Funding Entity


Total Financing


CITAB/UTAD Financing


Responsible institution

Università de Catania (IT)