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11JanXYLOBIOTECH and XYLOMIC are involved into the development of innovating selection strategies in maritime pine!

The project entitled “genetic resources and varietal innovation in maritime pine” coordinated by INRA Pierroton (L. Bouffier) is one of the 35 successful projects selected in the frame of the national 2017 MAA (French Ministry of Agriculture) call “Innovation and investment for the upstream forest segment” funded by the Strategic Fund for Forest and Wood.

17NovXYLOBIOTECH is supporting technological transfer to forest nurseries related with optimization of improved variety deployment in eucalyptus

Martaillac® nursery and Forelite contracted with FCBA a 3-year private RDI project for technological transfer of vegetative propagation techniques of frost-tolerant eucalyptus varieties developed by FCBA.

19OctSECUR-MFR : a new project with XYLOBIOTECH technical support related with flowering and seed formation in maritime pine seed orchard

The SECUR-MFR project “Securing supplies in Forest Reproductive Material” leaded by INRA Orléans (L. Pâques) is one out of 35 projects granted in the frame of the national MAA call 2016-2017 “innovation and investment for the upstream forest sector” funded by the Strategic fund for forest and wood (FSFB).

19OctXYLOBIOTECH contributed to the assessment of the physiological quality of maritime pine embryos obtained through somatic embryogenesis

Somatic embryogenesis is a promising vegetative propagation technology developed in France in the frame of a collaboration between FCBA and INRA of Orléans. A recent study (collaboration FCBA/University of Málaga, Spain) reported that arginine metabolism is dysregulated in maritime pine somatic embryos as compared with reference zygotic embryos from seeds. Arginine is an amino acid with high nitrogen content found in storage proteins. Dysfunction in both biosynthesis and metabolic utilization (catabolism) of arginine could explain the low initial vigor of somatic seedling in field tests established by FCBA since 1999. Such a knowledge will help to refine biotechnological procedures for clonal propagation of maritime pine via somatic embryogenesis, especially through the refinement of nitrogen nutrition during embryo development.

03MayXYLOBIOTECH: a tool for the production chain of commercial Eucalyptus varieties adapted for plantation forestry in South-West France

A XYLOBIOTECH sunspace has been rented to a forest nursery for acclimatization of in vitro plants from two Eucalyptus varieties (FCBA-208, FCBA-645) propagated by an SME from New Aquitania.

17JanXYLOBIOTECH contributed to the 4th IUFRO 2.09.02 conference on vegetative propagation of trees (Sept. 2016)

The IUFRO Unit 2.09.02 "somatic embryogenesis and other vegetative propgation technologies" was organizing its 4th international conference during Sept. 19-23, 2016 in La Plata, province of Buenos aires, Argentina.  In addition to the presentation of 2 scientific contributions with XYLOBIOTECH support, the XYLOBIOTECH facility was presented to the 113 attendees (scientific experts and other actors of the forest-wood sector, especially forest biotechnologies).