Grapevine genetics and breeding

Research unit (GMGV) - Sustainable and smart viticultural production under a climate change context.

The Unit aims to provide new grapevine cultivars and genetic knowledge for sustainable and smart viticultural production under a climate change context. We investigate associations between genetic and phenotypic variation in segregating populations, germplasm collections and somatic variants to gain a better understanding of resistance to downy and powdery mildews, resilience factors to abiotic stress (drought) present in Vitis spp. and quality traits that increase the economic value of wine and table grapes, such as flavonoid composition, aromatic precursors and seedlessness. Functional validation of candidate genes, oriented to the next-generation breeding, is performed by genetically engineering microvine plants. In parallel, a classical breeding program for resistance and wine quality is conducted possibly assisted by molecular markers.


Person in charge

MARCO STEFANINI

  • Phone 0461615624
  • Mobile Phone 3346936084
  • E-mail marco.stefaniniSPAMFILTER@fmach.it

Staff

Name Phone Mobile Email
ALESSANDRA ZATELLI 0461615285 alessandra.zatelliSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
DANIELA NICOLINI 0461615130 daniela.nicoliniSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
LUCA ZULINI 0461615625 luca.zuliniSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
MONICA COLOMBO 0461615378 monica.colomboSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
PAOLA BETTINELLI paola.bettinelliSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
RAFFAELE FILIPPI raffaele.filippiSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
SILVANO CLEMENTI 0461615285 silvano.clementiSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
SILVIA VEZZULLI 0461615387 silvia.vezzulliSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
TIZIANO TOMASI 0461615285 tiziano.tomasiSPAMFILTER@fmach.it