Name of project:Research and protection of the genetic diversity of the valuable remaining populations of Norway spruce in relation to adaptation to increased climate extremity
Year:2020 - 2024
Provider:TA ČR
Coordinator: Ing. Martin Fulín, Ph.D.
Researcher: Ing. Martin Fulín, Ph.D., Ing. Josef Cafourek, Ph.D., Ing. Helena Cvrčková, Ph.D., Ing. Pavlína Máchová, Ph.D., Bc. Ing. et Ing. Petr Novotný, Ph.D.
Co-researcher foreign:PEXÍDR, s. r. o., ARCIBISKUPSTVÍ PRAŽSKÉ, Správa Národního parku Podyjí, Správa Národního parku České Švýcarsko

Description of project

The aim of the project is to set up and model the technology of vegetative reproduction of genetically diverse individuals of valuable residual populations of lowland spruces (Podyjí National Park, Czech Switzerland National Park, Orlík n. Vlt., Kácov) and spruces surviving drought and bark beetle calamity (Kácov, Klokočná, Archbishopric of Prague). The genetic characteristics of selected and comparative trees will be determined by DNA analyzes at all localities. In five of them, the most suitable graft donors will be selected for the cultivation of seedlings for the establishment of clone archives, according to the observed diversity, for repatriation purposes. At the Archbishopric of Prague site, the expression level of selected genes will be determined by RNA analyzes for some resistant spruces.