Donata Pagani

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Two quantitative trait loci (Fr-H1 and Fr-H2) for frost tolerance (FT) have been discovered on the long arm of chromosome 5H in barley. Two tightly linked groups of CBF genes, known to play a key role in the FT regulatory network in A. thaliana, have been found to co-segregate with Fr-H2. Here, we investigate the allelic variations of four barley CBF genes(More)
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill.) is sensitive to chilling stress during all stages of plant development. Genetic variation for chilling tolerance exists between cultivated tomato and its related wild species, but intra-specific variation has not been thoroughly investigated so far. Seedlings of 63 tomato accessions were evaluated under low temperature(More)
Changing climatic conditions with warming winters and shifts in the frequencies of drought, intense rainfall and cold spells together with associated changes in the geographical distribution of arable crops increase the challenges for selecting new varieties. In this context, we aim to contribute to a better understanding of the determinants of barley(More)
Olea europaea L. ssp. sativa is an evergreen fruit tree well adapted to the climate conditions of the Mediterranean basin. Its cultivation in northern regions may expose the plants to cold and frost damages during winter, although the maturation of olive fruit in cool environments may provide olive oil with peculiar qualitative characteristics. This work(More)
A better understanding of the developmental plan of a cereal spike is of relevance when designing the plant for the future, in which innovative traits can be implemented through pre-breeding strategies. Barley developmental mutants can be a Mendelian solution for identifying genes controlling key steps in the establishment of the spike morphology. Among(More)
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