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University of Bologna (UNIBO)

The University of Bologna (UniBO) was founded in 1088. The Department of Agro-environmental Science and Technology (DiSTA) was established in 2000 and it includes several disciplines such as agronomy and field crops, soil chemistry, plant genetics, plant pathology, entomology and microbiology. Over 100 research scientists and technicians currently work at DiSTA. The agronomy, crop science and plant genetics area provides statewide research leadership crop production, sustainable agricultural systems and environment, crop physiology, genetics, bioenergy and fibre crops, land management, applied plant ecology, weed biology, agroclimatology, and seed biology.

UniBO contributes to WP2 WP1 (Systems performance of crops under drought), WP2 (phenotyping for improved traits for drought tolerance), WP4 (production and testing, both molecularly and phenotypically, of an arundo mutagenized population farwarded genetics for better germplasm), WP6 (environmental and socio-economic assessment of new germplasm),

The staff involved are Andrea Monti, Walter Zegada-Lizarazu, Lorenzo Barbanti, Giuseppe Pritoni, Roberto Tuberosa. Silvio Salvi.