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CONCLUSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL MEETING ON GLOBALISATION OF THE WORK ON GENETIC RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND UTILISATION OF CITRUS AND CITRUS RELATIVES

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INTRODUCTION

An international technical meeting, organised by MECINET (Mediterranean Citrus Network) was held in Acireale , Sicily, Italy, from 3-5 December 1997, with the participation of scientists from 15 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, Greece, Israel, Iran, Italy, Morocco, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, USA). The meeting was also attended by representatives of FAO, CLAM ( Comité de Liaison de l'Agrumiculture Mediterranéenne ) and ISC (International Society of Citriculture ).

During the opening ceremony of the meeting on 3 December, the Mayor of Acireale , the President of the Province of Catania , and the Director of the Istituto Sperimentale di Agrumicoltura of Acireale extended welcome remarks to the participants.

The proposal to establish a global network on citrus genetic resources conservation and utilisation was recommended during the meeting of the Intergovernmental Group on Citrus, in April 1996. Accordingly, this proposal was followed up and further elaborated during the Symposium on the Conservation of Genetic Resources of Citrus and its Relatives, held in South Africa in May 1996, where the major technical issues to be addressed by a global cooperative programme were analysed . Subsequently, MECINET took the initiative to include in its activities the organisation of a sectoral meeting on citrus germplasm conservation and use, with the view to:

  • formally constituting the global network for the conservation and utilisation of genetic resources of citrus and related genera, and
  • elaborating a global research and information programme and an articulated plan of action to be carried out through inter-country cooperation.

THE NETWORK

The global technical cooperation network was formally constituted, under the aegis of the FAO, to be addressed to all countries interested in citrus germplasm conservation and utilisation . The Network will function on a voluntary basis and it will involve national institutions as well as existing regional and inter-regional networks dealing with citrus genetic resources conservation and utilisation . The network was given the acronym G lobal C itrus G ermplasm N etwork ( G.C.G.N. )

The Network will serve to link different initiatives in different parts of the world dealing with citrus genetic resources exploration, conservation and utilisation , and encourage participation of any countries/institutions/ organisations that are interested to collaborate in this area.

The Global Citrus Germplasm Network will also play a role in harmonising and strengthening on-going networking initiatives that are dealing with citrus germplasm conservation and utilisation , and in promoting new undertakings, in different regions of the world. In this respect, the existing regional and inter-regional citrus networks (IACNET, MECINET) and those under constitution (Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa) have been identified to actively participate in the Global Citrus Germplasm Network. This consideration is also valid for the CLAM, NeSCRA (Network of Services for Citrus Rehabilitation in Asia ) and any other regional networking initiatives that are dealing with citrus germplasm .

The meeting recommended that FAO should explore the possibility to assist in strengthening the capacity of regional citrus networks to collaborate actively in the Global Citrus Germplasm Network.

Network Coordination Strategy

Four working groups were defined to undertake the scientific and technical work of the global network. Each working group will be led by a coordinator, while the overall coordination of the Global Network will be provided by the General Coordinator.

The Global Network will be guided by a Coordinating Board which will be chaired by the General Coordinator of the Network and will include the coordinators of the technical working groups, representatives - with specific competence on citrus germplasm - of the different regional and inter-regional citrus networks. Interested countries/leading institutions that are not involved in regional or inter-regional networks are encouraged to attend and participate in Coordinating Board meetings. FAO representation in the Coordinating Board will be to ensure harmonisation and guidance on technical and policy issues of the Network. The Coordinating Board should meet once a year, and the first meeting is tentatively scheduled by December 1998. Date and place will be decided accordingly.

The general meetings of the Network will be convened every 2 to 4 years. The first general meeting will be held in conjunction with the next congress of the ISC, in Orlando , USA in December 2000, and efforts will be made to continue this association for future general meetings of the Network.

Working Groups will be encouraged to organise meetings on specific technical topics. Associating these meetings with other national and international workshops, symposia or conferences will be pursued as a means of facilitating participation.

Coordination responsibilities were designated as follows:

General Coordinator

Dr Antonino Nicotra of the Ministero delle Politiche Agricole , Italy . The General Coordinator will operate the Network in close consultation with the University of Florida-Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC-UF) and also with the collaboration of the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA).

Working Group and Sub-Group Coordinators

Working Group on Germplasm Characterisation

Prof. Fred Gmitter , CREC, University of Florida , USA

  • Sub-group on phenotypic descriptor systems for citrus and its relatives: Dr Salvador Zaragoza , IVIA, Spain
  • Sub-group on molecular methods of characterisation of citrus germplasm : Prof. Fred Gmitter , CREC-UF , USA

Working Group on Global Computerised Citrus Germplasm Information System

Dr. Roland Cottin , SRA INRA-CIRAD San Giuliano , France . ( in close consultation with USDA Plant Germplasm Information Center , Saga University , Japan and IVIA Spain)

Working Group on Conservation Strategies

(Dr. Chen Zusheng , Citrus Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Chongqing , China )

  • Sub-group on in-situ and on-farm/dooryard assessment and conservation: (Dr Stephen Sykes, CSIRO Division of Horticulture- Merbein , Australia )
  • Sub-group on ex-situ conservation strategies: Professor Deng Xiuxin , Huazhong Agricultural University - Wuhan , China

Working Group on Utilisation of Citrus Germplasm

Dr Luis Navarro, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA)- Moncada , Spain

  • Sub-group on maintenance of germplasm for nursery certification programmes : Dr Luis Navarro, IVIA- Moncada , Spain
  • Sub-group on genetic improvement methodologies: Dr Giuseppe Reforgiato Recupero , Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura -ISA- Acireale , Italy
  • Sub-group on field evaluation of citrus cultivars and rootstocks: (Dr Bill Castle, CREC-UF , USA , in cooperation with Ing . Catalina Anderson, INTA-Argentina )

( Dr.s Chen, Sykes, Castle and Anderson were identified by the meeting and must be approached by the General Coordinator to ascertain their willingness to undertake their respective coordination roles.)All group and sub-group coordinators should officially confirm their acceptance to the General Coordinator with copy to the FAO Plant Genetic Resources and Seed Service (Dr U.G. Menini , AGPS).

The designation of coordination responsibilities will be subject to periodic review at each meeting of the Coordinating Board, and revision whenever necessary, with the view to ensuring that the Network and its working groups continue to receive all the support and leadership required. In this regard, questions related to the functioning of the Network will be referred to the Coordinating Board which will take interim measures as necessary to ensure efficient operations.

The structure of the global Network is represented in the following chart.


The role and functions of the General Coordinator were defined as follows:

  • Guarantee divulgation of information among members.
  • Guarantee regular publication of a newsletter and other instruments (e.g. website/web pages) for enhancing information dissemination and exchange.
  • Promote coordinating board meetings, as well as specific meetings on technical subjects in collaboration with working group /sub-group coordinators.
  • Guarantee that the information system will be accessible for world benefit.
  • Promote efforts to obtain funding assistance from donors and financing agencies for strengthening network activities.

The role and functions of the technical working group and sub-group coordinators were defined as follows:

  • Develop and guide activities appropriate for the working group
  • Prepare and disseminate annual progress reports on working group activities and promote appropriate scientific contributions to be included in the Network newsletter.
  • Promote specific meetings on technical subjects within their groups' area of activity.
  • Develop communications, through electronic and other media, to facilitate sharing of information and intra-group contacts

The role and functions of the Coordinating Board were defined as follows:

  • Facilitate communication among the different working groups and regional citrus germplasm networks.
  • Help the General Coordinator in promoting technical activities both at the regional and global level.
  • Facilitate adaptation of the working arrangements of the Network to meet member requirements and to ensure efficiency of operations.
  • Cooperate to identify and obtain funding assistance from donors and financing agencies for strengthening network activities.

To facilitate general communications and sharing of information, it was agreed that one or more websites should be developed. A dedicated website for the Global Network was recommended and the International Society of Citriculture has offered to link a web page to its site for GCGN. Duplication of the site in French, Spanish and other languages would further facilitate communication. The FAO/AGPS Service will also provide linkages in its website for GCGN.

TECHNICAL WORKING GROUPS

Specific tasks were identified to be addressed by the Network, forming the basis for technical working groups and sub-groups. Participation in the working groups is open to any interested scientists, organisations and associations, as well as to researchers from the private sector.

The profile and arrangements for the four working groups, and sub-groups, were established as follows:

Working Group on Germplasm Characterisation (Coordinator: Gmitter CREC-UF , USA )

With activities occurring under two interacting subgroups:

Sub-group on phenotypic descriptor system for citrus and its relatives (Sub-group Coordinator: Zaragoza , Instituto Valenciana de Investigaciones Agrarias - IVIA- Moncada , Spain )

  • Activity 1 - develop better general morphological descriptors evolving from existing systems through wide consultation - current system being limiting for non-orange citrus;
  • Activity 2 - develop standard non-morphological descriptors appropriate for citrus (including guidelines to bring in information on resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses)

Means of Action

Develop proposed descriptor system, distribute to subgroup for review, then distribute to network for comment - descriptor system will be available on-line on world wide web from Cottin SRA (at http://www.corse.inra.fr/sra/egide.shtml ); subgroup review process will be provided by: Zaragoza , IVIA-Spain; Tuzcu , Univ. Cukurova , Adana - Turkey; Krueger, USDA Riverside-USA; Germanà , CSMGA-CNR, Palermo-Italy; Chen, N.C.G.R.I-China; Ezzoubir , Domaine Agricole -Morocco; Starrantino , ISA Acireale - Italy; Vardi , ARO Volcani Center- Israel, Protopapadakis , ISTPC-Greece; Zubrinski , INTA-Argentina.

  • Supply descriptor system to Global Computerised Information System Working Group.

Sub-group on molecular methods of characterisation of citrus germplasm (Sub-group Coordinator: Gmitter CREC-UF USA )

  • Activity 1 - define uses of markers (molecular and biochemical) according to needs and applications

Means of Action:

collate information on current status of methods to be distributed to network and updated annually - initial document will be developed by the US group of Gmitter , Krueger and Roose , and made available on the International Society of Citriculture ISC or other websites

  • Activity 2 - develop information coding system of marker methods suitable for data bank use
  • Activity 3 - continued evaluation of different marker systems

Means of Action:

Coordination of above two activities; with information dissemination facilitated by the US group, with subgroup participation from: Alberto, EMBRAPA-Brazil, Leitao , Univ. Faro, Portugal; Protopapadakis , ISTPC-Greece, Holland/ Eyal/Sadka , ARO Volcani -Israel; Omura , NIFTS Okitsu -Japan, Costa, INTA Argentina, Lucretti , ENEA Roma-Italy, Asins , IVIA-Spain, Reforgiato , ISA Acireale -Italy, Ollitrault , CIRAD-France; Luro , SRA INRA-CIRAD-France; Tribulato , Univ Catania -Italy; Machado, CCSM-IAC Brazil; Tuzcu , Univ. Cukurova , Adana -Turkey; Hu , Huazhong Ag.Univ .-China; Carini , CSMGA-CNR Palermo-Italy.

Working Group on Global Computerised Citrus Germplasm Information System (Coordinator: Cottin , SRA San Giuliano INRA-CIRAD France )

  • Activity 1 - determine system requirements that provide adequate information with global coverage and worldwide access to the information.

Means of action:

To share description of current citrus related systems available at websites from SRA San Giuliano , IVIA, USDA-Beltsville, Saga University, Japan.Members of the Working Group to provide evaluations of these systems as to features that should be included in the global version.Collaboration among groups that have developed the above information systems to work out a structure, mechanism and the type of information to be included.

  • Activity 2 - develop system to on-line stage with compatibility interface among various available systems.
  • Activity 3 - develop worldwide coordination and operation mechanism for the information system.

Means of action:

Determine which of the institutions with an existing information system for germplasm that includes citrus can expand their capacity in order to provide data base storage and retrieval on a worldwide basis. Select the best option based on capabilities of the system and capacity of the institution to do the work

The above activities will be carried out by this Group with participants including: Cebolla , IVIA-Argentina; Krueger, USDA Riverside-USA; Nito , Saga University-Japan; Tuzcu , Univ. Cukurova , Adana -Turkey; Albrigo , CREC-UF-USA; Recupero , ISA Acireale -Italy; Anderson, INTA-Argentina; Erner , ARO Volcani Center-Israel; Nardi , ENEA Roma-Italy.

Working Group on Conservation Strategies (Coordinator: Chen Zusheng , Citrus Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Chongqing , China )

With activities occurring under two interacting subgroups:

Sub-Group

on in-situ and on-farm/door-yard assessment and conservation (Sub-group Coordinator: Sykes, CSIRO- Merbein Australia )

  • Activity 1 - in cooperation with the ex-situ conservation sub-group, identify taxa which are insecure or under-represented in collections as priorities for in-situ characterisation and conservation efforts.

Means of action:

Request summaries of collection holdings of citrus relatives and little-used true citrus species, with the purpose of identifying under-represented citrus germplasm . Information provided should include: sources of accessions, experience with losses of accessions in the above taxa and the type of collection, i.e. field or screen house.Determine from summaries which citrus or relatives are insecure or under-represented and deserve priority attention for in-situ exploration and conservation efforts. Make this information available to the network.

  • Activity 2 - promote exploration and characterisation efforts for in-situ populations determined to be at risk.

Means of Action

to be determined by the working group as Activity 1 evolves.

  • Activity 3 - gather and disseminate information regarding severe diseases that impact on conservation of citrus germplasm . (suggested contact people for this information are Bové , France, Bar-Joseph, ARO Volcani -Israel, Garnsey , USDA-Orlando-USA, Lee, CREC-UF-USA; Baretta , Instituto Biologia , Sao Paolo-Brazil)

The above activities will be carried out by the people responsible for established collections having an interest in in-situ material, and include Nito , Saga Univ.-Japan; Sykes, CSIRO-Australia; Barkley, New South Wales Agriculture-Australia; (plus other Brisbane meeting participants); Kuaté , Cameroon; Chen/ Zhao, CRI-CAAS Chongqing -China; Protopapadakis , ISTPC-Greece; Liu, Hunan AASHRI-China; Tuzcu , Univ. Cukurova , Adana -Turkey; Navarro, IVIA Moncada -Spain; Costa/Anderson, INTA-Argentina; Luro , SRA San Giuliano -France; Francisco, EMBRAPA-Brazil; Starrantino , ISA Acireale -Italy; Breedt , ARC-ITSC, Nelspruit -South Africa; Krueger, USDA Riverside-USA; Grosser, CREC/UF-USA, Deng, Huazhong Ag.Univ ., Wuhan -China.

Sub-Group

on ex-situ conservation strategies (Sub-group Coordinator: Deng Xiuxin , Huazhong Ag.Univ ., Wuhan - China )

  • Activity 1 - Assessing genetic diversity in collections with emphasis on:
    • identification of under-represented taxa
    • identify duplication among collections
    • assess health and pest status of collections
    • expanding and improving collection holdings

Means of action

information will be collected in conjunction with the in-situ conservation subgroup through a survey of personnel responsible for collections in member countries of the networksummary and interpretation will be distributed to network membersincrease holdings according to under-represented taxa

  • Activity 2 - provide world catalogue information on citrus germplasm for incorporation in the global citrus information system

Means of action:

develop framework for compiling accession lists in cooperation with characterisation and information system working groupsget updated lists of holdings in collections following the agreed frameworkprovide this knowledge to the information system working group

  • Activity 3 - Further development of conservation methodologies as alternatives to screenhouse /field collections.

Means of action:

develop cryopreservation methods for mature plant material at locations exploring the potential of this methodology such as IVIA (Duran Vila) and Colorado State Univ. ( Stushnoff ) evaluate other in-vitro methods such as low temperature tissue culture as lower cost alternatives, particularly for developing country locations. The lead for the tissue culture methodology is the Key State Genetic Improvement Laboratory at Huazhong Ag.Univ . (Deng), working in collaboration with ISA- Acireale and IVIA- Moncada

  • Activity 4 - develop propagation technologies for citrus relatives, with special emphasis for mature plant material.

Means of action

contact with research personnel (such as Roistacher , Grosser, Bowman, Krueger and Navarro), who have previous experience, for their published and unpublished informationcontact people in countries with in-situ populations of citrus relatives for their experience with propagationset up an information resource summarising information generated through these surveysthe individuals identified who have worked in this area - Roistacher -USA; Barkley NSW Ag.-Australia; Bowman USDA Orlando-USA; Navarro, IVIA-Spain; Krueger USDA Riverside-USA; Ollitrault , CIRAD-France.

Participants identified for this sub-group include: Roistacher , Grosser, Bowman, Krueger, Barkley, Navarro; Almir , EMBRAPA-Brazil; Costa/Anderson, INTA-Argentina; Germanà /De Pasquale, CSMGA-CNR Palermo-Italy; Tribulato , Univ. Catania -Italy; Papandreou, Dept. Ag.-Cyprus; Carvalho , CCSM-IAC Campinas -Brazil; Ollitrault , CIRAD-FLHOR Montpellier-France; Bakry , CIRAD-France; Tuzcu , Univ. Cukurova , Adana -Turkey; Caruso, ISA Acireale -Italy; Nadori , Domaine Agricole -Morocco.

Working Group on Utilisation of Citrus Germplasm (Coordinator: Navarro, Insituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias -IVIA- Spain )

With activities occurring under three subgroups:

Sub-group

on maintenance of germplasm for nursery certification programmes (Sub-group Coordinator: Navarro IVIA)

  • Activity 1 - make available general summary of established procedures for germplasm maintenance in implementation of certification programmes

Means of action:

develop summary and establish at a website as well as developing alternate dissemination methods

  • Activity 2 - promote implementation of certified nursery programmes in different citrus-producing countries

Means of action

support efforts of regional citrus networks to assist individual countries to implement certified citrus nursery programmes

Participants identified include: Bar-Joseph, ARO Volcani -Israel; Barkley, NSW Ag.-Australia; Passos , EMBRAPA-Brazil; Vernière , SRA INRA-CIRAD-France; Caruso, ISA Acireale -Italy; Papandreou, Dept. Ag.-Cyprus; Protopapadakis , ISTPC-Greece; Van Vuuren ARC-ITSC Nelspruit -South Africa; Nadori , Domaine Agricole -Morocco; Zubrinski , INTA-Argentina; Continella/Catara , Univ. Catania -Italy.

Sub-group

on genetic improvement methodologies (Sub-group Coordinator: Reforgiato Recupero , Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura - ISA, Acireale , Italy )

  • Activity 1 - promote communications of recent advances in methodology for classical breeding, tissue culture, genetic engineering and gene isolation/cloning

Means of action

develop a website for current listing of relevant publications available or in press and of personnel active in these areas

  • Activity 2 - promote collaboration on development of genetic improvement methodology

Means of action

on the same or similar website, provide detailed programme activities related to citrus genetic improvement programmes of institutions active in this area. Sub-group members will be asked to prepare and regularly update statements for inclusion on the website

Participants identified for the sub-group include: Roose , UC Riverside-USA; Nesumi , Japan; Omura , NIFTS Okitsu -Japan; Breedt , ARC ITSC-South Africa; Ollitrault , CIRAD-FLHOR-France; Luro , SRA INRA-CIRAD-France; Sykes, CSIRO-Australia; Tusa/Germanà , CSMGA-CNR Palermo-Italy; Gmitter /Grosser, CREC-UF-USA; Bowman, USDA-Orlando-USA; Vardi/Holland/Sadka , ARO Volcani -Israel; Tuzcu , Univ.Cukurova , Adana -Turkey; Walter, EMBRAPA-Brazil; Gentile, Univ. Catania -Italy; Starrantino/Reforgiato , ISA Acireale -Italy; Lucretti , ENEA Roma-Italy; Deng, Huazhong.Ag.Univ .-China; Navarro/ Asins , IVIA-Spain; Zubrinski , INTA-Argentina.

Sub-group

on field evaluation of citrus cultivars and rootstocks (Sub-group Coordinator: Castle CREC - UF , USA , in close cooperation with Anderson, INTA Argentina)

  • Activity 1 - promote communication regarding field trials for rootstock and scion variety evaluation

Means of action

solicit listings of field trials from sub-group members with active evaluation programmes ; provide this information to network members through a website and other appropriate communication vehicles

  • Activity 2 - promote collaboration on field evaluation programmes in order to generate more comprehensive information about citrus germplasm performance

Means of action

establish standardised criteria for field evaluation of citrus scions and rootstockspursue opportunities for exchange visits to enhance development and data collection from field trialsdevelop cooperative multi- locational field trials using the same citrus germplasm and standardised design and data collection methodsdissemination of information on progress and results with appropriate communication instruments

Participants identified for this sub-group include: Bowman, USDA Orlando-USA; Breedt , ARC ITSC-South Africa; Bakry , CIRAD-France; Gallasch , SARDI-Australia; Roose , UC Riverside-USA; Tuzcu , Univ.Cukurova , Adana -Turkey; Zaragoza /Navarro, IVIA-Spain; Hutton/Barkley/ Bevington , NSW Ag.-Australia; Erner/Levi/Brosh , ARO Volcani -Israel; Pompeu , CCSM-IAC-Brazil; Grosser, CREC-UF-USA; Ezzoubir , Domaine Agricole Morocco; Anderson/ Zubrinski , INTA-Argentina; Russo/ Starrantino , ISA Acireale -Italy; Tribulato , Univ. Catania -Italy.

PARTICIPANTS

ARGENTINA

FERRÉ Miguel A

Subsecretario Presidencia de la Nación
Asesor Presidencial en Productos Regionales
Av. Paseo Colón 367 P. 9
Cap. Federal 1063

Phone 54/1/3421029 - 3423231
Fax 54/1/3313843

AUSTRALIA

GALLASCH Peter T

South Australian Research and Development Institute
Loxton Research Centre, Berri Road,
Loxton SA 5333 PO Box 411 Loxton SA 5333

Phone ++61-8-8595-9100 ; Fax ++61-8-85959199
E-mail < gallasch.peter@pi.sa.gov.au >

BRAZIL

PASSOS Orlando S.

EMBRAPA - CNPMF
C.P. 007
44380000 Cruz das Almas - BA

Phone 75/7212120
Fax 75/7212145

E-mail orlando@cnpmf.embrapa.br

CHINA

Deng Xiuxin

Huazhong Agricultural University
State Key Laboratory in Genetic Improvement of Crops
Shizhishan Street , Wuhan , Hubei 430070

Phone 27/7393766 ext 2030(o) - 7393970(h)
Fax 27/7396057

E-mail < oewwl@yky-20.wript.edu.cn > - < hau@moon.bjnet.edu.cn >

CYPRUS

PAPANDREOU Thomas

Department of Agriculture
Nicosia

Phone 357/2/301843
Fax 357/2/781425

FRANCE

AUBERT Bernard

CIRAD - FLHOR
B.P. 5035
34032 Montpellier Cedex 01

Phone 33/4/67615813
Fax 33/4/67617147
E-mail < aubert.b@cirad.fr >

Cottin Roland

SRA INRA - CIRAD

20230 San Giuliano
France

Phone 33/495595921
Fax 33/4955595905
E-mail < cottin@corse.inra.fr >
URL: http:\\www.corse.inra.fr\sra\sra.shtml

GREECE

Protopapadakis Eftichios

Institute of Sub-tropical Plants of Chania
73100 Agrokipion

Phone 821/97142
Fax 821/93963

IRAN

Ebrahimi Younes

Iran Citrus Research Institute
P.O. Box 189
Ramsar

Phone 1942/6702
Fax 1942/3282

ISRAEL

Erner Yair

Dept. of Citriculture . ARO,
The Volcani Center
P.O.B. 6,
Bet- Dagan 50250 Israel

Phone 972-3-9683414
Fax: 972-3-9669583
Res.972-3-9286658...E-mail: vherner@volcani.agri.gov.il

ITALY

Barone F.

Istituto Coltivazioni Arboree
Facoltà di Agraria
Viale delle Scienze
90128 Palermo

Phone 39/91/423398 -
6521100 - 484482 - 6521101
Fax 39/91/6521098
E-mail < arbor@unipa.it >

Calabrese Francesco

Istituto Coltivazioni Arboree
Facoltà di Agraria
Viale delle Scienze
90128 Palermo

Phone 39/91/423398 - 652
1100 - 484482 - 6521101
Fax 39/91/6521098
E-mail < arbor@unipa.it >

Carini Francesco

Centro di Studio per il Miglioramento Genetico degli Agrumi - C.N.R.
Viale delle Scienze
90128 Palermo

Phone 39/91/423398
- 6521100 - 484482 - 6521101
Fax 39/91/6521098
E-mail < cmga@unipa.it

Caruso Angelo

Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura

Corso Savoia 190
95020 Acireale (CT)

Phone 39/95/894134
Fax 39/95/891092
E-mail < piante@gte.it >

CATARA Antonino

Istituto di Patologia Vegetale

Università di Catania
Via Val di Savoia , 5
95123 Catania

Phone 39/95/351422/ 351661

CONTINELLA Giovanni

Istituto Coltivazioni Arboree

Università di Catania
Via Val di Savoia , 5
95123 Catania

Phone 39/95/354641
Fax 39/95/356322

DENG Ziniu

Istituto Coltivazioni Arboree

Università di Catania
Via Val di Savoia , 5
95123 Catania

Phone 39/95/354641
Fax 39/95/356322
E-mail< dengzi@vm.unict.it >

De Pasquale Fabio

Centro di Studio per il Miglioramento
Genetico degli Agrumi - C.N.R.
Viale delle Scienze
90128 Palermo

Phone 39/91/423398 -
6521100 - 484482 - 6521101
Fax 39/91/6521098
E-mail < cmga@unipa.it >

Gentile Alessandra

Istituto Coltivazioni Arboree

Università di Catania
Via Val di Savoia 5
95123 Catania

Phone 39/95/354641
Fax 39/95/356322
E-mail < gentile@vm.unict.it >

Geraci Giuseppe

Centro di Studio per il Miglioramento
Genetico Agrumi - C.N.R.
Viale delle Scienze
90128 Palermo

Phone (091) 423398
Fax: 6521098

Germanà Maria Antonietta

Centro di Studio per il Miglioramento
Genetico degli Agrumi - C.N.R.
Viale delle Scienze
90128 Palermo

Phone 39/91/423398
- 6521100 - 484482 - 6521101
Fax 39/91/6521098
E-mail < cmga@unipa.it >

Inglese Paolo

Dipartimento di Agrochimica ed
Agrobiologia
Piazza S. Francesco 6
Gallina di Reggio Calabria

Phone 39/965/682612 - 682948
Fax 39/965/682949
E-mail < iclaf@unirc.it > - < arbor@mbox.unipa.it >

Lanza Giacomo

Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura
Corso Savoia 190
95024 Acireale (CT)

Phone 39/95/894134
Fax 39/95/891092
E-mail < piante@gte.it >

LO GIUDICE Vittorio

Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura
Corso Savoia 190
95024 Acireale (CT)

Phone 39/95/894134
Fax 39/95/891092
E-mail < piante@gte.it >

La Malfa Stefano

Istituto Coltivazioni Arboree
Università di Catania
Via Val di Savoia 5
95123 Catania

Phone 39/95/354641
Fax 39/95/356322
E-mail < dengzi@vm.unict.it >

Lucretti Sandro

ENEA C.R. " Casaccia "
Plant Biotechnology Division
C.P. 2400
00100 Roma AD

Phone 39/6/30483191
Fax 39/6/30484809
E-mail < lucretti @ casaccia.enea.it >

Macalizio Laura

Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura

Corso Savoia 190
95020 Acireale (CT)

Phone 39/95/894134
Fax 39/95/891092
E-mail < piante@gte.it >

Motisi Antonio

Dipartimento di Agrochimica ed
Agrobiologia
Piazza S. Francesco 6
Gallina di Reggio Calabria

Phone 39/965/682612 - 682948
Fax 39/965/682949
E-mail < iclaf@unirc.it > - < arbor@mbox.unipa.it >

Nardi Luca

ENEA C.R. " Casaccia "
INN - BIOAG - BIMO (SPO26)
Via Anguilarese 301
00060 S. Maria di Galeria (Roma)

Phone 39/6/30483191
Fax 39/6/30484808
E-mail < cito@casaccia.enea.it >

Nicolosi Elisabetta

Istituto Coltivazioni Arboree
Università di Catania
Via Val di Savoia 5
95123 Catania

Phone 39/95/354641
Fax 39/95/356322
E-mail < dengzi@vm.unict.it >

Pala Mario

Centro Regionale Agrario Sperimentale
Regione Sardegna
Viale Trieste 111
09123 Cagliari

Phone 39/70/2011219
Fax 39/70/285381

Recupero Santo

Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura
Corso Savoia 190
95020 Acireale (CT)

Phone 39/95/894134
Fax 39/95/891092
E-mail < piante@gte.it >

Reforgiato Recupero Giuseppe

Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura
Corso Savoia 190
95020 Acireale (CT)

Phone 39/95/894134
Fax 39/95/891092
E-mail < piante@gte.it >

Russo Giuseppe

Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura
Corso Savoia 190
95020 Acireale (CT)

Phone 39/95/894134
Fax 39/95/891092
E-mail < piante@gte.it >

Starrantino Angelo

Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura
Corso Savoia 190
95020 Acireale (CT)

Phone 39/95/894134
Fax 39/95/891092
E-mail < piante@gte.it >

Tessitori Matilde

Istituto Sperimentale per l'Agrumicoltura
Corso Savoia 190
95020 Acireale (CT)

Phone 39/95/894134
Fax 39/95/891092
E-mail < piante@gte.it >

Tribulato Eugenio

Istituto Coltivazioni Arboree
Università di Catania
Via Val di Savoia 5
95123 Catania

Phone 39/95/354641
Fax 39/95/356322
E-mail < tribulat@vm.unict.it >

Tusa Nicasio

Centro di Studio per il Miglioramento
Genetico degli Agrumi - C.N.R.
Viale delle Scienze
90128 Palermo

Phone 39/91/423398
- 6521100 - 484482 - 6521101
Fax 39/91/6521098
E-mail < cmga@unipa.it >

Zuru Roberto

Responsabile centro moltiplicazione agrumi
Azienda Villasor : SS196-Km14,200 C.P.09034 Villasor (CA) Italy
Phone (070) 969815/6 - Fax 9649811

Masci Alberto

Ministero per le Politiche Agricole
Direzione Generale delle Politiche Agricole ed Agroindustriali Nazionali
Ex Divisione IV Ricerca & Sperimentazione
Via XX Settembre , 20, 00187 Roma
Phone: 39/6/46655093
Fax: 39/6/4819580

Convenor : Nicotra Antonino

Istituto Sperimentale per la Frutticoltura
Via di Fioranello 52
00040 Ciampino Aeroporto - Rome
Phone:39/6/7934811
Fax: 39/6/79340158
E-Mail<BREEDING- FRUIT@mclink.it

Secretariat: Barbera Alberto, Moser Luciano
Istituto Sperimentale per la Frutticoltura
Via di Fioranello 52
00040 Ciampino Aeroporto - Rome
Phone:39/6/7934811
Fax: 39/6/79340158
E-Mail<BREEDING- FRUIT@mclink.it

MOROCCO
Ezzoubir Driss
Direction des Domaines Agricoles
(UCP) - Km 7.5 Avenue Imam Malik
Dar Essalam - Rabat 10000
Phone 212/7/750056
Fax 212/7/755656
E.Mail <UCPNADOR@MTDS.COM

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Breedt Hannes
Agricultural Research Council
Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops
Private Bag X11208 Nelspruit 1200
Phone 013- 753-2071 Fax 013 752-3854
E-mail: <hannes@itsc.agric.za>

SPAIN
Llatser Brau Francisco,
AVASA
Apartado 20
12570 Alcala de Chivert
Castellòn
Phone 34/64/761168
Fax 34/64/761068
E-mail < fllaster@cst.servicom.es >

Navarro Luis
Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA)
Apartado Oficial
46113 - Moncada
Valencia
Phone 34/6/1391000
Fax 34/6/1390240
E-mail lnavarro@ivia.es
URL http:\\ www.IVIA.ES

Cebolla Rosell Vincent
Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA)
Apartado Oficial
46113 - Moncada
Valencia
Phone 34/6/1391000
Fax 34/6/1390240
E-mail: < vcebolla@ivia.es >

Zaragoza Adriaensens Salvador
Departamento de Citricultura y otros Frutales
Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias (IVIA)
Apartado Oficial
46113 - Moncada
Valencia
Phone 34/6/1391000
Fax 34/6/1390240
E-mail: < szarago@ivia.es >

U.S.A.
Albrigo L. Gene
University of Florida
Citrus Research Education Center
700 Experiment Station Road
Lake Alfred FL 33850
Phone 941/9561151
Fax 941/9564631
E-mail <albrigo@gnv.ifas.ufl.edu> <albrigo@crec.ifas.ufl.edu>

Gmitter . Fred G.
Professor/Citrus Breeding and Genetics
Citrus Research and Education Center Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
700 Experiment Station Road Lake Alfred, FL33850
Phone (941)956-1151
Fax: (941) 956- 4631
E-mail: <fgg@crec.ifas.ufl.edu>

TURKEY
Tuzcu Onder
University of Cukurova
Faculty of Agriculture
Department of Horticulture
01330 Adana
Phone 90/322/3386111
Fax 90/322/3386388
E-mail < otuzcu@pamuk.cc.cu.edu.tr >

FAO:
Dr Umberto Menini
Chief, Seed & Plant Genetic Resources Service
FAO
Via delle Terme di Caracalla ,
00100 Rome , Italy
Phone: 39/6/57054027
Fax: 39/6/57056347
E-Mail<umberto.menini@fao.org>

Dr Alison Hodder
Agricultural Officer
Horticultural Crops Group-Crop & Grassland Service
FAO
Via delle Terme di Caracalla ,
00100 Rome , Italy
Phone: 39/6/57054846
Fax: 39/6/57056347
E-Mail<alison.hodder@fao.org>

Dr Enrique Arias JIMENEZ
Agricultural Officer
Horticultural Crops Group-Crop & Grassland Service
FAO
Via delle Terme di Caracalla ,
00100 Rome , Italy
Phone: 39/6/57054581
Fax: 39/6/57056347
E-Mail<enrique.arias@fao.org>

Potential Network Participants not present at the meeting (list to be extended):

Argentina :
Zubrinsky Hector Miguel
INTA
Bella Vista - Corrientes
Phone 54/777/51923 - 50029
Fax 54/777/51462

Australia :

Pat Barkley
NSW Agriculture - Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute
Private Mail Bag 8
Camden
New South Wales 2570
Phone 61 246 40 6333
Fax 61 246 40 6300
E-mail < patricia.barkley@smtpgwy.agric.nsw.gov.au >

Steve Sykes
CSIRO - Plant Industry Horticulture Research Unit.
PMB.
Merbein
Victoria 3505
Phone 61 350 51 3100
Fax 61 350 51 3111
E-mail < stephen.sykes@merb.hort.csiro.au >

Ron Hutton
NSW Agriculture - Yanco Agricultural Institute
PMB
Yanco
New South Wales 2703
Phone 61 69 61 2727
Fax 61 69 55 7580
E-mail < hutton@agric.nsw.gov.au >

Ken Bevington

NSW Agriculture - Agricultural Research and Advisory Station
PO Box 62
Dareton
New South Wales 2717
Phone 61 350 27 4409
Fax 61 350 27 4319
E-mail < bevingk@agric.nsw.gov.au >

China :

Chen Zusheng

Citrus Research Institute
CAAS Chenging 630712

Hu Chungen

(Molecular Marker Sub-group)
Dept. Of Horticulture
Huazhong Agricultural University
Wuhan . Hubei 430070

Liu Genfeng

Horticultural Research Institute
Hunan Agricultural Academy of Science
Changsha 410128

South Africa :

van Vuuren Fanie

A.R.C .
Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops
P.B. X11208
Nelspruit 1200
Phone 13/7532071
Fax 13/7523854
E-mail <fanie@itsc.agric.za>