Increasing the efficiency of wild grapevine genetic resources in Europe
Project code: JKI-ZR-08-5201
Contract period: 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016
Purpose of research: Applied research
The wild grapevine (WG) (Vitis vinifera subsp. sylvestris Gmel.) is a very rare and endangered plant subspecies. It is the wild relative (ancestor) of the cultivated grapevine. Characterization, evaluation and conservation of WG resources is a process that is carried out in different ways and with varying intensity in European countries. However, there are WG habitats that have not been recorded and investigated at all. Therefore, there is necessity for joint action of ECPGR Vitis group to raise and harmonize the efforts for conservation of WG populations.