EVA Lettuce network identifies promising mildew resistant wild lettuce accessions

First interesting results have been generated with the identification of wild lettuce accessions that show resistance to powdery mildew (Bremia lactuceae). For more info see the related news.

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EVA Lettuce Network

The EVA Lettuce network is building on successful initiatives and collaborations between public and private partners in the Netherlands as well as on the active work by the ECPGR Leafy Vegetables Working Group.   

Within the EVA project, the partners join their complimentary expertise and capacity to evaluate both wild and cultivated lettuce accessions from diverse origins for disease resistances and important agronomic traits relevant for breeding. The geographic distribution of evaluation sites allows for the gathering of interesting data on environmental effects in field-grown lettuce and will be used together with genotyping data for association studies.  

Countries involved

Network Partners

 CompanyGenebankResearch instituteCountryInstitute
1     Bulgaria Institute of Plant Genetic Resources “ Konstantin Malkov”, Sadovo, Plovdiv district
2     France Vilmorin & Cie, La Ménitré
3     France Gautier Semences, Eyragues
4     France INRAE GAFL, Montfavet Cedex
5       Germany Gemeinschaft zur Förderung von Pflanzeninnovation e.V, Bonn
6     Greece American Farm School, Thermi, Thessaloniki
7     Italy ISI Sementi SpA, Fidenza (PR)
8     Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Pontecagnano
9     Netherlands Wageningen University and Research. Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands, Wageningen
10     Sweden Nordic Genetic Resources Centre (NordGen), Alnarp
11     Switzerland Sativa Rheinau AG, Rheinau
12     Switzerland Zollinger Conseils Sàrl, Les Evouettes


March 2020 
EVA Lettuce annual project meeting: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting originally planned for 30-31 March 2020 in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, was replaced by a virtual meeting on 30 March 2020. [more info]

Related Information

ECPGR Working Groups

Contact details

  • Sandra Goritschnig - EVA Coordinator   Email
The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food
and Agriculture for the period 2019-2023.