The first detailed results of
the grape genome sequencing project have been published in one of the
most prestigious and authoritative journals, "Nature".
The Applied Genomics Institute (IGA), housed in the Science and
Technology Park of Udine, is one of the main partners of the
French-Italian consortium who carried out the project.
The IGA Director, Michele Morgante, explains that “... the grape
genome sequencing secrets have been revealed and we can now start
systematically studying the functional analysis’ of the genes. This
will allow us to better assess natural grape variations and realize
applicative projects aimed, for example, at the possible development of
disease resistant grapes”.
The satisfaction for the results also extends to the financial
partners of the project, in particular the University of Udine, Friuli
Innovazione, regional banks, the public administration of Friuli
Venezia Giulia, the vine nursery industry and main viticultural
realities, among these is Livio Felluga.