ARUNDOMA project

Arundo donax


Arundo donax (Graminaceae) is one of the most promising species for biomass production. A. donax is a sterile plants and it is propagated by rhizomes, making the establishment of the cultivation expensive and laborious and the genetic variability of the species narrow. The main purpose of the ARUNDOMA project is to establish a micropropagation protocol to offer transplant-ready plantlets to growers and to increase genetic variability and select for favourable genotypes.

Arundo donax

    Arundo micropropagation:
  • Bioma Technologies has developed proprietary in-vitro organogenesis protocols for high-throughput arundo multiplication. In-vitro propagated rooted explants are hardened in soil under greenhouse controlled conditions in plateaus before plants are ready for transplantation in the field. The combination of in-vitro and greenhouse facilities allows Bioma Technologies to produce and offer transplant-ready plants to reduce the cost of plantation.

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Arundo donax: micropropagazione

    WATBIO project:
  • Within the European Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) Bioma Technologies is an official partner of the “Development of improved perennial non-food biomass and bioproduct crops for water stressed environments” (WATBIO) project (EU Project ID: 311929). Bioma Technologies role is to develop and phenotype mutagenized accessions for enhanced productivity and abiotic stress tolerance.

  • European FP7 collaborative research project WATBIO » http://www.watbio.eu/