The Project

The Arabidopsis platform (provided by the University of Potsdam)

Central aim of the project is to setup a technology platform for identifying novel alleles of lead genes with high commercial value. This includes the creation of mutant populations and the implementation of the TILLING methodology. Arabidopsis as model species serves to develop, enhance and / or simplify the procedures. These improvements will upon validation be transferred to the application in the crops. The Arabidopsis Platform

Ath Z Plant

The Barley platform (provided by the Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Research)

Ath Z Plant

Technical improvements in the methodology introduced to the Arabidopsis reference will be applied to the important crop species barley. Pre-selected target genes will be screened with the TILLING technique. The Barley Platform

The Rapeseed platform

The GABI-TILL rapeseed consortium combines strong input from German commercial oilseed rape (Brassica napus) breeding companies (DSV, KWS and NPZ) together with the expertise from two academic partners (CeBiTec and CAU). The aim of the joined project is the set up, establishment and improvement of a TILLING platform for Europe’s leading oilcrop. The Rapeseed Platform


The Rye platform

The GABI-TILL rye consortium consists of 3 subprojects and 3 partners (TUM, IPK, KWS-Lochow). The project aims are i) the generation of a rye M2 population for identification of novel alleles in candidate genes and ii) the characterization of natural variation in rye using an EcoTILLING approach. The Rye Platform


The Sugarbeet platform (provided by the University of Kiel)

Beta Z Plant

The objective of this project is the establishment of a Sugar Beet TILLING platform using mutant populations derived from an annual sugar beet and from a biennial sugar beet. The Sugar Beet Platform

GABI-Till DB (provided by the University of Bielefeld)

A central database with a web-based user interface will be established for documentation of the TILLING results. This will include information on identified mutant alleles with links to seed stock accession numbers, brief phenotypic descriptions and photographic documentation of mutant plants. An information management system assisting the TILLING workflow is under development. GABI-TILL: Data Management