Promotie

Novel molecular tools to uncover the genetic architecture of hempfibre quality

Promovendus mr. J (Jordi) Petit Pedro
Promotor prof.dr.ir. LM (Luisa) Trindade
Copromotor dr. EMJ (Elma) Salentijn
Organisatie Wageningen University, Laboratory of Plant Breeding
Datum

vr 21 februari 2020 13:30 tot 15:00

Locatie Auditorium, building number 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
362
6703 BG Wageningen
0317-483592

Summary:

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a high yielding bast fibre and environmentally-friendly crop that produces biomass of excellent quality for multiple purposes. Hemp fibre has the capacity to replace non-renewable and unsustainable resources, such as synthetic and mineral fibres. However, the molecular knowledge of fibre quality from hemp is limited. This PhD thesis focuses on the characterization of a diverse collection of hemp accessions for multiple agronomic traits, such as flowering and morphology of the stem, and fibre quality with emphasis on cell wall composition. The genetics underlying these quantitative traits have been characterized, providing guidelines and molecular tools to improve breeding programmes for this bast fibre crop.