Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

CNR-IVALSA Trees and Timber Institute is the largest Italian research body devoted to covering the whole forest-wood chain, carrying out research on the relationship between wood quality and standing trees, on wood properties, and on industrial technologies of wood transformation.

CNR-IGV Plant Genetics Institute is experienced in developing and using molecular markers in forest species. Analyses have been conducted on genetic variability using DNA markers for the description of reproductive processes, geographic variation, spatial genetic structure, and certification of plant material. Expertise is also available on genetic data analysis and statistics.