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DEVELOPMENT OF THE EUROPEAN APPLE CROP BY INTEGRATING DEMAND FOR HIGH QUALITY DISEASE RESISTANT VARIETIES SUITED TO REGIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES WITH ADVANCED BREEDING METHODS

Objective



Breeding for new varieties of apple is time-consuming and carried out in state-funded institutions. Molecular markers make it possible to shorten the time needed to develop varieties and improve breeding efficiency. Mapped markers are linked to agronomically important traits on a genetic map. This information can be exploited rapidly in modern breeding programmes directly linked to market demands. Important agronomic traits considered in this project are :
- resistance to the most important fungus diseases and pests;
- fruit quality with emphasis on market demand for taste and storage ability;
- reduction of time to fruiting, and very compact (columnar) growth type.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Horticulture Research International
Address
Wellesbourne
CV35 9EF Warwick
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

INSTITUT FÜR GARTENBAULICHE PFLANZENZUCHTUNG
Germany
Address
Bornkampsweg 31
2070 Ahrensburg
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
Centre De Recherche D'angers Beacouze
49071 Angers
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Naamsestraat 22
3000 Leuven
NAGREF
Greece
Address
Railway Station 38
59200 Naoussa
SWISS FEDERAL RESEARCH STATION FOR FRUIT GROWING VITICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
Switzerland
Address

8820 Wadenswil
UNIVERSITY OF WAGENINGEN
Netherlands
Address
P.o. Box 59
6700 AA Wageningen
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Italy
Address
Via Filippo Re 6
40126 Bologna