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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.

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Horticulture Research International
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Wellesbourne
CV35 9EF Warwick
United Kingdom

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