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Integrated approach for increasing breeding efficiency in fruit tree crops

Objective

Fruit Breedomics has as its strategic goal to improve the efficiency of fruit breeding by bridging the gap between scientific genetics research and application in breeding. Fruit Breedomics takes a multidisciplinary approach, including genetics, genomics, ecophysiology and bioinformatics, to improve the efficiency apple and peach breeding programmes by: i) developing new and adapted tools, ii) studying a wide range of traits to enlarge the coverage of selection criteria, iii) analysing and exploiting the wide genetic diversity available, iv) making the research outputs (valuable traits, genetic markers and genes, innovative tools and methodologies, new plant material) directly applicable for the breeders, v) establishing a stakeholder network. Fruit Breedomics will provide the European fruit tree sector with cutting-edge breeding tools to improve selection efficiency as well as superior pre-breeding material to meet grower and consumer demands for healthy cultivars of high quality that can be grown in sustainable agriculture systems in the context of climate change. The project will develop tailored molecular and bioinformatics tools to extensively exploit the diversity present in European germplasm collections and breeding populations. This will lead to the selection of desired favourable genes needed for improvement of main horticultural traits. The collected data will provide precious genetic information on the pool of genitors and founders to be used in future breeding programmes. The project will focus primarily on apple and peach, two major fruits in Europe, but many tools and much knowledge gained will also be of benefit to other species of the Rosaceae family via the strong ancestral relatedness among these species.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit growing
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/sustainable agriculture

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 326 701,40
Administrative Contact
Emilie Briand-Dubreuil (Ms.)

Participants (25)

THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 35 282,40
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruth Lerer (Ms.)
AGRO SELECTIONS FRUITS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 22 119,30
Address
La Prade De Mousseillous
66200 Elne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurence Maillard (Ms.)
BETTER3FRUIT NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 16 424,40
Address
Willem De Croylaan 42
3001 Leuven Heverlee
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Willy Dillen (Dr.)
CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 109 285,20
Address
Rue De Liroux 9
5030 Gembloux
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Yves Schenkel (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 131 477,80
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guido Cipriani (Dr.)
NERI DANIELE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 31 372,40
Address
Via Sacramora 15
48018 Faenza Ravenna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniele Neri (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 80 515,20
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cesare Gessler (Prof.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 391 420
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrea Patocchi (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH
Italy
EU contribution
€ 546 777,50
Address
Via Edmondo Mach 1
38010 San Michele All'adige
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roberto Viola (Dr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 306 789
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bao Diep Tuong (Dr.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 760 738,30
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
De La Cuesta Jordi (Mr.)
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 970,40
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Steffens (Mr.)
NOVADI SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 24 938
Address
Jean Baldassini 23
69364 Lyon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elisa Grillet (Ms.)
PARCO TECNOLOGICO PADANO S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 439,20
Address
Via Einstein - Localita Cascina Codazza
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianluca Carenzo (Dr.)
VYZKUMNY A SLECHTITELSKY USTAV OVOCNARSKY HOLOVOUSY SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 36 875,25
Address
Holovousy 129
508 01 Horice
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frantisek Paprstein (Dr.)
RUSTICAS DEL GUADALQUIVIR SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 26 370,30
Address
Finca Casablanquilla (S. Jose) 47
41309 San Jose De La Rinconada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Clement Marcaillou (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 969 621,75
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Erwin Jolink
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 796,40
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elena Arioni (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 345 692,80
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luca Corelli Grappadelli (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 41 222
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Stansfield (Ms.)
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC)
South Africa
Address
1134 Park Street, Hatfield
0083 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kenneth Richard Tobutt (Mr.)
THE NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE FOR PLANT AND FOOD RESEARCH LIMITED
New Zealand
Address
Mount Albert Road 120 Mount Albert Research Centre
1025 Auckland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Allan White (Mr.)
Zhejiang University
China
EU contribution
€ 66 467
Address
Zhe Da Road 38
310027 Hangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Zhongshan Gao (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)
CENTRO DI SPERIMENTAZIONE LAIMBURG
Italy
Address
Laimburg 6
39051 Vadena
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Bedin (Mr.)