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Integrated approach for increasing breeding efficiency in fruit tree crops

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.
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 326 701,40

Administrative Contact

Emilie Briand-Dubreuil (Ms.)

Participants (25)

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THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 35 282,40

AGRO SELECTIONS FRUITS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 22 119,30

BETTER3FRUIT NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 16 424,40

CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 109 285,20

CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 131 477,80

NERI DANIELE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 31 372,40

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 80 515,20

EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 391 420

FONDAZIONE EDMUND MACH

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 546 777,50

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 306 789

INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 760 738,30

JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 236 970,40

NOVADI SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 24 938

PARCO TECNOLOGICO PADANO S.R.L.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 232 439,20

VYZKUMNY A SLECHTITELSKY USTAV OVOCNARSKY HOLOVOUSY S.R.O.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 36 875,25

RUSTICAS DEL GUADALQUIVIR SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 26 370,30

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 969 621,75

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 259 796,40

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 345 692,80

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 41 222

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC)

South Africa

THE NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE FOR PLANT AND FOOD RESEARCH LIMITED

New Zealand

Zhejiang University

China

EU Contribution

€ 66 467

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

CENTRO DI SPERIMENTAZIONE LAIMBURG

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265582

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2011

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 246 243,80

  • EU contribution

    € 5 999 296

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

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