”Genomic Tools in berry pre-breeding material: from genome to new berry cultivars“

14th February 2024, 09:00 -17:00
Institut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement (INRAe)
71, avenue Edouard Bourlaux
33140 Villenave d’Ornon – FRANCE

New genomic tools are fundamental to improve characterization and selection efficiency among berry germplasm by providing new modern genotyping and phenotyping tools for identifying, sharing and disseminating results on factors controlling resilience, stress tolerance, yield stability and fruit quality. Especially the modern genotyping tools applied will bring new information of berry GenRes for improving the efficiency of cultivar breeding and ease pre-breeding activities. High throughput genotyping for strawberry, blueberry and raspberry genotypes are needed to get insights into the genetic structure and identification of markers and gene of interest for speaking the breeding process, including the use of the new breeding techniques (NBTs).

The BreedingValue project invited to the workshop with the objective to establish a common basis of understanding regarding the application of the different genomic tools now available and their importance in increasing the competitiveness of standard and advanced breeding programs.

Representatives from the BreedingValue project shared their knowledge and their views on the genomic tools currently available and applicable to the berries breeding and biotechnology programs.

The BreedingValue consortium thanks everyone who participated in the workshop!