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Génétique Quantitative et Évolution - Le Moulon


 Zoe MIGICOVSKY (invited by Amandine Cornille)

  -  15:00:00

Opportunities for genomic improvement in woody perennials: examples from apples and grapes


Traditionally, breeders of woody perennial fruit crops like apples and grapes were required to wait until a plant produced fruit in order to evaluate it. Dr. Migicovsky’s research focuses on linking trait (phenotype) data with genomic data in order to identify genetic markers which can be used to screen seedlings for important traits, decreasing cost and improving efficiency of plant breeding. In her seminar, she will use examples from apples and grapes to discuss the potential of genetic mapping and genomics-assisted breeding for crop improvement.