BreedWheat aims at producing a sequence-based tool box from the wheat genome that will enable a breakthrough in marker development and mapping (more than 2 billion data points), and combine this with a large and ambitious phenotyping program (>70’000 plots in 15 locations over 9 years) to:
- Decipher the genetic and ecophysiological basis of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, yield components, and quality by large scale association genetics studies;
- Expand and facilitate the use of original genetic resources to increase allelic variability in the elite wheat gene pool;
- Evaluate and integrate new and innovative breeding methods to select improved bread wheat varieties that meet the needs of breeders, growers, and consumers thereby enabling a competitive and sustainable wheat production in France; and
- Provide new bioinformatics tools and databases to efficiently perform association genetics studies and disseminate the results of the project to scientists, breeders, growers, and consumers.
From 2011 to 2019