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:

  1. Decipher the genetic and ecophysiological basis of abiotic and biotic stress tolerance, yield components, and quality by large scale association genetics studies;
  2. Expand and facilitate the use of original genetic resources to increase allelic variability in the elite wheat gene pool;
  3. 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
  4. 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.

Project duration

From 2011 to 2019

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