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Pea MUlti-STress adaptation and biological regulations for yield improvement and stability

 Pea Must

Research

Context and Issues

  • Develop novel pea varieties and optimize plant-symbiotic interactions for stabilizing seed yield and quality, in the context of pesticide reduction and climate change
  • Enhance national and international research and competitiveness of the French breeders and pea production

Objectives

  • Undertake a program of genomic selection targeted to low-input cropping systems
  • Discover molecular determinants of disease, insect and frost partial resistance in pea and faba bean
  • Investigate the potential of architecture and plant-symbiote interactions in breeding for multiple stress tolerance
  • Provide enhanced platforms for gene validation in pea
  • Devise best breeding strategies towards optimized yield and stress tolerance

Methodology

  • Federate actors gathering various complementary competencies (quantitative genetics, breeding, genomics, biochemistry, biotechnology, plant /pathogen, pests and symbiots interactions, agronomy, socio-economy)
  • Use associated phenotyping platforms (PPHD Dijon, DIAPHEN Montpellier, UE Epoisses, UE Le Rheu, UE Mons, UE Clermont-Theix, UE Lusignan, UE Toulouse, SNES) and national sequencing and genotyping platforms (GENOTOUL, GENTYANE, GENOSCOPE)

Main Results

  • Acquire original basic knowledge on the genetic control of multiple stress tolerance (QTL cloning, impact of plant architecture, phenology and symbiotic interactions on multiple-stress tolerance)
  • Develop unique tools for gene identification: high throughput sequence-based genotyping, translational genomic tools, association genetics panels, TILLING and VIGS platforms, user-friendly databases
  • Develop enhanced breeding methods and lines, optimizing yield under varying stress conditions

Partners

The PeaMUST project combines 26 public and private partners.

AgroEcologie, INRA-AgroSupDijon

Agronomie, INRA – AgroParisTech

IGEPP, INRA – Agrocampus-Ouest – Univ. Rennes1

BIOPI, Université Picardie Jules Verne

GAEL, Université Pierre Mendès France

IBP, CNRS-Université Paris Sud, Orsay

IJPB, INRA – AgroParisTech

LIPM, INRA – CNRS Toulouse

LSTM, IRD Montpellier

PISC, INRA Versailles

SADV, INRA-Université Lille1

URGI, INRA – Université Evry Val d’Essonne

URGV, INRA Toulouse

Agri-Obtentions

ARVALIS – Institut du végétal

BIOGEMMA

WELIENCE

GEVES

LIMAGRAIN Europe

MOMONT           

NOVOZYMES

RAGT 2n

ROQUETTE

UNIP

UNISIGMA

VITAGORA

Funding and Support

ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche),

CGI (Commissariat Général aux Investissements),

MENR (Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche)

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