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Genetics and Improvement of Fruit and Vegetables

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Our unit of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA, France) carries out research on Solanaceae (tomato, pepper, eggplant and potato), melon, lettuce and on Prunus (peach and apricot). About 100 permanent staff are clustered into six research groups and experimental facilities.

Our work contributes to the key focus area of the Plant Biology and Breeding research division of INRA.

The unit is a member of the 'PACA' INRA regional centre. The 'PACA' regional centre is made up of three poles, Integrated Horticultural Production (PHI), Adaptation to Global Change (ACG) and Plant Health (PSP). We are part of the Integrated Horticultural Production (PHI) pole.

Our news

Elise Albert defended her thesis the 4th of January, 2017:
"Genetic and genomic determinants of response to water deficit in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and impact on fruit quality".

Léandro De Oliveira Lino defended his thesis the 15th of November, 2016:
"Study of the genetic variability of peach in susceptibility to brown rot during fruit development in relation with changes in physical and biochemical characteristics of the fruit".

Four research themes

  • Genetic diversity and molecular evolution
  • Resistance to plant bioaggressors
  • Genetic and molecular bases of the fruit quality in a stressfull environment
  • Variety innovations of Prunus and tomato


Six groups

 Flyer (pdf)

Domaine Saint Maurice
67, allée des chênes
CS 60094
F-84143 Montfavet cedex
tél : 33 (0)4 32 72 26 60
fax : 33 (0)4 32 72 27 02


INRA UR 1052 GAFL Written by: GAFL
Last update: November 28, 2016