Open call #3

Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS) and Genome wide association studies (GWAS) in Raspberry

Results of Open Call #3
The Open Call #3 closed on 30.06.2021.
A total of 3 proposals were received and 2 proposals have been selected for funding.
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest and look forward to the collaboration with Angus Soft Fruits Ltd. and G-Berries S.R.L.!

Further information is available in the Public evaluation report on Open Call #3.

Call description
Marker assisted selection is a method used to select desirable individuals in a breeding programme based on DNA molecular marker patterns in addition to their trait values. This can serve as a valuable tool to assist breeders to select more efficiently. In this BreedingValue project, we will identify molecular markers which can be useful to breeders across all raspberry breeding programmes for traits such as fruit size, softening, timings of fruit development stages, cane diseases or fungal diseases such as yellow rust.

The objective of the Open Call#3 is to offer breeders an opportunity to screen and select their genotypes of interest against a suite of markers, which can help breeders to better select parental material depending on the trait of interest. Genome wide association studies (GWAS) delves further into the genetic variants within screened markers across different individuals to determine if any of these variants are associated with a particular trait or disease such as yellow rust susceptibility.

In this Open Call, we have funded 2 projects à 20,000€.