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Pea Multi-Stress adaptation and biological regulations
for yield improvement and stability
The 28 partners of the PeaMUST project have worked for eight years to improve the yield regularity of high-protein peas, which are heavily affected by a number of stressors. The project has led to the development of several tools and strategies to accelerate the selection of peas and broad beans by :
- implementing genome selection programmes ;
- identifying molecular markers associated with loci of resistance to weevils, Aphanomyces euteiches or frost ;
- creating genotypes whose architecture contributes to multi-stress resistance.
The project has generated a number of resources and adapted technologies : breeding lines, genitors and a collection of mutants ; high-density genotyping data, transcriptomes, VIGS methods, seed tomography. The organisation of the 9th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics in Dijon in 2019 was an opportunity to present the many project’s results.
Action: Biotechnology & Bioresources
Start and end dates of the project: : 01/06/2012 to 30/12/2020
PIA grant: € 5,500,000
- Judith Burstin
Project’s website: www.peamust-project.fr
Coordinating institution: INRAE Dijon
Project region: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
- Burstin J., Rameau C., Bourion V., Tayeh N. (2018). The PeaMUST project : defining ideotypes for the pea crop development. OCL - Oilseeds and fats, Crops and Lipids, 25(6): D604
- Université de Picardie Jules-Verne Amiens
- CNRS IDF Sud (Gif)
- IRD Marseille
- SATT SAYENS
- Limagrain Europe
- KWS MOMONT RECHERCHE SARL
- Novozymes Biologicals FR S.A.
- RAGT R2N
- Roquette Frères
- Vitagora Pôle
- Cosucra Groupe Warcoing
- Florimond Desprez Veuve et Fils
- TERRES INOVIA
- TERRES UNIVIA
The project results are already being exploited in selection programmes to create new varieties. By enabling the creation of varieties with more stable yields, the project is contributing to the reintroduction of high-protein crops into agricultural systems.