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Flashnews - “Advanced tools for breeding BARley for Intensive and SusTainable Agriculture under climate change scenarios (BARISTA)”

Source: Luigi Cattivelli
Source: Luigi Cattivelli

BARISTA is developing and testing genomic prediction (GP) and crop simulation models (CSMs) to improve the efficiency of barley breeding for key traits relevant for sustainability and resilience: water- and nitrogen-use efficiency (WUE, NUE), culm architecture to improve lodging resistance, disease resistance and flowering time.

For each trait, BARISTA is designing new barley genotypes through an innovative approach linking genomic variation with crop model parameters to identify the alleles controlling the optimal expression of the traits and make predictions on best allele combinations required for future climate scenarios in different target environments.