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31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

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Prediction and management of Genome and Population Diversity in forest trees

Equipe Prédiction


  • To gather knowledge about structure and polymorphism of forest tree genomes.
  • To study genetic architecture of traits under selection (natural and artificial) using quantitative genetics, linkage and association mapping. Traits studied: growth, phenology, pest resistances and wood properties.
  • To develop prediction models for the phenotype integrating explicitly genome structure, function and dynamics (linkage, dominance, epistasis …).
  • To characterise forest natural population dynamics and diversity in connection with conservation programs and strategies of improved material deployment.
  • To develop selection methods adapted to the needs of forest sector and in the frame of sustainable management of forest diversity: from low cost strategies to genomic selection.



  • If Poplar is a model species for which all the objectives are developed, some of these objectives are also developed on larch, ash tree, wild cherry, pine and Douglas fir. Low cost selection methodologies are considered for orphan species (Sorbus spp., Acer spp. ...) which do not benefit from a dedicated breeding program.


Additional keywords

  • High throughput phenotyping, Heterosis, Participatory breeding, Genotype x Environment interaction, Molecular markers.


Team leaders

Véronique Jorge (Research officer)



Permanents : Catherine Bastien (Research director), Corinne Buret (Technician) Arnaud Dowkiw (Research officer), Vanina Guérin (Assistant-Engineer), Céline Ridel (Technician), Odile Rogier (Engineer), Leopoldo Sanchez (Research officer), Frédérique Santi (Research officer), Vincent Segura (Research officer).

Non permanents :  Justine GUET (PhD student), Mesfin Nigussie GEBRESELASSIE (PhD student), Alexandre MARCHAL (PhD student), Facundo MUÑOZ (Post Doc), Marie PEGARD (Engineer)


Les projets en cours de l’équipe