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The GAFL Unit, Genetics and Breeding of fruit and vegetables, focuses its researches on Mediterranean species. GAFL carries out research in the fields of species diversity and domestication process, genetic and molecular basis of fruit quality, functional characterization of plant / pathogen interactions and sustainable resistance management, integration of disease resistance and quality fruit in cultivars.

The Unit is genetic resource center for vegetables in the solanaceous family (eggplant, pepper, tomato), cucurbits, lettuce, and is a branch of INRA genetic resource center for Prunus.

The unit leads academic researches, while its strong and varied partnership with stakeholders in fruit and vegetable breeding allows development for horticulture sector.


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Some Lactuca genotypes resistant to root-knot Nematodes : hope for lettuce culture in Provence

Lactumel Project
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Eggplant resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum

Eggplant resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum, a tropical bacteria, emerging in temperate conditions on solanaceous crops.

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Resistance to bacterial canker in apricot: dream or reality?

Resistance to bacterial canker in apricot: dream or reality?

How to provide efficient and sustainable solutions to the economic impact of bacterial canker in apricot orchards?
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DicaBio (2016 - 2019)

Development of dicaffeoylquinic and dicaffeoyltartaric acids as natural substances of biocontrol
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