Fruit Breeding


The Fruit Breeding Group of CEBAS is one of the oldest groups in CEBAS. Its main activity is breeding of stone fruit (Prunus), mainly apricot, almond and plum. Many of the varieties developed by our group are widely grown in our country and abroad under license of the CSIC. Simultaneously we develop other complementary lines with its own independence on these species, such as:
Reproductive Biology.
Resistance to viruses.
The Fruit Breeding Group is one of the oldest groups of the CEBAS. Currently its main activity is the genetic improvement of stone fruit trees (Prunus), mainly apricot, almond and plum. Many of the varieties obtained by our group are widely grown in our country and abroad under the license of the CSIC. Simultaneously to the breeding activity we develop other complementary lines including:
Flower Biology
Virus Resistance
Molecular markers applied to breeding.
Dormancy.
Drought Resistance

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS - LIFE SCIENCES
  • LS2 Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Industrial Leadership:
  • 7. Other
  • 7.1. Other
Societal Challenges:
  • 2. Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bioeconomy.
  • 2.1. Sustainable agriculture and forestry