Marker assisted breeding of new wheat and soybean varieties


Use of markers to support breeding of resistance against cereal illnesses and improvement of soybean feeding quality.

Biochemical and genome data can optimise the efficacy of the cereal and soybean breeding process, when traditional methods are inadequate (prolonged and/or expensive).


  • Use of biochemical markers to encourage the use of soybean in human food.
  • Use of molecular markers for breeding disease-resistant cereals.
  • Introgression of resistance genes in elite wheat varieties by means of back-crossing and molecular marking
  • Accumulation of several resistance genes against a single disease with the aid of markers in different wheat lines

Selected publications