WP1: Genetic resources characterization and pre-breeding of sweet cherry cultivars
The main objective of this WP is to contribute to the development and implementation of new scientific methodologies. A second objective will be to integrate the propositions arising from the other WPs in terms of breeding priorities, selection criteria and phenotypic protocols, which could be used for the screening of large populations of hybrids. Finally, this WP will contribute to the effective use and exploitation of valuable sweet cherry cultivars selected in the project, by establishing in vitro protocols for the propagation, conservation and exchange of high-quality clonal material. In the final phase of the project, in vitro propagated material of three sweet cherry cultivars selected in the SweetBiOmics will be made available for exchange among the partners of the Proposal.