XYLOMIC, a tree genomics and phenotyping platform

XYLOMIC, a tree genomics and phenotyping platformPlateau Xylomic - © Alain Girard Inra

Using cutting-edge technological tools, geneticists seek to understand the environmental and genetic determinants of the variability of wood, as well as the biological and ecological processes involved in its production. XYLOMIC is dedicated to the study of the genome of trees and to the detailed study of the measurable characteristics of wood, covering the specific characteristics from its DNA to its phenotype. XYLOMIC aims to identify efficient genotypes for sustainable silviculture. The 2020 objective is to deliver significant databases of sequences, genotypes and phenotypes to improve the understanding of the formation of wood according to the environment and its variability within populations, and to identify DNA markers associated with remarkable characteristics.