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David CROS

David Cros                                   

David Cros  CIRAD 


Position:

Oil palm geneticist (Montpellier, France, 2020-present)   

Oil palm geneticist (Yaoundé, Cameroun, 2015-2020)   

Oil palm geneticist (Montpellier, France, 2011-2015)  

Oil palm breeder/Geneticist (Pobè, Benin, 2006-2011)          

                       

Researches:

My researches primarily focus on breeding methodologies in order to maximize the genetic gain. I am mostly interested in quantitative genetics, genomics and statistics applied to oil palm and rubber tree breeding. 

 

News

Optimizing imputation of marker data from genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) for genomic selection in non-model species: Rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) as a case study (Jan 29, 2021, Genomics)

Genomic predictions improve clonal selection in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) hybrids (final version published Aug. 8, 2020 in Plant Science)

Congratulation to Achille Nyouma for his travel grant to the Plant and Animal Genome 2020 (San Diego, CA).

 

 

Publications

See list of main publications on CIRAD website or Google Scholar (and full list here

 

 

 

***Reviewing activitiesIndustrial Crops and ProductsPlos One, etc. 

 

***PhD studies (2011 - 2014): Factors controling the efficiency of genomic selection in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis)

Agricultural production must increase at an unprecedented rate to meet the strong growth expected in food demand. Genomic selection (GS) could contribute to reaching this goal by allowing selection of individuals on their sole genotype, making breeding more efficient. Breeding for yield in oil palm, the first oil crop in the world, is currently based on hybrid production by reciprocal recurrent selection. The integration of GS to this scheme would have major repercussions. My thesis aimed to assess the potential of GS to predict hybrid combining abilities in parental populations (Deli and group B).

[quantitative genetics, computer simulation, oil palm breeding, genomic selection]

 

 

 

 

In the lab

 


Artificial pollination in oil palm

 

Oil palm dry seeds

Website Map:

          - PhD thesis (pdf) and PhD defense (video)

          - Powerpoints of conference talks

          - Pictures, posters & animations on oil palm breeding

          - MOLCOANC software (pedigree reconstruction)

          

Contact: 

David Cros

CIRAD
Department: Biological Systems
Research unit: AGAP Institut (Genetic improvement and adaptation of mediterranean and tropical plants)
Team:
Genome and selection of perennials (GSP) - Co-team Manager
TA A-108/1
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Cros_David

https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-cros-a0369552/ 

 

Group picture at UY1

From left to right: Achille NYOUMA (PhD student), Norman MUNYENGWA (M2 student), David CROS, Essubalew GETACHEW (PhD student), Billy TCHOUNKE (PhD student), Oct. 31 2019University of Yaoundé 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Related links:


           
       Official statistics for oil palm production:
 

          

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