The hybrid fact
The hybrid fact, conditions of the innovation and strategic choices
Alain CHARCOSSET, scientist of GAP department of INRA in the Research Unit of Le Moulon, conducts research on quantitative traits genetics and breeding methodology, by integrating the approaches of molecular markers and genomics.
His interest in the history of plant improvement drove him to conduct research in the introduction of maize and variety evolution in Europe, in collaboration with Monique Chastanet, historian at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research).
To learn more about research issues on hybrids, particularly on maize hybrid varieties, you can download his publication « Le fait hybride, conditions de l'innovation et choix stratégiques » (in French) by clicking the link below..