Breeding in Aromatic and Medicinal Plants

Breeding in Aromatic and Medicinal Plants

Breeding of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (MAPs)

  • Evaluation of genetic, phenotypic and chemo- diversity of MAPs populations
  • Clonal selection of individuals of MAPs superior in biomass production, bioactive compounds and plant architecture
  • Conventional breeding of MAPs (Honeycomb design, mass selection etc.)
  • Development of bred cultivars of MAPs characterized from high homogeneity for industrial cropping
  • Application of state-of-the art biotechnological tools (functional genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics) for the development of molecular markers, identification of novel bioactive compounds and investigation of their biosynthesis


For more info on this research area, contact:

Dr. Eirini Sarrou (

Dr. Paschalina Chatzopoulou (