Molecular Breeding Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Molecular Breeding is segmented On basis of application- ( Plant and livestock), On basis of marker -( Simple sequence repeat, Single nucleotide polymorphism, Expressed sequence tag and Others), On basis of molecular breeding process-( Marker-assisted selection, Marker-assisted backcrossing, and QTL mapping) and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 18.1 %

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Market Overview

The Molecular breeding market is estimated to register a CAGR of 18.1% during the forecast period (2020-2025). The process of developing new crop varieties almost takes around 20- 25 years but this time limit can be shortened to almost 7-8 years by using biotechnology. Tools like marker-assisted selection (MAS) make it easier and faster for the scientist to select plant traits with more productive results. Molecular breeding technology is in the nascent stage. Netherland and UK witnessed 100% adoption of molecular breeding techniques for new crop variety. Major players in seed companies have been adopting these technologies for improvement in seed varieties. The decline of prices in the genetic and research departments leads to the improvement of the market. Funds flow from private as well as public sectors towards plant breeding and genetic research such as genomic selection in field and vegetable crops and application of MAS will gear up the market in the future. The molecular breeding market is projected to grow highest in the Asia-Pacific region during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

Marker-assisted selection (MAS) was estimated to dominate the molecular breeding market in the forecasting period. The report covers an extensive study of segments and factors driving the growth of the commercial molecular breeding market. An in-depth analysis of the futures market and trend was exclusively measured in this report. Factors driving region-wise analysis are also covered with great observations.The report includes market shares of the Molecular Breeding market for global, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, South America and the Middle East & Africa.


On basis of application
On basis of marker
Simple sequence repeat
Single nucleotide polymorphism
Expressed sequence tags
On basis of molecular breeding process
Marker assisted selection
QTL Mapping
Marker assisted back crossing
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of World

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Key Market Trends

Increase in production of Corn exponentially

Global demand for food production and consumption increasing at a rapid pace. U.S. average corn yield has increased from 1.6tonnes/hectare in the first half of the 20th century to approximately 9.5tonnes/ha. The dramatic yield improvement is due to the use of hybrid corn, synthetic fertilizers, and the adoption of new farm practices that drives the molecular breeding market. Introduction of molecular breeding traits and development of new breeding technology using DNA based markers created a new and innovative market for molecular breeding. For instance, Over the next two decades, biotechnology traits and marker-assisted breeding have the potential to double the corn yields in the U.S.


North America account for largest share

North America accounted for the largest share in the molecular breeding market in 2017, followed by Europe due to high yield in the production of wheat and maize as awareness among the farmers about the benefits of molecular breeding are increasing which will create a scope in the future market. The presence of major companies in US and Canada followed by Europe has resulted in increasing adoption of the molecular breeding market. The Molecular breeding market in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow with highest rate due to increasing investment from the key players in countries such as India, China, and Thailand.


Competitive Landscape

The molecular breeding market is highly fragmented and major players have used many strategies such as pricing analysis of the product, new product development, acquisition and mergers, expansion, the partnership to make a footprint in the market. Major players like Syngenta using advance modified genotyping platforms from "Thermo Fisher Scientific" to provide necessary data for the breeding pipeline to quickly select the new varieties with much better yield potential. 


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 On basis of application

      1. 5.1.1 Plant

      2. 5.1.2 Livestock

    2. 5.2 On basis of marker

      1. 5.2.1 Simple sequence repeat

      2. 5.2.2 Single nucleotide polymorphism

      3. 5.2.3 Expressed sequence tags

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 On basis of molecular breeding process

      1. 5.3.1 Marker assisted selection

      2. 5.3.2 QTL Mapping

      3. 5.3.3 Marker assisted back crossing

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of World


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Market Share Analysis

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Illumina

      2. 6.3.2 LGC Limited

      3. 6.3.3 Thermo Fisher Scientific

      4. 6.3.4 SGS

      5. 6.3.5 LemnaTec

      6. 6.3.6 Charles River

      7. 6.3.7 DanBred

      8. 6.3.8 Intertek

      9. 6.3.9 Eurofins


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Molecular Breeding Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Molecular Breeding Market is growing at a CAGR of 18.1% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

illumina, LGC Limited, Thermo Fisher Scientific, SGS, Eurofins are the major companies operating in Molecular Breeding Market.

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