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The Decoy Substrate of a Pathogen Effector and a Pseudokinase Specify Pathogen-Induced Modified- Self Recognition and Immunity in Plants

Un pivot de l'immunité
A plant pathogen effector, AvrAC, uridylylates a host kinase to promote virulence. Wang et al. find that plants have evolved a decoy substrate which upon uridylylation by AvrAC is recognize...

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La relation entre abondances de proies et de prédateurs suit une loi universelle à l’échelle planétaire

La relation entre abondances
Despite the huge diversity of ecological communities, they can have unexpected patterns in common. Hatton et al. describe a general scaling law that relates total predator and prey biomass in terre...

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Coselected genes determine adaptive variation in herbivore resistance throughout the native range of A.thaliana

Coselected genes determine adaptive variation in herbivore resistance
The “mustard oil bomb” is a major defense mechanism in the Brassicaceae, which includes crops such as canola and the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. These plants produce and store blends of amino...

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Hyper dominance du cycle de carbone Amazonien

Hyper dominance du cycle de carbone Amazonien
While Amazonian forests are extraordinarily diverse, the abundance of trees is skewed strongly towards relatively few ‘hyperdominant’ species. In addition to their diversity, Amazonian trees are a...

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On some genetic consequences of social structure, mating systems, dispersal, and sampling

Liens familiaux, gages d’adaptation ?
Many animal species, including humans, live and breed in groups with complex social organizations. The impact of this social structure on the genetic diversity of animals has been a source of disag...

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An immune receptor pair with an integrated decoy converts pathogen disabling of defensive transcription factors into resistance

Microbial pathogens infect host cells by delivering virulence factors (effectors) that interfere with defenses. In plants, intracellular nucleotide-binding/oligomeriza- tion domain (NOD)-like recep...

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Because of an increasing world population, humanity faces multiple challenges. Among them, supplying enough food and improving land and water uses are without any doubt main priorities. The Laboratory of Excellence (Labex) TULIP is involved at a scientific level in these priorities, providing a perspective and a workforce of more than 400 scientists of various statuses, on a subject that gets more worrying each day.

The TULIP Labex develops a comprehensive theory of the interactions between living organisms in order to study their ability to adapt to environmental changes. Based on complementary approaches combining microbe, plant or animal specialists, on large scale experimental models, coupled with theoretical approaches, researchers hope to predict resource evolution and, on the long term, provide solutions to problems that will impact us shortly.

As concrete examples, the TULIP LabEx project elaborates new environmentally friendly fertilizers as well as genetically improved plant species to make them more resistant to pests and diseases.

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