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Post-doctoral fellowships for TULIP: selected applicants

About 200 applications received for the call "Young scientists for the future" including 4 post-doctoral positions available in the TULIP partner labs. After selection by the TULIP Scientific Comm...

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A "B plan" for Biodiversity ?

The most threatened mammal group on Earth, Madagascar’s five endemic lemur families (lemurs are found nowhere else), represent more than 20% of the world’s primate species and 30% of family-level d...

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"New frontiers" projects

Six New Frontiers projects (also called "innovative projects") have been selected by the International Board members. Three of them (selected as "high priority projects" will be financially support...

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An integrated analysis of plant and bacterial gene expression in symbiotic root nodules using laser-capture microdissection coupled to RNA sequencing

Rhizobium-induced root nodules are specialized organs for symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Indeterminate-type nodules are formed from an apical meristem and exhibit a spatial zonation which corresponds...

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Avoiding pitfalls in estimating heritability with the common options approach

Hirondelle à front blanc
Heritability (i.e. the heredity of differences) is a central parameter of evolutionary sciences, as evolution by natural selection or drift can only occur in traits that are heritable. However, in...

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A Quantitative Genetic Signature of Senescence in a Short-Lived Perennial Plant

Silene Latifolia
The evolution of senescence (the physiological decline of organisms with age) poses an apparent paradox because it represents a failure of natural selection to increase the survival and reproductiv...

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Our reason to be...

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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