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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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D. S. Guttman & D .Desveaux seminars

D. S. Guttman & D .Desveaux
Taking opportunity of famous scientists visits, David S. Guttman & Darrell Desveaux, both belonging to Toronto University, Department of Cell and Systems Biology, Centre for the Analysis of Genome...

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Biological Nitrogen fixation

Frans J. De Brujin (LIPM), editor of a two volume set on Biological Nitrogen Fixation.

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Primary transcripts of microRNAs encode regulatory peptides

Primary transcripts of microRNAs encode regulatory peptides
MicroRNAs are small RNAs (approximately 21 nucleotides) that control most biological processes, negatively regulating the expression of many target genes. They are present in plants and animals,...

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Decoding the genome of Eucalyptus grandis, the most widely planted hardwood in the world

Native from Australia, the genus Eucalyptus encompasses more than 700 species. With 20 million hectares of industrial plantations, Eucalyptus (mainly E. grandis and E. globulus species) are the mos...

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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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