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High-throughput genetics and phenotyping, or how to unravel plant quantitative resistance to a root pathogen

The root parasite Aphanomyces euteiches is the main pathogen of pea in Europe and is also an important limiting factor of alfalfa production in USA. Since no chemical control is available against A...

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Third Meeting

Meeting 2014
TULIP 2014 Meeting will be a milestone in the LabEx life. Both in continuity with previous ones, it will gather the scientific communitie of its different partners, this event will also host the me...

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Climate and disease resistance: What impact on natural plant populations?

If climate change seems inevitable, we can at least anticipate its impact on ecosystems. This is in line with the research of Fabrice Roux who recently created a new group in the labex TULIP (see l...

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Do stream fish track climate change ? Assessing distribution shifts in recent decades

Understanding the ability of species to shift their distribution ranges in response to climate change is crucial for conservation biologists and resources managers. Although freshwater ecosystems i...

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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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