2022 Research highlights

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To better understand the impact of the environment or genetic variability, and thus facilitate the choice of future varieties, scientists from the Laboratory of Plant-Microbe-Environment Interactions (LIPME - INRAE/CNRS) at the INRAE Occitanie-Toulouse centre have modelled the metabolism of the tomato. These results have been published in the journal Plant Physiology. This publication is the result of a New Frontiers TULIP project and was the subject of a highlight of the INRAE Toulouse Occatanie centre.
Members of LIPME (UMR INRAE / CNRS) published an article in Frontiers in Plant Science in October 2022, a study that showed the strong potential of wild Helianthus species as a reservoir of resistance to the Orobanche cumana parasitic plant.
In a recent article published in october 2022 in Nature Plants, researchers from the Station of Theoretical and Experimental Ecology (SETE - UMR CNRS / UPS) provide empirical support for a fundamental, but largely untested, assumption in dispersal theory: the extent of dispersal plasticity correlates with fitness sensitivity to the environment.
In a study published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment by a Franco-German team, a SETE research team highlights a increasing distance between where we live and natural spaces, and summarizes current knowledge on the recent evolution of human-nature interactions.
Members of LIPME (UMR INRAE / CNRS) published an article in New Phytologist in June 2022, on a high-throughput analysis that identified the genes of the Xanthomonas bacterium involved in the first stages of its infectious cycle in cauliflower. This led to the identification of a new regulator involved in many bacterial processes, including adaptation to life in the plant.
Members of the LRSV (CNRS / UT3) and LIPME (UMR INRAE / CNRS), published an article in Frontiers in Plant Science in November 2022, to provide evidence that calcium signaling could be considered as a central integrator of responses to biotic and abiotic stresses.
Members of LGDP (UMR 5096 – CNRS/UPVD), in association with researchers from Federation of Catalan Nature Reserves, showed in an article published in Ecology & Evolution in March 2022, that among different threats, it is however climate change that could give the ‘coup de grâce’ to this species.
Camille Parmesan, researcher at the Station of Theoretical and Experimental Ecology (SETE - UMR CNRS / UPS), is part of the Working Group II which has contributed to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report assesses the impacts of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It also reviews vulnerabilities and the capacities and limits of the natural world and human societies to adapt to climate change.
In a study published on 5 September 2022 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, a group coordinated by researchers from the Evolution and Biological Diversity laboratory (EDB - CNRS/University of Toulouse III Paul Sabatier/IRD) and also involving researchers from INRAE, CEA and the Gustave Eiffel University, sheds new light on the response of tropical forests to repeated drought events over several decades.
Members of TULIP from the IHPE (UMR CNRS / UPVD / Ifremer / UM 5244) demonstrated in an article published in Microbiome Journal in June 2022 that early life microbial exposure durably improves oyster survival when challenged with the pathogen causing Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS), both in the exposed generation and in the subsequent one.
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Modification date: 23 January 2024 | Publication date: 21 June 2022 | By: TULIP Communication