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You can find here the main scientific breakthroughs made by the TULIP partner laboratories.
How to manage human actions that harm biodiversity?

How to manage human actions that harm biodiversity?

In a recent article in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Ian Donohue, Stuart Pimm and José Montoya from the SETE criticize the notion of a planetary...
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Feedback on the international Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting (iMMM 2017)

Feedback on the international Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting (iMMM 2017)

Members of the LIPM and the LRSV successfully organized the third edition of the international molecular mycorrhiza meeting, sponsored by TULIP, on...
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Strong evidence to support shift in the position of sponges in animal classification

Strong evidence to support shift in the position of sponges in animal classification

The position of sponges and Ctenophores in the tree of life poses a major problem in understanding the evolution of animals in recent years. A new...
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Different genetic strategies within a population to adapt to climate change

Different genetic strategies within a population to adapt to climate change

In a recent article published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, Fabrice Roux' team has identified a new form of genetic architecture allowing a rapid...
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Recruitment of a Lineage-Specific Virulence Regulatory Pathway

Recruitment of a Lineage-Specific Virulence Regulatory Pathway Promotes Intracellular Infection by a Plant Pathogen Experimentally Evolved into a Legume Symbiont

In an article recently published in the Molecular Biology & Evolution journal, Delphine Capela ( “Symbiotic functions, genome and evolution of...
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Temperature-size responses alter food chain persistence across environmental gradients

Temperature-size responses alter food chain persistence across environmental gradients

One of the main effects of global warming is to reduce the size of cold-blooded organisms such as insects, fish and bacteria. The ecological...
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Colour polymorphism is associated with lower extinction risk in birds

Colour polymorphism is associated with lower extinction risk in birds

Do species with a greater diversity of color (polymorphism) have a lower risk of extinction than those with no color diversity? Simon Ducatez...
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Exploring the combined effects of climatic warming and habitat fragmentation on biodiversity

Exploring the combined effects of climatic warming and habitat fragmentation on biodiversity

José M. Montoya received an ERC Consolidator Grant in December 2016. Taking the opportunity of the launch of the project on first June, 2017, José...
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A relationship between population or ecosystem stability and study area

A relationship between population or ecosystem stability and study area

The temporal stability of a population or ecosystem was known to increase with spatial scale, but this relationship had never been made explicit....
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sunflower genome reveals orchestration of genes involved in oil production and flowering

The sunflower genome reveals the orchestration of genes involved in oil production and flowering

Less than a year after the deciphering of the sunflower genome, its in-depth analysis by a LIPM team (TULIP laboratory) led to the identification of...
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