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Focus on major discoveries

You can find here the main scientific breakthroughs made by the TULIP partner laboratories.
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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Codon optimization underpins generalist parasitism in fungi

Codon optimization underpins generalist parasitism in fungi

In recent work published in february 2017 in eLife, LIPM researchers ask how codon optimization underpins generalist parasitism in fungi.
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ECTOPYR: the Pyrenean ectotherms indicators of climate change

ECTOPYR: the Pyrenean ectotherms indicators of climate change

Fabien Aubret, researcher at the SETE laboratory, recently launched a European cross-border cooperation project INTERREG POCTEFA named ECTOPYR, which...
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The Conundrum of Heterogeneities in Life History Studies

The Conundrum of Heterogeneities in Life History Studies

In a review published last November in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Emmanuelle Cam and collaborators critically analyze the methods used to test...
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Positive Gene Regulation by a Natural Protective miRNA Enables Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

Positive Gene Regulation by a Natural Protective miRNA Enables Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis, a plant-fungal mutualistic relationship, is regulated by the miR171 family. Couzigou et al. discover that miR171b...
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