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EfpR, a dual regulator of virulence and metabolic functions in Ralstonia solanacearum

EfpR, a dual regulator of virulence and metabolic functions in Ralstonia solanacearum

Experimental evolution of the plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum, where bacteria were maintained on plant lineages for more than 300 generations,...
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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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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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A non canonical subtilase attenuates the transcriptional activation

A non canonical subtilase attenuates the transcriptional activation of defence responses in Arabidopsis thaliana

LIPM researchers identified an atypical protease of the subtilase family [SBT5.2(b)] that attenuates the transcriptional activation of plant defence...
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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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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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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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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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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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