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Environment - Apr 8
Environment
An international research team that included INRA and CNRS scientists has revealed the key role played by rare plant species in maintaining ecosystem "multifunctionality": both species and evolutionary diversity is important. This work was recently been published in PNAS . Based on data from 123 sampling sites around the world, the results show that taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic biodiversity matters for ecosystem functioning.
Life Sciences - Mar 22
Life Sciences

INRA, CIRAD, and CNRS researchers recently made an unprecedented discovery: the different genomic segments of a multipartite 1 virus can occupy distinct cells within their host but still work together to generate infection.

Life Sciences - Jan 10
Life Sciences

Grown throughout the world, F1 hybrid crop varieties have highly desirable traits. However, they remain expensive to produce.

Life Sciences - Mar 20
Life Sciences

Researchers from INRA, CIRAD, CEA, the University of Montpellier, and Chicago and Vanderbilt Universities in the United States have developed an innovative method for analysing the genome of the Wolbachia bacterium.

Life Sciences - Dec 21, 2018
Life Sciences

Bacteria make use of a number of natural resistance strategies to overcome antibiotics. And it seems that this bacterial toolbox may be much more varied than previously thought.


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Life Sciences - 18.12.2018
Brain nutrition front and center at the Food4BrainHealth international scientific network
Brain nutrition front and center at the Food4BrainHealth international scientific network
After several years of close collaboration between Canadian and French research teams, thirteen institutional partners from Canada and France, including Université Laval and France's National Institu

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 10.12.2018

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 29.10.2018
First projects selected for the European initiative on quantum technologies
First projects selected for the European initiative on quantum technologies
On October 29, 2018 the European Union announced the projects selected for the FET Flagship on Quantum Technologies , a European research program of unprecedented scope, with funding of one billion euros over ten years.