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      INCREASE European project officially launches a Citizen Science Experiment

      INCREASE officially launches the Citizen Science Experiment - calling on all citizens to participate in cultivating different varieties of common bean.
      Registration for the INCREASE Citizen Science Experiment...



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      Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute (IRBA) and IPS2: collaboration for mutual benefit

      When animal and plant research join forces to develop new common methods in cytology and histology.
      As part of a fruitful collaboration with the Institut de Recherche Biomédicale des Armées (IRBA), IPS2...



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      Nitrogen Systemic Signaling: from symbiotic nodulation to root acquisition

      Plant nutrient acquisition is tightly regulated both by resources availability and metabolic needs, implying the existence of communication between roots and shoots to ensure their integration at the...



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      Happy New Year 2021

      Happy New Year



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      Genetic control of nectary development

      Can we imagine the world without chocolate, coffee or vanilla ice cream, three goods derived from crops that depend on pollinators! In fact, animal pollinators are vital for life on earth.
      Insect pollinators...



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      4 PhD Thesis recently defended at IPS2 2020

      Natalia RODRIGUEZ
      Towards the understanding of the epigenetic and transcriptional regulation of sex expression in C. melo
      The Curcubitaceae family is widely known for its diversity in sexual systems and...



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      MAPK activity in response to pathogen effectors : is the longer, the better ?

      In plants, MAPK (Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase) signaling pathways are central for adaptive responses to diverse abiotic and biotic stresses. MAPK roles are especially well documented in the context...



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      A long noncoding RNA modulates the transcriptome by interacting with multiple core splicing factors

      Alternative splicing (AS) is a major source of transcriptome diversity. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently emerged as regulators of AS through different molecular mechanisms. In Arabidopsis thaliana...



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      An unexpected CLE peptide regulates symbiotic nodulation of legume plants

      An improved linkage disequilibrium-based statistical test used for Genome-Wide Epistatic Selection Scans allowed predicting a genetic interaction between a new CLE signaling peptide and the SUNN receptor...



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      Non-coding RNAs in environmental adaptation

      The non-coding transcriptome of two Arabidopsis ecotypes suggests new mechanisms for plant adaptation to soil environment
      Protein-coding genes are largely conserved among organisms. This conservation is...



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      The same transcription factor regulates two antagonistic signaling pathways

      The NIN transcription factor coordinates CEP and CLE signaling peptides that regulate nodulation antagonistically 
      Legume plants tightly regulate symbiotic nitrogen-fixing root nodule number to balance...



    • Role of WIP transcription factors in male flower formation


      An integrative genome-wide analysis reveals role of WIP transcription factors in male flower formation
      Flowers are the reproductive organs of angiosperms. The production of unisexual flowers and plants...



    • A new step towards understanding cytokinin action in symbiotic nodulation

      The plant hormone cytokinins regulate many developmental processes and environmental responses, including symbiotic nitrogen-fixing nodulation in legume plants. Cytokinin signalling activation recruits...



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      Roles of BdUNICULME4 and BdLAXATUM-A in the non-domesticated grass

      Kévin Magne, Shengbin Liu, Sophie Massot, Marion Dalmais, Halima Morin, Richard Sibout, Abdelhafid Bendahmane and Pascal Ratet
       
      The team of P. Ratet (Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, INRAE, Univ Evry, Institute...



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      New roles for an atypical MAPK module

      Mitogen Activated Protein Kinase (MAPK) modules are important plant signaling components involved in developmental processes as well as in responses to environment stresses. They are usually composed...



    • 13 PhD subjects for scholarships at IPS2!

      Each year the French government offers several hundreds of scholarships to pay the salaries of PhD students during years. These scholarships are attributed through a concourse organized by the Doctoral...



    • Not so (immuno)depressed these nodules!

      Some plants, including legume plants, are able to host mutualistic bacterial partners in symbiotic root nodules. This interaction gives rise to exchanges: the bacteria supply nitrogen to the plants, which...



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      At the crossroads of systemic pathways regulating symbiotic nodulation

      The Compact Root Architecture 2 (CRA2) pathway promotes root competence for nodulation through the miR2111 systemic effector
      Nitrogen-deprived legume plants form new root organs, the nodules, following...



    • Systemic regulation of lateral root angle

      Systemic regulation of lateral root angle and root system architecture
      The CEP signaling peptide pathway controls from shoots the angle of lateral root formation and thus root system architecture
      Lateral...



    • Redox regulation of plant HDACs in response to climate change

      Kick-off REPHARE project : Redox regulation of plant HDACs in response to climate change
      Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are key epigenetic regulators but how their activity is regulated remains largely unknown...