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Bandeau charte graphique IRD pour IUCN

20/08/21

IRD at the World Conservation Congress (IUCN) | Press release

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is holding its World Congress from 3 to 11 September 2021 in Marseille. This major event is held every four years and sets priorities to guide nature conservation and sustainable development activities. IRD has made biodiversity one of its...

Visualisation 3D de l’émergence des ovules d’Arabidopsis

21/07/21

Architecture modulates reproductive cells in plant ovules

Clonal reproduction through seeds, known as apomixis, occurs in nature but not in cultivated species. This alternative mode of reproduction has enormous potential for sustainable agriculture because it would allow direct fixation and conservation of genotypes of interest in crops. A recent study...

Paspalum notatum

05/02/21

Plants that defy generations at the heart of a European Union research programme

The Mechanisms of Apomictic Development (MAD) project, funded by the European Union and coordinated by Olivier Leblanc, an IRD plant geneticist, was launched last December. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA RISE) Action is being implemented under the Pillar 1...

 Mountains of the eastern arch of Tanzania. The flora of this region is threatened with extinction.

20/11/19

Almost a Third of Tropical Africa’s Flora Faces Extinction

31.7% of tropical Africa’s vascular plant species could be threatened with extinction, reveals an international study coordinated by an IRD researcher, published in the journal Science Advances on 20 November 2019. Using a new approach based on the key elements of the assessment process used by the...

PSF BIODIG (2019-2021)

In partnership with the University of Ghana, this training project aims to develop the skills of students in genomics and bioinformatics at the University's two centres of excellence: the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) and the West African Centre for Crop...

PSF-South BURKINABIOINFO (2019-2021)

The spectacular advances made in sequencing technology have been a veritable revolution in life science research. These faster techniques generate an explosion in the volume of genomic data, which means that specific analytical skills and access to calculation resources such as calculation clusters...