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1st INRAE Genomics Symposium

1st INRAE Genomics Symposium

Orléans May 6-18, 2022
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The impact of defoliating insects on tree growth: a matter of time!

Study conducted by Balducci et al.
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Phenotypic plasticity of European larch radial growth and wood density along a-1,000 m elevational gradient

Margarita Escobar-Sandoval1, Luc Pâques1, Philippe Rozenberg1, Patrick Fonti2, Alejandro Martinez-Meier3
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The Joint Research Unit Integrated Biology for the Development of Tree and Forest Diversity (UMR 0588) brings together expertise in genetics, genomics and physiology applied to the study of forest trees. The research carried out aims to enhance the value of forest genetic resources with a view to sustainable timber and biomass production, while taking into account the ecological impact of domesticated populations on the ecosystem and a changing climatic context. UMR BioForA conducts genetic improvement programmes on 6 forest species (Douglas fir, larch, Scots pine, ash, cherry, poplar) and is involved in innovative strategies for selection and dissemination of genetic progress. It is involved in the evaluation and management of genetic diversity as well as in the study of interactions between improved varieties and corresponding wild populations, thus helping to define strategies for the management and conservation of forest genetic resources. In order to meet these objectives, an integrative biology approach is being developed mainly on the poplar model to better understand the genetic determinism of the complex traits of interest involved in tree development (phenology, growth, wood properties), its adaptation to environmental constraints (resistance to pathogens, water use efficiency), thus contributing to the construction of the phenotype.

Marc Villar – Unit Director