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Eric Roy, INRAE (Vue aérienne (mai 2017) de l’évaluation phénotypique sur le site INRAE de Lusignan de 438 populations naturelles de ray-grass anglais extraites des collections des centres de ressources génétiques européens).

The Grassland BRC of the Plant Pillar contributes to the coordination of the maintenance of accessions of a major forage grass in European genetic resource centers

The Grassland CRB led the ImprovLoliumCol activity of the European ECPGR network whose report was published at the end of 2022. The aim of this...
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Figure : Diversité génétique et phénotypique intra-race chez la race Marans. On peut y voir les proximités génétiques entre individus sur l’arbre interne, les éleveurs sur le cercle interne (AGU étant un professionnel et les autres amateurs) et les variétés sur le cercle externe. Les variétés correspondent à des phénotypes différents : MB – Marans Blanche, MCA – Marans Coucou à camail Argentée, MF – Marans Froment, MGB – Marans Gris Barré, MN – Marans Noire, MNC -Marans Noire à camail Cuivré, MR – Marans Rouge et MS – Marans « Sauvage ». (Restoux, et al., 2022, GSE ©).

The local breeds of French hens: a resource to be conserved

Within the animal pillar, a recent study published in the journal GSE highlights that many local breeds of French chickens constitute an important...
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INRAE, NICOLAS Bertrand, Serres experimentales UMR Génomique végétale Evry

How can the use of plant genetic resources be improved to support the effectiveness of breeding programs?

In a recent special issue article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Plant Pillar scientists demonstrated how to...
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Publication GSE, Jacques A. & al.

Reintroduction of genetic diversity in populations from frozen semen: The case of Abondance, a local French dairy cattle breed

Genetic diversity is the genetic variability between individuals in the same population or between populations. In the case of livestock, breeds are...
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