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AgroBRC RARe is a national research infrastructure that brings together five CRB networks

All sectors of agriculture are concerned: plant and animal production, agri-food industries, non-food use of biomass, clean tech biotechnology.

French research institutions active in the field of agronomy and biology (INRA, CIRAD, IRD, CNRS) and their partners (technical institutions, higher education institutions) have set up biological resource centres, most of which have received the IBiSA CRB label.

Biological Resource Centres (BRCs) conserve genetic, genomic and biological resources assembled and characterized by research on domestic animals, model or cultivated plants, wild species related to domestic animals, micro-organisms of agronomic or agri-food interest, micro-organisms and environmental organisms.

Their purpose is to collect, manage, characterize, conserve, enrich, distribute and make available biological samples. To this end, the CRB and biobanks implement quality assurance procedures, techniques and databases.

Currently, more than 30 CRBs store millions of resources:

  • Genomic resources (LAC libraries, tissue and DNA banks),
  • Breeding samples from 36 plant families (seeds, plants), 22 animal species (semen, embryos),
  • 1,294 species of bacteria, yeasts or fungi and 10,000 soil samples hosting microbial consortia.