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Environment Pillar

This pillar brings together 4 CRBs that manage biological and/or genomic resources useful for research in the field of agroecology, to describe, document and characterize the various components of the environment, and to develop processes for the biocontrol of crop pests.

The BRC4Env network of Biological Resource Centres and "environmental resources" collections preserves and distributes biological resources (biological material and associated data) in a secure manner and with optimal traceability. BRC4Env supports basic and applied research related to agro-environmental bioresources.
These biological and/or genomic resources are sampled from soils, sediments, waters, cultivated or natural ecosystems, and preserved in organized collections. They concern microbial consortia, as well as animal and plant resources whose management or propagation do not depend directly on human intervention. BRC4Env makes these resources available to researchers from academia, industry and civil society.

  ¦ Web portal BRC4Env

  • GenoSol: the platform aims to provide a logistical and technical structure for the acquisition, conservation, characterization and availability of microbial genetic resources (DNA) from soils resulting from large-scale sampling (several hundred to several thousand corresponding to large spatial and/or temporal scales).
  • Microorganisms: Entomopathogenic bacteria, freshwater
  • EP-Coll : The CRB EP-Coll aims to develop collection and maintenance services for various species of oophagous parasitoids, but also to offer expertise in the fields of molecular, morphological and phenotypic characterization.