27 Jan 2017
26 Dec 2016
Scientists from INRA and CIRAD, working in collaboration with a Chinese team, have shown how the very differing immune systems of two rice varieties that have been co-cultivated for centuries have united their forces to evade pathogenic agents in a sustainable manner.
28 Sep 2016
Researchers from INRA and Montpellier SupAgro have found that nighttime water loss in grapevines can be significantly curbed by selecting certain varieties. Up to now, this avenue has remained unexplored for all species of plants. These exciting new findings open the door to a new selection strategy to help grapevines better tolerate drought.
16 Sep 2016
Researchers from CNRS and INRA have just discovered a mechanism that allows a plant to adjust its water status and growth according to different soil flooding conditions. The results of this study, published on 15 September 2016 in the journal Cell, describe how roots sense and respond to soil oxygen and potassium levels jointly, so as to change their water uptake capacity.
07 Sep 2016
To understand the beneficial effect of ectomycorrhizal symbiosis on the resilience of trees to drought stress, an international consortium, led by INRA and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)1, sequenced the genome of the root symbiont Cenococcum geophilum and characterized its gene expression in symbiotic roots upon high drought stress.