27 Jan 2017
10 Jan 2017
A team of INRA scientists from Toulouse and Clermont Ferrand has developed a method that can identify the proteins responsible for the virulence of the parasite that causes downy mildew in sunflower. This disease can cause an almost total loss of yield in the event of a severe infestation. These findings have just been published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science. This advance should facilitate the characterisation of genes for the resistance of sunflower to downy mildew.
12 Dec 2016
Four ERA-NET are launching calls for research project proposals which will close in March 2017 on different topics: food systems and organic farming, biotechnologies for a sustainable bioeconomy, food security and climate change and societal changes.
60% of human infectious diseases are of animal origin, the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics affects humans as well as animals, the dispersion of contaminants in the environment has impacts on human health... Public health issues constitute important fields of research for INRA. The Institute is holding its scientific symposium at the Paris International Agricultural Show on 28 February on the subject "People, Animals, Environment: One Health". Follow the symposium live starting at 14h30 on this page and on twitter with the hashtag #OneHealth.