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      A novel mechanism controlling sex determination

      The control of the carpel determinism pathway leads to sex determination in cucurbits
       
      To increase genetic diversity and fitness of offspring, flowering plants have developed several systems to prevent...



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      PhD theses defended at IPS2 during summer 2022

      Juan Camilo ALVAREZ DIAZ
      Genomic and epigenomic immunity in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris): lessons learned from chromosome scale genome assemblies
      Keywords: Phaseolus vulgaris, genome assembly, resistance...



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      In depth transcriptomics of symbiotic nodule senescence

      A dual legume-rhizobium transcriptome of symbiotic nodule senescence reveals coordinated plant and bacterial responses
      Senescence determines plant organ lifespan depending on aging and environmental cues...



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      A new regulation of plastidial thioredoxins

      Adenylates regulate the action of thioredoxins via binding to a CBS domain protein in Arabidopsis plastids.
       
      Two teams of IPS2 (CCARS and OGE) recently collaborated and published in Plant Physiology)...



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      An invited Professor at IPS2: Dr. Dawei Xin

      The Dr. Dawei Xin, Professor of crop genetic and breeding at the Northeast Agricultural University (China), is in residence at IPS2 for one year
      The SYMUNITY team is pleased to welcome Dr. Dawei Xin coming...



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      Single nuclei analysis of symbiotic nodulatio

      Cell-specific pathways recruited for symbiotic nodulation in the Medicago truncatula legume
       
      Medicago truncatula is a model legume species that has been studied for decades to understand the symbiotic...



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      NBCL1 and NBCL2 regulate legume development

      The transcriptional co-regulators NBCL1 and NBCL2 redundantly coordinate aerial organ development and root nodule identity in legumes

      Medicago truncatulaNODULE ROOT1 (MtNOOT1) and Pisum sativumCOCHLEATA1...



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      Call for new group leaders at IPS2

      The Institute of Plant Sciences Paris Saclay (IPS2) is seeking to recruit new group leaders to develop
      independent research programs in the fields of plant-microbe interactions, physiology and signalling...



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      Sex determination and fruit shape: only one gene!

      Ethylene plays a dual role in sex determination and fruit shape in cucurbits
      The shape of vegetables and fruits is the result of adaptive evolution and human selection. Genetic modules controlling the...



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      WIP genes and embryonic root development

      Spatially expressed WIP genes control Arabidopsis embryonic root development
       
      Development of plant organs is a highly organized process. In Arabidopsis, proper root development requires that distinct cell...



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      IPS2 welcomes high school students!

      IPS2 welcomes high school students as part of the "Des Plantes et des Hommes" initiative supported by the Saclay Plant Science (SPS) network.
      The initiative "Des Plantes et des Hommes", supported by the...



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      Low complexity drives transcriptional regulatory rules

      Minimum complexity drives regulatory logic in Boolean models of living systems
       
      Cellular decisions depend on the coordinated action of molecular components. Their modeling can be tackled via Boolean networks...



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      Evolution of anti‐silencing systems in plants

      Fast co‐evolution of anti‐silencing systems shapes the invasiveness of Mu‐like DNA transposons in eudicot plants
       
      How transposons escape epigenetic silencing is still poorly understood. In a study published...



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      Dr. Jérémie Bazin was recruited at IPS2 as a INRAE researcher

      Jeremie Bazin is a researcher (INRAE) in the IPS2 unit (Institut des Sciences des Plantes - Paris-Saclay, UMR 9213 UPSaclay/CNRS/INRAE). He has been recruited in May 2021 in Martin Crespi's team.
      After...



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      A new team at IPS2

      The new team headed by Leandro Quadrana  will join the Developmental Genomics and Genetics (DGG) department  to investigate the contribution of genomic and epigenomic variation to plant diversity. What...



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      Ph D recently defended at IPS2

      Hadi KHARESTANI
      Engineering of the eIF4E gene for resistance against Potyviridae viruses in melon using genome editing
      Keywords: Melon, genetic transformation, base editing, resistance to virus.
      Melon (Cucumis...



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      The IPS2 Platform’s Days

      After the Plant Transcriptomics’ Days, then the SPOmics’ Days, we invite you to "Les journées des Plateformes de l'IPS2" on June 16 and 17 – 2022.
      These days are open to all those interested in approaches...



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      Dr. A. G. Ammar invited at IPS2

      The Dr. A. G. Ammar, Assistant Professor of Biotechnology in Alexandria (Egypt), is in residence at IPS2 for 6 months
      The SYMUNITY team is pleased to welcome Dr. Gamal Ammar coming from the City of Scientific...



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      IPS2 PhD & PostDoc Days 2022

      For a day and a half, on March 10 and 11, around 30 PhD students and postdocs of the IPS2 presented their backgrounds, research projects, and results. This event organized by PhD students highlighted...



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      An ERC consolidator at IPS2 : Moussa Benhamed



      The « 3Dwheat » project
       
      In an era of global warming, heat stress poses a major threat for the stability and the increase of crop yields. Plants have evolved a variety of sophisticated mechanisms to adapt...