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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

3 new teams join the Saclay Plant Sciences network

In the framework of the new "Saclay Plant Sciences Graduate School of Research" EUR project, the SPS network is growing. Indeed, 3 new teams come to broaden our research skills, including 2 from the research unit Biology and Risk Management in Agriculture (BIOGER), a new partner laboratory, and the third from the research unit Quantitative Genetics and Evolution (GQE).

Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding Methodology
(leader: Alain Charcosset, GQE-Le Moulon)

Research carried out in the GQMS team is characterized by quantitative genetics approaches closely related to breeding methodology and the management of genetic diversity. It involves theoretical and experimental approaches, development of statistical methods and decision support tools.  Experimental approaches involve the development of original genetic materials in maize, their genotyping and their phenotyping.

Effectors and Pathogenesis in Leptosphaeria maculans
(leader: Marie-Hélène Balesdent, BIOGER)

On the model interaction L. maculans - rapeseed, the EPLM team undertakes an integrated research "from the field to the gene" and vice-versa. Its main objectives are to decipher mechanisms involved in fungal pathogenesis and adaptation of the fungus to its host plant to design and propose durable strategies for management of plant resistance. The team mainly focuses its research on the study of protein effectors genes expressed at different stages of the fungus life cycle.

Effectors of Fungal-Plant Communication
(leaders: Richard O'Connell and Muriel Viaud, BIOGER)

To manipulate plant physiology and immunity, pathogenic fungi such as Colletotrichum and Botrytis produce effector molecules, including small secreted proteins, secondary metabolites and small interfering RNAs. The ECCP team uses genomics and transcriptomics, molecular genetics, and cell biology approaches to understand the mode of action and plant targets of these fungal effectors and the mechanisms of molecular and cellular communication between fungi and their host plants.