Scientific teams

Thirteen research teams are working on tropical and Mediterranean crops (rice, wheat, sorghum, sugarcane, banana, coconut, oil palm, yam, coffee, rubber, cacao, cotton, apple, grapevine, olive, forest species, eucalyptus, etc.) covering a very broad range of biological characteristics and uses by farmers.

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  • Adaptation to abiotic stress in perennial species (BURST)

    Jeunes embryons somatiques d'hévéa brasiliens exprimant le gène GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein). © Cirad
    The aim of the BURST team is to help improving tolerance to abiotic stress in perennial species at the pre-breeding phases. Understanding the physiological and developmental processes related to the response to stress is addressed using integrative approaches in order to develop functional markers and phenotyping methodologies, and identify parents of interest.

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  • Architecture and functioning of fruit species (AFEF)

    Jubilé. P.-E. Lauri. © INRA/CIRAD-PHIV
    The aim of the team is to understand and model the processes underlying the elaboration of fruit species phenotypes and their functioning in interaction with the environment. The main species studied is apple. Olive and mango are application species.

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  • Data integration (ID)

    Phylogeny_family. © Cirad
    The idea is to develop innovative approaches in the processing of the data link with the research projects in genomics and plant genetics.

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  • Development and adaptation of rice (DAR)

    CRISPR CAO1 © Cirad, C. Périn.
    Our team focuses on the study of genetic and molecular mechanisms controlling rice root architecture and anatomy. We are particularly interested in the variability and adaptive plasticity of roots for tolerance to abiotic stresses.

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  • Diversity, Adaptation and Breeding of Grapevine (DAAV)

    Collection ampelographique of Vassal. © T. Lacombe, Inra.
    Our team ultimately aims at contributing to the creation of grapevine varieties more resistant to diseases and better adapted to climate changes, while maintaining a high quality level.

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  • Dynamiques de la diversité, sociétés et environnements (DDSE)

    Filling a boat with coconut in Ben Tré. © R. Bourdeix, 2016.
    La diversité des plantes cultivées résulte d’une série d’évènements de domestication, de flux de gènes entre compartiments sauvages et cultivés, d’effets de sélection adaptative naturelle mais surtout de sélection et de dispersions géographiques larges par les agriculteurs, souvent sur de longues périodes.

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  • Evolutionary Genomics and Population Management (GE²pop)

    Epi of durum wheat. © P. Roumet INRA.
    The GE²pop team studies the impact of molecular and evolutionary mechanisms on the functioning and diversity of species and populations and the role of these mechanisms in the adaptive response of populations to environmental changes.

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  • Genetics and variety innovation (GIV)

    Définition d'idéotype de sorgho avec les agriculteurs au Burkina Faso. © Cirad.
    The team is working on two target plants: rice and sorghum. The research focuses on varietal innovation and characterization of agrobiodiversity.

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  • Genome and selection (GS)

    Plant teams : cocoa, coffee, rubber, oil palm, eucalytus. © C. Lanaud, A. Clément-Demange, C. Bessou, D. Louppe, P. Silvi_Cirad.
    The Genome and Selection team undertakes research upstream of or directly connected with the genetic improvement of five agroindustrial plants (cocoa, coffee, cotton, rubber, oil palm) and of plantation forest trees in tropical and Mediterranean zones (genera: Eucalyptus, Pinus, Acacia, Tectona), focusing on adaptation to environmental and social constraints, on market expectations and on optimizing breeding methods.

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  • Improvement of vegetatively propagated plants (APMV)

    VL hyb 180 et variété locale Salili. © Cirad.
    Context The overall challenge is to promote sustainable farming systems, through varietal innovation, for several vegetatively propagated food species, including the most important ones in the tropical and Mediterranean zones (citrus, dessert banana and plantain, sugarcane, roots and tubers: cassava, sweet potato, yam and taro) by improving adaptation to environmental constraints and the response to market expecta

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  • Models and methods for plant phenotyping (M2P2)

    Mango reconstruction. © F. Boudon, Cirad, 2017
    Plant phenotyping is entering a new era because of the introduction of robotized phenotyping platforms, new generation of sensors and numeric technologies. Plant phenotyping at hand is progressively replaced by automatized high-throughput phenotyping.

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  • Phenotypic plasticity and adaptation of monocots (PAM)

    Research station of the IRRI, the Philippines. © Cirad, Tanguy Lafarge
    The team’s objectives are (i) understanding and modelling the integrated functioning of a plant in its stand and (ii) characterizing the environmental and genetic determinants of traits involved in the increase of yield potential and the adaptation to abiotic constraints. The biological species focused upon are tropical cultivated monocots, primarily rice, sorghum and oil palm.

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  • Structure and evolution of genomes (SEG)

    Chromosome preparation of an intergeneric hybrid between Saccharum officinarum and Erianthus arundinaceus after genomic in situ hybridization with Saccharum DNA detected in green and Erianthus DNA detected in red. © Cirad
    The team studies the structure and evolution of complex genomes (polyploid, interspecific, structural heterozygous,…) in particular the banana and sugar cane genomes, via targeted or global comparative genomics approaches and approaches of molecular cytogenetics.

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