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N° 101
  April 2018  
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Results, Innovations, Transfer
Attacks of mildew of the vine on Vitis vinifera susceptible variety (A) and vine variety resisting the disease (B)
Varieties resistant to fungal diseases classified for 2018

Twenty per cent of the plant health products consumed in France are used on vines, even though they only cover 3% of the utilised agricultural area. Under the goals of the Ecophyto plan, reducing the use of pesticides on this crop is essential. INRA, IFV and vine growers have developed new varieties that are resistant to fungal diseases and have been classified as “wine grape varieties” for the 2018 crop year.

Sélection de souches d’affinage probiotiques : du
Selection of probiotic cheese starters: "2 in 1" strains for a functional Emmental

Why should it be necessary to choose between technological and probiotic properties when some bacteria can supply both? Scientists in the UMR STLO have developed expertise in identifying "2 in 1" strains that will enable the development of fermented foods with enhanced health effects. A clinical trial is currently under way to validate the concept of an Emmental cheese that is able to prevent colitis.

INRA congratulates its partner Enterome on its recent fundraising

Created in 2012 in Paris to exploit discoveries made by INRA’s quantitative metagenomics platform, Enterome has announced that it has raised funds worth €32 million. Enterome is a pioneer in the development of innovative therapies for diseases linked to abnormalities of the gut microbiota.

Papillon mâle de la noctuelle Agrotis ipsilon avec l’organisation de son cerveau en surimpression. © INRA, M. Renou et A. Abrieux
Insects and olfaction: olfactory coding in the turbulent realm

Long-distance olfactory orientation is a difficult task because atmospheric turbulence deletes odour gradients and breaks up the odour plume. By reproducing the dynamics of these odour plumes in the laboratory, INRA scientists have been able to describe in a noctuid moth how neurons in the first two layers of the olfactory system encode this complex signal, whatever its dynamic.

Urban spread, Châlons. © INRA, SLAGMULDER Christian
Artificialised land and artificialisation processes: determinants, impacts and levers for action

On 8 December 2017, INRA and IFSTTAR handed over a collective scientific expert report on the artificialisation of land that had been commissioned by the French Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, ADEME and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Land is a non-renewable resource and since 2015 the rates of its artificialisation have been one of the ten “wealth indicators” developed by the Government to monitor its public policies.

Technology platforms
Gros plan sur du petit matériel de laboratoire.. © INRA, BEAUCARDET William
Enzyme activities in soils: from a measurement method to a standard

The Environmental Biochemistry Platform, Biochem-Env, has optimised a method to measure enzyme activities in soils using colorimetric substrates in micro-well plates. Its robustness was demonstrated in the context of an international, multi-laboratory trial which has since led to the development of an international standard.

Image illustrative de la plateforme Agrisource.
Agrisource: agriculture united in the face of climate change

INRA and CIRAD ared developing a joint platform called Agrisource to provide information and exchange ideas on the adaptation of agriculture to climate change. Register now to share your knowledge and projects, obtain information and meet with actors from throughout the sector!

Collaboration Proposals
Prévention ou traitement d’une infection intestinale par Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron
Prevention or treatment of intestinal infections with Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron

Infectious pathologies in neonates and infants are a major problem in both human and animal health. The greater sensitivity to infections in these populations is closely linked to the immaturity of their immune systems.

Méthode de sélection de souches bactériennes surproduisant des exopolysaccharides
A method for the selection of bacterial strains overproducing exopolysaccharides

A method for the selection of bacterial strains overproducing exopolysaccharides (EPS), carbohydrate polymers that are secreted into the environment.

Our partners
Curious cows. © INRA, MAITRE Christophe
An integrated infrastructure in the European cattle sector is born!

INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, won the call for the European project INFRA-IA, for its proposal of integrating research infrastructures (RIs) for increased research capability and innovation in the European cattle sector: SmartCow. The kick off meeting of this infrastructure will take place in Clermont-Ferrand, from February 19 to 21 2018.

Just publied
Game Theory Approach to Managerial Strategies and Value Creation.Abdelhakim Hammoudi and Nabyla Daid. ISTE Ltd and John Wiley & Sons Inc (Eds). 282 pages. Date de publication : 9 janvier 2018.
ISBN-10:1848219733 / ISBN-13:978-1848219731 © ISTE Ltd and John Wiley & Sons Inc (Eds).
Game Theory Approach to Managerial Strategies and Value Creation

Teachings and analysis applied to specific case studies of various sectors of the economy.

23-25 May 2018 - Wood formation and tree adaptation to climate
Orléans (France)
28-31 May 2018 - Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity
Belfast (Northern Ireland)
31 May - 01 Jun 2018 - International Conference "Public Policies in the Context of Global Changes"
14 Jun 2018 - #5 / The Future Of Waste
25-27 Jun 2018 - 20th Nitrogen Workshop
Rennes (France)
16-20 Jul 2018 - XII International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics
Bordeaux (France)
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Editorial coordination,Chief Editor: Odile Whitechurch
Editorial Staff: Anne Frinault, Patricia Le Crenn, Jacques Le Rouzic, Anne Perraut
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