Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

UMR INRA - Univ. Nice Sophia Antipolis - Cnrs

http://www.paca.inra.fr/institut-sophia-agrobiotech_eng/

Institut Sophia Agrobiotech

The Sophia Agrobiotech Institute aims to address some of the challenges offered for agricultural research in the field of ecological management of agroecosystems. Situated at the interface of Environment and Agriculture, the main research topics concern the study of plant-interactions, pathogens and symbionts and their dynamics in time and space. For this, the Institute brings together strong expertise in comparative, evolutionary and functional genomics, in community ecology and agronomy. The ultimate goal is to integrate this knowledge in the development of innovative agronomic strategies (integrated pest management, biological control), more environmentally friendly and human health.

Sophia Agrobiotech Institute - Plant Health Pole - Inra PACA Sophia Antipolis - France


This research program has been elected by the French Ministry of Research and Education in the framework of the very competitive scientific clusters of excellence called Labex for “Laboratoire d’Excellence”, part of the “Investments for the Future” 2011 wave governmental initiatives.  The SIGNALIFE Labex scientific project received 11 million euros for a 8-year period starting from March 2012. It aimed at developing a network between 6 remarkable academic research institutes to build one of the leading campuses in life sciences on cell signaling pathways, essential for human health and plant development.

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Identification of Mealybug Species in Brazilian Vineyards - 28/07/2014

Pacheco da Silva, V.C., Bertin, A., Blin, A., Germain, J.-F., Bernardi, D., Rignol, G., Botton, M., and Malausa, T. (2014). Molecular and Morphological Identification of Mealybug Species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) in Brazilian Vineyards. PLoS ONE 9, e103267. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103267

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Delayed and time-cumulative toxicity of imidacloprid in bees, ants and termites - 07/07/2014

Rondeau, G., Sánchez-Bayo, F., Tennekes, H.A., Decourtye, A., Ramírez-Romero, R., and Desneux, N. (2014). Delayed and time-cumulative toxicity of imidacloprid in bees, ants and termites. Sci. Rep. 4. DOI: 10.1038/srep05566.

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