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URGI - Unité de Recherche Génomique Info is a research unit in genomics and bioinformatics at French National Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment ( INRAE ), dedicated to plants and crop parasites. The URGI research activity covers data integration as well as genome structure and dynamics. URGI hosts a bioinformatics platform , which belongs to the Institut Français de Bioinformatique the French node of Elixir , the European network of bioinformatics platforms.


L'URGI est une unité de recherche en génomique et bioinformatique de l'Institut National de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnement ( INRAE ), dédiée aux plantes et leurs pathogènes. Son activité de recherche porte sur l'intégration de données ainsi que la structure et la dynamique du génome. L’unité héberge une plate-forme bioinformatique appartenant à l' Institut Français de Bioinformatique , le nœud français d' Elixir , le réseau européen des plate-formes bioinformatiques.

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07 Sep 2021 [hal-03254504] ELIXIR Plant sciences 2020-2023 Roadmap
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The Plant Sciences Community is an interdisciplinary group of researchers with diverse backgrounds from computer science to different fields of plant biology. We answer the needs of both bioinformaticians and plant biologists. The Community objective is to develop an infrastructure supporting the integration and linking of phenotypic, genotypic, *omics (e.g. expression, metabolomic, ...) and bibliographic data. The underlying scientific use cases encompass genetics and genomics approaches in plant sciences with an extension of the scope towards system biology. The community aims at promoting tools, databases, standards and best practices for plant research. The present document describe the Plant Community activites in the frame of the ELIXIR Scientific Programme 2019-2023 (
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31 Aug 2021 [hal-03328857] Insertion of Badnaviral DNA in the Late Blight Resistance Gene (R1a) of Brinjal Eggplant (Solanum melongena)
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Endogenous viral elements (EVEs) are widespread in plant genomes. They result from the random integration of viral sequences into host plant genomes by horizontal DNA transfer and have the potential to alter host gene expression. We performed a large-scale search for co-transcripts including caulimovirid and plant sequences in 1,678 plant and 230 algal species and characterized 50 co-transcripts in 45 distinct plant species belonging to lycophytes, ferns, gymnosperms and angiosperms. We found that insertion of badnavirus EVEs along with Ty-1 copia mobile elements occurred into a late blight resistance gene ( R1 ) of brinjal eggplant ( Solanum melongena ) and wild relatives in genus Solanum and disrupted R1 orthologs. EVEs of two previously unreported badnaviruses were identified in the genome of S. melongena , whereas EVEs from an additional novel badnavirus were identified in the genome of S. aethiopicum , the cultivated scarlet eggplant. Insertion of these viruses in the ancestral lineages of the direct wild relatives of the eggplant would have occurred during the last 3 Myr, further supporting the distinctiveness of the group of the eggplant within the giant genus Solanum .
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27 Jul 2021 [hal-03282821] The GenTree Platform: growth traits and tree-level environmental data in 12 European forest tree species
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27 Jul 2021 [hal-03282266] The GenTree Leaf Collection: Inter‐ and intraspecific leaf variation in seven forest tree species in Europe
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21 Sep 2021  Unavailability of URGI Platform 27-30 September 2021
The INRAE data-center supporting our bioinformatic infrastructure will be stopped for annual maintenance ... 13 Sep 2021  M2 internship position at URGI - Graph database
De nombreuses ressources génétiques, génomiques et -omiques sont disponibles chez Brachypodium distachyon. Pour ... 08 Sep 2021  6 months M2 internship position at URGI
Amélioration d’outils et de workflow d’intégration de données pour accroitre la qualité d’un système ... 18 Aug 2021  6 months M2 internship position at INRAE Toulouse
Automatisation et généralisation d‘intégration de données issues de fouille de texte dans un ...