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- Biology and Adaptation, Systems in Evolution (BASE) - Head: Christine Dillmann, Université Paris Sud

Modeling quantitative variation and its evolution, based on integrating many levels : molecular, genetic, genomic, metabolic and environmental.

- Recombination of Alleles in Meiosis: Determinism, Applications, and Modelling (RAMDAM) - Head: Olivier Martin, INRA
Study of meiotic crossover formation by theoretical and experimental approaches. Applications for plant breeding.

- Structure and Evolution of Chromosome in Fungi (SECF) - Head: Cécile Fairhead, Université Paris Sud

Study of modes of reproduction in hemiascomycetes yeast, and importance in the evolutionary history of Candida glabrata. Population genomics, comparative and functional genomics. Adaptation of yeast to their environment.

- Dynamics of Genomes and Adaptation of Cultivated Plants (DyGAP)- Head: Maud Tenaillon, CNRS

Characterization of nucleotidic, structural and epigenomic variations involved in the evolution and expression of genomes and their adaptations.

- Genetics, Epigenetics and Evolution of  Morphogenesis in Flowers (GE2MorF) - Head: Catherine Damerval, CNRS

Evolution of mechanisms underlying the morphological diversity of flowers with a focus on petals and the symmetry of the perianth. Role of perianth diversity for adaptation and speciation.

- Diversity, Evolution and Adaptation of Populations (DEAP). Head: Jérôme Enjalbert, INRA

Based on the analysis of the genetic and evolutionary mechanisms underlying evolution and adaptation of crop populations, strategies for on-farm management of diversity and plant breeding (evolutionary and/or participatory breeding) adapted to organic and low-input farming.

- Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding Methodology (GQMS). Head: Alain Charcosset, INRA

Study of genetic bases of complex traits and mechanisms of response to selection, analysis of diversity in collections and experimental populations. Optimizing genetic resource management and selection process using the results of these studies and theoretical approaches.