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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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14 Apr 2022 [hal-03639889] Population-scale long-read sequencing uncovers transposable elements associated with gene expression variation and adaptive signatures in Drosophila
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Abstract High quality reference genomes are crucial to understanding genome function, structure and evolution. The availability of reference genomes has allowed us to start inferring the role of genetic variation in biology, disease, and biodiversity conservation. However, analyses across organisms demonstrate that a single reference genome is not enough to capture the global genetic diversity present in populations. In this work, we generate 32 high-quality reference genomes for the well-known model species D. melanogaster and focus on the identification and analysis of transposable element variation as they are the most common type of structural variant. We show that integrating the genetic variation across natural populations from five climatic regions increases the number of detected insertions by 58%. Moreover, 26% to 57% of the insertions identified using long-reads were missed by short-reads methods. We also identify hundreds of transposable elements associated with gene expression variation and new TE variants likely to contribute to adaptive evolution in this species. Our results highlight the importance of incorporating the genetic variation present in natural populations to genomic studies, which is essential if we are to understand how genomes function and evolve.
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31 Jan 2022 [hal-03529813] Breeding for Economically and Environmentally Sustainable Wheat Varieties: An Integrated Approach from Genomics to Selection
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27 Jan 2022 [hal-03542391] The era of reference genomes in conservation genomics
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19 Jan 2022 [hal-03508049] Transposable Elements in the Genome of the Lichen-Forming Fungus Umbilicaria pustulata and Their Distribution in Different Climate Zones along Elevation
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25 Apr 2022  RepetDB v2 released
A new version of RepetDB with 54 species is now available.New major ... 25 Mar 2022  IFB training on genomics (in french)
Les inscriptions pour la 1ère édition de l'école de bioinformatique Aviesan-IFB-INSERM dédiée à l’assemblage ... 16 Mar 2022  [resolved] Unexpected network issue under examination
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