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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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11 May 2022 [hal-03658789] Genome-Wide Screening of Transposable Elements in the Whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae), Revealed Insertions with Potential Insecticide Resistance Implications
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Transposable elements (TEs) are genetically mobile units that move from one site to another within a genome. These units can mediate regulatory changes that can result in massive changes in genes expression. In fact, a precise identification of TEs can allow the detection of the mechanisms involving these elements in gene regulation and genome evolution. In the present study, a genome- wide analysis of the Hemipteran pest Bemisia tabaci was conducted using bioinformatics tools to identify, annotate and estimate the age of TEs, in addition to their insertion sites, within or near of the defensome genes involved in insecticide resistance. Overall, 1,292,393 TE copies were identified in the B. tabaci genome grouped into 4872 lineages. A total of 699 lineages were found to belong to Class I of TEs, 1348 belong to Class II, and 2825 were uncategorized and form the largest part of TEs (28.81%). The TE age estimation revealed that the oldest TEs invasion happened 14 million years ago (MYA) and the most recent occurred 0.2 MYA with the insertion of Class II TE elements. The analysis of TE insertion sites in defensome genes revealed 94 insertions. Six of these TE insertions were found within or near previously identified differentially expressed insecticide resistance genes. These insertions may have a potential role in the observed insecticide resistance in these pests.
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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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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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