Tropical plants form the core of the DIADE unit's research work. This work aims to understand the nature and role of the mechanisms of structural and functional diversification of the genome of tropical plants. The studies also focus on their diversity and population structures, as well as the mechanisms of adaptation to natural variations or to anthropogenic modifications.
Research is based mainly on genetics, epigenetics, developmental biology, physiology, systematics, evolution, but also integrates other approaches such as modelling, remote sensing, ecology, etc. The studies are generally based on the comparison of model plants (rice, Arabidopsis, tomato, poplar) and species of agronomic or ecological interest (coffee, filaos, yams, maize, palms, millet).
The results of this research contribute to the production of fundamental knowledge, but also to the development of new strategies aimed at the food security of communities in the South.
Label : Joint Research Unit (UMR)
Main supervisors: UM, IRD, CIRAD
Scientific Department: Biology and Agrosciences
Graduate school: Biodiversity, Agriculture, Food, Environment, Land, Water