Gene@Home - Newsletter June 2013

The National Resources Centre for Plant Genomics (CNRGV), unique in France and Europe, is in charge of genomic resources aiming at the characterization of complex genomes.  The CNRGV interacts with laboratories around the world as services provider or through collaboration. The CNRGV is a reliable partner to assist your projects in genomic research. Thanks to its website, with more than 2000 visits per month, the CNRGV allows laboratories to directly order clones and services, on-line.


More than 10 Millions samples are now available at CNRGV:


New Genomic Libraries available :




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We have also produced genomic libraries on demand, from DNA extraction to colony picking, in the frame of collaboration with several laboratories.

Under construction : Common Bean, Amur grape, Casuarina, Oat, and Sage.


All species available


New services :

Non gridded BAC library

The BAC libraries are an invaluable tool for genome analysis, physical mapping, map-based cloning and sequencing projects. Screening BAC libraries gives the opportunity to isolate gene from large insert clones, to characterize disease locus, to make positional cloning, to study polymorphism, genome evolution and genetic variability or to explore the biodiversity. However, the construction and organization of BAC libraries can be laborious and costly especially for large and complex genomes. These consuming steps are preventing widespread application of this technology in the research community. In order to focus directly on a genomic region of interest in specific genotypes and rapidly isolate BAC clones spanning a genomic region, we have developed a non-gridded BAC library approach. The aim of this approach is to save time and reduce costs associated with the re-arraying, screening and storage of many BAC clones and to access more efficiently the sequence diversity of plant cultivars in specific regions.
This non gridded library strategy combined with NGS technology (using 454 technology), has proven to be an efficient way to directly target genomic region of interest and explore the variability among specific genotypes.

Screening services


New DNA pools are now available for screening and distribution on :

Maize, Pea, Barley, Sunflower, and Wheat


New collaborations :


SUNflower Resources to Improve yield Stability in a changing Environment.

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Breeding for economically and environmentally sustainable wheat varieties: an integrated approach from genomics to selection.

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Projet Pea Must


Pea MUlti-STress adaptation and biological regulations for yield improvement and stability


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Identification of allelic copies of loci that control traits of economic importance and analysis of its variation between hom(e)ologous chromosomes in sugarcane (Saccharum spp.).  Read more...

Projet Wolfgang Schweiger

Functional genomics of the wheat-Fusarium interaction.


Collaborators :

In 2012, we were very pleased to welcome collaborators, Dr Wolfgang Schweiger from Austria, Pasquale Luca Curci from Italy, Fatma Zahra Yousfi and Emna Makloufi from Tunisia. They spent some months at CNRGV, for a fruitful mutual exchange.

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Publications :

Physical Mapping Integrated with Syntenic Analysis to Characterize the Gene Space of the Long Arm of Wheat Chromosome 1A. Read more...

A physical, genetic and functional sequence assembly of the barley genome. Read more...

Intraspecific sequence comparisons reveal similar rates of non-collinear gene insertion in the B and D genomes of bread wheat. Read more...

Down-regulation of a single auxin efflux transport protein in tomato induces precocious fruit development. Read more...

Deciphering the genomic structure, function and evolution of carotenogenesis related phytoene synthases in grasses. Read more...

The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution. Read more...

Contrasted Patterns of Molecular Evolution in Dominant and Recessive Self-Incompatibility Haplotypes in Arabidopsis. Read more...


Reinforcement of the equipment :

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CNRGV has acquired a 454 sequencing GS Junior system (Roche) to analyse BAC clones. Read more...

The CNRGV rewarded by the 2012 INRA awards :

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The 2012 INRA award rewards the CNRGV and Hélène Bergès. Read more...

CNRGV grows up ! :

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The extension of our building has started! Delivery is planned for the end of the year. Read more...

ISO 9001:2008 certification :

Successful renewal of our ISO 9001:2008 certification obtained in October 2012

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Partners :

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