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BRC4Env Environment Pillar

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This pillar brings together 4 CRB members of RARe who manage biological and/or genomic resources useful for research in the field of agroecology, to describe, document and characterize the various components of the environment, and develop processes for biocontrol of crop pests.

The BRC4Env network of Biological Resource Centers and "environmental resources" collections preserves and distributes biological resources (biological material and associated data), securely and with optimum traceability. BRC4Env supports fundamental and applied research on agro-environmental bioresources.

These biological and/or genomic resources are sampled from soils, sediments, waters, cultivated or natural ecosystems, and conserved in organized collections. They include microbial consortia, as well as animal and plant resources whose management or propagation do not depend directly on human intervention. BRC4Env makes these resources available to researchers in academia, industry and civil society.

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CRB members of the Environment pillar

  • CEES (membership candidate): lThe Conservatoire Européen des Echantillons de Sols (CEES) preserves French soil archives collected as part of national soil survey and monitoring programs coordinated by the Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique des Sols français (GIS Sol). This collective infrastructure also supports national and European research programs and infrastructures such as ICOS.
  • CoArCol (membership candidate):  The scientific collections of arthropods housed at the CBGP are presented here according to their taxonomic affiliation, as well as their historical constitution. Specimens may be consulted or loaned on receipt of a reasoned request to the Collections Department or the collection manager.
  • ColiSa : Manages a collection of ichthyological samples resulting from the fusion of historical and recent samples from numerous aquatic specimens.
  • EP-Coll : The CRB EP-Coll aims to develop collection and maintenance services for various species of oophagous parasitoids, as well as providing expertise in molecular, morphological and phenotypic characterization.
  • GenoSol :  The GeneSol platform (INRAE Dijon) aims to provide a logistical and technical structure for acquiring, preserving, characterizing and making available soil microbial genetic resources (DNA) derived from large-scale sampling (several hundred to several thousand corresponding to large spatial and/or temporal scales).
  • IBG (International bank for the Glomeromycota) : A collection of fungi that form a symbiosis with the arbuscular mycorrhiza, essential for mineral nutrition and plant health.
  • NemAnim (membership candidate) : Collection of animal nematodes (INRAE Nouzilly) parasites in equine and ruminant breeding.
  • NemEntomo (membership candidate) : Collection of entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema, Heterorhabditis, (INRAE, Université de Montpellier).
  • SMaC (membership candidate) : Small Mammal Collection at Montferrier-sur-Lez (INRAE, IRD): rodents, insectivores, Palaearctic and Afrotropical chiropterans.
  • TCC (membership candidate) : Thonon Culture Collection at Thonon les Bains (INRAE): Freshwater microalgae (diatoms, cyanobacteria, chlorophyceae, cryptophyceae, xanthophyceae).