National Research Infrastructure of Agronomic BRCs

RARe is a research infrastructure registered on the National Roadmap of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI).

The infrastructure is based on five networks, called "pillars", of Biological Resource Centres (BRCs) conserving genetic, genomic and biological resources assembled and characterized by agricultural research, as well as associated data on domestic animals, model or cultivated plants, wild relatives of domesticated animals, forest trees, micro-organisms of agronomic or agri-food interest, micro-organisms and organisms of the environment.

Agronomic Biological Resources Portal


Plant pillar

31 October 2023

Redaction: P. Huan

CIRM-CF mushrooms, champions of industrial decontamination

The CIRM-CF presented the promising capabilities of fungi and their enzymes, in the field of bioremediation, during a report France 2. David Navarro shows us two applications, the decontamination of wood treated with hydrocarbons, and the discoloration of pigments used by the textile industry.
An opportunity to show the importance of microbial resources and their uses in the industrial world.
The INRAE Antilles-Guyana centre has a heritage treasure consisting of a herbarium and entomological collections. The herbarium is the largest in the French West Indies, it is internationally referenced and is currently being indexed in the Index Herbariorum. On June 27, 2022, a fire broke out in the collections room over the weekend and nearly destroyed everything. However, these collections represent a strategic challenge for the setting up of a partnership between INRAE and the brand new botanical conservatory of the islands of Guadeloupe.
Free photo soybean sauce and soybean on wooden floor soy sauce food nutrition concept.

27 October 2023

Soy is back!

In a context of renewed interest in the soybean species, both in terms of scientific issues and innovation, the conservation of soybean genetic resources is important. These resources have been conserved for almost two decades, thanks to the commitment of the UMR AGAP Institut . Today, the 1,300 genotypes are entrusted to the CRB housed at LIPME, and the collection is supplemented by research accessions resulting from work at IRHS.