• Arrival

The team is particularly delighted to welcome Philippe Cubry, who has just been hired as senior researcher in IRD.

  • New publications

Two exciting papers have just been released in Nature Ecology and Evolution and in Current Biology.
They described new findings about African rice and pearl millet domestication:

Burgarella C, Cubry P, Kane NA, Varshney RK, Mariac C, Liu X, Shi C, Thudi M, Couderc M, Xu X , Chitikineni A, Scarcelli N, Barnaud A, Rhoné B, Dupuy C, François O, Berthouly-Salazar C, Vigouroux Y (2018) A western Sahara origin of African agriculture inferred from pearl millet genomes. Accepted in Nature Ecology and Evolution

Cubry P, Tranchant-Dubreuil C, Thuillet AC, Monat C, Ndjiondjop MN, Labadie MN, Cruaud C, Engelen S, Scarcelli N, Rhoné B, Burgarella C, Dupuy C, Larmande P, Wincker P, François O, Sabot F, Vigouroux Y (2018) The rise and fall of African rice cultivation revealed by analysis of 246 new genomes. Current Biology 28:2274-2282.e6