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Floraison d’un épi de blé dans un champ du terrai expérimental du Moulon

Flowering wheat ear in a field at the Moulon experimental site in Essonne, Île-de-France. The ear flowers in several stages: the spikelets at the top have stamens that are still full (yellow), while the stamens of those in the middle, which flower earlier, have already released their pollen. Research scientists at the Quantitative Genetics and Evolution - Le Moulon unit study the genetic, epigenetic and molecular control of both qualitative and quantitative traits, and their importance in the adaptation and evolutionary history of plant species. They optimize the selection process according to target characteristics (growth, development and adaptation), incorporating advances in genomics and harnessing genetic resources, while taking into account changes in environmental conditions and growing methods.

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