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Essais de blé en parcelles expérimentales au Moulon

Wheat tests in experimental plots at the Moulon site in Essonne, Île-de-France. This experimental site is divided into micro-plots (7 m²) to evaluate wheat varieties for selection as part of the INRA network. All the wheat varieties have matured, but variations can still be seen: bearded/non-bearded ears and different plant heights. The tall varieties have lodged. 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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