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Biological Resource Center

Studying and managing biodiversity in agricultural settings requires genetic ressources of animals plants and microorganisms. To assure their conservation and utilization, these multiple components have to be taken into account, including their functionality and their interactions. Managing these biological ressources implies their preservation but also their characterization and evaluation, as well their dissemination.

These are the reasons why a Biological Resource Center including different types of plant and microbial resources was created in Dijon (France). This Biological Resource Center aims at promoting technical aspects to preserve the diversity of organisms, to improve identification and characterization tools and to maintain databases uniting taxonomic and ecological traits of organisms, and to provide high-quality germplasm for researchers and industry cooperations.


Four collections are united in the Biological Resource Center:


 The weed collection includes (1) a seed collection (about 800 taxa from more than 60 families) which serves as reference for weed species identification; (2) a collection of seed lots (around 520 species) used in experiments at the research unit, addressing different biological processes linked to the weed life cycle.


legumineuses a grosses graines


The INRA-Dijon Grain Legumes Collection harbors more than 11000 accessions, including landraces, mutants and wild forms mainly of pea (Pisum spp.), faba bean (Vicia faba), and lupin (Lupinus spp.). These resources are the subject of genetic and phenotypic characterization allowing the definition of reference collections and the development of association genetics strategies

Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi

La Banque Internationale de Glomeromycota (IBG) {lien:} est une structure dédiée à la conservation de la biodiversité des champignons mycorhiziens à arbuscules et l'enregistrement des isolats bien définis dans une base de données internationale accréditée. L'IBG à Dijon: 1) maintient un réservoir de base du matériel génétique de la diversité fongique (45 adhésions / 250 cultures) sur les plantes hôtes, 2) fournit des cultures de référence aux chercheurs, 3) développe des sondes moléculaires, 4) préserve lignes fongiques commerciaux pour les industriels, 5) offre une formation technique aux utilisateurs.


mycorhizes à arbuscules
Collection MIA

The MIAE (Microorganisms of Interest for Agriculture and Environment) collection is holding over 10000 soil-borne microbial strains belonging to 48 genera of fungi and oomycetes and 13 genera of bacteria. These microorganisms have been isolated by culturing techniques during 30 years of scientific investigations related to soil functioning. Fungal and bacterial identification is based on chemotaxonomic and/or metabolic properties and on the use of appropriate molecular tools.