Know more

Our use of cookies

Cookies are a set of data stored on a user’s device when the user browses a web site. The data is in a file containing an ID number, the name of the server which deposited it and, in some cases, an expiry date. We use cookies to record information about your visit, language of preference, and other parameters on the site in order to optimise your next visit and make the site even more useful to you.

To improve your experience, we use cookies to store certain browsing information and provide secure navigation, and to collect statistics with a view to improve the site’s features. For a complete list of the cookies we use, download “Ghostery”, a free plug-in for browsers which can detect, and, in some cases, block cookies.

Ghostery is available here for free: https://www.ghostery.com/fr/products/

You can also visit the CNIL web site for instructions on how to configure your browser to manage cookie storage on your device.

In the case of third-party advertising cookies, you can also visit the following site: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/fr/controler-ses-cookies/, offered by digital advertising professionals within the European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA). From the site, you can deny or accept the cookies used by advertising professionals who are members.

It is also possible to block certain third-party cookies directly via publishers:

Cookie type

Means of blocking

Analytical and performance cookies

Realytics
Google Analytics
Spoteffects
Optimizely

Targeted advertising cookies

DoubleClick
Mediarithmics

The following types of cookies may be used on our websites:

Mandatory cookies

Functional cookies

Social media and advertising cookies

These cookies are needed to ensure the proper functioning of the site and cannot be disabled. They help ensure a secure connection and the basic availability of our website.

These cookies allow us to analyse site use in order to measure and optimise performance. They allow us to store your sign-in information and display the different components of our website in a more coherent way.

These cookies are used by advertising agencies such as Google and by social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Among other things, they allow pages to be shared on social media, the posting of comments, and the publication (on our site or elsewhere) of ads that reflect your centres of interest.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses CAS and PHP session cookies and the New Relic cookie for monitoring purposes (IP, response times).

These cookies are deleted at the end of the browsing session (when you log off or close your browser window)

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) uses the XiTi cookie to measure traffic. Our service provider is AT Internet. This company stores data (IPs, date and time of access, length of the visit and pages viewed) for six months.

Our EZPublish content management system (CMS) does not use this type of cookie.

For more information about the cookies we use, contact INRA’s Data Protection Officer by email at cil-dpo@inra.fr or by post at:

INRA
24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

Menu Logo Principal Ministère de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l'innovation Logo_ANR Centre national de la recherche scientifique Fondation pour la recherche sur la biodiversité Laboratoire LABOGENA : analyses génétiques pour les espèces animales Logo_VetAgro Sup ANTAGENE

Home page

Major challenges for Science and society

9094-0003_web

CRB-Anim's scientific strategy is divided into two main areas

 - Genetic diversity : preservation, characterization and management of domestic breeds

 - Remarkable biological models and phenotypes for fondamental research and medical applications

This research requires access to characterized biological samples and cryopreservation tools for biological resources.

CRB-Anim's orientations respond to two major challenges for science and society

  •     the erosion of biodiversity, particularly in breeding species subject to intensive selection
  •     the rise of genomics, which opens a new era in understanding the relationship between phenotype and genotype and enhancing the phenotypic richness resulting from animal domestication

Contribute to the maintenance of domestic animal biodiversity.

  •     Save a population at risk (contagious disease, health risk,...).
  •     Conserve animals representative of a population at a given time, extreme phenotypes, original genotypes of genetic, scientific and heritage interest.
  •     Preserve genetic diversity, especially in breeding species subject to intensive selection or severe limitation of the number of available breeding stock.

Characterize this biodiversity

The rise of genomics opens a new era allowing the analysis of samples stored for:

  •     Identify genes controlling particular phenotypes from reference DNA samples stored by the CRB-Anim.
  •     Analyze the functioning of the genome, using cryopreserved cells or tissues.
  •     Understand the relationships between phenotype and genotype and thus better value the phenotypic richness resulting from the domestication of animals.
  •     Identify and decipher genetic diseases in animals
  •     In particular dogs, in order to propose new biomedical models to improve both animal and human health.

Advancing research

In genetics, molecular biology, reproductive physiology and biotechnology, biobanking technologies... and life sciences in general.
Research on biodiversity and genetic diseases of domestic animals must be able to access characterised biological samples and have access to efficient tools for cryopreservation of biological resources.

Make the stored samples available to users

The main beneficiaries are farmers, who are the main suppliers of samples. CRB-Anim is also open to all actors in animal breeding and selection, the national and international scientific community and all citizens.

And support the breeding of today and tomorrow

The stored samples can be used to reconstitute a population that has disappeared as a result of a health disaster, for example, from semen or embryos from ancient animals, or to reintroduce diversity into breeding populations and thus:

  •     Evaluate the genetic progress achieved in current populations compared to older generations.
  •     Mitigate the adverse consequences of situational selection choices that have significantly reduced the genetic diversity of selected breeds and increased the incidence of genetic abnormalities.
  •     Revitalize a small breed and reduce inbreeding by re-using old breeders, not very related to current breeders.
  •     Reinject specific skills to meet new needs (resistance to pathogens or parasites, adaptation or tolerance to climatic phenomena, genes related to product quality, etc.)