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GABI : Génétique Animale et Biologie IntégrativeUnité Mixte de Recherche INRA - AgroParisTech

The Animal Biological Resources Center

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The CRB-Anim network involves public research organizations (INRAE, CNRS), higher education entities (Tours University, University at Rennes I, AgroParisTech, National Veterinary Schools) a scientific foundation (FRB) and two private plateforms, the GIE LABOGENA and the company ANTAGENE, which house genomic collections for breeders.

The objective of this "Investissement Avenir" project is to integrate and reinforce biological resource centers (CRB) that conserve reproductive and genomic material for livestock species raised in France, mammals, birds, fish and shell-fish.

This national infrastructure includes 6 nodes located near Paris, Rennes, Tours and Lyon, where 530000 biological samples are conserved (semen, embyos, cells, tissues, DNA, RNA).

These nodes are associated with our research partners IFREMER and INSERM, professional breeding organizations, animal insemination centers and national veterinary schools.

This project responds to two major challenges for science and society:

  • biodiversity erosion in particular in livestock undergoing intensive selection
  • the rise of genomics that has led to a new era for the understanding of relations between phenotype and genotype and for valorizing the richness of phenotypes born of animal domestication.

This research needs to have access to characterized biological samples and tools for cryoconservation of biological resources.

Genomic (GADIE, CaniDNA, Labogena, Antagene) and reproductive (Cryobanque nationale, CERREC) CRB will exchange their know-how, connect their data and develop synergies. The project involves expertise in animal genetics, molecular biology, physiology and reproduction biotechnologies.