Understand how bacteria adapt to their environment

To adapt to environmental changes, bacteria control the degradation of the messenger RNAs (mRNAs), the intermediate molecules between gene expression and protein synthesis. A research team from the Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (INRAE-CNRS-INSA) in collaboration with Inria of Grenoble, has deciphered the underlying regulatory mechanisms. This work was published in two articles in 2020 in the scientific journals mSphere and Journal of Theoretical Biology.