INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) is the leading French public institute in agriculture, environment and alimentation research. UMR 1332 Biologie du Fruit et Pathology (BFP) is a joint laboratory between INRA and the University of Bordeaux. Its research efforts are in the broad field of Plant Sciences, and are mainly focused on the study of non-culturable plant pathogens and their interactions with their host plants or vectors and with the study of early development and of quality traits build-up for fleshy fruits. The Plant Virology team has a strong expertise on plant RNA viruses, and in particular in the development of new approaches for the discovery, characterization, detection of viruses and for the analysis of their diversity and ecology. The UMR BFP currently hosts about 125 permanent staff, and about 30 non-permanent personnel (PhDs, Post-docs, contractual staff), including 24 scientists mostly from INRA, 18 Professors or Assistant-Professors from the University of Bordeaux and 19 PhD students. The plant Virology Team counts 18 permanent staff (including 10 scientists or support-scientists) and 5 PhD students.