BFP was created by the merging, on January 1st 2011 of UMR 619 "Biologie du Fruit" and 1090 "Genomique, diversité et Pouvoir Pathogène ".
It was joined in 2012-2013 by scientitsts of the Fruit Research Unit (UREF) and is currently strong of more than 160 personnel working in the field of Plant Sciences. UMR 1332 BFP is a partnership between INRA [Divisions of Biology and Plant Breeding (BAP) and Plant Health and Environment (SPE)] and the University of Bordeaux.
The UMR is a member of the Federative Research Structure "Biologie Intégrative et Ecologie".
Research efforts are developed in three strong topics, the study of early development and of quality traits build-up for fleshy fruits, the study of non-culturable plant pathogens and their interactions with their host plants or vectors, and the study of the adaptation of fruit trees (cherry) to climate change.