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- Lima, R.M., Kylarová, S., Mergaert, P., and Kondorosi, É. (2020). Unexplored arsenals of legume peptides with potential for their applications in medicine and agriculture. Front. Microbiol. doi : 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01307.

- Ohbayashi, T., Mergaert, P., and Kikuchi, K. (2020). Host-symbiont specificity in insects : underpinning mechanisms and evolution. In “Advances in Insect Physiology : Mechanisms underlying microbial symbiosis (Volume 58)”, K. Oliver, J. Russel (eds.). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/bs.aiip.2020.03.002.

- Kikuchi, Y., Ohbayashi, T., Jang, S., and Mergaert, P. (2020). Burkholderia insecticola triggers midgut closure in the bean bug Riptortus pedestris to prevent secondary bacterial infections of midgut crypts. ISME J. doi:10.1038/s41396-020-0633-3.

- Rodríguez, M., Torres, M., Blanco, L., Béjar, V., Sampedro, I., and Llamas, I. (2020). Plant growth-promoting activity and quorum quenching-mediated biocontrol of bacterial phytopathogens by Pseudomonas segetis strain P6. Sci Rep. 10, 4121. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-61084-1

- Vigouroux, A., Dore, J., Marty, L., Aumont-Nicaise, M., Legrand, P., Dessaux, Y., Vial, L., and Moréra, S. (2020). Import pathways of the mannityl-opines into the bacterial pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens : structural, affinity and in vivo approaches. Biochem. J. 477, 615-628. doi:10.1042/BCJ20190886.

- Mergaert, P. (2020). Differentiation of symbiotic nodule cells and their rhizobium endosymbionts. In “Advances in Botanical Research : The Nitrogen-Fixing Legume-Rhizobium Symbiosis (Volume 94)”, P. Frendo, C. Masson, F. Frugier (eds.). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/bs.abr.2019.09.008.

- Mergaert, P., Kereszt, A., and Kondorosi, E. (2020). Gene expression in nitrogen-fixing symbiotic nodule cells in Medicago truncatula and other nodulating plants. Plant Cell 32, 42–68. doi:10.1105/tpc.19.00494.

- Haag, A.F., and Mergaert, P. (2020). Terminal bacteroid differentiation in the Medicago-Rhizobium interaction – a tug of war between plant and bacteria. In “The Model Legume Medicago truncatula”, F.J. de Bruijn (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, Chapter 9.2.2. [ISBN13 9781119409168].


- Itoh, H., Jang, S., Takeshita, K., Ohbayashi, T., Ohnishi, N., Meng, X.-Y., Mitani, Y., and Kikuchi, Y. (2019). Host–symbiont specificity determined by microbe–microbe competition in an insect gut. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116, 22673-22682. doi:10.1073/pnas.1912397116.

- Teulet, A., Busset, N., Fardoux, J., Gully, D., Chaintreuil, C., Cartieaux, F., Jauneau, A., Comorge, V., Okazaki, S., Kaneko, T., Gressent, F., Nouwen, N., Arrighi, J.-F., Koebnik, R., Mergaert, P., Deslandes, L., and Giraud, E. (2019). The rhizobial type III effector ErnA confers the ability to form nodules in legumes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116, 21758-21768. doi:10.1073/pnas.1904456116.

- Travin, D.Y., Watson, Z.L., Metelev, M., Ward, F.R., Osterman, I.A., Khven, I.M., Khabibullina, N.F., Serebryakova, M., Mergaert, P., Polikanov, Y.S., Cate, J.H.D., and Severinov, K. (2019). Structure of ribosome-bound azole-modified peptide phazolicin rationalizes its species-specific mode of bacterial translation inhibition. Nat. Commun. 10, 4563. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12589-5.

- Bouznif, B., Guefrachi, I., Rodríguez de la Vega, R.C., Hungria, M., Mars, M., Alunni, B., and Shykoff, J.A. (2019). Phylogeography of the Bradyrhizobium spp. associated with peanut, Arachis hypogaea : Fellow travelers or new associations ? Front. Microbiol. 10, 2041. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.02041.

- Rubio, T., Oyanedel, D., Labreuche, Y., Toulza, E., Luo, X., Bruto, M., Chaparro, C., Torres, M., de Lorgeril, J., Haffner, P., Vidal-Dupiol, J., Lagorce, A., Petton, B., Mitta, G., Jacq, A., Le Roux, F., Charrière, G., and Destoumieux-Garzón, D. (2019). Species-specific mechanisms of cytotoxicity toward immune cells determine the successful outcome of Vibrio infections. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 116, 14238-14247. doi:10.1073/pnas.1905747116.

- Lamouche, F., Chaumeret, A., Guefrachi, I., Barrière, Q., Pierre, O., Guérard, F., Gilard, F., Giraud, E., Dessaux, Y., Gakière, B., Timchenko, T., Kereszt, A., Mergaert, P., and Alunni, B. (2019). From intracellular bacteria to differentiated bacteroids : transcriptome and metabolome analysis in Aeschynomene nodules using the Bradyrhizobium sp. ORS285 bclA mutant. J. Bacteriol. 201:e00191-19. doi:10.1128/JB.00191-19.

- Torres, M., Dessaux, Y., and Llamas, I. (2019). Saline environments as a source of potential quorum sensing disruptors to control bacterial infections. Marine Drugs, 17, pii : E191.

- Ohbayashi, T., Itoh, H., Lachat, J., Kikuchi, Y., and Mergaert, P. (2019). Burkholderia gut symbionts associated with European and Japanese populations of the dock bug Coreus marginatus (Coreoidea : Coreidae). Microbes Environ. 34, 219-222. doi:10.1264/jsme2.ME19011.

- Rondeau, M., Esmaeel, Q., Crouzet, J., Blin, P., Gosselin, I., Sarazin, C., Pernes, M., Beaugrand, J., Wisniewski-Dyé, F., Vial, L., Faure, D., Clément, C., Ait Barka, E., Jacquard, C., and Sanchez, L. (2019). Biofilm-constructing variants of Paraburkholderia phytofirmans PsJN outcompete the wild-type form in free-living and static conditions but not in planta. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 85, e02670-18. doi:10.1128/AEM.02670-18.

- Lamouche, F., Bonadé-Bottino, N., Mergaert, P., and Alunni, B. (2019). Symbiotic efficiency of spherical and elongated bacteroids in the Aeschynomene-Bradyrhizobium symbiosis. Front. Plant Sci. 10, 377. doi : 10.3389/fpls.2019.00377.

- Gonzalez-Mula, A., Torres, M., and Faure, D. (2019). Integrative and deconvolution omics approaches to uncover the Agrobacterium tumefaciens lifestyle in plant tumors. Plant Signal. Behav. 14, e1581562. doi : 10.1080/15592324.2019.1581562.

- Reina, J.C., Torres, M., and Llamas, I. (2019). Stenotrophomonas maltophilia AHL-degrading strains isolated from marine invertebrate microbiota attenuate the virulence of Pectobacterium carotovorum and Vibrio coralliilyticus. Mar. Biotechnol. (NY). 21, 276-290. doi : 10.1007/s10126-019-09879-w.

- Ohbayashi, T., Futahashi, R., Terashima, M., Barriere, Q., Lamouche, F., Meng, X.-Y., Mitani, Y., Sone, T., Shigenobu, S., Fukatsu, T., Mergaert, P., and Kikuchi, Y. (2019). Comparative cytology, physiology and transcriptomics of free-living and symbiotic Burkholderia reveal adaptations for colonization of its bean bug host. ISME J. 13, 1469–1483, doi : 10.1038/s41396-019-0361-8.

- Knierim, D., Barrière, Q., Grigoras, I., Winter, S, Vetten, H.-J., Schwinghamer, M., Thomas, J., Chu, P., Gronenborn, B., Timchenko, T. (2019). Subterranean clover stunt virus revisited : detection of two missing genome components. Viruses 11, 138 ; doi:10.3390/v11020138.

- Oulghazi, S., Cigna, J., Lau, Y.Y., Moumni, M.,Chan, K.G., and Faure, D. (2019). Transfer of the waterfall source isolate Pectobacterium carotovorum M022 to Pectobacterium fontis sp. nov., a deepbranching species within the genus Pectobacterium. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 69, 470-475. doi : 10.1099/ijsem.0.003180.

- Oulghazi, S., Pédron, J., Cigna, J., Lau, Y. Y., Moumni, M., Van Gijsegem, F., Chan, K. G., and Faure, D. (2019). Dickeya undicola sp. nov., a novel species for pectinolytic isolates from surface waters in Europe and Asia. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 69, 2440-2444.

- Portier, P., Pédron, J., Taghouti, G., Fischer-Le Saux, M., Caullireau, E., Bertrand, C., Laurent, A., Chawki, K., Oulgazi, S., Moumni, M., Andrivon, D., Dutrieux, C., Faure, D., Hélias, V., and Barny, M. A. (2019). Elevation of Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. odoriferum to species level as Pectobacterium odoriferum sp. nov., proposal of Pectobacterium brasiliense sp. nov. and Pectobacterium actinidiae sp. nov., emended description of Pectobacterium carotovorum and description of Pectobacterium versatile sp. nov., isolated from streams and symptoms on diverse plants. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 69, 3207-3216.

- Raoul des Essarts, Y., Pédron, J., Blin, P., Van Dijk, E., Denis Faure, D., and Frédérique Van Gijsegem, F. (2019). Common and distinctive adaptive traits expressed in Dickeya dianthicola and Dickeya solani pathogens when exploiting potato plant host. Environ. Microbiol. 21, 1004-1018. doi : 10.1111/1462-2920.14519.

- Sarfraz, S., Sahi, S.T., Ali, M.A., Khan, S.H., and Faure, D. (2019). Antagonistic potential of N-acyl-homoserine lactone degrading Bacillus species for controlling Pectobacterium based infections in potato. Int. J. Agric. Biol. 22, 639-646. doi : 10.17957/ijab/15.1110.

- Marty, L., Vigouroux, A., Aumont-Nicaise, M., Pelissier, F., Meyer, T., Lavire, C., Dessaux, Y., and Moréra, S. (2019). Structural basis for two efficient modes of agropinic acid opine import into the bacterial pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Biochem. J. 476, 165-178. doi : 10.1042/BCJ20180861.

- Torres, M., Hong, K.-W., Chong, T.-M., Reina, J.C., Chan, K.-G., Dessaux, Y., and Llamas, I. (2019). Genomic analysis of two Alteromonas stellipolaris strains reveal traits with potential biotechnological applications. Sci. Rep. 9, 1215. doi : 10.1038/s41598-018-37720-2.

- Lamouche, F. (2019). Comparative analysis of bacteroid differentiation mechanisms in Aeschynomene-Bradyrhizobium symbioses. PhD Thesis. Université Paris-Saclay.

- Gonzalez-Mula, A., Lachat, J., Mathias, L., Naquin, D., Lamouche, F., Mergaert, P., and Faure, D. (2019). The biotroph Agrobacterium tumefaciens thrives in tumors by exploiting a wide spectrum of plant host metabolites. New Phytol. 222, 455–467. doi : 10.1111/nph.15598.
See comment in New Phytologist

- Lamouche, F., Gully, D., Chaumeret, A., Nouwen, N., Verly, C., Pierre, O., Sciallano, C., Fardoux, J., Jeudy, C., Szücs, A., Mondy, S., Salon, C., Nagy, I., Kereszt, A., Dessaux, Y., Giraud, E., Mergaert, P., and Alunni, B. (2019) Transcriptomic dissection of Bradyrhizobium sp. strain ORS285 in symbiosis with Aeschynomene spp. inducing different bacteroid morphotypes with contrasted symbiotic efficiency. Environ. Microbiol. 21, 3244–3258. doi : 10.1111/1462-2920.14292.


- Barrière, Q. (2018). Functional analysis of BclA, an antimicrobial peptide transporter involved in bacteroid differentiation during Aeschynomene-Bradyrhizobium symbiosis. PhD Thesis. Université Paris-Saclay.

- Khayi, S., Blin, P., Chong, T.M., Chan, K.G., and Faure, D. (2018). Complete chromosome and plasmid sequences of two plant pathogens Dickeya solani strains D s0432-1 and PPO 9019. Genome Announc. 6, e00233-18.

- Khayi, S., Blin, P., Chong, T.M., Robic, K., Chan, K.G., and Faure, D. (2018). Complete genome sequences of the plant pathogens Dickeya solani RNS and Dickeya dianthicola RNS04.9. Genome Announc. 6, e01447-17.

- Rodríguez, M., Marin, A., Torres, M, Bejar, V., Campos, M., and Sampedro, I. (2018). Aphicidal activity of surfactants produced by Bacillus atrophaeus L193. Front. Microbiol. 9, 3114. doi : 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03114.

- Grigoras, I., Vetten, H.-J., Commandeur, U., Ziebell, H., Gronenborn, B., and Timchenko, T. (2018). Nanovirus DNA-N encodes a protein mandatory for aphid transmission. Virology 522, 281-291. doi : 10.1016/j.virol.2018.07.001.

- Kereszt, A., Mergaert, P., Montiel, J., Endre, G., and Kondorosi, E. (2018). Impact of plant peptides on symbiotic nodule development and functioning. Front. Plant Sci. 9, 1026. doi : 10.3389/fpls.2018.01026.

- Mardirossian, M., Barrière, Q., Timchenko, T., Mueller, C., Pacor, S., Mergaert, P., Scocchi, M., and Wilson, D. (2018) Fragments of the non-lytic proline-rich antimicrobial peptide Bac5 kill E. coli cells by inhibiting the elongation phase of the protein synthesis. ‎Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 62, e00534-18. doi : 10.1128/AAC.00534-18.

- Faure, D., Simon, J.C., and Heulin, T. (2018). Holobiont : a conceptual frame to compare host-microbiota lifestyles and evolution in a wide variety of ecosystems. New Phytol. 218, 1321–1324.

- Sarfraz, S., Riaz, K., Oulghazi, S., Cigna, J., Sahi, S.T., Khan, S.H., and Faure D. (2018). Pectobacterium punjabense sp nov., isolated from blackleg symptoms of potato plants in Pakistan. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 68, 3551–3556.

- Sarfraz, S., Riaz, K., Cigna, J., Oulghazi, S., Alam, W., Dessaux, Y., and Faure, D. (2018). First Report of Dickeya dianthicola causing blackleg disease on potato plants in Pakistan. Plant Disease 102, 2027.

- Dessaux, Y., and Faure, D. (2018). Niche construction and exploitation by Agrobacterium : how to survive and face competition in soil and plant habitats. Curr. Top. Microbiol. Immunol. 418, 55-86. doi:10.1007/82_2018_83.

- Dessaux, Y., and Faure, D. (2018). Quorum sensing and quorum quenching in Agrobacterium : a “go/no go system” ? Genes 9, 210. doi:10.3390/genes9040210.

- Gronenborn, B., Randles, J.W., Knierim, D., Barrière, Q., Vetten, H.J., Warthmann, N., Cornu, D., Sileye, T., Winter, S., and Timchenko, T. (2018). Analysis of DNAs associated with coconut foliar decay disease implicates a unique single-stranded DNA virus representing a new taxon. Sci. Rep. 8, 5698.

- Gonzalez-Mula, A., Lang, J., Grandclément, C., Naquin, D., Ahmar, M., Soulère, L., Queneau, Y., Dessaux, Y., and Faure, D. (2018) Lifestyle of the biotroph Agrobacterium tumefaciens in the ecological niche constructed on host plant. New Phytol. 219, 350-362.

- Mergaert, P. (2018). Role of antimicrobial peptides in controlling symbiotic bacterial populations. Nat. Prod. Rep. 35, 336-356. DOI : 10.1039/c7np00056a.

- Gourion, B., and Alunni, B. (2018). Strain-specific symbiotic genes : a new level of control in the intracellular accommodation of rhizobia within legume nodule cells. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 31, 287-288.

- Crüsemann, M., Reher, R., Schamari, I., Brachmann, A.O., Ohbayashi, T., Kuschak, M., Malfacini, D., Seidinger, A., Pinto-Carbó, M., Richarz, R., Reuter, T., Kehraus, S., Hallab, A., Attwood, M., Schiöth, H.B., Mergaert, P., Kikuchi, Y., Schäberle, T.F., Kostenis, E., Wenzel, D., Müller, C.E., Piel, J., Carlier, A., Eberl, L. and König, G.M. (2018). Heterologous expression, biosynthetic studies and ecological function of the selective Gq-signaling inhibitor FR900359. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 836-840. doi:10.1002/anie.201707996.


- Vigouroux, A., El Sahili, A., Lang, J., Aumont-Nicaise, M., Dessaux, Y., Faure, D., and Moréra, S. (2017). Structural basis for high specificity of octopine binding in the plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Sci. Rep. 7, 18033.

- Oulghazi, S., Khayi, S., Lafkih, N., Massaoudi, Y., El Karkouri, A., El Hassouni, M., Faure, D., and Moumni, M. (2017). First report of Dickeya dianthicola causing blackleg disease on potato in Morocco. Plant Disease 101, 1671-1672.

- Nagymihály, M., Vásarhelyi, B.M., Barrière, Q., Chong, T.-M., Balázs Bálint, Bihari, P., Hong, K.-W., Hotváth, B., Ibijbijen, J., Amar, M., Farkas, A., Kondorosi, E., Chan, K.-G., Gruber, V., Ratet, P. Mergaert, P. and Kereszt, A. (2017). The complete genome sequence of Ensifer meliloti strain CCMM B554 (FSM-MA), a highly effective nitrogen-fixing microsymbiont of Medicago truncatula Gaertn. Stand. Genomic Sci. 12, 75. doi:10.1186/s40793-017-0298-3.

- Nagymihály, M. (2017). Ploidy-dependent changes in the epigenome of symbiotic cells correlate with specific patterns of gene expression. PhD thesis. Université Paris-Saclay & University of Szeged.

- Blin, P. (2017). Dynamique des interactions entre Dickeya dianthicola, Dickeya solani et leur hôte Solanum tuberosum. PhD Thesis. Université Paris-Saclay.

- Alunni, B. (2017). Symbiosis and pathogenesis in plant-bacterium interactions. HDR thesis. Université Paris-Saclay.

- Barrière, Q., Guefrachi, I., Gully, D., Lamouche, F., Pierre, O., Fardoux, J., Chaintreuil, C., Alunni, B., Timchenko, T., Giraud, E., and Mergaert, P. (2017). Integrated roles of BclA and DD-carboxypeptidase 1 in Bradyrhizobium differentiation within NCR-producing and NCR-lacking root nodules. Sci. Rep. 7, 9063. doi : 10.1038/s41598-017-08830-0.

- Chong T.-M., Chen J.-W., See‑Too W.-S., Yu C.-Y., Ang G.-Y., Lim Y.-L., Yin W.-F., Grandclément C., Faure D., Dessaux Y., and Chan K.-G. (2017). Phenotypic and genomic survey on organic acid utilization profile of Pseudomonas mendocina strain S5.2, a vineyard soil isolate. AMB Expr 7, 138. doi : 10.1186/s13568-017-0437-7.

- Gonzalez Mula, A. (2017). Lifestyle of Agrobacterium tumefaciens in the tumor.
PhD thesis. Université Paris-Saclay.

- Pédron, J., Chapelle, E., Alunni, B., and Van Gijsegem, F. (2017). Transcriptome analysis of the Dickeya dadantii PecS regulon during the early stages of interaction with Arabidopsis thaliana. Mol. Plant Pathol. doi : 10.1111/mpp.12549.

- Gaafar, Y., Timchenko, T., and Ziebell, H. (2017). First report of Pea necrotic yellow dwarf virus in The Netherlands. New Disease Reports 35, 23.

- Cigna, J., Dewaegeneire, P., Beury, A., Gobert, V., Faure, D. (2017). A gapA PCR-sequencing assay for identifying the Dickeya and Pectobacterium potato pathogens. Plant Disease 101, 1278-1282.

- Dessaux, Y. (2017). Orienter les communautés et populations microbiennes telluriques via l’utilisation de plantes à exsudation modifiée. Dans « Les sols et la vie souterraine - Des enjeux majeurs en agroécologie », J.-F. Briat et D. Job (coord.). Editions Quae. Chapitre 13, pp. 255–269. [ISBN 978-2-7592-2651-1].

- Latour, X., et Faure, D. (2017). Orienter les communautés et populations microbiennes telluriques via l’utilisation de biostimulants perturbant la communication moléculaire bactérienne. Dans « Les sols et la vie souterraine - Des enjeux majeurs en agroécologie », J.-F. Briat et D. Job (coord.). Editions Quae. Chapitre 14, pp. 271-283. [ISBN 978-2-7592-2651-1].

- Alunni, B., et Mergaert, M. (2017). Défis et perspectives pour l’utilisation de la fixation biologique de l’azote en agriculture. Dans « Les sols et la vie souterraine - Des enjeux majeurs en agroécologie », J.-F. Briat et D. Job (coord.). Editions Quae. Chapitre 15, pp. 285-304. [ISBN 978-2-7592-2651-1].

- Mergaert, P., Kikuchi, Y., Shigenobu, S., and Nowack, E.C.M. (2017). Metabolic integration of bacterial endosymbionts through antimicrobial peptides. Trends Microbiol. 25, 703-712. doi : 10.1016/j.tim.2017.04.007.

- Montiel, J., Downie, A.J., Farkas, A., Bihari, P., Herczeg, R., Bálint, B., Mergaert, P., Kereszt, A., and Kondorosi, E. (2017). Morphotype of bacteroids in different legumes correlates with the number and type of symbiotic NCR peptides. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 114, 5041-5046.
doi : 10.1073/pnas.1704217114.

- Nagymihály, M., Veluchamy, A., Györgypál, Z., Ariel, F., Jégu, T., Benhamed, M., Szűcs, A., Kereszt, A., Mergaert, P.and Kondorosi, E. (2017). Ploidy-dependent changes in the epigenome of symbiotic cells correlate with specific patterns of gene expression. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 114, 4543–4548. doi:10.1073/pnas.1704211114.

- Beckert, M., and Dessaux, Y. (2016). Effects of herbicide-tolerant crop cultivation. Investigating the durability of a weed management tool. Editions Quae. [ISBN 978-94-024-1006-8][ISBN 978-94-024-1007-5 (eBook)] [DOI 10.1007/978-94-024-1007-5]

- Kazmierczak, T., Nagymihály, M., Lamouche, F., Barrière, Q., Guefrachi, I., Alunni, B., Ouadghiri, M., Ibijbijen, J., Kondorosi, E., Mergaert, P., and Gruber, V. (2017). Specific host-responsive associations between Medicago truncatula accessions and Sinorhizobium strains. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 30, 399-409. doi :

- Tannières, M., Lang, J., Barnier, C., Shykoff, J.A., and Faure, D. (2017). Quorum-quenching limits quorum-sensing exploitation by signal-negative invaders. Sci. Rep. 7, 40126.

- Werner Ribeiro, C., Baldacci-Crespo, F., Pierre, O., Larousse, M., Benyamina, S., Lambert, A., Hopkins, J., Castella, C., Cazareth, J., Alloing, G., Boncompagni, E., Couturier, J., Mergaert, P., Gamas, P., Rouhier, N., Montrichard, F., and Frendo, P. (2017). Regulation of differentiation of nitrogen-fixing bacteria by microsymbiont-targeting of plant thioredoxin s1. Curr. Biol. 27, 250-256. DOI : 10.1016/j.cub.2016.11.013.

- Lang J., Vigouroux A., El Sahili A., Kwasiborski A., Aumont-Nicaise M., Dessaux Y., Shykoff J.A., Moréra S., and Faure D. (2017). Fitness costs restrict niche expansion by generalist niche-constructing pathogens. ISME J 11, 374-385. doi : 10.1038/ismej.2016.137.


- Khayi, S., Blin, P, Chong, T.M., Chan, K.G., and Faure, D. (2016). Complete genome anatomy of the emerging potato pathogen Dickeya solani type strain IPO 2222T. Stand. Genomic Sci. 11,87. DOI : 10.1186/s40793-016-0208-0.

- Benincasa, M., Barrière, Q., Runti, G., Pierre, O., Bourge, M., Scocchi, M. and Mergaert, P. (2016). Single Cell Flow Cytometry Assay for Peptide Uptake by Bacteria. Bio-Protocol 6(23) : e2038. DOI : 10.21769/BioProtoc.2038.

- Chong, T.-M., Yin, W.-F., Chen, J.-W., Mondy, S., Grandclément, C., Faure, D., Dessaux, Y., and Chan K.-G. (2016). Comprehensive genomic and phenotypic metal resistance profile of Pseudomonas putida strain S13.1.2 isolated from a vineyard soil. AMB Express, 6, 95.

- Khayi, S., Cigna, J., Chong, T.M., Quêtu-Laurent, A., Chan, K.G., Hélias, V., and Faure, D. (2016). Transfer of the potato plant isolates of Pectobacterium wasabiae to Pectobacterium parmentieri sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., doi : 10.1099/ijsem.0.001524

- Marty, L., Vigouroux, A., Aumont-Nicaise, M., Dessaux, Y., Faure, D., and Moréra S. (2016). Structural basis for high specificity of amadori compound and mannopine ppine binding in bacterial pathogens. J. Biol. Chem. 291, 22638-22649.

- Faure D., Joly D. (coordinateurs). Parution en juillet 2016. Ouvrage illustré (174 pages) ISTE éditions.
Génomique environnementale, la révolution du séquençage à haut débit, une version électronique et imprimée en français
Insight on environmental genomics, the high-throughput sequencing revolution, an electronic version and a printed book in English

- Mhedbi-Hajri, N., Yahiaoui, N., Mondy, S., Hue, N., Pélissier, F., Faure, D., and Dessaux, Y. (2016). Transcriptome analysis revealed that a quorum sensing system regulates the transfer of the At megaplasmid in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. BMC Genomics, 17, 661. DOI : 10.1186/s12864-016-3007-5.

- Chan, K.G., Chong, T.M., Adrian, T.G., Kher, H.L., Grandclément, C., Faure, D., Yin, W.F., Dessaux, Y., and Hong, K.W. (2016). Pseudomonas lini strain ZBG1 revealed carboxylic acid utilization and copper resistance features required for adaptation to vineyard soil environment : a draft genome analysis. J. Genomics 4, 26-28.

- Dhaoui, S., Rejili, M., Mergaert, P., and Mars, M. (2016). Rhizobium leguminosarum symbiovar trifolii, Ensifer numidicus and Mesorhizobium amorphae symbiovar ciceri (or Mesorhizobium loti) are new endosymbiotic bacteria of Lens culinaris Medik. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 92, fiw118.

- Dessaux Y. 2016. Les plantes ont-elles des cancers ? Pour la Science 464, 92.

- Alunni, B., Gourion, B. (2016). Terminal bacteroid differentiation in the legume-rhizobium symbiosis : nodule-specific cysteine-rich peptides and beyond. New Phytol. 211, 411-417. doi : 10.1111/nph.14025.

- Gully, D., Gargani, D., Bonaldi, K., Grangeteau, C., Chaintreuil, C., Fardoux, J., Nguyen, P., Marchetti, R., Nouwen, N., Molinaro, A., Mergaert, P., and Giraud, E. (2016). A peptidoglycan-remodeling enzyme is critical for bacteroid differentiation in Bradyrhizobium during legume symbiosis Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 29, 447-457.

- Dessaux, Y., Grandclément, C., and Faure, D. (2016). Engineering the rhizosphere. Trends Plant Sci. 21, 266–278. doi : 10.1016/j.tplants.2016.01.002.

- Lang, J., Gonzalez-Mula, A., Taconnat, L., Clement, G., and Faure, D. (2016). The plant GABA signaling downregulates horizontal transfer of the Agrobacterium tumefaciens virulence plasmid. New Phytol. 210, 974-983. doi : 10.1111/nph.13813.

- Raoul des Essarts, Y., Cigna, J., Quêtu-Laurent, A., Caron, A., Munier, E., Beury-Cirou, A., Hélias, V., and Faure, D. (2016). Biocontrol of the potato blackleg and soft-rot disease caused by Dickeya dianthicola. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82, 268-278. doi:10.1128/AEM.02525-15.

- Crespo-Rivas, J.C., Guefrachi, I., Mok, K.C., Villaécija-Aguilar, J.A., Acosta-Jurado, S., Pierre, O., Ruiz-Sainz, J.E., Taga, M.E,. Mergaert, P., and Vinardell, J.M. (2016). Sinorhizobium fredii HH103 bacteroids are not terminally differentiated 1 and show 2 altered O-antigen in nodules of the IRLC legume Glycyrrhiza uralensis. Environ. Microbiol. 18, 2392-2404. doi : 10.1111/1462-2920.13101.

- Grandclément, C., Tannières, M., Moréra, S., Dessaux, Y., and Faure, D. (2016). Quorum quenching : role in nature and applied developments. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 40, 86-116. doi : 10.1093/femsre/fuv038.


- Khayi, S. (2015). Comparative genomics of the bacteria Dickeya solani and Pectobacterium tuberosum, emerging pathogens of Solanum tuberosum. PhD Thesis. Sciences agricoles. Université Paris-Saclay. Français. [pdf]

- Chan, K.-G., Chong, T.-M., Adrian, T.-G.-S., Kher, H.L., Hong, K.-W., Grandclément, C., Faure, D., Yin, W.-F., Dessaux, Y. (2015). Whole-genome sequence of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia ZBG7B reveals its biotechnological potential. Genome Announc. 3, e01442-15.

- Empreinte du vivant, l’ADN de l’environnement. D. Joly, D. Faure and S. Salamitou (ed.). Le cherche midi - CNRS, 192 p. [ISBN : 978-2-7491-4383-5].

Prix du Livre Environnement 2016 de la Fondation Véolia

- Mouquet, N., Lagadeuc, Y., Devictor, V., Doyen, L., Duputié, A., Eveillard, D., Faure, D., Garnier, E., Gimenez, O., Huneman, P., Jabot, F., Jarne, P., Joly, D., Julliard, R., Kéfi, S., Kergoat, G.J., Lavorel, S., Le Gall, L., Meslin, L., Morand, S., Morin, X., Morlon, H., Pinay, G., Pradel, R., Schurr, F.M., Thuiller, W., and Loreau, M. (2015). Predictive ecology in a changing world. J. Appl. Ecol. 52, 1293–1310. doi : 10.1111/1365-2664.12482.

- Takeshita, K., Matsuura, Y., Itoh, H., Navarro, R., Hori, T., Sone, T., Kamagata, Y., Mergaert, P., and Kikuchi, Y. (2015). Burkholderia of plant-beneficial group are symbiotically associated with bordered plant bugs (Heteroptera : Pyrrhocoroidea : Largidae). Microbes Environ. 30, 321-329. doi:10.1264/jsme2.ME15153.

- El Sahili, A., Kwasiborski, A., Mothe, N., Velours, C., Legrand, P., Moréra, S., Faure, D. (2015). Natural guided genome engineering reveals transcriptional regulators controlling quorum-sensing signal degradation. PLoS One 10, e0141718. doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0141718.

- Khayi, S., Blin, P., Pédron, J., Chong, T.M., Chan, K.G., Moumni, M., Hélias, V., Van Gijsegem, F., and Faure, D. (2015). Population genomics reveals additive and replacing horizontal gene transfers in the emerging pathogen Dickeya solani. BMC Genomics. 16, 788.

- Guefrachi, I. (2015). Bacteroid differentiation in Aeschynomene legumes. Molecular biology. PhD Thesis. Molecular biology. Université Paris Sud - Paris XI. English.
2nd price for best thesis CMCU2016 (France-Tunesia cooperation).
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- Guefrachi, I., Pierre, O., Bourge, M., Timchenko, T., Alunni, B., Czernic, P., Villaécija-Aguilar, J.-A., Verly, C., Fardoux, J., Mars, M., Kondorosi, E., Giraud, E., Mergaert, P. (2015). Bradyrhizobium BclA is a NCR peptide transporter required for bacterial differentiation in symbiosis with Aeschynomene. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact. 28, 1155-1166.

- Czernic, P., Gully, D., Cartieaux, F., Moulin, L., Guefrachi, I., Patrel, D., Pierre, O.,Fardoux, J., Chaintreuil, C., Nguyen, P., Gressent, F., Da Silva, C., Poulain, J., Wincker, P., Rofidal, V., Hem, S., Arrighi, J.-F., Mergaert, P., and Giraud, E. (2015). Convergent evolution of endosymbiont differentiation in Dalbergoid and IRLC legumes mediated by nodule-specific cysteine-rich peptides. Plant Physiol. 169, 1254–1265.

- Guefrachi, I., C. Verly, E. Kondorosi, B. Alunni & P. Mergaert (2015). Role of the bacterial BacA ABC-transporter in chronic infection of nodule cells by Rhizobium bacteria. In : "Biological Nitrogen Fixation”, F.J. de Bruijn (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 315–324. DOI : 10.1002/9781119053095.ch31 [ISBN : 9781118637043 ; eISBN : 9781119053095].

- Ábrahám, E., P. Mergaert, A. Kereszt, A. & E. Kondorosi (2015). Bacteroid development in legume nodules : evolution of sacrificial victims. In : "Biological Nitrogen Fixation”, F.J. de Bruijn (ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 669–681. DOI : 10.1002/9781119053095.ch67 [ISBN : 9781118637043 ; eISBN : 9781119053095].

- Raoul Des Essarts, Y. (2015). Pathogénie de Dickeya dianthicola et Dickeya solani chez Solanum tuberosum, développement et évaluation de stratégies de lutte biologique.PhD Thesis. Molecular biology. Université Paris Sud - Paris XI. Français.

- Carro, L., Pujic, P., Alloisio, N., Fournier, P., Boubakri, H., Hay, E., Poly, F., François, P., Hocher V., Mergaert, P., Balmand, S., Rey, M., Heddi, A., and Normand, P. (2015). Alnus peptides modify membrane porosity and induce the release of nitrogen-rich metabolites from nitrogen-fixing Frankia. ISME J. 9, 1723–1733.

- Faure, D., Bonin, P., and Duran, R. (2015). Environmental microbiology reveals the Earth secret life. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. Int. 22, 13573-13576. doi : 10.1007/s11356-015-4968-7.

- Faure, D., Bonin, P., and Duran, R. (2015). Environmental microbiology as a mosaic of explored ecosystems and issues.Microbial Ecology EC2CO consortium. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. Int. 22, 13577-13598. doi : 10.1007/s11356-015-5164-5.

- Joly, D., and Faure, D. (2015). Next-generation sequencing propels environmental genomics to the front line of research. Heredity 114, 429-430.

- Khayi, S, Raoul des Essarts, Y, Quêtu-Laurent, A, Moumni, M, Hélias, V, Faure, D (2015) Genomic overview of the phytopathogen Pectobacterium wasabiae strain RNS 08.42.1A suggests horizontal acquisition of quorum-sensing genes. Genetica 143, 241-252.

- Khayi, S, Raoul des Essarts, Y, Mondy, S, Moumni, M, Hélias, V, Beury-Cirou, A, Faure, D (2015) Draft genome sequences of the three Pectobacterium-antagonistic bacteria Pseudomonas brassicacearum PP1-210F and PA1G7 and Bacillus simplex BA2H3. Genome Announc. 3, e01497-14.

- El Sahili, A, Li, SZ, Lang, J, Virus, C, Planamente, S, Ahmar, M, Guimaraes, BG, Aumont-Nicaise, M, Vigouroux, A, Soulère, L, Reader, J, Queneau, Y, Faure, D, Moréra, S (2015) A Pyranose-2-Phosphate Motif Is Responsible for Both Antibiotic Import and Quorum-Sensing Regulation in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. PLoS Pathog. 11, e1005071.

- Raoul des Essarts, Y, Mondy, S, Hélias, V, Faure, D (2015) Genome Sequence of the Potato Plant Pathogen Dickeya dianthicola Strain RNS04.9. Genome Announc. 3, e00581-15. doi : 10.1128/genomeA.00581-15.

- Chapelle, E., Alunni, B., Malfatti, P., Solier, L., Pédron, J., Kraepiel, Y., and Van Gijsegem, F. (2015). A straightforward and reliable method for bacterial in planta transcriptomics : application to the Dickeya dadantii/Arabidopsis thaliana pathosystem. Plant J. 82, 352-362. doi : 10.1111/tpj.12812.

- Faure, D., and Joly, D. (2015). Next-generation sequencing as a powerful motor for advances in the biological and environmental sciences. Genetica 143, 129-132. doi : 10.1007/s10709-015-9831-8.

- Kwasiborski, A., Mondy, S., Chong, T.M., Chan, K.G., Beury-Cirou, A., and Faure, D. Core genome and plasmidome of the quorum-quenching bacterium Rhodococcus erythropolis. Genetica 143, 253-261. doi : 10.1007/s10709-015-9827-4.

- Cigna, J, Raoul des Essarts, Y, Mondy, S, Hélias, V, Beury-Cirou, A, Faure, D (2015) Draft Genome Sequences of Pseudomonas fluorescens Strains PA4C2 and PA3G8 and Pseudomonas putida PA14H7, Three Biocontrol Bacteria against Dickeya Phytopathogens. Genome Announc. 3, e01503-14. doi : 10.1128/genomeA.01503-14.


- Grigoras, I., A.I. Del Cueto Ginzo, D.P. Martin, A. Varsani, J. Romero, A.C. Mammadov, I.M. Huseynova, J.A. Aliyev, A. Kheyr-Pour, H. Huss, H. Ziebell, T. Timchenko, H.J. Vetten, B. Gronenborn (2014). Genome Diversity and Evidence of Recombination and Reassortment in Nanoviruses from Europe. J Gen Virol. 95, 1178-1191. doi : 10.1099/vir.0.063115-0.

- Berrabah, F., M. Bourcy, A. Eschstruth, A. Cayrel, I. Guefrachi, P. Mergaert, J. Wen, V. Cosson., K.S. Mysore, B. Gourion, P. Ratet (2014). A non-RD receptor-like kinase prevents nodule early senescence and defense-like reactions during symbiosis. New Phytologist 203:1305-1314. doi : 10.1111/nph.12881.

- Delmotte, N., S. Mondy, B. Alunni, J. Fardoux, C. Chaintreuil, J.A. Vorholt , E. Giraud & B. Gourion (2014). A Proteomic Approach of Bradyrhizobium/Aeschynomene Root and Stem Symbioses Reveals the Importance of the fixA Locus for Symbiosis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 15:3660-3670. doi : 10.3390/ijms15033660.

- Farkas, A., G. Maróti, H. Dürgo, Z. Györgypal., R.M. Lima, K. Folkl-Medzihradsky., A. Kereszt., P. Mergaert & E. Kondorosi (2014). Medicago truncatula symbiotic peptide NCR247 contributes to bacteroid differentiation through multiple mechanisms. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111:5183–88. doi : 10.1073/pnas.1404169111.

- Guefrachi, I., M. Nagymihaly, C.I. Pislariu, W. Van de Velde, P. Ratet, M. Mars, M.K. Udvardi, E. Kondorosi, P. Mergaert & B. Alunni (2014). Extreme specificity of NCR gene expression in Medicago truncatula. BMC Genomics 15, 712. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-712.

- Balogh, E.P., T. Mosolygo, H. Tiricz, A.M. Szabo, A. Karai, F. Kerekes, D.P. Virok, E. Kondorosi & K. Burian (2014). Anti-chlamydial effect of plant peptides. Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung. 61:229-39. doi : 10.1556/AMicr.61.2014.2.12.

- Lang, J., A. Vigouroux, S. Planamente, A. El Sahili, P. Blin, M. Aumont-Nicaise, Y. Dessaux, S. Moréra & D. Faure (2014). Agrobacterium uses a unique ligand-binding mode for trapping opines and acquiring a competitive advantage in the niche construction on plant host. PLoS Pathogens 10, e1004444.

- Mondy, S., A. Lenglet, A. Beury-Cirou, C. Libanga, P. Ratet, D. Faure and Y. Dessaux (2014). An increasing opine carbon bias in artificial exudation systems and genetically modified plant rhizospheres leads to an increasing reshaping of bacterial populations. Molecular Ecol. 23:4846-61. doi : 10.1111/mec.12890.

- Pédron, J., S. Mondy, Y. Raoul des Essarts, F. Van Gijsegem, and D. Faure (2014). Genomic and metabolic comparison with Dickeya dadantii 3937 reveals the emerging Dickeya solani potato pathogen to display distinctive metabolic activities and T5SS/T6SS-related toxin repertoire. BMC Genomics 15, 283. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-283.

- Kwasiborski, A., S. Mondy, A. Beury-Cirou, D. Faure (2014). Genome Sequence of the Quorum-Quenching Rhodococcus erythropolis Strain R138. Genome Announc. 2, e00224-14. doi : 10.1128/genomeA.00224-14.

- Lang, J., Faure, D. (2014). Functions and regulation of quorum-sensing in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Front. Plant Sci. 5, 14. doi : 10.3389/fpls.2014.00014.

- Khayi, S., S. Mondy, A. Beury-Cirou, M. Moumni, V. Hélias, D. Faure (2014). Genome Sequence of the Emerging Plant Pathogen Dickeya solani Strain RNS Genome Announcements 2, e01270-13. doi : 10.1128/genomeA.01270-13.

- Ördögh, L., Vörös, A., Nagy, I., Kondorosi, É., and Kereszt, A. (2014). Symbiotic plant peptides eliminate Candida albicans both in vitro and in an epithelial infection model and inhibit the proliferation of immortalized human cells. BioMed Research International 2014, 320796.

- Mardirossian, M., Grzela, R., Giglione, C., Meinnel, T., Gennaro, R., Mergaert, P., and Scocchi, M. (2014). The host antimicrobial peptide Bac71-35 binds to bacterial ribosomal proteins and inhibits protein synthesis. Chem. Biol. 21, 1639–1647.


- Lang, J. (2013). Intrication des signalisations opine, quorumsensing et GABA chez le phytopathogène Agrobacterium tumefaciens : conséquences sur la colonisation de l’hôte et la dissémination des gènes plasmidiques. PhD Thesis. Molecular biology. Université Paris Sud - Paris XI. Français.

- Mérai, Z., A.H. Benkovics, T. Nyikó, M. Debreczeny, L. Hiripi, Z. Kerényi, E. Kondorosi & D. Silhavy (2013). The late steps of plant nonsense-mediated mRNA decay. Plant J. 73 : 50-62.doi : 10.1111/tpj.12015.

- Sinharoy, S., I. Torres-Jerez, K. Bandyopadhyay, A. Kereszt, C.I. Pislariu, J. Nakashima, V.A. Benedito, E. Kondorosi & M.K. Udvardi (2013). The C2H2 transcription factor RSD represses transcription of the secretory pathway gene VAMP721a and promotes symbiosome development in Medicago truncatula. Plant Cell 25, 3584-3601. doi : 10.1105/tpc.113.114017.

- Tiricz, H., A. Szucs, A. Farkas, B. Pap, R.M. Lima, G. Maróti, E. Kondorosi & A. Kereszt (2013). Antimicrobial nodule-specific cysteine-rich peptides induce membrane depolarization associated changes in the transcriptome of Sinorhizobium meliloti. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79, 6737-6746. doi:10.1128/AEM.01791-13.

- Sicard, A., M. Yvon, T. Timchenko, B. Gronenborn, Y. Michalakis, S. Gutierrez & S. Blanc (2013). Gene copy number is differentially regulated in a multipartite virus. Nature Communications. 4, 2248. doi : 10.1038/ncomms3248.

- Kondorosi, E., P. Mergaert & A. Kereszt (2013). A paradigm for endosymbiotic life : Cell differentiation of Rhizobium bacteria provoked by host plant factors. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 67, 611-628. doi : 10.1146/annurev-micro-092412-155630.

- Baloban, M., M. Vanstraelen, S. Tarayre, C. Reuzeau, A. Cultrone, P. Mergaert & E. Kondorosi (2013). Complementary and dose dependent action of AtCCS52A isoforms in endoreduplication and plant size control. New Phytol. 198(4):1049-59.

- Haag, A.F., M.F.F. Arnold, K.K. Myka, B. Kerscher, S. Dall’Angelo, M. Zanda, P. Mergaert & G.P. Ferguson (2013). Molecular insights into bacteroid development during the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 37(3):364-83.

- Arnold, M.F.F., A.F. Haag, S. Capewell, H.I. Boshoff, E.K. James, R. McDonald, I. Mair, A.M. Mitchell, B. Kerscher, T.J. Mitchell, P. Mergaert, C.E. Barry 3rd, M. Scocchi, M. Zanda, D.J. Campopiano & G.P. Ferguson (2013). Partial complementation of Sinorhizobium meliloti bacA mutant phenotypes by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis BacA protein. J. Bacteriol. 195(2):389-98.

- Bourcy, M., L. Brocard, C.I. Pislariu, V. Cosson, P. Mergaert, M. Tadege, K.S. Mysore, M.K. Udvardi, B. Gourion & P. Ratet (2013). Medicago truncatula DNF2 is a PI-PLC-XD-containing protein required for bacteroid persistence and prevention of nodule senescence and defense-like reactions. New Phytol. 197(4):1250-61.

- Beury-Cirou, A., M. Tannières, C. Minard, L. Soulère, T. Rasamiravaka, R.H. Dodd, Y. Queneau, Y. Dessaux, C. Guillou, O.M. Vandeputte & D. Faure (2013). At a supra-physiological concentration, human sexual hormones act as quorum-sensing inhibitors. PLoS ONE 8 : e83564. doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0083564.

- Lang, J., S. Planamente, S. Mondy, Y. Dessaux, S. Moréra & D. Faure (2013). Concerted transfer of the virulence Ti plasmid and companion At plasmid in the Agrobacterium tumefaciens-induced plant tumor. Molecular Microbiology 90(6):1178-1189. doi : 10.1111/mmi.12423.

- Faure, D., D. Joly, S. Salamitou (coordination) (2013) Prospective Génomique Environnementale. Les Cahiers Prospectives (INEE-CNRS) n°5 Octobre 2013

- Raoul des Essarts, Y., M. Sabbah, A. Comte, L. Soulère, Y. Queneau, Y. Dessaux, V. Hélias and D. Faure (2013). N,N’-alkylated imidazolium-derivatives act as quorum-sensing inhibitors targeting the Pectobacterium atrosepticum-induced symptoms on potato tubers. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 14 : 19976-19986.

- Mondy, S., O. Lalouche, Y. Dessaux & D. Faure (2013). Genome sequence of the quorum-sensing signal-producing, non-pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain P4. Genome Announcement 1(5) : e00798-13.

- Mondy, S., O. Lalouche, Y. Dessaux, & D. Faure (2013). Genome sequence of the quorum-quenching Agrobacterium tumefaciens strain WRT31. Genome Announcement 1(4) : e00653-13.

- Tannières, M., A. Beury-Cirou, A. Vigouroux, S. Mondy, F. Pellissier, Y. Dessaux & D. Faure (2013). A metagenomic study highlights phylogenetic proximity of quorum-quenching and xenobiotic-degrading amidases of the AS-family. PLoS One 8(6) : e65473.

- Kwasiborski, A., S. Mondy, A. Beury-Cirou & D. Faure (2013). Genome sequence of the Pectobacterium atrosepticum strain CFBP6276, causing blackleg and soft rot diseases on potato plant and tuber. Genome Announcements 1(3) : e00374-13.

- Hannou, N., S. Mondy, S. Planamente, M. Moumni, P. Llop, M.M. López, C. Manceaud, M.A. Barny & D. Faure (2013). Deep sequencing revealed genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism and plasmid content of Erwinia amylovora strains isolated in Middle Atlas, Morocco. Research in Microbiology 164:815-820.

- Hannou, N., P. Llop, D. Faure, M. M. López & M. Moumni (2013). Characterization of Erwinia amylovora strains from Middle Atlas Mountains in Morocco by PCR based on tandem repeat sequences. European Journal of Plant Pathology 136(4):665-74.

- Planamente, S., S. Moréra & D. Faure (2013). In planta fitness-cost of the Atu4232-regulon encoding for a selective GABA-binding sensor in Agrobacterium. Communicative & Integrative Biology 6(3) : e23692.

- Savka, M.A., Y. Dessaux, B.B. McSpadden-Gardener, S. Mondy, P.R.A. Kohler, F.J. de Bruijn & S. Rossbach (2013). The “biased rhizosphere” concept and advances in the omics era to study bacterial competitiveness and persistence in the phytosphere, . In : Molecular microbial ecology of the rhizosphere (Vol. 2), de Bruijn F.J. (ed.), pp. 1147-1161. Wiley - Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.

- Chan, K.-G., D. Faure & Y. Dessaux (2013). The biological significance of the degradation of N-acylhomoserine lactones - Quorum sensing and quorum quenching in Burkholderia and Agrobacterium. In : Molecular microbial ecology of the rhizosphere.(Vol. 2), de Bruijn F.J. (ed.), pp. 801-811. Wiley - Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ.


- Redondo-Nieto, M., Maunoury, N., Mergaert, P., Kondorosi, E., Bonilla, I., and Bolanos, L. (2012). Boron, calcium and regulation of gene expression are closely related during legume nodule organogenesis. Does boron have a major role in signal transduction ? New Phytol. 195(1):14-19.

- Mergaert, P., and Kondorosi, E. (2012). Controlling symbiotic microbes with antimicrobial peptides. In : Small Wonders : Peptides for Disease Control. K. Rajasekaran, J.W. Cary, J. Jaynes, E. Montesinos (eds.), pp 215-233. ACS Publications.

- Haag, A.F., Kerscher, B., Dall’Angelo, S., Sani, M., Longhi, R., Baloban, M., Wilson H.M., Mergaert, P., Zanda, M., and Ferguson, G.P. (2012). Role of cysteine residues and disulfide bonds on the activity of a legume root nodule-specific, cysteine-rich peptide. J. Biol. Chem. 287(14):10791-8.

- Chong T.M., W.F.Yin, S. Mondy, C. Grandclément, Y. Dessaux, K.G. Chan (2012). Heavy-Metal Resistance of a France Vineyard Soil Bacterium, Pseudomonas mendocina Strain S5.2, Revealed by Whole-Genome Sequencing. Journal of Bacteriology 194(22):6366.

- Dessaux, Y. (2012). Retour d’expérience sur l’expertise scientifique collective "variétés tolérantes aux herbicides". In : Arnold, G. & Maxime, L. (eds.), Hermès : les chercheurs au coeur de l’expertise, pp 108-11. CNRS éditions, Paris.

- Planamente, S., S. Mondy, F. Hommais, A. Vigouroux, S. Moréra & D. Faure (2012). Structural basis for selective GABA-binding in bacterial pathogens. Molecular Microbiology 86:1085-99

- Crépin, A., C. Barbey, A. Beury-Cirou, V. Hélias, L. Taupin, S. Reverchon, W Nasser, D. Faure, A. Dufour, N. Orange, M. Feuilloley, K. Heurlier, J.F. Burini & X. Latour (2012). Quorum sensing signaling molecules produced by reference and emerging soft-rot bacteria Dickeya and Pectobacterium spp. PLoS One 7(4):e35176.

- Ghirardi, S., F. Dessaint, S. Mazurier, T. Corberand, J.M. Raaijmakers, J.-M. Meyer, Y. Dessaux & P. Lemanceau (2012). Identification of Traits Shared by Rhizosphere-Competent Strains of Fluorescent Pseudomonads. Microbiology Ecology 64:725–737.

- Crépin, A., C. Barbey, A. Cirou, M. Tannières, N. Orange, M. Feuilloley, Y. Dessaux, J.-F.dd Burini, D. Faure* & X. Latour* (2012). Biological control of pathogen communication in the rhizosphere : A novel approach applied to potato soft rot due to Pectobacterium atrosepticum. Plant and Soil 358:27-37.

- Crépin, A., A. Cirou, C. Barbey, C. Farmer, V. Hélias, D. Faure & X. Latour (2012). N-acyl homoserine lactones in diverse Pectobacterium and Dickeya plant pathogens : diversity, abundance, and involvement in virulence. Sensors 12:3484-3497.

- Cirou, A., S. Mondy, S. An, A. Charrier, A. Sarrazin, O. Thoison, M. DuBow & D. Faure (2012). Efficient biostimulation of the native and introduced quorum-quenching Rhodococcus erythropolis is revealed by a combination of analytical chemistry, microbiology and pyrosequencing. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78:481-492.

- Barbey, C., A. Crépin, A. Cirou, A. Budin−Verneuil, N. Orange, M. Feuilloley, D. Faure, Y. Dessaux, J.−F. Burini, & X. Latour (2012). Catabolic pathway of gamma−caprolactone in the biocontrol agent Rhodococcus erythropolis. Journal of Proteome Research 11:206-216.


- Haag*, A.F., Baloban*, M., Sani, M., Kerscher, B., Pierre, O., Farkas, A., Longhi, R., Boncompagni, E., Hérouart, D., Dall’Angelo, S., Kondorosi, E., Zanda, M., Mergaert**, P., and Ferguson**, G.P. (2011). Protection of Sinorhizobium against host cysteine-rich antimicrobial peptides is critical for symbiosis. PLoS Biol. 9(10) : e1001169. * equal contribution ; ** corresponding author

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- Batut, J., Mergaert, P., and Masson-Boivin, C. (2011). Peptide signalling in the rhizobium-legume symbiosis. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 14(2):181-7.

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- D’Angelo-Picard, C., E. Chapelle, P. Ratet, D. Faure & Y. Dessaux (2011). Transgenic plants expressing the quorum quenching lactonase AttM do not significantly alter root-associated bacterial populations. Research in Microbiology 162:951-958.

- Cirou, A., A. Raffoux, S. Diallo, X. Latour, Y. Dessaux & D. Faure (2011). Gamma-caprolactone stimulates the growth of quorum-quenching Rhodococcus populations in a large-scale hydroponic system for culturing Solanum tuberosum. Research in Microbiology 162:945-950.

- Faure, D., M. Tannières, S. Mondy & Y. Dessaux (2011). Recent contributions of metagenomics to studies on quorum-sensing and plant-pathogen interactions. In : Metagenomics : current innovations and future trends. D. Marco (ed.), pp 253−263. Caister Academic Press.

- Dessaux, Y., E. Chapelle & D. Faure (2011). Quorum sensing and quorum quenching in soil ecosystems. In : Biocommunication in Soil Microorganisms, pp 339-367. G. Witzany (eds), Springer-Verlag (Berlin Heidelberg).


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- Planamente, S., A. Vigouroux, S. Mondy, M. Nicaise, D. Faure & S. Moréra (2010). A conserved mechanism of GABA binding and antagonism is revealed by a structure-function analysis of the periplasmic binding protein Atu2422 in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 285 : 30294-30303.

- Faure, D., D. Vereecke & J.H. Leveau (2010). Molecular communication in the rhizosphere. In : Rhizosphere, Achievements and Challenges. Y. Dessaux, P. Hinsinger & P. Lemanceau (eds), pp 279-303. Springer (The Netherlands).

- Ryan, P.R., Y. Dessaux, L.S. Thomashow & D.M. Weller (2010). Rhizosphere engineering and management for sustainable agriculture. In : Rhizosphere, Achievements and Challenges, pp 363-383. Y.Dessaux, P. Hinsinger & P. Lemanceau (eds), pp 121-132. Springer (The Netherlands).

- Cirou, A., S. Uroz , E. Chapelle, X. Latour, N. Orange, D. Faure & Y. Dessaux (2010). Quorum sensing as a target for novel biocontrol strategies directed at Pectobacterium. In : Recent developments in disease management, Plant Pathology in the 21st Century. U. Gisi, I. Chet & M.L. Gullino (eds), pp 121-132. Springer-Verlag (Berlin Heidelberg).

- Costechareyre, D., A. Rhouma , C. Lavire., P. Portier., D. Chapulliot., F. Bertolla, A. Boubaker, Y. Dessaux & X. Nesme (2010). Rapid an efficient identification of Agrobacterium species by recA allele analysis : Agrobacterium recA Diversity. Microbial Ecology 60 : 862-872.

- Haudecoeur, E. & D. Faure (2010). A fine control of quorum-sensing communication in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Communicative & Integrative Biology 3 : 84-88.


- Boudolf, V., Lammens, T., Boruc, J., Van Leene, J., Van Den Daele, H., Maes, S., Van Isterdael, G., Russinova, E., Kondorosi, E., Witters, E., De Jaeger, G., Inzé, D., and De Veylder, L. (2009). CDKB1 ;1 forms a functional complex with CYCA2 ;3 to suppress endocycle onset. Plant Physiol. 150(3):1482-93.

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- Kondorosi-Kuzsel E, Mergaert P, Van de Velde W, Maroti G, Farkas A, Kereszt A (2009). Nodule specific medicago peptides having antimicrobial activity and pharmaceutical compositions containing the same. European patent application N° 09305547.3-2107.

- Vanstraelen, M., Baloban, M., Da Ines, O., Cultrone, A., Lammens, T., Boudolf, V., Brown, S., De Veylder, L., Mergaert, P., and Kondorosi, E. (2009). APC/CCCS52A complexes control meristem maintenance in the Arabidopsis root. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106(28):11806-11811.

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- Pérez-Pérez J.M., Serralbo O., Vanstraelen M., González C., Criqui M.C., Genschik P., Kondorosi E. and Scheres B. (2008) Specialization of CDC27 function in the Arabidopsis thaliana anaphase-promoting complex (APC/C). Plant J. 53(1):78-89.

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- Riaz, K., C. Elmerich, D. Moreira, A. Raffoux, Y. Dessaux & D. Faure (2008). A metagenomic analysis of rhizospheric bacteria extends the diversity of quorum-quenching lactonases. Environmental Microbiology 10:560-570.

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