Welcome to the Ané lab!
Understanding how symbiotic (beneficial) associations between plants and microbes
develop is an important biological question that is particularly
relevant in modern agriculture and economy.
Our laboratory seeks to understand and manipulate the
controlling symbiotic associations between plants and microbes.
We transfer information
gained from model plants such as Medicago truncatula to crops such as soybean,
rice and corn
in order to take full advantage of the fantastic opportunities offered
by these beneficial associations to our agriculture.
goal is to use microbes better to maintain the sustainability of our
agriculture by protecting the
environment over the long term and reducing costs for food, feed and biofuel production.
We know more about the movement of celestial bodies
than about the soil underfoot - Leonardo da Vinci
- 8th International Symbiosis Society Conference
in Lisbon, Portugal,
July 12-18, 2015.
International Conference on Mycorrhiza (ICOM8),
Northern Arizona University, August 3–7, 2015.
Molecular Mycorrhizal Meeting (iMMM) at Downing College in
3-4 September 2015.
International Nitrogen Fixation conference in Asilomar CA,
October 4-9, 2015
Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions conference XVII at Oregon State
University, Portland, USA.
July 17-21, 2016.
Marburger DA, Conley SP, Esker PD, Lauer JG, Ané JM. Yield
Response to Crop/Genotype Rotations and Fungicide Use to Manage Fusarium-Related
Diseases. Crop Science (in press).
Gemperline E, Jayaraman D, Maeda J, Ané JM, Li L.
Multifaceted Investigation of Metabolites During Nitrogen Fixation in Medicago
via High Resolution MALDI-MS Imaging and ESI-MS. Journal of The American Society
for Mass Spectrometry 26(1):149-58, 2015.
Palmer A, Senechal A, Mukherjee A, Ané JM, Blackwell H. Plant Responses to Bacterial N-Acyl L-Homoserine Lactones are Dependent on
Enzymatic Degradation to L-Homoserine. ACS Chemical Biology 9: 1834-1845,
Delaux PM. Varala K, Edger PP, Coruzzi GM, Pires JC, Ané JM.
Comparative Phylogenomics Uncovers the Impact of Symbiotic Associations on Host
Genome Evolution. PLoS Genetics 10(7) e1004487, 2014.
Jayaraman D, Gilroy S, Ané JM. Staying in touch: mechanical
signals in plant-microbe interactions. Current Opinion in Plant Biology,