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
of Power and Influence: A symposium on the ecology and evolution of
symbiotic associations between plants and mycorrhizal fungi - 33rd
New Phytologist Symposium - Swiss Federal Research Institute,
Agroscope Reckenholz Tänikon, Research Station ART, Zurich,
Switzerland, May 14-16, 2014.
- XVI Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions
(IS-MPMI 2014), Rhodes Island, Greece - June
International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics & 6th
International Food Legumes Research Conference, Saskatoon, Canada,
July 7-11, 2014
- European Nitrogen Fixation Conference, Tenerife, Spain -
September 7-10, 2014.
Congress on Mycorrhizae – Marrakech, October 1-3,2014
Crook M, Mitra S, Ané JM, Sadowsky MJ, Prasad G. (2013) The
Complete Genome Sequence of the Sesbania Symbiont and Rice Growth
Promoting Endophyte Rhizobium sp. Strain IRBG74. Genome Announcements (in press).
Delaux PM, Séjalon-Delmas N, Bécard G, Ané JM. Evolution of the
plant – microbe symbiotic “toolkit”. Trends in Plants Sciences, 18(6),
Ye VH, Gemperline E, Venkateshwaran M, Chen R, Delaux PM,
Howes-Podoll M, Ané JM, Li L. MALDI mass spectrometry (MS)-assisted molecular
imaging of metabolites during nitrogen fixation in the Medicago truncatula –
Sinorhizobium meliloti symbiosis. The Plant Journal, 75(1)
Venkateshwaran M, Volkening JD, Sussman MR, Ané JM. Symbiosis and
the Social Network of Higher Plants. Current Opinion in Plant