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 is part of the
Department of Bacteriology and
the Department of Agronomy at
the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
We seek 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
3rd Workshop on the Genetics of Maize-Microbe
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas,
30 – April 1, 2016.
Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions conference XVII at Oregon State
University, Portland, USA.
July 17-21, 2016.
PM, Radhakrishnan GV, Jayaraman D, Cheemah J, Malbreil M, Volkening
JD, Sekimoto H, Nishiyama T, Melkonian M, Pokorny L, Rothfels CJ,
Winter-Sederoff H, Stevenson DW, Surek B, Zhang Y, Sussman MR,
Dunand C, Morris RJ, Roux C, Wong GKS, Oldroyd GED, Ané JM. The
algal ancestor of land plants was pre-adapted for symbiosis.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (in press).
Garcia K, Delaux PM, Cope K, Ané JM.
Molecular signals required for the establishment and maintenance of
ectomycorrhizal symbioses. New Phytologist (in press).
Venkateshwaran M, Jayaraman D, Chabaud M, Genre A,
Balloon AJ, Maeda J, Forshey K, Den Os D, Kwiecien NW, Coon JJ,
Barker DG, Ané JM. A role for the mevalonate pathway in early plant
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.
112 (31), 9781-9786, 2015.
Nguyen TT, Volkening JD, Rose CM, Venkateshwaran M,
Westphall MS, Coon JJ, Ané JM, and Sussman MR Potential regulatory
phosphorylation sites in a Medicago truncatula plasma
membrane proton pump implicated during early symbiotic signaling in
roots. FEBS Letters
589 (17), 2186-2193, 2015.
Knack JJ, Wilcox LW, Delaux PM, Ané JM, Piotrowski MJ, Cook ME, Graham JM, Graham LE. Microbiomes of Streptophyte Algae and Bryophytes Suggest that a Functional Suite of Microbiota Fostered Plant Colonization of Land.
International Journal of Plant Sciences
176 (5) 405-420, 2015.
Sun J, Miller JB, Granqvist E, Wiley-Kalil A, Gobbato E,
Maillet F, Cottaz S, Samain E, Venkateshwaran M, Fort S, Morris RJ, Ané JM,
Dénarié J, Oldroyd GED. Activation of symbiosis signalling by arbuscular
mycorrhizal fungi in legumes and rice. The Plant Cell