Plant - Microbe Symbiotic Interactions

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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 molecular mechanism 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.

Our 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

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Recent publications

  • Garcia K, Delaux PM, Cope K, Ané JM. Molecular signals required for the establishment and maintenance of ectomycorrhizal symbioses. New Phytologist (in press).
  • 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 (in press).
  • 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 (in press).
  • 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.
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