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Hadchity, L., Houard, J., Lanois, A., Payelleville, A., Nassar, F., Gualtieri, M., Givaudan, A., Khattar, Z.A. 2023. The AcrAB efflux pump confers self-resistance to stilbenes in Photorhabdus laumondiiResearch in Microbiology, 15, 104081. DOI : 10.1016/j.resmic.2023.104081.

Machado, R.A.R., Bhat, A.H., Castaneda-Alvarez, C., Askary, T.H., Půža, V., Pagès, S., Abolafia, J. 2023. Xenorhabdus aichiensis sp. nov., Xenorhabdus anantnagensis sp. nov., and Xenorhabdus yunnanensis sp. nov., isolated from Steinernema entomopathogenic nematodes. Current Microbiology, 80, 300. DOI : 10.1007/s00284-023-03373-2.

Ogier, J.-C., Akhurst, R., Boemare, N., Gaudriault, S. 2023. The endosymbiont and the second bacterial circle of entomopathogenic nematodes. Trends in Microbiology, 31, 629–643. DOI : 10.1016/j.tim.2023.01.004.

Ogier, J.-C., Frayssinet, M., Pagès, S., Thibord, J.-B., Larroudé, P., Givaudan, A. 2023. Susceptibility of wireworm larvae (Agriotes sordidus) (Coleoptera: Elateridae) to isolates of entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabditida: Heterorhabditidae and Steinernematidae) and their symbiotic bacteria (Morganellaceae: Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus) from France under laboratory conditions. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin, 162, 98-99. hal-04008407.


Eychenne, M., Girard, P.-A., Frayssinet, M., Lan, L., Pagès, S., Duvic, B., Nègre, N. 2022. Mutagenesis of both prophenoloxidases in the fall armyworm induces major defects in metamorphosis. Journal of Insect Physiology, 139, 104399. DOI : 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2022.104399.

Ginibre, N., Legrand, L., Bientz, V., Ogier, J.-C., Lanois, A., Pages, S., Brillard, J. 2022. Diverse roles for a conserved DNA-methyltransferase in the entomopathogenic bacterium XenorhabdusInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23, 11981. DOI :10.3390/ijms231911981.

Lanois-Nouri, A., Pantel, L., Fu, J., Houard, J., Ogier, J.-C., Polikanov, Y.S., Racine, E., Wang, H., Gaudriault, S., Givaudan, A., Gualtieri, M. 2022. The odilorhabdin antibiotic biosynthetic cluster and acetyltransferase self-resistance locus are niche and species specific. mBio, 13, e02826-02821. DOI : 10.1128/mbio.02826-21.

Pagès, S., Sellier, N., Castagnone, P. 2022. Entretenir des collections d’invertébrés d’intérêt agronomique sur hôtes vivants : un enjeu patrimonial et des contraintes spécifiques. Nov'AE, 2, 112-120. DOI : 10.17180/novae-2022-NS02-art13.

Ris, N., Borowiec, N., Bout, A., Debelle, A., Fellous, S., Le Rallec, A., Moquet, L., Ogier, J.-C., Rode, N.-O., van Oudenhove, L., Fauvergue, X. 2022. Biocontrôle et macro-organismes : panorama. Phytoma, 756, 14-18. hal-03884638v1.

Ris, N., Borowiec, N., Bout, A., Debelle, A., Fauvergue, X., Fellous, S., Le Rallec, A., Moquet, L., Ogier, J.-C., Rode, N.-O., van Oudenhove, L. 2022. Le biocontrôle grâce aux macro-organismes : enjeux et réalité. Phytoma, 756, 19-23. hal-03884650v1.


Elgendy, A.M., Mohamed, A.A., Duvic, B., Tufail, M., Takeda, M. 2021. Involvement of cis-acting elements in molecular regulation of JH-mediated vitellogenin gene 2 of female Periplaneta americanaFrontiers in Physiology, 12, 723072. DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2021.723072.

Gauthier, J., Boulain, H., van Vugt, J. J. F. A., Baudry, L., Persyn, E., Aury, J.-M. et al. 2021. Chromosomal scale assembly of parasitic wasp genome reveals symbiotic virus colonization. Communications Biology, 4, 104. DOI : 10.1038/s42003-020-01623-8

Hadchity, L., Lanois, A., Kiwan, P., Nassar, F., Givaudan, A., Khattar, Z.A. 2021. AcrAB, the major RND-type efflux pump of Photorhabdus laumondii, confers intrinsic multidrug-resistance and contributes to virulence in insects. Environmental Microbiology ReportsDOI : 10.1111/1758-2229.12974.

Jurėnas, D., Payelleville, A., Roghanian, M., Turnbull, K.J., Givaudan, A., Brillard, J., Hauryliuk, V., Cascales, E. 2021. Photorhabdus antibacterial Rhs polymorphic toxin inhibits translation through ADP-ribosylation of 23S ribosomal RNA. Nucleic Acids ResearchDOI : 10.1093/nar/gkab608.

Machado, R.A.R., Muller, A., Ghazal, S.M., Thanwisai, A., Pagès, S., Bode, H.B. et al. 2021. Photorhabdus heterorhabditis subsp. aluminescens subsp. nov., Photorhabdus heterorhabditis subsp. heterorhabditis subsp. nov., Photorhabdus australis subsp. thailandensis subsp. nov., Photorhabdus australis subsp. australis subsp. nov., and Photorhabdus aegyptia sp. nov. isolated from Heterorhabditis entomopathogenic nematodes. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 71. DOI : 10.1099/ijsem.0.004610.

Pantel, L., Juarez, P., Serri, M., Boucinha, L., Lessoud, E., Lanois, A. et al. 2021. Missense mutations in the CrrB protein mediate odilorhabdin derivative resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniaeAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 65, e00139-00121. DOI : 10.1128/aac.00139-21.

Payelleville, A., Brillard, J. 2021. Novel identification of bacterial epigenetic regulations would benefit from a better exploitation of methylomic data. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12. DOI : 10.3389/fmicb.2021.685670.


Cambon, M. C., Lafont, P., Frayssinet, M., Lanois, A., Ogier, J.-C., Pages, S., Parthuisot, Ferdy, Gaudriault, S. 2020. Bacterial community profile after the lethal infection of Steinernema–Xenorhabdus pairs into soil-reared Tenebrio molitor larvae. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 96 (2), 14 p. DOI : 10.1093/femsec/fiaa009.

Etienne, T., Aymeric, J.-L., Cattin, R., Dalverny, A.-L., Dorignac, J., Gannoun, L. et al. 2020. Les prérequis pour réussir - Licence de sciences.

Huot, L., Bigourdan, A., Pages, S., Ogier, J.-C., Girard, P.-A., Negre, N., Duvic, B. 2020. Partner-specific induction of Spodoptera frugiperda immune genes in response to the entomopathogenic nematobacterial complex Steinernema carpocapsae-Xenorhabdus nematophilaDevelopmental and Comparative Immunology, 108, 103676. DOI:10.1016/j.dci.2020.103676.

Ogier, J.-C., Pages, S., Frayssinet, M., Gaudriault, S. 2020. Entomopathogenic nematode-associated microbiota: from monoxenic paradigm to pathobiome. Microbiome, 8 (1), 1-17. DOI : 10.1186/s40168-020-00800-5.

Pages, S., Ogier, J.-C., Gaudriault, S. 2020. A novel semi-selective medium for Pseudomonas protegens isolation from soil samples. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 105911. DOI : 10.1016/j.mimet.2020.105911.


Abi Khattar, Z., Lanois, A., Hadchity, L., Gaudriault, S., Givaudan, A. 2019. Spatiotemporal expression of the putative MdtABC efflux pump of Photorhabdus luminescens occurs in a protease-dependent manner during insect infection. Plos One, 14 (2), e0212077. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0212077.

Aujoulat, F., Pages, S., Masnou, A., Emboulé, L., Teyssier, C., Marchandin, H., Gaudriault, S., Givaudan, A., Jumas-Bilak, E. 2019. The population structure of Ochrobactrum isolated from entomopathogenic nematodes indicates interactions with the symbiotic system. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 70, 131-139. DOI : 10.1016/j.meegid.2019.02.016.

Cambon, M. C., Parthuisot, N., Pages, S., Lanois, A., Givaudan, A., Ferdy, J.-B. 2019. Selection of bacterial mutants in late infections: when vector transmission trades off against growth advantage in stationary phase. mBio, 10 (5), 1-14. DOI : 10.1128/mBio.01437-19.

Givaudan, A., Mouammine, A. 2019. Antibiose et antibiorésistance: tuer et ne pas être tué. In: Denis Faure, Dominique Joly, Sylvie Salamitou, dir., 101 secrets de l'ADN (p. 190-191). Paris, FRA : CNRS Editions.

Huot, L., George, S., Girard, P.-A., Severac, D., Nègre, N., Duvic, B. 2019. Spodoptera frugiperda transcriptional response to infestation by Steinernema carpocapsaeScientific Reports, 9 (1), 13 p. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-019-49410-8.

Nuñez-Valdez, M. E., Lanois, A., Pages, S., Duvic, B., Gaudriault, S. 2019. Inhibition of Spodoptera frugiperda phenoloxidase activity by the products of the Xenorhabdus rhabduscin gene cluster. Plos One, 14 (2), e0212809. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0212809.

Ogier, J.-C., Pages, S., Galan, M., Barret, M., Gaudriault, S. 2019. rpoB, a promising marker for analyzing the diversity of bacterial communities by amplicon sequencing. BMC Microbiology, 19. DOI : 10.1186/s12866-019-1546-z.

Payelleville, A., Blackburn, D., Lanois, A., Pages, S., Cambon, M. C., Ginibre , N., Clarke, D. J., Givaudan, A., Brillard, J. 2019. Role of the Photorhabdus Dam methyltransferase during interactions with its invertebrate hosts. Plos One, 14 (10), e0212655. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0212655.


Cusumano, A., Duvic, B., Jouan, V., Ravallec, M., Legeai, F., Peri, E., Colazza, Volkoff, A. N. 2018. First extensive characterization of the venom gland from an egg parasitoid: structure, transcriptome and functional role. Journal of Insect Physiology, 107, 68-80. DOI : 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2018.02.009.

Mougin, C., Artige, E., Marchand, F., Mondy, S., Ratié, C., Sellier, N., Castagnone, P., Coeur D'Acier, A., Esmenjaud, D., Faivre-Primot, C., Granjon, L., Hamelet, V., Lange, F., Pages, S., Rimet, F., Ris, N., Salle, G., 2018. BRC4Env, a network of biological resource centres for research in environmental and agricultural sciences. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 33849–33857. DOI : 10.1007/s11356-018-1973-7.

Pantel, L., Florin, T., Dobosz-Bartoszek, M., Racine, E., Sarciaux, M., Serri, M., Houard, J., Campagne, J.-M., de Figueiredo, R. M., Midrier,C., Gaudriault, S., Givaudan, A., Lanois, A., Forst, S., Aumelas, A., Cotteaux-Lautard, C., Bolla, J. M., Vingsbo Lundberg, C., Huseby, D. L., Hughes, D., Villain-Guillot, P., Mankin, A. S., Polikanov, Y. S., Gualtieri, M. 2018. Odilorhabdins, antibacterial agents that cause miscoding by binding at a new ribosomal site. Molecular Cell, 70 (1), 83-94.e7. , DOI : 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.03.001.

Payelleville, A., Legrand, L., Ogier, J.-C., Roques, C., Roulet, A., Bouchez, O., Mouammine, A., Givaudan, A., Brillard, J. 2018. The complete methylome of an entomopathogenic bacterium reveals the existence of loci with unmethylated Adenines. Scientific Reports, 8 (1), 1-14. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-018-30620-5.

Rehayem, M., Noujeim, E., Nemer, N., Pages, S., Ogier, J.-C., Thaler, O., Duvic, B. 2018. New insights in biocontrol strategy against Cephalcia tannourinensis, the principal insect defoliator of Lebanese cedars. Forest Science, 64 (4), 383-391. DOI : 10.1093/forsci/fxx018.

Satyavathi, V. V., Mohamed, A. A., Kumari, S., Mamatha, D. M., Duvic, B. 2018. The IMD pathway regulates lysozyme-like proteins (LLPs) in the silkmoth Antheraea mylittaJournal of Invertebrate Pathology, 154, 102-108. DOI : 10.1016/j.jip.2018.04.006.


Clabots, G. 2017. Un système sécurisé de traitement thermique des eaux usées dans des locaux confinés d’élevage d’insectes règlementés. Cahier des Techniques de l'INRA

Givaudan, A., Lanois, A. 2017. Flagellar Regulation and virulence in the entomopathogenic bacteria-Xenorhabdus nematophila and Photorhabdus luminescensCurrent Topics Microbiology and Immunology, 402, 39-51. DOI : 10.1007/82_2016_53.

Gouin, A., Bretaudeau, A., Nam, K., Gimenez, S., Aury, J.-M., Duvic, B., Hilliou, F., Durand, N., Montagné, N., Darboux, I., Kuwar, S., Chertemps, T., Siaussat, D., Bretschneider, A., Moné, Y., Ahn, S.-J., Hänniger, S., Gosselin-Grenet, A.-S., Neunemann, D., Maumus, F., Luyten, I., Labadie, K., Xu, W., Koutroumpa, F., Escoubas, J.-M., Llopis, A., Maïbèche-Coisne, M., Salasc, F., Tomar, A., Anderson, A. R., Khan, S. A., Dumas, P., Orsucci, M., Guy, J., Belser, C., Alberti, A., Noel, B., Couloux, A., Mercier, J., Nidelet, S., Dubois, E., Liu, N.-Y., Boulogne, I., Mirabeau, O., Le Goff, G., Gordon, K., Oakeshott, J., Consoli, F. L., Volkoff, A.-N., Fescemyer, H. W., Marden, J. H., Luthe, D. S., Herrero, S., Heckel, D. G., Wincker, P., Kergoat, G. J., Amselem, J., Quesneville, H., Groot, A. T., Jacquin-Joly, E., Nègre, N., Lemaitre, C., Legeai, F., D'Alençon, E., Fournier, P. 2017. Two genomes of highly polyphagous lepidopteran pests (Spodoptera frugiperda, Noctuidae) with different host-plant ranges. Scientific Reports, 7 (1), 11816. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-017-10461-4.

Kim, I.-H., Aryal, S. K., Aghai, D. T., Casanova-Torres, Á. M., Hillman, K., Kozuch, M. P., Mans, E. J., Mauer, T. J., Ogier, J.-C., Ensign, J. C., Gaudriault, S., Goodman, W. G., Goodrich-Blair, H., Dillman, A.R. 2017. The insect pathogenic bacterium Xenorhabdus innexi has attenuated virulence in multiple insect model hosts yet encodes a potent mosquitocidal toxin. BMC Genomics, 18 (1), 927. DOI : 10.1186/s12864-017-4311-4.

Labreuche, Y., Chenivesse, S., Jeudy, A., Le Panse, S., Boulo, V., Ansquer, D., Pagès, S., Givaudan, A., Czjzek, M., Le Roux, F. 2017. Nigritoxin is a bacterial toxin for crustaceans and insects. Nature Communications, 8 (1), 1248. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-017-01445-z.

McMullen II, J. G., McQuade, R., Ogier, J.-C., Pagès, S., Gaudriault, S., Stock, P. S. 2017. Variable virulence phenotype of Xenorhabdus bovienii (γ-Proteobacteria: Enterobacteriaceae) in the absence of their vector hosts. Microbiology, 163 (4), 510-522. DOI : 10.1099/mic.0.000449.

Mouammine, A., Pagès, S., Lanois Nouri, A., Gaudriault, S., Jubelin, G., Bonabaud, M., Cruveiller, S., Dubois, E., Roche, D., Legrand, L., Brillard, J., Givaudan, A. 2017. An antimicrobial peptide-resistant minor subpopulation of Photorhabdus luminescens is responsible for virulence. Scientific Reports, 7, 43670. DOI : 10.1038/srep43670.

Payelleville, A., Lanois, A., Gislard, M., Dubois, E., Roche, D., Cruveiller, S., Givaudan, A., Brillard, J. 2017. DNA adenine methyltransferase (Dam) overexpression impairs Photorhabdus luminescens motility and virulence. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 1671. DOI : 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01671.

Thibord, J.-B., Larroude, P., Chabert, A., Villeneuve, F., Quilliot, E., Malet, M., Plantegenest, M., Poggi, S., Riou, J.-B., Ogier, J.-C., Guéry, B., Rouzès, R., Barsics, F., Bonnissol, S., Cap, G. 2017. Prévision des risques et élaboration de nouvelles techniques de lutte pour la protection des cultures contre les attaques de taupins. Innovations Agronomiques, 55, 215-233. DOI : 10.15454/1.5137781155320183E12.


Abi Khattar, Z., Gaudriault, S., Givaudan, A. 2016. A functional msbB acyltransferase of Photorhabdus luminescens, required for secondary lipid A acylation in gram-negative bacteria, confers resistance to anti-microbial peptides. Lebanese Science Journal, 17 (1), 45-56.

Bisch, G., Ogier, J.-C., Médigue, C., Rouy, Z., Vincent, S., Tailliez, P., Givaudan, A., Gaudriault, S. 2016. Comparative genomics between two Xenorhabdus bovienii strains highlights differential evolutionary scenarios within an entomopathogenic bacterial species. Genome Biology and Evolution, 8 (1), 148-160. DOI : 10.1093/gbe/evv248.

Diomande, S. E., Doublet, B., Vasaï, F., Guinebretière, M. H., Broussolle, V., Brillard, J. 2016. Expression of the genes encoding the CasK/R two-component system and the DesA desaturase during Bacillus cereus cold adaptation. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 363 (16), 9 p. DOI : 10.1093/femsle/fnw174.

Ferreira, T., van Reenen, C. A., Tailliez, P., Pages, S., Malan, A. P., Dicks, L. M. T. 2016. First report of the symbiotic bacterium Xenorhabdus indica associated with the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema yirgalemenseJournal of Helminthology, 90 (01), 108-112. DOI : 10.1017/S0022149X14000583.

Ginies, C., Brillard, J., Nguyen The, C. 2016. Identification of fatty acids in Bacillus cereusJournal of Visualized Experiments, 118, 9 p. DOI : 10.3791/54960.

Kadja, A. B., Békro, Y.-A., Pirat, J.-L., Mamyrbekova Bekro, J. A., Volle, J.-N., Lecouvey, M., Boyer-Lavergne, M.-H. 2016. Chemical constituents and in vitro biological screening of dehydroacetic extracts of 3 African toothpicks. International Journal of Green and Herbal Chemistry, 5 (2), 201-208.

Mohamed, A. A., Zhang, L., Dorrah, M. A., Elmogy, M., Yousef, H. A., Bassal, T. T., Duvic, B. 2016. Molecular characterization of a c-type lysozyme from the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 61, 60-69. DOI : 10.1016/j.dci.2016.03.018.

Nguyen The, C., Bardin, M., Bérard, A., Berge, O., Brillard, J., Broussolle, V., Carlin, F., Renault, P., Tchamitchian, M., Morris, C. E. 2016. Agrifood systems and the microbial safety of fresh produce: trade-offs in the wake of increased sustainability. Science of the Total Environment, 562, 751-759. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.03.241.

Noujeim, E., Sakr, J., Fanelli, E., Troccoli, A., Pages, S., Tarasco, E., De Luca, F. 2016. Phylogenetic relationships of entomopathogenic nematodes and their bacterial symbionts from coastal areas in lebanon. Redia, 99, 127-137. DOI : 10.19263/REDIA-99.16.16.

Ogier, J.-C., Duvic, B., Lanois, A., Givaudan, A., Gaudriault, S. 2016. A new member of the growing family of contact-dependent growth inhibition systems in Xenorhabdus doucetiaePlos One, 11, 19 p. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0167443.


Aribi, M., Meziane, W., Habi, S., Boulatika, Y., Marchandin, H., Aymeric, J.-L. 2015. Macrophage bactericidal activities against Staphylococcus aureus are enhanced in vivo by selenium supplementation in a dose-dependent manner. Plos One, 10 (9), 18 p. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0135515.

Bisch, G., Pages, S., McMullen II, J. G., Stock, P. S., Duvic, B., Givaudan, A., Gaudriault, S. 2015. Xenorhabdus bovienii CS03, the bacterial symbiont of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema weiseri, is a non-virulent strain against lepidopteran insects. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 124, 15-22. DOI : 10.1016/j.jip.2014.10.002.

Brillard, J., Dupont, C. M., Berge, O., Dargaignaratz, C., Oriol-Gagnier, S., Doussan, C., Broussolle, V., Gillon, M., Clavel, T., Berard, A. 2015. The water cycle, a potential source of the bacterial pathogen Bacillus cereusBioMed Research International, 2015, 356928. DOI : 10.1155/2015/356928.

Diomande, S. E., Nguyen The, C., Abee, T., Tempelaars, M. H., Broussolle, V., Brillard, J. 2015. Involvement of the CasK/R two-component system in optimal unsaturation of the Bacillus cereus fatty acids during low-temperature growth. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 213, 110-7. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2015.04.043.

Diomande, S. E., Guinebretière, M. H., De Sarrau, B., Nguyen The, C., Broussolle, V., Brillard, J. 2015. Fatty acid profiles and desaturase-encoding genes are different in thermo- and psychrotolerant strains of the Bacillus cereus Group. BMC Research Notes, 8, 329. DOI : 10.1186/s13104-015-1288-4

Diomande, S. E., Nguyen The, C., Guinebretière, M. H., Broussolle, V., Brillard, J. 2015. Role of fatty acids in Bacillus environmental adaptation. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6, 20 p. DOI : 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00813.

Elmogy, M., Bassal, T. T. M., Yousef, H. A., Dorrah, M. A., Mohamed, A. A., Duvic, B. 2015. Isolation, characterization, kinetics, and enzymatic and non-enzymatic microbicidal activities of a novel c-type lysozyme from plasma of Schistocerca gregaria (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Journal of Insect Science, 15 (1), 57. DOI : 10.1093/jisesa/iev038.

Gorgadze, O., Lortkhipanidze, M., Ogier, J.-C., Tailliez, P., Burjanadze, M. 2015. Steinernema tbilisiensis sp. n. (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) - A new species of entomopathogenic nematode from Georgia. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (A5), 13 p. DOI : 10.17265/2161-6256/2015.04.005.

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Benfarhat-Touzri, D., Amira, A. B., Khedher, S. B., Givaudan, A., Jaoua, S., Tounsi, S. 2014. Combinatorial effect of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki and Photorhabdus luminescens against Spodoptera littoralis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Basic Microbiology, 54 (11), 1160-1165. DOI : 10.1002/jobm.201300142.

Diomande, S. E., Chamot, S., Antolinos, V., Vasai, F., Guinebretiere, M. H., Bornard, I., Nguyen-the, C., Broussolle, V., Brillard, J., 2014. The CasKR two-component system is required for the growth of mesophilic and psychrotolerant Bacillus cereus strains at low temperatures. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 80 (8), 2493-2503,. DOI : 10.1128/aem.00090-14.

Ferreira, T., van Reenen, C. A., Endo, A., Tailliez, P., Pages, S., Spröer, C., Malan, A. P., Dicks, L. M. T. 2014. Photorhabdus heterorhabditis sp nov., a symbiont of the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis zealandicaInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64 (5), 1540-1545. DOI : 10.1099/ijs.0.059840-0.

Gualtieri, M., Ogier, J.-C., Pages, S., Givaudan, A., Gaudriault, S., 2014. Draft genome sequence and annotation of the entomopathogenic bacterium Xenorhabdus szentirmaii strain DSM16338. Genome Announcements 2 (2). DOI : 10.1128/genomeA.00190-14.

Kronenwerth, M., Bozhüyük, K. A. J., Kahnt, A. S., Steinhilber, D., Gaudriault, S., Kaiser, M., Bode, H. B. 2014. Characterisation of taxlllaids A-G; natural products from Xenorhabdus indicaChemistry, 20 (52), 17478-17487. DOI : 10.1002/chem.201403979.

Legeai, F., Gimenez, S., Duvic, B., Escoubas, J.-M., Gosselin-Grenet, A.-S., Blanc, F., Cousserans, F., Seninet, I., Bretaudeau, A., Mutel, D., Girard, P.-A., Monsempes, C., Magdelenat, G., Hilliou, F., Feyereisen, R., Ogliastro, M.-H., Volkoff, A.-N., Jacquin-Joly, E., D'Alençon, E., Negre, N., Fournier, P. 2014. Establishment and analysis of a reference transcriptome for Spodoptera frugiperdaBMC Genomics, 15, 704. DOI : 10.1186/1471-2164-15-704.

Mouammine, A., Lanois, A., Pages, S., Lafay, B., Molle, V., Canova, M., Girard, P.-A., Duvic, B., Givaudan, A., Gaudriault, S. 2014. Ail and PagC-related proteins in the entomopathogenic bacteria of Photorhabdus genus. Plos One, 9 (10). DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0110060.

Ogier, J.-C., Pages, S., Bisch, G., Chiapello, H., Médigue, C., Rouy, Z., Teyssier, C., Vincent, S., Tailliez, P., Givaudan, A., Gaudriault, S. 2014. Attenuated virulence and genomic reductive evolution in the entomopathogenic bacterial symbiont species, Xenorhabdus poinariiGenome Biology and Evolution, 6, 1495-1513. DOI : 10.1093/gbe/evu119.

Shapiro-Ilan, D. I., Blackburn, D., Duncan, L., El-Borai, F. E., Koppenhöfer, H., Tailliez, P., Adams, B. J. 2014. Characterization of biocontrol traits in Heterorhabditis floridensis: A species with broad temperature tolerance. Journal of Nematology, 46 (4), 336-345.

Sicard, M., Raimond, M., Gaudriault, S., Lanois, A., Pages, S., Debenest, C., Braquart-Varnier, C., Givaudan, A. 2014. Putative toxins from the entomopathogenic bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens kill Armadillidium vulgare (Terrestrial isopod). Biological Control, 69, 40-44. DOI : 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2013.10.011.


D'Alençon, E., Bierne, N., Girard, P.-A., Magdelenat, G., Gimenez, S., Seninet, I., Escoubas, J.-M. 2013. Evolutionary history of x-tox genes in three lepidopteran species: Origin, evolution of primary and secondary structure and alternative splicing, generating a repertoire of immune-related proteins. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 43, 54-64. DOI : 10.1016/j.ibmb.2012.10.012.

Ferreira, T., van Reenen, C., Pagès, S., Tailliez, P., Malan, A.P., Dicks, L.M.T. 2013. Photorhabdus luminescens subsp. noenieputensis subsp. nov., a symbiotic bacterium associated with a novel Heterorhabditis species related to Heterorhabditis indicaInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 63, 1853-1858. DOI : 10.1099/ijs.0.044388-0.

Houard, J., Aumelas, A., Noel, T., Pages, S., Givaudan, A., Fitton-Ouhabi, V., Villain-Guillot, P., Gualtieri, M. 2013. Cabanillasin, a new antifungal metabolite, produced by entomopathogenic Xenorhabdus cabanillasii JM26. Journal of Antibiotics, 66, 617-620. DOI : 10.1038/ja.2013.58.

Jubelin, G., Lanois, A., Severac, D., Rialle, S., Longin, C., Gaudriault, S., Givaudan, A. 2013. FliZ is a global regulatory protein affecting the expression of flagellar and virulence genes in individual Xenorhabdus nematophila bacterial cells. PLoS Genetics, 9, e1003915. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003915.

Lanois, A., Ogier, J.-C., Gouzy, J., Laroui, C., Rouy, Z., Givaudan, A., Gaudriault, S. 2013. Draft genome sequence and annotation of the entomopathogenic bacterium Xenorhabdus nematophila strain F1. Genome Announcements, 1. DOI : 10.1128/genomeA.00342-13.

Zhou, Q., Grundmann, F., Kaiser, M., Schiell, M., Gaudriault, S., Batzer, A., Kurz, M., Bode, H.B. 2013. Structure and Biosynthesis of Xenoamicins from Entomopathogenic XenorhabdusChemistry, 19, 16772-16779. DOI : 10.1002/chem.201302481.


Duvic, B., Jouan, V., Essa, N., Girard, P.-A., Pages, S., Khattar, Z.A., Volkoff, A.N., Givaudan, A., Destoumieux-Garzon, D., Escoubas, J.-M. 2012. Cecropins as a marker of Spodoptera frugiperda immunosuppression during entomopathogenic bacterial challenge. Journal of Insect Physiology, 58, 881 - 888. DOI : 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2012.04.001.

Koeberle, M., Goeppel, D., Grandl, T., Gaentzsch, P., Manncke, B., Berchtold, S., Mueller, S., Luescher, B., Asselin-Labat, M.-L., Pallardy, M., Sorg, I., Langer, S., Barth, H., Zumbihl, R., Autenrieth, I.B., Bohn, E. 2012. Yersinia enterocolitica YopT and Clostridium difficile toxin B induce expression of GILZ in epithelial cells. PLoS One, 7. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0040730.

Morales-Soto, N., Gaudriault, S., Ogier, J.-C., Thappeta, K.R.V., Forst, S. 2012. Comparative analysis of P2-type remnant prophage loci in Xenorhabdus bovienii and Xenorhabdus nematophila required for xenorhabdicin production. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 333, 69-76. DOI : 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2012.02600.x.

Nielsen Leroux, C., Gaudriault, S., Ramarao, N., Lereclus, D., Givaudan, A. 2012. How the insect pathogen bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis and Xenorhabdus/Photorhabdus occupy their hosts. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 15, 220 - 231. DOI : 10.1016/j.mib.2012.04.006.

Rosa, R.D., de Lorgeril, J., Tailliez, P., Bruno, R., Piquemal, D., Bachere, E. 2012. A hemocyte gene expression signature correlated with predictive capacity of oysters to survive Vibrio infections. BMC Genomics, 13, 252. DOI : 10.1186/1471-2164-13-252.

Tailliez, P., Pages, S., Edgington, S., Tymo, L.M., Buddie, A.G. 2012. Description of Xenorhabdus magdalenensis sp nov., the symbiotic bacterium associated with Steinernema australeInternational Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 62, 1761 - 1765. DOI : 10.1099/ijs.0.034322-0.


Chapuis, E., Pages, S., Emelianoff, V., Givaudan, A., Ferdy, J.B. 2011. Virulence and pathogen multiplication: a serial passage experiment in the hypervirulent bacterial insect-pathogen Xenorhabdus nematophilaPLoS One, 6, e15872. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0015872.

Chaston, J.M., Suen, G., Tucker, S.L., Andersen, A.W., Bhasin, A., Bode, E., Bode, H.B., Brachmann, A.O., Cowles, C.E., Cowles, K.N., Darby, C., de Léon, L., Drace, K., Du, Z., Givaudan, A., Tran, E.E.H., Jewell, K.A., Knack, J.J., Krasomil-Osterfeld, K.C., Kukor, R., Lanois, A., Latreille, P., Leimgruber, N.K., Lipke, C.M., Liu, R., Lu, X., Martens, E.C., Marri, P.R., Médigue, C., Menard, M.L., Miller, N.M., Morales-Soto, N., Norton, S., Ogier, J.-C., Orchard, S.S., Park, D., Park, Y., Qurollo, B.A., Sugar, D.R., Richards, G.R., Rouy, Z., Slominski, B., Slominski, K., Synder, H., Tjaden, B.C., van der Hoeven, R., Welch, R.D., Wheeler, C., Xiang, B., Barbazuk, B., Gaudriault, S., Goodner, B., Slater, S.C., Forst, S., Goldman, B.S., Goodrich-Blair, H. 2011. The entomopathogenic bacterial endosymbionts xenorhabdus and photorhabdus: convergent lifestyles from divergent genomes. Plos One, 6. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0027909.

Jubelin, G., Pages, S., Lanois, A., Boyer, M.-H., Gaudriault, S., Ferdy, J.-B., Givaudan, A. 2011. Studies of the dynamic expression of the Xenorhabdus FliAZ regulon reveal atypical iron-dependent regulation of the flagellin and haemolysin genes during insect infection. Environmental Microbiology, 13, 1271-1284. DOI : 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02427.x.

Lanois, A., Pages, S., Bourot, S., Canoy, A.S., Givaudan, A., Gaudriault, S. 2011. Transcriptional analysis of a Photorhabdus sp. variant reveals transcriptional control of phenotypic variation and multifactorial pathogenicity in insects. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77, 1009-1020. DOI : 10.1128/aem.01696-10.

Noujeim, E., Khater, C., Pages, S., Ogier, J.C., Tailliez, P., Hamze, M., Thaler, O. 2011. The first record of entomopathogenic nematodes (Rhabiditiae: Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) in natural ecosystems in Lebanon: A biogeographic approach in the Mediterranean region. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 107, 82-85. DOI : 10.1016/j.jip.2011.01.004.

Terenius, O., Papanicolaou, A., Garbutt, J.S., Eleftherianos, I., Huvenne, H., Kanginakudru, S., Albrechtsen, M., An, C., Aymeric, J.-L., Barthel, A., Bebas, P., Bitra, K., Bravo, A., Chevalieri, F., Collinge, D.P., Crava, C.M., de Maagd, R.A., Duvic, B., et al. 2011. RNA interference in Lepidoptera: An overview of successful and unsuccessful studies and implications for experimental design. Journal of Insect Physiology, 57, 231 - 245. DOI : 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.11.006.


Aymeric, J.L., Givaudan, A., Duvic, B. 2010. Imd pathway is involved in the interaction of Drosophila melanogaster with the entomopathogenic bacteria, Xenorhabdus nematophila and Photorhabdus luminescensMolecular Immunology, 47, 2342-2348. DOI : 10.1016/j.molimm.2010.05.012.

Costa, S.C., Chavez, C.V., Jubelin, G., Givaudan, A., Escoubas, J.M., Brehelin, M., Zumbihl, R. 2010. Recent insight into the pathogenicity mechanisms of the emergent pathogen Photorhabdus asymbioticaMicrobes and Infection, 12, 182-189. DOI : 10.1016/j.micinf.2009.12.003.

Duperthuy, M., Binesse, J., Le Roux, F., Romestand, B., Caro, A., Got, P., Givaudan, A., Mazel, D., Bachere, E., Destoumieux-Garzon, D. 2010. The major outer membrane protein OmpU of Vibrio splendidus contributes to host antimicrobial peptide resistance and is required for virulence in the oyster Crassostrea gigasEnvironmental Microbiology, 12, 951-963. DOI : 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.02138.x.

Noujeim, E., Nader, A., El Hayek, P., Nemer, N., Darwich, T., Thaler, O., Khater, C. 2010. Habitat characterization of entomopathogenic nematodes in north Lebanon. Lebanese Science Journal, 11:27-37.

Ogier, J.C., Calteau, A., Forst, S., Goodrich-Blair, H., Roche, D., Rouy, Z., Suen, G., Zumbihl, R., Givaudan, A., Tailliez, P., Medigue, C., Gaudriault, S. 2010. Units of plasticity in bacterial genomes: new insight from the comparative genomics of two bacteria interacting with invertebrates, Photorhabdus and XenorhabdusBMC Genomics, 11, 568. DOI : 10.1186/1471-2164-11-568.

Tailliez, P., Laroui, C., Ginibre, N., Paule, A., Pagès, S., Boemare, N. 2010. Phylogeny of Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus based on universally conserved protein-coding sequences and implications for the taxonomy of these two genera. Proposal of new taxa: X. vietnamensis sp. nov., P. luminescens subsp. caribbeanensis subsp. nov., P. luminescens subsp. hainanensis subsp. nov., P. temperata subsp. khanii subsp. nov., P. temperata subsp. tasmaniensis subsp. nov., and the reclassification of P. luminescens subsp. thracensis as P. temperata subsp. thracensis comb. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 60, 1921-1937. DOI : 10.1099/ijs.0.014308-0.

Chavez, C.V., Jubelin, G., Courties, G., Gomard, A., Ginibre, N., Pages, S., Taieb, F., Girard, P.A., Oswald, E., Givaudan, A., Zumbihl, R., Escoubas, J.M. 2010. The cyclomodulin Cif of Photorhabdus luminescens inhibits insect cell proliferation and triggers host cell death by apoptosis. Microbes and Infections, 12, 1208-1218. DOI : 10.1016/j.micinf.2010.09.006.


Abi Khattar, Z., Rejasse, A., Destoumieux-Garzon, D., Escoubas, J.M., Sanchis, V., Lereclus, D., Givaudan, A., Kallassy, M., Nielsen-Leroux, C., Gaudriault, S. 2009. The dlt operon of Bacillus cereus is required for resistance to cationic antimicrobial peptides and for virulence in insects. Journal of Bacteriology, 191, 7063-7073. DOI : 10.1128/jb.00892-09.

Campos-Herrera, R., Tailliez, P., Pages, S., Ginibre, N., Gutierrez, C., Boemare, N.E. 2009. Characterization of Xenorhabdus isolates from La Rioja (Northern Spain) and virulence with and without their symbiotic entomopathogenic nematodes (Nematoda: Steinernematidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 102, 173-181. DOI : 10.1016/j.jip.2009.08.007.

Chapelle, M., Girard, P.A., Cousserans, F., Volkoff, N.A., Duvic, B. 2009. Lysozymes and lysozyme-like proteins from the fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperdaMolecular Immunology, 47, 261-269. DOI : 10.1016/j.molimm.2009.09.028.

Chapuis, E., Emelianoff, V., Paulmier, V., Le Brun, N., Pages, S., Sicard, M., Ferdy, J.B. 2009. Manifold aspects of specificity in a nematode-bacterium mutualism. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22, 2104-2117. DOI : 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01829.x.

Costa, S.C., Girard, P.A., Brehelin, M., Zumbihl, R. 2009. The emerging human pathogen Photorhabdus asymbiotica is a facultative intracellular bacterium and induces apoptosis of macrophage-like cells. Infection and Immunity, 77, 1022-1030. DOI : 10.1128/iai.01064-08.

Destoumieux-Garzon, D., Brehelin, M., Bulet, P., Boublik, Y., Girard, P.A., Baghdiguian, S., Zumbihl, R., Escoubas, J.M. 2009. Spodoptera frugiperda X-tox protein, an immune related defensin rosary, has lost the function of ancestral defensins. PLoS One, 4, e6795. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0006795.

Gualtieri, M., Aumelas, A., Thaler, J.O. 2009. Identification of a new antimicrobial lysine-rich cyclolipopeptide family from Xenorhabdus nematophilaJournal of Antibiotics, 62, 295-302. DOI : 10.1038/ja.2009.31.

Jamoussi, K, Sellami, S, Abdelkefi-Mesrati, L, Givaudan, A, Jaoua, S. 2009. Heterologous expression of the B. thuringiensis vegetative insecticidal protein Vip3LB by Photorhabdus temperata strain K122 and oral toxicity against the Lepidoptera Ephestia kuehniella and Spodoptera littoralisMolecular Biotechnology, 43:97-103.

Jubelin, G., Chavez, C.V., Taieb, F., Banfield, M.J., Samba-Louaka, A., Nobe, R., Nougayrede, J.P., Zumbihl, R., Givaudan, A., Escoubas, J.M., Oswald, E. 2009. Cycle inhibiting factors (CIFs) are a growing family of functional cyclomodulins present in invertebrate and mammal bacterial pathogens. PLoS One, 4, e4855. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0004855.



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GUALTIERI M, VILLAIN-GUILLOT P, GIVAUDAN A, PAGES S. 2010. "Cabanillasin, a novel antibiotic, produced by the entomopathogenic bacteria Xenorhabdus cabanillasii". EP10306482.0 & US61/425917 Priority date: 2010-12-22. Publication info: EP2468718 (A1) 2012-06-27.

GUALTIERI M, VILLAIN-GUILLOT P, GIVAUDAN A, PAGES S. 2010. "Nemaucin, a new antifungal compound, produced by the entomopathogenic bacteria Xenorhabdus cabanillasii". EP10306485.3 & US61/425951. Priority date: 2010-12-22. Publication info: WO2012085177 (A1) 2012-06-28.

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PhD Thesis

Linda HADCHITY. 2022. Résistance aux antibactériens : Caractérisation des pompes à efflux de la bactérie entomopathogène Photorhabdus laumondii. Thèse de doctorat de l'Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, sous la direction de Alain GIVAUDAN. Disponible sur

Louise HUOT. 2019. Analyse moléculaire de la réponse immunitaire du lépidoptère Spodoptera frugiperda au complexe nématobactérien entomopathogène Steinernema carpocapsae-Xenorhabdus nematophila. Thèse de doctorat de l'Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, sous la direction de Bernard DUVIC. Disponible sur

Marine CAMBON. 2018. Heterogeneity within infections: the case of the vector-borne insect pathogen, Xenorhabdus nematophila. Thèse de doctorat de l'Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, sous la direction de Sophie GAUDRIAULT et Jean-Baptiste FERDY. Disponible sur

Amaury PAYELLEVILLE. 2018. Étude de la méthylation de l’ADN chez Photorhabdus luminescens. Thèse de doctorat de l'Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, sous la direction de Julien BRILLARD & Alain GIVAUDAN. Disponible sur

Gaelle BISCH. 2014. Les bactéries entomopathogènes du genre Xenorhabdus: description pathologique et génomique de souches à la virulence atténuée. Thèse de doctorat de l'Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France, sous la direction de Sophie GAUDRIAULT. Disponible sur

Annabelle MOUAMINNE. 2014. Caractérisation de l’hétérogénéité bactérienne chez la bactérie pathogène d’insectes Photorhabdus - Rôle dans la résistance aux peptides antimicrobiens. Thèse de doctorat de l'Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France, sous la direction de Alain GIVAUDAN.

Elise NOUJEIM. 2011. Biodiversité et biogéographie des nématodes entomopathogènes au Liban : étude phylogénique et valorisation des potentiels en lutte biologique. Thèse de doctorat en Biologie des populations et écologie de l'Université Montpellier 2, Montpellier, France, sous la direction de Patrick TAILLIEZ, Jacques-Olivier THALER & Carla KHATER. Disponible sur

Ziad ABI KHATTAR. 2009. Impact de la résistance aux peptides antimicrobiens et aux composés toxiques sur les interactions bactéries-insectes : Cas des infections par Photorhabdus luminescens et Bacillus cereus. Thèse de doctorat en cotutelle Université Montpellier 2, Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth. Beyrouth, Liban, sous la direction de Alain GIVAUDAN & Sophie GAUDRIAULT.

Carolina VARELA CHAVEZ. 2009. Caractérisation fonctionnelle d'une cyclomoduline pro-apoptotique nommée CIF (Cycle Inhibiting Factor) chez les bactéries entomopathogènes du genre Photorhabdus. Thèse de doctorat de l'Université Montpellier 2. Montpellier, France, sous la direction de Jean-Michel ESCOUBAS & Robert ZUMBIHL.

Sonia Catarina DA PONTE COSTA. 2008. Etude de l'interaction des bactéries du genre Photorhabdus avec les cellules du système immunitaire. Thèse en cotutelle Université Montpellier 2, Université des Açores. Ponta Delgada, Portugal, sous la direction de Michel BREHELIN & Robert ZUMBIHL.