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Publications of the team SURF

Publications 2007-2021


Deslous, P., Bournonville, C., Decros, G., Okabe, Y., Mauxion, J. P., Jorly, J., Gadin, S., Brès, C., Mori, K., Ferrand, C., Prigent, S., Ariizumi, T., Ezura, H., Hernould, M., Rothan, C., Pétriacq, P., Gibon, Y.,  Baldet, P. (2021). Overproduction of ascorbic acid impairs pollen fertility in tomato. Journal of experimental botany, erab040. DOI :10.1093/jxb/erab040


Alaguero-Cordovilla, A., Gran-Gómez, F. J., Jadczak, P., Mhimdi, M., Ibáñez, S., Bres, C., Just, D., Pérez-Pérez, J. M., Rothan, C. (2020). A quick protocol for the identification and characterization of early growth mutants in tomato. Plant Science, 301: 110673. DOI : 10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110673

Alegre, M. L., Steelheart, C., Baldet, P., Rothan, C., Just, D., Okabe, Y., Ezura, H., Smirnoff, N., Gergoff Grozeff, GE., Bartoli, CG (Auteur de correspondance) (2020). Deficiency of GDP-L-galactose phosphorylase, an enzyme required for ascorbic acid synthesis, reduces tomato fruit yield. Planta, 251 (2), 54.  DOI : 10.1007/s00425-020-03345-x

Gaston, A., Osorio, S., Denoyes, B., Rothan, C. (2020). Applying the Solanaceae Strategies to Strawberry Crop Improvement. Trends in Plant Science, 25 (2), 130-140. DOI : 10.1016/j.tplants.2019.10.003

Labadie, M., Vallin, G., Petit, A., Ring, L., Hoffmann, T.,  Gaston, A., Potier, A., Schwab, W., Rothan, C., Denoyes, B. (2020). Metabolite Quantitative Trait Loci for flavonoids provide new insights into the genetic architecture of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) fruit quality. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 68 (25), 6927-6939. DOI : 10.1021/acs.jafc.0c01855⟩

Labadie, M., Vallin, G., Petit, A., Ring, L., Hoffmann, T., Gaston, A., Potier, A., Schwab, W., Rothan, C., Denoyes, B. (2020). Metabolite Quantitative Trait Loci for flavonoids provide new insights into the genetic architecture of strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) fruit quality. bioRxiv 2020.03.20.000455. DOI : 10.1101/2020.03.20.000455

Moreira, CJS, Bento, A., Pais, J., Petit, J., Escórcio, R., Correia, V., Pinheiro, A., Haliński, L.P., Mykhaylyk, O.O., Rothan, C., Silva Pereira, C. (2020). Novel ionic liquids-based extraction method that preserves molecular structure from cutin. bioRxiv ; Preprint DOI: 10.1101/2020.06.01.127837

Moreira, C.J., Bento, A., Pais, J., Petit, J., Escórcio, R., Correia, V., Pinheiro, Â., Haliński, Ł. P., Mykhaylyk, O. O., Rothan, C., & Silva Pereira, C. (2020). An ionic liquid extraction that preserves the molecular structure of cutin shown by nuclear magnetic resonance. Plant physiology, pp.01049.2020. Advance online publication. DOI : 10.1104/pp.20.01049

Mori, K., Lemaire-Chamley, M., Jorly, J., Carrari, F., Conte, M., Asamizu, E., Mizoguchi, T., Ezura, H., Rothan, C. (2020). The conserved brassinosteroid-related transcription factor BIM1a negatively regulates fruit growth in tomato. Journal of experimental botany. Online first. DOI : 10.1093/jxb/eraa495

Musseau, C., Jorly, J., Gadin, S., Sørensen, I., Deborde, C., Bernillon, S., Mauxion, J.-P., Atienza, I., Moing, A., Lemaire-Chamley, M., Rose, J. K. C., Chevalier, C., Rothan, C., Fernandez-Lochu, L., Gévaudant, F.  (2020). The Tomato Guanylate-Binding Protein SlGBP1 Enables Fruit Tissue Differentiation by Maintaining Endopolyploid Cells in a Non-proliferative State. The Plant cell, tpc.00245.02020. DOI : 10.1105/tpc.20.00245⟩.

Philippe, G., Geneix, N., Petit, J., Guillon, F., Sandt, C., Rothan, C., Lahaye, M., Marion, D., Bakan, B. (2020). Assembly of tomato fruit cuticles: a cross‐talk between the cutin polyester and cell wall polysaccharides. New Phytologist, 226 (3), 809-822.  DOI : 10.1111/nph.16402

Steelheart, C., Alegre, M.L., Baldet, P., Rothan, C., Bres, C., Just, D., Okabe, Y., Ezura, H., Ganganelli, I., Geoff Grozeff, E., Bartoli, C.G. (2020). The effect of low ascorbic acid content on tomato fruit ripening. Planta 252(3), 36 (2020). DOI : 10.1007/s00425-020-03440-z


Rothan, C., Diouf, I., Causse, M. (2019). Trait discovery and editing in tomato. Plant Journal, 97(1),73-90.


Mieulet D, Aubert G, Bres C, Klein A, Droc G, Vieille E, Rond-Coissieux C, Sanchez M, Dalmais M, Mauxion J-M, Rothan C, Guiderdoni E, and Mercier R* (2018) Unleashing meiotic crossovers in crops. Nature Plants 4(12):1010-1016.

Bermúdez L, del Pozo T, Lira BS, de Godoy F, Boos I, Hemmerle A, Almeida J, Bréhélin C, Asis R, Quadrana L, Demarco D, Alseekh S, Gamboa RS, Pérez-Flores L, Rothan C, Fernie AR, González M, Stocker A, Clausen MH, Carrari F and Rossi M (2018) SlSEC14 protein brings the first insight about the intracellular a-tocopherol transport activity in plants. Plant Cell Physiology 59(11):2188-2203.

Mieulet D, Aubert G, Bres C, Klein A, Droc G, Vieille E, Rond-Coissieux C, Sanchez M, Dalmais M, Mauxion J-M, Rothan C, Guiderdoni E, and Mercier R* (2018) Unleashing meiotic crossovers in crops. bioXriv preprint. Online Jun. 11, 2018; doi:

Bianchetti RE, Purgatto E, Rothan C, Rossi M, Freschi L* (2018) Fruit-localized phytochromes regulate plastid division, starch synthesis and carotenoid metabolism in tomato fruits. Journal of Experimental Botany 69(15):3573-3586.

Stevens R G *, Baldet P, Bouchet J-P, Causse M, Deborde C, Deschodt C, Faurobert M, Garchery C, Garcia V, Gautier H, Gouble B, Maucourt M, Moing A, Page D, Petit J, Poëssel J-L Truffault V and Rothan C (2018) A systems biology approach in tomato fruit reveals signaling from the ascorbate pool and links with regulation of translation, ribosome biogenesis and the heat-shock response. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:137.


Tenreira T, Lange MJP, Lange T, Bres C, Labadie M, Monfort A, Hernould M, Rothan C*, Denoyes B.* (2017) A Specific Gibberellin 20-Oxidase Dictates the Flowering-Runnering Decision in Diploid Strawberry. Plant Cell 29:2168-2182.

Petit J, Bres C, Mauxion JP, Bakan B, Rothan C  (2017) Breeding for cuticle-associated traits in crop species: traits, targets and strategies. Journal of Experimental Botany 68(19):5369–5387

Musseau C, Just D, Jorly J, Gevaudant F, Moing A, Chevalier C, Lemaire-Chamley M, Rothan C, Fernandez L (2017) Identification of Two New Mechanisms That Regulate Fruit Growth by Cell Expansion in Tomato. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:988. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00988


Garcia V, Bres C*§, Just D, Fernandez L, Wong Jun Tai F, Mauxion J-P, Le Paslier M-C, Bérard A, Brunel D, Aoki K, Alseekh S, Fernie A.R, Fraser P, Rothan C (2016) Rapid identification of causal mutations in tomato EMS populations via mapping-by-sequencing. Nature Protocols 11(12):2401-2418.

Gilbert L, Dumont M, Ferrand C, Bournonville C, Monier A, Jorly J, Lemaire-Chamley M, Atienza I, Hernould M, Stevens R, Lehner A, Mollet J-C, Rothan C, Lerouge P and Baldet P (2016) Tomato GDP-D-mannose epimerase SlGME1 and SlGME2 play a dual role in ascorbic acid and non-cellulosic cell wall biosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany 67(15):4767-4677

Perrotte J*, Gaston A*, Potier A, Petit A, Rothan C, Denoyes B* (2016) Narrowing down the single homoeologous FaPFRU locus controlling flowering in the cultivated octoploid strawberry using a selective mapping strategy. Plant Biotechnology Journal 14(11):2176-2189.

Petit J*, Bres C*, Mauxion J-P, Wong Jun Tai F, Martin L. B. B., Fich E. A., Joubès J, Rose J. K. C., Domergue F, Rothan C § (2016) The glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase GPAT6 from tomato plays a central role in fruit cutin biosynthesis. Plant Physiology 171(2):894-913

Almeida J, da Silva Azevedo M, Spicher L, Glauser G, vom Dorp K, Guyer L, del Valle Carranza A, Asis R, Pereira de Souza A, Buckeridge M, Demarco D, Bres C, Rothan C, Pereira Peres LE, Hörtensteiner S, Kessler F, Dörmann P, Carrari F, Rossi M (2016). Tocopherol content is highly dependent on VTE5 in tomato.  Journal of Experimental Botany 67(3):919-934

Philippe G, Gaillard C, Petit J, Geneix N, Dalgalarrondo M, Bres C, Mauxion J-P, Franke R, Rothan C, Schreiber L, Marion D, Bakan B* (2016) Ester-crosslink Profiling of the Cutin Polymer of Wild Type and Cutin Synthase Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Mutants Highlights Different Mechanisms of Polymerization. Plant Physiology 170(2):807-820

Rothan C, Just D, Fernandez L, Atienza I, Ballias P, Lemaire-Chamley M. (2016) Culture of the Tomato Micro-Tom Cultivar in Greenhouse. Methods in Molecular Biology 1363:57-64.

Rothan C, Bres C, Garcia V, Just D (2016) Tomato resources for functional genomics. In Compendium of Plant Genomes. Volume: Tomato. Chapter 5: Tomato resources for Functional Genomics pp75-94. M Causse, J Giovannoni, M Bouzayen, M Zouine eds. Springer-Verlag Publisher


Ariizumi* T, Kishimoto S, Kakami R, Maoka T, Hirakawa H, Suzuki Y, Ozeki Y, Shirasawa K, Bernillon S, Okabe Y, Moing A, Asamizu E, Rothan C, Ohmiya A, Ezura H* (2014) Identification of the Tomato Carotenogenic Gene PALE YELLOW PETAL 1 as an Essential Factor in Xanthophyll Esterification and Yellow Flower Pigmentation. Plant Journal 79(3):453-465

Kobayashi M, Nagasaki H, Garcia V, Just D, Bres C, Mauxion JP, Le Paslier MC, Brunel D, Suda K, Minakuchi Y, Toyoda A, Fujiyama A, Toyoshima H, Suzuki T, Igarashi K, Rothan C, Kaminuma E, Nakamura Y, Yano K, Aoki K (2014) Genome-wide analysis of intraspecific DNA polymorphism in 'Micro-Tom', a model cultivar of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum). Plant Cell Physiology 55(2): 445-454

Petit J, Bres C, Just D, Garcia V, Marion D, Bakan B, Joubes J, Domergue F, Rothan C (2014) Analyses of tomato fruit brightness mutants uncover strong cutin-deficient mutants among which a new allele of GDSL lipase. Plant Physiology 164(2): 888-906

Baldet, P., Ferrand, C., Rothan C (2014) Vitamins in fleshy fruits. In Fruit ripening: physiology, signalling and genomics, P Nath, M Bouzayen, A Mattoo, JC Pech eds. CABI Publisher. 315 p.


Baldet P, Bres C, Mauxion J-P, Just D, Bournonville C, Ferrand C, Mori K, Okabe Y, Ezura H, Rothan C (2013) TILLING identification of ascorbate biosynthesis tomato mutants for investigating vitamin C in tomato. Plant Biotechnology 30 (3): 309-314.

Gaston A, Perrotte J, Lerceteau-Köhler E, Rousseau-Gueutin M, Petit A, Hernould M, Rothan C, Denoyes B. (2013) PFRU, a single dominant locus regulates the balance between sexual and asexual plant reproduction in cultivated strawberry. Journal of Experimental Botany 64:1837-1848.

Garchery C, Gest N, Do PT, Alhagdow M, Baldet P, Menard G, Rothan C, Massot C, Gautier H, Aarrouf J, Fernie AR, Stevens R. (2013) A diminution in ascorbate oxidase activity affects carbon allocation and improves yield in tomato under water-deficit. Plant Cell Environment 36:159-175

Hirakawa H, Shirasawa K, Ohyama A, Fukuoka H, Aoki K, Rothan C, Sato S, Isobe S, Tabata S. (2013) Genome-Wide SNP Genotyping to Infer the Effects on Gene Functions in Tomato. DNA Research 20:221-233

Just D, Garcia V, Fernandez L, Bres C, Mauxion J-P, Petit J, Jorly J, Assali J, Bournonville C, Ferrand C, Baldet P, Lemaire-Chamley M, Mori K, Okabe Y, Ariizumi T, Asamizu E, Ezura H, Rothan C (2013) Micro-Tom mutants for functional analysis of target genes and discovery of new alleles in tomato. Plant Biotechnology 30 (3): 225-231

Ménard G, Biais B, Prodhomme D, Ballias P, Petit J, Just D, Rothan C, Rolin D, Gibon Y (2013) High throughput biochemical phenotyping for plants. In Metabolomics Coming of Age with its Technological Diversity, Advances in Botanical Research 67: 407-439

Mori K, Lemaire-Chamley M, Asamizu E, Mizoguchi T, Ezura H, Rothan C (2013) Comparative analysis of common genes involved in early fruit development in Tomato and Grape. Plant Biotechnology 30(3): 295-300

Shi, J.X., Adato, A., Alkan, N., Lashbrooke, J., Matas, A.J., Meir, S., Malitskya, S., Martinc, L.B.B., Isaacson, T., Schreiber, L., Granell, A.R., Grausem, B., Pinot, F., Rose, J.C., Rogachev, I., Prusky, D., Just, D., Rothan, C. and Aharoni, A. (2013) The SlSHINE3 Transcription Factor Regulates Cuticle Formation and Epidermal Patterning of Tomato Fruit Epidermis. New Phytologist 197(2):468-480.


Mounet F, Moing A, Kowalczyk M, Rohrmann J, Petit J, Garcia V, Maucourt M, Yano K, Deborde C, Aoki K, Bergès H, Granell A, Fernie AR, Bellini C, Rothan C, Lemaire-Chamley M. (2012) Down-regulation of a single auxin efflux transport protein in tomato induces precocious fruit development. Journal of Experimental Botany 63 (13):4901–4917

Girard AL, Mounet F, Lemaire-Chamley M, Gaillard C, Elmorjani K, Vivancos J, Runavot J-L, Petit J, Germain V, Rothan C, Marion D, Bakan B (2012) The tomato (S. lycopersicum) GDSL-lipase SlGDSL1 is required for the assembly of cutin polyester in fruit cuticle. Plant Cell 24(7):3119-3134

Guillet C, Aboul-Soud M, Le Menn A, Viron N, Pribat A, Germain V, Just D, Baldet P, Rousselle P, Lemaire-Chamley M, Rothan C (2012) Regulation of the tomato PEP carboxylase SlPPC2 promoter at early stages of tomato fruit development. PLoS One 7(5):e36795

Fitzpatrick TB, Basset GJ, Borel P, Carrari F, Dellapenna D, Fraser PD, Hellmann H, Osorio S, Rothan C, Valpuesta V, Caris-Veyrat C, Fernie AR (2012) Vitamin deficiency in humans: Can Plant Sciences help? Plant Cell 24(2):395-414.

Lerceteau-Köhler E, Moing A, Guérin G, Renaud C, Rothan C and Denoyes B (2012) Genetic dissection of fruit quality traits in the octoploid cultivated strawberry highlights the role of homoeo-QTLs in their control. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 441(1):161-71.

Pribat A, Sormani R, Rousseau M, Julkowska MM, Testerink C, Joubes J, Castroviejo M, Laguerre M, Meyer C, Germain V, Rothan C. (2012) A Novel Class of PTEN Protein in Arabidopsis displays Unusual Phosphoinositide Phosphatase Activity and Efficiently Binds Phosphatidic Acid. Biochemical Journal 441(1):161-171

Sato S, Tabata S, Hirakawa H, Asamizu E, Shirasawa K, Isobe S, Kaneko T, Nakamura Y, Shibata D, Aoki K, … Rothan C … et al.; Tomato Genome Consortium (2012). The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution. Nature 485(7400):635-641.

Ben Akal – Ben Fatma Y., Pianelli K., Dieuaide-Noubhani M., Le Menn A., Deborde C., Maucourt M., Andrieu M-H., Rolin D., Rothan C., Moing A., Bouzid S., Cabasson C. (2012) 1H NMR metabolomics– profiling method for a rapid and efficient screening of transgenic plants. African Journal of Biotechnology 11(52):11386-11399


Okabe Y, Asamizu E, Saito T, Matsukura C, Ariizumi T, Bres C, Rothan C, Mizoguchi T, Ezura H (2011) Tomato TILLING technology: Development of a reverse genetics tool for the efficient isolation of mutants from Micro-Tom mutant libraries. Plant and Cell Physiology 52: 1994-2005

Voxeur A, Gilbert L, Rihouey C, Driouich A, Rothan C, Baldet P and Lerouge P (2011) Silencing of the GDP-D-mannose 3,5-epimerase affects the structure and cross-linking of the pectic polysaccharide rhamnogalacturonan II and plant growth in tomato. Journal of Biological Chemistry 286(10):8014-20.

Shirasawa K, Isobe S, Hirakawa H, Asamizu E, Fukuoka H, Just D, Rothan C, Sasamoto S, Fujishiro T, Kishida Y, Kohara M, Tsuruoka H, Wada T, Nakamura Y, Sato S, Tabata S (2010) SNP discovery and linkage map construction in cultivated tomato. DNA Research 17: 381-391

Mathieu-Rivet, E., Gévaudant, F., Sicard, A., Salar, S., Do, P.T., Mouras, A., Fernie, A., Gibon, Y., Rothan, C., Chevalier, C., Hernould, M. (2010). The functional analysis of the Anaphase Promoting Complex activator CCS52A highlights the crucial role of endoreduplication for fruit growth in tomato. The Plant Journal, 62(5):727-41.

Prudent M, Bertin N, Génard M, Munos S, Rolland S, Garcia V, Petit J, Baldet P, Rothan C, Causse M (2010) Genotype-dependent response to carbon availability in growing tomato fruit. Plant Cell Environment, 33(7):1186-1204.

Fernandez AI, Viron N, Alhagdow M, Karimi M, Jones M, Amsellem Z, Sicard A, Czerednik A, Angenent G, Grierson D, May S, Seymour G, Eshed Y, Lemaire-Chamley M, Rothan C, Hilson P. (2009). Flexible tools for gene expression and silencing in tomato. Plant Physiology 151: 1729-1740

Garcia V, Stevens R, Gil L, Gilbert L, Gest N, Petit J, Faurobert M, Maucourt M, Deborde C, Moing A, Poessel JL, Jacob D, Bouchet J-P, Giraudel J-L, Gouble B, Page D, Alhagdow M, Massot C, Gautier H, Lemaire-Chamley M, de Daruvar A, Rolin D, Usadel B, Lahaye M, Causse M, Baldet P, Rothan C (2009) An integrative genomics approach for deciphering the complex interactions between ascorbate metabolism and fruit growth and composition in tomato. CR Biologies 332: 1007-1021

Gilbert L, Alhagdow M, Nunes-Nesi A, Quemener B, Guillon F, Bouchet B, Faurobert M, Gouble B, Page D, Garcia V, Petit J, Stevens R, Causse M, Fernie A, Lahaye M, Rothan C, Baldet P (2009) The GDP-D-mannose epimerase (GME) plays a key role at the intersection of ascorbate and non-cellulosic cell wall biosynthesis in tomato. The Plant Journal 60: 499-508

Mounet F, Moing A, Garcia V, Petit J, Maucourt M, Deborde C, Bernillon S, Le Gall G, Colquhoun I, Defernez M, Giraudel J-L, Rolin D, Rothan C, Lemaire-Chamley M (2009) Gene and Metabolite Regulatory Network Analysis of Early Developing Fruit Tissues Highlights New Candidate Genes for the Control of Tomato Fruit Composition and Development. Plant Physiology 149 (3): 1505-1528

Julio E, Laporte F, Reis S, Rothan C, Dorlhac de Borne F (2008) Targeted mutation breeding as a tool for tobacco crop improvement. Molecular Breeding 21: 369-381

Rothan C and Causse M (2008) Natural and artificially induced genetic variability in crop and model plant species for plant systems biology. In: Plant Systems Biology, Baginsky S and Fernie AR (eds) Birkhäuser (Heildelberg) 357pp

Alhagdow M, Mounet F, Gilbert L, Nunes-Nesi A, Garcia V, Just D, Petit J, Beauvoit B, Fernie AR, Rothan C, Baldet P (2007) Silencing of the mitochondrial ascorbate synthesizing enzyme L-galactono-1,4-lactone dehydrogenase (L-GalLDH) affects plant and fruit development in tomato. Plant Physiology 145(4):1408-1422

Mounet F, Lemaire-Chamley M, Maucourt m, Cabasson C, Giraudel JL, Deborde C, Lessire R, Gallusci P, Bertrand A, Gaudillère M, Rothan C, Rolin D, Moing A (2007) Quantitative metabolic profiles of tomato flesh and seeds during fruit development: complementary analysis with ANN and PCA. Metabolomics 3(3), 273-288

Stevens R, Buret M, Duffé P, Garchery C, Baldet P, Rothan C, Causse M (2007) Candidate genes and QTLs affecting fruit ascorbic acid content in three tomato populations. Plant Physiology 143(4):1943-1953

Dan Y, Fei Z, Rothan C (2007) MicroTom---A New Model Plant for Genomics. Genes Genomes Genomics 1(2): 167-179 (Print ISSN 1749-0383).

Doumas P, Al-Ghazi Y, Rothan C, Robin S (2007) DNA microarrays in plants. In Plant Functional Genomics, JF Morot-Gaudry, P Lea, JF Briat, eds,. Science Publisher, Inc 708pp

Stevens R, Bouzayen M, Causse M, Etienne C, Rothan C (2007) Tomato: a model plant for Solanaceae genomics. In Plant Functional Genomics, JF Morot-Gaudry, P Lea, JF Briat, eds,. Science Publisher, Inc 708pp