Claudine Elmerich

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Selected Publications


    2011 - 2016

  1. Wisniewski-Dye, F., Borziak, K., Khalsa-Moyers, G., Alexandre, G., Sukharnikov, Lo., Wuichet, K., Hurst, Gb., Mcdonald, Hw., Robertson, Js., Barbe, V., Calteau, A., Rouy, Z., Mangenot, S., Prigent-Combaret, C., Normand, P., Boyer, M., Siguier, P., Dessaux, Y., Elmerich, C., Condemine, G., Krishnen, G., Kennedy, I., Paterson, Ah., Gonzalez, V., Mavingui, P., and Zhulin, Ib. 2011. Azospirillum genomes reveal transition of bacteria from aquatic to terrestrial environments. PLoS Genet. 7(12):e1002430.

  2. Zhan, H., Yan, Yl., Zhang, W., Yu, H., Chen, M., Lu, W., Ping, S., Peng, Z., Yuan, M., Zhou, Z., Elmerich, C., and Lin, M. 2011. Genome sequence of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus PHEA-2, isolated from industry wastewater. Journal of Bacteriology. 193(10):2672-2673.

  3. Jiang, N., Liu, W., Li, Y., Wu, H., Alexandre, G., Elmerich, C., and Xie, Z. 2016. A chemotaxis receptor modulates nodulation during the Azorhizobium caulinodansi - Sesbania rostrata symbiosis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82(11):3174-3184.

    2001 - 2010

  4. Belhaj, A., Desnoues, N., and Elmerich, C. 2002. Alkane biodegradation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated from a polluted zone: identification of alkB and alkB-related genes. Research in Microbiology. 153(6):339-344.

  5. Belhaj, A., Elmerich, C., Ismaili, M., Zoudhi, M., and Alaoui, Ma. 2002. Potentiel de biodégradation de corynébactéries isolées d'une zone polluée par les hydrocarbures du pétrole. Revue Marocaine des Sciences Agronomiques et Vétérinaires. 22(2):71-77.

  6. Desnoues, N., Lin, M., Guo, X., Ma, L., Carreño-Lopez, R., and Elmerich, C. 2003. Nitrogen fixation genetics and regulation in a Pseudomonas stutzeri strain associated with rice. Microbiology. 149(8):2251-2262.

  7. Dessaux, Y., Elmerich, C., and Faure, D. 2004. La violacéine : une molécule d’intérêt biologique, issue de la bactérie tellurique Chromobacterium violaceum. La Revue de médecine interne. 25(9):659-662.

  8. Xu, Yq., Belhaj, A., Elmerich, C., and Lin, M. 2004. Diversity of degradation pathways of some aromatic compounds by phenotype and genotype testing in Acinetobacter strains. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology. 20(6):623-627.

  9. Chen, S.f., Liu, L., Zhou, X., Elmerich, C., and Li, J.l. 2005. Functional analysis of the GAF domain of NifA in Azospirillum brasilense: effect of Tyr-Phe mutations on nifA and its interaction with GlnB. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 273(5):415-422.

  10. Xie, Z., Dou, Y., Ping, S., Chen, M., Wang, G., Elmerich, C., and Lin, M. 2006. Interaction between NifL and NifA in the nitrogen-fixing Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501. Microbiology. 152(12):3535-3542.

  11. He, S., Chen, M., Xie, Zh., Yan, Yl., Li, H., Fan, Y., Ping, S., Lin, M., and Elmerich, C. 2008. Involvement of GlnK, a P(II) protein, in control of nitrogen fixation and ammonia assimilation in Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501. Archives of Microbiology. 190(1):1-10.

  12. Riaz, K., Elmerich, C., Moreira, D., Raffoux, A., Dessaux, Y., and Faure, D. 2008. A metagenomic analysis of soil bacteria extends the diversity of quorum-quenching lactonases. Environmental Microbiology. 10(3):560-570.

  13. Riaz, K., Elmerich, C., Raffoux, A., Moreira, D., Dessaux, Y., and Faure, D. 2008. Metagenomics revealed a quorum quenching lactonase QlcA from yet unculturable soil bacteria. Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. 73(2):3-6.

  14. Yan, Y., Yang, J., Dou, Y., Chen, M., Ping, S., Peng, J., Lu, W., Zhang, W., Yao, Z., Li, H., Liu, W., He, S., Geng, L., Zhang, X., Yang, F., Yu, H., Zhan, Y., Li, D., Lin, Z., Wang, Y., Elmerich, C., Lin, M., and Jin, Q. 2008. Nitrogen fixation island and rhizosphere competence traits in the genome of root-associated Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105(21):7564-7569.

  15. Carreño-López, R., Sánchez, A., Camargo, N., Elmerich, C., and Baca, Be. 2009. Characterization of chsA, a new gene controlling the chemotactic response in Azospirillum brasilense Sp7. Archives of Microbiology. 191(6):501-507.

  16. Franche, C., Lindstr0m, C., and Elmerich, C. 2009. Nitrogen-fixing bacteria associated with leguminous and non-leguminous plants. Plant Soil. 321(1):35-59.

    1991 - 2000

  17. Arigoni, F., Kaminski, Pa., Hennecke, H., and Elmerich, C. 1991. Nucleotide sequence of the fixABC region of Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571. Similarity of the fixB product with eukariotic flavoproteins characterization of fixX, and identification of nifO as nifW. Molecular and General Genetics. 225(3):514-520.

  18. Kaminski, Pa., and Elmerich, C. 1991. Involvement of fixLJ in the regulation of nitrogen fixation in Azorhizobium caulinodans. Molecular Microbiology. 5(3):665-673.

  19. Kaminski, Pa., Mandon, K., Arigoni, F., Desnoues, N., and Elmerich, C. 1991. Regulation of nitrogen fixation in Azorhizobium caulinodans: Identification of a fixK-like gene, a positive regulator of nifA. Molecular Microbiology. 5(8):1983-1991.

  20. Liang, Yy., Kaminski, Pa., and Elmerich, C. 1991. Identification of a nifA-like regulatory gene of Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 expressed under conditions of nitrogen fixation and in the presence of air and ammonia. Molecular Microbiology. 5(11):2735-2774.

  21. Zimmer, W., Aparicio, C., and Elmerich, C. 1991. Relationship between tryptophan biosynthesis and indole-3-acetic acid production in Azospirillum: identification and sequencing of a trpGDC cluster. Molecular and General Genetics. 229(1):41-51.

  22. Arigoni, F., Kaminski, Pa., Celli, J., and Elmerich, C. 1992. Transcription analysis of the fixABCXORF1 region of Azorhizobium caulinodans suggests posttranscriptional processing of the fix ABCXORF1 mRNA. Molecular and General Genetics. 235(2):422-431.

  23. Liang, Yy., De Zamaroczy, M., Arsene, F., Paquelin, A., and Elmerich, C. 1992. Regulation of nitrogen fixation in Azospirillum brasilense Sp7: involvement of nifA, glnA and glnB gene products. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 100(1-3):113-120.

  24. Liang, Yy., De Zamaroczy, M., Kaminski, P., and Elmerich, C. 1992. Regulation of nif gene expression in Azospirillum brasilesne Sp7. Symbiosis. 13:207-315.

  25. Vieille, C., and Elmerich, C. 1992. Characterization of an Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 gene homologous to Alcaligenes eutrophus phbB and to Rhizobium meliloti nodG. Molecular and General Genetics. 231(3):375-384.

  26. Zeman, Amm., Tchan, Yt., Elmerich, C., and Kennedy, Ir. 1992. Nitrogenase activity in wheat seedlings bearing para-nodules induced by 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and inoculated with Azospirillum. Research in Microbiology. 143(9):847-855.

  27. Zimmer, W., and Elmerich, C. 1992. Organization of trpG, trpD and trpC in Azospirillum brasilense Sp7. Symbiosis. 13:133-137.

  28. De Zamaroczy, M., Paquelin, A., and Elmerich, C. 1993. Functional organization of the glnB-glnA cluster of Azospirillum brasilense. Journal of Bacteriology. 175(9):2507-2515.

  29. Elmerich, C. 1993. Fixation biologique de l'azote. Annales de l’Institut Pasteur. Actualités. 4(2):133-153.

  30. Liang, Y.Y., Arsene, F., and Elmerich, C. 1993. Characterization of the ntrBC genes of Azospirillum brasilense Sp7: their involvement in the regulation of nitrogenase synthesis and activity. Molecular and General Genetics. 240(2):188-196.

  31. Mandon, K., Kaminski, Pa., Mougel, C., Dreyfus, B., Desnoues, N., and Elmerich, C. 1993. Involvement of the fixGHI region of Azorhizobium caulinodans in free-living and symbiotic nitrogen fixation. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 114:185-190.

  32. Arsene, F., Katupitiya, S., Kennedy, Ir., and Elmerich, C. 1994. Use of lacZ fusions to study the expression of nif genes of Azospirillum brasilense in association with plants. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. 7(6):748-757.

  33. Kaminski, Pa., Desnoues, N., and Elmerich, C. 1994. The expression of nifA in Azorhizobium caulinodans requires a gene product homologous to Escherichia coli HF-I, a RNA-binding protein involved in the replication of phage Qß RNA. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 91(11):4663-4667.

  34. Mandon, K., Kaminski, A., and Elmerich, C. 1994. Functional analysis of the fixNOQP region of Azorhizobium caulinodans. Journal of Bacteriology. 176(9):2560-2568.

  35. Katupitiya, S., Millet, J., Vesk, M., Viccars, L., Zeman, A., Lidong, Z., Elmerich, C., and Kennedy, I.R. 1995. A mutant of Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 impaired in flocculation with modified colonization and superior nitrogen fixation in association with wheat. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 61(5):1987-1995.

  36. Katupitiya, S., New, Pb., Elmerich, C., and Kennedy, Ir. 1995. Improved N2 fixation in 2,4-D treated wheat roots associated with Azospirillum lipoferum: Studies of colonization using reporter genes. Soil Biology and Biochemestry. 27(4-5):447-452.

  37. Arsene, F., Kaminski, Pa., and Elmerich, C. 1996. Modulation of NifA activity by PII in Azospirillum brasilense: evidence for a regulatory role of the NifA N-terminal domain. Journal of Bacteriology. 178(16):4830-4838.

  38. De Zamaroczy, M., Paquelin, A., Peltre, G., Forchhammer, K., and Elmerich, C. 1996. Coexistence of two structurally similar but functionally different PII proteins in Azospirillum brasilense. Journal of Bacteriology. 178(14):4143-4149.

  39. Elmerich, C., De Zamaroczy, M., Arséne, F., Pereg, L., Paquelin, A., and Kaminski, A. 1997. Regulation of nif gene expression and nitrogen metabolism in Azospirillum. Soil Biology and Biochemestry. 29(5-6):847-852.

  40. Michel-Reydellet, N., Desnoues, N., Elmerich, C., and Kaminski, A. 1997. Characterization of Azorhizobium caulinodans glnB and glnA genes: involvement of the PII protein in symbiotic nitrogen fixation. Journal of Bacteriology. 179(11):3580-3587.

  41. Kaminki, Pa., and Elmerich, C. 1998. The control of Azorhizobium caulinodans nifA expression by oxygen, ammonia and by the HF-I-like protein NrfA. Molecular Microbiology. 28(3):603-613.

  42. Mandon, K., Michel-Reydellet, N., Encarnacion, S., Kaminski, A., Leija, A., Cevallos, M., Elmerich, C., and Mora, J. 1998. Poly-ß-hydroxybutyrate turnover in Azorhizobium caulinodans is required for growth and controls nifA expression. Journal of Bacteriology. 180(19):5070-5076.

  43. Michel-Reydellet, N., Desnoues, N., De Zamaroczy, M., Elmerich, C., and Kaminski, Pa. 1998. Characterisation of the glnK-amtB operon and the involvement of AmtB in methylammonium uptake in Azorhizobium caulinodans. Molecular and General Genetics. 258(6):671-677.

  44. Pereg-Gerk, L., Paquelin, A., Gounon, P., Kennedy, Ir., and Elmerich, C. 1998. A transcriptional regulator of the LuxR-UhpA family, FlcA, controls flocculation and wheat root surface colonization by Azospirillum brasilense Sp7. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction. 11(3):177-187.
  45. Arsène, F., Kaminski, Pa., and Elmerich, C. 1999. Control of Azospirillum brasilense NifA activity by PII : effect of replacing Tyr residues of the NifA N-terminal domain on NifA activity. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 179:339-343.

  46. Carreño-Lopez, R., Campos-Reales, N., Elmerich, C., and Baca, Be. 2000. Physiological evidence for differently regulated tryptophan-dependent pathways for indole-3-acetic acid synthesis in Azospirillum brasilense. Molecular and General Genetics. 264(4):521-530

    1981 - 1990

  47. Franche C And Elmerich C (1981) Physiological properties and plasmid content of several strains of Azospirillum brasilense and Azospirillum lipoferum. Ann Microbiol (Inst. Pasteur) 132A, 3-18.

  48. Franche C, Canelo E, Gauthier D. And Elmerich C (1981) Mobilization of the chromosome of Azospirillum brasilense by plasmid R68-45. FEMS Microbiol Lett 10, 199-202.

  49. Gerbaud C, Elmerich C, Tandeau De Marsac N, Chocat P, Charpin N, Guerineau M And Aubert Jp (1981) Construction of a new yeast vector and cloning of the nif (nitrogen fixation) gene cluster of Klebsiella pneumoniae in yeast. Curr Genetics 3, 173-180.

  50. Sibold L, Melck D. And Elmerich C (1981) A nif mutant of Klebsiella pneumoniae fixing nitrogen in the presence of ammonia. FEMS Microbiol Lett 10, 37-41.

  51. Elmerich C, Dreyfus Bl, Reysset G And Aubert Jp (1982) Genetic analysis of nitrogen fixation in a tropical fast growing Rhizobium. EMBO J 1, 499-503.

  52. Elmerich C, Quiviger B, Rosenberg C, Franche C, Laurent P And Döbereiner J (1982) Characterization of a temperate bacteriophage for Azospirillum. Virology 122, 29-37.

  53. Quiviger B, Franche C, Lutfalla G, Rice D, Haselkorn R And Elmerich C (1982) Cloning of a nitrogen fixation (nif) gene cluster of Azospirillum brasilense. Biochimie 64, 495-502.

  54. Sibold L And Elmerich C (1982) Constitutive expression of nitrogen fixation (nif) genes of Klebsiella pneumoniae due to a DNA duplication. EMBO J 1, 1551-1558.

  55. Dreyfus Bl, Elmerich C And Dommergues Y (1983) A free-living Rhizobium able to grow on N2 as nitrogen source. Appl Environm Microbiol 45, 711-713.

  56. Elmerich C, Dreyfus Bl And Aubert Jp (1983) Nicotinic acid requirement and degradation by Sesbania Rhizobium strain ORS571. FEMS Microbiol Lett 19, 281-284.

  57. Jara P, Quiviger B, Laurent P And Elmerich C (1983) Isolation and genetic analysis of Azospirillum brasilense Nif- mutants. Can J Microbiol 29, 968-972.

  58. Sibold L, Quiviger B, Charpin N, Paquelin A And Elmerich C (1983) Cloning and expression of a DNA fragment carrying a his-nifA fusion and the nifBQ operon from a Nif constitutive mutant of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Biochimie 65, 53-63.

  59. Elmerich C (1984) Molecular biology and ecology of diazotrophs associated with non leguminous plants. Bio/Technology 2, 967-978.

  60. Fogher C, Dusha I, Barbot P And Elmerich C (1985) Heterologous hybridization of Azospirillum DNA to Rhizobium nod and fix genes. FEMS Microbiol Lett 30, 245-249.

  61. Kush A, Elmerich C And Aubert Jp (1985) Nitrogenase of Sesbania Rhizobium strain ORS571: purification, properties and switch-off by ammonia. J Gen Microbiol 131, 1765-1777.

  62. Norel F, Desnoues N And Elmerich C (1985) Characterization of DNA sequences homologous to Klebsiella pneumoniae nifH, D, K, and E genes in the tropical Rhizobium ORS571. Mol Gen Genet 199, 352-356.

  63. Bozouklian H And Elmerich C (1986) Nucleotide sequence of the Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 glutamine synthetase structural gene. Biochimie 68, 1181-1187.

  64. Bozouklian H, Fogher C And Elmerich C (1986) Cloning and characterization of the glnA gene of Azospirillum brasilense Sp7. Ann Inst Pasteur 137B, 3-18.

  65. Denefle P, Kush A, Norel F, Paquelin A And Elmerich C (1987) Biochemical and genetic analysis of the nifHDKE region of Rhizobium ORS571. Mol Gen Genet 207, 280-287.

  66. Elmerich C, Bozouklian H, Vieille C, Fogher C, Perroud B, Perrin A And Vanderleyden J (1987) Azospirillum: Genetics of nitrogen fixation and interaction with plants. Phil Trans Royal Soc London B, 317, 183-192.

  67. Norel F And Elmerich C (1987). Nucleotide sequence and functional analysis of the two nifH copies of Rhizobium ORS571. J Gen Microbiol 133, 1563-1576.

  68. Kaminski Pa, Norel F, Desnoues N, Kush A, Salzano G And Elmerich C (1988) Characterization of the fixABC region of Azorhizobium caulinodans ORS571 and identification of a new nitrogen fixation gene. Mol Gen Genet 214, 496-502.

  69. de Zamaroczy M, Delorme F And Elmerich C (1989) Regulation of transcription and promoter mapping of the structural genes for nitrogenase (nifHDK) of Azospirillum brasilense Sp7. Mol Gen Genet 220, 88-94.

  70. Galimand M, Perroud B, Delorme F, Paquelin A, Vieille C, Bozouklian H And Elmerich C (1989) Identification of DNA regions ho¬mologous to nitrogen fixation genes nifE, nifUS and fixABC in Azospirillum brasi¬lense Sp7. J Gen Microbiol 135, 1047-1059.

  71. Michiels K, De Troch P, Onyeocha I, Van Gool A, Elmerich C And Vanderleyden J (1989) Plasmid localization and mapping of two Azospirillum brasilense loci that affect exopolysaccharide synthesis. Plasmid 21, 142-146.

  72. de Zamaroczy M, Delorme F And Elmerich C (1990) Identification and characterization of three different nitrogen regulated promoters for the expression of glnB and glnA in Azospirillum brasilense. Mol Gen Genet 224, 421-430.

  73. ELMERICH C (1990) A brief survey of the plasmid world. Res Microbiol 141, 617-619.

  74. Onyeocha I, Vieille C, Zimmer W. Baca Be, Flores M, Palacios R And Elmerich C (1990) Physical map and properties of a 90 MDa plasmid of Azospirillum brasilense Sp7. Plasmid 23, 169-182.

  75. Vieille C And Elmerich C (1990) Characterization of two Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 plasmid genes homologous to Rhizobium meliloti nodPQ. MPMI 3, 389-400.

    1970 - 1980

  76. Elmerich C (1970) Mutants de B. megaterium sporulant en la présence simultanée d'une source de carbone et d'une source d'azote. Compt Rend Acad Sci Paris, 271, 134-136.

  77. Elmerich C And Aubert Jp (1971) Synthesis of glutamate by a glutamine: 2-oxoglutarate amidotransferase (NADP oxydoreductase) in Bacillus megaterium. Biochem Biophys Res Comm 42, 371-376.

  78. Elmerich C (1972) Le cycle du glutamate, point de départ du métabolisme de l'azote chez Bacillus megaterium. Eur J Biochem 27, 216-224.

  79. Elmerich C And Aubert Jp (1972) Role of glutamine synthetase in the repression of bacterial sporulation. Biochem Biophys Res Comm 46, 892-897.

  80. Elmerich C And Aubert Jp (1973) Involvement of the biosynthetic pathway of purine nucleotides in the repression of bacterial sporulation. Biochem Biophys Res Comm 55, 837-842.

  81. Gauthier D And Elmerich C (1977) Relationship between glutamine synthetase and nitrogenase in Spirillum lipoferum. FEMS Microbiol Lett 2, 101-104.

  82. Elmerich C, Houmard J, Sibold L, Manheimer I And Charpin N (1978) Genetic and biochemical analysis of mutants induced by bacteriophage Mu DNA integration into Klebsiella pneumoniae nif genes. Mol Gen Genet 165, 181-189.

  83. Elmerich C (1979) Génétique et régulation de la fixation de l'azote. Physiol Végét 17, 883-906.

  84. Houmard J, Bogusz D, Bigault R And Elmerich C. (1980) Characterization and kinetics of the biosynthesis of some nitrogen fixation (nif) products in Klebsiella pneumoniae. Biochimie 62, 267-275.

  85. Merrick M, Filser M, Dixon R, Elmerich C, Sibold L And Houmard J (1980) The use of translocatable genetic elements to construct a fine-structure map of the Klebsiella pneumoniae nitrogen fixation (nif) gene cluster. J Gen Microbiol 117, 509-520.

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