Grégory Montiel

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Jasmonates are plant signalling molecules that play key roles in defence against insects and certain pathogens, among others by controlling the biosynthesis of protective secondary metabolites. In Catharanthus roseus, the AP2/ERF-domain transcription factor ORCA3 controls the jasmonate-responsive expression of several genes encoding enzymes involved in(More)
A cDNA encoding a bHLH transcription factor was isolated by the yeast one-hybrid system from a Catharanthus roseus cDNA library using the G-box element of the Strictosidine synthase gene promoter as bait. The corresponding protein (named CrMYC1) was shown to bind specifically to the G-box in yeast. In C. roseus suspension cells CrMYC1 mRNA levels are(More)
In Catharanthus roseus, monomeric terpenoid indole alkaloids (TIAs) are biosynthesized in specific tissues, particularly in roots, but failed to be produced by in vitro undifferentiated suspension cells. In this paper, we describe the impact of the root-specific MADS-box transcription factor Agamous-like 12 (Agl12) from Arabidopsis thaliana on the(More)
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique-Orléans, Unité Amélioration, Génétique et Physiologie Forestières, F–45166 Olivet cedex, France (G.M., C.B.); and EA 2106, Biomolécules et Biotechnologies Végétales, UFR des Sciences et Techniques, Laboratoire de Physiologie Végétale (G.M., P.G.), and Unité sous Contrat reconnue par l’Institut National de la(More)
Plant defense against microbial pathogens depends on the action of several endogenously produced hormones, including jasmonic acid (JA) and ethylene (ET). In defense against necrotrophic pathogens, the JA and ET signaling pathways synergize to activate a specific set of defense genes including PLANT DEFENSIN1.2 (PDF1.2). The APETALA2/Ethylene Response(More)
Jasmonates are plant signaling molecules that play key roles in protection against certain pathogens and against insects by switching on the expression of genes encoding defense proteins including enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of toxic secondary metabolites. In Catharanthus roseus, the ethylene response factor (ERF) transcription factor ORCA3(More)
Fusarium and Alternaria spp. are phytopathogenic fungi which are known to be virulent on broomrapes and to produce sphinganine-analog mycotoxins (SAMs). AAL-toxin is a SAM produced by Alternaria alternata which causes the inhibition of sphinganine N-acyltransferase, a key enzyme in sphingolipid biosynthesis, leading to accumulation of sphingoid bases. These(More)
Phelipanche ramosa is a major parasitic weed of Brassica napus. The first step in a host-parasitic plant interaction is stimulation of parasite seed germination by compounds released from host roots. However, germination stimulants produced by B. napus have not been identified yet. In this study, we characterized the germination stimulants that accumulate(More)
After a conditioning period, seed dormancy in obligate root parasitic plants is released by a chemical stimulus secreted by the roots of host plants. Using Phelipanche ramosa as the model, experiments conducted in this study showed that seeds require a conditioning period of at least 4 d to be receptive to the synthetic germination stimulant GR24. A(More)
Image analysis is increasingly used in plant phenotyping. Among the various imaging techniques that can be used in plant phenotyping, chlorophyll fluorescence imaging allows imaging of the impact of biotic or abiotic stresses on leaves. Numerous chlorophyll fluorescence parameters may be measured or calculated, but only a few can produce a contrast in a(More)