Jean-Michel Ané

Position title: Professor


Phone: 608-262-6457

Symbiotic associations between plants and microbes (bacteria and fungi)

5303 Microbial Sciences Building, Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706
PhD, University of Toulouse (France), 2002
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Research Interests
Symbiotic associations between plants and microbes (bacteria and fungi)
Research Fields
Plant genetics, Bacterial genetics, Fungal genetics

Research Description:
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.

Representative Publications:
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Chakraborty S, Valdés-López O, Stonoha-Arther C, Ané JM. Transcription factors controlling the rhizobium-legume symbiosis: integrating infection, organogenesis, and the abiotic environment. Plant and Cell Physiology (in press).

Pereira W, Knaack S, Chakraborty S, Conde D, Folk R, Triozzi P, Balmant K, Dervinis C, Schmidt H, Ané JM, Roy, S, Kirst M. Functional and comparative genomics reveals conserved noncoding sequences in the nitrogen-fixing clade (2022). New Phytologist (in press).

Mus F, Khokhani D, MacIntyre AM, Rugoli E, Dixon R, Ané JM, Peters JW (2022). Genetic determinants of ammonium excretion in nifL mutants of Azotobacter vinelandii. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (in press).

Irving TB, Chakraborty S, Ivanov S, Schultze M, Mysore K, Harrison MJ, Ané JM (2022). KIN3 impacts arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and promotes fungal colonisation in Medicago truncatula. The Plant Journal (in press). ​

Villalobos Solis MI, Engle NL, Spangle MK, Cottaz S, Fort S, Ané JM, Tschaplinski TJ, Labbé J, Hettich RL, Abraham PA, Rush TA (2022). Expanding the biological role of lipo-chitooligosaccharides and chitooligosaccharides in Laccaria bicolor growth and development. Frontiers in Fungal Biology (in press).

Kleist TJ, Bortolazzo A, Keyser ZP, Perera AM, Irving TB, Venkateshwaran M, Atanjaoui F, Tang, RJ, Maeda J, Cartwright HN, Christianson ML, Lemaux PG, Luan S, Ané JM (2022). Stress-associated developmental reprogramming in moss protonemata by synthetic activation of the common symbiosis pathway. iScience 25(2) 103754. DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2022.103754 ​ ​

Triozzi PM, Irving TB, Schmidt HW, Keyser ZP, Chakraborty S, Balmant K, Pereira.WJ, Dervinis C, Mysore KS, Wen J, Ané JM, Kirst M, Conde D (2022). Spatiotemporal cytokinin response imaging and ISOPENTENYLTRANSFERASE 3 function in Medicago nodule development. Plant Physiology 188(1) 560–575 DOI: 10.1093/plphys/kiab447