Publications of the Team


Dal Bo D., Magneschi L., Bedhomme M., Billey E., Deragon E., Storti M., Menneteau M., Richard C., Rak C., Lapeyre M., Lembrouk M., Conte M., Gros V., Tourcier G., Giustini C., Falconet D., Curien G., Allorent G., Petroutsos D., Laeuffer F., Fourage L., Jouhet J., Maréchal E., Finazzi G.*, Collin S. (2021). Consequences of Mixotrophy on cell energetic metabolism in Microchloropsis gaditana revealed by genetic engineering and metablic approaches. Front. Plant Sci.. 12:628684. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.628684

Curien G.*, Lyska D., Guglielmino E., Westhoff P., Janetzko J., Tardif M., Hallopeau C., Brugière S., Dal Bo D., Decelle J., Falconet D., Carone Michele, Remacle C., Ferro M., Weber A., Finazzi G. (2021). Mixotrophic growth of the extremophile Galdieria sulphuraria reveals the flexibility of its carbon assimilation metabolism. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.17359.

Kramer M., Rodriguez-Heredia M., Saccon F., Mosebach L., Twachtmann M., Krieger-Liszkay A., Duffy C., Knell R., Finazzi G., Hanke G.* (2021). Photosynthetic electron flow during the dark to light transition is regulated by Ferredoxin:NADP(H) Oxidoreductase interaction with membrane proteins.. Elife. 10:e56088. doi: 10.7554.

Uwizeye C., Decelle J.*, Jouneau PH., Flori S., Gallet B., Keck JB., Dal Bo D., Moriscot C., Seydoux C., Chevalier F., Schieber NL., Templin R., Allorent G., Courtois F., Curien G., Schwab Y., Schoehn G., Zeeman SC., Falconet D.*, Finazzi G*. (2021). Morphological bases of phytoplankton energy management and physiological responses unveiled by 3D subcellular imaging. Nature Communications. 12(1):1049. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-21314.

Sarewicz M., Pintscher S., Pietras R., Borek A., Bujnowicz Ł., Hanke G., Cramer WA., Finazzi G., Osyczka A.* (2021). Catalytic Reactions and Energy Conservation in the Cytochrome bc1 and b6f Complexes of Energy-Transducing Membranes. Chem Rev. 121(4):2020-2108. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.0c00712.

Nymark M.*, Hafskjold MCG., Volpe C., de Miranda Fonseca D., Sharma A., Tsirvouli E., Serif M., Winge P., Finazzi G., Bones AM. (2021). Functional studies of CpSRP54 in diatoms show that the mechanism of thylakoid protein insertion differs from that in plants and green algae. Plant Journal. doi: 10.1111/tpj.15149.

Billey E., Magneschi L., Leterme S., Bedhomme M., Andres-Robin A., Poulet L., Michaud M., Finazzi G., Dumas R., Crouzy S., Laueffer F., Fourage L., Rébeillé F., Amato A., Collin S., Jouhet J., Maréchal E.* (2021). Characterization of the Bubblegum acyl-CoA synthetase of Microchloropsis gaditana. Plant Physiology. 185(3):815-835. doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiaa110.

Maier UG., Moog D., Flori S., Jouneau PH., Falconet D., Heimerl T., Kroth PG., Finazzi G. (2021). Cell Biology of organelles. Reviews on the Cell Biology of Diatoms. In press.

Villanova V.*, Singh D.*, Pagliardini J., Fell DA., Le Monnier A., Finazzi G., Poolman GM. (2021). Boosting biomass quantity and quality by improved mixotrophic culture of the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum.. Front Plant Sci. 12:642199. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.642199.


Sela A., Piskurewicz U., Megies C., Mène-Saffrané L., Finazzi G., Lopez-Molina L.* (2020). Embryonic Photosynthesis Affects Post-Germination Plant Growth. Plant Physiology. 182(4):2166-2181. doi: 10.1104/pp.20.00043.

Pralon T., Collombat J., Pipitone R., Ksas B., Shanmugabalaji V., Havaux M., Finazzi G., Longoni P.*, Kessler F.* (2020). Mutation of the Atypical Kinase ABC1K3 Partially Rescues the PROTON GRADIENT REGULATION 6 Phenotype in Arabidopsis thaliana. Front Plant Sci. 11:337. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00337.


Decelle J.*, Stryhanyuk H., Gallet B., Veronesi G., Schmidt M., Balzano S., Marro S., Uwizeye C., Jouneau P. H., Lupette J., Jouhet J., Marechal E., Schwab Y., Schieber N. L., Tucoulou R., Richnow H., Finazzi G. and Musat N. (2019). Algal Remodeling in a Ubiquitous Planktonic Photosymbiosis. Current Biology. 29(6):968-978.e4. doi 10.1016/j.cub.2019.1001.1073 

Giustini C.Graindorge M., Cobessi D., Crouzy S., Robin A., Curien G. and Matringe M.* (2019). Tyrosine metabolism: identification of a key residue in the acquisition of prephenate aminotransferase activity by 1beta aspartate aminotransferase. FEBS Journal. 286(11):2118-2134. doi: 10.1111/febs.14789

Storti M., Alboresi A., Gerotto C., Aro E. M., Finazzi G. and Morosinotto T*. (2019). Role of cyclic and pseudo-cyclic electron transport in response to dynamic light changes in Physcomitrella patens. Plant Cell and Environment. 42(5):1590-1602. doi: 10.1111/pce.13493

Dell'Aglio E., Giustini C., Kraut A., Couté Y., Costa A., Decros G., Gibon Y., Mazars C., Matringe M., Finazzi G., Curien G*. (2019). Identification of the Arabidopsis Calmodulin-Dependent NAD(+) Kinase That Sustains the Elicitor-Induced Oxidative Burst. Plant Physiology. 181(4):1449-1458. doi: 10.1104/pp.19.00912

Brodu A.*, Seydoux C., Finazzi G., Dublanche-Tixier C., Ducros C. (2019). Optical optimization of semi-transparent a-Si: H solar cells for photobioreactor application. Thin Solid Films. 689: 137492. doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2019.137492

Pralon T., Shanmugabalaji V., Longoni P.*, Glauser G., Ksas B., Collombat J., Desmeules S., Havaux M., Finazzi G., Kessler F.* (2019). Plastoquinone homoeostasis by Arabidopsis proton gradient regulation 6 is essential for photosynthetic efficiency. Communications Biology. 2:220. doi: 10.1038/s42003-019-0477-4.


Allorent G., Byrdin M., Carraretto L., Morosinotto T., Szabo I. and Finazzi G.* (2018). Global spectroscopic analysis to study the regulation of the photosynthetic proton motive force: A critical reappraisal. Biochimica et biophysica acta - Bioenergetics. Sep;1859(9):676-683. doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.07.001 

Berthet S.1, Villiers F.1, Alban C., Serre N., Martin-Laffon J., Figuet S., Boisson A. M., Bligny R., Kuntz M., Finazzi G., Ravanel S.*and Bourguignon J.* (2018). Arabidopsis thaliana plants challenged with uranium reveal new insights into iron and phosphate homeostasis. New Phytologist. 217(2):657-670. doi: 10.1111/nph.14865.

Taddei L., Chukhutsina V. U., Lepetit B., Stella G. R., Bassi R., van Amerongen H., Bouly J. P., Jaubert M., Finazzi G.*and Falciatore A.* (2018). Dynamic Changes between Two LHCX-Related Energy Quenching Sites Control Diatom Photoacclimation. Plant Physiology. 177(3):953-965. doi: 10.1104/pp.18.00448. 

Allorent G.*, Guglielmino E., Giustini C. and Courtois F. (2018) Generation of mutants of nuclear-encoded plastid proteins using CRISPR/Cas9 in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1829:367-378. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8654-5_24.

Courtois F.* and Merendino L. (2018) Mapping plastid transcript population by circular Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1829:273-278. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8654-5_18.

Flori S., Jouneau P. H., Gallet B., Estrozi L. F., Moriscot C., Schoehn G., Finazzi G.and Falconet D.* (2018) Imaging plastids in 2D and 3D: confocal and electron microscopy. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1829:113-122. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8654-5_7.

Schober A. F., Flori S., Finazzi G., Kroth P. G. and Rio Bartulos C.* (2018) Isolation of Plastid Fractions from the Diatoms Thalassiosira pseudonana and Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Methods in Molecular Biology. 1829:189-203. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-8654-5_13.


Gloaguen P.,Bournais S., Alban C., Ravanel S., Seigneurin-Berny D., Matringe M., Tardif M.,Kuntz M., Ferro M., Bruley C., Rolland N., Vandenbrouck Y. and Curien G.* (2017). ChloroKB:a web-application for the integration of knowledge related to chloroplast metabolic network. Plant Physiology. 174(2):922-934. doi: 10.1104/pp.17.00242.

Flori S., Jouneau P. H., Bailleul B., Gallet B., Estrozi L. F., Moriscot C., Bastien O., Eicke S., Schober A., Rio Bartulos C., Maréchal E., Kroth P. G., Petroutsos D., Zeeman S., Breyton C., Schoehn G., Falconet D.* and Finazzi G.* (2017). Plastid thylakoid architecture optimises photosynthesis in diatoms. Nature Communications. 8:15885. doi: 10.1038/ncomms15885

Grubler B., Merendino L., Twardziok S. O., Mininno M., Allorent G., Chevalier F., Liebers M., Blanvillain R., Mayer K. F. X., Lerbs-Mache S., Ravanel S. and Pfannschmidt T.* (2017). Light and Plastid Signals Regulate Different Sets of Genes in the Albino Mutant Pap7-1. Plant Physiology. 175(3):1203-1219. doi: 10.1104/pp.17.00982

Mas y mas S., Curien G., Giustini C., Rolland N., Ferrer J. L. and Cobessi D.* (2017). Crystal Structure of the Chloroplastic Oxoene Reductase ceQORH from Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8:329. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00329.

Villanova V., Fortunato A. E., Singh D., Bo D. D., Conte M., Obata T., Jouhet J., Fernie A. R., Marechal E., Falciatore A., Pagliardini J., Le Monnier A., Poolman M., Curien G., Petroutsos D.* and Finazzi G.* (2017). Investigating mixotrophic metabolism in the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 372(1728):20160404. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0404

Wang C., Yamamoto H., Narumiya F., Munekage YN., Finazzi G., Szabo I. and Shikanai T.* (2017). Fine-tuned regulation of the K+ /H+ antiporter KEA3 is required to optimize photosynthesis during induction. Plant Journal. 89(3):540-553. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13405.

Allorent G. and Petroutsos D.* (2017). Photoreceptor-dependent regulation of photoprotection. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 37:102-108. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2017.03.016.

Moejes FW.*, Matuszynska A.*, Adhikari K., Bassi R., Cariti F., Cogne G., Dikaios I., Falciatore A., Finazzi G., Flori S.,Goldschmidt-Clermont M., Magni S., Maguire J., Le Monnier A., Muller K., Poolman M., Singh D., Spelberg S., Stella G. R., Succurro A., Taddei L., Urbain B., Villanova V.,Zabke C. and Ebenhoh O. (2017). A systems-wide understanding of photosynthetic acclimation in algae and higher plants. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68(11):2667-2681. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erx137

Spetea C.*, Herdean A., Allorent G., Carraretto L., Finazzi G. and Szabo I. (2017). An update on the regulation of photosynthesis by thylakoid ion channels and transporters in Arabidopsis. Physiologia Plantarum. 161(1):16-27. doi: 10.1111/ppl.12568.


Allorent G., Lefebvre-Legendre L., Chappuis R., Kuntz M., Truong T. B., Niyogi K. K., Ulm R.* and Goldschmidt-Clermont M.* (2016). UV-B photoreceptor-mediated protection of the photosynthetic machinery in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113(51):14864-14869. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1607695114.

Carraretto L., Teardo E., Checchetto V., Finazzi G.*, Uozumi N.* and Szabo I.* (2016). Ion channels in plant bioenergetic organelles chloroplast and mitochondria: from molecular identification to function. Molecular Plant. 9(3):371-395. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2015.12.004.

Curien G.*, Giustini C., Montillet J. L., Mas y Mas S., Cobessi D., Ferrer J. L., Matringe M., Grechkin A. and Rolland N. (2016). The chloroplast membrane associated ceQORH putative quinone oxidoreductase reduces long-chain, stress-related oxidized lipids. Phytochemistry. 122:45-55. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2015.11.015.

Curien G., Flori S., Villanova V., Magneschi L., Giustini C., Forti G., Matringe M., Petroutsos D., Kuntz M. and Finazzi G.* (2016). The water to water cycles in microalgae. Plant and Cell Physiology. 57(7):1354-1363. doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcw048

Dell Aglio E., Salvi D., Kraut A., Baudet M., Macherel D., Neveu M., Ferro M., Curien G.* and Rolland N. (2016). No plastidial Calmodulin-like proteins detected by two targeted mass-spectrometry approaches and GFP fusion proteins. New Negatives in Plant Science. 3: 19-26. doi: 10.1016/j.neps.2016.08.001

Finazzi G.* and Johnson G.N.* (2016). Cyclic electron flow: facts and hypotheses. Photosynthesis Research. 129(3):227-30. doi: 10.1007/s11120-016-0306-2

Finazzi G.*, Minagawa J. and Johnson G. N. (2016). The Cytochrome b6f Complex: A Regulatory Hub Controlling Electron Flow and the Dynamics of Photosynthesis?. Cytochrome Complexes: Evolution, Structures, Energy Transduction, and Signaling. Series: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Springer. 41: 437-452.

Flori S., Jouneau PH., Finazzi G., Maréchal E.* and Falconet D. (2016). Ultrastructure of the periplastidial compartment of the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Protist. 167(3):254-67. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2016.04.001.

Hochmal AK.1, Zinzius K., Charoenwattanasatien R., Gabelein P., Mutoh R., Tanaka H., Schulze S., Liu G., Scholz M., Nordhues A., Offenborn J. N., Petroutsos D., Finazzi G., Fufezan C., Huang K., Kurisu G. and Hippler M.* (2016). Calredoxin represents a novel type of calcium-dependent sensor-responder connected to redox regulation in the chloroplast. Nature Communications. 7:11847. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11847.

Meneghesso A., Simionato D., Gerotto C., La Rocca N., Finazzi G .and Morosinotto T.* (2016). Photoacclimation of photosynthesis in the Eustigmatophycean Nannochloropsis gaditana. Photosynthesis Research. 129(3):291-305. doi: 10.1007/s11120-016-0297-z.

Petroutsos D.*, Tokutsu R., Maruyama S., Flori S., Greiner A., Magneschi L., Cusant L., Kottke T., Mittag M., Hegemann P., Finazzi G.* and Minagawa J.* (2016). A blue-light photoreceptor mediates the feedback regulation of photosynthesis. Nature. 537(7621):563-566. doi: 10.1038/nature19358.

Robin A. Y., Giustini C., Graindorge M., Matringe M.* and Dumas R.* (2016). Crystal structure of norcoclaurine-6-O-methyltransferase a key rate-limiting step in the synthesis of benzylisoquinoline alkaloids. Plant Journal. 87(6):641-53. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13225.

Sautron E., Giustini C.,Dang T. V., Crouzy S., Moyet L., Salvi D., Rolland N., Catty P.* and Seigneurin-Berny D.* (2016). Identification of two conserved residues involved in copper release from chloroplast PIB-1 ATPases. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 291(38):20136-48. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.706978.

Suorsa M., Rossi F., Tadini L., Labs M., Colombo M., Jahns P., Kater M. M., Leister D., Finazzi G., Aro E. M., Barbato R. and Pesaresi P.* (2016). PGR5-PGRL1-Dependent Cyclic Electron Transport Modulates Linear Electron Transport Rate in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Plant. 9(2):271-288. doi: 10.1016/j.molp.2015.12.001.

Taddei L., Stella GR., Rogato A., Bailleul B., Fortunato A. E., Annunziata R., Sanges R., Thaler M., Lepetit B., Lavaud J., Jaubert M., Finazzi G., Bouly J. P. and Falciatore A.* (2016). Multisignal control of expression of the LHCX protein family in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Journal of Experimental Botany. 67(13):3939-51. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erw198.


Abida H., Dolch L. J., Meï C., Villanova V.,Conte M., Block M. A., Finazzi G., Bastien O., Tirichine L., Bowler C., Rébeillé F., Petroutsos D., Jouhet J. and Maréchal E.* (2015). Membrane glycerolipid remodeling triggered by nitrogen and phosphorus starvation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Plant Physiology. 167(1):118-36. doi: 10.1104/pp.114.252395.

Allorent G.,Osorio S., Ly Vu J., Falconet D., Jouhet J., Kuntz M., Fernie A. R., Lerbs-Mache S., Macherel D., Courtois F.* and Finazzi G. (2015). Adjustments of embryonic photosynthetic activity modulate seed fitness in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist. 205(2):707-19. doi: 10.1111/nph.13044.

Bailleul B.*, Berne N., Murik O.,Petroutsos D., Prihoda J., Tanaka A., Villanova V., Bligny R., Flori S., Falconet D., Krieger-Liszkay A., Santabarbara S., Rappaport F., Joliot P., Tirichine L., Falkowski PG., Cardol P., Bowler C.* and Finazzi G.* (2015). Energetic coupling between plastids and mitochondria drives CO2 assimilation in diatoms. Nature. 524(7565):366-9. doi: 10.1038/nature14599.

Mas y Mas S., Giustini C., Ferrer J. L., Rolland N., Curien G. and Cobessi D.* (2015). Analytical ultracentrifugation and preliminary X-ray studies of the chloroplast envelope quinone oxidoreductase homologue from Arabidopsis thaliana. Acta Crystallographica F: Structural Biology and Crystallization Communications. 71(Pt 4):455-8. doi: 10.1107/S2053230X1500480X.

Mladenov P., Finazzi G., Bligny R., Moyankova D., Zasheva D., Boisson A. M., Brugiere S., Krasteva V., Alipieva K., Simova S., Tchorbadjieva M., Goltsev V., Ferro M., Rolland N.* and Djilianov D.* (2015). In vivo spectroscopy and NMR metabolite fingerprinting approaches to connect the dynamics of photosynthetic and metabolic phenotypes in resurrection plant Haberlea rhodopensis during desiccation and recovery. Frontiers in Plant Science. 6:564. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00564.

Sautron E., Mayerhofer H., Giustini C., Pro D., Crouzy S., Ravaud S., Pebay-Peyroula E., Rolland N., Catty P.* and Seigneurin-Berny D.* (2015). HMA6 and HMA8 are two chloroplast Cu+-ATPases with different enzymatic properties. Bioscience Reports. 35(3):e00201. doi: 10.1042/BSR20150065.

Finazzi G.*, Petroutsos D., Tomizioli M., Flori S., Sautron E., Villanova V., Rolland N. and Seigneurin-Berny D.* (2015). Ions channels/transporters & chloroplast regulation. Cell Calcium. 58(1):86-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ceca.2014.10.002.

Finazzi G. and Minagawa J.* (2015). High light acclimation in green microalgae. Non-Photochemical Quenching and Energy Dissipation In Plants, Algae and Cyanobacteria. Series: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration - Including Bioenergy and Related Processes. Springer: 445-469.