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See detailBiocontrol proteomics:Implication of the pentoses phosphates pathway in the antagonist effect of Pichia anomala against Botrytis cinerea on apple.
Kwasiborski, Anthony ULg; renaut, Jenny; Delaplace, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2011, August 31)

Pichia anomala strain K was previously identified as an efficient biocontrol agent of the apple pathogen, Botrytis cinerea. Further study demonstrated the complexicity of the mode of action of P. anomala ... [more ▼]

Pichia anomala strain K was previously identified as an efficient biocontrol agent of the apple pathogen, Botrytis cinerea. Further study demonstrated the complexicity of the mode of action of P. anomala against B. cinerea. A molecular study revealed implication of exo-β-1,3-glucanases in the mode of action of P. anomala but suggested implication of other factors. The present study aims to increase our knowledge of the mode of action of P. anomala strain Kh6 against B. cinerea using an in situ approach allowing interactions between organisms, and the proteomic tool allowing to study the ultime expression of the genome. One wound per apple were covered by a membrane and inoculated by P. anomala then by B. cinerea or not. Samples were collected at different incubation times to identify the responses of P. anomala to the presence of B. cinerea. After extraction, proteins were separated on 2-D gels. Spots influenced were identified by MALDI-ToF. In exponential phase, P. anomala Kh6 orientates its energetic metabolism from the glycolysis to the oxidative phosphorylation and sets up the pentose phosphate pathway. Thanks to this new pathway, P. anomala probably obtains energy and nucleic acids allowing to colonize the wound as fast as in absence of B. cinerea. In stationary phase, no differences in the P. anomala energetic metabolism, in absence and in presence of B. cinerea were observed. During that phase, P. anomala seems to use the alcoholic fermentation in order to face the nutrients impoverishment of the substrate. [less ▲]

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See detailVolatile organic compounds of the roots of barley and their role in the rhizosphere
Fiers, Marie ULg; Barsics, Fanny ULg; Camerman, Marc ULg et al

Poster (2011, May 24)

Volatile organic compounds emitted by plants are known to intervene with various biotic environmental factors. Up to now, most of the studies have been focused on aerial volatiles and root liquid exudates ... [more ▼]

Volatile organic compounds emitted by plants are known to intervene with various biotic environmental factors. Up to now, most of the studies have been focused on aerial volatiles and root liquid exudates. Very few researches have been completed concerning belowground volatiles released into the rhizosphere despite their potential capacity to carry information between organisms. The Rhizovol project, started in autumn 2010, involves 5 different units of Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech collectively studying the production of belowground volatiles by barley roots underlying various biotic interactions in the rhizosphere. Some preliminary results of each partner of the project will be presented. To achieve this goal, analytical methods allowing the sampling, separation, identification and quantification of belowground volatile compounds have to be developed, taking into account their potential modifications in the rhizosphere once released by the roots. They enable the subsequent characterization and study of the interactions between barley and its rhizospheric partners chosen for this study. These interactions imply three types of organisms: beneficial organisms, pathogenic agents and plant and insect pests. Beneficial organisms can promote the growth of barley by the emission of volatiles; on the other hand barley can support their growth and metabolism. These phenomenons will be assessed by the study of 19 strains of plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPR). Three pathogenic agents - two fungi (Fusarium culmorum and Cochliobolus sativus) and one virus (Barley yellow dwarf virus) - were chosen as they are known to cause various diseases on barley, especially on roots. The attractive or repellent effects of barley root volatiles on the pathogenic agents or their vectors, as well as the effect of volatiles on the diseases evolution will be evaluated. The project also includes several types of pests such as plants and insects. Plants can compete with barley for space and nutrients through volatile interactions. This will be assessed by the study of autotoxicity by barley itself and allelopathy with 8 weeds and a hemiparasitic plant (Rhinanthus minor). The effects of barley volatiles can also impact the severity of the attacks by insects. This part will be conducted with wireworms as they represent worldwide known pests, and aphids, through their viral vector role. Eventually, as soil characteristics can strongly influence the diffusion of volatile compounds, the diffusion behaviour of the identified volatile biomolecules through the soil will be modelled. Tritrophic interactions (e.g. insect-plant-pathogenic fungi) will be studied based on each bitrophic interaction results. Over-all, the Rhizovol project aims at improving the knowledge of interactions mediated by volatile compounds in the rhizosphere and at establishing new biocontrol methods that could contribute to integrated disease and pest management systems. [less ▲]

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See detailIn situ proteome study of Pichia anomala strain K, an antagonist of the apple pathogen Botrytis cinerea
Kwasiborski, Anthony ULg; Renaut, Jenny; Delaplace, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2011, May 24)

Postharvest fungal pathogens, mainly Botrytis cinerea, Penicillum expansum and Gloeosporium spp., annually cause 5-20% losses of fruit. Control measures against these diseases include chemical fungicide ... [more ▼]

Postharvest fungal pathogens, mainly Botrytis cinerea, Penicillum expansum and Gloeosporium spp., annually cause 5-20% losses of fruit. Control measures against these diseases include chemical fungicide applications, but the development of resistant fungal explains the growing interest for biological control. Pichia anomala strain K was previously identified as an efficient antagonist of pathogens on apples. Indeed, the percentage of protection of P.anomala against B.cinerea reached from 90 to 100% on apple wounds according to the experimental conditions. Microbiological, biochemical and molecular approaches demonstrated the implication of exo-β-1,3-glucanases in the mechanism of action of P.anomala. However, study of these mechanisms could be improved by observations under natural infection conditions in order to take into account the tripartite interactions host/antagonist/pathogen. The proteomic tool allowed an overview of process implicated in the antagonism against B.cinerea in such conditions. One 50mm wound per apple were covered by a membrane and inoculated by a P.anomala suspension then by B.cinerea or not. Samples were collected during the exponential and stationary phase to identify the early and later responses to the presence of B.cinerea. After extraction, proteins were separated on 2DE gels. Spots influenced by the presence of B.cinerea in exponential and stationary phases were identified by MALDI-ToF. One hundred five and sixty spots of proteins were influenced by the presence of B.cinerea in exponential and stationary phase respectively. In exponential phase, influenced proteins were implicated in the different steps of the proteins biosynthesis: amino acid synthesis, translation or mRNA maturation and in energy synthesis. On the other hand, in stationary phase, influenced proteins were mainly implicated in energy metabolic pathway: glycolysis, alcoholic fermentation or gluconeogenesis. The presence of B.cinerea seemed to induce a slowdown in the metabolism of P.anomala without influenced its growth. Further studies have to be realized to understand the complexity of these modes of action. [less ▲]

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See detailAntioxidants involvement in the Ageing of Non-Green Organs
Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; du Jardin, Patrick ULg

in Gupta, S. Dutta (Ed.) Reactive oxygen species and antioxidants in higher plants (2010)

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See detailOxylipin profiles of Solanum esculentum and Solanum pennellii under salt stress conditions
Ghars, Mohamed Ali ULg; Frettinger, P.; Ghanem, M. E. et al

Poster (2009, June 05)

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See detailEvaluation of two protein extraction protocols for Pichia anomala proteome analysis.
Bajji, Mohammed; Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Mauro, Sergio et al

Poster (2009, May 19)

Pichia anomala (strain Kh6) was isolated from the surface of apple fruits and selected for its high and reliable biocontrol activity against Botrytis cinerea and Penicillium expansum. Its main modes of ... [more ▼]

Pichia anomala (strain Kh6) was isolated from the surface of apple fruits and selected for its high and reliable biocontrol activity against Botrytis cinerea and Penicillium expansum. Its main modes of action have until now been studied using essentially microbiological and molecular approaches. The study continues now using the proteomic approach and considering the in situ P. anomala/B. cinerea/apple interaction. Two-dimensional polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (2-D PAGE) is one of the most powerful tools used for proteomic analysis. It combines two sequential separation steps, the first dimension via isoelectric focusing (IEF) and the second one by SDS PAGE. Although recent advances in 2-D PAGE, the extraction of the whole proteome and the removal of interfering contaminants still limit its application. Sample preparation constitutes indeed a critical influential step for IEF which in turn affects 2-D gel quality. The objective of the present work was thus to develop an effective protein extraction protocol designed for 2-D PAGE analysis of the proteome of P. anomala strain Kh6. As a starting point, two contrasting protein extraction protocols were chosen to be evaluated in terms of protein yield and one-dimensional (1-D) SDS PAGE and 2-D PAGE gel patterns. The first protocol uses a urea/thiourea-based lysis buffer whereas the second protocol utilizes a hot SDS-based lysis buffer with an additional precipitation step. The comparison model used consisted of apples treated with strain Kh6 alone (K) and apples first treated with Kh6 and then inoculated with B. cinerea conidia (KB). Growth kinetics of strain Kh6 on wounded apples was determined and found to be not affected by the presence of B. cinerea conidia. Proteins were extracted from yeast pellets collected at both the exponential and stationary phases of strain Kh6 growth on apples. The evaluation of both extraction protocols indicates that more proteins were extracted with the SDS protocol and, according to 1-D assays, higher molecular weight proteins were obtained with the ‘urea/thiourea’ protocol and, regardless of the protocol used, more bands were obtained during the exponential phase. 2-D assays are currently underway and the corresponding results will be presented. [less ▲]

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See detailPlant and their soil environment
Delaplace, Pierre ULg

Conference (2009)

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See detailLipoxygenase pathway and antioxidant system in salt-stressed tomato seedlings (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.).
Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Frettinger, P.; Ghanem, M. E. et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2009), 13

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See detailPotato (Solanum Tuberosum L.) Tuber Ageing Induces Changes In The Proteome And Antioxidants Associated With The Sprouting Pattern
Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Sergeant, K. et al

in Journal of Experimental Botany (2009), 60(4), 1273-1288

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See detailWheat root ecophysiology: understanding communication between wheat root system and soil microorganisms.
Delaplace, Pierre ULg; d'Ans, Séverine ULg; Wathelet, Jean-Paul ULg et al

Poster (2009)

Studies leading to a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the communication between soil microorganisms and root system can potentially lead to improved fertility management strategies. Up ... [more ▼]

Studies leading to a better understanding of the mechanisms involved in the communication between soil microorganisms and root system can potentially lead to improved fertility management strategies. Up to now, the characterization of such interactions has been mainly focused on root exsudates but volatile organic compounds (VOC) also play a role as chemical messengers in positive interactions occurring in the rhizosphere. We aim to better understand the VOC-mediated chemical ecophysiology of soil. Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was chosen in this project based on its importance for food production and industrial applications. [less ▲]

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See detailevaluation of two protein extractions protocols for pichia anomala proteome analysis
Bajji, M.; Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Mauro, S. et al

Poster (2009)

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See detailChanges In Oxylipin Synthesis After Phytophthora Infestans Infection Of Potato Leaves Do Not Correlate With Resistance
Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Rojas-Beltran, J.; Dupuis, B. et al

in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (2008), 46(8-9), 823-831

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See detailMethodes de mesure de l'age physiologique des tubercules semences de pomme de terre (Solanum tuberosum L.).
Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg; Du Jardin, Patrick ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2008), 12(2), 171-184

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See detailCoelogyne pulverula or Coelogyne tomentosa
Delaplace, Pierre ULg

in The Journal of the Orchid Society of Great Britain (2008), 57

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See detailOxylipin Profile And Antioxidant Status Of Potato Tubers During Extended Storage At Room Temperature
Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Rojas-Beltran, J.; Frettinger, P. et al

in Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (2008), 46(12), 1077-1084

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