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Serge Delrot


Ph.D. in Plant Biology, University of Poitiers, France, 1981

Current position

Director of the INRA Unit Ecophysiology and Grape Functionals Genomics, Univ Bordeaux/INRA (01/ 2007-present)

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Hilbert, G., Temsamani, H., Bordenave, L., Pedrot, E., Chaher, N., Cluzet, S., Delaunay, J. C., Ollat, N., Delrot, S., Merillon, J. M., Gomes, E. and Richard, T. (2015). Flavonol profiles in berries of wild Vitis accessions using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometry. Food Chem 169: 49-58.
  2. Martinez-Luscher, J., Morales, F., Delrot, S., Sanchez-Diaz, M., Gomes, E., Aguirreolea, J. and Pascual, I. (2015). Characterization of the adaptive response of grapevine (cv. Tempranillo) to UV-B radiation under water deficit conditions. Plant Sci 232: 13-22.
  3. Berdeja, M., Nicolas, P., Kappel, C., Dai, Z. W., Hilbert, G., Peccoux, A., Lafontaine, M., Ollat, N., Gomès, E. and Delrot, S. (2015). Water limitation and rootstock genotype interact to alter grape berry metabolism through transcriptome reprogramming. Horticulture Research 2.
  4. Noronha, H., Conde, C., Delrot, S. and Gerós, H. (2015). Identification and functional characterization of grapevine transporters that mediate glucose-6-phosphate uptake into plastids. Planta: 1-12.
  5. Bobeica, N., Poni, S., Hilbert, G., Renaud, C., Gomès, E., Delrot, S. and Dai, Z. (2015). Differential responses of sugar, organic acids and anthocyanins to source-sink modulation in Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese grapevines. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 382.
  6. Camps, C., Kappel, C., Lecomte, P., Léon, C., Coutos‐Thévenot, P., Delrot, S. and Gomès, E. (2014). Identification of grapevine marker genes for early, non‐destructive Eutypa lata infection diagnosis. Plant pathology 63(2): 323-333.
  7. Kuhn, N., Guan, L., Dai, Z. W., Wu, B. H., Lauvergeat, V., Gomes, E., Li, S. H., Godoy, F., Arce-Johnson, P. and Delrot, S. (2014). Berry ripening: recently heard through the grapevine. J Exp Bot 65(16): 4543-4559.
  8. Nicolas, P., Lecourieux, D., Kappel, C., Cluzet, S., Cramer, G., Delrot, S. and Lecourieux, F. (2014). The basic leucine zipper transcription factor ABSCISIC ACID RESPONSE ELEMENT-BINDING FACTOR2 is an important transcriptional regulator of abscisic acid-dependent grape berry ripening processes. Plant Physiol 164(1): 365-383.
  9. Lecourieux, F., Kappel, C., Lecourieux, D., Serrano, A., Torres, E., Arce-Johnson, P. and Delrot, S. (2014). An update on sugar transport and signalling in grapevine. J Exp Bot 65(3): 821-832.
  10. Noronha, H., Agasse, A., Martins, A. P., Berny, M. C., Gomes, D., Zarrouk, O., Thiebaud, P., Delrot, S., Soveral, G., Chaumont, F. and Geros, H. (2014). The grape aquaporin VvSIP1 transports water across the ER membrane. J Exp Bot 65(4): 981-993.
  11. Dai, Z. W., Meddar, M., Renaud, C., Merlin, I., Hilbert, G., Delrot, S. and Gomes, E. (2014). Long-term in vitro culture of grape berries and its application to assess the effects of sugar supply on anthocyanin accumulation. J Exp Bot 65(16): 4665-4677.
  12. Cookson, S. J., Clemente Moreno, M. J., Hevin, C., Nyamba Mendome, L. Z., Delrot, S., Magnin, N., Trossat-Magnin, C. and Ollat, N. (2014). Heterografting with nonself rootstocks induces genes involved in stress responses at the graft interface when compared with autografted controls. J Exp Bot 65(9): 2473-2481.
  13. Martinez-Luscher, J., Torres, N., Hilbert, G., Richard, T., Sanchez-Diaz, M., Delrot, S., Aguirreolea, J., Pascual, I. and Gomes, E. (2014). Ultraviolet-B radiation modifies the quantitative and qualitative profile of flavonoids and amino acids in grape berries. Phytochemistry 102: 106-114.
  14. Soubeyrand, E., Basteau, C., Hilbert, G., van Leeuwen, C., Delrot, S. and Gomes, E. (2014). Nitrogen supply affects anthocyanin biosynthetic and regulatory genes in grapevine cv. Cabernet-Sauvignon berries. Phytochemistry 103: 38-49.
  15. Berdeja, M., Hilbert, G., Dai, Z., Lafontaine, M., Stoll, M., Schultz, H. and Delrot, S. (2014). Effect of water stress and rootstock genotype on Pinot Noir berry composition. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research 20(3): 409-421.
  16. Guan, L., Li, J.-H., Fan, P.-G., Li, S.-H., Fang, J.-B., Dai, Z.-W., Delrot, S., Wang, L.-J. and Wu, B.-H. (2014). Regulation of Anthocyanin Biosynthesis in Tissues of a Teinturier Grape Cultivar under Sunlight Exclusion. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture: ajev. 2014.14029.
  17. Martinez-Luscher, J., Sanchez-Diaz, M., Delrot, S., Aguirreolea, J., Pascual, I. and Gomes, E. (2014). Ultraviolet-B radiation and water deficit interact to alter flavonol and anthocyanin profiles in grapevine berries through transcriptomic regulation. Plant Cell Physiol 55(11): 1925-1936.
  18. Kuhn, N., Abello, C., Godoy, F., Delrot, S. and Arce-Johnson, P. (2014). Differential behavior within a grapevine cluster: decreased ethylene-related gene expression dependent on auxin transport is correlated with low abscission of first developed berries. PLoS One 9(11): e111258.
  19. Grimplet, J., Adam-Blondon, A. F., Bert, P. F., Bitz, O., Cantu, D., Davies, C., Delrot, S., Pezzotti, M., Rombauts, S. and Cramer, G. R. (2014). The grapevine gene nomenclature system. BMC Genomics 15: 1077.
  20. Nicolas, P., Lecourieux, D., Gomes, E., Delrot, S. and Lecourieux, F. (2013). The grape berry-specific basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor VvCEB1 affects cell size. J Exp Bot 64(4): 991-1003.
  21. Marchive, C., Leon, C., Kappel, C., Coutos-Thevenot, P., Corio-Costet, M. F., Delrot, S. and Lauvergeat, V. (2013). Over-expression of VvWRKY1 in grapevines induces expression of jasmonic acid pathway-related genes and confers higher tolerance to the downy mildew. PLoS One 8(1): e54185.
  22. Dai, Z. W., Leon, C., Feil, R., Lunn, J. E., Delrot, S. and Gomes, E. (2013). Metabolic profiling reveals coordinated switches in primary carbohydrate metabolism in grape berry (Vitis vinifera L.), a non-climacteric fleshy fruit. J Exp Bot 64(5): 1345-1355.
  23. Cookson, S. J., Clemente Moreno, M. J., Hevin, C., Nyamba Mendome, L. Z., Delrot, S., Trossat-Magnin, C. and Ollat, N. (2013). Graft union formation in grapevine induces transcriptional changes related to cell wall modification, wounding, hormone signalling, and secondary metabolism. J Exp Bot 64(10): 2997-3008.
  24. Guillaumie, S., Ilg, A., Rety, S., Brette, M., Trossat-Magnin, C., Decroocq, S., Leon, C., Keime, C., Ye, T., Baltenweck-Guyot, R., Claudel, P., Bordenave, L., Vanbrabant, S., Duchene, E., Delrot, S., Darriet, P., Hugueney, P. and Gomes, E. (2013). Genetic analysis of the biosynthesis of 2-methoxy-3-isobutylpyrazine, a major grape-derived aroma compound impacting wine quality. Plant Physiol 162(2): 604-615.
  25. van Leeuwen, C., Schultz, H. R., Garcia de Cortazar-Atauri, I., Duchene, E., Ollat, N., Pieri, P., Bois, B., Goutouly, J. P., Quenol, H., Touzard, J. M., Malheiro, A. C., Bavaresco, L. and Delrot, S. (2013). Why climate change will not dramatically decrease viticultural suitability in main wine-producing areas by 2050. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(33): E3051-3052.
  26. Martinez-Luscher, J., Morales, F., Delrot, S., Sanchez-Diaz, M., Gomes, E., Aguirreolea, J. and Pascual, I. (2013). Short- and long-term physiological responses of grapevine leaves to UV-B radiation. Plant Sci 213: 114-122.
  27. Pillet, J., Egert, A., Pieri, P., Lecourieux, F., Kappel, C., Charon, J., Gomes, E., Keller, F., Delrot, S. and Lecourieux, D. (2012). VvGOLS1 and VvHsfA2 are involved in the heat stress responses in grapevine berries. Plant Cell Physiol 53(10): 1776-1792.
  28. Acevedo De la Cruz, A., Hilbert, G., Riviere, C., Mengin, V., Ollat, N., Bordenave, L., Decroocq, S., Delaunay, J. C., Delrot, S., Merillon, J. M., Monti, J. P., Gomes, E. and Richard, T. (2012). Anthocyanin identification and composition of wild Vitis spp. accessions by using LC-MS and LC-NMR. Anal Chim Acta 732: 145-152.
  29. Hichri, I., Barrieu, F., Bogs, J., Kappel, C., Delrot, S. and Lauvergeat, V. (2011). Recent advances in the transcriptional regulation of the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway. J Exp Bot 62(8): 2465-2483.
  30. Fontes, N., Gerós, H. and Delrot, S. (2011). Grape berry vacuole: a complex and heterogeneous membrane system specialized in the accumulation of solutes. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture: ajev. 2011.10125.
  31. Dai, Z. W., Ollat, N., Gomès, E., Decroocq, S., Tandonnet, J.-P., Bordenave, L., Pieri, P., Hilbert, G., Kappel, C. and van Leeuwen, C. (2011). Ecophysiological, genetic, and molecular causes of variation in grape berry weight and composition: a review. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 62(4): 413-425.
  32. Guillaumie, S., Fouquet, R., Kappel, C., Camps, C., Terrier, N., Moncomble, D., Dunlevy, J. D., Davies, C., Boss, P. K. and Delrot, S. (2011). Transcriptional analysis of late ripening stages of grapevine berry. BMC Plant Biol 11: 165.
  33. Cramer, G. R., Urano, K., Delrot, S., Pezzotti, M. and Shinozaki, K. (2011). Effects of abiotic stress on plants: a systems biology perspective. BMC Plant Biol 11: 163.
  34. Guillaumie, S., Mzid, R., Mechin, V., Leon, C., Hichri, I., Destrac-Irvine, A., Trossat-Magnin, C., Delrot, S. and Lauvergeat, V. (2010). The grapevine transcription factor WRKY2 influences the lignin pathway and xylem development in tobacco. Plant Mol Biol 72(1-2): 215-234.
  35. Hichri, I., Heppel, S. C., Pillet, J., Leon, C., Czemmel, S., Delrot, S., Lauvergeat, V. and Bogs, J. (2010). The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor MYC1 is involved in the regulation of the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway in grapevine. Mol Plant 3(3): 509-523.
  36. Lecourieux, F., Lecourieux, D., Vignault, C. and Delrot, S. (2010). A sugar-inducible protein kinase, VvSK1, regulates hexose transport and sugar accumulation in grapevine cells. Plant Physiol 152(2): 1096-1106.
  37. Camps, C., Kappel, C., Lecomte, P., Leon, C., Gomes, E., Coutos-Thevenot, P. and Delrot, S. (2010). A transcriptomic study of grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv. Cabernet-Sauvignon) interaction with the vascular ascomycete fungus Eutypa lata. J Exp Bot 61(6): 1719-1737.
  38. Fontes, N., Silva, R., Vignault, C., Lecourieux, F., Geros, H. and Delrot, S. (2010). Purification and functional characterization of protoplasts and intact vacuoles from grape cells. BMC Res Notes 3: 19.
  39. Giribaldi, M., Geny, L., Delrot, S. and Schubert, A. (2010). Proteomic analysis of the effects of ABA treatments on ripening Vitis vinifera berries. J Exp Bot 61(9): 2447-2458.
  40. Fontes, N., Delrot, S. and Geros, H. (2010). A method for the isolation of protoplasts from grape berry mesocarp tissue. Recent Pat Biotechnol 4(2): 125-129.
  41. Daldoul, S., Guillaumie, S., Reustle, G. M., Krczal, G., Ghorbel, A., Delrot, S., Mliki, A. and Höfer, M. U. (2010). Isolation and expression analysis of salt induced genes from contrasting grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) cultivars. Plant science 179(5): 489-498.

Book edition

  1. Methodologies and results in grapevine research, S. DELROT et al., eds, Springer, 2010. ISBN 978-90-481-9282-3
  2. The biochemistry of the grape berry, H. GEROS, M. M. CHAVES and S. DELROT, eds, Bentham e-books, 2012. eISBN : 978-1-60805-360-5
Protocols by Serge Delrot
  1. Development and Implementation of an in vitro Culture System for Intact Detached Grape Berries