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Alexandre  Boscari

Alexandre Boscari


Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, 2004

Current position

Researcher (Chargé de Recherche 1ère classe) INRA since 2006 in the group “Symbioses and Redox state” of the Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, INRA PACA

Publications (since 2002)

  1. 1. Puppo, A., Pauly, N., Boscari, A., Mandon, K. and Brouquisse, R. (2013). Hydrogen peroxide and nitric oxide: key regulators of the Legume-Rhizobium and mycorrhizal symbioses. Antioxid Redox Signal 18(16): 2202-2219.
  2. Boscari, A., Meilhoc, E., Castella, C., Bruand, C., Puppo, A. and Brouquisse, R. (2013). Which role for nitric oxide in symbiotic N-fixing nodules: toxic by-product or useful signaling/metabolic intermediate? Front Plant Sci 4: 384.
  3. Boscari, A., Del Giudice, J., Ferrarini, A., Venturini, L., Zaffini, A. L., Delledonne, M. and Puppo, A. (2013). Expression dynamics of the Medicago truncatula transcriptome during the symbiotic interaction with Sinorhizobium meliloti: which role for nitric oxide? Plant Physiol 161(1): 425-439.
  4.  Horchani, F., Prevot, M., Boscari, A., Evangelisti, E., Meilhoc, E., Bruand, C., Raymond, P., Boncompagni, E., Aschi-Smiti, S., Puppo, A. and Brouquisse, R. (2011). Both plant and bacterial nitrate reductases contribute to nitric oxide production in Medicago truncatula nitrogen-fixing nodules. Plant Physiol 155(2): 1023-1036.
  5. del Giudice, J., Cam, Y., Damiani, I., Fung-Chat, F., Meilhoc, E., Bruand, C., Brouquisse, R., Puppo, A. and Boscari, A. (2011). Nitric oxide is required for an optimal establishment of the Medicago truncatula-Sinorhizobium meliloti symbiosis. New Phytol 191(2): 405-417.
  6.  Meilhoc, E., Boscari, A., Bruand, C., Puppo, A. and Brouquisse, R. (2011). Nitric oxide in legume-rhizobium symbiosis. Plant Sci 181(5): 573-581.
  7.  Volkov, V., Boscari, A., Clement, M., Miller, A. J., Amtmann, A. and Fricke, W. (2009). Electrophysiological characterization of pathways for K(+) uptake into growing and non-growing leaf cells of barley. Plant Cell Environ 32(12): 1778-1790.
  8.  Boscari, A., Clement, M., Volkov, V., Golldack, D., Hybiak, J., Miller, A. J., Amtmann, A. and Fricke, W. (2009). Potassium channels in barley: cloning, functional characterization and expression analyses in relation to leaf growth and development. Plant Cell Environ 32(12): 1761-1777.
  9.  Richardson, A., Boscari, A., Schreiber, L., Kerstiens, G., Jarvis, M., Herzyk, P. and Fricke, W. (2007). Cloning and expression analysis of candidate genes involved in wax deposition along the growing barley (Hordeum vulgare) leaf. Planta 226(6): 1459-1473.
  10.  Boscari, A., Van de Sype, G., Le Rudulier, D. and Mandon, K. (2006). Overexpression of BetS, a Sinorhizobium meliloti high-affinity betaine transporter, in bacteroids from Medicago sativa nodules sustains nitrogen fixation during early salt stress adaptation. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 19(8): 896-903.
  11. Boscari, A., Mandon, K., Poggi, M. C. and Le Rudulier, D. (2004). Functional expression of Sinorhizobium meliloti BetS, a high-affinity betaine transporter, in Bradyrhizobium japonicum USDA110. Appl Environ Microbiol 70(10): 5916-5922.
  12. Trinchant, J. C., Boscari, A., Spennato, G., Van de Sype, G. and Le Rudulier, D. (2004). Proline betaine accumulation and metabolism in alfalfa plants under sodium chloride stress. Exploring its compartmentalization in nodules. Plant Physiol 135(3): 1583-1594.
  13. Boscari, A., Mandon, K., Dupont, L., Poggi, M. C. and Le Rudulier, D. (2002). BetS is a major glycine betaine/proline betaine transporter required for early osmotic adjustment in Sinorhizobium meliloti. J Bacteriol 184(10): 2654-2663.

Protocols by Alexandre Boscari
  1. Mapping and Analysis of Illumina Reads for Transcriptome of Medicago Truncatula During the Early Organogenesis of the Nodule