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UMR 1332 Biologie du Fruit et Pathologie

Catherine Cheniclet (Dr)

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Birth date : 22 janvier 1955

Degrees : PhD university Bordeaux 1, Two-year university degree Mathematics-Physics Paris VII

Career : 1989 recruitment to National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) (URA 568 Biosynthesis and cellular localization of terpenes), 2004 affectation to INRA (UMR 619 Fruit Biology)

UMR 1332 BFP OrFe Team and Bordeaux Imaging Center, Plant Imaging platform

  1.  in UMR1332 : cytological analysis of tomato fruit development, role of endopolyploidization in fleshy fruit ;
  2.  in UMS 3420 : development of methods for treatment and image analysis

Beauvoit B., Colombié S., Monier A., Andrieu MH, Biais B., Bénard C., Cheniclet C., Dieuaide-Noubhani M., Nazaret C., Mazat JP, Gibon Y. (2014)  Model-assisted analysis of sugar metabolism  throughout tomato fruit development reveals enzym and carrier properties in relation to vacuole expansion. The Plant Cell 26(8): 3224-3242. Doi: 10.1105/tpc.114.127761

Pirrello J, Bourdon M, Cheniclet C, Bourge M, Brown S, Renaudin JP, Frangne N and Chevalier C (2014). How fruit developmental biology makes use of flow cytometry approaches. Cytometry Part A, 85A:115-125  (IF = 3.729). 

Su, L.; Bassa, C.; Audran, C.; Cheniclet, C.; Chevalier, C.; Bouzayen, M.; Roustan, J.-P.; Chervin, C. (2014) The auxin Sl-IAA17 transcriptional repressor controls fruit size via the regulation of the endoreduplication-related cell expansion. Plant & Cell Physiology, 2014, 55 (11), 1969-1976. DOI : 10.1093/pcp/pcu124

Chevalier, C., Bourdon, M., Pirrello, J., Cheniclet, C., Gévaudant, F. and Frangne, N. (2013) Endoreduplication and fruit growth in tomato : evidences in favor of the karyoplasmic ratio theory. J. Exp. Bot., 1er nov 2013, doi:10.1093/jxb/ert366. IF 5,53

Pirrello, J., Bourdon, M., Cheniclet, C., Coriton, O., Bourge, M., Brown, S., Renaudin, J.−P., Frangne, N. and Chevalier, C. (2013) "The structural and molecular analysis of endoreduplicated nuclei in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruit provides evidence for a ploidy−dependent increase in transcriptional activity". Plant Biotechnology, 30, 301−307.

Bourdon M, Pirrello J, Cheniclet C, Coriton O, Bourge M, Brown S, Moïse A, Peypelut M, Rouyère V, Renaudin JP, Chevalier C, Frangne N. (2012) Evidence for karyoplasmic homeostasis during endoreduplication and a ploidy-dependent increase in gene transcription during tomato fruit growth. Development 139: 3817-26

Bourdon M., Coriton O., Pirrello J., Cheniclet C., Brown S.C., Poujol C., Chevalier C., Renaudin J.P. and Frangne N. (2011). In planta quantification of endoreduplication using Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH), Plant J. 66(6): 1089-1099in press, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04568.x.

Chevalier, C., Nafati, M., Mathieu-Rivet, E., Bourdon, M., Frangne, N., Cheniclet, C., Renaudin, J.-P., Gévaudant, F. and Hernould, M. (2011). Elucidating the functional role of endoreduplication in tomato fruit development. Annals of Botany 107(7): 1159-1169.

Mathieu-Rivet, E., Gévaudant, F., Cheniclet, C., Hernould, M., Chevalier, C. (2010). The Anaphase Promoting Complex activator CCS52A, a key factor for fruit growth and endoreduplication in Tomato. Plant Signalling & Behaviour, 5: 985-987, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2010.04198.x.

Nafati, M., Cheniclet, C., Hernould, M., Do, P.T., Fernie, A., Chevalier, C. and Gévaudant, F. (2011). The specific overexpression of a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor in tomato fruit mesocarp cells uncouples endoreduplication and cell growth. The Plant Journal 65(4): 543-556.

Bourdon, M., Frangne, N., Mathieu-Rivet, E., Nafati, M., Cheniclet, C., Renaudin, J.-P. and Chevalier, C. (2010). Endoreduplication and growth of fleshy fruits. In Progress in Botany, Vol. 71 (Lüttge, U., Francis, D. and al., e., eds). Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp. 101-132, doi : 10.1007/978-3-642-02167-1_4.

Frangne N., Cheniclet, C.,  B. Batailler B., Carde, J.P. (2006). La fixation par congélation ultra-rapide sous haute pression peut-elle être une technique de routine ?  Rev. Fr. Histotechnol. 19: 99-111.

Cheniclet C., W.Y. Rong, M. Causse, L. Bolling, N. Frangne, J.P. Renaudin., (2005).  Cell expansion and endoreduplication show a large genetic variability in pericarp and contribute strongly to tomato fuit growth. Plant Physiol. 139:1984-1994, doi : 10.1104/pp.105.068767.