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Unité Mixte de Recherche Inra-Univ. Bordeaux 1 "Biodiversité Gènes et Communautés" - Biogeco

Unité mixte de recherche (Inra, Univ. Bordeaux 1)Biodiversité, gènes et communautés (Biogeco) INRA_rvb150Bordeaux1

INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine

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33612 CESTAS Cedex - FRANCE

Revers Frédéric (Scientist)

05 40 00 88 98,
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"Diversity and Community Functioning" Team


Biodiversity, Genes & Communities

Allée Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
Bâtiment B2 - CS 50023
33615 Pessac Cedex
Tel : (+33)05 40 00 88 98


- Master Degree « Earth, Ecology, Environment Sciences », specialty « Biodiversity and terrestrial ecosystem », training path “Terrestrial ecosystem functioning”, 2015, University of Bordeaux

- « Habilitation » Degree, 2009, University of Bordeaux

- PhD in Plant Virology, 1997, University of Bordeaux

- Master Degree « Biology-Health, 1992, University of Bordeaux

- Student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (1988-1992). Agrégation de Biochimie-Génie biologique (1991)

I was recruited at INRA in 1997 as scientist in the Plant Virology team (UMR 1332 BFP, Bordeaux INRA Centre). After more than 15 years working on plant viruses, I decided to move in Ecology in 2015 in the BIOGECO laboratory.


From 2015

Community Ecology: Study of the relationships between environmental factors and biodiversity to generate new reliable tools to measure, predict and improve the conservation state of biodiversity.

Study sites: Aquitaine sand dunes, the Ciron valley and the Nouvelle–Aquitaine Region.

Partners: ONF, le Syndicat Mixte d’Aménagement du Bassin Versant du Ciron et l’Observatoire Aquitaine de la Faune Sauvage (OAFS)

1997- 2014

Plant Virology: Study of the genetic and molecular determinants governing the plant/potyvirus interactions.

Research projects

- Project CONFETTI «Caracterization and monitoring of forest ecosystem by multisource and multitemporal remote sensing approaches» (Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, 2018-2019)

- Project BiodiverCité « For a multidisciplinary approach of biodiversity conservation in urban and peri-urban area at Bordeaux Métropole » (Bordeaux Métrepole, 2017-2019)

- Project «ViroMouv»: Identification of host factors involved in plant virus long distance transport (ANR-Génoplante, 2009-2012, PI).

- Project « Development of association genetic approach to identify loci involved in response phenotypes of potyvirus in Arabidopsis thaliana» (INRA-SPE, 2010-2011).

- Project «Genetic and molecular determinants of Potyvirus/Arabidopsis thaliana interactions» (INRA-SPE, 2005-2007).

- Project «Modifications of genome regulation following potyvirus infection : comparative study between Tomato and Arabidopsis thaliana » (Action Structurante Tomate INRA, 2003).

Present and past responsabilities

- Co-leader of the research axis «Conservation and restauration of populations and communities » in UMR Biogeco.

- Member of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region scientific council (ECOBIOSE) (2017-2019).

- General Secretary of the French Phytopathology Society (SFP, 2005-2010).

- Organizer and member of the scientific comity of the French plant virology meetings (2009, 2011 and 2013).

- Member of the scientific council of the Plant health and environment INRA Division (2006 to 2011).

- Member of the INRA BIHASC CSS (2007 to 2010).

- Teaching at the master level at the Bordeaux University on the plant-pathogen interactions (2003 to 2013).


For more publications see my Google Scholar and Researchgate profils

Sofer, L., Garcia Cabanillas, D., Gayral, M., Téplier, R., Pouzoulet, J., Ducousso, M., Dufin, L., Bréhélin, C., Ziegler-Graff, V., Véronique Brault, V., Revers, F. 2017. Identification of host factors potentially involved in the RTM-mediated resistance blocking potyvirus long distance movement. Archives of Virology, 162(7), 1855-1865.

Rodriguez-Medina,C., Boissinot, S., Chapuis, S., Gereige, D., Rastegar, M., Erdinger, M., Revers, F.; Ziegler-Graff, V., Brault, V. 2015. A protein kinase binds the C-terminal domain of the readthrough protein of Turnip yellows virus and regulates virus accumulation. Virology, 486, 44-53.

Cayla, T., Batailler, B., Le Hir, R., Revers, F., Anstead, J. A., Thompson, G. A., Grandjean, O., Dinant, S. 2015. Live imaging of companion cells and sieve elements in Arabidopsis leaves. Plos One, 10(2): e0118122. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118122.

Revers, F. and Garcia, J-A. 2015. Molecular biology of potyviruses. Advances in Virus Research 92, 101-199.

Cosson, P., Decroocq, V., Revers, F. 2014. Development and characterization of 96 microsatellite markers suitable for QTL mapping and accession control in an Arabidopsis core collection. Plant Methods 10, 2.

Hipper, C., Brault, V., Ziegler-Graff, V., Revers, F. 2013. Viral and cellular factors involved in phloem transport of plant viruses. Frontiers in Plant Science 4:154.

Cosson, P., Schurdi-Levraud, V., Le Q.H., Sicard, O., Caballero, M., Roux, F., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T., Revers, F. 2012. The RTM Resistance to Potyviruses in Arabidopsis thaliana: Natural Variation of the RTM Genes and Evidence for the Implication of Additional Genes. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39169. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039169.

Cosson, P., Sofer, L., Le H., Leger, V., Schurdi-Levraud, V., Whitham, S.A., Yamamoto, M.L., Gopalan, S., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T., Carrington, J.C., Revers, F. 2010. RTM3 which controls long distance movement of potyviruses is a member of a new plant gene family encoding a meprin and TRAF homology (MATH) domain-containing protein. Plant Physiology, 154, 222-232.

Gallois, J-L., Charron, C., Sanchez, F., Pagny, G., Houvenaghel, M-C, Moretti, A., Ponz, F., Revers, F., Caranta, C. and German-Retana, S. 2010. Single amino acid changes in the Turnip mosaic virus viral genome-linked protein (VPg) confer virulence towards A. thaliana mutants knocked-out for eukaryotic initiation factors eIF(iso)4E and eIF(iso)4G. Journal of General Virology 91 (1), 288-293.

Decroocq, V., Salvador, B., Sicard, O., Glasa, M., Cosson, P., Svanella-Dumas, L., Revers, F., García, J. A., and Candresse, T. 2009. The Determinant of Potyvirus Ability to Overcome the RTM Resistance of Arabidopsis thaliana Maps to the N-Terminal Region of the Coat Protein. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 22(10), 1302-1311.

Sicard, O., Loudet, O., Keurentjes, J.J.B , Candresse, T., Le Gall, O., Revers, F., Decroocq, V. 2008. Identification of QTLs controlling symptom development during viral infection in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 21, 198-207.

Decroocq, V., Sicard, O., Alamillo, J-M., Lansac, M., Eyquard, J-P., García, J-A, Candresse, T., Le Gall, O., Revers, F. 2006. Multiple resistance traits control Plum pox virus infection in Arabidopsis thaliana. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 19, 541-549.

Feng, D-X., Deslandes, L., Keller, H., Revers, F., Favery, B., Hirsch, J., Olivier, J. and Marco, Y. 2004. Isolation and characterization of a novel Arabidopsis thaliana mutant unable to develop wilt symptoms after inoculation with a virulent strain of the bacterial pathogen, Ralstonia solanacearum. Phytopathology 94, 289-295.

Dunoyer, P., Harrison, S., Revers, F., Thomas, C. and Maule, A. 2004. A cysteine-rich plant protein potentiates infection with Potyviruses through an interaction with the virus genome-linked protein, VPg. Journal of Virology 78, 2301-2309.

Revers, F., Guiraud, T., Houvenaghel, M.-C., Mauduit, T., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T. 2003. Multiple resistance phenotypes to Lettuce mosaic virus among Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 16, 608-616.

Duprat, A., Caranta, C., Revers, F., Menand, B., Browning, K., Robaglia, C. 2002. The Arabidopsis eucaryotic initiation factor (iso)4E is dispensable for plant growth but required for susceptibility to potyviruses . Plant Journal, 32, 927-934.

Revers, F., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T., Maule, A.J. 1999. New advances in understanding the molecular biology of plant/potyvirus interactions. Molecular Plant/Microbe Interactions, 12, 367-376.

Revers, F., van der Vlugt, R.A.A., Souche, S., Lanneau, M., Lot, H., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T., Dunez, J. 1999. Nucleotide sequence of the 3` terminal region of the genome of four lettuce mosaic virus isolates from Greece and Yemen. Archives of Virology, 144, 1619-1626.

Revers, F., Cao, T.L., Cario, M., Cazenave, C. 1999. Detection of proteins binding to short RNA.DNA hybrids or short antisense oligonucleotides in Xenopus laevis oocytes and human macrophage cell extracts by photoaffinity radiolabeling. Antisense and Nucleic Acid Drug Development, 9, 317-331 (Oligonucleotides depuis 2004).

Yang, S.J., Revers, F., Souche, S., Lot, H., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T., Dunez, J. 1998. Construction of full-length cDNA clones of lettuce mosaic virus (LMV) and the effects of intron-insertion on their viability in Escherichia coli and their infectivity to plants. Archives of Virology, 143, 2443-2451.

Candresse, T., Cambra, M., Dallot, S., Lanneau, M., Asensio, M., Gorris, M.T., Revers, F., Macquaire, G., Olmos, A., Boscia, D., Quiot, J.B., Dunez, J. 1998. Comparison of monoclonal antibodies and polymerase chain reaction assays for the typing of isolates belonging to the D and M serotypes of plum pox virus. Phytopathology, 88, 198-204.

Revers, F., Lot, H., Souche, S., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T., Dunez, J. 1997. Biological and molecular variability of lettuce mosaic virus isolates. Phytopathology, 87, 397-403.

Revers, F., Yang, S.J., Walter, J., Souche, S., Lot, H., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T., Dunez, J. 1997. Comparison of the complete nucleotide sequences of two isolates of lettuce mosaic virus differing in their biological properties. Virus Research, 47, 167-177.

Revers, F., Le Gall, O., Candresse, T., Le Romancer, M., Dunez, J. 1996. Frequent occurrence of recombinant potyvirus isolates. Journal of General Virology, 77, 1953-1965.

Cao, T.L., Revers, F., Cazenave, C. 1994. Production of double-stranded RNA during synthesis of bromouracil-substituted RNA by transcription with T7 RNA polymerase. FEBS Letters, 351, 253-256.