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31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

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Equipe : Ecologie des champignons d’origine tellurique et Contrôle biologique
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Curriculum vitae

Depuis 2008 : Ingénieur de recherche à l’INRA de Dijon, UMR Agroécologie
1992-2008 : Ingénieur d’études à l’INRA de Dijon
1999 : Doctorat d’écologie microbienne « Développement de méthodes d’identification et de caractérisation moléculaire pour l’étude de l’écologie de Fusarium oxysporum »
1990 : Ingénieur de l’INSA de Toulouse et DEA de microbiologie


Activités de Recherche

Recherches en écologie moléculaire visant à identifier des microorganismes et leurs fonctions impliqués dans le contrôle de bio-agresseurs, principalement :
i) Fusarium oxysporum, champignon responsable de maladies de très nombreuses cultures maraichères et horticoles. Nous étudions la diversité taxonomique et fonctionnelle des communautés microbiennes de sols résistants à cette maladie, afin d’élaborer des stratégies de contrôle de l’agent pathogène dans les sols sensibles à la maladie.
ii) Les agents pathogènes responsables de pourritures racinaires des légumineuses, et plus particulièrement du pois. Les objectifs sont de caractériser le complexe parasitaire du pois et de développer un outil de prédiction du risque lié à l’agent pathogène Aphanomyces euteiches.
iii) Les plantes parasites de plantes cultivées. Les objectifs sont d’identifier des mycoherbicides qui pourront permettre de contrôler des plantes adventices de cultures ou des plantes parasites obligatoires telles que l’orobanche.
Ces recherches sont basées sur l’utilisation d’approches microbiologiques classiques couplées à des approches moléculaires permettant d’analyser la diversité des communautés microbiennes (metabarcoding) et de leurs fonctions (métatranscriptomique).


Mots clés

Fusarium, biodiversity, soil, microbial community, fungi, biocontrol, metabarcoding



Publications des 10 dernières années :
Edel-Hermann V, Lecomte C. 2019. Current status of Fusarium oxysporum formae speciales and races. Phytopathology 109: 512-530.
Pauvert C, Buée M, Laval V, Edel-Hermann V, Fauchery L, Gautier A, Lesur I, Vallance J, Vacher C. 2019. Bioinformatics matter: The accuracy of plant and soil fungal community data is highly dependent on the metabarcoding pipeline. Fungal ecology 41: 23-33.
Inokuti EM, Thiery-Lanfranchi D, Edel-Hermann V, Gautheron N, Fayolle L, Michereff SJ, Steinberg C. 2019. Genetic and pathogenic variability of Rhizoctonia solani causing crown and root rot on sugar beet in France. Journal of Plant Pathology,
Steinberg C, Edel-Hermann V, Alabouvette C, Lemanceau P. 2019. Soil suppressiveness to plant diseases. In “Modern Soil Microbiology” (van Elsas JD, Trevors JT, Rosado AS, Nannipieri P, eds), pp.343-359. Taylor & Francis, New York.
Siegel-Hertz K, Edel-Hermann V, Chapelle E, Terrat S, Raaijmakers JM, Steinberg C. 2018. Comparative microbiome analysis of a Fusarium wilt suppressive soil and a Fusarium wilt conducive soil from the Châteaurenard region. Frontiers in Microbiology 9. 
Daguerre Y, Edel-Hermann V, Steinberg C. 2016. Fungal genes and metabolites associated with the biocontrol of soil-borne plant pathogenic fungi. In “Fungal metabolites” (Mérillon J-M, Ramawat KG, eds), Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Edel-Hermann V, Sautour M, Gautheron N, Laurent J, Aho S, Bonnin A, Sixt N, Hartemann P, Dalle F, Steinberg C. 2016. A clonal lineage of Fusarium oxysporum circulates in the tap water of different French hospitals. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82, 6483–6489.
Karlsson I, Edel-Hermann V, Gautheron N, Brandström Durling M, Kolseth A-K, Steinberg C, Persson P, Friberg H. 2016. Genus-specific primers for study of Fusarium communities in field samples. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82, 491-501.
Lecomte C, Alabouvette C, Edel-Hermann V, Robert F, Steinberg C. 2016. Biological control of ornamental plant diseases caused by Fusarium oxysporum: a review. Biological Control 101, 17-30.
Lecomte C, Edel-Hermann V, Cannesan M-A, Gautheron N, Langlois A, Alabouvete C, Robert F, Steinberg C. 2016. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cyclaminis: underestimated genetic diversity. European Journal of Plant Pathology 145, 421-431.
Steinberg C, Lecomte C, Alabouvette C, Edel-Hermann V. 2016. Root interactions with nonpathogenic Fusarium oxysporum. Hey Fusarium oxysporum, what do you do in life when you do not infect a plant? In “Belowground defense strategies in plants, signaling and communication” (Vos CMF, Kazan K, eds), pp. 281-300. Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Edel-Hermann V, Gautheron N, Mounier A, Steinberg C. 2015. Fusarium diversity in soil using a specific molecular approach and a cultural approach. Journal of Microbiological Methods 111, 64-71.

Koyyappurath S, Atuahiva T, Le Guen R, Batina H, Le Squin S, Gautheron N, Edel-Hermann V, Peribe J, Jahiel M, Steinberg C, Liew ECY, Alabouvette C, Besse P, Dron M, Sache I, Laval V, Grisoni M. 2015. Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. radicis-vanillae is the causal agent of root and stem rot of vanilla. Plant Pathology DOI: 10.1111/ppa.12445.
Maeda K, Spor A, Edel-Hermann V, Héraud C, Breuil MC, Bizouard F, Toyoda S, Yoshida N, Steinberg C, Philippot L, 2015. N2O production, a widespread trait in fungi. Scientific Reports 5. DOI: 10.1038/srep09697.
Steinberg C, Laurent J, Edel-Hermann V, Barbezant M, Sixt N, Dalle F, Aho S, Bonnin A, Hartemann P, Sautour M. 2015. Adaptation of Fusarium oxysporum and F. dimerum to the specific aquatic environment provided by the water system of the hospital. Water Research 76, 53-65.
Daguerre Y, Siegel K, Edel-Hermann V, Steinberg C. 2014. Fungal proteins and genes associated with biocontrol mechanisms of soil-borne pathogens: a review. Fungal Biology Reviews 28, 97-125.
Hussain T, Roohi A, Munir S, Ahmed I, Khan J, Edel-Hermann V, Kim KY, Anees M. 2013. Biochemical characterization and identification of bacterial strains isolated from drinking water sources of Kohat, Pakistan. African Journal of Microbiology Research 7, 1579-1590.
Edel-Hermann V, Gautheron N, Steinberg C. 2012. Genetic diversity of Fusarium oxysporum and related species pathogenic on tomato in Algeria and other Mediterranean countries. Plant Pathology 61, 787-800.
Fiers M, Edel-Hermann V, Chatot C, Le Hingrat Y, Alabouvette C, Steinberg C. 2012. Potato soil-borne diseases. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 32, 93-132.
Sautour M, Edel-Hermann V, Steinberg C, Sixt N, Laurent J, Dalle F, Aho S, Hartemann P, L’Ollivier C, Goyer M, Bonnin A. 2012. Fusarium species recovered from the water distribution system of a French university hospital. International Journal of Hygiene and environmental Health 215, 286-292.
Edel-Hermann V, Aimé S, Cordier C, Olivain C, Steinberg C, Alabouvette C. 2011. Development of a strain-specific real-time PCR assay fot the detection and quantification of the biological control agent Fo47 in root tissues. FEMS Microbiology Letters 322, 34-40.
Fiers M, Edel-Hermann V, Héraud C, Gautheron N, Chatot C, Le Hingrat Y, Bouchek-Mechiche K, Steinberg C. 2011. Genetic diversity of Rhizoctonia solani associated with potato tubers in France. Mycologia 103:1230-1244.
Anees M, Edel-Hermann V, Steinberg C. 2010. Built up of patches caused by Rhizoctonia solani. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42, 1661-1672.
Anees M, Tronsmo A, Edel-Hermann V, Gautheron N, Faloya V, Steinberg C. 2010. Biotic changes in relation to local decrease in soil conduciveness to disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani. European Journal of Plant Pathology 126, 29-41.
Anees M, Tronsmo A, Edel-Hermann V, Gordon Hjeljord L, Héraud C, Steinberg C. 2010. Characterization of field isolates of Trichoderma antagonistic against Rhizoctonia solani. Fungal Biology 114, 691-701.
Fiers M, Chatot C, Edel-Hermann V, Le Hingrat Y, Yanougo Konate A, Gautheron N, Guillery E, Alabouvette C, Steinberg C. 2010. Diversity of microorganisms associated with atypical superficial blemishes of potato tubers and pathogenicity assessment. European Journal of Plant Pathology 128, 353-371.
Hamini-Kadar N, Edel-Hermann V, Gautheron N, Steinberg C. 2010. First report of Fusarium commune and Fusarium redolens causing crown and root rot on tomato in Algeria. New Disease Reports 22, 3