Created 25/02/2017 Updated 27/02/2017


*Date of the team creation; for older papers, see the Oceanic Plankton Group publication list


In press

• Botebol H, Lelandais G, Six C, Lesuisse E, Meng A, Bittner L, Lecrom S, Sutak R, Lozano J C, Schatt P, Vergé V, Blain S & FY Bouget.
Acclimation of a low iron adapted Ostreococcus strain to iron limitation through cell biomass lowering. Scientific Reports, In press.

• Cuvelier M.L., Guo J., Ortiz A.C., van Baren M.J., Tariq M.A., Partensky F., Worden A.Z.
Responses of the picoprasinophyte Micromonas commoda to light and ultraviolet stress. PLoS One. In press.

• Simon N, Foulon E, Desdevises Y, Six C, Houdan A, Derelle E, Jouenne F, Grulois D, Le Gall F, D Vaulot & B. Marin.
Revision of the genus Micromonas (Manton &t Parke) (Chlorophyta, Mamiellophyceae), and of the species M. pusilla (Butcher) Manton et Parke, based on the genomic and phenotypic characterization of cultured isolates. Protist in press.



• Demory D., Arsenieff L., Simon N., Six C., Rigaut-Jalabert F., Marie D., Ge P., Bigeard E., Jacquet S., Sciandra A., Bernard O., Rabouille S. & Baudoux A.-C. : 2017
Temperature is a key factor in Micromonas-virus interactions. ISME J

• Mahmoud RM., Sanfilippo J.E, Nguyen A.A., Strnat J.A., Partensky F., Garczarek L., El-Kassem N.A. Kehoea D.M. and Schluchter M. : 2017
Adaptation to blue light in marine Synechococcus requires MpeU, an enzyme with similarity to phycoerythrobilin lyase isomerases. Frontiers in Microbiology (section Microbial Physiology and Metabolism).

• Pittera J., Partensky F. & Six C. : 2017
Adaptive thermostability of light-harvesting complexes in marine picocyanobacteria. ISME J, 11: 112-124.



• Amiraux R., Jeanthon C., Vaultier F. & Rontani J.-F. : 2016
Paradoxical effects of temperature and solar irradiance on the photodegradation state of killed phytoplankton. J. Phycol., 52: 475-485.

• Blanquart F., Valero M., Alves-De-Souza C., Dia A., Lepelletier F., Bigeard E., Jeanthon C., Destombe C. & Guillou L. : 2016
Evidence for parasite-mediated selection during short-lasting toxic algal blooms. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283.

• Boeuf D., Lami R., Cunnington E. & Jeanthon C. : 2016
Summer Abundance and Distribution of Proteorhodopsin Genes in the Western Arctic Ocean. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7: 1584.

• Crenn K., Serpin D., Lepleux C., Overmann J. & Jeanthon C. : 2016.
Silicimonas algicola gen. nov., sp. nov., a member of the Roseobacter clade isolated from the cell surface of the marine diatom Thalassiosira delicatula. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol., 66: 4580-4588.

• Farrant G.K., Doré H., Cornejo-Castillo F.M., Partensky F., Ratin M., Ostrowski M., Pitt F.D., Wincker P., Scanlan D.J., Iudicone D., Acinas S.G. & Garczarek L. : 2016.
Delineating ecologically significant taxonomic units from global patterns of marine picocyanobacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113: E3365-E3374.

• Lavaud J., Six C. & Campbell D.A. : 2016
Photosystem II repair in marine diatoms with contrasting photophysiologies. Photosynth. Res., 127: 189-199.

• Lehours A.-C., Le Jeune A.-H., Aguer J.-P., Céréghino R., Corbara B., Kéraval B., Leroy C., Perrière F., Jeanthon C. & Carrias J.-F. : 2016
Unexpectedly high bacteriochlorophyll a concentrations in neotropical tank bromeliads. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 8: 689-698.

• Paulsen M.L., Bratbak G., Doré H., Garczarek L., Seuthe L., Müller O., Sandaa R.H., Larsen A. : 2016
Synechococcus in the Atlantic gateway to the Arctic Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science

• Sanfilippo J.E., Nguyen A.A., Karty J.A., Shukla A., Schluchter W.M., Garczarek L., Partensky F. & Kehoe D.M. : 2016
Self-regulating genomic island encoding tandem regulators confers chromatic acclimation to marine Synechococcus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113: 6077-6082.

• Xia X., Partensky F., Garczarek L., Suzuki K., Guo C., Cheung S.Y. & Liu H.: 2017
Phylogeography and pigment type diversity of Synechococcus cyanobacteria in surface waters of the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Environ. Microbiol.19: 142–158.

• Zheng Q., Liu Y., Jeanthon C., Zhang R., Lin W., Yao J. & Jiao N. : 2016
Geographic impact on genomic divergence as revealed by comparison of nine Citromicrobial genomes. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 82: 7205-7216.



• Boeuf D., Audic S., Brillet-Gueguen L., Caron C. & Jeanthon C. : 2015
MicRhoDE: a curated database for the analysis of microbial rhodopsin diversity and evolution. Database-the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation, 2015: bav080.

• Botebol H., Lesuisse E., Sutak R., Six C., Lozano J.C., Schatt P., Verge V., Kirilovsky A., Morrissey J., Leger T., Camadro J.M., Gueneugues A., Bowler C., Blain S. & Bouget F.Y.: 2015
Central role for ferritin in the day/night regulation of iron homeostasis in marine phytoplankton. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 112: 14652-14657.

• Farrant G.K., Hoebeke M., Partensky F., Andres G., Corre E. & Garczarek L.: 2015
WiseScaffolder: an algorithm for the semi-automatic scaffolding of Next Generation Sequencing data. BMC Bioinformatics, 16.

• Kopf A., Bicak M., Kottmann R., Schnetzer J., Kostadinov I., Lehmann K., Fernandez-Guerra A., Jeanthon C., et al. : 2015
The ocean sampling day consortium. GigaScience, 4: 27.

• Lehours A.C. & Jeanthon C. : 2015
The hydrological context determines the beta-diversity of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria in European Arctic seas but does not favor endemism. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6.

• Passarelli C., Meziane T., Thiney N., Boeuf D., Jesus B., Ruivo M., Jeanthon C. & Hubas C. 2015.
Seasonal variations of the composition of microbial biofilms in sandy tidal flats: Focus of fatty acids, pigments and exopolymers. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 153: 29-37.

• Villar E., Farrant G.K., Follows M., Garczarek L., Speich S., Audic S., Bittner L., Blanke B., Brum J.R., Brunet C., Casotti R., Chase A., Dolan J.R., D’ortenzio F., Gattuso J.-P., Grima N., Guidi L., Hill C.N., Jahn O., Jamet J.-L., Le Goff H., Lepoivre C., Malviya S., Pelletier E., Romagnan J.-B., Roux S., Santini S., Scalco E., Schwenck S.M., Tanaka A., Testor P., Vannier T., Vincent F., Zingone A., Dimier C., Picheral M., Searson S., Kandels-Lewis S., Tara Oceans Coordinators, Acinas S.G., Bork P., Boss E., De Vargas C., Gorsky G., Ogata H., Pesant S., Sullivan M.B., Sunagawa S., Wincker P., Karsenti E., Bowler C., Not F., Hingamp P. & Iudicone D: 2015.
Environmental characteristics of Agulhas rings affect interocean plankton transport. Science, 348.



• Boeuf, D., Humily, F., and Jeanthon, C.: 2014
Diversity of Arctic pelagic Bacteria with an emphasis on photoheterotrophs: a review, Biogeosciences, 11, 3309-3322,http://doi:10.5194/bg-11-3309-2014, 2014

• Humily, F., Marie, D., Farrant, G., Partensky, F., Mazard, S., Perennou, M., Labadie, K., Aury, J. M., Wincker, P., Nicholas Segui, A., Scanlan, D. J. & Garczarek, L. 2014.
Use of a targeted metagenomic approach to study in situ diversity of a genomic region involved in light harvesting in marine Synechococcus. FEMS Microbial Ecology 88:231-249.

• Lepelletier, F., Karpov, S. A., Alacid, E., Le Panse, S., Bigeard, E., Garcés, E., Jeanthon, C. & Guillou, L. 2014.
Dinomyces arenysensis gen. et sp. nov. (Rhizophydiales, Dinomycetaceae fam. nov.), a Chytrid Infecting Marine Dinoflagellates. Protist 165:230-244.

• Lepelletier, F., Karpov, S. A., Le Panse, S., Bigeard, E., Skovgaard, A., Jeanthon, C. & Guillou, L. 2014.
Parvilucifera rostrata sp. nov., a novel parasite in the phylum Perkinsozoa that infects the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). Protist 165:31-49.

• Pittera, J., Humily, F., Thorel, M., Grulois, D., Garzcarek, L. & Six, C. 2014.
Connecting thermal physiology and latitudinal niche partitioning in marine Synechococcus. ISME Journal 1–16.



• Boeuf, D., Cottrell, M. T., Kirchman, D. L., Lebaron, P. & Jeanthon, C. 2013.
Summer community structure of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria in the western Arctic Ocean. FEMS Microbiology Ecology in press

• Humily F. Partensky F., Si C., Farrant, G.K., Ratin M., Marie D., and Garczarek L. 2013
A gene island with two possible configurations is involved in chromatic acclimation in marine Synechococcus. PLOS One, vol 8, issue 12, e84459

• Lepelletier, F., Karpov, S. A., Le Panse, S., Bigeard, E., Skovgaard, A., Jeanthon, C. & Guillou, L. 2013.
Parvilucifera rostrata sp. nov., a novel parasite in the phylum Perkinsozoa that infects the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). Protist in press

• Noisette F, Duong G, Six C, Davoult D & S Martin. 2013.
Combined effects of elevated pCO2 and temperature on the metabolism of a temperate rhodolith Lithothamnion Corallioides. Journal of Phycology, 49:756-757.



• Bretaudeau, A. Coste, F. Humily, F., Garczarek, L., Le Corguillé, G., Six, C., Ratin, M., Collin, O., Schluchter, W. and Partensky F. 2012.
CyanoLyase: a database of phycobilin lyase sequences, motifs and functions. Nucleic Acids Research. http://doi: 10.1093/nar/gks1091

• Buitenhuis E. T., Li W.K.W., Vaulot D., Lomas M.W., Landry M.R., Partensky F., Karl D.M., Ulloa O., Campbell, L., Jacquet S., Lantoine F., Chavez F., Macias D., Gosselin M. & McManus G.B. 2012.
Picophytoplankton biomass distribution in the global ocean. Earth System Science Data. 4: 37-46.

• Coelho S.M., Simon N., Ahmed S., J. Cock M & Partensky F. 2012.
Ecological and evolutionary genomics of marine photosynthetic organisms. Molecular Ecology. http://doi: 10.1111/mec.12000.

• Leroy, F., Riera, P., Jeanthon, C., Edmond, F., Leroux, C. & Comtet., T. 2012.
Importance of bacterivory in larvae of Crepidula fornicata (L.) assessed by a dual stable isotope (13C, 15N) labeling approach. Journal of Sea Research 70:23-31.

• Mazard S., Ostrowski M., Partensky F. & Scanlan D.J. 2012.
Multilocus sequence analysis, taxonomic resolution and biogeography of marine Synechococcus. Environmental Microbiology. 14: 372–386.

• Mella-Flores D., Six C., Ratin M., Partensky F., Boutte C., Le Corguillé G., Marie D., Blot N., Gourvil P., Kolowrat C., Garczarek L. 2012.
Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus have evolved different adaptive mechanisms to cope with light and UV stress. Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology 3:285.

• Shukla, A., Biswas, A., Blot N., Partensky, F., Karty J.A., Hammad, L.A., Garczarek, L., Gutu, A., Schluchter, W.M., Kehoe, D.M. 2012.
A blue-light regulated bilin lyase-isomerase controls blue-green chromatic acclimation in marine Synechococcus cyanobacteria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. http://doi:10.1073/pnas.1211777109.



• Blot, N., D. Mella-Flores, C. Six, G. Le Corguillé, C. Boutte, A. Peyrat, A. Monnier, M. Ratin, P. 2011. Gourvil, D. A. Campbell and L. Garczarek.
Light history influences the response of the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. WH7803 to oxidative stress. Plant Physiology 156: 1934-1954.

• Donia, M. S., Fricke, W. F., Partensky, F., Cox, J., Elshahawi, S. I., White, J. R., Phillippy, A. M., Schatz, M. C., Piel, J., Haygood, M. G., Ravel, J. & Schmidt, E. W. 2011.
A complex microbiome underlying secondary and primary metabolism in the tunicate-Prochloron symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 108: E1423-1432.

• Hubas, C., Jesus, B. M., Passarelli, C. & Jeanthon, C. 2011.
Tools providing new insight into coastal anoxygenic purple bacterial mats: review and perspectives. Research in Microbiology 162: 858–868

• Jeanthon, C. Boeuf, D. Dahan, O. Le Gall, F., Garczarek, L., Bendif, E.L. & Lehours, A.C. 2011
Diversity of cultivated and metabolically active aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria along an oligotrophic gradient in the Mediterranean Sea. Biogeosciences 8: 1955–1970.

• Karsenti E., De Vargas, C., Gonzalez-Acinas, S., Sullivan, M., Benzoni, F., Claverie, J-M., Follows, M., Jaillon, O., Wincker, P., Gorsky, G., Grimsley, N., Hingamp, P., Iudicone, D., Kandels-Lewis, S., Krzic, U., Not, F., Ogata, H., Pesant, S., U., Reynaud, E., Sardet, C., Sieracki, M., Speich, S., Velayoudon, D., Weissenbach, J., and the TARA-Oceans Consortium, 2011.
A holistic approach to marine eco-systems biology, PLOS Biology 9: e1001177.

• Lamy, D., Jeanthon, C., Cottrell, M. T., Kirchman, D. L., Wambeke, F. V., Ras, J., Dahan, O., Pujo-Pay, M., Oriol, L., Bariat, L., Catala, P., Cornet-Barthaux, V. & Lebaron, P. (2011).
Ecology of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria along an oligotrophic gradient in the Mediterranean Sea. Biogeosciences 8:973-985.

• Mazard, S., Ostrowski, M., Partenksy, F. & Scanlan, D. J. 2011.
Multilocus sequence analysis, taxonomic resolution and biogeography of marine Synechococcus. Environmental Microbiology 14: 372–386.

• Mella-Flores D., Mazard S., Humily S., Partensky F., Mahé F., Bariat L., Courties C., Marie D., Ras J., Mauriac R., Jeanthon C., Bendif E.M., Ostrowski M., Scanlan D.J., Garczarek L. 2011.
Is the distribution of Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus ecotypes in the Mediterranean Sea affected by global warming? Biogeosciences 8: 4281-4330.

• Partensky, F. and Garczarek L. 2011.
Arms race in a drop of sea water. Nature 474:582-583 (invited comment in the section "News and Views")



• Feingersch, R., Suzuki, M. T., Shmoish, M., Sharon, I., Sabehi, G., Partensky, F. & Béjà, O. 2009.
Microbial community genomics in eastern Mediterranean Sea surface waters. The ISME Journal 4:78-87

• Key T, McCarthy A, Campbell DA, Six C, Roy S, Finkel ZV, 2010.
Cell size trade-offs govern light exploitation strategies in marine phytoplankton. Environmental Microbiology 12:95-104

• Kolowrat, C., Partensky, F., Mella-Flores, D., Le Corguillé, G. L., Boutte, C., Blot, N., Ratin, M., Ferreol, M., Lecomte, X., Gourvil, P., Lennon, J.-F., Kehoe, D. M. & Garczarek, L. submitted.
Ultraviolet stress delays chromosome replication in light/dark synchronized cells of the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus marinus PCC9511. BMC Microbiology 10:204

• Lehours, A.-C., Cottrell, M. T., Dahan, O., Kirchman, D. L. & Jeanthon, C. 2010.
Summer distribution and diversity of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria in the Mediterranean Sea in relation to environmental variables. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 74:397-409.

• Partensky, F. & Garczarek, L. 2010.
Prochlorococcus: Advantages and limits of minimalism. Annual Review of Marine Sciences 2: 305-331



• Blot, N., Wu, X.-J., Thomas, J.-C., Zhang, J., Garczarek, L., Böhm, S., Tu, J. M., Zhou, M., Plöscher, M., Eichacker, L., Partensky, F., Scheer, H. & Zhao, K. H. 2009.
Phycourobilin in a unique trichromatic phycobiliprotein is formed post-translationally by a novel phycoerythrobilin lyase-isomerase. Journal of Biological Chemistry 284:9290–9298

• Scanlan, D. J., Ostrowski, M., Mazard, S., Dufresne, A., Garczarek, L., Hess, W. R., Post, A. F., Hagemann, M., Paulsen, I. & Partensky, F. 2009.
Ecological genomics of marine picocyanobacteria. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews 73: 249-299

• Sharon, I., Alperovitch, A., Rohwer, F., Haynes, M., Glaser, F., Atamna-Ismaeel, N., Pinter, R. Y., Partensky, F., Koonin, E. V., Wolf, Y. I., Nelson, N. & Beja, O. 2009.
Photosystem I gene cassettes are present in marine virus genomes. Nature 461:258-262

• Six, C., Sherrard, R., Lionard, M., Roy, S. & Campbell, D. A. 2009.
Photosystem II and pigment dynamics among ecotypes of the green alga Ostreococcus. Plant Physiology 151:379-390



• Bonnet, S., Guieu, C., Bruyant, F., Prasil, O., Van Wambeke, F., Raimbault, P., Grob, C., Gorbunov, M., Zehr, J. P., Masquelier, S., Garczarek, L. & Claustre, H. 2008.
Nutrient limitation of primary productivity in the Southeast Pacific (BIOSOPE cruise). Biogeosciences 5:215-225

• Dufresne, A., Ostrowski, M., Scanlan, D. J., Garczarek, L., Mazard, S., Palenik, B. P., Paulsen, I. T., Tandeau de Marsac, N., Wincker, P., Dossat, C., Ferriera, S., Johnson, J., Post, A. F., Hess, W. R. & Partensky, F. 2008.
Unraveling the genomic mosaic of a ubiquitous genus of marine cyanobacteria. Genome Biology 9:R90

• Garczarek, L., Dufresne, D., Blot, N., Cockshutt, A. M., Peyrat, A., Campbell, D. A., Joubin, L. & Six, C. 2008.
Function and evolution of the psbA gene family in marine Synechococcus : Synechococcus sp. WH7803 as a case study. ISME Journal 2:937-953

Holtzendorff, J., Partensky, F., Mella, D., Lennon, J. F., Hess, W. R. & Garczarek, L. 2008.
Genome streamlining results in loss of robustness of the circadian clock in the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus marinus PCC 9511 Journal of Biological Rhythms 23:187-199

• Le Gall, F., Rigaut-Jalabert, F., Marie, D., Garczarek, L., Viprey, M., Godet, A. & Vaulot, D. 2008.
Picoplankton diversity in the South-East Pacific Ocean from cultures. Biogeosciences 5:203-214

Mary, I., Garczarek, L., Tarran, G. A., Kolowrat, C., Terry, M. J., Scanlan, D. J., Burkill, P. H. & Zubkov, M. V. 2008.
Diel rhythmicity in amino acid uptake by Prochlorococcus. Environmental Microbiology 10:2124-2131

• Six, C., Finkel, Z. V., Rodriguez, F., Marie, D., Partensky, F. & Campbell, D. A. 2008.
Contrasting photoacclimation strategies in ecotypes of the eukayotic picoplankter Ostreococcus. Limnology and Oceanography 53:255-265

• Zwirglmaier K, Jardillier L, Ostrowski M, Mazard S, Garczarek L, Vaulot D, Not F, Massana R, Ulloa O & Scanlan DJ (2008)
Global phylogeography of marine Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus reveals a distinct partitioning of lineages amongst oceanic biomes. Environmental Microbiology 10: 147-161



• Garczarek, L., Dufresne, A., Rousvoal, S., West, N. J., Mazard, S., Marie, D., Claustre, H., Raimbault, P., Post, A. F., Scanlan, D. J. & Partensky, F. 2007.
High vertical and low horizontal diversity of Prochlorococcus ecotypes in the Mediterranean Sea in summer. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 60:189-206

• Six, C., Joubin, L., Partensky, F., Holtzendorff, J. & Garczarek, L. 2007.
UV-induced phycobilisome dismantling in the marine picocyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. WH8102. Photosynthesis Research 92:75-86

• Six, C., Thomas, J.-C., Garczarek, L., Ostrowski, M., Dufresne, A., Blot, N., Scanlan, D. J. & Partensky, F. 2007.
Diversity and evolution of phycobilisomes in marine Synechococcus spp. - a comparative genomics study. Genome Biology 8:R259

• Six C., Finkel Z.V., Irwin A.J., Campbell D.A. 2007.
Light Variability Illuminates Niche-Partitioning among Marine Picocyanobacteria. PLoS ONE 2(12): e1341.



• Derelle, E., Ferraz, C., Rombauts, S., Rouze, P., Worden, A. Z., Robbens, S., Partensky, F., Degroeve, S., Echeynie, S., Cooke, R., Saeys, Y., Wuyts, J., Jabbari, K., Bowler, C., Panaud, O., Piegu, B., Ball, S. G., Ral, J.-P., Bouget, F.-Y., Piganeau, G., De Baets, B., Picard, A., Delseny, M., Demaille, J., Van de Peer, Y. & Moreau, H. 2006.
Genome analysis of the smallest free-living eukaryote Ostreococcus tauri unveils many unique features. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103:11647-11652

• Everroad, C., Six, C., Partensky, F., Thomas, J. C., Holtzendorff, J. & Wood, A. M. 2006.
Biochemical bases of Type IV chromatic adaptation in marine Synechococcus spp. Journal of Bacteriology 188:3345–3356

• Holtzendorff, J., Reinhardt, J. & Viollier, P. H. 2006.
Cell cycle control by oscillating regulatory proteins in Caulobacter crescentus. Bioessays 28:355-361

• Marie, D. & Partensky, F. 2006. Analyse de micro-organismes marins, p 211-233. In Ronot, X., Grunwald, D., Mayol, J.-F. & Boutonnat, J. [eds.],
La cytométrie en flux. Lavoisier

• Mulkidjanian, A. Y., Koonin, E. V., Makarova, K. S., Mekhedov, S. L., Sorokin, A., Wolf, Y. I., Dufresne, A., Partensky, F., Burd, H., Kaznadzey, D., Haselkorn, R. & Galperin, M. Y. 2006.
The cyanobacterial genome core and the origin of photosynthesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103:13126-13131