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Olivier Plantard

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Olivier Plantard
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Senior Researcher

 Oniris site de la Chantrerie, CS40706, 44307 Nantes, France
 team TiBoDi, building G2 2nd floor

Email: olivier (point) plantard (at) oniris-nantes (point) fr
Tel: 02 40 68 78 92

Research Department

Animal health

Teaching Department

Farm animal health and public health

  • HDR (université de Nantes, 2013)
  • Thèse de doctorat de l'université de Paris 6 (spécialité écologie, 1997)
  • DEA "Ecologie générale et production végétale" (INAPG-Paris 6-Paris 11 ; 1993)
Research Topics Interests
  • Evolutionary Biology (Population genetics, Phylogeography, Phylogeny)
  • Community ecology
  • Systematics
  • Intimate interactions (host-parasite relationships, endosymbiosis)
  • Ticks and tick-borne diseases
  • Vection, vector control
Teaching Topics Interests
  • Ticks and tick-borne diseases
    Importance of Ecology and Evolution in Epidemiology
    Phylogenetic reconstruction
  • Daveu R., Hervet C., Sigrist L., Sassera D., Jex A., Labadie K., Aury J.-M., Plantard O., Rispe C. 2020. Sequence diversity and evolution of an iflavirus family associated with ticks. bioRxiv, 2020.2006.2002.129551.
  • Hornok S., Kontschán J., Takács N., Chaber A.-L., Halajian A., Abichu G., Kamani J., Szekeres S., Plantard O. 2020. Molecular phylogeny of Amblyomma exornatum and Amblyomma transversale, with reinstatement of the genus Africaniella (Acari: Ixodidae) for the latter. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 11(6):101494 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2020.101494.
  • Lebert I., Agoulon A., Bastian S., Butet A., Cargnelutti B., Cèbe N., Chastagner A., Léger E., Lourtet B., Masseglia S., McCoy K. D., Merlet J., Noël V., Perez G., Picot D., Pion A., Poux V., Rames J.-L., Rantier Y., Verheyden H., Vourc'h G., Plantard O. 2020. Distribution of ticks, tick-borne pathogens and the associated local environmental factors including small mammals and livestock, in two French agricultural sites: the OSCAR database. Biodiversity Data Journal, 8:e50123 [IF19=1.331] DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.8.e50123.
  • Perez G., Bastian S., Chastagner A., Agoulon A., Rantier Y., Vourc’h G., Plantard O., Butet A. 2020. Relationships between landscape structure and the prevalence of two tick-borne infectious agents, Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, in small mammal communities. Landscape Ecology, 35(2):435-451 [IF19=3.385] DOI: 10.1007/s10980-019-00957-x.
  • Poli P., Lenoir J., Plantard O., Ehrmann S., Røed K. H., Leinaas H. P., Panning M., Guiller A. 2020. Strong genetic structure among populations of the tick Ixodes ricinus across its range. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 11(6):101509 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2020.101509.
  • Agoulon A., Hoch T., Heylen D., Chalvet-Monfray K., Plantard O. 2019. Unravelling the phenology of Ixodes frontalis, a common but understudied tick species in Europe. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 10(3):505-512  [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.12.009.
  • Al-Khafaji A. M., Clegg S. R., Pinder A. C., Luu L., Hansford K. M., Seelig F., Dinnis R. E., Margos G., Medlock J. M., Feil E. J., Darby A. C., McGarry J. W., Gilbert L., Plantard O., Sassera D., Makepeace B. L. 2019. Multi-locus sequence typing of Ixodes ricinus and its symbiont Candidatus Midichloria mitochondrii across Europe reveals evidence of local co-cladogenesis in Scotland. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 10(1):52-62 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.08.016.
  • Buysse M, Plantard O, McCoy K.D, Duron O., Menard C. 2019. Tissue localization of Coxiella-like endosymbionts in three European tick species through fluorescence in situ hybridization. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 10(4):798-804 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2019.03.014.
  • Cafiso A., Sassera D., Romeo C., Serra V., Hervet C., Bandi C., Plantard O., Bazzocchi C. 2019. Midichloria mitochondrii, endosymbiont of Ixodes ricinus: evidence for the transmission to the vertebrate host during the tick blood meal. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 10(1):5-12 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.08.008.
  • Charrier N. P., Hermouet A., Hervet C., Agoulon A., Barker S. C., Heylen D., Toty C., McCoy K. D., Plantard O., Rispe C. 2019. A transcriptome-based phylogenetic study of hard ticks (Ixodidae). Scientific Reports, 9(1):12923 [IF19=3.998] DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-49641-9.
  • Lugassy L., Amdouni-Boursier L., Alout H., Berrebi R., Boëte C., Boué F., Boulanger N., Cosson J.-F., Durand T., de Garine-Wichatitsky M., Larrat S., Moinet M., Moulia C., Pagès N., Plantard O., Robert V., Livoreil B. 2019. What is the evidence that ecosystem components or functions have an impact on infectious diseases? A systematic review protocol. Environmental Evidence, 8(1):4 [IF19=3.708] DOI: 10.1186/s13750-019-0147-5.
  • Murgia M. V., Bell-Sakyi L., de la Fuente J., Kurtti T. J., Makepeace B. L., Mans B., McCoy K. D., Munderloh U., Plantard O., Rispe C., Valle M. R., Tabor A., Thangamani S., Thimmapuram J., Hill C. A. 2019. Meeting the challenge of tick-borne disease control: A proposal for 1000 Ixodes genomes. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 10(1):213-218 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.08.009.
  • Nguyen V. C., Villate L., Gutierrez-Gutierrez C., Castillo P., Van Ghelder C., Plantard O., Esmenjaud D. 2019. Phylogeography of the soil-borne vector nematode Xiphinema index highly suggests Eastern origin and dissemination with domesticated grapevine. Scientific Reports, 9(1):7313 [IF19=3.998] DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43812-4.
  • Charrier N. P., Couton M., Voordouw M. J., Rais O., Durand-Hermouet A., Hervet C., Plantard O., Rispe C. 2018. Whole body transcriptomes and new insights into the biology of the tick Ixodes ricinus. Parasites & Vectors 11(1):364 [IF19=2.824] DOI: 10.1186/s13071-018-2932-3.
  • Martin J., Vourc’h G., Bonnot N., Cargnelutti B., Chaval Y., Lourtet B., Goulard M., Hoch T., Plantard O., Hewison M. A. J., Morellet N. 2018. Temporal shifts in landscape connectivity for an ecosystem engineer across a multiple-use landscape, the roe deer. Landscape Ecology 33(6):937-954 [IF19=3.385] DOI: 10.1007/s10980-018-0641-0.
  • Sándor A. D., Kontschán J., Plantard O., Péter Á., Hornok S. 2018. Illustrated redescription of the male of Ixodes simplex Neumann, 1906. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 9(5):1328-1330 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2018.05.011.
  • Serra V., Cafiso A., Formenti N., Verheyden H., Plantard O., Bazzocchi C., Sassera D. 2018. Molecular and serological evidence of the presence of Midichloria mitochondrii in roe deer (Capreolus capreolus)  Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54(3):597-600 [IF19=1.187] DOI: 10.7589/2017-09-241.
  • Chastagner A., Pion A., Verheyden H., Lourtet B., Cargnelutti B., Picot D., Poux V., Bard É., Plantard O., McCoy K. D., Leblond A., Vourc'h G., Bailly X. 2017. Host specificity, pathogen exposure, and superinfections impact the distribution of Anaplasma phagocytophilum genotypes in ticks, roe deer, and livestock in a fragmented agricultural landscape. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 55(Supplement C):31-44 [IF19=2.773] DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2017.08.010.
  • Duron O., Binetruy F., Noël V., Cremaschi J., McCoy K. D., Arnathau C., Plantard O., Goolsby J., Pérez de León A. A., Heylen D. J. A., Van Oosten A. R., Gottlieb Y., Baneth G., Guglielmone A. A., Estrada-Peña A., Opara M. N., Zenner L., Vavre F., Chevillon C. 2017. Evolutionary changes in symbiont community structure in ticks. Molecular Ecology 26(11):2905-2921 [IF19=5.163] DOI: 10.1111/mec.14094.
  • Estrada-Peña A., D’Amico G., Palomar A. M., Dupraz M., Fonville M., Heylen D., Habela M. A., Hornok S., Lempereur L., Madder M., Núncio M. S., Otranto D., Pfaffle M., Plantard O., Santos-Silva M. M., Sprong H., Vatansever Z., Vial L., Mihalca A. D. 2017. A comparative test of ixodid tick identification by a network of European researchers. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 8(4):540-546 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2017.03.001.
  • Hornok S., Sándor A. D., Beck R., Farkas R., Beati L., Kontschán J., Takács N., Földvári G., Silaghi C., Meyer-Kayser E., Hodžić A., Tomanović S., Abdullah S., Wall R., Estrada-Peña A., Duscher G. G., Plantard O. 2017. Contributions to the phylogeny of Ixodes (Pholeoixodes) canisuga, I. (Ph.) kaiseri, I. (Ph.) hexagonus and a simple pictorial key for the identification of their females. Parasites & Vectors 10(1):545 [IF19=2.824] DOI: 10.1186/s13071-017-2424-x.
  • Hornok S., Szoke K., Tu V. T., Kontschan J., Takacs N., Sandor A. D., Halajian A., Foldvari G., Estok P., Plantard O., Epis S., Gorfol T. 2017. Mitochondrial gene heterogeneity of the bat soft tick Argas vespertilionis (Ixodida: Argasidae) in the Palaearctic. Parasites & Vectors 10(1):109 [IF19=2.824] DOI: 10.1186/s13071-017-2037-4.
  • Perez G., Bastian S., Chastagner A., Agoulon A., Plantard O., Vourc'h G., Butet A. 2017. Ecological factors influencing small mammal infection by Anaplasma phagocytophilum and Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in agricultural and forest landscapes. Environmental Microbiology 19(10):4205-4219 [IF19=4.933] DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13885.
  • Cafiso A., Bazzocchi C., De Marco L., Opara M. N., Sassera D., Plantard O. 2016. Molecular screening for Midichloria in hard and soft ticks reveals variable prevalence levels and bacterial loads in different tick species. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 7(6):1186-1192 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.07.017.
  • Chastagner A., Moinet M., Perez G., Roy E., McCoy K. D., Plantard O., Agoulon A., Bastian S., Butet A., Rantier Y., Verheyden H., Cèbe N., Leblond A., Vourc’h G. 2016. Prevalence of Anaplasma phagocytophilum in small rodents in France. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 7(5):988-991 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.05.005.
  • Perez G., Bastian S., Agoulon A., Bouju A., Durand A., Faille F., Lebert I., Rantier Y., Plantard O., Butet A. 2016. Effect of landscape features on the relationship between Ixodes ricinus ticks and their small mammal hosts. Parasites & Vectors 9(1):20 [IF19=2.824] DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1296-9.
  • Di Venere M., Fumagalli M., Cafiso A., De Marco L., Epis S., Plantard O., Bardoni A., Salvini R., Viglio S., Bazzocchi C., Iadarola P., Sassera D. 2015. Ixodes ricinus and Its Endosymbiont Midichloria mitochondrii: A Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Salivary Glands and Ovaries. PLoS ONE 10(9):e0138842 [IF19=2.740] DOI: 10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0138842.
  • Hornok S., Estrada-Pena A., Kontschan J., Plantard O., Kunz B., Mihalca A., Thabah A., Tomanovic S., Burazerovic J., Takacs N., Gorfol T., Estok P., Tu V., Szoke K., de Mera I., de la Fuente J., Takahashi M., Yamauchi T., Takano A. 2015. High degree of mitochondrial gene heterogeneity in the bat tick species Ixodes vespertilionis, I. ariadnae and I. simplex from Eurasia. Parasites & Vectors 8(1):457 [IF19=2.824] DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-1056-2.
  • Ninio C., Plantard O., Serra V., Pollera C., Ferrari N., Cafiso A., Sassera D., Bazzocchi C. 2015. Antibiotic treatment of the hard tick Ixodes ricinus: Influence on Midichloria mitochondrii load following blood meal. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 6(5):653-657 [IF19=2.749] DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.05.011.
  • Uricaru R., Rizk G., Lacroix V., Quillery E., Plantard O., Chikhi R., Lemaitre C., Peterlongo P. 2015. Reference-free detection of isolated SNPs. Nucleic Acids Research 43(2):e11. [IF19=11.501] DOI: 10.1093/nar/gku1187.
  • Vayssier-Taussat M., Kazimirova M., Hubalek Z., Hornok S., Farkas R., Cosson J.-F., Bonnet S., Vourch G., Gasqui P., Mihalca A. D., Plantard O., Silaghi C., Cutler S., Rizzoli A. 2015. Emerging horizons for tick-borne pathogens: from the ‘one pathogen–one disease’ vision to the pathobiome paradigm. Future Microbiology 10(12):2033-2043 [IF19=2.907] DOI: 10.2217/fmb.15.114.
  • Lefoulon E., Kuzmin Y., Plantard O., Mutafchiev Y., Otranto D., Martin C., Bain O. 2014. Redescription of Cercopithifilaria rugosicauda (Böhm & Supperer, 1953) (Spirurida: Onchocercidae) of roe deer, with an emended diagnosis of the genus Cercopithifilaria and a genetic characterisation. Parasitology International 63(6):808-816 [IF19=1.866] DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2014.07.011.
  • Quillery E., Quenez O., Peterlongo P., Plantard O. 2014. Development of genomic resources for the tick Ixodes ricinus: isolation and characterization of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms. Molecular Ecology Resources 14, 393-400 [IF19=6.286] DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12179.
  • Rizzoli A., Silaghi C., Obiegala A., Rudolf I., Hubalek Z., Foldvari G., Plantard O., Vayssier-Taussat M., Bonnet S., Spitalska E., Kazimirova M., 2014. Ixodes ricinus and its transmitted pathogens in urban and peri-urban areas in Europe: new hazards and relevance for public health. Frontiers in Public Health 2:251. [IF19=2.483] DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00251.
  • Medlock J., Hansford K., Bormane A., Derdakova M., Estrada-Pena A., George J.-C., Golovljova I., Jaenson T., Jensen J.-K., Jensen P., Kazimirova M., Oteo J., Papa A., Pfister K., Plantard O., Randolph S., Rizzoli A., Santos-Silva M.M., Sprong H., Vial L., Hendrickx G., Zeller H., Van Bortel W. 2013. Driving forces for changes in geographical distribution of Ixodes ricinus ticks in Europe. Parasites & Vectors 6:1 [IF19=2.824] DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-1.
  • Agoulon A., Malandrin L., Lepigeon F., Vénisse M., Bonnet S., Becker C. A. M., Hoch T., Bastian S., Plantard O., Beaudeau F. 2012. A Vegetation Index qualifying pasture edges is related to Ixodes ricinus density and to Babesia divergens seroprevalence in dairy cattle herds. Veterinary Parasitology 185(2-4):101-109 [IF19=2.157] DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.10.022.
  • Plantard O., Bouju-Albert A., Malard M.-A., Hermouet A., Capron G., Verheyden H. 2012. Detection of Wolbachia in the Tick Ixodes ricinus is Due to the Presence of the Hymenoptera Endoparasitoid Ixodiphagus hookeri. PLoS ONE 7(1):e30692 [IF19=2.740] DOI: 10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030692.
  • Kempf F., De Meeus T., Vaumourin E., Noel V., Taragel'ova V., Plantard O., Heylen D. J. A., Eraud C., Chevillon C., McCoy K. D. 2011. Host races in Ixodes ricinus, the European vector of Lyme borreliosis. Infection Genetics and Evolution 11(8):2043-2048 [IF19=2.773] DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2011.09.016.
  • Noureddine R., Chauvin A., Plantard O. 2011. Lack of genetic structure among Eurasian populations of the tick Ixodes ricinus contrasts with marked divergence from north-African populations. International Journal for Parasitology 41(2):183-192 [IF19=3.530] DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2010.08.010.
  • Yssouf A., Lagadec E., Bakari A., Foray C., Stachurski F., Cardinale E., Plantard O., Tortosa P. 2011. Colonization of Grande Comore Island by a lineage of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus ticks. Parasites & Vectors 4(1):38 [IF19=2.824] DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-4-38.
  • Villate L., Esmenjaud D., Van Helden M., Stoeckel S., Plantard O. 2010. Genetic signature of amphimixis allows for the detection and fine scale localization of sexual reproduction events in a mainly parthenogenetic nematode. Molecular Ecology 19:856-873 [IF19=5.163] DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04511.x.
  • Chauvin A., Moreau E., Bonnet S., Plantard O., Malandrin L. 2009. Babesia and its hosts: adaptation to long-lasting interactions as a way to achieve efficient transmission. Veterinary Research 40:37 [IF19=3.357] DOI: 10.1051/vetres/2009020.
  • Villate L., Esmenjaud D., Coedel S., Plantard O. 2009. Development of nine polymorphic microsatellite markers for the phytoparasitic nematode Xiphinema index, the vector of the grapevine fanleaf virus. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:229-232 [IF19=6.286] DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02411.x.
  • Picard D., Sempere T., Plantard O. 2008. Direction and timing of uplift propagation in the Peruvian Andes deduced from molecular phylogenetics of highland biotaxa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 271:326-336 [IF19=4.823] DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.04.024.
  • Plantard O., Picard D., Valette S., Scurrah M., Grenier E., Mugniéry D. 2008. Origin and genetic diversity of Western European populations of the potato cyst nematode (Globodera pallida) inferred from mitochondrial sequences and microsatellite loci. Molecular Ecology 17:2208-2218 [IF19=5.163] DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03718.x.
  • Villate L., Fievet V., Hanse B., Delemarre F., Plantard O., Esmenjaud D., van Helden M. 2008. Spatial Distribution of the Dagger Nematode Xiphinema index and Its Associated Grapevine fanleaf virus in French Vineyard. Phytopathology 98:942-948 [IF19=3.234] DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-98-8-0942.
  • Blanchard A., Plantard O., Grenier E. 2007. Risk assessment of cyst nematode evolution through genotype flow and parasitism gene evolution. Journal of Nematology 39(1):79-80 [IF19=1.470]
  • Kerkoud M., Esquibet M., Plantard O., Avrillon M., Guimier C., Franck M., Léchappé J., Mathis R. 2007. Identification of Ditylenchus species associated with Fabaceae seeds based on a specific polymerase chain reaction of ribosomal DNA-ITS regions. European Journal of Plant Pathology 118:323-332 [IF19=1.582] DOI: 10.1007/s10658-006-9092-6.
  • Mugniéry D., Plantard O., Fournet S., Grenier E., Caromel B., Kerlan M. C., Picard D., Ellissèche D. 2007. Evaluation of effectiveness and durability of resistance to Globodera pallida from Solanum vernei, S. spegazzinii and S. sparsipilum. Nematologia Mediterranea 35:143-153.
  • Picard D., Sempere T., Plantard O. 2007. A northward colonisation of the Andes by the potato cyst nematode during geological times suggests multiple host-shifts from wild to cultivated potatoes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42:308-316 [IF19=3.496] DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2006.06.018.
  • Plantard O., Valette S., Gross M. F. 2007. The Root-Knot Nematode Producing Galls on Spartina alterniflora Belongs to the Genus Meloidogyne: Rejection of Hypsoperine and Spartonema spp. Journal of Nematology 39(2):127-132 [IF19=1.470]
  • Askew R. R., Plantard O., Gomez J. F., Nieves M. H., Nieves-Aldrey J. L. 2006. Catalogue of parasitoids and inquilines in galls of Aylacini, Diplolepidini and Pediaspidini (Hym., Cynipidae) in the West Palaearctic. Zootaxa 1301(3):1-60 [IF18=0.990] DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.1301.1.1.
  • Picard D., Plantard O. 2006. What constitutes a population for the plant parasitic nematode Globodera pallida in its native area (Peru)? International Journal for Parasitology 36:115-122 [IF19=3.530] DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2005.08.015.


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