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IRHS team : Emersys (Emergence, Systematics and Ecology of plant pathogenic bacteria)

Armelle Darrasse
Scientist - INRAE
  • Contact

Phone : +33 (0)2 41 22 57 39
Fax : +33 (0)2 41 22 57 05
Email :

IRHS - INRAE - Bâtiment C - Bureau 230
42, rue Georges Morel - BP 60057 - 49071 BEAUCOUZE Cedex - FRANCE

  • Skills and competences

Armelle Darrasse, Ph. D., Senior Phytopathologist

Ecology and epidemiology of seedborne plant pathogenic bacteria - Study of mechanisms involved in transmission to and by seed, adaptation to host and evolution 

Study of bacterial colonization in planta and transmission to and by seeds - Characterization of pathogenicity

Molecular characterization of microbial diversity - Development of identification tools

Expertise on bacteria belonging to the genus Xanthomonas

Annotation of bacterial genomes and comparative genomics

Transcriptomics and site-directed mutagenesis of candidate genes


Ongoing projects

• TransMission, Starter project, 2020-2021 (SFR QUASAV). Transcriptome profiling of plant-bacterial interactions during seed transmission

• Etiology and epidemiology of Pseudomonas syringae causing vein clearing disease of zucchini (2018-2021, Ph. D., CIFRE funding)

• Part of ANR JCJC MUSEOBACT: “Night at the museum”: filling the gaps in the history of emergence of important crop pathogenic bacteria using historical material


Member of the French network on xanthomonads (FNX:

  • CV 

See also

The other members of the EmerSys team