Deveau Aurélie

Bio: I received my PhD in Forest Biology from University H. Poincaré Nancy in 2007. Under the supervision of Drs P. Frey-Klett, F. Martin and J. Garbaye, my research focused on the mechanisms of interaction between soil bacteria and fungi. I tried to understand how bacteria can stop or stimulate the development and the activity of a symbiotic fungus (Laccaria bicolor). Then, I quitted the forest science to do a Post-Doctorate at the Dartmouth Medical School (NH, USA), in the lab of Dr. Deborah Hogan. There, I moved from the good guys to the ugly, aka the human pathogen Candida albicans. I tried to decipher how a small molecule produced by the fungus, called farnesol, (which is also used in perfumery to produce the famous Channel n°5 !) can regulate the physiology of the fungus and its virulence. I got hired in the team Ecogenomics of the group UMR1136 Interaction Tree/Microorganisms in 2011.

Present research : My current work focuses on the understanding of the mechanisms of interaction between forest soil bacteria, fungi and trees. I use a combination of molecular tools (genomics, transcriptomics, mutagenesis), microscopy and isotopy to better characterize and understand the role of these interactions on the functioning of forest soils and tree physiology.

To learn more about the research in the IAM lab see (in french):


Peer reviewed articles


43. Niimi J.,Deveau A., Splivallo R. 2021. Aroma and bacterial communities dramatically change with storage of fresh white truffle Tuber magnatum. Food Science and Technology. Accepted.

42. Niimi J., Deveau A., Splivallo R. 2021. Geographical based variations in white truffle Tuber magnatum truffle aroma is explained by quantitative differences in key volatile compounds New Phytologist.

41. F. Fracchia, L. Mangeot-Peter, L. Jacquot, F. Martin, C. Veneault Fourrey, A. Deveau. 2021. Colonization of naïve roots from Populus tremula x alba involves successive waves of fungi and bacteria with different trophic abilities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02541-20


40. Milena Gonzalo, Aurélie Deveau, Bertrand Aigle (2020). Inhibitions Dominate but Stimulations and Growth Rescues Are Not Rare Among Bacterial Isolates from Grains of Forest Soil. Microbial Ecology,,

39. L Mangeot-Peter, T Tschaplinski, N Engle, C Veneault-Fourrey, F Martin, et al.. 2020. Impacts of Soil Microbiome Variations on Root Colonization by Fungi and Bacteria and on the Metabolome of Populus tremula × alba. Phytobiomes Journal, 4, pp.142 – 155. DOI: 10.1094/PBIOMES-08-19-0042-R. hal-02939170

38.  Schneider-Maunoury L., Deveau A.*, Moreno M., Todesco F., Belmondo S., Murat C., Courty PE, Jakalski M., Selosse MA* (2019) Two ectomycorrhizal truffles, Tuber melanosporum and Tuber aestivum, endophytically colonize roots of non-ectomycorrhizal plants in natural environments. New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.16321


37. Vahdatzadeh M, Deveau A., Splivallo R. (2019) Are bacteria responsible for aroma deterioration upon storage of the Black truffle Tuber aestivum: a micrbiome and volatilome study. Food Microbiology. 84:103251.

36. Splivallo R.*, Vahdatzadeh M., Macia-Vicente J. G., Molinier V., Peter M. Egli S., Uroz S., Paolocci F., Deveau A.* (2019). Orchard conditions and fruiting body characteristics drive the microbiome of the black truffle Tuber aestivum. Frontiers in Microbiology. in press.

35. Millet L. J, Aufrecht J., Labbé J., Uehling J., Vilgalys R., Ests M., Miquel Guennoc C., Deveau A., Olsson S., Bonito G.,  Doktycz M. J., Retterer S. (2019) Increasing access to microfluidics for studying fungi and other branched biological structures. Fungal Biology and Biotechnology. 6:1.

34. Deveau A.*, Clowez P., Petit F., Maurice JP., Todesco F., Murat C., Harroué M., Ruelle J., Le Tacon F. (2019). New insight into black truffle biology: discovery of the potential connecting structure between a Tuber aestivum ascocarp and its host root. 29(3):219-226. DOI: 10.1007/s00572-019-00892-4.

33. Schenkel D., Deveau A., Niimi J., Mariotte P., Vitra A., Meisser M., Buttler A., Splivallo R. (2019) Linking soil’s volatilome to microbes and plant roots highlights the importance of microbes as emitters of belowground volatile signals. Environmental Microbiology. in press.


32. A. Fruleux, M-B Bogeat-Triboulot, C. Collet, A. Deveau, L. Saint-André, P Saintenoise, D. Bonal (2018) Aboveground overyielding in a mixed temperate forest is not expressed by belowground processes. Oecologia.

31. C. Miquel Guennoc,C. Rose, J. Labbé,  A. Deveau* (2018). Bacterial biofilm formation on the hyphae of ectomycorrhizal fungi: a widespread ability under controls? FEMS Microbiology Ecology.

30. F. Zhang, G. E. Anasontzis, A. Labourel, C. Champion, M. Haon, M. Kemppainen, C. Commun, A. Deveau, A. Pardo, C. Veneault-Fourrey, A. Kohler, M-N. Rosso, B. Henrissat, J-G. Berrin, F. Martin (2018). The ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes Laccaria bicolor releases a secreted ß-1,4 endoglucanase that plays a key role in symbiosis development. New Phytologist.doi:101111/nph.15113.

29. A. Deveau*, G. Bonito , J. Uehling, M. Paoletti, M. Becker, S. Bindschedler, S. Hacquard, V. Hervé, J. Labbé, O. A. Lastovetsky, S. Mieszkin, L. J. Millet, B. Vajna, P. Junier, P. Bonfante, B. P. Krom, S. Olsson, J. D. van Elsas, L. Y. Wick. (2018). Bacterial – Fungal Interactions: ecology, mechanisms and challenges. FEMS Microbiology Reviews. in press.


28. Uehling J, Deveau A, Paoletti M. (2017) Innate immune response and NLR based non-self recognition in Fungi, Plants and Animals. Pearls PLoS Pathog 2017; doi: 10.1371.


27. Miquel Guennoc C, Rose C, Guinet F, Miquel I, Labbé J, Deveau A (2016). A new method for qualitative multiscale analysis of bacterial biofilms on filamentous fungal colonies using confocal and electron microscopy. JOVE. in press

26. Uroz S, Buée M, Deveau A, Mieszkin S, Martin F (2016). Ecology of the forest microbiome: highlights of temperate and boreal ecosystems. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 103:471-488.

25. Deveau A., Gross H., Palin B., Mehnaz S., Schnepf M., Leblond P., Dorrestein P. C., Aigle B. (2016) Role of secondary metabolites in the interaction between Pseudomonas fluorescens and soil microorganisms under iron limited conditions. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. in press. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw107

24. Deveau A. (2016). How does the tree root microbiome assemble: influence of ectomycorrhizal species on Pinus sylvestris root bacterial communities. Environmental Microbiology. in press.

23. Deveau A., Antony-Babu S., Le Tacon F., Robin C., Frey-Klett P., Uroz S. (2016). Temporal changes of bacterial communities in the Tuber melanosporum ectomycorrhizosphere during ascocarp development. Mycorrhiza.


22. Vahdatzadeh M., Deveau A., Splivallo R. (2015) The role of the microbiome of truffles in aroma formation: a meta-analysis approach. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 81(20) :6946-52.

21. Galet J., Deveau A., Hôtel L., Frey-Klett P., Leblond P., Aigle B. Pseudomonas fluorescens pirates both ferrioxamine and ferri-coelichelin siderophores from Streptomyces ambofaciens. Applied Environmental Microbiology. in press

20. Le Tacon F., Rubini A., Murat M., Riccioni C., Robin C., Belfiori B., Zeller B., De La Varga H., Akroume E., Deveau A., Martin F., Paolocci F. Certainities and uncertainties about the life cycle of the Périgord black Truffle (Tuber melanosporum Vittad.) Annals of Forest Sciences. DOI 10.1007/s13595-015-0461-1

19. Deveau A., Barret M., Diedhiou A.G., Leveau J., de Boer W., Martin F., Sarniguet A., Frey-Klett P. (2015) Pairwise transcriptomic analysis of the interactions between the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor S238N and three beneficial, neutral and antagonistic soil bacteria. Microbial Ecology. 69: 146-159.


18. Splivallo R., Deveau A., Valdez N., Kirchhoff N., Frey-Klett P., Karlovsky P. Bacteria associated with truffle fruiting bodies contribute to truffle aroma. Environmental Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12521

17. Galet J., Deveau A., Hôtel L., Leblond P., Frey-Klett P., Aigle B. Gluconic acid-producing Pseudomonas sp. prevents γ-actinorhodin biosynthesis by Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). Archives of Microbiology. DOI : 10.1007/s00203-014-1000-4

16. Plett, J., Daguerre, Y., Wittulsky, S. Vayssieres, A., Deveau, A., Melton S. J.,, Kohler, a., Morrell-Falvey, J., Brun, A., Veneault-Fourrey, C., Martin, F.. The Effector MiSSP7 of the Mutualistic Fungus Laccaria bicolor Stabilizes the Populus JAZ6 Protein and Represses JA-responsive Genes. PNAS– doi: 10.1073/pnas.1322671111.

15. Tschaplinski T. J., Plett J.M., Engle N. L., Deveau A., Cushman K. C., Martin M. Z., Doktycz M. J., Tuskan G. A., Brun A., Kohler A., Martin F. (2014) Populus trichocarpa and Populus deltoides exhibit different metabolomic responses to colonization by the symbiotic fungus Laccaria bicolor. Molecular Plant Microbe Interaction. 27(6) :546-556.


14. Deveau, A., Gross, H., Morin, E., Karpinets, T., Utturkar., S., Mehnaz, S., Martin, F., Frey-Klett, P., Labbé, J. Genome sequence of the mycorrhizal helper bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens BBc6R8. Genome Announcements. 2(1):e01152-13

13. Antony-Babu, S.*,Deveau, A.*, Van Nostrand, J. D., Zhou, J., Le Tacon, F., Robin, C., Frey-Klett, P., Uroz, S. Black truffle-associated bacterial communities during the development and maturation of Tuber melanosporum ascocarps and putative functional roles. Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12294

12. Antony-Babu, S., Murat, C., Deveau, A., Le Tacon, F., Frey-Klett, P., Uroz, S. (2013) An improved method compatible with metagenomic analyses to extract genomic DNA from soils in Tuber melanosporum orchards. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 115 (1):163-170.


11. Lindsay AK.*, Deveau A.*, Piispanen AE., Hogan DA. (2012) Farnesol and cAMP signaling effects on the hypha-to-yeast transition in Candida albicans. Eukaryotic Cell. 11(10): 1219-25.


10. Frey-Klett P., Burlinson P., Deveau A., Barret M., Tarkka M., Sarniguet A. (2011). Bacterial-fungal interactions : a hyphen between agricultural, clinical, environmental and food microbiologists. Microbiology Molecular Biology Review. 75(4) : 583-609

9. Piispanen AE., Bonnefoi O., Carden S., Deveau A., Bassilana M., Hogan DA. (2011). The roles of Ras1 membrane localization during Candida labicans hyphal growth and farnesol response. Eukaryotic Cell. Epub.

8. Deveau A., Hogan D.A. Linking quorum sensing regulation and biofilm formation by Candida albicans. (2011) Methods in Molecular Biology, 692 : 219-233.


7. Cusano A. M., Burlinson P., Deveau A., Vion P., Uroz S., Preston G. M., Frey-Klett P. (2010). Pseudomonas fluorescens BBc6R8 type III secretion mutants no longer promote ectomycorrhizal symbiosis. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 3 :203-210.

6. Deveau A., Piispanen A. E., Jackson A. A., Hogan D. A. (2010) Farnesol induces hydrogen peroxide resistance in Candida albicans yeast by inhibiting the Ras-Cyr1 signaling pathway. Eukaryotic Cell. 9(4) : 569-77.

5. Deveau A., Brulé C., Palin B., Champmartin D., Rubini P., Garbaye J., Sarniguet A., Frey-Klett P. (2010) Role of fungal trehalose and bacterial thiamine in the improved survival and growth of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor S238N and the helper bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens BBc6R8. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 2(4): 560-68.


4. Deveau A., Kohler A.., Frey-Klett P., Martin F. (2008). The major pathways of carbohydrate metabolism in the ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete Laccaria bicolor S238N. New Phytologist. 180(2) : 379-90.

3. Martin F. et al. (2008). The genome of Laccaria bicolor provides insights into mycorrhizal symbiosis. Nature.452 : 88-92.

2. Roupsard D., Dauzat J., Nouvellon Y., Deveau A., Feintrenic L., Saint-André L., Mialet-Serra I., Braconnier S., Bonnefond J.M., Berbigier P., Epron D., Jourdan C., Navarro M., Bouillet J.P. (2008). Cross-validating Sun-shade and SD models of light absorption by a tree-crop canopy. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 148 : 549-64.


1. Deveau A., B. Palin, C. Delaruelle, M. Peter, A. Kohler, J.C. Pierrat, A. Sarniguet, J. Garbaye, F. Martin, P Frey-Klett (2007). The mycorrhiza helper Pseudomonas fluorescens BBc6R8 specifically alters the gene expression of the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor S238N. New Phytologist. 157 : 743-755.

Book Chapters

3. Tarkka M., Deveau A. (2016). An emerging interdisciplinary field : Fungal Bacteria Interaction. In : The Mycota. p161-178

2. Deveau A., Labbé J. (2016). Mycorrhiza Helper Bacteria. In : Molecular Mycorrhizal symbiosis. Ed : F. Martin. Wiley-Blackwell. in press

1. Deveau A., Plett JM., Legué V., Frey-Klett P., Martin F. (2012). Communication between plant, ectomycorrhizal fungi and helper bacteria. In: Biocommunication of Fungi. Springer Netherlands, p229-247.

ArXiv articles

1. C. Karmann, A. Deveau, A. Petit-Gégout (2018). Penalized polytomous ordinal logistic regression using cumulative logits. Application to network inference of zero-inflated variables. aRxiv.

Other articles

Uroz S., Cébron A., Deveau A., Martin F (2016). Microbiote : les plantes aussi ! Pour la Science. N° 469

Deveau, A., Antony-Babu, S., Robin, C., Le Tacon, F., Uroz, S., Frey-Klett, P. (2014). Les bactéries, des partenaires méconnus de la truffe. Trufficulteur Français, 87 (2), 16.

Deveau A., J. Garbaye, P. Frey-Klett.(2007) Coopération en sous-sol : quand des bactéries viennent à la rescousse de champignons symbiotiques des arbres. Biofutur. 284 : 34-37.