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24, chemin de Borde Rouge –Auzeville – CS52627
31326 Castanet Tolosan CEDEX - France

Dernière mise à jour : Mai 2018

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Department : GEAPSI
Team : Ecophysiology
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2010:Visiting scientist, McGill University, Ste Anne de Bellevue, QC, Canada.
               Visiting scientist, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada.
 ‘Effect of thuricin-17 and nod factor application on soybean tolerance to water stress’
Since 2009: Research scientist, INRA Dijon, France.
2006-2009: PhD in Plant Sciences, INRA Avignon, France.
 ‘Analysis of tomato fruit weight and sugar content variations by an integrative approach combining ecophysiology, genetics, and molecular biology.’

Activity of research

My research focuses on the valorization of interactions between legume plant and rhizosphere microorganisms in order to contribute to the conception of legume ideotypes presenting a better nitrogen acquisition under fluctuating water conditions.  The main objective is to identify and to rank into a hierarchy the molecular and ecophysiological processes involved in nitrogen acquisition which are affected by water stress. 


  • Prudent M., Causse M., Génard M., Tripodi  P., Grandillo S., Bertin N. (2009). Genetic and physiological analysis of tomato fruit weight and composition – Influence of carbon availability on QTL detection, Journal of Experimental Botany, 60: 923–937. 
  • Prudent M., Bertin N., Génard M., Muños S., Rolland S., Garcia V., Petit J., Baldet P., Rothan C. and Causse M. (2010). Genotype-dependent response of growing tomato fruit to carbon availability, Plant, Cell and Environment, 33: 1186–1204. 
  • Do P.T., Prudent M., Sulpice R., Causse M., Fernie A.R. (2010). The influence of fruit load on the tomato pericarp metabolome in a Solanum chmielewskii introgression line population, Plant Physiology, 154: 1128-1142. 
  • Prudent M., Lecomte A., Bertin N., Causse M., Génard M. (2011). Combining ecophysiological modelling and quantitative trait loci analysis to identify key elementary processes underlying tomato fruit sugar concentration, Journal of Experimental Botany, 62: 907-919. 
  • Salon C., Avice J.C., Larmure A., Ourry A., Prudent M. and Voisin A.S. (2011) Plant N fluxes and modulation by nitrogen, heat and water stresses: A review based on comparison of legumes and non legume plants. INTECH,
  • Zancarini A., Mougel C., Voisin A.S., Prudent M., Salon C., Munier-Jolain N. (2012). Soil nitrogen availability modifies the nutrition strategies of the interaction between Medicago truncatula and the rhizosphere. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47096.

Key words

Genotype x environment interaction, abiotic stress tolerance, legumes, symbiosis, water stress