Claude Plassard
  • Eco&Sols, INRA, France
  • Microbiology


PhD in plant Physiology, Montpellier University, France

Current position

Directeur de Recherche, UMR Eco&Sols, INRA, Montpellier, France


  1. Trap, J., Bonkowski, M., Plassard, C., Villenave, C. and Blanchart, E. (2016). Ecological importance of soil bacterivores for ecosystem functions. Plant and Soil 398(1-2): 1-24.
  2. Courty, P. E., Munoz, F., Selosse, M. A., Duchemin, M., Criquet, S., Ziarelli, F., Buée, M., Plassard, C., Taudière, A., Garbaye, J., Richard, F. (2016). Into the functional ecology of ectomycorrhizal communities: environmental filtering of enzymatic activities. Journal of Ecology 104: 1585-1598.
  3. Versini, A., Laclau, J. P., Mareshal, L., Plassard, C., Alpiche Diamesso, L., Ranger, J. and Zeller, B. (2016). Nitrogen dynamics within and between decomposing leaves, branches and barks in Eucalyptus planted forests. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 101: 55-66.
  4. Tournier, E., Amenc, L., Pablo, A. L., Legname, E., Blanchart, E., Plassard, C., Robin, A. and Bernard, L. (2015). Modification of a commercial DNA extraction kit for safe and rapid recovery of DNA and RNA simultaneously from soil, without the use of harmful solvents. MethodsX 2: 182-191.
  5. Paula, R. R., Bouillet, J. P., Ocheuze Trivelin, P. C., Zeller, B., Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves, J., Nouvellon, Y., Bouvet, J. M., Plassard, C. and Laclau, J. P. (2015). Evidence of short-term belowground transfer of nitrogen from Acacia mangium to Eucalyptus grandis trees in a tropical planted forest. Soil Biol and Biochem 91: 99-108.
  6. Trouillefou, C. M., Le Cadre, E., Cacciaguerra, T., Cunin, F., Plassard, C. and Belamie, E. (2015). Protected activity of a phytase immobilized in mesoporous silica with benefits to plant phosphorus nutrition. J Sol-Gel Sci Tech 74 (1): 55-65. 
  7. Plassard, C., Robin, A., Le Cadre, E., Marsden, C., Trap, J., Herrmann, L., Waithaisong, K., Lesueur, D., Blanchart, E., Chapuis-Lardy, L. and Hinsinger, P. (2015). Améliorer la biodisponibilité du phosphore : comment valoriser les compétences des plantes et les mécanismes biologiques du sol. Innovations Agronomiques 43: 115-138. 
  8. Trap, J., Bernard, L., Brauman, A., Pablo, A. L., Plassard, C., Ranoarisoa, M. P. and Blanchart, E. (2015). Plant Roots Increase Bacterivorous Nematode Dispersion through Nonuniform Glass-bead Media. J Nematol 47(4): 296-301.
  9. Waithaisong, K., Robin, A., Martin, A., Clairotte, M., Villeneuve, M. and Plassard, C. (2015). Quantification of organic P and low-molecular-weight organic acids in ferralsol soil extracts by ion chromatography. Geoderma 257: 94-101.
  10. Coulis, M., Bernard, L., Gérard, F., Hinsinger, P., Plassard, C., Villeneuve, M. and Blanchart, E. (2014). Endogeic earthworms modify soil phosphorus, plant growth and interactions in a legume–cereal intercrop. Plant and Soil 379: 149-160. 
  11. Ali, A. M., Louche, J., Duchemin, M. and Plassard, C. (2014). Positive growth response of Pinus pinaster seedlings in soils previously subjected to fertilization and irrigation. Forest Ecology and Management 318: 62-70.
  12. Maougal, R., Brauman, A., Plassard, C., Abadie, J., Djekoun, A. and Drevon, J. J. (2014). Bacterial capacities to mineralize phytate increase in the rhizosphere of nodulated common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) under P deficiency. European Journal of Soil Biology 62: 8-14. 
  13. Garcia, K., Delteil, A., Conejero, G., Becquer, A., Plassard, C., Sentenac, H. and Zimmermann, S. (2014). Potassium nutrition of ectomycorrhizal Pinus pinaster: overexpression of the Hebeloma cylindrosporum HcTrk1 transporter affects the translocation of both K(+) and phosphorus in the host plant. New Phytol 201(3): 951-960.
  14. Maougal, R. T., Bargaz, A., Sahel, C., Amenc, L., Djekoun, A., Plassard, C. and Drevon, J. J. (2014). Localization of the Bacillus subtilis beta-propeller phytase transcripts in nodulated roots of Phaseolus vulgaris supplied with phytate. Planta 239(4): 901-908.
  15. Becquer, A., Trap, J., Irshad, U., Ali, M. A. and Claude, P. (2014). From soil to plant, the journey of P through trophic relationships and ectomycorrhizal association. Front Plant Sci 5: 548.
  16. Irshad, U., Villenave, C., Brauman, A., Khan, S. A., Shafiq, S. and Plassard, C. (2013). Nitrogen and Phosphorus Flow Stimulated by Bacterial Grazer Nematodes in Mycorrhizosphere of Pinus pinaster. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology 15(6): 1265-1271.
  17. Ekblad, A., Wallander, H., Godbold, D. L., Cruz, C., Johnson, D., Baldrian, P., Bjork, R. G., Epron, D., Kieliszewska-Rokicka, B., Kjoller, R., Kraigher, H., Matzner, E., Neumann, J. and Plassard, C. (2013). The production and turnover of extramatrical mycelium of ectomycorrhizal fungi in forest soils: role in carbon cycling. Plant and Soil 366(1-2): 1 - 27. 
  18. Garcia, K., Haider, M. Z., Delteil, A., Corratge-Faillie, C., Conejero, G., Tatry, M. V., Becquer, A., Amenc, L., Sentenac, H., Plassard, C. and Zimmermann, S. (2013). Promoter-dependent expression of the fungal transporter HcPT1.1 under Pi shortage and its spatial localization in ectomycorrhiza. Fungal Genet Biol 58-59: 53-61.
  19. Casieri, L., Ait Lahmidi, N., Doidy, J., Veneault-Fourrey, C., Migeon, A., Bonneau, L., Courty, P. E., Garcia, K., Charbonnier, M., Delteil, A., Brun, A., Zimmermann, S., Plassard, C. and Wipf, D. (2013). Biotrophic transportome in mutualistic plant-fungal interactions. Mycorrhiza 23(8): 597-625.
  20. Casieri, L., Ait Lahmidi, N., Doidy, J., Veneault-Fourrey, C., Migeon, A., Bonneau, L., Courty, P. E., Garcia, K., Charbonnier, M., Delteil, A., Brun, A., Zimmermann, S., Plassard, C. and Wipf, D. (2013). Biotrophic transportome in mutualistic plant-fungal interactions. Mycorrhiza 23(8): 597-625.
  21. Mandri, B., Drevon, J.-J., Bargaz, A., Oufdou, K., Faghire, M., Plassard, C., Payre, H. and Ghoulam, C. (2012). Interactions between common bean genotypes and rhizobia strains isolated from moroccan soils for growth, phosphatase and phytase activities under phosphorus deficiency conditions. Journal of Plant Nutrition 35(10): 1477 - 1490. 
  22. Irshad, U., Brauman, A., Villenave, C. and Plassard, C. (2012). Phosphorus acquisition from phytate depends on efficient bacterial grazing, irrespective of the mycorrhizal status of Pinus pinaster. Plant and Soil 358(1-2): 148-161.