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- Zhang R, Luo Y, Gang L, Xu Y, Zhang X, Peng Q, Slamti L, Lereclus D, Wang G, Song F. (2023). Key amino acids residues enhance the ability of CpcR to activate cry gene expression in Bacillus thuringiensis. Res Microbiol. 2023 Mar 10:104051. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2023.104051.

- Toukabri H, Lereclus D, Slamti L. (2023). A Sporulation-Independent Way of Life for Bacillus thuringiensis in the Late Stages of an Infection. mBio. 2023 Apr 27:e0037123. doi: 10.1128/mbio.00371-23.

- Azizoglu U, Salehi Jouzani G, Sansinenea E, Sanchis-Borja V. (2023). Biotechnological advances in Bacillus thuringiensis and its toxins: Recent updates. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol. 2023.

- Slowik AR, Herren P, Bessette E, Lim FS, Hernández-Pelegrín L, Savio C. (2023).Harmful and beneficial symbionts of Tenebrio molitor and their implications for disease management. Journal of Insects as Food and Feed. 2023. Published Online: May 02, 2023

- Nevers A, Kranzler M, Perchat S, Gohar M, Sorokin A, Lereclus D, Ehling-Schulz M, Sanchis-Borja V. (2023). Plasmid-chromosome interplay in natural and non-natural hosts: global transcription study of three Bacillus cereus group strains carrying pCER270 plasmid. Research in Microbiology. 2023. In press.


- Wang J, Yu Q, Peng Q, Slamti L, Zhang R, Hou S, Lereclus D, Song F. (2022). Deletion of the novel gene mother cell lysis X results in Cry1Ac encapsulation in the Bacillus thuringiensis HD73. Front Microbiol. 2022 Aug 9;13:951830. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.951830.

- Réjasse A, Waeytens J, Deniset-Besseau A, Crapart N, Nielsen-Leroux C, Sandt C. (2022). Plastic biodegradation: Do Galleria mellonella larvae bioassimilate polyethylene? A spectral histology approach using isotopic labeling and infrared microspectroscopy. Environ Sci Technol. 2022 Jan 4; 56(1):525-534. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.1c03417.

- Chen H, Verplaetse E, Jauslin T, Cosson P, Slamti L, Lereclus D. (2022). The Fate of Bacteria of the Bacillus cereus Group in the Amoeba Environment. Microb Ecol. 2022 May;83(4):1088-1104. doi: 10.1007/s00248-021-01828-2.

- Hou S, Zhang R, Lereclus D, Peng Q, Zhang J, Slamti L, Song F. (2022).The Transcription Factor CpcR Determines Cell Fate by Modulating the Initiation of Sporulation in Bacillus thuringiensis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2022 Mar 22;88(6):e0237421. doi: 10.1128/aem.02374-21.

- Chen H, Verplaetse E, Slamti L, Lereclus D. (2022). Expression of the Bacillus thuringiensis vip3A Insecticidal Toxin Gene Is Activated at the Onset of Stationary Phase by VipR, an Autoregulated Transcription Factor. Microbiol Spectr. 2022 Jun 21:e0120522. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.01205-22.

- Dupriez F, Rejasse A, Rios A, Lefebvre T, Nielsen-LeRoux C. (2022). Impact and Persistence of Serratia marcescens in Tenebrio molitor Larvae and Feed under Optimal and Stressed Mass Rearing Conditions. Insects. 2022 May 12;13(5):458. doi: 10.3390/insects13050458.

- Savio C, Mugo-Kamiri L, Upfold JK. (2022). Bugs in Bugs: The Role of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Maintenance of Health in Mass-Reared Insects. Insects. 2022 Apr 11;13(4):376. doi: 10.3390/insects13040376.

- Engel E, Planche C, Thomopoulos R, Macombe C, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Bazoche P, Bressac C, Donkpegan A, Meda B, Mezdour S, Harchaoui S, Boué G, Berri M, Schlich P, Skiba S, Virlogeux-Payant I, Steyer J-P, Borel P. (2022). The project INSECT4CITY: assessment of benefits and risks of insect-based bioconversion for recycling bio-waste from urban and peri-urban areas. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 2022; 81(OCE2). 3rd International Symposium on Nutrition (ISN 2022): Urban food policies for sustainable nutrition and health, 27–28 January 2022.


- Consentino L, Rejasse A, Crapart N, Bevilacqua C, Nielsen-LeRoux C. (2021). Laser capture microdissection to study Bacillus cereus iron homeostasis gene expression during Galleria mellonella in vivo gut colonization. Virulence. 2021 Dec;  12(1): 2104-2121. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2021.1959790.

- Livingston ET, Mursalin MH, Coburn PS, Astley R, Miller FC, Amayem O, Lereclus D, Callegan MC. (2021). Immune Inhibitor A Metalloproteases Contribute to Virulence in Bacillus endophthalmitis. Infect Immun. 2021 Sep 16; 89(10): e0020121. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00201-21.

- Sandt C, Waeytens J, Deniset-Besseau A, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Réjasse A. (2021). Use and misuse of FTIR spectroscopy for studying the bio-oxidation of plastics. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2021 Sep 5; 258: 119841. doi: 10.1016/j.saa.2021.119841.

- Chen H, Verplaetse E, Jauslin T, Cosson P, Slamti L, Lereclus D. (2021). The Fate of bacteria of the Bacillus cereus Group in the amoeba environment. Microb Ecol. 2021 Aug 3. doi: 10.1007/s00248-021-01828-2.

- El-Khoury N, Bennaceur I, Verplaetse E, Aymerich S, Lereclus D, Kallassy M, Gohar M. Massive Integration of Planktonic Cells within a Developing Biofilm. Microorganisms. 2021; 9(2):298.

- Dvorkina T, Bankevich A, Sorokin A, Yang F, Adu-Oppong B, Williams R, Turner K, Pevzner PA. (2021). ORFograph: search for novel insecticidal protein genes in genomic and metagenomic assembly graphs. Microbiome 9, 149 (2021).



- Smith V, Josefsen M, Lindbäck T, Hegna IK, Finke S, Tourasse NJ, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Økstad OA, Fagerlund A.(2020). MogR Is a Ubiquitous Transcriptional Repressor Affecting Motility, Biofilm Formation and Virulence in Bacillus thuringiensis. Front Microbiol. 2020 Dec 23; 11: 610650. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.610650.

- Zervas A, Aggerbeck MR, Allaga H, Güzel M, Hendriks M, Jonuškienė I, Kedves O, Kupeli A, Lamovšek J, Mülner P,  Munday D, Namli S, Samut H, Tomičić R, Tomičic Z, Yeni F, Zribi Zghal R, Zhao X, Sanchis Borja V, Hendriksen NB. (2020). Identification and characterization of 33 Bacillus cereussensu lato isolates from agricultural fields from eleven widely distributed countries by whole genome sequencing. Microorganisms 2020, 8, 2028, doi:10.3390/microorganisms8122028.

- Attieh Z, Mouawad C, Rejasse A, Jehanno I, Perchat S, Hegna IK, Økstad OA, Kallassy Awad M, Sanchis-Borja V and El Chamy L. (2020). The fliK Gene Is Required for the Resistance of Bacillus thuringiensis to Antimicrobial Peptides and Virulence in Drosophila melanogaster. Front. Microbiol. 2020. 11:611220. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.611220.

- Zhang R, Slamti L, Tong L, Verplaetse E, Ma L, Lemy C, Peng Q, Guo S, Zhang J, Song F, Lereclus D. The stationary phase regulator CpcR activates cry gene expression in non-sporulating cells of Bacillus thuringiensis. Mol Microbiol. 2020 Apr;113(4):740-754. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14439.

- Henry S, Lereclus D, Slamti L. The Alternative Sigma Factor SigB Is Required for the Pathogenicity of Bacillus thuringiensis. J Bacteriol. 2020 Oct 8;202(21):e00265-20. doi: 10.1128/JB.00265-20.

- Huillet E, Bridoux L, Barboza I, Lemy C, André-Leroux G, Lereclus D. The signaling peptide PapR is required for the activity of the quorum-sensor PlcRa in Bacillus thuringiensis. Microbiology.2020 Apr;166(4):398-410. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000883.

- Bolotin A, Quinquis B, Roume H, Gohar M, Lereclus D, Sorokin A. Long inverted repeats around the chromosome replication terminus in the model strain Bacillus thuringiensis serovar israelensis BGSC 4Q7. Microb Genom. 2020 Nov 12. doi: 10.1099/mgen.0.000468.

- Cardoso P, Fazion F, Perchat S, Buisson C, Vilas-Bôas G, Lereclus D. Rap-Phr Systems from Plasmids pAW63 and pHT8-1 Act Together To Regulate Sporulation in the Bacillus thuringiensis Serovar kurstaki HD73 Strain. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2020 Sep 1;86(18):e01238-20. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01238-20.

- Zhou L, Slamti L, Lereclus D, Raymond. Optimal Response to Quorum-Sensing Signals Varies in Different Host Environments with Different Pathogen Group Size. B. mBio. 2020 Jun 2;11(3):e00535-20. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00535-20.

- Verplaetse E, André-Leroux G, Duhutrel P, Coeuret G, Chaillou S, Nielsen-Leroux C, Champomier-Vergès MC. Heme Uptake in Lactobacillus sakei Evidenced by a New Energy Coupling Factor (ECF)-Like Transport System. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2020 Sep 1;86(18):e02847-19. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02847-19.

- Qin J, Tong Z, Zhan Y, Buisson C, Song F, He K, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Guo S. A Bacillus thuringiensis Chitin-Binding Protein is Involved in Insect Peritrophic Matrix Adhesion and Takes Part in the Infection Process. Toxins (Basel). 2020 Apr 13;12(4):252. doi: 10.3390/toxins12040252.



- Slamti L and Lereclus D.  (2019). The oligopeptide ABC-importers are essential communication channels in Gram-positive bacteria. Res Microbiol. 2019 Aug 1. pii: S0923-2508(19)30083-X. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2019.07.004.

- Fayad N.,  Patino-Navarrete R, Kambris  Z., Antoun M., Osta M., Chopineau J., Mahillon J., El Chamy L. Sanchis V. and Kallassy Awad, M. (2019). Characterization and whole genome sequencing of a new highly toxic Bacillus thuringiensis sv. israelensis strain AR23 isolated from Lebanese soil. Curr Microbiol (2019).

-Yehuda A, Slamti L, Malach E, Lereclus D and Hayouka Z. (2019). Elucidating the Hot Spot Residues of Quorum Sensing Peptidic Autoinducer PapR by Multiple Amino Acid Replacements. Front. Microbiol. 10:1246. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01246.

- Candela T, Fagerlund A, Buisson C, Gilois N, Kolstø A, Økstad OA, Aymerich S, Nielsen‐Leroux C, Lereclus D and Gohar  M. (2019). CalY is a major virulence factor and a biofilm matrix protein. Molecular Microbiology, DOI: 10.1111/mmi.14184.

- Cardoso P de F, Perchat S, Vilas-Boas LA, Lereclus D and Vilas-Bôas GT. (2019). Diversity of the Rap–Phr quorum-sensing systems in the Bacillus cereus group. Current Genetics, DOI: 10.1007/s00294-019-00993-9.

- Ehling-Schulz M, Lereclus D, Koehler TM. (2019). The Bacillus cereus Group: Bacillus Species with Pathogenic Potential. Microbiology Spectrum 2019; 7, DOI: 10.1128/microbiolspec.GPP3-0032-2018.

- Buisson C, Gohar M, Huillet E and Nielsen-LeRoux C. (2019). Bacillus thuringiensis Spores and Vegetative Bacteria: Infection Capacity and Role of the Virulence Regulon PlcR Following Intrahaemocoel Injection of Galleria mellonella. Insects 2019, 10, 129.

- Dubois T, Lemy C, Perchat S and Lereclus D. (2019). The signaling peptide NprX controlling sporulation and necrotrophism is imported into Bacillus thuringiensis by two oligopeptide permease systems. Mol Microbiol. 2019 Apr 24. doi: 10.1111/mmi.14264. [Epub ahead of print]



- Ehling-Schulz M, Lereclus D, Koehler TM.(2019). The Bacillus cereus group: Bacillus species with pathogenic potential. Microbiol Spectr. 2019 May; 7(3): 10.1128/microbiolspec. GPP3-0032-2018. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.GPP3-0032-2018.

- Gillis A, Fayad N, Makart L, Bolotin A, Sorokin A, Kallassy M and Mahillon, J. (2018). Role of plasmid plasticity and mobile genetic elements in the entomopathogen Bacillus thuringiensis serovar israelensis. FEMS microbiology reviews, 42(6), 829-856. doi: 10.1093/femsre/fuy034

- Poquet I, Saujet L, Canette A, Monot M, Mihajlovic J, Ghigo J-M, Soutourina O, Briandet R, Martin-Verstraete I and Dupuy B. (2018.) Clostridium difficile Biofilm: Remodeling Metabolism and Cell Surface to Build a Sparse and Heterogeneously Aggregated Architecture. Front. Microbiol. 9:2084. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02084

- Haydar A, Tran S-L, Guillemet E, Darrigo C, Perchat S, Lereclus D, Coquet L, Jouenne T and Ramarao N (2018). InhA1-Mediated Cleavage of the Metalloprotease NprA Allows Bacillus cereus to Escape From Macrophages. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 1063.

- García García T, Ventroux M, Derouiche A, Bidnenko V, Correia Santos S, Henry C, Mijakovic Y, Noirot-Gros M-F and  Poncet, S. (2018). Phosphorylation of the Bacillus subtilis Replication Controller YabA Plays a Role in Regulation of Sporulation and Biofilm Formation. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 486.

- Maikova A, Peltier J, Boudry P, Hajnsdorf E, Kint N, Monot M, Poquet I, Martin-Verstraete I, Dupuy B and Soutourina O. (2018). Discovery of new type I toxin–antitoxin systems adjacent to CRISPR arrays in Clostridium difficile. Nucleic Acids Res. 46 4733–4751. Doi:10.1093/nar/gky124

- Yehuda A,  Slamti L,  Bochnik-Tamir R,  Malach E,  Lereclus D and  Hayouka Z. (2018) Turning off Bacillus cereus quorum sensing system with peptidic analogs Chemical Communications. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05496G

- Fazion F, Perchat, S, Buisson C, Vilas-Bôas G and Lereclus D. (2018). A plasmid-borne Rap-Phr system regulates sporulation of Bacillus thuringiensis in insect larvae. Environ Microbiol. 20(1):145-155. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13946.

- Sanchis V. Biological Hazards Panel of EFSA (collective author). (2018). Reply to the article ‘In defense of Bacillus thuringiensis, the safest and most successful microbial insecticide available to humanity—a response to EFSA’, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94, 2018, fix17.



- Ben Rejeb S, Lereclus D  and  Slamti L.  (2017). Analysis of abrB Expression during the Infectious Cycle of Bacillus thuringiensis Reveals Population Heterogeneity. Front. Microbiol. 8:2471. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02471

-Valero-Rello A, López-Sanz M, Quevedo-Olmos A, Sorokin A and Ayora S. (2017). Molecular Mechanisms That Contribute to Horizontal Transfer of Plasmids by the Bacteriophage SPP1. Front. Microbiol. 8:1816. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01816

- Huillet E, Bridoux L, Wanapaisan P, Rejasse A, Peng Q, Panbangred W, Lereclus D. (2017). The CodY-dependent clhAB2 operon is involved in cell shape, chaining and autolysis in Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579. PLoS ONE12(10): e0184975.

- Bierne H and Nielsen-Leroux C. (2017). Is there a transgenerational inheritance of host resistance against pathogens? Lessons from the Galleria mellonella-Bacillus thuringiensis interaction model. Virulence 2017 Jul 31:0. doi: 10.1080/21505594.2017.1356538. [Epub ahead of print].

- Kamar R, Réjasse A, Jéhanno I, Attieh Z,  Courtin P, Chapot-Chartier M-P, Nielsen-Leroux C, Lereclus D, El Chamy L, Kallassy Awad M, Sanchis-Borja V. (2017). DltX of Bacillus thuringiensis is essential for D-alanylation of teichoic acids and resistance to antimicrobial response in insects. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:1437. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01437.

- Guinebretière M-H, Loux V, Martin V, Nicolas P, Sanchis V, Broussolle V. (2017). Draft Genome Sequence of 18 psychrotolerant and 2 thermotolerant strains representative of particular ecotypes in the Bacillus cereus group sensu lato. Genome announc. 2017 Feb 2;5(5). pii: e01568-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01568-16.

- Patino-Navarrete R and Sanchis V. (2017) Evolutionary processes and environmental factors underlying the genetic diversity and lifestyles of Bacillus cereus group bacteria. Research in Microbiology. 2017 May;168(4):309-318. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2016.07.002. Epub 2016 Jul 16.

- Broussolle V, Carlin F, Lereclus D, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Sanchis V. (2017). Beneficial and detrimental spore-formers: a world of diversity, Research in Microbiologoy 2017 May;168(4):307-308. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2016.11.006. Epub 2016 Dec 10

- Bolotin A, Gillis A, Sanchis V, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Mahillon J, Lereclus D, Sorokin A. (2017). Comparative genomics of extrachromosomal elements in Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis. Res. Microbiol. 2017 May;168(4):331-344. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2016.10.008. Epub 2016 Nov 1

- Gelis-Jeanvoine S, Canette A, Gohar M, Caradec T, Lemy C, Gominet M, Jacques P, Lereclus D, Slamti L. (2017). Genetic and functional analyses of krs, a locus encoding kurstakin, a lipopeptide produced by Bacillus thuringiensis. Research in Microbiology. 2017 May;168(4):356-368. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2016.06.002. Epub 2016 Jun 25

- Verplaetse E, Slamti L, Gohar M, Lereclus D. (2017). Two distinct pathways lead Bacillus thuringiensis to commit to sporulation in biofilm. Research in Microbiology. 2017 May;168(4):388-393. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2016.03.006. Epub 2016 Apr 19.

- Gillis A, Guo S, Bolotin A, Makart L, Sorokin A, Mahillon J. (2017). Detection of the cryptic prophage-like molecule pBtic235 in Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis. Research in Microbiology. 2017 May;168(4):319-330. doi: 10.1016/j.resmic.2016.10.004. Epub 2016 Oct 26.



- Perchat S, Talagas A, Zouhir S,  Poncet S,  Bouillaut L,  Nessler S,  Lereclus D. (2016). NprR, a moonlighting quorum sensor shifting from a phosphatase activity to a transcriptional activator. Microbial Cell 3(11): 573-575. doi: 10.15698/mic2016.11.542.

- Guillemet E, Leréec A, Tran S-L, Royer C, Barbosa I, Sansonetti P, Lereclus D, Ramarao N. (2016). The bacterial DNA repair protein Mfd confers resistance to the host nitrogen immune response. Scientific Reports. 6, 29349. doi: 10.1038/srep29349

- El-Khoury N, Majed R, Perchat S, Kallassy M, Lereclus D,Gohar M. (2016). Spatio-Temporal Evolution of Sporulation in Bacillus thuringiensis Biofilm. Frontiers in Microbiology. 7:1222. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01222.

- Perchat S, Talagas A, Poncet S, Lazar N, Li de la Sierra-Gallay I, Gohar M, Lereclus D, Nessler S. (2016). How Quorum Sensing Connects Sporulation to Necrotrophism in Bacillus thuringiensis. PLoS Pathog. 12(8): e1005779. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1005779.

- Majed R, Faille C, Kallassy M, Gohar M. (2016). Bacillus cereus Biofilms-Same, Only Different. Frontiers in Microbiology.7:1054. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.01054.

- Slamti L, Lemy C, Henry C, Guillot A, Huillet E, Lereclus D. (2016). CodY Regulates the Activity of the Virulence Quorum Sensor PlcR by Controlling the Import of the Signaling Peptide PapR in Bacillus thuringiensisFrontiers in Microbiology. 6:1501. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.01501.

- Garcia-Garcia T, Poncet S, Derouiche A, Shi L, Mijakovic I, Noirot-Gros M F. (2016). Role of protein phosphorylation in the regulation of cell cycle and DNA-related processes in bacteria. Front. Microbiol. 7:184. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00184

- Derkaoui M, Antunes A, Poncet S, Nait AJ, Joyet P, Mazé A, Henry C, Taha MK, Deutscher J, Deghmane AE. (2016). The phosphocarrier protein HPr of Neisseria meningitidis interacts with the transcription regulator CrgA and its deletion affects capsule production, cell adhesion, and virulence. Molecular microbiology. 100(5):788-807. doi:10.1111/mmi.13349

- Sanchis V. EFSA BIOHAZ Panel (EFSA Panel on Biological Hazards). (2016). Scientific opinion on the risks for public health related to the presence of Bacillus cereus and other Bacillus spp. Including Bacillus thuringiensis in foodstuffs. EFSA Journal 2016; 14(7): 4524, 93 pp. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4524.



- Eilenberg J, Vlak J.M, Nielsen-LeRoux C,  Cappellozza S, Jensen A.B. (2015). Diseases in insects produced for food and feed. Journal of insects as food and feed 1(2), pp. 87–102. DOI:

- Verplaetse E, Slamti L, Gohar M, Lereclus D. (2015). Cell differentiation in a Bacillus thuringiensis population during planktonic growth, biofilm formation and host Infection. MBio. 6(3). pii: e00138-15. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00138-15.

- Abi-Khalil E, Segond D, Terpstra T, André-Leroux G, Kallassy M,  Lereclus D, Bou-Abdallah F and Nielsen-Leroux C. (2015). Heme interplay between IlsA and IsdC: Two structurally different surface proteins from Bacillus cereus. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta. 1850: 1930–1941.

- Ehling-Schulz M, Frenzel E, Gohar M. (2015). Food-bacteria interplay: pathometabolism of emetic Bacillus cereus. Front Microbiol. 6:704. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00704. eCollection 2015. Review.

- Samazan F, Rokbi B, Seguin D, Telles F, Gautier V, Richarme G, Chevret D, Fernández Varela P, Velours C and Poquet I. (2015). Production, secretion and purification of a correctly folded staphylococcal antigen in Lactococcus lactis. Microb Cell Fact. 14:104. DOI 10.1186/s12934-015-0271-z

- Fedhila S, Ben Lazhar W, Jeridi T, Sanchis V, Gohar, M, Lereclus D, Ben Hamida, J. (2015). Peptides extracted from Artemisia herba alba have antimicrobial activity against foodborne pathogenic Gram-positive bacteria. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative medicines (AJTCAM), Vol 12, No 1: 68-75.



- Zhou L, Slamti L, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Lereclus, D, Raymond B. (2014). The social biology of quorum sensing in a naturalistic host pathogen system. Curr Biol.24 (20): 2417-22. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.08.049.

- Slamti L, Perchat S, Huillet E, Lereclus D. (2014). Quorum Sensing in Bacillus thuringiensis is required for completion of a full infectious cycle in the insect. Toxins (Basel). 6(8): 2239-55. doi: 10.3390/toxins6082239.

- Deng C, Slamti L, Raymond B, Liu G, Lemy C, Gominet M, Yang J, Wang H, Peng Q, Zhang J, Lereclus D, Song F. (2014). Division of labour and terminal differentiation in a novel Bacillus thuringiensis strain. ISME J. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.122. [Epub ahead of print]

- Vörös A, Simm R, Slamti L, McKay MJ, Hegna IK, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Hassan KA, Paulsen IT, Lereclus D, Okstad OA, Molloy MP, Kolstø AB. (2014). SecDF as part of the Sec-translocase facilitates efficient secretion of Bacillus cereus toxins and cell wall-associated proteins. PLoS One. 1; 9(8): e103326. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103326.

- Deng C, Peng Q, Song F, Lereclus D. (2014). Regulation of cry gene expression in Bacillus thuringiensis. Toxins (Basel). 6(7): 2194-209. doi: 10.3390/toxins6072194.

- Bolotin A, de Wouters T, Schnupf P, Bouchier C, Loux V, Rhimi M, Jamet A, Dervyn R, Boudebbouze S, Blottière HM, Sorokin A, Snel J3, Cerf-Bensussan N, Gaboriau-Routhiau V, van de Guchte M, Maguin E. (2014). Genome Sequence of "Candidatus Arthromitus" sp. Strain SFB-Mouse-NL, a Commensal Bacterium with a Key Role in Postnatal Maturation of Gut Immune Functions. Genome Announc. 2(4). pii: e00705-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00705-14.

- Liu G, Deng C, Song L, Peng Q, Zhang J, Lereclus D, Song F. (2014). Draft Genome Sequence of Bacillus thuringiensis Strain LM1212, Isolated from the Cadaver of an Oryctes gigas Larva in Madagascar. Genome Announc. 2(3). pii: e00516-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00516-14.

- Segond D, Abi Khalil E, Buisson C, Daou N, Kallassy M, Lereclus D, Arosio P, Bou-Abdallah F, Nielsen Le Roux C. (2014). Iron acquisition in Bacillus cereus: the roles of IlsA and bacillibactin in exogenous ferritin iron mobilization. PLoS Pathog. 10(2):e1003935. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003935.

- Fagerlund A, Dubois T, Okstad OA, Verplaetse E,Gilois N, Bennaceur I, Perchat S, Gominet M, Aymerich S, Kolstø AB, Lereclus D, Gohar M. (2014). SinR Controls Enterotoxin Expression in Bacillus thuringiensis Biofilms. PLoS One. 9(1):e87532. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087532.

- Ramarao N, Belotti L, Deboscker S, Ennahar-Vuillemin M, de Launay J, Lavigne T, Koebel C, Escande B, Guinebretière MH. (2014). Two unrelated episodes of Bacillus cereus bacteremia in a neonatal intensive care unit. Am. J. Infect. Control. 42(6):694-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.01.025.

- Kobir A, Poncet S, Bidnenko V, Delumeau O, Jers C, Zouhir S, Grenha R, Nessler S, Noirot P, Mijakovic I. (2014). Phosphorylation of Bacillus subtilis gene regulator AbrB modulates its DNA-binding properties. Mol Microbiol. 92(5):1129-41. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12617.

- Song F, Peng Q, Brillard J, Lereclus D, Nielsen-Leroux C. (2014). An insect gut environment reveals the induction of a new sugar-phosphate sensor system in Bacillus cereus. Gut Microbes. 5(1):58-63. doi: 10.4161/gmic.27092.



- Song F, Peng Q, Brillard J, Lereclus D, Nielsen-Leroux C. (2013). An insect gut environment reveals the induction of a new sugar-phosphate sensor system in Bacillus cereus. Gut Microbes. 5(1). [Epub ahead of print]

- Zouhir S, Perchat S, Nicaise M, Pérez J, Guimaraes B, Lereclus D, Nessler S. (2013). Peptide-binding dependent conformational changes regulate the transcriptional activity of the quorum-sensor NprR. Nucleic Acids Res. 41(16):7920-33. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkt546.

- Tran SL, Ramarao N. (2013). Bacillus cereus immune escape: a journey within macrophages. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 347(1):1-6. doi: 10.1111/1574-6968.12209.

- Decousser JW, Ramarao N, Duport C, Dorval M, Bourgeois-Nicolaos N, Guinebretière MH, Boileau P, Doucet-Populaire F. (2013). Bacillus cereus and severe intestinal infections in preterm neonates: putative role of the pooled breast milk. Am J Infect doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.01.043. [Epub ahead of print]

- Ramarao R and Sanchis V. (2013). The pore-forming haemolysins of Bacillus cereus: a review. Toxins. 5(6): 1119-1139; doi:10.3390/toxins5061119.

- Dubois T, Perchat S, Verplaetse E, Gominet M, Lemy C, Aumont-Nicaise M, Grenha R, Nessler S, Lereclus D. (2013).  Activity of the Bacillus thuringiensis NprR-NprX cell-cell communication system is co-ordinated to the physiological stage through a complex transcriptional regulation. Mol. Microbiol. 88(1): 48-63.

- Guillemet E, Tran SL, Cadot C, Rognan D, Lereclus D, Ramarao N. (2013). Glucose 6P binds and activates HlyIIR to repress Bacillus cereus Haemolysin hlyII gene expression. PLoS One. 2013;8(2): e55085.

- Grenha R, Slamti L, Nicaise M, Refes Y, Lereclus D, Nessler S. (2013). Structural basis for the activation mechanism of the PlcR virulence regulator by the quorum-sensing signal peptide PapR. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A., 110(3): 1047-1052.

- Guinebretiere MH, Auger S, Galleron N, Contzen M, De Sarrau B, De Buyser ML, Lamberet G, Fagerlund A, Granum PE, Lereclus D, De Vos P, Nguyen-The C, Sorokin A. (2013). Bacillus cytotoxicus sp. nov. is a new thermotolerant species of the Bacillus cereus group occasionally associated with food poisoning. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63(1): 31-40.

- Kamar R, Gohar M, Jéhanno I, Rejasse A, Kallassy Awad M, Lereclus D,Sanchis V,Ramarao R. (2013). Pathogenic potential of Bacillus cereus strains as revealed by phenotypic analysis. J. Clin. Microbiol. 51(1): 320-323.



- Huillet E, Tempelaars MH, André-Leroux G, Wanapaisan P, Bridoux L, Makhzami S, Panbangred W, Martin-Verstraete I, Abee T, Lereclus D. (2012). PlcRa, a new quorum-sensing regulator from Bacillus cereus, plays a role in oxidative stress responses and cysteine metabolism in stationary phase. PLoS One.7(12): e51047.

- Ramarao N, Nielsen-Leroux C, Lereclus D. (2012).The Insect Galleria mellonella as a Powerful Infection Model to Investigate Bacterial Pathogenesis. J. Vis. Exp. e4392, DOI: 10.3791/4392.

- Yang H, Wang P, Peng Q, Rong R, Liu C, Lereclus D, Zhang J, Song F, Huang D. (2012). Weak transcription of the cry1Ac gene in non-sporulating Bacillus thuringiensis cells. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(18): 6466-6474.

- Song F, Peng Q, Brillard J, Buisson C, de Been M, Abee T, Broussolle V, Huang D, Zhang J, Lereclus D, Nielsen-Leroux C. (2012). A multicomponent sugar phosphate sensor system specifically induced in Bacillus cereus during infection of the insect gut. FASEB J. 26(8): 3336-3350.
- Nielsen-Leroux C, Gaudriault S, Ramarao N, Lereclus D, Givaudan A. (2012) How the insect pathogen bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis and Xenorhabdus/Photorhabdus occupy their hosts. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 15(3): 220-231.
- Tonry JH, McNichol BA, Ramarao N, Chertow DS, Kim KS, Stibitz S, Schneewind O, Kashanchi F, Bailey CL, Popov S, Chung MC. (2012). Bacillus anthracis protease InhA regulates BslA-mediated adhesion in human endothelial cells. Cell Microbiol. 14(8): 1219-1230.

- Béchet M, Caradec T, Hussein W, Abderrahmani A, Chollet M, Leclère V, Dubois T, Lereclus D, Pupin M, Jacques P. (2012). Structure, biosynthesis, and properties of kurstakins, nonribosomal lipopeptides from Bacillus spp. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 95(3): 593-600.

- Du L, Qiu L, Peng Q, Lereclus D, Zhang J, Song F, Huang D. (2012). Identification of the Promoter in the Intergenic Region between orf1 and cry8Ea1 Controlled by Sigma H Factor. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(12): 4164-4168. 

- Dubois T, Faegri K, Perchat S, Lemy C, Buisson C, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Gohar M, Jacques P, Ramarao N, Kolstø, A-B, Lereclus D. (2012). Necrotrophism is a quorum-sensing-regulated lifestyle in Bacillus thuringiensis. PLoS Pathog. 8(4): e1002629.

- Réjasse A, Gilois, N, Barbosa I, Jéhanno, I, Huillet, E, Tran, S, Ramarao N, Stenfors Arnesen LP, Sanchis V. (2012). Temperature-dependent production of various PlcR-controlled virulence factors in Bacillus weihenstephanensis strain KBAB4. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(8): 2553-2561.

- Moumen B, Nguen-The C, Sorokin A. (2012) Sequence Analysis of Inducible Prophage phIS3501 Integrated into the Haemolysin II Gene of Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis ATCC35646. Genet. Res. 2012: 543286. doi: 10.1155/2012/543286. 

- Auger S, Galleron N, Ségurens B, Dossat C, Bolotin A, Wincker P, Sorokin A. (2012). Complete genome sequence of the highly hemolytic strain Bacillus cereus F837/76. J. Bacteriol. 194(6):1630. doi: 10.1128/JB.06719-11.

- Bolotin A, Quinquis B, Ehrlich SD, Sorokin A. (2012). Complete genome sequence of Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris A76. J. Bacteriol. 194(5):1241-1242.

 - Trémillon N, Morello E, Llull D, Mazmouz R, Gratadoux JJ, Guillot A, Chapot-Chartier MP, Monlezun L, Solé V, Ginisty H, Poquet I. (2012). PpiA, a surface PPIase of the cyclophilin family in Lactococcus lactis. PLoS One. 7(3):e33516. doi10.1371/journal.pone.0033516.

- Houry A, Gohar M, Deschamps J, Tischenko E, Aymerich S, Gruss A, Briandet R (2012). Bacterial swimmers that infiltrate and take over the biofilm matrix. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 109(32):13088-93. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1200791109.

- Sanchis V. (2012). Genetic improvement of Bt strains and development of novel biopesticides. Bacillus thuringiensis Biotechnology, Volume 9789400730212, Pages 215-228. September 2012. DOI : 10.1007/978-94-007-3021-2_12.



- Perchat S, Dubois T, Zouhir S, Gominet M, Poncet S, Lemy C, Aumont-Nicaise M, Deutscher J, Gohar M, Nessler S, Lereclus D. (2011). A cell-cell communication system regulates protease production during sporulation in bacteria of the Bacillus cereus group. Mol. Microbiol. 82(3): 619-633.

- Tran SL, Puhar A, Ngo-Camus M, Ramarao N. (2011). Trypan blue dye enters viable cells incubated with the pore-forming toxin HlyII of Bacillus cereus. PLoS One. 6(9): e22876.

- Lequette Y, Garénaux E, Tauveron G, Dumez S, Perchat S, Slomianny C, Lereclus D, Guérardel Y, Faille C. (2011). Role played by exosporium glycoproteins in the surface properties of Bacillus cereus spores and in their adhesion to stainless steel. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77(14): 4905-4911.

- Tran SL, Guillemet E, Ngo-Camus M, Clybouw C, Puhar A, Moris A, Gohar M, Lereclus D, Ramarao N. (2011). Haemolysin II is a Bacillus cereus virulence factor that induces apoptosis of macrophages. Cell Microbiol. 13(1): 92-108.

- Stenfors Arnesen L, Granum PE, Buisson C, Bohlin J, Nielsen-LeRoux C. (2011). Using an insect model to assess correlation between temperature and virulence in Bacillus weihenstephanensis and Bacillus cereus. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 317(2): 196-202.

- Mukherjee DV, Tonry JH, Kim KS, Ramarao N, Popova TG, Bailey C, Popov S, Chung MC. (2011). Bacillus anthracis protease InhA increases blood-brain barrier permeability and contributes to cerebral hemorrhages. PLoS One. 6(3): e17921.

- Sanchis, V. (2011). From microbial sprays to insect-resistant transgenic plants: history of the biospesticide Bacillus thuringiensis. A review. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 31: 217-231.

- Kho MF, Bellier A, Balasubramani V, Hu Y, Hsu W, Nielsen-LeRoux, C, McGillivray,SM, Nizet V, Aroian RV (2011) The Pore-Forming Protein Cry5B Elicits the Pathogenicity of Bacillus sp. Against Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS One. 6(12): e29122.

- Candela T, Maes E, Garénaux E, Rombouts Y, Krzewinski F, Gohar M, Guérardel Y. (2011). Environmental and biofilm-dependent changes in a Bacillus cereus secondary cell wall polysaccharide. J. Biol. Chem. 286(36): 31250-31262. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.249821.

- Chervaux C, Grimaldi C, Bolotin A, Quinquis B, Legrain-Raspaud S, Van Hylckama Vlieg JE, Denariaz G, Smokvina T. (2011). Genome Sequence of the Probiotic Strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis CNCM I-2494. J. Bacteriol. 193: 55600.

- Llull D, Son O, Blanié S, Briffotaux J, Morello E, Rogniaux H, Danot O, Poquet I. (2011). Lactococcus lactis ZitR is a zinc-responsive repressor active in the presence of low, nontoxic zinc concentrations in vivo. J Bacteriol. 193(8):1919-1929. doi: 10.1128/JB.01109-10.



- Raymond B, Johnston PR, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Lereclus D, Crickmore N. (2010). Bacillus thuringiensis: an impotent pathogen? Trends Microbiol. 18(5): 189-94.

- Tran SL, Guillemet E, Gohar M, Lereclus D, Ramarao N. (2010). CwpFM (EntFM) is a Bacillus cereus potential cell wall peptidase implicated in adhesion, biofilm formation, and virulence. J. Bacteriol. 192(10): 2638-2642.

- Cadot C, Tran SL, Vignaud ML, De Buyser ML, Kolstø AB, Brisabois A, Nguyen-Thé C, Lereclus D, Guinebretière MH, Ramarao N. (2010). InhA1, NprA, and HlyII as candidates for markers to differentiate pathogenic from nonpathogenic Bacillus cereus strains. J. Clin. Microbiol. 48(4): 1358-1365.

- Guillemet E, Cadot C, Tran SL, Guinebretière MH, Lereclus D, Ramarao N. (2010). The InhA metalloproteases of Bacillus cereus contribute concomitantly to virulence. J. Bacteriol. 192(1): 286-294.

- Fedhila S, Buisson C, Dussurget O, Serror P, Glomski IJ, Liehl P, Lereclus D, Nielsen-LeRoux C. (2010). Comparative analysis of the virulence of invertebrate and mammalian pathogenic bacteria in the oral insect infection model Galleria mellonella. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 103(1): 24-29.

- Brillard J, Jehanno I, Dargaignaratz C, Barbosa I, Carlin F, Fedhila S, Nguyen-thé C, Broussolle V, Sanchis V. (2010). Identification of genes specifically expressed during Bacillus cereus growth at low temperature. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 76: 2562-2573

- Guimaraes V, Drumare MF, Lereclus D, Gohar M, Lamourette P, Nevers MC, Vaisanen-Tunkelrott ML, Bernard H, Guillon B, Créminon C, Wal JM, Adel-Patient K. (2010). In vitro digestion of Cry1Ab proteins and analysis of the impact on their immunoreactivity. J. Agric. Food. Chem. 58(5):3222-31. doi: 10.1021/jf903189j.

- Deghorain M, Fontaine L, David B, Mainardi JL, Courtin P, Daniel R, Errington J, Sorokin A, Bolotin A, Chapot-Chartier MP, Hallet B, Hols P. (2010). Functional and morphological adaptation to peptidoglycan precursor alteration in Lactococcus lactis. J Biol Chem 285(31): 24003-24013.

- Delorme C, Bartholini C, Bolotine A, Ehrlich SD, Renault P. (2010). Emergence of a cell wall protease in the Streptococcus thermophilus population. Appl Environ Microbiol 76:451-460.

- Trémillon N, Issaly N, Mozo J, Duvignau T, Ginisty H, Devic E, Poquet I. (2010). Production and purification of staphylococcal nuclease in Lactococcus lactis using a new expression-secretion system and a pH-regulated mini-reactor. Microb. Cell Fact. 9:37. doi: 10.1186/1475-2859-9-37.

- Houry A, Briandet R, Aymerich S, Gohar M. (2010). Involvement of motility and flagella in Bacillus cereus biofilm formation. Microbiology. 156(4):1009-18. doi : 10.1099/mic.0.034827-0.



- Daou N, Buisson C, Gohar M, Vidic J, Bierne H, Kallassy M, Lereclus D, Nielsen-LeRoux C. (2009). IlsA, a unique surface protein of Bacillus cereus required for iron acquisition from heme, hemoglobin and ferritin. PLoS Pathog. 5(11): e1000675.

- Abi Khattar Z, Rejasse A, Destoumieux-Garzón D, Escoubas JM, Sanchis V, Lereclus D, Givaudan A, Kallassy M, Nielsen-Leroux C, Gaudriault S. (2009). The dlt operon of Bacillus cereus is required for resistance to cationic antimicrobial peptides and for virulence in insects. J Bacteriol. 191(22): 7063-7073.

- Kamoun F, Fguira IB, Tounsi A, Abdelkefi-Mesrati L, Sanchis V, Lereclus D, Jaoua S. (2009). Generation of Mini-Tn10 transposon insertion mutant library of Bacillus thuringiensis for the investigation of genes required for its bacteriocin production. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 294(2): 141-149.

- Auger S, Ramarao N, Faille C, Fouet A, Aymerich S, Gohar M. (2009). Biofilm formation and cell surface properties among pathogenic and nonpathogenic strains of the Bacillus cereus group. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 75(20):6616-8. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00155-09.

- Ekman J, Tsitko I, Weber A, Nielsen-LeRoux C, Lereclus D, Salkinoja-Salonen M. (2009). Transfer of Bacillus cereus spores from packaging paper into food. J. Food. Prot. 72: 2236-2242.



- Lapidus A, Goltsman E, Auger S, Galleron N, Ségurens, B, Dossat C, Land ML, Broussole V, Brillard J, Guinebretiere MH, Sanchis V, Nguyen-the C, Lereclus D, Richardson P, Winker P, Weissenbach J, Ehrlich SD, Sorokin A. (2008). Extending the Bacillus cereus group genomics to putative foodborne pathogens of different toxicity. Chem-Biol. Interact. 171: 236-249.

- Guinebretiere MH, Thompson F, Sorokin A, Dawyndt P, Ehling-schulz M, Svensson B, Sanchis V, Nguyen-The C, Heyndrickx M, De Vos P. (2008). Ecological diversification in the Bacillus cereus group. Environ. Microbiol. 10: 851-865.

- Sanchis V, Bourguet D. (2008). Bacillus thuringiensis: applications in agriculture and insect resistance management: A review. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 28: 11-20.

- Bouillaut L, Perchat S, Arold ST, Zorrilla S, Slamti L, Henry C, Gohar M, Declerck N, Lereclus D. (2008). Molecular basis for group-specific activation of the virulence regulator PlcR by PapR heptapeptides. Nucleic Acids Res. 36: 3791-3801.

- Gohar M, Faegri K, Perchat S, Ragnum S, Økstad OA, Gominet M, Kolstø AB, Lereclus D. (2008). The PlcR virulence regulon. PLoS one. 3: e2793.

- Brillard J, Susanna K, Michaud C, Dargaignaratz C, Gohar M, Nielsen-Leroux C, Ramarao N, Kolstø AB, Nguyen-the C, Lereclus D, Broussolle V. (2008).The YvfTU two-component system is involved in plcR expression in Bacillus cereus. BMC Microbiol. 8:183. doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-8-183.

- Guimaraes V, Drumare MF, Ah-Leung S, Lereclus D, Bernard H, Guillon B, Créminon C, Wal JM, Adel-Patient K. (2008). Comparative study of the adjuvanticity of Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab protein and cholera toxin on allergic sensitisation and elicitation to peanut. Food Agric Immunol. 19: 325-337.

- Auger S, Galleron N, Bidnenko E, Ehrlich SD, Lapidus A, Sorokin A. (2008). The genetically remote pathogenic strain NVH391-98 of the Bacillus cereus group is representative of a cluster of thermophilic strains. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74(4):1276-1280.

- Morello E, Bermúdez-Humarán LG, Llull D, Solé V, Miraglio N, Langella P, Poquet I. (2008). Lactococcus lactis, an efficient cell factory for recombinant protein production and secretion. J. Mol. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 14(1-3): 48-58.