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 Liste des publications de l'équipe


Anne Lopes, Jihane Amarir-Bouhram, Guilhem Faure, Marie-Agnès Petit, Raphaël Guerois. 2010. Detection of novel recombinases in bacteriophage genomes unveils Rad52, Rad51 and Gp2.5 remote homologs. Nucleic Acids Research 38, 3952-3962

Fabrice Touzain, Erick Denamur, Claudine Médigue, Valérie Barbe, Meriem El Karoui and Marie-Agnès Petit. 2010. Small Variable Segments Constitute a Major Type of Diversity of Bacterial Genomes at the Species Level. Genome Biology 11, R45


Deloger M, El Karoui M, Petit MA.. 2009. A genomic distance based on MUM indicates discontinuity between most bacterial species and genera. J Bacteriol. 2009 Jan;191(1):91-9. PMID: 18978054
Touchon, M., Hoede, C., Tenaillon, O., Barbe, V., Baeriswyl, S., Bidet, P., Bingen, E., Bonacorsi, S., Bouchier, C., Bouvet, O., Calteau, A., Chiapello, H., Clermont, O., Cruveiller, S., Danchin, A., Diard, M., Dossat, C., Karoui, M.E., Frapy, E., Garry, L., Ghigo, J.M., Gilles, A.M., Johnson, J., Le Bouguenec, C., Lescat, M., Mangenot, S., Martinez-Jehanne, V., Matic, I., Nassif, X., Oztas, S., Petit, M.A., Pichon, C., Rouy, Z., Ruf, C.S., Schneider, D., Tourret, J., Vacherie, B., Vallenet, D., Medigue, C., Rocha, E.P. and Denamur, E. 2009. Organised genome dynamics in the Escherichia coli species results in highly diverse adaptive paths. PLoS Genet, 5, e1000344.


Romain Mercier, Marie-Agnès Petit, Sophie Schbath, Stéphane Robin, Meriem El Karoui, Frédéric Boccard and Olivier Espeli. 2008. The MatP/matS site specific system organizes the Terminus region of the E. coli chromosome into a Macrodomain. Cell.;135(3):475-85.PMID: 18984159

Martinsohn JT, Radman M, Petit MA. 2008. The lambda red proteins promote efficient recombination between diverged sequences: implications for bacteriophage genome mosaicism. PLoS Genet.4, e1000065.PMID: 1845198

Chiapello H, Gendrault A, Caron C, Blum J, Petit MA, El Karoui M. 2008. MOSAIC: an online database dedicated to the comparative genomics of bacterial strains at the intra-species level. BMC Bioinformatics 9, 498.


Ana Gomez, Tatjana Galic, Jean-François Mariet, Ivan Matic, Miroslav Radman, Marie-Agnès Petit. 2005. Creating new genes by plasmid recombination in Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis. Appl. Environ. Microb. 71, 7607-7609

X. Veaute, S. Delmas, M. Selva, J. Jeusset, E. Le Cam, Matic, I., F. Fabre, M.-A. Petit (2005). UvrD helicase, unlike Rep helicase, dismantles the RecA nucleoprotein filament. EMBO J. 24, 180-189


M.-A Petit , S. D. Ehrlich (2002). Essential bacterial helicases that counteract the toxicity of recombination proteins . EMBO J.21, 3137-3147

M.-F. Noirot-Gros, P. Soultanas, D. B. Wigley, S. D. Ehrlich, P. Noirot, M.-A. Petit (2002). The beta-propeller protein YxaL increases the processivity of the PcrA helicase. Mol. Genet. Genomics267, 391-400

B. Carrasco, S. Fernandez, M.-A. Petit, J. Alonso (2001. Genetic recombination in Bacillus subtilis 168 : Effect of DhelD on DNA repair and homologous recombination. J. Bacteriol. 183 , 5772-5777

M.-A. Petit, S. D. Ehrlich (2000). The NAD-dependent ligase encoded by yerG is an essential gene of Bacillus subtilis. Nucleic Acid Research28, 4642-4648

M.-A. Petit, K. Yoshida, Y. Fujita, S.D. Ehrlich (2000). The 409 bp tandem repeat spanning gene yxaK and yxaL is absent from the Bacillus subtilis chromosome. Microbiology146, 2091-2092

M.-A. Petit, E. Dervyn, M. Rose, K.D. Entian, S. McGovern, S.D. Ehrlich, C. Bruand (1998). PcrA is an essential DNA helicase of Bacillus subtilis fulfilling functions both in repair and rolling circle replication. Molec. Microbiol.29, 261-273.

L. Jannière, V. Bidnenko, S. McGovern, S.D. Ehrlich, M.-A Petit (1997). Replication terminus for DNA polymerase I during initiation of pAMß1 replication : role of the plasmid-encoded resolution system. Molec. Microbiol.23, 525-535

L. Jannière, S. McGovern, C. Pujol, M.-A. Petit, S.D. Ehrlich (1996. In vivo analysis of the pAMß1 resolution system.Nucleic Acids Res. 24, 3431-3436.

M.-A. Petit, S.D. Ehrlich, L. Jannière (1995. pAMß1 resolvase has an atypical recombination site and requires a histone-like protein HU. Molec. Microbiol. 18, 271-282.

M.-A. Petit, Bedale, W., Osipiuk, J., Lu,C., McInnerney, P., Rajagopalan, M., Goodman, M., Echols, E. (1994). Sequential folding of UmuC by the Hsp70 and Hsp60 chaperone complexes of Escherichia coli. J. Biol. Chem.269, 23824-23828.

Hoffman, H.J., Lyman, S.K., Lu, C., Petit, M.-A., Echols, H. (1992). Activity of the Hsp70 chaperone complex-DnaK, DnaJ, and GrpE- in initiating phage lDNA replication by sequestering and releasing lP protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 89, 12108-12111.

M.-A. Petit, J.M. Mesas, Ph. Noirot, F. Morel , S.D. Ehrlich (1992. Induction of DNA amplification in Bacillus subtilis chromosome. EMBO J.11, 1317-1326.

M.-A. Petit, Dimpfl, J., Radman, M., Echols, H.(1991. Control of large chromosomal duplications in Escherichia coli by the mismatch repair system. Genetics129 , 327-332.

M.-A. Petit, Joliff, G., Mesas, J.M., Klier, A. Rapoport, G., Ehrlich S.D. (1990). Hypersecretion of a cellulase from Clostridium thermocellum in Bacillus subtilis by induction of chromosomal DNA amplification. Bio/technology8, 559-563.

M.-A. Petit, Bruand, C., Jannière, L., Ehrlich, S.D. (1990). Tn10 derived transposons active in Bacillus subtilis. J. Bacteriol. 172, 6736-6740.

P. Noirot, Petit, M.-A., Ehrlich, S.D. (1987). Plasmid replication stimulates DNA recombination in Bacillus subtilis .J. Mol. Biol. 196, 39-48