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Selection of recent publications (involving at least two teams at IMPMC)



Monteil CL, Benzerara KMenguy NBidaud CC, Michot-Achdjian E, Bolzoni R, Mathon FP, Coutaud M, Alonso B, Garau C, Jézéquel D, Viollier E, Ginet N, Floriani M, Swaraj S, Sachse M, Busigny V, Duprat EGuyot F, Lefevre CT. (2020) Intracellular amorphous Ca-carbonate and magnetite biomineralization by a magnetotactic bacterium affiliated to the Alphaproteobacteria. ISME J. doi:10.1038/s41396-020-00747-3



Benzerara KBernard SMiot J. (2019) Mineralogical Identification of Traces of Life. In: Cavalazzi B., Westall F. (eds) Biosignatures for Astrobiology. Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-96175-0_6

Chandramohan A, Duprat E, Remusat L, Zirah S, Lombard C, Kish A. (2019) Novel Mechanism for Surface Layer Shedding and Regenerating in Bacteria Exposed to Metal-Contaminated Conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology 9, 3210. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.03210

Colombet J, Billard H, Viguès B, Balor S, Boulé C, Geay L, Benzerara K, Menguy N, Ilango G, Fuster M, Enault F, Bardot C, Gautier V, Pradeep Ram AS, Sime-Ngando T. (2019) Discovery of High Abundances of Aster-Like Nanoparticles in Pelagic Environments: Characterization and Dynamics. Frontiers in Microbiology 10, 2376. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.02376

Couasnon T, Gélabert A, Ona-Nguema G, Zanna S, Ménez B, Guyot F. (2019) Experimental assessment of occurrences and stability of lead-bearing minerals in bacterial biofilms. Chemical Geology. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.11.023

De Wever ABenzerara KCoutaud MCaumes GPoinsot MSkouri‐Panet F, Laurent T, Duprat E, Gugger M. (2019) Evidence of high Ca uptake by cyanobacteria forming intracellular CaCO3 and impact on their growth. Geobiology 17. doi:10.1111/gbi.12358

Jauvion C, Bernard S, Gueriau P, Mocuta C, Pont S, Benzerara K, Charbonnier S. (2019) Exceptional preservation requires fast biodegradation: thylacocephalan specimens from La Voulte‐sur‐Rhône (Callovian, Jurassic, France). Palaeontology, 1-19. doi:10.1111/pala.12456

Monteil CL, Vallenet D, Menguy NBenzerara K, Barbe V, Fouteau S, Cruaud C, Floriani M, Viollier E, Adryanczyk G, Leonhardt N, Faivre D, Pignol D, López-García P, Weld RJ, Lefèvre CT. (2019) Ectosymbiotic bacteria at the origin of magnetoreception in a marine protist. Nature Microbiology 4, 1088-1095. doi:10.1038/s41564-019-0432-7.

Zeyen NBenzerara KMenguy NBrest J, Templeton A, Webb S, Gérard E, Moreira D, López-García P, Tavera R, Morin G. (2019) Fe-bearing phases in modern lacustrine microbialites from Mexico. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 253, 201-230. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2019.03.021



Aufort J, Lebon M, Gallet X, Ségalen L, Gervais C, Brouder CBalan E. (2018) Macroscopic electrostatic effects in the ATR-FTIR spectra of modern and archaeological bones. American Mineralogist 103, 326-329. doi:10.2138/am-2018-6320CCBYNCND 

Blondeau M, Guyodo Y, Guyot F, Gatel C, Menguy N, Chebbi I, Haye B, Durand-Dubief M, Alphandery E, Brayner R, Coradin T. (2018) Magnetic-field induced rotation of magnetosome chains in silicified magnetotactic bacteria. Scientific Reports 8, 7699. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-25972-x

Couasnon T, Gélabert A, Ona-Nguema G, Zanna S, Ménez B, Guyot F. (2018) Experimental assessment of occurrences and stability of lead-bearing minerals in bacterial biofilms. Chemical Geology 505. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2018.11.023

Ménez B, Pasini V, Guyot FBenzerara KBernard S, Brunelli D. (2018) Mineralizations and transition metal mobility driven by organic carbon during low-temperature serpentinization. Lithos 323, 262-276. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2018.07.022

Pérez-Villa A, Saitta AM, Georgelin T, Lambert J-F, Guyot F, Maurel M-C, Pietrucci F. (2018) Synthesis of RNA nucleotides in plausible prebiotic conditions from ab initio computer simulations. J Phys Chem Lett 9(17), 4981-4987. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02077

Skouri-Panet F, Benzerara K, Cosmidis J, Férard C, Caumes G, De Luca G, Heulin T, Duprat E. (2018) In vitro and in silico evidence of phosphatase diversity in the biomineralizing bacterium Ramlibacter tataouinensisFrontiers in Microbiology 8, 2592. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.02592



Alphandery E, Idbaih A, Adam C, Delattre JY, Schmitt C, Guyot F, Chebbi I. (2017) Development of non-pyrogenic magnetosome minerals coated with poly-l-lysine leading to full disappearance of intracranial U87-Luc glioblastoma in 100% of treated mice using magnetic hyperthermia. Biomaterials 141, 210-222. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2017.06.026

Alphandery E, Idbaih A, Adam C, Delattre JY, Schmitt C, Guyot F, Chebbi I. (2017) Chains of magnetosomes with controlled endotoxin release and partial tumor occupation induce full destruction of intracranial U87-Luc glioma in mice under the application of an alternating magnetic field. Journal of Controlled Release 262, 259-272. doi:10.1016/j.jconrel.2017.07.020

Aufort J, Segalen L, Gervais C, Paulatto LBlanchard MBalan E. (2017) Site-specific equilibrium isotopic fractionation of oxygen, carbon and calcium in apatite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 219, 57-73. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.09.020

Balan EAufort J, Pouille S, Dabos M, Blanchard MLazzeri M, Rollion-Bard C, Blamart D. (2017) Infrared spectroscopic study of sulfate-bearing calcite from deep-sea bamboo coral. European Journal of Mineralogy 29, 397-408. doi:10.1127/ejm/2017/0029-2611

Balan E, Noireaux J, Mavromatis V, Saldi G, Montouillout V, Blanchard MPietrrucci F, Gervais C, Rustad JR, Schott J, Gaillardet J. (2017) Theoretical isotopic fractionation between structural boron in carbonates and aqueous boric acid and borate ion. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 222, 117-129. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.10.017

Cassone G, Pietrucci F, Saija F, Guyot F, Saitta AM. (2017) One-step electric-field driven methane and formaldehyde synthesis from liquid methanol. Chem Sci 3, 2329. doi:10.1039/c6sc04269d

Ducasse R, Wang WA, Navarro MG, Debons N, Colin A, Gautier J, Guigner JMGuyot F, Gueroui Z. (2017) Programmed Self-Assembly of a Biochemical and Magnetic Scaffold to Trigger and Manipulate Microtubule Structures. Scientific Reports 7. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-10297-y

Hamdous Y, Chebbi I, Mandawala C, Le Févre R, Guyot F, Seksek O, Alphandéry E. (2017) Biocompatible coated magnetosome minerals with various organization and cellular interaction properties induce cytotoxicity towards RG-2 and GL-261 glioma cells in the presence of an alternating magnetic field. Journal of Nanobiotechnology 15. doi:10.1186/s12951-017-0293-2

Li JH, Zhang H, Menguy NBenzerara K, Wang F, Lin X, Chen Z, Pan Y. (2017) Single-Cell Resolution of Uncultured Magnetotactic Bacteria via Fluorescence-Coupled Electron Microscopy. Applied Environmental Microbiology 83(12), e00409-17. doi:10.1128/AEM.00409-17

Mandawala C, Chebbi I, Durand-Dubief M, Le Févre R, Hamdous Y, Guyot FAlphandéry E. (2017) Biocompatible and stable magnetosome minerals coated with poly-L-lysine, citric acid, oleic acid, and carboxy-methyl-dextran for application in the magnetic hyperthermia treatment of tumors. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 5(36), 7644-7660. doi:10.1039/C6TB03248F

Miot JBernard S, Lombard C, Guyot F, Kish A. (2017) Experimental maturation of Archaea encrusted by Fe-phosphates (2017) Scientific Reports 7(1), 16984. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-17111-9

Rivas-Lamelo SBenzerara K, Lefèvre CT, Monteil CL, Jézéquel D, Menguy N, Viollier E, Guyot FFérard CPoinsot MSkouri-Panet F, Trcera N, Miot JDuprat E. (2017) Magnetotactic bacteria as a new model for P sequestration in the ferruginous Lake Pavin. Geochemical Perspectives Letters 5, 35-41. doi:10.7185/geochemlet.1743

Zhang H, Menguy N, Wang FX, Benzerara K, Leroy E, Liu PY, Liu WQ, Wang CL, Pan YX, Chen ZB, Li JH. (2017) Magnetotactic Coccus Strain SHHC-1 Affiliated to Alphaproteobacteria Forms Octahedral Magnetite Magnetosomes. Frontiers in Microbiology 8, 969. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00969



Amor M, Busigny V, Louvat P, Gélabert A, Cartigny P, Durand-Dubief M, Ona-Nguema GAlphandéry E, Chebbi I, Guyot F. (2016) Mass-dependent and -independent signature of Fe isotopes in magnetotactic bacteria. Science 352, 705-708. doi:10.1126/science.aad7632

Aufort J, Segalen L, Gervais C, Brouder CBalan E. (2016) Modeling the attenuated total reflectance infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectrum of apatite. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 43, 615-626. doi:10.1007/s00269-016-0821-x

Balan EPietrucci F, Gervais C, Blanchard M, Schott J, Gaillardet J. (2016) First-principles study of boron speciation in calcite and aragonite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 193, 119-131. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.07.026

Baumgartner J, Menguy N, Perez Gonzalez T, Morin G, Widdrat M, Faivre D. (2016) Elongated Magnetite Nanoparticle Formation from a Solid Ferrous Precursor in a Magnetotactic Bacterium. J. R. Soc. Interface. doi:10.1098/rsif.2016.0665

Kish A, Miot J, Lombard C, Guigner J-MBernard S, Zirah S, Guyot F. (2016) Preservation of archeal surface layer structure during mineralization. Scientific Reports 6, 26152. doi:10.1038/srep26152

Li JMenguy NArrio M.-A.Sainctavit PJuhin A, Wang Y, Chen H, Bunau O, Otero E, Ohresser P, Pan Y. (2016) Controlled cobalt doping in the spinel structure of magnetosome magnetite: new evidences from element- and site-specific X-ray magnetic circular dichroism analyses. J. R. Soc. Interface. doi:10.1098/rsif.2016.0355

Miot J, Jézéquel D, Benzerara K, Cordier L, Rivas-Lamelo S, Skouri-Panet FFérard CPoinsot MDuprat E. (2016) Mineralogical diversity in Lake Pavin: connections with water column chemistry and biomineralization processes. Minerals 6, 24. doi:10.3390/min6020024

Miot J, Lu S, Morin G, Adra A, Benzerara K, Küsel K. (2016) Iron mineralogy across the oxycline of a lignite mine lake. Chemical Geology 434, 28-42. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.04.013

Mirvaux B, Recham N, Miot J, Courty M, Bernard SBeyssac O, Davoisne C, Sougrati M, Demortière A, Guyot F, Tarascon J-M, Larcher D. (2016) Iron phosphate / bacteria composites as precursors for textured materials with enhanced electrochemical properties. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 163(10), A1-A10doi:10.1149/2.0101610jes



Amor M, Busigny V, Durand-Dubief M, Tharaud M, Ona-Nguema G, Gélabert A, Alphandéry EMenguy N, Benedetti MF, Chebbi I, Guyot F. (2015) Chemical signature of magnetotactic bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 1699-1703 doi:10.1073/pnas.1414112112

Bernard SBenzerara KBeyssac OBalan E, Brown GE Jr. (2015) Evolution of the macromolecular structure of sporopollenin during thermal degradation. Heliyon 1, e00034. doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2015.e00034

Bernard S, Benzerara K, Beyssac O, Balan E, Brown GE Jr (2015) Evolution of the macromolecular structure of sporopollenin during thermal degradation as documented by infrared, Raman and C-XANES spectroscopies. Heliyon. doi:10.1016/j.heliyon.2015.e00034

Cosmidis J, Benzerara K, Guyot F, Skouri-Panet F, Duprat E, Férard C, Guigner JM, Babonneau F, Coehlo C (2015) Calcium-phosphate biomineralization induced by alkaline phosphatase activity in Escherichia coliFrontiers in Earth Science, 3, doi:10.3389/feart.2015.00084

Gorlas A, Marguet E, Gill S, Geslin C, Guigner JMGuyot F, Forterre P. (2015) Sulfur vesicles from Thermococcales: A possible role in sulfur detoxifying mechanisms. Biochimie 118, 356–364. doi:10.1016/j.biochi.2015.07.026

Laporte S, Finocchi F, Paulatto L, Blanchard M, Balan E, Guyot F, Saitta AM. (2015) Strong electric fields at a prototypical oxide/water interface probed by ab initio molecular dynamics: MgO(001). Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 20382. doi:10.1039/C5CP02097B

Miot J, Remusat LDuprat EGonzales APont SPoinsot M. (2015) Fe biomineralization mirrors individual metabolic activity in a nitrate-dependent Fe(II)-oxidizer. Frontiers in Microbiology 6, 879doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00879

Pinilla C, Blanchard MBalan E, Vuilleumier R, Mauri F. (2015) Equilibrium magnesium isotope fractionation between Mg2+(aq) and carbonate minerals: insights from path integral molecular dynamics. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 163, 126-139. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2015.04.008

Robin N, Bernard S, Miot J., Blanc-Valleron M-M, Charbonnier S, Petit G. (2015) Calcification and diagenesis of bacterial colonies. Minerals 5, 488-506. doi:10.3390/min5030488

Saitta AM, Saija F, Pietrucci FGuyot F. (2015) Reply to Bada and Cleaves: Ab initio free-energy landscape of Miller-like prebiotic reactions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 4. doi:10.1073/pnas.1421035112

Zeyen NBenzerara K, Li J, Groleau A, Balan ERobert J-LEsteve I, Tavera R, Moreira D, Lopez-Garcia P. (2015) Formation of low-T hydrated silicates in modern microbialites from Mexico and implications for microbial fossilization. Frontiers in Earth Science, 3:64. doi:10.3389/feart.2015.00064



Balan EBlanchard M, Pinilla C, Lazzeri M. (2014) First-principles modeling of sulfate incorporation and 34S/32S isotopic fractionation in different calcium carbonates. Chemical Geology 374-375, 84-91. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.03.004

Benzerara K, Skouri-Panet F, Li J, Férard C, Gugger M, Laurent T, Couradeau E, Ragon M, Cosmidis J, Menguy N, Margaret-Oliver I, Tavera R, López-García P, Moreira D. (2014) Intracellular Ca-carbonate biomineralization is widespread in cyanobacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 10933-10938. doi:10.1073/pnas.1403510111

Berlendis S, Beyssac O, Derenne S, Benzerara K, Anquetil C, Guillaumet M, Estève I, Capelle B. (2014) Comparative mineralogy, organic geochemistry and microbial diversity of the Autun black shale and Graissessac coal (France). International Journal of Coal Geology 132, 147-157. doi:10.1016/j.coal.2014.07.005

Cosmidis J, Benzerara K, Morin G, Busigny V, Lebeau O, Jézéquel D, Noël V, Dublet G, Othmane G. (2014) Biomineralization of iron-phosphates in the water column of Lake Pavin (Massif Central, France). Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 126, 78-96. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2013.10.037

El Albani A, Bengtson S, (…) Benzerara K, Bernard S, et al. (2014) The 2.1 Ga Old Francevillian Biota: Biogenicity, Taphonomy and Biodiversity. PlosOne, 9, e99438. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099438

Li J, Bernard S, Benzerara K, Allard T, Cosmidis J, Moussou J, Beyssac O. (2014) Impact of biomineralization on the preservation of microorganisms during fossilization: an experimental perspective. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 400, 113-122. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.05.031

Miot J, Recham N, Larcher D, Guyot FBrest J, Tarascon J-M. (2014) Biomineralized Fe2O3: texture and electrochemical reaction with Li. Energy & Environmental Science 7(1), 451-460. doi:10.1039/C3EE41767K

Miot J, Li JBenzerara K, Sougrati M, Ona-Nguema GBernard S, Jumas JC, Guyot F. (2014) Formation of single domain magnetite by green rust oxidation promoted by microbial anaerobic nitrate-dependent iron oxidation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 139, 327-343. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.04.047

Yi HBalan E, Gervais C, Segalen L, Blanchard MLazzeri M. (2014) Theoretical study of the local charge compensation and spectroscopic properties of carbonate defects in apatite. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 41, 347-359. doi:10.1007/s00269-013-0654-9

Yi H, Balan E, Gervais C, Segalen L, Roche D, Fayon F, Person A, Morin G, Babonneau F. (2014) Probing atomic scale transformation of fossil enamel using FTIR and NMR spectroscopy: A case study from the Tugen Hills (Rift Gregory, Kenya). Acta Biomaterialia 10, 3952-3958. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2013.12.049



Alphandéry E, ChebbiI, Guyot F, Durand-Dubief M. (2013) Use of bacterial magnetosomes in the magnetic hyperthermia treatment of tumours: a review. Int. Journ. Hyperthermia (8), 801-9. doi:10.3109/02656736.2013.821527

Baumgartner J, Morin GMenguy N, Perez Gonzalez T, Widdrat M, Cosmidis J, Faivre D. (2013) Magnetotactic bacteria form magnetite from a phosphate-rich ferric hydroxide via nanometric ferric (oxyhydr)oxide intermediates. Proc Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, 14883-14888. doi:10.1073/pnas.1307119110

Cosmidis J, Benzerara K, Menguy N, Arning E. (2013) Microscopy evidence of bacterial microfossils in phosphorite crusts of the Peruvian shelf: implications for phosphogenesis mechanisms. Chemical Geology, 359, 10-22. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.09.009

Li J, Benzerara K, Bernard S, Beyssac O. (2013) The link between biomineralization and fossilization of bacteria: Insights from field and experimental studies. Chemical Geology 359, 49-69. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.09.013

Pasini V, Brunelli D, Dumas P, Sandt C, Frederick J, Benzerara BBernard S, Menez B. (2013) Low temperature hydrothermal oil and associated biological precursors in serpentinites from Mid-Ocean Ridge. Lithos. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2013.06.014

Planchon M, Ferrari R, Guyot F, Gélabert A, Menguy N, Chanéac C, Thill A, Benedetti MF, Spalla O. (2013) Interaction between Escherichia coli and TiO2 Nanoparticles in Natural and Artificial Waters. Colloids and Surfaces B:Biointerfaces 102, 158-164. doi:10.1016/j.colsurfb.2012.08.034

Seder-Colomina M, Morin G, Benzerara BOna-Nguema G, Pernelle J-J, Esposito, van Hullebusch E. (2013) Sphaerotilus natans, a neutrophilic iron-related sheath- forming bacterium: perspectives for metal remediation strategies. Geomicrobiology J. doi:10.1080/01490451.2013.806611

Yi HBalan E, Gervais C, Segalen L, Fayon F, Roche D, Person A, Morin GGuillaumet MBlanchard MLazzeri M, Babonneau F. (2013) A carbonate-fluoride defect model for carbonate-rich fluorapatite. American Mineralogist, 98, 1066-1069. doi:10.2138/am.2013.4445

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