Researcher: Jean-Michel Ané

Areas of Research Expertise
  • Plant genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Plant physiology
  • Climate
  • Cropping systems
  • Environment
  • Associations between plants and microbes to improve agricultural productivity, protect the environment over the long term, and enhance human welfare
  • Signals and signaling pathways controlling plant - microbe symbioses
  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi
  • Plant-microbe symbiotic interactions
  • Microbes for sustainability in agriculture
  • Metabolome, proteome and phosphoproteome of M. truncatula
  • Impact of drought on the survival of soybean rhizobia in the soil
  • Nitrogen fixation of rhizobia by hosting them in nodule-like structures
Web Site Jean-Michel Ane's Department of Bacteriology Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV) Jean-Michel Ane's CV
Current/Active Funding
  • NSF, 2013-2017, Collaborative research: understanding and utilizing a unique association between rhizobia and rice
  • Hatch Act Formula Fund, 2013-2017, Poplar as a model to dissect endo- and ecto-mycorrhizal symbioses in wood perennials
  • Hatch Act Formula Fund, 2013-2017, Colonization of legume sprouts by salmonella enterica
  • University of California - Davis, 2012-2016, Nitrogen fixation in corn
  • John Innes Centre, 2012-2017, Engineering the sym pathway of cereals for recognition of nitrogen fixing bacteria
  • Montana State University, 2013-2016, Engineering synthetic symbiosis between plant and bacteria to deliver nitrogen to crops
  • USDA, Natl Institute Food and Agriculture, 2015-2017, Regulation of nuclear cation channels controlling the establishment of plant-microbe symbioses
  • New York University, 2015-2016, Evonet: a phylogenomic approach to identify genes that enable plants to thrive in marginal, low-n soils
  • WARF, 2014-2020, Retention_ane_bacteriology
Issued Patent(s)
  • 7,205,450 - Dmi1 gene encodes a protein that is required for the early steps of bacterial and fungal symbioses, issued April 2007.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20050081262 - The dmi1 gene encodes a protein that is required for the early steps of bacterial and fungal symbioses, published April 2005.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Symbiotic nitrogen fixation and the challenges to its extension to nonlegumes. Mus F, Crook MB, Garcia K, Garcia Costas A, Geddes BA, Kouri ED, Paramasivan P, Ryu MH, Oldroyd GE, Poole PS, Udvardi MK, Voigt CA, Ané JM, Peters JW. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Jun 13;82(13):3698-710. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01055-16. Print 2016 Jul 1. Review.

  • Mass spectrometric-based selected reaction monitoring of protein phosphorylation during symbiotic signaling in the model legume, medicago truncatula. Van Ness LK, Jayaraman D, Maeda J, Barrett-Wilt GA, Sussman MR, Ané JM. PLoS One. 2016 May 20;11(5):e0155460. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155460. eCollection 2016.

  • Algal ancestor of land plants was preadapted for symbiosis. Delaux PM, Radhakrishnan GV, Jayaraman D, Cheema J, Malbreil M, Volkening JD, Sekimoto H, Nishiyama T, Melkonian M, Pokorny L, Rothfels CJ, Sederoff HW, Stevenson DW, Surek B, Zhang Y, Sussman MR, Dunand C, Morris RJ, Roux C, Wong GK, Oldroyd GE, Ané JM. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 27;112(43):13390-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1515426112. Epub 2015 Oct 5.

  • Molecular signals required for the establishment and maintenance of ectomycorrhizal symbioses. Garcia K, Delaux PM, Cope KR, Ané JM. New Phytol. 2015 Oct;208(1):79-87. doi: 10.1111/nph.13423. Epub 2015 Apr 22. Review.

View Jean-Michel Ané's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Chemistry, Botany
  • New York University, Genomics and Systems Biology
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Bond Life Sciences Center
  • University of California-Berkeley, Plant and Microbial Biology
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Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-6457
Current University UW–Madison
Department Agronomy
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 348 Moore Hall - Agronomy
Address Line 2 1575 Linden Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Lyon, Molecular and Cellular Biology, 1995
Master's Degree M.S., University of Toulouse, Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, 1997
PhD Ph.D., University of Toulouse, Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2002
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