Marie Barberon




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Lab 2081

Plant Nutrition and Development



Research interests

Our research focuses on nutrient transport in roots and plant adaptation to abiotic stresses. We are particularly interested to characterize the relations between root development and plant nutrition.


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Key Publications

Barberon M, Vermeer JEM, De Bellis D, Wang P, Naseer S, Andersen TG, Humbel BM, Nawrath C, Takano J, Salt DE, Geldner N (2016) Adaptation of Root Function by Nutrient-Induced Plasticity of Endodermal Differentiation. Cell 164: 447-459

Barberon M, Dubeaux G, Kolb C, Isono E, Zelazny E, Vert G (2014) Polarization of IRON-REGULATED TRANSPORTER 1 (IRT1) to the plant-soil interface plays crucial role in metal homeostasis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 8293-8298

Barberon M, Zelazny E, Robert S, Conéjéro G, Curie C, Friml J, Vert G (2011) Monoubiquitin-dependent endocytosis of the IRON-REGULATED TRANSPORTER 1 (IRT1) transporter controls iron uptake in plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: E450–E458


Further Reading

Doblas VG, Geldner N, Barberon M (2017) The endodermis, a tightly controlled barrier for nutrients. Curr Opin Plant Biol 39: 136-143

Barberon M (2017) The endodermis as a checkpoint for nutrients. New Phytologist 213: 1604-1610

Barberon M, Geldner N (2014) Radial transport of nutrients: The plant root as a polarized epithelium. Plant Physiology 166: 528-537