Marie Barberon

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 J.E., De Bellis D., Wang P., Naseer S., Andersen T.G., Humbel B.M., Nawrath C., Takano J., Salt D.E. & Geldner N.:
Adaptation of Root Function by Nutrient-Induced Plasticity of Endodermal Differentiation.
Cell 2016, 164(3):447-59. PMID: 26777403.

Barberon M., Dubeaux G., Kolb C., Isono E., Zelazny E. & Vert G.:
Polarization of IRON-REGULATED TRANSPORTER 1 (IRT1) to the plant-soil interface plays crucial role in metal homeostasis.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014, 111(22):8293-8. PMID: 24843126.

Barberon M., Zelazny E., Robert S., Conéjéro G., Curie C., Friml J. & Vert G.:
Monoubiquitin-dependent endocytosis of the iron-regulated transporter 1 (IRT1) transporter controls iron uptake in plants.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011, 108(32):E450-8. PMID: 21628566.


Further Reading

Ramakrishna P. & Barberon M.:
Polarized transport across root epithelia.
Curr Opin Plant Biol 2019, 52:23-29. PMID: 31323542.

Barberon M.:
The endodermis as a checkpoint for nutrients.
New Phytol 2017, 213(4):1604-1610. PMID: 27551946.

Barberon M. & Geldner N.:
Radial transport of nutrients: the plant root as a polarized epithelium.
Plant Physiol 2014, 166(2):528-37. PMID: 25136061.




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