Imène Mensi
  • Department of Biological Sciences and Plant Protection, Higher Agronomic Institute of Chott-Mariem, Tunisia
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D in Plant Pathology, University of Montpellier II, Montpellier, France, 2013

Current position

Lecturer-Researcher, High Agronomic Institute of Chott-Mariem, Sousse, Tunisia


  1. Mensi, I., Daugrois, J. H., Pieretti, I., Gargani, D., Fleites, L. A., Noell, J., Bonnot, F., Gabriel, D. W. and Rott, P. (2016). Surface polysaccharides and quorum sensing are involved in the attachment and survival of Xanthomonas albilineans on sugarcane leaves. Mol Plant Pathol 17(2): 236-246.
  2. Mensi, I., Vernerey, M. S., Gargani, D., Nicole, M. and Rott, P. (2014). Breaking dogmas: the plant vascular pathogen Xanthomonas albilineans is able to invade non-vascular tissues despite its reduced genome. Open Biol 4: 130116.
  3. Fleites, L. A., Mensi, I., Gargani, D., Zhang, S., Rott, P. and Gabriel, D. W. (2013). Xanthomonas albilineans OmpA1 appears to be functionally modular and both the OMC and C-like domains are necessary for leaf scald disease of sugarcane. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 26(10): 1200-1210.
  4. Mensi, I., Girard, J. C., Pieretti, I., Larbre, F., Roumagnac, P., Royer, M. and Rott, P. (2013). First report of a highly virulent strain of Xanthomonas albilineans causing sugarcane leaf scald in Gabon. Plant Disease 97(7):988.
  5. Rott, P., Fleites, L. A., Mensi, I., Sheppard, L., Daugrois, J. H., Dow, J. M. and Gabriel, D. W. (2013). The RpfCG two-component system negatively regulates the colonization of sugar cane stalks by Xanthomonas albilineans. Microbiology 159(Pt 6): 1149-1159.
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