Philippe Rott
  • Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Everglades Research and Education Center, USA
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, University of Parix XI, Orsay, France, 1984

Current position

Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Belle Glade, Florida, USA

Publications (since 2007)

  1. Wei, C., Hincapie, M., Larsen, N., Nuessly, G., Rott, P. (2016). First report of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus infecting grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in the United States. Plant Disease 100(8): 1798-1799.
  2. Mollov, D., Tahir, M. N., Wei, C., Kaye, C., Lockhart, B., Comstock, J. C. and Rott, P. (2016). First report of Sugarcane mosaic virus infecting Columbus Grass (Sorghum almum) in the United States. Plant Disease 100(7): 1510.
  3. Espinoza Delgado, H. V., Kaye, C., Hincapie, M., Boukari, W., Wei, C., Fernandez, J. V., Mollov, D., Comstock, J. C. and Rott, P. (2016). First report of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus infecting Columbus Grass (Sorghum almum) in Florida. Plant Disease 100(5): 1027.
  4. Amata, R. L., Fernandez, E., Filloux, D., Martin, D. P., Rott, P. and Roumagnac, P. (2016). Prevalence of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus in sugarcane producing regions in Kenya revealed by reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification method. Plant Disease 100(2): 260-268.
  5. 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.
  6. Cociancich, S., Pesic, A., Petras, D., Uhlmann, S., Kretz, J., Schubert, V., Vieweg, L., Duplan, S., Marguerettaz, M., Noell, J., Pieretti, I., Hugelland, M., Kemper, S., Mainz, A., Rott, P., Royer, M. and Sussmuth, R. D. (2015). The gyrase inhibitor albicidin consists of p-aminobenzoic acids and cyanoalanine. Nat Chem Biol 11(3): 195-197.
  7. Pieretti, I., Bolot, S., Carrere, S., Barbe, V., Cociancich, S., Rott, P. and Royer, M. (2015). Draft Genome Sequence of Xanthomonas sacchari Strain LMG 476. Genome Announc 3(2).
  8. Pieretti, I., Cociancich, S., Bolot, S., Carrere, S., Morisset, A., Rott, P. and Royer, M. (2015). Full Genome Sequence Analysis of Two Isolates Reveals a Novel Xanthomonas Species Close to the Sugarcane Pathogen Xanthomonas albilineans. Genes (Basel) 6(3): 714-733.
  9. Ash, G., Lang, J. M., Triplett, L. R., Stodart, B. J., Verdier, V., Vera Cruz, C., Rott, P. and Leach, J. E. (2014). Development of a genomics-based LAMP (Loop-mediated isothermal amplification) assay for detection of Pseudomonas fuscovaginae from rice. Plant Disease 98: 909-915.
  10. Daugrois, J. H., Boisne-Noc, R. and Rott, P. (2014). Leaf surface colonization of sugarcane by Xanthomonas albilineans and subsequent disease progress vary according to the host cultivar. Plant Disease 98: 191-196.
  11. ElSayed, A. I., Boulila, M. and Rott, P. (2014). Molecular evolutionary history of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus based on sequence analysis of RNA-dependent RNA polymerase and putative aphid transmission factor-coding genes. J Mol Evol 78(6): 349-365.
  12. Girard, J. C., Noëll, J., Larbre, F., Roumagnac, P. and Rott, P. (2014). First report of Acidovorax avenae subsp. avenae causing sugarcane red stripe in Gabon. Plant Disease 98(5): 684.
  13. 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 Biology 4: 130116.
  14. Darrasse, A., Carrère, S., Barbe, B., Boureau, T., Arrieta-Ortiz, M. L., Bonneau, S., Briand, M., Brin, C., Cociancich, S., Durand, K., Fouteau, S., Gagnevin, L., Guérin, F., Guy, E., Indiana, A., Koebnik, R., Lauber, E., Munoz, A., Noël, L. D., Pieretti, I., Poussier, S., Pruvost, O., Robène-Soustrade, I., Rott, P., Royer, M., Serres-Giardi, L., Szurek, B., Van Sluys, M. A., Verdier, V., Vernière, C., Arlat, M., Manceau, C. and Jacques, M. A. (2013). Genome sequence of Xanthomonas fuscans subsp. fuscans strain 4834-R reveals that flagellar motility is not a general feature of xanthomonads. BMC Genomics 14: 761.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Royer, M., Koebnik, R., Marguerettaz, M., Barbe, V., Robin, G. P., Brin, C., Carrere, S., Gomez, C., Hügelland, M., Völler, G. H., Noëll, J., Pieretti, I., Rausch, S., Verdier, V., Poussier, S., Rott, P., Süssmuth, R. and Cociancich, S. (2013). Genome mining reveals the genus Xanthomonas to be a promising reservoir for new bioactive non-ribosomally synthesized peptides. BMC Genomics 14:658.
  19. Daugrois, J. H., Boisne-Noc, R., Champoiseau, P. and Rott, P. (2012). The revisited infection cycle of Xanthomonas albilineans, the causal agent of leaf scald of sugarcane. Functional Plant Science and Biotechnology 6 (Special issue 2):91-97.
  20. Pieretti, I., Royer, M., Barbe, V., Carrere, S., Koebnik, R., Couloux, A., Darrasse, A., Gouzy, J., Jacques, M. A., Lauber, E., Manceau, C., Mangenot, S., Poussier, S., Segurens, B., Szurek, B., Verdier, V., Arlat, M., Gabriel, D. W., Rott, P. and Cociancich, S. (2012). Genomic insights into strategies used by Xanthomonas albilineans with its reduced artillery to spread within sugarcane xylem vessels. BMC Genomics 13: 658.
  21. Daugrois, J. H., Edon-Jock, C., Bonoto, S., Vaillant, J. and Rott, P. (2011). Spread of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus in disease-free sugarcane plots is linked to rainfall and host resistance in the humid tropical environment of Guadeloupe. European Journal of Plant Pathology 29: 71-80.
  22. Marguerettaz, M., Pieretti, I., Gayral, P., Puig, J., Brin, C., Cociancich, S., Poussier, S., Rott, P. and Royer, M. (2011). Genomic and evolutionary features of the SPI-1 type III secretion system that is present in Xanthomonas albilineans but is not essential for xylem colonization and symptom development of sugarcane leaf scald. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 24(2): 246-259.
  23. Rott, P., Fleites, L., Marlow, G., Royer, M. and Gabriel, D. W. (2011). Identification of new candidate pathogenicity factors in the xylem-invading pathogen Xanthomonas albilineans by transposon mutagenesis. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 24(5): 594-605.
  24. Champoiseau, P., Rott, P. and Daugrois, J. H. (2009). Epiphytic populations of Xanthomonas albilineans and subsequent sugarcane stalk infection are linked to rainfall in Guadeloupe. Plant Disease 93: 339-346.
  25. Pieretti, I., Royer, M., Barbe, V., Carrere, S., Koebnik, R., Cociancich, S., Couloux, A., Darrasse, A., Gouzy, J., Jacques, M. A., Lauber, E., Manceau, C., Mangenot, S., Poussier, S., Segurens, B., Szurek, B., Verdier, V., Arlat, M. and Rott, P. (2009). The complete genome of Xanthomonas albilineans provides new insights into the reductive genome evolution of the xylem-limited Xanthomonadaceae. BMC Genomics 10: 616.
  26. Abu Ahmad, Y., Costet, L., Daugrois, J. H., Nibouche, S., Letourmy, P., Girard, J. C. and Rott, P. (2007). Variation in infection capacity and in virulence exists between genotypes of Sugarcane yellow leaf virus. Plant Disease 91:253-259.
  27. Abu Ahmad, Y., Girard, J. C., Fernandez, E., Pauquet, J., Lockhart, B. E. L., Letourmy, P. and Rott, P. (2007). Variation in virus populations and growth characteristics of two sugarcane cultivars naturally infected by Sugarcane yellow leaf virus in different geographical locations. Plant Pathology 56(5): 743-754.
  28. Renier, A., Vivien, E., Cociancich, S., Letourmy, P., Perrier, X., Rott, P. C. and Royer, M. (2007). Substrate specificity-conferring regions of the nonribosomal peptide synthetase adenylation domains involved in albicidin pathotoxin biosynthesis are highly conserved within the species Xanthomonas albilineans. Appl Environ Microbiol 73(17): 5523-5530.
  29. Vivien, E., Pitorre, D., Cociancich, S., Pieretti, I., Gabriel, D. W., Rott, P. C. and Royer, M. (2007). Heterologous production of albicidin: a promising approach to overproducing and characterizing this potent inhibitor of DNA gyrase. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 51(4): 1549-1552.
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