Oumar Traoré
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


PhD, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 2006

Current position

Research Scientist and Director, National Biosafety Laboratory, Crop Production Department, Institut de l'Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso, 2016-2018


  1. Koala, M., Sérémé, D., Vignols, F., Lacombe, E., Bantgratz, M., Neya, B.J., Brugidou, C., Barro, N., Traoré, O. (2018). Molecular variability and genetic structure of IYMV in Burkina Faso. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 9:311-324

  2. Longue, R.D.S., Traore, V.S.E., Zinga, I., Asante, M.D., Bouda, Z., Neya, J.B., Barro, N., Traore, O. (2018). Pathogenicity of rice yellow mottle virus and screening of rice accessions from the Central African Republic. Virology Journal, 15:6

  3. Héma, S.A., Ouédraogo, I., Traoré, O., Zagré, B.K., Ouattara, D. (2017). Assessment of the effects of transgenic Bt cotton Bollgard II on the abundance of nontarget arthropods in Burkina Faso. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 19:433-438 

  4. Héma, S.A.O., Ouédraogo, I., Traoré, O., Zagré, B.K. (2017). Efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal proteins Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab2 on the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) resistant to Pyrethroids in Burkina Faso. Revue CAMES-Science de la vie, de la terre et agronomie, 5:6-13

  5. Koala, M., Traoré, V.S.E., Sérémé, D., Neya, B.J., Brugidou, C., Barro, N., Traoré, O. (2017). Imperata yellow mottle

    virus: An Emerging Threat to Maize, Sorghum and Pearl Millet in Burkina Faso. Agricultural Sciences 8:397-408

  6. Odjo, T., Koide, Y., Silue, D., Yanagihara, S., Kumashiro, T. and Fukuta, Y. (2017). Genetic variation in blast resistance in rice germplasm from West Africa. Breed Sci 67(5): 500-508.

  7. Ouattara, A., Tiendrebeogo, F., Lefeuvre, P., Claverie, S., Hoareau, M., Traore, E. V., Barro, N., Traore, O. and Lett, J. M. (2017). Tomato leaf curl Burkina Faso virus: a novel tomato-infecting monopartite begomovirus from Burkina Faso. Arch Virol 162(5): 1427-1429.

  8. Ouattara, A., Tiendrebeogo, F., Lefeuvre, P., Hoareau, M., Claverie, S., Traore, E. V., Barro, N., Traore, O., Varsani, A. and Lett, J. M. (2017). New strains of chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus discovered on diseased papaya and tomato plants in Burkina Faso. Arch Virol 162(6): 1791-1794.

  9. Palanga, E., Longué, D.R.S., Koala, M., Neya, B.J., Traoré, O., Martin, D., Peterschmitt, M., Filloux, D., Roumagnac, P.

    (2017). First report of Maize yellow mosaic virus infecting maize in Burkina Faso. New Disease Reports, 35:26
  10. Palanga, E., Martin, D. P., Galzi, S., Zabre, J., Bouda, Z., Neya, J. B., Sawadogo, M., Traore, O., Peterschmitt, M., Roumagnac, P. and Filloux, D. (2017). Complete genome sequences of cowpea polerovirus 1 and cowpea polerovirus 2 infecting cowpea plants in Burkina Faso. Arch Virol 162(7): 2149-2152.
  11. Longué, S.R.D., Zinga, I., Semballa, S., Barro, N., Traoré, O. (2016). Detection and Serological Characterization of Rice Yellow Mottle Virus in Central African Republic. Agricultural Sciences, 7:911-919

  12. Palanga E., Filloux D., Martin D.P., Fernandez E., Gargani D., Ferdinand R., Zabre J., Bouda Z., Neya J.B., Sawadogo

    M., Traore O., Peterschmitt M., Roumagnac P. (2016). Metagenomic-Based screening and molecular characterization of cowpea-infecting viruses in Burkina Faso. PLoS One 11(10), e0165188
  13. Néya B.J., Zida P.E., Tignegré J.B.d.l.S., Traoré O. (2015). Etude de l’effet d’une source d’inoculum externe sur la propagation du CABMV (Cowpea aphid – borne mosaic virus) selon la proximité des parcelles voisines et la variété de niébé. Int. J. Biol. Chem.Sci, 9:2309-2323
  14. Pinel-Galzi, A., Traore, O., Sere, Y., Hebrard, E. and Fargette, D. (2015). The biogeography of viral emergence: rice yellow mottle virus as a case study. Curr Opin Virol 10: 7-13.
  15. Traoré V.S.E., Asante M.D., Gracen V.E., Offei S.K., Traoré O. (2015). Screening of rice accessions for resistance to

    Rice yellow mottle virus. American Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 9:1-12
  16. Traoré V.S.E., James Néya B., Camara M., Gracen V., Offei S., Traore O. (2015). Farmers’ Perception and Impact of Rice Yellow Mottle Disease on Rice Yields in Burkina Faso. Agricultural Sciences, 6:943-952

  17. Longué D.R.S., Galzi-Pinel A., Semballa S., Zinga I., Fargette D., Traoré O. (2013). First Report of Rice yellow mottle virus in Rice in the Central African Republic. Plant Disease, 98:162

  18. Néya B.J., Zida P.E., Traoré O. (2013). Effect of insecticide treatments and seed quality on the control of cowpea aphid borne mosaic disease. European Journal of Experimental Biology, 3:370-381

  19. Poulicard N., Pinel-Galzi A., Traoré O., Vignols F., Ghesquière A., Hébrard E., Fargette D. (2012). Historical contingencies modulate the adaptability of Rice yellow mottle virus. Plos pathogens, 8:1e1002482

  20. Tiendrebeogo F., Lefeuvre P., Hoareau M., Harimalala M.A., De Bruyn A., Villemot J., Traore V.S., Konate G., Traore A.S., Barro N., Reynaud B., Traore O., Lett J.-M. (2012). Evolution of African cassava mosaic virus by recombination between bipartite and monopartite begomoviruses. Virology journal, 9:67

  21. Adjata K.D., Muller E., Peterschmitt M., Aziadekey M., Traoré O., Abala M., Tchala N., Alomassou K., Gumedzoe M.Y.D. (2011). Strategies of effective control of cassava mosaic disease by genetic selection in Togo. International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics, 5:150-158.

  22. Tiendrebeogo, F., Lefeuvre, P., Hoareau, M., Traore, V. S., Barro, N., Perefarres, F., Reynaud, B., Traore, A. S., Konate, G., Lett, J. M. and Traore, O. (2011). Molecular and biological characterization of pepper yellow vein Mali virus (PepYVMV) isolates associated with pepper yellow vein disease in Burkina Faso. Arch Virol 156(3): 483-487.

  23. Hebrard, E., Poulicard, N., Gerard, C., Traore, O., Wu, H. C., Albar, L., Fargette, D., Bessin, Y. and Vignols, F. (2010). Direct interaction between the Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) VPg and the central domain of the rice eIF(iso)4G1 factor correlates with rice susceptibility and RYMV virulence. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 23(11): 1506-1513.

  24. Tiendrebeogo, F., Lefeuvre, P., Hoareau, M., Villemot, J., Konate, G., Traore, A. S., Barro, N., Traore, V. S., Reynaud, B., Traore, O. and Lett, J. M. (2010). Molecular diversity of cotton leaf curl Gezira virus isolates and their satellite DNAs associated with okra leaf curl disease in Burkina Faso. Virol J 7: 48.

  25. Tiendrébéogo F., Traoré V.S.E., Lett J.-M., Barro N., Konaté G., Traoré A.S., Traoré O. (2010). Impact of okra leaf curl disease on morphology and yield of okra. Crop Protection  29:712-716

  26. Traore, O., Pinel-Galzi, A., Issaka, S., Poulicard, N., Aribi, J., Ake, S., Ghesquiere, A., Sere, Y., Konate, G., Hebrard, E. and Fargette, D. (2010). The adaptation of Rice yellow mottle virus to the eIF(iso)4G-mediated rice resistance. Virolog  408(1): 103-108.

  27. Adjata K.D., Muller E., Peterschmitt M., Traoré O., Gumedzoé Y.M.D. (2009). Molecular Evidence for the Association of a Strain of Uganda Variant of East African Cassava Mosaic Virus to Symptom Severity inCassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Fields in Togo. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology 5:196-201

  28. Omer, S. A., Konate, G., Traore, O., Traore, O. and Menozzi, P. (2009). Biochemical characterization of the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera resistance to pyrethroids in Burkina Faso. Pak J Biol Sci 12(13): 964-969.

  29. Pinel-Galzi, A., Mpunami, A., Sangu, E., Rakotomalala, M., Traore, O., Sereme, D., Sorho, F., Sere, Y., Kanyeka, Z., Konate, G. and Fargette, D. (2009). Recombination, selection and clock-like evolution of Rice yellow mottle virus. Virolog394(1): 164-172.

  30. Tiendrébéogo F., Lefeuvre P., Hoareau M., Traoré V., Barro N., Reynaud B., Traoré A., Konaté G., Traoré O., Lett J.-M. (2009). Occurrence of East African cassava mosaic virus-Uganda (EACMV-UG) in Burkina Faso. Plant Pathology 58: 783

  31. Traore, O., Pinel-Galzi, A., Sorho, F., Sarra, S., Rakotomalala, M., Sangu, E., Kanyeka, Z., Sere, Y., Konate, G. and Fargette, D. (2009). A reassessment of the epidemiology of Rice yellow mottle virus following recent advances in field and molecular studies. Virus Res 141(2): 258-267.

  32. Fargette D., Pinel A., Rakotomalala M., Sangu E., Traoré O., Sérémé D., Sorho F., Issaka S., Hébrard E., Séré Y., Kanyeka Z., Konaté G. (2008). Rice yellow mottle virus, an RNA plant virus, evolves as rapidly as most RNA animal viruses. Journal of Virology  82: 3584-3589

  33. Fargette, D., Pinel-Galzi, A., Sereme, D., Lacombe, S., Hebrard, E., Traore, O. and Konate, G. (2008). Diversification of rice yellow mottle virus and related viruses spans the history of agriculture from the neolithic to the present. PLoS Pathog 4(8): e1000125.

  34. Sereme, D., Lacombe, S., Konate, M., Pinel-Galzi, A., Traore, V. S., Hebrard, E., Traore, O., Brugidou, C., Fargette, D. and Konate, G. (2008). Biological and molecular characterization of a putative new sobemovirus infecting Imperata cylindrica and maize in Africa. Arch Virol  153(10): 1813-1820.

  35. Tiendrebeogo F., Traoré E., Barro N., Konaté G., Traoré A., Traoré O. (2008). Characterization of Pepper yellow vein Mali virus in Capsicum sp. in Burkina Faso. Plant Pathology Journal  7: 155-161 

  36. Traore, M. D., Traore, V. S., Galzi-Pinel, A., Fargette, D., Konate, G., Traore, A. S. and Traore, O. (2008). Abiotic transmission of Rice yellow mottle virus through soil and contact between plants. Pak J Biol Sci 11(6): 900-904.

  37. Traoré O., Traoré E.V.S., Gumedzoé M.Y.D., Konaté G. (2008). Diagnostic sérologique des isolats soudano-sahéliens du virus de la panachure jaune du riz (Rice Yellow Mottle Virus, RYMV). Tropicultura 26:74-77

  38. Allarangaye M., Traoré O., Traoré E.V.S., R. M., Guinko S., Konaté G. (2007). Host range of Rice yellow mottle virus in sudano-sahelian savannahs. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 10:1414-1421 

  39. Pinel-Galzi, A., Rakotomalala, M., Sangu, E., Sorho, F., Kanyeka, Z., Traore, O., Sereme, D., Poulicard, N., Rabenantoandro, Y., Sere, Y., Konate, G., Ghesquiere, A., Hebrard, E. and Fargette, D. (2007). Theme and variations in the evolutionary pathways to virulence of an RNA plant virus species. PLoS Pathog 3(11): e180.

  40. Allarangaye M.D., Traoré O., Traoré V.S.E., Millogo R.J., Konaté G. (2006). Evidence of the non-transmission of Rice yellow mottle virus through seeds of wild host species. Journal of Plant Pathology  88:307-313

  41. Traoré O., Pinel A., Hebrard E., Gumedzoé Y.D., Fargette D., Traoré A.S., Konaté G. (2006). Occurence of resistance-breaking isolates of Rice yellow mottle virus in West and Central Africa. Plant Disease 90:259-263

  42. Traoré O., Traoré M.D., Fargette D., Konaté G. (2006). Rice seedbeds as a source of primary infection by Rice yellow mottle virus. European Journal of Plant Pathology 115:181-186

  43. Sorho F., Pinel A., Traoré O., Bersoult A., Ghesquière A., Hébrard E., Konaté G., Y. S., Fargette D. (2005). Durability of natural and transgenic resistances in rice to Rice yellow mottle virus. European Journal of Plant Pathology  112:349-359

  44. Traore, O., Sorho, F., Pinel, A., Abubakar, Z., Banwo, O., Maley, J., Hebrard, E., Winter, S., Sere, Y., Konate, G. and Fargette, D. (2005). Processes of diversification and dispersion of rice yellow mottle virus inferred from large-scale and high-resolution phylogeographical studies. Mol Ecol 14(7): 2097-2110.

  45. Fargette D., Pinel A., Abubakar Z., Traoré O., Brugidou C., Fatogoma S., Hébrard E., Choisy M., Séré Y., Fauquet C., Konaté G. (2004). Inferring the evolutionary history of rice yellow mottle virus from genomic, phylogenetic, and phylogeographic studies. Journal of Virology  78:3252-3261

  46. Abubakar, Z., Ali, F., Pinel, A., Traore, O., N'Guessan, P., Notteghem, J. L., Kimmins, F., Konate, G. and Fargette, D. (2003). Phylogeography of Rice yellow mottle virus in Africa. J Gen Virol 84(Pt 3): 733-743.

  47. Pinel, A., Abubakar, Z., Traore, O., Konate, G. and Fargette, D. (2003). Molecular epidemiology of the RNA satellite of Rice yellow mottle virus in Africa. Arch Virol 148(9): 1721-1733.

  48. Fargette D., Pinel A., Traoré O., Ghesquière A., Konaté G. (2002). Emergence of resistance-breaking isolates of Rice yellow mottle virus during serial inoculations. European Journal of Plant Pathology 108:585-591

  49. Konaté G., Sarra S., Traoré O. (2001). Rice yellow mottle virus is seed-borne but not seed transmited in rice seeds. European Journal of Plant Patholog107:361-363.

  50. Traoré O., Pinel A., Fargette D., Konaté G. (2001). First report and characterization of Rice yellow mottle virus in Central Africa. Plant Disease 85:920

  51. Konaté G., Traoré O. (1999). Caractérisation sérologique et distribution des isolats du virus de la panachure du poivron. Cahiers Agricultures 8:132-134

  52. Konate, G., Traore, O. and Coulibaly, M. M. (1997). Characterization of rice yellow mottle virus isolates in Sudano-Sahelian areas. Arch Virol  142(6): 1117-1124.

  53. Traoré O., Konaté G. (1997). Viroses du maïs et hôtes réservoirs en Afrique occidentale et centrale. Cahiers Agricultures  6:257-262

  54. Konaté G., Traoré O. (1994). Variabilité du virus de la striure du maïs (MSV) en zone soudano-sahélienne. Phytoprotection 75:91-99

  55. Konaté G., Traoré O. (1992). Les hôtes réservoirs du virus de la striure du maïs (MSV) en zone soudano-sahélienne: identification et distribution spatio-temporelle. Phytoprotection  73:111-117

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