Drissa Silué
  • AfricaRice, Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, Côte d'Ivoire,
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


PhD Plant Pathology, University of Paris XI, France, 1990

Current position

Senior Scientist, Plant Pathology Unit, Africa Rice Center, Côte d'Ivoire


  1.  Yelome O.I., Audenaert, K., Landschoot, S., Dansi, A., Vanhove, W., Silue, D., Van Damme,P., Haesaert, G. (2018) Exploring genetic diversity and disease response of cultivated rice accessions against Pyricularia oryzae under rainfed upland conditions in Benin. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution .

  2. Dossou, B., Silue, D. (2018). Rice pathogens intercepted on seeds originating from 11 African countries and from the USA. Seed Science & Technology 46, 1, 31-40. 

  3. 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.
  4. Hebrard, E., Pinel-Galzi, A., Oludare, A., Poulicard, N., Aribi, J., Fabre, S., Issaka, S., Mariac, C., Dereeper, A., Albar, L., Silue, D. and Fargette, D. (2018). Identification of a Hypervirulent Pathotype of Rice yellow mottle virus: A Threat to Genetic Resistance Deployment in West-Central Africa. Phytopathology 108(2): 299-307.
  5. Pidon, H., Ghesquiere, A., Cheron, S., Issaka, S., Hebrard, E., Sabot, F., Kolade, O., Silue, D. and Albar, L. (2017). Fine mapping of RYMV3: a new resistance gene to Rice yellow mottle virus from Oryza glaberrima. Theor Appl Genet 130(4): 807-818.
  6. Kini, K.,  Agnimonhan, R.,  Dossa, R., Soglonou, B., Gbogbo, V., Ouedraogo, I., Kpemoua, K., Traoré, M., Silué,D. (2017). First report of Sphingomonas sp. causing bacterial leaf blight of rice in Benin, Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania and Togo. New Disease Reports 35, 32.

  7. Kini, K., R. Agnimonhan, O. Afolabi, B. Milan, B. Soglonou, V. Gbogbo, R. Koebnik,  D. Silué. (2017). First report of a new bacterial leaf blight of rice caused by Pantoea ananatis and Pantoea stewartii in Benin. Plant Dis. 101, 

  8. Kini, K., R.Agnimonhan, O. Afolabi, B. Soglonou, D. Silué, R. Koebnik. (2017). First report of a new bacterial leaf blight of rice caused by Pantoea ananatis and Pantoea stewartii in Togo. Plant Dis. Volume 101, P. 41.

  9. Oludare, A., H.T. Tossou, D. Silué. (2016). Diversity Yellow Mottle Virus (RYMV) in Benin and Togo and screening for resistant lines. J. Pytopathology 164, 924–935.

  10. Afolabi, T., B. Milan, R. Amoussa, A. Oludare, V. Gbogbo, L. Poulin, B. Szurek, R. Koebnik, D. Silué. (2015). First report of bacterial leaf blight of rice caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae in Benin. Plant Disease 100, Page 515

  11. Aderonke, O., M. Sow, A. Pinel-Galzi, E. Hébrard, D. Silué. (2014). First Report of Rice stripe necrosis virus Infecting Rice in Benin. Plant Disease 99, P. 735.

  12. Afolabi, O., B. Milan, L. Poulin, J. Ongom, B. Szurek, R. Koebnik, D. Silué. (2014). First Report of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola Causing Bacterial Leaf Streak of Rice in Uganda. Plant Disease, 98, P. 1579.

  13. Afolabi, O., B. Milan, R. Amoussa, R. Koebnik, L. Poulin, B. Szurek, G. Habarugira, J. Bigirimana, D. Silué, (2014). First report of Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola causing bacterial leaf streak of rice in Burundi. Plant Disease, 98: 1426.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-14-0504-PDN.

  14. Koudamiloro, A., F.E. Nwilene, D. Silue, A. Togola, O. Oyetunji, Y. Sere, M. Akogbeto, (2014). Identification of Insect Vectors of Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) in Benin. Journal of Entomology 11, 153-162.
  15. Poulin, L., H. Raveloson, M. Sester , L-M. Raboin, D. Silué, R. Koebnik, B. Szurek, (2014). Confirmation of Bacterial Leaf Streak caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzicola on rice in Madagascar. Plant Disease Plant Disease 98, P. 1423.
  16. Gabriel, J.H., A. Pinel-Galzi, D. Dibwe, E. Cinyabuguma, A. Kaboré, D. Silué, E Hébrard, Y. Sere, (2013). First report of Rice yellow mottle virus on rice in Democratic Republic of Congo. Plant Disease. 97, P. 1664.

  17. Guei, G.R, A. Barra, D. Silué, (2011). Promoting smallholder seed enterprises (SSE): Quality seed production of rice, maize, sorghum and millet in northern Cameroon. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 9, 91-99.

  18. Monot, C., D. Penguilly, D. Silué, (2010). First confirmed report of downy mildew caused by Hyaloperonospora parasitica on broccoli, cauliflower and Romanesco-type cauliflower heads in France. New Disease Reports 21, 5. 

  19. Ojiewo, C. O., I. S. Swai, M. O. Oluoch, D. Silué, R. Nono-Womdim, P. Hanson, T. C. Wang,( 2010). Development and Release of Late Blight-Resistant Tomato Varieties 'Meru' and 'Kiboko''. International Journal of Vegetable Science 16, 134-147.
  20. Monot, C., D. Silué. (2009). Comparison of the resistance and susceptibility to downy mildew [(Hyaloperonospora parasitica, Constant. (Pers. Ex Fr)] of nine Brassica olearacea accessions in laboratory, seedbed, and field screens. Euphytica 169, 413 - 419.
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