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  • Jneid R., Loudhaief R., Zucchini-Pascal N., Nawrot-Esposito MP., Fichant A., Rousset R., Bonis M., Osman D. and Gallet A.: "Bacillus thuringiensis toxins divert progenitor cells toward enteroendocrine fate by decreasing cell adhesion with intestinal stem cells in Drosophila".  eLife. Feb 27;12:e80179 (2023).


  • Fichant A., Felten A., Gallet A., Firmesse O., Bonis M.: "Identification of genetic markers for the discrimination of Bacillus thuringiensis within the Bacillus cereus group, in the context of foodborne outbreaks". Foods 11(23), 3924 (2022).
  • Bonis M. and Gallet A.: "Health and Biodiversity Risks Linked to a Major Bioinsecticide: Bacillus thuringiensis" In Extended Biocontrol, Fauvergue, al., Eds. Springer Netherlands: Dordrecht, pp. 259-265 (2022).


  • Ben Khedher M., Nindo F., Chevalier A., Bonacorsi S., Dubourg G., Fenollar F., Casagrande F., Lotte R., Boyer L., Gallet A., Rolain JM., Croce O. and Ruimy R.: "Complete Circular Genome Sequences of Three Bacillus cereus Group Strains Isolated from Positive Blood Cultures from Preterm and Immunocompromised Infants Hospitalized in France". Microbiol Resour Announc. Oct 14;10(41):e0059721 (2021).
  • Amichot M. and Tarès S.: " The Foraging Gene, a New Environmental Adaptation Player Involved in Xenobiotic Detoxification". Int J Environ Res Public Health. 18(14):7508 (2021).
  • Gallet A.: "Les insecticides biologiques Bt" in Les contaminants chimiques seuls ou en mélange, Les cahiers de la Recherche No 16, pp37-39. Santé, Environnement, Travail, Anses (2021)


  • Nawrot-Esposito MP., Babin A., Pasco M., Poirié M., Gatti JL., Gallet A.: "Bacillus thuringiensis bioinsecticides induce developmental defects in non-target Drosophila melanogaster larvae". Insects, 11(10), 697 (2020);
  • Joly A., Soltys J., Gallet A., Rousset R.: "Impact of Bacillus thuringiensis-based bioinsecticides on the development of intestinal cancers". Med Sci; 36: 23–27. (2020).
  • Babin A., Nawrot-Esposito MP, Gallet A., Gatti JL., Poirié M.: "Differential side-effects of Bacillus thuringiensis bioinsecticide on non-target Drosophila flies". Scientific Reports 10, 16241 (2020).
  • Joly, A.; Rousset, R.: "Tissue Adaptation to Environmental Cues by Symmetric and Asymmetric Division Modes of Intestinal Stem Cells". Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21(17):6362 (2020).
  • Bonis, M. and Gallet A.: “Risques pour la santé et la biodiversité liés à l’utilisation d’un bioinsecticide majeur“ In Biocontrôle: Éléments pour une protection agroécologique des cultures, ed. Quae: pp. 291-296 (2020).
  • Lichtenstein D., Luckert C., Alarcan J., de Sousa G., Gioutlakis M., Katsanou E. S., … Zucchini-Pascal N., Braeuning A. and Lampen A.. "An adverse outcome pathway-based approach to assess steatotic mixture effects of hepatotoxic pesticides in vitro". Food Chem Toxicol.: 139:111283. (2020)


  • Hachfi S., Benguettat O. and Gallet A.: "Hypochlorous acid staining with R19-S in Drosophila intestine". Bio-protocol: 9(10): e3246 (2019).
  • Castella C., Pauron D., Hilliou F., Trang V.T., Zucchini-Pascal N., Gallet A. and Barbero P.: "Transcriptomic analysis of Spodoptera frugiperda Sf9 cells resistant to Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ca toxin, reveals that extracellular Ca2+, Mg2+ and production of cAMP are involved in toxicity". Biology Open: Apr 18;8(4)bio.037085 (2019).


  • Amichot M, Joly P, Martin-Laurent F, Siaussat D, Lavoir AV.: "Biocontrol, new questions for Ecotoxicology?" Environ Sci Pollut Res Int.: Dec;25(34):33895-33900 (2018).
  • Benguettat O., Jneid R., Soltys J., Loudhaief R., Brun-Barale A., Osman D., and Gallet A.: "The DH31/CGRP enteroendocrine peptide triggers intestinal contractions favoring the elimination of opportunistic bacteria". PLOS Pathogens: 14, e1007279 (2018).
  • Luckert C., Braeuning A., De Sousa G., Durinck S., Katsanou E. S., Konstantinidou P., … Zucchini-Pascal N and Lampen A.: "Adverse Outcome Pathway-Driven Analysis of Liver Steatosis in Vitro: A Case Study with Cyproconazole". Chem Res Toxicol.: 31, 784-798 (2018).


  • Loudhaief R., Brun-Barale A., Benguettat O., Nawrot-Esposito MP., Pauron D., Amichot M. and Gallet A.: "Apoptosis restores cellular density by eliminating a physiologically or genetically induced excess of enterocytes in the Drosophila midgut". Development: 144:808-819 (2017).
  • Roumengous S, Rousset R, Noselli S.: "Polycomb and Hox Genes Control JNK-Induced Remodeling of the Segment Boundary during Drosophila Morphogenesis". Cell Rep.: Apr 4;19(1):60-71 (2017).
  • Rousset R, Carballès F, Parassol N, Schaub S, Cérézo D, Noselli S.: "Signalling crosstalk at the leading edge controls tissue closure dynamics in the Drosophila embryo" PLoS Genet.: Feb 23;13(2) (2017).
  • Nawrot-Esposito MP., Loudhaief R., Gallet A.: "Protease activity assay in fly intestines". Bio-protocol: 7(18): e2560 (2017).
  • Benguettat-Magliano O et Esposito MP.: "Le dénombrement bactérien in vivo: Une méthode de quantification de bactéries dans l’intestin de drosophile". Cahier Technique INRA: N°89 Art2-ct89 (2017)
  • Deshayes, C., Siegwart, M., Pauron, D., Froger, J.-A., Lapied, B., and Apaire-Marchais, V.: "Microbial Pest Control Agents: Are they a specific and safe tool for insect pest management?" Curr. Med. Chem.: 24(27):2959-2973 (2017).


  • Amichot, M., Curty, C., Benguettat-Magliano, O., Gallet, A., and Wajnberg, E. (2016). Side effects of Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki on the hymenopterous parasitic wasp Trichogramma chilonis. Environ Sci Pollut Res 1–7. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-5830-7
  • Loudhaief R. and Gallet A. (2016) "Enteroendocrine Cells, A Potential Way to Control Intestinal Stem Cell Proliferation". Int J Stem Cell Res Ther  3(2): 3:037.
  • Renzi, M.T., Amichot, M., Pauron, D., Tchamitchian, S., Brunet, J.-L., Kretzschmar, A., Maini, S., and Belzunces, L.P. (2016). Chronic toxicity and physiological changes induced in the honey bee by the exposure to fipronil and Bacillus thuringiensis spores alone or combined. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 127, 205–213. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.01.028


  • Amichot M, Arzul G, Capowiez I, Chaton P-F, la Broise De D, Decourtye A, et al. "Effets des pesticides et réduction des impacts sur les organismes et les écosystèmes". In: Charbonnier E, Ronceux A, Carpentier A-S, Soubelet H, Barriuso E, editors. Pesticides: des impacts aux changements de pratique. 2015 ed. QUAE Versailles; 2015. 
  • Pasco M. Y.*, Loudhaief R.* and Gallet A. (2015) "The cellular homeostasis of the gut: what the Drosophila model points out". Histol Histopathol. Vol 30, pp 277-292.


  • Baron O.L. and Pauron, D. "Protein-lipid Interaction Analysis by Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)". Bio-protocol 4(18): e1237.


  • Tarès, S., Arthaud, L., Amichot, M. & Robichon, A. (2013) Environment Exploration and Colonization Behavior of the Pea Aphid Associated with the Expression of the foraging Gene. PLoS ONE 8, e65104.


  • Ayers K., Mteirek R., Cervantes A., Lavenant-Staccini L., Thérond P. and Gallet A.(2012) "Dally and Notum regulate the switch between low and high level Hedgehog pathway signalling". Development. 139:3168-79.I.F. 7.1
  • Ranieri N.; Ruel L.; Gallet A., Raisin-Tani S. and Thérond P.(2012) "Distinct Phosphorylations on Kinesin Costal-2 Mediate Differential Hedgehog Signaling Strength" Dev Cell. Feb 1.

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