• A. Gratias  and V. Geffroy. (2020). “Deciphering the Impact of a Bacterial Infection on Meiotic Recombination in Arabidopsis with Fluorescence Tagged Lines”. Genes (Basel) 11(7):832. doi: 10.3390/genes11070832



  • Richard, M. M. S., A. Gratias, B. C. Meyers and V. Geffroy. (2018). “Molecular mechanisms that limit the costs of NLR‐mediated resistance in plants”. Molecular Plant Pathology 19(11): 2516-2523.
  • Chen, N. W. G., Thareau, V., Ribeiro, T., Magdelenat, G., Ashfield, T., Innes, R.W., Pedrosa-Harand, A., and Geffroy, V. (2018). "Common Bean Subtelomeres Are Hot Spots of Recombination and Favor Resistance Gene Evolution". Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1185
  • Richard, M. M. S., A. Gratias, V. Thareau, K. D. Kim, S. Balzergue, J. Joets, S. A. Jackson and V. Geffroy. (2018). “Genomic and epigenomic immunity in common bean: the unusual features of NB-LRR gene family.” DNA Research, 25: 161-172.
  • McClean, P., K. Bett, R. Stonehouse, R. Lee, S. Pflieger, S. Moghaddam, V. Geffroy, Miklas P. and S. Mamidi. (2018). “White seed color in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) results from convergent evolution in the P (Pigment) gene.” New Phytologist, 219: 1112-1123.



  • Ribeiro, T., K. G. B. dos Santos, M. M. S. Richard, M. Sevignac, V. Thareau, V. Geffroy and A. Pedrosa-Harand (2017). "Evolutionary dynamics of satellite DNA repeats from Phaseolus beans." Protoplasma, 254(2): 791-801. DOI: 10.1007/s00709-016-0993-8.
  • Meziadi, C., S. Blanchet, V. Geffroy and S. Pflieger (2017). "Genetic resistance against viruses in Phaseolus vulgaris L.: State of the art and future prospects." Plant Science 265: 39-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2017.08.009.
  • Richard M.M.S, Thareau V., Chen N.W.G., Meziadi C., Pflieger S., Geffroy V.(2017). "What is present at common bean subtelomeres?: large resistance gene clusters, knobs and khipu satellite DNA". In « The Phaseolus vulgaris genome ». (Editors: Pérez de la Vega, Marcelino, Santalla, Marta,Marsolais, Frédéric) Compendium of Plant Genomes. Springer. p187-199.
  • Meziadi C, Blanchet S., Geffroy V., Pflieger S. "Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) and foreign gene expression in Pisum sativum L. using the ‘one-step’ Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV) viral vector" (2017). Methods Mol Biol. Functional Genomics: Methods and Protocols. (Ed. Springer protocols). 1654: 311-319. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-7231-9_23
  • Geffroy V. (2017). "Gènes de résistance spécifiques chez les plantes". Bulletin de l’association des sélectionneurs français (Special issue on "durability of disease resistance") 68 : 17-27.



  • Richard MMS. (2016). "Résistance aux maladies chez le haricot commun : Originalités d’un haricot finalement pas si commun!"In: Trésor des fèves & fleur des pois. Ed : Société National d'Horticulture de France. ISBN 978-2-913793-16-3. Ref. public. (127): 38-41. (Prix de la SNHF)
  • Meziadi C, Richard MM, Derquennes A, Thareau V, Blanchet S, Gratias A, Pflieger S, Geffroy V. (2016). “Development of molecular markers linked to disease resistance genes in common bean based on whole genome sequence”. Plant Sci. 242:351-7. doi : 10.1016/j.plantsci.2015.09.006.
  • Meziadi C, Blanchet S, Richard MM, Pilet-Nayl ML, Geffroy V, Pflieger S. (2016). “Bean pod mottle virus : a new powerful tool for functional genomics studies in Pisum sativum”. Plant Biotechnol J. 14(8):1777-1787. doi : 10.1111/pbi.12537.



  • Pflieger S, Blanchet S, Meziadi C, MMS Richard and V Geffroy (2015). “Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV) viral inoculation procedure in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)”. Bio-protocol. 5 : 13
  • De Ron AM, Papa R, Bitocchi E, González AM, Debouck DG, Brick MA, Fourie D, Marsolais F, Beaver J, Geffroy V, McClean P, Santalla M, Lozano R, Yuste-Lisbona FJ, Casqero PA (2015). Common Bean. In : Grain Legumes, Series : Handbook of Plant Breeding. AM De Ron (Ed.) Springer Science+Business Media, New York, USA, pp : 1-26.



  • Pflieger S, Blanchet S, Meziadi C, Richard MMS, Thareau V, Mary F, Mazoyer C, Geffroy V. (2014) The “one-step” Bean pod mottle virus (BPMV)-derived vector is a functional genomics tool for efficient overexpression of heterologous protein, virus-induced gene silencing and genetic mapping of BPMV R-gene in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) BMC Plant Biology. 14:232.
  • Schmutz J, McClean P, Mamidi S, Wu GA, Cannon SB, Grimwood J, Jenkins J, Shu S, Song Q, Chavarro C, Geffroy V, Moghaddam SA, Gao D, Abernathy B, Barry K, Blair M, Brick MA, Chovatia M, Gepts P, Goodstein DM, Gonzales M, Hellsten U, David L. Hyten DL, Jia G, Kelly JD, Kudrna D, Lee R, Richard MMS, Miklas PN, Osorno JM, Rodrigues J, Thareau V, Urrea CA, Wang M, Yeisoo Y, Zhang M, Wing RA, Cregan PB, Rokhsar DS, Jackson SA. (2014). A reference genome and domestication of common bean. Nature Genetics 46 (7):707-713.
  • Richard MMS, Pflieger S, Sévignac M, Thareau V, Blanchet S, Yupeng Li Y, Scott A Jackson SA, Geffroy V. (2014). Fine mapping of Co-x, an atypical disease resistance gene to Colletotrichum lindemuthianum in common bean. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 127 (7) : 1653-1666.
  • Fonseca A, Richard MMS, Geffroy V, Pedrosa-Harand A. (2014). Epigenetic analyses, repetitive DNA distribution, resistance genes and chromatin condensation patterns reveal the plasticity of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L., Fabaceae) heterochromatin. Cytogenetic and Genome Research. (DOI : 10.1159/000360572).
  • Richard MMS, S. Pflieger, A. Fonseca, A. Pedrosa-Harand, V. Geffroy. (2014). Peculiar features of common bean subtelomeres. Legume perspectives: The journal of the International Legume Society (2): 24-26.



  • Pflieger S, Richard MMS, Blanchet S, Meziadi C, Geffroy V. 2013. VIGS technology : an attractive tool for functional genomics studies in legumes. Functional Plant Biology. 40 (12):1234-1248. doi:10.1071/fp13089
  • Richard MMS, Chen NWG, Thareau V, Pflieger S, Blanchet S, Pedrosa-Harand A, Iwata A, Chavarro C, Jackson SA, Geffroy V. 2013. The subtelomeric khipu satellite repeat from Phaseolus vulgaris : lessons learned from the genome analysis of the Andean genotype G19833. Frontiers in Plant Science, (doi : 10.3389/fpls.2013.00109).
  • Iwata, A., A. Tek ; MMS Richard, B. Abernathy, A. Fonsêca, J. Schmutz, NWG. Chen, V. Thareau, G. Magdelenat, Y. Li, M. Murata, A. Pedrosa-Harand, V. Geffroy, K. Nagaki, SA. Jackson. 2013. Identification and characterization of functional centromeres of common bean. Plant Journal. 76 (1):47-60. (doi : 10.1111/tpj.12269).



  • T Ashfield, AN. Egan, BE. Pfeil, NWG Chen, MB Ratnaparkhe, CAmeline-Torregrosa, R Denny, S Cannon, JJ. Doyle, V Geffroy, BA Roe, MAS Maroof, ND Young, RW Innes. 2012. The Impact of Polyploidy on the Evolution of a Complex NB-LRR Resistance Gene Cluster in Soybean. Plant physiology. 159 : 336-354.
  • Kalunke RM, Janni M, Sella L, David P, Geffroy V, Favaron F, D’Ovidio R. 2011. Transcript analysis of the bean polygalacturonase inhibiting protein gene family reveals that PvPGIP2 is expressed in the whole plant and is strongly induced by pathogen infection. Journal of Plant Pathology. 93 : 141-148.
  • N. W. G. Chen, M. Sévignac, V. Thareau, G. Magdelenat, P. David, T. Ashfield, R. W. Innes and V. Geffroy. 2010. Specific resistances against Pseudomonas syringae effectors AvrB and AvrRpm1 have evolved differently in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), soybean (Glycine max), and Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist. 187 : 941-956.
  • Fonsêca A, Ferreira J, Ribeiro Barros dos Santos T, Mosiolek M, Bellucci E, Kami J, Gepts P, Geffroy V, Schweizer D, Galvão Bezerra dos Santos K, Pedrosa-Harand A. 2010. Cytogenetic map of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Chromosome Research. 18 : 487-502.
  • David P, colas des Francs-Small C, Sévignac M, Thareau V, Macadre C, Langin T, Geffroy V. 2010. Three highly similar formate dehydrogenase genes located in a cluster of NBS-LRR are differentially expressed under biotic and abiotic stresses in Phaseolus vulgaris. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 121 : 87-103.
  • David P, Chen NWG, Pedrosa-Harand A, Thareau V, Sévignac M, Cannon SB, Debouck D, Langin T, Geffroy V. 2009. A nomadic subtelomeric disease resistance gene cluster in common bean. Plant physiology. 151 : 1048-1065.
  • V. Geffroy, C. Macadré, P. David, A. Pedrosa-Harand, M. Sévignac, C. Dauga, T. Langin. 2009 Molecular analysis of a large subtelomeric NBS-LRR family in two representative genotypes of the major gene pools of Phaseolus vulgaris. Genetics. 181 : 405-419.
  • A. Pedrosa-Harand, J. Kami, P. Gepts, V. Geffroy, D. Schweizer. 2009. Cytogenetic mapping of common bean chromosomes reveals a less compartmentalised small-genome plant species. Chromosome research. 17 : 405-417.
  • A. Wawrzynski, T. Ashfield, N.W.G. Chen, J. Mammadov2, A. Nguyen, R. Podicheti, S.B. Cannon, V. Thareau, C. Ameline-Torregrosa, E. Cannon, B. Chacko, A. Couloux, A. Dalwani, R. Denny, S. Deshpande, A.N. Egan, N. Glover, S. Howell, D. Ilut, H. Lai, S. Martin del Campo, M. Metcalf, M. O’Bleness, B.E. Pfeil, M.B. Ratnaparkhe, S. Samain, I. Sanders, B. Ségurens, M. Sévignac, S. Sherman-Broyles, D.M. Tucker, J. Yi, J.J. Doyle, V. Geffroy, B.A. Roe, M.A. Saghai Maroof, N.D. Young, R.W. Innes. 2008 Replication of non-autonomous retroelements in soybean appears to be both recent and common. Plant physiology. 148 : 1760-1771.
  • R.W. Innes, C. Ameline-Torregrosa, T. Ashfield, E. Cannon, S.B. Cannon, B. Chacko, N.W.G. Chen, A. Couloux, A. Dalwani, R. Denny, S. Deshpande, A.N. Egan, N. Glover, C.S. Hans, S. Howell, D. Ilut, S. Jackson, H. Lai, J. Mammadov, S. Martin delCampo, M. Metcalf, A. Nguyen, M. O’Bleness, B.E. Pfeil, R. Podicheti, M.B. Ratnaparkhe, S. Samain, I. Sanders, B. Ségurens, M. Sévignac, S. Sherman-Broyles, V. Thareau, D.M. Tucker, J. Walling, A. Wawrzynski, J. Yi, J.J. Doyle, V. Geffroy, B.A. Roe, M.A. Saghai Maroof, N.D. Young. 2008 Differential accumulation of retroelements and diversification of NB-LRR disease resistance genes in duplicated regions following polyploidy in the ancestor of soybean. Plant physiology. 148 : 1740-1759.
  • P. David, M. Sévignac, V. Thareau, Y. Catillon, J Kami, P. Gepts, T. Langin and V. Geffroy. 2008 BAC end sequences corresponding to the B4 resistance gene cluster in common bean : a resource for markers and synteny analyses. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 280 : 521-533.
  • V. Geffroy, M. Sévignac, P. Billant, M. Dron and T. Langin. 2008. Resistance to Colletotrichum lindemuthianum in Phaseolus vulgaris - A case study for mapping two independent genes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 116:407-415.
  • M.A. Hannah, K.M. Krämer, V. Geffroy, J. Kopka, M.W. Blair, A. Erban, C.E. Vallejos, A.G. Heyer, F. E.T. Sanders, P.A. Millner, D.J. Pilbeam. 2007. Hybrid weakness controlled by the DL gene system in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is caused by a shoot-derived inhibitory signal leading to programmed root death. New Phytologist. 176 : 537-549.
  • J. Kami, V. Poncet, V. Geffroy and P. Gepts. 2006. Development of phylogenetically-related BAC libraries and sequence of the APA locus in Phaseolus vulgaris. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 112 (6) : 987-998.
  • E. Ferrier-Cana, C. Macadré, M. Sévignac, Perrine David, T. Langin and V. Geffroy. 2005. "Distinct post-transcriptional modifications result into seven alternative transcripts of the CC-NBS-LRR gene JA1tr of Phaseolus vulgaris". Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 110:895-905.
  • E. Ferrier-Cana, V. Geffroy, C. Macadré, F. Creusot, P. Imbert-Bolloré, M. Sévignac, and T. Langin. 2003. Characterization of expressed NBS-LRR resistance genes candidates from common bean. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 106:251-261.
  • V. Geffroy, M. Sévignac, J.C. de Oliveira, G. Fouilloux, P. Skroch, P. Thoquet, P. Gepts, T. Langin and M. Dron. 2000. Inheritance of partial resistance against Colletotrichum lindemuthianum in Phaseolus vulgaris and co-localization of QTL with genes involved in specific resistance. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact, 13:287-296.
  • V. Geffroy, D. Sicard, J. C. de Oliveira, M. Sévignac, P. Gepts, C. Neema, T. Langin and M. Dron. 1999. Identification of an ancestral resistance gene cluster involved in the coevolution process between Phaseolus vulgaris and its fungal pathogen Colletotrichum lindemuthianum. Mol. Plant-Microbe Interact, 12:774-784.
  • F. Creusot, C. Macadré, E. Ferrier Cana, C. Rioux, V. Geffroy, M. Sévignac, M. Dron and T. Langin. 1999. Cloning and molecular characterization of three members of the NBS-LRR subfamily located in the vicinity of the Co-2 locus for anthracnose resistance in Phaseolus vulgaris. Genome. 42:254-264.
  • V. Geffroy, F. Creusot, J. Falquet, M. Sévignac, A.F. Adam-Blondon, H. Bannerot, P. Gepts, M. Dron. 1998. A family of LRR sequences in the vicinity of the Co-2 locus for anthracnose resistance in Phaseolus vulgaris and potential use in marker-assisted selection. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 96:494-502.
  • R. Freyre, P. Skroch, V. Geffroy, A.F. Adam-Blondon, A. Shirmohamadali, W.C. Johnson, V. Llaca, R.O. Nodari, P.A. Pereira, S.M. Tsai, J. Tohme, M. Dron, J. Nienhuis, C.E. Vallejos and P. Gepts. 1998. Towards an integrated linkage map of common bean. 4. Development of a core linkage map and alignment of RFLP maps. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 97:847-856.