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Sugio Akiko

Sugio Akiko
Team: Ecology and Genetics of Insects

Phone: (+33) 2 23 48 51 53

Research scientist at INRAE Rennes, France

Contact address

UMR1349 IGEPP, INRAE – Agrocampus Ouest – Université Rennes1, Domaine de la Motte, BP 35327, 35653 Le Rheu Cedex, France


2012: INRAE Research scientist

2008-2012  Post-Doctoral Training Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Saskia Hogenhout
Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, UK

2006-2007 Marie Curie Incoming International Fellow
Advisor: Prof. Andy Maule
Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, UK

2005: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology
Advisor: Prof. Frank White
Department of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University, USA

Research interests and expertise

I am interested in intricate interactions between plants, insects and symbionts of the insects. Currently, I am trying to understand the molecular mechanisms that are involved in the specialization of the pea aphid biotypes to their specific host plants. Please see my personal website for further information.

Selected publications

Guy E, Boulain H, Aigu Y, Le Pennec C, Chawki K, Morlière S, Schädel K, Kunert G, Simon JC, Sugio A*. (2016) Optimization of Agroinfiltration in Pisum sativum Provides a New Tool for Studying the Salivary Protein Functions in the Pea Aphid Complex. Front. Plant Sci. DOI
* corresponding author

Eyres I, Jaquiéry J, Sugio A, Duvaux L, Gharbi K, Zhou JJ, Legeai F, Nelson M, Simon JC, Smadja CM, Butlin R, Ferrari J. (2016) Differential gene expression according to race and host plant in the pea aphid. Mol Ecol. 2016. DOI

Sugio A*, Dubreuil G, Giron D, Simon JC*. (2015) Plant-insect interactions under bacterial influence: ecological implications and underlying mechanisms. J. Exp. Bot. 66, 467-478
*corresponding authors

Sugio A., Kingdom H.N., MacLean A. Nicholls V.M. and Hogenhout S.A. (2011) Phytoplasma protein effector SAP11 enhances insect vector reproduction through destabilization of plant transcription factors. PNAS. 108, E1254-1263.

Sugio A., MacLean A., Kingdom H.N., Nicholls V.M., Manimekarai R. and Hogenhout S.A.(2011)
Diverse functions of phytoplasma effectors: from plant development to defense to insects. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 49, 175-195.