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The CEFE is currently the largest French research center in Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology. Our Mission: perform independent, fundamental scientific research on the dynamics of biodiversity, planetary environmental change, and sustainable development. The links between society and ecology is a theme of increasing importance in oour research.

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Seminars of ecology and evolution of Montpellier

  • Hanna Kokko

    2 juillet 2021, 11h30 (diffusion en visioconférence). Good reasons to live shorter lives

  • Rachel Germain

    25 juin 2021, 16h00 (diffusion en visioconférence). Matters of scale in the ecology and evolution of biodiversity




Maître de Conférences, Université de Montpellier


Etude in situ des médiateurs chimiques des plantes (métabolites phénoliques surtout), intervenant lors de stress biotiques (modèle Helianthus/Sclerotinia ; Vitis/Plasmopara Vitis/Eutypa ; Leonardoxa/fourmis ; Coffea/Nématodes ; Oriza/Nématodes) ou abiotiques (détection de l'activité herbicide sur des graminées nuisibles…), ainsi que lors de variations du milieu (cas de la domestication chez le Manioc…), ou lors de variations physiologiques (cycle végétatif du caféier, exposition aux rayonnements UV de caféiers et de Centella asiatica …)


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Laboratoire de Botanique, Phytochimie et Mycologie
Faculté de Pharmacie
BP 14491
15 av. Charles-Flahault
F-34093 Montpellier cedex 5
Tél : +33 (0) 4 11 75 96 58
Fax : +33 (0) 4 11 75 97 24



 Mots-clés :
Organisme biologique : plantes (Argania, Coffea, Centella, Helianthus, Leonardoxa, Manihot, Oriza, Vitis…)

Milieu : méditerranéen et tropical

Discipline : Ecologie chimique

Techniques :  histochimie, microspectrofluorimétrie

Thématique : médiation chimique in situ

Autres mots clés : Plantes et stress, coévolution













Kelly MT, Lykke AM, Mondolot L, Weber Ravn HW (2018) Growth conditions modify the concentrations of bioactive caffeic acid derivatives, amino acids and the structure of Plantago leaves. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 12: 2244-2257

Campa C., Urban L. , Mondolot L. , Fabre D. , Roques S. , Yves Lizzi Y. , Aarrouf J. , Doulbeau S , Breitler J.- C. , Letrez C. , Toniutti L. , Bertrand B. , La Fisca P. , Bidel L. P. R. Etienne H., 2017 - Juvenile Coffee Leaves Acclimated to Low Light are Unable to Cope with a Moderate Light Increase. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1126

Bidel L., P. R., Chomicki G., Bonini F., Mondolot L., Soule J., Coumans M., La Fisca P., Baissac Y., Petit V., Loiseau A., Cerovic Z.G., Gould K. S., Jay-Allemand C. (2015) Dynamics of flavonol accumulation in leaf tissues under different UV-B regimes in Centella asiatica (Apiaceae). Planta 242 : 545-559.

Ravn H. W., Mondolot L., Kelly M.T., Lykke A. M. (2015) Plantamajoside — A current review. Phytochemistry letters 12: 42-53

Campa C., Mondolot L., Rakotondravao A., Bidel L. P. R., Gargadennec A., Couturon E., La Fisca P., Rakotomalala J.-J., Jay-Allemand C., Aaron Davis P. (2012). A survey of mangiferin and hydroxycinnamic acid ester accumulation in coffee (Coffea) leaves: biological implications and uses. Annals of botany 110, 595-613.

Blatrix R., Djieto-Lordon C., Mondolot L., La Fisca P., Voglmayr H., McKey D. (2012) Plant-ants use symbiotic fungi as a food source: new insight into the nutritional ecology of ant–plant interactions. Proc. R. Soc. B. 279, 3940–3947

Tahrouch S., Hatimi A., Rapior S., Mondolot L., Gargadennec A., Andary C. (2011) Phenolic compounds of Argan Tree, Argania spinosa (Endemic species of south western Morocco). The Online Journal of Science and Technology. 1: 17-23.

Defossez E., Selosse M.A., Dubois M.P., Mondolot L., Faccio A., Djieto-Lordon C., McKey D., Blatrix R. 2009. Ant-plants and fungi: a new threeway symbiosis.

Guinot P., Gargadennec A., La Fisca P., Fruchier A., Andary C. & Mondolot L. 2009). Serratula tinctoria, a source of natural dye: Flavonoid pattern and histolocalization. Industrial crops and products 29: 320–325

Sarry J.-E., Grimplet, J., Sommerer N., Vallier M.-J., Pradal M., Mondolot L., Andary C., Günata Z., Romieu C. (2008) Combined Mass Mapping and Biochemical Characterization of Grape β-Glycosidase-enriched Extract. Protein J 27:258–266

Mondolot L., Marlas A., Barbeau D., Gargadennec A., Pujol B., McKey D. (2008) Domestication and defence : foliar tannins and C/N ratios in cassava and a close wild relative. Acta Oecologica, 34: 147-154

Talamond P., Mondolot L., Gargadennec A., de Kochko S., Fruchier A., Campa C. (2008) First report of mangiferin (C-glucosyl-xanthone) isolated from leaves of a wild coffee plant, Coffea pseudozanguebariae (Rubiaceae). Acta. Bot. Gallica, 155: 513-519.

Mahesh V., Million-Rousseau R., Ullmann P., Chabrillange N., Bustamante J., Mondolot L., Morant M., Michel Noirot M., Serge Hamon S., de Kochko A., Werck-Reichhart D., Campa C. 2007. Functional characterization of two p-coumaroyl ester 3'-hydroxylase genes from coffee tree: evidence of a candidate for chlorogenic acid biosynthesis. Plant Mol Biol 64:145–159.

Mondolot L., La Fisca P., Buatois B., Talansier E., de Kochko A. & Campa C. 2006. Evolution in Caffeoylquinic Acid Content and Histolocalization During Coffea canephora Leaf Development. Annals of Botany, 98 : 33-40.

Hjorth M., Mondolot L., Bruno B., Andary C., Rapior S., Kudsk P. N., Mathiassen S. K. et Weber Ravn H. 2006. An easy and rapid method using microscopy to determine herbicide effects in Poaceae weed species. Pest Management Science, 62, 515-521.

WEBER RAVN H., HJORTH M., LAURIDSEN L., KUDSK P., MATHIASSEN S. K. & MONDOLOT L. 2005. Phytochemical screening of biomarkers in plants exposed to herbicide stress. Bull. Env. Cont. Tox. 75 : 236-245.

ENNOURI M., BOURRET E., MONDOLOT L. & HAMADI A. 2005. Fatty acid composition and rheological behaviour of prickly pear seed oils. Food Chemistry, 93 : 431-437.

ZAKHIA F., DUCOUSSO M., MONDOLOT L., J.-C. CLEYET-MAREL & ANDARY C. 2003. Spot inoculation of Medicago laciniata root by Sinorhizobium meliloti C1-4 or Glomus sp. SO43 induces local accumulation of flavonoids. Acta Botanica Gallica 150 : 275-283

CHOLET C; MONDOLOT L. & ANDARY C. 2002. New histochemical observations of shot grapevine berries. Australian Journal of grape and Wine Research 8 : 126-131.

TAHROUCH S., RAPIOR S., MONDOLOT-COSSON L., IDRISSI-HASSANI A., BESSIERE J.M. & ANDARY C. 2002. Peganum harmala : source combinée d’arômes et de colorants. Reviews in Biology and Biotechnology 2 : 33-37.

DEHON L., MONDOLOT L., DURAND M., CHALIES C., ANDARY C. & MACHEIX J.J. 2001. Differential compartmentation of o-diphenols and peroxidase activity in the inner sapwood of the Juglans nigra tree. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 39 : 473-477.

MONDOLOT L., J.-L. ROUSSEL & ANDARY C. 2001. New applications for an old lignified element staining reagent. The histochemical Journal 33 : 379-385.

MONDOLOT-COSSON L., ANDARY C., GUANG-HUI D. & ROUSSEL J.L. 1997. Histolocalisation de substances phénoliques intervenant lors d'interactions plante-pathogène chez le Tournesol et la Vigne.  Acta Botanica Gallica 144 : 353-362.

DAI G. H., ANDARY C., MONDOLOT-COSSON L. & BOUBALS D. 1995. Histochemical responses of leaves of in vitro plantlets of Vitis spp. to infection with Plasmopara viticola. Phytopathology. 85 : 149-154.