- Dussert Y., Mazet I.D., Couture C.,Gouzy J., Piron M.C., Rispe C., Mestre P., Delmotte F. (March 2019). A High-Quality Grapevine Downy Mildew Genome Assembly Reveals Rapidly Evolving and Lineage-Specific Putative Host Adaptation Genes. Genome Biology and Evolution 11(3):954-969 :

- Dussert Y., Mazet I.D., Couture C.,Gouzy J., Piron M.C., Rispe C., Mestre P., Delmotte F. (2018). High quality assembly of the grapevine downy mildew (Plasmopara viticola) genome reveals lineage-specific and fast-evolving genes potentially involved in host adaptation. March 2019, Genome Biology and Evolution 11(3): 954-969 :

- Dussert  Y., Gouzy J., Richart-Cervera S., Mazet I. D., Delière L., Couture C., Legrand L., Piron M.C., Mestre P., and Delmotte F. (2016). Draft genome sequence of Plasmopara viticola, the grapevine downy mildew pathogen. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00987-16

- Dussert Y, Legrand L, Mazet I, Couture C, Piron MC, Serre RF, Bouchez O, Mestre P, Toffolatti SL, Giraud T, Delmotte F (2020) Identification of the first Oomycete mating-type locus sequence in the grapevine downy mildew pathogen, Plasmopara viticola. Current Biology, 30, 3897-3907,



- Mestre P., Carrere S., Gouzy J., Piron M.‐C., Tourvieille de Labrouhe D., Vincourt P., Delmotte F., Godiard L. (2016). Comparative analysis of expressed CRN and RXLR effectors from two Plasmoparaspecies causing grapevine and sunflower downy mildew. Plant Pathol. 65(5):767–781.

- Mestre P, Piron M-C, Merdinoglu D. (2012). Identification of effector genes from the phytopathogenic Oomycete Plasmopara viticolathrough the analysis of gene expression in germinated zoospores. Fungal Biol. 116(7):825–835.



- Manon Paineau, Andrea Miniob, Pere Mestrec, Frédéric Fabrea, Isabelle D. Mazeta, Carole Couturea, Fabrice Legeaid,e, Thomas Dumartinet , Dario Cantub, and François Delmotte, An effector deletion leads to the breakdown of partial grapevine resistance to downy mildew. bioRxiv, version posted August 18, 2023,

- Paineau M., Mazet ID, Wiedemann-Merdinoglu S, Fabre F, Delmotte F (2022), The characterisation of pathotypes in grapevine downy mildew provides insights into the breakdown of Rpv3, Rpv10 and Rpv12 factors in grapevines. Phytopathology, 112, 2329-2340,

- Delmas C. E., Dussert Y., Delière L., Couture C., Mazet I. D., Richart Cervera S., & Delmotte F. (2017). Soft selective sweeps in fungicide resistance evolution: recurrent mutations without fitness costs in grapevine downy mildew. Molecular Ecology, 26(7), 1936-1951.

- Delmas C. E., Fabre F., Jolivet J., Mazet I. D., Richart Cervera S., Deliere L., & Delmotte F. (2016). Adaptation of a plant pathogen to partial host resistance: selection for greater aggressiveness in grapevine downy mildew. Evolutionary Applications, 9(5), 709-725.

- Delmotte F., Mestre P., Schneider C., Kassemeyer H. H., Kozma P., Richart-Cervera S. and Delière, L. (2014). Rapid and multiregional adaptation to host partial resistance in a plant pathogenic oomycete: evidence from European populations of Plasmopara viticola, the causal agent of grapevine downy mildew. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 27, 500-508

- Peressotti E., Wiedemann-Merdinoglu S., Delmotte F., Bellin D., Di Gaspero G., Testolin R., Merdinoglu D. and Mestre P. (2010). Breakdown of resistance to grapevine downy mildew upon limited deployment of a resistant variety. BMC Plant Biol. 10(1):147.


Phylogeography, invasion, population genetics

- Fontaine MC, Labbé F, Dussert Y, Delière L, Richart-Cervera S, Giraud T, Delmotte F (2021) Europe as a bridgehead in the worldwide invasion history of grapevine downy mildew, Plasmopara viticola. Current Biology, 31, 2155-2166.e2154,

- Rouxel M., Mestre P., Baudoin A., Carisse O., Delière L., Ellis M.A., Gadoury D., Lu J., Nita M., Richard-Cervera S., Shildler A., Wise A., Delmotte F. (2014). Geographic distribution of species of Plasmopara viticola causing downy mildew of grape on wild and cultivated grapes in Eastern North America. Phytopathology, 104(7), 692-701.

- Fontaine M.C., Austerlitz F., Giraud T., Labbé F., Papura D., Richard-Cervera S., and Delmotte F. (2013). Genetic signature of a range expansion and leap-frog event after the recent invasion of Europe by the grapevine downy mildew pathogen Plasmopara viticola. Molecular Ecology, Volume22, Issue10: 2771-2786.

- Rouxel M., Mestre P., Comont G., LehmanB. L., Schilder A., and Delmotte F. (2013). Phylogenetic and experimental evidence for host-specialized cryptic species in a biotrophic oomycete. New Phytologist, 197: 251–263.

- Rouxel M., Papura D., Nogueira M., Machefer V., Dezette D., Richard-Cervera S., Carrere S., Mestre P., and Delmotte F. (2012). Microsatellite markers for the characterization of native and introduced populations of Plasmopara viticola, the causal agent of grapevine downy mildew. Applied and Environmental Microbiology,  78:6337– 6340.

- Delmotte F., Machefer V., Giresse X., Richard-Cervera S., Latorse M. P., and Beffa R. (2011). Characterization of Single-Nucleotide-Polymorphism Markers for Plasmopara viticola, the Causal Agent of Grapevine Downy Mildew. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:7861-7863. 

- Carisse O, Van der Heyden H, Tremblay DM, Hébert PO, Delmotte F (2021) Evidence for differences in the temporal progress of Plasmopara viticola clades riparia and aestivalis airborne inoculum monitored in vineyards in eastern Canada using a specific multiplex quantitative PCR assay. Plant Disease, 105, 1666-1676,