• 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. bioRxiv: 

  • 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. Genome announcements, 4(5), e00987-16.


  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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.