Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D. Plant pathology, University of California, Davis, 2005
M.S. Agronomy, Bordeaux, France, 2000


E. Petit, C. Silver, A. Cornille, P. Gladieux, L. Rosenthal, E. Bruns, S. Yee, J. Antonovics, T. Giraud, M. E. Hood. 2017.  Co-occurrence and hybridization of anther-smut pathogens specialized on Dianthus hosts. Molecular Ecology 26 (7), 1877-1890.

F. Horns, E. Petit, M. E. Hood. 2017. Massive Expansion of Gypsy-Like Retrotransposons in Microbotryum Fungi. Genome biology and evolution 9 (2), 363-371.

E. Petit, S. M. A. Ebong, P. Le Gall, P. P. Chen, N. Nieser, et al. 2016. Molecular species delimitation and morphology of aquatic and sub-aquatic bugs (Heteroptera) in Cameroon. PloS one 11 (5), e0154905.

R. Green, H. Sang, T. Chang, E. Allan-Perkins, E. Petit, G. Jung.  2016.  Draft genome sequences of the turfgrass pathogen Sclerotinia homoeocarpa. Genome Announcement 4(1), e01715-15.

L. Xu, E. Petit, M. E. Hood.  2016.  Variation in mate-recognition pheromones of the fungal genus Microbotryum. Heredity 116 (1), 44-51

A. Marchant, F. Mougel, V. Mendonça, M. Quartier, E. Jacquin-Joly, A. da Rosa, E. Petit, M. Harry.  2016.  Comparing de novo and reference-based transcriptome assembly strategies by applying them to the blood-sucking bug Rhodnius prolixus. Insect biochemistry and molecular biology 69: 25-33.

E. Fontanillas, M. E. Hood, H. Badouin, E. Petit, V. Barbe, J. Gouzy, D. M. de Vienne, G. Aguileta, J. Poulain, P. Wincker, Z. Chen, S. S. Toh, C. A. Cuomo, M. H. Perlin, P. Gladieux, T. Giraud.  2015. Degeneration of the non-recombining regions in the mating-type chromosomes of the anther-smut fungi. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32, 928-943.

M. H. Perlin, J. Amselem, E. Fontanillas, S. S. Toh, Z. Chen, J. Goldberg, S. Duplessis, B. Henrissat, S. Young, G. Zeng, G. Aguileta, E. Petit, H. Badouin, J. Andrews, D. Razeeq, T. Gabaldón, H. Quesneville, T. Giraud, M. E. Hood, D. J. Schultz, C. A. Cuomo.  2015.  Sex and parasites: genomic and transcriptomic analysis of Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae, the biotrophic and plant-castrating anther smut fungus. BMC Genomics 16, 461.

E. Petit, M. V. Coppi, C. H. James, A. C. Tolonen, T. Warnick, W. G. Latouf, D. Amisano, A. Biddle, S. Mukherjee, N. Ivanova, A. Lykidis, M. Land, L. Hauser, N. Kyrpides, B. Henrissat, J. Lau, D. J. Schnell, G. M. Church, S. B. Leschine, J. L. Blanchard.  2015.  Genome and transcriptome of Clostridium phytofermentans, catalyst for the direct conversion of plant feedstocks to fuels. PloS one 10 (6), e0118285.

E. Petit and W. D. Gubler. 2015.  Black foot disease.  Compendium of Grapevine Diseases. Book Chapter.

G. Aguileta, D. M. de Vienne, O.N. Ross, M. E. Hood, T. Giraud, E. Petit and T. Gabaldón. 2014. High variability of mitochondrial gene order in basidiomycetes. Genome Biology and Evolution 6(2): 451–465.

E. Petit and W. D. Gubler. 2013.  Black foot disease of grapevine.  Integrated Pest Management. Book Chapter.

A. Tolonen, E. Petit, J. L. Blanchard, T. Warnick, and S. B. Leschine. 2013.  Technologies to study plant biomass fermentation using the model bacterium Clostridium phytofermentans. Biol. Convers. Biomass Fuels Chem. Explor. Nat. Util. Syst. Chapter 7.

F. Abdul-Rahman, E. Petit, J. L. Blanchard. 2013. The distribution of polyhedral bacterial microcompartments suggests frequent horizontal transfer and operon reassembly. Journal of Phylogenetics & Evolutionary Biology 1:118.

B. Büker, E. Petit, D. Begerow, and M.E. Hood. 2013. Experimental hybridization and backcrossing reveal forces of reproductive isolation in Microbotryum. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:224.

B.P.S. Nieuwenhuis, S. Billiard, S. Vuilleumier, E. Petit, M. E. Hood, and T. Giraud. 2013.  Evolutionary advantages and drawbacks of uni- versus bifactoriality in mating type determinism. Heredity 1-11.

A. K. Gibson, E Petit, J. Mena-Ali, B. Oxelman, and M. E. Hood. 2013. Life-history strategy defends against disease and affects physiological resistance. Ecology and Evolution 3: 1741-1750.

M. E. Hood, E. Petit, and T. Giraud. 2013. Extensive divergence between mating type chromosomes of the anther-smut fungus. Genetics 193: 309–315.

E. Petit, W. G. LaTouf, M. V. Coppi, T. A. Warnick, D. Currie, I. Romashko, S. Deshpande, D. J. Schnell, S. B. Leschine, and J. L. Blanchard. 2013. Involvement of a bacterial microcompartment in the metabolism of fucose and rhamnose by Clostridium phytofermentans. PLoS ONE e54337.

E. Petit, T. Giraud, D. M. de Vienne, M. A. Coelho, G. Aguileta, J. Amselem, J. Kreplak, J. Poulain, F. Gavory, P. Wincker, S. K. Young, C. Cuomo, M.H. Perlin, and M. E. Hood.  2012.  Linkage to the mating-type locus across the genus Microbotryum: Insights into non-recombining chromosomes. Evolution 66: 3519–3533.

E. Petit, E. Chung, A. Pedersen, J. Antonovics and M.E. Hood.  2012.  Variation in resistance to multiple pathogen species: anther-smuts of Silene uniflora. Ecology and Evolution 2: 2304–2314. (COVER IMAGE)

F. Horns, E. Petit, R. Yockteng, M. E. Hood. 2012. Patterns of repeat-induced point mutation in transposable elements of basidiomycete fungi. Genome Biology and Evolution 4: 240-247.

E. Petit, E. Barriault, K. Baumgartner, W. Wilcox, P. Rolshausen.  2011.  Cylindrocarpon species associated with black-foot of grapevine in the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada. American Journal of Viticulture and Enology 62: 177-183.

E. Petit and W. D. Gubler.  2007.  First report of Cylindrocarpon liriodendri causing black foot disease of grapevine in California. Plant Disease 91 (8): 1060.

E. Petit and W. D. Gubler.  2006.  Influence of Glomus intraradices on black foot disease caused by Cylindrocarpon macrodidymum on Vitis rupestris under controlled conditions. Plant Disease 90 (12): 1481.

E. Petit and W. D. Gubler.  2005.  Characterization of Cylindrocarpon species, the cause of black foot disease of grapevines in California. Plant Disease 89 (10): 1051.

W. D. Gubler, K. Baumgartner, G. T. Browne, A. Eskalen, S. R. Latham, E. Petit, and L. A. Bayramian. 2004.  Root diseases of grapevines in California and their control. Australasian Plant Pathology 33 (2): 157-165.

M. L. Gleason, E. Petit, S. N. Wegulo, and H. G. Taber. 1999.  Evaluation of SkyBit data input to the Melcast disease-warning system for control of watermelon anthracnose. Fungicide and Nematicide Tests 55:289.