Affiliation entity
BIM Biochemistry of Microbial Interactions
Interdisplinary research theme
Biology of corals and microborers
Speciality
Symbioses - Host-Microorganism Interactions - Coral Holobionts - Micro-perforating Algae (Ostreobium sp.) - Carbonates

Contact

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E-mail
anais.masse [at] mnhn.fr
Address(es)

43 rue Buffon

24 allée des crapauds

75005 Paris

Presentation

Research activities

I work on the interactions between skeletal microborers and host tissue in the branching scleractinian coral holobiont: Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus, 1758) - pioneer species.

This research is conducted using a multidisciplinary approach:

  • (i) Study of the colonization dynamics by microborers in juveniles /early life stages of the coral
  • (ii) Chemical ecology of microborer-coral interactions: establishment of the metabolite profile of dominant clades of microborers (the Ostreobium Ulvophyceae and their associated fungi), in situ or in enriched cultures; identification of molecules of chemical communication between microborers and with the coral tissue
  • (iii) Study of the potential trophic roles of microboring phototrophs by isotopic labelling experiments (13C, 15N) in situ and in co-culture (Ostreobium-tissue).

 

Publications

2023
  • Massé Anaïs, Detang Juliette, Duval Charlotte, Duperron Sébastien, Woo Anthony C. & Domart-Coulon Isabelle, 2023Bacterial Microbiota of Ostreobium, the Coral-Isolated Chlorophyte Ectosymbiont, at Contrasted Salinities. Microorganisms vol. 11, n° 5, p. 1318
    ISSN
    2076-2607
2020
  • Massé Anaïs, Tribollet Aline, Meziane Tarik, Bourguet‐Kondracki Marie-Lise, Yéprémian Claude, Sève Charlotte, Thiney Najet, Longeon Arlette, Couté Alain & Domart‐Coulon Isabelle, 2020Functional diversity of microboring Ostreobium algae isolated from corals. Environmental Microbiology vol. 22, n° 11, p. 4825-4846
    ISSN
    1462-2920
2018
  • Massé A., Domart-Coulon I., Golubic S., Duché D. & Tribollet A., 2018Early skeletal colonization of the coral holobiont by the microboring Ulvophyceae Ostreobium sp.. Scientific Reports vol. 8, n° 1, p. 2293
    ISSN
    2045-2322