Publications and communications of Yannick Lara

Demoulin, C., Sforna, M.-C., Lara, Y., Cornet, Y., Somogyi, A., Medjoubi, K., Grolimund, D., Sanchez, D. F., Tachoueres, R. T., Addad, A., Fadel, A., Compère, P., & Javaux, E. (16 February 2024). Polysphaeroides filiformis, a proterozoic cyanobacterial microfossil and implications for cyanobacteria evolution. iScience, 27 (2), 108865. doi:10.1016/j.isci.2024.108865

Demoulin, C., Lara, Y., Lambion, A., & Javaux, E. (January 2024). Oldest thylakoids in fossil cells directly evidence oxygenic photosynthesis. Nature, 625 (7995), 529 - 534. doi:10.1038/s41586-023-06896-7

Malaterre, C., Ten Kate, I. L., Baqué, M., Debaille, V., Grenfell, J. L., Javaux, E., Khawaja, N., Klenner, F., Lara, Y., McMahon, S., Moore, K., Noack, L., Patty, C. H. L., & Postberg, F. (10 November 2023). Is There Such a Thing as a Biosignature? Astrobiology, 23 (11), 1213 - 1227. doi:10.1089/ast.2023.0042

Pessi, I. S., Popin, R. V., Durieu, B., Lara, Y., Tytgat, B., Savaglia, V., Roncero-Ramos, B., Hultman, J., Verleyen, E., Vyverman, W., & Wilmotte, A. (July 2023). Novel diversity of polar Cyanobacteria revealed by genome-resolved metagenomics. Microbial Genomics, 9 (7), 001056. doi:10.1099/mgen.0.001056

Lara, Y., Demoulin, C., Vansteenkiste, A., & Javaux, E. (11 May 2023). Cyanobacterial photoprotective pigments as example of robust signatures of life [Poster presentation]. BEACON 2023 Biennal European Astrobiology Conference, Fuencaliente, La Palma, Spain.

Loes Ten Kate, I., Malaterre, C., Bacqué, M., Debaille, V., Lee Grenfell, J., Javaux, E., Klenner, F., Lara, Y., Mcmahon, S., Moore, K., Noack, L., Khawaja, N., Patty, L., & Postberg, F. (2023). On biosignatures and tracers of life [Paper presentation]. European Astrobiology Institute Beacon 2023, La Palma, Spain.

Hoff, G., Arias, A. A., Boubsi, F., Prsic, J., Meyer, T., Ibrahim, H. M. M., Steels, S., Luzuriaga, P., Legras, A., Franzil, L., Lequart-Pillon, M., Rayon, C., Osorio, V., De Pauw, E., Lara, Y., Deboever, E., de Coninck, B., Jacques, P., Deleu, M., ... Ongena, M. (2021). Surfactin Stimulated by Pectin Molecular Patterns and Root Exudates Acts as a Key Driver of the Bacillus-Plant Mutualistic Interaction. MBio, 12 (6). doi:10.1128/mBio.01774-21

Ahn, A.-C., Cornet, L., Beets, K., Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Javaux, E., Baurain, D., & Wilmotte, A. (18 October 2019). Biodiversity of Cyanobacteria and associated microbiome in the BCCM/ULC Culture Collection [Poster presentation]. 2019 Symposium of the Belgian Society for Microbiology, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Wilmotte, A., Beets, K., Simons, V., Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Cornet, L., & Baurain, D. (27 August 2019). BCCM/ULC : genomic research on Polar cyanobacteria. European Journal of Phycology, 54 (sup1), 31-117. doi:10.1080/09670262.2019.1626627

Ahn, A.-C., Beets, K., Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Simons, V., Cornet, L., Baurain, D., & Wilmotte, A. (13 June 2019). Cyanobacteria of Polar Regions: Focus of the BCCM/ULC Culture Collection [Poster presentation]. ECCO 2019 XXXVIII Annual Meeting of the European Culture Collections' Organisation, Turin, Italy.

Demoulin, C.* , Lara, Y.* , Cornet, L., François, C., Baurain, D., Wilmotte, A., & Javaux, E. (2019). Cyanobacteria evolution: Insight from the fossil record. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 140, 206-223. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.05.007
* These authors have contributed equally to this work.

Pessi, I. S., Puschkareva, E., Lara, Y., Borderie, F., Wilmotte, A., & Elster, J. (January 2019). Marked Succession of Cyanobacterial Communities Following Glacier Retreat in the High Arctic. Microbial Ecology, 77, 136-147. doi:10.1007/s00248-018-1203-3

Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Javaux, E., & Wilmotte, A. (18 December 2018). Adaptations to extreme conditions: the strategy of the Antarctic cyanobacterium ULC007 [Paper presentation]. Annual meeting of the FRS-FNRS Contact Group “Astrobiology: from stars and planets to extreme life”, Liège, Belgium.

Lara, Y., Wilmotte, A., Sivonen, K., De Bellis, G., Kuuppo, P., Ventura, S., Montarani, B., Henderson, P., Hoffmann, L., Zalewski, M., & Komárek, J. (2018). Metadata compilation for the MIDI-CHIP dataset. Freshwater Metadata Journal. doi:10.15504/fmj.2018.37

Wilmotte, A., Santoro, M., Beets, K., Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Simons, V., Silva-Stenico, E., De Fiore, M., Cornet, L., & Baurain, D. (October 2018). Ex-situ conservation and exploration of polar cyanobacteria in the BCCM/ULC Collection [Poster presentation]. BSM 2018 Annual Symposium "Microbes in the spotlight", Brussels, Belgium.

Lara, Y., & Wilmotte, A. (2018). The MIDICHIP database.

Wilmotte, A., Beets, K., Simons, V., Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Cornet, L., Baurain, D., & Laughinghouse IV, H. (June 2018). Ex-situ Conservation of Polar Cyanobacteria in the BCCM/ULC Collection [Poster presentation]. POLAR 2018 'Where the Poles come together', Davos, Switzerland.

Santoro, M., Chaerle, P., Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Beets, K., Chepurnova, O., Simons, V., Vyverman, W., & Wilmotte, A. (May 2018). Keeping microalgae safe and available [Poster presentation]. Algal Research for Policy-Making and Biotech Symposium, Oban, United Kingdom.

Demoulin, C., Lara, Y., François, C., & Javaux, E. (21 March 2018). Biosignatures of modern and fossil cyanobacteria [Poster presentation]. COST Life Origins Workshop 2018, Bertinoro.

Lara, Y., Beets, K., Simons, V., Durieu, B., Cornet, L., Santoro, M., Laughinghouse IV, H., Javaux, E., Baurain, D., & Wilmotte, A. (March 2018). Polar cyanobacteria in the BCCM/ULC collection : diversity and characterization [Poster presentation]. COST Life Origin Final Workshop, Bertinoro, Italy.

Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Pessi, I., Cornet, L., Baurain, D., Javaux, E., & Wilmotte, A. (March 2018). The survival toolkit of the Antarctic cyanobacterium Phormidesmis priestleyi ULC007 [Paper presentation]. COST Life Origin Final Workshop, Bertinoro, Italy.

Cornet, L., Meunier, L., Van Vlierberghe, M., Léonard, R., Durieu, B., Lara, Y., Misztak, A., Sirjacobs, D., Javaux, E., Philippe, H., Wilmotte, A., & Baurain, D. (2018). Consensus assessment of the contamination level of publicly available cyanobacterial genomes. PLoS ONE, 13 (7), 0200323. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0200323

Pessi, I. S., Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Maalouf, P., Verleyen, E., & Wilmotte, A. (2018). Community structure and distribution of benthic cyanobacteria in Antarctic lacustrine microbial mats. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94 (5), 042. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiy042

Lara, Y., & Wilmotte, A. (2017). Molecular dataset from the European project MIDI-CHIP ( EVK2-CT-1999-00026).

Wilmotte, A., Durieu, B., Lara, Y., Obbels, D., Stelmach Pessi, I., Pinseel, E., Sweetlove, M., Tytgat, B., Van De Putte, A., Van De Vijver, B., Verleyen, E., Vyverman, W., & Willems, A. (2017). Diversity and biogeography of microorganisms in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes. In A. Van de Putte (Ed.), Book of abstracts: XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 10-14 July 2017 (pp. 199). SCAR.

Lara, Y., Durieu, B., Cornet, L., Verlaine, O., Rippka, R., Stelmach Pessi, I., Misztak, A., Joris, B., Javaux, E., Baurain, D., & Wilmotte, A. (2017). Draft genome sequence of the axenic strain Phormidesmis priestleyi ULC007, a cyanobacterium isolated from Lake Bruehwiler (Larsemann Hills, Antarctica). Genome Announcements, 01546-16. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01546-16

Lara, Y., De Wever, A., Verniers, G., Pirlot, S., Viroux, L., Leporcq, B., Vanormelingen, P., Van Wichelen, J., Van der Gucht, K., Peretyatko, A., Tessier, S., Lambion, A., Reilly, M., Menzel, D., Wojnicz, A., Codd, G., Triest, L., Vyverman, W., Descy, J.-P., & Wilmotte, A. (2017). Metadata compilation for the B-BLOOMS2 dataset: Cyanobacterial bloom monitoring. Freshwater Metadata Journal, 28, 1-8. doi:10.15504/fmj.2017.28

Lara, Y., & Wilmotte, A. (2017). Molecular dataset from BELSPO project B-BLOOMS 2.

Laughinghouse, H. D., Müller, K., Adey, W., Lara, Y., Young, R., & Jonhson, G. (02 December 2015). Evolution of the Northern Rockweed, Fucus distichus, in a Regime of Glacial Cycling: Implications for Benthic Algal Phylogenetics. PLoS ONE, 10 (12), 0143795. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143795

Lara, Y., Verlaine, O., Kleinteich, J., Stelmach Pessi, I., Rippka, R., Renard, M., Cornet, L., Baurain, D., & Wilmotte, A. (03 August 2015). Genome sequencing of an endemic filamentous Antarctic cyanobacterium [Poster presentation]. 15th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Tubingen, Germany.

Wilmotte, A., Renard, M., Lara, Y., Cornet, L., Baurain, D., Waleron, M., & Waleron, K. (03 August 2015). The BCCM/ULC collection : a Biological Ressource Center for polar cyanobacteria [Poster presentation]. 15th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Tubingen, Germany.

Wilmotte, A., & Lara, Y. (03 July 2015). Basics on cyanobacterial genetics [Paper presentation]. Advanced course on Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins, Madrid, Spain.


Wilmotte, A., Renard, M., Ould Amer, Y., Lara, Y., Laughinghouse, H. D., Calusinska, M., Silva-Stenico, M. E., Genuario, D., Fiore, M., Waleron, M., & Waleron, K. (July 2013). Study and conservation of Antarctic cyanobacterial diversity in the BCCM/ULC collection [Poster presentation]. 11th SCAR Biology Symposium (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research), Barcelona, Spain.

Lara, Y., Lambion, A., Menzel, D., Codd, G., & Wilmotte, A. (28 May 2013). A cultivation-independent approach for the genetic and cyanotoxin characterization of colonial cyanobacteria. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 69, 135-143. doi:10.3354/ame01628

Berlemont, R., Spee, O., Delsaute, M., Lara, Y., Schuldes, J., Simon, C., Power, P., Daniel, R., & Galleni, M. (2013). Novel organic solvent-tolerant esterase isolated by metagenomics: insights into the lipase/esterase classification. Revista Argentina de Microbiologia, (45), 3-12.

Arguelles Arias, A., Ongena, M., Halimi, B., Lara, Y., Brans, A., Joris, B., & Fickers, P. (26 November 2009). Bacillus amyloliquefaciens GA1 as a source of potent antibiotics and other secondary metabolites for biocontrol of plant pathogens. Microbial Cell Factories, 8 (1), 63. doi:10.1186/1475-2859-8-63