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Sandra Bensmihen

Posted by | February 28, 2021


Sandra Bensmihen

Job Title:

chargée de recherche/ project leader


Phone Number:

+33 561285463



2003-phD: Paris, France

2003-2006: post doc with Enrico COEN, JIC, Norwich UK

2006-2008: post doc with Clare GOUGH, LIPM, France

2008-present: permanent position as a researcher at CNRS, LIPM, Toulouse, France

Research Areas:

  • How symbiotic signals cross talk with hormonal pathways to control root development and the establishment of symbiosis

Current N-related Projects: 

  • Towards understanding the molecular mechanisms whereby LCOs and auxin cross talk to regulate root development and early steps of nodulation


Buhian WP and Bensmihen, S. Mini-Review: Nod Factor Regulation of Phytohormone Signaling and Homeostasis During Rhizobia-Legume Symbiosis. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2018 DOI:10.3389/fpls.2018.01247

Herrbach V, Chirinos X, Rengel D, Agbevenou K, Vincent R, Pateyron S, et al. Nod factors potentiate auxin signaling for transcriptional regulation and lateral root formation in Medicago truncatula. J of experimental botany.  2017 68(3):569-83.  DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erw474

Rival P, de Billy F, Bono JJ, Gough C, Rosenberg C, Bensmihen S. Epidermal and cortical roles of NFP and DMI3 in coordinating early steps of nodulation in Medicago truncatula. Development. 2012;139(18):3383-91. doi: dev.081620 [pii]10.1242/dev.081620.

Bensmihen S, de Billy F, Gough C. Contribution of NFP LysM domains to the recognition of Nod factors during the Medicago truncatula/Sinorhizobium meliloti symbiosis.PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e26114. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026114.