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  • ORCID 0000-0003-3446-2994
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**Elena Martino** is assistant professor at the Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology ([http://www.dbios.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Show?\_id=emartino;sort=U2;search=;hits=201](http://www.dbios.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Show?_id=emartino;sort=U2;search=;hits=201)) (former Department of Plant Biology) - University of Turin. She got the **Bachelor Degree** in Natural Sciences (mark 110/110 *cum laude et menzione*) at the University of Turin on **July 15, 1996**, discussing a Master Degree report titled: “Morphological and functional characterization of symbiotic mycelia coming from a heavy metal contaminated site”. She got the **Optime award** from the Industrial Union of Turin and the **award for the Best report in Natural Science** for the Academic Year 1996/97. From **1997 to 1998** she was engaged in a **Postgraduate Training Experience** at the Department of Plant Biology of the University of Turin**,** obtaining a CNR (*National Council of Research*) grant concerning the thematic “Functional and genomic biodiversity of mycorrhizal fungi”. She got the **PhD** at the University of Turin on **March 7, 2001**, with a dissertation titled: “Interactions between ericoid mycorrhizal fungi and heavy metals”. During her PhD she spent two **research periods abroad** (Prof. G.M. Gadd Lab - Department of Biological Sciences - University of Dundee, Scotland, from March 1 to November 30, **1999**; Dr. C. Azcon-Aguilar Lab - Zaidin Experimental Centre, Granada, Spain, from 3 to 11 August, **2000**). On **2000** she got the **Qualification** to teach Natural Sciences, Geography and Microbiology at the Secondary School. She got a 1st level **Bioinformatics Master** at the University of Turin on **February 7, 2002**. Since **November 1, 2002** she has a permanent position as assistant professor at the Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology of the University of Torino. Since **2002** she has been involved in local University projects concerning the mechanisms regulating the interaction of soil fungi with different types of environmental contaminants and possible development of new bioremediation systems. She studied in particular the response of tolerant ericoid endomycorrhizal fungi coming from polluted sites to heavy metal stress. Through a proteomics approach, enzymes induced by heavy metals have been found, whose expression could partly explain the metal tolerance shown by these mycorrhizal fungi. From October **2003** to March **2004,** she spent a research period in the Prof. P.D. Spanu Lab, Imperial College, London (UK), thanks to a fellowship from the National Academy of Lincei, working on fungal genetic transformation. She was able to stable genetically transform and visualize *in planta* an endomycorrhizal fungus for the first time. The possibility to genetically transform this fungus has been fundamental to unravel heavy metal tolerance mechanisms. **From 2004 to 2006** she has been responsible for the subproject 3.3 (Endophytes and root associates as natural agents of bioremediation) of the Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Biosensing (CEBIOVEM) of the Department of Plant Biology, University of Turin. **From 2002 to 2008** she was involved in a Piedmont Region project: “Asbestos hazard in Western Alps”, collaborating with Prof. B. Fubini (Chemistry Department, University of Turin) and with the Interdepartmental Centre for the Study of Asbestos and Others Dangerous Particulates G. Scansetti (Turin, Italy). Aim of the project was the study of the interaction between soil fungi and asbestos mineral fibres and the possible role of fungal microorganisms as detoxification agents. Interesting results were obtained and published, showing the ability of fungi to solubilize iron (one of the main responsible for asbestos toxicity), from the fibres. These results were commented on Nature Science Update, suggesting the interesting and important perspectives of this project. In the period **2008-2012** she has been involved in a scientific collaboration with the group of Prof. M. Chalot and Dr. D. Blaudez (University of Nancy, France) including the participation to two different projects: (i) the Phytopop project (<http://dendroremediation.univ-fcomte.fr/spip.php?rubrique5>) with the purpose to explore poplar potential in phytoremediation processes. She was involved in the task aiming at identify mycorrhizal and endophytic fungi associated to poplar roots and at analyze their impact on the phytoremediation process; (ii) a project intended to investigate metal transporters in the ericoid endomycorrhizal fungus *Oidiodendron maius* and to screen for metal tolerance an *O. maius* random-mutants collection. This collaboration was partly supported by a fellowship from the University of Turin (WWS - World Wide Style – project). Since **2010** she is involved in the international project “Exploring the Genome Diversity of Mycorrhizal Fungi to Understand the Evolution and Functioning of Symbiosis in Woody Shrubs and Trees” in the framework of the Mycorrhizal Genomics Initiative, MGI ([https://jgi.doe.gov/the-mycorrhizal-genomics-initiative-or-exploring-tree-fungal-symbioses/](http://mycor.nancy.inra.fr/IMGC/MycoGenomes/)) coordinated by Dr. F. Martin (INRAE / Université de Lorraine, Centre INRAE Grand Est Nancy) in collaboration with the Joint Genome Institute (JGI, California). Some results of this project have been published in *Nature Genetics* (<http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v47/n4/full/ng.3223.html>) and commented in the media ([https://www.unito.it/comunicati\_stampa/funghi-10-100-1000-genomi-ricercatrici-unito-su-nature-genetics](https://www.unito.it/comunicati_stampa/funghi-10-100-1000-genomi-ricercatrici-unito-su-nature-genetics)). In the framework of this collaboration, she got two projects funded by the Laboratoire d’excellence (Labex) ARBRE (Nancy, France) (Projets Incitatifs), the first one in **2013** (project title “Looking for effector symbiosis-related proteins in the ericoid endomycorrhizal fungus *Oidiodendron maius*”) (https://mycor.nancy.inra.fr/ARBRE/?page\_id=296) and the second one in **2019** (project title: "Isolation, identification, structural and functional characterization of new polyketides produced by the mycorrhizal fungus *Oidiodendron maius"*) (https://mycor.nancy.inra.fr/ARBRE/?page\_id=296*).* Since **2013** she develops part of her research activity at the Centre INRAE Grand Est Nancy (France) where she is hosted as invited researcher ([https://mycor.nancy.inra.fr/IAM/?page\_id=853](http://mycor.nancy.inra.fr/IAM/?page_id=853)).

Publications

Frequency of the two mating types in the soil under productive and non-productive trees in five French orchards of the Périgord black truffle (Tuber melanosporum Vittad.)

Juan Chen , Herminia de La Varga , Flora Todesco , Pauline Beacco , Elena Martino,
Mycorrhiza, 2021, 31 (3), pp. 361-369. ⟨10.1007/s00572-020-01011-4⟩
Journal articles hal-03470614v1
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The virome from a collection of endomycorrhizal fungi reveals new viral taxa with unprecedented genome organization

Suvi Sutela , Marco Forgia , Eeva J Vainio , Marco Chiapello , Stefania Daghino
Virus Evolution, 2020, ⟨10.1093/ve/veaa076⟩
Journal articles hal-03024031v1
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Modulation of Plant and Fungal Gene Expression Upon Cd Exposure and Symbiosis in Ericoid Mycorrhizal Vaccinium myrtillus

Salvatore Casarrubia , Elena Martino , Stefania Daghino , Annegret Kohler , Emmanuelle Morin
Frontiers in Microbiology, 2020, 11, ⟨10.3389/fmicb.2020.00341⟩
Journal articles hal-02905623v1
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Yeast expression of mammalian Onzin and fungal FCR1 suggests ancestral functions of PLAC8 proteins in mitochondrial metabolism and DNA repair

Stefania Daghino , Luigi Di Vietro , Luca Petiti , Elena Martino , Cristina Dallabona
Scientific Reports, 2019, 9 (6629), ⟨10.1038/s41598-019-43136-3⟩
Journal articles hal-02948853v1

Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi and their genomes: another side to the mycorrhizal symbiosis?

Silvia Perotto , Stefania Daghino , Elena Martino
New Phytologist, 2018, 220 (4), pp.1141-1147. ⟨10.1111/nph.15218⟩
Journal articles hal-02989297v1

Comparative genomics and transcriptomics depict ericoid mycorrhizal fungi as versatile saprotrophs and plant mutualists

Elena Martino , Emmanuelle Morin , Gwen-Aëlle Grelet , Alan Kuo , Annegret Kohler
New Phytologist, 2018, 217 (3), pp.1213-1229. ⟨10.1111/nph.14974⟩
Journal articles hal-02080038v1
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The Hydrophobin-Like OmSSP1 May Be an Effector in the Ericoid Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

Salvatore Casarrubia , Stefania Daghino , Annegret Kohler , Emmanuelle Morin , Hassine-Radhouane Khouja
Frontiers in Plant Science, 2018, 9, pp.1-14. ⟨10.3389/fpls.2018.00546⟩
Journal articles hal-01844910v1
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New mutualistic fungal endophytes isolated from poplar roots display high metal tolerance

Laurence Lacercat-Didier , Charlotte Berthelot , Julie Foulon , Audrey Errard , Elena Martino
Mycorrhiza, 2016, 26 (7), pp.657 - 671. ⟨10.1007/s00572-016-0699-y⟩
Journal articles hal-01512275v1

Model systems to unravel the molecular mechanisms of heavy metal tolerance in the ericoid mycorrhizal symbiosis

Stefania Daghino , Elena Martino , Silvia Perotto
Mycorrhiza, 2016, 26 (4), pp.263-274. ⟨10.1007/s00572-015-0675-y⟩
Journal articles hal-02988459v1
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Ecologically Different Fungi Affect Arabidopsis Development: Contribution of Soluble and Volatile Compounds.

Salvatore Casarrubia , Sara Sapienza , Héma Fritz , Stefania Daghino , Maaria Rosenkranz
PLoS ONE, 2016, 11 (12), pp.e0168236. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0168236⟩
Journal articles hal-01499062v1

Common and metal-specific proteomic responses to cadmium and zinc in the metal tolerant ericoid mycorrhizal fungus Oidiodendron maius Zn

M. Chiapello , E. Martino , S. Perotto
Metallomics, 2015, 7 (5), pp.805-815. ⟨10.1039/c5mt00024f⟩
Journal articles hal-01579583v1
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Convergent losses of decay mechanisms and rapid turnover of symbiosis genes in mycorrhizal mutualists

Annegret Kohler , Alan Kuo , Laszlo G. Nagy , Emmanuelle Morin , Kerrie W. Barry
Nature Genetics, 2015, 47 (4), pp.410-U176. ⟨10.1038/ng.3223⟩
Journal articles hal-02639336v1
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OmGOGAT-disruption in the ericoid mycorrhizal fungus Oidiodendron maius induces reorganization of the N pathway and reduces tolerance to heavy-metals

H R Khouja , S Daghino , S Abbà , F Boutaraa , M Chalot
Fungal Genetics and Biology, 2014, 71, pp.1-8. ⟨10.1016/j.fgb.2014.08.003⟩
Journal articles hal-01114970v1

OmZnT1 and OmFET, two metal transporters from the metal-tolerant strain Zn of the ericoid mycorrhizal fungus Oidiodendron maius, confer zinc tolerance in yeast

Radhouane Khouja, Hassine , Simona Abba, , Laurence Lacercat-Didier, , Stefania Daghino, , Didier Doillon,
Fungal Genetics and Biology, 2013, 52, pp.53-64. ⟨10.1016/j.fgb.2012.11.004⟩
Journal articles hal-00943938v1

Specific regions in the Sod1 locus of the ericoid mycorrhizal fungus Oidiodendron maius from metal-enriched soils show a different sequence polymorphism

Marta Vallino , Elisa Zampieri , Claude Murat , Mariangela Girlanda , Sandro Picarella
FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2011, 75 (2), pp.321 - 331. ⟨10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.01003.x⟩
Journal articles hal-02649139v1

Morphological analysis of early contacts between pine roots and two ectomycorrhizal Suillus strains

Paola Bonfante , R. Balestrini , Elena Martino , S. Perotto , Claude Plassard
Mycorrhiza, 1998, 8, pp.1-10
Journal articles hal-02691145v1

Molecular investigations of ericoid and orchid mycorrhizal fungi reveal new mycoviral taxa

Stefania Daghino , Suvi Sutela , Marco Forgia , Eeva J Vainio , Marco Chiapello
115th Conference of the Italian Botanical Society,, Sep 2020, On-line, September 9-11, Italy
Conference papers hal-03047748v1

Characterization of polyketide synthases in an ericoid endomycorrhizal fungus using a molecular approach

Simone Belmondo , Stefania Daghino , Shingo Miyauchi , Gang Wu , Domitilla Meloni
1st Conference for Young Botanists (CYBO), Feb 2020, Genova, Italy
Conference papers hal-03047783v1

Cd-regulated plant and fungal genes in the ericoid mycorrhizal symbiosis

Salvatore Casarrubia , Elena Martino, , Stefania Daghino, , Annegret Kohler , Emmanuelle Morin
Riunione annuale dei gruppi di lavoro SBI, Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare, Biotecnologie e Differenziamento, Jun 2018, Sanremo, Italy
Conference papers hal-03467505v1

The small secreted protein OmSSP1 is up-regulated in ericoid mycorrhiza and is involved in symbiosis

Stefania Daghino , Salvatore Casarrubia , Annegret Kohler , Emmanuelle Morin , Yohann Daguerre
Effectome meeting XI, Nov 2018, Lauret, France
Conference papers hal-03047789v1

Comparative genomics and transcriptomics for understanding ericoid mycorrhizal fungi ecology

Elena Martino, , Emmanuelle Morin , Gwen-Aëlle Grelet , Annegret Kohler , Stefania Daghino
9th International Conference on Mycorrhiza, ICOM9, Jul 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Conference papers hal-03470193v1

Phenotypic and genomic adaptation of the ericoid fungus Oidiodendron maius to heavy metals

Stefania Daghino, , Claude C. Murat , Stéphane de Mita , Elena Martino, , Francis M Martin
13th European Conference on Fungal Genetics, Apr 2016, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03468346v1

Oidiodendron maius: from the study of the tolerance mechanisms to the study of the interaction with the host plant

Elena Martino,
Invited seminar, Jan 2016, Hasselt, Belgium
Conference papers hal-03470225v1

Genomic and phenotypic divergence among heavy metal tolerant and sensitive isolates of the ericoid fungus Oidiodendron maius

Stefania Daghino , Claude Murat , Stéphane de Mita , Elena Martino, , Francis Martin
15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG15), Feb 2020, Rome, Italy
Conference poster hal-03469262v1

Modulation of plant and fungal gene expression upon Cd exposure and symbiosis in ericoid mycorrhizal Vaccinium myrtillus

Elena Martino, , Salvatore Casarrubia , Stefania Daghino , Annegret Kohler , Emmanuelle Morin
115th Conference of the Italian Botanical Society, Sep 2020, online, Italy
Conference poster hal-03469225v1

Polyketide synthases in the ericoid endomycorrhizal fungus Oidiodendron maius

Simone Belmondo , Stefania Daghino , Shingo Miyauchi , Gang Wu , Domitilla Meloni
15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics, Feb 2020, ROME, Italy
Conference poster hal-02936036v1

OmSSP1, a hydrophobin-like small secreted protein, is a putative effector in ericoid mycorrhiza

Stefania Daghino , Salvatore Casarrubia , Annegret Kohler , Emmanuelle Morin , Yohann Daguerre
4th international Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting, Feb 2019, Turin, Italy
Conference poster hal-03469295v1

Transcriptomic analysis of plant and fungal Cd-regulated genes in the ericoid mycorrhizal symbiosis

Salvatore Casarrubia , Elena Martino, , Stefania Daghino , Annegret Kohler , Emmanuelle Morin
4th international Molecular Mycorrhiza Meeting, Feb 2019, Turin, Italy
Conference poster hal-03469280v1

Polyketide synthases in the ericoid endomycorrhizal fungus Oidiodendron maius

Elena Martino , Stefania Daghino , Simone Belmondo , Domitilla Meloni , Shingo Miyauchi
VI International Plant Science Conference, Sep 2019, Padova, Italy
Conference poster hal-02936033v1

The hydrophobin-like OmSSP1 may be an effector in the ericoid mycorrhizal symbiosis

Salvatore Casarrubia , Stefania Daghino , Annegret Kohler , Emmanuelle Morin , Hassine-Radhouane Khouja
3rd MPIterMic - ARBRE workshop on Molecular Plant Fungal Interactions, Nov 2018, Cologne, Germany
Conference poster hal-03469309v1

The small secreted protein OmSSP1 is up-regulated in ericoid mycorrhiza and is involved in symbiosis

Salvatore Casarrubia , Stefania Daghino , Annegret Kohler , Emmanuelle Morin , Yohann Daguerre
9th International Conference on Mycorrhiza, ICOM9, Jul 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Conference poster hal-03470134v1

Fungi with different ecological strategies affect Arabidopsis development in vitro: contribution of some soluble and volatile compounds

Salvatore Casarrubia , Sara Sapienza , Héma Fritz , Stefania Daghino, , Maaria Rosenkranz
111° Congresso della Società Botanica Italiana (III International Plant Science Conference - IPSC), Sep 2016, Rome, Italy
Conference poster hal-03470159v1

New insights from genome and transcriptome analyses of four ericoid mycorrhizal fungi

Elena Martino, , Gwen-Aëlle Grelet , Emmanuelle Morin , Annegret Kohler , Stefania Daghino
13th European Conference on Fungal Genetics, Apr 2016, Paris, France
Conference poster hal-03470143v1