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Benoit van der Rest


Research Project : 

Transcriptional regulation of tomato fleshy fruit development

Scientific Career




  • Involvment of MADS-box factors in tomato fruit develoment

  • Characterization of the short-chain alcohol dehydrogenase family

  • Protein-protein interactions involved in auxin perception


  • Huang B, Routaboul J-M, Liu M, Deng W, Maza E, Mila I, Hu G, Zouine M, Frasse P, Vrebalov JT, Giovannoni JJ, Li Z, van der Rest B, Bouzayen M: Overexpression of the class D MADS-box gene Sl-AGL11 impacts fleshy tissue differentiation and structure in tomato fruits. (2017) J. Exp. Bot., 68:4869‑4884.
  •  Hao Y, Wang X, Li X, Bassa C, Mila I, Audran C, Maza E, Li Z, Bouzayen M, van der Rest B, Zouine M: Genome-wide identification, phylogenetic analysis, expression profiling, and protein-protein interaction properties of TOPLESS gene family members in tomato. (2014) J. Exp. Bot., vol. 65:1013‑1023.
  •  Moummou, H., Tonfack, L.B., Chervin, C., Benichou, M., Youmbi, E., Ginies, C., Latché, A.,  Pech, J.C., van der Rest, B. 2012. Functional characterization of SlscADH1, a fruit-ripening-associated short-chain alcohol dehydrogenase of tomato. J. Plant Physiol., 169, 1435-1444. 
  • Moummou, Hanane and Kallberg, Yvonne and Tonfack, Libert Brice and Persson, Bengt and van der Rest, Benoît. The Plant Short-Chain Dehydrogenase (SDR) superfamily:genome-wide inventory and diversification patterns. (2012) BMC Plant Biology, vol. 12: 219.  
  • Tonfack L.B., Moummou H., Latché A., Youmbi E., Bénichou M., Pech J.C. and van der Rest B. 2011.The Plant SDR super-family: involvement in primary and secondary metabolism. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 12:41-53.

  • Louveau, T., Leitao C., Green S., Hamiaux C., van der Rest B., Dechy-Cabaret O., Atkinson R., Chervin C. 2011. Predicting the substrate specificity of a glycosyltransferase implicated in the production of phenolic volatiles in tomato fruit. FEBS J., 278, 390–400.   
  • Léger M, Gavalda S, Guillet V, van der Rest B, Slama N, Montrozier H, Mourey L, Quémard A, Daffé M, Marrakchi H. The dual function of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis FadD32 required for mycolic acid biosynthesis. (2009) Chem Biol. 16:510-519.  
  • Gavalda S, Léger M, van der Rest B, Stella A, Bardou F, Montrozier H, Chalut C, Burlet-Schiltz O, Marrakchi H, Daffé M, Quémard A. The Pks13/FadD32 crosstalk for the biosynthesis of mycolic acids in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (2009) J Biol Chem. 284:19255-64.    
  • Pech J.C., Latché A.  and van der Rest B. (2008) “Genes involved in the biosynthesis of aroma volatiles in fruit and             vegetables and biotechnological applications” In: Fruit and vegetable flavour: recent advances and future prospects: Brückner and  Wyllie, Ed. Chapter 13, p 254-271
  • Meniche X, de Sousa-d'Auria C, Van-der-Rest B, Bhamidi S, Huc E, Huang H, De Paepe D, Tropis M, McNeil M, Daffé M, Houssin C. Partial redundancy in the synthesis of the D-arabinose incorporated in the cell wall arabinan of Corynebacterineae. (2008) Microbiology 154:2315-26.  


Before 2006

  • van der Rest B, Danoun S, Boudet AM, Rochange SF. Down-regulation of cinnamoyl-CoA reductase in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) induces dramatic changes in soluble phenolic pools.  (2006) J Exp Bot;57(6):1399-411.   
  • van der Rest B, Rolland N, Boisson AM, Ferro M, Bligny R, Douce R. Identification and characterization of plant glycerophosphodiester phosphodiesterase. (2004) Biochem J. 379: 601-7.  
  •  van der Rest B, Boisson AM, Gout E, Bligny R, Douce R. Glycerophosphocholine metabolism in higher plant cells. Evidence of a new glyceryl-phosphodiester phosphodiesterase.(2002) Plant Physiol. 130(1):244-55.