Home page > en > Research > Teams > Glycogenomics


Head Bernard HENRISSAT

Latest Publications

  1. Cultivation and sequencing of rumen microbiome members from the Hungate1000 Collection. (2018) Seshadri R, Leahy SC, Attwood GT, Teh KH, Lambie SC, Cookson AL, Eloe-Fadrosh EA, Pavlopoulos GA, Hadjithomas M, Varghese NJ, Paez-Espino D, Perry R, Henderson G, Creevey CJ, Terrapon N, Lapebie P, Drula E, Lombard V, Rubin E, Kyrpides NC, Henrissat B, Woyke T, Ivanova NN, Kelly WJ. Nat Biotechnol in press PMID:29553575
  2. High intraspecific genome diversity in the model arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiont Rhizophagus irregularis. (2018) Chen ECH, Morin E, Beaudet D, Noel J, Yildirir G, Ndikumana S, Charron P, St-Onge C, Giorgi J, Kruger M, Marton T, Ropars J, Grigoriev IV, Hainaut M, Henrissat B, Roux C, Martin F, Corradi N. New Phytol in press PMID:29355972
  3. An ancient family of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases with roles in arthropod development and biomass digestion. (2018) Sabbadin F, Hemsworth GR, Ciano L, Henrissat B, Dupree P, Tryfona T, Marques RDS, Sweeney ST, Besser K, Elias L, Pesante G, Li Y, Dowle AA, Bates R, Gomez LD, Simister R, Davies GJ, Walton PH, Bruce NC, McQueen-Mason SJ. Nat Commun 9 756 PMID:29472725
  4. A model species for agricultural pest genomics: the genome of the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). (2018) Schoville SD, Chen YH, Andersson MN, Benoit JB, Bhandari A, Bowsher JH, Brevik K, Cappelle K, Chen MM, Childers AK, Childers C, Christiaens O, Clements J, Didion EM, Elpidina EN, Engsontia P, Friedrich M, Garcia-Robles I, Gibbs RA, Goswami C, Grapputo A, Gruden K, Grynberg M, Henrissat B, Jennings EC, Jones JW, Kalsi M, Khan SA, Kumar A,Li F, Lombard V, Ma X, Martynov A, Miller NJ, Mitchell RF, Munoz-Torres M, Muszewska A, Oppert B, Palli SR, Panfilio KA, Pauchet Y, Perkin LC, Petek M, Poelchau MF, Record E, Rinehart JP, Robertson HM, Rosendale AJ, Ruiz-Arroyo VM, Smagghe G, Szendrei Z, Thomas GWC, Torson AS, Vargas Jentzsch IM, Weirauch MT, Yates AD, Yocum GD, Yoon JS, Richards S. Sci Rep 8 1931 PMID:29386578
  5. Lytic xylan oxidases from wood-decay fungi unlock biomass degradation. (2018) Couturier M, Ladeveze S, Sulzenbacher G, Ciano L, Fanuel M, Moreau C, Villares A, Cathala B, Chaspoul F, Frandsen KE, Labourel A, Herpoel-Gimbert I, Grisel S, Haon M, Lenfant N, Rogniaux H, Ropartz D, Davies GJ, Rosso MN, Walton PH, Henrissat B, Berrin JG. Nat Chem Biol 14 306-310 PMID:29377002
  6. Single-cell genomics of multiple uncultured stramenopiles reveals underestimated functional diversity across oceans. (2018) Seeleuthner Y, Mondy S, Lombard V, Carradec Q, Pelletier E, Wessner M, Leconte J, Mangot JF, Poulain J, Labadie K, Logares R, Sunagawa S, de Berardinis V, Salanoubat M, Dimier C, Kandels-Lewis S, Picheral M, Searson S, Pesant S, Poulton N, Stepanauskas R, Bork P, Bowler C, Hingamp P, Sullivan MB, Iudicone D, Massana R, Aury JM, Henrissat B, Karsenti E, Jaillon O, Sieracki M, de Vargas C, Wincker P. Nat Commun 9 310 PMID:29358710
...All publications

Our team aims at establishing the relationships between the aminoacid sequence of carbohydrate-active enzymes and their precise specificity. This work find developments in various areas, from the exploration of the gut microbiota to the search of novel enzymes for biofuel production or for the conversion of blood groups.

Cazymes classification within CAZy

Carbohydrates are crucial for most organisms as carbon sources or as signaling molecules, but also for cell wall synthesis, host pathogen interactions, energy storage etc. We term carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) the enzymes that assemble and breakdown complex carbohydrates and carbohydrate polymers. Unlike most other classes of enzymes whose sequences carry limited informative power, the peculiarities of CAZymes and of their substrates turn these enzymes into extremely powerful probes to examine and explain the lifestyle of living organisms. During the last 20 years we have developed a classification in sequence-based families that correlate with the structure and catalytic mechanism of CAZymes. This classification currently includes 5 enzyme categories (glycoside hydrolases, glycosyltransferases, carbohydrate esterases, polysaccharide lyases and auxiliary activities) and their appended carbohydrate-binding modules. To make the classification available to the community, we have created the CAZy database (, which has been meticulously curated and updated since its first version in 1998. Recently, we have coupled various bioinformatics tools to our database explore the CAZyme content of hundreds of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes, as well as many metagenomic datasets

Pedro Maldonado COUTINHO
Elodie DRULA
Marie-Line GARRON

© AFMB UMR7257  W3C validation