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​​​​​​We investigate bacterial adaptive response to rapid changing environments and also under non-natural stress conditions derived from human activities in nanotechnology (nanoparticles) fields. How bacteria adapt their physiology to withstand environmental fluctuations is investigated with an emphasis on the role of small non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). These studies are conducted using interdisciplinary approaches.

Our research is focused on the molecular dialogue that occurs between plant and bacteria, and the evolution of these interactions in response to potential pollutants such as nanoparticles.

The light-dependent cell cycle of R. tataouinensis is probably the key strategy adopted by this bacterium to survive desiccation.

These research topics are based on genetic approaches, biochemical, molecular, -omics and benefit from the development of bioinformatics tools that contribute to a better understanding of the ecology of these bacteria by analysing their genomes and their genomic responses.​

Published on 8 July 2015