Amandine Caruana

Amandine Caruana

Laboratoire PHYSiologie des micro ALGues (PDG-ODE-PHYTOX-PHYSALG)

Contact par courriel

02 40 37 41 30

Fax : 02 40 37 42 41

Employeur : Ifremer

Site : Nantes

Adresse postale : Centre Atlantique - Rue de l'Ile d'Yeu - BP 21105 - 44311 Nantes Cedex 03


ORCID orcid icon : 0000-0003-4763-8995

Domaines de recherche

Toxic microalgae: Alexandrium, Pseudo-nitzschia, cyanobacteria

Ecophysiology, phycology, molecular biology, biochemistry

Phycotoxins, DMSP/DMS, Osmolytes, Pigments

Environment, Salinity variation, Biosynthesis pathways, Biotic interactions



Jean Natacha, Perié Luce, Dumont Estelle, Bertheau Lucie, Balliau Thierry, Caruana Amandine, Amzil Zouher, Laabir Mohamed, Masseret Estelle (2022). Metal stresses modify soluble proteomes and toxin profiles in two Mediterranean strains of the distributed dinoflagellate Alexandrium pacificum . Science Of The Total Environment , 818, 151680 (24p.) .


Ayache Nour, Lundholm Nina, Gai Frederik, Herve Fabienne, Amzil Zouher, Caruana Amandine (2021). Impacts of ocean acidification on growth and toxin content of the marine diatoms Pseudo-nitzschia australis and P. fraudulenta . Marine Environmental Research , 169, 105380 (9p.) .
Houliez Emilie, Briand Enora, Malo Florent, Rovillon Georges-Augustin, Hervé Fabienne, Robert Elise, Marchand Laetitia, Zykwinska Agata, Caruana Amandine (2021). Physiological changes induced by sodium chloride stress in Aphanizomenon gracile, Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and Dolichospermum sp. Harmful Algae , 103, 102028 (17p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Geffroy Solene, Lechat Marc-Marie, Le Gac Mickael, Rovillon Georges-Augustin, Marie Dominique, Bigeard Estelle, Malo Florent, Amzil Zouher, Guillou Laure, Caruana Amandine (2021). From the sxtA4 Gene to Saxitoxin Production: What Controls the Variability Among Alexandrium minutum and Alexandrium pacificum Strains? Frontiers In Microbiology , 12, 613199 (16p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Nef Charlotte, Henry Céline, Nicolau Elodie, Bérard Jean-Baptiste, Hervé Fabienne, Caruana Amandine, Kaas Raymond, Mairet Francis, Garnier Matthieu (2020). Cobalamin Scarcity Modifies Carbon Allocation and Impairs DMSP Production Through Methionine Metabolism in the Haptophyte Microalgae Tisochrysis lutea . Frontiers In Marine Science , 7, 569660 (17p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Caruana Amandine, Le Gac Mickael, Hervé Fabienne, Rovillon Georges-Augustin, Geffroy Solene, Malo Florent, Abadie Eric, Amzil Zouher (2020). Alexandrium pacificum and Alexandrium minutum: Harmful or environmentally friendly? Marine Environmental Research , 160, 105014 (10p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Georges Des Aulnois Maxime, Réveillon Damien, Robert Elise, Caruana Amandine, Briand Enora, Guljamow Arthur, Dittmann Elke, Amzil Zouher, Bormans Myriam (2020). Salt Shock Responses of Microcystis Revealed through Physiological, Transcript, and Metabolomic Analyses . Toxins , 12(3), 192 (18p.) . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Ayache Nour, Hervé Fabienne, Lundholm Nina, Amzil Zouher, Caruana Amandine (2020). Acclimation of the marine diatom Pseudo‐nitzschia australis to different salinity conditions: effects on growth, photosynthetic activity and domoic acid content . Journal Of Phycology , 56(1), 97-109 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Georges Des Aulnois Maxime, Roux Pauline, Caruana Amandine, Réveillon Damien, Briand Enora, Hervé Fabienne, Savar Veronique, Bormans Myriam, Amzil Zouher, Atomi Haruyuki (2019). Physiological and Metabolic Responses of Freshwater and Brackish-Water Strains of Microcystis aeruginosa Acclimated to a Salinity Gradient: Insight into Salt Tolerance . Applied And Environmental Microbiology , 85(21), - . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Caruana Amandine, Ayache Nour, Raimbault Virginie, Rétho Michael, Hervé Fabienne, Bilien Gwenael, Amzil Zouher, Chomérat Nicolas (2019). Direct evidence for toxin production by Pseudo-nitzschia plurisecta (Bacillariophyceae) and extension of its distribution area . European Journal Of Phycology , 54(4), 585-594 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :
Ayache Nour, Hervé Fabienne, Martin-Jézéquel Veronique, Amzil Zouher, Caruana Amandine (2019). Influence of sudden salinity variation on the physiology and domoic acid production by two strains of Pseudo-nitzschia australis . Journal Of Phycology , 55(1), 186-195 . Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :


Caruana Amandine, Amzil Zouher (2018). Microalgae and Toxins . In Microalgae in Health and Disease Prevention. 1st Edition. 2018. Ira Levine, Joël Fleurence (Eds). eBook ISBN: 9780128114063 Paperback ISBN: 9780128114056. Chap.13, pp.263-306 (Academic Press) .


IFREMER (2014). Journées REPHY 2014. Nantes, 1er et 2 octobre 2014. Tome 2/2. Compilation des interventions pour la session sanitaire, surveillance et recherche . DYNECO/VIGIES 2014-10.02 .
Caruana Amandine, Malin Gill (2014). The variability in DMSP content and DMSP lyase activity in marine dinoflagellates . Progress In Oceanography , 120, 410-424 .


Caruana Amandine, Steinke M., Turner S. M., Malin Gill (2012). Concentrations of dimethylsulphoniopropionate and activities of dimethylsulphide-producing enzymes in batch cultures of nine dinoflagellate species . Biogeochemistry , 110(1-3), 87-107 .


Caruana Amandine (2010). DMS and DMSP production by marine dinoflagellates . PhD Thesis , University of East Anglia .


Fouchard Swanny, Hemschemeier Anja, Caruana Amandine, Pruvost Kérémy, Legrand Jack, Happe Thomas, Peltier Gilles, Cournac Laurent (2005). Autotrophic and mixotrophic hydrogen photoproduction in sulfur-deprived Chlamydomonas cells . Applied And Environmental Microbiology , 71(10), 6199-6205 .
Mus Florence, Cournac Laurent, Cardettini Wéronique, Caruana Amandine, Peltier Gilles (2005). Inhibitor studies on non-photochemical plastoquinone reduction and H-2 photoproduction in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii . Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-bioenergetics , 1708(3), 322-332 .

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