First Name: Katia


Position: Assistant Professor


Institute / University / Company: MNHN

Research Unit: UM7245 MCAM

Address (city, state): Dept AVIV UMR7245 MNHN-CNRS, 12 Rue Buffon, 75005 PARIS

Country: FRANCE

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

  • Bloom-forming cyanobacteria
  • Cyanotoxins
  • Interactions ciliates-cyanobacteria

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

  • Microcystins
  • Anatoxins
  • Pharmaceuticals emergent products (PPCPs)

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

  • Cyanobacteria

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:

  • Freshwaters
  • Extreme habitats

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: YES

If yes, please tell us more about the courses (University, course level,website,etc): Master 1 & Master 2 levels (MSC) at Museum National of Natural History (MNHN) Paris- France
+ PhD courses

Most relevant articles in the field of Microbial Ecotoxicology (max.5):

  • Comte K., Vargalli J, Combes A., Franquet E. & Fayolle S. Persistence of microcystin production of Planktothrix agardhii exposed to different salinity concentrations (submitted Toxins)
  • Ammar, M., Comte K., Tran Du C., Bernard C. & El Bour M. 2014. Initial growth phases of two bloom-forming cyanobacteria (Cylindrospermopsis raciborski and Planktothrix agardhii) in monocultures and mixed cultures depending on light and nutrient conditions. Ann. Limnol. Int. J. Limnol. 50: 231-240.
  • Tran Du C, Bernard C, Ammar M, Chaouch S and Comte K. (2013): Heat shock transcriptional responses in an MC-producing cyanobacterium (Planktothrix agardhii) and its MC-deficient mutant under high light conditions. PlosOne 8(9):e73198 ·
  • Combes A., Dellinger M., Cadel-six S., Amand S., Comte K. (2013) Ciliate Nassula sp. grazing on a microcystin-producing cyanobacterium (Planktothrix agardhii): impact on cell growth and in the microcystin fractions. Aquatic Toxicology, 126, 435 – 441
  • Djediat C; D. Moyenga; M. Malécot; K.Comte; C. Yéprémian; C.Bernard; S. Puiseux-Dao; M. Edery (2011) Oral toxicity of extracts of the microcystin-containing cyanobacterium Planktothrix agardhii to the medaka fish (Oryzias latipes). Toxicon 58, 1120

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