BRAND-DAUNAY Marie-Christine

07 June 2018


Equipe CRB

Functions : I devote the end of my carreer (i) to conclude my research activities (publications) and (ii)) to use my professional networks for contributing to the emergence of promising research topics at GAFL or INRA.


Main Research Field: Eggplant Genetics


Competency Domains : plant breeding, genetics, genetic resources, vegetables, Solanaceae, eggplant (aubergine).



1986 PhD Université Marseille -Saint Jérôme (France) : " Adaptation de l’aubergine au climat méditerranéen : caractères morphologiques et physiologiques impliqués ».

1982 MSc, Université Marseille Saint Jérôme (France), Option « Développement et Amélioration des plantes ».

1977 Diploma of Ingénieur des Techniques Horticoles ENITAH (National school for Engineers of Agricultural Techniques, option Horticulture).



2013-2016     leader of the Vegetables Genetic Resources group (CRB-Leg) at INRA Unit « Génétique et Amélioration des Fruits et Légumes ».

2009-2014     Chair of the ECPGR Vegetables Network.

2008-2014     Vice chair of the ECPGR Solanaceae Working Group.

2001-2008     Chair of the ECPGR Solanaceae Working Group.

1999-2004     Coordinator of the EGGNET project on the Management and Characterization of Eggplant Genetic Resources in the European Community (project RESGEN n°113).

1996-2016     Coordinator of the French network on Solanaceae Genetic Resources (eggplant, pepper, tomato).

1977-2018     in charge of research programs on eggplant and of management of eggplant germplasm at GAFL.


Main Publications (2010-2018)


Daunay M.C., Laterrot H., Scott J.W., Hanson P., Wang J.F., 2010. Tomato resistance to bacterial wilt caused by Ralstonia solanacearum E.F. Smith: ancestry and peculiarities. Tomato genetics Cooperative 60: 6-40.

Roch G., Bouchet J.P., Sage-Palloix A.M., Daunay M.C., 2010. Public and commercial collections of heirloom eggplant and pepper: a case study. In Advances in genetics and breeding of Capsicum and eggplant, J. Prohens, A. Rodríguez-Burruero (Sc. Eds), Ed. Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain: 77-88.

Janick J., Daunay M.C., Paris H., 2010. Horticulture and Health in the Middle Ages: Images from the Tacuinum sanitatis. Hortscience 45(11): 1592-1596.

Lebeau A., M.-C. Daunay, A. Frary, A. Palloix, J.-F. Wang, J. Dintinger, F. Chiroleu, E. Wicker, and P. Prior, 2010. Bacterial Wilt Resistance in Tomato, Pepper, and Eggplant: Genetic Resources Respond to Diverse Strains in the Ralstonia solanacearum Species Complex.  Phytopathology 101(1): 154-165.



Daunay M.C., C. Allender, D. Astley, N. Bas, W. van Dooijeweert, and R. van Treuren, F. Branca, M.J. Díez, E. Geoffriau, E.R.J. Keller, T. Kotlińska, K. Smékalová, J. Engels and L. Maggioni, 2011. More efficient Conservation and Use of Vegetable Genetic Resources in Europe: ECPGR Achievements and Perspectives. 28th Int. Hort. Congress, Lisboa Portugal, 22-27 August 2010. Acta Horticulturae 918: 405-417. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.918.52

Janick J., Daunay M.C., Paris H.S., 2011. Plant iconography – a source of information for archaeogenetics. Plant Archaeogenetics, 2011.  G. Gyulai (ed.), Nova Science Publ. New York: 143-159.

Lebeau A., Daunay M.C., Frary A., Palloix A., Wang J.F., Dintinger J., Chiroleu F., Wicker E., and Prior P., 2011. Bacterial Wilt Resistance in Tomato, Pepper, and Eggplant: Genetic Resources Respond to Diverse Strains in the Ralstonia solanacearum Species Complex. Phytopathology 101(1): 154-165.

Paris H.S., Janick J., Daunay M.C., 2011. Medieval herbal iconography and lexicography of Cucumis (cucumber and melon, Cucurbitaceae) in the Occident, 1300–1458. Annals of Botany 108: 471–484.

Tümbilen Y., Frary A., Daunay M.C., Doganlar S., 2011. Application of EST-SSRs to examine genetic diversity in eggplant and its close relatives. Turk. J. Biol. 35: 125-136.



Daunay M.C., Hazra P., 2012. Chapter 9: Eggplant. PP 257-322 In Handbook of Vegetables, P. Hazra & K.V. Peter (Eds), Studium Press, USA.

Paris H.S., Daunay M.C. and Janick J., 2012. Occidental diffusion of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) 500–1300 CE: two routes to Europe. Annals of Botany 109: 117–126, 2012.

Janick J., Paris H.S., Daunay M.C., 2012. The cucurbits and nightshades of Renaissance England : John Gerard and William Shakespeare. Horticultural Reviews 40 : 215-257.



Lebeau, A., Daunay, M. C., Gouy, M., Wicker, E., Prior, P., Dintinger, J., 2013. Genetic mapping of a major dominant gene of resistance to Ralstonia solanacearum in eggplant. TAG 126(1): 143-158.

Paris H.S., Daunay M.C. and Janick J., 2013. Medieval iconography of watermelons in Mediterranean Europe. Annals of Botany 112: 867–879.



Doganlar S., Frary A., Daunay M.C., Huvenaars K., Mank R., Frary A., 2014. High Resolution Map of Eggplant (Solanum melongena) Reveals Extensive Chromosome Rearrangement in Domesticated Members of the Solanaceae. Euphytica 198: 231–241.

Frary A., Frary A., Daunay M.C., Huvenaars K., Mank R., Doganlar S., 2014. QTL Hotspots in Eggplant (Solanum melongena) Detected with a High Resolution Map and CIM Analysis". Euphytica 197(2): 211-228.

Villeneuve F., Latour F., Théry T., Steinberg C., Edel-Hermann V., Pitrat M., Daunay M.C., 2014. The control of soil born vascular diseases: limits of genetic resistance of cultivars and rootstocks  for controlling Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. melonis  (Melon) and Verticillium sp. (eggplant). Proc. VIIIth IS on chemical and non-chemical soil and substrate disinfestation, Eds M.L. Gulino et al. Acta Hort. 1044, ISHS 2014: 57-65.



Clarke C.R., Studholme D.J., Weisberg A., Hayes B., Runde B., Rongman Cai, Wroblewski T., Daunay M.C., Castillo J., Wicker E., Vinatzer B., 2015. Genome-enabled phylogeographic investigationof the quarantine pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 and screening for sources of resistance against its core effectors. Phytopathology 105(5): 597-607. DOI/abs/10.1094/PHYTO-12-14-0373-R.

Davidar P., Snow .A.A, Rajkumar M., Pasquet R., Daunay M.C., Mutegi E., 2015. The potential for crop to wild hybridization in eggplant (Solanum melongena; Solanaceae) in southern India. Am. J. Bot. January 2015 102:129-139.

Mutegi E., Allison A. Snow, Rajkumar M., Pasquet R., Ponniah H., Daunay M.C., and Davidar P., 2015. Genetic diversity and population structure of wild/weedy eggplant (Solanum insanum, Solanaceae) in southern India: Implications for conservation. Am. J. Bot. January 2015 102:140-148.

Pensec F., Lebeau A., Daunay M.C., Chiroleu F., Guidot A., Wicker E., 2015. Towards the identification of Type III effectors associated to Ralstonia solanacearum virulence on tomato and eggplant. Phytopathology 105(12): 1529-1544.



Daunay M.C., Hennart J.W., Salgon S., Dintinger J., 2016. Eggplant resistance to bacterial wilt and Fusarium wilt: is there a link ? In Proceedings of the XVIth Eucarpia meeting on Capsicum and eggplant, Kekckemet, Hungary, 12-14 september 2016: 99-111.

Syfert M.M., Castañeda-Álvarez N.P., Khoury C.K., Särkinen T., Sosa C.C., Achicanoy H.A., Bernau V., Prohens J., Daunay M.-C., Knapp S., 2016. Crop wild relatives of the brinjal eggplant (Solanum melongena): Poorly represented in genebanks and many species at risk of extinction. American journal of botany, 103: 635- 651.

Villeneuve F., Latour F., Théry T., Erard P., Fournier Ch., Daunay M.C., 2016. Screening of solanaceous wild relatives for graft affinity with eggplant (Solanum melongena L.). In Proceedings of the XVIth Eucarpia meeting on Capsicum and eggplant, Kekckemet, Hungary, 12-14 september 2016: 152-160.

Villeneuve F., Latour F., Théry T.,Fournier C., Erard P., Daunay M.C., 2016. Verticillium chez l’aubergine à travers le projet VASCULEG : recherche de nouveaux moyens de protection. 2è partie. Infos CTIFL 325 : 45-59.

Villeneuve F., Latour F., Théry T., Fournier C., Erard P., Edel-Hermann V., Gautheron N., Steinberg C., Daunay M.C., 2016. Verticillium de l’aubergine à travers le projet Vasculeg : bioagresseurs présents et caractérisation. 1ère partie. Infos CTIFL 322 : 40-48.

Villeneuve F., Latour F., Théry T., Steinberg C., Edel-Hermann V., Daunay M.C., 2016. Greenhouse eggplant production in France : success and failures of grafting for controlling Verticillium sp.). In Proceedings of the XVIth Eucarpia meeting on Capsicum and eggplant, Kekckemet, Hungary, 12-14 september 2016: 455-460.



Salgon S., Jourda C., Sauvage C., Daunay M.C., Reynaud B., Wicker E., Dintinger J., 2017. Eggplant Resistance to the Ralstonia solanacearum Species Complex Involves Both Broad-Spectrum and Strain-Specific Quantitative Trait Loci. Frontiers In Plant Science.



Salgon S., Raynal M., Lebon S., Baptiste J.M., Daunay M.C., Dintinger J., Jourda C., 2018. Genotyping by sequencing highlights a polygenixc resistance to raslstonia pseudosolanacearum in eggpklant (Solanum melongena L.). Int. J. of Molecular Sciences 19, 357, DOI: 10.3390/ijms19020357



Publication date: 21 June 2023