Kevin Garcia

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0821-1024

Symbiosis, Mycorrhizae, Transport, Nutrient Exchanges, Fungal Genetics

My laboratory focuses on deciphering the molecular basis of bi-directional nutrient fluxes between plant roots and soil microbes, with a particular emphasis on arbuscular mycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal associations. Mycorrhizal fungi considerably improve nutrition of the host plant. Therefore, it is conceivable that utilizing these natural symbioses will reduce the amount of fertilizers in future agricultural and forestry practices. We explore the molecular players participating in nutrient allocation in arbuscular mycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal associations using physiological, biochemical, molecular, genetic, and transcriptomic approaches. Our research contributes to the harnessing of plant-microbe associations to improve nutrient use efficiency and tolerance to global environmental changes in agroecosystems.

Works (30)

2020 journal article

Editorial: Importance of Root Symbiomes for Plant Nutrition: New Insights, Perspectives and Future Challenges

Frontiers in Plant Science, 11.

By: K. Garcia, H. Bücking & S. Zimmermann

Source: ORCID
Added: June 3, 2020

2020 journal article

Fungal Shaker-like channels beyond cellular K+ homeostasis: A role in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis between Hebeloma cylindrosporum and Pinus pinaster

PLOS ONE.

By: K. Garcia, C. Guerrero-Galán, H. Frank, M. Haider, A. Delteil, G. Conéjéro, R. Lambilliotte, C. Fizames, H. Sentenac, S. Zimmermann

Ed(s): E. Kothe

Source: ORCID
Added: November 21, 2020

2020 journal article

Lipo-chitooligosaccharides as regulatory signals of fungal growth and development

NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 11(1).

By: T. Rush, V. Puech-Pages, A. Bascaules, P. Jargeat, F. Maillet, A. Haouy, A. Maes, C. Carriel ...

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: September 7, 2020

2020 journal article

Micronutrient transport in mycorrhizal symbiosis; zinc steals the show

Fungal Biology Reviews, 34(1), 1–9.

By: J. Ruytinx, A. Kafle, M. Usman, L. Coninx, S. Zimmermann & K. Garcia

Source: ORCID
Added: October 1, 2019

2020 article

Physiological and transcriptomic response of Medicago truncatula to high and low benefit mycorrhizal fungi

Cope, K. R., Kafle, A., Yakha, J. K., Pfeffer, P. E., Strahan, G. D., Garcia, K., … Bücking, H. (2020, December 12). (Vol. 12). Vol. 12.

By: K. Cope, A. Kafle, J. Yakha, P. Pfeffer, G. Strahan, K. Garcia, S. Subramanian, H. Bücking

Source: ORCID
Added: December 13, 2020

2020 journal article

Role of cytosolic, tyrosine‐insensitive prephenate dehydrogenase in Medicago truncatula

Plant Direct, 4(5).

By: C. Schenck, J. Westphal, D. Jayaraman, K. Garcia, J. Wen, K. Mysore, J. Ané, L. Sumner, H. Maeda

Source: ORCID
Added: June 3, 2020

2019 article

Beneficial Plant Microbe Interactions and Their Effect on Nutrient Uptake, Yield, and Stress Resistance of Soybeans

Kafle, A., Garcia, K., Peta, V., Yakha, J., Soupir, A., & Bücking, H. (2019, February). Soybean - Biomass, Yield and Productivity.

By: A. Kafle, K. Garcia, V. Peta, J. Yakha, A. Soupir & H. Bücking

Source: ORCID
Added: March 6, 2019

2019 journal article

Harnessing Soil Microbes to Improve Plant Phosphate Efficiency in Cropping Systems

Agronomy, 9(3), 127.

By: A. Kafle, K. Cope, R. Raths, J. Yakha, S. Subramanian, H. Bücking, K. Garcia

Source: ORCID
Added: March 9, 2019

2019 journal article

Nutrient demand and fungal access to resources control the carbon allocation to the symbiotic partners in tripartite interactions of Medicago truncatula

Plant, Cell & Environment, 8.

By: A. Kafle, K. Garcia, X. Wang, P. Pfeffer, G. Strahan & H. Bücking

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2019 journal article

Phosphorus Transport in Mycorrhiza: How Far Are We?

Trends in Plant Science, 24(9), 794–801.

By: C. Plassard, A. Becquer & K. Garcia

Source: ORCID
Added: July 2, 2019

2019 journal article

The Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Laccaria bicolor Produces Lipochitooligosaccharides and Uses the Common Symbiosis Pathway to Colonize Populus Roots

The Plant Cell, 31(10), 2386–2410.

By: K. Cope, A. Bascaules, T. Irving, M. Venkateshwaran, J. Maeda, K. Garcia, T. Rush, C. Ma ...

Source: ORCID
Added: October 9, 2019

2018 journal article

HcPT1.2 participates in Pi acquisition in Hebeloma cylindrosporum external hyphae of ectomycorrhizas under high and low phosphate conditions

Plant Signaling & Behavior, 13(10), e1525997.

By: A. Becquer, K. Garcia & C. Plassard

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 26, 2018

2018 journal article

HcTOK1 participates in the maintenance of K+ homeostasis in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Hebeloma cylindrosporum, which is essential for the symbiotic K+ nutrition of Pinus pinaster

Plant Signaling & Behavior, 13(6), e1480845.

By: C. Guerrero-Galán, K. Garcia, G. Houdinet & S. Zimmermann

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2018 journal article

Plant potassium nutrition in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis: properties and roles of the three fungal TOK potassium channels in Hebeloma cylindrosporum.

Environmental Microbiology, 4(5), 1873–1887.

By: C. Guerrero-Galán, A. Delteil, K. Garcia, G. Houdinet, G. Conéjéro, I. Gaillard, H. Sentenac, S. Zimmermann

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2018 journal article

The Hebeloma cylindrosporum HcPT2 Pi transporter plays a key role in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis

New Phytologist, 6.

By: A. Becquer, K. Garcia, L. Amenc, C. Rivard, J. Doré, C. Trives-Segura, W. Szponarski, S. Russet ...

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2018 article

The Role of Plant Transporters in Mycorrhizal Symbioses

Membrane Transport in Plants, Vol. 87, pp. 303–342.

By: C. Guerrero-Galán, G. Houdinet, M. Calvo-Polanco, K. Bonaldi, K. Garcia & S. Zimmermann

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: January 7, 2019

2018 article

The ectomycorrhizal contribution to tree nutrition

Advances in Botanical Research.

By: A. Becquer, C. Guerrero-Galán, J. Eibensteiner, G. Houdinet, H. Bücking, S. Zimmermann, K. Garcia

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2017 journal article

Physiological responses and gene co-expression network of mycorrhizal roots under K+ deprivation

Plant Physiology, 2(3), pp.01959.2016.

By: K. Garcia, D. Chasman, S. Roy & J. Ane

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2017 journal article

Polymorphic responses of Medicago truncatula accessions to potassium deprivation.

Plant Signaling & Behavior, 12(4), e1307494.

By: K. Garcia & J. Ané

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2016 journal article

A proteomic atlas of the legume Medicago truncatula and its nitrogen-fixing endosymbiont Sinorhizobium meliloti

Nature Biotechnology, 34(11), 1198–1205.

By: H. Marx, C. Minogue, D. Jayaraman, A. Richards, N. Kwiecien, A. Siahpirani, S. Rajasekar, J. Maeda ...

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2016 journal article

Comparative Analysis of Secretomes from Ectomycorrhizal Fungi with an Emphasis on Small-Secreted Proteins

Frontiers in Microbiology, 7.

By: K. Garcia & J. Ané

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2016 journal article

Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation and the Challenges to Its Extension to Nonlegumes

Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(13), 3698–3710.

By: F. Mus, M. Crook, K. Garcia, A. Costas, B. Geddes, E. Kouri, P. Paramasivan, M. Ryu ...

Ed(s): R. Kelly

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2016 journal article

Take a Trip Through the Plant and Fungal Transportome of Mycorrhiza

Trends in Plant Science, 21(11), 937–950.

By: K. Garcia, J. Doidy, S. Zimmermann, D. Wipf & P. Courty

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2016 article

The transportome of mycorrhizal systems

Courty, P.-E., Doidy, J., Garcia, K., Wipf, D., & Zimmermann, S. D. (2016, October). Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, pp. 239–256.

By: P. Courty, J. Doidy, K. Garcia, D. Wipf & S. Zimmermann

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2015 journal article

Molecular signals required for the establishment and maintenance of ectomycorrhizal symbioses

New Phytologist, 208(1), 79–87.

By: K. Garcia, P. Delaux, K. Cope & J. Ané

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2014 journal article

Potassium nutrition of ectomycorrhizal Pinus pinaster : overexpression of the Hebeloma cylindrosporum Hc Trk1 transporter affects the translocation of both K + and phosphorus in the host plant

New Phytologist, 201(3), 951–960.

By: K. Garcia, A. Delteil, G. Conéjéro, A. Becquer, C. Plassard, H. Sentenac, S. Zimmermann

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2014 journal article

The role of mycorrhizal associations in plant potassium nutrition

Frontiers in Plant Science, 5.

By: K. Garcia & S. Zimmermann

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2013 journal article

Biotrophic transportome in mutualistic plant–fungal interactions

Mycorrhiza, 23(8), 597–625.

By: L. Casieri, N. Lahmidi, J. Doidy, C. Veneault-Fourrey, A. Migeon, L. Bonneau, P. Courty, K. Garcia ...

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2013 journal article

Mycorrhiza for all: an under-earth revolution

New Phytologist, 198(3), 652–655.

By: L. Martinez-Garcia, K. Garcia, E. Hammer & A. Vayssières

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

2013 journal article

Promoter-dependent expression of the fungal transporter HcPT1.1 under Pi shortage and its spatial localization in ectomycorrhiza

Fungal Genetics and Biology, 58-59, 53–61.

By: K. Garcia, M. Haider, A. Delteil, C. Corratgé-Faillie, G. Conéjero, M. Tatry, A. Becquer, L. Amenc ...

Source: ORCID
Added: February 4, 2019

Employment

2018 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC, US
Assistant Professor Crop and Soil Sciences

2017 - 2018

South Dakota State University Brookings, SD, US
Postdoctoral Researcher Biology and Microbiology

2014 - 2017

University of Wisconsin Madison Madison, WI, US
Postdoctoral Researcher Bacteriology

Education

2010 - 2013

Université de Montpellier Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, FR
Ph.D. in Integrative Plant Biology B&PMP

2008 - 2010

Université de Montpellier Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, FR
M.S. in Functional Biology of Plants

2005 - 2008

Université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne Saint-Etienne, Rhône-Alpes, FR
B.S. in Biology of Organisms

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record.

grant September 15, 2020 - September 14, 2023
Impact of the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis on the Physiological and Molecular Responses of Legumes to Potassium Deprivation
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
grant October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2023
Impact of the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis on the Physiological and Molecular Responses of Legumes and Cereals to Potassium Deprivation
National Institute of Food and Agriculture