Francisco Dini Andreote

Francisco Dini Andreote

  • Assistant Professor of Phytobiomes
220 Wartik (office)
217 Wartik (lab)

University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbial community ecology
  • Plant-microbe interaction
  • Environmental microbiology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Ecological resilience and resistance
  • Causes and consequences of biodiversity


  • 2016 Ph.D. University of Groningen, The Netherlands (Microbiology)
  • 2011 M.Sc. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Genetics)
  • 2008 B.Sc. University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Agronomy)


Frontiers in Microbiology, Taketani, Rodrigo G., Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Beier, Sara, Fernandez, Camila, 2022

Exploring rhizo-microbiome transplants as a tool for protective plant-microbiome manipulation
ISME Communications, Jiang, G, Zhang, Y, Gan, G, Li, W, Wan, W, Jiang, Y, Yang, T, Zhang, Y, Xu, Y, Wang, Y, Shen, Q, Wei, Z, Dini-Andreote, F, 2022

Microbial phylogenetic relatedness links to distinct successional patterns of bacterial and fungal communities
Environmental Microbiology, Lin, Qiang, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Meador, Travis B., Angel, Roey, Meszárošová, Lenka, Heděnec, Petr, Li, Lingjuan, Baldrian, Petr, Frouz, Jan, 2022

Development of fungal-mediated soil suppressiveness against Fusarium wilt disease via plant residue manipulation
Microbiome, Yuan, Xianfu, Hong, Shan, Xiong, Wu, Raza, Waseem, Shen, Zongzhuan, Wang, Beibei, Li, Rong, Ruan, Yunze, Shen, Qirong, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, 2021

Modulation of the tomato rhizosphere microbiome via changes in root exudation mediated by the ethylene receptor nr
Microorganisms, Fu, Ruixin, Feng, Haichao, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Wang, Zhen, Bo, Chunbin, Cao, Wenhui, Yang, Keming, Liu, Mingchun, Yang, Tianjie, Shen, Qirong, Xu, Yangchun, Wei, Zhong, 2021

Promoting soil microbial-mediated suppressiveness against Fusarium wilt disease by the enrichment of specific fungal taxa via crop rotation
Biology and Fertility of Soils, Yuan, Xianfu, Wang, Beibei, Hong, Shan, Xiong, Wu, Shen, Zongzhuan, Ruan, Yunze, Li, Rong, Shen, Qirong, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, 2021

Microbial community assembly in soil aggregates: A dynamic interplay of stochastic and deterministic processes
Applied Soil Ecology, Dong, Menghui, Kowalchuk, George A., Liu, Hongjun, Xiong, Wu, Deng, Xuhui, Zhang, Na, Li, Rong, Shen, Qirong, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, 2021

Soil Microbial Diversity Affects the Plant-Root Colonization by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
Microbial Ecology, Ferreira, Dorotéia Alves, da Silva, Thais Freitas, Pylro, Victor Satler, Salles, Joana Falcão, Andreote, Fernando Dini, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, 2021

Successive plant growth amplifies genotype-specific assembly of the tomato rhizosphere microbiome
Science of the Total Environment, Cordovez, Viviane, Rotoni, Cristina, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Oyserman, Ben, Carrión, Víctor J., Raaijmakers, Jos M., 2021

Soil microbial interconnections along ecological restoration gradients of lowland forests after slash-and-burn agriculture
FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Lin, Qiang, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Li, Lingjuan, Umari, Ruma, Novotny, Vojtech, Kukla, Jaroslav, Heděnec, Petr, Frouz, Jan, 2021

Interactive effects of scion and rootstock genotypes on the root microbiome of grapevines (Vitis spp. l.)
Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Vink, Stefanie Nicoline, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Höfle, Rebecca, Kicherer, Anna, Salles, Joana Falcão, 2021

Towards meaningful scales in ecosystem microbiome research
Environmental Microbiology, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Kowalchuk, George A., Prosser, James I., Raaijmakers, Jos M., 2021

Organism body size structures the soil microbial and nematode community assembly at a continental and global scale
Nature Communications, Luan, Lu, Jiang, Yuji, Cheng, Menghua, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Sui, Yueyu, Xu, Qinsong, Geisen, Stefan, Sun, Bo, 2020

Divergent Co-occurrence patterns and assembly processes structure the abundant and rare bacterial communities in a salt marsh ecosystem
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Du, Shicong, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Zhang, Nan, Liang, Chunling, Yao, Zhiyuan, Zhang, Huajun, Zhang, Demin, 2020

Dispersal mitigates bacterial dominance over microalgal competitor in metacommunities
Oecologia, Engel, Friederike G., Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Eriksson, Britas Klemens, Salles, Joana Falcao, de Lima Brossi, Maria Julia, Matthiessen, Birte, 2020

Comparing the influence of assembly processes governing bacterial community succession based on DNA and RNA data
Microorganisms, Jia, Xiu, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Salles, Joana Falcão, 2020

Phenotypic traits of Burkholderia spp. associated with ecological adaptation and plant-host interaction
Microbiological Research, Romero-Gutiérrez, Karent J., Dourado, Manuella N., Garrido, Leandro M., Olchanheski, Luiz Ricardo, Mano, Emy T., Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Valvano, Miguel A., Araújo, Welington L., 2020

DiSCount: Computer vision for automated quantification of Striga seed germination
Plant Methods, Masteling, Raul, Voorhoeve, Lodewijk, Ijsselmuiden, Joris, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, De Boer, Wietse, Raaijmakers, Jos M., 2020

Effects of plastic mulch film residues on wheat rhizosphere and soil properties
Journal of Hazardous Materials, Qi, Yueling, Ossowicki, Adam, Yang, Xiaomei, Huerta Lwanga, Esperanza, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Geissen, Violette, Garbeva, Paolina, 2020

Trends in Plant Science, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, 2020

Changes in bulk soil affect the disease-suppressive rhizosphere microbiome against Fusarium wilt disease
Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering, Fu, Lin, Xiong, Wu, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Wang, Beibei, Tao, Chengyuan, Ruan, Yunze, Shen, Zongzhuan, Li, Rong, Shen, Qirong, 2020

Genomic signatures and co-occurrence patterns of the ultra-small Saccharimonadia (phylum CPR/Patescibacteria) suggest a symbiotic lifestyle
Molecular Ecology, Lemos, Leandro N., Medeiros, Julliane D., Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Fernandes, Gabriel R., Varani, Alessandro M., Oliveira, Guilherme, Pylro, Victor S., 2019

Harnessing the microbiome to control plant parasitic weeds
Current Opinion in Microbiology, Masteling, Raul, Lombard, Lorenzo, de Boer, Wietse, Raaijmakers, Jos M., Dini-Andreote, Francisco, 2019

Marine probiotics: increasing coral resistance to bleaching through microbiome manipulation
ISME Journal, Rosado, Phillipe M., Leite, Deborah C.A., Duarte, Gustavo A.S., Chaloub, Ricardo M., Jospin, Guillaume, Nunes da Rocha, Ulisses, P. Saraiva, João, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Eisen, Jonathan A., Bourne, David G., Peixoto, Raquel S., 2019

Bacterial community assembly in a typical estuarine marsh with multiple environmental gradients
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Yao, Zhiyuan, Du, Shicong, Liang, Chunling, Zhao, Yueji, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Wang, Kai, Zhang, Demin, 2019

Molecular methods to study microbial succession in soil, Dini-Andreote, F, Jia, X, Salles, J, 2019

Soil metagenomics: deciphering the soil microbial gene pool, Sjöling, S, van Elsas, J, Dini-Andreote, F, Rodrigues, J, 2019

Soil Microbiome Data Analysis, Dini-Andreote, F, 2019

The soil microbiome – an overview, Dini-Andreote, F, van Elsas, J, 2019

Ecology and evolution of plant microbiomes
Annual Review of Microbiology, Cordovez, Viviane, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Carrión, Víctor J., Raaijmakers, Jos M., 2019

Dispersal-competition tradeoff in microbiomes in the quest for land colonization
Scientific Reports, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Van Elsas, Jan Dirk, Olff, Han, Salles, Joana Falcão, 2018

Compositional and abundance changes of nitrogen-cycling genes in plant-root microbiomes along a salt marsh chronosequence
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Wang, Miao, Veldsink, Jan Henk, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Salles, Joana Falcão, 2018

Community Assembly Processes of the Microbial Rare Biosphere
Trends in Microbiology, Jia, Xiu, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Falcão Salles, Joana, 2018

Embracing Community Ecology in Plant Microbiome Research
Trends in Plant Science, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Raaijmakers, Jos M., 2018

The impact of failure: Unsuccessful bacterial invasions steer the soil microbial community away from the invader's niche
ISME Journal, Mallon, C. A., Le Roux, X., Van Doorn, G. S., Dini-Andreote, F., Poly, F., Salles, J. F., 2018

Contrasting the genetic patterns of microbial communities in soda lakes with and without cyanobacterial bloom
Frontiers in Microbiology, Andreote, Ana P.D., Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Rigonato, Janaina, Machineski, Gabriela Silva, Souza, Bruno C.E., Barbiero, Laurent, Rezende-Filho, Ary T., Fiore, Marli F., 2018

Organic amendment under increasing agricultural intensification: effects on soil bacterial communities and plant productivity
Frontiers in Microbiology, Mas-Carrió, Eduard, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Brossi, Maria Julia de Lima, Salles, Joana Falcão, Olff, Han, 2018

Ecological Insights into the Dynamics of Plant Biomass-Degrading Microbial Consortia
Trends in Microbiology, Jiménez, Diego Javier, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, DeAngelis, Kristen M., Singer, Steven W., Salles, Joana Falcão, van Elsas, Jan Dirk, 2017

Serotonin transporter genotype modulates the gut microbiota composition in young rats, an effect augmented by early life stress
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, El Aidy, Sahar, Ramsteijn, Anouschka S., Dini-Andreote, Francisco, van Eijk, Roel, Houwing, Danielle J., Salles, Joana F., Olivier, Jocelien D.A., 2017

Successional patterns of key genes and processes involved in the microbial nitrogen cycle in a salt marsh chronosequence
Biogeochemistry, Salles, Joana Falcão, Pereira e Silva, Michele C., Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Dias, Armando C.F., Guillaumaud, Nadine, Poly, Franck, van Elsas, Jan Dirk, 2017

Light induced intraspecific variability in response to thermal stress in the hard coral Stylophora pistillata
PeerJ, Tilstra, Arjen, Wijgerde, Tim, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Eriksson, Britas Klemens, Salles, Joana Falcão, Pen, Ido, Osinga, Ronald, Wild, Christian, 2017

Bacterial communities differ among drosophila melanogaster populations and affect host resistance against parasitoids
PLoS One, Chaplinska, Mariia, Gerritsma, Sylvia, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Salles, Joana Falcao, Wertheim, Bregje, 2016

Aligning the measurement of microbial diversity with macroecological theory
Frontiers in Microbiology, Stegen, James C., Hurlbert, Allen H., Bond-Lamberty, Ben, Chen, Xingyuan, Anderson, Carolyn G., Chu, Rosalie K., Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Fansler, Sarah J., Hess, Nancy J., Tfaily, Malak, 2016

Ecological succession reveals potential signatures of marine-terrestrial transition in salt marsh fungal communities
ISME Journal, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Pylro, Victor Satler, Baldrian, Petr, Van Elsas, Jan Dirk, Salles, Joana Falcão, 2016

Linking the composition of bacterial and archaeal communities to characteristics of soil and flora composition in the Atlantic rainforest
PLoS One, Lima-Perim, Julia Elidia, Romagnoli, Emiliana Manesco, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Durrer, Ademir, Dias, Armando Cavalcante Franco, Andreote, Fernando Dini, 2016

Reconstructing the genetic potential of the microbially-mediated nitrogen cycle in a salt marsh ecosystem
Frontiers in Microbiology, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Brossi, Maria Julia de L., van Elsas, Jan Dirk, Salles, Joana F., 2016

Genes related to antioxidant metabolism are involved in Methylobacterium mesophilicum-soybean interaction
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Araújo, Welington Luiz, Santos, Daiene Souza, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Salgueiro-Londoño, Jennifer Katherine, Camargo-Neves, Aline Aparecida, Andreote, Fernando Dini, Dourado, Manuella Nóbrega, 2015

Compositional profile of α/β-hydrolase fold proteins in mangrove soil metagenomes: prevalence of epoxide hydrolases and haloalkane dehalogenases in oil-contaminated sites
Microbial Biotechnology, Jiménez, Diego Javier, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Ottoni, Júlia Ronzella, de Oliveira, Valéria Maia, van Elsas, Jan Dirk, Andreote, Fernando Dini, 2015

Disentangling mechanisms that mediate the balance between stochastic and deterministic processes in microbial succession
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Stegen, James C., Van Elsas, Jan Dirk, Salles, Joana Falcão, 2015

Effects of vegetation and seasonality on bacterial communities in Amazonian dark earth and adjacent soils
African journal of microbiology research, Lima, A, Cannavan, F, Germano, M, Dini-Andreote, F, Franchini, J, Paula, A, Teixeira, W, Tsai, S, 2015

Climate change affects key nitrogen-fixing bacterial populations on coral reefs
ISME Journal, Santos, Henrique F., Carmo, Flávia L., Duarte, Gustavo, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Castro, Clovis B., Rosado, Alexandre S., Van Elsas, Jan Dirk, Peixoto, Raquel S., 2014

Metataxonomic profiling and prediction of functional behaviour of wheat straw degrading microbial consortia
Biotechnology for Biofuels, Jiménez, Diego Javier, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Van Elsas, Jan Dirk, 2014

Dynamics of bacterial and fungal communities associated with eggshells during incubation
Ecology and Evolution, Grizard, Stéphanie, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Tieleman, B. Irene, Salles, Joana F., 2014

Draft genome sequence of bacillus thuringiensis strain BrMgv02-JM63, a chitinolytic bacterium isolated from oil-contaminated mangrove soil in Brazil
Microbiology Resource Announcements, Marcon, Joelma, Taketani, Rodrigo Gouvêa, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Mazzero, Giulia Inocêncio, Soares Junior, Fabio Lino, Melo, Itamar Soares, Azevedo, João Lúcio, Andreote, Fernando Dini, 2014

Dynamics of bacterial community succession in a salt marsh chronosequence: evidences for temporal niche partitioning
ISME Journal, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, De Cássia Pereira E Silva, Michele, Triadó-Margarit, Xavier, Casamayor, Emilio O., Van Elsas, Jan Dirk, Salles, Joana Falcão, 2014

Biotechnological potential of Candida spp. for the bioconversion of D-xylose to xylitol
African Journal of Microbiology Research, Lourenço, M, Dini-Andreote, F, Aguilar-Vildoso, C, Basso, L, 2014

Back to the basics
Plant and Soil, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, van Elsas, Jan Dirk, 2013

Different Selective Effects on Rhizosphere Bacteria Exerted by Genetically Modified versus Conventional Potato Lines
PLoS One, Dias, Armando Cavalcante Franco, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Hannula, Silja Emilia, Andreote, Fernando Dini, Pereira e Silva, Michele de Cássia, Salles, Joana Falcão, de Boer, Wietse, van Veen, Johannes, van Elsas, Jan Dirk, 2013

Draft genome sequence of bacillus stratosphericus LAMA 585, isolated from the Atlantic deep sea
Microbiology Resource Announcements, Lima, André Oliveira de Souza, Cabral, Alencar, Andreote, Fernando Dini, Cavalett, Angélica, Pessatti, Marcos Luiz, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, da Silva, Marcus Adonai Castro, 2013

Draft genome sequence of methylobacterium mesophilicum strain SR1.6/6, isolated from citrus sinensis
Microbiology Resource Announcements, Almeida, Diogo Marinho, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Camargo Neves, Aline Aparecida, Jucá Ramos, Rommel Thiago, Andreote, Fernando Dini, Carneiro, Adriana Ribeiro, Souza Lima, André Oliveira de, Caracciolo Gomes de Sá, Pablo Henrique, Ribeiro Barbosa, Maria Silvanira, Araújo, Welington Luiz, Silva, Artur, 2013

Soil Metagenomics - Potential Applications and Methodological Problems, van Elsas, J, Cretoiu, M, Kielak, A, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, 2013

Abundance and genetic diversity of nifH gene sequences in anthropogenically affected Brazilian Mangrove sediments
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Dias, Armando Cavalcante Franco, Pereira e Silva, Michele de Cassia, Cotta, Simone Raposo, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Soares, Fábio Lino, Salles, Joana Falcão, Azevedo, João Lúcio, Van Elsas, Jan Dirk, Andreote, Fernando Dini, 2012

Bacterial Genomes
Microbial Ecology, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Andreote, Fernando Dini, Araújo, Welington Luiz, Trevors, Jack T., van Elsas, Jan Dirk, 2012

The microbiome of Brazilian mangrove sediments as revealed by metagenomics
PLoS One, Andreote, Fernando Dini, Jiménez, Diego Javier, Chaves, Diego, Dias, Armando Cavalcante Franco, Luvizotto, Danice Mazzer, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Fasanella, Cristiane Cipola, Lopez, Maryeimy Varon, Baena, Sandra, Taketani, Rodrigo Gouvêa, de Melo, Itamar Soares, 2012

Analysis of 16s rRNA and mxaF genes revealing insights into methylobacterium niche-specific plant association
Genetics and Molecular Biology, Dourado, Manuella Nóbrega, Andreote, Fernando Dini, Dini-Andreote, Francisco, Conti, Raphael, Araújo, Janete Magali, Araújo, Welington Luiz, 2012