Publications 2000-2005



Charlesworth, D. & Vekemans, X. 2005 How and when did A. thaliana become highly self-fertilising. BioEssays 27, 472-476.


Charlesworth, D., Vekemans, X., Castric, V. & Glémin, S. 2005 Plant self-incompatibility systems: a molecular evolutionary perspective. New Phytologist 168, 61-69.


De Jong, T., Van Dijk, H. & Klinkhamer, P. 2005 Hamilton’s rule, imprinting and parent-offspring conflict over seed mass in partially selfing plants. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17, 676-682.


Evanno, G., Madec, L. & Arnaud, J.-F. 2005 Multiple paternity and post-copulatory sexual selection in a hermaphrodite: what influences sperm precedence in the garden snail Helix aspersa? Molecular Ecology 14, 805-812.


Pauwels, M., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Holl, A.-C., Petit, D. & Bonnin, I. 2005 Multiple origin of metallicolous populations of the pseudometallophyte Arabidopsis halleri (Brassicaceae) in Central Europe: the cpDNA testimony. Molecular Ecology 14, 4403-4414.





Arnaud, J.-F. & Laval, G. 2004 Stability of genetic structure and effective population size inferred from temporal changes of microsatellite DNA polymorphisms in the land snail Helix aspersa (Gastropoda: Helicidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 82, 89-102.


Castric, V. & Bernatchez, L. 2004 Individual assignment test reveals differential restriction to dispersal between two salmonids despite no increase of genetic differences with distance. Molecular Ecology 13, 1299-1312.


Castric, V. & Vekemans, X. 2004 Plant self-incompatibility in natural populations: a critical assessment of recent theoretical and empirical advances. Molecular Ecology 13, 2873–2889.


Cuguen, J., Arnaud, J.-F., Delescluse, M. & Viard, F. 2004 Crop-wild interaction within the Beta vulgaris complex: a comparative analysis of genetic diversity between sea beet and weed beet populations within the french sugarbeet production area. In Introgression from Genetically Modified Plants into Wild Relatives (ed. H. C. M. Den Nijs, D. Bartsch & J. Sweet), pp. 183-201. Oxfordshire, UK: CABI Publishers, Inc.


Dyè, Y., Heuertz, M., Ater, M., Lefèbvre, C. & Vekemans, X. 2004 In situ estimation of outcrossing rate in sorghum landraces using microsatellite markers. Euphytica 138, 205-212.


Dräger, D. B., Desbrosses-Fonrouge, A.-G., Krach, C., Chardonnens, A. N., Meyer, R. C., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Kramer, U. 2004 Two genes encoding Arabidopsis halleri MTP1 metal transport proteins co-segregate with zinc tolerance and account for high MTP1 transcript levels. The Plant Journal 39, 425-439.


Heuertz, M., Hausman, J.-F., Hardy, O. J., Vendramin, G. G., Frascaria-Lacoste, N. & Vekemans, X. 2004 Nuclear microsatellites reveal contrasting patterns of genetic structure between western and southeastern European populations of the common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.). Evolution 58, 976-988.


Heuertz, M., Fineschi, S., Anzidei, M., Pastorelli, R., Salvini, D., Paule, L., Frascaria-Lacoste, N., Hardy, O. J., Vekemans, X. & Vendramin, G. G. 2004 Chloroplast DNA variation and postglacial recolonisation of common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) in Europe. Molecular Ecology 13, 3437–3452.


Meunier, C., Hurtrez-Boussès, S., Durand, P., Rondelaud, D. & Renaud, F. 2004 Small effective population sizes in a widespread selfing species, Lymnaea truncatula (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). Molecular Ecology 13, 2535-2543.


Meunier, C., Hurtrez-Boussès, S., Jabbour-Zahab, R., Durand, P., Rondelaud, D. & Renaud, F. 2004 Field and experimental evidence of preferential selfing in the freshwater mollusc Lymnaea truncatula (Gastropoda, Pulmonata). Heredity 92, 316-322.


Touzet, P., Hueber, N., Bürkholz, A., Barnes, S. & Cuguen, J. 2004 Genetic mapping of a male fertility restoration locus for a wild cytoplasmic male sterility in beet. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 109, 240-247.


Touzet, P. & Budar, F. 2004 Unveiling the molecular arms race between two conflicting genomes in Cytoplasmic Male Sterility? Trends in Plant Science 9,568-570.


Van Dijk, H. 2004 Gene exchange between wild and crop in Beta vulgaris: how easy is hybridization and what will happen in later generations? In Introgression from Genetically Modified Plants into Wild Relatives and its Consequences (ed. H. C. M. Den Nijs, D. Bartsch & J. Sweet), pp. 53-69. Oxfordshire, UK: CABI publishers, Inc.


Van Rossum, F., Bonnin, I., Fénart, S., Pauwels, M., Petit, D. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2004 Spatial genetic structure within a metallicolous population of Arabidopsis halleri, a clonal, self incompatible, and heavy metal tolerant species. Molecular Ecology 13, 2959-2967.


Vekemans, X. & Hardy, O. J. 2004 New insights from fine-scale spatial genetic structure analyses in plant populations. Molecular Ecology 13, 921-935.


Viard, F., Arnaud, J.-F., Delescluse, M. & Cuguen, J. 2004 Tracing back seed and pollen flow within the crop-wild Beta vulgaris complex: genetic distinctiveness versus hot spots of hybridization over a regional scale. Molecular Ecology 13, 1357-1364.






Arnaud, J.-F. 2003 Metapopulation genetic structure and migration pathways in the land snail Helix aspersa: influence of landscape heterogeneity. Landscape Ecology 18, 333-346.


Arnaud, J.-F., Madec, L., Guiller, A. & Deunff, J. 2003 Population genetic structure in a human-disturbed environment: a case study in the land snailHelix aspersa (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). Heredity 90, 451-458.


Arnaud, J.-F., Viard, F., Delescluse, M. & Cuguen, J. 2003 Evidence for gene flow via seed dispersal from crop to wild relatives in Beta vulgaris (Chenopodiaceae): consequences for the release of genetically modified crop species with weedy lineages. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270, 1565-1571.


Bartsch, D., Cuguen, J., Biancardi, E. & Sweet, J. 2003 Environmental implications of gene flow from sugar beet to wild beet – current status and future research needs. Environmental Biosafety Research 2, 105-115.


Bert, V., Meerts, P., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Salis, P., Gruber, W. & Verbruggen, N. 2003 Genetic basis of Cd tolerance and hyperaccumulation in Arabidopsis halleri. Plant and Soil 249, 9-18.


Billot, C., Engel, C. R., Rousvoal, S., Kloareg, B. & Valero, M. 2003 Current patterns, habitat discontinuities and population genetic structure: the case of the kelp Laminaria digitata in the english Channel. Marine Ecology Progress Series 253, 111-121.


Budar, F., Touzet, P. & De Paepe, R. 2003 The nucleo-mitochondrial conflict in cytoplasmic male sterilities revisited. Genetica 117, 3-16.


Coart, E., Vekemans, X., Smulders, M. J. M., Wagner, I., Van Huylenbroek, J., Van Bockstaele, E. & Roldan-Ruiz, I. 2003 Genetic variation in the endangered wild apple (Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill.) in Belgium as revealed by AFLP and microsatellite markers. Molecular Ecology 12, 845-857.


Dubois, S., Cheptou, P.-O., Petit, C., Meerts, P., Poncelet, M., Vekemans, X., Lefebvre, C. & Escarre, J. 2003 Genetic structure and mating systems of metallicolous and nonmetallicolous populations of Thlaspi caerulescens. NewPhytologist 157, 633-641.


Fenster, C. B., Vekemans, X. & Hardy, O. J. 2003 Quantifying gene flow from spatial genetic structure data in a metapopulation of Chamaecrista fasciculata (Leguminosae). Evolution 57, 995-1007.


Heuertz, M., Vekemans, X., Hausman, J.-F., Paladas, M. & Hardy, O. J. 2003 Estimating seed vs. pollen dispersal from spatial genetic structure in the common ash. Molecular Ecology 12, 2483-2495.


Van Cutsem, P., du Jardin, P., Boutte, C., Beauwens, T., Jacqmin, S. & Vekemans, X. 2003 Distinction between cultivated and wild chicory gene pools using AFLP markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 107, 713-718.


Van Rossum, F., Vekemans, X., Gratia, E. & Meerts, P. 2003 A comparative study of allozyme variation of peripheral and central populations of Silene nutans L. (Caryophyllaceae) from Western Europe: implications for conservation.Plant Systematics and Evolution 242, 49-61.






Bert, V., Bonnin, I., Saumitou-Laprade, P., de Laguérie, P. & Petit, D. 2002 Do Arabidopsis halleri from nonmetallicolous populations accumulate zinc and cadmium more effectively than those from metallicolous populations? New Phytologist 155, 47-57.


Bonnin, I., Colas, B., Bacles, C., Holl, A.-C., Hendoux, F., Destiné, B. & Viard, F. 2002 Population structure of an endangered species living in contrasted habitats: Parnassia palustris (Saxifragaceae). Molecular Ecology 11, 979-990.


Boudry, P., McCombie, H. & Van Dijk, H. 2002 Vernalization requirement of wild beet Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima: among population variation and its adaptive significance. Journal of Ecology 90, 693-703.


Desplanque, B., Hautekèete, N. & Van Dijk, H. 2002 Transgenic weed beets: possible, probable, avoidable? Journal of Applied Ecology 39, 561-571.


Engel, C. R. & Destombe, C. 2002 Reproductive ecology of an intertidal red seaweed, Gracilaria gracilis: influence of high and low tides on fertilization success. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 82, 1-4.


Engel, C. R., Valero, M., Lagadeuc, Y. & Destombe, C. 2002 Non-random mating in controlled multiple-donor crosses in Gracilaria gracilis (Gracilariaceae, Rhodophyta). European Journal of Phycology 37, 179-190.


Hautekèete, N.-C., Piquot, Y. & Van Dijk, H. 2002 Life span in Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima: the effects of age at first reproduction and disturbance. Journal of Ecology 90, 508-516.


Hautekèete, N.-C., Piquot, Y. & Van Dijk, H. 2002 Variations in ageing and meristematic activity in relation to flower-bud and fruit excision in theBeta species complex. New Phytologist 154, 641-650.


Loridon, K. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2002 Detection of gene-anchored amplification polymorphism (GAAP) in the vicinity of plant mitochondrial genes. Molecular Genetics and Genomics 267, 329-337.


Meusnier, I., Valero, M., Destombe, C., Godé, C., Bonhomme, F., Stam, W. T. & Olsen, J. L. 2002 PCR-SSCP analyses of nuclear and chloroplast DNA provide evidence for recombination, multiple introductions and nascient speciation in the Caulerpa taxifolia complex. Molecular Ecology 11, 2317-2325.


Sarret, G., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Bert, V., Proux, O., Hazemann, J.-L., Traverse, A., Marcus, M. A. & Manceau, A. 2002 forms of Zn accumulated in the hyperaccumulator Arabidopsis halleri. Plant Physiology 130, 1815-1826.


Touzet, P. 2002 Is rf2 a restorer gene of CMS-T in maize? Trends in Plant Science 7, 434.


Vassiliadis, C., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Lepart, J. & Viard, F. 2002 high male reproductive success of hermaphrodites in the androdioecious Phillyrea angustifolia. Evolution56, 1362-1373.


Viard, F., Bernard, J. & Desplanque, B. 2002 Crop-weed interactions in the Beta vulgaris complex at a local scale: allelic diversity and gene flow within sugar beet fields. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 104, 688-697.






Bonnin, I., Ronfort, J., Wozniak, F. & Olivieri, I. 2001 Spatial effects and rare outcrossing events in Medicago truncatula (Fabaceae). Molecular Ecology 10, 1371-1383.


Ducos, E., Touzet, P. & Boutry, M. 2001 The male sterile G cytoplasm of wild beet displays modified mitochondrial  respiratory complexes. The Plant Journal 26, 171-180.


Ducos, E., Touzet, P., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Vernet, P. & Cuguen, J. 2001 Nuclear effect on mitochondrial protein expression of the CMS Owen cytoplasm in sugar beet. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 102, 1299-1304.


Engel, C., Åberg, P., Gaggiotti, O., Destombe, C. & Valero, M. 2001 Population dynamics and stage structure in a haploid-diploid red seaweed, Gracilaria gracilis. Journal of Ecology 89, 436-450.


Faugeron, S., Valero, M., Destombe, C., Martinez, E. A. & Correa, J. A. 2001 Hierarchical spatial structure and discriminant analysis of genetic diversity in the red alga Mazzaella laminarioides (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta)). Journal of Phycology 37, 705-716.


Hautekèete, N.-C., Piquot, Y. & Van Dijk, H. 2001 Investment in survival and reproduction along a semelparity–iteroparity gradient in the Beta species complex. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14, 795-804.


Koelewijn, H. P., de Laguérie, P. & Bell, G. 2001 Variation in growth rate in a natural assemblage of unicellular green soil algae. Heredity 87, 162-171.


Laporte, V., Viard, F., Béna, G., Valero, M. & Cuguen, J. 2001 The spatial structure of sexual and cytonuclear polymorphism in the gynodioecious Beta vulgaris ssp maritima: I/ at a local scale. Genetics 157, 1699-1710.


Meusnier, I., Olsen, J. L., Stam, W. T., Destombe, C. & Valero, M. 2001 Phylogenetic analyses of Caulerpa taxifolia (Chlorophyta) and of its associated bacterial microflora provides clues to the origin of the Mediterranean introduction. Molecular Ecology 10, 931-946.


O’Connel, L., Viard, F., Russell, J. & Ritland, K. 2001 The mating system in natural populations of western red cedar (Thuja plicata). Canadian Journal of Botany 79, 753-756.


Valero, M., Engel, C., Billot, C., Kloareg, B. & Destombe, C. 2001 Concepts and issues of population genetics in seaweeds. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 42, 53-62.


Vandenkoornhuyse, P., Leyval, C. & Bonnin, I. 2001 High genetic diversity in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: evidence for recombination events. Heredity 87, 243-253.


Viard, F., El-Kassabi, Y. & Ritland, K. 2001 Diversity and genetic structure in populations of Pseudotsuga menziesii (Pinaceae) at chloroplast microsatellite loci. Genome 44, 336-344.






Bert, V., Macnair, M. R., de Laguerie, P., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Petit, D. 2000 Zinc tolerance and accumulation in metallicolous and non-metallicolous populations of Arabidopsis halleri (Brassicaceae). New Phytologist 146, 225-233.


Bourguet, D., Bethenod, M.-T., Pasteur, N. & Viard, F. 2000 Gene flow in the European corn borer: implications for the sustainability of transgenic insecticidal maize. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 267, 117-122.


Bourguet, D., Bethenod, M.-T., Trouvé, C. & Viard, F. 2000 Host-plant diversity of the European Corn Borer: a chance for the sustainability of transgenic Bt maize? Proceedings of the Royal Society of LondonB 267, 1177-1184.


Colpaert, J. V., Vandenkoornhuyse, P., Adriaensen, K. & Vangronsveld, J. 2000 Genetic variations and heavy metal tolerance in the  ectomycorrhizal Basidiomycete Suillus luteus. New Phytologist 147, 367-379.


Deram, A., Petit, D., Robinson, B., Brooks, R. R., Gregg, P. & Van Haluwyn, C. 2000 Natural and induced heavy-metal accumulation by Arrhenatherum elatius: Implications for phytoremediation. Communications in Soil Science and plant analysis 31, 413-421.


Desplanque, B., Viard, F., Forcioli, D., Bernard, J., Saumitou-Laprade, J., Cuguen, J. & Van Dijk, H. 2000 The linkage disequilibrium between cpDNA and mtDNA haplotypes in Beta vulgaris subsp maritima (L.): the usefulness of both genomes for population genetic studies. Molecular Ecology 9, 141-154.


Faugeron, S., Martínez, E. A., Sánchez, P. A. & Correa, J. A. 2000 Infectious diseases in Mazzaella laminarioides (Rhodophyta): estimating the effect of infections on host reproductive potential. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 42, 143-148.


Genissel, A., Viard, F. & Bourguet, D. 2000 Population genetics of Chrysomela tremulae: a first step towards management of transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis poplars Populus tremula X. Hereditas 133, 85-93.


Laporte, V., Cuguen, J. & Couvet, D. 2000 Effective population sizes for cytoplasmic and nuclear genes in a gynodioecious species: The role of the sex determination system. Genetics 154, 447-458.


Ouborg, N. J., Goodall-Copestake, W. P., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Bonnin, I. & Epplen, J. T. 2000 Novel polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from the yellow waterlily, Nuphar lutea. Molecular Ecology 9, 497-498.


Raspé, O., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Cuguen, J. & Jacquemart, A.-L. 2000 Chloroplast DNA haplotype variation and gene flow in Sorbus aucuparia L. (Rosaceae: Maloideae). Molecular Ecology 9, 1113-1122.


Saumitou-Laprade, P., Vassiliadis, C., Epplen, J. T. & Hardt, C. 2000 Isolation of microsatellite loci for paternity testing in Phillyrea angustifolia L. (Oleaceae). Molecular Ecology 9, 112-114.


Vassiliadis, C., Lepart, J., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Vernet, P. 2000 Self-incompatibility and male fertilisation success in Phillyrea angustifolia (Oleaceae). International journal of Plant Sciences 161, 393-402.


Vassiliadis, C., Valero, M., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Godelle, B. 2000 A model for the evolution of high frequencies of males in an androdioecious plant based on a cross-compatibility advantage of males. Heredity 85, 413-422.