Publications 2006-2011



Arnaud, J.-F., Cuguen, J. & Fénart, S. 2011 Metapopulation structure and fine-scaled genetic structuring in crop-wild hybrid weed beets. Heredity 107, 395-404.


Billiard, S. & Castric, V. 2011 Evidence for Fisher’s dominance theory: just a “special case”? Trends in Genetics 27, 441-445.


Billiard, S., López-Villavicencio, M., Devier, B., Hood, M. E., Fairhead, C. & Giraud, T. 2011 Having sex, yes, but with whom? Inferences from fungi on the evolution of anisogamy and mating types. Biological Reviews 86, 421-442.


Budar, F. & Roux, F. 2011 The role of organelle genomes in plant adaptation. Time to get to work! Plant Signaling & Behavior 6, 635-639.


Darracq, A., Varré, J.-S., Maréchal-Drouard, L., Courseaux, A., Castric, V., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Oztas, S., Lenoble, P., Vacherie, B., Barbe, V. & Touzet, P. 2011 Structural and content diversity of mitochondrial genome in beet: a comparative genomic analysis. Genome Biology and Evolution 3, 723-736.


De Cauwer, I., Arnaud, J.-F., Courseaux, A. & Dufaÿ, M. 2011 Sex-specific fitness variation in gynodioecious Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima: do empirical observations fit theoretical predictions? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24, 2456-2472.


De Knijf, G., Flenker, U., Vanappelghem, C., Manci, C. O., Kalkman, V. J. & Demolder, H. 2011 The status of two boreo-alpine species, Somatochlora alpestris and S. arctica, in Romania and their vulnerability to the impact of climate change (Odonata: Corduliidae). International Journal of Odonatology 14, 111-126.


Escarré, J., Lefèbvre, C., Raboyeau, S., Dossantos, A., Gruber, W., Cleyet Marel, J.-C., Frérot, H., Noret, N., Mahieu, S., Collin, C. & Van Oort, F. 2011 Heavy metal concentration survey in soils and plants of the Les Malines Mining District (Southern France): implications for soil restoration. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 216, 485-504.


Frérot, H. 2011 A challenge for hyperaccumulating plant models: ‘cycling’ as fast as Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist 189, 357-359.


Garraud, C., Brachi, B., Dufaÿ, M., Touzet, P. & Shykoff, J. A. 2011 Genetic determination of male sterility in gynodioecious Silene nutans. Heredity 106, 757-764.


Gervais, C. E., Castric, V., Ressayre, A. & Billiard, S. 2011 Origin and diversification dynamics of self-incompatibility haplotypes. Genetics 189, 625-636.


Hancock, A. M., Brachi, B., Faure, N., Horton, M. W., Jarymowycz, L. B., Sperone, F. G., Toomajian, C., Roux, F. & Bergelson, J. 2011 Adaptation to climate across the Arabidopsis thaliana genome. Science 334, 83-86.


Laviale, M., Morin, S. & Créach, A. 2011 Short term recovery of periphyton photosynthesis after pulse exposition to the photosystem II inhibitors atrazine and isoproturon. Chemosphere 84, 731-734.


Leducq, J.-B., Llaurens, V., Castric, V., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Hardy, O. J. & Vekemans, X. 2011 Effect of balancing selection on spatial genetic structure within populations: theoretical investigations on the self-incompatibility locus and empirical studies in Arabidopsis halleri. Heredity 106, 319-329.


Roux, C., Castric, V., Pauwels, M., Wright, S. I., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Vekemans, X. 2011 Does speciation between Arabidopsis halleri and Arabidopsis lyrata coincide with major changes in a molecular target of adaptation? PLoS One 6, e26872.


Roux, F., Colomé-Tatché, M., Edelist, C., Wardenaar, R., Guerche, P., Hospital, F., Colot, V., Jansen, R. C. & Johannes, F. 2011 Genome-wide epigenetic perturbation jump-starts patterns of heritable variation found in nature. Genetics 188, 1015-1017.


Vila-Aiub, M. M., Neve, P. & Roux, F. 2011 A unified approach to the estimation and interpretation of resistance costs in plants. Heredity 107, 386-394.


Winkler, G., Souissi, S., Poux, C. & Castric, V. 2011 Genetic heterogeneity among Eurytemora affinis populations in Western Europe. Marine Biology 158, 1841-1856.





Arnaud, J.-F., Fénart, S., Cordellier, M. & Cuguen, J. 2010 Populations of weedy crop-wild hybrid beets show contrasting variation in mating system and population genetic structure. Evolutionary Applications 3, 305-318.


Atwell, S., Huang, Y. S., Vilhjalmsson, B. J., Willems, G., Horton, M., Li, Y., Meng, D., Platt, A., Tarone, A. M., Hu, T. T., Jiang, R., Muliyati, N. W., Zhang, X., Ali Amer, M., Baxter, I., Brachi, B., Chory, J., Dean, C., Debieu, M., de Meaux, J., Ecker, J. R., Faure, N., Kniskern, J. M., Jones, J. D. G., Michael, T. P., Nemri, A., Roux, F., Salt, D. E., Tang, C., Todesco, M., Traw, M. B., Weigel, D., Marjoram, P., Borevitz, J. O., Bergelson, J. & Nordborg, M. 2010 Genome-wide association study of 107 phenotypes in a common set of Arabidopsis thaliana inbred lines. Nature 465, 627-631.


Bergelson, J. & Roux, F. 2010 Towards identifying genes underlying ecologically relevant traits in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature Reviews Genetics 11, 867-879.


Brachi, B., Faure, N., Horton, M., Flahauw, E., Vazquez, A., Nordborg, M., Bergelson, J., Cuguen, J. & Roux, F. 2010 Linkage and association mapping of Arabidopsis thaliana flowering time in nature. PLoS Genetics 6, e1000940.


Castric, V., Bechsgaard, J. S., Grenier, S., Noureddine, R., Schierup, M. H. & Vekemans, X. 2010 Molecular evolution within and between self-incompatibility specificities. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27, 11-20.


Chevalier, E. M., Gévaert, F. & Créach, A. 2010 In situ photosynthetic activity and xanthophylls cycle development of undisturbed microphytobenthos in an intertidal mudflat. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 385, 44-49.


Darracq, A., Varré, J. S. & Touzet, P. 2010 A scenario of mitochondrial genome evolution in maize based on rearrangement events. BMC Genomics 11, 233.


De Cauwer, I., Arnaud, J.-F., Schmitt, E. & Dufaÿ, M. 2010 Pollen limitation of female reproductive success at fine spatial scale in a gynodioecious and wind-pollinated species, Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23, 2636-2647.


De Cauwer, I., Dufaÿ, M., Cuguen, J. & Arnaud, J.-F. 2010 Effects of fine-scale genetic structure on male mating success in gynodioecious Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima. Molecular Ecology 19, 1540-1558.


Dufaÿ, M. 2010 Impact of plant flowering phenology on the cost ⁄ benefit balance in a nursery pollination mutualism, with honest males and cheating females. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23, 977-986.


Dufaÿ, M. & Pannell, J. R. 2010 The effect of pollen versus seed flow on the maintenance of nuclear-cytoplasmic gynodioecy. Evolution 64, 772-784.


Dufaÿ, M., Lahiani, E. & Brachi, B. 2010 Gender variation and inbreeding depression in gynodioecious-gynomonoeicous Silene nutans. International Journal of Plant Sciences 171, 53-62.


Frérot, H., Faucon, M.-P., Willems, G., Godé, C., Courseaux, A., Darracq, A., Verbruggen, N. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2010 Genetic architecture of zinc hyperaccumulation in Arabidopsis halleri: the essential role of QTL · environment interactions. New Phytologist 187, 355-367.


Laviale, M., Prygiel, J. & Créach, A. 2010 Light modulated toxicity of isoproturon toward natural stream periphyton photosynthesis: a comparison between constant and dynamic light conditions. Aquatic Toxicology 97, 334-342.


Leducq, J.-B., Gosset, C. C., Poiret, M., Hendoux, F., Vekemans, X. & Billiard, S. 2010 An experimental study of the S-Allee effect in the self-incompatible Bisctuella neustriaca (Brassicaceae). Conservation Genetics 11, 497-508.


Meyer, C.-L., Kostecka, A. A., Saumitou-Laprade, P., Créach, A., Castric, V., Pauwels, M. & Frérot, H. 2010 Variability of zinc tolerance among and within populations of the pseudometallophyte species Arabidopsis halleri and possible role of directional selection. New Phytologist 185, 130-142.


Moison, M., Roux, F., Quadrado, M., Duval, R., Ekovich, M., Lê, D.-H., Verzaux, M. & Budar, F. 2010 Cytoplasmic phylogeny and evidence of cyto-nuclear co-adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana. The Plant Journal 63, 728-738.


Platt, A., Horton, M., Huang, Y. S., Li, Y., Anastasio, A. E., Mulyati, N. W., Agren, J., Bossdorf, O., Byers, D. L., Donohue, K., Dunning, M., Holub, E. B., Hudson, A., Le Corre, V., Loudet, O., Roux, F., Warthmann, N., Weigel, D., Rivero, L., Scholl, R., Nordborg, M., Bergelson, J. & Borevitz, J. O. 2010 The scale of population structure in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics 6, e1000843.


Saumitou-Laprade, P., Vernet, P., Vassiliadis, C., Hoareau, Y., de Magny, G., Dommée, B. & Lepart, J. 2010 A self-incompatibility system explains high male frequencies in an androdioecious plant. Science 327, 1648-1650.


Shahzad, Z., Gosti, F., Frérot, H., Lacombe, E., Roosens, N., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Berthomieu, P. 2010 The five AhMTP1 zinc transporters undergo different evolutionary fates towards adaptive evolution to zinc tolerance in Arabidopsis halleri. PLoS Genetics 6, e1000911.


Vekemans, X. 2010 What’s good for you may be good for me: evidence for adaptive introgression of multiple traits in wild sunflower. New Phytologist 187, 6-9.


Wagmann, K., Hautekèete, N.-C., Piquot, Y. & Van Dijk, H. 2010 Potential for evolutionary change in the seasonal timing of germination in sea beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima) mediated by seed dormancy. Genetica 138, 763-773.


Willems, G., Frérot, H., Gennen, J., Salis, P., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Verbruggen, N. 2010 Quantitative trait loci analysis of mineral element concentrations in an Arabidopsis halleri · Arabidopsis lyrata petraea F2 progeny grown on cadmium contaminated soil. New Phytologist 187, 368-379.





Arnaud, J.-F., Fénart, S., Godé, C., Deledicque, S., Touzet, P. & Cuguen, J. 2009 Fine-scale geographical structure of genetic diversity in inland wild beet populations. Molecular Ecology 18, 3201-3215.


Davoult, D., Migne, A., Créach, A., Gévaert, F., Hubas, C., Spilmont, N. & Boucher, G. 2009 Spatio-temporal variability of intertidal benthic primary production and respiration in the western part of the Mont Saint-Michel Bay (Western English Channel, France). Hydrobiologia 620, 163-172.


Dufaÿ, M., Cuguen, J., Arnaud, J.-F. & Touzet, P. 2009 Sex ratio variation among gynodioecious populations of sea beet: can it be explained by negative frequency-dependent selection? Evolution 63, 1483-1497.


Gao, L., Roux, F. & Bergelson, J. 2009 Quantitative fitness effects of infection in a gene-for-gene system. New Phytologist 184, 485-494.


Hautekèete, N.-C., Van Dijk, H., Piquot, Y. & Teriokhin, A. 2009 Evolutionary optimization of life-history traits in the sea beet Beta vulgaris subsp. maritima: comparing model to data. Acta OEcologica 35, 104-116.


Laviale, M., Prygiel, J., Lemoine, Y., Courseaux, A. & Créach, A. 2009 Stream periphyton photoacclimation response in field conditions: effect of community development and seasonal changes. Journal of Phycology 45, 1072-1082.


Llaurens, V., Billiard, S., Castric, V. & Vekemans, X. 2009 Evolution of dominance in sporophytic self-incompatibility systems: I. Genetic load and coevolution of levels of dominance in pollen and pistil. Evolution 63, 2427-2437.


Llaurens, V., Gonthier, L. & Billiard, S. 2009 The sheltered genetic load linked to the S locus in plants: new insights from theoretical and empirical approaches in sporophytic self-incompatibility. Genetics 183, 1105-1118.


Meyer, C.-L., Vitalis, R., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Castric, V. 2009 Genomic pattern of adaptive divergence in Arabidopsis halleri, a model species for tolerance to heavy metal. Molecular Ecology 18, 2050-2062.


Neve, P., Vila-Aiub, M. & Roux, F. 2009 Evolutionary-thinking in agricultural weed management. New Phytologist 184, 783-793.


Sarret, G., Willems, G., Isaure, M.-P., Marcus, M. A., Fakra, S. C., Frérot, H., Pairis, S., Geoffroy, N. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2009 Zinc distribution and speciation in Arabidopsis halleri × Arabidopsis lyrata progenies presenting various zinc accumulation capacities. New Phytologist 184, 581-595.


Spilmont, N., Denis, L., Artigas, L. F., Caloin, F., Courcot, L., Créach, A., Desroy, N., Gevaert, F., Hacquebart, P., Hubas, C., Janquin, M.-A., Lemoine, Y., Luczak, C., Migné, A., Rauch, M. & Davoult, D. 2009 Impact of the Phaeocystis globosa spring bloom on the intertidal benthic compartment in the eastern English Channel: A synthesis. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58, 55-63.


Touzet, P. & Delph, L. F. 2009 The effect of breeding system on polymorphism in mitochondrial genes of Silene. Genetics 181, 631-644.


Van Dijk, H. 2009 Ageing effects in an iteroparous plant species with a variable life span. Annals of Botany 104, 115–124.


Van Dijk, H. 2009 Evolutionary change in flowering phenology in the iteroparous herb Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima: a search for the underlying mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Botany 60, 3143-3155.





Billiard, S. 2008 NESSI: A program for numerical estimations in sporophytic self-incompatibility genetic systems. Molecular Ecology Ressources 8, 295-298.


Brulle, F., Cocquerelle, C., Mitta, G., Castric, V., Douay, F., Leprêtre, A. & Vandenbulcke, F. 2008 Identification and expression profile of gene transcripts differentially expressed during metallic exposure in Eisenia fetida coelomocytes. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 32, 1441-1453.


Castric, V., Bechsgaard, J. S., Schierup, M. H. & Vekemans, X. 2008 Repeated adaptive introgression at a gene under multiallelic balancing selection. PloS Genetics 4, e1000168.


Chevin, L. M., Billiard, S. & Hospital, F. 2008 Hitchhiking both ways: effect of two interfering selective sweeps on linked neutral variation. Genetics 180, 301-316.


Dufaÿ, M., Vaudey, V., De Cauwer, I., Touzet, P., Cuguen, J. & Arnaud, J.-F. 2008 Variation in pollen production and pollen viability in natural populations of gynodioecious Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima: evidence for a cost of restoration of male function? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21, 202-212.


Fénart, S., Arnaud, J.-F., De Cauwer, I. & Cuguen, J. 2008 Nuclear and cytoplasmic genetic diversity in weed beet and sugar beet accessions compared to wild relatives: new insights into the genetic relationships within the Beta vulgaris complex species. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 116, 1063-1077.


Hasselmann, M., Vekemans, X., Pflugfelder, J., Koeniger, N., Koeniger, G., Tingek, S. & Beye, M. 2008 Evidence for convergent nucleotide evolution and high allelic turnover rates at the complementary sex determiner (csd) gene of western and Asian honey bees. Molecular Biology and Evolution 25, 696-708.


Llaurens, V., Castric, V., Austerlitz, F. & Vekemans, X. 2008 High paternal diversity in the self-incompatible herb Arabidopsis halleri despite clonal reproduction and spatially restricted pollen dispersal. Molecular Ecology 17, 1577-1588.


Llaurens, V., Billiard, S., Leducq, J. B., Castric, V., Klein, E. K. & Vekemans, X. 2008 Does frequency-dependent selection with complex dominance interactions accurately predict allelic frequencies at the self-incompatibility locus in Arabidopsis halleri? Evolution 62, 2545-2557.


Paris, M., Roux, F., Bérard, A. & Reboud, X. 2008 The effects of genetic background on herbicide resistance fitness cost and its associated dominance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Heredity 101, 499-506.


Pauwels, M., Willems, G., Roosens, N., Frérot, H. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2008 Merging methods in molecular and ecological genetics to study the adaptation of plants to anthropogenic metal-polluted sites: implications for phytoremediation. Molecular Ecology 17, 108-119.


Pauwels, M., Roosens, N., Frérot, H. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2008 When population genetics serves genomics: putting adaptation back in a spatial and historical context. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 11, 129-134.


Roosens, N., Willems, G. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2008 Using Arabidopsis to explore zinc tolerance and hyperaccumulation. Trends in Plant Science 13, 208-215.


Roosens, N., Willems, G., Godé, C., Courseaux, A. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2008 The use of comparative genome analysis and syntenic relationships allows extrapolating the position of Zn tolerance QTL regions from Arabidopsis halleri into Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant and Soil, 306, 105-116.


Ruggiero, M. V., Jacquemin, B., Castric, V. & Vekemans, X. 2008 Hitch-hiking to a locus under balancing selection: high sequence diversity and low population subdivision at the S-locus genomic region in Arabidopsis halleri. Genetics Research (Cambridge) 90, 37-46.


Schierup, M. H. & Vekemans, X. 2008 Genomic consequences of selection on self-incompatibilty genes. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 11, 116-122.


Stoeckel, S., Castric, V., Mariette, S. & Vekemans, X. 2008 Unequal allelic frequencies at the self-incompatibility locus within local populations of Prunus avium L. : an effect of population structure? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21, 889-899.





Billiard, S., Castric, V. & Vekemans, X. 2007 A general model to explore complex dominance patterns in plant sporophytic self-incompatibility systems. Genetics 175, 1351-1369.


Castric, V. & Vekemans, X. 2007 Evolution under strong balancing selection: how many codons determine specificity at the female self-incompatibility gene SRK in Brassicaceae? BMC Evolutionary Biology 7, 132.


Courbot, M., Willems, G., Motte, P., Arvidsson, S., Roosens, N., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Verbruggen, N. 2007 A major quantitative trait locus for Cadmium tolerance in Arabidopsis halleri colocalizes with HMA4, a gene encoding a heavy metal ATPase. Plant Physiology 144, 1052-1065.


Delph, L. F., Touzet, P. & Bailey, M. F. 2007 Merging theory and mechanism in studies of gynodioecy. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22, 17-24.


Deram, A., Denayer, F.-O., Dubourgier, H.-C., Douay, F., Petit, D. & Van Haluwyn, C. 2007 Zinc and cadmium accumulation among and within populations of the pseudometalophytic species Arrhenatherum elatius: implications for phytoextraction. Science of The Total Environment 372, 372-381.


Dufaÿ, M., Touzet, P., Maurice, S. & Cuguen, J. 2007 Modelling the maintenance of a male fertile cytoplasm in a gynodioecious population. Heredity 99, 349-356.


Fénart, S., Austerlitz, F., Cuguen, J. & Arnaud, J.-F. 2007 Long distance pollen-mediated gene flow at a landscape level: the weed beet as a case study. Molecular Ecology 16, 3801-3813.


Fievet, V., Touzet, P., Arnaud, J.-F. & Cuguen, J. 2007 Spatial analysis of nuclear and cytoplasmic DNA diversity in wild sea beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima) populations: do marine currents shape the genetic structure? Molecular Ecology 16, 1847-1864.


Laurent, V., Devaux, P., Thiel, T., Viard, F., Mielordt, S., Touzet, P. & Quillet, M.-C. 2007 Comparative effectiveness of sugar beet microsatellite markers isolated from genomic libraries and GenBank ESTs to map the sugar beet genome. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 115, 793-805.


Migné, A., Gevaert, F., Créach, A., Spilmont, N., Chevalier, E. & Davoult, D. 2007 Photosynthetic activity of intertidal microphytobenthic communities during emersion: in situ measurements of chlorophyll fluorescence (PAM) and CO2-fluxes (IRGA). Journal of Phycology 43, 864-873.


Mower, J. P., Touzet, P., Gummow, J. S., Delph, L. F. & Palmer, J. D. 2007 Extensive variation in synonymous substitution rates in mitochondrial genes of seed plants. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7, 135.


Pillon, Y., Qamaruz-Zaman, F., Fay, M. F., Hendoux, F. & Piquot, Y. 2007 Genetic diversity and ecological differentiation in the endangered fen orchid (Liparis loeselii). Conservation Genetics 8, 177-184.


Van Dijk, H. & Hautekèete, N.-C. 2007 Long day plants and the response to global warming: rapid evolutionary change in day length sensitivity is possible in wild beet. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20, 349-357.


Willems, G., Godé, C., Dräger, D. B., Courbot, M., Verbruggen, N. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2007 The genetic basis of zinc tolerance in the metallophyte Arabidopsis halleri ssp. halleri (Brassicaceae): an analysis of quantitative trait loci. Genetics, 176 659-674.




Amsellem, L. & McKey, D. B. 2006 Integrating phenological, chemical and biotic defences in ant-plant protection mutualisms: a case study of two myrmecophyte lineages. Chemoecology, 16, 223-234.


Bechsgaard, J. S., Castric, V., Charlesworth, D., Vekemans, X. & Schierup, M. H. 2006 The transition to self-compatibility in Arabidopsis thaliana and evolution within S-haplotypes over 10 million years. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23, 1741-1750.


Budar, F., Touzet, P. & Pelletier, G. 2006 Cytoplasmic male sterility. In Flowering and its manipulation, Annual Plant Reviews, vol 20 (ed. C. Ainsworth), pp. 147-180: Blackwell Publishing.


Craciun, A. R., Courbot, M., Bourgis, F., Salis, P., Saumitou-Laprade, P. & Verbruggen, N. 2006 Analysis of cadmium tolerance in Arabidopsis halleri, a closely related hyperaccumulator species to Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 57, 2967-2983.


Deram, A., Denayer, F.-O., Petit, D. & Van Haluwyn, C. 2006 Seasonal variations of cadmium and zinc in Arrhenatherum elatius, a perennial grass species from highly contaminated soils. Environmental Pollution 140, 62-70.


Fénart, S., Touzet, P., Arnaud, J.-F. & Cuguen, J. 2006 Emergence of gynodioecy in wild beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima L.): a genealogical approach using chloroplastic nucleotide sequences. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 273, 1391-1398.


Frérot, H., Lefèbvre, C., Gruber, W., Collin, C., Dos Santos, A. & Escarré, J. 2006 Specific interactions between local metallicolous plants improve the phytostabilization of mine soils. Plant and Soil 282, 53-65.


Pauwels, M., Frérot, H., Bonnin, I. & Saumitou-Laprade, P. 2006 A broad-scale analysis of population differentiation for Zn-tolerance in an emerging model species for tolerance study: Arabidopsis halleri (Brassicaceae). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19, 1838–1850.


Roux, F., Touzet, P., Cuguen, J. & Le Corre, V. 2006 How to be early-flowering: an evolutionary perspective. Trends in Plant Science 11, 375-381.