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  • Aguirre-Liguori J. A., Tenaillon M. I., Vazquez-Lobo A., Gaut B. S., Jaramillo-Correa J. P., Montes-Hernandez S., Souza V., Eguiarte L. E. (2017) Connecting genomic patterns of local adaptation and niche suitability in teosintes. Mol Ecol, EPub ahead of print.
  • Akakpo R., Scarcelli N., Chair H., Dansi A., Djedatin G., Thuillet A. C., Rhone B., Francois O., Alix K., Vigouroux Y. (2017) Molecular basis of African yam domestication: analyses of selection point to root development, starch biosynthesis, and photosynthesis related genes. BMC Genomics, 18 (1) 782.
  • Alix K., Gérard P. R., Schwarzacher T., Heslop-Harrison J. S. (2017) Polyploidy and interspecific hybridization: partners for adaptation, speciation and evolution in plants. Ann Bot, 120 (2) 183-194. Review.
  • Brandenburg J. T., Mary-Huard T., Rigaill G., Hearne S. J., Corti H., Joets J., Vitte C., Charcosset A., Nicolas S. D., Tenaillon M. I. (2017) Independent introductions and admixtures have contributed to adaptation of European maize and its American counterparts. PLoS Genet, 13 (3) e1006666.
  • Fustier M. A., Brandenburg J. T., Boitard S., Lapeyronnie J., Eguiarte L. E., Vigouroux Y., Manicacci D., Tenaillon M. I. (2017) Signatures of local adaptation in lowland and highland teosintes from whole-genome sequencing of pooled samples. Mol Ecol, 26 (10) 2738-2756.
  • Ousseini I. S., Bakasso Y., Kane N. A., Couderc M., Zekraoui L., Mariac C., Manicacci D., Rhone B., Barnaud A., Berthouly-Salazar C., Assoumane A., Moussa D., Moussa T., Vigouroux Y. (2017) Myosin XI is associated with fitness and adaptation to aridity in wild pearl millet. Heredity (Edinb), 119 (2) 88-94.



  • Berthouly-Salazar C., Thuillet A. C., Rhone B., Mariac C., Ousseini I. S., Couderc M., Tenaillon M. I., Vigouroux Y. (2016) Genome scan reveals selection acting on genes linked to stress response in wild pearl millet. Mol Ecol, 25 (21) 5500-5512.
  • Martinez-Ainsworth N. E., Tenaillon M. I. (2016) Superheroes and masterminds of plant domestication. C R Biol, 339 (7-8) 268-73.
  • Tenaillon, M. I., Manicacci, D., Nicolas, S. D., Tardieu, F., Welcker, C. (2016) Testing the link between genome size and growth rate in maize. PeerJ, 4, e2408.


  • Durand E., Tenaillon M. I., Raffoux X., Thepot S., Falque M., Jamin P., Bourgais A., Ressayre A., Dillmann C. (2015) Dearth of polymorphism associated with a sustained response to selection for flowering time in maize. BMC Evol Biol, 15 103.
  • Jabbour F., Udron M., Le Guilloux M., Goncalves B., Manicacci D., Nadot S., Damerval C. (2015) Flower development schedule and AGAMOUS-like gene expression patterns in two morphs of Nigella damascena (Ranunculaceae) differing in floral architecture. Bot J Linnean Soc, 178 (4) 608-619.


  • Diez C. M., Meca E., Tenaillon M. I., Gaut B. S. (2014) Three groups of transposable elements with contrasting copy number dynamics and host responses in the maize (Zea mays ssp. mays) genome. PLoS Genet, 10 (4) e1004298.
  • Esnault F., Solano J., Perretant M. R., Hervé M., Label A., Pellé R., Dantec J. P., Boutet G., Brabant P., Chauvin J. E. (2014) Genetic diversity analysis of a potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) collection including Chiloé Island landraces and a large panel of worldwild cultivars. Pl Genet Res Util, 12 (1) 74-82.
  • Jabbour F., Cossard G., Le Guilloux M., Sannier J., Nadot S., Damerval C. (2014) Specific duplication and dorsoventrally asymmetric expression patterns of cycloidea-like genes in zygomorphic species of ranunculaceae. PLoS One, 9 (4) e95727.
  • Mirouze M., Vitte C. (2014) Transposable elements, a treasure trove to decipher epigenetic variation: insights from Arabidopsis and crop epigenomes. J Exp Bot, 65 (10) 2801-12.
  • Nougue O., Corbi J., Ball S. G., Manicacci D., Tenaillon M. I. (2014) Molecular evolution accompanying functional divergence of duplicated genes along the plant starch biosynthesis pathway. BMC Evol Biol, 14 103.
  • Vitte C., Fustier M. A., Alix K., Tenaillon M. I. (2014) The bright side of transposons in crop evolution. Brief Funct Genomics, 13 (4) 276-95.
  • Solano J., Acuña I., Esnault F., Brabant P. (2014) Resistance to Phytophtora infestans in Solanum tuberosum landraces in Southern Chile. Trop Plant Pathol, 39 (4) 307-315.


  • Citerne H. L., Le Guilloux M., Sannier J., Nadot S., Damerval C. (2013) Combining phylogenetic and syntenic analyses for understanding the evolution of TCP ECE genes in eudicots. PLoS One, 8 (9) e74803.

  • Damerval, C., Citerne, H., Le Guilloux, M., Domenichini, S., Dutheil, J., Ronse de Craene, L. and Nadot, S. (2013) Asymmetric morphogenetic cues along the transverse plane: shift from disymmetry to zygomorphy in the flower of Fumarioideae. Am J Bot, 100 (2) 391-402.

  • Diez C. M., Gaut B. S., Meca E., Scheinvar E., Montes-Hernandez S., Eguiarte L. E., Tenaillon M. I. (2013) Genome size variation in wild and cultivated maize along altitudinal gradients. New Phytol, 199 (1) 264-76.
  • Gonçalves, B., Nougué, O., Jabbour, F., Ridel, C., Morin, H., Laufs, P., Manicacci, D. and Damerval, C. (2013) An Apetala3 homolog controls both petal identity and floral meristem patterning in Nigella damascena L. (Ranunculaceae). Plant J, 76 (2) 223-35.

  • Khan A. R., Enjalbert J., Marsolier A.-C., Rousselet A., Goldringer I., Vitte C. (2013) Vernalization treatment induces site-specific DNA hypermethylation at the VERNALIZATION-A1 (VRN-A1) locus in hexaploid winter wheat. BMC Plant Biology, 13 209.
  • Muñoz Diez, C., Gaut, B. S., Meca, E., Scheinvar, E., Montes-Hernandez, S., Eguiarte, L. E. and Tenaillon, M. I. (2013) Genome size variation in wild and cultivated maize along altitudinal gradients. New Phytol, 199 264-276.

  • Radanielina, T., Ramanantsoanirina, A., Raboin, L. M., Frouin, J., Perrier, X., Brabant, P. and Ahmadi, N. (2013) The original features of rice (Oryza sativa L.) genetic diversity and the importance of within-variety diversity in the highlands of Madagascar build a strong case for in situ conservation. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 60 (1) 311-323.

  • Sarilar, V., Palacios, P. M., Rousselet, A., Ridel, C., Falque, M., Eber, F., Chevre, A. M., Joets, J., Brabant, P. and Alix, K. (2013) Allopolyploidy has a moderate impact on restructuring at three contrasting transposable element insertion sites in resynthesized Brassica napus allotetraploids. New Phytol, 198 (2) 593-604.

  • Vitte, C., Estep, M., Leebens-Mack, J. and Bennetzen, J. (2013) Young, intact and nested retrotransposons are abundant in the onion and asparagus genomes. Ann Bot, 112 (5) 881-9.


  • Chia, J. M., Song, C., Bradbury, P. J., ..., Tenaillon, M. I., ..., Ross-Ibarra, J., ..., Xu, Y. and Ware, D. (2012) Maize HapMap2 identifies extant variation from a genome in flux. Nat Genet, 44 (7) 803-7.

  • Corbi, J., Dutheil, J. Y., Damerval, C., Tenaillon, M. I. and Manicacci, D. (2012) Accelerated evolution and coevolution drove the evolutionary history of AGPase sub-units during angiosperm radiation. Ann Bot, 109 (4) 693-708.

  • Cornille, A., Gladieux, P., Smulders, M. J., Roldan-Ruiz, I., Laurens, F., Le Cam, B., Nersesyan, A., Clavel, J., Olonova, M., Feugey, L., Gabrielyan, I., Zhang, X. G., Tenaillon, M. I. and Giraud, T. (2012) New insight into the history of domesticated apple: secondary contribution of the European wild apple to the genome of cultivated varieties. PLoS Genet, 8 (5) e1002703.

  • Durand, E., Bouchet, S., Bertin, P., Ressayre, A., Jamin, P., Charcosset, A., Dillmann, C. and Tenaillon, M. I. (2012) Flowering time in maize: linkage and epistasis at a major effect locus. Genetics, 190 (4) 1547-62.

  • Hufford, M. B., Martinez-Meyer, E., Gaut, B. S., Eguiarte, L. E. and Tenaillon, M. I. (2012) Inferences from the historical distribution of wild and domesticated maize provide ecological and evolutionary insight. PLoS One, 7 (11) e47659.

  • Truntzler, M., Ranc, N., Sawkins, M. C., Nicolas, S., Manicacci, D., Lespinasse, D., Ribiere, V., Galaup, P., Servant, F., Muller, C., Madur, D., Betran, J., Charcosset, A. and Moreau, L. (2012) Diversity and linkage disequilibrium features in a composite public/private dent maize panel: consequences for association genetics as evaluated from a case study using flowering time. Theor Appl Genet, 125 (4) 731-47.

  • Zerjal, T., Rousselet, A., Mhiri, C., Combes, V., Madur, D., Grandbastien, M. A., Charcosset, A. and Tenaillon, M. I. (2012) Maize genetic diversity and association mapping using transposable element insertion polymorphisms. Theor Appl Genet, 124 (8) 1521-37.



  • Becker, A., Alix, K. and Damerval, C. (2011) The evolution of flower development: current understanding and future challenges. Ann Bot, 107 (9) 1427-31.

  • Corbi, J., Debieu, M., Rousselet, A., Montalent, P., Le Guilloux, M., Manicacci, D. and Tenaillon, M. I. (2011) Contrasted patterns of selection since maize domestication on duplicated genes encoding a starch pathway enzyme. Theor Appl Genet, 122 (4) 705-22

  • Hasson, A., Plessis, A., Blein, T., Adroher, B., Grigg, S., Tsiantis, M., Boudaoud, A., Damerval, C. and Laufs, P. (2011) Evolution and diverse roles of the CUP-SHAPED COTYLEDON genes in Arabidopsis leaf development. Plant Cell, 23 (1) 54-68.

  • Sarilar, V., Marmagne, A., Brabant, P., Joets, J. and Alix, K. (2011) BraSto, a Stowaway MITE from Brassica: recently active copies preferentially accumulate in the gene space. Plant Mol Biol, 77 (1-2) 59-75.

  • Tenaillon, M. I. and Charcosset, A. (2011) A European perspective on maize history. C R Biol, 334 (3) 221-8.

  • Tenaillon, M. I., Hufford, M. B., Gaut, B. S. and Ross-Ibarra, J. (2011) Genome size and transposable element content as determined by high-throughput sequencing in maize and Zea luxurians. Genome Biol Evol, 3 219-29.

  • Virlouvet, L., Jacquemot, M. P., Gerentes, D., Corti, H., Bouton, S., Gilard, F., Valot, B., Trouverie, J., Tcherkez, G., Falque, M., Damerval, C., Rogowsky, P., Perez, P., Noctor, G., Zivy, M. and Coursol, S. (2011) The ZmASR1 protein influences branched-chain amino acid biosynthesis and maintains kernel yield in maize under water-limited conditions. Plant Physiol, 157 (2) 917-36.


  • Citerne, H., Jabbour, F., Nadot, S. and Damerval, C. (2010) The Evolution of Floral Symmetry. In Advances in Botanical Research, vol. 54. Kader, J. C. and Delseny, M. (Ed.). Academic Press Ltd-Elsevier Science Ltd, London. p 85-137.

  • Durand, E., Tenaillon, M. I., Ridel, C., Coubriche, D., Jamin, P., Jouanne, S., Ressayre, A., Charcosset, A. and Dillmann, C. (2010) Standing variation and new mutations both contribute to a fast response to selection for flowering time in maize inbreds. BMC Evol Biol, 10 2.

  • Levert, M., Zamfir, O., Clermont, O., Bouvet, O., Lespinats, S., Hipeaux, M. C., Branger, C., Picard, B., Saint-Ruf, C., Norel, F., Balliau, T., Zivy, M., Le Nagard, H., Cruveiller, S., Chane-Woon-Ming, B., Nilsson, S., Gudelj, I., Phan, K., Ferenci, T., Tenaillon, O. and Denamur, E. (2010) Molecular and evolutionary bases of within-patient genotypic and phenotypic diversity in Escherichia coli extraintestinal infections. PLoS Pathog, 6 (9) e1001125.

  • Marmagne, A., Brabant, P., Thiellement, H. and Alix, K. (2010) Analysis of gene expression in resynthesized Brassica napus allotetraploids: transcriptional changes do not explain differential protein regulation. New Phytol, 186 (1) 216-27.

  • Parisod, C., Alix, K., Just, J., Petit, M., Sarilar, V., Mhiri, C., Ainouche, M., Chalhoub, B. and Grandbastien, M. A. (2010) Impact of transposable elements on the organization and function of allopolyploid genomes. New Phytol, 186 (1) 37-45.

  • Tenaillon, M. I., Hollister, J. D. and Gaut, B. S. (2010) A triptych of the evolution of plant transposable elements. Trends Plant Sci, 15 (8) 471-8.


  • Albertin, W., Langella, O., Joets, J., Negroni, L., Zivy, M., Damerval, C. and Thiellement, H. (2009) Comparative proteomics of leaf, stem, and root tissues of synthetic Brassica napus. Proteomics, 9 (3) 793-9.

  • Jabbour, F., Nadot, S. and Damerval, C. (2009) Evolution of floral symmetry: a state of the art. C R Biol, 332 (2-3) 219-31.

  • Jabbour, F., Ronse De Craene, L. P., Nadot, S. and Damerval, C. (2009) Establishment of zygomorphy on an ontogenic spiral and evolution of perianth in the tribe Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae). Ann Bot, 104 (5) 809-22.

  • Legrand, D., Tenaillon, M. I., Matyot, P., Gerlach, J., Lachaise, D. and Cariou, M. L. (2009) Species-wide genetic variation and demographic history of Drosophila sechellia, a species lacking population structure. Genetics, 182 (4) 1197-206.

  • Manicacci, D., Camus-Kulandaivelu, L., Fourmann, M., Arar, C., Barrault, S., Rousselet, A., Feminias, N., Consoli, L., Frances, L., Mechin, V., Murigneux, A., Prioul, J. L., Charcosset, A. and Damerval, C. (2009) Epistatic interactions between Opaque2 transcriptional activator and its target gene CyPPDK1 control kernel trait variation in maize. Plant Physiol, 150 (1) 506-20.

  • Parisod, C., Salmon, A., Zerjal, T., Tenaillon, M., Grandbastien, M. A. and Ainouche, M. (2009) Rapid structural and epigenetic reorganization near transposable elements in hybrid and allopolyploid genomes in Spartina. New Phytol, 184 (4) 1003-15.

  • Ross-Ibarra, J., Tenaillon, M. and Gaut, B. S. (2009) Historical divergence and gene flow in the genus Zea. Genetics, 181 (4) 1399-413.

  • Roulin, A., Piegu, B., Fortune, P. M., Sabot, F., D'Hont, A., Manicacci, D. and Panaud, O. (2009) Whole genome surveys of rice, maize and sorghum reveal multiple horizontal transfers of the LTR-retrotransposon Route66 in Poaceae. BMC Evol Biol, 9 58.

  • Zerjal, T., Joets, J., Alix, K., Grandbastien, M. A. and Tenaillon, M. I. (2009) Contrasting evolutionary patterns and target specificities among three Tourist-like MITE families in the maize genome. Plant Mol Biol, 71 (1-2) 99-114.


  • Alix, K., Joets, J., Ryder, C. D., Moore, J., Barker, G. C., Bailey, J. P., King, G. J. and Pat Heslop-Harrison, J. S. (2008) The CACTA transposon Bot1 played a major role in Brassica genome divergence and gene proliferation. Plant J, 56 (6) 1030-44.

  • Camus-Kulandaivelu, L., Chevin, L. M., Tollon-Cordet, C., Charcosset, A., Manicacci, D. and Tenaillon, M. I. (2008) Patterns of molecular evolution associated with two selective sweeps in the Tb1-Dwarf8 region in maize. Genetics, 180 (2) 1107-21.

  • Ducrocq, S., Madur, D., Veyrieras, J. B., Camus-Kulandaivelu, L., Kloiber-Maitz, M., Presterl, T., Ouzunova, M., Manicacci, D. and Charcosset, A. (2008) Key impact of Vgt1 on flowering time adaptation in maize: evidence from association mapping and ecogeographical information. Genetics, 178 (4) 2433-7.

  • Jabbour, F., Damerval, C. and Nadot, S. (2008) Evolutionary trends in the flowers of Asteridae: is polyandry an alternative to zygomorphy? Ann Bot, 102 (2) 153-65.

  • Pouilly, N., Delourme, R., Alix, K. and Jenczewski, E. (2008) Repetitive sequence-derived markers tag centromeres and telomeres and provide insights into chromosome evolution in Brassica napus. Chromosome Res, 16 (5) 683-700.

  • Prioul, J. L., Mechin, V. and Damerval, C. (2008) Molecular and biochemical mechanisms in maize endosperm development: the role of pyruvate-Pi-dikinase and Opaque-2 in the control of C/N ratio. C R Biol, 331 (10) 772-9.

  • Prioul, J. L., Mechin, V., Lessard, P., Thevenot, C., Grimmer, M., Chateau-Joubert, S., Coates, S., Hartings, H., Kloiber-Maitz, M., Murigneux, A., Sarda, X., Damerval, C. and Edwards, K. J. (2008) A joint transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolic analysis of maize endosperm development and starch filling. Plant Biotechnol J, 6 (9) 855-69.

  • Raquin, A. L., Brabant, P., Rhone, B., Balfourier, F., Leroy, P. and Goldringer, I. (2008) Soft selective sweep near a gene that increases plant height in wheat. Mol Ecol, 17 (3) 741-56.

  • Raquin, A. L., Depaulis, F., Lambert, A., Galic, N., Brabant, P. and Goldringer, I. (2008) Experimental estimation of mutation rates in a wheat population with a gene genealogy approach. Genetics, 179 (4) 2195-211.

  • Tenaillon, M. I. and Tiffin, P. L. (2008) The quest for adaptive evolution: a theoretical challenge in a maze of data. Curr Opin Plant Biol, 11 (2) 110-5.

  • Tenaillon, M. I., Austerlitz, F. and Tenaillon, O. (2008) Apparent mutational hotspots and long distance linkage disequilibrium resulting from a bottleneck. J Evol Biol, 21 (2) 541-50.

  • Thuillet, A. C., Tenaillon, M. I., Anderson, L. K., Mitchell, S. E., Kresovich, S., Stack, S. M., Gaut, B. and Doebley, J. (2008) A weak effect of background selection on trinucleotide microsatellites in maize. J Hered, 99 (1) 45-55.