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David, Ogereau

Phone. 33 1 69 15 65 55
Fax 33 1 69 82 37 36


Helleu, Q., P. Gérard, R. Dubruille, D. Ogereau, B. Prud’homme, B. Loppin & M. Montchamp-Moreau (2016) Rapid evolution of a Y-chromosome heterochromatin protein underlies sex chromosome meiotic drive. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 113, 4110-4115. 10.1073/pnas.1519332113.

BASTIDE H., GERARD P.R., OGEREAU D., CAZEMAJOR M., MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. 2013 Local dynamics of a fast-evolving sex-ratio system in Drosophila simulans. Mol Ecol 22(21):5352-67

FOUVRY L., OGEREAU D., BERGER A., GAVORY F., MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. 2011 Sequence analysis of the segmental duplication responsible for Paris sex-ratio drive in Drosophila simulans. G3 1(5): 401-410

BASTIDE H., CAZEMAJOR M., OGEREAU D., DEROME N., HOSPITAL F., MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. 2011 Rapid rise and fall of selfish sex-ratio X chromosomes in Drosophila simulans: spatiotemporal analysis of phenotypic and molecular data Mol Biol Evol 28: 2461

WURMSER F., OGEREAU D., MARY-HUARD T., LORIOD B., JOLY D., MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. 2011 Population transcriptomics: insights from Drosophila simulans, Drosophila sechellia and their hybrids. Genetica 39: 465

DEROME N., BAUDRY E., OGEREAU D. VEUILLLE M., MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. and 2008 Selective Sweeps in a Two-Locus Model for Sex-Ratio Meiotic Drive in Drosophila simulans Molecular Biology and Evolution 25(2): 409

YASSIN A., CAPY P., MADI-RAVAZZI L., OGEREAU D. and DAVID JR. 2008 DNA barcode discovers two cryptic species and two geographic radiations in the invasive drosophilid, Zaprionus indianus. Molecular Ecology Resources 8: 491

YASSIN, A., ARARIPE, L.O., CAPY, P., DA LAGE, J-L., KLACZKO L.B., MAISONHAUTE C., OGEREAU D. and DAVID J.R. 2008 Grafting the molecular phylogenetic tree with morphological branches to reconstruct the evolutionary history of the genus Zaprionus (Diptera : Drosophilidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47: 903

MAISONHAUTE C., HUA-VAN A., OGEREAU D and CAPY P. 2007 Amplification of the 1731 LTR retrotransposon in Drosophila melanogaster cells : origin of neocopies and impact on the genome. Gene 393: 116

MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C., OGEREAU D., CHAMINADE N., COLARD A., AULARD S. and 2006 Organization of the sex-ratio meiotic drive region in Drosophila simulans. Genetics. 174: 1365

UZBEKOV R., TIMIRBULATOVA E., WATRIN E., CUBIZOLLES F., OGEREAU D., GULAK P., LEGAGNEUX V., POLYAKOV VJ., , LE GUELLEC K. and KIREEV I. 2003 Nucleolar association of pEg7 and XCAP-E, two members of Xenopus laevis condensin complex in interphase cells. J Cell Sci. 116: 1667

This entry was posted on 7 April 2014, in Personnel.

Taiadjana, Fortuna

Researcher (IRD), PhD

Email : taiadjana.marquesfortuna[at] ;


Tel. +33 (0)1 69 15 64 80

Bureau : 1309



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I am an ecologist interested in the interactions between plants and their associated insect communities (herbivores, parasitoids etc.) and pathogens. I studied the interactions between crops, pests and their natural enemies and the mechanisms underlying host selection and acceptance. In this context, I am interested in chemical signals (plant volatiles, pheromones, contact cues) used by insects during their different behaviours. For this, I use different approaches combining laboratory experiments on insect behaviour, greenhouse and field trials. My work is oriented towards applied perspectives including the development of sustainable strategies in biocontrol and integrated pest management. As part of various collaborative projects, I work with public and private institutions at national and international level.


Fortuna TM, Le Gall P, Mezdour S, Calatayud P-A (2022) Impact of exotic invasive insects on resident insect communities. Current Opinion in Insect Science, 51: 100904.

Muller H, Heisserer C, Fortuna T, Mougel F, Huguet E, Kaiser L and Gilbert C (2022) Investigating bracovirus chromosomal integration and inheritance in lepidopteran host and nontarget species. Molecular Ecology, 31(21): 5538-5551.

Gilbert C, Chebbi M, Bouzar C, Periquet G, Muller H, Fortuna T, Calatayud PA, Le Ru B, Obonyo J, Laure Kaiser, Drezen JM and Huguet E (2021) Genome-wide patterns of bracovirus chromosomal integration into multiple host tissues during parasitism. Journal of Virology, 95(22): e00684-21.

Muller H, Ogereau D, Da Lage JL, Capdevielle C, Pollet N, Fortuna T, Jeannette R, Kaiser L, Gilbert C (2021) Draft nuclear genome and complete mitogenome of the Mediterranean corn borer Sesamia nonagrioides, a major pest of maize. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics 11 (7).

Fortuna TM, Namias A, Snirc A, Branca A, Hood ME, Raquin C, Shykoff JA & Giraud T (2018) Multiple infections, relatedness and virulence in the anther-smut fungus castrating Saponaria plants. Molecular Ecology, 27(23): 4947-4959.

Fortuna TM, Snirc A, Badouin H, Gouzy J, Siguenza S, Le Prieur S & Giraud T (2016) Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the tetrapolar anther-smut fungus Microbotryum saponariae based on genome sequencing. PLoS One 11(11): e0165656.

Fortuna TM, Eckert S, Harvey JA, Vet LEM, Müller C, Gols R (2014). Variation in plant defences among populations of a range-expanding plant: consequences for trophic interactions. New Phytologist 204(4): 989-999.

van Geem M, Gols R, van Dam NM, van der Putten WH, Fortuna T & Harvey JA (2013). The importance of aboveground-belowground interactions on the evolution and maintenance of variation in plant defence traits. Frontiers in Plant Science 4(431): 1-13.

Fortuna TM, Woelke JB, Hordijk CA, Jansen JJ, van Dam NM, Vet LEM & Harvey JA (2013). A tritrophic approach to the preference-performance hypothesis involving an exotic and a native plant. Biological Invasions 15(11): 2387-2401.

Fortuna TM, Harvey JA & Vet LEM (2012). Effects of an invasive plant on the performance of two parasitoids with different host exploitation strategies. Biological Control 62(3): 213-220.

Harvey JA & Fortuna TM (2012) Chemical and structural effects of invasive plants on herbivore–parasitoid/predator interactions in native communities. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 144(1): 14-26.

Franco JC, Fortuna T, Silva EB, Suma P, Russo A, Zada A & Mendel Z (2011) Vine mealybug sex pheromone increases citrus mealybug parasitism by Anagyrus sp. near pseudococci (Girault). Biological Control 58(3): 230-238.

Harvey JA, Biere A, Fortuna T, Vet LEM, Engelkes T, Morriën E, Gols R, Verhoeven Koen, Vogel H, Macel M, Heidel-Fischer HM, Schramm K & Putten WH (2010). Ecological fits, misfits and lotteries involving insect herbivores on the invasive plant, Bunias orientalis. Biological Invasions 12(9): 3045–3059.

Bezemer TM, Harvey JA, Kamp AFD, Wagenaar R, Gols R, Kostenko O, Fortuna T, Engelkes T, Vet LEM, Putten WH & Soler R (2010). Behaviour of male and female parasitoids in the field: influence of host density, patch size and habitat complexity. Ecological Entomology 35(3): 341–351.

Other publications

Fortuna T, Ruiz I, Manson J, Jeannette R, Peyhorgue A, Thibord JB & Kaiser L (2022) Un nouvel auxiliaire pour une lutte biologique contre la sésamie du maïs: essais en serre. In Phloeme 2022, Vol. 3: pp. 65-73.

Kaiser L & Fortuna T (2020) Cotesia typhae, une nouvelle espèce prometteuse pour la lutte biologique. Passion entomologie (en ligne). Disponible sur le lien :

 Fortuna TM, Franco JC & Rebelo MT (2015) Morphology and distribution of antennal sensilla in a mealybug parasitoid, Anagyrus sp. near pseudococci (Hymenoptera, Encyrtidae). Microscopie and Microanalysis 21 (S6): 8-9.

Fortuna TM (2014) Multitrophic Interactions on a Range-expanding Plant Species. Entomologische Berinchten 74 (3): 4-5.

Fortuna TM (2013) Multitrophic Interactions on a Range-expanding Plant Species. (PhD thesis, University of Wageningen).

Silva EB, Fortuna T, Franco JC, Campos L, Branco M, Zada A & Mendel Z (2009) Kairomonal response of a parasitic wasp to the sex pheromone of the vineyard mealybug. IOBC wrps Bulletin 41: 79-82.

Franco JC, Fortuna T, Silva EB, Suma P, Russo A, Campos L, Branco M, Zada A & Mendel Z (2008) May vine mealybug sex pheromones improve the biological control of the citrus mealybug? IOBC wprs Bulletin 38: 94-98.

Outreach activities

Participation on the documentaire « Plan B : comment des insectes peuvent sauver des millions de vies humaines. » dans Le Monde. Available on this link :

Dominique, Joly

CNRS Research Director (PhD, habilitation)
Sexual selection, reproductive strategies

Phone: 33 1 69 15 49 89
Fax: 33 1 69 82 37 36

Research Topics
Four thematic axes were developed these last years:

1- The first axe is centered on the study of the sexual postcopulatoire selection and the adaptations which influence the descendants’ paternity. The originality of my contribution is to document the diversity of these adaptations and to analyze the role of the sexual conflict in the evolution of the characters, discriminating between the male effects and the effects females from a point of view behavioral, morphological, biochemical and genetic. The accent was put these last years on the effect of the seminal fluid on the reproductive strategies of females.
Coll Claude Wicker-Thomas, Béatrice Denis, Gaëlle Claisse, financing ANR and FRB.

2- The second axe concerns the analysis of the expression genic changes  as source of phenotypic variations intra- and interspecific. The use of broadband analysis tools  of the transcriptome allows to quantify these changes on the scale of the genome. We try to determine how the deregulated genes position in the networks of genic regulation and if these ways are specific or not of various studied models.
Coll Catherine Montchamp-Moreau, David Ogereau and François Wurmser’s thesis, financing by CNRS-INEE, ANR and IDEEV.

3-The third axe concerns the study of the social learning  as generator of biodiversity. The behavior modifications are possible during the life of the individuals by the observation or the interaction with other individuals. We try to understand the relations enter social and individual learning, determine the genetic bases of the social learning, study the dynamics of this learning in the time and in the space, and characterize the stability of these interactions during the generations.
Coll F. Mery, and mister . Battesti’s thesis, financing by ERC, ANR.

4- Finally the fourth axe, more recent, sends the questions of natural pesticides impact on the reproduction and the sexual selection at non-target individuals. This approach was rarely approached on the literature and demonstrates the potentially important effects on the survival of wild populations.

Mots-clés: Evolution des stratégies de reproduction, sélection sexuelle, compétition spermatique, choix cryptique, stress environnementaux (température, pesticides), génomique et protéomique,

Keywords: Evolution of reproduction strategies, sexual selection, spermatic competition, cryptic choice, environmental stress’ (temperature, pesticides), genomics and protéomique,


Deputy director Scientist Ecology and Environment CNRS INEE institute

Coordinator GDR3692 Environmental Genomics
Coordinator GDR2057 Epigenetic in ecology and evolution

Mobile phone: 33 6 78 13 71 71
Phone: 33 1 44 96 40 53
Fax: 33 1 44 96 45 11


GRUNAU C., LE LUYER J., LAPORTE M. & JOLY D. 2020 The epigenetics dilemma. Genes 11:23 (Editorial, special issue). pdf

HERREL A., JOLY D. & DANCHIN E. 2020 Epigenetics in ecology and evolution. Functional Ecology 34:381-384. pdf

ARIBI N., DENIS B., KILANI-MORAKCHI S. & JOLY D. 2020 L’azadirachtine, un pesticide naturel aux effets multiples. Médecine/Sciences 36:44-49. pdf

DE CARVALHO AUGUSTO R, MINODA A, REY O, COSSEAU C, CHAPARRO C, VIDAL-DUPIOL J, ALLIENNE J-F, DUVAL D, PINAUD S, TÖNGES S, ANDRIANTSOA R, LUQUET E, AUBRET F, DIA SOW M, DAVID P, THOMSON V, FEDERICO D, JOLY D, LIMA MG, DANCHIN E, GRUNAU C. 2019 Chromatin structure changes in Daphnia populations upon exposure to environmental cues – or – The discovery of Wolterecks “Matrix”. bioRxiv. 824789. pdf

OULHACI C.M., DENIS B., KILANI-MORAKCHI S., SANDOZ J-C., KAISER-ARNAUD L., JOLY D. & ARIBI N. 2018 Azadirachtin effects on mating success, gametic abnormalities and progeny survival in Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera). Pest Management Science 74:174-180. pdf

ARIBI N., OULHACI C.M., DENIS B., KILANI-MORAKCHI S., SANDOZ J-C., KAISER-ARNAUD L. & JOLY D. 2017 Azadirachtin impact on mate choice, female sexual receptivity and male activity in Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae). Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 143:95-101. pdf

JOLY D. & THIEBAULT S. 2017 Des dispositifs scientifiques pour étudier l’adaptation du vivant au changement global, dans « Adaptation au changement climatique », Ouvrage collectif, CNRS – Comité 21, responsables scientifiques A. Euzen, B. Laville et S. Thiébault. Versions française et anglaise. pdf

GRUNAU C. & JOLY D. 2017 L’héritabilité dans un monde changeant : épigénétique et changement climatique, dans « Adaptation au changement climatique », Ouvrage collectif, CNRS – Comité 21. responsables scientifiques A. Euzen, B. Laville et S. Thiébault. Version s française et anglaise.

DENIS B.*, CLAISSE G.*, LE ROUZIC A., WICKER-THOMAS C., LEPENNETIER G. & JOLY D. 2017 Male accessory gland proteins affect differentially female sexual receptivity and remating in closely related Drosophila species. Journal of Insect Physiology 99:67-77. *Ont également contribué  pdf

JOLY D., FAURE D. 2017 Chapitre 10. Le décryptage haut débit du vivant; dans « Les Big Data à découvert », Bouzeghoub M. et Mosseri R. (eds), CNRS Editions, pp 222-223.

JOLY D. 2017 membre du comité editorial, « Les Big Data à découvert », Bouzeghoub M. et Mosseri R. (eds), CNRS Editions, 350 pages.

FAURE D., JOLY D. (eds) 2016 La génomique environnementale : la révolution du séquençage à haut debit, ISTE Editions, Collection Ecologie dirigée par Françoise Gaill, 150 pages.

FAURE D., JOLY D. (eds) 2016 Insight on Environmental Genomics: the high-throughput sequencing revolution, ISTE Editions, Series Editor Gaill F., 153 pages.

ARIBI N., OULHACI C., BOULAHBEL B., JOLY D., DENIS B. & KILANI-MORAKCHI S. 2015. Negative effects of Azadirachtin (Neem-Azal) on non cibled species Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera): delayed effects on reproduction. Toxicology Letters, 238 (2): S103. pdf

JOLY D., FAURE D, SALAMITOU S. 2015 Empreinte du vivant : l’ADN de l’environnement. Edition du cherche midi. Paris. 192 pp. *Prix Veolia de l’environnement.

MOUQUET N., LAGADEUC Y., DEVICTOR V., DOYEN L., DUPUTIÉ A., EVEILLARD D., FAURE D., GARNIER E., GIMENEZ O., HUNEMAN P., JABOT F., JARNE P., JOLY D.., JULLIARD R., KÉFI S., J. KERGOAT G., LAVOREL S., LE GALL L., MESLIN L., MORAND S., MORIN X., MORLON H., PINAY G., PRADEL R., SCHURR F.M., THUILLER W. & LOREAU M. 2015 Improving predictive ecology in a changing world. Journal of Applied Ecology 52:1293-1310. pdf

PORCELLI D., BUTLIN R.K., GASTON K.J., JOLY D. & SNOOK R.R.. 2015 The environmental genomics of thermal adaptation. Heredity 114: 502-514. pdf

JOLY D., FAURE D. 2015 Next-generation sequencing propels environmental genomics to the front line of research. Heredity 114: 429-430. *Highlighted in The Molecular Ecologist, April, 17, 2015. pdf

JOLY D., FAURE D. (eds). 2015 Special issue : Environmental Genomics. Heredity 114:429-536. url

FAURE D., JOLY D. 2015 Next-generation sequencing as a powerful motor for advances in the biological and environmental sciences. Genetica 143(2): 129-132. pdf

FAURE D., JOLY D. (eds). 2015 Special Issue: Next-generation sequencing for Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Evolution and Ecology. Genetica 143: 129-261. url

BATTESTI M., PASQUARETTA C., MORENO C., TESEO S, JOLY D., KLENSCH E., PETIT O., SUEUR C., MERY F. 2015 Ecology of information: social transmission dynamics within groups of non-social insects. Proc Biol Sci 282(1801). pdf

BATTESTI M., MORENO C., JOLY D., MERY F. 2015 Biased social transmission in Drosophila oviposition choice. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69(1): 83-87. pdf

BEN CHEHIDA, Y., DENIS, B., CLAISSE, G., JOLY, D. 2014 Ce que l’étude des protéines du fluide séminal de drosophile nous apprend sur l’évolution de la reproduction. Medecine/Science 30:651-657 pdf

MONGET P., BOBE J., COUDERC J.-L., GUILLOMOT M., SANDRA O., DUFOUR S., JOLY D., KELLER M., PASCAL G. 2014 Evolution et reproduction. Dans “La reproduction animale et humaine”. Versailles: Editions Quae, chapitre 37, pp 687-702. Ce livre a reçu le Prix Henri Le Bars 2014 de l’Académie vétérinaire de France.

*FAURE D., *JOLY, D., Salamitou S. 2013 Prospective en Génomique Environnementale. CNRS-INEE edition. *Ont également contribué. pdf

WURMSER, F., MARY-HUARD, T., DAUDIN, J.-J., JOLY, D.,  MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. 2013 Variation of gene expression associated with colonisation of an anthropized environment: comparison between African and European populations of Drosophila simulans. PLoS One 8, e79750. pdf

BATTESTI M., MORENO C., JOLY D., MERY F. 2012 Spread of social information and dynamics of social transmission within Drosophila groups. Current Biology 22: 1-5 pdf

WURMSER F., OGEREAU D., MARY-HUARD T., LORIOD B., JOLY D., MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. 2011 Population transcriptomics: insights from Drosophila simulans, Drosophila sechellia and their hybrids. Genetica 39:465-477. pdf

JOLY D.,  SCHIFFER M. 2010 Coevolution of male and female reproductive structures in Drosophila. Genetica 138: 105 pdf url

JOLY D.,  SCHMITT M. (EDS). 2010 Preface Genetica 138: 1 pdf

JOLY D., CARIOU M.-L., MHLANGA-MUTANGADURA T. and LACHAISE D. 2010 Male terminalia variation in the rainforest dwelling Drosophila teissieri contrasts with the sperm pattern and species stability Genetica 138: 139 url

MCEVEY S. F., SCHIFFER M., DA LAGE J-L., DAVID J. R., LEMEUNIER F., JOLY D., CAPY P. and CARIOU M-L. 2008 Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Drosophila Fallén, 1823 (Insecta, Diptera). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65(2): 147

ANGELARD C., MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. and JOLY D. 2008 Female-driven mechanisms, ejaculate size and quality contribute to the lower fertility of sex-ratio distorter males in Drosophila simulans. BMC Evol. Biol. 8: 326

JOLY D., LUCK N. and DEJONGHE B. 2008 Adaptations to long sperm in Drosophila: correlated development of the sperm roller and sperm packaging. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol) 310: 167

SCHäRER L., DA LAGE J.-L. and JOLY D. 2008 Evolution of testicular architecture in the Drosophilidae: a role for sperm length. BMC Evol. Biol. 8: 143

LUCK N., DEJONGHE B., FRUCHARD S., HUGUENIN S. and JOLY D. 2007 Male and female effects on sperm precedence in the giant sperm species Drosophila bifurca. Genetica 130(3): 257

DAVID J.R., ARARIPE L.O, CHAKIR M., LEGOUT H., LEMOS B., PETAVY G., ROHMER C., JOLY D. and MORETEAU B. 2005 Male sterility at extreme temperatures: a significant but neglected phenomenon for understanding Drosophila climatic adaptations. J. Evol. Biol. 18(4): 838

LUCK, N. and JOLY, D. 2005 Sexual selection and mating advantage in the giant sperm species D. bifurca J. Insect Science 5: 10

TILL-BOTTRAUD I., JOLY D., LACHAISE D. and SNOOK R.R. 2005 Pollen and sperm heteromorphism: convergence across kingdoms? J. Evol. BIol. 18(1): 1

ATLAN A., JOLY D., CAPILLON C. and MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. 2004 Sex-ratio distorter of Drosophila simulans reduces male productivity and sperm competition ability. J. Evol. Biol. 17(4): 744

JOLY, D., KOROL, A. and NEVO, E. 2004 Sperm size evolution in Drosophila: inter- and intraspecific analysis. Genetica 120(1): 233

ROHMER C., DAVID J.R., MORETEAU B. and JOLY D. 2004 Heat induced male sterility in Drosophila melanogaster: adaptive genetic variations among geographic populations and role of the Y chromosome. J. Exp. Biol. 207(16): 2735

JOLY, D., BRESSAC, C., JAILLARD, D., LACHAISE, D. and LEMULLOIS, M. 2003 The sperm roller: a modified testicular duct linked to giant sperm transport within the male reproductive tract. J. Struct. Biol. 142(3): 348

MALHERBE Y. and JOLY D. 2003 Sperm management in the sperm heteromorphic species, Drosophila teissieri. Drosophila Information Service 86: 53

MERY, F. and JOLY, D. 2002 Multiple mating, sperm transfer and oviposition pattern in the giant sperm species, Drosophila bifurca. J. Evol. Biol. 15(1): 49

JOLY D., BRESSAC C., JAILLARD D., LEMULLOIS M. and LACHAISE D. 2002 Ultrastructure of an additional organ between testis and seminal vesicles in Drosophila giant sperm species. In Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on Spermatology. Cape Town, G.Van der Horst, D. Franken, R. Bornman, T. Bornam & S. Dyer (eds), Monduzzi Editore 0: 13

LUCK N.,, DEJONGHE B. and JOLY D. 2002 Sexual choice and remating in a giant sperm species of Drosophila. Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on Spermatology. Cape Town, G.Van der Horst, D. Franken, , R. Bornman, T. Bornam & S. Dyer (eds), Monduzzi Editore 0: 17

CAZEMAJOR M., JOLY D. and MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. 2000 Sex-ratio meiotic drive in Drosophila simulans is related to equational nondisjunction of the Y chromosome. Genetics 154(1): 229

JOLY D., BAZIN C., ZENG L.-W. and SING R.S. 1997 Genetic basis of sperm and testis length differences and epistatic effect on hybrid inviability and sperm motility between Drosophila simulans and Drosophila sechellia. Heredity 78(4): 354

JOLY D., BRESSAC C. and LACHAISE D. 1997 Gradually elongating testis and ‘sperm roller’ in Drosophila bifurca. Drosophila Information Service 80: 7

MONTCHAMP-MOREAU C. and JOLY D. 1997 Abnormal spermiogenesis is associated with the sex-ratio trait in Drosophila simulans. Heredity 79(1): 24

PAILLETTE M., BIZAT N. and JOLY D. 1997 Differentiation of dialects and courtship strategies in allopatric populations of Drosophila teissieri. J. Insect Physiol. 43(9): 809

BRESSAC C., JOLY D. and LACHAISE D. 1997 Huge spermatic diversity in Drosophila: sperm competition as a constraint in its evolution. Advances in Ethology suppl 32: 227

VIANEY-LIAUD M., JOLY D. and DUSSART G. 1996 Sperm competition in the simultaneous hermaphrodite freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). J. Molluscan Studies 62(4): 449

BRESSAC C., FLEURY A., JOLY D. and LACHAISE D. 1995 The giant-sperm strategy: another way of being a male. The Journal of NIH Research 7: 53

JOLY D., BRESSAC, C. and LACHAISE, D 1995 Disentangling giant sperm. Nature 377(6546): 202

JOLY D. and BRESSAC C. 1994 Testis and receptacle lengths used as estimators of sperm length in the Drosophilidae family. Int. J. Insect Morphol. & Embryol. 23: 85

JOLY D. and LACHAISE D. 1994 Polymorphism in the sperm heteromorphic species of the Drosophila obscura group. J. Insect Physiol. 40(11): 933

JOLY, D. 1994 Number of spermatocytes per cyst in six species of the Drosophila melanogaster subgroup. Drosophila Information Service 75: 115

JOLY D. and LACHAISE D. 1993 Multiple mating frequency differs in two different geographic strains of D. teissieri. Drosophila Information Service 72: 126

BRESSAC C., JOLY D., DEVAUX J. and LACHAISE D. 1991 Can we predict the mating pattern of Drosophila females from the sperm length distribution in males? Experientia 47(1): 111

BRESSAC C., JOLY D., DEVAUX J., SERRES C., FENEUX D. and LACHAISE, D. 1991 Comparative kinetics of short and long sperm in sperm dimorphic Drosophila species. Cell Motility And The Cytoskeleton 19(4): 269 pdf

JOLY D., BRESSAC C, DEVAUX J. and LACHAISE D. 1991 Sperm length diversity in Drosophilidae Drosophila Information Service 70: 104

JOLY D., CARIOU M.-L. and LACHAISE D. 1991 Can sperm competition explain sperm polymorphism in Drosophila teissieri? Evolucion Biologica 5: 25

LACHAISE D., BRESSAC C. and JOLY D. 1991 Polymorphisme, Competition & Evolution des spermatozoïdes Pathologie Biologie (Editorial) 39(7): 654

JOLY D., BRESSAC C., SERRES C., FENEUX D. and FENEUX D. & LACHAISE D. 1991 Comparative kinetics of short and long sperm in sperm dimorphic Drosophila species. In Comparative Spermatology, 20 years after, B. Baccetti (ed.) Serono Symposia Publications from Raven Press, New York 75: 973

JOLY D., CARIOU M. L. and LACHAISE D. 1991 Can female polyandry explain within ejaculate sperm dimorphism? In Comparative Spermatology, 20 years after, B. Baccetti (ed.), Serono Symposia Publications from Raven Press, New York 75: 771

LACHAISE D. and JOLY D. 1991 Sperm and Evolution in Drosophila: morphological & molecular aspects. In Molecular Techniques in Taxonomy, G. Hewitt (ed.) Nato Asi Series Volume, Springer Verlag, Berlin. 0: 201

JOLY D., CARIOU M.-L, LACHAISE D. and DAVID J.R. 1989 Variation of sperm length and heteromorphism in drosophilid species Genet. Sel. Evol. 21(3): 283

CLOAREC A. and JOLY D. 1988 Choice of perch by the water stick insect. Behavioural Process 17(2): 131

JOLY D. and CLOAREC A 1988 The influence of light intensity on vertical distribution in Ranatra linearis L. (Heteroptera: Nepidae). J. Ethol. 6(2): 111

JOLY D. and LACHAISE D. 1988 Density of flies and male crowding affect the outcome of interspecific crosses between Drosophila simulans and D. mauritiana and the hybrid progeny number. Experientia 44(7): 0

JOLY, D. 1987 Between species divergence of cyst length distributions in the Drosophila melanogaster species complex. Jpn. J. Genet. 62(3): 257

Clément Gilbert

CNRS researcher (CRCN, HDR)

Laboratoire Evolution, Génomes, Comportement, Ecologie
CNRS Université Paris-Saclay UMR 9191 IRD UMR 247
12 route 128, 91190 Gif sur Yvette
Tel: +33 1 69 15 49 85



  • Evolution of resistance to natural gene drive systems

Funding: ANR PRC (RESIST), March 2022 – Feb. 2026. Position: Leader of a work package in collaboration with Catherine Montchamp-Moreau and Cécile Courret. PI: R. Cordaux (UMR EBI, Université de Poitiers)

  • Role of sympatry in shaping horizontal transfer of transposable elements in insects

Funding: ANR PRC (TranspHorizon), Jan. 2019 – June 2024. Position: Leader of a work package. PI: A. Hua-Van (UMR CNRS EGCE 9191, Université Paris-Saclay)

  • Genomic interactions between parasitoid wasps and their lepidopteran hosts

Funding: ANR PRC (CoteBio), Apr. 2018 – Dec. 2023. Position: Co-leader with Prof. Elisabeth Huguet of a work package. PI: L. Kaiser (UMR CNRS EGCE 9191, Université Paris-Saclay)

  • Role of viruses as vectors of horizontal transfer of genetic material between animals

Funding: ANR JCJC (15-CE32-0011-01 TransVir), Nov. 2015 – Nov. 2021. PI: C. Gilbert

  • Impact of feminizing symbionts on the evolution of sex determination systems

Funding: ANR PRC (15-CE32-0006-01), Jan. 2016 – Jan. 2021. Position: Collaborator. PI: R. Cordaux (UMR CNRS EBI 7267, Université de Poitiers)


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  • Muller H, Heisserer C, Fortuna T, Mougel F, Huguet E, Kaiser L, Gilbert C. Investigating bracovirus chromosomal integration and inheritance in lepidopteran host and nontarget species. Mol Ecol.
  • Gilbert C#, Maumus F.# Multiple horizontal acquisitions of plant genes in the whitefly Bemisia tabaci.
    Genome Biol Evol.


  • Hayward A, Gilbert C. Transposable elements. Curr Biol. 32(17): R904-R909.
  • Pienaar RD, Gilbert C, Belliardo C, Herrero S, Herniou EA. First Evidence of Past and Present Interactions between Viruses and the Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens. Viruses. 14(6):1274.
  • Gilbert C, Belliardo C. The diversity of endogenous viral elements in insects. Curr Opin Insect Sci. 49:48-55.


  • Muller H, Loiseau V, Guillier S, Cordaux R, Gilbert C. Assessing the Impact of a Viral Infection on the Expression of Transposable Elements in the Cabbage Looper Moth (Trichoplusia ni). Genome Biol Evol. 13(11): evab231.
  • Muller H, Chebbi MA, Bouzar C, Périquet G, Fortuna T, Calatayud PA, Le Ru B, Obonyo J, Kaiser L, Drezen JM, Huguet E, Gilbert C. Genome-Wide Patterns of Bracovirus Chromosomal Integration into Multiple Host Tissues during Parasitism. J Virol. 95(22): e0068421.
  • Simion P, Narayan J, Houtain A, Derzelle A, Baudry L, Nicolas E, Arora R, Cariou M, Cruaud C, Gaudray FR, Gilbert C, Guiglielmoni N, Hespeels B, Kozlowski DKL, Labadie K, Limasset A, Llirós M, Marbouty M, Terwagne M, Virgo J, Cordaux R, Danchin EGJ, Hallet B, Koszul R, Lenormand T, Flot JF, Van Doninck K. Chromosome-level genome assembly reveals homologous chromosomes and recombination in asexual rotifer Adineta vaga. Sci Adv. 7(41): eabg4216.
  • Loiseau V, Peccoud J, Bouzar C, Guillier S, Fan J, Gueli Alletti G, Meignin C, Herniou EA, Federici BA, Wennmann JT, Jehle JA, Cordaux R, Gilbert C. Monitoring Insect Transposable Elements in Large Double-Stranded DNA Viruses Reveals Host-to-Virus and Virus-to-Virus Transposition. Mol Biol Evol. 38(9):3512-3530.
  • Gilbert C, Tengs T. No species-level losses of s2m suggests critical role in replication of SARS-related coronaviruses. Scientific reports: 11(1):16145.
  • Muller H, Ogereau D, Da-Lage JL, Capdevielle C, Pollet N, Fortuna T, Jeannette R, Kaiser L, Gilbert C. Draft nuclear genome and complete mitogenome of the Mediterranean corn borer, Sesamia nonagrioides, a major pest of maize. G3 (Bethesda). 11(7): jkab155.
  • Wallace MA, Coffman KA, Gilbert C, Ravindran S, Albery GF, Abbott J, Argyridou E, Bellosta P, Betancourt AJ, Colinet H, Eric K, Glaser-Schmitt A, Grath S, Jelic M, Kankare M, Kozeretska I, Loeschcke V, Montchamp-Moreau C, Ometto L, Onder BS, Orengo DJ, Parsch J, Pascual M, Patenkovic A, Puerma E, Ritchie MG, Rota-Stabelli O, Schou MF, Serga SV, Stamenkovic-Radak M, Tanaskovic M, Veselinovic MS, Vieira J, Vieira CP, Kapun M, Flatt T, González J, Staubach F, Obbard DJ. The discovery, distribution, and diversity of DNA viruses associated with Drosophila melanogaster in Europe. Virus Evol. 7(1): veab031.
  • Cormier A., Chebbi M.A., Giraud I., Wattier R., Teixeira M., Gilbert C., Rigaud T., Cordaux R. Comparative genomics of strictly vertically transmitted, feminizing microsporidia endosymbionts of amphipod crustaceans. Genome Biol. Evol. 13(1):evaa245.
  • Gilbert C., Peccoud J., Cordaux R. Transposable Elements and the Evolution of Insects. Annual Review of Entomology. 66.


  • Loiseau V., Cordaux R., Giraud I., Beby-Defaux A., Lévêque N., Gilbert C. Characterization of a new case of XMLV (Bxv1) contamination in the human cell line Hep2 (clone 2B). Scientific reports: 10 (1), 1-8.
  • Becking T., Gilbert C., Cordaux R. Impact of transposable elements on genome size variation between two closely related crustacean species. Analytical Biochemistry, 113770.
  • Zhang H.H., Peccoud J., Zhang X.G., Gilbert C. Horizontal transfer and evolution of transposable elements in vertebrates. Nature Communications 11 (1), 1-10.
  • Desiderato A, Barbeitos M, Gilbert C, Da Lage JL. Horizontal Transfer and Gene Loss Shaped the Evolution of Alpha-Amylases in Bilaterians. G3 (Bethesda). 2020 Feb 6;10(2):709-719. doi: 10.1534/g3.119.400826.
  • Loiseau V, Herniou EA, Moreau Y, Lévêque N, Meignin C, Daeffler L, Federici B, Cordaux R, Gilbert C. Wide spectrum and high frequency of genomic structural variation, including transposable elements, in large double-stranded DNA viruses. Virus Evol. 2020 Jan 27;6(1):vez060. doi: 10.1093/ve/vez060.


  • Becking T, Chebbi MA, Giraud I, Moumen B, Laverré T, Caubet Y, Peccoud J, Gilbert C#, Cordaux R#. Sex chromosomes control vertical transmission of feminizing Wolbachia symbionts in an isopod. PLoS Biol. 17(10):e3000438.
  • Machado LC, de Morais-Sobral MC, Campos TL, Pereira MR, de Albuquerque MFPM, Gilbert C, Franca RFO, Wallau GL. Genome sequencing reveals coinfection by multiple chikungunya virus genotypes in a recent outbreak in Brazil. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2019 13(5):e0007332.
  • Chebbi MA, Becking T, Moumen B, Giraud I, Gilbert C, Peccoud J, Cordaux R. The Genome of Armadillidium vulgare (Crustacea, Isopoda) Provides Insights into Sex Chromosome Evolution in the Context of Cytoplasmic Sex Determination. Mol Biol Evol. 36(4):727-741.
  • Reiss D, Mialdea G, Miele V, de Vienne DM, Peccoud J, Gilbert C, Duret L, Charlat S. Global survey of mobile DNA horizontal transfer in arthropods reveals Lepidoptera as a prime hotspot. PLoS Genet. 15(2):e1007965.
  • Grandjean F#, Gilbert C#, Razafimafondy F, Vucić M, Delaunay C, Gindre P, Bouchard J, Raimond M, Moumen B. A new bunya-like virus associated with mass mortality of white-clawed crayfish in the wild. Virology. 533:115-124.


  • Gaulin, E., M. J. C. Pel, L. Camborde, H. San-Clemente, S. Courbier, M.-A. Dupouy, J. Lengelle, M. Veyssiere, A. Le Ru, F. Grandjean, R. Cordaux, B. Moumen, C. Gilbert, L. M. Cano, J.-M. Aury, J. Guy, P. Wincker, O. Bouchez, C. Klopp & B. Dumas (2018) Genomics analysis of Aphanomyces spp. identifies a new class of oomycete effector associated with host adaptation. BMC Biology, 16. 10.1186/s12915-018-0508-5.
  • Gilbert, C. & C. Feschotte (2018) Horizontal acquisition of transposable elements and viral sequences: patterns and consequences. Current opinion in genetics & development, 49, 15-24.
  • Lewis, S., K. Quarles, Y. Yang, M. Tanguy, L. Frezal, S. Smith, P. Sharma, R. Cordaux, C. Gilbert, I. Giraud, D. Collins, P. Zamore, E. Miska, P. Sarkies & F. Jiggins (2018) Pan-arthropod analysis reveals somatic piRNAs as an ancestral defence against transposable elements. Nature Ecology & Evolution,10.1038/s41559-017-0403-4.
  • Peccoud, J., R. Cordaux & C. Gilbert (2018a) Analyzing Horizontal Transfer of Transposable Elements on a Large Scale: Challenges and Prospects. BioEssays 40(2).
  • Peccoud, J., S. Lequime, I. Moltini-Conclois, I. Giraud, L. Lambrechts & C. Gilbert (2018b) A Survey of Virus Recombination Uncovers Canonical Features of Artificial Chimeras Generated During Deep Sequencing Library Preparation. G3 (Bethesda), 8, 1129-1138.


  • Cordaux R., Gilbert C. Evolutionary significance of Wolbachia-to-animal horizontal gene transfer: female sex determination and the f element in the isopod Armadillidium vulgare. Genes 8(7): 186.
  • Peccoud J., Chebbi M.A., Cormier A., Moumen B., Gilbert C., Marcadé I., Chandler C., Cordaux R. Untangling heteroplasmy, structure, and evolution of an atypical mitochondrial genome by PacBio sequencing. Genetics 207: 269-280.
  • Gilbert C., Cordaux R. Viruses as vectors of horizontal transfer of transposable elements. Curr. Opin. Virol. 25: 16-22.
  • Loiseau V., Giraud I., Federici B., Bigot Y., Cordaux R., Gilbert C. Iridovirus IIV31: a remarkable virus infecting terrestrial isopods. Virologie 21 : 147-149.
  • Peccoud J., Loiseau V., Cordaux R., Gilbert C. Massive horizontal transfer of transposable elements in insects. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114(18): 4721-4726.
  • Becking T.*, Giraud I., Raimond M., Moumen B., Chandler C., Cordaux R.#, Gilbert C.# Diversity and evolution of sex determination systems in terrestrials isopods. Sci. Rep. 7: 1084.


  • Leclercq S., Thézé J., Chebbi MA, Giraud I, Moumen B, Ernenwein L., Grève P., Gilbert C., Cordaux R. Birth of a W sex chromosome by horizontal transfer of Wolbachia bacterial symbiont genome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 113(52): 15036–15041.
  • Gilbert C., Feschotte C. Virus et gènes viraux endogènes : évolution et impact. Virologie 20(3) : 158 – 173.
  • Gilbert C., Peccoud J., Chateigner A., Moumen B., Cordaux R#., Herniou E#. Continuous influx of genetic material from host to virus populations. PLOS Genet. 12 (2), e1005838


  • Metegnier G., Becking T., Chebbi M.A., Giraud I., Moumen B., Schaack S., Cordaux R., Gilbert C. Comparative paleovirological analysis of crustaceans identifies multiple widespread viral groups. Mob. DNA 6: 16.
  • Cerveau N., Gilbert C., Liu C., Garrett R.A., Grève P., Bouchon D., Cordaux R. Genomic context drives transcription of insertion sequences in the bacterial endosymbiont Wolbachia wVulC. Gene 564: 81-86.


  • Thézé J., Leclercq S., Moumen B., Cordaux R., Gilbert C. Remarkable diversity of endogenous viruses in a crustacean isopod. Genome Biol. Evol. 6(8): 2129–2140.
  • Gilbert C., Meik J.M., Card D.C., Castoe T.A., Schaack S. Endogenous hepadnaviruses, bornaviruses and circoviruses in snakes. Proc. Biol. Soc. B 281: 1791.
  • Dupeyron M.*, Leclercq S., Cerveau N., Bouchon D., Gilbert C. Horizontal transfer of transposons within and between insects and crustaceans. Mob. DNA 5:4.
  • Gilbert C., Chateigner A., Ernenwein L., Bézier A., Barbe V., Herniou E.#, Cordaux R.# Population genomics supports baculoviruses as vectors of horizontal transfer of insect transposons. Nature Commun. 5: 3348.


  • Gilbert C., Cordaux R. Horizontal transfer and evolution of prokaryote transposable elements in eukaryotes. Genome Biol Evol. 5: 822 – 832.
  • Gilbert C., Waters P.D., Feschotte C., Schaack S. Horizontal transfer of OC1 transposons in the Tasmanian devil. BMC Genomics 14: 134.


  • Leclercq S., Gilbert C., Cordaux R. Cargo capacity of phages and plasmids and other factors influencing horizontal transfers of prokaryote transposable elements. Mobile Genetic Elements 2: 115-118.
  • Feschotte C., Gilbert C. Endogenous viruses: insights into viral evolution and impact on host biology. Nature Rev. Genetics 13: 283-296.
  • Al Nadaf S., Deakin J.E., Gilbert C., Robinson T.J., Graves J.A., Waters P.D. A cross-species comparison of escape from X inactivation in Eutheria: implications for evolution of X chromosome inactivation. Chromosoma 121: 71-78.
  • Gilbert C., Hernandez S., Flores-Benabib J., Smith E., Feschotte C. Rampant horizontal transfer of SPIN transposons in squamate reptiles. Mol. Biol. Evol. 29: 503-515.


  • Solano E., Gilbert C., Richards L., Taylor P. J., Soarimalala V., Engelbrecht A., Goodman S.M., Robinson T. J. First karyotypic descriptions of Malagasy rodents (Nesomyinae, Muridae) reveal variation at multiple taxonomic levels. J. Zool. 285: 110-118.
  • Chaumeil J., Waters P. D., Koina E., Gilbert C., Robinson T. J., Marshall Graves J. A. Evolution of XIST-controlled X chromosome inactivation: Epigenetic modifications in distantly related mammals. PLoS ONE 6: e19040.


  • Gilbert C., Feschotte C. Genomic fossils calibrate the long-term evolution of hepatitis B viruses. PLoS Biol. 8: 9: e1000495.
  • Schaack S. R.#, Gilbert C.#, Feschotte C. Promiscous DNA: horizontal transfer of transposable elements and why it matters for eukaryotic evolution. Trends Ecol. Evol. 25: 537-546.
  • Gilbert C.#, Schaack S. R.#, Pace II J. K., Brindley P. J., Feschotte C. A role for host-parasite interactions in the horizontal transfer of transposons across phyla. Nature 464: 1347 – 1350.


  • Rodríguez Delgado C.L., Waters P.D., Gilbert C., Robinson T.J., Marshall Graves J.A. Physical mapping of the elephant X chromosome: conservation of gene order over 105 million years. Chromosome Res. 17: 833 – 945.
  • Gilbert C., Maxfield D. G.*, Goodman S. M., Feschotte C. Parallel germline infiltration of a lentivirus in two Malagasy lemurs. PLOS Genet. 5: 3: e1000425.
  • Gilbert C., Pace II J. K., Feschotte C. Horizontal SPINning of transposons. Commun. Integr. Biol. 2: 117 – 119.


  • Ropiquet A., Gerbault-Seureau M., Deuve J. L., Gilbert C., Pagacova E., Chai N., Rubes J., Hassanin A., Chromosome evolution in the subtribe Bovina (Mammalia, Bovidae): The karyotype of the Cambodian banteng (Bos javanicus birmanicus) suggests that Robertsonian translocations are related to interspecific hybridization. Chromosome Res. 16: 1107 – 1118.
  • Pace II J. K., Gilbert C., Clark M.*, Feschotte C. Repeated horizontal transfer of a DNA transposon in mammals and other tetrapods. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105: 17023 – 17028.
  • Gilbert C., Pace II J. K., Waters P. D. Target site analysis of RTE1_LA and its AfroSINE partner in the elephant genome. Gene 425: 1 – 8.
  • Gilbert C., Maree S., Robinson T. J. Chromosomal evolution and distribution of telomeric repeats in golden moles. Cytogenet. Genome Res. 121: 110 – 119.


  • Gilbert C., Goodman S.M., Soarimalala V., Olson L.E., O’Brien P.C.M., Elder F.F.B., Yang F., Ferguson-Smith M.A., and Robinson T.J. Chromosomal evolution in tenrecs (Microgale and Oryzorictes, Tenrecidae) from the Central Highlands of Madagascar. Chromosome Res. 15: 1075 – 1091.


  • Gilbert C., O’Brien P.C., Bronner G., Yang F., Hassanin A., Ferguson-Smith M.A., Robinson T. J. Chromosome painting and molecular dating indicate a low rate of chromosomal evolution in golden moles (Mammalia, Chrysochloridae). Chromosome Res. 14: 793-803.
  • Gilbert C., Ropiquet A., Hassanin A. Mitochondrial and nuclear phylogenies of Cervidae (Mammalia, Ruminantia): systematics, morphology and biogeography. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 40: 101-118.


  • Gilbert C., Peccoud J. Les éléments génétiques mobiles d’insectes sautent fréquemment dans les génomes de virus. Med Sci. (Paris) 32: 1017-1019. (2016)
  • Gilbert C., Schaack S., Feschotte C. Quand les éléments génétiques mobiles bondissent entre espèces animales. Med. Sci. (Paris) 26: 1025 – 1027. (2010)

A key gene involved in the transmission of the chromosome Y

Most often the repartition between the sexual chromosomes, X and Y, is even in the spermatozoides. However, in some drosophila populations there is a strong bias for X.

The team of Catherine Montchamp-Moreau (IGGIPOP) at EGCE in collaboration with collegues of the Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive in Lyon and of the Institut de Biologie du Développement in Marseille looked further. A key gene involved in the transmission of chromosome Y in the male gamets was identified on chromosome X. This work was published in PNAS:

« Rapid evolution of a Y-chromosome heterochromatin protein underlies sex chromosome meiotic drive« , par par Quentin Helleu, Pierre R. Gérard, Raphaëlle Dubruille, David Ogereau, Benjamin Prud’homme, Benjamin Loppin et Catherine Montchamp-Moreau publié dans PNAS le 15 mars 2016. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1519332113.

A brief communication was posted  on the web site of l’INEE.