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Integrative Biology of Marine Organisms
UMR 7232


Team E1 “Evolution and Development in Chordates”



         Aldea D, Leon A, Bertrand S, Escriva H (2015) Expression of Fox genes in the cephalocordate Branchiostoma laceolatum. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, section Evolutionary and Population Genetics. In press

    Lecroisey C, Le Pétillon Y, Escriva H, Lammert E, Laudet V. (2015). Identification, evolution and expression of an insulin-like peptide in the cephalocordate Branchiostoma laceolatum. PLoS One. 10(3):e0119461

      Suzuki DG, Murakami Y, Escriva H, Wada H (2015) A comparative examination of neural circuit and brain patterning between the lamprey and amphioxus reveals the evolutionary origin of the vertebrate visual centre. J Comp Neurol. 523(2):251-61.



  Lange E, Bertrand S, Holz O, Rebscher N, Hassel M (2014) Dynamic expression of a Hydra FGF at boundaries and termini. Dev Genes Evol. 224(4-6):235-44.

 Bertrand, S. Escriva H. (2014) Chordates: The Acquisition of an Axial Backbone, in The tree of life, P. Vargas and R. Zardoya, Editors. Sinauer Associates, Inc.

 Bertrand S, Iwema T, Escriva H (2014) FGF signaling emerged concomitantly with the origin of the eumetazoans. Mol. Biol. Evol. 31(2):310-318.



        Holland LZ, Carvalho JE, Escriva H, Laudet V, Schubert M, Shimeld SM, Yu JK (2013) Evolution of bilaterian central nervous systems: a single origin? Evodevo 4(1):27.

 Aldea D, Hanna P, Munoz D, Espinoza J, Torrejon M, Sachs L, Buisine N, Oulion S, Escriva H, Marcellini S.  (2013) J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 320(6):375-84.

 Bertrand S, Fuentealba J, Aze A, Hudson C, Yasuo H, Torrejon M, Escriva H, Marcellini S (2013) A dynamic history of gene duplications and losses characterizes the evolution of the SPARC family in eumetazoans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280(1757):2012-2963.



Ildikó ML, Somorjai, R, Somorjai L, Garcia-Fernàndez J, Escrivà. H (2012) Vertebrate-like regeneration in the invertebrate chordate amphioxus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 109: 517-522.

 Oulion S, Bertrand S, Belgacem MR, Le Petillon Y, Escriva H (2012) Sequencing and analysis of the Mediterranean amphioxus (Branchiostoma lanceolatum) transcriptome. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36554.

 Baas D, Caussanel-Boude S, Guiraud A, Calhabeu F, Delaune-Henry E, Pilot F, Chopin E, Machuca-Gayet I, Vernay A, Bertrand S, Rual JF, Jurdic P, Hill DE, Vidal M, Schaeffer L, Goillot E. (2012) CKIP-1 regulates mammalian and zebrafish myoblast fusion. J Cell Sci. 125(Pt 16):3790-800.

 Oulion S, Bertrand S, Escriva H (2012) Evolution of the FGF gene family. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Especial issue "Molecular Evolutionary Routes that Lead to Innovations". 2012 (2012), Article ID 298147.

 Somorjai IML, Escrivà H, Garcia-Fernàndez J (2012) Amphioxus makes the cut...again. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 5(5): 496-499.



Bertrand S, Belgacem MR, Escriva H (2011) Nuclear hormone receptors in chordates. Mol. Cell Endo. 334: 67-75.

 Belgacem MR, Escande ML, Escriva H, Bertrand S (2011) Amphioxus Tbx6/16 and Tbx20 embryonic expression patterns reveal ancestral conserved functions in chordates. Gene Expr Patterns 11: 239-243.

 Desdevises Y, Maillet V, Fuentes M, H. Escriva H (2011) A Snapshot of the Population Structure of Branchiostoma lanceolatum in the Racou Beach, France, during its Spawning Season. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18520.

 Bertrand S, Camasses A, Somorjai I, Belgacem MR, Chabrol O, Escande ML, Pontarotti P, Escriva H (2011) Amphioxus FGF signaling predicts the acquisition of vertebrate morphological traits. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108: 9160-9165.

 Bertrand S, Escriva H (2011) Evolutionary Crossroads in Developmental Biology: amphioxus. Development 138: 4819-30.



Paris M, Hillenweck A Stéphanie B, Delous G, Escriva H, Zalko D, Cravedi JP, Laudet V (2010) Active metabolism of thyroid hormone during metamorphosis of amphioxus. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50: 63–74.



Tocchini-Valentini G, Rochel N, Escriva H, Germain P, Peluso-Iltis C, Paris M, Sanglier-Cianferani S, Van Dorsselaer A, Moras D, Laudet V 2009) Structural and functional insights into the ligand-binding domain of a nonduplicated retinoid X nuclear receptor from the invertebrate chordate amphioxus. J. Biol. Chem. 284:1938-1948.

 Bertrand S, Campo-Paysaa F, Camasses A, Garcia-Fernandez J, Escriva H (2009) Actors of the RTK downstream signaling pathways in Amphioxus. Evol.  Dev. 11: 13–26.

 Dos Santos S, Bardet C, Bertrand S, Escriva H, Habert D, Querat B (2009) Distinct expression patterns of glycoprotein hormone-alpha2 and -beta5 in a basal chordate suggest independent developmental functions.  Endocrinology, 150:3815-3822.

 Bertrand S, Somorjai I, Garcia-Fernandez J, Lamonerie T, Escriva H (2009) FGFRL1 is a neglected putative actor of the FGF signalling pathway present in all major metazoan phyla. BMC Evol. Biol. 9:226.



Paris M, Escriva H, Schubert M, Brunet F, Brtko J, Vivat V, Cravedi JP, Renaud JP, Holland ND, Laudet V (2008) Amphioxus postembryonic development reveals the homology of chordate metamorphosis, Curr. Biol. 18: 825-830.

 Somorjai IML, Camasses A, Rivière B, Escrivà H (2008) Development of a semi-closed aquaculture system for monitoring of individual amphioxus (Branchiostoma lanceolatum) with high survivorship. Aquaculture 281(1-4): 145-150.

 Paris M, Petterson K, Schubert M, Bertrand S, Pongratz I, Escriva H, Laudet V (2008) An amphioxus orthologue of the estrogen receptor that does not bind estradiol: insights into estrogen receptor evolution. BMC Evol. Biol. 8: 218-238.

 Somorjai IML, Bertrand S, Camasses A, Haguenauer A, Escriva H (2008) Evidence for stasis and not genetic piracy in developmental expression patterns of Branchiostoma lanceolatum and Branchiostoma floridae, two amphioxus species that have evolved independently over the course of 200 Myr. Dev. Genes Evol. 218: 703-713.



Garcia-Fernàndez J, D’Aniello S, Escrivà H (2007) Organizing chordates with an organizer. Bioessays 29:619-624.

Bertrand S, Camasses A, Escriva H (2007) Amphioxus: how to become a vertebrate? J Soc Biol. 201:51-57.

Bertrand S, Escrivà H (2007) Sur l’évolution du plan d'organisation des chordés. Médecine et Sciences 23: 468-469.

Fuentes M, Benito E, Bertrand S, Paris M, Mignardot A, Godoy L, Jimenez Delgado S, Oliveri D, Candiani S, Hirsinger E, D’Aniello S, Pascual-Anaya J, Pestarino M, Vernier P, Nicolas JF, Schubert, Laudet V, Geneviere AM, Albalat R, Garcia Fernandez J, Holland ND, Escriva H (2007) Insights into spawning behavior and development of the Mediterranean amphioxus (Branchiostoma lanceolatum). Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 308B: 484-493.

Bertrand S, Thisse B, Tavares R, Sachs L, Chaumot A, Bardet PL, Escrivà H, Duffraisse M, Marchand O, Safi R, Thisse C, Laudet V (2007) Unsuspected Novel Relational Links Uncovered by Extensive Developmental Profiling of Nuclear Receptors Expression. PLoS Genet 3(11):e188.

Herve Moreau - 15/04/16

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