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Work on chordates


A phylogenomic framework and timescale for comparative studies of tunicates. F Delsuc†, H Philippe†, G Tsagkogeorga†, P Simion, MK Tilak, X Turon, S López-Legentil, J Piette, P Lemaire, EJP Douzery (2018). BMC Biol, 16: 39  [LINK] [PDF]


Comparative population genomics in animals uncovers the determinants of genetic diversity. J Romiguier, P Gayral, M Ballenghien, A Bernard, V Cahais, A Chenuil, Y Chiari, R Dernat, L Duret, N Faivre, E Loire, JM Lourenco, B Nabholz, C Roux, G Tsagkogeorga, AA Weber, LA Weinert, K Belkhir, N Bierne, S Glmin, N Galtier (2014). Nature, 515(7526):261. doi:10.1038/nature13685 [LINK] [PDF]


Crossing the species barrier: genomic hotspots of introgression between two highly divergent Ciona intestinalis species. C Roux, G Tsagkogeorga, N Bierne, N Galtier (2013). MBE, 30(7): 1574 [LINK] [PDF]


The population genomics of a fast evolver: high levels of diversity, functional constraint and molecular adaptation in the tunicate Ciona intestinalisG Tsagkogeorga, V Cahais, N Galtier (2012). GBE, 4(8): 852 [LINK] [PDF]

Reference-free transcriptome assembly in non-model animals from next-generation sequencing data. V Cahais, P Gayral, G Tsagkogeorga, J Melo-Ferreira, M Ballenghien, LA Weinert, Y Chiari, K Belkhir, V Ranwez, N Galtier (2012). Mol Ecol Res, 12(5): 834 [LINK] [PDF]


Next-generation sequencing of transcriptomes: a guide to RNA isolation in nonmodel animals. P Gayral, L Weinert, Y Chiari, G Tsagkogeorga, M Ballenghien, N Galtier (2011). Mol Ecol Res, 11(4): 650 [LINK] [PDF]


Plasticity of animal genome architecture unmasked by rapid evolution of a pelagic tunicate. F Denoeud, S Henriet, S Mungpakdee, JM Aury, CD Silva, H Brinkmann, J Mikhaleva, LC Olsen, C Jubin, C Canestro, JM Bouquet, G Danks, J Poulain, C Campsteijn, M Adamski, I Cross, F Yadetie, M Muffato, A Louis, S Butcher, G Tsagkogeorga, A Konrad, S Singh, MF Jensen, EH Cong, H Eikeseth-Otteraa, B Noel, V Anthouard, BM Porcel, R Kachouri-Lafond, A Nishino, M Ugolini, P Chourrout, H Nishida, R Aasland, S Huzurbazar, E Westhof, F Delsuc, H Lehrach, R Reinhardt, J Weissenbach, SW Roy, F Artiguenave, JH Postlethwait, JR Manak, EM Thompson, O Jaillon, LD Pasquier, R Boudinot, DA Liberles, JN Volff, H Philippe, B Lenhard, HR Crollius, P Wincker, D Chourrout (2010). Science, 330(6009): 1381 [LINK] [PDF]

Accelerated evolutionary rate of housekeeping genes in tunicatesG Tsagkogeorga, X Turon, N Galtier, EJP Douzery, F Delsuc (2010). J Mol Evol, 71(2): 153 [LINK] [PDF]


Tunicate mitogenomics and phylogenetics: peculiarities of the Herdmania momus mitochondrial genome and support for the new chordate phylogeny. TR Singh†, G Tsagkogeorga†, F Delsuc, S Blanquart, N Shenkar, Y Loya, EJP Douzery, D Huchon (2009). BMC Genom, 10: 534 [LINK] [PDF]

An updated 18S rRNA phylogeny of tunicates based on mixture and secondary structure modelsG Tsagkogeorga, X Turon, RR Hopcroft, MK Tilak, T Feldstein, N Shenkar, Y Loya, D Huchon, EJP Douzery, F Delsuc (2009). BMC Evol Biol, 9: 187 [LINK] [PDF]


Additional molecular support for the new chordate phylogeny. F Delsuc, G Tsagkogeorga, N Lartillot, H Philippe (2008). Genesis, 46(11): 592 [LINK] [PDF]

†Equal contributors


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