DIversité - Adaptation - DEveloppement des plantes


  • Morcillo, F., Vaissayre, V., Serret, J., Avallone, S., Domonhedo, H., Jacob, F., & Dussert, S. (2021). Natural diversity in the carotene, tocochromanol and fatty acid composition of crude palm oil. Food Chemistry 365:130638. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.130638.
  • Gros-Balthazard M., Flowers J. M., Hazzouri K. M., Ferrand S., Aberlenc F., Sallon S., Purugganan M.D. (2021). The genomes of ancient date palms germinated from 2,000-year-old seeds. PNAS May 11, 2021 118 (19) e2025337118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2025337118
  • Hosni H, Diallo A, Morcillo F, Vaissayre V, Collin M, Dubreuil-Tranchant C, Dussert S, Joët T, Castaño F, Marquinez X, Stauffer F, Hodel D, Castillo Mont JJ, Adam H, Jouannic S., Treager JW (2021) Redox-related gene expression and sugar accumulation patterns are altered in the edible inflorescence produced by the cultivated form of pacaya palm (Chamaedorea tepejilote). Annals of Botany 128 (2): 231-240. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcab060
  • Wilmowicz E, Kućko A, Pokora W, Kapusta M, Jasieniecka-Gazarkiewicz K, Tranbarger TJ, Wolska M, Panek K. (2021) EPIP-Evoked Modifications of Redox, Lipid, and Pectin Homeostasis in the Abscission Zone of Lupine Flowers. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22(6):3001. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22063001
  • Fooyontphanich K, Morcillo F, Joët T, Dussert S, Serret J, Collin M, Amblard P, Tangphatsornruang S, Roongsattham P, Jantasuriyarat C, Verdeil J-L. Tranbarger TJ. (2021) Multi-scale comparative transcriptome analysis reveals key genes and metabolic reprogramming processes associated with oil palm fruit abscission. BMC Plant Biology 21:92 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-021-02874-1


  • Kpatenon MJ, Salako KV, Santoni S, Zekraoui L, Latreille M, Tollon-Cordet C, Mariac C, Jaligot E, Beulé T, Adeoti K. (2020) Transferability, development of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers and application to the analysis of genetic diversity and population structure of the African fan palm (Borassus aethiopum Mart.) in Benin. BMC Genetics 21 (1):145. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12863-020-00955-y
  • Guerin C, Serret J, Montufar R, Vaissayre V, Bastos-Siqueira A, Durand-Gasselin T, Tregear J, Morcillo F and Dussert S. (2020) Palm seed and fruit lipid composition: phylogenetic and ecological  perspectives. Annals of Botany https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcz175
  • Sallon S, Cherif E, Chabrillange N, Solowey E, Gros-Balthazard M, Ivorra S, Terral JF, Egli M, Aberlenc F (2020). Genetic and morphometric analysis of germinated ancient date seeds provide first insight into origins of the Judean date palm. Science Advances, Vol. 6, no. 6. https://DOI:10.1126/sciadv.aax0384.
  • Gros-Balthazard M, Battesti V, Ivorra S, Paradis L, Aberlenc F, Zango O, Zehdi S, Moussouni S, Naqvi S, Newton C, Terral J-F (2020) On the necessity of combining ethnobotany and genetics to assess agrobiodiversity and its evolution in crops: a case study on date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in Siwa Oasis, Egypt. Evolutionary Applications. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.12930
  • Tranbarger TJ, Tadeo FR. (2020) Diversity and functional dynamics of fleshy fruit abscission zones. Annual Plant Reviews. 3: 151–214. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119312994.apr0652.
  • Tisné S, Denis M, Domonhédo H, Pallas B, Cazemajor M, Tranbarger TJ, Morcillo F. (2020) Environmental and trophic determinism of African oil palm fruit abscission and outlook with climate change. Plant-Environment Interactions First published: 22 April 2020 https://doi.org/10.1002/pei3.10011.


  • Flowers JM, Hazzouri KM, Gros-Balthazard M, Mo Z, Koutroump K, Perrakis A, Ferrand S, Khierallah HSM, Fuller DQ, Aberlenc F, Fournaraki C, Puruggananan MD (2019). Cross-species hybridization and the origin of North African date palms. PNAS 116 (5) 1651-1658. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1817453116
  • Tranbarger TJ, Domondého H, and Cazemajor M, Dubreuil C, Fischer U, Morcillo F. (2019) The PIP peptide of INFLORESCENCE DEFICIENT IN ABSCISSION enhances Populus leaf and Elaeis guineensis fruit abscission. Plants 8(6):143. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants8060143
  • Atindehou M, Adeoti K, Loko LEY, Beulé T, Paradis E, Djedatin G, Tranchant-Dubreuil C, Sabot F, Lagnika L, Jaligot E. (2019) MooSciTIC: Training of trainers in West African research and higher education. PLoS Biol 17: e3000312. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000312
  • Montúfar R, Couvreur T, Espinosa S, Escobar S, Tranbarger TJ, Students of the Natural History of Palms course (2019) Diversity, ecology and ethnobotany of the palms of the Yasuni National Park (Ecuador). Palms 63(1):11-22. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02909272


  • Montúfar R, Louise C & Tranbarger TJ (2018). Elaeis oleifera (Kunth) Cortés: A neglected palm from the Ecuadorian Amazon. Revista Ecuatoriana de Medicina y Ciencias biológicas 39: 11-18. https://doi.org/10.26807/remcb.v39i1.584
  • Beulé T, Ilbert P, Adéoti K, Durand-Gasselin T, Dumet D, Engelmann F & Morcillo F (2018) Recovery of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq) somatic embryos cryostored for 20 years. CryoLetters 39: 60-66. ResearchGate
  • Dussert S, Serret J, Bastos-Siqueira A, Morcillo F, Dechamp E, Rotidal V, Lashermes P, Etienne H & Joët T (2018) Integrative analysis of the late maturation program of intermediate coffee seeds. Journal of Experimental Botany. 69: 1583-1597. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx492


  • Adéoti K, Djedatin G, Ewedje E, Beulé T, Santoni S, Rival A & Jaligot E (2017) Assessment of genetic diversity among cultivated pearl millet accessions from Benin, West Africa. African Journal of Biotechnology 16: 782-790. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJB2017.15898
  • Othmani A, Collin M, Sellemi A, Jain SM, Drira N & Aberlenc F (2017). First reported case of spontaneous hermaphrodism in female date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.), cv ‘Alligue’. The Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 92: 376-388. DOI: doi.org/10.1080/14620316.2017.1280379
  • Tranbarger TJ, Tucker ML, Roberts JA & Meir S (2017). Plant organ abscission: from models to crops. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 196. DOI: doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00196
  • Tranbarger TJ, Fooyontphanich K, Roongsattham P, Pizot M, Collin M, Jantasuriyarat C, Suraninpong P, Tragoonrung S, Dussert S, Verdeil JL & Morcillo F (2017). Transcriptome analysis of the cell wall and NAC domain transcription factor genes during Elaeis guineensis fruit ripening: evidence for widespread conservation within monocot and eudicot lineages. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 603. DOI: doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00603
  • Sriwichai W, Collin M, Tranbarger TJ, Berger J & Avallone S (2017). Improvement of the content in bioaccessible lipophilic micronutrients in raw and processed drumstick leaves (Moringa oleifera Lam.). LWT - Food Science and Technology 75: 279-285. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2016.09.001
  • Zango O, Cherif E, Chabrillange N, Zehdi-Azouzi S, Gros-Balthazard M, Abbas Naqvi S, Lemansour A, Rey H, Bakasso Y & Aberlenc F (2017). Genetic diversity of Southeastern Nigerien date palms reveals a secondary structure within Western populations. Tree Genetics and Genomes 13: 75. DOI: doi.org/10.1007/s11295-017-1150-z


  • Fooyontphanich K, Morcillo F, Amblard P, Collin M, Jantasuriyarat C, Tangphatsornruang S, Verdeil J-L & Tranbarger TJ (2016). A phenotypic test for delay of abscission and non-abscission oil palm fruit and validation by abscission marker gene expression analysis. Acta Horticulturae 1119: 97-104. DOI: doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1119.13
  • Zango O, Rey H, Bakasso Y, Lecoustre R, Aberlenc F & Pintaud JC, (2016). Local practices and knowledge associated with date palm cultivation in Southeastern Niger. Agricultural Sciences 7: 586-603.
  • Chérif E, Zehdi-Azouzi S, Crabos A, Castillo K, Chabrillange N, Pintaud JC, Salhi-Hannachi A, Glémin S & Aberlenc-Bertossi F (2016). Evolution of sex chromosomes prior to speciation in the genus Phoenix. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29: 1513-22.
  • Zehdi-Azouzi S, Chérif E, Guenni K, Ben Abdelkrim A, Bermil A, Rhouma S, Ben Salah M, Santoni S, Pintaud JC, Aberlenc-Bertossi F & Salhi-Hannachi A (2016). Genetic diversity in spontaneous endemic Tunisian date palm populations available for genetic amelioration of the species.  Genetica 144: 181-190.
  • Guerin C, Joët T, Serret J, Lashermes P, Vaissayre V, Agbessi M, Beulé T, Severac D, Amblard P, Tregear J, Durand-Gasselin T, Morcillo F & Dussert S (2016). Gene coexpression network analysis of oil biosynthesis in an interspecific backcross of oil palm. Plant J. 87: 423-441.
  • Roongsattham P, Morcillo F, Fooyontphanich K, Jantasuriyarat C, Tragoonrung S, Amblard P, Collin M, Mouille G, Verdeil JL & Tranbarger TJ (2016). Cellular and pectin dynamics during abscission zone development and ripe fruit abscission of the monocot oil palm. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 540. DOI: doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2016.00540


  • Stø IM, Orr R, Fooyontphanich K, Jin X, Knutsen JMB, Fischer U, Tranbarger TJ, Nordal I & Aalen RB. (2015) Conservation of the abscission signaling peptide IDA during Angiosperm evolution: withstanding genome duplications and gain and loss of the receptors HAE/HSL2. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 931. DOI: doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2015.00931
  • Beulé T, Agbessi MDT, Dussert S, Jaligot E & Guyot R (2015). Genome-wide analysis of LTR retrotransposons in oil palm. BMC Genomics 16, 795.
  • Zehdi-Azouzi S, Chérif E, Moussouni S, Gros-Balthazard M, Abbas Naqvi S, Ludeña B, Castillo K, Chabrillange N, Bouguedoura N, Bennaceur M, Si-Dehbi F, Abdoulkader S, Daher A, Terral J-F, Santoni S, Ballardini M, Mercuri A, Bensalah M, Kadri K, Othmani A, Littardi C, Salhi-Hannachi A, Pintaud JC & Aberlenc-Bertossi F (2015). Genetic structure of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in the Old World reveals a strong differentiation between eastern and western populations. Annals of Botany 116: 101-112.


  • Aberlenc-Bertossi F, Castillo K, Tranchant-Dubreuil C, Chérif E, Ballardini M,  Abdoulkader S, Gros-Balthazard M, Chabrillange N, Santoni S, Mercuri A & Pintaud JC (2014). In silico mining of microsatellites in coding sequences of the date palm (Arecaceae) genome, characterization, and transferability. Applications in Plant Sciences, 2: 1300058.
  • Diatta ILD, Kane A, Agbangba CE, Sagna M, DiouF D, Aberlenc-Bertossi F, Duval Y, Borgel A & Sane D (2014). Inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improves seedlings growth of two sahelian date palm cultivars (Phoenix dactylifera L., cv. Nakhla hamra and cv. Tijib) under salinity stresses. Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology 5: 64-72
  • Jaligot E, Hooi WY, Debladis E, Richaud F, Beulé T, Collin M, Agbessi MDT, Sabot F, Garsmeur O, D’Hont A, Syed Alwee SSR & Rival A (2014). DNA methylation and transcriptional activity of the EgDEF1 gene and neighboring retrotransposons in mantled somaclonal variants of oil palm. PLoS One 9: e91896.


  • Chérif E, Zehdi S, Castillo K, Chabrillange N, Abdoulkader S, Pintaud J-C, Santoni S, Salhi-Hannachi A, Glémin S & Aberlenc-Bertossi F (2013). Male specific DNA markers provide genetic evidence of an XY chromosome system, a recombination arrest and allow the tracing of paternal lineages in date palm. New Phytologist 197: 409-15.
  • Dussert S, Guérin C, Joët T, Anderson M, Tranbarger TJ, Pizot M, Sara G, Omore A, Durand-Gasselin T & Morcillo F (2013) Comparative transcriptome analysis of three oil palm tissues that differ in oil content and fatty acid composition. Plant Physiology 162: 1337-1358.
  • Morcillo F, Cros D, Billotte N, Ngando-Ebongue GF, Domonhédo H, Pizot M,  Cuéllar T, Espéout S, Dhouib R, Bourgis F, Claverol S,  Tranbarger TJ, Nouy B & Arondel V (2013) Improving world palm oil production: identification and mapping of the lipase gene causing oil deterioration. Nature Communication 4: 2160
  • Rival A, Ilbert P, Labeyrie A, Torres E, Doulbeau S, Personne A, Dussert S, Beulé T, Durand-Gasselin T, Tregear JW & Jaligot E (2013). Variations in genomic DNA methylation during the long-term in vitro proliferation of oil palm embryogenic suspension cultures. Plant Cell Reports 32: 359-368.

Chapters and Books

  • Jaligot E (2018). Advances in understanding the oil palm reproductive development. In: Achieving sustainable cultivation of oil palm. A Rival (ed.), Burleigh-Dodds Science Publishing, Royaume-Uni, pp 75-91.
  • Tranbarger TJ, Tucker ML, Roberts JA & Meir S., eds. (2017). eBook, Plant Organ Abscission: From Models to Crops. Frontiers Media, Lausanne, Switzerland. DOI: doi.org/10.3389/978-2-88945-328-3
  • Wünsche JN & Tranbarger TJ. eds. (2017) XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Abscission Processes in Horticulture and Non-Destructive Assessment of Fruit Attributes. ISBN: 978-94-62611-17-7
  • Etienne H, Guyot R, Beulé T, Breitler JC & Jaligot E (2016). Plant fidelity in somatic embryogenesis-regenerated plants. In: Somatic embryogenesis, fundamental aspects and applications. VM Loyola-Vargas & N Ochoa-Alejo (eds.), Springer, Germany, pp 121-150.
  • Jaligot E & Rival A (2015). Applying epigenetics in plant breeding: balancing genome stability and phenotypic plasticity - Applications in plant breeding. In: Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies Volume II: Agronomic, Abiotic and Biotic Stress Traits. JM Al-Khayri, SM Jain & DV Johnson (eds.), Springer, Germany.
  • Rival A, Tregear J & Jaligot E (2015). Impact du changement climatique sur les composantes du rendement chez le palmier à huile. In: Changement climatique et agricultures du monde, p 318. Emmanuel Torquebiau, (ed.), Collection Agriculture et Défis du Monde Cirad-AFD, Quæ, Montpellier, France.

 Updated 28/05/2021