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Publications & COV

The apple genome and methylome - 2017


  • Jean-Marc Celton, Luca Bianco, Gareth Linsmith, Sandrine Balzergue, and Michela Troggio. The Apple Genome, Compendium of Plant Genomes, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021,  S. S. Korban (ed.), Book Chapter: The Apple Genome and Epigenome. 


  • Perrin A., Daccord N., Roquis D., Celton JM., Vergne E., Bucher E. Divergent DNA Methylation Signatures of Juvenile Seedlings, Grafts and Adult Apple Trees. Epigenomes (2020) 4(1), 4
  • Wang, W., Celton, J., Buck-Sorlin, G., Balzergue, S., Bucher, E., Laurens, F., 2020. Skin Color in Apple Fruit (Malus × domestica): Genetic and Epigenetic Insights. Epigenomes 4.
  • Lallemand T., Leduc M., Landès C., Rizzon C., Lerat E., 2020. An Overview of Duplicated Gene Detection Methods: Why the Duplication Mechanism Has to Be Accounted for in Their Choice. Genes 11, 1046.


  • Gully K, Celton JM, Degrave A, Pelletier S, Brisset M-N, Bucher E   2019 Biotic stress-induced priming and de-priming of transcriptional memory in Arabidopsis and apple      Epigenomes    3,3 
  • McClure KA, Gong Y, Song J, Vinqvist-Tymchuk M, Campbell Palmer L, Fan L, Burgher-MacLellan K, Zhang Z, Celton JM, Forney CF, Migicovsky, Myles S 2019    The genetic architecture of apple polyphenols   Horticulture Research    6;107
  • Sawicki M, Rondeau M, Courteaux B, Rabenoelina F, Guerriero G, Gomès E, Soubigou-Taconnat L, Balzergue S, Clément C, Ait Barka E, Vaillant-Gaveau N, Jacquard C.2019   On a Cold Night: Transcriptomics of Grapevine Flower Unveils Signal Transduction and Impacted Metabolism. Int J Mol Sci.  5;20(5)
  • Gallardo K, Besson A, Klein A, Le Signor C, Aubert G, Henriet C, Térézol M, Pateyron S, Sanchez M, Trouverie J, Avice JC, Larmure A, Salon C, Balzergue S, Burstin J.           2019 Transcriptional Reprogramming of Pea Leaves at Early Reproductive Stages.  Front Plant Sci.   7;10:1014.
  • Peace CP, Bianco L, Troggio M, van de Weg E, Howard NP, Cornille A, Durel CE, Myles S, Migicovsky Z, Schaffer RJ, Costes E, Fazio G, Yamane H, van Nocker S, Gottschalk C, Costa F, Chagné D, Zhang X, Patocchi A, Gardiner SE, Hardner C, Kumar S, Laurens F, Bucher E, Main D, Jung S, Vanderzande S.      2019    Apple whole genome sequences: recent advances and new prospects.    Hortic Res.  5;6:59.
  • Nyikó T, Auber A, Bucher E. 2019    Functional and molecular characterization of the conserved Arabidopsis PUMILIO protein, APUM9.  Plant Mol Biol.  100(1-2):199-214
  • Zhang P, Fan Y, Sun X, Chen L, Terzaghi W, Bucher E, Li L, Dai M. 2019 A large-scale circular RNA profiling reveals universal molecular mechanisms responsive to drought stress in maize and Arabidopsis.  Plant J. ;98(4):697-713.
  • Gully K, Pelletier S, Guillou MC, Ferrand M, Aligon S, Pokotylo I, Perrin A, Vergne E, Fagard M, Ruelland E, Grappin P, Bucher E, Renou JP, Aubourg S.  2019  The SCOOP12 peptide regulates defense response and root elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana.  J Exp Bot. 20;70(4):1349-1365
  • Linsmith G, Rombauts S, Montanari S, Deng CH, Celton JM, Guérif P, Liu C, Lohaus R,  Zurn JD, Cestaro A, Bassil NV, Bakker LV, Schijlen E, Gardiner SE,…  Bianco L. Pseudo-Chromosome Length Genome Assembly of a Double Haploid ‘Bartlett’ Pear (Pyrus Communis L.).GigaScience (2019), 8 ; giz138.


  • Hibrand L., Ruttink T., Hamama L., Kirov I., Lakhwani D., Zhou N.-N., Bourke P., Daccord N., Leus L., Schulz D., Van deGeest H., Hesselink T., Van Laere K., Balzergue S., Thouroude T., Chastellier A., Jeauffre J., Voisine L., Gaillard S., Borm T., Arens P., Voorrips R., Maliepaard C., Neu E., Linde M., Le Paslier M.-C., Berard A., Bounon R., Clotault J., Choisne N., Quesneville H., Kawamura K., Aubourg S., Sakr S., Smulder R., Schijlen E., Bucher E., Debener T., De Riek J., Foucher F. 2018    A high-quality genome sequence of Rosa chinensis to elucidate ornamental traits.   Nat Plants.      4(7):473-484.
  • Berthelier J, Casse N, Daccord N, Jamilloux V, Saint-Jean B, Carrier G.    2018    A transposable element annotation pipeline and expression analysis reveal potentially active elements in the microalga Tisochrysis lutea.  BMC Genomics.  22;19(1):378.
  • Windels D, Bucher E  2018    The 5'-3' Exoribonuclease XRN4 Regulates Auxin Response via the Degradation of Auxin Receptor Transcripts.            Genes (Basel) 17;9(12)
  • Chen Y, Grimplet J, David K, Castellarin SD, Terol J, Wong DCJ, Luo Z, Schaffer R, Celton JM, Talon M, Gambetta GA, Chervin C. 2018   Ethylene receptors and related proteins in climacteric and non-climacteric fruits.   Plant Sci. 276:63-72.
  • Rogier O, Chateigner A, Amanzougarene S, Lesage-Descauses MC, Balzergue S, Brunaud V, Caius J, Soubigou-Taconnat L, Jorge V, Segura V.   2018    Accuracy of RNAseq based SNP discovery and genotyping in Populusnigra. BMC Genomics. 12;19(1):909
  • Xia Q, Saux M, Ponnaiah M, Gilard F, Perreau F, Huguet S, Balzergue S, Langlade N1, Bailly C, Meimoun P, Corbineau F, El-Maarouf-Bouteau H   2018 One Way to Achieve Germination: Common Molecular Mechanism Induced by Ethylene and After-Ripening in Sunflower Seeds. Int J Mol Sci.  20;19(8). 
  • Rey E, Abrouk M, Keeble-Gagnère G, Karafiátová M, Vrána J, Balzergue S, Soubigou-Taconnat L, Brunaud V, Martin-Magniette ML, Endo TR, Bartoš J; International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), Appels R, Doležel J    2018    Transcriptome reprogramming due to the introduction of a barley telosome into bread wheat affects more barley genes than wheat.  Plant Biotechnol J.  16(10):1767-1777
  • Sakai K, Taconnat L, Borrega N, Ynasouni J, Brunaud V., Paynsant-Le Pous C., Delannoy E., Martin-Magniette M.L., Lepiniec L., Faure J.D., Balzergue S., Dubreucq B.     2018 Combining laser-assisted microdissection (LAM) and RNA-seq allows to perform a comprehensive transcriptomic analysis of epidermal cells of Arabidopsis embryo.  Plant Methods. 3;14:10.


  • N. Daccord, J. M. Celton, G. Linsmith, C. Becker, N. Choisne, E. Schijlen, H. van de Geest, L. Bianco, D. Micheletti, R. Velasco, E. A. Di Pierro, J. Gouzy, D. J. G. Rees, P. Guérif, H. Muranty, C.-E. Durel, F. Laurens, Y. Lespinasse, S. Gaillard, S. Aubourg, H. Quesneville, D. Weigel, E. van de Weg, M. Troggio and E. Bucher   2017    High-quality de novo assembly of the apple genome and methylome dynamics of early fruit development.  Nature Genetics 49(7):1099-1106
  • M. Thieme, S. Lanciano, S. Balzergue, N. Daccord, M. Mirouze and E. Bucher     2017    Inhibition of RNA polymerase II allows controlled mobilisation of retrotransposons for plant breeding. Genome Biology   18(1):134
  • Richards, C. L., Alonso, C., Becker, C., Bossdorf, O., Bucher, E., Colomé-Tatché, M., … Verhoeven, K. J. F.    2017    Ecological plant epigenetics: Evidence from model and non-model species, and the way forward.   Ecology Letters   20(12), 1576-1590
  • Urrestarazu J, Muranty H, Denancé C, Leforestier D, Ravon E, Guyader A, Guisnel R, Feugey L, Aubourg S, Celton JM, Daccord N, Dondini L, Gregori R, Lateur M, Houben P, Ordidge M, Paprstein F, Sedlak J, Nybom H, Garkava-Gustavsson L, Troggio M, Bianco L, Velasco R, Poncet C, Théron A, Moriya S, Bink M, Laurens F, Tartarini S, Durel CE       2017    Genome-wide association mapping of flowering and ripening periods in apple. Frontiers in Plant Science       


  • B. Pietzenuk, C. Markus, H. Gaubert, N. Bagwan, A. Merotto, E. Bucher and A. Pecinka  2016    Recurrent evolution of heat-responsiveness in Brassicaceae COPIA elements.  Genome Biology  17:209


  • Hristova E, Fal K, Klemme L, Windels D, Bucher E (2015) HDA6 controls gene expression patterning and DNA methylation-independent euchromatic silencing. Plant Physiol. doi: 10.1104/pp.15.00177