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Position: Post-Doctorate Research Associate
Areas of interest: Plant Genetics and evolution, genetic and epigenetic diversity shaped by polyploid speciation, plant domestication and adaptation
MD in Ecology and Evolution – Université de Rennes 1 (France)
PhD in Biology and Agronomy – Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie de Rennes – Université de Rennes 1 (France)
Current research projects:
Gene Conversion Project: Based on homeolog-specific SNPs previously described, our goal is to estimate the proportion of gene conversion events that have affected the polyploid genomes of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum)
Nucleotide diversity project: Screening of the nucleotide diversity within the Gossypium . hirsutum species using around 100 accessions representing the diversity of the species from the wildest forms to the most improved. We’d like to study genes that have neutrally evolved (at least supposed to) and genes that have adaptive significance and more specifically that have been selected through domestication. I’m currently developing a list of genes of interest in cotton polyploids regarding both those that are suspected to be involved in the domestication events (G. barbadense, G. hirsutum) and genes whose expression have been affected by polyploidisation.
List of Publications:
- Salmon A , Bellis H, Manzanares-Dauleux M, Chable V. Identification of differentially expressed genes related to aberrant phenotypes in Brassica oleracea var botrytis. Plant Breeding, in press.
- Ainouche ML, Fortune PM, Salmon A, Parisod C, Grandbastien M-A, Fukunaga K, Ricou M, and Misset M-T. Hybridization, polyploidy and invasion: Lessons from Spartina (Poaceae). Biological Invasion. DOI 10.1007/s10530-008-9383-2 .
- Chable V, Rival A, Cadot V, Boulineau F, Salmon A, Bellis H, Manzanares-Dauleux MJ. 2008. “Aberrant” plants in cauliflower: 1. Phenotype and heredity. Euphytica, DOI 10.1007/s10681-008-9660-2.
- Salmon A , Clotault J, Jenczewski E, Chable V, Manzanares-Dauleux MJ. 2008. Brassica oleracea L. displays a high genome methylation polymorphism. Plant Science 174: 61-70.
- Salmon A , Ainouche ML, Wendel JF. 2005. Genetic and epigenetic consequences of recent hybridization and polyploidy in Spartina (Poaceae). Molecular Ecology, 14(4), 1163-1175.
- Ainouche ML, Baumel A, Salmon A, Yannic G. 2004. Hybridization, polyploidy and speciation in Spartina (Poaceae). New Phytologist, 161(1), 165-172.
- Ainouche ML, Baumel A, Salmon A. 2004. Biological relevance of polyploidy: ecology to genomics. Spartina anglica C.E. Hubbard: a natural model system for analyzing early evolution changes that affect allopolyploid genomes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 82(4), 475-484.