Karine Van Doninck Lab

Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics and Ecology (LEGE)



Published manuscripts

2011 - 2016

Debortoli N, Li X, Eyres I, Fontaneto D, Hespeels B, Tang CQ, Flot JF, Van Doninck K, 2016. Genetic exchange among bdelloid rotifers is more likely due to horizontal gene transfer than to meiotic sex. Current Biology, online
(DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.031) [DOI]

Marescaux J., Falisse E., Lorquet J., Van Doninck K., Beisel J.-N. and Descy J.-P. (2016) Assessing filtration rates of invasive filter-feeder bivalves: dependence on algae concentration and seasonal factors. Hydrobiologia, doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2764-0

Marescaux J., Latli A., Lorquet J., Virgo J., Van Doninck K. and Beisel J.-N. (2016) Benthic macro-invertebrate fauna associated with Dreissena mussels in the Meuse River: from incapacitating relationships to facilitation. Aquatic Ecology, doi:10.1007/s10452-015-9540-5

Marescaux J., von Oheimb K.C.M., Etoundi E., von Oheimb P.V., Albrecht C., Wilke T and Van Doninck K. (2016) Unraveling the invasion pathways of the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis) into Western Europe. Biological Invasions, doi:10.1007/s10530-015-1005-1

Hespeels B, Li X, Flot J-F, Pigneur L-M, Malaisse J, Da Silva C and Van Doninck K, 2015. Against All Odds: Trehalose-6-Phosphate Synthase and Trehalase Genes in the Bdelloid Rotifer Adineta vaga Were Acquired by Horizontal Gene Transfer and Are Upregulated during Desiccation. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0131313. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131313 [DOI]

Marescaux J, Boets P, Lorquet J, Sablon R, Van Doninck K and Beisel J-N, 2015. Sympatric Dreissena species in the Meuse River: towards a dominance shift from zebra mussels to quagga mussels. Aquatic Invasions, 10: 287-298 [DOI]

Pigneur L-M, Etoundi E, Aldridge D, Marescaux J, Yasuda N, Van Doninck K, 2014. Genetic uniformity and long-distance clonal dispersal in the invasive androgenetic Corbicula clams. Molecular ecology 23, 5102-5116 (I.F.: 5.84) [DOI]

Hespeels B, Knapen M, Hanot-Mambres D, Heuskin AC, Pineux F, Lucas S, Koszul R, Van Doninck K, 2014. Gateway to genetic exchange? DNA double-strand breaks in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga submitted to desiccation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. (I.F.: 3.479) [DOI]

Marescaux J. and Van Doninck K. (2014) Invasion of Western Europe by the quagga mussel: phylogeography, population genetics and potential impact assessment. Barcode Bulletin 5: 7-8

Marescaux J. and Van Doninck K. (2013) Using DNA barcoding to differentiate invasive Dreissena species (Mollusca, Bivalvia). Zookeys, 365: 235–244

Flot J-F, Hespeels B, Li X, Noel B, Arkhipova I, Danchin E, Hejnol A, Henrissat B, Koszul R, Aury J-M, Barbe V, Barthélémy R-M, Bast J, Bazykin G A, Chabrol O, Couloux A, Da Rocha M, Da Silva C, Gladyshev E, Gouret P, Hallatschek O, Hecox-Lea B, Labadie K, Lejeune B, Piskurek O, Poulain J, Rodriguez F, Ryan J F., Vakhrusheva O A, Wajnberg E, Wirth B, Yushenova I, Kellis M, Kondrashov A S, Mark Welch D, Pontarotti P, Weissenbach J, Wincker P, Jaillon O, Van Doninck K, 2013. Genomic evidence for ameiotic evolution in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga. Nature (I.F.: 38,2): [DOI] Comment in Cell, 12 Sept.

Pigneur L-M, Falisse E, Roland K, Everbecq E, Deliège J-F, Smitz J, Van Doninck K, Descy J-P, 2013. Impact of the invasive Asian clam, Corbicula spp., on a large river ecosystem. Freshwater Biology. (I.F.: 3,933) [DOI].

Marescaux J, Molloy Daniel P, Giamberini L, Albrecht C, Van Doninck K, 2012. First records of the quagga mussel Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov 1897) in the Meuse River within France. BioInvasions Records, Vol. 1, p. 273-276. [DOI]

Li X, Liu Y, Tzika A-C, Van Doninck K, Zhu Q, Milinkovitch M-C, 2011. Analysis of global and local population stratification of finless porpoises Neophocaena phocaenoides in Chinese water.s Marine Biology, Vol. 158, No. 8, p. 1791-1804. (I.F.: 1,999). [DOI]

Gaublomme E, Maebe K, Van Doninck K, Dhuyvetter H, Li X, Desender K and Hendrickx F, 2012. Loss of genetic diversity and increased genetic structure in response to forest area reduction in the flightless carabid beetle Carabus problematicus (Coleopera: Carabidae). Insect Conservation and Diversity (I.F.: 1,705).

Pigneur L-M, Etoundi E, Hedtke S, Van Doninck K, 2012. Androgenesis: a review through the study of Corbicula spp. Heredity 108 : 581-591 (I.F.: 4,122). [DOI] :10.1038/hdy.2012.3

Marescaux J, Bij de Vaate A, Van Doninck K, 2012. First records of Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov 1897) in the Meuse River. BioInvasions Records 1 (2): 109-114. [DOI]

Koszul R, Meselson M, Van Doninck K, Vandenhaute J, Zickler D, 2012. The centenary of Janssens’s chiasmatype theory. Genetics (perspectives) 191: 309 – 317 (I.F.: 4.283). [DOI] : 10.1534/genetics.112.139733

Douxfils J, Mathieu C, Mandiki SN, Milla S, Henrotte E, Wang N, Vandecan M, Dieu M, Dauchot N, Pigneur LM, Li X, Rougeot C, Mélard C, Silvestre F, Van Doninck K, Raes M, Kestemont P, 2011. Physiological and proteomic evidences that domestication process differentially modulates the immune status of juvenile Eurasian perch (Perca fluviatilis) under chronic confinement stress. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 31(6): 1113 - 1121. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fsi.2011.10.001

Pigneur L-M, Marescaux J, Roland K, Etoundi E, Descy J-P & Van Doninck K, 2011. Phylogeny and androgenesis in the invasive Corbicula clams (Bivalvia, Corbiculidae) in Western Europe. BMC Evolutionary Biology, online - 11: 147 (I.F.: 4,21). [DOI] : 10.1186/1471-2148-11-147

Li X, Liu Y, Tzika AC, Van Doninck K, Zhu Q & Milinkovitch MC, 2011. Genetic Status of the Finless Porpoise Neophocaena phocaenoides in the Bohai and Northern Yellow Seas Based on Microsatellite and Mitochondrial DNA Analyses. Marine Biology, online May 3rd (I.F.: 1,999). [DOI]

2006 - 2010

Pigneur L-M, Risterucci A-M, Dauchot N, Li X & Van Doninck K, 2010. Development of novel microsatellite markers to identify the different invasive lineages in the Corbicula complex and to assess androgenesis. Molecular Ecology Resources (I.F.: 1,251). [DOI] : 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2010.02963.x

Li X, Liu Y, Tzika AC, Van Doninck K, Zhu Q & Milinkovitch MC, 2010. Preliminary Genetic Status of the Spotted Seal Phoca largha in Liaodong Bay (China) Based on Microsatellite and Mitochondrial DNA Analyses. Trends in Evolutionary Biology 1: 33-38 (new journal). [DOI] :10.4081/eb.2010.e6

Marescaux J, Pigneur L-M and Van Doninck K, 2010. New records of Corbicula clams in French rivers. Aquatic Invasions 5: S35-S39. [DOI] : 10.3391/ai.2010.5.S1.009

Van Doninck K, Mandigo ML, Hur JH, Wang, P, Guglielmini J, Milinkovitch M, Lane WS and Meselson M, 2009. Phylogenomics of unusual histone H2A Variants in Bdelloid Rotifers. PLoS Genetics 5: e1000401 (I.F.: 8,7). [DOI] : 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000401

Hur JH, Van Doninck K, Mandigo ML and Meselson M, 2009. Degenerate tetraploidy was established before bdelloid rotifer families diverged. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26: 375-383 (I.F.: 6,438) [DOI] : 10.1093/molbev/msn260

2001 - 2005

Van Doninck K, Schön I, Martens K and Backeljau T, 2004. Clonal diversity in the ancient asexual ostracod Darwinula stevensoni assessed by RAPD-PCR. Heredity 93: 154-160 (I.F.: 2,016). [DOI] : 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800486

Van Doninck K, Schön I and Martens K, 2004. Review - A Perspective on the Importance of Reproductive Mode in Astrobiology. Astrobiology 3 (4): 657-671 (I.F.: 2,366). [DOI]

Van Doninck K, Schön I, Maes F, De Bruyn L and Martens K, 2003. Ecological strategies in the ancient asexual animal group Darwinulidae (Crustacea, Ostracoda). Freshwater Biology 48: 1285-1294 (I.F.: 1,936). [DOI] : 10.1046/j.1365-2427.2003.01078.x

Van Doninck K, Schön I, Martens K and Goddeeris B, 2003. The life-cycle of the asexual ostracod Darwinula stevensoni (Brady & Robertson, 1870) (Crustacea, Ostracoda) in a temporate pond. Hydrobiologia 500: 331-340 (I.F.: 0,72). [DOI] : 10.1023/A:1024656920904

Schön I, Martens K, Van Doninck K and Butlin RK, 2003. “Evolution in the slow lane – molecular rates of evolution in sexual and asexual ostracods (Crustacea, Ostracoda)”. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 79: 93-100 (I.F.: 1,661). [DOI] : 10.1046/j.1095-8312.2003.00186.x

Van Doninck K, Schön I, De Bruyn L and Martens K, 2002. “A general purpose genotype in an ancient asexual”. Oecologia 132: 205-212 (I.F.: 2,602). [DOI] : 10.1007/s00442-002-0939-z

Gandolfi, A, Todeschi, EBA, Van Doninck K, Rossi, V and Menozzi, P, 2001. Salinity tolerance of Darwinula stevensoni (Ostracoda). Italian Journal of Zoology 68: 61-67 (I.F.: 0,357). [DOI]


Descy J-P & Pigneur L-M, 2011. La Meuse transparente, un signe d’amélioration ? Le Pêcheur Belge, juin 2011.


Danchin EGJ, Flot J-F, Perfus-Barbeoch L & Van Doninck K, 2011. Genomic perspectives on the long-term absence of sexual reproduction in animals. In : Evolutionary Biology – Concepts, Biodiversity, Macroevolution and Genome Evolution, P. Pontarotti (ed.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, p. 223 - 242.

Hespeels B, Flot J-F, Derzelle A & Van Doninck K (2014). Evidence for ancient horizontal gene acquisitions in bdelloid rotifers of the Genus Adineta. In "Evolutionary Biology: Genome Evolution, Speciation, Coevolution and Origin of Life" (Editor: Pierre Pontarotti for Springer-Verlag). 10.1007/978-3-319-07623-2

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