You will find a list of the scientific articles published by the members of our team here. Download our publications to find out more about our research work!


The E-BIOM team is made up of scientists with complementary specialist fields. Our expertise covers many disciplines in biology, including ecology, conservation biology, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology and bioinformatics.

Thanks to this scientific expertise, our team is involved in research consortia. Alongside our main missions, our researchers work with many different partners in the scientific community and co-author scientific publications. The publication of our research work means that we can contribute to the development of new scientific innovations.


Vastrade M, Etoundi E, Bournonville T, Colinet M, Debortoli N, Hedtke SM, Nicolas E, Pigneur LM, Virgo J, Flot JF, Marescaux J and Van Doninck K (bioRxiv) Extensive genetic mixing between worldwide-collected freshwater Corbicula lineages.  DOI: 10.1101/590836  

Simion P, Narayan J, Houtain A, Derzelle A, Baudry L, Nicolas E, Cariou, M, Guiglielmoni N, Kozlowski DKL, Rodriguez Gaudray F, Terwagne M, Virgo J, Noel B, Wincker P, Danchin EGJ, Marbouty M, Hallet B, Koszul R, Limasset A, Flot JF, Van Doninck K (bioRxiv) Chromosome-level genome assembly reveals homologous chromosomes and recombination in asexual rotifer Adineta vaga. DOI: 10.1101/2020.06.16.155473

Heylen O, Debortoli N, Marescaux J and Olofsson JK (2021) A revised phylogeny of the Mentha spicata clade reveals cryptic species. Plants 10(4): 819, DOI: 10.3390/plants10040819


Piano E, Souffreau C, Merckx T, Baardsen LF, Backeljau T, Bonte D, Brans KI, Cours M, Dahirel M, Debortoli N et al. (2020) Urbanization drives cross‐taxon declines in abundance and diversity at multiple spatial scales. Global change biology 26 (3): 1196-1211, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14934


Merckx T, Souffreau C, Kaiser A, Baardsen LF, Backeljau T, Bonte D, Brans KI, Cours M, Dahirel M, Debortoli N et al. (2018) Body-size shifts in aquatic and terrestrial urban communities. Nature 558, 113-116, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0140-0

Wauters N, Dekoninck W and Fournier D (2018) Introduction history and genetic diversity of the invasive ant Solenopsis geminata in the Galápagos Islands. Biological Invasions 20, 3207-3226, DOI: 10.1007/s10530-018-1769-1

Wauters N, Dekoninck W, Nagy ZT and Fournier D (2018) Impact of laying date and fire ants on hatchlings of Chelonoidis porteri on Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, Ecuador. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 13, 479-487

Parikka KJ, Jacquet S, Colombet J and Le Romancer M (2018) Abundance and observations of thermophilic microbial and viral communities in hot springs of French Southern and Antarctic Lands Polar Biology 41 (7): 1335- 1352, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-018-2288-3

Baekelandt S, Redivo B, Mandiki SNM, Bournonville T, Houndji A, Bernard B, Kertaoui NE, Schmitz M, Fontaine P, Gardeur JN, Ledoré Y and Kestemont P (2018) Multifactorial analyses revealed optimal aquaculture modalities improving husbandry fitness without clear effect on stress and immune status of pikeperch Sander lucioperca. General and Comparative Endocrinology 258: 194-204, DOI: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.08.010


Latli A, Descy JP, Mondy C, Floury M, Viroux L, Otjacques W, Marescaux J, Depiereux E, Ovidio M, Usseglio-Polatera P and Kestemont P (2017) Long-term trends in trait structure of riverine communities facing predation risk increase and trophic resource decline. Ecological Applications DOI: 10.1002/eap.1621 

Parikka KJ, Le Romancer M, Wauters N and Jacquet S (2017) Deciphering the virus-to-prokaryote ratio (VPR): insights into virus–host relationships in a variety of ecosystems. Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 92(2):1081-1100, DOI: 10.1111/brv.12271

Wauters N, Fournier D and Dekoninck W (2017) Do agricultural zones on Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos, host native and endemic arthropods? Pan-Pacific Entomologist 93, 141-158, DOI: 10.3956/2017-93.2.141


Marescaux J, Latli A, Lorquet J, Virgo J, Van Doninck K and Beisel JN (2016) Benthic macro-invertebrate fauna associated to Dreissena mussels in the Meuse River: complex facilitation/incapaciting relationship. Aquatic Ecology 50: 15-28, DOI: 10.1007/s10452-015-9540-5 

Marescaux J, von Oheimb KCM, Etoundi E, von Oheimb PV, Albrecht C, Wilke T and Van Doninck K (2016) Unraveling the invasion pathways of the quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis) into Western Europe. Biological Invasions 18: 245-264, DOI: 10.1007/s10530-015-1005-1

Jacquet S and Parikka KJ (2016) Data and metadata dealing with prokaryote and viral abundances from a variety of ecosystems. DOI: 10.15454/1.4539792655245962E12

Wauters N, Dekoninck W, Hendrickx F, Herrera HW and Fournier D (2016) Habitat association and coexistence of endemic and introduced ant species in Galápagos Islands. Ecological Entomology 41, 40-50, DOI: 10.1111/een.12256

Flot JF, Debortoli N, Hallet B and Van Doninck K (2016) Evidence for meiotic sex in bdelloid rotifers Response: response to Signorovitch et al. Current Biology 26(16) R755, DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.06.051

Parikka KJ, Le Romancer M, Wauters N and Jacquet S (2016) Deciphering the virus-to-prokaryote ratio (VPR): insights into virus-host relationships in a variety of ecosystems. Biological Reviews, DOI:  10.1111/brv.12271

Debortoli N, Li X, Eyres I, Fontaneto D, Hespeels B, Tang CQ, Flot JF and Van Doninck K (2016) Genetic exchange among bdelloid rotifers is more likely due to horizontal gene transfer than to meiotic sex. Current Biology 26(6): 723-732, DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.01.031

Marescaux J, Falisse E, Lorquet J, Van Doninck K, Beisel JN and Descy JP (2016) Assessing filtration rates of invasive filter-feeder bivalves: dependence on algae concentration and seasonal factors. Hydrobiologia 777: 67-78, DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2764-0

Jacquet S, Zhong X, Peduzzi P, Thingstad FT, Parikka KJ, and Weinbauer M (2016) Virus interactions in the aquatic world. In: Viruses of microbes edited by Stephen Abedon and Paul Hyman

Jacquet S, Zhong X, Peduzzi P, Thingstad FT, Parikka KJ, and Weinbauer M (2016) Methods and technologies to assess viral interactions in the aquatic world. In: Viruses of microbes edited by Stephen Abedon and Paul Hyman


Marescaux J, Boets P, Lorquet J, Sablon R, Van Doninck K and Beisel JN (2015) Sympatric Dreissena species in the Meuse River: towards a dominance shift from zebra mussels to quagga mussels. Aquatic Invasions 10: 287-298, DOI: 10.3391/ai.2015.10.3.04

Dekoninck W, Fernandez F, Herrrera HW, Wauters N, Brito G, Jumbo L, Marin D and Delsinne T (2015) Results of ant collections on the Island Santa Cruz within the framework of the 2012 Global Taxonomy Initiative Ant Course at Galápagos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Bulletin SRBE/KBVE, 150: 250-255

Pirnay JP, Blasdel BG, Bretaudeau L, Buckling A, Chanishvili N, Clark JR, Corte-Real S, Debarbieux L, Dublanchet A, De Vos D, Gabard J, Garcia M, Goderdzishvili M, Górski A, Hardcastle J, Huys I, Kutter E, Lavigne R, Merabishvili M, Olchawa E, Parikka KJ et al. (2015) Quality and safety requirements for sustainable phage therapy products (2015). Pharmaceutical Research 2(7):2173-2179


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

Wauters N, Dekoninck W, Herrera HW and Fournier D (2014) Distribution, behavioral dominance and potential impacts on endemic fauna of the tropical fire ant Solenopsis geminata (Hymenoptera: Myrmicinae) in the Galápagos archipelago. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 90(4), 205-220, DOI: 10.3956/2014-90.4.205

Pigneur LM, Etoundi E, Aldridge D, Marescaux J, Yasuda N, and Van Doninck K (2014) Genetic uniformity and long-distance clonal dispersal in the invasive androgenetic Corbicula clams. Molecular Ecology 23: 5102-5116, DOI: 10.1111/mec.12912

Baert L, Van Keer J and Wauters N (2014) The theridiid spider Theridion melanostictum O.P.-Cambridge, 1876 (Araneae, Theridiidae), a recent introduction to Galápagos? Galapagos Research 68 – online version

Jacquet S and Parikka KJ (2014) VoM3 : virus de microbes, structures et fonctions, de la molécule à l’échelle des communautés. Virologie 18(5): 297-300

Smitz N, Cornélis D, Chardonnet P, Caron A, de Garine-Wichatitsky M, Jori F, Mouton A, Latinne A, Pigneur LM, Melletti M, Kanapeckas KL, Marescaux J, Pereira CL and Michaux J (2014) Genetic structure of fragmented southern populations of African Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer). BMC Evolutionary Biology 14 (203), DOI: 10.1186/s12862-014-0203-2


Terwagne M, Mirabella A, Lemaire J, Deschamps C, De Bolle X and Letesson JJ (2013) Quorum sensing and self-quorum quenching in the intracellular pathogen Brucella melitensis. PLoS One 8(12): e82514, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082514

Gordon DM, Pilko A, Debortoli N and Ingram KK (2013) Does an ecological advantage produce the asymmetric lineage ratio in a harvester ant population? Oecologia 173(3): 849-857, DOI: 10.1007/s00442-013-2690-z

Terwagne M, Ferooz J, Rolan HG, Sun YH, Atluri V, Xavier MN, Franchi L, Núñez G, Legrand T, Flavell R, De Bolle X, Letesson JJ and Tsolis R (2013) Innate immune recognition of flagellin limits systemic persistence of Brucella. Cell Microbiology 15(6): 942-60, DOI: 10.1111/cmi.12088

Mirabella A, Terwagne M, Zygmunt MS, Cloeckaert A, De Bolle X, Letesson JJ (2013) Brucella melitensis MucR, an orthologue of Sinorhizobium meliloti MucR, is involved in resistance to oxidative, detergent and saline stresses and cell envelope modifications. Journal of Bacteriology 195(3): 453-65, DOI: 10.1128/JB.01336-12

Salcedo SP, Marchesini MI, Degos C, Terwagne M, Von Bargen K, Lepidi H, Herrmann CK, Santos Lacerda TL, Imbert PR, Pierre P, Alexopoulou L, Letesson JJ, Comerci DJ, Gorvel JP (2013) BtpB, a novel Brucella TIR-containing effector protein with immune modulatory functions. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 3(28), DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2013.00028

Marescaux J and Van Doninck K (2013) Using DNA barcoding to differentiate invasive Dreissena species (Mollusca, Bivalvia). Zookeys 365: 235–244, DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.365.5905


Marescaux J, Molloy DP, Giamberini L, Albrecht C and Van Doninck K (2012) First records of the quagga mussel, Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov 1897), in the Meuse River within France. BioInvasions Records 1 (4): 273-276, DOI: 10.3391/bir.2012.1.4.05

Terwagne M, Uzureau S and Letesson JJ (2012) Brucella quorum sensing: much more than sensing quorum. In Brucella: Molecular Microbiology and Genomics. Edited by Lopez-Goni I and D O’Callaghan. Caister Academic Press, 163-178

Delsinne T, Sonet G, Nagy Z, Wauters N, Jacquemin J and Leponce M (2012) High species turnover of the ant genus Solenopsis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) along an altitudinal gradient in the Ecuadorian Andes, indicated by a combined DNA sequencing and morphological approach. Invertebrate Systematics 26(6): 457-469, DOI: 10.1071/IS12030

Terwagne M and Letesson JJ (2012) Les prix Nobel de Physiologie-Médecine 2011 : La mouche, la souris et la cellule dendritique. Revue des Questions Scientifiques 183(2-3) : 127-144

Marescaux J, Bij de Vaate A and Van Doninck K (2012) First records of Dreissena rostriformis bugensis (Andrusov 1897) in the Meuse River. BioInvasions Records 1 (2): 109-114, DOI: 10.3391/bir.2012.1.2.05


Pigneur LM, Marescaux J, Roland K, Etoundi E, Descy JP and Van Doninck K (2011) Phylogeny and androgenesis in the invasive Corbicula clams (Bivalvia, Corbiculidae) in Western Europe. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11 (147), DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-147

Smeesters PR, Drèze PA, Bousbata S, Parikka KJ, Timmery S, Hu X, Perez-Morga D, Toussaint A, Mahillon J and Van Melderen L (2011) Characterization of a novel temperate phage originating from a cereulide-producing Bacillus cereus strain. Research in Microbiology 162: 446-459


Marescaux J, Pigneur LM 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