Photo de Papillon
Photo de Coccinelle
Institut de
Recherche sur la
Biologie de l'
You are here : English / People


Assistant Professor
Team: E.V.E
Tél : 02 47 367383

Research theme:

Virus evolution, emergence and origins - New virus discovery from NGS data

Evolution of integrated sequence in eukaryotic genomes: Bracovirus - parasitoid wasps

Molecular evolution and phylogeny

Biological factors influencing genome evolution

Image d'illustration

Population genomics bioinformatic pipeline for animal biodiversity analyzes from transcriptomic data

Molecular phylogeny of parasitoid wasps (focus on Microgaster genus) for the study of evolution of integrated bracovirus sequences

Major publications

18) Romiguier J., Gayral P., Ballenghien M., Bernard A., Cahais V., Chenuil A., Chiari Y., Dernat R., Faivre N., Loire E., Lourenco J.M., Nabholz B., Roux C., Tsagkogeorga G., Weber A., Weinert L.A., Belkhir K., Bierne N., Glémin S., Galtier N. Comparative population genomics in animals uncovers the determinants of genetic diversity. 2014 Nature doi:10.1038/nature13685. IF=42.4

17) J. Romiguier, J. Lourenco, P. Gayral, N. Faivre, L.A. Weinert, S. Ravel, M. Ballenghien, V. Cahais, A. Bernard, E. Loire, L. Keller, N. Galtier. Population genomics of eusocial insects: the costs of a vertebrate-like effective population size. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Article first published online: 7 FEB 2014. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12331. IF: 3.5

16) S. Lapègue, E. Harrang, S. Heurtebise, E. Flahauw, C. Donnadieu, P. Gayral, M. Ballenghien, L. Genestout, L. Barbotte, R. Mahla, P. Haffray, C. Klopp. Development of SNP genotyping arrays in two shellfish species. Molecular Ecology Resources. 2014 Jul;14(4):820-30. IF: 7.4
15)  M. Chabannes,  F. -C. Baurens, P. -O. Duroy , S. Sidibe-Bocs, M. -S. Vernerey, M. Rodier-Goud, V. Barbe, P. Gayral, and M. -L Iskra-Caruana. Three infectious viral species laying in wait in the banana genome. Journal of Virology - published ahead of print 29 May 2013 , doi:10.1128/JVI.00899-13. IF: 5.40

14) S. Jancek; A. Bézier; P. Gayral; C. Paillusson; L. Kaiser; S. Dupas;  B.P. Le Ru; V. Barbe; G. Periquet; J-M. Drezen; E A Herniou. Adaptive selection on bracovirus genomes drives the specialization of Cotesia parasitoid wasps. Plos One 3013 - 8(5): e64432 - IF : 4.09

13) P. Gayral, J. Melo-Fereira, S. Glémin, N. Bierne, M. Carneiro, B. Nabholz, J. Lourenco, P.C. Alves, M. Ballenghien, N. Faivre, K. Belkhir, V. Cahais, E. Loire, A. Bernard, N. Galtier. Reference-free population genomics from Next-Generation transcriptome data and the vertebrate-invertebrate gap. Plos Genetics 9(4) 2013. IF: 8.69

12) V. Cahais, P. Gayral, G. Tsagkogeorga, J. Melo-Ferreira, M. Ballenghien, L. Weinert, Y. Chiari, K. Belkhir, V. Ranwez, N. Galtier. Reference-free transcriptome assembly in non-model animals from next generation sequencing data. Molecular Ecology Resources 2012 –12(5) 834-845. IF: 3.06

11)   M. Carneiro, F. W. Albert, J. Melo-Ferreira, N. Galtier, P. Gayral, J. A. Blanco-Aguiar, R. Villafuerte, M. W. Nachman and N. Ferrand. Evidence for widespread positive and purifying selection across the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) genome. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 2012. 29(7): 1837-1849. IF: 5.51

10) P. Gayral, L. Weinert, Y. Chiari, G. Tsagkogeorga, M. Ballenghien and N. Galtier. Next-generation sequencing of transcriptomes: a guide to RNA isolation in non-model animals. Molecular Ecology Resources - 2011 2011 11(4):650-661. IF: 3.06

9) A. Martiniere, P. Gayral, C. Hawes, J Runions. Building bridges: FORMIN1 of Arabidopsis forms a connection between the cell wall and the actin cytoskeleton. The Plant Journal - 2011. 66(2):354-365. IF: 6.9

8) M. Marguerettaz, I. Pieretti, P. Gayral, J. Puig, C. Brin, S. Cociancich, S. Poussier, P. Rott, M. Royer. Genomic and Evolutionary Features of the SPI-1 Type III Secretion System of Xanthomonas albilineans that is not Essential for Xylem Colonization and Symptom Development in Sugarcane. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions - 2011 24(2):246-59. IF: 4.4

7) M-L. Iskra-Caruana, F-C. Baurens, P. Gayral and M. Chabannes. Four partners involved in a plant-virus interaction: enemies can also arise from within (2010). Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 23(11):1394-402 - IF: 4.4

6) P. Gayral, L. Blondin, O. Guidolin, F. Carreel , I. Hippolyte, X. Perrier, M-L. Iskra-Caruana (2010). Evolution of endogenous sequences of Banana streak virus: what can we learn from banana (Musa sp.) evolution? Journal of Virology 84: 7346 - 7359 -IF: 5.2

5) P. Gayral and M.L. Iskra-Caruana (2009). Phylogeny of Banana streak virus reveals recent and repetitive endogenization in the genome of its banana host (Musa sp.). Journal of Molecular Evolution, 69(1):65-80 - IF: 2.3

4) P. Gayral, J.C. Noa-Carrazana, M. Lescot, F. Lheureux, B. E. L. Lockhart, T. Matsumoto, P. Piffanelli and M.L. Iskra-Caruana (2008). A single Banana streak virus integration event in the banana genome as the origin of infectious endogenous pararetrovirus. Journal of Virology, 82 (2), 6697-6710 - IF: 5.2

3) P. Gayral, F. Lheureux, J.C. Noa-Carrazana, M. Lescot, P. Piffanelli, F. Carreel, C. Jenny and M.L. Iskra-Caruana. Exploring the banana streak viruses - Musa sp. pathosystem: how does it work? (2008), Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 828:291-294

2) M.L. Iskra-Caruana, P. Gayral, S. Galzi, N. Laboureau. How to control and prevent the spread of Banana streak virus (BSV) when the origin could be viral sequences integrated in Musa genome? (2008), Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 828:77-84

1) P. Gayral, P. Caminade, P. Boursot & N. Galtier (2006). The evolutionary fate of recently duplicated retrogenes in mice. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20 (2), 617-626 - IF: 3.8


Useful links

Personal Webpage:

Photo de fourmi