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    Mitra Aniruddha (in Frédéric Marion-Poll's team) won the 2013 Young Scientist Medal from Indian National Science Academy. Congratulations !


    The last of the little films on evolution can be seen :
    The review article of Didier Casane and Patrick Laurenti (Multigen) has been chosen as the basis to write a little article on the web site "En direct des labos", CNRS/INEE. The two scientists are involved in a scientific debate following the article of Amemiya, CT et al. in Nature which claims that the coelacanthe undergoes a slow evolution in its coding sequences. Here is the address of an article in The Scientist which deals with this topic. Le Monde also found this topic interesting and you will find the beginning of the article here.
    Gérard Arnold (EVOLBEE) was interviewed by Charline Zeitoun in the Journal du CNRS N°271. The article describes the difficulties of the establishment of the danger of pesticides such as Gaucho toward bees. This article was published also in CNRS Magazine International.
    Have a look at the little film on evolution (film d'animation) "1 + 1 = 1" :
    Here is another little film on evolution : "The tree of the living realm is a bush" (film d'animation):


    Didier Casane and Patrick Laurenti (Multigen) wrote a review in Bioessays entitled "Why coelacanths are not ‘living fossils’
    A review of molecular and morphological data". To read the PDF file, please refer to P. Laurenti (patrick.laurenti@legs.cnrs-gif.fr).
    Didier Casane and Patrick Laurenti (Multigen) wrote a review (in french) consecrated to traps resulting from the analysis of phylogenetic trees. This review is entitled "Penser la biologie dans un cadre phylogénétique: l'exemple de l'évolution des vertébrés" and is published in Médecine/Sciences (médecine/sciences 2011 ; 28 : 1121-7). To read the pdf file of this review, please click here.
    Have a look at the new version of the first little film on evolution :Human beings are animals like any others (film d'animation):


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    The Atala journal (published by the Lycée Châteaubriand in Rennes) dedicated a special issue to evolutive biology. This issue is directed by Louis Allano. Myriam Harry (DEEIT) wrote the chapter "Cas d'espèces et espèce de cas: espèce et spéciation". To read this special issue, click here .
    J-M Rossignol (ELEGEM) published an article in Virology, March-April issue. The internet address isn't available as yet. Here are the references: C. Lagaudrière-Gesbert, M. Purvina, N. Assrir, J-M. Rossignol (2012) Rôle(s) de la protéine cellulaire gC1qR dans les cycles viraux, Virologie 16(2): 85-94.
    Meeting on the lab history. The meeting entitled "Le laboratoire de génétique évolutive et de biométrie, de part et d'autre de l'oeuvre de Georges Teissier" will be held the 18th of september 2012 in the library of LEGS (Building 13, CNRS, 91198 Gif-sur-Yvette). To read the program please click here. Registration please before August the 31th of 2012 here. Registering is free but compulsory.
    The work of scientists from the EPCC and GERAD teams on social information in drosophiles: from bases of cultural transmission to behavioral adaptation was nominated for a short communication on INEE web site. To see it, please click here.
    Members of EPCC et GERAD teams published an article describing social transmission in drosophila in Current Biology : Marine Battesti, Céline Moreno, Dominique Joly, Frédéric Méry (2012). Published on line the 19th of january 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2011.12.050
    An article written by A. Le Rouzic (LE ROUZIC A., ØSTBYE K., KLEPAKER T.O., HANSEN T.F., BERNATCHEZ L., SCHLUTER D. and VøLLESTAD L.A. 2011. Strong and consistent natural selection associated with armour reduction in sticklebacks. Molecular Ecology 20: 2483-2493) was nominated by the News and Views section of the journal Molecular Ecology. The abstract of the article is available for reading here and to read the journal comments please click here.


    Frédéric Méry (EPCC) received the 15 th of september 2011 a CNRS bronze medal out of the hands of M. Hossaert, DAS of the INEE institute. The medal ceremony was held in the Gif-sur-Yvette manor.
    Laure Kaiser (DEEIT) and Jean-Christophe Sandoz (Evolbee) wrote an article in the book "Invertebrate learning and memory" which editors are Martin Giurfa, Jean-Marc Devaud and Jean-Christophe Sandoz. Please click here for more
    Gérard Arnold (Evolbee) was the talker in the RFI "Autour de la question" radioshow tuesday the 09 of august 2011. The broadcast was about bees and hornets. To listen to the broadcast:
    Yves Carton (DEEIT)'s book will be available in a few days. The book is entitled: Entomologie, Darwin et darwinisme and published by Hermann.


    Charles Darwin (1809-1882) is partially unknown for his scientific investigations as an entomologist. Entomology has had a great importance for Darwin fostering the development his theory of Natural Selection. In this book, Yves Carton investigates the influence of entomology on the different aspects of Darwin's work.

    With Darwin's original observations, notably on bees, bumble-bees and butterflies, the first part of the book details Darwin's attraction for entomology, first during period spent at Cambridge University, and during the voyage of the Beagle around the world, and then in 1842, at Down House.

    In the second part of the book, the author examines the importance and role of entomology in four of Darwin's books. Publishing The Origin of the Species in 1859 induced a complete change in his relationships with English entomologists, his friends. The book was considered by many individuals as highly controversial. However, some friendly entomologists who understood veracity of Darwin's arguments were very instrumental in fostering the spread of this new theory on species evolution.

    In the third and last section of the book, the author analyzes the connections of French entomologists with Darwin and Darwinism. Generally, hostility among entomologists against the new Darwinian concepts was very common, with neo-Lamarckism representing until recently a strong influence in France. However, various institutions, such as the National History Museum, the French Entomological Society, and universities in which entomology plays an important role, all functioned, sometimes in a negative way, in advancing Darwin's theory.<
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    No book has previously examined these different aspects of entomology and Darwinism.

    The Multigen team work made the cover of the journal Evolution & Development !To read the article and see the cover photograph.

    Title and legend are as follows: Pre-hatching dogfish (Scyliorhinus canícula) embryo stained with alcyan blue (cartilage) and alizarine red (prismatic calcified cartilage), from top to bottom: lateral, dorsal, and ventral view.
    These images demonstrate the fate of skeletal elements derived from serially homologous structures which show nested Hox expression: the somites produce only two types of vertebrae (monospondylous and diplospondylous), whereas the branchial arches form a series of differentiated cartilaginous elements (mandibular, hyoid and pharygeals). See Oulion et al. (pp 247-259 of this issue). Embryos stained by Mélanie Debiais-Thibaud, photographed by Patrick Laurenti.
    Gérard Arnold (Evolbee) wrote an article in the Humanité newspaper dated 04.07.2011 entitled "Le grand buzz du frelon asiatique"
    Frédéric Méry (EPCC) won a CNRS bronze medal. He will be awarded this medal at the Chateau in the Gif-sur-Yvette CNRS campus the 5th of September.

Seminars

Intervenant  Date  Sujet
Michael Lang, Institut Jacques Monod (invité par Jean David) Salle Biobliothèque LEGS 25-04-2014
11h00
Evolution and Development of asymmetric male genitalia in Drosophila pachea
Chunlong Chen, CGM, Gif-sur-Yvette (invité par Didier Casane) Salle Biobliothèque LEGS 16-05-2014
11h00
Spatio-temporal replication program of the human genome and its impact on genome organization and evolution
Tony Long, Univ. California Irvine (invité par Maud Tenaillon) Salle de Conf 362 Campus Orsay 23-05-2014
12h00
“Association genetics in yeast”
Stefan Little, ESE (invité par Hervé Sauquet) Salle de Conference Batiment 362 Campus Orsay 06-06-2014
12h00
Gymnosperm evolutionary biology
Taiadjana Fortuna, PhD Univ. Wageningen (invité par Laure Kaiser) Salle Biobliothèque LEGS 13-06-2014
12h00
Tritrophic interactions on a range-expanding plant species: developmental and behavioural aspects of novel interactions
Lluis QUINTANA-MURCI, Institut Pasteur (invité par Tatiana giraud) Salle de Conf 362 Campus Orsay 20-06-2014
12h00
Population genetic tools to dissect pathogen pressures in the human genome
Romain Derelle, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona (invité par Puri) Salle de Conf 362 Campus Orsay 27-06-2014
12h00
The root of the eukaryotic tree
Yvan Rahbé, Lyon (invité par Laure Kaiser) Salle Biobliothèque LEGS 04-07-2014
12h00
The ∂-endotoxin-like cytolytic toxins horizontally-acquired by Dickeya dadantii, or how and why killing insects when you are a phytopathogen ?

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