Julie Jacquemin


Crop Biodiversity and Breeding Informatics Group (350b)
Institute of Plant Breeding, Seed Science and Population Genetics
University of Hohenheim
Fruwirthstrasse 21, Room 0.25
D-70599 Stuttgart

Phone: +49-711-459 24437
Email: jjacquem@uni-hohenheim.de

Research interest

My research interest lies in understanding plant evolution and adaptation. I am interested in the mechanisms that generate diversity at different levels of biological organization (molecular, individuals, populations and species), and how genomic variations and selection pressures affect phenotypic traits and responses to environmental stresses.

Understanding how species adapt is necessary to investigate their capacity to continue or not in fluctuating environments. Evaluating their evolutionary potential is important for conservation goals and managing biodiversity.

My past research has focused primarily on duplications, and the role of sequence redundancy in the structural and functional evolution of Poaceae genomes (Rice, Bromus, Spartina). My current project aims to study the evolution, local adaptation and conservation of two endemic Arabidopsis species using Next Generation Sequencing, population genomic and functional genomic approaches (Adaptomics project)

Keywords. Molecular evolution, Population genomics, Adaptation, Evolutionary Ecology, Conservation genetics, Biodiversity


  • P.M. Fortune, K.A. Schierenbeck, A.K. Ainouche, J. Jacquemin, J.F. Wendel, M.L. Aïnouche, 2007. Evolutionary dynamics of Waxy and the origin of hexaploid Spartina species (Poaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 1040-1055

  • J. Jacquemin, M. Laudié, R. Cooke, 2009. A recent duplication revisited: phylogenetic analysis reveals an ancestral duplication highly-conserved throughout, the Oryza genus and beyond. BMC Plant biology 9: 146

  • J. Jacquemin, Chaparro C, Laudié M, Berger A, Gavory F, Goicoechea JL, Wing RA, Cooke R, 2011. Long-range and targeted ectopic recombination between the two homeologous chromosome 11 and 12 in Oryza species. Molecular biology and evolution 28(11): 3139-3150

  • J. Jacquemin, Bhatia D, Singh K, Wing RA, 2013. The International Oryza Map Alignment Project: development of a genus-wide comparative genomics platform to help solve the 9 billion-people question. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 16:1-10

  • J. Jacquemin, Ammiraju SSJ, Haberer G, Bilheimer DD, Yu Y, Liu LC, Rivera LF, Mayer K, Chen M, Wing RA, 2013. Fifteen Million Years of Evolution in the Oryza Genus Shows Extensive Gene Family Expansion. Molecular Plant doi: 10.1093/mp/sst149