Full Professor (Professeur)

Main responsabilities

  • Head of the laboratory
  • Coordinator of team “Symbiotic interactions”
  • Coordinator of ANR program EndoSymbArt “Endosymbiosis in arthropods”
  • Member of various research and teaching committees of the Universities of Poitiers and Tours

Research interests

Evolution of symbiosis in arthropods.

Keywords: Molecular phylogenies, local adaptation patterns,

Selected publications

1. Cordaux R., Michel-Salzat A. & Bouchon D. (2001) Wolbachia infection in crustaceans: novel hosts and potential routes for horizontal transmission. J Evolution Biol. 14, 237-243.

2. Michel-Salzat A., Cordaux R. & Bouchon D. (2001) Wolbachia diversity in the Porcellionides pruinosus complex of species (Crustacea Oniscidea): evidence for host-dependent patterns of infection. Heredity. 87, 428-434.

3. Cordaux R., Michel-Salzat A., Frelon-Raimond M., Rigaud T. & Bouchon D. (2004) Evidence for a new feminizing Wolbachia strain in the isopod Armadillidium vulgare: evolutionary implications. Heredity. 93, 78-84.

4. Terry R.S., Smith J.E., Sharpe R.G., Rigaud T., Littlewood T. D.T.J., Ironside J.E. , Rollinson D., Bouchon D., Macneil C., Dick J.T.A. & Dunn A.M. (2004) Widespread vertical transmission and associated host sex ratio distortion within the eukaryotic phylum Microspora. Proc R Soc Lond B. 271, 1783-1789.

5. Verne S., Johnson M., Bouchon D. & Grandjean F. Evidence for recombination between feminizing Wolbachia in the isopod genus Armadillidium, Gene (in press)



Tel : +33 (0)5 49 45 38 95

Fax : +33 (0)5 49 45 40 15

Email : didier.bouchon@univ-poitiers.fr


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