Claire Mérot

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Publications

Mérot C. , Oomen R., Tigano A.,Wellenreuther M. 2020. A roadmap for understanding the evolutionary significance of structural genomic variation Trends in Ecology and Evolution (TREE). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.03.002

Mérot C. , LLaurens V., Normandeau E., Bernatchez L., Wellenreuther M. 2020. Balancing selection via life-history trade-offs maintains an inversion polymorphism in a seaweed fly Nature Communications; 11(670) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14479-7 pdf

Mérot C. , Debat V., Le Poul Y., Merrill R., Naisbit R., Tholance A., Jiggins CD., Joron, M. 2020. Hybridization and transgressive exploration of colour pattern and wing morphology in Heliconius butterflies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13626

Moest M., Van Belleghem SM., James JE., Salazar C., Martin SH., Barker SL., Moreira GRP., Mérot C. , Joron M., Nadeau NJ., Steiner FM., Jiggins CD. 2020. Selective sweeps on novel and introgressed variation shape mimicry loci in a butterfly adaptive radiation. PLOS Biology 18(2): e3000597. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000597

Cayuela H., Dorant Y., Mérot C. , Laporte M., Normandeau E., Gagnon-Harvey S., Sirois P., Bernatchez L. 2020. Thermal adaptation rather than demographic history drives genetic structure inferred by copy number variants in a marine fish. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.05.026443

Dorant Y., Cayuela H., Wellband K., Laporte M., Rougemont Q., Mérot C. , Normandeau E., Rochette R., Bernatchez, L. 2020. Copy number variants outperform SNPs to reveal genotype-temperature association in a marine species. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.01.28.923490

Cayuela H., Rougemont Q., Laporte M., Mérot C., Normandeau E., Dorant Y., Torresen OK, Khang Hoff SN., Jentoft S., Sirois P., Castonguay M, Jansen T., Praebel K., Clément M., Bernatchez L. 2019. Standing genetic variation and chromosomal rearrangements facilitate local adaptation in a marine fish. bioRxiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/782201.

Wellenreuther M., Mérot C., Berdan E., Bernatchez L. 2019. Going beyond SNPs: The role of structural genomic variants in adaptive evolution and species diversification. Molecular Ecology; 28: 1203- 1209. pdf

Wellband K., Mérot C., Linnansaari, T, Elliott, JAK, Curry, RA, Bernatchez, L. 2019. Chromosomal fusion and life history associated genomic variation contribute to within river local adaptation of Atlantic salmon. Molecular Ecology; 28: 1439- 1459. pdf

Mérot C. , Berdan EL., Babin C., Normandeau E., Wellenreuther M., Bernatchez L. 2018. Intercontinental karyotype-environment parallelism supports a role for a chromosomal inversion in local adaptation in a seaweed fly. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 285(1881). pdf

Rosser N., Freitas A.V., Huertas B., Joron M., Lamas G., Mérot C., Simpson F., Willmott K.R., Mallet J., Dasmahapatra K.K. 2018. Cryptic speciation associated with geographic and ecological divergence in two co-mimetic Amazonian Heliconius butterflies. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. pdf

Mérot C., Salazar. C., Merrill R., Jiggins. C, Joron M. 2017. What shapes the continuum of reproductive isolation? Lessons from Heliconius butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.85(4): 1056-1069. pdf

Mérot C., Le Poul Y., Théry M., Joron M. 2016. Mimicry refinement: Phenotypic variations tracking the local optimum. Journal of Animal Ecology. 85(4), 1056-1069. pdf

Mérot C., Frérot. B, Leppik E., Joron M. 2015. Beyond magic traits: multimodal mating cues in Heliconius butterflies. Evolution. 69 (11). 2891-2904.

Mérot C., Mavarez J., Evin A., Dasmahapatra K., Mallet J., Lamas G., Joron M. 2013.Genetic differentiation without mimicry shift in a pair of hybridising Heliconius species (Lepidoptera ; Nymphalidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 109. 830-847. pdf

Mérot C. and R. Collin. 2012. Effects of food availability on sex change in two species of Crepidula (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 449: 173-181. pdf

Mérot C. and R. Collin. 2012. Effects of stress on sex change in Crepidula cf. marginalis (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 416-417: 68-71. pdf

Pardo-Diaz, C., Salazar C., Baxter S., Mérot C., Figueiredo-Ready W., Joron M., McMillan O., Jiggins C. 2012. Adaptive Introgression across Species Boundaries in Heliconius Butterflies. PLoS Genet, 8 (6)

Jones R., Le Poul Y., Whibley A., Mérot C., Ffrench-Constant R. Joron M. 2013. Wing shape variation associated with mimicry in butterflies . Evolution. 67. 2323-2334.

Communications

Symposium on the evolutionary genomics of adaptation - UNVEIL Network. October 2019, Lincoln, NE. USA. Mérot C , Babin C, Berdan E, Djambazian H, Llaurens V, Normandeau E, Oomen R, Ragoussis I, Tigano A, Wellenreuther M, Bernatchez L. 2019. The role of genomic structural variation in adaptation and diversification.

Joint congress SCEE, SEC, & SEA (EvoEcoEntomo) August 2019. Fredericton, NB, Canada. Mérot C. , Normandeau E., Djambazian H., Berdan EL., Babin C., Ragoussis J., Wellenreuther M., Bernatchez L. Genomics of an adaptive balanced inversion polymorphism in a seaweed fly.

Gordon Research Conference "Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics". July 2019. Manchester, NH, USA. Mérot C. , Normandeau E., Djambazian H., Berdan EL., Babin C., Ragoussis J., Wellenreuther M., Bernatchez L. How are inversions involved in adaptation to heterogeneous environments? Population genomics using low-coverage whole-genome sequencing in a seaweed fly. (poster)

Le Petit Pois Déridé. June 2019, Gif sur Yvette, FRANCE. Mérot C. , Normandeau E., Djambazian H., Berdan EL., Babin C., Ragoussis J., Wellenreuther M., Bernatchez L. Genomics of an adaptive balanced inversion polymorphism in a seaweed fly.

II Joint Congress of Evolutionary Biology - Evolution 2018. August 2018. Montpellier, France. Mérot C., Normandeau E., Djambazian H., Berdan EL., Babin C., Ragoussis J., Wellenreuther M., Bernatchez L. Genomics of an adaptive balanced inversion polymorphism in a seaweed fly. (poster)

II Joint Congress of Evolutionary Biology - Evolution 2018. August 2018. Montpellier, France. Mérot C., Rastas P., LePoul Y., Théry M., Frérot B., Merrill R., Jiggins C., Joron M. Adaptive introgression and traits affecting species differentiation in Heliconius butterflies. (poster)

DrosEU/ ESEB STN Summer School. August 2018. Montpellier, France. Mérot C., Normandeau E., Djambazian H., Berdan EL., Babin C., Ragoussis J., Wellenreuther M., Bernatchez L. Genomics of an adaptive balanced inversion polymorphism in a seaweed fly.

Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution (CSEE). May 2017. Victoria, Canada Mérot C., Berdan EL., Babin C., Normandeau E., Wellenreuther M., Bernatchez L. Chromosome inversions and adaptation to heterogeneous environments in seaweed flies.

European society for evolutionary biology (ESEB) meeting. August 2015. Lausanne, Suisse. Mérot C., Davey J., Merrill R., Barker S., Whibley A., Leppik E., Frérot B., Jiggins C., Joron M. Sexual isolation and the genetics of chemical cues involved in speciation in Heliconius butterflies.

International conference of biology of butterflies. August 2014. Turku, Finland. Mérot C., Leppik E., Frérot B., Joron M. How to resist the social attractiveness of a co-mimic?

Le petit pois déridé, August 2014. Orsay, France.Mérot C., Leppik E., Frérot B.,Joron M. Male choice and chemical differentiation trigger contribute to reproductive isolation between two co-mimetic species of butterflies.

Symposium morphométrie et évolution des formes, June 2014. Dijon, France. Mérot C., Merrill R., Tholance A., Jiggins C., Debat V., Joron M. How do selection and hybridization shape the wing of mimetic butterflies?

Ecology and behaviour, May 2014. Montpellier, France.Mérot C., Joron M. Asymetric mate choice contributes to reproductive isolation in a pair of co-mimic sister-species of Heliconius

EFOR-Adalep, February 2014. Paris, France. Mérot C., Joron M. Asymetric mate choice contributes to reproductive isolation in a pair of co-mimic sister-species of Heliconius

Symposium morphométrie et évolution des formes, May 2012. Lyon, France.Mérot C., Mavarez J., Evin A., Dasmahapatra K., Mallet J., Lamas G., Joron M. Comment différencier deux espèces-soeurs mimétiques? utilisation d'outils morphométriques et génétiques chez Heliconius

Population Genetics Group, January 2012. Nottingham, UK Mérot C., Mavarez J., Evin A., Dasmahapatra K., Mallet J., Lamas G., Joron M. Mimicry and speciation: Can you mimic your sister-species?