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-Gazave E., Lemaître Q., and Balavoine G. (2017) The Notch pathway in the annelid Platynereis: Insights into chaetogenesis and neurogenesis processes. Open Biology 7(2). http://dx.doi.org/

-Fierro-Constain L., Schenkelaars Q., Gazave E., Haguenauer A., Rocher, C., Ereskovsky E., Borchiellini C., and Renard E. (2017) The Conservation of the Germline Multipotency Program, from Sponges to Vertebrates: A Stepping Stone to Understanding the Somatic and Germline Origins. Genome Biology and Evolution 9(3): 474–488. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evw289

-Fortunato S.A.#, Vervoort M.#, Adamski M., and Adamska M. (2016) Conservation and divergence of bHLH genes in the calcisponge Sycon ciliatum. Evodevo 7: 23. # = co-first author. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13227-016-0060-8

-Karaz S., Courgeon M., Lepetit H., Bruno E., Pannone R., Tarallo A., Thouzé F., Kerner P., Vervoort M., Causeret F., Pierani A., and D’Onofrio G. (2016). Neuronal fate specification by the Dbx1 transcription factor is linked to the evolutionary acquisition of a novel functional domain. Evodevo 7: 18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13227-016-0055-5

-Pradeu T., Laplane L., Prévot K., Hoquet T., Reynaud V., Fusco G., Minelli A., Orgogozo V., and Vervoort M. (2016). Defining « Development ». Curr Top Dev Biol. 117: 171-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.ctdb.2015.10.012

-Vervoort M., Meulemeester D., Béhague J., and Kerner P. (2016). Evolution of Prdm Genes in Animals: Insights from Comparative Genomics. Mol. Biol. Evol. 33: 679-696. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msv260

-Starunov V.V., Dray N., Belikova E.V., Kerner P., Vervoort M., and Balavoine G. (2015). A metameric origin for the annelid pygidium? BMC Evol. Biol. 15: 25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12862-015-0299-z

-Ereskovsky A.V., Borisenko I.E., Lapebie P., Gazave E., Tokina D.B., and Borchiellini C. (2015). Oscarella lobularis (Homoscleromorpha) ectosome regeneration. PLoS One 10: e0134566. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0134566

-Lhuillier-Akakpo M., Frapporti A., Denby Wilkes C., Matelot M., Vervoort M., Sperling L., and Duharcourt S. (2014). Local effect of enhancer of zeste-like reveals cooperation of epigenetic and cis-acting determinants for zygotic genome rearrangements. PLoS Genet. 10: e1004665. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1004665

-Gazave E., Guillou A., and Balavoine G. (2014) History of a prolific family: the Hes/Hey-related genes of the annelid Platynereis. Evodevo 5: 29  http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2041-9139-5-29

-Vervoort M. (2014). Comparison of animal and plant development: a right track to establish a theory of development? In Towards a Theory of Development , ed. A. Minelli and T. Pradeu, Oxford University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671427.001.0001

-Suga H., Chen Z., de Mendoza A., Sebé-Pedrós A., Brown M.W., Kramer E., Carr M., Kerner P., Vervoort M., Sánchez-Pons N., Torruella G., Derelle R., Manning G., Lang B.F., Russ C., Haas B.J., Roger A.J., Nusbaum C., and Ruiz-Trillo I. (2013). The Capsaspora genome reveals a complex unicellular prehistory of animals. Nat Commun. 4:2325. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms3325

-Gazave E.#, Béhague J.#, Laplane L., Guillou A., Préau L., Demilly A., Balavoine G., and Vervoort M. (2013). Posterior elongation in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii involves stem cells molecularly related to primordial germ cells. Dev. Biol 382, 246-267. # = co-first author. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.07.013

-Demilly A., Gazave E., Steinmetz P., Marchand L., and Vervoort M. (2013). Involvement of the Wnt/b-catenin pathway in neurectoderm architecture in Platynereis dumerilii. Nat. Commun. 4:1915. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms2915

-Bellefroid E.J., Leclère L., Saulnier A., Keruzore M., Sirakov M., Vervoort M., and De Clercq S. (2013). Expanding roles for the evolutionarily conserved Dmrt sex transcriptional regulators during embryogenesis. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 70, 3829-3845. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00018-013-1288-2

-Vervoort M. (2011). Regeneration and development in animals. Biol. Theory 6: 25-35. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13752-011-0005-3

-Kerner P., Degnan S.M., Marchand L., Degnan B.M., and Vervoort M. (2011). Evolution of RNA-binding proteins in animals: Insights from genome-wide analysis in the sponge Amphimedon queenslandica. Mol Biol Evol. 28, 2289-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msr046

-Demilly A., Simionato E., Ohayon D., Kerner P., Garcès A., and Vervoort M. (2011). Coe genes are expressed in differentiating neurons in the central nervous system of protostomes. PLoS One 6, e21213. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0021213

-Janssen R.#, Le Gouar M.#, Pechmann M., Poulin F., Bolognesi R., Schwager E.E., Hopfen C., Colbourne J.K., Budd G.E., Brown S.J., Prpic N.M., Kosiol C., Vervoort M., Damen W.G., Balavoine G., and McGregor A.P. (2010). Conservation, loss, and redeployment of Wnt ligands in protostomes: implications for understanding the evolution of segment formation. BMC Evol. Biol. 10, 374. # = co-first author. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-10-374

-Srivastava M., Simakov O., Chapman J., Fahey B., Gauthier M., Mitros T., Richards G.S., Conaco C., Dacre M., Hellsten U., Larroux C., Putnam N.H., Stanke M., Adamska M., Darlin A., Degnan S.M., Oakley T.H., Plachetzki D., Zhai Y.; Adamski M., Calcino A., Cummins S.F., Goodstein D.M., Harris C., Jackson D., Leys S.P., Shu S., Woodcroft B.J., Vervoort M., Kosik K.S., Manning G., Degnan B.M., and Rokhsar D.S. (2010). The genome of the demosponge Amphimedon queenslandica and the evolution of animal complexity. Nature 466, 720-727. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature09201

-Dray N., Tessmar-Raible K., Le Gouar M., Vibert L., Christodoulou F., Snyman H., Béhague J., Vervoort M., Arendt D., and Balavoine G. (2010). The hedgehog pathway regulates segment formation in the annelid Platynereis. Science 329, 339-342. http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1188913

-Thomas-Chollier M., Ledent V., Leyns L., and Vervoort M. (2010). A non-tree-based comprehensive study of metazoan Hox and ParaHox genes prompts new insights into their origin and evolution. BMC Evol. Biol. 10, 73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-10-73

-Gazave E. and Renard E. (2010). Evolution of Notch transmembrane receptors. Encyclopedia of Life Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470015902.a0022893



-Degnan B.M., Vervoort M., Larroux C., and Richards G.S. (2009). Early evolution of metazoan transcription factors. Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 19, 591-599. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gde.2009.09.008

-Gazave E., Lapébie P., Richards G.S., Brunet F., Ereskovsky A.V., Degnan B.M., Borchiellini C., Vervoort M., and Renard E. (2009). Origin and evolution of the Notch signalling pathway: an overview from eukaryotic genomes. BMC Evol. Biol. 9, 249. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-9-249

-Kerner P., Simionato E., Le Gouar M., and Vervoort M. (2009). Orthologs of key vertebrate neural genes are expressed during neurogenesis in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii. Evol. Dev. 11, 513-524. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-142X.2009.00359.x

-Kerner P., Ikmi A., Coen D., and Vervoort M. (2009). Evolutionary history of the iroquois/Irx genes in metazoans. BMC Evol. Biol. 9, 74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-9-74

-Kerner P., Hung J., Béhague J., Le Gouar M., Balavoine G., and Vervoort M. (2009). Insights into the evolution of the snail superfamily from metazoan wide molecular phylogenies and expression data in annelids. BMC Evol. Biol. 9, 94. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-9-94

-Richards G.#, Simionato E.#, Perron M., Adamska M., Vervoort M., and Degnan B.M. (2008). Evolutionary origins of the neurogenic circuit: evidence from sponges. Current Biology 18, 1156-1161. # = co-first author. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.06.074

-Simionato E., Kerner P., Dray N., Le Gouar M., Ledent V., Arendt D., and Vervoort M. (2008). atonal– and achaete-scute-related genes in the annelid Platynereis dumerilii: insight into the evolution of neural basic-Helix-Loop-Helix genes. BMC Evol Biol 8, 170. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-8-170

-Saudemont A., Dray N., Hudry B., Le Gouar M., Vervoort M., and Balavoine G. (2008). NK homeobox genes participate in trunk segmentation in the annelid Platynereis. Dev. Biol. 317, 430-443. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ydbio.2008.02.013

Tribolium Genome Sequencing consortium (2008). The genome of the model beetle and pest Tribolium castaneum. Nature 452, 949-955. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature06784

-Simionato E., Ledent V., Richards G., Thomas-Chollier M., Kerner P., Coornaert D., Degnan B.M., and Vervoort M. (2007). Origin and diversification of the basic helix-loop-helix gene family in metazoans: insights from comparative genomics. BMC Evol. Biol. 7, 33. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2F1471-2148-7-33

-Schuettengruber B., Chourrout D.*, Vervoort M.*, Leblanc B., and Cavalli G. (2007). Genome regulation by Polycomb and Trithorax proteins. Cell 128, 735-745. * = equal contributions. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2007.02.009

-Bourrat F. and Vervoort M. (2007). Evolution du développement du système nerveux. Biofutur 281, 32-36. http://prodinra.inra.fr/record/22993

-Kerner P., Zelada Gonzalez F., Le Gouar M., Ledent V., Arendt D., and Vervoort M. (2006). The expression of a hunchback ortholog in the polychaete annelid Platynereis dumerilii suggests an ancestral role in mesoderm development and neurogenesis. Dev Genes Evol., 216, 821–828. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00427-006-0100-9

-Ledent V. and Vervoort M. (2006). Comparative genomics of the class 4 histone deacetylase family indicates a complex evolutionary history. BMC Biol. 4, 24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2F1741-7007-4-24

-Le Gouar M., Guillou A., and Vervoort M. (2004). Expression of a SoxB and a Wnt2/13 gene during the development of the mollusc Patella vulgata. Dev. Genes Evol. 214, 250-256. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00427-004-0399-z

-Le Gouar M., Lartillot N., Adoutte A., and Vervoort M. (2003). The expression of a caudal homologue in a mollusc, Patella vulgata. Gene Expr. Pattern 3, 35-37. http://doi.org/10.1016/S1567-133X(02)00091-1

-Vervoort M. (2002). Functional evolution of Hox proteins in arthropods. BioEssays 24,775-779. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bies.10146

-Prud’homme B., Lartillot N., Balavoine G., Adoutte A., and Vervoort M. (2002). Phylogenetic analysis of the Wnt gene family: insights from lophotrochozoan members. Current Biology 12, 1395-1400. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0960-9822(02)01068-0

-Ledent V., Paquet O., and Vervoort M. (2002). Phylogenetic analysis of the human basic helix-Loop-Helix proteins. Genome Biology 3, 0030.1–0030.18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/gb-2002-3-6-research0030

-Lartillot N., Lespinet O., Vervoort M., and Adoutte A. (2002). Expression pattern of Brachyury in the mollusc Patella vulgata suggests a conserved role in the establishment of the AP axis in Bilateria. Development 129, 1411-1421. (link)

-Ledent V. and Vervoort M. (2001). The basic Helix-loop-Helix protein family: comparative genomics and phylogenetic analysis. Genome Research. 11, 754-770. http://doi.org/10.1101/gr.177001