Lafontaine I. Publications (out of UMR7141)


Vakirlis N N, Hebert A S, Opulente D A, Achaz G, Hittinger C T, Fischer G, Coon J J and Lafontaine I (2018) A molecular portrait of de novo genes in yeasts. Mol Biol Evol, 35(3):631-645


Vakirlis N, Sarilar V, Drillon G, Fleiss A, Agier N, Meyniel J-P, Blanpain L, Carbone A, Devillers H, Dubois K, et al. 2016. Reconstruction of ancestral chromosome architecture and gene repertoire reveals principles of genome evolution in a model yeast genus. Genome Res 26: 918–932.


Thierry A, Khanna V, Créno S, Lafontaine I, Ma L, Bouchier C, Dujon B. 2015. Macrotene chromosomes provide insights to a new mechanism of high-order gene amplification in eukaryotes. Nature Communications 6.

Gillet-Markowska A, Richard H, Fischer G, Lafontaine I. 2015. Ulysses: accurate detection of low-frequency structural variations in large insert-size sequencing libraries. Bioinformatics 31: 801–808.

Lafontaine I, Exploring the fuzzy side of DNA,  mémoire d’Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, soutenue le 10 juillet 2015.


Kunze G, Gaillardin C, Czernicka M, Durrens P, Martin T, Böer E, Gabaldón T, Cruz JA, Talla E, Marck C, et al. 2014. The complete genome of Blastobotrys (Arxula) adeninivorans LS3 – a yeast of biotechnological interest. Biotechnology for Biofuels 7: 66.


Lafontaine I, Dujon B. 2010. Origin and fate of pseudogenes in hemiascomycetes: a comparative analysis. BMC Genomics 11: 260.


Souciet JL, Dujon B, Gaillardin C, Johnston M, Baret PV, Cliften P, Sherman DJ, Weissenbach J, Westhof E, Wincker P, et al. 2009. Comparative genomics of protoploid Saccharomycetaceae. Genome Res 19: 1696–709.


Moyrand F, Lafontaine I, Fontaine T, Janbon G. 2008. UGE1 and UGE2 Regulate the UDP-Glucose/UDP-Galactose Equilibrium in Cryptococcus neoformans. Eukaryotic Cell 7: 2069–2077.

Sacerdot C, Casaregola S, Lafontaine I, Tekaia F, Dujon B, Ozier-Kalogeropoulos O. 2008. Promiscuous DNA in the nuclear genomes of hemiascomycetous yeasts. FEMS Yeast Research 8: 846–857.


Marck C, Kachouri-Lafond R, Lafontaine I, Westhof E, Dujon B, Grosjean H. 2006. The RNA polymerase III-dependent family of genes in hemiascomycetes: comparative RNomics, decoding strategies, transcription and evolutionary implications. Nucleic Acids Research 34: 1816–1835.


Richard G-F, Kerrest A, Lafontaine I, Dujon B. 2005. Comparative Genomics of Hemiascomycete Yeasts: Genes Involved in DNA Replication, Repair, and Recombination. Mol Biol Evol 22: 1011–1023.

Fabre E, Muller H, Therizols P, Lafontaine I, Dujon B, Fairhead C. 2005. Comparative Genomics in Hemiascomycete Yeasts: Evolution of Sex, Silencing, and Subtelomeres. Mol Biol Evol 22: 856–873.


Dujon B, Sherman D, Fischer G, Durrens P, Casaregola S, Lafontaine I, de Montigny J, Marck C, Neuvéglise C, Talla E, et al. 2004. Genome evolution in yeasts. Nature 430: 35–44.

Lafontaine I, Fischer G, Talla E, Dujon B. 2004. Gene relics in the genome of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Gene 335: 1–17.

Boyer J, Badis G, Fairhead C, Talla E, Hantraye F, Fabre E, Fischer G, Hennequin C, Koszul R, Lafontaine I, et al. 2004. Large-scale exploration of growth inhibition caused by overexpression of genomic fragments in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Genome Biology 5: R72.


Lafontaine I, Lavery R. 2001. High-speed Molecular Mechanics Searches for Optimal DNA Interaction Sites. Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening 4: 707–717.


Lafontaine I, Lavery R. 2000a. ADAPT: A molecular mechanics approach for studying the structural properties of long DNA sequences. Biopolymers 56: 292–310.

Lafontaine I, Lavery R. 2000b. Optimization of Nucleic Acid Sequences. Biophys J 79: 680–685.


Lafontaine I, Lavery R. 1999. Collective variable modelling of nucleic acids. Current Opinion in Structural Biology 9: 170–176.


Muscatine L, Gates RD, Ingrid L. 1994. Do symbiotic dinoflagellates secrete lipid droplets? Limnol Oceanogr 39: 925–929.