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Génétique Quantitative et Évolution - Le Moulon
Amandine CORNILLE

Amandine CORNILLE

Junior Investigator, CNRS

Plant and insect population and evolutionary genomics, Ecological genomics of apple-aphid interaction

  • adaptation,
  • introgressions,
  • gene flow,
  • conservation,
  • agroforestery,
  • breeding,
  • ecology,
  • domestication,
  • weed,
  • coevolution,
  • pest evolution

amandine-cornille@inrae.fr

01 69 33 23 52

orcid.org/0000-0002-5348-7081

Publications

  • Génétique Quantitative et Évolution - Le Moulon
  • INRA - Université Paris-Sud - CNRS - AgroParisTech
  • Ferme du Moulon
  • F-91190 Gif-sur-Yvette

Position and Education

  • 2017-present: CNRS researcher (CR2) Section 23, GQE-Le Moulon (Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
  • 2015-2017 : Post-doc fellow in evolutionary ecology and population genomics: “Adaptive genomics of host-pathogen coevolution” in the Adaptation to a Changing Environment (ACE) group, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2013-2015 : Post-doc fellow – 2 years - in evolutionary ecology and population genomics: “Adaptive genomics of Capsella bursa pastoris” at Plant Genetic and Ecology lab, Univ. of Upssala, Sweden
  • 2012-2013: Post-doc fellow – 1 year - in evolutionary ecology and population genetics: “Hybridization between the European crabapple and the cultivated apple in France” at Univ. Paris Sud, France
  • 2009-2012: PhD in evolutionary ecology and population genetics, supervised by Tatiana Giraud at Univ. Paris Sud, France.

Responsabilities

  • 2017-2022: Main-organizer of the ESEB - Special Topic Network “Ecological genomics of coevolutionary interaction”

Research interests

My research aims at unravelling the evolutionary forces underlying the adaptation of populations and the emergence of new species, using population genetics and genomics approaches combined with field experiments. I study both short and long evolutionary timescales (domestication and wild species divergence, respectively) to investigate the ecological factors and genomic processes underlying adaptation. To this end, I have used contrasted plant biological systems: diploid perennial outcrossers, including domesticated crops (figs, apples, peonies and apricots) and wild species (carnations), as well as an annual selfer, Capsella bursa-pastoris.

My research is now also moving toward the study of plant biotic interactions, which are fundamental to our understanding of biodiversity and adaptation; research over the past decades has indeed clearly demonstrated that interactions between species are major drivers of adaptive evolution. In this regard, I studied fig-wasp mutualism and I am now focusing on two plant-parasite systems, the anther-smut fungus castrating Caryophyllaceae and aphids parasitizing apples. The latter is now my main research focus as a recently hired young CNRS principal investigator. I am indeed initiating a project on the adaptive genomics of apple-aphid interactions in the context of domestication. This project aims at understanding the impact of apple domestication on the adaptation of a major apple aphid pest Dysaphis plantaginea (the rosy apple aphid), to its apple hosts in Eurasia, the cultivated (Malus domestica) and wild apples (Malus sylvestris, Malus sieversii and Malus orientalis).

Funding

logo ATIP-Avenir
“Genomic bases of local adaptation in plant-pest interactions: insights from the cultivated apple and its aphid pests”

logo projet PRO-VERBIO
Projet européen INTERREG France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen « PROVERBIO 2019-2022 : Protection des vergers par lutte biologique : une sélection adaptée des auxiliaires», avec le soutien du Fonds européen de développement régional, Met steun van het Europees Fonds voor Regionale Ontwikkeling

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LabEx Biodiversity Agrosystem Climate and Society Emergence project 2016-2018 “Impact of domestication of pest adaptation to fruit trees”.

Publications

Hartmann FE, Snirc A, Cornille A, Godé C, Touzet P, Van Rossum F, Fournier E, Le Prieur S, Shykoff J, Giraud T. (2020) Congruent population genetic structures and divergence histories in anther-smut fungi and their host plants Silene italica and the S. nutans species complex. Molecular Ecology, n/a (n/a)
Cornille A, Antolín F, Garcia E, Vernesi C, Fietta A, Brinkkemper O, Kirleis W, Schlumbaum A, Roldán-Ruiz I. (2019) A Multifaceted Overview of Apple Tree Domestication. Trends in Plant Science, 8 (24) 770 - 782
Hartmann FE, Rodríguez de la Vega RC, Carpentier F, Gladieux P, Cornille A, Hood ME, Giraud T. (2019) Understanding Adaptation, Coevolution, Host Specialization, and Mating System in Castrating Anther-Smut Fungi by Combining Population and Comparative Genomics. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol., 1 (57) annurev-phyto-082718-095947
Liu S, Cornille A, Decroocq S, Tricon D, Chague A, Eyquard JP, Liu WS, Giraud T, Decroocq V. (2019) The complex evolutionary history of apricots: species divergence, gene flow and multiple domestication events. Mol Ecol, mec.15296
Peace CP, Bianco L, Troggio M, van de Weg E, Howard NP, Cornille A, Durel CE, Myles S, Migicovsky Z, Schaffer RJ, Costes E, Fazio G, Yamane H, van Nocker S, Gottschalk C, Costa F, Chagné D, Zhang X, Patocchi A, Gardiner SE, Hardner C, Kumar S, Laurens F, Bucher E, Main D, Jung S, Vanderzande S. (2019) Apple whole genome sequences: recent advances and new prospects. Hortic Res, 1 (6) 59
Ruhsam M, Jessop W, Cornille A, Renny J, Worrell R. (2019) Crop-to-wild introgression in the European wild apple Malus sylvestris in Northern Britain. Forestry (Lond), 1 (92) 85-96
Volk GM, Cornille A, Korban SS. (2019) Genetic Diversity and Domestication History in Pyrus. , 51-62
Volk GM, Cornille A, Korban SS. (2019) Genetic Diversity and Domestication History in Pyrus. , 51-62
Amirchakhmaghi N, Yousefzadeh H, Hosseinpour B, Espahbodi K, Aldaghi M, Cornille A. (2018) First insight into genetic diversity and population structure of the Caucasian wild apple (Malus orientalis Uglitzk.) in the Hyrcanian forest (Iran) and its resistance to apple scab and powdery mildew. Genet Resour Crop Evol, 4 (65) 1255-1268
Amirchakhmaghi N, Yousefzadeh H, Hosseinpour B, Espahbodi K, Aldaghi M, Cornille A. (2018) First insight into genetic diversity and population structure of the Caucasian wild apple in the Hyrcanian forest (Iran) and its resistance to apple scab and powdery mildew.. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 4 (65) 1255–1268
Besnard G, Terral JF, Cornille A. (2018) On the origins and domestication of the olive: a review and perspectives. Annals of botany, 3 (121) 385-403
Feurtey A, Cornille A, Shykoff JA, Snirc A, Giraud T. (2017) Crop‐to‐wild gene flow and its fitness consequences for a wild fruit tree: Towards a comprehensive conservation strategy of the wild apple in Europe. Evolutionary Applications, 2 (10) 180-188
Petit E, Silver C, Cornille A, Gladieux P, Rosenthal L, Bruns E, Yee S, Antonovics J, Giraud T, Hood ME. (2017) Co-occurrence and hybridization of anther-smut pathogens specialized on Dianthus hosts. Molecular Ecology, 7 (26) 1877-1890
Cornille A, Salcedo A, Kryvokhyzha D, Glémin S, Holm K, Wright SI, Lascoux M. (2016) Genomic signature of successful colonization of Eurasia by the allopolyploid shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris). Molecular Ecology, 2 (25) 616–629
Decroocq S, Cornille A, Tricon D, Babayeva S, Chague A, Eyquard JP, Karychev R, Dolgikh S, Kostritsyna T, Liu S, Liu W, Geng W, Liao K, Asma BM, Akparov Z, Giraud T, Decroocq V. (2016) New insights into the history of domesticated and wild apricots and its contribution to Plum pox virus resistance. Molecular Ecology, 19 (25) 4712–4729
Feurtey A, Gladieux P, Hood ME, Snirc A, Cornille A, Rosenthal L, Giraud T. (2016) Strong phylogeographic co-structure between the anther-smut fungus and its white campion host. New Phytologist, 3 (212) 668-679
Kryvokhyzha D, Holm K, Chen J, Cornille A, Glémin S, Wright S, Lagercrantz U, Lascoux M. (2016) The influence of demographic history on gene expression variation in the ubiquitous weed Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae). , 1106-21
Cornille A, Feurtey A, Gélin U, Ropars J, Misvanderbrugge K, Gladieux P, Giraud T. (2015) Anthropogenic and natural drivers of gene flow in a temperate wild fruit tree: a basis for conservation and breeding programs in apples. Evolutionary Applications, n/a-n/a
Leforestier D, Ravon E, Muranty H, Cornille A, Lemaire C, Giraud T, Durel CE, Branca A. (2015) Genomic basis of the differences between cider and dessert apple varieties. Evolutionary Applications, 7 (8) 650-661
Yao JL, Xu J, Cornille A, Tomes S, Karunairetnam S, Luo Z, Bassett H, Whitworth C, Rees-George J, Ranatunga C, Snirc A, Crowhurst R, de Silva N, Kumar S, Chagne D, Bus V, Volz R, Rikkerink E, Gardiner SE, Giraud T, Newcomb R, MacDiarmid R, Gleave AP. (2015) A microRNA allele that emerged prior to apple domestication may underlie fruit size evolution. The Plant Journal, 417-427
Cornille A, Giraud T, Smulders MJM, Roldán-Ruiz I, Gladieux P. (2014) The domestication and evolutionary ecology of apples. Trends in Genetics, 2 (30) 57-65
Schnitzler A, Arnold C, Cornille A, Bachmann O, Schnitzler C. (2014) Wild European Apple (Malus sylvestris (L.) Mill.) Population Dynamics: Insight from Genetics and Ecology in the Rhine Valley. Priorities for a Future Conservation Programme. PLoS ONE, 5 (9) e96596
Yuan JH, Cornille A, Giraud T, Cheng FY, Hu YH. (2014) Independent domestications of cultivated tree peonies from different wild peony species. Molecular Ecology, 1 (23) 82-95
Cornille A, Gladieux P, Giraud T. (2013) Crop-to-wild gene flow and spatial genetic structure in the wild closest relatives of the cultivated apple. Evolutionary Applications, 5 (6) 737-748
Cornille A, Giraud T, Bellard C, Tellier A, Le Cam B, Smulders MJM, Kleinschmit J, Roldan-Ruiz I, Gladieux P. (2013) Post-glacial recolonization history of the European crabapple (Malus sylvestris Mill.), a wild contributor to the domesticated apple. Molecular Ecology, 8 (22) 2249-63
Cornille A, Underhill JG, Cruaud A, Hossaert-McKey M, Johnson SD, Tolley KA, Kjellberg F, van Noort S, Proffit M. (2012) Floral volatiles, pollinator sharing and diversification in the fig–wasp mutualism: insights from Ficus natalensis, and its two wasp pollinators (South Africa). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 1734 (279) 1731-1739
Cornille A, Gladieux P, Smulders MJ, Roldan-Ruiz I, Laurens F, Le Cam B, Nersesyan A, Clavel J, Olonova M, Feugey L, Gabrielyan I, Zhang XG, Tenaillon MI, Giraud T. (2012) New insight into the history of domesticated apple: secondary contribution of the European wild apple to the genome of cultivated varieties. PLoS genetics, 5 (8) e1002703
Lê Van A, Gladieux P, Lemaire C, Cornille A, Giraud T, Durel CE, Caffier V, Le Cam B. (2012) Evolution of pathogenicity traits in the apple scab fungal pathogen in response to the domestication of its host. Evolutionary Applications, 7 (5) 694-704