Publications (October 2021)

  • Genomic prediction of hybrid crops allows disentangling dominance and epistasis. Genetics (May 2021) – EN SAVOIR PLUS
  • Genetic diversity of maize landraces from the South-West of France. Plos One (February 2021) – READ MORE
  • Maize metabolome and proteome responses to controlled cold stress partly mimic early‐sowing effects in the field and differ from those of Arabidopsis. Plant, Cell & Environment (January 2021) – READ MORE
  • Identification of Key Tissue-Specific, Biological Processes by Integrating Enhancer Information in Maize Gene Regulatory Networks. Frontiers in Genetics (January 2021) – READ MORE
  • Deciphering the Genetic Diversity of Landraces With High-Throughput SNP Genotyping of DNA Bulks: Methodology and Application to the Maize 50k Array. Frontiers in Plant Science (January 2021) – READ MORE
  • Simulating the effect of flowering time on maize individual leaf area in contrasting environmental scenarios. Journal of Experimental Botany (September 2020) – EN SAVOIR PLUS
  • PUMA: PANDA Using MicroRNA Associations. Bioinformatics (September 2020) – EN SAVOIR PLUS
  • A systems genetics approach reveals environment-dependent associations between SNPs, protein co-expression and drought-related traits in maize. Genome Research (September 2020) – READ MORE
  • Concevoir et évaluer les maïs du futur. Perspectives Agricoles, n°480, p. 46-49, « Innovation variétale : la force des partenariats de recherche » (September 2020) – READ MORE
  • The Pitfalls of Heterosis Coefficients. Plants (July 2020) – READ MORE
  • Maize adaptation across temperate climates was obtained via expression of two florigen genes. PLoS Genetics (July 2020) – READ MORE
  • Accounting for group-specific allele effects and admixture in genomic predictions: theory and experimental evaluation in maize. Genetics (July 2020) – READ MORE
  • Revisiting hybrid breeding designs using genomic predictions: simulations highlight the superiority of incomplete factorials between segregating families over topcross designs. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (March 2020) – READ MORE
  • CNVmap: A Method and Software To Detect and Map Copy Number Variants from Segregation Data. Genetics (February 2020) – READ MORE
  • Disentangling group specific QTL allele effects from genetic background epistasis using admixed individuals in GWAS: an application to maize flowering. PLOS Genetics (December 2019) – READ MORE
  • High throughput genotyping of structural variations in a complex plant genome using an original Affymetrix® axiom® array. BMC Genomics (November 2019) – READ MORE
  • Genomic prediction with a maize collaborative panel: identification of genetic resources to enrich elite breeding programs. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (October 2019) – READ MORE
  • Genomic prediction of maize yield across European environmental scenarios. Nature Genetics (June 2019) – READ MORE
  • Genotyping-by-sequencing and SNP arrays are complementary for detecting quantitative trait loci by tagging different haplotypes in association studies. BMC Plant Biology (May 2019) – READ MORE
  • The use of thermal time in plant studies has a sound theoretical basis provided that confounding effects are avoided. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY (April 2019) – READ MORE
  • Genetic and environmental dissection of biomass accumulation in multi-genotype maize canopies. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY (April 2019) – READ MORE
  • Metabolomic characterization of sunflower leaf allows discriminating genotype groups or stress levels with a minimal set of metabolic markers. METABOLOMICS (April 2019) – READ MORE
  • Training set optimization of genomic prediction by means of EthAcc. PLOS ONE (February 2019) – READ MORE
  • Maize yields over Europe may increase in spite of climate change, with an appropriate use of the genetic variability of flowering time. PNAS (October 2018) – READ MORE
  • Genomic selection efficiency and a priori estimation of accuracy in a structured dent maize panel. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (October 2018) – READ MORE
  • Metabotyping of 30 maize hybrids under early-sowing conditions reveals potential marker-metabolites for breeding. Metabolomics (September 2018) – READ MORE
  • The Physiological Basis of Drought Tolerance in Crop Plants: A Scenario-Dependent Probabilistic Approach. Annual review of plant biology (April 2018) – READ MORE
  • Sequence Analysis of European Maize Inbred Line F2 Provides New Insights Into Molecular and Chromosomal Characteristics of Presence/Absence Variants. BMC Genomics (February 2018) – READ MORE
  • Phenomics allows identification of genomic regions affecting maize stomatal conductance with conditional effects of water deficit and evaporative demand. Plant Cell Environment 41: 314-326 (February 2018) – READ MORE
  • Predicting genomic selection efficiency to optimize calibration set and to assess prediction accuracy in highly structured populations. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (November 2017) – READ MORE
  • Genotyping-by-sequencing highlights original diversity patterns within a European collection of 1191 maize flint lines, as compared to the maize USDA genebank. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, p 1–25 (October 2017) – READ MORE
  • Root Water Uptake and Ideotypes of the Root System: Whole-Plant Controls Matter. Vadose Zone Journal (September 2017) – READ MORE
  • Distinct controls of leaf widening and elongation by light and evaporative demand in maize. Plant Cell and Environment (September 2017) – READ MORE
  • Plant Phenomics, From Sensors to Knowledge. Current Biology (August 2017) – READ MORE
  • Predictable ‘meta-mechanisms’ emerge from feedbacks between transpiration and plant growth and cannot be simply deduced from short-term mechanisms. Plant Cell and Environment (June 2017) – READ MORE
  • Independent introductions and admixtures have contributed to adaptation of European maize and its American counterparts. PLoS Genetics (March 2017) – READ MORE
  • Signaling in Early Maize Kernel Development. Molecular Plant (March 2017) – READ MORE
  • General and specific combining abilities in a maize (Zea 1 mays L.) test-cross hybrid panel: relative importance of population structure and genetic divergence between parents. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol 130, Issue 2, p 403 – 417 (
  • Estimation of the Relatedness Coefficients from Biallelic Markers, Application in Plant Mating Designs. Biometrics (January 2017) – READ MORE
  • Association mapping for phenology and plant architecture in maize shows higher power for 4 developmental traits compared to growth influenced traits – Heredity (November 2016) – READ MORE
  • Fortune telling: metabolic markers of plant performance. Metabolomics 12:158 (September 2016) – READ MORE
  • Genome-wide analysis of yield in Europe: allelic effects as functions of drought and heat scenarios – Plant Phys (July 2016) – READ MORE
  • Structured regularization for conditional Gaussian graphical models. Statistic and Computing, p 1 – 16 (May 2016) – READ MORE
  • Role of B3 domain transcription factors of the AFL family in maize kernel filling. Plant Science (April 2015) – READ MORE
  • Dent and Flint maize diversity panels reveal important genetic potential for increasing biomass production. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127:2313-2331 (June 2014) – READ MORE
  • Can current crop models be used in the phenotyping era for predicting the genetic variability of yield of plants subjected to drought or high temperature? Journal of Experimental Botany 65, 6179-6189. (June 2014) – READ MORE
  • Recovering power in association mapping panels with variable levels of linkage disequilibrium. Genetics – (May 2014) – READ MORE
  • Transposable elements, a treasure trove to decipher epigenetic variation: insights from Arabidopsis and crop epigenomes. Journal of Experimental Botany 65 (10) : 2801-2812. (April 2014) – READ MORE
  • Intraspecific variation of recombination rate in maize. Genome Biology. Vol 14, Issue 9 (September 2013) – READ MORE
  • Gestion collective et droits dans les biotechnologies : une analyse économique. Revue Lamy Droit de l’Immatériel – pp. 131-38 (2013)

Computer tools:

  • MM4LMM: Inference of Linear Mixed Models Through MM Algorithm – READ MORE
  • Relatedness: Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Relatedness using EM Algorithm – READ MORE
  • CNVmap: A Method and Software To Detect and Map Copy Number Variants from Segregation Data. Genetics (February 2020) – READ MORE


Project dataverse: see here.

In fine, Amaizing will result in the:

  • Development of a large set of new molecular markers from the resequencing of lines and from the first exploration of the epigenome
  • Characterization of genetic resources (flint and dent panels)
  • Development of novel breeding methods such as genomic selection
  • Evaluation of the impact of nitrogen treatments, tolerance to drought and frost, and heterosis
  • Determination of a top list of genes or regions in the maize genome that will show a strong contribution to stress tolerance or heterosis
  • Validation of new breeding methods, and agricultural practices to support a paradigm shift in sustainable maize production in France and beyond;
  • Improvement of bioinformatics platform to accelerate association genetics and trait discovery and provide breeders with user-friendly tools to support decision making;