Nicolas Pollet

Portrait Nicolas Pollet

Directeur de Recherche

Membre de : Pole Génome


Thèmes de recherche

Génomique – Amphibiens – Evolution – Xénope – Bioinformatique – Transposon – Microbiome

Capture d’écran 2015-01-22 à 14.17.06
Capture d’écran 2015-01-26 à 18.39.50
Capture d’écran 2015-01-26 à 19.00.50



  1. Combining OSMAC, metabolomic and genomic methods for the production and annotation of halogenated azaphilones and ilicicolins in termite symbiotic fungi. (2022) Hebra, T., Pollet, N., Touboul, D. and Eparvier, V. Rep. 12(1):173210. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-22256-3.
  2. What complete mitochondrial genomes tell us about the evolutionary history of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens. (2022) Guilliet, J., Baudouin, G., Pollet, N. and Filée, J. BMC Ecol Evol. 22(1):72. doi: 10.1186/s12862-022-02025-6.


  1. Gut microbial ecology of Xenopus tadpoles across life stages. Scalvenzi, T., Clavereau, I., Bourge, M. and Pollet, N. (2021) 10.24072/pcjournal.53 – Peer Community Journal, Volume 1 (2021), article no. e41.
  2. Transcriptomic analysis of the trade-off between endurance and burst-performance in the frog Xenopus allofraseri. Ducret, V., Richards, A.J., Videlier, M., Scalvenzi, T., Moore, K.A., Paszkiewicz, K., Bonneaud, C., Pollet, N. and Herrel, A. (2021) BMC Genomics  22(1):204. doi: 10.1186/s12864-021-07517-1.
  3. Draft nuclear genome and complete mitogenome of the Mediterranean corn borer, Sesamia nonagrioides, a major pest of maize. Muller, H., Ogereau, D., Da-Lage, J.L., Capdevielle, C., Pollet, N., Fortuna, T., Jeannette, R., Kaiser, L. and Gilbert, C. (2021) doi: 10.1093/g3journal/jkab155 G3 (Bethesda).  11(7):jkab155.


  1. A new method for long-read sequencing of animal mitochondrial genomes: application to the identification of equine mitochondrial DNA variants. Dhorne-Pollet, S., Barrey, E. and Pollet, N. (2020) BMC Genomics 21(1):785. doi: 10.1186/s12864-020-07183-9.
  2. Evolutionary Dynamics of the Repetitive DNA in the Karyotypes of Pipa carvalhoi and Xenopus tropicalis (Anura, Pipidae). (2020) Zattera ML, Gazolla CB, Soares AA, Gazoni T, Pollet N, Recco-Pimentel SM, Bruschi DP. Front Genet.  11:637. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.00637. eCollection 2020.
  3. Ancient Adaptive Lateral Gene Transfers in the Symbiotic Opalina-Blastocystis Stramenopile Lineage. (2020) Yubuki N, Galindo LJ, Reboul G, López-García P, Brown MW, Pollet N, Moreira D. Mol Biol Evol.  37(3):651-659. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msz250.


  1. Bronchain, O. J., A. Chesneau, A. H. Monsoro-Burq, P. Jolivet, E. Paillard, T. S. Scanlan, B. A. Demeneix, L. M. Sachs & N. Pollet (2017) Implication of thyroid hormone signaling in neural crest cells migration: Evidence from thyroid hormone receptor beta knockdown and NH3 antagonist studies. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 439, 233-246. 10.1016/j.mce.2016.09.007.
  2. Maharana, S. K., N. Pollet & G. Schlosser (2017) Identification of novel cis-regulatory elements of Eya1 in Xenopus laevis using BAC recombineering. Scientific Reports, 7, 11. 10.1038/s41598-017-15153-7.
  3. Spirhanzlova, P., S. Dhorne-Pollet, J. S. Fellah, C. Da Silva, T. Tlapakova, K. Labadie, J. Weissenbach, J. Poulain, T. Jaffredo, P. Wincker, V. Krylov & N. Pollet (2017) Construction and characterization of a BAC library for functional genomics in Xenopus tropicalis. Developmental Biology, 426, 255-260. 10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.05.015.


  1. Spirhanzlova, P., Dhorne-Pollet, S., Fellah, J.S., Da Silva, C., Tlapakova, T., Labadie, K., Weissenbach, J., Poulain, J., Jaffredo, T., Wincker, P., Krylov, V., Pollet, N. (2016) Construction and characterization of a BAC library for functional genomics in Xenopus tropicalis. Dev Biol.426:255-260  doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.05.015.
  2. Bronchain, O.J., Chesneau, A., Monsoro-Burq, A.-H., Jolivet, P., Paillard, E., Scanlan, T.S., Demeneix, B.A., Sachs, L.M., Pollet, N. (2016) Implication of thyroid hormone signaling in neural crest cells migration: Evidence from thyroid hormone receptor beta knockdown and NH3 antagonist studies. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 439:233-246. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2016.09.007 .
  3. Tissier, J., J. C. Rage, R. Boistel, V. Fernandez, N. Pollet, G. Garcia & M. Laurin (2016) Synchrotron analysis of a ‘mummified’ salamander (Vertebrata: Caudata) from the Eocene of Quercy, France. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 177, 147-164.


  1. Vouillot, L., Thélie, A. and Pollet N. (2015) Comparison of T7E1 and Surveyor Mismatch Cleavage Assays To Detect Mutations Triggered by Engineered Nucleases. G3 (Bethesda). doi: 10.1534/g3.114.015834.
  2. Colombo, B.M., Scalvenzi, T., Benlamara, S. and Pollet, N. (2015) Microbiota and mucosal immunity in amphibians. Front Immunol.  6:111. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2015.00111.
  3. Tissier, J., Rage, J.C., Boistel, R., Fernandez, V., Pollet, N., G Garcia, G. and Laurin, M. (2015) Synchrotron analysis of a ‘mummified’ salamander (Vertebrata: Caudata) from the Eocene of Quercy, France. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 177:147-164 doi: 10.1111/zoj.12341.


  1. Plouhinec, J.L., Roche, D.D., Pegoraro, C., Figueiredo, A.L., Maczkowiak, F., Brunet, L.J., Milet, C., Vert, J.P., Pollet, N., Harland, R.M., Monsoro-Burq, A.H. (2014) Pax3 and Zic1 trigger the early neural crest gene regulatory network by the direct activation of multiple key neural crest specifiers. Dev. Biol. 386:461-72.
  2. Scalvenzi, T. and Pollet, N. (2014) Insights on genome size evolution from a miniature inverted repeat transposon driving a satellite DNA. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 81:1-9


  1. Boistel, R., Aubin, T., Cloetens, P., Peyrin, F., Scotti, T., Herzog, P., Gerlach, J., Pollet, , Aubry, J.F. (2013) How minute sooglossid frogs hear without a middle ear. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:15360-4.
  2. Dhorne-Pollet, S., Thélie, A., Pollet, N. (2013) Validation of novel reference genes for RT-qPCR studies of gene expression in Xenopus tropicalis during embryonic and post-embryonic development. Dev Dyn. 242:709-17.


  1. Sinzelle, L., Thuret, R., Hwang, H.Y., Herszberg, B., Paillard, E., Bronchain, O.J., Stemple, D.L., Dhorne-Pollet, S. and Pollet, N. (2012) Characterization of a novel Xenopus tropicalis cell line as a model for in vitro Genesis 50:316-24.
  2. Planson, A.G., Carbonell, P., Paillard, E., Pollet, N. and Faulon, J.L. (2012) Compound toxicity screening and structure-activity relationship modeling in Escherichia coli. Biotechnol Bioeng 109:846-50 doi : 10.1002/bit.24356
  3. Parain, K., Mazurier, N., Bronchain, O.J., Borday, C., Cabochette, P., Chesneau, A., Colozza, G., el Yakoubi, W., Hamdache, J., Gilchrist, M., Pollet, N. and Perron, M. (2012). A large scale screen for neural stem cell markers in Xenopus retina. Developmental Neurobiology. 72:491-506.
  4. Tempel, S., Pollet, N. and Tahi, F. (2012) ncRNAclassifier: a tool for detection and classification of transposable element sequences in RNA hairpins. BMC Bioinformatics. 13:246.


  1. Demattei, M-V., Hedhili, S., Sinzelle, L., Bressac, C., Casteret, S., Moiré, N., Cambefort, J., Thomas, X., Pollet, N., Gantet, P., and Bigot, Y. (2011) Nuclear Importation of Mariner Transposases among Eukaryotes : Motif Requirements and Homo-Protein Interactions. PLoS ONE 6(8) : e23693. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023693
  2. Boistel, R., Aubin, T., Cloetens, P., Langer, M., Gillet, B., Josset, P., Pollet, N. and Herrel, A. (2011) Whispering to the Deaf : Communication by a Frog without External Vocal Sac or Tympanum in Noisy Environments. PLoS ONE 6(7) : e22080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022080
  3. Sinzelle, L., Carradec, Q., Paillard, E., Bronchain, O.J. and Pollet, N. (2011) Characterization of a Xenopus tropicalis Endogenous Retrovirus with Developmental and Stress-Dependent Expression. J Virol 85:2167-2179.
  4. Pegoraro, C., Pollet, N. and Monsoro-Burq AH. (2011) Tissue-specific expression of Sarcoplasmic/Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium ATPases (ATP2A/SERCA) 1, 2, 3 during Xenopus laevis development. Gene Expr Patterns 11:122-8.


  1. Hellsten, U., Harland, R.M., Gilchrist, M.J., Hendrix, D., Jurka, ., Kapitonov, V., Ovcharenko, I., Putnam, N., Shu, S., Taher, L., Blitz, I., Blumberg, B., Dichann, D., Dubchak, I., Fletcher, R., Gerhard, D., Goodstein, D., Graves, T., Grigoriev, I., Grimwood, J., Kawashima, T., Lindquist, E., Mead, P., Mitros, T., Ota, Y., Poliakov, A., Pollet, N., Robert, J., Salamov, A., Sater, A., Schmutz, J., Terry, A., Vize, P., Warren, W., Wells, D., Wills, A., Zimmerman, L., Grainger, R., Grammer, T., Khokha, M., Richardson, P. and Rokhsar, D. (2010) The genome of the western clawed frog Xenopus tropicalis. Science 328:633-6.
  2. Pollet, N. (2010) Expression of immune genes during metamorphosis of Xenopus: a survey. Front Biosci. 15:348-58.
  3. Ymlahi-Ouazzani, Q., Bronchain, O.J., Paillard, E., Ballagny, C., Chesneau, A., Jadaud, A., Mazabraud, A. and Pollet, N. (2010) Reduced levels of survival motor neuron protein leads to aberrant motoneuron growth in a Xenopus model of muscular atrophy, Neurogenetics. 11 :27-40.
  4. Smelty, P., Marchal, C., Renard, R., Sinzelle, L., Pollet, N., Dunon, D., Jaffredo, T., Sire, J-Y, Fellah, J.S. (2010) Identification of the pre–T-cell receptor α chain in nonmammalian vertebrates challenges the structure–function of the molecule. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:19991-19996.


Ecole de terrain Ecotrop 2019 “Hommes et biodiversité” à Mbalmayo au Cameroun.

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