Nicolas Pollet


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Research themes

Genomics – Amphibians – Evolution – Transposon – Xenopus – Bioinformatics – Development


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  1. Gut microbial ecology of Xenopus tadpoles across life stages. Scalvenzi, T., Clavereau, I., Bourge, M. and Pollet, N. (2021) bioRxiv, 2020.05.25.110734, ver. 4 peer reviewed and recommended by Peer community in Genomics.
  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. 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 in press 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.
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