Parental legacy, demography, and introgression influenced the evolution of the two subgenomes of the tetraploid Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae). Kryvokhyzha D, Salcedo A, Eriksson MC, Duan T, Tawari N, Chen J, Guerrina M, Kreiner JM, Kent TV, Lagercrantz U, Stinchcombe JR, Glémin S, Wright SI, Lascoux M (2018) PloS Genetics (resubmitted)

Modeling trait-dependent evolution on a random species tree. Tahir D, Glémin S, Lascoux M, Kaj I (2017) Submitted to Theoretical Population Biology

The effect of mating system, ploidy level and range expansion on the sensitivity to competition in Capsella species. Yang X, Lascoux M, Glémin S 2017. bioRxiv 214866; doi: Resubmitted to PCI after revisions

Local adaptation and maladaptation during the worldwide range expansion of a self-fertilizing plant. Cornille A., Salcedo A., Huang H., Kryvokhyzha D., Holm K. , Ge, X-J., Stinchcombe J.R., Glémin S., Wright S.I., Lascoux M (2018)  bioRxiv 308619; doi:


Paternally expressed imprinted genes associate with hybridization barriers in Capsella. Lafon-Placette C, Hatorangan MR, Steige KA, Cornille A, Lascoux M, Slotte T, Köhler C. 2018. Capsella. Nature Plants (in press).

Oak genome reveals facets of long lifespan. C. Plomion, JM Aury , J Amselem , T Leroy , F Murat , S Duplessis , S Faye , N Francillonne , K Labadie , G Le Provost , I Lesur , J Bartholomé , P Faivre-Rampant , A Kohler , J-C Leplé , N Chantret , J Chen , A Diévart , T Alaeitabar , V Barbe , C Belser , H Bergès , C Bodénès , M-B Bogeat-Triboulot , M-L Bouffaud , B Brachi , D Cohen , A Couloux , C Da Silva , C Dossat , F Ehrenmann , C Gaspin , J Grima-Pettenati , E Guichoux , A Hecker , S Herrmann , P Hugueney , I Hummel , C Klopp , C Lalanne , M Lascoux , E Lasserre , A Lemainque , M-L Desprez-Loustau , I Luyten , M-A Madoui , S Mangenot , C Marchal , F Maumus , J Mercier , C Michotey , O Panaud, N Picault , N Rouhier , O Rué , C Rustenholz , F Salin , M Soler , M Tarkka , A Velt , A Zanne , F Martin , P Wincker , H Quesneville , A Kremer , J Salse. 2018. Nature Plants (in press)

Demographic expansion and genetic load of the halophyte model plant Eutrema salsugineum. Wang XJ,  Hu QJ, Guo XY, Wang K, Ru DF, German D, Weretilnyk EA, Abbott RJ, Lascoux , Liu JQ. 2018. Molecular Ecology (in press)

Competitive ability of Capsella species with different mating systems and ploidy levels. Petrone Mendoza S., Lascoux M., Glémin S. 2018. Annals of Botany (in press)

From America to Eurasia: a multigenomes history of the genus Abies. S Semerikova, Y Khrunyk, M Lascoux, V Semerikov 2018.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 125:14-28.

Ancient polymorphisms and divergence hitchhiking contribute to genomic islands of divergence within a poplar species complex. Ma, T., Wang, K., Hu, Q., Xi, Z., Wan, D., Wang, Q., Feng J.,Jiang D., Ahani H, Abbott R.J., Lascoux M., Nevo E.,  Liu J.  (2018). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201713288.




Inferring demographic history using genomic data. Salmona J, Heller R, Lascoux M, Shafer A In Rajora OP (ed.) Population genomics: Concepts, approaches and applications. Springer.

Using the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process to model the evolution of interacting populations. Bartoszek, K; Glémin, S; Kaj, I, Lascoux, M. (2017) J. of Theoretical Biology, 429: 35-45 .

Genome sequencing and population genomic analyses provide insights into the adaptive landscape of silver birch. Jarkko Salojärvi, [79 authors],  Martin Lascoux, Victor A Albert, Petri Auvinen, Ykä Helariutta & Jaakko Kangasjärvi (2017) Nature Genetics 49:904-912


Genetic diversity and the efficacy of purifying selection across plant and animal species Chen J, Glémin S, Lascoux M (2017) Molecular Biology and Evolution 34(6):1417–1428.  doi:10.1093/molbev/msx088

Multispecies genetic structure and hybridization in the Betula genus across Eurasia. Tsuda Y, Semerikov VL, Sebastiani F, Vendramin GG, Lascoux M. (2017) Molecular Ecology 26, 589–605

A new Eurasian phylogeographicalparadigm? Limited contribution ofsouthern populations to therecolonization of high latitudepopulations in Juniperus communis L. (Cupressaceae). E. V. Hantemirova, B. Heinze, S. G. Knyazeva, A. M. Musaev,M. Lascoux and V. L. Semerikov.  (2017) Journal of Biogeography  44, 271–282


Genomics: Geography matters for Arabidopsis. Savolainen, O., & Lascoux, M. (2016). Nature, 537(7620), 314–315.

A customized Bayesian framework reveals local adaptation to altitude in Abies alba. Brousseau L, Postolache D, Lascoux M, Drouzas AD, Källman T, Leonarduzzi C, Liepelt S, Piotti A, Popescu F, Roschanski AM, Zhelev P, Fady B, Vendramin GG (2016).  PLoS One 11(7): e0158216.

Landscape and fine-scale genetic structure of white cedar (Dysoxylum maalabaricum) in disturbed forest patches of the Western Ghats, India. Bodare S, Ravikanth G, Ismail SA, Patel MK, Spanu I, Vasudeva R, Shaanker RU, Vendramin GG, Lascoux M, Tsuda Y (2016) Conservation Genetics (in press)

Different alleles of a gene encoding leucoanthocyanidin reductase (PaLAR3) influence resistance against the fungus Heterobasidion parviporum in Picea abies.
Nemesio-Gorriz, M, Hammerbacher A, Ihrmark K, Källman T, Olsson Å, Lascoux M, Stenlid J and Elfstrand M (2016). Plant Physiology 171, 2671-2681.

Local adaptation in plants.
Lascoux M, Glémin S, Savolainen O. (2016). Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Wiley Online Library

Identifying genomic signatures of local adaptation using pooled population sequencing in Picea abies.
Chen, J, Källman T, Ma X, Zaina G, Morgante M, Lascoux M (2016). G3 6, 1979-1989.

The extent and meaning of hybridization and introgression between Siberian spruce (Picea obovata) and Norway spruce (P. abies): cryptic refugia as stepping stones to the west?
Tsuda Y, Chen J, Stocks M, Källman T, Sonstebo JH, Parducci L, Semerikov VL, Sperisen C, Politov D, Väliranta M, Vendramin GG, Tollefsrud MM, Lascoux M (2016) Molecular Ecology 25, 2773-2789.

Informational Transition in Conditioned Markov Chains in Genetics and Evolution.
Zhao L, Lascoux M, Waxman D (2016). J. Theor Biol 402, 158–170.

Introgression maintains the genetic integrity of the mating-type determining chromosome of the fungus Neurospora tetrasperma
Corcoran, P., Anderson, J., Jacobson, D., Sun, Y., Ni, P. et al. (2016). Genome Research,  26, 486-498

The influence of population structure on gene expression and flowering time variation in the ubiquitous weed Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae).
Kryvokhyzha, D., Holm, K., Chen, J., Cornille, A., Glemin, S. et al. (2016). Molecular Ecology, 25, 1106-1121

Genomic signature of successful colonization of Eurasia by the allopolyploid shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris).
Cornille, A., Salcedo, A., Kryvokhyzha, D., Glemin, S., Holm, K. et al. (2016). Molecular Ecology, vol. 25, 616-629


Hybrid origins and the earliest stages of diploidization in the highly successful recent polyploid Capsella bursa-pastoris.
Douglas, G., Gos, G., Steige, K., Salcedo, A., Holm, K. et al. (2015). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 112, ss. 2806-2811

Genetic and morphological evidence for introgression between three species of willows.
Fogelqvist, J., Verkhozina, A., Katyshev, A., Pucholt, P., Dixelius, C. et al. (2015). BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol. 15

Population structure and the rate of evolution.
Wei, X., Zhao, L., Lascoux, M., Waxman, D. (2015). Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 365, pp. 486-495


Clinal Variation at Phenology-Related Genes in Spruce: Parallel Evolution in FTL2 and Gigantea?.
Chen, J., Tsuda, Y., Stocks, M., Kallman, T., Xu, N. et al. (2014). Genetics, vol. 197, pp. 1025-1038

A global multilocus analysis of the model fungus Neurospora reveals a single recent origin of a novel genetic system.
Corcoran, P., Dettman, J., Sun, Y., Luque, E., Corrochano, L. et al. (2014). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 78, pp. 136-147

High Rates of Gene Flow by Pollen and Seed in Oak Populations across Europe.
Gerber, S., Chadoeuf, J., Gugerli, F., Lascoux, M., Buiteveld, J. et al. (2014). PLoS ONE, vol. 9, pp. e85130-

No time for spruce: rapid dampening of circadian rhythms in Picea abies (L. Karst).
Gyllenstrand, N., Karlgren, A., Clapham, D., Holm, K., Hall, A. et al. (2014). Plant and Cell Physiology, vol. 55, pp. 535-550

Perceptions of the Concept of Evolution among Undergraduate Biology Students.
Holm, K. (2014). I EARLI Special Interest Group 9. Phenomenography and Variation Theory, . pp. 15-15

Patterns of nucleotide diversity at photoperiod related genes in the conifer Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) (Karst)].
Källman, T., De Mita, S., Larsson, H., Gyllenstrand, N., Heuertz, M. et al. (2014). PLoS ONE, vol. 9, pp. e95306-

A Picea abies Linkage Map Based on SNP Markers Identifies QTLs for Four Aspects of Resistance to Heterobasidion parviporum Infection.
Lind, M., Kallman, T., Chen, J., Ma, X., Bousquet, J. et al. (2014). PLoS ONE, vol. 9, pp. e101049-

Range shift and introgression of the rear and leading populations in two ecologically distinct Rubus species.
Mimura, M., Mishima, M., Lascoux, M., Yahara, T. (2014). BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol. 14, pp. 209-

Investigating population history using temporal genetic differentiation.
Skoglund, P., Sjödin, P., Skoglund, T., Lascoux, M., Jakobsson, M. (2014). Molecular biology and evolution, vol. 31, pp. 2516-2527

Amount of information needed for model choice in Approximate Bayesian Computation.
Stocks, M., Siol, M., Lascoux, M., De Mita, S. (2014). PLoS ONE, vol. 9, pp. e99581-

Speciation of two desert poplar species triggered by Pleistocene climatic oscillations.
Wang, J., Källman, T., Liu, J., Guo, Q., Wu, Y. et al. (2014). Heredity, vol. 112, pp. 156-164

Exact simulation of conditioned Wright-Fisher models.
Zhao, L., Lascoux, M., Waxman, D. (2014). Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 363, pp. 419-426


Origin and demographic history of the endemic Taiwan spruce (Picea morrisonicola).
Bodare, S., Stocks, M., Yang, J., Lascoux, M. (2013). Ecology and Evolution, vol. 3, pp. 3320-3333

Genetic structure and demographic history of the endangered tree species, Dysoxylum malabaricum (Meliaceae) in Western Ghats, India: Implications for conservation in a biodiversity hotspot.
Bodare, S., Tsuda, Y., Ravikanth, G., Uma Shaanker, R., Lascoux, M. (2013). Ecology and Evolution, vol. 3, pp. 3233-3248

Conserved function of core clock proteins in the gymnosperm Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst).
Karlgren, A., Gyllenstrand, N., Källman, T., Lagercrantz, U. (2013). PLoS ONE, vol. 8, pp. e60110-

Role of vernalization and of duplicated Flowering Locus C in the perennial Arabidopsis lyrata.
Kemi, U., Niittyvuopio, A., Tiovainen, T., Pasanen, A., Quilot-Turion, B. et al. (2013). New Phytologist, vol. 197, pp. 323-335

A significant fraction of 21-nucleotide small RNA originates from phased degradation of resistance genes in several perennial species.
Källman, T., Chen, J., Gyllenstrand, N., Lagercrantz, U. (2013). Plant Physiology, vol. 162, pp. 741-754

The HypoMethylated Partial Restriction (HMPR) method reduces the repetitive content of genomic libraries in Norway spruce (Picea abies).
Larsson, H., De Paoli, E., Morgante, M., Lascoux, M., Gyllenstrand, N. (2013). Tree Genetics & Genomes, vol. 9, pp. 601-612

Distribution of Long-Range Linkage Disequilibrium and Tajima’s D Values in Scandinavian Populations of Norway Spruce (Picea abies).
Larsson, H., Kallman, T., Gyllenstrand, N., Lascoux, M. (2013). G3, vol. 3, pp. 795-806

Genomic insights into salt adaptation in a desert poplar.
Ma, T., Wang, J., Zhou, G., Yue, Z., Hu, Q. et al. (2013). Nature Communications, vol. 4, pp. 2797-

Ecological genomics of local adaptation.
Savolainen, O., Lascoux, M., Merila, J. (2013). Nature reviews genetics, vol. 14, pp. 807-820

Southern montane populations did not contribute to the recolonization of West Siberian Plain by Siberian larch (Larix sibirica): a range-wide analysis of cytoplasmic markers.
Semerikov, V., Semerikova, S., Polezhaeva, M., Kosintsev, P., Lascoux, M. (2013). Molecular Ecology, vol. 22, pp. 4958-4971

The characteristic trajectory of a fixing allele: a consequence of fictitious selection that arises from conditioning.
Zhao, L., Lascoux, M., Overall, A., Waxman, D. (2013). Genetics, vol. 195, pp. 993-1006


Disentangling the Roles of History and Local Selection in Shaping Clinal Variation of Allele Frequencies and Gene Expression in Norway Spruce (Picea abies).
Chen, J., Källman, T., Ma, X., Gyllenstrand, N., Zaina, G. et al. (2012). Genetics, vol. 191, pp. 865-881

Sequencing of the needle transcriptome from Norway spruce (Picea abies Karst L.) reveals lower substitution rates, but similar selective constraints in gymnosperms compared to angiosperms.
Chen, J., Uebbing, S., Gyllenstrand, N., Lagercrantz, U., Lascoux, M. et al. (2012). BMC Genomics, vol. 13, pp. 589-

AFLP analysis to estimate the genetic contribution of parents to progeny from hybridization between Saxifraga sibirica L. and S. cernua L..
Dymshakova, O., Semerikov, V., Lascoux, M. (2012). Russian journal of ecology, vol. 43, pp. 347-351

Flowering time and transcriptome variation in Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae).
Huang, H., Yan, P., Lascoux, M., Ge, X. (2012). New Phytologist, vol. 194, pp. 676-689

Inferring forest tree population and species histories from genetic variation.
Lascoux, M., Suyama, Y. (2012). I Yoshihisa Suyama (red.) Molecular ecology of forest trees Tokyo: bun-ichi sogo shuppan.

Joint analysis of demography and selection in population genetics: where do we stand and where could we go?.
Li, J., Li, H., Jakobsson, M., Li, S., Sjödin, P. et al. (2012). Molecular Ecology, vol. 21, pp. 28-44

Population Genetic Evidence for Complex Evolutionary Histories of Four High Altitude Juniper Species in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
Li, Z., Zou, J., Mao, K., Lin, K., Li, H. et al. (2012). Evolution, vol. 66, pp. 831-845

Nuclear and cytoplasmic genetic diversity reveals long-term population decline in Abies semenovii, an endemic fir of central Asia.
Semerikova, S., Lascoux, M., Semerikov, V. (2012). Canadian Journal of Forest Research, vol. 42, pp. 2142-2152

Coalescent-based analysis distinguishes between allo- and autopolyploid origin in shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris).
St Onge, K., Foxe, J., Li, J., Li, H., Holm, K. et al. (2012). Molecular biology and evolution, vol. 29, pp. 1721-1733

The impact of sampling schemes on demographic inference: an empirical study in two species with different mating systems and demographic histories.
St.Onge, K., Palmé, A., Wright, S., Lascoux, M. (2012). G3-Genes Genomes Genetics, vol. 2, pp. 803-814


Polymorphism and divergence of two willow species, Salix viminalis L. and Salix schwerinii E. Wolf.
Berlin, S., Fogelqvist, J., Lascoux, M., Lagercrantz, U., Rönnberg-Wästljung, A. (2011). G3, vol. 1, pp. 387-400

Direction and extent of organelle DNA introgression between two spruce species in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
Du, F., Peng, X., Liu, J., Lascoux, M., Hu, F. et al. (2011). New Phytologist, vol. 192, pp. 1024-1033

Patterns of Nucleotide Diversity and Association Mapping.
González-Martínez, S., Dillon, S., Garnier-Géré, P., Krutovsky, K., Alía, R. et al. (2011). I Christophe Plomion (red.) Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifers, Jersey: Science Publishers Inc.. pp. 239-275

A sample view of the pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) genome from the sequencing of hypomethylated and random genetic libraries.
Lesur, I., Durand, J., Sebastiani, F., Gyllenstrand, N., Bodénès, C. et al. (2011). Tree Genetics & Genomes, vol. 7, pp. 1277-1285

Contrasting demographic history and population structure in Capsella rubella and Capsella grandiflora, two closely related species with different mating systems.
St.Onge, K., Källman, T., Tanja, S., Lascoux, M., Palmé, A. (2011). Molecular Ecology, vol. 20, pp. 3306-3320

Genetic Differentiation and Delimitation between Ecologically Diverged Populus euphratica and P. pruinosa.
Wang, J., Wu, Y., Ren, G., Guo, Q., Liu, J. et al. (2011). PLoS ONE, vol. 6, pp. e26530-


Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 October 2009-30 November 2009.
An, J., Bechet, A., Berggren, Å., Brown, S., Bruford, M. et al. (2010). Molecular Ecology Resources, vol. 10, pp. 404-408

Development of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the endangered tree species Dysoxylum malabaricum.
Hemmilä, Sofia; Mohana Kumara, P.; Ravikanth, G.; Gustafsson, Stefan; Sreejayan, N. et al., 2010

Does the core circadian clock in the moss Physcomitrella patens (Bryophyta) comprise a single loop?.
Holm, K., Källman, T., Gyllenstrand, N., Hedman, H., Lagercrantz, U. (2010). BMC Plant Biology, vol. 10, pp. 109-

Demographic histories of four spruce (Picea) species of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and neighboring areas inferred from multiple nuclear loci.
Li, Y., Stocks, M., Hemmilä, S., Källman, T., Zhu, H. et al. (2010). Molecular biology and evolution, vol. 27, pp. 1001-1014


Adaptive Evolution and Demographic History of Norway Spruce (Picea abies).
Källman, Thomas, 2009

Splicing variation at a FLOWERING LOCUS C homeolog is associated with flowering time variation in the tetraploid Capsella bursa-pastoris.
Slotte, T., Huang, H., Holm, K., Ceplitis, A., Onge, K. et al. (2009). Genetics, vol. 183, pp. 337-345


Differential expression of genes important for adaptation in Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae).
Slotte, T., Holm, K., McIntyre, L., Lagercrantz, U., Lascoux, M. (2007). Plant Physiology, vol. 145, pp. 160-173


Black mustard.
Das, S., Lagercrantz, U., Lascoux, M. (2006). In: Genome mapping and molecular breeding in plants .


On the meaning and existence of an effective population size.
Sjödin, P., Kaj, I., Krone, S., Lascoux, M., Nordborg, M. (2005). Genetics, vol. 169, pp. 1061-1070


Phylogenetics relationships of Betula species (Betulaceae) based on nuclear ADH and chloroplast MatK sequences.
Jarvinen, P., Palme, A., Morales, L., Lenanpää, M., Kenainen, M. et al. (2004). American Journal of Botany, vol. 91, pp. 1834-1845

Extensive sharing of chloroplast haplotypes among European birches (Betula pendula, B. pubescens and B. nana).
Palmé, A., Su, Q., Pálsson, S., Lascoux, M. (2004). Molecular Ecology, vol. 13, pp. 167-178

Spatial genetic structure in two congeneric epiphytes with different dispersal strategies analysed by three different methods.
Snäll, T., Fogelqvist, J., Ribeiro Jr., P., Lascoux, M. (2004). Molecular Ecology, vol. 13, pp. 2109-2119


Postglacial recolonization and cpDNA variation of silver birch, Betula pendula.
Palmé, A., Su, Q., Rautenberg, A., Manni, F., Lascoux, M. (2003). Molecular Ecology, vol. 12, pp. 201-212

Glacial Rrefugia: Hotspots but not Melting Pots of Genetic Diversity.
Petit, R., Aguinagalde, I., de Beaulieu, J., Bittkau, C., Brewer, S. et al. (2003). Science, vol. 300, pp. 1563-1565

Genetic mapping of sex-linked markers in Salix viminalis.
Semerikov, V., Lagercrantz, U., Tsahouras, V., Rönnberg-Wästljung, A., Alström-Rapaport, A. et al. (2003). Heredity, vol. 91, pp. 293-299

Nuclear and cytoplasmic variation within and between Eurasian Larix (Pinaceae) species.
Semerikov, V., Lascoux, M. (2003). American Journal of Botany, vol. 90, pp. 1113-1123

Conflicting phylogenies of Larix (Pinaceae) based on cytoplasmic and nuclear DNA.
Semerikov, V., Zhang, H., Sun, M., Lascoux, M. (2003). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 27, pp. 173-184


Naturally occurring indel variation in the B. nigra COL1 gene is associated with variation in flowering time.
Kruskopf-Österberg, M., Shavorskaya, O., Lascoux, M., Lagercrantz, U. (2002). Genetics, vol. 161, pp. 299-306

Sequence variation and haplotype structure at the putative flowering-time locus COL1 of Brassica nigra.
Lagercrantz, U., Österberg, M., Lascoux, M. (2002). Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 19, pp. 1474-1482


Coalescent theory for seed bank models.
Kaj, I., Krone, S., Lascoux, M. (2001). Journal of Applied Probability, vol. 38, pp. 285-300

Genetic diversity and the relative importance of sexual and asexual reproduction in populations of Melampsora epitea.
Samils, B., Lagercrantz, U., Lascoux, M., Gullberg, U. (2001). Eur. J. Plant Path, vol. 107, pp. 871-881

Genetic structure of Melampsora epitea populations in Swedish Salix viminalis populations.
Samils, B., Lagercrantz, U., Lascoux, M., Gullberg, U. (2001). Eur. J. For. Path., vol. 107, pp. 399-404


Probability of identity by descent in metapopulations.
Kaj, I., Lascoux, M. (1999). Genetics, vol. 152, pp. 1217-1228

Genetic alterations in haemoglobin levels and behaviour in mice selected for high litter size.
Saetre, Peter; Lindberg, Julia; Wirén, Anna; Holm, Karl; Bakken, Morten et al.