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France Dufresne


Département de biologie, chimie et géographie, UQAR

Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) 300, allée des Ursulines, C. P. 3300
Québec, Canada
G5L 3A1

418.723.1986 poste 1223



Thèmes de recherche

  • Évolution de la polyploïdie.
  • Génétique de la conservation.
  • Génétique des populations de crustacés arctiques.
  • Maintien de la reproduction asexuée.

Thèses et mémoires récents

Dionne, Kaven , 2015 (Doctorat - Codirection). Coexistence d'un complexe d'espèces cryptiques à des échelles locales et régionales.


Communications scientifiques

Innes, D.J., Dufresne, F., 2018. Parthenogenesis. Thiel, M., Wellborn, G.A. (Éditeurs). The Natural History of the Crustacea. Life Histories, Volume 5, Oxford University Press. Oxford, Royaume-Uni.

Dionne, K., Dufresne, F., Nozais, C., 2017. Overlapping trophic niches among co-occurring amphipods from a cryptic species complex. Freshwater Biology, 62(6): 1052-1062. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12924.

Dionne, K., Jose, C., Caron, A., Dufresne, F., 2017. Association between clonal diversity and species diversity in subarctic zooplankton communities. Journal of Plankton Research, 39(2): 232-245. DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbx002.

Kake-Guena, S.A., Touisse, K., Warren, B.E., Scott, K.Y., Dufresne, F., Blier, P., Lemieux, H., 2017. Temperature-related differences in mitochondrial function among clones of the cladoceran Daphnia pulex. Journal of Thermal Biology, 69: 23-31. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2017.05.005.

Morin, C., Charbonneau, L., Ouellet, N., Ouellet, H., Blier, P., Dufresne, F., Fortin, S., 2017. Eicosapentaenoic acid monoglyceride resolves inflammation in an ex vivo model of human peripheral blood mononuclear cell. European Journal of Pharmacology, 807: 205-211. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2017.05.018.

Tempestini, A., Fortier, L., Pinchuk, A., Dufresne, F., 2017. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Themisto (Guérin, 1925) (Amphipoda: Hyperiidae) in the Northern Hemisphere. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 37(6): 732–742. DOI: 10.1093/jcbiol/rux076.

Dionne, K., Dufresne, F., Nozais, C., 2016. Variation in δ13C and δ15N trophic enrichment factors among Hyalella azteca amphipods from different lakes. Hydrobiologia, 781(1): 217–230. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2846-z.

Dufresne, F., 2016. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater: identifying and mapping paralogs in salmonids. Molecular Ecology Resources, 16: 7-9. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12477.

Dufresne, F., Barroux, A., Ditlecadet, D., Blier, P., 2015. Quantitative variation for metabolic traits among brook trout populations inhabiting different environments. Journal of Zoology, 297(3): 194-203. DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12267.

Kake-Guena, S.A., Touisse, K., Vergilino, R., Dufresne, F., Blier, P., Lemieux, H., 2015. Assessment of mitochondrial functions in Daphnia pulex clones using high-resolution respirometry. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 323(5): 277-342. DOI: 10.1002/jez.1913.

Przytulska-Bartosiewicz, A., Bartosiewicz, M., Rautio, M., Dufresne, F., Vincent, W.F., 2015. Climate effects on high latitude Daphnia via food quality and thresholds. PLoS one, 10(5): e0126231. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126231.

Dufresne, F., Stift, M., Vergilino, R., Mable, B.K., 2014. Recent progress and challenges in population genetics of polyploid organisms: an overview of current state-of-the-art molecular and statistical tools. Molecular Ecology, 23(1): 40-69. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12581.

Vergilino, R., Eagle, S.H.C., Crease, T.J., Dufresne, F., 2014. Impact of ploidy level on the distribution of Pokey element insertions in the Daphnia pulex complex. Mobile DNA, 5(1): 1. DOI: 10.1186/1759-8753-5-1.

Zuykov, M., Belzile, C., Lemaire, N., Gosselin, M., Dufresne, F., Pelletier, E., 2014. First record of the green microalgae Coccomyxa sp. in blue mussel Mytilus edulis (L.) from the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary (Québec, Canada). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 120: 23-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2014.05.001.

Markova, S., Dufresne, F., Manca, M., Kotlik, P., 2013. Mitochondrial capture misleads about ecological speciation in the Daphnia pulex Complex. PLoS one, 8(7): e69497. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069497.

Vergilino, R., Elliot, T.A., Desjardins-Proulx, P., Crease, T.J., Dufresne, F., 2013. Evolution of a transposon in Daphnia hybrid genomes. Mobile DNA, 4: 7. DOI: 10.1186/1759-8753-4-7.

Doucet-Beaupré, H., Blier, P., Chapman, É.G., Piontkivskac, H., Dufresne, F., Sietman, B.E., Mulcrone, R.S., Hoeh, W.R., 2012. Pyganodon (Bivalvia: Unionoida: Unionidae) phylogenetics: Amale- and female-transmitted mitochondrial DNA perspective. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 63(2): 430-444. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2012.01.017.

Vergilino, R., Dionne, K., Nozais, C., Dufresne, F., Belzile, C., 2012. Genome size differences in Hyalella cryptic species. Genome, 55(2): 134-139. DOI: 10.1139/g11-085.

Cameron, C., Berteaux, D., Dufresne, F., 2011. Spatial variation in food availability predicts extrapair paternity in the arctic fox. Behavioral Ecology, 22(6): 1364-1373. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arr158 .

Dionne, K., Vergilino, R., Dufresne, F., Charles, F., Nozais, C., 2011. No evidence for temporal variation in a cryptic species community of freshwater amphipods of the Hyalella azteca species complex. Diversity, 3(3): 390-404. DOI: 10.3390/d3030390.

Dufresne, F., 2011. The history of the Daphnia pulex complex: asexuality, hybridization, and polyploidy. Pages 217-232 dans Koenemann, S., Held, C., Schubart, C. (Éditeurs). Phylogeography and population genetics in Crustaceans. CRC Press.

Dufresne, F., Jeffery, N., 2011. A guided tour of large genome size in animals: what we know and where we are heading. Chromosome research, 19(7): 925-938. DOI: 10.1007/s10577-011-9248-x.

Dufresne, F., Markova, S., Ventura, M., Kotlik, P., 2011. Diversity in the reproductive modes of european Daphnia pulicaria deviates from the geographical parthenogenesis. PLoS one, 6(5): e20049. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020049.

Rautio, M., Dufresne, F., Laurion, I., Bonilla, S.E., Vincent, W.F., Christoffersen, K., 2011. Shallow freshwater ecosystems of the circumpolar Arctic. Écoscience, 18(3 - special issue: 50th Year Anniversary of CEN): 204-222. DOI: 10.2980/18-3-3463.

Vergilino, R., Markova, S., Ventura, M., Manca, M., Dufresne, F., 2011. Reticulate evolution of the Daphnia pulex complex as revealed by nuclear markers. Molecular Ecology, 20: 1191–1207. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05004.x.

Boucher, P., Ditlecadet, D., Dufresne, F., 2010. Unusual duplication of the insulin-like receptor in the crustacean Daphnia pulex. Evolutionary Ecology, 10: 305-316. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-305.

Jose, C., Dufresne, F., 2010. Differential survival among genotypes of Daphnia pulex differing in reproductive mode, ploidy level, and geographic origin. Evolutionary Ecology, 24(2): 413-421. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-009-9314-4.

Radulovici, A.E., Archambault, P., Dufresne, F., 2010. DNA barcodes for marine biodiversity: moving fast forward? Diversity, 2(4): 450-472. DOI: 10.3390/d2040450.

Côté, J., Blier, P., Caron, A., Dufresne, F., 2009. Do territorial male three-spined sticklebacks have sperm with different characteristics than nonterritorial males? Canadian Journal of Zoology, 87(11): 1061-1068. DOI: 10.1139/Z09-094.

Ditlecadet, D., Blier, P., LeFrançois, N.R., Dufresne, F., 2009. Digestive capacities, inbreeding and growth capacities in juvenile Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus. Journal of Fish Biology, 75: 2695-2708. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2009.02468.x.

Jose, C., Hébert Chatelain, É., Dufresne, F., 2009. Low flexibility of metabolic capacity in subarctic and temperate cytotypes of Daphnia pulex. Journal of Thermal Biology, 34(2): 70-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2008.11.002.

Radulovici, A.E., Sainte-Marie, B., Dufresne, F., 2009. DNA barcoding of marine crustaceans from Estuary and Gulf of St-Lawrence: a regional-scale approach. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(Suppl. 1): 181-187. DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02643.x..

Vergilino, R., Belzile, C., Dufresne, F., 2009. Genome size evolution and polyploidy in the Daphnia pulex complex (Cladocera: Daphniidae). Biological Journal of the Limnean Society, 97(1): 68-79. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2008.01185.x.

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