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Breaking bad? Genomic evolution and protective mechanisms in asexual bdelloid rotifers exposed to charged particle beams.

Hespeels, B., VAN DONINCK, K., Lucas, S., Heuskin, A., BOPP, C., BAUMLE, V., Baatout, S., Baselet, B., Moreels, M., Terwagne, M. & Bruneau, L.


Project: Research

Research Output

  • 273 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Poster

Iron Ladies: How Desiccated Asexual Rotifer Adineta vaga Deal With X-Rays and Heavy Ions?

Hespeels, B., Penninckx, S., Cornet, V., Bruneau, L., Bopp, C., Baumlé, V., Redivo, B., Heuskin, A. C., Moeller, R., Fujimori, A., Lucas, S. & Van Doninck, K., 2020, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, p. 1792 1792.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Species tree, frequent HGT and gene conversions in Bdelloid Rotifers

    Cariou, M., Henri, H., Debortoli, N., Terwagne, M., Hespeels, B., Virgo, J., De Vienne, D. & Van Doninck, K., 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Open Access
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    Evidence for Ancient Horizontal Gene Acquisitions in Bdelloid Rotifers of the Genus Adineta (in press)

    Hespeels, B., Flot, J-F., Derzelle, A. & Van Doninck, K., 2014, Evolutionary Biology: Genome Evolution, Speciation, Coevolution and Origin of Life. P. Pontarotti (ed.) ed. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Catalog/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Gateway to genetic exchange? DNA double-strand breaks in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga submitted to desiccation

    Hespeels, B., Knapen, M., Hanot-Mambres, D., Heuskin, A-C., Pineux, F., Lucas, S., Koszul, R. & Van Doninck, K., 15 Feb 2014, In : Journal of Evolutionary Biology. p. 1334-1345 27(7).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Downloads (Pure)


    • 10 Participation in conference
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Oral presentation

    ILEE Research Day

    Julien Poot (Contributor), , CAMILLE CARPENTIER (Contributor), , SYLVAIN LEONIS (Contributor), , Sebastien Dujardin (Contributor), , Imen Ben Ammar (Contributor), , Gauthier Chapelle (Contributor), , Virgile NEYMAN (Contributor), , Alice Cousin (Contributor), , Mahaut Beghin (Contributor), , Yves BLANCO-ALVAREZ (Contributor), , Alexandre Erraud (Contributor), , Antoine Limpens (Contributor), , Mahugnon Alexis Bienvenu Houndji (Contributor), , Valerie Cornet (Contributor), , BORIS HESPEELS (Contributor), , Sébastien Viscardy (Contributor), & Carolin Mayer (Organiser)

    11 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Pushing the limits: bdelloid rotifers on the road to space conquest?

    Cécile Bopp (Speaker), & Boris Hespeels (Speaker)

    23 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Benelux Congress of Zoology 21st

    Boris Hespeels (Speaker)

    12 Dec 201413 Dec 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Society for Molecular Biology & Evolution

    Boris Hespeels (Poster)

    8 Jun 201412 Jun 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    13th International Rotifer Symposium ROTIFERA XIII

    Boris Hespeels (Speaker)

    18 Nov 201224 Nov 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


    Asexual bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga submitted to desiccation: gateway to genetic exchanges and mechanisms of extreme resistance.

    Author: Hespeels, B., 21 Oct 2016

    Supervisor: Van Doninck, K. (Supervisor), Danchin, E. (External person) (Jury), Schön, I. (External person) (Jury), De Bolle, X. (Jury) & Depiereux, É. (President)

    Student thesis: Doc typesDoctor of Sciences

    Contribution à l'amélioration de la résistance aux pathogènes chez la chicorée industrielle à l'aide de marqueurs moléculaires de classe 1.

    Author: Hespeels, B., 2009

    Supervisor: Van Cutsem, P. (Supervisor) & Dauchot, N. (Co-Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master typesMaster in Biochemistry and molecular and cellular Biology