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Rotifera Agriculture & Biology
Gene transfer Chemical Compounds
Horizontal Gene Transfer Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Chemical Compounds
Trehalase Medicine & Life Sciences
genome Agriculture & Biology
trehalase Agriculture & Biology
genomics Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2013 2017

  • 243 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 3 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Poster

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
gene conversion
genetic recombination
sexual reproduction
86 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Gene transfer
Horizontal Gene Transfer

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

1 Downloads (Pure)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Genomic evidence for ameiotic evolution in the bdelloid rotifer Adineta vaga

Flot, J-F., Hespeels, B., Li, X., Noel, B., Arkhipova, I., Danchin, E. G. J., Hejnol, A., Henrissat, B., Koszul, R., Aury, J-M., Barbe, V., Barthélémy, R-M., Bast, J., Bazykin, G. A., Chabrol, O., Couloux, A., Da Rocha, M., Da Silva, C., Gladyshev, E., Gouret, P. & 20 others, Hallatschek, O., Hecox-Lea, B., Labadie, K., Lejeune, B., Piskurek, O., Poulain, J., Rodriguez, F., Ryan, J. F., Vakhrusheva, O. A., Wajnberg, E., Wirth, B., Yushenova, I., Kellis, M., Kondrashov, A. S., Welch, D. B. M., Pontarotti, P., Weissenbach, J., Wincker, P., Jaillon, O. & Van Doninck, K., 22 Aug 2013, In : Nature. 500, 7463, p. 453-457 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chromosome Pairing

Activities 2008 2018

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

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