Curriculum Vitae

2010 Professor, EPU, University Lille1


Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches ()


Visiting Professor in Lynda Delph's lab (Fulbright/Région Nord Pas-de-Calais), Indiana University, Bloomington, USA


Full time CNRS scientist (délégation)


Assistant Professor, EPU-IAA, University Lille1


Junior lecturer (ATER), EPU-IAA, University Lille1


Post-Doc, Ferme du Moulon (Gif-Sur-Yvette, France), Grant from la Société de Secours des amis des Sciences


PhD Thesis, INA P-G, (Tutor: Prof. D. de Vienne). Ferme du Moulon (Gif-Sur-Yvette, France). 2-D PAGE analysis in Zea mays.


Visitor scientist in the University of Tucson, Arizona, US, in Tim Helentjaris's lab


Selected Publications

Darracq A, Varré JS, Maréchal-Drouard L, Courseaux A, Castric V, Saumitou-Laprade P, Oztas S,  Lenoble P, Vacherie B,  Barbe V, Touzet P (2011) Structural and content diversity of mitochondrial genome in beet: a comparative genomic analysis. Genome Biology and Evolution 3, 723–736.


Garraud C, Brachi B, Dufaÿ, Touzet P, Shykoff J.  Genetic determination of male sterility in gynodioecious Silene nutans. Heredity 106, 757–764.  ()
Darracq A, Varré J-S, Touzet P (2010) A scenario of mitochondrial genome evolution in maize based on rearrangement events. BMC Genomics 11, 233 ()

Arnaud J-F, Fénart S, Godé C. Deledicque S, Touzet P,  Cuguen J (2009) Fine-scale geographical structure of genetic diversity in inland wild beet populations Molecular Ecology 18, 3201-3215. ()

Dufaÿ M, Cuguen J, Arnaud J-F, Touzet P (2009) Sex ratio variation among gynodioecious populations of wild beet: can it be explained by negative frequency-dependent selection? Evolution 63, 1483-1497.  ()

Touzet P, Delph LF (2009) The effect of breeding system on polymorphism in mitochondrial genes of Silene. Genetics 181, 631-644. ()

Dufaÿ M, Vaudey V, de Cauwer I, Touzet P, Cuguen J, Arnaud J-F (2008)  Variation in pollen production and pollen viability in natural populations of gynodioecious Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima: evidence for a cost of restoration? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21, 202-212. ()

Mower JP, Touzet P, Gummow JS, Delph LF, Palmer JD (2007) Extensive variation in synonymous substitution rates in mitochondrial genes of seed plants. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7, 135. ()

Laurent.V, Devaux P, Thiel T, Viard F, Touzet P, Quillet MC (2007) Comparative effectiveness of sugar beet microsatellites markers isolated from different sources to map the sugar beet genome. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 115, 793-805. ()

Dufaÿ M, Touzet P, Maurice S, Cuguen J (2007) Modelling the maintenance of a male fertile cytoplasm in a gynodioecious population  Heredity 99, 349-356. ()

Fievet V, Touzet P, Arnaud J-F, Cuguen J. (2007) Spatial analysis of nuclear and cytoplasmic DNA diversity in wild sea beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima) populations: do marine currents shape the genetic structure? Molecular Ecology 16, 1847-1864.()

Delph LF, Touzet P, Bailey MF (2007) Merging theory and mechanism in studies of gynodioecy. Trends in Ecology and Evolution  22, 17-24. ()

Roux F, Touzet P, Cuguen J, Le Corre V (2006). How to be early-flowering: An evolutionary perspective. Trends in Plant Science 11, 375-381.


Fénart S, Touzet P, Arnaud J-F, Cuguen J (2006). Emergence of gynodioecy in wild beet (Beta vulgaris ssp. maritima L.): a genealogical approach using chloroplastic nucleotide sequences. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B  273, 1391-1398. ()

Touzet P, Budar F (2004). Unveiling the molecular arms race between two conflicting genomes in Cytoplasmic Male Sterility? Trends in Plants Science 9, 568-570. ()

Touzet P, Hueber N, Bürkholz A, Barnes S, Cuguen J (2004). Genetic analysis of male fertility restoration in wild cytoplasmic male sterility G of beet. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 109, 240-247. ()

Budar F, Touzet P, De Paepe R (2003) The nucleo-mitochondrial conflict in cytoplasmic male sterilities revisited. Genetica 117, 3-16. ()

Touzet P (2002). Is rf2 a restorer gene of CMS-T in maize? Trends in Plants Science 7, 434. ()

Ducos E, Touzet P, Boutry M (2001) The male sterile G cytoplasm of wild beet displays modified mitochondrial respiratory complexes. The Plant Journal 26, 171-180. ()

Ducos E, Touzet P, Saumitou-Laprade P,  Vernet P, Cuguen J (2001) Nuclear effect on mitochondrial protein expression of the CMS Owen cytoplasm in sugar beet. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 102, 1299-1304. ()

Touzet P, Riccardi F, Morin C, Damerval C, Huet J-C, Pernollet J-C, Zivy M, de Vienne D. (1996). The maize two-dimensional gel protein database: towards an integrated genome analysis program. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 93, 997-1005.

Touzet P, de Vienne D, Huet J-C, Ouali C, Bouet F, Zivy M (1996) Amino acid analysis of proteins separated by two-dimensional electrophoresis in maize : isoform detection and function identification. Electrophoresis 17, 1393-1401.

Touzet P, Morin C, Damerval C, Le Guilloux M, Zivy M, de Vienne D (1995) Characterizing Allelic Proteins for Genome Mapping in Maize. Electrophoresis 16, 1289-1294.

Touzet P, Winkler RG, Helentjaris T (1995) Combined Genetic and Physiological Analysis of a Locus Contributing to Quantitative Variation. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 91, 200-205.


Population Genetics, Statistics, Evolutionary Genomics, Ecology, Plant breeding


Research Interests

My research deals with the evolution of plant breeding systems, in particular gynodioecy (the occurrence in populations of hermaphrodite and female plants). As an evolutionary geneticist, my work focuses on :

- the identification of the genetic factors that control male fertility (cytoplasmic and nuclear),

- as well as the evolutionary forces that influence their polymorphism in populations, with a focus on  structural evolution of the mitochondrial genome.










Laboratoire de Génétique et Evolution des Populations Végétales

Bâtiment SN2

Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1

F-59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex



Tel : (+33)3 20 43. 40. 32; Fax : (+33)3 20 43 69 79