• Stöhr S, Weber A A-T, Boissin E & Chenuil A. 2020. Resolving the Ophioderma longicauda (Echinodermata : Ophiuroidea) cryptic species complex : five sisters, three of them new. European Journal of Taxonomy 600:1-37.


  • Feis ME, Goedknegt MA, Arzul I, Chenuil A, den Boon O, Gottschalck L, Kondo Y, Ohtsuka S, Shama LNS, Thieltges DW, Wegner KM & Luttikhuizen PC. 2019. Global invasion genetics of two parasitic copepods infecting marine bivalves. Scientific Reports 9, 12730. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-48928-1
  • De Jode A, David R, Haguenauer A, Cahill AE, Erga Z, Guillemain D, Sartoretto S, Rocher C, Selva M, Le Gall L, Féral J-P & Chenuil A 2019. From seascape ecology to population genomics and back. Spatial and ecological differentiation among cryptic species of the red algae Lithophyllum stictiforme/L. cabiochiae, main bioconstructors of coralligenous habitats. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 137:104-113.
  • David R, Uyarra M, Carvalho S, Anlauf H, Borja A, Cahill AE, Carugati L, Danovaro R, De Jode A, Féral J-P, Guillemain D, Lo Martire M, Thierry de Ville d’Avray L, Pearman JK & Chenuil A. 2019. Lessons from photo analyses of Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures as tools to detect (bio-)geographical, spatial, and environmental effects. Marine Pollution Bulletin 141:420-429.
  • Thierry de Ville d’Avray L, Ami D, Chenuil A, David R & Féral J-P. 2019. Application of the ecosystem service concept at a small-scale : the cases of coralligenous habitats in the North-western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 138:160-170.
  • Weber, A. A.-T., Stöhr, S., Chenuil A. 2019. Species delimitation in the presence of strong incomplete lineage sorting and hybridization : lessons from Ophioderma (Ophiuroidea : Echinodermata). Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 131 : 138-148.


  • Fraïsse, C., Haguenauer, A., Gerard, K., Weber, A. A.-T., Bierne, N., & Chenuil, A. 2018. Fine-grained habitat-associated genetic connectivity in an admixed population of mussels in the small isolated Kerguelen Islands. bioRxiv, 239244, ver. 4 peer-reviewed and recommended by PCI Evol Biol.
  • Cahill AE, Pearman JK, Borja A, ...Chenuil A. 2018. A comparative analysis of metabarcoding and morphology-based identification of benthic communities across different regional seas. Ecology and Evolution 8(17):8908-8920.
  • Chenuil A, Saucède T, Hemery LG, Eléaume M, Féral J-P, Améziane A, David B, Lecointre G, Havermans C. 2018. Understanding processes at the origin of species flocks with a focus on the marine Antarctic fauna. Biological Reviews 93:481-504. doi : 10.1111/brv.12354


  • Cahill AE, De Jode A, Dubois S, Bouzaza Z, Aurelle A, Boissin E, Chabrol O, David R, Egea E, Ledoux J-B, Mérigot B, Weber A A-T, Chenuil A. 2017. A multispecies approach reveals hot-spots and cold-spots of diversity and connectivity in species with contrasting dispersal modes. Molecular Ecology 26:6563-6577.
  • Marzouk Z, Aurelle D, Said K, Chenuil A. 2017. Cryptic species and high population genetic structure in the exploited marine snail Hexaplex trunculus (Gastropoda : Muricidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 2:411-428.
  • Weber AAT, Abi-Rached L, Galtier N, Bernard A, Montoya-Burgos JI, Chenuil A. 2017. Positive selection on sperm ion channels in a brooding brittle star : consequence of life-history traits evolution. Molecular Ecology 26:3744-3759 **** See also the News and Views « Finding genes and lineages under selection in speciation » by Michael Hart and Vanessa Guerra. ****
  • Rossberg AG, Usitaalo L, Berg T, Zaiko A, Chenuil A, Uyarra MC, Borja A, Lynam CP. 2017. Quantitative criteria for choosing targets and indicators for sustainable use of ecosystems. Ecological Indicators 72:215-224.


  • Danovaro R, Carugati L, Berzano M, Cahill AE, Carvalho S, Chenuil A, Corinaldesi C, Cristina S, David R, Dell’Anno A, Dzhembekova N, Garcès E, Gasol JM, Goela P, Féral J-P, Ferrera I, Forster RM, Kurekin AA, Lo Martire M, Marinova V, Miller PI, Moncheva S, Newton A, Pearman JK, Pitois S, Reñé A, Rodríguez-Ezpeleta N, Saggiomo V, Simis SGH, Stefanova K, Wilson C, Borja A. 2016. Implementing and innovating marine monitoring approaches for assessing marine environmental status. Frontiers in Marine Science 3:213.
  • Chust G, Villarino E, Chenuil A, Irigoien X, Bizsel N, Bode A, Broms C, Claus S, Fernández de Puelles ML, Fonda-Umani S, Hoarau G, Mazzocchi MG, Mozetič P, Vandepitte L, Veríssimo H, Zervoudaki S, Borja A. 2016. Dispersal similarly shapes both population genetics and community patterns in the marine realm. Scientific Reports| 6:28730 | DOI : 10.1038/srep28730.
  • David B, Saucède T, Chenuil A, Steimetz E, De Ridder C. 2016. The taxonomic challenge posed by Abatus bidens and Abatus cavernosus (Schizasteridae, Echinoidea). Polar Biol 39:897-912.
  • Egea E, David B, Choné T, Laurin B, Féral J-P & Chenuil A. 2016. Morphological and genetic analyses reveal a cryptic species complex in the echinoid Echinocardium cordatum and rule out a stabilizing selection explanation. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 94 : 207–220.
  • Marzouk Z, Chenuil A, Blel , Saïd K. 2016. Morphometric variation of the fishery-exploited Muricidae (Hexaplex trunculus) in the Mediterranean Sea and the Northeastern Atlantic Ocean : Implications for stock identification. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  • Sromek L, Forcioli D, Lasota R, Furla P, Tarnowska-Marini K, Wolowicz M, Chenuil A. 2016. Strong genetic structuring of the cockle Cerastoderma glaucum across Europe : new insights from an intronic marker and multivariate analysis. Journal of Molluscan studies (online pub, doi:10.1093/mollus/eyw019)


  • Weber A, Mérigot B, Valières S, Chenuil A. 2015. Influence of the larval phase on connectivity : strong differences in the genetic structure of brooders and broadcasters in the Ophioderma longicauda species complex. Molecular Ecology 24:6080-6094.
  • Pante E, Puillandre N, Viricel A, Arnaud-Haond S, Aurelle D, Castelin M, Chenuil A, Destombe C, Forcioli D, Valero M, Viard F and Samadi S. 2015. Species are hypotheses : avoid connectivity assessments based on pillars of sand. Molecular Ecology 24(3):525-544.
  • Gérard K, Roby C, Bierne N, Borsa P, Féral J-P & Chenuil A. 2015. Does natural selection explain the fine scale genetic structure at the nuclear exon Glu-5’ in blue mussels from Kerguelen ? Ecology and Evolution 5(7) : 1456-1473.
  • Boissin E, Egea E, Féral J-P., Chenuil A. 2015. Contrasting population genetic structures in Amphipholis squamata, a complex of brooding and self-reproducing sister species sharing life-history traits. Marine Ecology Progress Series 539 : 165–177.


  • Romiguier J, Gayral P, Ballenghien M, Bernard A, Cahais V, Chenuil A, Chiari Y, Dernat R, Faivre N, Loire E, Lourenco JM, Nabholz B, Roux C, Tsagkogeorga G, Weber A, Weinert LA, Belkhir K, Bierne N, Glémin S, Galtier N. 2014. Comparative population genomics in animals uncovers the determinants of genetic diversity. Nature 515, 261-263.
  • Weber A, Stöhr S, Chenuil A. 2014. Genetic data, reproduction season and reproductive strategy support the existence of biological species in Ophioderma longicauda. Comptes rendus Biologies 337 :553-560 (couverture)


  • Weber A, Dupont S, Chenuil A. 2013. Thermotolerance and regeneration in the brittle star species complex Ophioderma longicauda : a preliminary study comparing lineages and Mediterranean basins. Comptes Rendus Biologies 336 (11) : 572-581.
  • Gérard K*, Guillotton E*, Arnaud-Haond S, Aurelle D, Bastrop R, Chevaldonné P, Derycke S, Hannel R, Lapègue S, Lejeusne C, Mousset S, Ramsak A, Remerie T, Viard F, Féral JP, Chenuil A. 2013. PCR survey of 50 introns in animals : cross-amplification of homologous EPIC loci in eight non-bilaterian, protostome and deuterostome phyla. Marine Genomics 12:1-8.
  • Lecointre G, Améziane N, Boisselier M-C, Bonillo C, Busson F, Causse R, Chenuil A, Couloux A, Coutanceau J-P, Cruaud C, d’Udekem d’Acoz C, De Ridder C, Denys G, Dettaï A, Duhamel G, Eléaume M, Féral J-P, Gallut C, Havermans C, Held C, Hemery L, Lautrédou A-C, Martin P, Ozouf-Costaz C, Pierrat B, Pruvost P, Puillandre N, Samadi S, Saucède T, Schubart C and David B. 2013. Is the species flock concept operational ? The Antarctic Shelf case. PLoS ONE 8(8) : e68787. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068787.
  • Penant G, Aurelle D, Féral J-P, Chenuil A. 2013. Planctonic larvae do not ensure gene flow in the edible sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 480:155-170.


  • Ledoux JB, Tarnowska K, Gérard K, Lhuillier E,Jacquemin B, Veydmann A, Féral JP, Chenuil A. 2012. Fine-scale spatial genetic structure in the brooding sea urchin Abatus cordatus suggests vulnerability of the Southern Ocean marine invertebrates facing global change. Polar Biology 35(4):611-623.
  • Fassatoui C, Chenuil A, Romdhane M S. 2012. Relationships between heterozygosity, growth parameters and age in the common pandora (Pagellus erythrinus, Sparidae) of the Gabes Gulf (South-Eastern Tunisia). Marine Ecology Progress Series 445 :251-261
  • Chenuil A. 2012. How to infer reliable diploid genotypes from NGS or traditional sequence data. From basic probability to experimental optimization. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25(5):949-960.
  • Tarnowska K, Verney A, Wolowicz M , Féral J-P, Chenuil A. 2012. Survival of male and female Cerastoderma glaucum (Bivalvia) during aerial exposure. Vie et Milieu / Life & Environment 62(1) :23-28.
  • Tarnowska K, Krakau M, Jacobsen S, Wołowicz M, Féral JP, Chenuil A. 2012. Comparative phylogeography of two sister (congeneric) species of cardiid bivalve : Strong influence of habitat, life history and post-glacial history. Estuarine Coastal and shelf Science 107:150-158.


  • Egea E, Mérigot B, Mahé-Bézac C, Féral JP, Chenuil A. 2011. Differential reproductive timing in Echinocardium spp. : the first Mediterranean survey allows inter-oceanic and inter-specific comparisons. Comptes-rendus Biologies 334:13-23
  • Dettai A ; Adamowizc S ; Allcock A L, Arango C P ; Barnes D K A ; Barratt I ; Chenuil A, Couloux A ; Cruaud C ; David B ; Denis F ; Denys G ; Díaz A, Eléaume M ; Féral J-P ; Froger A ; Gallut C ; Grant R ; Griffiths HJ ; Held C ; Hemery LG ; Hosie G ; Kuklinski P ; Lecointre G ; Linse K ; Lozouet P ; Mah C ; Monniot F ; Norman MD ; Ozouf-Costaz C ; Piedallu C ; Pierrat B, Poulin E ; Puillandre N ; Riddle M ; Samadi S ; Saucède T ; Schubart C, Smith PJ ; Stevens, DW ; Steinke D ; Strugnell J M ; Tarnowska, K, Wadley V ; Ameziane N ; 2011. Barcoding and molecular systematics of the benthic and demersal organisms of the CEAMARC survey. Polar Science 5:298-312.
  • Aurelle D, Ledoux JP, Rocher C, Borsa P, Chenuil A, Féral JP. 2011. Phylogeography of the red coral (Corallium rubrum) : inferences on the evolutionary history of a temperate gorgonian. Genetica 139:855–869.
  • Boissin E, Stöhr S, Chenuil A. 2011. Did vicariance and adaptation drive cryptic speciation and evolution of brooding in Ophioderma longicauda (Echinodermata : Ophiuroidea), a common atlanto-mediterranean ophiuroid ? Molecular Ecology 20(22):4737-4755


  • Tarnowska K ; Chenuil A ; Nikula R ; Féral J-P & Wołowicz M. 2010. Complex genetic population structure of the bivalve Cerastoderma glaucum in a highly fragmented lagoon habitat. Marine Ecology Progress Series 406:173-184
  • Gazave E, Carteron S, Chenuil A, Richelle-Maurer E, Boury-Esnault N, Borchiellini C. 2010. Polyphyly of the genus Axinella and of the family Axinellidae (Porifera : Demospongiae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57(1):35-47.
  • Chenuil A, Hoareau TB, Egea E, Penant G, Rocher C, Aurelle D, Mokhtar-Jamai K, Bishop JDD, Boissin E, Diaz A, Krakau M, Luttikhuizen PC, Patti FP, Blavet N, Mousset S. 2010. An efficient method to find potentially universal population genetic markers, applied to metazoans. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:276 (open access, highly accessed).


  • Stöhr S ; Boissin E ; Chenuil A. 2009. Potential cryptic speciation in Mediterranean populations of Ophioderma (Echinodermata : Ophiuroidea). Zootaxa 2071:1-20
  • Tarnowska K ; Chenuil A, Féral J-P ; Wołowicz M. 2009. Comparative studies on the morphometry and physiology of European populations of lagoon specialist Cerastoderma glaucum (Bivalvia). Oceanologia 51(3):437-458.


  • Gérard K ; Roby C ; Chevalier N ; Thomassin B ; Chenuil A & Féral J.-P. 2008. Assessment of three mitochondrial loci variability for the crown-of-thorn starfish : a first insight of Acanthaster phylogeography. Comptes-rendus Biologies 331:137-143
  • Boissin E ; Féral J-P ; Chenuil A. 2008. Defining reproductively isolated units in a cryptic and syntopic species complex using mitochondrial and nuclear markers : the brooding brittle star Amphipholis squamata (Ophiuroidea). Molecular Ecology 17(7):1732-1744.
  • Boissin E ; Hoareau T ; Féral J-P ; Chenuil A. 2008. Extreme selfing rates in the cosmopolitan brittle star species complex Amphipholis squamata (Ophiuroidea, Echinodermata) : data from progeny-array and heterozygote deficiency. Marine Ecology Progress Series 361:151-159.
  • Chenuil A ; Egea E ; Rocher C ; Touzet H ; Féral J-P. 2008. Does hybridization increase evolutionary rates ? Data from the 28S-rDNA D8 domain in echinoderms. Journal of Molecular Evolution 67 : 539–550.
  • Gérard K ; Bierne N ; Borsa P ; Chenuil A ; Féral J.-P. 2008. Pleistocene separation of mitochondrial lineages of Mytilus spp. mussels from Northern and Southern Hemispheres and strong genetic differentiation among southern populations. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 49:84-91.
  • Chenuil A. 2008. Response 2. Aspects related to molecular phylogenetic analyses and the long branch artefact. BMC evolutionary biology 8:251. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-8-251.


  • Barthélemy R, Chenuil A, Blanquart S, Casanova J-P, Faure E. 2007. Translational machinery of the chaetognath Spadella cephaloptera : A transcriptomic approach to the analysis of cytosolic ribosomal protein genes and their expression. BMC evolutionary biology 7:146 (open access).


  • Chenuil A. 2006. Choosing the right Molecular Genetic Markers for studying biodiversity : from molecular evolution to practical aspects (review). Genetica 127:101-120 (free online, highly accessed, most viewed article may 2006, ... but erroneously referenced as Author « Anne, C ». Not found in web of science, but OK in Google Scholar).


  • Chenuil A ; Gault A ; & Féral J-P. 2004. Paternity analysis the Antarctic brooding sea urchin Abatus nimrodi. A pilot study. Polar Biology 27(3):177-182
  • Chenuil A ; Crespin L ; Pouyaud L. & Berrebi P. 2004. Autosomal differentiation between males and females in hybrid zones : a first report from Barbus barbus and Barbus meridionalis (Cyprinidae). Heredity 93:128-134 (free online access, featured article).
  • Le Gac M ; Féral J-P, Veyret M ; Poulin E & Chenuil A. 2004. Identification of allopatric clades in the cosmopolitan species complex of the brittle star Amphipholis squamata, the end of a paradox. Marine Ecology Progress Series 278:171-178.


  • Chenuil A, Le Gac M, Thierry M. 2003. Fast isolation of microsatellite loci of very diverse repeat motifs by library enrichment in echinoderm species, Amphipholis squamata and Echinocardium cordatum. (Technical note). Molecular Ecology Notes 3(2) : 324-327.


  • Chenuil A ; Berrebi P ., Pouyaud, L . & L. Crespin. 2000. Movements of adult fishes in a hybrid zone revealed by microsatellite genetic analysis and capture-recapture data. Freshwater Biology 43:121-131


  • Chenuil A ; Galtier N & Berrebi P. 1999. A test of an autopolyploid versus allopolyploid origin of tetraploid lineages. Application in the genus Barbus (Teleostei : Cyprinidae). Heredity 82(4):373-380.
  • Pouyaud L, Desmarais E, Chenuil A, Agnèse JF & Bonhomme F. 1999. Kin cohesiveness and possible inbreeding in the mouth-breeding tilapia Sarotherodon melanotheron (Pisces Cichlidae). Molecular Ecology 8:803-812 (IF = 2.79)


  • Chenuil A, Cattaneo-Berrebi G, Binda O, Poncin P & Berrebi P. 1998. Relative reproductive success of males in polyandrous crosses of Barbus meridionalis revealed by microsatellite genotyping. Folia Zoologica 47 (Suppl.1) : 53-60.


  • Chenuil A, Solignac M & Michot B. 1997. Evolution of the Large-subunit ribosomal RNA binding site for protein L23/25. Molecular Biology and Evolution 14(5) : 578-588.
  • Chenuil A, Desmarais E, Pouyaud L & Berrebi P. 1997. Does polyploidy lead to fewer and shorter microsatellites in Barbus (Teleostei : Cyprinidae) ? Molecular Ecology 6 : 169-178.


  • Chenuil A & McKey DB. 1996. Molecular phylogenetic study of a myrmecophyte symbiosis : Did Leonardoxa /ant associations diversify via cospeciation ? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 6(2) : 270-286.


  • Féral JP, Philippe H, Desbruyères D, Laubier L, Derelle E & Chenuil A. 1994. Phylogénie moléculaire de Polychètes Alvinellidés des sources hydrothermales actives de l’Océan Pacifique. C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris. série : Sciences de la vie 317 : 771-779.
  • Philippe H, Chenuil A & Adoutte A. 1994. Can the Cambrian explosion be inferred through molecular phylogeny ? Development Supplement n° 120 : 15-25.