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Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genve

WelcomeContactsY. Naciri

Yamama Naciri


Conservatrice, Dr ès Sc.
Responsable de l’Unité de Systématique et Médiation
Chargée de cours à l'Université de Genève
Laboratoire de systématique végétale et biodiversité


Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques
Ch. de l'Impératrice 1
CP 71 CH-1292 Chambésy, Genève
Tél. (+41) 22 418 51 65
Fax (+41) 22 418 51 01

Curriculum Vitae

Domaines de recherches et intérêts scientifiques
Génétique des populations
Phylogéographie et patterns de spéciations
DNA barcoding et délimitation d'espèces
Génétique quantitative (QTL) et évolutive
Utilisation de marqueurs chloroplastiques et nucléaires
sur les genres Silene, Eryngium, Astronium, Geoffroea, Ilex, Dicranum, Salix, Gentiana, Acer, Juniperus, Zelkova, Capurodendron …

Projets de recherches

Liste sélective de publications

NACIRI Y., C. CHRISTE, S. BÉTRISEY, Y.-G. SONG, M. DENG, G. GARFÍ & G. KOZLOWSKI. 2019. Species delimitation in the East Asian species of the relict tree genus Zelkova (Ulmaceae): a complex history of diversification and admixture among species. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 134:172-185.

GERLACH A. DA C.L., Z. TOPRAK, NACIRI Y., E. ARAUJO CAVIRÓD, R.M. BORGES DA SILVEIRA, & P. CLERC. 2019. New insights into the Usnea cornuta aggregate (Parmeliaceae, lichenized Ascomycota): Molecular analysis reveals high genetic diversity correlated with chemistry. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 131:125-137.

GERLACH A. DA C.L., TOPRAK Z., NACIRI Y., ARAUJO CAVIRÓD E., BORGES DA SILVEIRA R.M., & CLERC P. (2018). New insights into the Usnea cornuta aggregate (Parmeliaceae, lichenized Ascomycota): Molecular analysis reveals high genetic diversity correlated with chemistry. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (in press)

GAUTIER L. & NACIRI Y. (2018). Three Critically Endangered new species of Capurodendron (Sapotaceae) from Madagascar. Candollea, 73:121-129.

STAUFFER F.W., ROGUET D.J., CHRISTE C., NACIRI Y., PERRET M. & OUATTARA D.N. (2018). A multidisciplinary study of the doum palms (Hyphaene Gaertn.): origin of the project, current advances and future perspectives. Saussurea, 47:97-115.

KOZLOWSKI G., BÉTRISEY S., SONG Y., FAZAN L., GARFÌ G. (2018). The Red List of Zelkova. Contributors: BORATYNSKI A., BUORD S., CARRA A., CHRISTE C., DENG M., EGLI B., FRAGNIÈRE Y., FREY D., GHOSN D., GRATZFELD J., JASINSKA A.K., KOZLOWSKI E., LIU Z., NACIRI Y., PASTA S., PIRINTOS S., REMOUNDOU H., YOUSEFZADEH H. (2018). Natural History Museum Fribourg, Switzerland. ISBN 978-2-9701096-2-4

DU PASQUIER P.-E-., JEANMONOD D. & NACIRI Y. (2017). Morphological convergence within recently diversified Silene gigantea complex (Caryophyllaceae) in the Balkan Peninsula and SW Turkey, with the description of a new subspecies, S. gigantea subsp. epirota. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 183: 474–493

NACIRI Y. , DU PASQUIER P.-E-. LUNDBERG M., JEANMONOD D. & OXELMAN B. (2017). A phylogenetic circumscription of the Silene section Siphonomorpha (Caryophyllaceae) in the Mediterranean Basin. Taxon, 66: 91-108

GRATZFELD J., KOZLOWSKI G., BUORD S., FAZAN L. CHRISTE C., BÉTRISEY S., GARFÌ G., PASTA S., GOTSIOU P., FOURNARAKI C., DIMITRIOU D., SKLAVAKI P., NACIRI Y., DADASHOVA A., SELIMOV R., DAVITASHVILI N. & SONG Y. (2017). Relict trees driving international cooperation, research and conservation – the example of Zelkova spp. (Ulmaceae). Proceedings of EUROGARD 2015, Paris, France. (sous presse)

CAETANO WYLER S. & NACIRI Y. (2016). Evolutionary histories determine the DNA barcoding success in vascular plants: seven case studies using intraspecific broad sampling of closely related species. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 16:103. Doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0678-0

SPICHIGER R.E., CLERC P., FIGEAT M., GAUTIER L., JEANMONOD D., LOIZEAU P.-A., NACIRI Y., PERRET M., PRICE M. (2016). Botanique Systématique, avec une introduction aux grands groupes de champignons.Spichiger R.E, Figeat M. & Jeanmonod D. (Dir.). Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes. 448p.

NACIRI Y., LINDER P. (2015). Species identification and delimitation: the dance of the seven veils. Taxon, 64: 3–16.

LEUZINGER M., NACIRI Y., DU PASQUIER P.-E. & JEANMONOD D. (2015). Molecular diversity, phylogeography and genetic relationships of the Silene paradoxa group of section Siphonomorpha (Caryophyllaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution, 301(1): 265-278.

JEANMONOD D., NACIRI Y., SCHLÜSSEL A. & GAMISANS J. (2015) Floristic analyses of the Corsican flora: biogeographical origin and endemism. Candollea, 70: 21-41.

ANDRIOLLO T., NACIRI Y. & RUEDI M (2015). Two Mitochondrial Barcodes for one Biological Species: The Case of European Kuhl's Pipistrelles (Chiroptera). PLoS One. In press.

DU PASQUIER P.E., NACIRI Y. & JEANMONOD D. (2015) Morphological investigation of the Silene gigantea complex (Caryophyllaceae) across the Balkan Peninsula, S-W Turkey and Cyprus Island. Plant Systematics and Evolution. Doi :10.1007/s00606-015-1215-0.

ARMSTRONG K., STONE G., NICHOLLS J., VALDERRAMA-ESCALLON E., ANDERBERG A., SMEDMARK J., GAUTIER L., NACIRI Y., MILNE R. & RICHARDSON J.E. (2014) Patterns of diversification amongst tropical regions compared: a case study in Sapotaceae. Frontiers in Genetics, 5: 362.

CHRISTE, C., G. KOZLOWSKI, D. FREY, L. FAZAN, S. BETRISEY, S. PIRINTSOS, J. GRATZFELD & NACIRI Y. (2014). Do living ex situ collections capture the genetic variation of wild populations?: a molecular analysis of two relict tree species: Zelkova abelica and Zelkova carpinifolia. Biodiversity & Conservation, 23: 2945-2959.

CHRISTE C., KOZLOWSKI G., FREY D., BÉTRISEY S., MAHARRAMOVA E., GARFÌ G., PIRINTSOS S. & NACIRI Y. (2014). Footprints of past intensive diversification and structuring for the genus Zelkova (Ulmaceae) in south-western Eurasia. Journal of Biogeography, 41: 1081-1093.

CHRISTE C., CAETANO S., AESCHIMANN D., KROPF M., DIADEMA K., NACIRI Y. (2014). The intraspecific genetic variability of siliceous and calcareous Gentiana species is shaped by contrasting demographic and re-colonization processes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70, 323-336.

GAUTIER L., NACIRI Y., ANDERBERG A.A., SMEDMARK J.E.E., RANDRIANAIVO R. & SWENSON U. (2013). A new species, a new genus and a new tribe of Sapotaceae, endemic to Madagascar. Taxon 62, 972-983.

KOZLOWSKI G. & GRATZFELD J. (2013). Zelkova - an ancient tree. Global status and conservation action. Natural History Museum Fribourg, Switzerland. Contributors: BETRISEY S., CHRISTE C., FAZAN L., FREY D., GARFI G., GERBER E., KOZLOWSKI E., LOWY M., NACIRI Y. & SIEGEL H.-R.

CAETANO S., CURRAT M., PRADO D., PENNINGTON R.T., EXCOFFIER L. & NACIRI Y. (2012). Recent colonization of the Galapagos by the tree Geoffroea spinosa Jacq. (Leguminosae). Molecular Ecology, 21: 2743–2760.

NACIRI Y., CAETANO S. & SALAMIN N. (2012). Plant DNA Barcodes and the influence of gene flow. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12: 575–580.

CAETANO S. & NACIRI Y. (2011). Insights on the biogeography of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest: Spatial distribution of the chloroplast DNA polymorphism in two Neotropical trees Astronium urundeuva (Anacardiaceae) and Geoffroea spinosa (Fabaceae). In Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests. R. Dirzo, H.S. Young, H. Mooney, G. Ceballos Eds. Island Press, Stanford. Pp 23-44.

MANEN J.F., BARRIERA G., LOIZEAU P.A. & NACIRI Y. (2010). The history of extant Ilex species (Aquifoliaceae): evidence of hybridization within a Miocene radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57: 961-977

NACIRI Y. & MANEN J.-F. (2010). Potential transfer from the chloroplast to the nuclear (NuPt) in Eryngium alpinum L. (Apiaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources, 10: 728-731.

LANG A. & NACIRI Y. (2010). New chloroplast primers for intraspecific variation in Dicranum scoparium Hedw. and amplification success in other bryophyte species. Molecular Ecology Resources, 10: 735-737.

NACIRI Y., CAVAT F. & JEANMONOD D. (2010). A test of colonisation pattern in Silene patula using chloroplast markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 54: 922-932

POLONI E.S., NACIRI Y., BUCHO R., NIBA R., KERVAIRE B., EXCOFFIER L., LANGANEY A. & SANCHEZ-MAZAS A. (2009). Genetic evidence for complexity in ethnic differentiation and history in East Africa. Annals of Human Genetics. 73(6): 582-600.

TRUONG C., NACIRI Y. & CLERC P. (2009). Multivariate analyses of anatomical characters confirm the differentiation of two morphological close species, Melanohalea olivacea (L.) O. Blanco & al. and M. septentrionalis (Lynge) O. Blanco & al. The Lichenologist, 41(6): 649-661.

CAETANO S., PRADO D., PENNINGTON R.T., BECK S., OLIVEIRA-FILHO A., SPICHIGER R. & NACIRI Y. (2008). The history of Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest in eastern South America: inferences from the genetic structure of the tree Astronium urundeuva (Anacardiaceae) Molecular Ecology. 17(13): 3147-3157.

CAETANO S., NUSBAUMER L. & NACIRI Y. (2008). Chloroplast and microsatellite markers in Astronium urundeuva and close species (Anacardiaceae): Toward the definition of a species complex? Candollea, 63(1): 131-140.

NACIRI Y. & GAUDEUL M. (2007). Phylogeography of the endangered Eryngium alpinum L. (Apiaceae), in the European Alps. Molecular Ecology, 16: 2721-2733.

MAYOR R. & Y. NACIRI (2007). Identification and characterization of eight microsatellite loci in Aster amellus L. (Asteraceae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 7: 233-235.

HEDGECOCK D., LAUNEY S., PUDOVKIN A.I., NACIRI Y. , LAPÈGUE S. & BONHOMME F. (2007). Small effective number of parents (Nb) inferred for a naturally settled cohort of the juvenile European flat oyster Ostrea edulis. Marine Biology, 150: 1173-1182.

NACIRI Y., CAETANO S., PENNINGTON R.T., PRADO D. & SPICHIGER R. (2006). Population genetics and inference of ecosystem history: an example using two Neotropical seasonally dry forest species. In Neotropical Savannas & Dry Forests: Plant diversity, Biogeography and Conservation. T. PENNINGTON, G. Lewis, J. Ratter Eds, CRC Press, New York. Pp 409-424.

LANDERGOTT U., NACIRI Y. , SCHNELLER J.J. & HOLDEREGGER R. (2006). Allelic configuration and polysomic inheritance of highly variable microsatellites. In Tetraploid gynodioecious Thymus praecox agg. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 113: 453-465.

CAETANO S., SILVEIRA P., SPICHIGER R. & NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. (2005). Identification of microsatellite markers in a Neotropical Seasonally Dry Forest tree, Astronium urundeuva (Anacardiaceae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 5: 21-23.

TRUONG C., PALMÉ A., FELBER F. & NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. (2005). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in the tetraploid birch Betula pubescens subsp. tortuosa. Molecular Ecology Notes, 5: 96-98.

NACIRI-GRAVEN Y., CAETANO S., PRADO D., PENNINGTON T. & SPICHIGER R. (2005). Identification of microsatellite markers a tree species of the Neotropical Seasonally Dry Forest, Geoffroea spinosa (Leguminoseae). Molecular Ecology Notes, 5: 542-545.

KOBAYASHI H., NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. & BROUGHTON W.J., PERRET X. (2004). Flavonoids induced temporal shifts in gene-expression of nod-box controlled loci in Rhizobium sp. NGR234. Molecular Microbiology 51(2): 335-347.

OPPLIGER A.,Y. NACIRI-GRAVEN, RIBI G. & HOSKEN D. (2003). Sperm length influences fertilization success during sperm competition in the snail Viviparus ater. Molecular Ecology. 12: 485-492.

NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. & GOUDET J., (2003). The additive variance after population bottlenecks is affected by the number of loci involved in epistatic interactions. Evolution, 57: 706-716.

NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. & MANEN J.-F. (2002). Des familles aux populations : l’enseignement des gènes. Saussurea, 32: 71-81.

GARNIER-GÉRÉ P., NACIRI-GRAVEN Y., BOUGRIER B., MAGOULAS A., HÉRAL M., KOTOULAS G., HAWKINS A. J. S. & GÉRARD A., (2002) Influences of triploidy, parentage and heterozygosity upon growth of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas in two natural environment. Molecular Ecology 11: 1499-1514.

GAUDEUL M., NACIRI-GRAVEN Y., GAUTHIER P. & POMPANON F. (2002). Isolation and characterization of microsatellite markers in a perennial Apiaceae, Eryngium alpinum L. Molecular Ecology Notes, 2: 107-109.

LAUNEY S., LEDU C., BOUDRY P., BONHOMME F. & NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. (2002). Geographic structure in the flat oyster Ostrea edulis as revealed by microsatellite polymorphism Heredity, 93: 40-47

MANEN J.-F., BOULTER M. & NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. (2002). Complexity of the phylogeography of the genus Ilex. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 235: 79-98.

LAUNEY S., BARRÉ M., GÉRARD A. & NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. (2001). Evidence for bottleneck and family structure in Bonamia ostreae-resistant strains of Ostrea edulis as revealed by microsatellite markers. Genetical Research, 78: 259-270.

NACIRI-GRAVEN Y., LAUNEY S., LEBAYON N. & BAUD J.-P. (2000). Influence of parentage upon growth in Ostrea edulis : evidence for inbreeding depression. Genetical Research. 76: 159-168

HAWKINS A.J.S., MAGOULAS A., HÉRAL M., BOUGRIER S., NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. , DAY A.J. & KOTOULAS G. (2000). Separate effects of triploidy, parentage and genomic diversity upon feeding behaviour and growth efficiency in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. Genetical Research, 76: 273-284.

MAGOULAS A., KOTOULAS G., GÉRARD A., NACIRI-GRAVEN Y. , DERMITZAKIS E. & HAWKINS A.J.S. (2000). Comparison of genetic variability and parentage in different ploidy classes of the Japanese oyster Crassostrea gigas. Genetical Research, 76: 261-272.