Pascal Antoine Christin

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Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Causes and evolutionary significance of genetic convergence
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Trends Genet 26:400-5. 2010
  2. doi Adaptive evolution of C(4) photosynthesis through recurrent lateral gene transfer
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 22:445-9. 2012
  3. doi Effect of genetic convergence on phylogenetic inference
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:921-7. 2012
  4. doi C(4) eudicots are not younger than C(4) monocots
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Box G W, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Bot 62:3171-81. 2011
  5. doi Complex evolutionary transitions and the significance of c(3)-c(4) intermediate forms of photosynthesis in Molluginaceae
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Box G W, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Evolution 65:643-60. 2011
  6. doi Evolutionary switch and genetic convergence on rbcL following the evolution of C4 photosynthesis
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 25:2361-8. 2008
  7. doi The origins of C4 grasslands: integrating evolutionary and ecosystem science
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Science 328:587-91. 2010
  8. ncbi C4 Photosynthesis evolved in grasses via parallel adaptive genetic changes
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 17:1241-7. 2007
  9. pmc Multiple photosynthetic transitions, polyploidy, and lateral gene transfer in the grass subtribe Neurachninae
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Bot 63:6297-308. 2012
  10. pmc Anatomical enablers and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in grasses
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:1381-6. 2013

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Publications20

  1. doi Causes and evolutionary significance of genetic convergence
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02906, USA
    Trends Genet 26:400-5. 2010
    ..We discuss approaches for gaining further insights into the causes of genetic convergence and their potential contribution to our understanding of how the genetic background determines the evolvability of complex organismal traits...
  2. doi Adaptive evolution of C(4) photosynthesis through recurrent lateral gene transfer
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Curr Biol 22:445-9. 2012
    ..This report shows that plant-plant lateral nuclear gene transfers can be a potent source of genetic novelty and adaptation in flowering plants...
  3. doi Effect of genetic convergence on phylogenetic inference
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 62:921-7. 2012
    ..Therefore, we recommend that, whenever possible, topologies obtained with amino acid sequences and 3rd codon positions be compared to identify potential phylogenetic biases and avoid evolutionarily misleading conclusions...
  4. doi C(4) eudicots are not younger than C(4) monocots
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Box G W, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Bot 62:3171-81. 2011
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  5. doi Complex evolutionary transitions and the significance of c(3)-c(4) intermediate forms of photosynthesis in Molluginaceae
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Box G W, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    Evolution 65:643-60. 2011
    ..These evolutionarily stable transitional stages likely increased the evolvability of C(4) photosynthesis under selection environments brought on by climate and atmospheric change in recent geological time...
  6. doi Evolutionary switch and genetic convergence on rbcL following the evolution of C4 photosynthesis
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 25:2361-8. 2008
    ..The introgression of C4-like high-efficiency Rubisco would strongly enhance C3 crop yields in the future CO2-enriched atmosphere...
  7. doi The origins of C4 grasslands: integrating evolutionary and ecosystem science
    Erika J Edwards
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Science 328:587-91. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi C4 Photosynthesis evolved in grasses via parallel adaptive genetic changes
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 17:1241-7. 2007
    ..The C4-specific amino acids detected must be essential for C4 PEPC enzymatic characteristics, and their identification opens new avenues for the engineering of the C4 pathway in crops...
  9. pmc Multiple photosynthetic transitions, polyploidy, and lateral gene transfer in the grass subtribe Neurachninae
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, 80 Waterman St, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Exp Bot 63:6297-308. 2012
    ....
  10. pmc Anatomical enablers and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in grasses
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:1381-6. 2013
    ....
  11. ncbi Oligocene CO2 decline promoted C4 photosynthesis in grasses
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Curr Biol 18:37-43. 2008
    ..This finding is relevant for understanding the origin of C4 photosynthesis in grasses, which is one of the most successful ecological and evolutionary innovations in plant history...
  12. doi Evolution of C(4) phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in grasses, from genotype to phenotype
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 26:357-65. 2009
    ..Linking the genotype to subtype phenotype shed new lights on the evolutionary transitions between the different C(4) subtypes...
  13. pmc Contemporaneous and recent radiations of the world's major succulent plant lineages
    Mónica Arakaki
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:8379-84. 2011
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  14. doi Can phylogenetics identify C(4) origins and reversals?
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 25:403-9. 2010
    ..Such an approach points to a predominance of C(4) gains over reversals to C(3) and we discuss potential explanations for this asymmetry in transition rates...
  15. pmc Evolutionary insights on c(4) photosynthetic subtypes in grasses from genomics and phylogenetics
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Genome Biol Evol 2009:221-30. 2009
    ..In light of the history of nadpme genes, an evolutionary scenario of the C(4) phenotype using NADP-me is discussed...
  16. doi Thlaspi caerulescens (Brassicaceae) population genetics in western Switzerland: is the genetic structure affected by natural variation of soil heavy metal concentrations?
    Guillaume Besnard
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    New Phytol 181:974-84. 2009
    ..Linking of genetic differentiation at candidate genes with soil characteristics offers new perspectives in the study of heavy metal hyperaccumulation...
  17. doi Phylogenomics of C(4) photosynthesis in sedges (Cyperaceae): multiple appearances and genetic convergence
    Guillaume Besnard
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Mol Biol Evol 26:1909-19. 2009
    ..These lines of evidence give new insights into the constraints that govern molecular evolution...
  18. pmc Phylogenetics of Olea (Oleaceae) based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences: tertiary climatic shifts and lineage differentiation times
    Guillaume Besnard
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Ann Bot 104:143-60. 2009
    ..To clarify the biogeographical history of this group, a molecular analysis of Olea and related genera of Oleaceae is thus necessary...
  19. doi Genome-wide association to fine-scale ecological heterogeneity within a continuous population of Biscutella laevigata (Brassicaceae)
    Christian Parisod
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, Biophore, Quartier Sorges, University of Lausanne, CH 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    New Phytol 178:436-47. 2008
    ..These results suggest that the immigrant inviability barrier facilitated the maintenance of adapted subpopulations to distinct environmental conditions at the local scale...
  20. ncbi Two independent C4 origins in Aristidoideae (Poaceae) revealed by the recruitment of distinct phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase genes
    Pascal Antoine Christin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Am J Bot 96:2234-9. 2009
    ..This highlights the importance of candidate-gene studies when inferring the evolutionary history of a character such as C(4) photosynthesis, one of the greatest evolutionary successes in plant history...