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GABI : Génétique Animale et Biologie IntégrativeUnité Mixte de Recherche INRA - AgroParisTech


Recent publications

Druml T, Brem G, Horna M, Ricard A, Grilz-Seger G. DPF3, A Putative Candidate Gene For Melanoma Etiopathogenesis in Gray Horses. JEVS


Ali S, Xia Q, Muhammad T, Liu LQ, Meng XY, Bars-Cortina D, Khan AA, Huang YH, Dong L. 2021. Glioblastoma Therapy: Rationale for a Mesenchymal Stem Cell-based Vehicle to Carry Recombinant Viruses. Stem Cell Rev Report.

Dhorne-Pollet S, Pollet N, Barrey E. 2021. A New Method for Sequencing the Mitochondrial Genome by Using Long Read Technology. Meth Mol Biol. 2277, 331

Druml T, Brem G, Velie B, Lindgren G, Horna M, Ricard A, Grilz-Seger G. 2021. Equine vitiligo-like depigmentation in grey horses is related to genes involved in immune response and tumor metastasis. BMC Vet Res. 17. 

Dugué M, Dumont Saint Priest B, Crichan H, Danvy S, Ricard A. 2021. Genomic correlations between the gaits of young horses measured by accelerometry and functional longevity in jumping competition. Front Genet. 12, 619947

Niel R, Le Moyec L, Launay T, Mille-Hamard L, Triba MN, Maciejak O, Billat VL, Momken I. 2021. Physical performance level in sarcomeric mitochondria creatine kinase knockout mouse model throughout ageing. Exp Gerontol. 46, 111246

Mach N, Baranowski E, Nouvel LX, Citti C. 2021. The Airway Pathobiome in Complex Respiratory Diseases: A Perspective in Domestic Animals. Front Cell Infect Microbiom. 11, 583600

Mach N, Lansade L, Bars‑Cortina D ,Dhorne‑Pollet S, Foury A, Moisan MP, Ruet A. 2021. Gut microbiota resilience in horse athletes following holidays out to pasture. Sci Rep. 11, 5007

Mach N, Moroldo M, Rau A, Lecardonnel J, Le Moyec L, Robert C, Barrey E. 2021. Understanding the Holobiont: Crosstalk Between Gut Microbiota and Mitochondria During Long Exercise in Horse. Front. Mol. Biosci.  8, 656204 

Ricard A, Duluard A. 2021. Genomic analysis of gaits and racing performance of the French trotter. J Anim Breed Genet. early access

Ricard A, Saint Priest BD, Chassier, M, Sabbagh M, Danvy, S. 2020. Genetic consistency between gait analysis by accelerometry and evaluation scores at breeding shows for the selection of jumping competition horses. PLoS One. 15, e0244064

Rohmer T, Ricard A, David I. 2021. Assessing the Impact of the Non-Gaussian Dependence Structure in the REML Estimation of the Multivariate Genetic Model. Hum Hered,  85-90

Tixier-Boichard M, Fabre S, Dhorne-Pollet S, Goubil A, Acloque H, Vincent-Naulleau S, Ross P, Wang Y, Chanthavixay G, Cheng H, Ernst C, Leesburg V, Giuffra E, Zhou H, the Collaborative Working Group.  2021. Tissue Resources for the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes. Front Genet. 12

Vidament M, Lansade L, Danvy S, Saint Priest BD, Sabbagh M, Ricard A. 2021. Personality in young horses and ponies evaluated during breeding shows: Phenotypic link with jumping competition results. J Vet Behavior. 44, 1-11


David I, Aliakbari A, Deru V, Garreau H, Gilbert H, Ricard A. 2020. Inclusive inheritance for residual feed intake in pigs and rabbits. J Anim Breed Genet. 137, 535-545

Dhorne-Pollet S, Barrey E, Pollet N. 2020. A new method for long-read sequencing of animal mitochondrial genomes: application to the identification of equine mitochondrial DNA variants. BMC Genomics. 21, 785

Mach N, Ruet A, Clark A, Bars-Cortina D, Ramayo-Caldas Y, Crisci E, Pennarun S, Dhorne-Pollet S, Foury A, Moisan MP, Lansade L. 2020. Priming for welfare: gut microbiota is associated with equitation conditions and behavior in horse athletes. Sci Rep. 18, 8311.

Ramayo-Caldas Y, Zingaretti L, Popova M, Estelle J, Bernard A, Pons N, Bellot P, Mach N, Rau A, Roume H, Perez-Enciso M, Faverdin P, Edouard N, Ehrlich D, Morgavi DP, Renand G. 2019. Identification of rumen microbial biomarkers linked to methane emission in Holstein dairy cows. J Anim Breed Genet. 137, 49-59

Ricard A, Dumont Saint Priest B, Danvy S, Barrey E. 2020. Accelerometers provide early genetic selection criteria for jumping horses. Front Genet. 11,448

Ruet A, Arnould C,  Levray J, Lemarchand J, Mach N, Moisan MP, Foury A, Briant C, Lansade L. 2020. Effects of a temporary period on pasture on the welfare state of horses housed in individual boxes. Appl Anim Behav Sci. 228, 105027

Van der Kolk JH, Thomas S, Mach N, Ramseyer A, Burger D, Gerber V, Nuoffer JM. 2020. Serum acylcarnitine profile in endurance horses with and without metabolic dysfunction. Vet J. 255, 105419


Ben Jemaa S, Kdidi S, Gdura AM, Dayhum AS, Eldaghayes IM, Boussaha M, Rebours E, Yahyaoui EM. 2019. Inferring the population structure of the Maghreb sheep breeds using a medium-density SNP chip. Anim Genet. 50, 526-533

David I, Ricard A. 2019. A unified model for inclusive inheritance in livestock species. Genetics. 212, 1075-1099

Dhorne-Pollet S, Crisci E, Mach N, Renson P, Jaffrézic F, Marot G, Maroilley T, Moroldo M, Lecardonnel J, Blanc F, Bertho N, Bourry O, Giuffra E. 2019. The miRNA-targeted transcriptome of porcine alveolar macrophages upon infection with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome. Virus. Sci Rep. 9-3160 

Fages A, …. Barrey E, …., Orlando L. 2019. Tracking five millennia of horse management with extensive ancient genome time series. Cell. 177, 1419-1435

Fitzpatrick C, Bendek MF, Briones M, Farfán N, Silva VA, Nardocci G, Montecino M, Boland A, Deleuze JF, Villegas J, Villota C, Silva V, Lobos-Gonzalez L, Borgna V, Barrey E, Burzio LO, Burzio VA. 2019. Mitochondrial ncRNA targeting induces cell cycle arrest and tumor growth inhibition of MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells through reduction of key cell cycle progression factors. Cell Death Dis. 10, 423 

Grilz-Seger G, Neuditschko M, Ricard A, Velie B, Lindgren G, Mesaric M, Cotman M, Horna M, Dobretsberger M, Brem G, Druml T. 2019. Genome-wide homozygosity patterns and evidence for selection in a set of European and near eastern horse breeds. Genes (Basel). 10, 491

Guillocheau GM, El Hou A, Meersseman C, Esquerré D, Rebours E, Letaief R, Simao M, Hypolite N, Bourneuf E, Bruneau N, Vaiman A, Vander Jagt CJ, Chamberlain  AJ, Rocha D. 2019. Survey of allele specific expression in bovine muscle. Sci Rep. 9, 4297 

Jeandard D, Smirnova A, Tarassov I, Barrey E, Smirnov A, Entelis N. 2019. Import of non-coding RNAs into human mitochondria: A critical review and emerging approaches. Cells. 8, 286

Le Moyec L, Robert C, Triba NM, Bouchema N, Mach N, Rivière J, Zalachas-Rebours E, Barrey E. 2019. A first step toward unraveling the energy metabolism in endurance horses: Comparison of plasma nuclear magnetic resonance metabolomic profiles before and after different endurance race distances. Front Mol Biosci. 6, 45

Massacci FR, Clark A, Ruet A, Lansade L, Costa M, Mach N. 2019. Inter-breed diversity and temporal dynamics of the faecal microbiota in healthy horses. J Anim Breed Genet. in press

Plancade S, Clark A, Philippe C, Helbling JC, Moisan MP, Esquerré D, Moyec LL, Robert C, Barrey E, Mach N. 2019. Unraveling the effects of the gut microbiota composition and function on horse endurance physiology. Sci Rep. 9, 9620

Ramayo-Caldas Y, Zingaretti L, Popova M, Estelle J, Bernard A, Pons N, Bellot P, Mach N, Rau A, Roume H, Perez-Enciso M, Faverdin P, Edouard N, Ehrlich D, Morgavi DP, Renand G. 2019. Identification of rumen microbial biomarkers linked to methane emission in Holstein dairy cows. J Anim Breed Genet. in press.

Ruet A, Lemarchand J, Parias C, Mach N, Moisan MP, Foury A, Briant C, Lansade L. 2019. Housing horses in individual boxes is a challenge with regard to welfare. Animals (Basel) 9. pii: E621


Chassier M, Barrey E, Robert C, Duluard A, Danvy S, Ricard A. 2018. Genotype imputation accuracy in multiple equine breeds from medium- to high-density genotypes. J Anim Breed Genet. 135, 420-431

Clark A, Sallé G, Ballan V, Reigner F, Meynadier A, Cortet J, Koch C, Riou M, Blanchard A, Mach N. 2018. Strongyle infection and gut microbiota : profiling of resistant and susceptible horses over a grazing season. Frontiers in Physiology (9), 272.

Druml T, Grilz-Seger G, Neuditschko M, Horna M, Ricard A, Pausch H, Brem G. 2018. Novel insights into Sabino1 and splashed white coat color patterns in horses. Anim Genet. 49, 249-253

Druml T, Neuditschko M, Grilz-Seger G, Horna M, Ricard A, Mesaric M, Cotman M, Pausch H, Brem G. 2018. Population Networks Associated with Runs of Homozygosity Reveal New Insights into the Breeding History of the Haflinger Horse. J Hered. 109, 384-392.

Lansade L, Foury A, Reigner F, Vidament M, Guettier E, Bouvet G, Soulet D, Parias C, Ruet A, Mach N, Levy F, Moisan MP. 2018. Progressive habituation to separation alleviates the negative effects of weaning in the mother and foal. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 97, 59-68

Lee C, Moroldo M, Perdomo-Sabogal A, Mach N, Marthey S, Lecardonnel J, Wahlberg P, Chong AY, Estellé J, Ho SYW, Rogel-Gaillard C, Gongora J. 2018. Inferring the evolution of the major histocompatibility complex of wild pigs and peccaries using hybridisation DNA capture-based sequencing. Immunogenetics. 70, 401-417.

Legarra A, Ricard A, Varona L. 2018. GWAS by GBLUP: Single and multimarker EMMAX and Bayes factors, with an example in detection of a major gene for horse gait. G3 (Bethesda). 8, 2301-2308

Pegolo S, Mach N, Ramayo Caldas Y, Schiavon S, Bittante G, Cecchinato A. 2018. Integration of GWAS, pathway and network analyses reveals novel mechanistic insights into the synthesis of milk proteins in dairy cows. Sci Rep. 8, 56


Clark A, Mach N. 2017. The crosstalk between the gut microbiota and mitochondria during exercise. Front Physiol. 8, 319.

Lenoir A, Trachsel DS, Younes M,  Barrey E, Robert C. 2017. Agreement between electrocardiogram and heart rate meter is low for the measurement of heart rate variability during exercise in young endurance horses. Front Vet Sci. 4, 170.

Mach N, Clark A. 2017. Micronutrient deficiencies and the human gut microbiota. Trends Microbiol. 25, 607-610.

Mach N, Fuster-Botella D. 2017. Endurance exercise and gut microbiota: A review. J Sport Health Sc. 6, 179-197.

Mach N, Foury A, Kittelmann S, Reigner F, Moroldo M, Ballester M, Esquerré D, Rivière J, Sallé G, Gérard P, Moisan MP, Lansade L. 2017. The effects of weaning methods on gut microbiota composition and horse physiology. Front Physiol. 8, 835.

Mach N, Ramayo-Caldas Y,A17:J18 Clark A, Moroldo M, Robert C, Barrey E, Lopez JM, Le Moyec L. 2017. Understanding the response to endurance exercise using a systems biology approach: combining blood metabolomics, transcriptomics and miRNomics in horses. BMC Genomics. 18, 187

Morgenthaler C, Diribarne M, Capitan A, Legendre R, Saintilan R, Gilles M, Esquerré D, Juras R, Khanshour A, Schibler L, Cothran G. 2017. A missense variant in the coil1A domain of the keratin 25 gene is associated with the dominant curly hair coat trait (Crd) in horse. Genet sel Evol.  49-85

Ricard A, Robert C, Blouin C, Baste F, Torquet G, Morgenthaler C, Riviere J, Mach N, Mata X, Schibler L, Barrey E. 2017. Endurance exercise ability in the horse: a trait with complex polygenic determinism. Front Genet. 8, 89.

Schaefer RJ, Schubert M, Bailey E, Bannasch DL, Barrey E, Bar-Gal GK, Brem G, Brooks SA, Distl O, Fries R, Finno CJ, Gerber V, Haase B, Jagannathan V, Kalbfleisch T, Leeb T, Lindgren G, Lopes MS, Mach N, da Câmara Machado A, MacLeod JN, McCoy A, Metzger J, Penedo C, Polani S, Rieder S, Tammen I, Tetens J, Thaller G, Verini-Supplizi A, Wade CM, Wallner B, Orlando L, Mickelson JR, McCue ME. 2017. Developing a 670k genotyping array to tag ~2M SNPs across 24 horse breeds. BMC Genomics. 18, 565.

Spirhanzlova P, Dhorne-Pollet S, Fellah J, Da Silva C, Tlapakova T, Labadie K, Weissenbach J, Poulain J, Jaffredo T, Wincker P, Krylov V, Pollet N. 2017. Construction and characterization of a BAC library for functional genomics in Xenopus tropicalis. Dev Biol. 426, 255-260.


Bonet MO, Mach N. 2016. Nutritional and non-nutritional factors may affect male infertility through epigenetic mechanisms. Nutr Hosp. 33, 1236-1244

Clark A, Mach N. 2016. Exercise-induced stress behavior, gut-microbiota-brain axis and diet: a systematic review for athletes. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 13, 43

Clark A, Mach Casellas N. 2016. Role of Vitamin D in the hygiene hypothesis: the interplay between vitamin D, vitamin D receptors, gut microbiota, and immune response. Front Immunol, 7-e627.

Hamzić E, Kjærup RB, Mach N, Minozzi G, Strozzi F, Gualdi V, Williams JL, Chen J, Wattrang E, Buitenhuis B, Juul-Madsen HR, Dalgaard TS. 2016. RNA sequencing-based analysis of the spleen transcriptome following infectious bronchitis virus infection of chickens selected for different mannose-binding lectin serum concentrations. BMC Genomics. 17, 82

Mach N, Fuster-Botellaa D. 2016. Endurance exercise and gut microbiota: a systematic review. J Sport Health Sci. In Press

Mach N, Plancade S, Pacholewska A, Lecardonnel J, Rivière J, Moroldo M, Vaiman A, Morgenthaler C, Beinat M, Nevot A, Robert C, Barrey E. 2016. Integrated mRNA and miRNA expression profiling in blood reveals candidate biomarkers associated with endurance exercise in the horse.  Sci Rep. 6, 22932

Pacholewska A, Mach N, Mata X, Vaiman A, Schibler L, Barrey E, Gerber V. 2016. Novel equine tissue miRNAs and breed-related miRNA expressed in serum. BMC Genomics. 17, 831

Pegolo S, Cecchinato A, Mach N, Babbucci M, Pauletto M, Bargelloni L, Schiavon S, Bittante G. 2016. Transcriptomic changes in liver of young bulls caused by diets low in mineral and protein contents and supplemented with n-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid. PLoS One. 11, e0167747.

Trachsel DS,  Giraudet A, Maso D, Hervé G, Hauri DD, Barrey E, Robert C. 2016. Relationships between body dimensions, body weight age, gender, breed and echoradiographic dimensions in young endurance horses. BMC Vet Res. 12, 226

Younes M, Barrey E, Cottin F, Robert C. 2016. Elimination in long-distance endurance rides: insights from the analysis of 7,032 starts in 80 to 160 km competitions. Comp Exercise Physiol. 12, 157-167

Younes M, Robert C, Barrey E, Cottin F. 2016. Effects of age, exercise duration, and test conditions on heart rate variability in young endurance horses. Front Physiol. 7, 155

Previous publications

Bandiera S., Barrey E., Ernoult-Lange M., Gidrol X., Henrion-Caude A., Huang L., Saint-Auret G., Weil D. 2012. Mitochondria, microRNA and RNA interference. M S-Medecine Sciences, 28, 23-26

Barrey E., Jayr L., Mucher E., Gospodnetic S., Joly F., Benech P., Alibert O., Gidrol X., Mata X., Vaiman A., Guérin G. 2012. Transcriptome analysis of muscle in horses suffering from recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis revealed energetic pathway alterations and disruption in the cytosolic calcium regulation. Animal Genetics, 43, 271-281

Brard S, Ricard A. 2015. Is the use of formulae a reliable way to predict the accuracy of genomic selection? J Anim Breed Genet. 132, 207-217     

Brard S, Ricard A. 2015. Genome-wide association study for jumping performances in French sport horses. Anim Genet. 46, 78-81     

Brard S, Ricard A. 2015. Should we use the single nucleotide polymorphism linked to in genomic evaluation of French trotter? J Anim Sci. 93, 4651-4659  

Hernando Boigues JF, Mach N. 2015. The effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids on obesity through epigenetic modifications. Endocrinol Nutr.

Kornaś S, Sallé G, Skalska M, David I, Ricard A, Cabaret J. 2015. Estimation of genetic parameters for resistance to gastro-intestinal nematodes in pure blood Arabian horses. Int J Parasitol. 45, 237-242

Luck MH, Le Moyec L, Barrey E, Triba MN, Bouchemal N, Savarin P, Robert C. 2015. Energetics of endurance exercise in young horses determined by nuclear magnetic resonance metabolomics. Front Physiol.

Ricard A. 2015. Does heterozygosity at the DMRT3 gene make French trotters better racers ? Genet Sel Evol. 47, 10

Younes M, Robert C, Cottin F, Barrey E. 2015. Speed and cardiac recovery variables predict the probability of elimination in equine endurance events.  PloS One. 10, e0137013

Sancho M, Mach Casellas N. 2014. Effects of wine polyphenols on cancer prevention. Nutricion Hospitalaria. 31, 535-551

Desjardin C, Charles C, Benoist-Lasselin C, Riviere J, Gilles M, Chassande O, Morgenthaler C, Laloé D, Lecardonnel J, Flamant F, Legeai-Mallet L, Schibler L. 2014. Chondrocytes play a major role in the stimulation of bone growth by thyroid hormone. Endocrinology. 155, 3123-3135

Desjardin C, Chat S, Gilles M, Legendre R, Riviere J, Mata X, Balliau T, Esquerré D, Cribiu EP, Betch JM, Schibler L. 2014. Involvement of mitochondrial dysfunction and ER-stress in the physiopathology of equine osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). Exp Mol Pathol. 96, 328-338

Desjardin C, Riviere J, Vaiman A, Morgenthaler C, Diribarne M, Zivy M, Robert C, Le Moyec L, Wimel L, Lepage O, Jacques C, Cribiu E, Schibler L. Omics technologies provide new insights into the molecular physiopathology of equine osteochondrosis. BMC Genomics. 15, 947

Desjardin C, Vaiman A, Mata X, Legendre R, Laubier J, Kennedy SP, Laloe D, Barrey E, Jacques C, Cribiu EP, Schibler L. 2014. Next-generation sequencing identifies equine cartilage and subchondral bone miRNAs and suggests their involvement in osteochondrosis physiopathology. BMC Genomics. 15, 798

Le Moyec L, Robert C, Triba MN, Billat VL, Mata X, Schibler L, Barrey E. 2014. Protein catabolism and high lipid metabolism associated with long-distance exercise are revealed by plasma NMR metabolomics in endurance horses. PLoS One. 9, e90730

Mignardot JB, Deschamps T, Barrey E, Auvinet B, Berrut G, Cornu C, Constans T, de Decker L. 2014. Gait disturbances as specific predictive markers of the first fall onset in elderly people: a two-year prospective observational study. Front Aging Neurosci. 25, 6-22

Petersen JL, Mickelson JR, Cothran EG, Andersson LS, Axelsson J, Bailey E, Bannasch D, Binns MM,  Borges AS, Brama P,da Câmara Machado A, Distl O, Felicetti M, Fox -Clipsham M, Graves KT, Guérin G, Haase B, Hasegawa T, Hemmann K,  Hill EW, Leeb T, Lindgren G, Lohi H, Lopes MS, McGivney BA, Mikko S, Orr N,  Penedo MCT, Piercy RJ, Raekallio M, Rieder S,  Røed KH, Silvestrelli M,  Swinburne J, Tozaki T, Vaudin M,  Wade CM, McCue ME. 2013. Genetic Diversity in the Modern Horse Illustrated from Genome-Wide SNP Data. Plos ONE 8, e54997
Petersen J.L., J.R. Mickelson, A.K. Rendahl, S.J. Valberg, L.S. Andersson, J. Axelsson, E. Bailey, D. Bannasch, M.M. Binns, A.S. Borges, P. Brama, A. da Câmara Machado, S. Capomaccio, K. Cappelli, E.G. Cothran, O. Distl, L. Fox-Clipsham, K.T. Graves, G. Guérin, B. Haase, T. Hasegawa, K. Hemmann, E.W. Hill, T. Leeb, G. Lindgren, H. Lohi, M.S. Lopes, B.A. McGivney, S. Mikko, N. Orr, M.C.T. Penedo, R.J. Piercy, M. Raekallio, S. Rieder, K.H. Røed, J. Swinburne, T. Tozaki, M. Vaudin, C.M. Wade, M.E. McCue. 2013. Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Selection for Important Traits in Domestic Horse Breeds. Plos Genetics 9, e1003211.

Ricard A., Perrocheau M., Couroucé-Malblanc A., Valette J. P., Tourtoulou G., Dufosset J. M., Robert C., Chaffaux S., Denoix J. M., Guérin G. 2013. Genetic parameters of Juvenile Osteoarticular Conditions (JOAC) in French Trotter Equine. Veterinary Journal 197,77-82

Sabbagh M, Danvy S, Ricard A. 2014. Genetic and environmental analysis of dystocia and stillbirths in draft horses. Animal  8, 184-191