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

Jean-Pierre BIDANEL, Senior Research Scientist

BIDANEL Jean-Pierre
Genetic improvement of pigs, QTL mapping, reproduction, disease resistance

INRA UMR 1313 Génétique Animale et Biologie Intégrative
Domaine de Vilvert, Bat 211, 78352 Jouy en Josas
Tel : +33 (0) 1 34 65 22 840   Fax  : +33 (0) 1 34 65 29 33

Email :

Research Team: Pig Genetics

CV :

  •  Director of the joint research unit UMR GABI (2009 - ) Director of the research unit : UR 337 Applied and Quantitative Genetics Station, SGQA (2003-2008)
  • Head of the Porcine Genetic Improvement team of the SGQA from 1997 to 2002
  • Junior Research Scientist (1988) then Senior Research Scientist (1998) at INRA
  • Doctoral Dissertation from INA Paris Grignon, 1988
  • DEA in Quantitative Genetics, Paris VI, 1985
  • Agronomic Engineer from  the Institut National Agronomique Paris Grignon, 1983

Fields of Research :

Porcine Genetic Improvement ; Quantitative Genetics ; Genetic Evaluation of Reproducing Animals ; Marker Assisted Selection ; QTL Mapping ; Genetic Determinism of Reproduction and Disease Resistance Traits

Other Activities :

  • Expertise :
    • Member of the National Commission on Genetic Improvement of the Agriculture Ministry
    • Membre of the Scientific council of IFIP Institut du Porc
    • Scientific Support for Porcine Genealogical Books and porcine selection organisations
  • Student Training:
    • Training of 6 doctoral students
    • Training of 16 Master and engineering students

Recent Publications (2006-2010)

Bidanel JP (2010) Biology and genetics of reproduction. In : The genetics of the pig, 2nd Edition, MF Rothschild and A Ruvinsky (Ed), CAB International (in press).

Gilbert H, Riquet J, Gruand J, Billon Y, Fève K, Sellier P, Noblet J, Bidanel JP (2010) Detecting QTL for feed intake in a pig back-cross between Large White and Piétrain breeds. Relationships with growth, carcass and meat quality traits Animal first view article, doi:10.1017/ S1751731110000339.

Salmi B, Trefan L, Bloom-Hansen J, Bidanel JP, Doeschl-WilsonAB, Larzul C (2010) Meta-analysis of the halothane gene effect on seven parameters of pig meat quality. Journal of Animal Science first view article, jas.2009-2508v1-20092508.

Sellier P, Maignel L, Bidanel JP (2010) Genetic parameters for compositional traits of back and perirenal fat depots and longissimus muscle in Large White and Landrace pigs. Animal 4, 497-504.

Tribout T, Caritez JC, Gogué J, Gruand J, Bouffaud M, Guillouet P, Billon Y, Péry C, Laville E, Bidanel JP (2010) Estimation of realised genetic trends in French Large White pigs from 1977 to 1998 for growth and carcass traits using frozen semen. Journal of Animal Science (accepted, May 2010).

Canario L, Caritez JC, Billon Y, Bidanel JP, Laloë D (2009) Sow farrowing characteristics of Meishan versus French breeds. Livestock Science 125, 132-140.

Foury A, Tribout T, Bazin C, Billon Y, Bouffaud M, Gogué JM, Bidanel JP, Mormède P (2009) Estimation of genetic trends from 1977 to 2000 for stress-responsive systems in French Large White and Landrace pig populations using frozen semen. Animal 3, 1681-1687.

Noguera JL, Rodríguez MC, Varona L, Tomas A, Muñoz G, Ramirez O, Barragan C, Arqué M, Bidanel JP, Amills M, Ovilo C, Sánchez A (2009) A bi-dimensional genome scan for prolificacy traits in pigs shows the existence of multiple epistatic QTL. BMC Genomics 10: 636, doi: 10.1186 /1471-2164-10-636.

Bidanel JP, Boichard D, Chevalet C (2008) De la génétique à la génomique. INRA Productions Animales 21, 15-32.

Bidanel JP, Rosendo A, Iannuccelli N, Gilbert H, Caritez JC, Billon Y, Prunier A, Milan D (2008) Detection of quantitative trait loci for teat number and female reproductive traits in Meishan x Large White F2 pigs. Animal 2, 813-820.

Minozzi G, Bidanel JP, Minvielle F, Bed’hom B, Gourichon D , Baumard J, Pinard-van der Laan MH (2008) Crossbreeding parameters of general immune response traits in white leghorn chickens. Livestock Science 119, 221-228.

Tribout T, Iannuccelli N, Druet T, Gilbert H, Riquet J, Guéblez R, Mercat MJ, Bidanel JP, Milan D, Le Roy P (2008) Detection of quantitative trait loci for reproduction and production traits in Large White and French Landrace pig populations. Genetics, Selection, Evolution 40, 61-78.

Canario L, Rydhmer L, Gogué J, Tribout T, Bidanel JP (2007) Estimation of genetic trends from 1977 to 1998 for farrowing characteristics in the French Large White breed using frozen semen. Animal 1, 929-938.

Canario L, Père MC, Tribout T, Thomas F, David C, Gogué J, Herpin P, Bidanel JP, Le Dividich J (2007) Estimation of genetic trends from 1977 to 1998 of body composition and physiological state of Large White pigs at birth. Animal 1, 1409-1413.

Demars J, Riquet J, Sanchez MP, Billon Y, Hocquette JF, Iannuccelli N, Bidanel JP, Milan D, Gondret F (2007) Metabolic and histochemical characteristics of fat and muscle tissues in homozygous or heterozygous pigs for the body composition QTL located on chromosome 7. Physiological Genomics 30, 232-241.

Gilbert H, Bidanel JP, Milan D, Le Roy P (2007) Linked and pleiotropic QTL influencing carcass composition traits detected on porcine chromosome 7. Genetical Research 89, 65-72.

Gilbert H, Bidanel JP, Gruand J, Caritez JC Billon Y, Guillouet P, Lagant H, Noblet J, Sellier P (2007) Genetic parameters for residual feed intake of growing pigs with emphasis on genetic relationships with carcass and meat quality traits. Journal of Animal Science 85, 3182-3188.

Gourdine JL, Bidanel JP, Noblet J, Renaudeau D (2007) Rectal temperature of lactating sows: Effect of breed, parity and season in a tropical humid climate. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science 20, 832-841. 

Rosendo A, Druet T, Gogué J, Bidanel JP (2007a) Direct responses to six generations of selection for ovulation rate or prenatal survival in Large White pigs. Journal of Animal Science 85, 356-364.

Rosendo A, Druet T, Gogué J, Canario L, Bidanel JP (2007b) Correlated responses for litter traits to six generations of selection for ovulation rate or prenatal survival in French Large White pigs. Journal of Animal Science 85, 1615-1624.

Rosendo A, Canario L, Druet T, Gogué J, Bidanel JP (2007c) Correlative responses for pre- and postweaning growth and backfat thickness to six generations of selection for ovulation rate or prenatal survival in French Large White pigs. Journal of Animal Science 85, 3209-3217.

Sanchez MP, Basso B, Bidanel JP, Billon Y, Gandemer G, Gilbert H, Iannuccelli N, Larzul C, Legault C, Milan D, Riquet J, Le Roy P (2007) Detection and localization of a major gene for intramuscular fat in pig. BMC Genetics 8, 55.

Canario L, Roy N, Gruand J, Bidanel JP (2006) Genetic variation of farrowing kinetics traits and relationships with litter size and perinatal mortality in French Large White sows. Journal of Animal Science 84, 1053-1058.

Canario L, Cantoni E, LeBihan E, Caritez JC, Billon Y, Bidanel JP, Foulley JL (2006) Between breed variability of stillbirth and relationships with sow and piglet characteristics Journal of Animal Science 84, 3185-3196.

Gourdine JL, Bidanel JP, Noblet J, Renaudeau D (2006a) Effects of breed and season on performance of lactating sows in a tropical humid climate. Journal of Animal Science 84, 360-369.

Gourdine JL, Renaudeau D, Bidanel JP, Noblet J (2006b) Effects of season and breed on the feeding behavior of multiparous lactating sows in tropical climate Journal of Animal Science 84, 469-480.

Gourdine JL, Renaudeau D, Quesnel H, Bidanel JP (2006c) Reproductive performance of sows in a tropical humid climate. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science 19, 1111-1119.

Sanchez MP, Riquet J, Iannuccelli N, Gogué J, Billon Y, Demeure O, Caritez JC, Burgaud G, Fève K, Péry C, Lagant H, Le Roy P, Bidanel JP, Milan D (2006) Effects of chromosomes 1, 2, 4 and 7 QTL on growth, carcass and meat quality traits in backcross Meishan x Large White pigs. Journal of Animal Science 84, 526-537.

Tarrés J, Bidanel JP, Hofer A, Ducrocq V (2006) Analysis of longevity and exterior traits on Large White sows in Switzerland. Journal of Animal Science 84, 2914-2924.