Mathieu Joron. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1043-4147

Preprints & submitted manuscripts

Aubier T & Joron M (submitted). Costs of choosiness can promote reproductive isolation in parapatry. Submitted. BioRxiv: 2020.11.12.379461
PDF | doi:10.1101/2020.11.12.379461


Doniol-Valcroze P, Després L & Joron M (2024) Strong differences in egg thermal tolerance between closely related lowland and alpine butterfly species. Ecological Entomology 1-6. doi:10.1111/een.13323
PDF | doi : 10.1111/een.13323

Legeai F, Romain S, Capblancq T, Doniol-Valcroze P, Joron M, Lemaitre C & Després L (2024) Chromosome-level assembly and annotation of the pearly heath Coenonympha arcania butterfly genome. Genome Biology and Evolution (in press).
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Rosser N, Seixas F, Queste LM, Cama B, Mori-Pezo R, Nelson M, Waite-Hudson R, Goringe M, Costa M, Elias M, Eleres de Figueiredo CM, Freitas AVL, Joron M, Lamas G, Martins ARP, McMillan OW, Ready JS, Salazar C, Salazar P, Schultz S, Shirai LT, Silva Brandão KL, Mallet J & Dasmahapatra KK (2024) Hybrid speciation driven by multilocus introgression of ecological traits. (in press)
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Jay P*, Aubier T* & Joron M (2024) The interplay of local adaptation and gene flow may lead to the formation of supergenes. Molecular Ecology (early view). e17297.
*contributed equally
PDF | doi : 10.1111/mec.17297 | BioRxiv preprint: 2020.11.19.389577

Lacoste P, Chouteau M, Maisonneuve L, Joron M*, & McClure M* (2024) Geographically variable mate preferences shed light on the processes maintaining inversion polymorphism. Evolutionary Journal of the Linnean Society 3(1):kzad007
*contributed equally
PDF | doi : 10.1093/evolinnean/kzad007

Poloni R, Dhennin M, Mappes J*, Joron M*, & Nokelainen O* (2024). Exploring polymorphism in a palatable prey: Predation risk and frequency-dependence in relation to distinct levels of conspicuousness. Evolution Letters Advance articles : qrad071
*contributed equally
PDF | doi:10.1093/evlett/qrad071 | BioRxiv preprint doi:10.1101/2023.04.13.536688


Berdan E, Aubier TG, Cozzolino S, Faria R, Feder JL, Giménez MD, Joron M, Searle JB & Mérot C (2023) Structural variants and speciation: Multiple processes at play, In CL Peichel, R Safran, Å Brännström, D Bolnick & U Dieckmann, Perspectives on Speciation, Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology. pp.a041446
PDF (HAL version)| doi : 10.1101/cshperspect.a041446

Lucek K, Giménez MD, Joron M, Rafajlovic M, B. S, Walden N, Westram AM & Faria R (2023) The impact of chromosomal rearrangements in speciation: from micro- to macroevolution, In CL Peichel, D Bolnick, Å Brännström, U Dieckmann & R Safran, Perspectives on Speciation, Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology pp.a041447
PDF | doi : 10.1101/cshperspect.a041447

Rougemont Q*, Huber B*, Martin SH, Whibley A, Estrada C, Solano D, Orpet R, McMillan OW, Frérot B, & Joron M (2023). Subtle introgression footprints at the end of the speciation continuum in a clade of Heliconius butterflies. Molecular Biology & Evolution 40(7):msad166.
*contributed equally
PDF | | BioRxiv: doi:10.1101/2022.12.19.520581

de Cara MAR*, Jay P*, Rougemont Q*, Chouteau M, Whibley A, Huber B, Piron Prunier F, Rogner RR, Freitas AVL, Salazar C, Silva Brandão KL, Torres TT & Joron M (2023) Balancing selection at a wing pattern locus is associated with major shifts in genome-wide patterns of diversity and gene flow in a butterfly. Peer Community Journal 4:e65.
*contributed equally
PDF | doi: 10.24072/pcjournal.298 | PCI EvolBiol Recommendation (by C. Jiggins)

Kikuchi DW*, Allen WL, Arbuckle K, Aubier TG, Briolat ES, Burdfield-Steel ER, Cheney KL, Daňková K, Elias M, Hämäläinen L, Herberstein ME, Hossie TJ, Joron M, Kunte K, Leavell BC, Lindstedt C, Lorioux-Pal U, McClure M, McLellan CF, Medina I, Nawge V, Páez E, Pal A, Pekár S, Penacchio O, Raška J, Reader T, Rojas B, Rönkä KH, Rößler D, Rowe C, Rowland HM, Roy A, Schaal KA, Sherratt TN, Skelhorn J, Smart HM, Stankowich T, Stefan AM, Summer K, Taylor CH, Thorogood R, Umbers KDL, Winters AE, Yeager J & Exnerova A* (2023). The evolution and ecology of multiple antipredator defences. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 36:975-991.
*contributed equally
PDF | doi:10.1111/jeb.14192

Bastide H, Saenko SV, Chouteau M, Joron M & Llaurens V (2023) Dominance mechanisms in supergene alleles controlling butterfly wing pattern variation: Insights from gene expression in Heliconius numata. Heredity 130:92-98.
PDF View only | doi:10.1038/s41437-022-00583-5


Jay P, Leroy M, Le Poul Y, Whibley A, Arias M, Chouteau M & Joron M (2022) Association mapping of colour variation in a butterfly provides evidence that a supergene locks together a cluster of adaptive loci. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 377:20210193.
PDF | Supplementary figures and tables| doi:10.1098/rstb.2021.0193.
BioRxiv version : doi:10.1101/2021.12.16.472922

Jay P & Joron M (2022) The double game of chromosomal inversions in a neotropical butterfly. Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences – Biologies 345:57-73.
(invited synthesis on the H. numata supergene tied to PJ’s prize at the Académie des Sciences)

Joron M (2022) In search of the links between environmental signals and polyphenism. [Recommendation of Le Trionnaire et al. 2022, Peer Community Journal 2:e43] Peer Community in Zoology, 100013.
PDF | doi:10.24072/pci.zool.100013.


Jay P*, Chouteau M*, Whibley A, Bastide H, Parrinello H, Llaurens V, Joron M (2021) Mutation load at a mimicry supergene sheds new light on the evolution of inversion polymorphisms. Nature Genetics 53: 288–293
*contributed equally
doi:10.1038/s41588-020-00771-1 | Read online:
BioRxiv version: PDF | doi:10.1101/736504
News and Views by Clemens Küpper PDF | doi: 10.1038/s41588-021-00809-y
CNRS Press release (in French)

Villoutreix R, Ayala D, Joron M, Gompert Z, Feder JL, Nosil P (2021). Inversion breakpoints and the evolution of supergenes. Molecular Ecology 30:2738-2755.
PDF | doi:10.1111/mec.15907

Maisonneuve L, Beneteau T, Joron M, Smadi C, and Llaurens V (2021) When do opposites attract? A model uncovering the evolution of disassortative mating. The American Naturalist 198(5): 625-641
PDF | doi: 10.1086/716509

Kozak KM, Joron M, Jiggins C* & McMillan WO* (2021). Rampant genome-wide admixture across the Heliconius radiation. Genome Biology and Evolution 13(7): evab099.
*contributed equally
PDF | doi: 10.1093/gbe/evab099 | Suppl. mat. ZIP |
BioRxiv version: doi:10.1101/414201
News and Views by Casey McGrath PDF | doi:10.1093/gbe/evab143


Maisonneuve L, Chouteau M, Joron M, Llaurens V (2020) Evolution and genetic architecture of disassortative mating at a locus under heterozygote advantage. Evolution (Early view)
PDF | doi:10.1111/evo.14129
Peer-reviewed and Recommended by Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology
Recommendation by Charles Mullon : PDF | 10.24072/pci.evolbiol.100109

Mérot C, Debat V, Le Poul Y, Merrill R, Naisbit R, Tholance A, Jiggins C, Joron M (2020) Hybridization and transgressive exploration of colour pattern and wing morphology in Heliconius butterflies. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 13626:942-956
PDF | doi: 10.1111/jeb.13626

Arias M, Davey J, Martin SH, Jiggins CD, Nadeau N, Joron M, and Llaurens V (2020). How do predators generalise warning signals in “simple” and “complex” prey communities? Insights from a videogame. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 287: 20200014
PDF | doi:10.1098/rspb.2020.0014 | BioRxiv: 409557

Joron M (2020) Studying genetic antagonisms as drivers of genome evolution [Recommendation of Shearn et al. 2020, bioRxiv:445072]. Peer Community in Evolutionary Biology, 100108.

Moest M, Van Belleghem SM, James JE, Salazar C, Martin SH, Barker SL, Moreira GRP, Mérot C, Joron M, Nadeau NJ, Steiner FM, and Jiggins CD (2020) Classic and introgressed selective sweeps shape mimicry loci across a butterfly adaptive radiation. PLoS Biology 18(2): e3000597
PDF | doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000597 | BioRxiv: 685685


Aubier T, Kokko H & Joron M (2019) Coevolution of male and female mate choice can destabilize reproductive isolation. Nature Communications 10:5122 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12860-9
PDF | doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12860-9

Edelman NB, Frandsen P, Miyagi M, Clavijo B, Davey J, Dikow R, García-Accinelli G, van Belleghem S, Patterson N, Neafsey D, Challis , Kumar S, Moreira G, Salazar C, Chouteau M, Counterman B, Papa R, Blaxter M, Reed RD, Dasmahapatra K, Kronforst, M, Joron M, Jiggins CD, McMillan WO, Di Palma F, Blumberg AJ , Wakeley J, Jaffe D & Mallet J (2019) Genomic architecture and introgression shape a butterfly radiation. Science 366 (6465): 594-599.
doi:10.1126/science.aaw2090 | BioRxiv : PDF | doi:10.1126/science.aaw2090

Chouteau M, Dezeure J, Sherratt TN, Llaurens V & Joron M. (2019) Similar predator aversion for natural prey with diverse toxicity levels. Animal Behaviour 153:49–59
PDF | doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.04.017

Saenko SV, Chouteau M, Piron-Prunier F, Blugeon C, Joron M & Llaurens V (2019). Unravelling the genes forming the wing pattern supergene in the polymorphic butterfly.
Heliconius numata. EvoDevo 10: 16
PDF | doi:10.1186/s13227-019-0129-2


Jay P, Whibley A, Frézal L, Rodríguez de Cara MA, Nowell RW, Mallet J, Dasmahapatra KK & Joron M (2018). Supergene evolution triggered by the introgression of a chromosomal inversion. Current Biology 28:1839–1845
PDF | Supplementary information | doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.04.072

Rosser N, Freitas AVL, Huertas B, Joron M, Lamas G, Mérot C, Simpson F, Willmott K, Mallet J & Dasmahapatra KK (2018). Cryptic speciation associated with geographic and ecological divergence in two Amazonian Heliconius butterflies. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 186(1):233-249
PDF | Supplementary Material | doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zly046 – view online


Mérot C, Salazar C, Merrill RM, Jiggins C & Joron M (2017). What shapes the continuum of reproductive isolation? Lessons from Heliconius butterflies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20170335.
PDF | doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.0335

Chouteau M, Llaurens V, Piron-Prunier F & Joron M (2017). Polymorphism at a mimicry supergene maintained by opposing frequency-dependent selection pressures. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 114(31):8325–8329
PDF | doi:10.1073/pnas.1702482114

de Silva DL, Motas L, Chazot N, Mallarino R, Silva-Brandão KL, Gomez LM, Freitas AVL, Lamas G, Joron M, Mallet J, Giraldo CE, Uribe S, Särkinen T, Knapp S, Jiggins CD, Willmott KR, Elias M (2017). North Andean origin and diversification of the largest ithomiine butterfly genus. Scientific Reports 7:45966
PDF | doi:10.1038/srep45966

Llaurens V, Whibley A & Joron M (2017). Genetic architecture and balancing selection: the life and death of differentiated variants (review). Molecular Ecology 26(9):2430–2448
PDF | doi:10.1111/mec.14051

Aubier T, Joron M and Sherratt TN (2017). Mimicry among unequally defended prey should be mutualistic when predators sample optimally. The American Naturalist 189(3):267-282
PDF | doi:10.1086/690121


Chazot N, Willmott K, de Silva DL, Condamine FL, Freitas AVL, Lamas G, Morlon H, Joron M, Jiggins C, Uribe S, Mallet J, Giraldo-Sanchez CE and Elias M (2016). Into the Andes: multiple independent colonizations drive montane diversity in the Neotropical clearwing butterflies Godyridina. Molecular Ecology 25:5765–5784
PDF | doi:10.1111/mec.13773

Nadeau NJ, Pardo-Diaz C, Whibley A, Supple MA, Saenko SV, Wallbank RWR, Wu GC, Maroja L, Ferguson L, Hanly JJ, Hines H, Salazar C, Merrill RM, Dowling AJ, ffrench-Constant RH, Llaurens V, Joron M, McMillan OW, and Jiggins C (2016). The gene cortex controls mimicry and crypsis in butterflies and moths. Nature 534:106–110.
PDF | Full text | doi:10.1038/nature17961

Piron Prunier F, Chouteau M, Whibley A, Joron M and Llaurens V (2016). Selection of valid reference genes for reverse transcription quantitative PCR analysis in Heliconius numata. Journal of Insect Science 16(1):50
PDF | doi:10.1093/jisesa/iew034

Mérot C, Le Poul Y, Théry M and Joron M (2016). Mimicry refinement: Phenotypic variations tracking the local optimum. Journal of Animal Ecology, 85:1056-1069.
PDF | doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12521
Cover of the virtual issue on Evolutionary Ecology (Photo G. Vernade)

Chouteau M, Arias M and Joron M (2016). Warning signals are under positive frequency-dependent selection in nature. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 113(8):2164–2169
PDF (with supporting information) | doi:10.1073/pnas.1519216113

Davey JW, Chouteau M, Barker SL, Maroja L, Baxter SW, Simpson F, Joron M, Mallet J, Dasmahapatra KK and Jiggins CD (2016). Major improvements to the Heliconius melpomene genome assembly used to confirm 10 chromosome fusion events in 6 million years of butterfly evolution. G3: Genes Genomes Genetics 6(3):695-708
PDF | doi:10.1534/g3.115.023655

Wallbank RWR, Baxter SW, Pardo-Diaz C, Hanley JJ, Martin SH, Mallet J, Dasmahapatra KK, Salazar C, Reed R, Joron M, Nadeau NJ, McMillan OW, and Jiggins CD (2016). Evolutionary novelty in a butterfly wing pattern through enhancer shuffling. PLOS Biology 14(1): e1002353.
PDF | Supporting information | doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002353


Llaurens V, Joron M and Billiard S (2015). The evolution of dominance and its underlying molecular mechanisms in Müllerian mimicry. Evolution 69(12):3097–3108.
PDF | doi:10.1111/evo.12810

Mérot C, Frérot B, Leppik E and Joron M (2015). Beyond magic traits: multimodal mating cues in Heliconius butterflies. Evolution 69(11):2891-2904.
PDF | doi:10.1111/evo.12789

Merrill RM, Dasmahapatra KK, Davey J, Dell’Aglio D, Hanley JJ, Jiggins C, Joron M, Kozak KM, Llaurens V, Martin SH, Montgomery SH, Morris J, Nadeau NJ, Pinharanda A, Rosser N, Thompson D, Vanjari S, Wallbank RWR, and Yu Q (2015). The diversification of Heliconius butterflies: What have we learned in 150 years? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:1417–1438.
PDF | doi:10.1111/jeb.12672

Huber B, Le Poul Y, Whibley A, Navarro N, Martin A, Baxter S, Shah AB, Gilles B, Wirth T, McMillan OW, and Joron M (2015). Conservatism and novelty in the genetic architecture of adaptation in Heliconius butterflies. Heredity, 114:515–524.
PDF, Supplementary information | doi: 10.1038/hdy.2015.22

Chouteau M, Whibley A, Angers B, & Joron M (2015). The development of microsatellite loci from a reference genome in the Neotropical butterfly Heliconius numata and its close relatives. Entomological Science 18(2):283-287.
PDF | doi:10.1111/ens.12121


Le Poul Y, Whibley A, Chouteau M, Prunier F, Llaurens V, & Joron M (2014). Evolution of dominance mechanisms at a butterfly mimicry supergene. Nature Communications 5:5644.
PDF, Supplementary information (PDF) | Full text (Open Access) | doi:10.1038/ncomms6644

Timmermans MJTN, Baxter SW, Clark R, Heckel DG, Vogel H, Collins S, Papanicolaou A, Fuková I, Joron M, Thompson M, Jiggins CD, ffrench-Constant RH, & Vogler AP (2014). Comparative genomics of the mimicry switch in Papilio dardanus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281(1787):20140465.
PDF | doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0465

Llaurens V, M Joron & M Théry (2014). Cryptic differences in color among Müllerian mimics: how can the visual capacities of predators and prey shape the evolution of wing colors?. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27(3):531-540.
PDF | doi:10.1111/jeb.12317


Llaurens V, S Billiard & M Joron (2013). The effect of dominance on polymorphism in Müllerian mimicry. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 337:101-110.
PDF | doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2013.08.006

Jones R, Y Le Poul, A Whibley, C Mérot, R ffrench-Constant & M Joron (2013). Wing shape variation associated with mimicry in butterflies. Evolution 67(8):2323-2334.
PDF | doi: 10.1111/evo.12114

Mérot C, J Mavárez, KK Dasmahapatra, J Mallet, G Lamas M., and M Joron (2013). Genetic differentiation without mimicry shift in a pair of hybridizing Heliconius species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 109(4):830-847.
PDF | doi: 10.1111/bij.12091


The Heliconius Genome Consortium (2012). Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species. Nature 487:94-98
PDF | Full text (Open Access) | Supplementary information | doi: 10.1038/nature11041
Communiqué de presse (CNRS) | UK press release (UCL site).
Faculty of 1000 « Must read » | News of the Week at Science | Le Figaro newspaper report

Pardo-Diaz C, C Salazar, SW Baxter, C Mérot, W Figueiredo-Ready, M Joron, WO McMillan, and CD Jiggins (2012). Adaptive introgression across species boundaries in Heliconius butterflies. PLoS Genetics 8(6):e1002752.
PDF | doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002752 | PLoS Perspective by Marcus Kronforst

Jones RT, PA Salazar, RH ffrench-Constant, CD Jiggins & M Joron (2012). Evolution of a mimicry supergene from a multilocus architecture. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:316-325.
PDF | doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0882

Nadeau NJ, A Whibley, RT Jones, J Davey, KK Dasmahapatra, SW Baxter, M Joron, RH ffrench-Constant, ML Blaxter, J Mallet & CD Jiggins (2012). Genomic islands in hybridizing Heliconius butterflies identified by large-scale targeted sequencing. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367:343-353
PDF | doi: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0198


Joron M, L Frezal, RT Jones, N Chamberlain, SF Lee, CR Haag, A Whibley, M Becuwe, SW Baxter, L Ferguson, PA Wilkinson, C Salazar, C Davidson, R Clark, MA Quail, H Beasley, R Glithero, C Lloyd, S Sims, M Jones, J Rogers, C Jiggins, and RH ffrench-Constant (2011) Chromosomal rearrangements maintain a polymorphic supergene controlling butterfly mimicry. Nature 477:203-206
PDF | Supplementary information | doi: 10.1038/nature10341
Faculty of 1000 top 2% in biology and medicine | Great 3-min NatureVideo overview | New York Times article | More press coverage

Joron M & A Whibley (2011). Stripes, sex and sparrows: what processes underlie heteromorphic chromosome evolution? Heredity 106:531-532
PDF | doi: 10.1038/hdy.2010.106


Wu GC, M Joron & CD Jiggins (2010). Signatures of selection in loci governing major colour patterns in Heliconius butterflies and related species. BMC Evoutionary Biology 10:368, « Highly accessed »
PDF | doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-368

Baxter SW, NJ Nadeau, L Maroja, PA Wilkinson, BA Counterman, A Dawson, M Beltrán, S Pérez-Espona, N Chamberlain, L Ferguson, R Clark, C Davidson, R Glithero, J Mallet, WO McMillan, MR Kronforst, M Joron, R H. ffrench-Constant & CD Jiggins (2010). Genomic hotspots for adaptation: the population genetics of Müllerian mimicry in the Heliconius melpomene clade. PLoS Genetics 6: e1000794.
PDF | doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000794 | PLoS Primer by Arnaud Martin et al.

Counterman BA, F Araujo-Pérez, HM Hines, SW Baxter, CM Morrison, DP Lindstrom, R Papa, L Ferguson, M Joron, RH ffrench-Constant, C Smith, D Nielsen, R Chen, CD Jiggins, RD Reed, G Halder, J Mallet, and WO McMillan (2010). Genomic hotspots for adaptation: the population genetics of Müllerian mimicry in Heliconius erato. PLoS Genetics 6: e1000796.
PDF | doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000796 | PLoS Primer by Arnaud Martin et al.

Ferguson L, SF Lee, N Chamberlain, N Nadeau, M Joron, SW Baxter, P Wilkinson, A Papanicolaou, S Kumar, TJ Kee, R Clark, C Davidson, H Beasley, A Surridge, G Wu, H Vogel, RH ffrench-Constant & CD Jiggins (2010). Characterization of a hotspot for mimicry: Assembly of a butterfly wing transcriptome to genomic sequence at the HmYb/Sb locus. Molecular Ecology 19: 240-254.
PDF | doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04475.x | Special Issue: Next Generation Molecular Ecology


Elias M, M Joron, K Willmott, V Kaiser, K Silva-Brandão, C Arias, LM Gómez Piñeres, S Uribe, AVZ Brower, AVL Freitas & CD Jiggins (2009). Out of the Andes: patterns of diversification in clearwing butterflies. Molecular Ecology 18: 1716-1729.


Joron M (2008). Batesian mimicry: Can a leopard change its spots -and get them back? Current Biology 18 (11): r476-478.

Baxter SW, R Papa, N Chamberlain, SJ Humphray, M Joron, RH ffrench-Constant, WO McMillan & CD Jiggins (2008). Parallel evolution in the genetic basis of Müllerian mimicry in Heliconius butterflies. Genetics 180: 1567-1577.

Joron M, R Papa, J Mallet, et al. (2007) [Meeting Abstract]. Conserved but flexible: Genetic control of mimicry in Heliconius butterfly wing patterns. Journal of Insect Science 7: 24.

Elias M, M Joron, K Willmott, et al. (2007) [Meeting Abstract]. Phylogenetic hypothesis, pattern of speciation and evolution of wing pattern in neotropical Napeogenes butterflies (Lepidoptera : Nymphalidae). Journal of Insect Science 7: 13-14.


Joron M, R Papa, M Beltrán, N Chamberlain, J Mavárez, S Baxter, EB Bermingham, S Humphray, J Rogers, H Beasley, K, Barlow, RH ffrench-Constant, J Mallet, WO McMillan & CD Jiggins (2006). A conserved supergene locus controls wing pattern diversity in Heliconius butterflies. PLoS Biology 4(10): e303.
PDF (3.5 Mb) | doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040303 | PLoS Primer by Axel Meyer | Media coverage

Joron M, CD Jiggins, A Papanicolaou & WO McMillan (2006). Heliconius wing patterns: an evo-devo model for understanding phenotypic diversity. Heredity. 97: 157 – 167 (Evo-devo Special issue).
PDF | Heredity podcast


Whinnett A, M Zimmermann, KR Willmott, N Herrera, R Mallarino, F Simpson, M Joron, G Lamas & J Mallet (2005). Strikingly variable divergence times inferred across an Amazonian butterfly ‘suture zone’. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 272: 2525-2533.

Joron M & Y Iwasa (2005). The evolution of a Müllerian mimic in a spatially-distributed community. Journal of Theoretical Biology 237: 87-103.
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Papanicolaou A, M Joron, W O McMillan, M L Blaxter & C D Jiggins (2005). Genomic tools and cDNA derived markers for butterflies. Molecular Ecology 14: 2883-2897.

Joron M (2005). Polymorphic mimicry, microhabitat use, and sex-specific behaviour. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18: 547-556.

2003 and before

Joron M & PM Brakefield (2003). Captivity masks inbreeding effects on male mating success in butterflies. Nature 424: 191-194.
PDF | Supplementary information

Martin JL & M Joron (2003). Nest predation in forest birds: influence of predator type and predator’s habitat quality. Oikos 102(3): 641-653.

Joron M, IR Wynne, G Lamas & J Mallet (2001). Variable selection and the coexistence of multiple mimetic forms of the butterfly Heliconius numata. Evolutionary Ecology 13: 721-754 [dated 1999 by publisher].

Mallet J & M Joron (1999). Evolution of diversity in warning color and mimicry: polymorphisms, shifting balance, and speciation. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 30: 201-233.

Joron M & J Mallet (1998). Diversity in mimicry: paradox or paradigm? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13: 461-466.

Book chapters

Joron M (in press) Se ressembler pour se protéger: le mimétisme (Ch. 5.7) In 101 secrets du vivant, l’ADN des écosystèmes (D. Faure, D Joly & S Salamitou, Eds), CNRS Editions, Paris.

Joly D & Joron M (in press) L’évolution des espèces décryptée par la lecture des chromosomes (Ch. 3.1) In 101 secrets du vivant, l’ADN des écosystèmes (D. Faure, D Joly & S Salamitou, Eds), CNRS Editions, Paris.

Joron M, X Vekemans, F. Depaulis, D. Eveillard, G. Farrant, L. Garczarek, S. Merlot, F. Partensky, H Roest-Crollius, C Smadja (2016). Evolution et adaptation des gènes et des génomes. In La Génomique Environnementale, la révolution du séquençage à haut débit (D Faure and D Joly, Eds), 192pp, ISTE Editions, London UK, 89-104

Elias M & Joron M (2015). Mimicry in Heliconius and Ithomiini butterflies: the profound consequences of an adaptation. In Origins – BIO Web of Conferences (M.-C. Maurel & P. Grandcolas, Eds). EDP sciences, Paris.
PDF | doi: 10.1051/bioconf/20150400008

Joron M & X Vekemans (2013) Étude de l’évolution adaptative des gènes et des génomes. In Cahier de Prospective en Génomique Environnementale, 100pp. CNRS Institut Ecologie et Environnement n°5

Brakefield PM & M Joron (2010). The flexibility of butterfly wing patterns and evolution in morphospace. In In Search of the Causes of Evolution : From Field Observations to Mechanisms (P.R. Grant and B.R. Grant, Eds), Princeton University Press, Princeton NJ, 93-114.

Joron M (2009). Mimicry. In Encyclopedia of Insects, 2nd Edition (R.T. Cardé & V.H. Resh, Eds), pp. 633-643. Academic Press, New York.

Joron M (2009). Aposematic coloration. In Encyclopedia of Insects, 2nd Edition (R.T. Cardé & V.H. Resh, Eds), pp. 33-38. Academic Press, New York.

Joron M (2003). Mimicry. In Encyclopedia of Insects (R.T. Cardé & V.H. Resh, Eds), pp.714-726. Academic Press, New York.

Joron M (2003). Aposematic coloration. In Encyclopedia of Insects (R.T. Cardé & V.H. Resh, Eds), pp.39-45. Academic Press, New York.


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