Darras, Hugo Dr.

Hugo Darras


Curriculum Vitae

Since 2023 Assistant professor, JGU Mainz, Germany
2017-2023 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
2017 PhD, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
2011 MSc, AgroParisTech, France

Research Interests

Please visit my group website for more details about my research: Group Darras



Darras H, Berney C, Hasin S, Drescher J, Feldhaar H, Keller L. Obligate chimerism in male yellow crazy ants
Science, 2023, 380 (6640), 55-58  [Electronic reprint]

Tseng SP, Darras H, Hsu PW, Yoshimura T, Lee CY, Wetterer JK, Keller L, Yang CCS, Genetic analysis reveals the putative native range and widespread double-clonal reproduction in the invasive longhorn crazy ant, Molecular Ecology, 2022.

Darras H, de Souza Araujo N, Baudry L, Guiglielmoni N, Lorite P, Marbouty M, Rodriguez F, Arkhipova I, Koszul R, Flot JF, Aron S, Chromosome-level genome assembly and annotation of two lineages of the ant Cataglyphis hispanica: steppingstones towards genomic studies of hybridogenesis and thermal adaptation in desert ants, PCI Genomics, 2022, 2 (e40).

Bujan J, Charavel E, Bates O.K, Gippet JMW, Darras H, Lebas C, Bertelsmeier C, Increased acclimation ability accompanies a thermal niche shift of a recent invasion, Journal of animal ecology, 2021, 90 (2) pp. 483-491.

Pan Q, Feron R, Jouanno E, Darras H, Herpin A, Koop B, Rondeau E, Goetz FW, Larson WA, Bernatchez L et al., The rise and fall of the ancient northern pike master sex determining gene, eLife, 2021, 10 pp. e62858.

Kuhn A, Darras H, Paknia O, Aron S, Repeated evolution of queen parthenogenesis and social hybridogenesis in Cataglyphis desert ants, Molecular ecology, 2020, 29 (3) pp. 549-564.

Tseng SP, Darras H, Lee CY, Yoshimura T, Keller L, Yang CCS, Isolation and characterization of novel microsatellite markers for a globally distributed invasive ant Paratrechina longicornis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), European Journal of Entomology, 2019, 116 pp. 253-257.

Darras H, Kuhn A, Aron S, Evolution of hybridogenetic lineages in Cataglyphis ants, Molecular Ecology, 2019, 28 (12) pp. 3073-3088.

Kuhn A, Darras H, Aron S, Phenotypic plasticity in an ant with strong caste–genotype association, Biology Letters, 2018, 14 (1) p. 20170705.

Kuhn A, Bauman D, Darras H, Aron S, Sex-biased dispersal creates spatial genetic structure in a parthenogenetic ant with a dependent-lineage reproductive system, Heredity, 2017, 119 (4) pp. 207-213.

Norman V, Darras H, Tranter C, Aron S, Hughes WOH, Cryptic lineages hybridize for worker production in the harvester ant Messor barbarus, Biology Letters, 2016, 12 (11) p. 20160542.

Darras H, Aron S, Introgression of mitochondrial DNA among lineages in a hybridogenetic ant, Biology Letters, 2015, 11 (2) pp. 20140971-20140971.

Darras H, Kuhn A, Aron S, Genetic determination of female castes in a hybridogenetic desert ant, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2014, 27 (10) pp. 2265-2271.

Darras H, Leniaud L, Aron S, Large-scale distribution of hybridogenetic lineages in a Spanish desert ant, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 2013, 281 (1774) pp. 20132396-20132396.

Eyer PA, Leniaud L, Darras H, Aron S, Hybridogenesis through thelytokous parthenogenesis in two Cataglyphis desert ants, Molecular Ecology, 2013, 22 (4) pp. 947-955.

Leniaud L, Darras H, Boulay R, Aron S, Social Hybridogenesis in the Clonal Ant Cataglyphis hispanica, Current Biology, 2012, 22 (13) pp. 1188-1193.