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Bernadette Julier

Posted by | February 28, 2021


Bernadette Julier

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Dr Bernadette Julier has expertise in quantitative and molecular genetics on forage legumes. Major traits of interest are forage yield in pure or mixed stands, persistency and forage quality. Methodologies include association genetics, genomic selection and QTL studies. She is the coordinator of the European project EUCLEG “Breeding forage and grain legumes to increase EU’s and China’s protein self-sufficiency” (2017-2021)

Research Areas:

  • Genetics
  • Legumes
  • Alfalfa
  • Forage

Current N-related Projects:


Herrmann, D., Flajoulot, S., Barre, P., Huyghe, C., Ronfort, J., Julier, B. Comparison of morphological traits and molecular markers to analyse diversity and structure of alfalfa cultivars. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, in press.

Kadri, A., Julier, B., Laouar, M., Ben, C., Badri, M., Chedded, J., Mouhouche, B., Gentzbittel, L., Abdelguerfi, A.(2017) Genetic determinism of reproductive fitness traits under drought stress in the model legume Medicago truncatula. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, in press

Maamouri, A., Louarn, G., Béguier, V., Julier, B. (2017). Performance of lucerne genotypes for biomass production and nitrogen content differs in monoculture and in mixture with grasses and is partly predicted from traits recorded on isolated plants. Crop and Pasture Science, eFirst. DOI : 10.1071/CP17052

Zaka, S., Ahmed, L. Q., Escobar-Gutiérrez, A. J., Gastal, F., Julier, B., Louarn, G. (2017). How variable are non-linear developmental responses to temperature in two perennial forage species?. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 232, 433-442. DOI : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2016.10.004

Zaka, S., Frak, E., Julier, B., Gastal, F., Louarn, G. (2016). Intraspecific variation in thermal acclimation of photosynthesis across a range of temperatures in a perennial crop. AoB Plants, 8, 1-15. DOI : 10.1093/aobpla/plw035

Annicchiarico, P., Barrett, B., Brummer, E. C., Julier, B., Marshall, A. H. (2015). Achievements and challenges in improving temperate perennial forage legumes. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 34 (1-3), 327 – 380. DOI : 10.1080/07352689.2014.898462

Boelt, B., Julier, B., Karagic, D., Hampton, J. (2015). Legume seed production meeting market requirements and economic impacts. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 34 (1-3), 412-427. DOI : 10.1080/07352689.2014.898477

Maamouri, A., Louarn, G., Gastal, F., Beguier, V., Julier, B. (2015). Effects of lucerne genotype on morphology, biomass production and nitrogen content of lucerne and tall fescue in mixed pastures. Crop and Pasture Science, 66 (2), 192-204. DOI : 10.1071/CP14164

Odorizzi, A., Mamani, E., Sipowicz, P., Julier, B., Gieco, B., Basigalup, D. (2015). Effect of phenotypic recurrent selection on genetic diversity of non-dormant multifoliolate alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) populations. Crop and Pasture Science, 66 (11), 1190-1196. DOI : 10.1071/CP14280

Lagunes Espinoza, L. d. C., Julier, B. (2013). QTL detection for forage quality and stem histology in four connected mapping populations of the model legume Medicago truncatula. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 126 (2), 497-509. DOI : 10.1007/s00122-012-1996-2