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florian JABBOUR

Assistant professor
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité
Sorbonne Universités
Equipe Morpho-Anatomie et Développement des Plantes (link)
57 Rue Cuvier - CP39 (street address : 16 rue Buffon)
F-75005 Paris, France
☏ + 33 1 40 79 54 57

Curator at P.
Curator of Ceratophyllales, Ranunculales, Sabiales, Proteales, Trochodendrales, Buxales, Gunnerales, Dilleniales, Saxifragales, Vitales, Zygophyllales, and Asterales.

Research interests
My research focuses on the evolution of plant taxa and plant shapes.

* Flower morphology, anatomy, and development
* Molecular phylogeny, taxonomy, and biogeography
* Evolution and genetic bases of floral traits


- 2018

* Jabbour F, Gaudeul M, Lambourdière J, Ramstein G, Hassanin A, Labat JN, Sarthou C. 2018. Phylogeny, biogeography and character evolution in the tribe Desmodieae (Fabaceae : Papilionoideae), with special emphasis on the New Caledonian endemic genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 118 : 108-121

- 2017

* Jabbour F. A study of the anatomy and physiology of nectaries : A translation of Gaston Bonnier’s seminal work (1878, Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France). Botany Letters Accepted.
* Dary C, Bun SS, Kim S, Mabrouki F, Hul S, Jabbour F, Baghdikian B, Ollivier E. 2017. Optimization of ultrasound assisted extraction of bioactive alkaloids from Stephania cambodica using response surface methodology. Comptes Rendus Chimie Accepted.
* Sauquet H, von Balthazar M, Magallón S, Doyle J, Endress P, Bailes E, Barroso de Morais E, Bull-Hereñu K, Carrive L, Chartier M, Chomicki G, Coiro M, Cornette R, El Ottra J, Epicoco C, Foster C, Jabbour F, Haevermans A, Haevermans T, Hernández R, Little S, Löfstrand S, Luna J, Massoni J, Nadot S, Pamperl S, Prieu C, Reyes E, dos Santos P, Schoonderwoerd K, Sontag S, Soulebeau A, Städler Y, Tschan G, Wing-Sze Leung A, Schönenberger J. 2017. The ancestral flower of angiosperms and its early diversification. Nature Communications 8 : 16047
* Espinosa Moreno F, Deroin T, Xiang KL, Wang W, Pinedo Castro M, Byng JW, Aytaç Z, Nadot S, Jabbour F. 2017. The Turkish endemic Pseudodelphinium turcicum (Ranunculaceae) : an unusual population of Delphinium with peloric flowers that has persisted in the wild for 20 years. International Journal of Plant Sciences 178(7) : 546-555
* Xiang KL, Aytaç Z, Liu Y, Espinosa F, Jabbour F, Byng JW, Zhang CF, Erst AS, Wang W. 2017. Recircumscription of Delphinium subg. Delphinium (Ranunculaceae) and implications for its biogeography. Taxon 66(3) : 554-566
* Kang Y, Jabbour F, Cao S, Wang Y, Huang J, Guo J. 2017. Leaf epidermal features of Chinese Stephania Lour. (Menispermaceae) and their systematic significance. Kew Bulletin 72 : 26
* Chartier M, Löfstrand S, von Balthazar M, Gerber S, Jabbour F, Sauquet H, Crane PR, Schönenberger J. 2017. How (much) do flowers vary ? –Unbalanced disparity among flower functional modules and a mosaic pattern of morphospace occupation in the order Ericales. Proceedings of the Royal Society B : Biological Sciences 284 : 20170066
* Hul S, Dary C, Jacques F, Ollivier E, Bun SS, Cheng SK, Kim S, Peou Y, Jabbour F. 2017. The world checklist of Stephania (Menispermaceae), with notes on types. Phytotaxa 298(2) : 101-118
* Le Bras G, Pignal M, Jeanson ML, Muller S, Aupic C, Carré B, Flament G, Gaudeul M, Gonçalves C, Invernón VR, Jabbour F, Lerat E, Lowry PP, Offroy B, Pimparé EP, Poncy O, Rouhan G, Haevermans T. 2017. The French Muséum national d’histoire naturelle vascular plant herbarium collection dataset. Scientific Data 4 : 170016
* Dary C, Bun SS, Herbette G, Mabrouki F, Bun H, Kim S, Jabbour F, Hul S, Baghdikian B, Ollivier E. 2017. Chemical profiling of the tuber of Stephania cambodica Gagnep. (Menispermaceae) and analytical control by UHPLC-DAD. Natural Product Research 31(7) : 802-809
* Xiang KL, Zhao L, Erst AS, Yu SX, Jabbour F, Wang W. 2017. A molecular phylogeny of Dichocarpum (Ranunculaceae) : Implications for eastern Asian biogeography. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107 : 594-604

- 2016

* Chartier M, Dressler S, Schönenberger J, Rojas Mora A, Sarthou C, Wang W, Jabbour F. 2016. The evolution of afro-montane Delphinium (Ranunculaceae) : morphospecies, phylogenetics and biogeography. Taxon 65(6) : 1313-1327
* Xiang KL, Wu SD, Yu SX, Liu Y, Jabbour F, Erst AS, Zhao L, Wang W, Chen ZD. 2016. The first comprehensive phylogeny of Coptis (Ranunculaceae) and its implications for character evolution and classification. PLoS ONE 11(4) : e0153127
* Cossard G, Sannier J, Sauquet H, Damerval C, Ronse de Craene L, Jabbour F, Nadot S. 2016. Subfamilial and tribal relationships of Ranunculaceae : evidence from eight molecular markers. Plant Systematics and Evolution 302(4) : 419-431

- 2015

* Xie D, He J, Huang J, Xie H, Wang Y, Kang Y, Jabbour F, Guo J. 2015. Molecular phylogeny of Chinese Stephania Lour. (Menispermaceae) and reassessment of the subgeneric and sectional classifications. Australian Systematic Botany 28 : 246-255
* Jabbour F, Nadot S, Espinosa F, Damerval C. 2015. Ranunculacean flower terata : records, a classification, and some clues about floral developmental genetics and evolution. Flora 217 : 64-74
* Jabbour F, Dressler S. 2015. Neotypification of Delphinium dasycaulon (Ranunculaceae). Phytotaxa 231(2) : 197-200
* Dary C, Hul S, Kim S, Jabbour F. 2015. Lectotypification of Stephania pierrei (Menispermaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 72(3) : 423-428
* Soulebeau A, Aubriot X, Gaudeul M, Rouhan G, Hennequin S, Haevermans T, Dubuisson JY, Jabbour F. 2015. The hypothesis of adaptive radiation in evolutionary biology : hard facts about a hazy concept. Organisms Diversity & Evolution doi:10.​1007/​s13127-015-0220-z
* Jabbour F, Udron M, Le Guilloux M, Gonçalves B, Manicacci D, Nadot S, Damerval C. 2015. Flower development schedule and AGAMOUS-like gene expression patterns in two morphs of Nigella damascena L. (Ranunculaceae) differing in floral architecture. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 178(4) : 608-619
* Deroin T, Damerval C, Le Guilloux M, Jabbour F. 2015. Floral vascular patterns of the double-flowered and wild-type morphs of Nigella damascena L. (Ranunculaceae). Modern Phytomorphology 7 : 13-20

- 2014

* Chartier M, Jabbour F, Gerber S, Mitteroecker P, Sauquet H, von Balthazar M, Staedler Y, Crane P, Schönenberger J. 2014. The floral morphospace - a modern comparative approach to study angiosperm evolution. New Phytologist 204 : 841-853
* Hul S, Dary C, Jacques F, Ollivier E, Bun SS, Jabbour F. 2014. Lecto- and epitypification of Stephania rotunda (Menispermaceae). Phytotaxa 172(2) : 133-136
* Jabbour F, Cossard C, Le Guilloux M, Sannier J, Nadot S, Damerval C. 2014. Specific duplication and dorsoventrally asymmetric expression patterns of CYCLOIDEA-like genes in zygomorphic species of Ranunculaceae. PLoS ONE 9(4) : e9572
* Novikoff AV, Jabbour F. 2014. Floral anatomy of Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae) : Comparing flower organization and vascular patterns. Modern Phytomorphology 5 : 35-44

- 2013
* Gonçalves B, Nougué O, Jabbour F, Ridel C, Morin H, Laufs P, Manicacci D, Damerval C. 2013. An APETALA3 homolog controls both petal identity and floral meristem patterning in Nigella damascena L. (Ranunculaceae). The Plant Journal 76(2) : 223-235

- 2012
* Jabbour F, Renner SS. 2012. Spurs in a spur : Perianth evolution in the Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 173 (9) : 1036-1054
* Jabbour F, Renner SS. 2012. A phylogeny of Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae) shows that Aconitum is nested within Delphinium and that Late Miocene transitions to long life cycles in the Himalayas and southwest China coincide with bursts in diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62 : 928-942

- 2011
* Jabbour F, Renner SS. 2011. Resurrection of the genus Staphisagria J. Hill, sister to all the other Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae). PhytoKeys 7 : 21-26
* Jabbour F, Renner SS. 2011. Consolida and Aconitella are an annual clade of Delphinium (Ranunculaceae) that diversified in the Mediterranean basin and the Irano-Turanian region. Taxon 60(4) : 1029-1040

- 2010

* Jabbour F, Citerne H. 2010. Modeling flowers and inflorescences. International Journal of Plant Developmental Biology 4(1) : 38-46
* Citerne H, Jabbour F, Nadot S, Damerval C. 2010. The evolution of floral symmetry. Advances in Botanical Research 54 : 85-137

- 2009

* Jabbour F, Ronse de Craene L, Nadot S, Damerval C. 2009. Establishment of zygomorphy on an ontogenic spiral and evolution of perianth in the tribe Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae). Annals of Botany 104(5) : 809-82
* Jabbour F, Nadot S, Damerval C. 2009. Evolution of floral symmetry : a state of the art. Comptes Rendus Biologies 332(2-3) : 219-231

- 2008

* Jabbour F, Damerval C, Nadot S. 2008. Evolutionary trends in the flowers of Asteridae : is polyandry an alternative to zygomorphy ? Annals of Botany 102(2) : 153-165
* Refrégier G, Le Gac M, Jabbour F, Widmer A, Shykoff J, Yockteng R, Hood M, Giraud T. 2008. Cophylogeny of the anther smut fungi and their caryophyllaceous hosts : prevalence of host shifts and importance of delimiting parasite species for inferring cospeciation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8 : 100

References in Google Scholar


- 2017

* Damerval, C., Jabbour, F., Nadot, S., & Citerne, H. L. (2017). Evolution of Symmetry in Plants. In L. Nuno de la Rosa & G. Müller (Éd.), Evolutionary Developmental Biology : A Reference Guide (p. 1 18). Springer International Publishing, Cham.

- 2013

* Aupic C, Allorge L, Aymonin G, Carré B, Deroin T, Dupont J, Gaudeul M, Haevermans T, Hul S, Jabbour F, Lamy D, Le Gall L, Poncy O, Rakotondrainibe F, de Reviers B, Rouhan G, Sarthou C, Vadon C. 2013. L’herbier du Muséum. L’aventure d’une collection. Paris, Editions Artlys & Muséum national d’histoire naturelle.

 Students and visiting collaborators

- Lucile JOURDAIN-FIEVET (May-Jun 2017, L3 Univ. Paris-Sud co-supervised with Felipe Espinosa) : Floral development of Delphinium elatum.

- Yiyun CHEN (Feb-Jul 2017, M2 UPMC co-supevised with Sylvain Gerber) : Flower form evolution in Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae) : Morphometric geometrics on herbarium specimens.

- Lucas BATORY (Jun 2016, L3 UPMC) : Nomenclatural revision of a genus from the Ranunculaceae.

- Felipe ESPINOSA (May 2016-, PhD student co-supervised with Sophie Nadot) : Teratological phenotypes and karyotypes as tools to investigate flower development and lineage evolution in Ranunculaceae.

- Wafa BEN OTHMAN (Apr-Jul 2016, M1 AgroParisTech) : Temporal evolution of the distribution area of the two floral morphs of Nigella damascena (Ranunculaceae).

- Dr. Andrew NOVIKOFF (Mar 2016, Visiting scholar from the State Natural History Museum, Lviv, Ukraine) : Flower morphometrics to investigate perianth shapes in Delphinieae (Ranunculaceae). Grant from the MNHN.

- Dr. Jelena ALEKSIĆ (Dec 2015, Research Associate, Univ. Belgrade, Serbia) : Evolutionary history of the Serbian spruce, Picea omorika. Grant from the French Embassy and French Institute in Serbia.

- Felipe ESPINOSA (Feb-Jun 2015, M2 UPMC) : Floral development of Ranunculacean flower terata

- Chhavarath DARY (Sep 2013-Jun 2014, PhD student, supervised by E. Ollivier, Faculty of Pharmacy, Univ. Aix-Marseille) : Systematics of the South-East Asian species of Stephania (Menispermaceae)


If you would like to join the team Morpho-Anatomy and Development of Plants at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, you are welcome to contact me to discuss funding opportunities.

 Education and position

2013- Assistant Professor, National Museum of Natural History, Paris

2010-12 Postdoctoral fellow, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
2006-09 PhD, University of Paris Sud
2005-06 MSc, University of Paris Sud

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