Fanny Hartmann

Position: Lecturer

Team: Evolutionary genetics and ecology

Contact details:
Laboratoire Écologie, Systématique, Évolution
Bât. 360, rue du Doyen André Guinier
91405 Orsay Cedex

Tel: +33 (0)1 69 15 72 82


Email : fanny.hartmann (at)

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution

Research interests

My main research interest consists in using genomics tools to learn more on the evolutionary processes and genetic mechanisms underlying adaptation, genome evolution and diversity in fungi.

My current research projects consists in investigating the evolution of fungal mating-type chromosomes, that sometimes show large non-recombining regions and are great models to study new hypothesis for the evolution of sex chromosomes and recombination suppression in general. I am also interested in the genetic basis of host specialization, local adaptation and population divergence in fungi, focusing in particular  in the role of chromosomal rearrangements in these processes.

Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution


Hartmann F.E., Snirc A., Cornille A., Godé C., Touzet P., Van Rossum F., Fournier E., Le Prieur S., Shykoff J., Giraud T. 2020. Congruent population genetic structures and demographic histories in anther-smut fungi and their host plants Silene nutans and S. italica. Molecular Ecology. doi:10.1111/mec.15387

Hartmann F.E., Rodríguez de la Vega R.C., Gladieux P., Ma W.-J., Hood M.E., Giraud T. 2019. Higher gene flow in sex-related chromosomes than in autosomes during fungal divergence. Molecular Biology and Evolution. msz252, doi:10.1093/molbev/msz252

Beckerson W.C., Rodríguez de la Vega R.C., Duhamel Marine, Hartmann F.E., Giraud T., Perlin M.H. 2019. Cause and Effectors: whole genome comparisons reveal shared but rapidly evolving effector sets among host-specific plant-castrating fungi. mBio. 10:e02391-19. doi:10.1128/mBio.02391-19.

Hartmann F.E., Rodríguez de la Vega R.C., Carpentier F., Gladieux P., Cornille A., Hood M.E., Shykoff J., Giraud T. 2019. Understanding adaptation, coevolution, host specialization and mating system by combining population and comparative genomics in castrating anther-smut fungi. Annual Review of Phytopathology, 57:431-457. doi:10.1146/annurev-phyto-082718-095947

Hartmann F.E., Rodríguez de la Vega R.C., Brandenburg J.T., Carpentier F., Giraud T. 2018. Gene presence-absence polymorphism in castrating anther-smut fungi: recent gene gains and phylogeographic structure. Genome Biology and Evolution, 5:1298–1314. doi:10.1093/gbe/evy089

Branco S., Carpentier F., Rodríguez de la Vega R.C., Badouin H., Snirc A., Le Prieur S., Coelho M.A., de Vienne D.M., Hartmann F.E., Begerow D., Hood M.E., Giraud T. 2018. Multiple convergent supergene evolution events in mating-type chromosomes. Nature Communications. 9:2000. doi : 10.1038/s41467-018-04380-9.

Hartmann F.E., McDonald B.A., Croll D. 2018. Genome-wide evidence for divergent selection among populations of a major agricultural pathogen. Molecular Ecology. 1–17. doi :10.1111/mec.14711

Hartmann F.E., Croll D. 2017. Distinct trajectories of massive recent gene gains and losses in populations of a microbial eukaryotic pathogen. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 34:11. doi:10.1093/molbev/msx208

Hartmann F.E., Sánchez-Vallet A., McDonald B.A., Croll D. 2017. A fungal wheat pathogen evolved host specialization by extensive chromosomal rearrangements. The ISME Journal. 11:1189–1204. doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.196