Publications of the Laboratory

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  1. Forterre, P.
    Neutral terms.
    Nature, correspondance,
    335, 305 (1992)
  2. Forterre, P.
    The DNA polymerase from the archaebacterium Pyrococcus furiosus do not testify for a specific relationship between archaebacteria and eukaryotes.
    Nucleic Acids Res.,
    20, 1811 (1992)
  3. Charbonnier, F., Erauso, G., Barbeyron, T., Prieur, D. and Forterre, P.
    Evidence that a plasmid from a hyperthermophilic archaebacterium is relaxed at physiological temperatures.
    J. Bacteriol.
    174, 6103-6108 (1992)
  4. Erauso, G., Charbonnier, F., Barbeyron, T., Forterre, P. et D. Prieur, D.
    Preliminary characterization of an ultrathermophilic archaebacterium with a plasmid isolated from North Fiji basin hydrothermal vent.
    C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris ,
    314, 387-393 (1992)
  5. M. Gauthier, B. Labedan, et Breittmayer, V. A.
    Influence of DNA supercoiling on the loss of culturability of Escherichia coli cells incubated in seawater.
    Molecular Ecology,
    1: 183-190 (1992)
  6. Forterre, P., Benachenou, N., Confalonieri, F., Duguet, M., Elie, C., and Labedan, B.
    The nature of the last universal ancestor and the root of the tree of life, still open questions.
    28, 15-32 (1993)
  7. Confalonieri, F., Elie, C., Nadal, M., Bouthier de la Tour, C., Forterre, P. and Duguet, M.
    Reverse gyrase : a helicase-like domain and a type I DNA topoisomerase in the same polypeptide.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.
    90, 4753-4757 (1993)
  8. Bouthier de la Tour, C., Portemer, C., Forterre, P. Huber, R. and Duguet, M.
    ATP-independent DNA topoisomerase from Fervidobacterium islandicum.
    Biochem. Biophys. Acta,
    1216, 213-220 (1993)
  9. Benachenou-Lahfa, N., Forterre, P., and Labedan, B.
    Evolution of glutamate dehydrogenase genes: evidence for two paralogous protein families and unusual branching patterns of the archaebacteria in the universal tree of life.
    J. Mol. Evol.,
    36, 335-346 (1993).
  10. Forterre, P., Benachenou -Lahfa, N. and Labedan, B.
    Universal tree of life.
    Nature, correspondance,
    362, 795 (1993)
  11. Forterre, P., Bergerat, A., Gadelle, D., Elie, C., Lottspeich, F., Confalonieri, F., Duguet, M., Holmes, M. and Dyall-Smith, M.
    Evolution of DNA topoisomerases and DNA polymerases : A perspective from Archaea.
    System. Appl. Microbiol.
    16, 746-758 (1994)
  12. Mankin, A., Derchkacheva, N.I., Leviev, I.G., Kagramanova, V., Forterre, P. and Garrett, R.
    Stable maintenance in halobacteria of plasmids harboring rDNA.
    System. Appl. Microbiol.
    16, 672-679 (1994)
  13. Charbonnier, F. and Forterre, P.
    Comparison of plasmid DNA topology among mesophilic and thermophilic eubacteria and archaebacteria.
    J. Bacteriol.
    176, 1251-1259 (1994)
  14. Benachenou-Lahfa, N., Labedan, B and Forterre, P.
    Cloning by PCR and sequencing of the gene encoding glutamate dehydrogenase from the archaeon Sulfolobus shibatae : identification of putative amino-acid signatures for extremophilic adaptation.
    140, 17-24 (1994)
  15. Marguet, E. and Forterre, P.
    DNA stability at temperatures typical for hyperthermophiles.
    Nucl. Acid Res.
    22, 1681-1686 (1994)
  16. Mojica, F., Charbonnier, F., Juez, G., Rodriguez-Valera, F. and Forterre, P.
    Effect of salt and temperature on plasmid topology in the halophilic archaeon Haloferax volcanii.
    J. Bacteriol.,
    16, 4966-4973 (1994)
  17. Gadelle, D. and Forterre, P.
    DNA intercalating drugs inhibit positive supercoiling induced by novobiocin in halophilic archaea.
    FEMS Microbiol. Letters,
    123, 161-166 (1994)
  18. Bergerat, A., Gadelle, D. and Forterre, P.
    Purification of a DNA topoisomerase II from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus shibatae.
    J. Biol. Chem.,
    269, 27663-27669 (1994)
  19. Quillet, L., Barray, S., Labedan, B., Petit, F. and Guespin-Michel, J.
    The gene encoding the b-1-4-endoglucanase CelA from Myxococcus xanthus : evidence for independent acquisition of binding and catalytic domains from different actinomycetes by horizontal transfer.
    158, 23-29 (1995)
  20. Forterre, P., Confalonieri, F., Charbonnier, F. and Duguet, M.
    Speculations on the origin of life and thermophily : review of available information on reverse gyrase suggest that hyperthermophilic procaryotes are not so primitive.
    Origin of life and evolution of the biosphere,
    25, 235-249 (1995)
  21. Forterre, P.
    Thermoreduction, a hypothesis for the origin of procaryotes.
    C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris ,
    318, 415-422 (1995)
  22. Labedan, B and. Riley M.
    Widespread protein sequence similarities: origins of Escherichia coli genes.
    J. Bacteriol.
    177, 1585-1588 (1995)
  23. Labedan, B and Riley M.
    Gene products of Escherichia coli : sequence comparisons and common ancestries.
    Mol. Biol. Evol.
    12, 980-987 (1995)
  24. Bouyoub, A., Barbier, G., Querellou, J. and Forterre, P.
    A putative SOS repair gene (dinF-like) in a hyperthermophilic archaeon.
    167, 147-149 (1995)
  25. Forterre, P., Bergerat, A. and Lopez-Garcia, P.
    The unique DNA topology and DNA topoisomerases of hyperthermophilic archaea.
    FEMS Microbiol. Rev.,
    18, 237-248 (1996)
  26. Aagard, C., Leveiev, I., Aravalli, R.N., Forterre, P., Prieur, D. and Garrett, R.A.
    General vectors for archaeal hyperthermophiles: strategies based on a mobile intron and a plasmid.
    FEMS Microbiol. Rev.,
    18, 93-104 (1996)
  27. Erauso, G., Marsin, S., Benbouzid-Rollet, N., Baucher, M.F., Barbeyron, T., Zivanovic, Y., Prieur, D. and Forterre, P.
    Sequence of plasmid pGT5 from the archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi: Evidence for rolling-circle replication in a hyperthermophile.
    J. Bacteriol. ,
    178, 3232-3237 (1996)
  28. Marguet, E., Zivanovic, Y. and Forterre, P.
    DNA Topological changes in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi exposed to low temperature
    FEMS Microbiol. Lett. ,
    142, 31-36 (1996)
  29. Forterre, P.
    A hot topic: the origin of hyperthermophiles.
    85, 789-792, (1996)
  30. Guipaud, O., Labedan, B. and Forterre, P.
    A gyrB-like gene from the hyperthermophilic bacterion Thermotoga maritima.
    174, 121-128 (1996)
  31. Kort, R., Liebl, W., Labedan, B., Forterre, P., Eigen, R.I.L. and De Vos, W.
    Glutamate dehydrogenase from the hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga maritima : molecular characterization and phylogenetic implications
    1, 52-60 (1997)
  32. Borges, K. M., Bergerat, A.; Allison, A. M., Bogert, A., DiRuggiero, J., Forterre, P. and Robb, F.T.
    Characterization of the Reverse Gyrase from the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus 
    J. Bacteriol.
    179 1721-1726, (1996)
  33. Forterre, P.
    Protein versus rRNA : rooting the universal tree of life?
    ASM news,
    63, 89-92 (1997)
  34. López-García, P and Forterre, P
    DNA topology in hyperthermophilic archaea: reference states and their variation with growth phase, growth temperature, and temperature stresses
    Mol. Microbiol. ,
    23, 1267-1279 (1997)
  35. Elie, C., Baucher, M.F., Fondrat, C. and Forterre, P.
    A protein related to Eucaryal and Bacterial DNA motor proteins in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius.
    J Mol Evol. ,
    45, 107-114 (1997).
  36. Bergerat, A. De Massy, B., Gadelle, D., Varoutas, P.C., Nicolas, A. and Forterre, P.
    An atypical type II DNA topoisomerase from Archaea with implication for meiotic recombination
    386, 414-417 (1997)
  37. Guipaud O., Marguet E., Bergerat A., Noll K.M., Bouthier de la Tour, C., and Forterre, P.
    Both DNA gyrase and reverse gyrase are present in the hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga maritima
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 94, 10606-10611 (1997)
  38. Benbouzid-Rollet, N., López-García ,P., Watrin, L., Erauso, G, Prieur, D.and Forterre, P.
    Isolation of new plasmids from hyperthermophilic archaea of the order Thermococcales.
    Research in Microbiology 148, 767-775 (1997).
  39. Marsin S. and Forterre, P.
    A rolling circle replication initiator protein with a nucleotidyl-transferase activity encoded by the plasmid pGT5 from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi
    Mol. Microbiol. , 27, 1183-1192 (1998)
  40. López-García, P., Knapp, S., Ladenstein R., and Forterre, P.
    In vitro DNA binding of the archaeal protein Sso7d induces negative supercoiling at temperatures typical for thermophilic growth
    Nucleic Acids Res., 26, 2322-2328 (1998)
  41. Marguet E. and Forterre, P.
    Protection of DNA by salts against thermodegradation at temperatures typical for hyperthermophiles
    Extremophiles , 2, 115-122 (1998)`
  42. Forterre, P.
    Les Génomes Compactes
    Pathologie Biologie, 45, 92-95 (1998)
  43. Marsin, S. and Forterre, P.
    A Rolling Circle Replication Initiator Protein With A Nucleotide-Transferase Activity Encoded By The Pasmid Pgt5 From The Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus Abyssi
    Mol. Microbiol, 27, 1183-1192 (1998)
  44. Marguet, E. and Forterre, P
    Protection Of Dna By Salts Against Thermodegradation At Temperatures Typical For Hyperthermophiles
    Extremophiles, 2, 115-122 (1998)
  45. Lopez-Garcia, P., Knapp, S., Ladenstein, R. and Forterre, P
    In Vitro Dna Binding Of The Archaeal Protein Sso7d Induces Negative Supercoiling At Temperature Typical For Thermophilic Growth.
    Nucl. Acids Res. 26, 2322-2328 (1998)
  46. Britton, K.L., Stillman, T.J., Yip, K.S.P., Forterre, P., Engel, P.C. and Rice D.W.
    Insights Into The Molecular Basis Of Salt Tolerance From The Study Of Glutamate Dehydrogenase From Halobacterium Salinarium.
    J. Biol. Chem. 273, 9023-9030 (1998).
  47. Bulher, C., Gadelle, D., Forterre, P., Wang, J.C. and Bergerat, A
    Reconstitution Of Dna Topoisomerase Vi Of The Thermophilic Archaeon Sulfolobus Shibatae From Subunits Separately Overexpressed In Escherchichia Coli.
    Nucl. Acids Res. 26, 5157-5162 (1998) 
  48. Gerard, E., Labedan, B. and Forterre, P
    Isolation Of A Mind-Like Gene In The Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus Al585, and Phylogenetic Characterization Of Related Proteins In The Three Domains Of Life.
    Gene, 222, 99-106 (1998)
  49. Forterre, P., Confalonieri, F. and Knapp, S.
    Identification Of The Gene Encoding Archaeal-Specific Dna Binding Proteins Of The Sac10b Family
    Mol. Microbiol. 32, 669-670 (1999)
  50. Forterre, P.
    Did Life Begin In Hot Water ?
    Cell. Mol. Life Sci. 55, 687-690 (1999)
  51. Forterre, P. and Philippe, H.
    The Last Universal Common Ancestor (Luca): Simple Or Complex ?
    The Biological Bulletin, Woods Hole, 196, 373-377 (1999)
  52. Lopez, P., Philippe, H, Myllykallio, H. and Forterre, P.
    Identification Of Putative Chromosomal Origins Of Replication In Archaea.
    Mol. Microbiol. 32, 883-886 (1999) 
  53. Forterre, P.
    Displacement Of Cellular Proteins By Functional Analogues From Plasmids Or Viruses Could Explain Puzzling Phylogenies Of Many Dna Informational Proteins
    Mol. Microbiol. 33, 457-465 (1999).
  54. Marsin, S. and Forterre, P.
    The Active Site Of The Rolling Circle Replication Protein Rep75 Is Involved In Both Site-Specific Nuclease, Ligase and Nucleotidyl-Transferase Activities
    Mol. Microbiol. 33, 537-545 (1999).
  55. Hethke, C., Bergerat, A., Hausner, W. Forterre, P. and Thomm, M.
    Cell-Free Transcription At 95°c. Thermostability Of Transcriptional Components and Dna Topology Requirements Of Pyrococcus Transcription.
    Genetics, 152, 1325-1333 (1999).
  56. Lopez-Garcia, P and Forterre, P.
    Control Of Dna Topology During Thermal Stress In Hyperthermophilic Archaea: Dna Topoisomerase Levels, Activities and Induced Thermotolerance During Heat and Cold Shock In Sulfolobus.
    Mol Microbiol. 33:766-777 (1999).
  57. Philippe, H. and Forterre, P.
    The Rooting Of The Universal Tree Of Life Is Not Reliable
    J Mol Evol. 1999 49:509-23
  58. Lopez, P., Forterre, P. and Philippe, H.
    The Root Of The Tree of Life in the Light of the Covarion Model.
    J. Mol. Evol. 49, 496-508. (1999)
  59. Forterre, P. and Philippe, H
    Where Is The Root Of The Universal Tree Of Life ?
    Bioessays, 21, 871-879. (1999)
  60. Lopez, P. Forterre, P., Le Guyader, H. and Phillipe, H.
    Origin Of Replication Of Thermotoga Maritima
    Trends In Genetics,
    16, 59-60 (2000)
  61. R. Charlebois, R. Singh, C.C.-Y. Chan-Weilher, G. Allard, C. Chow, F. Confalonieri, B. Curtis, M. Duguet, D. Faguy, T. Gaasterland, R. Garrett, A. Jeffries, C. Kozera, N. Kushwala, E. Lafleur, N. Medina, X. Peng, S. Penny,Q. She,A. Stjohn, J. Van Der Oost, F. Young, Y. Zivanovic, W. Doolittle, M. Ragan & C. Sensen.
    Gene Content and Organization Of A 281 Kbp Contig From The Genome Of The Extremely Thermophilic Archaeon Sulfolobus Solfataricus P2.
    43, 116-36 (1999)
  62. Q She, F Confalonieri, Y Zivanovic, N Medina, A Billault, M J. Awayez, H P Thi-Hgoc, B-T T Pham, J Van Der Oost, M Duguet, and R Garrett
    A Bac Library and Paired-PCR Approach To Mapping and Completing The Genome Sequence Of Sulfolobus Solfataricus P2: An EC Perspective
    DNA Seq.,
    11(3-4),183-92. (2000)
  63. Zhou C.Z, Confalonieri F, Medina N., Zivanovic Y., Esnault C., Yang T, Jacquet M., Janin, J. Perasso, R. and Li,Z.G.
    Fine Organization of Bombyx mori Fibroin Heavy Chain Gene
    Nucleic. Acid. Res.
    28 : 2413-2419 (2000)
  64. Musgrave, D., Forterre, P. and Slezarev, A.
    Negative Constrained Dna Supercoiling In Archaeal Nucleosomes
    Mol Microbiol.,
    35, 341-349 (2000).
  65. Lopez-Garcia, P and Forterre, P.
    Dna Topology and Thermal Stress Response, A Tale From Mesophiles and Hyperthermophiles
    22, 738-746 (2000)
  66. H. Myllykallio, P. Lopez, P. López-García, R. Heilig, W. Saurin, Y. Zivanovic, H. Philippe, and P. Forterre
    Bacterial Mode Of Replication With An Eukaryotic-Like Machinery In A Hyperthermophilic Archaeon
    288, 2212-2215 (2000)
  67. S. Marsin, E. Marguet and P. Forterre.
    Topoisomerase Activity Of The Archaeal Rolling Circle Replication Protein Rep75
    Nucl. Acids Res. 28, 2251-2255 (2000)
  68. Myllykalio, H. and Forterre, P.
    Mapping of a chromosome replication origin in an archaeon &endash; Response
    Trends Microbiol,,
    8, 537-539 (2000)
  69. Lopez-Garcia, P., Forterre, P., Van der Oost, J. and Erauso, G.
    Plasmid pGS5 fropm the hyperthermophilic archaeon Archa eoglobus profondus is negatively supercoiled.
    J. Bacteriol,
    182, 4998-5000 (2000)
  70. O. Matte-Tailliez, Y. Zivanovic and P. Forterre
    Mining archaeal proteomes for eukaryotic proteins with novel functions: the PACE case
    Trends Genet. 16, 533,536 (2000) Supplementary material for this article: click here
  71. Zivanovic, Y., Myllykallio, H. and Forterre, P.
    Bacterial genomic reorganization upon DNA replication.
    292, 803a (2001)
  72. She, Q., Singh, R.K., Confalonieri, F., Zivanovic, Y., Gordon, P., Allard, G., Awayez, M.J., Chan-Weiher, C-Y., Clausen, I.G., Curtis, B., De Moors, A., Erauso, G., Gordon, P.M.K., Heikamp de Jong, I., Jeffries, A., Kozera, C.J., Medina, N., Peng, X., Phan, H., Redder, P., Schenk, M.E., Theriault, C., Tolstrup, N., Charlebois, R.L.M., Doolittle, W.F., Duguet, M., Gaasterland, T., Garrett, R.A., Ragan, M., Sensen, C.W. and Van der Oost, J.
    The genome sequence of the crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus P2.      
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA
    98, 7835-7840. (2001)           
     P2 genome database is here.
  73. Forterre P.
    New viruses for the new millenium
    Trends Microbiol,
    9, (2001)
  74. Gerard, E., Jolivet, E., Prieur, D. and Forterre, P.
    DNA protection is not involved in the radioresistance of the hyperthermophilic archaea Pyrococcus abyssi and Pyrococcus furiosus.
    Mol. Gen. Genet.
    266, 72-78 (2001)
  75. Matsunaga, F., Forterre, P., Ishino, Y., and Myllykallio, H.
    In vitro interactions of archaeal Cdc6/Orc1 and minichromosome maintenance proteins with the replication origin.
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA,
    98, 11152-11157 (2001)
  76. Bulher, C, Lebbinck, J., Bocs, C., Ladenstein, R., and Forterre, P.
    DNA topoisomerase VI generates ATP-dependent double-stranded breaks with two nucleotide overhangs.
    J. Biol. Chem.,
    276, (2001)
  77. Brügger K., Redder P., She Q., Confalonieri F., Zivanovic Y. and Garrett R. A.
    Mobile elements in archaeal genomes
    FEMS Microb. Lett.,
    206, 131-141 (2002)
  78. Forterre P.
    Genomics and early cellular evolution. The origin of the DNA world.
    C.R. Acad. Sci./Life Sciences
    324, 1-10 (2001)
  79. Matte-Taillez, O., Brochier, C., Forterre, P., and Phillippe H.
    Archaeal phylogeny based on ribosomal proteins.
    Mol. Biol. Evol.
    19, in press (2002)
  80. Filee, J., Forterre, P., Sen-Li, T. and Laurent, J.
    Evolution of DNA polymerase families : evidences for multiple gene exchange between cellular and viral proteins.
    J. Mol. Evol. in press (2002)
  81. Forterre P.
    A hot story from comparative genomics: reverse gyrase is the only hyperthermophile-specific protein
    Trends in Genetics, 18, 236-238 (2002)
  82. Forterre, P.
    Back to Bergey's
    Trends in Microbiol. 10, 302 (2002)
  83. Forterre P., Brochier, C. and Philippe, H.
    Evolution of the Archaea
    Theor Popul Biol. 2002 , 61:409-22.
  84. Forterre, P.
    The origin of DNA genomes and DNA replication proteins.
    Curr Opin Microbiol. 5, 525- (2002)
  85. Zivanovic, Y., Lopez, P., Philippe, H., and Forterre, P.
    Pyrococcus genome comparision evidences chromosome shuffling-driven evolution
    Nucleic Acids Research, 30, 2656-62 (2002)
  86. Napoli A, Zivanovic Y, Bocs C, Buhler C, Rossi M, Forterre P and Ciaramella M.
    DNA bending, compaction and negative supercoiling by the architectural protein Sso7d of Sulfolobus solfataricus.
    Nucleic Acids Res. 30, 2656-62 (2002).
  87. Myllykallio, H., Lipowski, G., Leduc, D., Filee, J., Forterre, P. and Liebl, U.
    Identification of an alternative flavin dependent mechanism for thymidylate synthesis
    Science, 297, 105-107. (2002)
  88. Constantinescu, F., Forterre, P. and Elie, C.
    NurA, a novel 5' to 3' nuclease gene linked to rad50 and mre11 homologs of thermophilic Archaea
    EMBO reports, 537-542 (2002)
  89. Cohen G., Barbe V., Flament D., Galperin M., Heilig R., Lecompte O., Poch O., Prieur D., Quérellou J., Ripp R., Thierry J., Van J. der Oost, Weissenbach J., Zivanovic Y. and Forterre P.
    An integrated analysis of the genome of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi
    Mol Microbiol. 2003 47:1495-512.
     P. abyssi genome database. | P. abyssi supplementary material
  90. Lucas, S., Toffin, L., Zivanovic, Y., Charlier, D., Moussard, H., Forterre, P., Prieur, D., and Erauso, G.
    Construction of a shuttle vector and spheroplasts transformation of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi.
    Appl Environ Microbiol. 2002, 68:5528-36.
  91. Filee, J., Forterre, P., Sen-Li, T. and Laurent, J.
    Evolution of DNA polymerase families : evidences for multiple gene exchange between cellular and viral proteins.
    J. Mol. Evol. 54, 763-773 (2002)
  92. Gadelle, D., Filee, J., Bulher, C. and Forterre, P.
    Phylogenomics of Type II DNA topoisomerases.
    Bioassays. 25:232-242 (2003)
  93. Matsunaga, F., Norais, C., Forterre, P. and Myllykallio, H.
    Identification of short 'eukaryotic' Okazaki fragments synthesized from a prokaryotic replication origin.
    EMBO reports, 4:154-158. (2003)
  94. File, J., Forterre, P. And Laurent, J.
    The role played by viruses on the Evolution of their cellular host : a view on informational proteins phylogenies.
    Res. in Microbiol. 2003, in press
  95. Jolivet, E. Matsunaga, F., Ishino, Y. Forterre, P. Prieur, D. and Myllykallio, H.
    Mechanism Resistance to g-irradiation of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi: evidence for an efficient repair of the double-strand breaks.
    J. Bacteriol. 2003, in press.
  96. Jolivet, E., L'Haridon S. Corre, E., Forterre, P. and Prieur, D
    Thermococcus gammatolerans sp. Nov., a hyperthermophilic archaeon from deep-sea hydrothermal vents that resists to ionizing radiation.
    Inter. J. Syst. Microbiol. 2003, in press



Publications in Books, Colloquia, Vulgarization



  1. Forterre P., Charbonnier, F., Marguet, E. and Henckes, G.
    Chromosome structure and DNA topology in extremely thermophilic archaebacteria.
    Biochem. Soc. Symp. 58, 99- 112 (1992)
  2. Forterre, P.
    Consultant pour la Grande Galerie du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, 1992 - 1995
  3. Benachenou, N., Forterre, P. and Labedan B.
    Evolution of glutamate dehydrogenese genes / evidence for two families of paralogous proteins and branching patterns of the tree urkingdoms.
    in Frontiers of Life, (Trân Thanh Vân J.K., Mounolou, J.C., Shneider, J and Mc Kay, C eds), Editions Frontières, Gif-sur-Yvette -France, 427-428 (1992)
  4. Forterre, P.
    New hypotheses about the origins of viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
    in Frontiers of Life. (Trân Thanh Vân J.K., Mounolou, J.C., Shneider, J and Mc Kay, C eds), Editions Frontières, Gif-sur-Yvette -France, 221-234, (1992).
  5. Forterre, P.
    Le problème du progénote.
    Encyclopédie Universalis, La Science au présent,1, 241-242 (1992)
  6. Forterre, P. and Elie C.
    Chromosome structure, DNA polymerases and topoisomerases in Archaebacteria (Archaea).
    in The Biochemistry of Archaea (Archaebacteria), New Comprehensive Biochemistry, Vol. 26 (M. Kates, D.J. Kuschner and A. Matheson eds), 325-366 (1993)
  7. Elie, C.
    Les ADN polymérases thermostables.
    in "The PCR : an in vitro replication system" D. Larzul - Edition française, Lavoisier Press, Paris, France - Edition anglaise, Intercept, London, England (1993).
  8. Forterre, P.
    A la recherche de l'ancêtre universel.
    Plein Sud, Jan. (1993)
  9. Forterre, P.
    "Les origines de la vie".
    émission Connaissance de la Science TV5, Déc. (1993)
  10. Forterre, P.
    Aux racines de la vie.
    Plein Sud, Déc. (1993)
  11. Forterre, P.
    Les archaebactéries.
    Encyclopédie Quillet, Editions Hachette, 245-253 (1994).
  12. Forterre, P.
    Les germes extrêmophiles.
    Encyclopédie Universalis, Universalia 94, 199-203 (1994).
  13. Forterre, P.
    The reverse gyrase of hyperthermophilic archaeobacteria: origin of life and thermophily.
    Microbiologia SEM, 11, (1995)
  14. Forterre, P.
    Consultant pour le Muséum d'histoire Naturelle de Tours, (1994-1995)
  15. Forterre, P.
    Consultant pour la rédaction d'un article dans Science et vie , Mars (1995)
  16. Forterre, P.
    Participation à l'emission NIMBUS, FR3, avril (1995)
  17. Forterre, P.
    Looking for the most "primitive" organism(s) on Earth today : the state of the art.
    Planetary and Space Sci. 43, 167-177 (1995).
  18. Charbonnier, F., Forterre, P., Erauso, G. and Prieur, D.
    Purification of plasmids from thermophilic and hyperthermophilic archaebacteria.
    In Archaea: A Laboratory Manual. Robb, F. T. (Ed.), CHS Press, NY.Thermophiles pp 87-90 (1995)
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    Compte rendu d'ouvrage : Archaea, a Laboratory manual, Archaea.
    La Recherche, Jan., p103 (1996)
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    Les origines de la vie, nouveaux concepts, nouvelles questions.
    Regards, 13, 19 (1996).
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    "E.coli  gene products: Physiological functions and common ancestries. "
    In F. C. Neidhardt , (ed.). Escherichia coli  and Salmonella , Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2nd edition. pp. 2118-2202. ASM Press, Washington, D.C. USA
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    Were our ancestors actually hyperthermophiles ? viewpoint of a devil's advocate
    in "Thermophiles and the origin of life" (J. Wiegel, M. Adams and eds..), Taylor & Francis Publisher (London), 137-146 (1998)
  23. Forterre, P.
    The last commun ancestor and beyond
    Cahiers de Treilles
    8, 79-94 (1997)
  24. Forterre, P.
    La reconstitution de l'ancêtre commun de toutes les cellules
    Pour la Science,
    88-92, Numéro Hors-Série: l'évolution, Janvier 1997
  25. Marsin S., Zivanovic Y., Benbouzid-Rollet N., Prieur D. and Forterre, P.
    Plasmid pGT5 from the archaeon Pyrococcus abyssi: evidence for rolling circle replication in a hyperthermophile.
    in Plasmid Biology 96: Internationnal Symposium on Plasmid Molecular Biology, Meeting Abstracts . Plasmid,
    37, 217-235, (1997)
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    DNA topoisomerases, temperature adaptation, and early diversification of life.
    In Wiegel, J. & Adams, M. (eds) Thermophiles - the keys to molecular evolution and the origin of life?, Taylor & Francis Ltd., London. 201-213 (1998)
  27. Forterre, P. and Philippe, H.
    La Préhistoire Du Vivant
    Biofutur, 184, 18-21 (1998)
  28. Forterre, P.
    Les Hyperthermophiles Sont-Ils Nos Ancêtres ?
    La Recherche, 317, 36-43, [1999]
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    La Cellule Ancestrale Était-Elle Simple Ou Complexe ?
    Pour La Science, Numéro Hors-Série: Les Communautés Cellulaires, Dossier Hors-Série, Avril 98, 22-24 (1998)
  30. Forterre, P., Watrin, L., Zivanovic Y. and Prieur, D.
    Perspectives In The Study Of Hyperthermophilic Archaea From Deep Marine Environment.
    Proceedings From The Us-Ec Workshop On Marine Microorganisms, 59-65 (1998)
  31. Forterre, P.
    Were Our Ancestors Actually Hyperthermophiles ? Viewpoint Of A Devil'S Advocate
    In "Thermophiles and The Origin Of Life" (J. Wiegel, M. Adams and Eds..), Taylor & Francis Publisher (London), 137-146 (1998)
  32. Forterre, P.
    L'Origine du génome
    La Recherche, 336, 34-39, (2000)
  33. Marsin, S. and Forterre, P.
    The pGT5 Replication Intiator Protein Rep75 From Pyrococcus Abyssi
    Methods In Enzymology, 334:193-204 (2001)
  34. Marguet, E. and Forterre, P.
    Stability and Manipulation Of Dna At Extreme Temperatures
    Methods In Enzymology, 334:205-15 (2001)
  35. Guipaud, O. and Forterre, P.
    Dna Gyrase From Thermotoga Maritima
    Methods In Enzymology,334:162-71 (2001)
  36. Bocs, C., Buhler, C., Bergerat, A. and Forterre, P.
    Dna Topoisomerase VI From Hyperthermophilic Archaea.
    Methods In Enzymology,334:172-9 (2001)
  37. Lopez-Garcia, P and Forterre, P.
    Thermal Stress In Hyperthermophiles In Bacterial Stress Responses,
    G. Storz and R. Hengge-Aronis, Eds. Asm Press, Washington, 369-382 (2000)
  38. Forterre , P.
    L'Origine du génome
    La Recherche, 336, 34-39, (2000)
  39. Forterre , P.
    Origine et évolution des microbes hyperthermophiles
    Astronomie, 115, 298-301 (2001)
  40. Forterre , P.
    A la recherche des formes de vie terrestre les plus "primitives" : impasses et progrès
    Chapitre de l'ouvrage « Exobiologie », Presse Universitaire de Bordeaux, sous presse (2001)
  41. Forterre, P., Zivanovic, Y., Matte-Taillez, O., Matsunaga, F. and Myllykallio, H.
    Ce qui est vrai pour Pyrococcus est (presque) vrai pour l'éléphant.
    Medecine Science, 17, 939-945 (2001)
  42. Forterre, P.
    Phylogénie Moléculaire
    Universalia 2002, 288-289 (2002)
  43. Forterre, P., Filee, J. And Myllykallio, H.
    Origin and evolution of DNA and DNA replication machineries.
    In The Genetic Code and the Origin of Life L. Ribas, ed. Landes Bioscience, in press (2003).