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Julien Bachelier

Assistant Professor

327 Shineman

Office hours

Tuesday, Thursday 6-8 pm
or by appointment

Julian Bachelier


  • flowering plants systematics and evolution
  • plant development, reproduction, and embryology
  • structural botany and plant architecture

Specialty areas:

  • botany
  • evolution
  • microscopy


  • Cole TCH, HH Hilger, and JB Bachelier. 2016. Phylogénie des Angiospermes- Systématique des Plantes à Fleurs (version française du Angiosperm Phylogeny Poster), doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3255.0804.

  • Zhao L, JB Bachelier, X-H Zhang , and Y Ren. 2016. Floral organogenesis inDysosma versipellis (Berberidaceae) and its systematic implications. Botany, in press.

  • Friedman WE, JB Bachelier. 2013. Seed development in Trimenia (Trimeniaceae) and its bearing on the evolution of embryo-nourishing strategies in early flowering plant lineages. American Journal of Botany 100: 906-915. 

  • Friedman WE, JB Bachelier, and JI Hormaza. 2012. Embryology in Trithuria submersa (Hydatellaceae) and relationships between embryo, endosperm, and perisperm in early-diverging flowering plants. American Journal of Botany 99: 1083-1095.
  • Tsuchimatsu T, P Kaiser P, C-L Yew, JB Bachelier, and KK Shimizu. 2012. Recent loss of self-incompatibility by degradation of the male component in allotetraploid Arabidopsis kamchatica. PLoS Genetics 8: e1002838.
  • Kretzschmar T, W Kohlen, J Sasse, L Borghi, M Schlegel, JB Bachelier, D Reinhardt, R Bours, HJ Bouwmeester, and E Martinoia. 2012. A petunia ABC protein controls strigolactone-dependent symbiotic signaling and branching. Nature 483: 341-344. 
  • Zhao L, JB Bachelier, H-L Chang, X-H Tian, and Y Ren. 2012. Inflorescence and floral development in Ranunculus and three allied genera in Ranunculeae (Ranunculoideae, Ranunculaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 298: 1057-1071.
  • Zhao L, W Wang, Y Ren, and JB Bachelier. 2012. Flower morphology and development in Asteropyrum (Ranunculaceae): implication for its systematic position. Annales Botanici Fennici 49: 31-42.
  • Bachelier JB and WE Friedman. 2011. Female gamete competition in an ancient angiosperm lineage. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 108:12360-12365. 
  • Bachelier JB, PK Endress, and LP Ronse De Craene. 2011. Comparative floral structure and development of Nitrariaceae (Sapindales) and systematic implications. In Flowers on the tree of life. Eds. L Wanntorp and LP Ronse De Craene. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 181-217.
  • Bachelier JB and PK Endress. 2009. Comparative floral morphology and anatomy of Anacardiaceae and Burseraceae (Sapindales), with a special focus on gynoecium structure and evolution. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 159: 499-571. 
  • Bachelier JB and PK Endress. 2008. Floral structure in Kirkia (Kirkiaceae) and its systematic position in Sapindales. Annals of Botany 102: 539-550.
  • Pichot C, B Lien, JL Rivera Nava, JB Bachelier, and M El Maâtaoui. 2008. Cypress surrogate mother produces haploid progeny from alien pollen. Genetics 179: 379-383. 
  • Bachelier JB and PK Endress. 2007. Development of inflorescences, cupules, and flowers in Amphipterygium and comparison with Pistacia (Anacardiaceae). International Journal of Plant Sciences 168: 1237-1253.


Ph.D., Natural Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2009.
MS, Animal and Plant Systematics, National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France, 2003
MS, Population and Ecosystem Biology, University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France, 1998