Khadim Kébé

<i>Research interests</i> | <i>Curriculum Vitae</i> | <i>Publications</i>

<i>Research interests</i>

I am interested in studying the phylogeography of Callosobruchus maculatus, a cosmopolitan species that has adapted to different host plant species, thus becoming one of the most serious pest of stored grains. We use the approach of classical phylogeny associated to the theory of coalescence to infer the evolutionary history of this species.


<i>Curriculum Vitae</i>

PhD. Student in Nadir Alvarez group Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mai 2010 – July 2010
Research internship at Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (ISE), University of Montpellier 2 in the group of Isabelle Olivieri “Plant metapopulations and coevolution”: Molecular markers on the weevil Callosobruchus maculatus to estimate gene flow between populations of this pest species of cowpea seeds in the west of Africa.

2008 – 2010
Research internship at the Center for Biology and Management of Populations (CBGP) of IRD Bel Air, Dakar-Senegal: Genetic structure and dynamics of populations of Callosobruchus maculatus and Caryedon serratus pests respective of cowpea and groundnut seeds.

2006 – 2010
Temporary assistant in the Department of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Science and Technology, UCAD-Dakar (Senegal).

2007 – 2008
Master degree (DEA) in Animal Biology at University Cheikh Anta DIOP (UCAD), Dakar-Senegal: Distribution, abundance and species diversity of communities of Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea) associated with Ficus in Senegal: case of Ficus sycomorus.

2001 – 2005
Studies Naturals Sciences at University of Cheikh Anta DIOP (UCAD), Dakar-Senegal



Sembène, M., Ndiaye, A., Doumma, A., Diome,T., Ndong, A., Kébé, K., Thiaw, C., Gueye, S., Sanon, A., Kétoh, G.K. and Delobel, A. (2011). Oviposition preference and levels adaptation of Caryedon serratus Olivier (Coleoptera, Bruchidae) hosts plant strain to groundnut (Arachis hypogaea, Fabaceae). South Asian J Exp Biol; 1 (1): 48 : 55.

Sembène, M., Ndiaye, A., Kébé, K., Doumma, A., Sanon, A., Kétoh, G.K., Granjon, L. and Rasplus, J.Y. (2010). When DNA sequences and microsatellites loci tell the story of field groundnut infestation by Caryedon serratus Ol. (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae). Journal of Cell and Animal Biology., 4(10): pp. 143-150.

Sembène, M., Kébé, K., Delobel, A. & Rasplus, J.Y. (2010). Phylogenetic information reveals the peculiarity of Caryedon serratus (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Bruchinae) feeding on Cassia sieberiana DC (Caesalpinioideae). African Journal of Biotechnology., 9: 1470-1480.

Kébé, K., Sembène, M., Thiaw, C. & Rasplus, J.Y. (2010). Entomofaune chalcidienne de Ficus sycomorus L.: répartition et abondance dans différentes zones climatiques du Sénégal (Hymenoptera, Chalcidoidea). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France., 115: 81-90.



Member of Alvarez group

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