Publications – Armand Séguin


Bomal, C., I. Duval, I. Giguère, É. Fortin, S. Caron, D. Stewart, B. Boyle, A. Séguin & J.J. MacKay. 2014. Opposite action of R2R3-MYBs from different subgroups on key genes of the shikimate and monolignol pathways in spruce. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 495-508.

Duval, I., D. Lachance, I. Giguère, C. Bomal, M.-J. Morency, G. Pelletier, B. Boyle, J.J. Mackay & A. Séguin. 2014. Large-scale screening of transcription factor–promoter interactions in spruce reveals a transcriptional network involved in vascular development. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 2319-2333.


Häggman, H., A. Raybould, A. Borem, T. Fox, L. Handley, M. Hertzberg, M.-Z. Lu, P. Macdonald, T. Oguchi, G. Pasquali, L. Pearson, G. Peter, H. Quemada, A. Séguin, K. Tattersall, E. Ulian, C. Walter & M. McLean. 2013. Genetically engineered trees for plantation forests: key considerations for environmental risk assessment. Plant Biotechnology Journal 11: 785-798.


Germain, H., D. Lachance, G. Pelletier, C.G. Fossdal, H. Solheim & A. Séguin. 2012. The expression pattern of the Picea glauca Defensin 1 promoter is maintained in Arabidopsis thaliana, indicating the conservation of signalling pathways between angiosperms and gymnosperms. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 785-795.


Hamberger, B., T. Ohnishi, A. Séguin & J. Bohlmann. 2011. Evolution of diterpene metabolism: Sitks Spruce CYP720B4 catalyzes multiple oxidations in resin acid biosynthesis of conifer defense against insects. Plant Physiology 157: 1677-1695.

Hamel, L.P., M. Benchabane, M.C. Nicole, I.T. Major, M.J. Morency, G. Pelletier, N. Beaudoin, J. Sheen & A. Séguin. 2011. Stress-responsive mitogen-activated protein kinases interact with the EAR motif of a poplar zinc finger protein and mediate its degradation through the 26S proteasome. Plant Physiology 157: 1379-1393.

Lamarche, J., F.O.P. Stefani, A. Séguin & R.C. Hamelin. 2011. Impact of endochitinase-transformed white spruce on soil fungal communities under greenhouse conditions. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 76: 199-208.

Séguin, A. 2011. How could forest trees play an important role as feedstock for bioenergy production? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3: 90-94.


Bedon, F., C. Bomal, S. Caron, C. Levasseur, B. Boyle, S.D. Mansfield, A. Schmidt, J. Gershenzon, J. Grima-Pettenati, A. Séguin & J. MacKay. 2010. Subgroup 4 R2R3-MYBs in conifer trees: gene family expansion and contribution to the isoprenoid- and flavonoid- oriented response. Journal of Experimental Botany 61: 3847-3864.

Côté, C.L., F. Boileau, V. Roy, M. Ouellet, C. Levasseur, M.-J. Morency, J.E.K. Cooke, A. Séguin & J.J. MacKay. 2010. Gene family structure, expression and functional analysis of HD-Zip III genes in angiosperm and gymnosperm forest trees. BMC Plant Biology 10: 273 (17p.).

Germain, H. & A. Séguin. 2010. Innate immunity: has poplar made its BED? New Phytologist 189: 678-687.

Legay, S., P. Sivadon, A.-S. Biervacq, N. Pavy, A. Baghdady, L. Tremblay, C. Levasseur, N. Ladouce, C. Lapierre, A. Séguin, S. Hawkins, J. MacKay & J. Grima-Pettenati. 2010. EgMYB1, an R2R3 MYB transcription factor from eucalyptus negatively regulates secondary cell wall formation in Arabidopsis and poplar. New Phytologist 188: 774-786.


Bedon, F., C. Levasseur, J. Grima-Pettenati, A. Séguin & J. Mackay. 2009. Sequence analysis and functional characterization of the promoter of the Picea glauca Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase gene in transgenic white spruce plants. Plant Cell Reports 28: 787-800.

Duplessis, S., I. Major, F. Martin & A. Séguin. 2009. Poplar and pathogen interactions: insights from Populus genome-wide analyses of resistance and defence gene families and gene expression profiling. Critical Reviews in Plant Science 28: 309-334.

Levée, V., I. Major, C. Levasseur, L. Tremblay, J. Mackay & A. Séguin. 2009. Expression profiling and functional analysis of Populus WRKY23 reveals a regulatory role in defense. New Phytologist 184: 48-70.

Major, I., M.-C. Nicole, D. Duplessis & A. Séguin. 2009. Photosynthetic and respiratory changes in leaves of poplar elicited by rust infection. Photosynthesis Research 104: 41-48.

Zhao, N., B. Boyle, I. Duval, J.-L. Ferrer, H. Lin, A. Séguin, J. Mackay & F. Chen. 2009. SABATH methyltransferases from white spruce (Picea glauca): gene cloning, functional characterization and structural analysis. Tree Physiology 29: 947-957.


Bomal, C., F. Bedon, S. Caron, S.D. Mansfield, C. Levasseur, J.E.K. Cooke, S. Blais, L. Tremblay, M.-J. Morency, N. Pavy, J. Grima-Pettenati, A. Séguin & J. MacKay. 2008. Involvement of Pinus taeda MYB1 and MYB8 in phenylpropanoid metabolism and secondary cell wall biogenesis: a comparative in planta analysis. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 3925-3939.


Harrison, E.J., M. Bush, J.M. Plett, D.P. McPhee, R. Vitez, B. O’Malley, V. Sharma, W. Bosnich, A. Séguin, J. Mackay & S. Regan. 2007. Diverse developmental mutants revealed in an activation-tagged population of poplar. Canadian Journal of Botany 85: 1071-1081.

Legay, S., E. Lacombe, M. Goicoechea, C. Brière, A. Séguin, J. Mackay & J. Grima-Pettenati. 2007. Molecular characterization of EgMYB1, a putative transcriptional repressor of the lignin biosynthetic pathway. Plant Science 173: 542-549.


Klimaszewska, K., R.G. Rutledge & A. Séguin. 2004. Genetic transformation of conifers utilizing somatic embryogenesis. Methods in Molecular Biology 286: 151-163.

Mackay, J., H. Bérubé, S. Regan & A. Séguin. 2004. Functional genomics in forest trees: application to the investigation of defense mechanisms and wood formation. In Plantation Forest Biotechnology for the 21st Century (C. Walter & M. Carson, Eds). Pp.163-180.


Mentag, R., M.D. Luckevich, M.-J. Morency & A. Séguin. 2003. Bacterial disease resistance of transgenic hybrid poplar expressing the synthetic antimicrobial peptide D4E1. Tree Physiology 23: 405-411.

Sibout, R., A. Eudes, B. Pollet, T. Goujon, I. Mila, F. Granier, A. Séguin, C. Lapierre, L. Jouanin. 2003. Expression pattern of two paralogs encoding Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenases in Arabidopsis. Isolation and characterization of the corresponding mutants. Plant Physiology 132: 848-860.

Tian, L., K. Wu, C. Levasseur, T. Ouellet, E. Foster, M. Latoszek-Green, S. Sibbald, B. Miki, A. Séguin & D.C.W. Brown. 2003. Activity of elements from the tobacco cryptic promoter, tCUP, in conifer tissues. In Vitro Cellular & Development Biology-Plant 39: 193-202.


Klimaszewska, K., D. Lachance, G. Pelletier, M.-A. Lelu & A. Séguin. 2001. Regeneration of transgenic Picea glauca, P. mariana, and P. abies after cocultivation of embryogenic tissue with Agrobacterium tumefaciens. In Vitro Cellular & Development Biology-Plant 37: 748-755.

Lapointe, G., M.D. Luckevich, M. Cloutier & A. Séguin. 2001. 14-3-3 gene family in hybrid poplar and its involvement in tree defence against pathogens. Journal of Experimental Botany 52: 1331-1338.

Lapointe, G., M.D. Luckevich & A. Séguin. 2001. Investigation on the induction of 14-3-3 in white spruce. Plant Cell Reports 20: 79-84.

Levée, V. & A. Séguin. 2001. Inducible expression of the heterologous PAL2 promoter from bean in white pine (Pinus strobus) transgenic cells. Tree Physiology 21: 665-672.

Peña, L. & A. Séguin. 2001. Recent advances in the genetic transformation of trees. Trends in Biotechnology 19: 500-506.


L’Homme, Y., A. Séguin & F.M. Tremblay. 2000. Different classes of retrotransposons in coniferous spruce species. Genome 43: 1084-1089.

Richard, S., G. Lapointe, R.G. Rutledge & A. Séguin. 2000. Induction of chalcone synthase expression in white spruce by wounding and jasmonate. Plant & Cell Physiology 41: 982-987.

Richard, S., M.-J. Morency, C. Drevet, L. Jouanin & A. Séguin. 2000. Isolation and characterization of a dehydrin gene from white spruce induced upon wounding, drought and cold stresses. Plant Molecular Biology 43: 1-10.


Lalonde, M., L. Simon, J. Bousquet & A. Séguin. 1988. Advances in the taxanomy of Frankia: recognition of species Alni and Elaeagni and novel subspecies Pommerii and Vandijkii. In Nitrogen Fixation: Hundred Years After (H. Bothe, F.J. de Bruijn & W.E. Newton, Eds). Gustav Fisher Verlag, New York. Pp. 671-680.