Publications – Damase Khasa


Tran, H., S. Kanzaki, L. Triest, I. Hormoza, N.J. Kuk, R. Ming, J. Bousquet, D. Khasa & P. Van Damme. 2019. Analysis of genetic diversity analysis of lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) and wild forest relatives in the Sapindaceae from Vietnam using microsatellites. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. 66: 1653-1669.


Rasool N., Z.A. Reshi, D.P. Khasa, M. Roshan & M.A. Shah. 2016. Invasion by Conyza sumatrensis alters soil microbial community structure in urban ecosystems. Ecological Processes 5: 10(10p.).

Omondi, S.F., D.W. Odee, G.O. Ongamo, J.I. Kanya & D.P. Khasa. 2016. Genetic consequences of anthropogenic disturbances and population fragmentation in Acacia senegal. Conservation Genetics 17: 1235–1244.


Shah, M.A., M.-E. Beaulieu, Z.A. Reshi, S. Qureshi & D.P. Khasa. 2015. A cross-city molecular biogeographic investigation of arbuscular mycorrhizas in Conyza canadensis rhizosphere across native and non-native regions. Ecological Processes 4: 7(9p.).


Bissonnette, C., B. Fahlman, K.M. Peru, D.P. Khasa, C.W. Greer, J.V. Headley & S. Roy. 2014. Symbiosis with Frankia sp. benefits the establishment of Alnus viridis ssp. crispa and Alnus incana ssp. rugosa in tailings sand from the Canadian oil sands industry. Ecological Engineering 68: 167-175.

Campagnac, E. & D.P. Khasa. 2014. Relationship between genetic variability in Rhizophagus irregularis and tolerance to saline conditions. Mycorrhiza 24:121-129.

Onwuchekwa, N.E., J.J. Zwiazek, A. Quoreshi & D.P. Khasa. 2014. Growth of mycorrhizal jack pine (Pinus banksiana) and white spruce (Picea glauca) seedlings planted in oil sands reclaimed areas. Mycorrhiza 24: 431-441.

Shah, M.A., R.M. Callaway, T. Shah, G.R. Houseman, R.W. Pal, S. Xiao, W. Luo, C. Rosche, Z.A. Reshi, D.P. Khasa & S. Chen. 2014. Conyza canadensis suppresses plant diversity in its nonnative ranges but not at home: a transcontinental comparison. New Phytologist 202: 1286-1296.

Wani, G.A., M.A. Shah, Z.A. Reshi, A.R. Atangana & D.P. Khasa. 2014. cpDNA microsatellite markers for Lemna minor (Araceae): phylogeographic implications. Applications in Plant Sciences 2(7):1300099 (4p.).


Jaramillo-Correa, J.P., E. Aguirre-Planter, L.E. Eguiarte, D.P. Khasa & J. Bousquet. 2013. Evolution of an ancient microsatellite hotspot in the conifer mitochondrial genome and comparison with other plants. Journal of Molecular Evolution 76: 146-157.

Sene, G., M. Thiao, R. Samba-Mbaye, D.P. Khasa, A. Kane, M.S. Mbaye, M. Beaulieu, A. Manga & S.N. Sylla. 2013. The abundance and diversity of legume-nodulating rhizobia in 28-year-old plantations of tropical, subtropical, and exotic tree species: a case study from the forest reserve of Bandia, Senegal. Microbial Ecology 65: 128-144.


Adeleke, R.A., T.E. Cloete, A. Bertrand & D.P. Khasa. 2012. Iron ore weathering potentials of ectomycorrhizal plants. Mycorrhiza 22: 535-544.

Adeleke, R., T.E. Cloete & D.P. Khasa. 2012. Culturable microorganisms associated with Sishen iron ore and their potential roles in biobeneficiation. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 28: 1057-1070.

Aguirre-Planter, E., J.P. Jaramillo-Correa, S. Gómez-Acevedo, D.P. Khasa, J. Bousquet & L.E. Eguiarte. 2012. Phylogeny, diversification rates and species boundaries of Mesoamerican firs (Abies, Pinaceae) in a genus-wide context. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 263-274.

Sene, G., R. Samba-Mbaye, M. Thiao, D.P. Khasa, A. Kane, A. Manga, M.S. Mbaye & S.N. Sylla. 2012. The abundance and diversity of legume-nodulating rhizobia and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in soil samples from deforested and man-made forest systems in a semiarid Sahel region in Senegal. European Journal of Soil Biology 52: 30-40.

Sene, G., M. Thiao, A. Manga, A. Kane, R. Samba-Mbaye, M.S. Mbaye, D.P. Khasa & S.N. Sylla. 2012. Arbuscular mycorrhizal soil infectivity and spores distribution across plantations of tropical, subtropical and exotic tree species: a case study from the forest reserve of Bandia, Senegal. African Journal of Ecology 50: 218-232.


Atangana, A.R., E. van der Vils, D.P. Khasa, D. van Houten, J. Beaulieu & H. Hendrickx. 2011. Tree-to-tree variation in stearic and oleic acid content in seed fat from Allanblackia floribunda from wild stands: potential for tree breeding. Food Chemistry 126: 1579-1585.

Kone, S.B., I.I. Yattara, H. Antoun, M. Lahbib & D.P. Khasa. 2011. Microorganismes actifs d’un thé de compost de fumier de mouton efficace contre la moisissure grise (Botrytis cinerea) de la tomate (Solanum lycopersicum L.). Revue Malienne de Science et de Technologie 13: 160-177.

Rochon, C., D. Paré, N. Pelardy, D.P. Khasa & J.A. Fortin. 2011. Ecology and productivity of Cantharellus cibarius var. roseocanus in two eastern canadian jack pine stands. Botany 89: 663-675.

Wei, X.-X., J. Beaulieu, D.P. Khasa, J. Vargas-Hernandez, J. Lopez-Upton, B. Jaquish & J. Bousquet. 2011. Range-wide chloroplast and mitochondrial DNA imprints reveal multiple lineages and complex biogeographic history for Douglas-fir. Tree Genetics & Genomes 7: 1025-1040.


Adeleke, R., T. Cloete, A. Bertrand & D.P. Khasa. 2010. Mobilisation of potassium and phosphorus from iron ore by ectomycorrhizal fungi. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 26: 1901-1913.

Adeleke, R., T. Cloete & D.P. Khasa. 2010. Isolation and identification of iron ore- solubilising fungus. South African Journal of Science 106: 1-16.

Anderson, C.M., G.J. Aparicio, A.R. Atangana, J. Beaulieu, …, D.P. Khasa, et al. 2010. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 December 2009-31 January 2010. Molecular Ecology Ressource 10: 576-579.

Atangana, A.R., J. Beaulieu & D.P. Khasa. 2010. Wild genetic diversity preservation in a small-sized first generation breeding population of Allanblackia floribunda (Clusiaceae). Tree Genetics & Genomes 6: 127-136.

Lefrancois, E., A. Quoreshi, A., D.P. Khasa, M. Fung, L.G. Whyte, S. Roy & C.W. Greer. 2010. Field performance of alder-Frankia symbionts for the reclamation of oil sands sites. Applied Soil Ecology 46: 183-191.

Meirmans, P.G., M. Lamothe, M.-C. Gros-Louis, D.P. Khasa, P. Périnet, J. Bousquet & N. Isabel. 2010. Complex pattern of hybridization between exotic and native North American poplar species. American Journal of Botany 97: 1688-1697.

Omondi, S., E. Kireger, O.G. Dangasuk, B. Chikamai, D.W. Odee, S. Cavers & D.P. Khasa. 2010. Genetic diversity and population structure of Acacia senegal (L.) Willd. in Kenya. Tropical Plant Biology 1: 59-70.

Omondi, S.F., O.G. Dangasuk, D.W. Odee, S. Cavers & D.P. Khasa. 2010. Cross-amplification and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite markers from Acacia (senegalia) mellifera and Acacia brevispica to Acacia senegal (L.) willd. Silvae Genetica 59: 285-288.

Sokolski, S., Y. Dalpé, S. Séguin, D.P. Khasa, A. Lévesque & Y. Piché. 2010. Conspecificity of DAOM 197198, the model arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus, with Glomus irregulare: molecular evidence with three protein-encoding genes. Botany 88: 829-838.


Chifflot, V., D. Rivest, A. Olivier, A. Cogliastro & D.P. Khasa. 2009. Molecular analysis of arbuscular mycorrhizal community structure and spores distribution in tree-based intercropping and forest systems. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 131: 32-39.

Jaramillo-Correa, J.P., J. Beaulieu, D.P. Khasa & J. Bousquet. 2009. Inferring the past from the present phylogeographic structure of North American forest trees: seeing the forest for the genes. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 286-307.

Ouinsavi, C., N. Sokpon & D.P. Khasa. 2009. Spatial genetic structure and conservation implications of a threatened African species, Milicia excelsa using nuclear microsatellites DNA markers. International Journal of Forest Research Article ID 210179: 8p.

Rochon, C., D. Paré, D.P. Khasa & J.A. Fortin. 2009. Ecology and management of the lobster mushroom in an eastern Canadian jack pine stand. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39: 2080-2091.

Shah, A.M., A.Z. Reshi & D.P. Khasa. 2009. Arbuscular mycorrhizal status of some Kashmir Himalayan alien invasive plants. Mycorrhiza 20: 67-72.

Shah, A.M., A.Z. Reshi & D.P. Khasa. 2009. Arbuscular mycorrhizas: drivers or passengers of alien plant invasion. Botanical Review 75: 397-417.


Atangana, A.R. & D.P. Khasa. 2008. Preliminary survey of clonal variation in rooting of Allanblackia floribunda leafy stem cuttings. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 38: 10-15.

Jaramillo-Correa, J.P., E. Aguirre-Planter, D.P. Khasa, L.E. Eguiarte, D. Pinero, G.R. Furnier & J. Bousquet. 2008. Ancestry and divergence of subtropical montane forest isolates: Molecular biogeography of the genus Abies (Pinaceae) in southern Mexico and Guatemala. Molecular Ecology 17: 2476-2490.

Quoreshi, A.M. & D.P. Khasa. 2008. Effectiveness of mycorrhizal inoculation in the nursery on root colonization, growth, and nutrient uptake of aspen and balsam poplar. Biomass and Bioenergy 32: 381-391.

Quoreshi, A.M., Y. Piché & D.P. Khasa. 2008. Field performance of conifer and hardwood species 5 years after nursery inoculation in the Canadian Prairie Provinces. New Forests 35: 235-253.


Quoreshi, A.M., S. Roy, C.W. Greer, M. Fung & D.P. Khasa. 2007. Inoculation of green alder (Alnus crispa) with Frankia-ectomycorrhiza fungal inoculant under commercial nursery production conditions. Native Plants Journal 8: 271-281.

Roy, S., D.P. Khasa & C.W. Greer. 2007. Combining alders, frankiae, and mycorrhizae for the revegetation and remediation of contaminated ecosystems. Canadian Journal of Botany 85: 237-251.


Atangana, A.R., Z. Tchoundjeu, E.K. Asaah, A.J. Simons & D.P. Khasa. 2006. Domestication of Allanblackia floribunda: amenability to vegetative propagation. Forest Ecology and Management 237: 246-251.

Bois, G., A. Bertrand, Y. Piché, M. Fung & D.P. Khasa. 2006. Growth, compatible solute and salt accumulation of five mycorrhizal fungal species grown over a range of NaCl concentrations. Mycorrhiza 16: 99-109.

Bois, G., F.J. Bigras, A. Bertrand, Y. Piché, M.Y.P. Fung & D.P. Khasa. 2006. Ectomycorrhizal fungi affect the physiological responses of Picea glauca and Pinus banksiana seedlings exposed to an NaCl gradient. Tree Physiology 26: 1185-1196.

Gagné, A., J.-L. Jany, J. Bousquet & D.P. Khasa. 2006. Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities of nursery-inoculated seedlings outplanted on clear-cut sites in northern Alberta. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36: 1684-1694.

Jany, J.-L., J. Bousquet, A. Gagné, D.P. Khasa. 2006. Simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor for environmental monitoring of introduced strains and molecular ecology applications. Mycological Research 110: 51-59.

Khasa, D.P., J.P. Jaramillo-Correa, B. Jaquish & J. Bousquet. 2006. Contrasting microsatellite variation between subalpine and western larch, two closely related species with different distribution patterns. Molecular Ecology 15: 3907-3918.

Ouinsavi, C., N. Sokpon, J. Bousquet, C.H. Newton & D.P. Khasa. 2006. Novel microsatellite DNA markers for the threatened African endemic tree species, Milicia excelsa (Moraceae), and cross-species amplification in Milicia regia. Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 480-483.


Bois, G., Y. Piché, M.Y.P. Fung & D.P. Khasa. 2005. Mycorrhizal inoculum potentials of pure reclamation materials and revegetated tailing sands from the Canadian oil sand industry. Mycorrhiza 15: 149-158.

Khasa, D.P., M. Fung & B. Logan. 2005. Early growth response of container-grown selected woody boreal seedlings in amended composite tailings and tailings sand. Bioresource Technology 96: 857-864.

Khasa, D.P., P. Pollefeys, A. Navarro-Quezada, P. Périnet & J. Bousquet. 2005. Species-specific microsatellite markers to monitor gene flow between exotic poplars and their natural relatives in eastern North America. Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 920-923.

Lazaruk, L.W., G. Kernaghan, S.E. Macdonald & D.P. Khasa. 2005. Effects of partial cutting on the ectomycorrhizae of Picea glauca forests in northwestern Alberta. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 1442-1454.


Jany, J.-L., J. Bousquet & D.P. Khasa. 2003. Microsatellite markers for Hebeloma species developed from expressed sequence tags in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Hebeloma cylindrosporum. Molecular Ecology Notes 3: 659-661.

Kernaghan, G., L. Sigler & D.P. Khasa. 2003. Mycorrhizal and root endophytic fungi of containerized Picea glauca seedlings assessed by rDNA sequence analysis. Microbial Ecology 452: 128-136.

Khasa, D.P., S. Nadeem, B. Thomas, A. Robertson & J. Bousquet. 2003. Application of SSR markers for parentage analysis of Populus clones. Forest Genetics 10: 273-281.

Nadeem, S., B. Jaquish, C. Newton & D.P. Khasa. 2003. Use of diagnostic SSR markers for identification of Larix lyallii and L. occidentalis (Pinaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 60: 49-56.


Kernaghan, G., B. Hambling, M. Fung & D.P. Khasa. 2002. In vitro selection of boreal ectomycorrhizal fungi for use in reclamation of saline-alkaline habitats. Restoration Ecology 10: 43-51.

Khasa, D.P., P. Chakravarty, A. Robertson, B.R. Thomas & B.P. Dancik. 2002. The mycorrhizal status of selected poplar clones introduced in Alberta. Biomass and Bioenergy 22: 99-104.

Khasa, D.P., B. Hambling, G. Kernaghan, M. Fung & E. Ngimbi. 2002. Genetic variability in salt tolerance of selected boreal woody seedlings. Forest Ecology and Management 165: 257-269.


Hodgetts, R.B., M.A. Aleksiuk, A. Brown, C. Clarke, E. Macdonald, S. Nadeem & D.P. Khasa. 2001. Development of microsatellite markers for white spruce (Picea glauca) and related species. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 102: 1252-1258.

Khasa, D.P. & J. Bousquet. 2001. Multivariate analysis of allozymes and morphometric variability in Racosperma auriculiforme and R. mangium. Silvae Genetica 50: 191-199.

Khasa, D.P. & A. Callens. 2001. Response of soybean to Bradyrhizobium inoculation and diammonium phosphate fertilization under field conditions in Zaire. East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 67: 31-35.

Khasa, D.P., L. Sigler, P. Chakravarty, B.P. Dancik, L. Erickson & D. Mc Curdy. 2001. Effect of fertilization on growth and ectomycorrhizal development of container-grown and bare-root nursery conifer seedlings. New Forests 22: 179-197.

Opio, C., N. Jacob & D.P. Khasa. 2001. Factors affecting a sheep vegetation management system in British Columbia, Canada. Agroforestry Systems 53: 305-312.

Stacy, E.A., S. Dayanandan, B.P. Dancik & D.P. Khasa. 2001. Microsatellite DNA markers for the Sri Lankan rainforest tree species, Shorea cordifolia (Dipterocarpaceae), and cross-species amplification in S. megistophylla. Molecular Ecology Notes 1: 53-54.


Khasa, D.P., B. Jaquish & B.P. Dancik. 2000. Microsatellite markers for Alpine larch and Western larch. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 10: 51-56.

Khasa, D.P., C.H. Newton, M.H. Rahman, B. Jaquish & B.P. 2000. Isolation, characterization and inheritance of microsatellite loci in alpine larch and western larch. Genome 43: 439-448.

Rahman, M.H., B. Jaquish & D.P. Khasa. 2000. Optimization of PCR protocol in microsatellite analysis with silver and SYBR. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 18: 339-348.


Chakravarty, P., D.P. Khasa, B. Dancik, L. Sigler, M. Wichlacz, L.S. Trifonov & W.A. Ayer. 1999. Integrated control of Fusarium damping-off in conifer seedlings. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 106: 342-352.

Suwarni, E., B.P. Dancik & D.P. Khasa. 1999. Inheritance of isozyme variants in seed tissues of Pinus merkusii Jungh. & De Vriese. Biochemical Genetics 37: 369-375.


Khasa, D.P. & J. Bousquet. 1995. Développement d’un programme intégré d’amélioration génétique du Racosperma spp. pour le reboisement de terres Zaïroises. Sécheresse 6: 281-288.

Khasa, D.P., P. Li, G. Vallée, S. Magnussen & J. Bousquet. 1995. Early evaluation of Racosperma auriculiforme and R. mangium provenance trials on four sites in Zaire. Forest Ecology and Management 78: 99-113.

Khasa, D.P., G. Vallée & J. Bousquet. 1995. Provenance variation in rooting ability of juvenile stem cuttings of Racosperma auriculiforme and R. mangium. Forest Science 41: 305-320.

Khasa, D.P., G. Vallée, J. Bélanger & J. Bousquet. 1995. Utilization and management of forest resources in Zaire. Forestry Chronicle 71: 479-488.

Khasa, D.P., G. Vallée, S. Magnussen, C. Camiré, J. Bousquet & P. Li. 1995. Performance of five tropical tree species on four sites in Zaire. Commonwealth Forestry Review 74: 129-137.


Khasa, D.P., W.M. Cheliak & J. Bousquet. 1994. Genetic variation in 26 populations of Racosperma auriculiforme and R. mangium using allozymes. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 24: 1123-1132.

Khasa, D.P., G. Vallée & J. Bousquet. 1994. Biological considerations in the utilization of Racosperma auriculiforme and R. mangium in tropical countries with emphasis on Zaire. Journal of Tropical Forest Research 6: 422-443.


Khasa, D.P., W.M. Cheliak & J. Bousquet. 1993. Effects of buffer system pH and tissue storage on starch gel electrophoresis of enzymes from three tropical tree species. Annales des Sciences Forestières 50: 37-56.

Khasa, D.P., W.M. Cheliak & J. Bousquet. 1993. Mating system of Racosperma auriculiforme in a seed production area in Zaire. Canadian Journal of Botany 71: 779-785.