Publications – Ilga Porth


Goessen, R., N. Isabel, C. Wehenkel, N. Pavy, I. Giguère, M.-C. Gros-Louis, L. Touchette, J. Laroche, B. Boyle, L. Tischenko, R. Soolanayakanahally, K. Mock, J. Hernandez-Velasco, S.L. Simental-Rodriguez, J. Bousquet & I. Porth. 2022. Coping with environmental constraints: geographically divergent adaptive genetic evolution and germination plasticity in the transcontinental Populus tremuloides. Plant People Planet 4 (17p.) doi:10.1002/ppp3.10297


Gamal El-Dien, O., B. Ratcliffe, J. Klápště, I. Porth, C. Chen & YA. El-Kassaby. 2018. Multienvironment genomic variance decomposition analysis of open-pollinated Interior spruce (Picea glauca x engelmanii). Molecular Breeding 38:26 (16 p.).

Porth, I., R. White, B. Jaquish & K. Ritland. 2018. Partial correlation analysis of transcriptomes helps detangle the growth and defense network in spruce. New Phytologist 218: 1349-1359.

Prunier, J., I. Giguère, N. Ryan, R. Guy, R. Soolanayakanahally, N. IsabelJ. MacKay & I. Porth. 2018. Gene copy number variations involved in balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera L.) adaptive variations. Molecular Ecology 28: 1476-1490.


Thistlethwaite, FR., B. Ratcliffe, J. Klápště, I. Porth, C. Chen, MU. Stoehr & YA. El-Kassaby. 2017. Genomic prediction accuracies in space and time for height and wood density of Douglas-fir using exome capture as the genotyping platform. BMC Genomics 18: 930 (16p.).

McKown, AD., J. Klápště, RD. Guy, RY. Soolanayakanahally, J. La Mantia, I. Porth, O. Skyba, F. Unda, CJ. Douglas, YA. El-Kassaby, RC. Hamelin, SD. Mansfield & QCB. Cronk. 2017. Sexual homomorphism in dioecious trees: extensive tests fail to detect sexual dimorphism in Populus. Scientific Reports 7: 1831 (14p.).

Du, R., S. Niu, Y. Liu, X. Sun, I. Porth, YA. El-Kassaby & W. Li. 2017. The gibberellin GID1-DELLA signalling module exists in evolutionary ancient conifers. Scientific Reports 7: 16637 (11p.).

Ratcliffe, B., O. Gamal El-Dien, E.P. Cappa, I. Porth, J. Klápště, C. Chen & Y. A. El-Kassaby. 2017. Single-step BLUP with varying genotyping effort in open-pollinated Picea glauca. G3: 7 (33p.).


Porth, I., G. Bull, J. Cool, N. Gélinas & V. Griess. 2016. An Economic Assessment of Genomics Research and Development Initiative Projects in Forestry. CAB Reviews 11: 1-10.

Wang, W., E. Li, I. Porth, J.-G. Chen, S.D. Mansfield, C.J. Douglas & S. Wang. 2016. Spatially and temporally restricted expression of PtrMYB021 regulates secondary cell wall formation in Arabidopsis. Journal of Plant Biology 59:16-23.

Gamal El-Dien O., B. Ratcliffe, J. Klápště, I. Porth, C. Chen & Y. A. El-Kassaby. 2016. Implementation of the realized genomic relationship matrix to open-pollinated white spruce family testing for disentangling additive from nonadditive genetic effects. G3 6: 743-753.

Niu S., H. Yuan, X. Sun, I. Porth, Y. Li, Y.A. El-Kassaby & W. Li. 2016. A transcriptomics investigation into pine reproductive organ development. New Phytologist 209: 1278-1289.

Porth, I., P. Garnier-Gere, J. Klápště, C. Scotti-Saintagne, Y.A. El-Kassaby, K. Burg & A. Kremer. 2016. Species-specific alleles at a β-tubulin gene show significant associations with leaf morphological variation within Quercus petraea and Q. robur populations. Tree Genetics and Genomes 12: 81.


Porth, I., G. Bull, S. Ahmed, Y.A. El-Kassaby & M. Boyland. 2015. Forest genomics research and development in Canada: Priorities for developing an economic framework. Forestry Chronicle 91: 60-70.

Ratcliffe, B., O.G. El-Dien, J. Klápště, I. Porth, C. Chen, B. Jaquish & Y.A. El-Kassaby. 2015. A comparison of genomic selection models across time in interior spruce (Picea engelmannii x glauca) using unordered SNP imputation methods. Heredity 115: 547-555.

Porth, I. & Y.A. El-Kassaby. 2015. Using Populus as a lignocellulosic feedstock for bioethanol. Biotechnology Journal 10: 510-524.

Muchero, W., J. Guo, S.P. DiFazio, J.-G. Chen, P. Ranjan, G.T. Slavov, L.E. Gunter, S. Jawdy, A.C. Bryan, R. Sykes, A. Ziebell, J. Klapste, I. Porth, O. Skyba, F. Unda, Y.A. El-Kassaby, C.J. Douglas, S.D. Mansfield, J. Martin, W. Schackwitz, L.M. Evans, O. Czarnecki & G.A. Tuskan. 2015. High-resolution genetic mapping of allelic variants associated with cell wall chemistry in Populus. BMC Genomics, 16: 24.

Porth, I., J. Klápště, A.D. McKown, J. La Mantia, R.D. Guy, P.K. Ingvarsson, R. Hamelin, S.D. Mansfield, J. Ehlting, C.J. Douglas & Y.A. El-Kassaby. 2015. Evolutionary quantitative genomics of Populus trichocarpa. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142864 (25p.).

Gamal El-Dien O., B. Ratcliffe, J. Klápště, C. Chen, I. Porth & Y.A. El-Kassaby. 2015. Prediction accuracies for growth and wood attributes of interior spruce in space using genotyping-by-sequencing. BMC Genomics 16: 370.