Professor John Mackay: List of publications

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Comparative Genomics, Pangenome and Phylogenomic Analyses of the Brenneria spp., Delineation of the Brenneria izadpanahii sp. nov.

Multiple Metabolic Innovations and Losses Are Associated with Major Transitions in Land Plant Evolution.

Identification and characterization of bacterial strains associated with diseased oak trees in Northern Iran

Hydroxyacetophenone defenses in white spruce against spruce budworm.

The large repertoire of conifer NLR resistance genes includes drought responsive and highly diversified RNLs.

Interactive effects of defoliation and water deficit on growth, water status, and mortality of black spruce (Picea mariana (Mill.) BSP)

Functional Analysis of the PgCesA3 White Spruce Cellulose Synthase Gene Promoter in Secondary Xylem.

Genetic control and evolutionary potential of a constitutive resistance mechanism against the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) in white spruce (Picea glauca).

Evolution of the biosynthesis of two hydroxyacetophenones in plants.

Gene copy number variations in adaptive evolution: The genomic distribution of gene copy number variations revealed by genetic mapping and their adaptive role in an undomesticated species, white spruce (Picea glauca).

A Conifer UDP-Sugar Dependent Glycosyltransferase Contributes to Acetophenone Metabolism and Defense against Insects.

A high-resolution reference genetic map positioning 8.8 K genes for the conifer white spruce: structural genomics implications and correspondence with physical distance.

Insect herbivory (Choristoneura fumiferana, Tortricidea) underlies tree population structure (Picea glauca, Pinaceae).

CNVs into the wild: screening the genomes of conifer trees (Picea spp.) reveals fewer gene copy number variations in hybrids and links to adaptation.

Biochar and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria effects on switchgrass (Panicum virgatum cv. Cave-in-Rock) for biomass production in southern Québec depend on soil type and location

Dissection of expression-quantitative trait locus and allele specificity using a haploid/diploid plant system - insights into compensatory evolution of transcriptional regulation within populations.

Genetic architecture of wood properties based on association analysis and co-expression networks in white spruce.

Conifer genomics and adaptation: at the crossroads of genetic diversity and genome function.

From genotypes to phenotypes: expression levels of genes encompassing adaptive SNPs in black spruce.

Improved white spruce (Picea glauca) genome assemblies and annotation of large gene families of conifer terpenoid and phenolic defense metabolism.

Modular organization of the white spruce (Picea glauca) transcriptome reveals functional organization and evolutionary signatures.

Carbon dynamics in a biochar-amended loamy soil under switchgrass

Expression of the β-glucosidase gene Pgβglu-1 underpins natural resistance of white spruce against spruce budworm.

Forest Tree Genomics: Review of Progress

Improved white spruce (Picea glauca) genome assemblies and annotation of large gene families of conifer terpenoid and phenolic defense metabolism

Genomic selection accuracies within and between environments and small breeding groups in white spruce.

Insights into conifer giga-genomes.

Accuracy of genomic selection models in a large population of open-pollinated families in white spruce.

Large-scale screening of transcription factor-promoter interactions in spruce reveals a transcriptional network involved in vascular development.

Evolution of gene structure in the conifer Picea glauca: a comparative analysis of the impact of intron size.

Opposite action of R2R3-MYBs from different subgroups on key genes of the shikimate and monolignol pathways in spruce

Accuracy of genomic selection models in a large population of open-pollinated families in white spruce

What do ecological regions tell us about wood quality? a case study in eastern canadian white spruce

Genetic improvement of white spruce mechanical wood traits-early screening by means of acoustic velocity

Differential gene expression patterns in white spruce newly formed tissue on board the International Space Station

Potential link between biotic defense activation and recalcitrance to induction of somatic embryogenesis in shoot primordia from adult trees of white spruce (Picea glauca)

Assembling the 20 Gb white spruce (Picea glauca) genome from whole-genome shotgun sequencing data

The Norway spruce genome sequence and conifer genome evolution

Are long-lived trees poised for evolutionary change? Single locus effects in the evolution of gene expression networks in spruce

Development of high-density SNP genotyping arrays for white spruce (Picea glauca) and transferability to subtropical and nordic congeners

The landscape of nucleotide polymorphism among 13,500 genes of the conifer picea glauca, relationships with functions, and comparison with medicago truncatula.

Towards decoding the conifer giga-genome

Transcriptome profiling in conifers and the PiceaGenExpress database show patterns of diversification within gene families and interspecific conservation in vascular gene expression

Can wood properties be predicted from the morphological traits of a tree? A canonical correlation study of plantation-grown white spruce

A white spruce gene catalog for conifer genome analyses

Association genetics of wood physical traits in the conifer white spruce and relationships with gene expression

The influence of cambial age on breeding for wood properties in Picea glauca

Gene family structure, expression and functional analysis of HD-Zip III genes in angiosperm and gymnosperm forest trees

EgMYB1, an R2R3 MYB transcription factor from eucalyptus negatively regulates secondary cell wall formation in Arabidopsis and poplar

High nitrogen fertilization and stem leaning have overlapping effects on wood formation in poplar but invoke largely distinct molecular pathways

Subgroup 4 R2R3-MYBs in conifer trees: Gene family expansion and contribution to the isoprenoid-and flavonoid-oriented responses

Genetic control of wood properties in Picea glauca - An analysis of trends with cambial age

Molecular evolution of regulatory genes in spruces from different species and continents: Heterogeneous patterns of linkage disequilibrium and selection but correlated recent demographic changes

Expression profiling and functional analysis of Populus WRKY23 reveals a regulatory role in defense

Evaluation of the impact of single nucleotide polymorphisms and primer mismatches on quantitative PCR

SABATH methyltransferases from white spruce (Picea glauca): Gene cloning, functional characterization and structural analysis

Sequence analysis and functional characterization of the promoter of the Picea glauca Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase gene in transgenic white spruce plants

Identification of conserved core xylem gene sets: Conifer cDNA microarray development, transcript profiling and computational analyses

Involvement of Pinus taeda MYB1 and MYB8 in phenylpropanoid metabolism and secondary cell wall biogenesis: A comparative in planta analysis

Functional genomics PycR, a LysR family transcriptional regulator essential for maintenance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the rat lung

Variation in mechanical properties of selected young poplar hybrid crosses

Effects of increased nitrogen supply on the lignification of poplar wood.

Diverse developmental mutants revealed in an activation-tagged population of poplar

Molecular characterization of EgMYB1, a putative transcriptional repressor of the lignin biosynthetic pathway

Molecular characterization of EgMYB1, a putative transcriptional repressor of the lignin biosynthetic pathway

Conifer R2R3-MYB transcription factors: sequence analyses and gene expression in wood-forming tissues of white spruce (Picea glauca).

Short-term effects of nitrogen availability on wood formation and fibre properties in hybrid poplar

Genotypic variation in wood density and growth traits of poplar hybrids at four clonal trials

ForestTreeDB: a database dedicated to the mining of tree transcriptomes.

Age trends in genotypic variation of wood density and its intra-ring components in young poplar hybrid crosses

Automated SNP detection from a large collection of white spruce expressed sequences: contributing factors and approaches for the categorization of SNPs.

Genetic control of somatic embryogenesis initiation in loblolly pine and implications for breeding

Generation, annotation, analysis and database integration of 16,500 white spruce EST clusters.

Variation in wood density and shrinkage and their relationship to growth of selected young poplar hybrid crosses

A robust neural networks approach for spatial and intensity-dependent normalization of cDNA microarray data.

Advances in forest tree genomics. Forest Trees Workshop, Plant and Animal Genome XIII Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 2005.

Large-scale statistical analysis of secondary xylem ESTs in pine.

Tracking down the effects of a rare mutant gene in loblolly pine - A first report

Gene expression during formation of earlywood and latewood in loblolly pine: expression profiles of 350 genes.

Genes involved in the biosynthesis of lignin precursors in Arabidopsis thaliana

NMR analysis of lignins in CAD-deficient plants. Part 1. Incorporation of hydroxycinnamaldehydes and hydroxybenzaldehydes into lignins.

Report on the forest trees workshop at the plant and animal genome conference.

Pulping and bleaching studies of CAD deficient loblolly pines


Heterologous array analysis in Pinaceae: hybridization of Pinus taeda cDNA arrays with cDNA from needles and embryogenic cultures of P. Taeda, P. Sylvestris or Picea abies.

Elucidation of new structures in lignins of CAD- and COMT-deficient plants by NMR.



Improving pulp production with raw material changes

Lignin structure in a mutant pine deficient in cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase.

Average effect of a mutation in lignin biosynthesis in loblolly pine.

Modified Lignin and Delignification with a CAD-Deficient Loblolly Pine

Unexpected variation in lignin.


Characterization of NAD-dependent mannitol dehydrogenase from celery as affected by ions, chelators, reducing agents and metabolites

Inheritance, gene expression, and lignin characterization in a mutant pine deficient in cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase.

Abnormal lignin in a loblolly pine mutant.

Genetic analysis of cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase in loblolly pine: single gene inheritance, molecular characterization and evolution.

Genetic diversity in Canadian Hardwoods: Implications for conservation

Segregating random amplified polymorphic DNAs (RAPDs) in Betula alleghaniensis.

Genetic transformation of 9 in vitro clones of Alnus and Betula by Agrobacterium tumefaciens.