Book Chapters & Collected Works

Bousquet J, MacKay J, Khasa DP, Beaulieu J., 2015. Forestry genomics and genetics research at Laval University. In Proc. 34th Meeting of the Canadian Forest Genetics Association, Fredericton. Part II. Ed. D. Simpson.

Beaulieu J, Bousquet J. 2015. Genomic selection – Potential and current limits of application in boreal conifer breeding programs. In Proc. 34th Meeting of the Canadian Forest Genetics Association, Fredericton. Part II. Ed. D. Simpson.

Bousquet J, Khasa DP, MacKay J. 2014. Progress in functional, ecological and evolutionary forestry genomics research at Universite Laval. In Proc. 33rd Meeting of the Canadian Forest Genetics Association, Whistler, BC.

Zerbe P, Bohmann J. 2014. Bioproducts, biofuels and perfumes: Conifer terpene synthases and their potential for metabolic engineering. In Recent Advances in Phytochemistry, pp 85-107. (

Beaulieu J, Doerksen T, MacKay J. 2012. Advances in spruce genomics, quantitative genetics and population genetics at the Canadian Forest Service, Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Quebec region. In Proc. 32nd Meeting of the Canadian Forest Genetics Association, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Part I. Ed. J.D. Simpson pp. 41-50.

Bousquet J, Khasa DP. 2012. Functional, ecological and evolutionary genomics. In Proc. 32nd Meeting of the Canadian Forest Genetics Association, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Part I. Ed. J.D. Simpson pp. 41-50.

Plomion C., Bousquet J. and Kole C. 2011. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifers. Edenbridge Science Publishers & CRC Press, New York, p. 456.

Ritland K., Krutovsky K., Tsumura B., Pelgas B., Isabel N. and Bousquet J. 2011. Chapter 5: Genetic mapping in conifers. In Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifers (Eds C Plomion, J Bousquet & C Kole). Edenbridge Science Publishers & CRC Press, New York, pp. 196-238.

Mackay J. and Dean J.F.D. 2011. Chapter 8: Transcriptomics. In Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifers (Eds C Plomion, J Bousquet & C Kole). Edenbridge Science Publishers & CRC Press, New York, pp. 323-357.

Mullin T.J., Andersson B., Bastien J.-C., Beaulieu J., Burdon R.D., Dvorak W.S., King J.N., Kondo T., Krakowski J., Lee S.J., McKeand S.E.,  Pâques L.E., Raffin A., Russell J.H., Skroppa T., Stoehr M. and Yanchuk A. 2011. Chapter 2: Economic importance, breeding objectives and achievements. In Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifers (Eds C Plomion, J Bousquet & C Kole). Edenbridge Science Publishers & CRC Press, New York, pp. 40-127.

Journal Articles 


Lenz, P., Beaulieu, J., Clement, S., Mansfield, S., Desponts, M., and Bousquet, J. 2017. Factors affecting the accuracy of genomic selection for growth and wood quality traits in an advanced-breeding population of black spruce (Picea mariana). BMC Genomics (in press)

Kucuk, E., Chu, J., Vandervalk, B.P., Hammon, A., Warren, R.L., and Birol, I. 2017. Kollector: transcript-informed, targeted de novo assembly of gene loci. Bioinformatics (

Pavy, N., Lamothe, M., Pelgas, B., Gagnon, F., Birol, I., Bohlmann, J., Mackay, J., Isabel, N. and Bousquet, J. 2017. A high-resolution reference genetic map positioning 8.8 K genes for the conifer white spruce: structural genomics implications and correspondence with physical distance. The Plant Journal (


Nilausen, C., Gélinas, N., Bull, G. Perceived Acceptability of Implementing Marker-Assisted Selection in the Forests of British Columbia. Forests (

Whitehill, J. G. A., Henderson, H., Strong, W., Jaquish, B., and Bohlmann, J. 2016. Function of Sitka spruce stone cells as a physical defence against white pine weevil. Plant, Cell & Environment (

Coombe, L., Warren, R.L., Jackman, S.D., Yang, C., Vandervalk, B.P., Moore, R.A., Pleasance, S., Coope, R.J., Bohlmann, J, Holt, R.A., Jones, S.J.M., Birol, I. 2016. Assembly of the Complete Sitka Spruce Chloroplast Genome Using 10X Genomics’ GemCode Sequencing Data. PloS one (

Lochhead, K., Ghafghazi, S., Havlik, P., Forsell, N., Obersteiner, M., Bull, G., Price, W.M. 2016. Price trends and volatility scenarios for designing forest sector transformation. Energy Economics (

Geisler, K., Jensen, N.B., Yuen, M.M.S., Madilao, L., Bohlmann, J. 2016. Modularity of Conifer Diterpene Resin Acid Biosynthesis: P450 Enzymes of Different CYP720B Clades Use Alternative Substrates and Converge on the Same Products. Plant Physiology (http:/​/​dx.​doi.​org/​10.​1104/​pp.​16.​00180)

Jackman, S.D., Warren, R.L., Gibb, E.A., Vandervalk, B.P., Mohamadi, H., Chu, J., Raymond, A., Pleasance, S., Coope, R., Wildung, M.R., Ritland, C.E., Bousquet, J., Jones, S.J.M., Bohlmann, J., Birol, I. 2016. Organellar Genomes of White Spruce (Picea glauca): Assembly and Annotation. Genome Biology and Evolution (

Nilausen, C., Gelinas, N., and Bull, G. 2016. Perceived acceptability of implementing marker-assisted selection in the forests of British Columbia. 2016. Forests (


Warren, R.L., Keeling, C.I., Yuen, M.M.S., Raymond, A., Taylor, Greg A., Vandervalk, B.P., Mohamadi, H., Paulino, D., Chiu, R., Jackman, S.D., Robertson, G., Yang, C., Boyle, B., Hoffmann, M., Weigel, D., Nelson, D.R., Ritland, C., Isabel, N., Jaquish, B., Yanchuk, A., Bousquet, J., Jones, S.J.M., MacKay, J., Birol, I., Bohlmann, J., 2015.  Improved white spruce (Picea glauca) genome assemblies and annotation of large gene families of conifer defense metabolism. The Plant Journal (

Raherison, E.S.M., Giguère, I., Caron, S., Lamara, M., MacKay, J., 2015. Modular organization of the white spruce (Picea glauca) transcriptome reveals functional organization and evolutionary signatures. New Phytologist (

Porth, I., Bull, G., Ahmed, S., El-Kassaby, A.Y., Boyland, M., 2015. Forest Genomics Research and Development in Canada: Priorities for Developing an Economic Framework. The Forestry Chronicle (

Mageroy, M.H., Parent, G., Germanos, G., Giguère, I., Delvas, N., Maaroufi, H., Bauce, E., Bohlmann, J., MacKay, J., 2015. Expression of the beta-glucosidase gene Pgβglu-1 underpins natural resistance of white spruce against spruce budworm. The Plant Journal (

Zerbe P, Bohlmann J. 2015. Plant diterpene synthases: exploring modularity and metabolic diversity for bioengineering. Trends in Biotechnology (

Morris JS, Cooke JEK. 2015. Diverse chitinases are invoked during the activity-dormancy transition in spruce. ​Tree Genetics and Genomes (http://doi. org/10.1007/s11295-015-0871-0).

Paulino D, Warren RL, Vandervalk BP, Raymond A, Jackman SD, Birol I, 2015. Sealer: a scalable gap-closing application for finishing draft genomes. BMC Bioinformatics (

Mohamadi H, Vandervalk BP, Raymond A, Jackman SD, Chu J, Breshears CP, Birol I. 2015. DIDA: Distrubuted Indexing Dispatched Alignment. PLOS One (

Jackman SD, Bohlmann J, Birol I. 2015. UniqTag: Content-Derived Unique and Stable Identifiers for Gene Annotation. PLOS One (

Prunier J, Tessier G, Bousquet J, MacKay J.2015.  From genotypes to phenotypes: expression levels of genes encompassing adaptive SNPs in black spruce. Plant Cell Reports (

Vandervalk BP, Yang C, Xue Z, Raghavan K, Chu J, Mohamadi H, Jackman SD, Chiu R, Warren RL, Birol I. Konnector v2.0: pseudo-long reads from paired-end sequencing data. BMC Med Genomics. 2015;8 Suppl 3:S1. doi: 10.1186/1755-8794-8-S3-S1.

Warren RL, Yang C, Vandervalk BP, Behsaz B, Lagman A, Jones SJ, Birol I. LINKS: Scalable, alignment-free scaffolding of draft genomes with long reads. Gigascience. 2015 Aug 4;4:35. doi: 10.1186/s13742-015-0076-3.

Whitehill JGA, Henderson H, Schuetz M, Skyba O, Yuen MMS, King J, Samuels AL, Mansfield SD, Bohlmann J. 2015. Histology and cell wall biochemistry of stone cells in the phyiscal defense of conifers against insects. Plant, Cell and Environment (

Pavy N, Gagnon F, Deschênes A, Boyle B, Beaulieu J, Bousquet J. 2015. Development of highly reliable in silico SNP resource and genotyping assay from exome capture and sequencing for boreal black spruce (Picea Mariana). Molecular Ecology Resources (

Lamara M, Raherison E, Lenz P, Beaulieu J, Bousquet J, MacKay J., 2015. Genetic architecture of wood properties based on association analysis and co-expression networks in white spruce. New Phytologist (


Bomal C, Duval I, Giguere I, Fortin E, Caron S, Boyle B, Seguin A, Mackay J. 2014. Opposite action of R2R3-MYBs from different subgroups on common key genes from shikimate and monolignol pathways in spruce. Journal of Experimental Biology (

Duval I, Lachance D, Giguere I, Bomal C, Morency M-J, Pelletier G, Boyle B, MacKay J, Seguin A. 2014. Large-scale screening of transcription factor-promoter interactions in spruce revealed a transcriptional network involved in vascular development. Journal of Experimental Botany (

Stival Sena J, Giguere I, Boyle B, Rigault P, Birol I, Zuccolo A, Ritland K, Ritland C, Bohlmann J, Jones SJ, Bousquet J, MacKay J. 2014. Evolution of gene structure in the conifer Picea glauca: A comparative analysis of the impact of intron size. BMC Plant Biology (http//

Godbout J, Bousquet J. 2014. Les génomes du pin gris et du pin tordu, témoins des bouleversements climatiques passés. ​Le Naturaliste Canadien (

Nilausen, C., Gélinas, N., Bull, G., 2014. Proposed Research on Social Perception of Marker-Assisted Selection and its Role in the Forests of British Columbia. The Forestry Chronicle (

Beaulieu, J., Doerksen, T.K., MacKay, J., Rainville, A., Bousquet, J., 2014. Genomic selection accuracies within and between environments and small breeding groups in white spruce. BMC Genomics (

Roach, C.R., Hall, D.E., Zerbe, P., Bohlmann, J., 2014. Plasticity and evolution of (+)-3- carene synthase and (-)-sabinene synthase functions of a Sitka spruce monoterpene synthase gene family associated with weevil resistance. The Journal of Biological Chemistry (

Rossi S., Bousquet J., 2014. The bud break process and its variation among local populations of boreal black spruce. Frontiers in Plant Sciences (

De La Torre A.R., Birol I., Bousquet J., Ingvarsson P.K., Jansson S., Jones S.J.M., Keeling C.I., MacKay J., Nilsson O., Ritland K., Street N., Yanchuk A., Zerbe P., Bohlmann J., 2014. Insights into conifer giga-genomes. Plant Physiology (.

Chu, J., Sadeghi, S., Raymond, A., Jackman, S.D., Nip, K.M., Mar, R., Mohamadi, H., Betterfield, Y.S., Robertson, A.G., Birol, I., 2014. BioBloom tools: fast, accurate and memory-efficient host species sequence sreening using bloom filters. Bioinformatics (

Meirmans P.G., Gros-Louis M.-C., Lamothe M., Perron M., Bousquet J., Isabel N., 2014. Rates of spontaneous hybridisation and hybrid recruitment in co-existing exotic and native mature larch populations. Tree Genetics & Genomes (

Lind M., Källmant, Chen J., Ma X.-F., Bousquet J., Morgante M., Zaina G., Karlsson B., Elfstrand M., Lascoux M., Stenlid J., 2014. A Picea abies linkage map based on SNP markers identifies QTLs for four aspects of resistance to Heterobasidion parviporum infection. PLoS ONE (

Hinsinger D.D., Gaudeul M., Couloux A., Bousquet J., Frascaria-Lacoste N., 2014. The phylogeography of Eurasian Fraxinus species reveals ancient transcontinental reticulation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (

Beaulieu J., Doerksen T.K., Clément S., MacKay J., Bousquet J., 2014. Accuracy of genomic selection models in a large population of open-pollinated families in white spruce. Heredity (

Hammerbacher A., Paetz C., Wright L.P., Fischer T., Bohlmann J., Davis A., Fenning T.M., Gershenzon J., Schmidt A., 2014. Flavan-3-ols in Norway spruce: Biosynthesis, accumulation and function in response to attack by the bark bettle-associated fungus Ceratocystis polonica. Plant Physiology (

Kolosova N., Breuil C., Bohlmann J., 2014. Cloning and characterization of chitinases from interior spruce and lodgepole pine. Phytochemistry (

Zerbe P., Bohlmann J., 2014. Bioproducts, biofuels, and perfumes: Conifer terpene synthases and their potential for metabolic engineering. Recent Advances in Phytochemistry 44: 85-107 (

Bomal C., Duval I., Giguère I., Fortin É., Caron S., Boyle B., Séguin A., MacKay J., 2014. Opposite action of R2R3-MYBs from different subgroups on common key genes from shikimate and monolignol pathways in spruce. Journal of Experimental Botany 65: 495-508. PubMedID: 24713992. (

Duval I., Lachance D., Giguère I., Bomal C., Morency M.-J., Pelletier G., Boyle B., MacKay J., Séguin A., 2014. Large-scale screening of transcription factor – promoter interactions in spruce revealed a transcriptional network involved in vascular development. Journal of Experimental Botany. PubMedID: 24713992. (

Stival Sena J., Giguère I., Boyle B., Rigault P., Birol I., Zuccolo A., Ritland K., Ritland C., Bohlmann J., Jones S.J., Bousquet J., MacKay J. 2014. Evolution of gene structure in the conifer Picea glauca: A comparative analysis of the impact of intron size.  BMC Plant Biology. (


Novak M., Urbanek Kranjnc A., Lah L., Zupanec N., Krasevec N., Krizman J., Bohlmann J., Komel R., 2014. Low density Ceratocystis polonica inculation of Norway spruce (Picea abies) triggers accumulation of monoterpenes with antifungal properties. European Journal of Forest Research (

Doerksen T.K., Bousquet J., Beaulieu J. 2014. Inbreeding depression in intra-provenance crosses driven by founder relatedness in white spruce. Tree Genetics & Genomes 10: 203-212. (

Wahid N., Lamhammedi M.S., Rainville A., Beaulieu J., Margolis H.A., 2013. Genetic control and nursery-plantation genotypic correlations for growth characteristics of white spruce somatic clones. Journal of Sustainable Forestry (

Hinsinger D.D., Basak J., Gaudeul M., Cruaud C., Bertolino P., Frascaria-Lacoste N., Bousquet. J., 2013. The phylogeny and biogeographic history of ashes (Fraxinus, Oleaceae) highlight the roles of migration and vicariance in the diversification of temperate trees. Plos One (

Pavy N., Deschênes A., Blais S., Lavigne P., Beaulieu J., Isabel N., MacKay J., Bousquet J., 2013. The landscape of nucleotide polymorphism among 13,500 genes of the conifer Picea Glauca, relationships with functions and comparison with Medicago truncatula. Genome Biology and Evolution (

Rutledge R.G., Stewart D., Caron S., Overton C., Boyle B., MacKay J., Klimaszewska K., 2013. Potential link between biotic defense activation and recalcitrance to induction of somatic embryogenesis in shoot primordia from adult trees of white spruce (Picea glauca). BMC Plant Biology (

Reid K.E., Holliday J.A., Yuen M., Nguyen A., Aitken S.Sn., Bohlmann J., 2013. Sequencing of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) dDNA libraries constructed from autumn buds and foliage reveals autumn-specific spruce transcripts. Tree Genetics & Genomes (

Lenz P., Auty D., Achim A., Beaulieu J., MacKay J., 2013. Genetic improvement of white spruce mechanical wood traits – early sceening by means of acoustic velocity. Forests ( ).

Hammerbacher A., Wadke N., Schmidt A., Wright L., Schneider B., Brand W.A., Gershenzon J., Paetz C., 2013. A common fungal associate of the spruce bark beetle metabolizes the stilbene defenses of Norway spruce. Plant Physiology (

Hall, D.E., Zerbe, P., Jancsik, S., Lara Quesada, A., Dullat, H., Madilao, L.L., Yuen, M., Bohlmann, J., 2013. Evolution of conifer diterpene synthases: diterpene resin acid biosynthesis in lodgepole pine and jack pine involves monofunctional and bifunctional diterpene synthases. Plant Physiology (

Prunier J., Pelgas B., Gagnon F., Desponts M., Isabel N., Beaulieu J., Bousquet J., 2013. The genomic architecture and association genetics of adaptive characters using a candidate SNP approach in boreal black spruce. BMC Genomics (

Beaulieu, J., Giguère, I., Deslauriers, M., Boyle, B., MacKay, J., 2013. Differential gene expression patterns in white spruce newly formed tissue on board the International Space Station. Advances in Space Research (

Verta, J.-P., Landry, C. R. and MacKay, J. J., 2013. Are long-lived trees poised for evolutionary change? Single locus effects in the evolution of gene expression networks in spruce. Molecular Ecology (

Birol I., Raymond A., Jackman S.D., Pleasance S., Coope R., Taylor G. A., Saint Yuen M.M., Keeling C.I., Brand D., Vandervalk B. P., Kirk H., Pandoh P., Moore R.A., Zhao Y., Mungall A.J., Jaquish B., Yanchuk A., Ritland C., Boyle B., Bousquet J., Ritland K., MacKay J., Bohlmann J., Jones S.J.M.,. 2013. Assembling the 20 Gb white spruce (Picea glauca) genome from whole-genome shotgun sequencing data. Bioinformatics (

Nystedt N., Street N.R., Wetterbom A., Zuccolo A., Lin Y.-C., Scofield D.G., Vezzi F., Alexeyenko A., Giacomello S., Delhomme N., Vicedomini R., Sahlin K., Sherwood E., Elfstand M., Gramzow L., Holmberg K., Keech O., Klasson L., Koriabine M., Kucukoglu M., Käller M., Luthman J., Lysholm F., Niittylä T., Olson À, Ritland C., Rosselló J.A., Stival Sena J., Svensson T., Talavera-López C., Theißen G., Tuominen H., Vanneste K., Wu Z.-Q., Zhang B., Zerbe P., Arvestad L., Bhalerao R., Bohlmann J., Bousquet J., Garcia Gil R., Hvidsten T.R., de Jong P., MacKay J., Morgante M., Ritland K., Sundberg B., Lee Thompson S, Van de Peer Y., Andersson B., Nilsson O., Ingvarsson P.K., Lundeberg J., Jansson S., 2013. The Norway spruce genome sequence and conifer genome evolution. Nature (

Pavy N., Gagnon F., Rigault P., Blais S., Deschênes S., Boyle B., Pelgas B., Deslauriers M., Clément S., Lavigne P.,  Lamothe M., Cooke J.E.K., Jaramillo-Correa J.P., Beaulieu J., Isabel N., MacKay J., Bousquet J., 2013. Development of high-density SNP genotyping arrays for white spruce (Picea glauca) and transferability to subtropical and nordic congeners. Molecular Ecology Resources 13: 324-336 (


Pavy N., Pelgas B., Laroche J., Rigault P. Isabel N., Bousquet J. A spruce gene map infers ancient plant genome reshuffling and subsequent slow evolution in the gymnosperm lineage leading to extant conifers. BMC Biology  (

Mackay J., Dean J.F.D., Plomion C., Peterson D.G., Cánovas F.M., Pavy N., Ingvarsson P.K., Savolainen O., Angeles Guevara M., Fluch S., Vinceti B., Abarca D., Díaz-Sala C., Cervera M-T., 2012. Towards decoding the conifer giga-genome. Plant Molecular Biology (

Zerbe P., Chiang A., and Bohlmann J. 2012. Mutational analysis of white spruce (Picea glauca) ent-kaurene synthase (PgKS) reveals common and distinct mechanisms of conifer diterpene synthases of general and specialized metabolism. Phytochemistry 74: 30-39(

Buschiazzo E., Ritland C., Bohlmann J., and Ritland K. 2012. Slow but not low: genomic comparisons reveal slower evolutionary rate and higher dN/dS in conifers compared to angiosperms. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:8 (

Namroud M.-C., Bousquet J., Doerksen T. and Beaulieu J., 2012. Scanning SNPs from a large set of expressed genes to assess the impact of artificial selection on the undomesticated genetic diversity of white spruce. Evolutionary Applications 5: 641-656 (

Cooke J.E.K., Eriksson M.E., and Junttila O. 2012. The dynamic nature of bud dormancy in trees; environmental control and molecular mechanisms. Plant Cell and Environment, invited review (

Pavy N., Namroud M.-C., Gagnon F., Isabel N. and Bousquet J. 2012. The heterogenous levels of linkage disequilibrium in white spruce genes and comparative analysis with other conifers. Heredity 108: 273-284 (

Raherison E., Rigault P., Caron S., Poulin P-L., Boyle B., Verta J-P., Giguère I., Bomal C., Bohlmann J. and MacKay J. 2012.Transcriptome profiling in conifer trees and PiceaGenExpress database show patterns of diversification within gene families and interspecific conservation in vascular gene expression. BMC Genomics 13: 434 (

Lenz P., Bernier-Cardou M., MacKay J. and Beaulieu J. 2012. Can wood properties be predicted from morphological traits of a tree? A canonical correlation study of plantation-grown white spruce. Can. J. For. Res. 42: 1518-1529 (

Chen J., Källman T., Ma X., Gyllenstrand N., Zaina G., Morgante M., Bousquet J., Eckert A., Wegrzyn J., Neale D., Lagercrantz U. and Lascoux M. 2012. Disentangling the roles of history and local selection in shaping clinal variation in allele frequencies and gene expression in Norway spruce (Picea abies). Genetics 191: 865-881 (

Prunier J., Gérardi S., Laroche J., Beaulieu J. and Bousquet J. 2012. Parallel and lineage-specific molecular adaptation to climate in boreal black spruce. Molecular Ecology 21: 4270-4286 (

Porth I., White R., Jacquish B., Alfaro R., Ritland C. and Ritland K. 2012. Genetical genomics identifies the genetic architecture for growth and weevil resistance in spruce. Plos One  7 (9) e44397 (

Bohlmann J. 2012. Pine terpenoid defences in the mountain pine beetle epidemic and in other conifer pest interactions: Specialized enemies are eating holes into a diverse, dynamic and durable defence system. Tree Physiology 32 (8): 943-945(

Kolosova N., Bohlmann J. 2012. Conifer defense against insects and fungal pathogens, in Matyssek, R. (ed.) Growth and Defense in Plants: Resource Allocation at Multiple Scales. Springer-Verlag, Berlin-Heidelberg, Ecological Studies 220: 85-108 (


Hammerbacher A., Ralph S.G., Bohlmann J., Fenning T.M., Gershenzon J., and Schmidt A., 2011. Biosynthesis of the major tetrahydroxystilbenes in spruce, astringin and isorhapontin, proceeds via resveratrol and is enhanced by fungal infection. Plant Physiology 157: 876-890 (

Verne S., Barry J.B., Rick White R., Ritland C., and Ritland K., 2011. Global transcriptome analysis of constitutive resistance to the white pine weevil in spruce. Genome Biology and Evolution (

Bohlmann J., 2011. Terpenoid Synthases—From Chemical Ecology and Forest Fires to Biofuels and Bioproducts. Structure 19: 1730-1731 (

Hamberger B., Ohnishi T., Hamberger B., Séguin A., and Bohlmann J. 2011. Evolution of diterpene metabolism: Sitka spruce CYP720B4 catalyses multiple oxidations in resin acid biosynthesis of conifer defense against insects. Plant Physiology 157: 1677-1695(

Galindo L.M.G., El Kayal W., Ju C.J-T., Allen C.C.G., King-Jones S. and Cooke J.E.K. 2011. Integrated transcriptomic and proteomic profiling of white spruce stems during the transition from active growth to dormancy. Plant Cell and Environment 35: 682-701(

Porth I., Hamberger B., White R. and Ritland K. 2011. Defense mechanisms against herbivory in Picea: sequence evolution and expression regulation of gene family members in the phenylpropanoid pathway. BMC Genomics 12: 608 (

Rigault P., Boyle B., Lepage P., Cooke J.E.K., Bousquet J. and Mackay J. 2011. A white spruce gene catalogue for conifer genome analyses. Plant Physiology 157: 14-28 (

Palma C., Bull G.Q., Goodison A. and Northway S. 2011. Scenario analysis: The traditional and emerging Canadian forest industry. 11/18/2010 University of British Columbia and Forest Products Innovation . UBC Forest Resources Management, working Paper (

Schwab O., Maness T., Bull G., Welham C., Seely B. and Blanco J. 2011. Modeling the timber supply impact of introducing weevil-resistant spruce in British Columbia with cellular automata. Forest Policy and Economics 13:61-68 (

Keeling C.I., Weisshaar S., Ralph S.G., Jancsik S., Hamberger B., Dullat H.K. and Bohlmann J. 2011. Transcriptome mining, functional characterization, and phylogeny of a large terpene synthase gene family in spruce (Picea spp.). BMC Plant Biology 11:43-57 (

Hall D.E., Robert J.A., Keeling C.I., Domanski D., Quesada A.L., Jancsik S., Kuzyk M., Hamberger B., Borchers C.H. and Bohlmann J. 2011. An integrated genomic, proteomic, and biochemical analysis of (+)-3-carene biosynthesis in Sitka spurce (Picea sitchensis) genotypes that are resistant or susceptible to white pine weevil. The Plant Journal 65(6):936-948 (

Chen F., Tholl D., Bohlmann J. and Pichersky E. 2011. The family of terpene synthases in plants: A mid-size family of genes for specialized metabolism that is highly diversified throughout the kingdom. The Plant Journal 66:212-229 (

Stephenson P.G., Harris N., Cottrell J.E., Ralph S.G., Bohlmann J. and Taylor G. 2011. A transcriptomic approach to identify genes associated with wood density in Picea sitchensisScandinavian Journal of Forest Research 26:82-96 (

Keeling C.I., Madilao L.L., Zerbe P., Dullat H.K. and Bohlmann J. 2011. The primary products of the  Norway spruce diterpene synthase PaLAS are epimers of a thermally unstable diterpenol.  The Journal of Biological Chemistry 286:21145-21153  (

Hamberger B.J., Ohnishi T., Hamberger B.R., Séguin A. and Bohlmann J. 2011. Evolution of diterpene metabolism: Sitka spruce CYP720B4 catalyses multiple oxidations in resin acid biosynthesis of conifer defense against insects. Plant Physiology 157:1677 – 1695 (

Bohlmann J. 2011. Terpenoid synthases – From chemical ecology and forest fires to biofuels and bioproducts. Structure 19:1730-1731 (http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.str.2011.11.009).

Beaulieu J., Doerksen T., Boyle B., Clément S., Deslauriers M., Beauseigle S., Blais S., Poulin P.-L., Lenz P., Caron S., Rigault P., Bicho P., Bousquet J. and MacKay J. 2011. Association genetics of wood physical traits in the conifer white spruce and relationships with gene expression. Genetics (

Pelgas B., Bousquet J., Meirmans P.G., Ritland K. and Isabel N. 2011. QTL mapping in white spruce: gene maps and genomic regions underlying adaptive traits across pedigrees, years and environments. BMC Genomics (

Lenz P., Mackay J., Rainville A., Cloutier A. and Beaulieu J. 2011. The influence of cambial age on breeding for wood properties in Picea glauca. Tree Genetics & Genomes (

Prunier J., Laroche J., Beaulieu J. and Bousquet J. 2011. Scanning the genome for gene SNPs related to climate adaptation and estimating selection at the molecular level in boreal black spruce. Molecular Ecology (

Gonzalez L.M.G., El Kayal W., Ju C.J.T., Allen C.C.G., King-Jones S. and Cooke J.E.K. 2011. Integrated transcriptomic and proteomic profiling of white spruce stems during the transition from active growth to dormancy. Plant, Cell & Environment (