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  • Dagher D, de la Providencia I, Pitre F, St-Arnaud M, Hijri M (2019) Plant identity shaped rhizospheric microbial communities more strongly than bacterial bioaugmentation in petroleum hydrocarbon-polluted sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:2144 doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02144

  • Renaut S, Masse J, Norrie JP, Blal B, Hijri M (2019) A commercial seaweed extract structured microbial communities associated with tomato and pepper roots and significantly increased crop yield. Microbial Biotechnology doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.13473

  • Lee SJ, Morse D, Hijri M (2019) Holobiont chronobiology: mycorrhiza may be a key to linking aboveground and underground rhythms. Mycorrhiza doi: 10.1007/s00572-019-00903-4  

  • Gondeau A, Aouabed Z, Hijri M, Peres-Neto P, Makarenkov V. (2019) Object weighting: a new clustering approach to deal with outliers and cluster overlap in computational biology. IEEE/ACM Trans Comput Biol Bioinform. doi: 10.1109/TCBB.2019.2921577 

  • Robichaud K, Stewart K, Labrecque M, Hijri M, Cherewyk J, Amyot M. (2019) An ecological microsystem to treat waste oil contaminated soil: Using phytoremediation assisted by fungi and local compost, on a mixed-contaminant site, in a cold climate. Science of Total Environment 672:732-742.

  • Robichaud K, Girard C, Dagher D, Stewart K, Labrecque M, Hijri M, Amyot M. (2019)Local fungi, willow and municipal compost effectively remediate petroleum-contaminated soil in the Canadian North. Chemosphere 220:47-55.


  • Kang JE, Ciampi, A & Hijri M (2018) Sesame: Metagenome Sequence Classification of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Associated Microorganisms. Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, (In Press).

  • Kang JE, Ciampi, A & Hijri M (2018) Sesame PS Function: Functional Analysis of Symbiotic Microbes of the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics, (In Press).

  • Meglouli H, Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui A, Magnin-Robert M, Tisserant B, Hijri M & Fontaine J (2018) Arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculum sources influence bacterial, archaeal, and fungal communities' structures of historically dioxin/furan-contaminated soil but not the pollutant dissipation rate. Mycorrhiza 28(7):635-650.

  • Lee SJ, Kong M, Morse D & Hijri M (2018). Expression of putative circadian clock components in the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizoglomus irregulare. Mycorrhiza 28(5-6): 523-534.

  • Hijri M and Bâ A (2018) Editorial: Mycorrhiza in Tropical and Neotropical Ecosystems. Frontiers Plant Science 9:308. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00308 Open access

  • Lee SJ, Kong M, Harrison P & Hijri M (2018). Conserved proteins of the RNA interference system in the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizoglomus irregulare provide new insight into the evolutionary history of Glomeromycota. Genome Biology and Evolution, 10(1): 328-343. Open access

  • Marchand M, Mench M, Jani Y, Kaczala F, Notini P, Hijri M & Hogland M (2018) Field pilot scale aided-phytoremediation of a soil contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons and metals. Science of the Total Environment, 618:753-764.

  • Bidartondo MI & Hijri M (2018) The Ninth International Conference on Mycorrhiza in Prague: across mycorrhizal symbioses from molecules to global scales. Mycorrhiza 28(2):203-205.


  • Iffis B, St-Arnaud M & Hijri M (2017). Petroleum Contamination and Plant Identity Influence Soil and Root Microbial Communities While AMF Spores Retrieved from the Same Plants Possess Markedly Different Communities. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1381. Open accesss

  • Chanda D, Sharma GD, Jha DK & Hijri M  (2017) Tolerance of Microorganisms in Soil Contaminated with Trace Metals: An Overview. Recent advances in Applied Microbiology, 165-193.

  • Marchand M, St-Arnaud M, Hogland W, Bell TH, & Hijri M (2017) Petroleum biodegradation capacity of bacteria and fungi isolated from petroleum-contaminated soil. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 116: 48-57.


  • Roy-Bolduc A, Laliberté E, Boudreau S & Hijri M (2016). Strong linkage between plant and soil fungal communities along a successional coastal dune system. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 12(7): 685.

  • Iffis B, St-Arnaud M & Hijri M (2016). Petroleum hydrocarbon contamination, plant identity and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community determine assemblages of the AMF spore-associated microbes. Environmental Microbiology 18(8): 2689-2704.

  • Bell T, Stefani FOP, Abram K, Champagne J, Yergeau E, Hijri M, & St-Arnaud M (2016). A diverse soil microbiome degrades more crude oil than specialized bacterial assemblages obtained in culture. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82(18): 5530-5541.

  • Nadimi M, Stefani FOP, & Hijri M (2016) The large (134.9 kb) mitochondrial genome of the glomeromycete Funneliformis mosseae. Mycorrhiza 26(7): 747-755.

  • Zarik L, Meddich A, Hijri M, Hafidi M, Ouhammou A, Ouahmane L, Duponnois R, & Boumezzough A (2016) Use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to improve the throught tolerance of Cupressus atlantica G. C R Biol. pii: S1631-0691(16) 30032-4. doi: 10.1016/j.crvi.2016.04.009.

  • Badri A, Stefani FOP, Lachance G, Roy-Arcand L, Beaudet D, Vialle A, & Hijri M (2016) Molecular diagnostic toolkit for Rhizophagus irregularis isolate DAOM-197198 using quantitative PCR assay targeting the mitochondrial genome. Mycorrhiza 26(7): 721-733.

  • Marchand M, Hogland W, Kaczala F, Jani Y, Marchand L, Augustsson A, & Hijri M (2016). Effect of Medicago sativa L. and compost on organic and inorganic pollutant removal from a mixed contaminated soil and risk assessment using ecotoxicological tests. International Journal of Phytoremediation 18(11): 1136-1147.

  • Bourdel B, Roy-Bolduc A, St-Arnaud M & Hijri M (2016). Concentration of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination shapes fungal endophytic community structure in plant roots. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7:685. Open access

  • Hijri M (2016). Analysis of a large dataset form field mycorrhizal inoculation trials on potato showed highly significant increase in yield. Mycorrhiza, 26(3): 209-214.

  • Nadimi M, Daubois L, & Hijri M (2016). Mitochondrial comparative genomics and phylogenetic signal assessment of mtDNA among arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 98: 74-83.

  • Daubois L, Beaudet D, Hijri M, & de la Providencia IE (2016). Independent mitochondrial and nuclear exchanges arising in Rhizophagus irregularis crossed-isolates support the presence of a mitochondrial segregation mechanism. BMC Microbiology 16(11). Open access

  • Roy-Bolduc A, Laliberté E, & Hijri M  (2016). High richness of ectomycorrhizal fungi and low host specificity in a coastal sand dune ecosystem revealed by network analysis. Ecology and Evolution, 6(1): 349-362. Open access


  • Roy-Bolduc A, Bell TH, Boudreau S & Hijri M  (2015). Comprehensive sampling of an isolated dune system demonstrates clear patterns in soil fungal communities across a successional gradient. Environmental Microbiology Reports 7(6): 839-848. Open access

  • de la Providencia I, Stéfani FOP, Labridy M, St-Arnaud M, & Hijri M (2015). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity associated with Eleocharis obtusa and Panicum capillare growing in an extreme petroleum hydrocarbon-polluted sedimentation basin. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 362(12):fnv081.

  • Stefani FOP, Bell TH, Marchand C, de la Providencia IE, El Yassimi A, St-Arnaud M & Hijri M (2015). Culture-dependent and independent methods capture different microbial community fractions in hydrocarbon-contaminated soils. PLoS One, 10(6): e0128272. Open access

  • Thi Thanh MP, Pino Rodriguez NJ, Hijri M & Sylvestre M (2015). Optimizing polychlorinated biphenyl degradation by flavonoids-induced cells of the rhizobacterium Rhodococcus erythropolis U23A. PLoS One, 10(5): e0126033. Open access

  • Hafidi M, Qaddoury A, Duponnois R, Wipf D, Hijri M, & Bâ A (2015). International Congress on Mycorrhizae: mycorrhizal symbiosis a key factor for improving plant productivity and ecosystems restoration. Mycorrhiza 25(8): 673-674.

  • Boon E, Halary S, Bapteste E & Hijri M (2015). Studying Genome Heterogeneity within the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Cytoplasm. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7(2): 505-521. Open access 

  • Beaudet D, de la Providencia IE, Labridy M, Roy-Bolduc A, Daubois D & Hijri M (2015). Intra-isolate mitochondrial genetic polymorphism and gene variants co-expression in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7(1): 218-227. Open access

  • Nadimi M, Stefani FOP, & Hijri M (2015). The mitochondrial genome of the glomeromycete Rhizophagus sp. DAOM 213198 reveals an unusual organization consisting of two circular chromosomes. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7(1) 96-105. Open access 

  • Iffis B, St-Arnaud M & Hijri M (2014). Bacteria associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi within roots of plants growing in a soil highly contaminated with aliphatic and aromatic petroleum hydrocarbons. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 358: 44-54.
  • Chanda D, Sharma GD, Jha DK & Hijri M  (2014). The Potential Use of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in the Cultivation of Medicinal Plants in Barak Valley, Assam: A Review. Current World Environment, 9(2): 544-551.
  • Hassan SE, Bell T, Stefani FOP, Denis D, Hijri M, Yergeau E & St-Arnaud M (2014). Contrasting the community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from hydrocarbon-contaminated and uncontaminated soils following willow (Salix spp. L.) planting. PLoS ONE, 9(7): e102838. Open access
  • Chanda D, Sharma GD, Jha DK & Hijri M  (2014). Associations of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in the phytoremediation of trace metal (TM) contaminated soils. Journal of Research in Biology 4(2): 1247-1263.
  • Bell T, Hassan SE, Lauron-Moreau A, Al-Otaibi F, Hijri M, Yergeau E, & St-Arnaud M (2014). Linkage between bacterial and fungal rhizosphere communities in hydrocarbon-contaminated soils is related to plant phylogeny. The ISME Journal 8(2): 331-343.
  • Sharma G. D, Hijri M, Chanda D, & Jha DK (2014). Isolation and Screening of Some Filamentous Fungi with Various Trace Metals. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol. IV, Issue II. Open access
  • Chanda D, Sharma GD, Jha DK, Hijri M & Al-Otaibi F (2014). Isolation and characterization of Chitinophaga sp. from paper mill polluted soil. International Journal of Scientific Research 3 (12).
  • Chanda D, Sharma GD, Jha DK, Hijri M & Al-Otaibi F (2014). Isolation and characterization of heavy metal resistant Cellulosicmicrobioum sp. From paper mill polluted soil. International Journal of Bioassays 4 (01): 3648-3653.
  • Boon E, Zimmerman E, St-Arnaud M & Hijri M (2013). Allelic differences within and among sister spores of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus etunicatum suggest segregation at sporulation. PLoS One 8(12): e83301. Open access
  • Tisserant E, Malbreil M, Kuo A, Kohler A, et al. (2013). The genome of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus provides insights into the oldest plant symbiosis. PNAS 110(50): 20117-20122.
  • Halary S, Daubois L, Terrat Y, Ellenberger S, Wöstemeyer J, & Hijri M (2013) Mating Type Gene Homologues and Putative Sex Pheromone-Sensing Pathway in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi, a Presumably Asexual Plant Root Symbiont. PLoS One 8(11): e80729. Open access
  • Ismail Y, McCormick S, & Hijri M (2013). The arbuscular Mycorrhizal fungus, Glomus irregulare controls the mycotoxin production of  Fusarium sambucinum in the pathogenesis of Potato. FEMS Microbiology Letters 384: 46-51.
  • Beaudet D, Terrat Y, Halary S, de la Providencia IE, & Hijri M (2013). Mitochondrial genome rearrangements in Glomus species triggered by homologous recombination between distinct mtDNA haplotypes. Genome Biology and Evolution 5(9): 1628-1643. Open access
  • de la Providencia IE, Nadimi M, Beaudet D, Rodriguez Morales G, & Hijri M (2013). Detection of a transient mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy in the progeny of crossed genetically divergent isolates of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. New Phytologist 200: 211-221.
  • Hassan SE, Hijri M, & St-Arnaud M (2013). Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on trace metal uptake by sunflower plants grown on cadmium contaminated soil. New Biotechnology 30 (6): 780-787.
  • Hassan SE, Liu A, Bittman S, Forge, TA Hunt DE, Hijri M, & St-Arnaud M (2013). Impact of 12-year field treatments with organic and inorganic fertilizers on crop productivity and mycorrhizal community structure. Biology and Fertility of Soils 49: 1109-1121.
  • Beaudet D, Nadimi M, Iffis B, & Hijri M (2013). Rapid Mitochondrial Genome Evolution through Invasion of Mobile Elements in Two Closely Related Species of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi. PLoS One 8(4): e60768. Open access
  • Ismail Y, & Hijri M (2012). Arbuscular mycorrhisation with Glomus irregulare induces expression of potato PR homologues genes in response to infection by Fusarium sambucinum. Functional Plant Biology 39 (3): 236-245.
  • Tisserant E, Kohler A, Dozolme-Seddas P, Balestrini R, Benabdellah K, et al. (2012). The transcriptome of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices (DAOM 197198) reveals functional tradeoffs in an obligate symbiont. New Phytologist 193: 755-769.
  • Nadimi M, Beaudet D, Forget L, Hijri M, & Lang BF (2012). Group I intron-mediated trans-splicing in mitochondria of Gigaspora rosea and a robust phylogenetic affiliation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi with Mortierellales. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29: 2199-2210.


  • Marleau J, Dalpe Y, St-Arnaud M, & Hijri M (2011). Spore development and nuclear inheritance in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 51.  Open access
  • Lecomte J, St-Arnaud M, & Hijri M (2011). Isolation and identification of soil bacteria growing at the expense of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. FEMS Microbiology Letters 317: 43-51.
  • Roy-Bolduc A, & Hijri, M (2011). The use of mycorrhizae to enhance phosphorus uptake: a way out the phosphorus crisis. Journal of Biofertilizers & Biopesticides, 2: 104. Open access
  • Marleau J, Dalpe Y, St-Arnaud M, & Hijri M (2011) Correction: Spore development and nuclear inheritance in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 97. Open access
  • Ismail Y, McCormick S, & Hijri M (2011). A fungal symbiont of plant-roots modulates mycotoxin gene expression in the pathogen Fusarium sambucinum. PLoS One 6: e17990. Open access
  • Hassan SE, Boon E, St-Arnaud M, & Hijri M (2011). Molecular biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in trace metal-polluted soils. Molecular Ecology 20: 3469-3483.
  • Halary S, Malik S-B, Lildhar L, Slamovits CH, Hijri M, & Corradi N (2011). Conserved meiotic machinery in Glomus spp., a putatively ancient asexual fungal lineage. Genome Biology and Evolution 3: 950-958. Open access


  • Lahlali R, & Hijri M (2010) Screening, identification and evaluation of potential biocontrol fungal endophytes against Rhizoctonia solani AG3 on potato plants. FEMS Microbiology Letters 311: 152-159.
  • Boon E, Zimmerman E, Lang BF, & Hijri M (2010). Intra-isolate genome variation in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi persists in the transcriptome. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 1519-1527.
  • Thangadurai, D, Busso, CA, & Hijri M (2010) Mycorrhizal Biotechnology. 226 p. Science Publishers.
  • Hassan S, Labrecque, M, St-Arnaud M, & Hijri M (2010). Prospects of Plants and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil. In: Mycorrhizal Biotechnology. Thangadurai D, Busso CA, & Hijri M (Eds). Bioscience Publications.
  • Ismail Y, & Hijri M (2010). Plant-Microbe Interactions and Mechanism of Disease Resistance in Plants. In: Mycorrhizal Biotechnology. Thangadurai D, Busso CA, & Hijri M (Eds). Bioscience Publications.


  • Lang BF, & Hijri M (2009). The complete Glomus intraradices mitochondrial genome sequence-a milestone in mycorrhizal research. New Phytologist 183: 3-6.
  • Hijri M (2009). The use of fluorescent in situ hybridization in plant fungal identification and genotyping. Methods in Molecular Biology  508: 131-145.
  • Zimmerman E, St-Arnaud M, & Hijri M (2009). Sustainable Agriculture and the Multigenomic Model: How Advances in the Genetics of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi will Change Soil Management Practices (p. 269-287). In: Molecular Plant-microbe interactions. Bouarab K. Brisson N. and Daayf F. (Eds). CAB International.


  • Martin F, Gianinazzi-Pearson V, Hijri M, Lammers P, Requena N, Sanders IR, Shachar-Hill Y, Shapiro H, Tuskan GA, & Young JP. (2008). The long hard road to a completed Glomus intraradices genome. New Phytologist 180: 747-750.


  • Hijri M, Niculita H, & Sanders IR (2007). Molecular characterization of chromosome termini of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices (Glomeromycota). Fungal Genetics and Biology 44: 1380-1386.


  • Hijri M, & Sanders IR (2005). Low gene copy number shows that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inherit genetically different nuclei. Nature 433: 160-163.


  • Hijri M, Sanders IR (2004) The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices is haploid and has a small genome size in the lower limit of eukaryotes. Fungal Genetics and Biology 41: 253-261.
  • Corradi N, Hijri M, Fumagalli L, & Sanders IR (2004) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Glomeromycota) harbour ancient fungal tubulin genes that resemble those of the chytrids (Chytridiomycota). Fungal Genetics and Biology: 41: 1037-1045.
  • Bariola PA, Retelska D, Stasiak A, Kammerer RA, Fleming A, Hijri M, Frank S & Farmer EE (2004) Remorins form a novel family of coiled coil-forming oligomeric and filamentous proteins associated with apical, vascular and embryonic tissues in plants. Plant Molecular Biology 55: 579-594.


  • Hijri M, Redecker D, Petetot JAM-C, Voigt K, Wöstemeyer J, & Sanders IR (2002). Identification and isolation of two ascomycete fungi from spores of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 68: 4567-4573.


  • Hijri* M, Kuhn* G, & Sanders IR (2001). Evidence for the evolution of multiple genomes in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Nature 414: 745-748. *Dual first co-authored publication.


  • Redecker D, Hijri M, Dulieu H, & Sanders IR (1999). Phylogenetic analysis of a dataset of fungal 5.8S rDNA sequences shows that highly divergent copies of internal transcribed spacers reported from Scutellospora castanea are of ascomycete origin. Fungal Genetics and Biology 28: 238-244.
  • Hosny M, Hijri M, Passerieux E, & Dulieu H (1999) rDNA units are highly polymorphic in Scutellospora castanea (glomales, zygomycetes). Gene 226: 61-71.
  • Hijri M, Hosny M, van Tuinen D, & Dulieu H (1999). Intraspecific ITS polymorphism in Scutellospora castanea (Glomales, Zygomycota) is structured within multinucleate spores. Fungal Genetics and Biology 26: 141-151.
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