Publications

Accepted/in press

Bettinazzi S, Gendron AD, Breton S (accepted) The effect of cryopreservation on mitochondrial function in freshwater mussel tissue samples (Bivalvia: Unionida). Cryobiology #CRYO_2019_60

2019

Bettinazzi S, Rodriguez E, Milani L, Blier PU, Breton S (2019) Metabolic remodelling associated with mtDNA: Insights into the adaptive value of doubly uniparental inheritance of mitochondria. Proceedings of the Royal Society B #RSPB-2018-2214.

Angers A, Ouimet P, Tsyvian-Dzyabko A, Nock T, Breton S (2019) L’ADN mitochondrial – un potentiel codant mésestimé. Médecine Sciences 35:46-54.

Santos A, Froufe E, Amaro R, Paz O, Breton S, et al (2019) The male and female complete mitochondrial genome sequences of the threatened freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Bivalvia: Margaritiferidae). Mitochondrial DNA 4:1417-1420.

Chase EE, Robicheau BM, Hoeh WR, Harris J, Stewart DT, Breton S (2019) The complete male-type mitochondrial genomes of the Fatmucket Lampsilis siliquoidea and the endangered Arkansas Fatmucket Lampsilis powelli. Mitochondrial DNA 4:107-109.

2018

Renaut S, Guerra D, Hoeh WR, Stewart DT, Bogan AE, Ghiselli F, Milani L, Passamonti M, Breton S (2018) Hybrid de novo assembly of the draft genome of the freshwater mussel Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Bivalvia: Unionida). Genome Biology and Evolution 10:1637-1646.

Leung C, Breton S, Angers B (2018) A trait-based ecology to assess the acclimation of a sperm-dependent clonal fish compared to its sexual host. PeerJ 6:e5896.

Robicheau BM, Chase EE, Hoeh WR, Harris J, Stewart DT, Breton S (2018) Evaluating the utility of the female-specific mitochondrial f-orf gene for population genetic, phylogeographic and systematic studies in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida). PeerJ 6:e5007.

Chase EE, Robicheau BM, Veinot S, Bauer G, Breton S, Stewart DT (2018) The complete mitochondrial genome of the hermaphroditic freshwater mussel Anodonta cygnea (Bivalvia: Unionidae): in silico analyses of H-ORFs in freshwater mussel species. BMC Genomics 19:221.

Lubośny M, Przyłucka A, Śmietanka B, Breton S, Burzyński A (2018) Actively transcribed and expressed atp8 gene in Mytilus edulis mussels. PeerJ 6:e4897.

Ghiselli F, Breton S, Milani L (2018) Mitochondrial activity in gametes and uniparental inheritance – a comment on ‘What can we infer about the origin of sex in early eukaryotes? Philosophical Transactions B 373(1741).

Capt C, Renaut S, Ghiselli F, Milani L, Johnson N, Sietman B, Stewart DT, Breton S (2018) Deciphering the link between doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA and sex determination in bivalves: clues from comparative transcriptomics. Genome Biology and Evolution 10:577-590.

Stewart DT, Sinclair-Waters M, Rice A, Bunker RY, Robicheau BM, Breton S (2018) Distribution and frequency of mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms in blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) populations of southwestern Nova Scotia (Canada). Canadian Journal of Zoology 96:608-613.

Guerra D, Bouvet K, Breton S (2018) Mitochondrial gene order evolution in Mollusca: inference of the ancestral state from the mtDNA of Chaetopleura apiculata (Polyplacophora, Chaetopleuridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120:233-239.

2017

Breton S, Bouvet K, Auclair G, Ghazal S, Sietman BE, Johnson N, Bettinazzi S, Stewart DT, Guerra D (2017) The extremely divergent maternally- and paternally-transmitted mitochondrial genomes are co-expressed in somatic tissues of two freshwater mussel species with doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA. PLoS ONE 12:e0183529.

Breton S, Capt C, Guerra D, Stewart DT (2017) Sex Determining Mechanisms in Bivalves. Preprints. 2017060127 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201706.0127.v1).

Guerra D, Plazzi F, Stewart DT, Bogan AE, Hoeh WR, Breton S (2017) Evolution of sex-dependent mtDNA transmission in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida). Scientific Reports 7:1551.

Robicheau BM, Breton S, Stewart DT (2017) Sequence motifs associated with paternal transmission of mitochondrial DNA in the horse mussel, Modiolus modiolus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae). Gene 605:32-42.

Robicheau BM, Powell AE, Del Bel L, Breton S, Stewart DT (2017) Evidence for extreme sequence divergence between the male- and female-transmitted mitochondrial genomes in the bivalve mollusk, Modiolus modiolus (Mytilidae). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 55:89-97.

Gusman A, Azuelos C, Breton S (2017) No evidence of sex-linked heteroplasmy and doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA in five gastropod species. Journal of Molluscan Studies 83:119-122.

2016

Gusman A, Lecomte S, Stewart DT, Passamonti M, Breton S (2016) Pursuing the quest for better understanding the taxonomic distribution of the system of doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA. PeerJ 4:e2760.

Mitchell A, Guerra D, Stewart DT, Breton S (2016) In silico analyses of mitochondrial ORFans in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) provide a framework for future studies of their origin and function. BMC Genomics 17:597.

Leung C, Breton S, Angers B (2016) Facing environmental predictability with different sources of epigenetic variation. Ecology and Evolution 6:5234-5245.

Guerra D, Ghiselli F, Minali L, Breton S, Passamonti M (2016) Early replication dynamics of sex-linked mitochondrial DNAs in the doubly uniparental inheritance species Ruditapes philippinarum (Bivalvia Veneridae). Heredity 116:324-32.

Minoiu I, Burzynski A, Breton S (2016) Analysis of the coding potential of the ORF in the control region of the female-transmitted Mytilus mtDNA. Gene 576:586-8.

Capt C, Passamonti M, Breton S (2016) The human mitochondrial genome may code for more than 13 proteins. Mitochondrial DNA 27:3098-3101.

2015

Breton S, Stewart DT (2015) Atypical mitochondrial inheritance patterns in eukaryotes. Genome 58:423-31.

2014

Breton S, Milani L, Ghiselli F, Guerra D, Stewart D, Passamonti M (2014) A resourceful genome: updating the functional repertoire and evolutionary role of animal mitochondrial DNAs. Trends in Genetics 30:555-564.

2013

Ghiselli F, Milani L, Guerra D, Chang PL, Breton S, Nuzhdin S, Passamonti M (2013) Structure, transcription and variability of metazoan mitochondrial genome. Perspectives from an unusual mitochondrial inheritance system. Genome Biology and Evolution 5:1535-1554.

Milani L, Ghiselli F, Guerra D, Breton S, Passamonti M (2013) A Comparative Analysis of Mitochondrial ORFans: New Clues on Their Origin and Role in Species with Doubly Uniparental Inheritance of Mitochondria. Genome Biology and Evolution 5:1408-1434.

Yusa Y, Breton S, Hoeh WR (2013) Population genetics of sex determination in Mytilus mussels: re-analyses and a model. Journal of Heredity 104:380-385.

Stewart DT, Hoeh WR, Bauer G, Breton S (2013) Mitochondrial genes, sex determination and hermaphroditism in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida). In Pontarotti P, editor. Evolutionary Biology from Concept to Application. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

2012

Shepardson S, Heard WH, Breton S, Hoeh WR (2012) Light and transmission electron microscopy of two spermatogenic pathways and unimorphic sperm in Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Conrad, 1836) (Bivalvia: Unionoida). Malacologia 55:263-284.

Stewart DT, Jha M, Breton S, Hoeh WR, Blier PU (2012) No effect of sperm interactions or egg homogenate on sperm velocity in the blue mussel Mytilus edulis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 90:1291-1296.

Moreira S, Breton S, Burger G (2012) Unscrambling genetic information at the RNA level. WIREs RNA 3:213-228.

2011

Breton S, Ghiselli F, Passamonti M, Milani L, Stewart DT, Hoeh WR (2011) Evidence for a fourteenth mtDNA-encoded protein in the female-transmitted mtDNA of marine mussels (Bivalvia: Mytilidae). PLoS ONE 6:19365.

Breton S, Stewart DT, Shepardson S, Trdan RJ, Bogan AE, Chapman EG, Ruminas AJ, Piontkivska H, Hoeh WR (2011) Novel protein genes in animal mtDNA: a new sex determination system in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida)? Molecular Biology and Evolution 28:1645-1659.

2010

Breton S, Stewart DT, Hoeh WR (2010) Characterization of a mitochondrial ORF from the gender-associated mtDNAs of Mytilus spp. (Bivalvia: Mytilidae): identification of the “missing” ATPase 8 gene. Marine Genomics 3: 11-18.

Doucet Beaupré H, Breton S, Chapman EG, Blier PU, Bogan AE, Stewart DT, Hoeh WR (2010) Mitochondrial Phylogenomics of the Bivalvia (Mollusca): Searching for the Origin and Mitogenomic Correlates of Doubly Uniparental Inheritance of mtDNA. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:50.

Doucet Beaupré H, Dubé C, Breton S, Portner HO, Blier PU (2010) Thermal sensitivity of metabolism in subarctic and temperate freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Uniononida). Journal of Thermal Biology 35:11-20.

2009

Breton S, Doucet Beaupré H, Stewart DT, Piontkivska H, Karmakar M, Bogan AE, Blier PU, Hoeh WR (2009) Comparative mitochondrial genomics of freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida) with Doubly Uniparental Inheritance of mtDNA: gender-specific Open Reading Frames (ORFs) and putative origins of replication. Genetics 183:1575-1589.

Breton S, Stewart DT, Blier PU (2009) Role-reversal of gender-associated mitochondrial DNA affects mitochondrial function in Mytilus edulis (Bivalvia: Mytilidae). Journal of Experimental Zoology B 312:108-117.

Stewart DT, Breton S, Blier PU, Hoeh WR (2009) Masculinization events and doubly uniparental inheritance of mitochondrial DNA: A model for understanding the evolutionary dynamics of gender-asssociated mtDNA in mussels. In Pontarotti P, editor. Evolutionary Biology from Concept to Application II. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

2008 (et publications antérieures à 2008)

Hébert Chatelain E, Breton S, Lemieux H, Blier PU (2008) Epitoky in Nereis (Neanthes) virens (Polychaeta : Nereididae): a story about sex and death. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 149:202-208.

Breton S, Doucet Beaupré H (2008) Un système de transmission de l’ADN mitochondrial sexuellement équitable. Médecine Sciences 23: 138-140.

Breton S, Doucet Beaupré H, Stewart DT, Hoeh WR, Blier PU (2007) The unusual system of doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA: isn’t one enough? Trends in Genetics 23:465-474.

Breton S, Burger G, Stewart DT, Blier PU (2006) Comparative analysis of gender-associated, complete mitochondrial genomes in marine mussels (Mytilus spp.). Genetics 172: 107-1119.

Blier PU, Breton S, Desrosiers V, Lemieux H (2006) Functional conservatism in mitochondrial evolution: insight from hybridization of arctic and brook charr. Journal of Experimental Zoology B 306:425-432.

Breton S, Dufresne F, Desrosiers G, Blier PU (2004) Morphological variation in Nereis (Neanthes) virens (Polychaeta: Nereididae) populations. Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK 84: 983-985.

Breton S, Dufresne F, Desrosiers G, Blier PU (2003) Population structure of two northern hemisphere polychaetes, Neanthes virens and Hediste diversicolor (Nereididae), with different life-history traits. Marine Biology 142:707-715.