Accepté/sous presse

Chase EE, Robicheau BM, Hoeh WR, Harris J, Stewart DT, Breton S (sous presse) The complete male-type mitochondrial genomes of the Fatmucket Lampsilis siliquoidea and the endangered Arkansas Fatmucket Lampsilis powelli. Mitochondrial DNA #TMDN-2018-0560.

Angers A, Ouimet P, Tsyvian-Dzyabko A, Nock T, Breton S (accepté) L’ADN mitochondrial – un potentiel codant mésestimé. Médecine Sciences #msc180215.


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.

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.

Robicheau BM, Chase EE, Hoeh WR, Harris J, Stewart DT, Breton S (2018) Using sex-specific mitochondrial orf genes for population genetic and systematic studies in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida). PeerJ 6:e5007

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).

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

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.

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.


Breton, S., Bouvet, K., Auclair, G., Ghazal, S., Sietman, B.E., Johnson, N., Bettinazzi, S., Stewart, D.T., 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, D. (2017) Sex Determining Mechanisms in Bivalves. Preprints. 2017060127 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201706.0127.v1).

Guerra, D., Plazzi, F., Stewart, D.T., Bogan, A.E., Hoeh, W.R., Breton, S. (2017) Evolution of sex-dependent mtDNA transmission in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionida). Scientific Reports. 7:1551.

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

Robicheau, B.M., Powell, A.E., Del Bel, L., Breton, S., & Stewart, D.T. (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.

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 doi:10.1093/mollus/eyw034.


Gusman, A., Lecomte, S., Stewart, D.T., 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; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2760.

Mitchell, A., Guerra, D., Stewart, D.T., & 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. doi:10.3109/19401736.2014.1003924


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


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.


Ghiselli, F., Milani, L., Guerra, D., Chang, P.L., 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, W.R. (2013) Population genetics of sex determination in Mytilus mussels: re-analyses and a model. Journal of Heredity doi:10.1093/jhered/est014

Stewart, D.T., Hoeh, W.R., 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.


Shepardson, S., Heard, W.H., Breton, S., & Hoeh, W.R. (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, D.T., Jha, M., Breton, S., Hoeh, W.R., & Blier, P.U. (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.


Breton, S., Ghiselli, F., Passamonti, M., Milani, L., Stewart, D.T., & Hoeh, W.R. (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, D.T., Shepardson, S., Trdan, R.J., Bogan, A.E., Chapman, E.G., Ruminas, A.J., Piontkivska, H., & Hoeh, W.R. (2011) Novel protein genes in animal mtDNA: a new sex determination system in freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Unionoida)? Molecular Biology and Evolution 28: 1645-1659.


Breton, S., Stewart, D.T., & Hoeh, W.R. (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, E.G., Blier, P.U., Bogan, A.E., Stewart, D.T., & Hoeh, W.R. (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 H.O., & Blier, P.U. (2010) Thermal sensitivity of metabolism in subarctic and temperate freshwater mussels (Bivalvia: Uniononida). Journal of Thermal Biology 35: 11-20.


Breton, S., Doucet Beaupré, H., Stewart, D.T., Piontkivska, H., Karmakar, M., Bogan, A.E., Blier, P.U., & Hoeh, W.R. (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, D.T., & Blier, P.U. (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, D.T., Breton, S., Blier, P.U., and Hoeh, W.R. (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, P.U. (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, D.T., Hoeh, W.R., & Blier, P.U. (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, D.T., & Blier, P.U. (2006) Comparative analysis of gender-associated, complete mitochondrial genomes in marine mussels (Mytilus spp.). Genetics 172: 1107-1119.

Blier, P.U., 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, P.U. (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, P.U. (2003) Population structure of two northern hemisphere polychaetes, Neanthes virens and Hediste diversicolor (Nereididae), with different life-history traits. Marine Biology 142: 707-715.