Accepté/sous presse

Bettinazzi S, Rodriguez E, Milani L, Blier PU, Breton S (sous presse) Metabolic remodelling associated with mtDNA: Insights into the adaptive value of doubly uniparental inheritance of mitochondria. Proceedins 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.

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.


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) Using sex-specific mitochondrial orf genes for population genetic 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.


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.


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.


Breton S, Stewart DT (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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.