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Mohamed Hijri



I obtained my PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology (option: Molecular Genetics) at the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) in 1999. My PhD project aimed to study the organization of the genetic polymorphism of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Scutellospora castanea under the supervision of Prof. Hubert Dulieu at the INRA Dijon Centre. In 1999, I joined the lab of Dr. Ian Sanders at the University of Basel (Switzerland) as a postdoctoral fellow and worked on molecular genetics and the evolution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. I moved with the Sanders lab to the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2000 and continued as a postdoctoral fellow until 2005. I then joined the Institut de recherche en biologie végétale (IRBV ) and the Département de Sciences Biologiques of the Université de Montréal in September 2005 as an assistant professor, and I was promoted to associate professor in June 2010, followed by Full Professor promotion in June 2016. Since 2019, I am an affiliate professor at the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Ben Guerir, Morocco.


Diversity of Phosphate Chemical Forms in Soils and Their Contributions on Soil Microbial Community Structure Changes

Amandine Ducousso-Détrez , Joël Fontaine , Anissa Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui , Mohamed Hijri
Microorganisms, 2022, 10 (3), pp.609. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms10030609⟩
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Glomerales Dominate Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities Associated with Spontaneous Plants in Phosphate-Rich Soils of Former Rock Phosphate Mining Sites

Amandine Ducousso-Détrez , Robin Raveau , JOEL FONTAINE , Mohamed Hijri , Anissa Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui et al.
Microorganisms, 2022, 10 (12), pp.2406. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms10122406⟩
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Analysis of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Inoculant Benchmarks

Sulaimon Basiru , Hopkins Pachalo Mwanza , Mohamed Hijri
Microorganisms, 2021, 9 (1), pp.81. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms9010081⟩
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Into the wild blueberry ( Vaccinium angustifolium ) rhizosphere microbiota

Simon Morvan , Hacène Meglouli , Anissa Lounès‐hadj Sahraoui , Mohamed Hijri
Environmental Microbiology, 2020, 22 (9), pp.3803-3822. ⟨10.1111/1462-2920.15151⟩
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Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities of Native Plant Species under High Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination Highlights Rhizophagus as a Key Tolerant Genus

Soon-Jae Lee , Mengxuan Kong , Marc St-Arnaud , Mohamed Hijri
Microorganisms, 2020, 8 (6), pp.872. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms8060872⟩
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Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Inoculation of Sphaerosporella brunnea Significantly Increased Stem Biomass of Salix miyabeana and Decreased Lead, Tin, and Zinc, Soil Concentrations during the Phytoremediation of an Industrial Landfill

Dimitri Dagher , Frederic Pitre , Mohamed Hijri
Journal of Fungi, 2020, 6 (2), pp.87. ⟨10.3390/jof6020087⟩
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Isolation and Characterization of Plant Growth Promoting Endophytic Bacteria from Desert Plants and Their Application as Bioinoculants for Sustainable Agriculture

Muneera Alkahtani , Amr Fouda , Kotb Attia , Fahad Al-Otaibi , Ahmed Eid et al.
Agronomy, 2020, 10 (9), pp.1325. ⟨10.3390/agronomy10091325⟩
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Inoculation with Rhizophagus irregularis Does Not Alter Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Community Structure within the Roots of Corn, Wheat, and Soybean Crops

Sébastien Renaut , Rachid Daoud , Jacynthe Masse , Agathe Vialle , Mohamed Hijri et al.
Microorganisms, 2020, 8 (1), pp.83. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms8010083⟩
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Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Assemblages Significantly Shifted upon Bacterial Inoculation in Non-Contaminated and Petroleum-Contaminated Environments

Dimitri Dagher , Ivan de La Providencia , Frederic Pitre , Marc St-Arnaud , Mohamed Hijri et al.
Microorganisms, 2020, 8 (4), pp.602. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms8040602⟩
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Expression of N‐cycling genes of root microbiomes provides insights for sustaining oilseed crop production

Li Wang , Yantai Gan , Luke D. Bainard , Chantal Hamel , Marc St‐arnaud et al.
Environmental Microbiology, 2020, 22 (11), pp.4545-4556. ⟨10.1111/1462-2920.15161⟩
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Bacterial Communities of the Canola Rhizosphere: Network Analysis Reveals a Core Bacterium Shaping Microbial Interactions

Jean-Baptiste Floc’h , Chantal Hamel , Newton Lupwayi , K. Neil Harker , Mohamed Hijri et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, 2020, 11, ⟨10.3389/fmicb.2020.01587⟩
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Aided Phytoremediation to Clean Up Dioxins/Furans-Aged Contaminated Soil: correlation between microbial communities and pollutant dissipation

Hacène Meglouli , Joël Fontaine , Anthony Verdin , Maryline Magnin-Robert , Benoît Tisserant et al.
Microorganisms, 2019, 7 (11), pp.523. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms7110523⟩
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Plant Identity Shaped Rhizospheric Microbial Communities More Strongly Than Bacterial Bioaugmentation in Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Polluted Sediments

Dimitri Dagher , Ivan de La Providencia , Frederic Pitre , Marc St-Arnaud , Mohamed Hijri et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, 2019, 10, ⟨10.3389/fmicb.2019.02144⟩
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A commercial seaweed extract structured microbial communities associated with tomato and pepper roots and significantly increased crop yield

Sébastien Renaut , Jacynthe Masse , Jeffrey Norrie , Bachar Blal , Mohamed Hijri et al.
Microbial Biotechnology, 2019, 12 (6), pp.1346-1358. ⟨10.1111/1751-7915.13473⟩
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Holobiont chronobiology: mycorrhiza may be a key to linking aboveground and underground rhythms

Soon-Jae Lee , David Morse , Mohamed Hijri
Mycorrhiza, 2019, 29 (5), pp.403-412. ⟨10.1007/s00572-019-00903-4⟩
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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

Kawina Robichaud , Katherine Stewart , Michel Labrecque , Mohamed Hijri , Jensen Cherewyk et al.
Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 672, pp.732-742. ⟨10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.447⟩
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Pilot scale aided-phytoremediation of a co-contaminated soil

Charlotte Marchand , Michel Mench , Yahya Jani , Fabio Kaczala , Peter Notini et al.
Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 618, pp.753-764. ⟨10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.143⟩
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculum sources influence bacterial, archaeal, and fungal communities’ structures of historically dioxin/furan-contaminated soil but not the pollutant dissipation rate

H. Meglouli , A. Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui , M. Magnin-Robert , B. Tisserant , M. Hijri et al.
Mycorrhiza, 2018, 28 (7), pp.635-650. ⟨10.1007/s00572-018-0852-x⟩
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A diverse soil microbiome degrades more crude oil than specialized bacterial assemblages obtained in culture.

Terrence H Bell , Franck O P Stefani , Katrina Abram , Julie Champagne , Etienne Yergeau et al.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2016, pp.AEM.01327-16 ⟨10.1128/aem.01327-16⟩
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Effect of Medicago sativa L. and compost on organic and inorganic pollutant removal from a mixed contaminated soil and risk assessment using ecotoxicological tests

Charlotte Marchand , William Hogland , Fabio Kaczala , Yahya Jani , Lilian Marchand et al.
International Journal of Phytoremediation, 2016, 18 (11), pp.1136-1147. ⟨10.1080/15226514.2016.1186594⟩
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Studying Genome Heterogeneity within the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Cytoplasm

Eva Boon , Sébastien Halary , Eric Bapteste , Mohamed Hijri
Genome Biology and Evolution, 2015, 7 (2), pp.505-521. ⟨10.1093/gbe/evv002⟩
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Optimizing Polychlorinated Biphenyl Degradation by Flavonoid-Induced Cells of the Rhizobacterium Rhodococcus erythropolis U23A.

Thi Thanh My Pham , Nancy Johanna Pino Rodriguez , Mohamed Hijri , Michel Sylvestre
PLoS ONE, 2015, 10 (5), pp.e0126033. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0126033⟩
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International Congress on Mycorrhizae: mycorrhizal symbiosis a key factor for improving plant productivity and ecosystems restoration

Mohamed Hafidi , Ahmed Qaddoury , Robin Duponnois , Daniel D. Wipf , Mohamed Hijri et al.
Mycorrhiza, 2015, 25 (8), pp.673-674. ⟨10.1007/s00572-015-0637-4⟩
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Genome of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus provides insight into the oldest plant symbiosis

Emilie Tisserant , Mathilde Malbreil , Alan Kuo , Annegret Kohler , Aikaterini Symeonidi et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2013, 110 (50), pp.20117-20122. ⟨10.1073/pnas.1313452110⟩
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The transcriptome of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices (DAOM 197198) reveals functional tradeoffs in an obligate symbiont

Emilie Tisserant , Annegret Kohler , Pascale Dozolme , R. Balestrini , K. Benabdellah et al.
New Phytologist, 2012, 196 (3), pp.755-769. ⟨10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03948.x⟩
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The long hard road to a completed Glomus intraradices genome

Francis Martin , Vivienne Gianinazzi , M. Hijri , P. Lammers , N. Requena et al.
New Phytologist, 2008, 180 (4), pp.747-750. ⟨10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02671.x⟩
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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

D. Redecker , M. Hijri , H. Dulieu , I.R. Sanders
Fungal Genetics and Biology, 1999, 28 (3), pp.238-244
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Visualization of ribosomal DNA loci in spore interphasic nuclei of glomalean fungi by fluorescence in situ hybridization

Sophie Trouvelot , Diederik van Tuinen , M. Hijri , Vivienne Gianinazzi-Pearson
Mycorrhiza, 1999, 8, pp.203-206
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Intraspecific ITS polymorphism in Scutellospora castanea (Glomales, Zygomycota) is structured within multinucleate spores

M. Hijri , M. Hosny , Diederik van Tuinen , H. Dulieu
Fungal Genetics and Biology, 1999, 26, pp.141-151
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rDNA units are highly polymorphic in Scutellospora castanea (Glomales, Zygomycetes)

M. Hosny , M. Hijri , Emilie Passerieux , H. Dulieu
Gene, 1999, 226, pp.61-71
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