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2009


37. *Philippe RN, *Ralph SG, Külheim C, Jancsik SI and Bohlmann J (2009) Poplar defense against insects: genome analysis, full-length cDNA cloning, and transcriptome and protein analysis of the poplar Kunitz-type protease inhibitor family. New Phytologist 184:865-884.
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*contributed equally as first authors

 

36. Ralph SG (2009) Studying Populus defenses against insect herbivores in the post-genomic era. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 28: 335-345; invited paper.
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35. Lippert DN, Ralph SG, Phillips M, White R, Smith D, Hardie D, Gershenzon J, Ritland K, Borchers CH, Bohlmann J (2009) Quantitative iTRAQ proteome and comparative transcriptome analysis of elicitor-induced Norway spruce (Picea abies) cells reveals elements of calcium signaling in the early conifer defense response. Proteomics 9: 350-367.
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2008


34. Ralph SG, Chun HJE, Kolosova N, Cooper D, Oddy C, Ritland CE, Kirkpatrick R, Moore R, Barber S, Holt RA, Jones SJM, Marra MA, Douglas CJ, Ritland K and Bohlmann J (2008) A conifer genomics resource of 200,000 spruce (Picea spp.) ESTs and 6,464 high-quality, sequence-finished full-length cDNAs for Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). BMC Genomics 9: 484 (17 pages).
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33. de Azevedo Souza C, Barbazuk B, Ralph SG, Bohlmann J, Hamberger B and Douglas CJ (2008) Genome-wide analysis of a land plant-specific acyl:coenzymeA synthetase (ACS) gene family in Arabidopsis, poplar, rice and Physcomitrella. New Phytologist 179: 987-1003.
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32. *Ralph SG, *Chun HJE, Cooper D, Kirkpatrick R, Kolosova N, Gunter L, Tuskan GA, Douglas CJ, Holt RA, Jones SJM, Marra MA and Bohlmann J (2008) Analysis of 4,664 high-quality sequence-finished poplar full-length cDNA clones and their utility for the discovery of genes responding to insect feeding. BMC Genomics 9: 57 (18 pages).
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*contributed equally as first authors

 

31. Holliday JA, Ralph SG, White R, Bohlmann J and Aitken SN (2008) Global monitoring of autumn gene expression within and among phenotypically divergent populations of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). New Phytologist 178: 103-122.
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2007


30. Phillips MA, Walter MH, Ralph SG, Dabrowska P, Luck K, Urós EM, Boland W, Strack D, Rodriquez-Concepción M, Bohlmann J and Gershenzon J (2007) Functional identification and differential expression of 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate synthase in induced terpenoid resin formation of Norway spruce (Picea abies). Plant Molecular Biology 65: 243-257.
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29. Ralph SG, Jancsik S and Bohlmann J (2007) Dirigent proteins in conifer defense II: Extended gene discovery, phylogeny, and constitutive and stress-responsive gene expression analysis in spruce (Picea spp.). Phytochemistry 68: 1795-91; invited paper.
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28. *Miranda M, *Ralph SG, Mellway R, White R, Heath MC, Bohlmann J and Constabel CP (2007) The transcriptional response of hybrid poplar (Populus trichocarpa x P. deltoides) to infection by Melampsora medusae leaf rust involves induction of flavonoid pathway genes leading to the accumulation of proanthocyanidins. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 20: 816-831.
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*contributed equally as first authors

 

27. Bérubé Y, Zhuang J, Rungis D, Ralph S, Bohlmann J and Ritland K (2007) Characterization of EST-SSRs in loblolly pine and spruce. Tree Genetics and Genomes 3: 251-259.
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26. Friedmann M, Ralph SG, Aeschliman D, Zhuang J, Ritland K, Ellis BE, Bohlmann J and Douglas CJ (2007) Microarray gene expression profiling of developmental transitions in Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) apical shoots. Journal of Experimental Botany 58: 593-614.
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25. DiGuistini S, Ralph SG, Lim YW, Holt R, Jones S, Bohlmann J and Breuil C (2007) Generation and annotation of lodgepole pine and oleoresin-induced expressed sequences from the blue-stain fungus (Ophiostoma clavigerum), a Mountain Pine Beetle-associated pathogen. FEMS Microbiology Letters 267: 151-158.
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24. *Ralph SG, *Hudgins JW, Jancsik S, Franceschi VR and Bohlmann J (2007) Aminocyclopropane carboxylate synthase is a regulated step in ethylene-dependent induced conifer defense: Full-length cDNA cloning of a multigene family, differential constitutive, and wound- and insect-induced expression, and cellular and subcellular localization in spruce and Douglas fir. Plant Physiology 143: 410-424.
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*contributed equally as first authors

 

23. Lippert D, Chowrira S, Ralph SG, Zhuang J, Aeschliman D, Ritland C, Ritland K and Bohlmann J (2007) Conifer defense against insects: Proteome analysis of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) bark induced by mechanical wounding or feeding by white pine weevils (Pissodes strobi). Proteomics 7: 248-270.
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2006


22. *Hudgins JW, *Ralph SG, Franceschi VR and Bohlmann J (2006) Ethylene in induced conifer defense: cDNA cloning, protein expression, and cellular and subcellular localization of 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate oxidase in resin duct and phloem parenchyma cells. Planta 224: 865-877.
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*contributed equally as first authors

 

21. Ralph SG, Yueh H, Friedmann M, Aeschliman D, Zeznik JA, Nelson CC, Butterfield YSN, Kirkpatrick R, Liu J, Jones SJM, Marra MA, Douglas CJ, Ritland K and Bohlmann J (2006) Conifer defense against insects: Microarray gene expression profiling of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) induced by mechanical wounding or feeding by spruce budworms (Choristoneura occidentalis) or white pine weevils (Pissodes strobi) reveals large-scale changes of the host transcriptome. Plant, Cell and Environment 29: 1545-1570.
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20. Tuskan GA, DiFazio S†, Jansson S†, Bohlmann J†, Grigoriev I†, Hellsten U†, Putnam N†, Ralph S†, Rombauts S†, Salamov A†, Schein J†, Sterck L†, Aerts A, Bhalerao RR, Bhalerao RP, Blaudez D, Boerjan W, Brun A, Brunner A, Busov V, Campbell M, Carlson J, Chalot M, Chapman J, Chen GL, Cooper D, Coutinho PM, Couturier J, Covert S, Cronk Q, Cunningham R, Davis J, Degroeve S, Déjardin A, dePamphilis C, Detter J, Dirks B, Dubchak I, Duplessis S, Ehlting J, Ellis B, Gendler K, Goodstein D, Gribskov M, Grimwood J, Groover A, Gunter L, Hamberger B, Heinze B, Helariutta Y, Henrissat B, Holligan D, Holt R, Huang W, Islam-Faridi N, Jones S, Jones-Rhoades M, Jorgensen R, Joshi C, Kangasjärvi J, Karlsson J, Kelleher C, Kirkpatrick R, Kirst M, Kohler A, Kalluri U, Larimer F, Leebens-Mack J, Leplé J-C, Locascio P, Lucas S, Martin F, Montanini B, Napoli C, Nelson DR, Nelson C, Nieminen K, Nilsson O, Pereda V, Peter G, Philippe R, Pilate G, Poliakov A, Razumovskaya J, Richardson P, Rinaldi C, Ritland K, Rouzé P, Ryaboy D, Schmutz J, Schrader J, Segerman B, Shin H, Siddiqui A, Sterky F, Terry A, Tsai C-J, Uberbacher E, Unneberg P, Vahala J, Wall K, Wessler S, Yang G, Yin T, Douglas C‡, Marra M‡, Sandberg G‡, Van de Peer Y‡ and Rokhsar D‡ (2006) The genome of black cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray). Science 313: 1596-1604.
‡ These authors (5) contributed equally to this work as senior authors
† These authors (11) contributed equally to this work as second authors
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19. Ritland K, Ralph S, Lippert D, Rungis D and Bohlmann J (2006) New directions in conifer genomics. In Williams C (ed): “Landscapes, Genomics and Transgenic Conifer Forests.” New York: Kluwer-Springer Press, pp 75-84.

 

18. Ralph S, Oddy C, Cooper D, Yueh H, Jancsik S, Kolosova N, Philippe RN, Aeschliman D, White R, Huber D, Ritland CE, Benoit F, Rigby T, Nantel A, Butterfield YSN, Kirkpatrick R, Chun E, Liu J, Palmquist D, Wynhoven B, Stott J, Yang G, Barber S, Holt RA, Siddiqui A, Jones SJM, Marra MA, Ellis BE, Douglas CJ, Ritland K and Bohlmann J (2006) Genomics of hybrid poplar (Populus trichocarpa x deltoides) interacting with forest tent caterpillars (Malacosoma disstria): Normalized and full-length cDNA libraries, expressed sequence tags (ESTs), and a cDNA microarray for the study of insect-induced defenses in poplar. Molecular Ecology 15: 1275-1297; invited paper.
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17. *Ralph S, *Park JY, Bohlmann J and Mansfield SD (2006) Dirigent proteins in insect-induced conifer defense: Discovery, phylogeny and differential expression of a family of DIR and DIR-like genes in spruce. Plant Molecular Biology 60: 21-40.
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*contributed equally as first authors

 

2005


16. Lippert D, Zhuang J, Ralph S, Ellis DE, Gilbert M, Olafson R, Ritland K, Ellis B, Douglas CJ and Bohlmann J (2005) Proteome analysis of early somatic embryogenesis in Picea glauca. Proteomics 5: 461-473.
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15. Miller B, Madilao LL, Ralph S and Bohlmann J (2005) Insect-induced conifer defense. White pine weevil and methyl jasmonate induce traumatic resinosis, de novo formed volatile emissions, and accumulation of terpenoid synthase and putative octadecanoid pathway transcripts in Sitka spruce. Plant Physiology 137: 369-382.
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14. Park JY, Ralph S, Bohlmann J and Mansfield SD (2005) The multigene dirigent family of Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis): differential gene expression in response to wounding. Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Wood and Pulping Chemistry (ISWPC), Auckland, New Zealand. Vol. 2: 181-188.

 

2004


13. Huber DP, Ralph S and Bohlmann J (2004) Genomic hardwiring and phenotypic plasticity of terpenoid-based defenses in conifers. Journal of Chemical Ecology 30: 2399-2418.
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12. Rungis D, Bérubé Y, Zhuang J, Ralph S, Ritland CE, Ellis BE, Douglas C, Bohlmann J and Ritland K (2004) Robust simple sequence repeat markers for spruce (Picea spp.) from expressed sequence tags. Theoretical Applied Genetics 109: 1283-1294.
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11. Kolosova N, Miller B, Ralph S, Ellis BE, Douglas C, Ritland K and Bohlmann J (2004) Isolation of high-quality RNA from gymnosperm and angiosperm trees. Biotechniques 36: 821-824.
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10. Sheps JA, Ralph S, Zhao Z, Baillie DL and Ling V (2004) The ABC transporter gene family of Caenorhabditis elegans has implications for the evolutionary dynamics of multidrug resistance in eukaryotes. Genome Biology 5: R15.1-R15.17.
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2002


9. Ralph SG (2002) mRNA expression profiling of the ATP-Binding Cassette transporter family. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, pp 1-223.

 

8. Guan Y, Ralph S and Hogge DE (2002) Polyclonal normal hematopoietic progenitors in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Experimental Hematology 30: 721-728.
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1998


7. Ralph S and Petras M (1998) Caged amphibian tadpoles and in situ genotoxicity monitoring of aquatic environments with the alkaline single cell gel electrophoresis (comet) assay. Mutation Research 413: 235-250.
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6. Ralph S and Petras M (1998) Comparison of sensitivity to methyl methanesulphonate among tadpole developmental stages using the alkaline single-cell gel electrophoresis (comet) assay. Environmental & Molecular Mutagenesis 31: 374-382.
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1997


5. Clements C, Ralph S and Petras M (1997) Genotoxicity of select herbicides in Rana catesbeiana tadpoles using the alkaline single cell gel DNA electrophoresis (comet) assay. Environmental & Molecular Mutagenesis 29: 277-288.
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4. Ralph S and Petras M (1997) Genotoxicity monitoring of small bodies of water using two species of tadpoles and the alkaline single cell gel (comet) assay. Environmental & Molecular Mutagenesis 29: 418-430.
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1996


3. Ralph S, Petras M, Pandrangi R and Vrzoc M (1996) Alkaline single cell gel (comet) assay and genotoxicity monitoring using two species of tadpoles. Environmental & Molecular Mutagenesis 28: 112-120.
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1995


2. Petras M, Vrzoc M, Pandrangi R, Ralph S and Perry K (1995) Biological monitoring of environmental genotoxicity in southwestern Ontario. In Butterworth FM, Corkum LD, Guzman-Rincon J (eds.): “Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change.” New York: Plenum Press, pp 115-137.
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1. Pandrangi R, Petras M, Ralph S and Vrzoc M (1995) Alkaline single cell gel (comet) assay and genotoxicity monitoring using bullheads and carp. Environmental & Molecular Mutagenesis 26: 345-356.
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Conference Presentations

2009


101. Brunelle DC, Dassinger HB, Grant AD, Bertrand DC, Ralph SG (April 28, 2009) Using forward genetics to identify novel insect resistance genes in poplar trees. McNair Forum (institutional conference, oral presentation).

 

100. Dassinger HB, Plett J, Bertrand DC, Grant AD, Regan S, Ralph SG (April 16, 2009) A genetic screen for the discovery of insect resistant genes in poplar trees. Northern Plains Biological Symposium (regional conference, oral presentation).

 

99. Brunelle DC, Bertrand DC, Dassinger HB, Grant AD, Ralph SG (March 11, 2009) Using forward genetics to identify novel insect resistance genes in poplar trees. UND Graduate School Scholarly Forum (institutional conference, poster presentation).

 

98. Burum JD and Ralph SG (March 11, 2009) Investigating the role of cell membrane receptors in detecting insect herbivory. UND Graduate School Scholarly Forum (institutional conference, oral presentation).

2008


97. Bertrand DC and Ralph SG (September 19, 2008) A genetic screen for the discovery of insect susceptibility genes in poplar trees. North Dakota EPSCoR State Conference (regional conference, poster presentation).



96. Burum JD and Ralph SG (September 19, 2008) Investigating the role of cell membrane receptors in plant defenses against feeding insects. North Dakota EPSCoR State Conference (regional conference, poster presentation).



95. Dassinger HB and Ralph SG (September 19, 2008) A genetic screen for the discovery of insect resistance genes in poplar trees. North Dakota EPSCoR State Conference (regional conference, poster presentation).


94. Keeling CI, Weißhaar S, Dullat HK, Ralph SG, Jancsik S, Lin RPC, Bohlmann J (July 30 to August 3, 2008) The conifer terpene synthase gene family. Banff Conference on Plant Metabolism, Calgary, Canada (international conference, oral presentation).



93. Bohlmann J, Breuil C, Diguistini S, Hamberger B, Keeling CI, Lippert D, Ohnishi T, Ralph S, Reid K (June 8 to 12, 2008) Conifer defence and biomaterials: The role of terpenoid synthases and cytochrome P450s in diterpene resin acid biosynthesis and diversification of oleoresin terpenoids. 9th International Symposium on Cytochrome P450 Biodiversity and Biotechnology, Nice, France (international conference, oral presentation).



92. Ralph SG and Jancsik SI (April 11, 2008) Improvement of insect resistance in poplar trees using activation tagged forward genetics. 5th Annual Northern Plains Biological Symposium, Fargo, USA (regional conference, oral presentation).


91. Holliday JA, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Ritland K, Aitken S (January 12 to 18, 2008) Genomics of adaptation to local climate in Sitka spruce. Plant and Animal Genomes XVI, San Diego, USA (international conference, oral presentation).



2007



90. Ralph SG (September 7, 2007) Exploring poplar defenses against defoliating insects using an integrated genomic and proteomic strategy. Plant Pathology Dept., North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA (department seminar).

 

89. Ralph SG, Lippert D, Philippe RN, Jancsik S, White R, Bohlmann J (September 7, 2007) Exploring poplar defenses against defoliating insects using an integrated genomic and proteomic strategy. ND/SD EPSCoR 6th Biennial Joint Conference, Fargo, USA (regional conference, poster presentation).



88. Reid K, Ralph S, Chun E, Liao N, Ali J, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (July 30 to August 2, 2007) Gene discovery in the Treenomix conifer forest health EST and FLcDNA project. 5th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Vancouver, Canada (national conference, poster presentation).



87. Holliday J, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Aitken S (July 30 to August 2, 2007) Genomics of adaptation to local climate in Sitka spruce. 5th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Vancouver, Canada (national conference, poster presentation).



86. Holliday J, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Aitken S (July 30 to August 2, 2007) Functional and population genomics of adaptation to local climate in Sitka spruce. 5th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Vancouver, Canada (national conference, oral presentation).



85. Ralph SG (June 12, 2007) Development and application of genomic resources to investigate induced defenses in conifer trees. 2nd annual Treenomix Conifer Forest Health Workshop, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, oral presentation).



84. Douglas CJ, Friedmann M, Hamberger B, De Azevedo Souza C, Li E, Qiang W, Johnson L, Ellis M, White R, Ralph S, Savidge R, Ellis B (June 3-8, 2007) Comparative genomics of phenylpropanoid metabolism and xylem development in poplar, spruce and Arabidopsis. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2007, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal (international conference, oral presentation).



83. Kolosova N, Ralph S, Breuil C, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (June 3-8, 2007) Conifer defense against bark beetle-associated blue-stain fungi and white pine weevil. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2007, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal (international conference, oral presentation).



82. Philippe RN, Ralph S, Jancsik S, White R, Bohlmann J (February 18-23, 2007) Genomics of hybrid poplar (P. deltoides x trichocarpa) defense response to herbivorous insects. 10th Gordon Research Conference on Plant Herbivore Interaction, Ventura, USA (international conference, poster presentation).



81. Külheim C, Lippert D, Philippe R, Ralph S, Bohlmann J (February 18-23, 2007) A proteome analysis of poplar-herbivore interactions. 10th Gordon Research Conference on Plant Herbivore Interaction, Ventura, USA (international conference, poster presentation).



80. Chun HJE, Ralph SG, Cooper D, Kirkpatrick R, Palmquist D, Wynhoven B, Kolosova N, Oddy C, Jancsik S, Douglas CJ, Yang G, Holt RA, Jones SJM, Marra MA, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (February 7-10, 2007) The poplar transcriptome: Analysis of 4,664 sequence-verified full-length cDNAs. 8th Advances in Genome Biology and Technology Conference, Marco Island, USA (international conference, poster presentation).



79. Lippert D, Phillips M, Keeling C, Ralph S, Gershenzon J, Bohlmann J (January 13-17, 2007) Using targeted proteomics to improve our understanding of conifer defense biology. Plant and Animal Genomes XV, San Diego, USA (international conference, oral presentation).

2006


78. Ralph SG (December 7, 2006) Forest tree defenses against insects: Functional genomics, biochemistry and cell biology. Biology Dept., University of North Dakota , Grand Forks , USA (invited, department seminar, oral presentation).



77. Ralph SG (December 4, 2006) Poplar as a model for angiosperm tree biology: Investigating plant-insect interactions and the impact of domestication using functional genomics approaches. Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois , Champaign , USA (department seminar, oral presentation).



76. Holliday J, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Aitken SN (October 1-6, 2006) Temporal monitoring of autumn gene expression within and among populations of Sitka spruce reveals candidate genes for adaptation to local climate. IUFRO Working Group on Population, Ecological and Conservation Genetics, Madrid, Spain (international conference, oral presentation).



75. Ralph S (September 21, 2006) Expressed spruce genome and functions in conifer defense: Gene discovery resources. 1st annual Treenomix Conifer Forest Health Workshop, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, oral presentation).



74. Ralph S (September 21, 2006) Expressed spruce genome and functions in conifer defense: Phenolic defenses. 1st annual Treenomix Conifer Forest Health Workshop, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, oral presentation).



73. Lippert D, Chowrira S, Ralph SG, Aeschliman D, Zhuang J, Ritland C, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (September 3-7, 2006) Conifer defense against insects: Proteome analysis of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) induced by mechanical wounding or feeding by white pine weevils (Pissodes strobi). 7th Siena Meeting from Genome to Proteome: Back to the Future, Siena, Italy (international conference, poster presentation).



72. Külheim C, Philippe RN, Ralph S, Lippert D, Bohlmann J (August 20-25, 2006) Tree-insect herbivore interactions – a “gift” from the plant. 8th International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology, Adelaide, Australia (international conference, poster presentation).



71. Ralph SG, Hudgins JW, Jancsik S, Madilao LL, Bohlmann J (July 8-12, 2006) Functional genomics approaches to characterize the contribution of phenolic secondary metabolites to insect induced defenses in conifer trees. 41st Annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, Oxford, USA (international conference, oral presentation, Neish Award lecture) .



70. Holliday J, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Aitken S (June 26-29, 2006) Integrating population, quantitative and molecular genetics: adaptive variation in cold tolerance in Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). 51st Western Forest Genetics Association annual meeting, Anchorage, USA (regional conference, oral presentation).



69. Kolosova N, Ralph S, Zhuang J, Breuil C, Bohlmann J (June 19-22, 2006) Discovery of the dynamics of lodgepole pine transcriptional response to mountain pine beetle-vectored fungus (Ophiostoma clavigerum) using interspecies application of genomics tools. 4th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Ottawa, Canada (national conference, poster presentation).



68. Hudgins JW, Ralph SG, Jancsik S, Madilao LL, Bohlmann J (June 9-10, 2006) Functional genomics approaches to characterize the contribution of phenolic secondary metabolites to insect induced defenses in conifer trees. International Symposium in Memory of Vincent R. Franceschi, Pullman, USA (international conference, oral presentation).



67. Philippe RN, Ralph SG, Jancsik S, Aeschliman D, White R, Bohlmann J (April 7, 2006) Genomics of hybrid poplar (Populus trichocarpa x deltoides) interacting with forest tent caterpillars (Malacosoma disstria): Contrasting local and systemic responses to insect attack. 4th annual Genome British Columbia Forum, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, poster presentation).



66. Ralph S , Hudgins JW, Bohlmann J (April 9, 2006) Conifer defense: Genomics, biochemistry, and cell biology. Dept. of Biochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena , Germany (invited, department seminar, oral presentation).



65. Holliday J, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Aitken (April 7, 2006) Functional and population genomics of cold tolerance in Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). 4th annual Genome British Columbia Forum, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, poster presentation).

 

64. Ralph S and Hudgins JW (April 3, 2006) Functional genomics approaches to characterize the contribution of phenolic secondary metabolites to insect induced defenses in conifer trees . Dept. of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden (invited, department seminar, oral presentation).

 

63. Ralph S (January 23, 2006) Characterization of insect induced defenses in spruce and poplar using functional genomics approaches. Dept. of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, USA (invited, department seminar, oral presentation).

 

62. Ralph S, Yueh H, Jancsik S, Oddy C, Ritland C, White R, Kirkpatrick R, Wynhoven B, Chun E, Palmquist D, Siddiqui A, Jones S, Marra M, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (January 14-18, 2006) Characterization of insect induced defenses in spruce using functional genomics approaches. Plant and Animal Genomes XIV, San Diego, USA (international conference, oral presentation).


61. Ritland K, Zhuang J, Ralph S, Ritland C, Bohlmann J (January 14-18, 2006) Comparative conifer genomics and the new “Treenomix” program. Plant and Animal Genomes XIV, San Diego, USA (international conference, oral presentation).


2005



60. Lippert D, Chowrira S, Ralph S, Ehlting J, Bohlmann J (November 6-11, 2005) The intricacies and incentives of high-throughput proteomics in its application to tree biology. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2005, Pretoria, South Africa (international conference, oral presentation).



59. Harris N, Cottrell J, Lee S, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Jancsik S, Stewart D, Taylor G (November 6-11, 2005) Elucidating the genetic nature of wood quality in Sitka spruce – from microarray to field. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2005, Pretoria, South Africa (international conference, poster presentation).


58. Holliday JA, Ralph S, Aitken SN (November 6-11, 2005) Functional and population genomics of cold acclimation in Picea sitchensis. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2005, Pretoria, South Africa (international conference, oral presentation).


57. Ralph S, Yueh H, Rueffer K, Leung G, Jancsik S, Kolosova N, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (August 28-31, 2005) Transcriptional response of weevil induced defenses in Sitka spruce. 3rd Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Saskatoon, Canada (national conference, oral presentation).


56. Miranda M, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Constabel CP (August 28-31, 2005) The transcriptional response of hybrid poplar to infection by Melampsora leaf rust. 3rd Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Saskatoon, Canada (national conference, oral presentation).

 

55. Ralph S (August 8, 2005) Functional genomics in spruce and poplar: Towards understanding plant-insect interactions. Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (invited, department seminar, oral presentation).

 

54. Lane AW, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Ellis B (July 16-20, 2005) Heterologous hybridization of Picea microarrays. American Society of Plant Biology annual meeting, Seattle, USA (international conference, poster).


53. Kolosova N, Ralph S, Breuil C, Bohlmann J (July 11-14, 2005) Genomics discovery of lodgepole pine defense mechanisms against the mountain pine beetle-vectored fungal pathogen (Ophiostoma clavigerum). IUFRO Forest Insect Epidemics, Prince George, Canada (regional conference, oral presentation).


52. Ralph S, Philippe RN, Jancsik S, Bohlmann J (June 15-18, 2005) Exploring large-scale transcriptional responses in hybrid poplar to herbivory by forest tent caterpillars: Genome organization, cDNA cloning and gene expression of a Kunitz trypsin inhibitor family. Plant Canada 2005, Edmonton, Canada (national conference, oral presentation).



51. Kolosova N, Ralph S, Bohlmann J (June 15-18, 2005) Genomics discovery of lodgepole pine defense mechanisms against the mountain pine beetle-vectored fungal pathogen (Ophiostoma clavigerum) and evaluation of a new conifer microarray chip for gene expression profiling across the pine family. Plant Canada 2005, Edmonton, Canada (national conference, oral presentation).



50. Ralph S (April 12, 2005) Exploring large-scale transcriptional responses in hybrid poplar to herbivory by forest tent caterpillars: Genome organization, cDNA cloning and gene expression of a Kunitz trypsin inhibitor family. Michael Smith Laboratories Colloquium, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, oral presentation).

49. Ralph S (March 17-18, 2005) Large-scale transcript profiling using spruce and poplar cDNA microarrays: Towards understanding plant-herbivore interactions. 4th Montreal Microarray Symposium, Montreal , Canada (national conference).

48. Philippe RN, Ralph SG, Jancsik S, Bohlmann J (March 4, 2005) cDNA microarrays reveal the importance of Kunitz protease inhibitors to Populus herbivory defence. Botany Graduate Students’ Symposium, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, oral presentation).



47. Bohlmann J, Aeschliman D, Arimura G, Chowrira G, Douglas C, Ellis B, Huber D, Jancsik S, Keeling C, Kolosova N, Lippert D, Madilao L, Martin D, Miller B, Oddy C, Philippe R, Ralph S, Ritland C, Ritland K, Ro DK, Roberts J, Yueh H (January 15-19, 2005) Forest health genomics: Insect-induced defenses in spruce and poplar. Plant and Animal Genomes XIII, San Diego, USA (international conference, oral presentation).



46. Douglas CJ, Ralph S, Friedmann M, Kelleher C, Lippert D, Chowrira G, Ehlting J, Aeschliman D, Ellis M, Zhuang J, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (January 15-19, 2005) Comparative genomics of fiber development and response to herbivory in poplar and Arabidopsis. Plant and Animal Genomes XIII, San Diego, USA (international conference, oral presentation).


2004



45. Ralph S, Rungis D, Chowrira G, Lippert D, Aeschliman D, Yueh H, Jancsik S, Oddy C, Rueffer K, Friedmann M, Bérubé Y, Zhuang J, Ritland C, Cullis I, Zeznik J, Nelson C, Nantel A, Rigby T, Butterfield Y, Kirkpatrick R, Stott J, Yang G, Siddiqui A, Jones S, Marra M, Olafson R, Mansfield S, Ellis B, Ritland K, Douglas C, Bohlmann J (October 10-13, 2004) The Treenomix project: A multifaceted approach to insect herbivory in spruce and poplar. 12th New Phytologist Symposium, Functional Genomics of Environmental Adaptation in Populus, Gatlinburg, USA (invited, international conference, poster).



44. Philippe RN, Ralph S, Jancsik S, Bohlmann J (October 10-13, 2004) Quantitative expression of Kunitz-type protease inhibitors in Malacosoma disstria-attacked poplar: A microarray and real-time PCR approach. 12th New Phytologist Symposium, Functional Genomics of Environmental Adaptation in Populus, Gatlinburg, USA (international conference, poster).



43. Ritland K, Zhuang J, Ralph S, Douglas C, Ellis BE, Bohlmann J (September 13-17, 2004) Patterns of nucleotide variation for ESTs in conifer and angiosperm tree taxa. Population, Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics of Forest Trees, Pacific Grove, USA (international conference, oral presentation).



42. Rungis D, Zhuang J, Bérubé Y, Wilkin J, Ralph S, Douglas C, Ellis BE, Bohlmann J, Ritland K (September 13-17, 2004) Development of EST-based DNA markers in Picea. Population, Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics of Forest Trees, Pacific Grove, USA (international conference, oral presentation).



41. Yu J, Meng Y, Taniguchi M, Hansen C, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Moore SS (September 11-16, 2004) Full-length bovine cDNA libraries: A development of library construction strategies. 29th International Conference on Animal Genetics, Tokyo, Japan (international conference, poster).


40. Bohlmann J, Lücker J, Martin D, Miller B, Ralph S, Ro DK (August 22-26, 2004) Mining plant genomes for terpenoid pathway enzymes. 228th American Chemical Society annual meeting, Philadelphia, USA (international conference, oral presentation).



39. Ralph S (August 8-11, 2004) Functional genomics in Picea and Populus: Towards understanding plant-herbivore interactions. 2nd annual Genome British Columbia Forest Genomics Workshop at the Poplar Council of Canada annual meeting, Vancouver, Canada (national conference, oral presentation).



38. Bohlmann J, Arimura GI, Fäldt J, Godard K, Huber D, Kolosova N, Martin DM, Miller B, Philippe R, Ralph S, Ro DK, Robert J (July 24-28, 2004) Biochemistry and functional genomics of herbivore-induced defenses in spruce and poplar. Joint conference; 20th annual meeting of the International Society of Chemical Ecology and the 44th annual meeting of the Phytochemical Society of North America, Ottawa, Canada (international conference, oral presentation).


37. Yu J, Meng Y, Taniguchi M, Hansen C, Ralph S, Bohlmann J, Moore SS (July 20-23, 2004) Full-length bovine cDNA library construction. Canadian Society of Animal Science, Edmonton, Canada (national conference, poster).



36. Bohlmann J, Ralph S, Kelleher C, Yueh H, Jancsik S, Oddy C, Marra M, Schein J, Holt R, Jones S, Siddiqui A, Butterfield Y, Kirkpatrick R, Ritland C, Douglas C, Ellis BE, Ritland K (May 13-14, 2004) Canada’s contribution to the international poplar genome sequencing project and mining for insect-defense genes in the poplar genome. Understanding Poplar: From Genes to Functions. Poplar Symposium sponsored by the German Science Foundation, Göttingen, Germany (international conference, oral presentation).


35. Kirkpatrick R, Ralph S, Liu J, Palmquist D, Butterfield Y, Stott J, Babakaiff R, Barber S, Brown-John M, Chand S, Cloutier A, Featherstone R, Girn N, Lee D, Masson A, Mayo M, Moran J, Olson T, Prabhu A, Tsai M, Yang G, Cooper D, Gunter L, Tuskan J, Bohlmann J, Ritland K, Ellis B, Douglas C, Siddiqui A, Holt R, Jones S, Marra M (May 12-16, 2004) Gene discovery in poplar. The Biology of Genomes Conference, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, USA (international conference, poster).



34. Oddy C, Jancsik S, Yueh H, Rueffer K, Ralph S, Aeschliman D, Ritland C, Kolosova N, Friedmann M, Stott J, Yang G, Holt R, Butterfield Y, Kirkpatrick R, Liu J, Palmquist D, Siddiqui A, Jones S, Marra M, Nelson C, Tessier D, Douglas C, Ellis B, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (March 26, 2004) Functional genomics in spruce and poplar: Towards understanding plant-herbivore interactions. 2nd annual Genome British Columbia Forum, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, poster).



33. Rungis D, Bérubé Y, Zhuang J, Ralph S, Ellis BE, Douglas C, Bohlmann J, Ritland K (January 10-14, 2004) Development and mapping of EST-SSRs and SNPs in spruce. Plant and Animal Genomes XII, San Diego, USA (international conference, oral presentation).



32. Rungis D, Zhuang J, Bérubé Y, Ralph S, Kolosova N, Cooper D, Mattheus N, Oddy C, Ritland C, Jones S, Marra M, Douglas C, Ellis B, Bohlmann J, Ritland K (January 10-14, 2004) Comparative genomics of EST-SSR markers and demonstration of their use in spruce. Plant and Animal Genomes XII, San Diego, USA (international conference, poster).


2003



31. Lippert DN, Chowrira G, Arimura G, Ralph S, Friedmann M, Olafson B, Ritland K, Douglas C, Ellis B, Bohlmann J (October 8-11, 2003) Analysis of herbivore response mechanisms in a variety of plant species. 2nd annual Human Proteome Organization & International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Joint World Congress, Montreal, Canada (international conference, poster).


30. Bohlmann J, Arimura GI, Faldt J, Godard KA, Gretes M, Huber DPW, Martin DM, Martz S, Miller B, Philippe RN, Ralph SG, Ro DK (August 23-26, 2003) Biology and genomics of herbivore-induced stress response in forest trees. 1st Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Saskatoon, Canada (national conference, oral presentation).



29. Ralph S, Cooper D, Kolosova N, Mattheus N, Oddy C (July 28-31, 2003) Spruce and poplar libraries, EST database and full-length cDNAs. 1st annual Genome British Columbia Forest Genomics Workshop at the 48th Western Forest Genetics Association annual meeting, Whistler, Canada (regional conference, oral presentation).



28. Friedmann M and Ralph S (July 28-31, 2003) Spruce and poplar microarrays: Development and applications. 1st annual Genome British Columbia Forest Genomics Workshop at the 48th Western Forest Genetics Association annual meeting, Whistler, Canada (invited, regional conference, oral presentation).



27. Zhuang J, Rungis D, Bérubé Y, Ralph S, Kolosova N, Cooper D, Mattheus N, Oddy C, Ritland C, Jones S, Marra M, Douglas C, Ellis BE, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (July 28-31, 2003) Development of bioinformatics tools for the analysis of EST databases. 48th Western Forest Genetics Association annual meeting, Whistler, Canada (regional conference, poster).



26. Rungis D, Bérubé Y, Zhuang J, Ralph S, Kolosova N, Cooper D, Mattheus N, Oddy C, Ritland C, Jones S, Marra M, Douglas C, Ellis BE, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (July 28-31, 2003) Development of SSR markers in Picea. 48th Western Forest Genetics Association annual meeting, Whistler, Canada (regional conference, poster).



25. Bohlmann J, Arimura G, Fäldt J, Godard K, Gretes M, Huber D, Martin D, Martz S, Miller B, Philippe R, Ralph S, Ro D (July 28-31, 2003) Functional genomics in spruces and poplars: A case study on terpenoids, volatile emissions, direct and indirect defense. 48th Western Forest Genetics Association annual meeting, Whistler, Canada (regional conference, oral presentation).



24. Ralph S, Rungis D, Lippert D, Friedmann M, Zhuang J, Kolosova N, Cooper D, Mattheus N, Bérubé Y, Ritland C, Olafson R, Jones S, Marra M, Nelson C, Douglas C, Ellis BE, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (June 7-12, 2003) Deciphering the spruce genome: Tools for functional genomics and genome-wide marker development. Tree Biotechnology 2003, Umeå, Sweden (international conference, oral presentation).



23. Ralph S, Friedmann M, Kolosova N, Cooper D, Mattheus N, Oddy C, Zhuang J, Ritland C, Aeschliman D, Jones S, Marra M, Nelson C, Douglas C, Ellis BE, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (June 7-12, 2003) Functional genomics in spruce and poplar: Towards understanding plant-herbivore interactions. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2003, Umeå, Sweden (international conference, poster).



22. Douglas C, Ehlting J, Gilchrist E, Ralph S, Lippert D, Friedmann M, Zhuang J, Kolosova N, Cooper D, Mattheus N, Ritland C, Savidge R, Haughn G, Olafson R, Schein J, Jones S, Marra M, Nelson C, Bohlmann J, Ellis B, Ritland K (June 7-12, 2003) Genomics approaches to wood development and phenylpropanoid metabolism. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2003, Umeå, Sweden (international conference, oral presentation).



21. Bohlmann J, Godard K, Huber D, Martin D, Miller B, Philippe R, Ralph S, Ro D (June 7-12, 2003) Terpenoid biochemistry and gene discovery in conifers. IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2003, Umeå, Sweden (international conference, oral presentation).



20. Bohlmann J (March 31 to April 4, 2003) Functional genomics of terpenoid defenses in spruce. Society of Experimental Biology annual meeting, Southampton , United Kingdom (presented by Ralph S ; invited, international conference, oral presentation).



19. Ralph S, Kolosova N, Zhuang J, Cooper D, Butterfield Y, Kirkpatrick R, Ritland C, Bosdet I, Mathewson C, Wye N, Stott J, Yang G, Smailus D, Asano J, Barber S, Chan S, Chiu R, Cloutier A, Fjell C, Flibotte S, Girn N, Guin R, Leach S, Lee D, Lee S, Olson T, Pandoh P, Prabhu A, Saeedi P, Shin H, Spence L, Tsai M, Schein J, Jones S, Marra M, Nelson C, Douglas C, Ellis B, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (January 11-15, 2003) Structural and functional approaches to deciphering the spruce and poplar genomes. Plant and Animal Genomes XI, San Diego, USA (international conference, oral presentation).


2002


18. Ralph S, Kolosova N, Zhuang J, Cooper D, Butterfield Y, Kirkpatrick R, Ritland C, Bosdet I, Mathewson C, Wye N, Stott J, Yang G, Smailus D, Asano J, Barber S, Chan S, Chiu R, Cloutier A, Fjell C, Flibotte S, Girn N, Guin R, Leach S, Lee D, Lee S, Olson T, Pandoh P, Prabhu A, Saeedi P, Shin H, Spence L, Tsai M, Schein J, Jones S, Marra M, Nelson C, Douglas C, Ellis B, Ritland K, Bohlmann J (September 29 to October 2, 2002) Structural and functional approaches to deciphering the spruce and poplar genomes. 1st Plant Genomics European Meeting, Berlin, Germany (international conference, poster).



17. Ralph S, Kolosova N, Douglas C, Ellis B, Jones S, Ritland K, Marra M, Bohlmann J (June 8-12, 2002) Development of an inventory of expressed sequence tags in spruce and poplar. Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists annual meeting, Calgary, Canada (national conference, oral presentation).


2001



16. Guan Y, Ralph S, Ling V, Hogge D (December 7-11, 2001) Polyclonal normal hematopoietic progenitors in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). 43rd American Society of Hematology Meeting, Orlando, USA (international conference, poster).



15. Sheps J, Ralph S, Baillie D, Ling V (July 14-19, 2001) The ABC transporter gene family in eukaryotic genomes. Transport ATPases: From Genomics to Mechanism, 2001 FASEB Summer Research Conference, Snowmass, Colorado, USA (international conference, poster).



14. Ralph S, Ishkanian A, Mallof C, Garnis C, Kasteel K, Ling V, Marra M, Lam W (May 11, 2001) Genome-wide analysis of DNA copy number changes using BAC arrays. Pathology Day Gala, Centre for Molecular Medicine & Therapeutics, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, poster).


13. Pahl A, Ralph S, Ling V (March 3-10, 2001) RNA expression profiles of the human ABC transporter family in human tissues, MDR cancer cell lines and after short-term exposure to chemotherapeutic drugs. 3rd FEBS Advanced Lecture Course: ATP Binding Cassette Transporters, Gosau, Austria (international conference, oral presentation).

2000



12. Ralph S, Pahl A, Ling V (November 3-4, 2000) RNA expression profiling of the human ABC transporter family in multidrug-resistant cell lines and normal tissues. UBC Faculty of Medicine Golden Jubilee, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, poster).



11. Pahl A, Ralph S, Ling V (November 3-4, 2000) RNA expression profiles of the ABC transporter family after short-term exposure to chemotherapeutic drugs in the human HL-60 leukemic cell line. UBC Faculty of Medicine Golden Jubilee, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, poster).


10. Siwoski A, Ishkanian A, Mallof C, Ralph S, Lam W (November 3-4, 2000) High resolution genome scanning of minute specimens. UBC Faculty of Medicine Golden Jubilee, Vancouver, Canada (institutional conference, poster).



9. Ralph S , Pahl A, Ling V (October 24-28, 2000) Profiling of ABC transporters in normal and malignant tissues. 10 th North American International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics meeting, Indianapolis , USA (international conference).



8. Hung JY, Cheng JS, Ralph S, English J, Ling V (September 11-15, 2000) Quantification of MDR1, MRP1, and GST-π gene expression levels in smokers with and without bronchial dysplasia or cancer. 9th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Tokyo, Japan (international conference, poster).



7. Siwoski A, Ishkanian A, Mallof C, Ralph S, Lam W (May 31 to June 2, 2000) Genome wide scanning of minute specimens: High resolution DNA fingerprinting. 6th Bridging the Strait of Georgia Conference, Victoria, Canada (regional conference, poster).


6. Ralph S, Pahl A, Ling V (April 1-5, 2000) mRNA expression analysis of the ABC transporter family in multidrug resistant cancer cell lines using a quantitative-competitive-RT-PCR assay. 91st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, San Francisco, USA (international conference, poster).

1999



5. Pahl A, Ralph S, Ling V (September 1-3, 1999) Global mRNA expression analysis of ABC transporters in multidrug resistant cancer using a quantitative-competitive-RT-PCR assay. 5th Bridging the Strait of Georgia Conference, Victoria, Canada (regional conference, poster).


4. Ralph S and Ling V (February 20-27, 1999) Global expression analysis of the ABC superfamily using a quantitative-competitive-RT-PCR assay. 2nd FEBS Advanced Lecture Course: ATP Binding Cassette Transporters, Gosau, Austria (international conference, poster).


1998


3. Ralph S and Ling V (April 2-5, 1998) Global expression analysis of the ABC superfamily using a quantitative-competitive-RT-PCR assay. Membrane Proteins in Health and Disease, 8th Fisher Winternational Symposium on Cellular and Molecular Biology, Banff, Canada (national conference, poster).

1995



2. Ralph S and Petras M (March 12-16, 1995) Monitoring small bodies of water with single cell gel DNA electrophoresis (SCDE) in tadpoles. 26th Environmental Mutagen Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, USA (international conference, poster).


1994



1. Pandrangi R, Ralph S, Perry K, Vrzoc M, Petras M (October 3-5, 1994) Monitoring genetic damage in two species of fish. 21st Annual Aquatic Toxicity Workshop, Sarnia, Canada (national conference, poster).

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