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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.

Journal articles28 documents

  • Sulaimon Basiru, Hopkins Pachalo Mwanza, Mohamed Hijri. Analysis of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Inoculant Benchmarks. Microorganisms, MDPI, 2021, 9 (1), pp.81. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms9010081⟩. ⟨hal-03116666⟩
  • Dimitri Dagher, Ivan de la Providencia, Frederic Pitre, Marc St-Arnaud, Mohamed Hijri. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Assemblages Significantly Shifted upon Bacterial Inoculation in Non-Contaminated and Petroleum-Contaminated Environments. Microorganisms, MDPI, 2020, 8 (4), pp.602. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms8040602⟩. ⟨hal-03116687⟩
  • Li Wang, Yantai Gan, Luke Bainard, Chantal Hamel, Marc St‐arnaud, et al.. Expression of N‐cycling genes of root microbiomes provides insights for sustaining oilseed crop production. Environmental Microbiology, Society for Applied Microbiology and Wiley-Blackwell, 2020, 22 (11), pp.4545-4556. ⟨10.1111/1462-2920.15161⟩. ⟨hal-03116667⟩
  • Muneera Alkahtani, Amr Fouda, Kotb Attia, Fahad Al-Otaibi, Ahmed Eid, et al.. Isolation and Characterization of Plant Growth Promoting Endophytic Bacteria from Desert Plants and Their Application as Bioinoculants for Sustainable Agriculture. Agronomy, MDPI, 2020, 10 (9), pp.1325. ⟨10.3390/agronomy10091325⟩. ⟨hal-03116672⟩
  • Sébastien Renaut, Rachid Daoud, Jacynthe Masse, Agathe Vialle, Mohamed Hijri. Inoculation with Rhizophagus irregularis Does Not Alter Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Community Structure within the Roots of Corn, Wheat, and Soybean Crops. Microorganisms, MDPI, 2020, 8 (1), pp.83. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms8010083⟩. ⟨hal-03116691⟩
  • Dimitri Dagher, Frederic Pitre, Mohamed Hijri. 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. Journal of Fungi, MDPI, 2020, 6 (2), pp.87. ⟨10.3390/jof6020087⟩. ⟨hal-03116681⟩
  • Soon-Jae Lee, Mengxuan Kong, Marc St-Arnaud, Mohamed Hijri. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities of Native Plant Species under High Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination Highlights Rhizophagus as a Key Tolerant Genus. Microorganisms, MDPI, 2020, 8 (6), pp.872. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms8060872⟩. ⟨hal-03116683⟩
  • Jean-Baptiste Floc’h, Chantal Hamel, Newton Lupwayi, K. Neil Harker, Mohamed Hijri, et al.. Bacterial Communities of the Canola Rhizosphere: Network Analysis Reveals a Core Bacterium Shaping Microbial Interactions. Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media, 2020, 11, ⟨10.3389/fmicb.2020.01587⟩. ⟨hal-03116674⟩
  • Simon Morvan, Hacène Meglouli, Anissa Lounès‐hadj Sahraoui, Mohamed Hijri. Into the wild blueberry ( Vaccinium angustifolium ) rhizosphere microbiota. Environmental Microbiology, Society for Applied Microbiology and Wiley-Blackwell, 2020, 22 (9), pp.3803-3822. ⟨10.1111/1462-2920.15151⟩. ⟨hal-02955089⟩
  • Dimitri Dagher, Ivan de la Providencia, Frederic Pitre, Marc St-Arnaud, Mohamed Hijri. Plant Identity Shaped Rhizospheric Microbial Communities More Strongly Than Bacterial Bioaugmentation in Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Polluted Sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media, 2019, 10, ⟨10.3389/fmicb.2019.02144⟩. ⟨hal-03116702⟩
  • Sébastien Renaut, Jacynthe Masse, Jeffrey Norrie, Bachar Blal, Mohamed Hijri. A commercial seaweed extract structured microbial communities associated with tomato and pepper roots and significantly increased crop yield. Microbial Biotechnology, Wiley, 2019, 12 (6), pp.1346-1358. ⟨10.1111/1751-7915.13473⟩. ⟨hal-03116705⟩
  • Soon-Jae Lee, David Morse, Mohamed Hijri. Holobiont chronobiology: mycorrhiza may be a key to linking aboveground and underground rhythms. Mycorrhiza, Springer Verlag, 2019, 29 (5), pp.403-412. ⟨10.1007/s00572-019-00903-4⟩. ⟨hal-03116700⟩
  • Kawina Robichaud, Katherine Stewart, Michel Labrecque, Mohamed Hijri, Jensen Cherewyk, et al.. 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. Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, 2019, 672, pp.732-742. ⟨10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.03.447⟩. ⟨hal-03116714⟩
  • Hacène Meglouli, Joël Fontaine, Anthony Verdin, Maryline Magnin-Robert, Benoît Tisserant, et al.. Aided Phytoremediation to Clean Up Dioxins/Furans-Aged Contaminated Soil: correlation between microbial communities and pollutant dissipation. Microorganisms, MDPI, 2019, 7 (11), pp.523. ⟨10.3390/microorganisms7110523⟩. ⟨hal-02949133⟩
  • Charlotte Marchand, Michel Mench, Yahya Jani, Fabio Kaczala, Peter Notini, et al.. Pilot scale aided-phytoremediation of a co-contaminated soil. Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, 2018, 618, pp.753-764. ⟨10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.08.143⟩. ⟨hal-02621172⟩
  • H. Meglouli, A. Lounès-Hadj Sahraoui, M. Magnin-Robert, B. Tisserant, M. Hijri, et al.. Arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculum sources influence bacterial, archaeal, and fungal communities’ structures of historically dioxin/furan-contaminated soil but not the pollutant dissipation rate. Mycorrhiza, Springer Verlag, 2018, 28 (7), pp.635-650. ⟨10.1007/s00572-018-0852-x⟩. ⟨hal-02948294⟩
  • Terrence H Bell, Franck O P Stefani, Katrina Abram, Julie Champagne, Etienne Yergeau, et al.. A diverse soil microbiome degrades more crude oil than specialized bacterial assemblages obtained in culture.. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, 2016, pp.AEM.01327-16 ⟨10.1128/aem.01327-16⟩. ⟨pasteur-01350838⟩
  • Charlotte Marchand, William Hogland, Fabio Kaczala, Yahya Jani, Lilian Marchand, et al.. Effect of Medicago sativa L. and compost on organic and inorganic pollutant removal from a mixed contaminated soil and risk assessment using ecotoxicological tests. International Journal of Phytoremediation, Taylor & Francis, 2016, 18 (11), pp.1136-1147. ⟨10.1080/15226514.2016.1186594⟩. ⟨hal-02638766⟩
  • Mohamed Hafidi, Ahmed Qaddoury, Robin Duponnois, Daniel Wipf, Mohamed Hijri, et al.. International Congress on Mycorrhizae: mycorrhizal symbiosis a key factor for improving plant productivity and ecosystems restoration. Mycorrhiza, Springer Verlag, 2015, 25 (8), pp.673-674. ⟨10.1007/s00572-015-0637-4⟩. ⟨hal-02633588⟩
  • Thi Thanh My Pham, Nancy Johanna Pino Rodriguez, Mohamed Hijri, Michel Sylvestre. Optimizing Polychlorinated Biphenyl Degradation by Flavonoid-Induced Cells of the Rhizobacterium Rhodococcus erythropolis U23A.. PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2015, 10 (5), pp.e0126033. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0126033⟩. ⟨pasteur-01352629⟩
  • Eva Boon, Sébastien Halary, Eric Bapteste, Mohamed Hijri. Studying Genome Heterogeneity within the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Cytoplasm. Genome Biology and Evolution, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2015, 7 (2), pp.505-521. ⟨10.1093/gbe/evv002⟩. ⟨hal-01224215⟩
  • Emilie Tisserant, Mathilde Malbreil, Alan Kuo, Annegret Kohler, Aikaterini Symeonidi, et al.. Genome of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus provides insight into the oldest plant symbiosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , National Academy of Sciences, 2013, 110 (50), pp.20117-20122. ⟨10.1073/pnas.1313452110⟩. ⟨hal-01578663⟩
  • Emilie Tisserant, Annegret Kohler, Pascale Dozolme, R. Balestrini, K. Benabdellah, et al.. The transcriptome of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Glomus intraradices (DAOM 197198) reveals functional tradeoffs in an obligate symbiont. New Phytologist, Wiley, 2012, 196 (3), pp.755-769. ⟨10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03948.x⟩. ⟨hal-01267801⟩
  • Francis Martin, Vivienne Gianinazzi, M. Hijri, P. Lammers, N. Requena, et al.. The long hard road to a completed Glomus intraradices genome. New Phytologist, Wiley, 2008, 180 (4), pp.747-750. ⟨10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02671.x⟩. ⟨hal-02655504⟩
  • D. Redecker, M. Hijri, H. Dulieu, I.R. Sanders. 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. Fungal Genetics and Biology, Elsevier, 1999, 28 (3), pp.238-244. ⟨hal-02698726⟩
  • M. Hijri, M. Hosny, Diederik van Tuinen, H. Dulieu. Intraspecific ITS polymorphism in Scutellospora castanea (Glomales, Zygomycota) is structured within multinucleate spores. Fungal Genetics and Biology, Elsevier, 1999, pp.141-151. ⟨hal-02694430⟩
  • Sophie Trouvelot, Diederik van Tuinen, M. Hijri, Vivienne Gianinazzi-Pearson. Visualization of ribosomal DNA loci in spore interphasic nuclei of glomalean fungi by fluorescence in situ hybridization. Mycorrhiza, Springer Verlag, 1999, pp.203-206. ⟨hal-02698612⟩
  • M. Hosny, M. Hijri, E. Passerieux, H. Dulieu. rDNA units are highly polymorphic in Scutellospora castanea (Glomales, Zygomycetes). Gene, Elsevier, 1999, pp.61-71. ⟨hal-02688194⟩

Theses1 document

  • M. Hijri. Organisation du polymorphisme moléculaire des séquences intergéniques transcrites (ITS) des unités ribosomiques de Scutellospora castanea (Glomales, Zygomycètes). Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. Université de Bourgogne, 1999. Français. ⟨tel-02839093⟩