Publications

2014
Brown, G.G., des Francs-Small, C.C., Ostersetzer-Biran, O. 2014. Group II intron splicing factors in plant mitochondria. Frontiers in Plant Sci. 5:35 doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00035.

Cohen, S., Zmudjak, M., Colas des Francs-Small, C., Malik,S ., Shaya, F., Keren, I., Belausov, E., Many, Y., Brown, G.G., Small, I., Ostersetzer-Biran, O. 2014. nMAT4, a maturase factor required for nad1 pre-mRNA processing and maturation, is essential for holocomplex-I biogenesis in Arabidopsis mitochondria. Plant J. 78:253-268.

Montgomery, B.R., Bailey, M.F., Brown, G.G., Delph, L.F. 2014. Evaluation of the cost of restoration of male sterility in Brassica napus. Botany 92:847-853.

Qin, X., Wargachuk, R., Arnal, N., Gaborieau, L., Mireau, H., Brown, G.G. 2014. In vivo functional analysis of a nuclear restorer PPR protein. BMC Plant Biol. 14:313 doi:10.1186/s12870-014-0313-4

2011
Gaborieau, L., Brown, G.G. 2011. Positional Cloning in Brassica napus: Strategies for Circumventing Genome Complexity in a Polyploid Plant. In: Molecular Cloning - Selected Applications in Medicine and Biology, Brown, G.G. ed., InTech publishers.

2010
Formanova, N., Stollar R., Geddy R., Mahé, L., Laforest, M., Landry B., Brown, G.G. 2010. High resolution mapping of the Brassica napus Rfp restorer locus using rabidopsis- derived markers. Theor. Appl. Genet. 120: 843-851.

2009
Elina, H., Brown, G.G. 2008. Extensive mis-splicing of a bi-partite group II intron and its correction by further intron fragmentation. Nucleic Acids Res. 38: 996-1008

2007
Elina, H. and Brown, G.G. 2007. Highly novel aspects of nad5 transcript trans-splicing in angiosperms. International Congress on Plant Mitochondrial Biology, July 25-27, Nara, Japan.

Geddy, R.G., Brown, G.G. 2007. Genes encoding pentatricopeptide repeat proteins are not conserved in location in plant genomes and may be subject to diversifying selection.  BMC Genomics 8: 13 (13 pages).

Elina, R.G., Brown, G.G. 2007. Mis-splicing of a bi-partite plant mitochondrial group II intron: implications for splicing evolution.  This manuscript is in an advanced stage of preparation and should be submitted by the end of July.

2006
Brown, G.G., Geddy, R.G. 2006. Genes encoding pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) proteins are not conserved in location in plant genomes and are subject to diversifying selection.  Proceeding of Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Ottawa, Ontario, June 19-22, 2006 (invited talk and poster)
 
Formanová, N., Li, X.-Q., Ferrie, A.M.R., DePauw, M., Keller, W.A., Landry, B. and Brown, G.G. Towards positional cloning in Brassica napus: generation and analysis of doubled haploid B. rapa possessing the B. napus pol CMS and Rfp nuclear restorer gene. Plant Mol. Biol., in press.

2005
Geddy, R., Mahé, L. and Brown, G.G. (2005) Cell-specific regulation of a Brassica napus CMS-associated gene by a nuclear restorer with related effects on a floral homeotic gene promoter. Plant J. 41: 333-345.

2003
Brown, G.G., Formanova, N., Jin, H., Wargachuk, R., Dendy, C., Patil, P., Laforest, M., Zhang, J., Cheung, W.Y. & Landry, B.S. The radish Rfo restorer gene of Ogura cytoplasmic male sterility encodes a protein with multiple pentatricopeptide repeats.  Plant Journal, v. 35, 2003, pp. 262-72.

2000
Brown G.G., DePauw, M., Mahé, L. & Bhat, S. Cytoplasmic male sterility in Brassica napus. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, v. 18, no. 2 (Supplement), 2000, pp. S33-3.

Elina, H. & Brown G.G. Gene expression and nap CMS in Brassica napus. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, v. 18, no. 2 (Supplement), 2000, pp. S33-3.

1999
Menassa, R., L'Homme, Y. & Brown, G.G. Post-transcriptional and developmental regulation of a CMS-associated mitochondrial gene region by a nuclear restorer gene. The Plant J., v. 17, 1999, pp. 491-499.

Felkai S., Ewbank J.J., Lemieux, J., Labbe, J.C., Brown, G.G. & Hekimi, S. CLK-1 controls respiration, behavior and aging in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. EMBO J., v. 18, 1999, pp. 1783-1792.

Unique aspects of cytoplasmic male sterility and fertility restoration in Brassica napus. J. Hered., v. 90, 1999, pp. 351-356.

An overview of recent advances in plant mitochondrial gene expression. In: Plant mitochondria: from gene to function". Proceedings of the International Congress on Plant Mitochondria: From Gene to Function, 1999, pp. 149-152.

1998
Li, X-Q., Jean, M., Landry, B.S. & Brown, G.G. Restorer genes for different forms of Brassica cytoplasmic male sterility map to a single nuclear locus that modifies transcripts of several mitochondrial genes. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, v. 95, 1998, pp. 10032-10037.

Jean, M., Brown, G.G. & Landry, B.S.)Targeted mapping approaches to identify DNA markers linked to the Rfp1 restorer gene for the Polima CMS of canola (Brassica napus L.). Theor. Appl. Genet., v. 97, 1998, pp. 431-438.

Brown, G.G., Domaj, M., DuPauw, M., Jean, M., Li, X.-Q. & Landry, B.S. Molecular analysis of Brassica CMS and its application to hybrid seed production. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Brassicas, v. 459, 1998, pp. 265-274.

Yang, G.S., Fu, T.D. & Brown, G.G. Classification of cytoplasmic male sterility systems in rapeseed (Brassica napus and Brassica campestris). Proceedings of the International Symposium on Brassicas, v. 459, 1998, pp. 275-279.

1997
Menassa, R., El-Rouby, N. & Brown, G.G. An open reading frame for a protein involved in cytochrome c biogenesis is split into two parts in Brassica mitochondria. Curr. Genet., v. 31, 1997, pp.70-79.

L'Homme, Y., Stahl, R.J., Li, X., Hameed, A. & Brown, G.G. Male sterility induced by Brassica nap cytoplasm is correlated with expression of a chimeric gene homologous to the pol CMS-associated orf224 gene. Curr. Genet., v. 31, 1997, pp. 325-335.

Formanova, N. & Brown, G.G. The maize mitochondrial plasmid RNA b is associated with protein during synthesis but is not encapsidated. Plant Mol. Biol., v. 34, 1997, pp. 383-392.

Jean, M., Brown, G.G. & Landry, B.S. Genetic mapping of fertility restorer genes for the Polima cytoplasmic male sterility in canola (Brassica napus L.) using DNA markers. Theor. Appl. Genet., v. 95, 1997, pp. 321-328.

1996
Brown, G.G., Singh, M. Hamel, N. Menassa, R., Li, X., Young, B., Jean, M. & Landry, B. Nuclear genes associated with a single Brassica CMS restorer locus influence transcripts of three different mitochondrial gene regions. Genetics, v. 143, 1996, pp. 505-516.

Brown, G.G., Zhu, D. & Li, X. Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) with cosmid-type binary vectors. Progress in Natural Sciences, v. 6, 1996, pp. 568-576.

Brown, G.G., Li, X. & Zhang, M.)Cell-specific expression of mitochondrial transcripts in maize seedlings. The Plant Cell, v. 8, 1996, pp. 1961-1975.