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Chantreau M, Chabbert B, Billiard S, Hawkins S, Neutelings G. 2015. Functional analyses of cellulose synthase genes in flax (Linum usitatissimum) by virus-induced gene silencing. Plant Biotech. J. In press.

Chantreau M, Portelette A, Dauwe R, Kiyoto S, Cronier D, Morreel K, Arribat S, Neutelings G, Chabi M, Boerjan W, Yoshinaga A, Mesnard F, Grec S, Chabbert B, Hawkins S. 2014. Ectopic Lignification in the Flax lignified bast fiber1 Mutant Stem Is Associated with Tissue-Specific Modifications in Gene Expression and Cell Wall Composition. Plant Cell 26: 4462-4482.

Chantreau M, Grec S, Gutierrez L, Dalmais M, Pineau C, Demailly H, Paysant-Leroux C, Tavernier R, Trouvé J,-P, Chatterjee M, Guillot X, Brunaud V, Chabbert B, van Wuytswinkel O, Bendahmane A, Thomasset B, Hawkins S. 2013. PT-Flax (Phenotyping and TILLinG of flax): development of a flax (Linum usitatissimum L,) mutant population and TILLinG platform for forward and reverse genetics BMC Plant Biology 13.

Wang Y, Chantreau M, Sibout R, Hawkins S. 2013. Plant cell wall lignification and monolignol metabolism Frontiers in Plant Science 4: 220.


Day A, Fénart S, Neutelings G, Hawkins S, Rolando C, Tokarski C 2013. Identification of cell wall proteins in the flax (Linum usitatissimum) stem. Proteomics 13: 812-825.

Berthet S, Thevenin J, Baratiny D, Demont-Caulet N, Debeaujon I, Bidzinski P, Leplé J-C, Huis R, Hawkins S, Gomez LD, Lapierre C and Jouanin L. 2012. Role of plant laccases in lignin polymerization  Adv. Bot. Research. 61: 146-167.

Cabané M, Danny A, Hawkins S. 2012. Lignins and abiotic stresses. Adv. Bot. Research. 61: 220-249.

Wang Z, Hobson N, Galindo L, Zhu S, Shi D, McDill J, Yang L, Hawkins S, Neutelings G, Datla R, Lambert G, Galbraith DW, Grassa CJ, Geraldes A, Cronk QC, Cullis C, Dash PK, Kumar PA, Cloutier S, Sharpe AG, Wong GK, Wang J, Deyholos MK, 2012. The genome of flax (Linum usitatissimum) assembled de novo from short shotgun sequence reads. Plant J. 72: 461-473.

Neutelings G, Fenart S, Lucau-Danila A, Hawkins S, 2012. Identification and characterization of miRNAs and their potential targets in flax. J Plant Physiol. 169: 1754-1766.

Gorshkova T, Brutch N, Chabbert B, Deyholos M, Hayashi T, Lev-Yadun S, Mellerowicz EJ, Morvan C, Neutelings G, Pilate G, 2012. Plant Fiber Formation: State of the Art, Recent and Expected Progress, and Open Questions. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 31: 201-228.

Huis R, Morreel K, Fliniaux O, Lucau-Danila A, Fénart S, Grec S, Neutelings G, Chabbert B, Mesnard F, Boerjan WA, Hawkins S, 2012. Natural hypolignification is associated with extensive oligolignol accumulation in flax stems. Plant Physiol 158: 1893-1915.

Neutelings G, 2011. Lignin variability in plant cell walls: contribution of new models. Plant Science 181 (4): 379-86.

Fenart S, Ndong YP, Duarte J, Rivière N, Wilmer J, van Wuytswinkel O, Lucau A, Cariou E, Neutelings G, Gutierrez L, Chabbert B, Guillot X, Tavernier R, Hawkins S, Thomasset B. 2010. Development and validation of a flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) gene expression oligo microarray. BMC Genomics 11: 592.

Huis R, Hawkins S, Neutelings G, 2010. Selection of reference genes for quantitative gene expression normalization in flax (Linum usitatissimum L.). BMC Plant Biology 10: 71.

Legay S, Sivadon P, Blervacq A-S, Pavy N, Baghdady A, Tremblay L, Levasseur C, Ladouce N, Lapierre C, Séguin A, Hawkins S, Mackay, Grima-Pettenati J, 2010. EgMYB1, an R2R3 MYB transcription factor from eucalyptus negatively regulates secondary cell wall formation in Arabidopsis and poplar. New Phytologist 188 (3): 774-786.

Day A, Neutelings G, Nolin F, Grec S, Habrant A, Crônier D, Maher B, Rolando C, Chabbert B, Hawkins S, 2009. Caffeoyl coenzyme A O-methyltransferase (CCoAOMT) down-regulation is associated with modifications in lignin and cell-wall architecture in flax secondary xylem. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 47: 9-19.

Baghdady A, Blervacq AS, Jouanin L, Grima-Pettenati J, Sivadon P, Hawkins S, 2006. Eucalyptus gunnii CCR and CAD2 Promoter activities are coordinated in lignifying cells during Primary and Secondary Xylem formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Physiology & Biochemistry 44: 674-683.

Hano C, Addi M, Bensaddek L, Crônier D, Baltora-Rosset S, Doussot J, Maury S, Mesnard F, Chabbert B, Hawkins S, Lainé E, Lamblin F, 2006. Differential accumulation of monolignol-derived compounds in elicited flax (Linum usitatissimum) cell suspension cultures. Planta 223 (5): 975-989.

Mathieu M, Lelu-Walter M-A, Blervacq A-S, David H, Hawkins S, Neutelings G, 2006. Germin-like genes are expressed during somatic embryogenesis and early development of conifers. Plant Molecular Biology 61: 615-627.

Day A, Addi M, Kim W, David H, Bert F, Mesnage P, Rolando C, Chabbert B, Neutelings G, Hawkins S, 2005. ESTs from the fiber-bearing stem tissues of flax (Linum usitatissimum) : Expression analyses of sequences related to cell-wall development. Plant Biology 7: 23-32.

Day A, Ruel K, Neutelings G, Crônier D, David H, Hawkins S Chabbert B, 2005. Evidence for an unusual lignin in flax bast fibers. Planta 222 (2): 234 – 245.

Book Chapters

Blervacq, A-S, Lucau-Danila A, Couillerot J-P, Morcillo F, Aberlenc-Bertossi, Hawkins S, Tranbarger TJ and Verdeil J-L. 2011. Stem-like cells and plant regeneration. In : Advances in Medicine and Biology series, Leon V. Berhardt Editors, Nova Science Publishers, New York, Volume 15, ISBN 978-1-61122-467-2.

Wrobél-Kwiatowska M, Hawkins S, Szopa J. 2010. Engineering of plants for improved fiber qualities. In : Advances in textile biotechnology (Eds.) V. Nierstrasz, A Cavaco-Paulo, 338pp, Woodhead publishing limited, Cambridge, pp 150-170.