Cloutier, Sylvie, Ph.D.

Molecular geneticist


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1744
Fax: 613-759-1937
Email: sylvie.j.cloutier@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • cdna library
  • genomics
  • bac library
  • sequencing
  • cloning

Current Projects:

  • Construction of physical maps of important seed quality traits.
  • Identification of wheat disease resistance genes by microarrayed biochips
  • Map-based cloning and sequencing of the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr1.
  • Molecular genetics of the leaf rust pathosystem: gene expression profiling using microarrays.

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2017

  • Cloutier S, Ghose K, Somalraju A, McCallum J, Fofana B (2017) Further evidence that mutations in UGT74S1 alter SDG lignan glucoside profiles in EMS flax mutant lines. Proc 25th Plant and Animal Genome meeting, San Diego, CA, 14-18 Jan, P232

2016

  • Cloutier, S., Deyholos, M.K., Ragupathy, R., Zhu, T., Li, P., Luo, M.-C., and You, F.M. (2016). "BioNano optical map improves the flax reference genome.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.
  • Desta DS, Cloutier S (2016) Genomics of drought tolerance in flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) Canadian Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting, Montreal, 24-26 July
  • Fofana, B., Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., Somalraju, A., Cloutier, S., Deyholos, M.K., and Rowland, G.G. (2016). "Developing EMS flax mutant lines with altered SDG lignan glucosides.", PAGXXIV 2016, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.
  • Fofana, B., Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., Somalraju, A., Cloutier, S., Deyholos, M.K., and Rowland, G.G. (2016). "Developing EMS flax mutant lines with altered SDG lignan glucosides.", PAGXXIV, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2015. (Poster)
  • Fu YB, Cloutier S, Tinker N (2016) Molecular characterization of plant germplasm in Plant Gene Resources of Canada: some lessons learnt for DivSeek. DivSeek Workshop. Saskatoon, Sk, 18 June 2016
  • Kang-Choi M, Humphreys G, Cloutier S, Blackwell B, McCartney C, Navabi A (2016) Improvement of fusarium head blight resistance in winter wheat. Proc 3rd Can Wheat Symposium, Ottawa, Nov22-25, P 35
  • Li, P., Cloutier, S., and You, F.M. (2016). "RGAugury: A pipeline for genome-wide prediction of resistance gene analogs (RGAs) in plants.", Great Lakes Bioinformatics and Canadian Computational Biology Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 16-19, 2016. (Poster)
  • McCallum BD, Hiebert CW, Fetch TG, McCartney CA, Henriquez MA, Randhawa HS, Cloutier S (2016) Developing a wheat germplasm collection with diverse pathogen and pest resistance. Canadian Phytopathological Society Meeting, Moncton, NB, 12-15 June
  • McCartney CA, Kassa MT, Pozniak CJ, You FM, Cloutier S, Wise IL, Smith MAH, Sharpe AG, Fobert PR, Kumar S, Burt A, Ordon F, Uauy C, Costamagna AC (2016) Wheat midge resistance: breeding and genetics. Proc 3rd Can Wheat Symposium, Ottawa, Nov22-25, S10
  • Ravichandran S, Ragupathy R, Edwards T, Mahdi MSR, Lévesque-Lemay M, Domaratzki M, Cloutier S (2016) Heat stress-responsive miRNA are transiently expressed to impart stress tolerance in wheat plants. Proc 3rd Can Wheat Symposium, Ottawa, Nov22-25, S29
  • Ravichandran S, Ragupathy R, Mahdi MSR, Huang D, Reimer E, Domaratzki M, Cloutier S (2016) Sequencing of small RNA transcriptome demonstrates distinct temporal expression pattern of stress regulated miRNA in wheat. Canadian Society of Agronomy Annual Meeting, Montreal, 24-26 July, P22
  • You FM, Duguid SD, Lam I, Cloutier S, Rashid KY, Booker HM (2016) Pedigrees and genetic base of flax cultivars registered in Canada. Proc 66th Flax Institute of the United States, Fargo, ND, 31 Mar-1 Apr, p 98
  • You, F.M., Li, P., Ragupathy, R., Kumar, S., Zhu, T., Luo, M.-C., Duguid, S.D., Rashid, K.Y., Booker, H.M., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2016). "The Draft Flax Genome Pseudomolecules.", 66th Flax Institute of the United States, Holiday Inn, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, March 31-April 1, 2016, pp. 17-24.

2015

  • Cloutier, S., Mahdi, S.R., Domaratzki, M., Ravichandran, S., and Ragupathy, R. (2015). "Small RNAs underlying genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of adaptation to abiotic stresses in T. aestivum cv Glenlea.", 9th International Wheat Conference 2015, Sydney, Australia, September 20-25, 2015.
  • Fofana, B., Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2015). "UGT74S1 is a single-copy gene and is unique In controlling Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside (SDG) formation in flax.", Botany 2015 Joint Conference: Science and plants for people, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-30, 2015. (Poster)
  • Fofana, B., Ghose, K., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2015). "UGT74S1 Is Unique In Controlling Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside (SDG) Formation In Flax.", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, pp. 160. (Abstract)
  • Shan, Y.F., Li, P., Duguid, S.D., Cloutier, S., Deyholos, M.K., Wang, Y., Gu, Y.Q., Booker, H.M., and You, F.M. (2015). "FlaxDB: A comprehensive and integrated genome and breeding database for flax improvement.", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015. (Poster)
  • Soto-Cerda BJ, Duguid S, Booker H, You FM, Rowland G, Cloutier S (2015) Genome wide association study (GWAS) for yield-related traits in flax. Proc 23rd Plant and Animal Genome meeting, San Diego, CA, 10-14 Jan, W294 (invited)
  • You F, Li P, Kumar S, Ragupathy R, Banik M, Duguid S, Booker H, Deyholos M, Fu Y-B, Sharpe AG, Cloutier S (2015) The refined flax genome, its evolution and application. Proc 23rd Plant and Animal Genome meeting, San Diego, CA, 10-15 Jan, P1039
  • You, F.M., Li, P., Kumar, S., Ragupathy, R., Banik, M., Duguid, S.D., Booker, H.M., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2015). "The refined flax genome, its evolution and application.", XXIII Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2015, P1039. (Poster)
  • You, F.M., Ragupathy, R., Shan, Y.F., and Cloutier, S. (2015). "LTRAnnotator: automated identification and annotation of LTR retrotransposons in plant genomes.", 2015 International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computer Engineering (ICBCE 2015), Chengdu, China, April 18-19, 2015, Oral presentations; won best paper in the bioinformatics section.

2014

  • Cloutier, S. and Robinson, S. (2014). "Epigenetic mechanisms for rapid adaptation to heat stress and elevated CO2 levels.", HeDWIC, Frankfurt, Germany, December 2-4, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Cloutier, S., Rowland, G.G., Booker, H.M., Deyholos, M.K., Datla, R.S.S., Duguid, S.D., Fofana, B., Reaney, M.J.T., Selvaraj, G., Smyth, S., Wang, E., Weselake, R.J., You, F.M., Zou, J.W., and Barker, C. (2014). "The TUFGEN project.", 65th Flax Institute, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, March 27-28, 2014, Oral presentation, pp. 39-48.
  • Dakouri, A., McCallum, B.D., Riemer, E., and Cloutier, S. (2014). "Characterization of leaf rust resistance in North American wheat cultivars.", 2014 BGRI Workshop and Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security, Obregon, Sonora, México, March 22-28, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Darbyshire, S.J., Bromfield, E.S.P., Cloutier, S., and Robidas, C. (2014). "Symbiotic association with Neorhizobium galegae limits the dispersal of Galega officinalis (Goat’s Rue) in Canada.", 68th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Weed Science Society - Société canadienne de malherbologie, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 17-20, 2014, pp. 31. (Poster)
  • Edirisinghe VP, Kutcher HR, Rashid K, Cloutier S, You FM, Booker H (2014) Resistance reaction of flax germplasm to fusarium wilt. APS-CPS joint meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 9-13 August, p 35
  • Fofana, B., Ghose, K., McCallum, J.L., and Cloutier, S. (2014). "Flax SDG lignan glucosylation: from gene discovery to flax lines with altered SDG profiles.", Plant Biology 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA, July 12-16, 2014. (Poster)
  • Ragupathy, R., Madhi, S.R., Domaratzki, M., and Cloutier, S. (2014). "Micro RNAs and siRNAs underlying genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of adaptation to abiotic stresses in Triticum aestivum cutivar Glenlea.", 2nd Wheat Genetics Symposium, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 2014, pp. 8. (Poster)
  • You, F.M., Cloutier, S., Luo, M.-C., and Dvorak, J. (2014). "Genotyping-by-sequencing strategy for genome-wide SNP discovery and genotyping.", 12th Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, Shanghai, China, January 17-19, 2014.

2013

  • Ghose, K., Selvaraj, K., McCallum, J.L., Datla, R.S.S., Cloutier, S., and Fofana, B. (2013). "Key Catalytic Amino Acids for a Flax Secoisolariciresinol Glycosyltransferase as determined by Molecular Modeling and Site-Directed Mutagenesis.", 2013 CSPB/SCBV Annual General Meeting, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, June 25-28, 2013.
  • Kumar, S. and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Total Utilization Flax GENomics (TUFGEN): Major Thrust-Genomics.", Manitoba Flax Growers Association AGM, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, January 14, 2013, Oral presentation.
  • Kumar, S., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "The 10K+ SNP maps of flax.", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • Ragupathy, R., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Genome-wide comparative analysis of LTR retrotransposon dynamics In flax (Linum usitatissimum) and Its related genomes, cassava (Manihot esculenta) and poplar (Populus trichocarpa).", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • You, F.M., Kumar, S., Banik, M., Ragupathy, R., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Ordering the draft genome sequence of flax (Linum usitatissimum).", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • You, F.M., Kumar, S., Ragupathy, R., Deyholos, M.K., Fu, Y.B., Sharpe, A.G., and Cloutier, S. (2013). "Organization and evolution of the flax genome.", 2013 CSPB/SCBV Annual General Meeting, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada, June 25-28, 2013, Poster no. F6, page no. 89 of the abstract book. (Poster)

2012

  • Cloutier, S., Banik, M., You, F.M., Radovanovic, N., Miranda, D.E., Reimer, E., Ward, K., Walichnowski, A.Z., Rowland, G.G., and Duguid, S.D. (2012). "High Density SSR- and SNP-based Genetic Maps of Flax.", Plant & Animal Genome XX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 14-18, 2012. (Poster)
  • Cloutier, S., Dakouri, A., and McCallum, B.D. (2012). "Haplotype diversity and evolutionary history of the Lr34 locus of a world wheat germplasm collection.", 22nd International Triticeae Mapping Initiative and 4th National wheat genomics Committee joint Workshop, Fargo, ND, USA, June 24-29, 2012, Invited – selected for oral presentation, pp. 7.
  • Dakouri, A., McCallum, B.D., Radovanovic, N., and Cloutier, S. (2012). "Molecular and phenotypic characterization of seedling and adult plant resistance in a world wheat collection.", 13th Inter Cereal Rusts and Powdery Mildews Conference, Beijing, China, August 28-September 1, 2012, pp. 137.
  • Kumar, S., You, F.M., and Cloutier, S. (2012). "High density genetic maps for flax.", Genomics: The Power and the Promise, the Gairdner Foundation and Genome Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, November 27-28, 2012.
  • McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Huerta-Espino, J., and Cloutier, S. (2012). "Wheat Leaf Rust.", in Sharma, I. (ed.) - Disease Resistance in Wheat. CABI Plant Protection Series, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 3, pp. 33-63.

2011

  • Dakouri, A., McCallum, B.D., Walichnowski, A.Z., and Cloutier, S. (2011). "Molecular characterization and phenotypic assessment of Lr34 gene in wheat germplasm.", 9th Plant Genomics European Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, May 4-7, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Selvaraj, K., Ghose, K., Nixon, M., Cloutier, S., and Fofana, B. (2011). "Molecular and functional characterization of flax SDG lignan glycosyltransferases.", Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists Eastern Regional Meeting & Plant Development Workshop / Congrès de la Société Canadienne de Physiologie Végétale & Congrès de Développement Végétale (Congrès Régional de l’Est), Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, December 2-3, 2011, P22, pp. 40.

2010

  • Cloutier, S., Cloutier, S., Rowland, G.G., Datla, R.S.S., Deyholos, M.K., Duguid, S.D., Fofana, B., Reaney, M.J.T., Selvaraj, G., Smyth, S., Wang, E., Weselake, R.J., Zou, J., and Barker, C. (2010). "Total Utilization Flax Genomics (TUFGEN): A Genome Canada Project.", Plant & Animal Genome XVIII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 9-13, 2010, P018. (Poster)
  • Fofana, B., Ragupathy, R., and Cloutier, S. (2010). "Flax Lipids: Classes, biosynthesis, genetics and the promise of applied genomics for understanding and altering of fatty acids.", in Gilmore, P.L. (ed.) - Lipids: Categories, Biological Functions and Metabolism, Nutrition, and Health, Nova Science Publishers Inc, Chapter 3, pp. 71-98.
  • Ragupathy, R., Cloutier, S., Rowland, G.G., Duguid, S.D., Datla, R.S.S., Selvaraj, G., Deyholos, M.K., Wang, E., Fofana, B., Zou, J., Reaney, M.J.T., Weselake, R.J., Philips, P., Smyth, S., and Barker, C. (2010 Internal). "Total utilization of flax genomics (TUFGEN).", Internal Review Meeting, Department of Biotechnology (DBT-Government of India) supported flaxproject, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India, June 16, 2010. (Presentation)

2009

  • Bromfield, E.S.P., Tambong, J.T., Cloutier, S., Prévost, D., Laguerre, G., van Berkum, P., Van Tran Thi, T., Assabgui, R., and Barran, L.R. (2009). "Novel bacterial genotypes isolated from nodules of Medicago sativa and Melilotus alba at a Canadian site without a history of legume cultivation.", 3rd Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2009), Gothenburg Convention Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 28-July 2, 2009, pp. 451. (Abstract)
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