Abdelali (Ali) Hannoufa, Ph.D.

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Chercheur Scientifique

Chercheur scientifique et professeur adjoint en génomique et biotechnologie

Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada

Recherche et / ou projets en cours

  1. Recherche scientifique pour améliorer la luzerne
  2. Tolérance de la luzerne au stress
  3. Plants-pièges selon le principe de l’interférence ARN en horticulture
  4. Nouvelles méthodes biologiques pour atténuer les stress abiotiques chez les légumineuses fourragères et réduire les émissions de méthane des ruminants
  5. Mise au point d’outils de lutte intégrée contre les insectes nuisibles dans les serres au moyen d’approches génomiques et écologiques
  6. Amélioration de la productivité et de la persistance de la luzerne dans des conditions météorologiques extrêmes

Prix et études

Ph. D. en biologie moléculaire des plantes, York University, 1996

M. Sc. en biochimie des plantes, Concordian University, 1991

Principales publications

Pour une liste complète de publications: Abdelali Hannoufa sur AAC en-ligne

  1.  Feyissa BA, Arshad M, Gruber MY, Kohalmi SE, Hannoufa A.* (2019) The interplay between miR156/SPL13 and DFR/WD40-1 regulate drought tolerance in alfalfa. BMC Plant Biol. 19:434 (doi: 10.1186/s12870-019-2059-5)

  2. Boukari N*, Jelali N, Abdelly C, Renaud J, Hannoufa A, Ben Youssef R (2019) Salicylic acid seed priming improves tolerance to salinity, iron deficiency and their combined effect in two ecotypes of alfalfa.  Env. Exp Bot 167, 103820

  3. Lei Y, Hannoufa A, Wang Y, Christensen D, Yu P (2019) Effects of Silencing TT8 and HB12 on in vitro Nutrients Degradation and VFA Production in Relation to Molecular Structures of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa). J Sci Food Agri 99, 6850-6858 (doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.9970)

  4. Lei Y., Hannoufa A., Louzada P.L., Christensen D, Wang Y., Yu P* (2019) Silencing TT8 and HB12 Decreased Protein Degradation and Digestion, Microbial synthesis and Metabolic Protein in Relation to Molecular Structures of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa.).J Agr Food Chem , 67:7898-7907 (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b02317)

  5. Matthew C, Arshad M, and Hannoufa A* (2019) Alfalfa response to heat stress is modulated by microRNA156.  Physiologia Plantarum, 165: 830–842. 2019 DOI: 10.1111/ppl.12787

  6.   Ben-Abdellah S,Zorrig W, Amyot L, Renaud J, Hannoufa A, Lachaal M and Karray Bouraoui (2019) Potential production of polyphenols, carotenoids and glycoalkaloids in Solanum villosum Mill. under salt stress. Biologia, 74: 309-324 (doi.org/10.2478/s11756-018-00166-y)

  7. Matthew C, Arshad M, and Hannoufa A (2018) Alfalfa response to heat stress is modulated by microRNA156.  Physiologia Plantarum, DOI: 10.1111/ppl.12787

  8. Wei S ,Li X, Gruber MY, Feyissa BA, Amyot L and Hannoufa A (2018) COP9 signalosome subunit 5A affects phenylpropanoid metabolism, trichome formation and transcription of key genes of a regulatory tri-protein complex in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biology (2018) 18:134, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-018-1347-9

  9. Arshad M., Gruber MY, and Hannoufa A (2018) Transcriptome analysis of microRNA156 overexpression alfalfa roots under drought stress.Scientific Reports DOI : 10.1038/s41598-018-27088-8

  10. Lei Y., Hannoufa A. , Prates L.L., Shi H., Wang Y.,Biligetu B. Christensen D., and Yu P.* (2018) Effects of TT8 and HB12 Silencing on the Relations between the Molecular Structures of Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) Plants and Their Nutritional Profiles and In Vitro Gas Production.J. Agr. Food Chem. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.8b01573

  11. Hossain Z, Pillai BV-S, Gruber MY, Yu M, Amyot L, Hannoufa A (2018) Transcriptome profiling of Brassica napus stem sections in relation to differences in lignin content. BMC Genomics. 19:255, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-4645-6

  12. Hegedus D; Gruber M; Alahakoon U; Taheri A; Nagubushana N; Zhou R; Aung B; Sharpe A; Hannoufa A; Bonham-Smith P (2018) The biochemical composition and transcriptome of cotyledons from Brassica napus lines expressing the AtGL3 transcription factor and exhibiting reduced flea beetle feeding. BMC Plant Biology 18(1):64. doi: 10.1186/s12870-018-1277-6.

  13. Lei Y, Hannoufa A, Christensen D, Prates LL, Shi H, Yu P (2018) Molecular structural changes detected by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy in response to silencing of TT8 and HB12 genes. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19,1046; doi:10.3390/ijms19041046

  14. Gao R, Feyissa BA, Croft M, Hannoufa A (2018) Gene editing by CRISPR/Cas9 in the obligatory outcrossing Medicago sativa.Planta, 247, 1043-1050; DOI: 10.1007/s00425-018-2866-1

  15. Liu, W.T., Aung, B., Hannoufa, A., Xing, T. and Tian, L.N. (2018) Recent Progress of Transgenic Technology Development for Alfalfa. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 9, 467-482. DOI: 10.4236/ajps.2018.93035

  16. Gao R, Wang Y, Gruber MY, Hannoufa A (2017) miR156/SPL10 modulates lateral root development, branching and leaf morphology in Arabidopsis by silencing AGAMOUS-LIKE 79. Frontiers in Plant Science, section Plant Cell Biology 8:2226. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.02226

  17. Gao R, Gruber MY, Amyot L and Hannoufa A (2017) SPL13 regulates shoot branching and flowering time in Medicago sativa.Plant Mol Biol. 96:119-133. doi: 10.1007/s11103-017-0683-8. 

  18. Singer S.D., Hannoufa A., Acharya S. (2017) Molecular improvement of alfalfa for enhanced productivity and adaptability in a changing environment.Plant, Cell and Environment. doi: 10.1111/pce.13090. Review

  19. Aung B, Gao R, Gruber MY, Yuan Z-C, Sumarah M, Hannoufa A. (2017). MsmiR156 affects global gene expression and promotes root regenerative capacity and nitrogen fixation activity in alfalfa. Transgenic Res. 26: 541-557

  20. Arshad M., Feyissa B.A., Amyot L., Aung B., and Hannoufa A. (2017) MicroRNA156 improves drought resistance in alfalfa. Plant Sci. 258:122-136

  21. Arshad M, Gruber MY, Wall K, Hannoufa A. (2017) An Insight into microRNA156 Role in Salinity Stress Responses of Alfalfa. Front Plant Sci. 8:356

  22. Lei Y., Hannoufa A. and Yu P. (2017) The Use of Gene Modification and Advanced Molecular Structure Analyses towards Improving Alfalfa Forage.  Int J Mol Sci. 18, 298 (doi:10.3390/ijms18020298)

  23. Laur, W., Hughes, S., Caceres, L., Challa, S., Hannoufa, A., & Scott, I (2017). “Modifying the expression of plant volatiles to affect the behaviour of greenhouse insect pests.”, International Organization for Biological Control and Integrated Control West Palaearctic Regional Section Bulletin 124: 31-36.

  24. Chen C, Li C, Wang Y, Renaud J, Tian G, Kambhampati S, Saatian B, Nguyen V, Hannoufa A, Marsolais F, Yuan ZC, Yu K, Austin RS, Liu J, Kohalmi SE, Wu K, Huang S, Cui Y. (2017) Cytosolic acetyl-CoA promotes histone acetylation predominantly at H3K27 in Arabidopsis. Nature Plants 3:814-824. doi: 10.1038/s41477-017-0023-7.


Professeur Adjoint – University of Western Ontario

Membre – University of Saskatchewan, College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Vice Président – Canadian Association for Plant Biotechnology

Membre – Board of Directors, Plant Canada

Membre – Canadian Society of Plant Biologists