Representative Publications:

  1. Wu, B.-S., Y. Hitti, S. MacPherson, V. Orsat, M. G. Lefsrud. 2020. Comparison and perspective of conventional and LED lighting for photobiological and industry applications. Environmental and Experimental Botany 171:103953.
  2. Yavari, N., M. Lefsrud. 2019. Proteomic analysis provides insights into Arabidopsis thaliana response under narrow-wavelength LED of 595 nm. Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics 12(8): 507
  3. Wu, B.-S., A.-S. Rufyikiri, V. Orsat, M. G. Lefsrud. 2019. Re-interpreting the photosynthetically action radiation (PAR) curve in plants. Plant Science 289C (2019) 110272.
  4. Naznin, M.T., M. Lefsrud, M. O. K. Azad, C. H. Park. Effect of different combinations of red and blue LED light on growth characteristics and pigments content of in vitro tomato plantlets. Agriculture 9(196):1-9.
  5. Buelvas, R., J. Holoszkiewicz, M. Lefsrud, P. Tikasz, E. Leksono, V. Adamchuk. 2019. Biomass estimation from canopy measurements for leafy vegetables. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 164 (2019) 104896.
  6. Naznin, M.T., M. Lefsrud, V, Gravek, O. Azad. 2019. Blue light added with red LEDs enhance growth characteristics, pigments content and antioxidant capacity in lettuce, spinach, kale, basil and sweet pepper in a controlled environment. Plants 8(93):1-12.
  7. Backer, R. G.M., P. Rosenbaum, V. McCarty, S. Eichhorn Bilodeau, D. Lyu, M. B. Ahmed, W. G. Robinson, M. Lefsrud, O. Wilkins, D.L. Smith. Closing the yield gap for cannabis: -omics tools for crop improvement and innovative production practices to maximize yields. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:495:1-15.
  8. Madadian, E., L. Amiri, M. Lefsrud. 2019. Thermodynamic Analysis of Wood Pellet Gasification in a Downdraft Reactor for Advanced Biofuel Production. Waste and Biomass Valorization WAVE-D-18-00917.
  9. Tikasz, P., S. MacPherson, V. Adamchuk, M. Lefsrud. 2019. Aerated chicken, cow, and turkey manure extracts differentially affect lettuce and kale yield in hydroponics. International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture. ACCEPTED
  10. Eichhorn Bilodeau, S., B. S. Wu, A.S. Rufyikiri, S. MacPherson, M. Lefsrud. 2019. An Update on Plant Photobiology and Implications for Cannabis Production. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:296:1-15.
  11. Routray, W., V. Orsat, M. Lefsrud. 2018. Effect of post-harvest LED application on phenolic and antioxidant components of blueberry leaves. Chem Engineering 2(56):1-9.
  12. Parrine Sant'Ana, D.V., B.S. Wu, B. Muhamma, K. Rivera, D. Pappin, X. Zhao, M. Lefsrud. 2018. Proteome modifications on tomato under extreme high light induced-stress. Proteome Science 16(20):1-15.
  13. McCartney, L., M. Lefsrud. 2018. Field Trials of the Natural Ventilation Augmented Cooling (NVAC) Greenhouse. Biosystems Engineering. 174:159-172.
  14. McCartney, L., V. Orsat, M. Lefsrud. 2018. An experimental study of the cooling performance and airflow patterns in a model Natural Ventilation Augmented Cooling (NVAC) greenhouse. Biosystems Engineering 174:173-189.
  15. Gatamaneni, B.L., V. Orsat, & M. Lefsrud. 2018. Factors Affecting Growth of Various Microalgal Species. Environmental Engineering Science 35(10):1037-1048 (IF:1.547)
  16. Gatamaneni, B.L., V. Orsat, & M. Lefsrud. 2018. Review on valuable bioproducts obtained from microalgae biomass and their commercial applications. Environmental Engineering Research, 23(3): 229-241.
  17. Parrine Sant'Ana, D.V., M. Lefsrud. 2018. Tomato proteomics: tomato as a model to crop proteomics. Scientia Horticulturae 239:224-233. (IP: 2.01)
  18. Ahmad, S., R. Kaur, M. Lefsrud, J. Singh. 2018. Investigation of IRAP transposon based molecular markers for analysis of genetic diversity in pea germplasm. Legume Research. 401:1-6.
  19. Gatamaneniloganathan, B., V. Orsat, M. Lefsrud. 2018. Valuable Bioproducts obtained from Microalgae Biomass and their commercial Applications: A review. Environmental Engineering Research 23(3):229-241.
  20. McCartney, L., M. Lefsrud. 2018. Protected Agriculture in Extreme Environments: A Review of Controlled Environment Agriculture in Tropical, Arid, Polar and Urban Locations. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 34(1):1-21.
  21. Wu, B.S., M. Lefsrud. 2018. Photobiology Eye Safety for Horticultural LED Lighting: Transmittance Performance of Eyewear Protection Using High-Irradiant Monochromatic LEDs. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 15(2): 133-142.
  22. Wattie, B., M.J. Dumont, M. Lefsrud. 2018. Synthesis and properties of feather keratin-based superabsorbent hydrogels. Waste and Biomass Valorization (WAVE). 9(3):391-400.
  23. Wattie, B., M.J. Dumont, M. Lefsrud. 2018. Synthesis and properties of oleic acid modified feather keratin-based motor oil sorbing cryogels with high oil holding capacity. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 26(1):59-65.
  24. Madadian, E., A.H. Akbarzadeh, M. Lefsrud. 2017. Pelletized Composite Wood Fiber Mixed with Plastic as Advanced Solid Biofuels: Physico-Chemo-Mechanical Analysis. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 10(3):721-732.
  25. Madadian, E., C. Crowe. M. Lefsrud. 2017. Evaluation of Composite Fiber-Plastics Biomass Clinkering Under the Gasification Conditions. Journal of Cleaner Production 164:137-145. (IP: 4.959)
  26. Madadian, E., V. Orsat, M. Lefsrud.  2017. Comparative study of temperature impact on air gasification of various types of biomass in a research- scale down-draft reactor.  Energy and Fuels 31(4), 4045-4053.
  27. Madadian, E., A.H. Akbarzadeh, M. Lefsrud. 2017. Pelletized Composite Wood Fiber Mixed with Plastic as Advanced Solid Biofuels: Thermo-Chemical Analysis. Waste and Biomass Valorization.  WAVE-D-16-00799.
  28. Goshadrou, A., M. Lefsrud. 2017. Detailed study of surfactant-assisted [EMIM]OAc pretreatment of beech wood for enhanced ethanol production. Carbohydrate Polymers 166(16) 104-113.
  29. Wattie, B., M.J. Dumont, M. Lefsrud. 2016. Synthesis and properties of feather keratin-based superabsorbent hydrogels. Waste and Biomass Valorization (WAVE). WAVE-D-16-00483R1 DOI 10.1007/s12649-016-9773-0.
  30. Wattie, B., M.J. Dumont, M. Lefsrud. 2016. Synthesis and properties of oleic acid modified feather keratin-based motor oil sorbing cryogels with high oil holding capacity. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. JOOE-D-16-00274R1
  31. Madadian, E., M. Lefsrud, C. Perez Lee, Y. Roy, V. Orsat. 2016. Gasification of Pelletized Woody Biomass Using a Down-Draft Reactor and Impact of Material Bridging. Journal of Energy Engineering 04016001:1-7.
  32. Kurian, J.K., G.R. Nair, Y. Gariepy, M. Lefsrud, V. Orsat, V. Yaylayan, G.S.V. Raghavan. 2016. Experimental investigation of a sequential process for the fractionation of sweet sorghum bagasse. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. 6(1):1-11.
  33. Naznin, M. T., M. Lefsrud, V. Gravel, X. Hao.  2016. Different Ratios of Red and Blue LED to improve the Growth of Strawberry Plants. ISHS 8th International Symposium on Light in Horticulture.  East Lansing, MI. ACTA Horticulturae 1134:125-130.
  34. Both, A.J., L. Benjamin, J. Franklin, G. H. Holroyd, L. D. Incoll, M. G. Lefsrud and G. Pitkin. 2015. Guidelines for Measuring and Reporting Environmental Parameters for Experiments in Greenhouses. Plant Methods11(43):1-18
  35. Patel, A., E. Huang, E. Low-Décarie, M. Lefsrud. 2015. Comparative shotgun proteomic analysis of wastewater cultured microalgae: Nitrogen sensing and carbon fixation for growth and nutrient removal in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. JPR 14(8):3051–3067.
  36. Naznin, M. T., Y. Kitaya, T. Shibuya, H. Hirai, R. Endo, M. Lefsrud.  2015. Integrated culture of garlic and tilapia fish source of protein and medicinal compound ajoene. Proc. IS on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products. ACTA Hort. 1098:95-102.
  37. Kurian, J.K., G. R. Nair, Y. Gariepy, M. Lefsrud, V. Orsat, P. Seguin, V. Yaylayan, G.S.V. Raghavan. 2015. An experimental study on hydrothermal treatment of sweet sorghum bagasse for the extraction of hemicellulose. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 5(2): 161-171.
  38. Naznin, M.T., Yoshiaki Kitaya, Toshio Shibuya, H. Hirai, M.G. Lefsrud. 2015. Light intensity affects on medicinal compound ajoene accumulation in hydroponically grown garlic plants. AAAS Journal 3(4):16-25.
  39. McCartney, L., M. Lefsrud. 2015. Portable Frost-protection Misting System: Trial on Tomato and Sweet Orange Crops. Horttech 25(3):313-321.
  40. Ahmed, S., S. Kaur, N. D. Lamb-Palmer, N. Dylan, M. Lefsrud, J.Singh. 2015. Genetic diversity and population structure of Pisum sativum accessions for marker-trait association. The Crop Journal 3:238-245.
  41. Naznin, M.T., Y. Kitaya, T. Shibuya, R. Endo, H. Hirai, M. G. Lefsrud. 2015. Ground Based Study on Culturing Garlic as a Source of Vegetable Food and Medicine in Space - Growth and Ajoene Accumulation in Garlic Plants Cultured with Different CO2 Regimes. Biological Sciences in Space.  Biological Sciences in Space (29) 1-7.
  42. Lizotte, P.-L., P. Savoie, M. Lefsrud, G. Allard. 2014. Yield and moisture content of corn stover components in Québec (Canada). Canadian Biosystems Engineering / Le génie des biosystèmes au Canada. 56: 8.1-8.9.
  43. Kurian, J., Y.Gariepy, M. Lefsrud, V. Orsat, P. Seguin, V. A. Yaylayan, R.Vijaya.  2014. Experimental study on calcium hydroxide assisted delignification of hydrothermally treated sweet sorghum bagasse. International Journal of Chemical Engineering 2014 (684296) doi:10.1155/2014/684296.
  44. Madadian, E, M. Lefsrud, C. Perez, Y. Roy. 2014. Green energy production: The potential of using biomass gasification. Journal of Green Engineering, Vol. 4, 101–116.
  45. Roy, Y., M. Lefsrud, F. Filion, J. Bouchard, Q. Nguyen, L. Dion, A. Glover. 2014. Biomass Combustion for Greenhouse Carbon Dioxide Enrichment. Biomass and Bioenergy 1-14.
  46. Deram, P., M. Lefsrud, V. Orsat. 2014. Supplemental Lighting Orientation and Red to Blue Ratio of Light Emitting Diodes for Greenhouse Tomato Production. HortScience 49(4)1-5.
  47. Huang, E.L., M.G. Lefsrud. 2013. Fermentation Monitoring of a Co-Culture Process with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Scheffersomyces stipitis Using Shotgun Proteomics. Journal of Bioprocessing & Biotechniques 4:144.
  48. Bruce Coulman, B., A. Dalai, E. Heaton, C. Perez Lee,  M. Lefsrud, D. Levin, P.G. Lemaux, David Neale, S. P. Shoemaker, J. Singh, D. L. Smith, and J.K. Whalen. 2013. Developments in Crops and Management Systems to Improve Lignocellulosic Feedstock Production. BIOFPR 7(5):582-601.
  49. Goshadrou, A., K. Karimi, M. Lefsrud. 2013. Characterization of ionic liquid pretreated aspen wood using semi-quantitative methods for ethanol production. Carbohydrate Polymers 96(2): 440-449.
  50. Islam, S., M. Lefsrud, J. Adamowski, B. Bissonnette, A. Busgang. 2013. Design, Construction and Operation of a Demonstration Rainwater Harvesting System for Greenhouse Irrigation at McGill University, Canada, HortTech 23(2):220-226.
  51. Solis, M. V., A. Patel , V. Orsat, J. Singh,  M. Lefsrud. 2013. Identification of fatty acids in different varieties of peas by RP-LC/ESI-MS/MS: Towards the development of an oilseed pea. Food Chemistry. 139: 986-993.
  52. Dion, L.M., M. Lefsrud, V. Orsat. 2013. Biomass gasification and syngas combustion for greenhouse CO2 enrichment. BioResources. 8(2): 1520-1538.
  53. Khodapanahi, E., M. Lefsrud, V. Orsat, J. Singh, T. Warketin. 2012. Study of Pea Accessions for Development of an Oilseed Pea. Energies 5(10): 3788-3802.
  54. Huang, E., V. Orsat, M. Shah, R. Hettich, N.C. Verberkmoes, M. Lefsrud.  2012. The temporal analysis of yeast proteome using shotgun proteomics as a fermentation monitoring technique. Journal of Proteomics 75:5206-5214.
  55. Huang, E., M. Lefsrud. 2012. Temporal analysis of xylose fermentation by Scheffersomyces stipitis using shotgun proteomics. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 39(10): 1507-1514.
  56. Martineau, V., M. Lefsrud, M. T. Naznin, D.A. Kopsell. 2012. Comparison of light emitting diode and high pressure sodium light treatments for hydroponics growth of Boston lettuce. HortScience 47(4):477-482. (Journal Cover Image)
  57. Patel, A., S. Barrington, M. Lefsrud.  2012. Microalgae for phosphorus removal & biomass production: A six-strain screen.  GCB Bioenergy 4(5):485-495.
  58. Ahmad, S., M. Singh, N.D. Lamb-Palmer, M. Lefsrud, J. Singh. 2012. Assessment of genetic diversity in Pisum spp through microsatellite markers. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 92: 1-7.
  59. Murugesan, R., V. Orsat, M. Lefsrud. 2012. Effect of pulsed ultraviolet light on the total phenol content of elderberry (Sambucus nigra) fruit.  Food and Nutrition Sciences 3:774-783.
  60. Sivagnanam, K., V.  Raghavan, M. Shah, R. Hettich, N.C. Verberkmoes, M. Lefsrud.  2012. Characterization of Clostridium acetobutylicum protein interaction network from butanol fermentation. Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques S3-002.
  61. Sivagnanam, K., V.  Raghavan, M. Shah, R. Hettich, N.C. Verberkmoes, M. Lefsrud. 2012. Shotgun proteomic monitoring of Clostridium acetobutylicum during stationary phase of butanol fermentation using xylose and comparison with the exponential phase. Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology (JIMB) 39(6):949-955.
  62. Sivagnanam, K., V.  Raghavan, M. Shah, R. Hettich, N.C. Verberkmoes, M. Lefsrud. 2011. Comparative shotgun proteomic analysis of Clostridium acetobutylicum from butanol fermentation using glucose and xylose. Proteome Science 9:66.
  63. Dion, L.M., M. Lefsrud, V. Orsat. 2011. Review of CO2 recovery methods from the exhaust gas of biomass heating systems for safe enrichment in greenhouses generating usable and safe CO2 for enrichment of greenhouses from the exhaust gas of a biomass heating system. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(2011):3422-3432. 
  64. Lefsrud, M.G., J.C. Sorochan, D.A. Kopsell, J.S. McElroy. 2010. Species, Nitrogen, and Season Influence Pigment Concentrations in Turfgrass. HortScience 45(4):650-653.
  65. Kopsell, D.A., M.G. Lefsrud, D.E. Kopsell. 2009. Pre-harvest cultural growing conditions can influence carotenoid phytochemical concentrations in vegetable crops. Acta Hort. 841:283-293.
  66. Goltsman, D.S.A., V.J. Denef, S.W. Singer, N.C. VerBerkmoes, M. Lefsrud, R. Mueller, G.J. Dick, C. Sun, K. Wheeler, A. Zemla, B.J. Baker, L. Hauser, M. Land, M.B. Shah, M.P. Thelen, R.L. Hettich, J.F. Banfield.  2009. Community genomic and proteomic analysis of chemoautotrophic, iron-oxidizing Leptospirillum rubarum (Group II) and Leptospirillum ferrodiazotrophum (Group III) in acid mine drainage biofilms. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75:1-17.
  67. Denef, V.J., N.C. VerBerkmoes, M. B. Shah, P. Abraham, M. Lefsrud, R.L. Hettich, J.F. Banfield. 2009. Proteomics-inferred genome typing (PIGT) demonstrates inter-population recombination as a strategy for environmental adaptation. Environmental Microbiology 11(2):313-325.
  68. VerBerkmoes, N.C., A. Russell, M. Shah, A.Godzik, M. Rosenquist, J. Halfvarsson, M.G. Lefsrud, J. Apajalahti, C. Tysk, R.L. Hettich, J.K. Jansson. 2009.  Characterization of the human gut microbial metaproteome. ISME 3 (2):179-189.
  69. Lefsrud, M.G., D.A. Kopsell, C.E. Sams. 2008. Wavelengths from adjustable light-emitting diodes affect secondary metabolites in kale. HortScience 43(7):2243–2244.
  70. Lefsrud, M.G., D.A. Kopsell, J. Wills Jr., C. Sams, and A.J. Both.  2008. Dry matter content and stability of carotenoids in kale and spinach during drying. HortScience 43(6):1731-1736.
  71. Wilmes, P., A.F. Andersson, M.G. Lefsrud, N.C. VerBerkmoes, M. Wexler, M. Shah, P.L. Bond, R.L. Hettich, J.F. Banfield. 2008. Community proteogenomics highlights strain-variant protein expression within activated sludge performing enhanced biological phosphorus removal. ISME Journal 2:853–864.
  72. Lefsrud, M., D. Kopsell, A. Wenzel, J. Sheehan.  2007. Changes in kale carotenoid pigment concentration during leaf ontogeny. Scientia Horticulturae 112(2):136-141.
  73. Lefsrud, M.G., D.A. Kopsell, D.E. Kopsell. 2007. Nitrogen levels influence biomass, elemental accumulation, and pigment concentrations in spinach. Journal of Plant Nutrition 30:711-185.
  74. Wenzel, A.J., J.P. Sheehan, J.D. Burke, M.G. Lefsrud, J. Curran-Celentano. 2007. Dietary intake and serum concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin, but not macular pigment optical density, are related in spouses. Nutrition Research 27:462-469.
  75. Lefsrud, M.G., D.A. Kopsell. 2006. Biomass production and pigment accumulation in kale grown under different radiation cycles in a controlled environment. HortScience 41(6):1412-1415.
  76. Lefsrud, M.G., D.A. Kopsell, R. Augé, A.J. Both.  2006. Biomass production and pigment accumulation in kale grown under increasing photoperiods. HortScience 41(3) 603-631.
  77. Lefsrud, M.G., D.A. Kopsell, D.E. Kopsell, W.M. Randle. 2006. Kale carotenoids are unaffected by, whereas biomass production, elemental concentrations, and selenium accumulation respond to, changes in selenium fertility. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry 54:1764-1771.
  78. Lefsrud, M.G., D.A. Kopsell, D.E. Kopsell, J. Curran-Celentano. 2006. Irradiance affects biomass, elemental concentrations and carotenoid pigments in kale and spinach grown in a controlled environment. Physiologia Plantarum 127(4):624-631.
  79. Kopsell, D.A., M.G. Lefsrud, D.E. Kopsell, A.J. Wenzel, C. Gerwick, J. Curran-Celentano.  2006. Spinach cultigen variation for tissue carotenoid concentrations influences human serum carotenoid levels and macular pigment optical density following a 12-week dietary intervention. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54(21):7998-8005.
  80. Lefsrud, M.G., D.A. Kopsell, D.E. Kopsell, J. Curran-Celentano.  2005.  Air temperature affects biomass and carotenoid pigment accumulation in kale and spinach grown in a controlled environment.  HortScience 40(7): 2026-2030.
  81. Kopsell, D.E., D.A. Kopsell, M.G. Lefsrud, J. Curran-Celentano. 2004. Variability in elemental accumulations among leafy Brassica oleracea cultivars and selections. Journal of Plant Nutrition 27(10): 1813-1826.
  82. Kopsell, D.E., D.A. Kopsell, M.G. Lefsrud, J. Curran-Celentano, L.E. Dukach. 2004. Variation in lutein, beta-carotene, and chlorophyll concentrations among Brassica oleracea cultigens and seasons. HortScience 39(2):361-364.
  83. Lefsrud, M., G. Giacomelli, H. Janes, M. Kliss. 2003. Development of the Micro Gravity Plant Growth Pocket. Transactions of the ASAE 46(6):1647-1651.
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