Linda Bonen
Linda Bonen
Emeritus Professor

BSc University of Western Ontario (1969)
MSc University of Illinois (1973)
PhD Dalhousie University (1977)

GNN 252
(613) 562-5800 ext. 6356

Department of Biology


Dr. Bonen’s research program focuses on the structure, expression and evolution of mitochondrial genes in plants - events that are essential for the respiratory function. Dr. Bonen’s team is particularly interested in gene expression at the RNA level, the impact of DNA rearrangements, and movement of mitochondrial genes to the nucleus during evolution.

Selected publications

  • Dalby, S., Bonen, L. Impact of low temperature on splicing of atypical group II introns. Mitochondrion 13: 647–655, 2013
  • Choi, B., Acero, M., Bonen L. Mapping of wheat mitochondrial mRNA termini and comparison with breakpoints in DNA homology among plants. Plant Mol. Biol. 80: 539-552, 2012
  • Bonen, L. Cis- and trans-splicing of group II introns in plant mitochondria. Mitochondrion 8: 26-34, 2008
  • Hazle, T., Bonen, L. Status of genes encoding the mitochondrial S1 ribosomal protein gener in closely-related legumes. Gene 405: 108-116, 2007
  • Li-Pook-Than, J., Bonen, L. Multiples physical forms of excised group II intron RNAs in wheat mitochondria. Nucl. Acids Res. 34: 2782-90, 2006

Research interests

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Mitochondria
  • Gene expression
  • RNA
  • Introns
  • Evolution
  • Plants