Claude Guertin

Assistant Professor,
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier

E-mail: claude.guertin@iaf.inrs.ca
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Education

PhD, SIP Biology, Concordia University. 1992
MSc, Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal. 1987
BSc, Biology, Université du Québec à Montréal. 1986


Research

My research is focused on the development of reduced risk approaches to control insect pest populations. These biological control tools are based on the use of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and fungi). Knowledge of biology and of the behavior of insects, as well as the identification and characterization of entomopathogenic microorganisms are essential for the development of effective biological control strategies.

QCBS students

Narin Srei

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2017)
Development of new biological control strategies against both agricultural and forest pests

Nejia Lassoued

Ph.D.
(Start: 2016)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Philippe Constant
Impact of biotic and abiotic pressures on the microbial community within the larch beetle holobiont, Dendroctonus simplex LeConte

Judith Mogouong

Ph.D.
(Start: 2017)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Philippe Constant
Modulation of microbial community associated to a host influenced by biotic and abiotic stresses

Josiann Normandeau-Guimond

M.Sc.
Other (co-)supervisor: Isabelle Dusfour, Institut Pasteur Guyane
(Start: 2018)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Philippe Constant
Dysbiosis Induction in Aedes aegypti to reduce Virus Transmission Efficacy: from natural microbiome diversity to lab experiments

Asma Jaba

M.Sc.
(Start: 2016, End: 2018)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Philippe Constant
Analyse de la fine structure de « l’interactome » des communautés microbiennes associées aux aliments pour améliorer la sécurité et la qualité alimentaire

Examples of species studied

Dendroctonus simplex
Hypocreales
Coleoptera
Beauveria bassiana
Ascomycota
Diptera
Anthomyiidae
Agrilus planipennis
Pityophthorus
Curculionidae
Scolytinae
Cydia strobilella
Lepidoptera
Tortricidae
Clavicipitaceae
Otiorhynchus ovatus
Hyphomycetes
Moniliales
Pissodes strobi
Scolytidae
Choristoneura fumiferana
Lasiocampidae
Dioryctria abietivorella
Pyralidae
Bacillus thuringiensis
Popillia japonica
Scarabaeidae
Xyleborinus attenuatus


Publications

43-Fungal communities associated with the eastern larch beetle: diversity and variation within developmental stages
Audrey-Anne Durand, , Jean-Philippe Buffet, , Philippe Constant, , Eric Deziel, , Claude Guertin,
2017 Frontier Microbiology ( Date Added: 2018-05-15)

42- Susceptibility of Dendroctonus simplex to Hypocreales fungi: towards the development of a biological control strategy
Srei, N, Lavallée, R, Guertin, C
2017 Journal of Applied Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

41- A new method for loading predatory mites with entomopathogenic fungi for biological control of their prey
Lin, G, Tanguay, A, Guertin, C, Todorova, S, Brodeur, J
2017 Biological Control (Date Added: 2017-12-05)

40- The use of fluorescent powders to track autocontamination of emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) by the entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales)
Lyons, DB, van Frankenhuyzen, K, Kyei-Poku, G, Johny, S, Guertin, C, Lavallée, R, Jones, GC, Blais, M
2016 Biocontrol Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

39- Towards the development of multifunctional molecular indicators combining soil biogeochemical and microbiological variables to predict the ecological integrity of silvicultural practices
Peck, V, Quiza, L, Buffet, J-, Khdhiri, M, Durand, A-, Paquette, A, Thiffault, N, Messier, C, Beaulieu, N, Guertin, C, Constant, P
2016 Microbial Biotechnology (Date Added: 2017-03-27)

38- Susceptibility of cabbage maggot larvae (Diptera: Anthomyiidae) to hypocreales entomopathogenic fungi
Myrand, V, Buffet, JP, Guertin, C
2015 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

37- Effects of pheromone release rate and trap placement on trapping of Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in Canada
Ryall, KL, Silk, PJ, Fidgen, J, Mayo, P, Lavallée, R, Guertin, C, Scare, T
2015 Environmental Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

35- Surveying the endomicrobiome and ectomicrobiome of bark beetles: The case of Dendroctonus simplex
Durand, A-, Bergeron, A, Constant, P, Buffet, J-, Déziel, E, Guertin, C
2015 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2017-03-29)

33- Land-use influences the distribution and activity of high affinity CO-oxidizing bacteria associated to type I-coxL genotype in soil
Quiza, L, Lalonde, I, Guertin, C, Constant, P
2014 Frontiers in Microbiology (Date Added: 2017-03-29)

32- Occurrence of species of the genus Pityophthorus Eichhoff (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in the province of Quebec, Canada
Popa, V, Morneau, L, Piché, C, Deshaies, A, Bauce, E, Guertin, C
2013 ZooKeys (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

31- Assessment of genetic and pheromonal diversity of the Cydia strobilella species complex (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
Svensson, GP, Wang, H-, Lassance, J-, Anderbrant, O, Chen, G-, Gregorsson, B, Guertin, C, Harala, E, Jirle, EV, Liblikas, I, Petko, V, Roques, A, Rosenberg, O, Strong, W, Voolma, K, Ylioja, T, Wang, Y-, Zhou, X-, Löfstedt, C
2013 Systematic Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

30- Towards the development of an autocontamination trap system to manage populations of emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) with the native entomopathogenic fungus, beauveria bassiana
Lyons, DB, Lavallée, R, Kyei-Poku, G, Van Frankenhuyzen, K, Johny, S, Guertin, C, Francese, JA, Jones, GC, Blais, M
2012 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

29- The complex symbiotic relationships of bark beetles with microorganisms: A potential practical approach for biological control in forestry
Popa, V, Déziel, E, Lavallée, R, Bauce, E, Guertin, C
2012 Pest Management Science (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

28-Winter mortality and supercooling point of the spruce beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) not affected by host tree vigor in Nova Scotia, Canada
Rousseau, J, Bauce, E, Lavallee, R, Guertin, C
2012 ( Date Added: 2018-01-19)

27- Research article potential effect of Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Clavicipitaceae) on Anthonomus signatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in strawberries
Sabbahi, R, Merzouki, A, Guertin, C
2009 Biocontrol Science and Technology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

26- Differentiation of entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycetes: Hypocreales) isolates by PCR-RFLP
Sabbahi, R, Lavallée, R, Merzouki, A, Guertin, C
2009 Phytoprotection (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

25- Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana (Bals.) Vuill. against the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris L., in strawberries
Sabbahi, R, Merzouki, A, Guertin, C
2008 Journal of Applied Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

24- Efficacy of Beauveria bassiana against the strawberry pests, Lygus lineolaris, Anthonomus signatus and Otiorhynchus ovatus
Sabbahi, R, Merzouki, A, Guertin, C
2008 Journal of Applied Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

23- Potential of Beauveria bassiana (Hyphomycetes: Moniliales) for controlling the white pine weevil, Pissodes strobi (Col., Curculionidae)
Trudel, R, Lavallée, R, Guertin, C, Côté, C, Todorova, SI, Alfaro, R, Kope, H
2007 Journal of Applied Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

22- Potential for mating disruption to reduce cone damage by the spruce seed moth, Cydia strobilella, in spruce seed orchards
Trudel, R, Guertin, C, Grant, GG
2006 Journal of Applied Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

21- Transcription, translation, and immunolocalization of ODVP-6E/ODV-E56 and p74 proteins: Two highly conserved ODV-associated envelope proteins of Choristoneura fumiferana granulovirus
Rashidan, KK, Nassoury, N, Giannopoulos, PN, Guertin, C
2005 Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

20- Choristoneura fumiferana granulovirus pk-1: A baculoviral protein kinase
Giannopoulos, PN, Nassoury, N, Lamontagne, L, Guertin, C, Rashidan, KK
2005 Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

19- Identification, characterization and phylogenic analysis of conserved genes within the p74 gene region of Choristoneura fumiferana granulovirus genome
Rashidan, KK, Nassoury, N, Giannopoulos, PN, Mauffette, Y, Guertin, C
2004 Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

18- Use of pityol to reduce damage by the white pine cone beetle, Conophthorus coniperda (Col., Scolytidae) in seed orchards
Trudel, R, Guertin, C, De Groot, P
2004 Journal of Applied Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

17- Identification, characterization and phylogenic analysis of conserved genes within the odvp-6e/odv-e56 gene region of Choristoneura fumiferana granulovirus
Rashidan, KK, Nassoury, N, Giannopoulos, PN, Mauffette, Y, Guertin, C
2004 Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

16- Prevalence of baculoviruses in spruce budworm (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) populations in New Brunswick
Lucarotti, CJ, Eveleigh, ES, Royama, T, Morin, B, McCarthy, P, Ebling, PM, Kaupp, WJ, Guertin, C, Arella, M
2004 Canadian Entomologist (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

15- Choristoneura fumiferana Granulovirus p74 Protein, a Highly Conserved Baculoviral Envelope Protein
Rashidan, KK, Nassoury, N, Tazi, S, Giannopoulos, PN, Guertin, C
2003 Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

14- Identification and characterization of a conserved baculoviral structural protein ODVP-6E/ODV-E56 from Choristoneura fumiferana granulovirus
Rashidan, KK, Nassoury, N, Giannopoulos, PN, Guertin, C
2002 Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

12- Identification and characterization of a putative baculoviral transcriptional factor IE-1 from Choristoneura fumiferana granulovirus
Rashidan, KK, Nassoury, N, Merzouki, A, Guertin, C
2002 Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

11- Molecular characterization of three new avian Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV) strains isolated in Quebec
Smati, R, Silim, A, Guertin, C, Henrichon, M, Marandi, M, Arella, M, Merzouki, A
2002 Virus Genes (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

10- Variation in the susceptibility of the forest tent caterpillar (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae) to Bacillus thuringiensis variety kurstaki HD-1: Effect of the host plant
Kouassi, KC, Lorenzetti, F, Guertin, C, Cabana, J, Mauffette, Y
2001 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

9- Performance of the fir coneworm Dioryctria abietivorella (Grote) as affected by host species and presence or absence of seed cones
Trudel, R, Bauce, , Guertin, C, Cabana, J
1999 Agricultural and Forest Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

8- Choristoneura fumiferana granulovirus: Sequence analysis and 5' characterization of ORF891
Bah, A, Lucarotti, CJ, Arella, M, Guertin, C
1999 Archives of Virology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

7- Pathogenicity of a granulovirus towards Choristoneura fumiferana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
Forte, AJ, Guertin, C, Cabana, J
1999 Canadian Entomologist (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

6- Diapause induction and overwintering stage in the fir coneworm (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
Trudel, R, Bauce, , Guertin, C, Cabana, J
1999 Canadian Entomologist (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

5- Sequence analysis and expression of the polyhedrin gene of Choristoneura fumiferana cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (CfCPV)
Echeverry, F, Bergeron, J, Kaupp, W, Guertin, C, Arella, M
1997 Gene (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

4- Identification and sequence analyses of the granulin gene of Choristoneura fumiferana granulovirus
Bah, A, Bergeron, J, Arella, M, Lucarotti, CJ, Guertin, C
1997 Archives of Virology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

2- Rearing technique for Dioryctria abietivorella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
Trudel, R, Bauce, E, Cabana, J, Guertin, C
1995 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

1- Variations in ground white pine bark concentration in artificial diet in relation to egg laying, feeding, and mortality of Pissodes strobi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Trudel, R, Lavallee, R, Bauce, E, Cabana, J, Guertin, C
1994 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)