Claude Guertin

Assistant Professor,
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier

E-mail: claude.guertin@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

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

Previous students (since 2009)

Narin Srei

Postdoctoral fellow
(Start: 2017, End: 2019)
Development of new biological control strategies against both agricultural and forest pests

Nejia Lassoued

Ph.D.
(Start: 2016, End: 2020)
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, End: 2021)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Philippe Constant
Modulation of microbial community associated to a host influenced by biotic and abiotic stresses

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

54- The phyllosphere microbiome of host trees contributes more than leaf phytochemicals to variation in the Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire gut microbiome structure
Journal Article
Mogouong J , Constant P , Legendre P , Guertin C ,
2021 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2021-08-16)

53- Microbial Control of the Emerald Ash Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) Using Beauveria bassiana (Hypocreales: Cordycipitaceae) by the Means of an Autodissemination Device
Journal Article
Srei N , Guertin C , Lavallée R , Lajoie M , Brousseau C , Bergevin R , Miller F , McMillin K , Trudel R ,
2020 Journal of economic entomology (Date Added: 2020-12-27)

52- Gut microbiome of the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, and its relationship with insect population density
Journal Article
Mogouong J , Constant P , Lavallée R , Guertin C ,
2020 FEMS microbiology ecology (Date Added: 2020-08-01)

51- Natural Variation in Physicochemical Profiles and Bacterial Communities Associated with Aedes aegypti Breeding Sites and Larvae on Guadeloupe and French Guiana
Journal Article
Hery L , Guidez A , Durand A , Delannay C , Normandeau-Guimond J , Reynaud Y , Issaly J , Goindin D , Legrave G , Gustave J , Raffestin S , Breurec S , Constant P , Dusfour I , Guertin C , Vega-Rúa A ,
2020 Microbial Ecology (Date Added: 2020-07-15)

50- Biological H2 and CO oxidation activities are sensitive to compositional change of soil microbial communities
Journal Article
Saavedra-Lavoie J , de la Porte A , Piché-Choquette S , Guertin C , Constant P ,
2020 Canadian journal of microbiology (Date Added: 2020-04-07)

48- Phytoseiid predatory mites can disperse entomopathogenic fungi to prey patches
Journal Article
Lin G , Guertin C , Di Paolo S , Todorova S , Brodeur J ,
2019 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2020-01-02)

47- Physiological traits and relative abundance of species as explanatory variables of co-occurrence pattern of cultivable bacteria associated with chia seeds
Journal Article
Jaba A , Dagher F , Hamidi Oskouei A M , Guertin C , Constant P ,
2019 Canadian Journal of Microbiology (Date Added: 2019-09-17)

46- The symbiotic complex of Dendroctonus simplex: Implications in the beetle attack and its life cycle
Journal Article
Durand A , Constant P , Déziel E , Guertin C ,
2019 Bulletin of Entomological Research (Date Added: 2019-03-08)

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

44-Suivi de l'agrile du frêne à la Garnison de Farnham et au champ de tir de St-Bruno du ministère de la Défense nationale
Report
Guertin, C
2017 INRS-Institut Armand Frappier ( Date Added: 2018-05-15)

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

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

41-Suivi de l'agrile du frêne à la Garnison de Farnham et au champ de tir de St-Bruno du ministère de la Défense nationale.
Report
Guertin, C
2016 Institut national de la recherche scientifique ( Date Added: 2018-05-15)

40- The use of fluorescent powders to track autocontamination of emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) by the entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales)
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
Peck, V, Quiza, L, Buffet, J-P, Khdhiri, M, Durand, A-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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
Ryall, KL, Silk, PJ, Fidgen, J, Mayo, P, Lavallée, R, Guertin, C, Scare, T
2015 Environmental Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

36- Vulnérabilité du scarabée japonais, Popillia japonica (Newman) (Coleoptera : Scarabaeidae), aux champignons pathogènes de l’ordre Hypocreales
Journal Article
Giroux, F, Lavallée, R, Bauce, , Guertin, C
2015 Phytoprotection (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

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

34- Présence de populations de Xyleborinus attenuatus (Blandford 1894) (Coleoptera : Curculionidae : Scolytinae : Xyleborini) au Québec, Canada
Journal Article
Popa, V, Guertin, C, Werbiski, R
2014 Phytoprotection (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

33- Land-use influences the distribution and activity of high affinity CO-oxidizing bacteria associated to type I-coxL genotype in soil
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
Svensson, GP, Wang, H-L, Lassance, J-M, Anderbrant, O, Chen, G-F, Gregorsson, B, Guertin, C, Harala, E, Jirle, EV, Liblikas, I, Petko, V, Roques, A, Rosenberg, O, Strong, W, Voolma, K, Ylioja, T, Wang, Y-J, Zhou, X-M, 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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Book Whole
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
Rashidan, KK, Nassoury, N, Giannopoulos, PN, Guertin, C
2002 Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

13- The effect of cold temperature exposure and long-day photoperiod on the termination of the reproductive diapause of newly emerged female Pissodes strobi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)
Journal Article
Trudel, R, Lavallée, R, Bauce, , Guertin, C
2002 Agricultural and Forest Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

12- Identification and characterization of a putative baculoviral transcriptional factor IE-1 from Choristoneura fumiferana granulovirus
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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
Journal Article
Bah, A, Bergeron, J, Arella, M, Lucarotti, CJ, Guertin, C
1997 Archives of Virology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

3- Vulnerability of the fir coneworm, Dioryctria abietivorella (Grote) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), in different larval stages to the HD-1 strain of Bacillus thuringiensis
Journal Article
Trudel, R, Bauce, , Cabana, J, Guertin, C
1997 Canadian Entomologist (Date Added: 2018-01-19)

2- Rearing technique for Dioryctria abietivorella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
Trudel, R, Lavallee, R, Bauce, E, Cabana, J, Guertin, C
1994 Journal of Economic Entomology (Date Added: 2018-01-19)