Lévesque, André, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, mycology


Contact Information:

960 Carling Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1579
Fax: 613-759-1701
Email: andre.levesque@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • mycology
  • molecular systematics of zoosporic fungi, with an emphasis on Oomycetes and Pythium
  • comparative genomics
  • plant pathology
  • detection of fungi and disease diagnostics
  • herbicide-fungi interactions

Current Projects:

  • Build and maintain reference collections and databases of fungi [AAFC National Mycological Herbarium (DAOM) and Canadian Collection of Fungal Cultures (CCFC)]
  • Development of phylogenomics capability, rapid detection and identification tools
  • Develop new information on taxonomy, phylogeny, distribution and biology of fungi, including systematic research related to biosecurity/alien invasive species as well as species involved in the development of bioproducts

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • Rintoul, T.L., Eggertson, Q.A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "Multi-gene Phylogenetic Analyses to Delimit New Species in Fungal Plant Pathogens.", in Bolton, M.D.and Thomma, B.P.H.J. (eds.) - Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols. Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 835, Humana Press Inc, USA, Chapter 34.
  • Rintoul, T.L., Eggertson, Q.A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "Multigene Phylogenetic Analyses to Delimit New Species in Fungal Plant Pathogens.", Methods in Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.), 835, pp. 549-569. doi : 10.1007/978-1-61779-501-5_34
  • Schoch, C.L., Seifert, K.A., Huhndorf, S.M., Robert, V.A., Spouge, J.L., Lévesque, C.A., Chen, W., and Fungal Barcoding Consortium, (2012). "Nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region as a universal DNA barcode marker for Fungi.", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), 109(16), pp. 6241-6246. doi : 10.1073/pnas.1117018109

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Carisse, O., Kawchuk, L.M., Peters, R.D., Bilodeau, G.J., Lévesque, C.A., Vincent, C., and Laforest, M. (2015). "Biovigilance: a framework for effective pest management.", National Science Day on Biovigilance and Precision Agriculture, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Canada, July 9, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Chen, W., Hambleton, S., and Lévesque, C.A. (2015). "Environmental metagenomics for plant pathogen surveillance: the promise and the practice.", Invited Oral Presentation at Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, September 30, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Chen, W., Lévesque, C.A., and Sims, J.T. (2015). RAM: R for Amplicon-Sequencing-Based Microbial-Ecology. Version 1.2.1.3. (Note: available at the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/RAM/index.html; Version 1.2.1.4 is available at the https://bitbucket.org/Wen_Chen/ram_releases.).
  • Chen, W., Redhead, S.A., Seifert, K.A., Xiong, K., Hambleton, S., and Lévesque, C.A. (2015). "Fungal pathogen surveillance using metagenomics approach requires one fungus one name.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015.
  • Khan, I.U.H., Topp, E., Chen, W., Lapen, D.R., Lévesque, C.A., Pintar, K.D.M., Tambong, J.T., Talbot, G., and Wilkes, G.A. (2015). "Assessment of Zoonotic Pathogens in Agroecosystem.", Biodiversity, Bioresources and Collection Science Day, Ottawa Research and Development Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, December 1-2, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Lévesque, C.A. (2015). "Novel DNA technologies can help protect Canadians from plant pathogens and pests (http://www.science.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=84AE764C-1&offset=6&toc=show#2015-2-4).", Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) Connect, Spring/Summer(6), pp. 8-9.
  • Lévesque, C.A., Chen, W., Hambleton, S., Seifert, K.A., Adam, Z., Bilodeau, G.J., Cullis, J., Demeke, T., Dumonceaux, T.J., Gagnon, M., Graefenhan, T., Kawchuk, L.M., Khan, I.U.H., Lewis, C.T., Li, X., Links, M.G., Mimee, B., Rott, M., Tambong, J.T., Topp, E., Yu, Q., and Yuan, K. (2015). Project CRTI 09-462RD - Next generation sequencing, direct detection and genotyping of fungi, bacteria and nematodes in the agri-food system. DRDC-RDDC-2015-C148. Final Close-Out Report. (Report)
  • Lévesque, C.A., Chen, W., Hambleton, S., Seifert, K.A., Adam, Z., Bilodeau, G.J., Cullis, J., Demeke, T., Dumonceaux, T.J., Gagnon, M., Graefenhan, T., Kawchuk, L.M., Khan, I.U.H., Lewis, C.T., Li, X., Links, M.G., Mimee, B., Rott, M., Tambong, J.T., Yu, Q., and Yuan, K. (2015). Project CRTI 09-462RD - Next generation sequencing, direct detection and genotyping of fungi, bacteria and nematodes in the agri-food system. Final Report. 54. http://cradpdf.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/PDFS/unc195/p802330_A1b.pdf. (Report)
  • Lévesque, C.A., Chen, W., Hambleton, S., Seifert, K.A., and Graefenhan, T. (2015). "Environmental Sequencing – A New Frontier for Species Identification.", The First National Science Day of the Science and Technology Branch of AAFC, Horticulture Research and Development Centre (HRDC), St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Canada, July 9, 2015. (Presentation)
  • Lowe, C., Zahariev, M., Liu, M., Hambleton, S., Seifert, K.A., Lévesque, C.A., and Chen, W. (2015). "Computational pipeline to improve detection accuracy of plant pathogens from NGS datasets using signature oligonucleotides.", American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA, USA, August 1-5, 2015. (Poster)
  • Zahariev, M., Lévesque, C.A., and Chen, W. (2015). The Automated Oligonucleotides Design Pipeline (AODP) version 2.2.3 (https://bitbucket.org/wenchen_aafc/aodp_v2.0_release.).

2014

  • Bilodeau, G.J., Gagnon, M., Lévesque, C.A., Kawchuk, L.M., Wijekoon, C.P., Wijekoon, C.P., Feau, N., Bergeron, M., Grünwald, N.J., Brasier, C.M., Webber, J.F., and Hamelin, R.C. (2014). "Tools for rapid characterization tools of Phytophthora infestans and Phytophthora ramorum using real-time PCR and microsatellites from genomic resources.", Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems: 7th Meeting of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Working Party S07-02-09, http://www.iufrophytophthora2014.org/downloads/proceedings.pdf, pp. 58. (Abstract)
  • Bouchard, P., Bilodeau, G.J., Abbott, C.L., Foottit, R.G., Rott, M., Lewis, C.T., Macklin, J.A., Neuspiel, M., Esber, P., Sharpe, A.G., Lévesque, A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2014). "Development of novel genomics tools for the rapid detection of quarantine and invasive species in Canada: A new inter-departmental approach to address a complex problem.", Global Summit on Regulatory Science (GSRS14), Montreal, Canada, August 21-22, 2014, Invited poster presentation. (Poster)
  • Bouchard, P., Lévesque, A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2014). "Applications of DNA barcoding for the identification and monitoring of quarantine and invasive organisms: a new multi-departmental approach from the Government of Canada.", Informal meeting with International Barcode of Life (iBOL) and the Government of Canada at the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada, May 1, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Bouchard, P., Lévesque, A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2014). "The GRDI shared-priorities project on Quarantine and Invasive Species: scientific context and overall goals.", CFIA’s Plant Research Seminar Series, Ottawa, Canada, April 9, 2014, Invited oral presentation.
  • Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Lévesque, C.A., Zhang, N., Turkington, T.K., Bamforth, J., Gaba, D., Tittlemier, S.A., MacLeod, A., and Gräfenhan, T. (2014). "454 Pyrosequencing revealed geographical distribution and ecological diversification of fungal communities on barley and malt from western Canada.", XVIth International Congress of Virology - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS 2014), July 27 - August 1, 2014, Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 27-August 1, 2014.
  • Fall, M.L., Couillard, J., Van der Heyden, H., Tremblay, D.M., Lévesque, C.A., Beaulieu, C., and Carisse, O. (2014). "Infection efficiency of four P. infestans pathotypes and DNA-based quantification of airborne sporangia.", North American Late Blight Symposium, Minneapolis, USA, August 2014. (Poster)
  • Gagnon, M., Lévesque, C.A., Kawchuk, L.M., Wijekoon, C.P., Feau, N., Bergeron, M., Grünwald, N.J., Hamelin, R.C., and Bilodeau, G.J. (2014). "Development of rapid characterization tools for Phytophthora infestans and Phytophthora ramorum using real-time PCR and microsatellites from a genomic resource.", Oomycete Molecular Genetics Network Annual Meeting 2014, Norwich, UK, July 2-4, 2014.
  • Gräfenhan, T., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Lévesque, C.A., Zhang, N., Bamforth, J., Gaba, D., Tittlemier, S.A., MacLeod, A., and Turkington, T.K. (2014). "Composition of fungal communities on barley and malt from western Canada revealed by next generation sequencing.", 10th International Mycologists Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-8, 2014, Oral presentation, pp. 933. (Abstract)
  • Gräfenhan, T., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Lévesque, C.A., Zhang, N., Bamforth, J., Gaba, D., Tittlemier, S.A., MacLeod, A., and Turkington, T.K. (2014). "Composition of fungal communities on barley and malt from western Canada revealed by next generation sequencing.", 2014 North American Barley Researchers Workshop, Minneapolis, MN, USA, June 29-July 2, 2014. (Poster)
  • Gräfenhan, T., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Lévesque, C.A., Zhang, N., Bamforth, J., Gaba, D., Tittlemier, S.A., MacLeod, A., and Turkington, T.K. (2014). "Geographical distribution and ecological diversification of fungal communities associated with barley seeds in western Canada revealed by next generation sequencing.", 15th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, August 24-29, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Hambleton, S., Chen, W., Chapados, J.T., Lewis, C.T., and Lévesque, C.A. (2014). "Application of NGS technology in fungal pathogen detection and challenges in identification at species level.", 10th International Mycological Conference (IMC10), Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-8, 2014, Invited oral presentation.
  • Hambleton, S., Eggertson, Q.A., Edwards, T., Barasubiye, T., Redhead, S.A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2014). "DNA-barcoding herbarium specimens of obligate fungal pathogens – targeting the gaps in reference databases.", 10th International Mycological Conference (IMC10), Bangkok, Thailand, August 3-8, 2014. (Poster)
  • Khan, I.U.H., Cloutier, M., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., Lévesque, C.A., Edge, T.A., Tambong, J.T., Talbot, G., and Wilkes, G.A. (2014). "Quantitative Detection and Identification of Arcobacter, Campylobacter and Helicobacter Species in a Canadian Agricultural Watershed.", XVIth International Congress of Virology - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS 2014), July 27 - August 1, 2014, Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 27-August 1, 2014.
  • Li, X., Yuan, K., Nie, J., Adam, Z., Tambong, J.T., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., De Boer, S.H., and Lévesque, C.A. (2014). "Comparative Genomics Approaches for Detection and Identification of Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 bv 2.", 13th International Conference of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, Shanghai, China, June 8-13, 2014, Oral presentation. (Abstract)
  • Tambong, J.T., Adam, Z., Lewis, C.T., Lévesque, C.A., Chen, W., Khan, I.U.H., Bromfield, E.S.P., and Xu, R. (2014). "Comparative genomics of Pantoeastewartii subspecies and development of a TaqManReal-Time PCR assay for specific detection of P. stewartii subsp.stewartii.", 13th International Conference of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, Shanghai, China, June 8-13, 2014, pp. 34. (Abstract)
  • Yu, Q., Peng, H., Ponomareva, E., Cullis, J., Lewis, C.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Peng, D.L. (2014). "Draft genome and transcriptome sequences of Ditylenchus destructor and Ditylenchus dipsaci.", Journal of Nematology, 46(2), pp. 258. (Abstract)
  • Yuan, K., Li, X., Adam, Z., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., and De Boer, S.H. (2014). "Comparative genomics for re-classification of Pectobacterium wasabiae.", 3rd International Workshop on Erwinia, Shanghai, China, June 8-13, 2014, pp. 27-28. (Abstract)
  • Yuan, K., Li, X., Adam, Z., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., and De Boer, S.H. (2014). "Draft genome sequence of Pectobacterium wasabiae strain CFIA1002.", 3rd International Workshop on Erwinia, Shanghai, China, June 8-13, 2014.

2013

  • Fung, S., Rempel, H., Block, G.S., Chen, W., Janzen, T., Lewis, C.T., Zhang, N., El-Kayssi, N., Bilkhu, S., Hambleton, S., Amoako, K.K., Lévesque, C.A., Bach, S.J., Delaquis, P.J., and Diarra, M.S. (2013). "Bacillus species across Canada's agriculture environment: an ecological perspective.", International conference on Bacillus antracis, B. cereus, and B. thurengiensis, Victoria, BC, Canada, September 1-5, 2013, Abstract. (Poster)
  • Gagnon, M., Kawchuk, L.M., Li, S., Lévesque, C.A., and Bilodeau, G.J. (2013). "Identification and molecular characterization of Canadian strains of potato late blight and potato wart.", 84rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), Matrix Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 16-19, 2013.
  • Kaneza, C.A., Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Laprade, N., Topp, E., Guylaine, T., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Identification and detection of Arcobacter spp. From water and fecal matter using genus- and species-specific PCR assays.", La Cité Collégiale, Ottawa, ON, Canada, April 26, 2013.
  • Kaneza, C.A., Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Laprade, N., Topp, E., Guylaine, T., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Identification and detection of Arcobacter spp. from water and fecal matter using genus- and species-specific PCR assays.", La Cité Collégiale, Ottawa, ON, Canada, April 26, 2013. (Poster)
  • Kesanakurti, P., Setia, R., Temple, K., Hambleton, S., Lévesque, C.A., and Lewis, C.T. (2013). "Genome data mining and diagnostic marker development of Tilletia indica for Agri-food system detection screening.", Phytopathology, 103(Suppl.2:S2), pp. 73. (Abstract)
  • Léveillée, W.J., Kaneza, C.A., Léveillée, K., Talbot, G., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Optimization of a genus-specific PCR assay and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis for rapid detection.", 63rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013, Abstract AE88.
  • Léveillée, W.J., Kaneza, C.A., Léveillée, K., Talbot, G., Topp, E., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Optimization of multiplex PCR assays for the detection of virulence genes in Arcobacter species isolated from fecal samples.", 63rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013, Abstract AE86.
  • Lévesque, C.A. (2013). "A New Generation of Taxonomic Tools - Tracking key trends in biodiversity science and policy.", First Annual Land and Food Systems Graduate Student Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 7, 2013, pp. 14-19.
  • Lewis, C.T., Chen, W., Zhang, N., El-Kayssi, N., Fung, S., Diarra, M.S., Bilkhu, S., Hambleton, S., and Lévesque, C.A. (2013). "Developing an integrated bioinformatics platform to support real-time monitoring of agricultural environments.", 21st Annual Conference of Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), Berlin, Germany, July 19-23, 2013.
  • Lewis, C.T., Chen, W., and Lévesque, C.A. (2013). "Developing an integrated bioinformatics platform to support real-time monitoring of agricultural environments.", 21st Annual International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and 12th European Conference on Computational Biology (ISCB), Messe Berlin, Berlin, Germany, July 21-23, 2013.
  • Spotts, R.A., Lévesque, A., Lévesque, C.A., and Seifert, K.A. (2013). "Neofabraea kienholzii (Seifert, Spotts & Lévesque) Spotts, Lévesque & Seifert.", Index Fungorum, 28(1).
  • Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Kaneza, C.A., Cloutier, M., Laprade, N., Topp, E., Guylaine, T., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Multiplex PCR assay for the detection and identification of virulent genes in Arcobacter species.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 63rd Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013.
  • Whiteduck-Leveillee, K., Whiteduck-Leveillee, J., Kaneza, C.A., Laprade, N., Topp, E., Guylaine, T., Lapen, D.R., Tambong, J.T., Lévesque, C.A., and Khan, I.U.H. (2013). "Development of genus-specific PCR assay for rapid identification of Arcobacter species: Optimization of PCR Primers and Conditions, and Restriction Pattern Analysis.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 63rd Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 17-20, 2013.

2012

  • Barasubiye, T., Seifert, K.A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "The National fungal identification service at ECORC_challenges and opportunities.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012, Published in: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology / Revue canadienne de phytopathologie, 35(1), pp. 102.
  • Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Chapados, J.T., Hambleton, S., Seifert, K.A., Temple, K., Biernacka-Larocque, A., Robleh Djama, Z., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "Canada-wide spore-trapping network provides effective monitoring of microbial phytopathogens in air and rain samples.", Annual meeting of the American Phytopathological Society, Providence, RI, USA, August 4-8, 2012, In: Phytopathology 102: S4.22.
  • Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "DNA Barcoding – Building Up and Using the Reference Database for fungi.", Canadian Wheat Improvement Workshop, National Research Council Plant Biotechnology Institute, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 21-22, 2012. (Presentation)
  • Lévesque, C.A., Bilkhu, S., Chapados, J.T., Chen, W., Hambleton, S., Lewis, C.T., Oliver, K., and Seifert, K.A. (2012). "AeroNet: A Canadian spore trapping network monitoring fungi and bacteria with DNA barcodes and next generation sequencing.", The Role of Genomics & Bioinformatics in Protecting Canadians from Microbial Food Safety Risks Workshop, Southway Hotel and Conference Centre, Ottawa, ON, Canada, February 21-22, 2012, Invited oral presentation.
  • Lévesque, C.A., Robideau, G.P., Chen, W., and Lewis, C.T. (2012). "Oomycete barcoding and applications.", Inoculum, 63(3), pp. 28.
  • Lewis, C.T., Chen, W., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "Developing a robust framework for the identification of Fungal metagenomic sequences.", 11th European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB'12), Congress Center Basel, Basel, Switzerland, September 9-12, 2012.
  • Rintoul, T.L., Rintoul, T., Lévesque, C.A., Robideau, G.P., Eggertson, Q.A., Rodrigue, N., Chen, W., Spies, C.F.J., Bala, K., de Cock, A.W.A.M., Coffey, M.F., Hamilton, J.P., Hambleton, S., Adhikari, B., and Buell, C.R. (2012). "Molecular diagnosis, identification and phylogeny of Pythium, Phytopythium and related genera.", 4th International Workshop on Phytophthora, Pythium and Phytopythium, College Park, MD, USA, May 21-25, 2012, Invited oral presentation.
  • Seifert, K.A., Graefenhan, T., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Bilkhu, S., Chapados, J.T., Hambleton, S., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "Prospects for using quantitative PCR and metagenomics to detect mycotoxigenic fungi without culturing.", MycoRed International Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 2012.

2011

  • Bala, K., Lévesque, C.A., and Saville, B. (2011). "Comparative analysis of gene expression in Pythium aphanidermatum during root-rot infection in multiple hosts.", Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Spring Workshop in Mycology, Peterborough, ON, Canada, May 7-8, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Bala, K., Lévesque, C.A., and Saville, B. (2011). "Differential gene expression responses of Pythium aphanidermatum within plant hosts during root rot disease development.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.
  • Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Chapados, J.T., Bilkhu, S., Hambleton, S., Seifert, K.A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "Aerobiota diversity in Canada’s air: Mining the metagenomic data.", Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Spring Workshop in Mycology, Peterborough, ON, Canada, May 7-8, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Chen, W., Robleh Djama, Z., and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "Phytophthora under surveillance.", Science Seminars on the Central Experimental Farm, AAFC, Ottawa, ON, Canada, March 28, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Chen, W., Robleh-Djama, Z., Coffey, M.D., Martin, F.N., Sarhan, C.E., Rodríguez, C.M., Brar, A., Radmer, L., Bilodeau, G.J., Denton, G., Denton, J., Henricot, B., Waghorn, I., and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "Phytophthora under surveillance – The development of oligonucleotide arrays from multiple gene loci for the detection of Phytophthora species.", Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Spring Workshop in Mycology, Peterborough, ON, Canada, May 7-8, 2011. (Poster)
  • Duncan, R.W. and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "Platforms supporting GRDI pilot projects.", GRDI Scientific Planning Meeting, NRC, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 21, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Eggertson, Q.A. and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "Resolving the Pythium ultimum species complex.", Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Spring Workshop in Mycology, Peterborough, ON, Canada, May 7-8, 2011.
  • Hambleton, S., Chen, W., Lewis, C.T., Bilkhu, S., Chapados, J.T., Oliver, K., Tenuta, A.U., and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "AeroNet Canada: Profiling rust fungus diversity in spore trap samples with DNA barcoding and next generation sequencing.", North American Rust Workers Meeting (NARW), St. Paul, MN, USA, June 12, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Lévesque, C.A., Bilkhu, S., Chapados, J.T., Chen, W., Hambleton, S., Lewis, C.T., Oliver, K., and Seifert, K.A. (2011). "AeroNet: A Canadian spore trapping network monitoring fungi and bacteria with DNA barcodes and next generation sequencing.", iBOL-Canada: The future of DNA Barcoding in Canada, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 29-May 1, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Lévesque, C.A., Robideau, G.P., Eggertson, Q.A., Rodrigue, N., Chen, W., Spies, C.F.J., Bala, K., de Cock, A.W.A.M., Hamilton, J., Adhikari, B., and Buell, C.R. (2011). "A case study with oomycetes on new approaches in taxonomy and ecology using next generation sequencing and comparative genomics.", The Research Horizons Seminar Series, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, Montréal, QC, Canada, October 27, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Lévesque, C.A., Robideau, G.P., Eggertson, Q.A., Rodrigue, N., Chen, W., Spies, C.F.J., de Cock, A.W.A.M., Hamilton, J., Adhikari, B., and Buell, C.R. (2011). "Comparative genomics opens up a new era for oomycete taxonomy, ecology and diagnostics.", 71th Annual Meeting Meeting of the North-East Division of the American Phytopathological Society: The Oomycetes: Current and Future Challenges, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, October 12-14, 2011.
  • Robideau, G.P. and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "Flagellin-like filaments of Pythium aphanidermatum: function and phylogeny.", Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Spring Workshop in Mycology, Peterborough, ON, Canada, May 7-8, 2011.
  • Robideau, G.P., Subramaniam, R., and Lévesque, C.A. (2011). "Inoculation of cucumber seedlings with purified Pythium flaggellar protein: Effect on seedling growth and response to subsequent attack by Pythium aphanidermatum zoospores.", 4th International Biofumigation & Biopesticides Symposium, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 18-21, 2011, Book:15.

2010

  • Kang, S., Mansfield, M.A., Park, B., Geiser, D.M., Ivors, K.L., Coffey, M.D., Grünwald, N.J., Martin, F.N., Lévesque, C.A., and Blair, J.E. (2010). "The promise and pitfalls of sequence-based identification of plant-pathogenic fungi and oomycetes (Letter to Editor).", Phytopathology, 100(8), pp. 732-737.

2009

  • Lévesque, C.A. (2009). "Fungal species "expression" with oligoarrays and RT-PCR.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 31(1), pp. 115. (Abstract)
  • Lévesque, C.A., Seifert, K.A., Babcock, C., Bissett, J.D., Hambleton, S., Lewis, C.T., Redhead, S.A., Brière, S.C., Côté, M.J., and Hamelin, R.C. (2009). "CRTI-04-0045RD - Development of collections, reference/DNA databases and detection systems to counter bioterrorism against agriculture and forestry.", 7th Annual CRTI Summer Symposium 2009, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 16-18, 2009, pp. 10-11.
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