Charles, Marie Thérèse, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Postharvest physiology


Contact Information:

430 Gouin Blvd
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec J3B 3E6
Telephone: 579-224-3072
Email: marietherese.charles@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • food quality
  • food
  • food storage and distribution

Current Projects:

  • Evaluation, maintenance and potentialization of the bioactive content of preserved fresh horticultural products
  • Development of methods promoting an optimal response in fresh horticulture products to specific physical treatments immediately after harvesting
  • Quick measurement of the physico-chemical and sensory quality of foods through spectral analysis
  • Developing high-quality, disease-resistant raspberry and strawberry cultivars for Canada
  • An Eastern Canada Research Network for the study of organic vegetable rotational cropping systems

Research Publications:

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

2016

  • Charles, M.T., Arul, J., Charlebois, D., Yaganza, E.-S., Rolland, D., Roussel, D., and Merisier, M.J. (2016). "Postharvest UV-C treatment of tomato fruits: Changes in simple sugars and organic acids contents during storage.", Food Science and Technology - LWT, 65, pp. 557-564. doi : 10.1016/j.lwt.2015.08.055
  • Xie, Z., Fan, J.S., Charles, M.T., Charlebois, D., Khanizadeh, S., Rolland, D., Roussel, D., and Zhang, Z. (2016). "Preharvest ultraviolet-C irradiation: Influence on physicochemical parameters associated with strawberry fruit quality.", Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 108, pp. 337-343. doi : 10.1016/j.plaphy.2016.07.026

2015

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2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Charles, M.T., Des Marchais, L.-P., Gros-Louis, M., Gariépy, S., Villeneuve, S., Mondor, M., Lamarche, F., Lafrenière-Landry, M., Bélec, C., Rolland, D., Roussel, D., Ippersiel, D., and Drolet, H. (2016). "The Three Sisters value chain: characteristics and bread-making potential of the ancestral lineages.", Joint Annual Conference for the Canadian Society of Agronomy and the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, La Plaza, Montreal, QC, Canada, 24-26 July, 2016. (Poster)
  • Mondor, M., Charles, M.T., and Villeneuve, S. (2016). "The Three-Sisters Project: products' characteristics and potentials.", Conservation and Development of Ancestral/Indigenous Plant Genetic Resources: Challenges, Tools and Perspectives. Sharing the Canadian, Mexican and American Experiences, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 10-11, 2016.

2014

  • Nicolas, O., Toussaint, V., Jenni, S., Charles, M.T., and Beaulieu, C. (2014). "Rôle des stomates et des éléments minéraux dans la tolérance de la laitue à la tâche bactérienne causée par Xanthomonas campestris pv. vitians.", 106e Réunion annuelle de la SPPQ : Les plantes bio-industrielles : enjeux environnementaux et phytosanitaires, Saint-Mathieu de Beloeil, QC, Canada, June 10-12, 2014.

2013

  • Nicolas, O., Toussaint, V., Jenni, S., Charles, M.T., and Beaulieu, C. (2013). "Étude de facteurs contribuant à la tolérance des cultivars de laitue à la tache bactérienne causée par Xanthomonas campestris pv. Vitians.", 105e réunion annuelle de la SPPQ : Nano, l’infiniment petit : une solution d’avenir en phytoprotection., Québec, QC, Canada, 5-6 juin, 2013.

2011

  • Owen, J., Fillmore, S.A.E., Sanderson, K.R., Nurse, R.E., Mercier, G., Charles, M.T., and Benoît, D.-L. (2011). An eastern Canada Research Network for the study of organic vegetable rotational cropping systems: Project Final Report. March 31, 2011. (Report)

2010

  • Goyette, B., Charles, M.T., Vigneault, C., and Raghavan, G.S.V. (2010). "Effects of Hyperbaric treatment on quality attributes of tomato fruits.", 2010 ASABE Annual International Meeting, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 20-23, 2010, pp. 2734-2748.
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