Erlandson, Martin, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Microbiology, Insect Virology


Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X2
Telephone: 306-385-9439
Fax: 306-385-9482
Email: martin.erlandson@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Development of insect-specific viruses as microbial pesticides for control of insect pests of greenhouse and field crops.
  • Molecular biology studies of host range and virulence determinants of insect viruses and their interation with host insect physiology.
  • Development of molecular markers for identification and detectioin of insect biological control agents.
  • Insect molecular biology and genomics

Current Projects:

  • Development and evaluation of microbial agents for biological control of arthropod pests: Baculoviruses for control of the greenhouse pest Trichoplusia ni
  • In vivo functional interactions of a baculovirus pathogens with the midgut of host Lepidopteran pest insects
  • Development of midgut genomics and proteomics platform leading to the identification of novel insect targets for enhanced resistance.
  • Development of PCR based molecular markers for identification and detection of insect parasitoids.

Affiliations:

  • Adjuct Professor, Department of Applied Microbiology and Food Science, University of Saskatchewan

Research Publications:

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

2016

  • Hegedus, D.D., Toprak, U., and Erlandson, M.A. (2016). "Lepidopteran peritrophic matrix composition, function, and formation.", in Chandrasekar, R., Goldsmith, M.R. and Agunbiade, T.A. (eds.) - Short Views on Insect Genomics and Proteomics, Volume 2, Springer-Verlag GmbH, pp. 63-88.
  • Javed MA, Biswas S, Willis LG, Harris S, Pritchard C, van Oers MM, Donly BC, Erlandson MA, Hegedus DD, Theilmann DA. 2017. Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus AC83 is a per os infectivity factor (PIF) protein required for occlusion-derived virus (ODV) and budded virus nucleocapsid assembly as well as assembly of the PIF complex in ODV envelopes. J Virol 91:e02115-16.
  • Javed, M.A., Harris, S., Willis, L.G., Theilmann, D.A., Donly, B.C., Hegedus, D.D., Erlandson, M.A. (2016) Microscopic investigation of AcMNPV infection in the Trichoplusia ni midgut. J. Invert. Pathology. 141:24-33.

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

  • Terenius, O., Papanicolaou, A., Garbutt, J.S., Eleftherianos, I., Huvenne, H., Kanginakudru, S., Albrechtsen, M., An, C., Aymeric, J.-L., Barthel, A., Bebas, P., Bitra, K., Bravo, A., Chevalier, F., Collinge, D.P., Crava, C.M., de Maagd, R.A., Duvic, B., Erlandson, M.A., Faye, I., Felföldi, G., Fujiwara, H., Futahashi, R., Gandhe, A.S., Gatehouse, H.S., Gatehouse, L.N., Giebultowicz, J.M., Gómez, I., Grimmelikhuijzen, C.J.P., Groot, A.T., Hauser, F., Heckel, D.G., Hegedus, D.D., Hrycaj, S., Huang, L., Hull, J.J., Iatrou, K., Iga, M., Kanost, M.R., Kotwica, J., Li, C., Li, J., Liu, J., Lundmark, M., Matsumoto, S., Meyering-Vos, M., Millichap, P.J., Monteiro, A., Mrinal, N., Niimi, T., Nowara, D., Ohnishi, A., Oostra, V., Ozaki, K., Papakonstantinou, M., Popadic, A., Rajam, M.V., Saenko, S., Simpson, A.J., Soberón, M., Strand, M.R., Tomita, S., Toprak, U., Wang, P., Wee, C.W., Whyard, S., Zhang, W., Nagaraju, J., Gordon, R.H.J., Herrerop, S., Gordon, K., Smagghe, G., and Swevers, L. (2011). "RNA interference in Lepidoptera: An overview of successful and unsuccessful studies and implications for experimental design.", Journal of Insect Physiology, 57(2), pp. 231-245. doi : 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.11.006
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M.A., and Hegedus, D.D. (2011). "Peritrophic Matrix Proteins (http://www.intechopen.com/books/embryogenesis/combinatorial-networks-regulating-seed-development-and-seed-filling).", - Trends Entomology Vol. 6, pp. 23-51.

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Donly, C., Kaplanoglu, E., Theilmann, D., Hegedus, D., Baldwin, D., Siemenska, E., Erlandson, M. (2016) Measuring the Mamestra configurata Nucleopolyhedrosis Virus Transcriptome: Personalized Insect Genomics. Insect Biotech Conference, St. Catharines, Ontario. 8-10 June 2016, oral presentation.
  • Otani, J.K., Gavloski, J.E., Hervet, V.A.D., Meers, S., Barkley, S., Hartley, S., Hummel, J.D., Erlandson, M.A., Reid, P., Broatch, J.S., Laird, R.A., and Floate, K.D. (2016). "Cutworm Update.", 2016 Agronomy Update, Red Deer, AB, Canada, January 19-20, 2016, Presentation (~350 people), pp. 42.
  • Sieminska, E.A., Erlandson, M.A., Hegedus, D.D., and Gray, J. (2016). "Characterization of the pheromone communication channel in bertha armyworm, Mamestra configurata.", International Society for Chemical Ecology 2016, Brazil.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M.A., and Hegedus, D.D. (2016). "New insights into lepidopteran peritrophic matrix synthesis and structure.", International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida, USA.

2015

  • Erlandson, M.A., Coutu, C., Holowachuk, J., Olfert, O.O., Gariepy, T.D., and Hegedus, D.D. (2015). "Developing genotyping-by-sequencing strategies for characterizing Mamestra configurata populations.", Joint Annual Meeting of Société d’entomologie du Québec and Entomological Society of Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada, November 8-11, 2015, Oral Presentation.
  • Erlandson, M.A., Floate, K.D., and Otani, J.K. (2015). DNA markers help identify cutworm species. AAFC’s Weekly Science Story – April 1, 2015.
  • Erlandson, M.A., Harris, S., Sieminska, E.A., Baldwin, D., Hegedus, D.D., and Theilmann, D.A. (2015). "Inhibition of Cotesia vanessae development in Trichoplusia ni larvae infected with alphabaculoviruses from Mamestra configurata.", 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 9-13, 2015, Oral Presentation.
  • Franklin, M.T., Huang, A., Han, Y., Tabert, M., Erlandson, M.A., Richard, S., and Henderson, D. (2015). "Screening field collected Lepidoptera larvae for new virus isolates.", 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 9-13, 2015. (Poster)
  • Harrison, R.L., Theilmann, D.A., and Erlandson, M.A. (2015). "Genome sequence analysis of a two alphabaculoviruses and a betabaculovirus from armyworms of the genus Mythimna.", 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 9-13, 2015. (Poster)
  • Javed, M.A., Harris, S., Theilmann, D.A., Erlandson, M.A., and Hegedus, D.D. (2015). "AcMNPV infection process in Trichoplusia ni midgut.", 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 9-13, 2015. (Poster)
  • Theilmann, D.A., Willis, L.G., Weis, M.M., Donly, B.C., Hegedus, D.D., and Erlandson, M.A. (2015). "Analysis of occlusion derived virus infection in tissue culture using gene knock out viruses of the per os infectivity factors and GP64.", 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 9-13, 2015, Oral Presentation.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M.A., and Hegedus, D.D. (2015). "Relating peritrophic matrix structure and function to baculovirus efficacy.", Microbial Control Congress, Ankara, Turkey, Invited speaker.

2014

  • Baldwin, D., Theilmann, D.A., Vlak, J.M., and Erlandson, M.A. (2014). "Genomic variation of Mamestra configurata nucleopolyhedroviruses from noctuid host species across Holarctic regions.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014. (Poster)
  • Dufton, S., Benn, A., Erlandson, M.A., Floate, K.D., and Otani, J.K. (2014). "2014 CARP cutworm project summary: Peace River region.", Alberta Canola Producers Commission’s Regional Meetings, Rycroft, Alberta, Canada, November 26, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Dufton, S., Benn, A., Erlandson, M.A., Floate, K.D., and Otani, J.K. (2014). "2014 CARP cutworm rearing project summary: Peace River region.", Alberta Canola Producers Commission’s Regional Meetings, Falher, Alberta, Canada, November 27, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Erlandson, M.A., Donly, B.C., Theilmann, D.A., Hegedus, D.D., Coutu, C., and Baldwin, D. (2014). "Mamestra configurata nucleopolyhedrovirus-A transcriptome from infected host midgut.", 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, August 3-7, 2014, oral presentation, pp. 80.
  • Erlandson, M.A., Donly, B.C., Theilmann, D.A., Hegedus, D.D., Coutu, C., and Baldwin, D. (2014). "Mamestra configurata nucleopolyhedrovirus-A transcriptome from infected host midgut.", 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology and International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Mainz, Germany, August 3-7, 2014, Oral Presentation.
  • Erlandson, M.A., Theilmann, D.A., Hegedus, D.L., Donly, T., Gariepy, T.D., and Olfert, O.O. (2014). Bertha armyworm (Mamestra configurata): Genomics, population dynamics and biodiversity of pest and pathogens. Annual Project Report to AAFC-Genomics. (Report)
  • Harris, S., Sieminska, E., Theilmann, D.A., Hegedus, D.D., and Erlandson, M.A. (2014). "Interaction between baculovirus infection and Cotesia parasitism in Trichoplusia ni larvae.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014. (Poster)
  • Holowachuk, J., Sieminska, E.A., Otani, J.K., and Erlandson, M.A. (2014). "Development of DNA marker technology for identification of common cutworm species in the cutworm complex attacking canola in western Canada.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014, pp. 41.
  • Hummel, J.D., Otani, J.K., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Benn, A., Loberg, K., Dufton, S., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Cutworm outbreaks in Alberta.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014, pp. 16.
  • Hummel, J.D., Otani, J.K., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Benn, A., Loberg, K., Dufton, S., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Cutworm outbreaks in Alberta.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014, pp. 16. (Poster)
  • Hummel, J.D., Otani, J.K., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Benn, A., Loberg, K., Dufton, S., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Where the cutworms are: Three years of cutworm reports and collections in Alberta.", 2014 Entomological Society of Alberta AGM, Canmore, AB, Canada, October 25, 2014. (Poster)
  • Hummel, J.D., Otani, J.K., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Benn, A., Loberg, K., Dufton, S., and Floate, K.D. (2014). "Where the cutworms are: Three years of cutworm reports and collections in Alberta.", 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Alberta, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, October 16-18, 2014.
  • Otani, J.K., Floate, K.D., Hervet, V.A.D., Hummel, J.D., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Evenden, M.L., Meers, S., Barkley, S., Laird, R.A., Sharanowski, B., Hartley, S., and Gavloski, J.E. (2014). "Cutworm update.", Agronomy Update Conference 2006, Red Deer, AB, Canada, January 10-11, 2006, pp. 5.
  • Otani, J.K., Floate, K.D., Hervet, V.A.D., Hummel, J.D., Broatch, J.S., Reid, P., Erlandson, M.A., Evenden, M.L., Meers, S., Barkley, S., Laird, R.A., Sharanowski, B., Hartley, S., and Gavloski, J.E. (2014). "Cutworm update.", Agronomy Update, Red Deer, AB, Canada, January 12, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Sieminska, E.A., Erlandson, M.A., Hegedus, D.D., and Gray, J. (2014). "Characterization of the pheromone communication channel in bertha armyworm, Mamestra configurata.", 2014 Joint Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Saskatchewan and Entomological Society of Canada, Saskatoon SK, Canada, September 28-October 1, 2014. (Poster)

2013

  • Donly, B.C., Theilmann, D.A., Hegedus, D.D., Baldwin, D., and Erlandson, M.A. (2013). "Viral transcription in caterpillar gut infected with the Mamestra configurata nucleopolyhedrosis virus.", Insect Biotech Conference 2013, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Erlandson, M.A. (2013). "Developing molecular markers as tools for species identification and population genetics assessment of noctuid pest species on the Canadian prairies.", Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Meeting, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 19, 2013.

2012

  • Floate, K.D., Broatch, J.S., Erlandson, M.A., Evenden, M.L., Gavloski, J.E., Hartley, S., Hummel, J.D., Laird, R.A., Meers, S., Olivier, C.Y., Otani, J.K., and Sharanowski, B. (2012). "New projects for control of cutworms (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) affecting canola crops on the prairies.", Entomological Society of Canada 62nd and Entomological Society of Alberta 60th joint Annual Meeting, Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, November 4-7, 2012, #61. (Abstract)
  • Maghodia, A.B., Fang, M.G., Theilmann, D.A., and Erlandson, M.A. (2012). "A group II alphabaculovirus core gene, MacoNPV-A pif-5 (odv-e56), cannot repair the essential per os infectivity function of the AcMNPV-pif5 knockout virus in Trichoplusia ni larvae.", 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology: 2012 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Centro de Convenciones UCA, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 5-9, 2012, pp. 127.
  • Peng, K., van Lent, J.W.M., Boeren, S., Theilmann, D.A., Erlandson, M.A., Vlak, J.M., and van Oers, M.M. (2012). "Characterization of novel components of the baculovirus per os infectivity factor (PIF) complex.", 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology: 2012 International Congress on Invertebrate Pathology and Microbial Control, Centro de Convenciones UCA, Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 5-9, 2012, pp. 127.

2011

  • Erlandson, M.A., Maghodia, A.B., Cossentine, J.E., Lowery, D.T., and Theilmann, D.A. (2011). "Genome structure of a nucleopolyhedrovirus infecting Abagrotis reedi, a cutworm pest of vineyards.", 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Halifax, NS, Canada, August 7-11, 2011. (Poster)
  • Hynes, R.K., Bailey, K.L., Boyetchko, S.M., Erlandson, M.A., Peng, G., and Traquair, J.A. (2011). "Formulation and delivery of biopesticides.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 61st Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada, June 20-23, 2011.
  • Hynes, R.K., Bailey, K.L., Boyetchko, S.M., Erlandson, M.A., Peng, G., and Traquair, J.A. (2011). "Formulation development and delivery of biopesticides.", Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM) 61st Annual Conference / Conférence annuelle de la Société Canadienne des Microbiologistes (SCM), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada, June 20-23, 2011.
  • Hynes, R.K., Bailey, K.L., Boyetchko, S.M., Erlandson, M.A., and Peng, G. (2011). "Formulation development and delivery of biopesticides.", Soils and Crops Workshop 2011, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 15-16, 2011. (Workshop)
  • Nie, Y., Fang, M.G., Erlandson, M.A., and Theilmann, D.A. (2011). "Deletion analysis of the AcMNPV gene ac67 (lef-3) encoding the single stranded DNA binding protein and the core gene ac68 shows that LEF-3 is not essential for virus replication.", 30th Annual Meeting of American Society for Virology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, July 16-20, 2011.
  • Noakes, A.L., Gillott, C., Hegedus, D.D., Theilmann, D.A., and Erlandson, M.A. (2011). "Mamestra configurata nucleopolyhedrovirus (MacoNPV): potential chitin-binding proteins and their role in oral infectivity.", 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Invertebrate Pathology, Halifax, NS, Canada, August 7-11, 2011.
  • Toprak, U., Erlandson, M.A., Baldwin, D., Gillott, C., and Hegedus, D.D. (2011). "Synthesis and architecture of the Mamestra configurata peritrophic matrix.", Insect Molecular Sciences Symposium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2010

  • Bailey, K.L., Boyetchko, S.M., Peng, G., Hynes, R.K., Erlandson, M.A., and Johnson, E.N. (2010). "Development of biopesticides for weeds, insects, and diseases.", Manitoba Weed Supervisors Association meeting, Russell, MB, Canada, April 9, 2010. (Presentation)
  • Bailey, K.L., Boyetchko, S.M., Peng, G., Hynes, R.K., Erlandson, M.A., and Johnson, E.N. (2010). "Development of biopesticides for weeds, insects, and diseases.", Saskatchewan Alfalfa Seed Producers Association (SASPA): 2010 Saskatchewan Alfalfa Seed Producers Conference, Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, January 15-16, 2010.
  • Erlandson, M.A., Links, M.G., Maghodia, A.B., Donly, B.C., Hegedus, D.D., and Theilmann, D.A. (2010). "Mamestra configurata nucleopolyhedrovirus strain variation at the genome sequence level.", Society for Invertebrate Pathology Conference 2010, Trabzon, Turkey.
  • Toprak, U., Baldwin, D., Hegedus, D.D., Gillott, C., Harris, S., Theilmann, D.A., and Erlandson, M.A. (2010). "Mamestra configurata nucleopolyhedrovirus ENHANCIN substrate specificity and insect intestinal mucin structural types.", Society for Invertebrate Pathology Conference 2010, Trabzon, Turkey.

2009

  • Bailey, K.L. and Erlandson, M.A. (2009). "Containment Facilities Plant Pathology H204 and Insect H205 Standard Operating Procedures Manual, October 2009.", pp. 11. (Technology transfer)
  • Erlandson, M.A., Links, M.G., Ethier, S., Toprak, U., Hegedus, D.D., and Theilmann, D.A. (2009). "Baculoviruses associated with Mamestra configurata (Bertha Armyworm): Role of viral enhancing factor (VEF) in the infection process.", 8th Workshop on the Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera, Crete, Greece.
  • Toprak, U., Baldwin, D., Erlandson, M.A., Gillott, C., and Hegedus, D.D. (2009). "Mucins “on guard”?: Impact of a baculovirus metalloprotease on Mamestra configurata insect intestinal mucins.", Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2009, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
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