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Audy, Patrice, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

2560 Hochelaga Blvd
Quebec, Quebec G1V 2J3
Telephone: 418-210-5035
Fax: 418-648-2402
Email: patrice.audy@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • gene modification
  • mutagenesis
  • selection
  • dna sequencing relationships
  • genomic clone isolation
  • late blight (phytophthora)
  • potato
  • selection assisted by dna markers
  • scab (common and powdery)
  • cdna isolation
  • host resistance to disease
  • response to disease and stress
  • disease organisms
  • resistance
  • plant biotechnology
  • gene cloning
  • fungal diseases

Research publications

Other science related publications

2019

  • D'Amours, E., Cloutier, J. Bertrand, A., Claessens, A., Rocher, S. et Audy, P. 2019. Identification de souches de rhizobium tolérantes aux basses températures pour le trèfle, le sainfoin et le lotier. Affiche présentée à la journée d'information scientifique sur les bovins laitiers et les plantes fourragères, Drummonville, Québec (Canada)

2017

  • Audy, P., Rocher, S., & Claessens, A. (2017, 7-9 Juin). Amélioration de la résistance à deux oomycètes pathogènes des racines chez la luzerne: sélection récurrente et assistée par marqueurs moléculaires. Papier présenté au 107e Congrès annuel de la Société de Protection des Plantes du Québec, Sainte-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec (Canada).
  • Audy, P., Rocher, S., and Claessens, A. 2017. Aphanomyces and Phytophthora root rot tolerance in alfalfa: recurrent selection and marker development under stringent disease conditions. Can. J. Plant Pathol. 39: 544
  • Bertrand, A., Thivierge, M-N, Claessens, A, and Audy, P. 2017 Milk from forages. Presentation Joint workshop of the AAFC Yangzhou University Joint laboratory in Agricutural Sciences. Ottawa, November 7 2017
  • Bertrand, A., Thivierge, MN, Audy, P., Claessens, A. 2017. Forage production and research in Canada. Preserntation at the Joint workshop of the AAFC Yangzhou University Joint laboratory in Agriculture Sciences. November 9. 2017, CRDQ, Québec City
  • Thivierge, M.-N., Audy, P., Bélanger, G., Claessens, A., Bertrand, A., Rocher, S., Tremblay, G., Jégo, G., and Lajeunesse, J. 2017. Systèmes racinaires: la force cachée! Congrès de l’Ordre des Agronomes du Québec (OAQ), Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, September 21, 2017

2016

  • Bertrand, A., Claessens, A., Rocher, S., Audy, P. and Castonguay, Y. 2016. New breeding approaches for forage crops improvement. Scientific workshop of the joint laboratory in agriculture science between AAFC and Yangzhou Univeristy Yangzhou 2016/03/24 - 2016/03/24

2015

  • Audy, P., Boyetchko, S.M., Foran, N., and Gravel, V. (2015). "Can bacterial antagonists be used to complement synthetic fungicides as a control measure against potato late blight?", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Boyetchko, S.M. and Audy, P. (2015). "AAFC Scientists Developing Biological Control Agents in War Against Late Blight (http://digital.turn-page.com/i/531027-july-august-2015/0).", Potato Country Magazine, 2015(7/8), pp. 7.
  • Boyetchko, S.M. and Audy, P. (2015). "AAFC scientists looking to nature to control the disease that caused the Irish potato famine. (http://206.75.155.11/Agcan/m.midbbsummaries.asp?articleId=/agcan/clips/150611/f05565TP.htm). 11/06/2015.", Manitoba Co-operator.
  • Boyetchko, S.M. and Audy, P. (2015). "Les chercheurs d’Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada se tournent vers la nature pour lutter contre la maladie à l’origine de la Grande famine en Irlande. 20/07/2015. http://www.agronouvelles.com/2015/07/les-chercheurs-dagriculture-et-agroalimentaire-canada-se-tournent-vers-la-nature-pour-lutter-contre-la-maladie-a-lorigine-de-la-grande-famine-en-irlande/.", Ordre des agronomes du Québec, AgroNouvelle.
  • Boyetchko, S.M. and Audy, P. (2015). "Looking to nature to control late blight. 03/06/2015. (http://www.agannex.com/diseases/looking-to-nature-to-control-late-blight).", Top Crop Manager (Western edition).
  • Boyetchko, S.M. and Audy, P. (2015). "Soil bacteria may offer weapon against late blight in potatoes. 13/06/2015. http://www.grainews.ca/daily/soil-bacteria-may-offer-weapon-against-late-blight-in-potatoes.", Grainews.
  • Boyetchko, S.M. and Audy, P. (2015). Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Scientists Looking to Nature to Control the Disease That Caused the Irish Potato Famine. News: Feature articles. 03/06/2015. (http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/news/feature-articles/agriculture-and-agri-food-canada-scientists-looking-to-nature-to-control-the-disease-that-caused-the-irish-potato-famine/?id=1433168638577)., Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
  • Boyetchko, S.M. and Audy, P. (2015). Saskatoon discovery could have prevented Irish Potato Famine. Scientist works with naturally-occurring bacteria to stop late blight disease. 05/06/2015. http://ckom.com/story/saskatoon-discovery-could-have-prevented-irish-potato-famine/559582 (story on the website) -- News Talk 650 CKOM, Saskatoon news.
  • Boyetchko, S.M., Svircev, A.M., Zhou, T., Audy, P., Russell, H., and Cote, J. (2015). "Promising bacterial antagonists as biopesticides for control of post-harvest diseases of fruits and vegetables.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015, Oral presentation.
  • Foran, N., Audy, P., Boyetchko, S.M., and Gravel, V. (2015). "Bacterial antagonists as a biological alternative for control of potato late blight disease.", 99th annual meeting of the potato Association of America, Portland, Maine, USA, July 19-23, 2015. (Poster)

2014

  • Audy, P. (2014). "Mildiou de la pomme de terre; exploration de solutions biologiques pour une maladie mondiale.", séminaire du CRDSGC, Centre de recherche et de développement sur les sols et les grandes cultures, Québec, QC, Canada, April 10, 2014, Presentation.
  • Audy, P., Castonguay, Y., Claessens, A., and Desgagnés, R. (2014). "SRAP polymorphisms associated with Phytophthora Root Rot (PRR) tolerance in alfalfa.", Joint Conference of NAAIC, Trifolium, & Grass Breeders, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, July 8-10, 2014.
  • Audy, P., Castonguay, Y., Claessens, A., and Desgagnés, R. (2014). "SRAP polymorphisms associated with Phytophthora Root Rot (PRR) tolerance in alfalfa.", North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, July 8-10, 2014, Invited speaker.
  • Audy, P., Desgagnés, R., Claessens, A., and Castonguay, Y. (2014). "Nouvelle approche de sélection assistée par marqueurs dans le développement d’une luzerne plus résistante aux maladies.", Demi-journée d’information scientifique sur les fourrages 2012, Victoriaville, QC, Canada, February 12, 2014, Presentation, pp. 23-35.
  • Boyetchko, S.M. and Audy, P. (2014). "AAFC Scientists developing biocontrol agents in the war against late blight.", Ecozone Express: Prairie/Boreal Plain Ecozone, 3(6).
  • Boyetchko, S.M., Audy, P., Choo, H.S., Desgagnés, R., Sawchyn, K., and Conn, K.L. (2014). "Bacterial antagonists as a biological solution for control of potato late blight disease.", American Phytopathological Society (APS) and Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) Joint Meeting 2014, Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 9-13, 2014, Poster; Phytopathology 104 (11S) 17-18.
  • Boyetchko, S.M., Audy, P., Foran, N., Desgagnés, R., Sawchyn, K., Choo, H.S., Gravel, V., and Conn, K.L. (2014). "The Search for Bacterial Antagonists to Control Potato Late Blight Disease.", Joint Saskatchewan-Alberta Plant Pathology Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 2-4, 2014.
  • Boyetchko, S.M., Audy, P., Sawchyn, K., Desgagnés, R., Zhou, T., and Dumonceaux, T.J. (2014). "Application of bacterial strains as microbial biopesticides for control of potato late blight disease (AAFC Inventions Disclosure, 8 pages)."

2013

  • Audy, P., Boyetchko, S.M., Desgagnés, R., and Sawchyn, K. (2013). "Assessment of promising soil bacteria for biological control of Phytophthora infestans causing storage decay in potato.", Potato Association of America Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, Canada, July 28-August 1, 2013, J Am. J. Potato Res, 91:34-35.
  • Castonguay, Y., Claessens, A., Bertrand, A., and Audy, P. (2013). "Reaping the benefits of new breeding technologies to improve forage yield and quality.", Annual meeting of the "Canadian Forage Grassland Association", Old, Alberta, Canada, December 9-11, 2013, Oral presentation.
  • Tremblay, G.F., Berthiaume, R.R., Bélanger, G., Audy, P., Lafrenière, C., Charbonneau, É., and Allard, G.C. (2013). Sélection des fourrages sur la base de la valeur alimentaire et de l’ensilabilité pour mieux les valoriser en production laitière. Rapport final de projet de recherche, 2012-2013, Direction générale de la science et de la technologie d’AAC, Programme d’innovation en agriculture (PIA), Rapport final, Projet de recherche #, 26 pages. (Report)

2012

  • Audy, P. (2012). "Mildiou et pomme de terre bio: de la bouillie bordelaise aux alternatives. Symposium: Spores, toxines et allergènes des espèces nuisibles – les risques pour la santé humaine.", Congrès annuel de la Société de Protection des Plantes du Québec (SPPQ), Québec, QC, Canada, du 5 au 6 juin 2013.
  • Audy, P., Castonguay, Y., Claessens, A., and Desgagnés, R. (2012). "SRAP polymorphisms associated with Phytophthora Root Rot (PRR) resistance within two alfalfa genetic backgrounds.", 22nd Trifolium Conference & 41st Grass Breeders Conference, Ithaca, New York, USA, July 10-12, 2012. (Poster)
  • Berthiaume, R.R., Tremblay, G.F., Bélanger, G., Audy, P., Lafrenière, C., Charbonneau, É., and Allard, G. (2012). "Des variétés de fourrages performantes aux champs et à l’étable, est-ce possible?", Réunion annuelle des représentants Semican - Lallemand 2012, Victoriaville, QC, Canada, July 17, 2012.
  • Boyetchko, S.M., Zhou, T., Audy, P., and Svircev, A.M. (2012). "Assessment of bacterial strains for biological control of pathogens causing post-harvest and storage decay of fruits and vegetables.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012, Can. J. Plant Pathol. 35(1):103-104.
  • Boyetchko, S.M., Zhou, T., Audy, P., and Svircev, A.M. (2012). "Evaluation of promising bacterial strains for biological control of post-harvest and storage decay pathogens on fruits and vegetables.", 4th Joint Saskatchewan-Alberta Plant Pathology Conference, Lloydminster, SK, Canada, November 5-7, 2012.
  • Boyetchko, S.M., Zhou, T., Audy, P., and Svircev, A.M. (2012). "Evaluation of promising bacterial strains for biological control of post-harvest and storage decay pathogens on fruits and vegetables.", 4th Joint Saskatchewan-Alberta Plant Pathology Conference: Mapping and cloning of clubroot resistance genes in Brassica species, Lloydminster, SK, Canada, November 5-7, 2012.
  • Pouleur, S., Audy, P., Gilbert, G., and Laberge, S. (2012). "Première mention du Polymyxa graminis chez le maïs au Canada.", Congrès annuel de la Société de Protection des Plantes du Québec (SPPQ), Québec, QC, Canada, du 5 au 6 juin 2013.

2011

  • Audy, P., Boyetchko, S.M., Le Floch-Fouére, C., and Sawchyn, K. (2011). "In vitro antagonistic effects of bacteria on potato late blight causing agent Phytophthora infestans.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 82nd Annual Meeting (with Plant Canada 2011), Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011, Can. J. Plant Pathol. 34(2): 323-324. (Poster)
  • Audy, P., Boyetchko, S.M., Le Floch-Fouére, C., and Sawchyn, K. (2011). "Assessment of bacterial antagonists for control of Phytophthora infestans causing postharvest storage disease of potato.", 4th International Biofumigation & Biopesticides Symposium, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 18-21, 2011. (Poster)
  • Audy, P., Boyetchko, S.M., Le Floch-Fouére, C., and Sawchyn, K. (2011). "Effets antagonistes in vitro de microorganismes bactériens de la rhyzosphère envers Phytophthora infestans, l’agent de la brûlure tardive de la pomme de terre.", Réunion annuelle conjointe Société de Protection des Plantes due Québec (SPPQ-SEQ), Montmagny, QC, Canada, June 14-15, 2011, Phytoprotection 92:44.
  • Tremblay, G.F., Berthiaume, R.R., Bélanger, G., Audy, P., Lafrenière, C., Charbonneau, É., and Allard, G. (2011). "Valeur alimentaire des ensilages fabriqués à partir de fourrages plus sucrés.", Réunion annuelle des représentants Semican - Lallemand 2011, Victoriaville, QC, Canada, June 15, 2011.
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