Benjamin Mimee

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Research scientist - Nematology

Development of alternative methods for the management of plant parasitic nematodes

Current research and/or projects

Genomic tools for the control of Heterodera glycines, an emerging pest of soybean

Assessment and eradication of Globodera spp. in production of potato (globodera.org)

SoyaGen: Improving yield and disease resistance in short-season soybean (soyagen.ca)

Integrated pest management of the stem and bulb nematode, Ditylenchus dipsaci

Biovigilance for the sustainability of organic soils

Characterization of agriculture microbiomes to monitor the effect of environmental perturbations on biodiversity and pest incidence

Research and/or project statements

Integrated pest management: development and validation of IPM program for plant parasitic nematodes.

Genomics and population genetics of nematodes: virulence mechanisms, routes of introduction, population evolution/adaptation in time, impact of climate change on pest development and management, identification of genes of interest for control, plant-nematode interactions to support breeding programs.

Biodiversity: measure the impact of agricultural practices on soil microbiome and ecological functions.

Education and awards

Recepient of the Syngenta Crop Protection Award 2018, presented by Syngenta and the Society of Nematologist (SON) to a person who has made contributions in nematology, which has led to significant advancement in agriculture.

Key publications

  1. Current Status of Potato Cyst Nematodes in North America. Louise-Marie Dandurand, Inga A. Zasada, Xiaohong Wang, Benjamin Mimee, Walter De Jong, Richard Novy, Jonathan Whitworth, Joseph C. Kuhl. Annual Review of Phytopathology 2019 57:1, 117-133

    2019 - View publication details

  2. Dauphinais, N., Vandal, M., Gagnon, A.È., Bélair, G., Véronneau, P.Y., Mimee, B. (2018). Development and application of a multiplex qPCR method for the simultaneous detection and quantification of pratylenchus alleni and P. Penetrans in Quebec, Canada, 102(5), 970-976. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-08-17-1222-RE

    2018 - View publication details

  3. Duceppe, M.O., Lafond-Lapalme, J., Palomares-Rius, J.E., Sabeh, M., Blok, V., Moffett, P., Mimee, B. (2017). Analysis of survival and hatching transcriptomes from potato cyst nematodes, Globodera rostochiensis and G. pallid, 7(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-03871-x

    2017 - View publication details

  4. Mimee, B., Soufiane, B., Dauphinais, N., Bélair, G. (2017). A qRT-PCR method to evaluate viability of potato cyst nematode (Globodera spp.), 39(4), 503-513. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2017.1382574

    2017 - View publication details

  5. Lafond-Lapalme, J., Duceppe, M.O., Wang, S., Moffett, P., Mimee, B. (2017). A new method for decontamination of de novo transcriptomes using a hierarchical clustering algorithm, 33(9), 1293-1300. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btw793

    2017 - View publication details

  6. Evaluation of cultural methods for the management of the potato cyst (golden) nematode (Globodera rostochiensis) in Quebec, Canada.

    2016 - View publication details

  7. Eves-van den Akker, S., Laetsch, D.R., Thorpe, P., Lilley, C.J., Danchin, E.G.J., Da Rocha, M., Rancurel, C., Holroyd, N.E., Cotton, J.A., Szitenberg, A., Grenier, E., Montarry, J., Mimee, B., Duceppe, M.O., Boyes, I., Marvin, J.M.C., Jones, L.M., Yusup, H.B., Lafond-Lapalme, J., Esquibet, M., Sabeh, M., Rott, M., Overmars, H., Finkers-Tomczak, A., Smant, G., Koutsovoulos, G., Blok, V., Mantelin, S., Cock, P.J.A., Phillips, W., Henrissat, B., Urwin, P.E., Blaxter, M., Jones, J.T. (2016). The genome of the yellow potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis, reveals insights into the basis of parasitism and virulence, 17(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13059-016-0985-1

    2016 - View publication details

  8. Blondlot, A., Gagnon, A.-È., Bourgeois, G., Brodeur, J., Mimee, B., and others (2015). "A research program to address agricultural stakeholders’ concerns regarding the evolution of crop pests associated with climate change.", Climate-Smart Agriculture Global Science Conference 2015, Montpellier, France, March 16-18, 2015.

    2015 - View publication details

  9. Rioux, S., Mimee, B., and Pageau, D. (2015). "Les maladies à surveiller dans les cultures de céréales, de soya et de canola.", Journée du producteur charlevoisien. Club agroenvironnemental de la Rive-Nord (C.A.R.N.) en collaboration avec la Direction régionale de la Capitale-Nationale du MAPAQ, Baie-Saint-Paul, Canada, 9 avril, 2015. (Presentation)

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  10. Mimee, B., Bélair, G., Yu, Q., Forge, T.A., Rott, M., and Tenuta, M. (2015). "La génomique et les nouvelles technologies au service de la biovigilance des nématodes phytoparasites.", Journée de la science, Centre de recherche et développement en horticulture. (Presentation)

    2015 - View publication details

Research facility

430 Gouin Boulevard
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 3E6
Canada

Affiliations

Adjunct Professor

Université de Montréal (since 2013)

Adjunct Professor

Université Laval (since 2016)

Language

English
French