Dr. Qing Yu

Research Scientist (Nematode Taxonomist)

Dr. Yu, as a member of invertebrate biodiversity team of the national environmental health program, conducts taxonomic research and provides the resulting expert information on the identity of the nematodes that benefit or pose a threat to Canadian agriculture

Dr. Yu also provides authoritative nematode identifications and advice as part of the National Identification Service (NIS) to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for regulatory issues, and to federal, provincial and foreign agencies and scientists for research, and regulatory compliance purposes.  Dr. Yu also curates and expands the Canadian National Collection of Nematodes (CNC), and develops data on nematode species, their hosts, occurrence and distribution. 

Current research and/or projects

  • •Systematic and phylogeny studies of Ditylenchus, Deladenus, Litylenchus and Heteroderinae by using morphological, morphometric, and molecular data.

    •Develop key and new techniques in collaboration with scientists from CFIA for identification of quarantined nematodes.

    •Provide nematodes identification service required by researches from federal, provincial agents and from universities across the country .

    •Curate Canadian National Collection of Nematodes (CNCN).

Research and/or project statements

1. Provides the resulting expert information on the identity of the nematodes that benefit or pose a threat to Canadian agriculture and its biological resources (Department Priority 2: A competitive agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector that proactively manages risks).

2. Addresses regulatory obstacles and promotes regulatory cooperation and modernization both domestically and with key trading partners, fulfilling national obligations and those related to international treaties. 

Professional activities / interests

  • •Biosystematics analysis of nematodes, identification nematodes both by morphological and molecular means;

    •Soil ecology of nematodes fauna, biodiversity analysis of nematodes in soil.

    •Developing and applying bioinformatics tools for nematodes taxnomy, data-basing, and data-mining etc.

Education and awards

Ph.D. Nematology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 1992

MSc. Nematology/Phytopatholgy, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, 1989

BSc. Crop Protection, North-west Agriculture University of China, 1984

BSc. Computer Science, Brock University, 2001

Key publications

  1. Nguyen HDT, Grunwald NJ, Abad ZG, Martin FN, Crouch J, Hambleton S, Dettman J, Liu M, Harris LJ, Castlebury L, Salagado-Salazar C, Cowger C, Ellouz O, Mollov D, Fall ML, Ling K, Griffifths J, Mahaffee W, Chen W, Sultata T, Yu Q, Carta LK, Skantar AM, Tambong J, Rogers E, Li S, Dumonceaux TJ, Widmer TL. The 2019 AAFC-USDA meeting on genotyping and monitoring of high-risk plant pathogens.

    2019 - View publication details

  2. Yu, Q., Haavik, L.J., Ye, W., and Gu, J. (2016). "The genus Deladenus (Tylenchidae: Neotylenchidae).", Joint meeting of the 55th annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists and 48th annual meeting of the Organization of Nematologists of Tropic America, Montreal, Canada, 17-22 July, 2016, pp. 199. (Abstract)

    2016 - View publication details

  3. Sun, F., Henry, N., Craig, S., Bilodeau, G.J., Yu, Q., and Castillo, P. (2016). "A multiplex Real-Time PCR assay for simultaneous detection and differentiation of Ditylenchus dipsaci, D. gigas, and D. weischeri.", Joint meeting of the 55th annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists and 48th annual meeting of the Organization of Nematologists of Tropic America, Montreal, Canada, 17-22 July, 2016, pp. 179. (Abstract)

    2016 - View publication details

  4. Massé, D.I., Yu, Q., and Qiao, Y. (2016). "Crop rotation and cover crop for pest management in sustainable agriculture.", in Ma, B.-L. (ed.) - Crop Rotations: Farming Practices, Monitoring and Environmental Benefits, Nova Publishers, Chapter 7.

    2016 - View publication details

  5. Haavik, L.J., Yu, Q., Turgeon, J.J., Allison, J.D. (2016). Horizontal transmission of a parasitic nematode from a non-native to a native woodwasp?, 18(2), 355-358. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-015-1030-0

    2016 - View publication details

  6. Qiao, Y., Yu, Q., Badiss, A., Zaidi, M.A., Ponomareva, E., Hu, Y., Ye, W. (2016). Paraphyletic genus Ditylenchus Filipjev (Nematoda, Tylenchida), corresponding to the D. triformis-group and the D. dipsaci-group scheme, 2016(568), 1-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.568.5965

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  7. Ye, W., Yu, Q., Kanzaki, N., Adams, P.R., and Cardoza, Y.J. (2015). "Characterisation of, and entomopathogenic studies on, Pristionchus aerivorus (Cobb in Merrill & Ford, 1916) Chitwood, 1937 (Rhabditida: Diplogastridae) from North Carolina, USA.", 54th Annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, July 19-24, 2015, pp. 92. (Abstract)

    2015 - View publication details

  8. Qiao, Y., Yu, Q., Badiss, A., Zaidi, M.A., Ponomareva, E., Hu, Y.F., and Ye, W. (2015). "Paraphyly of the genus Ditylenchus Filipjev (Nematoda: Tylenchida) corresponding to the D. triformis-group and the D. dipsaci-group morphologically.", 54th Annual meeting of the Society of Nematologists, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, July 19-24, 2015, pp. 74. (Abstract)

    2015 - View publication details

  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)

    2015 - View publication details

  10. 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)

    2015 - View publication details

Affiliations

  • Society of Nematologists (SON).

  • European Society of Nematologists (EPN).

  • Canadian Phytopathologists Society (CPS).

Language

English
French

Other languages

Chinese