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. Yu, Q., Gu, J., Ye, W. (2013). Deladenus prorsus n sp (Nematoda: Neotylenchidae) in dunnage wood from Malaysia intercepted in Ningbo, China. Nematology, [online] 15(4), 379-388. http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685411-00002683

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  2. Qiao, Y., Zaidi, M., Badiss, A., Hughes, B., Celetti, M.J., Yu, Q. (2013). Intra-racial genetic variation of Ditylenchus dipsaci isolated from garlic in Ontario as revealed by random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 35(3), 346-353. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2013.804883

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  3. Peng, H., Gao, B.l., Kong, L.a., Yu, Q., Huang, W.k., He, X.f., Long, H.b., Peng, D.l. (2013). Exploring the Host Parasitism of the Migratory Plant-Parasitic Nematode Ditylenchus destuctor by Expressed Sequence Tags Analysis. PLoS ONE, [online] 8(7), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0069579

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  4. Yu, Q. (2012). "The Canadian National Collection of Nematodes: an overview.", Journal of Nematology, 44(4), pp. 499-499.

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  5. Hughes, B.R., Celetti, M.J., Paibomesai, M., and Yu, Q. (2012). "Stem and bulb nematode (Ditylenchus dipsaci) in Ontario-grown garlic.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012, Published in: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology / Revue canadienne de phytopathologie, 35(1), pp. 114.

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  6. Yu, Q., de Groot, P., Leal, I., Davis, C., Ye, W., and Foord, B. (2012). "First report and characterization of Deladenus proximus (Nematoda: Neotylenchidae) associated with Sirex nigricornis (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) in Canada.", International Journal of Nematology, 21(2), pp. 139-146.

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  7. Yu, Q. (2012). "Ditylenchus destructor Thorne, 1945 (Tylenchida: Anguinidae) in Canada.", Journal of Nematology, 44(4), pp. 500-500.

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  8. Qiao, Y., Zaidi, M.A., Yu, Q., Badiss, A., Hughes, B.R., and Celetti, M.J. (2012). "DNA polymorphism in the stem and bulb nematode Ditylenchus dipsaci in garlic in Ontario.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 83rd Annual Meeting and International PPV Meeting, Marriott Gateway On The Falls, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, June 24-27, 2012, Published in: Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology / Revue canadienne de phytopathologie, 35(1), pp. 122.

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  9. Yu, Q. and Zaidi, M.A. (2012). "Discovery of Potato Rot Nematode, Ditylenchus destructor, Infesting Garlic in Ontario, Canada.", Plant Disease, 96(2), pp. 297. doi : 10.1094/PDIS-08-11-0697

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  10. Pan, F.J., Xu, Y.L., McLaughlin, N.B., Xue, A.G., Yu, Q., Han, X.Z., Liu, W., Zhan, L.L., Zhao, D., Li, C.J. (2012). Response of soil nematode community structure and diversity to long-term land use in the black soil region in China. Ecological Research, [online] 27(4), 701-714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11284-012-0944-6

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  11. Yu, Q. (2011). "Soybean Cyst Nematode (Heterodera glycines Ichinohe).", in El-Shemy, H.A. (ed.) - Soybean - Physiology and Biochemistry, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Chapter 22, pp. 461-474.

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  12. Yu, Q., Ye, W., Badiss, A., and Sun, F. (2010). "Description of Ditylenchus dipsaci (Kühn, 1857) Filipjev, 1936 (Nematoda: Anguinidae) infesting garlic in Ontario, Canada.", International Journal of Nematology, 20(2), pp. 185-192.

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  13. Pedram, M., Niknam, G., Robbins, R.T., Decraeme, W., Ye, W., and Yu, Q. (2010). "First record of Trichodorus primitivus (de Man, 1880) Micoletzky, 1922 and morphological and molecular identification of Longidorus elongatus (de Man, 1876) Micoletzky, 1922 from Canada.", Plant Disease, 94(6), pp. 782. (Abstract)

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  14. Mahran, A., Turner, S., Martin, T., Yu, Q., Miller, S.A., and Sun, F. (2010). "The Golden Potato Cyst Nematode Globodera rostochiensis Pathotype Ro1 in the Saint-Amable Regulated Area in Quebec, Canada.", Plant Disease, 94(12), pp. 1510. doi : 10.1094/PDIS-08-10-0584

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  15. Yu, Q., Badiss, A., Zhang, Z., Ye, W. (2010). First report and morphological, molecular characterization of Xiphinema chambersi Thorne, 1939 (Nematoda, Longidoridae) in Canada. ZooKeys, [online] 49 13-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.49.473

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  16. Yu, Q., Ye, W., Sun, F., Miller, S. (2010). Characterization of Globodera rostochiensis (Tylenchida: Heteroderidae) associated with potato in Quebec, Canada. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 32(2), 264-271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661003740322

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  17. Pan, F., McLaughlin, N.B., Yu, Q., Xue, A.G., Xu, Y., Han, X., Li, C., Zhao, D. (2010). Responses of soil nematode community structure to different long-term fertilizer strategies in the soybean phase of a soybean-wheat-corn rotation. European Journal of Soil Biology, [online] 46(2), 105-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejsobi.2010.01.004

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  18. Yu, Q. (2009). "The Genus Paratylenchus Micoletzky, 1922 in Canada (Nematoda: Paratylenchidae).", International Journal of Nematology, 19(2), pp. 159-166.

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  19. Pan, F.J., Xu, Y.L., Yu, Q., Xue, A.G., Liu, W.Z., and Han, X.Z. (2009). "Community structure and seasonal fluctuation of soil nematodes in soybean rhizosphere under different manure nodes.", VIII World Soybean Research Conference, Beijing, China, August 10-15, 2009, pp. 249.

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  20. Yu, Q. and Sun, F.C. (2009). "Soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines Ichinole) in Canada.", VIII World Soybean Research Conference, Beijing, China, August 10-15, 2009, pp. 32. (Abstract)

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Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Affiliations

  • Society of Nematologists (SON).

  • European Society of Nematologists (EPN).

  • Canadian Phytopathologists Society (CPS).

Language

English
French

Other languages

Chinese