Marie Thérèse Charles

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Research scientist, Postharvest Physiology

In accordance with the strategies of the Science and Technology Branch and in response to industry needs and consumer demand, the post-harvest physiology research team is developing approaches to reduce the use of agrochemicals. Dr. Charles' research projects focus on clean and environmentally friendly technologies such as physical treatments. These technologies are applied at the pre-harvest and post-harvest stages to extend the storage life of fresh fruits and vegetables and increase their content of nutrients and compounds beneficial to human health.

Current research and/or projects

Pre-harvest UV-C treatment as an environmentally-friendly approach to disease control during growth and improvement of post-harvest quality of greenhouse vegetables

Development of a post-harvest UV treatment technology for extending the shelf life of fresh organic fruit and vegetables

The Three Sisters value chain: characterization of the attributes and functionality of native varieties of corn, squash and beans, preservation of genetic material, and prefeasibility of new crop models

Study of resistance induced by UV-C applied pre-harvest to control Xanthomonas campestris pv. Vitians, the agent responsible for bacterial leaf spot

Key publications

  1. Mondor, M., Charles, M.T., and Villeneuve, S. (2016). "The Three-Sisters Project: products' characteristics and potentials.", Conservation and Development of Ancestral/Indigenous Plant Genetic Resources: Challenges, Tools and Perspectives. Sharing the Canadian, Mexican and American Experiences, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, May 10-11, 2016.

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  2. Charles, M.T., Des Marchais, L.-P., Gros-Louis, M., Gariépy, S., Villeneuve, S., Mondor, M., Lamarche, F., Lafrenière-Landry, M., Bélec, C., Rolland, D., Roussel, D., Ippersiel, D., and Drolet, H. (2016). "The Three Sisters value chain: characteristics and bread-making potential of the ancestral lineages.", Joint Annual Conference for the Canadian Society of Agronomy and the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, La Plaza, Montreal, QC, Canada, 24-26 July, 2016. (Poster)

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  3. Olbert Nicolas , Marie Thérèse Charles , Vicky Toussaint , Sylvie Jenni , Jawad Aarrouf, Carole Beaulieu Low UV-C dose exposition elicits disease resistance against bacterial leaf spot caused by Xanthomonas hortorum pv.vitians in lettuce. Joint Annual Conference for the Canadian Society of Agronomy and the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, La Plaza, Montreal, QC, Canada, 24-26 July, 2016. (Oral presentation)

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  4. Yanqun Xu, Zisheng Luo , Marie Thérèse Charles, Daniel Rolland. Preharvest UV-C radiation triggers accumulation of volatile organic compounds in strawberry leaves. Joint Annual Conference for the Canadian Society of Agronomy and the Canadian Society for Horticultural Science, La Plaza, Montreal, QC, Canada, 24-26 July, 2016 (Oral presentation)

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  5. Wang, Y., Moidu, H., Charles, M.T., Dubé, C., and Khanizadeh, S. (2015). "Differential Regulation of Superoxide Dismutase Activity in Selected Strawberry Lines Exposed to Mycosphaerella fragariae.", Journal of Plant Studies (JPS), 4(1), pp. 30-41. doi : 10.5539/jps.v4n2p30

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  6. Charles, M.T., Rolland, D., Roussel, D., Merisier, M.J., Yaganza, E.-S., Charlebois, D., and Arul, J. (2015). "Assessment of Changes in Organic Acid and Sugar Profiles of Tomato Fruits Induced by UV-C Hormesis.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 1079, pp. 159-164.

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  7. Xie, Z., Charles, M.T., Charlebois, D., Rolland, D., Roussel, D., Deschênes, M., Dubé, C., Khanizadeh, S., and Fan, J. (2015). "Preharvest exposure to UV-C radiation: impact on strawberry fruit quality.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 1079, pp. 589-592.

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  8. Xie, Z., Charles, M.T., Fan, J., Charlebois, D., Khanizadeh, S., Rolland, D., Roussel, D., Deschênes, M., Dubé, C. (2015). Effects of preharvest ultraviolet-C irradiation on fruit phytochemical profiles and antioxidant capacity in three strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) cultivars, 95(14), 2996-3002. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.7064

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  9. Wang, Y., Charles, M.T., Dong, W., Dubé, C., and Khanizadeh, S. (2014). "Distribution of Phenolic Components and their Antioxidant Capacity in Strawberries.", Journal of Food Research, 3(2), pp. 54-60. doi : 10.5539/jfr.v3n2p54

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  10. Xie, Z., Fan, J.S., Charlebois, D., Roussel, D., Dubé, C., Charles, M.T., and Khanizadeh, S. (2014). "Agronomic characteristics and phytochemical profiles of advanced June-bearing strawberry lines for the northern Canadian climate.", Agricultural and Food Science, 23(1), pp. 38-47.

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  11. Khanizadeh, S., Fan, L., Fang, C.Q., Charles, M.T., and Tao, S. (2014). "Effect of production systems on phenolic compositions of strawberry fruits.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 1049, pp. 513-516.

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  12. Nicolas, O., Toussaint, V., Jenni, S., Charles, M.T., and Beaulieu, C. (2014). "Rôle des stomates et des éléments minéraux dans la tolérance de la laitue à la tâche bactérienne causée par Xanthomonas campestris pv. vitians.", 106e Réunion annuelle de la SPPQ : Les plantes bio-industrielles : enjeux environnementaux et phytosanitaires, Saint-Mathieu de Beloeil, QC, Canada, June 10-12, 2014.

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  13. Damm, A., Charles, M.T., Gondet, L., Hampson, C.R., Dubé, C., and Khanizadeh, S. (2013). "Activity and concentration of polyphenolic antioxidants and agronomic characteristics of selected cultivars and advanced apple lines from Quebec and British Columbia, Canada.", Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment (JFAE), 11(3&4), pp. 834-843.

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  14. Zhang, Z., Zhu, X., Xie, Z., Zhao, Z.-Y., Dubé, C., Roussel, D., Charles, M.T., and Khanizadeh, S. (2013). "Yield, fruit quality, antioxidant capacity and phenolic composition of advanced raspberry lines from Quebec.", Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment (JFAE), 11(2), pp. 278-284.

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  15. Nicolas, O., Toussaint, V., Jenni, S., Charles, M.T., and Beaulieu, C. (2013). "Étude de facteurs contribuant à la tolérance des cultivars de laitue à la tache bactérienne causée par Xanthomonas campestris pv. Vitians.", 105e réunion annuelle de la SPPQ : Nano, l’infiniment petit : une solution d’avenir en phytoprotection., Québec, QC, Canada, 5-6 juin, 2013.

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  16. Liplap, P., Vigneault, C., Toivonen, P., Charles, M.T., Raghavan, G.S.V. (2013). Effect of hyperbaric pressure and temperature on respiration rates and quality attributes of tomato, 86 240-248. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2013.07.002

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  17. Yaganza, E.-S., Arul, J., Tweddell, R.J., and Charles, M.T. (2012). "Postharvest Application of Organic and Inorganic Salts to Control Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Storage Soft Rot: a Physico-Chemical Basis.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 945, pp. 435-439.

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  18. Zhang, Z.-M., Zhao, Z.-Y., Liu, H., Dubé, C., Charles, M.T., Kempler, C., and Khanizadeh, S. (2012). "Horticultural characteristics and chemical composition of advanced raspberry lines from British Columbia.", Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment (JFAE), 10(3-4), pp. 883-887.

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  19. Khanizadeh, S., Charles, M.T., Yu, C., Tao, S., and Fan, L. (2012). "Effected Cultural Practices on Fruit Quality and Polyphenols Content.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 926, pp. 401-406.

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  20. Goyette, B., Vigneault, C., Raghavan, V., Charles, M.T. (2012). Hyperbaric Treatment on Respiration Rate and Respiratory Quotient of Tomato, 5(8), 3066-3074. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11947-011-0671-y

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Research facility

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

Language

English

Other languages

Anglais