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

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  3. Goyette, B., Vigneault, C., Charles, M.T., Raghavan, V.G.S. (2012). Effect of hyperbaric treatments on the quality attributes of tomato. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 92(3), 541-551. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS2011-168

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  4. Fan, L., Dubé, C., Fang, C., Roussel, D., Charles, M.T., Desjardins, Y., Khanizadeh, S. (2012). Effect of production systems on phenolic composition and oxygen radical absorbance capacity of 'Orléans' strawberry. Food Science and Technology - LWT, [online] 45(2), 241-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2011.09.004

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  5. Charles, M.T., Arul, J., and Benhamou, N. (2011). "UV-C-Induced Disease Resistance in Tomato Fruit is a Multi-Component and Time-Dependent System.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 905, pp. 251-260.

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  6. Owen, J., Fillmore, S.A.E., Sanderson, K.R., Nurse, R.E., Mercier, G., Charles, M.T., and Benoît, D.-L. (2011). An eastern Canada Research Network for the study of organic vegetable rotational cropping systems: Project Final Report. March 31, 2011. (Report)

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  7. Jagadeesh, S.L., Charles, M.T., Gariepy, Y., Goyette, B., Raghavan, G.S.V., Vigneault, C. (2011). Influence of Postharvest UV-C Hormesis on the Bioactive Components of Tomato during Post-treatment Handling. Food and Bioprocess Technology, [online] 4(8), 1463-1472. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11947-009-0259-y

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  8. Ding, L., Charles, M.T., Carisse, O., Tsao, R., Dubé, C., Khanizadeh, S. (2011). Changes in ascorbate-glutathione pathway enzymes in response to Mycosphaerella fragariae infection in selected strawberry genotypes, 44(8), 712-725. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03235400903266297

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  9. Yu, C., Ranieri, M., Lv, D., Zhang, M., Charles, M.T., Tsao, R., Rekika, D., Khanizadeh, S. (2011). Phenolic composition and antioxidant capacity of newly developed strawberry lines from British Columbia and Quebec, 14(1), 59-67. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10942910903131415

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  10. Goyette, B., Charles, M.T., Vigneault, C., and Raghavan, G.S.V. (2010). "Effects of Hyperbaric treatment on quality attributes of tomato fruits.", 2010 ASABE Annual International Meeting, David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, June 20-23, 2010, pp. 2734-2748.

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  11. Wang, Q., Tury, E., Rekika, D., Thérèse Charles, M., Tsao, R., Hao, Y.J., Dubé, C., Khanizadeh, S. (2010). Agronomic characteristics and chemical composition of newly developed day-neutral Strawberry lines by agriculture and agri-food Canada. International Journal of Food Properties, [online] 13(6), 1234-1243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10942910903013415

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  12. Tao, S., Zhang, S., Tsao, R., Charles, M.T., Yang, R., Khanizadeh, S. (2010). In vitro antifungal activity and mode of action of selected polyphenolic antioxidants on Botrytis cinerea. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection, [online] 43(16), 1564-1578. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03235400802583834

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  13. Lu, J., Charles, M.T., Vigneault, C., Goyette, B., Raghavan, G.S.V. (2010). Effect of heat treatment uniformity on tomato ripening and chilling injury. Postharvest Biology and Technology, [online] 56(2), 155-162. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2010.01.005

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  14. Lu, J., Vigneault, C., Charles, M.T., Raghavan, G.S.V., Goyette, B. (2010). Design of a forced-air-twin-chamber for investigating the effects of controlled levels of non-uniformity in heat treatment of tomatoes on product quality. Journal of Food Engineering, [online] 96(2), 279-286. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2009.07.024

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  15. Lu, J., Toussaint, V., Charles, M.T., Vigneault, C., and Raghavan, G.S.V. (2009). "Effect of Heat Treatment Uniformity on the Control of Botrytis cinerea on Harvested Tomato.", Transactions of the ASABE, 52(1), pp. 201-211.

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  16. Khanizadeh, S., Groleau, Y., Levasseur, A., Charles, M.T., Tsai, T., Yang, R., DeEll, J.R., Hampson, C.R., and Toivonen, P.M.A. (2009). "Eden(TM) a non-browning apple suitable for fresh cut slice and fruit salad.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 814, pp. 273-274.

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  17. Khanizadeh, S., Groleau, Y., Levasseur, A., Charles, M.T., Tsao, R., Yang, R., DeEll, J.R., and Toivonen, P.M.A. (2009). "Eden™ a non Browning apple suitable for fresh cut slice and fruit Salad.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 814, pp. 273-274.

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  18. Khanizadeh, S., Tsao, R., Rékika, D., Yang, R., Charles, M.T., and Rupasinghe, H.P.V. (2009). "Advances in Fruit Breeding In Eastern Canada - Role of Phytochemicals in Designing Specialty Fruits.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 814, pp. 205-208.

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  19. Khanizadeh, S., Ding, L., Tsao, R., Rékika, D., Yang, R., Charles, M.T., and Rupasinghe, H.P.V. (2009). "Phytochemical profile of Selected Processing Apple Genotypes.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 814, pp. 545-550.

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  20. Khanizadeh, S., Tao, S., Zhang, S., Tsao, R., Rékika, D., Yang, R., Charles, M.T., Gauthier, L., and Gosselin, A. (2009). "Profile of antioxidant activities of selected strawberry genotypes.", Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 814, pp. 551-556.

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Research facility

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

Language

English