Publications of Philippe Lepoivre
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See detailPrevalence of viruses infecting plantain (Musa sp., AAB genome) in the major growing regions in Cote d'Ivoire
Kouadio, Kouakou Théodore; De Clerck, Caroline ULiege; Agneroh, Thérèse Atcham et al

in African Journal of Agricultural Research (2016), 11(44), 4532-4541

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See detailOccurence of Satellite RNAs associated with Cucumber mosaic virus isolated from banana (Musa sp.) in Ivory Coast
Kouadio, Kouakou Théodore; De Clerck, Caroline ULiege; Agneroh, TA et al

in New Disease Reports (2014), 30

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See detailCombination of Genomic and Proteomic Approaches to Characterize the Symbiotic Population of the Banana Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae)
De Clerck, Caroline ULiege; Tsuchida, Tsutomu; Massart, Sébastien ULiege et al

in Environmental Entomology (2014)

Aphids are known to live in symbiosis with speciÞc bacteria called endosymbionts that have positive or negative impacts on their hosts. In this study, six banana aphid (Pentalonia nigronervosa Coquerel ... [more ▼]

Aphids are known to live in symbiosis with speciÞc bacteria called endosymbionts that have positive or negative impacts on their hosts. In this study, six banana aphid (Pentalonia nigronervosa Coquerel) strains from various geographical origins (Gabon, Madagascar, and Burundi) were screened to determine their symbiotic content, using complementary genomic (16S rDNA sequencing and speciÞc polymerase chain reaction) and proteomic (two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis coupled with protein identiÞcation by matrix assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-ßight mass spectrometry) approaches. Despite the geographical heterogeneity, the combined methods allowed us to identify the same two symbionts in the six aphids strains tested: Buchnera aphidicola and Wolbachia. Although B. aphidicola is found in almost all aphid species, the systematic presence of Wolbachia in banana aphids is particularly interesting, as this bacterium usually has a low prevalence in aphid species. Phylogenetic analyses showed that the Wolbachia sp. strain found in P. nigronervosa was very similar to the strain present in aphids of the genus Cinara, known to have developed a strong and long-term symbiotic association with Wolbachia. The high level of asexual reproduction in P. nigronervosa could be linked to the presence of Wolbachia, but its prevalence also suggests that this symbiotic bacterium could play a more essential role in its aphid host. [less ▲]

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See detailLittérature scientifique et formation à l'information, la situation des bioingénieurs à Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (ULg).
Pochet, Bernard ULiege; Lepoivre, Philippe ULiege; Thirion, Paul ULiege

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement (2013), 17(1),

This article is written from a doctoral work on the role of scientific literature in the bioengineers' teaching at Gembloux. It is essentially a summary including recent advances in information literacy ... [more ▼]

This article is written from a doctoral work on the role of scientific literature in the bioengineers' teaching at Gembloux. It is essentially a summary including recent advances in information literacy. Data analysis indicates that the bioengineers working at Gembloux publish at least as much as other scientists in Belgium, they preferentially publish articles in journals with impact factor, they read preferentially articles and they use all electronic resources available to them. Their fields of research, and reading, goes beyond the strict sense of agronomy. The courses provided at Gembloux are based on the concept of information literacy. It describes a set of skills that allow individuals to recognize an information need and enable them to locate, valuate and use needed information. The Information Literacy concept has evolved over the last two decades. Information literacy education is going well beyond the library. The skills involved are also social and cultural skills besides intellectual skills. They include media and new information technologies without being reduced to technical or technological skills. At Gembloux, the information literacy education, is registered in student's schedule, integrates production of scientific papers and is based on a methodological approach and his own didactic and specific contents. [less ▲]

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See detailThermotherapy, chemotherapy and meristem culture in banana
Lassois, Ludivine ULiege; Lepoivre, Philippe ULiege; Van den Houwe, Ines et al

in Lambardi, M.; Ozudogru, A. E.; Jain, S. M. (Eds.) Protocols for micropropagation of selected economically-important horticultural plants (2013)

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See detailRole of satellite RNAs in cucumber mosaic virus-host plant interactions. A review
Kouadio, Kouakou Théodore ULiege; De Clerck, Caroline ULiege; Agneroh, Thérèse Atcham et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement (2013), 17(4), 644-650

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See detailThe susceptibility of bananas to crown rot disease is influenced by geographical and seasonal effects
Ewane, Cécile Annie; Lassois, Ludivine ULiege; Lepoivre, Philippe ULiege et al

in Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology (2013), 35(1), 27-36

Crown rot of banana fruits is caused by a complex of fungal pathogens, the most common of which is Colletotrichum musae, and is one of the main quality defects of exported bananas. Susceptibility of ... [more ▼]

Crown rot of banana fruits is caused by a complex of fungal pathogens, the most common of which is Colletotrichum musae, and is one of the main quality defects of exported bananas. Susceptibility of banana fruits to crown rot is influenced by many pre-harvest factors. The aim of this study was to improve on the methodology for the evaluation of fruit susceptibility and to verify whether cultivation areas in Cameroon as well as seasonal variations have an influence on the susceptibility to crown rot. Fruit susceptibility was evaluated on a monthly basis throughout a year (including the dry and rainy seasons) in three banana plantations located at very different agro-ecological conditions (two in a lowland area and one in a highland area). Fruit susceptibility was determined through an internal necrotic surface (INS) assessment after artificial inoculation with C. musae. The standardization of post-inoculation environmental conditions enabled more reliable INS assessments. Fruit susceptibility was found to be significantly influenced by cultivation area (P<0.001) since fruits grown in low altitude (Dia-dia, Koumba, 80 m) were more susceptible than fruits grown in high altitude (Ekona, 500 m). Although no seasonal effect was observed (P=0.075), there was a highly significant date effect (P<0.001). This was specifically the case in low altitude plantations where fruit susceptibility was higher for some harvest dates within the rainy season. In Ekona, fruit grade and number of leaves on the banana plant were found to be significantly higher than in the two other locations, while black leaf streak disease severity was significantly lower. The potential relationship with fruit susceptibility is fully discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of the extension of black leaf streak disease on banana susceptibility to post-harvest diseases
Ewané, Cécile Annie; Chillet, Marc; Castelan, Florence et al

in Fruits (2013), 68(5), 351-365

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See detailcDNA-AFLP analysis of gene expression changes in apple trees induced by phytoplasma infection during compatible interaction
Aldaghi, Majid; Bertaccini, Assunta; Lepoivre, Philippe ULiege

in European Journal of Plant Pathology (2012), 134

Abstract In order to gain insight into molecular and physiological changes in apple trees during compatible interaction with two ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma mali’ strains (AP and AT), cDNA-Amplified Fragment ... [more ▼]

Abstract In order to gain insight into molecular and physiological changes in apple trees during compatible interaction with two ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma mali’ strains (AP and AT), cDNA-Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (cDNA-AFLP) technique was used. A rootstock of apple (MM106) susceptible to ‘Ca. P. mali’ was used to extend the range of the potential host responses by the maximum number of identified genes that will be deregulated by phytoplasma in apple. Gene expression comparisons were studied in three directions: healthy versus infected samples, symptomatic versus nonsymptomatic sample, and AP-infected versus ATinfected sample. Forty-five genes whose steady-state levels of expression significantly changed in response to phytoplasma infection were identified. Among their partial cDNA sequences, only 27 showed similarity to DNA or protein data bases; of these, 18 were related to known genes in plants, and the rest were related to unknown or hypothetical proteins. Eighteen out of 45 did not show any similarity with sequences in data bases (potential novel genes). Quantitative real-time RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to confirm differential expression of AFLP identified genes, and showed the similar profile expression for 11 known genes among 18, and for 13 unknown, hypothetical or novel genes among 27. Changes in gene expression involved a wide spectrum of biological functions, including processes of metabolism, cell defence, senescence, photosynthesis, transport, transcription, signal transduction and protein synthesis. This is the first study of global gene profiling in plants in response to phytoplasma infections using cDNA-AFLP, and a model is proposed to explain the mode of action of the ‘Ca. P. mali’ in apple. [less ▲]

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See detailModels to predict the combined effects of temperature and relative humidity on Pectobacterium Atrosepticum and Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. Carotovorum population density and soft rot disease development at the surface of wounded potato tubers
Moh, Augustin; Massart, Sébastien ULiege; Lepoivre, Philippe ULiege et al

in Journal of Plant Pathology (2012), 94(1), 181-191

The main objectives of this study were to evaluate and model the influence of temperature (10, 15 and 20°C), relative humidity (86, 96 and 100%) and initial concentration of bacterial inoculum (105, 107 ... [more ▼]

The main objectives of this study were to evaluate and model the influence of temperature (10, 15 and 20°C), relative humidity (86, 96 and 100%) and initial concentration of bacterial inoculum (105, 107 et 109 CFU ml-1) on the population density of Pectobacterium atrosepticum (Pba) and Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (Pcc) which are important potato pathogens in temperate climates, and on the development of soft rot symptoms caused by these bacteria at the surface of wounded potatoes tubers under controlled conditions. Experiments were carried out according to a Box-Behnken experimental design, simplifying prediction of the combined effects of three controlled factors. With both bacterial species, statistical analysis showed a significant effect of temperature, relative humidity and initially applied bacterial concentration on population dynamics and soft rot development at the surface of wounded potato tubers. Multiple regression analyses and the contour plots showed that the temperature is the most important factor, followed by the initially applied bacteria concentration and relative humidity. More than 64% of the variability of the soft rot symptoms observed could be explained by the presence of Pba and Pcc at the level of wounded potato tubers under the combined effect of tested factors. The quadratic polynomial models developed in our research should integrate the heterogeneity of tested bacteria belonging to the same species (which was not evaluated in this preliminary investigation) in further research. [less ▲]

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See detailInvolvement of phenolic compounds in the susceptibility of bananas to crown rot. A review.
Ewane, Cécile Annie; Lepoivre, Philippe ULiege; de Lapeyre de Bellaire, Luc et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement (2012), 16(3), 393-404

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See detailDevelopment and application of a microplate method to evaluate the efficacy of essential oils against Penicillium italicum Wehmer, Penicillium digitatum Sacc. and Colletotrichum musea (Berk. M.A. Curtis) Arx, three postharvest fungal pathogens of fruits
Kouassi, Kouadio Hugues Sosthène ULiege; Bajji, M.; Brostaux, Yves ULiege et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement (2012), 16(3), 325-336

A microbioassay was developed for evaluating the in vitro antifungal activity of 30 preselected essential oils. A template based on 10 serial dilutions with eight replicates per dilution arranged on two ... [more ▼]

A microbioassay was developed for evaluating the in vitro antifungal activity of 30 preselected essential oils. A template based on 10 serial dilutions with eight replicates per dilution arranged on two 96-well ELISA plates was used as a reproducible and standardized design to identify the in vitro effectiveness of these essential oils against Penicillium italicum Wehmer, Penicillium digitatum Sacc. and Colletotrichum musea (Berk. M.A. Curtis) Arx, three postharvest fungal pathogens, on fruits. Growth of mycelium was monitored by measuring optical density (492 nm). Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamomum verum and Eugenia caryophyllus were found to be still active against all the three pathogens even at 100 ppm. Compared to other methods, this microbioassay proved to be a rapid, reproducible, and efficient method for testing the efficacy of essential oils that inhibit spore germination in P. italicum, P. digitatum and C. musea. The assay requires relatively small amounts of essential oils. [less ▲]

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See detailBiocontrol proteomics:Implication of the pentoses phosphates pathway in the antagonist effect of Pichia anomala against Botrytis cinerea on apple
Kwasiborski, Anthony ULiege; Renaut, Jenny; Lepoivre, Philippe ULiege et al

Poster (2011, September 21)

The growing interest of the consumers for the wholesome food and the protection of the environment as well as the development of resistant pathogens to pesticides, stimulate the interest of growers to ... [more ▼]

The growing interest of the consumers for the wholesome food and the protection of the environment as well as the development of resistant pathogens to pesticides, stimulate the interest of growers to apply biological control methods. Pichia anomala strain K was previously identified as an efficient biocontrol agent of the main apple pathogens, Botrytis cinerea and Penicillum expansum. Further study demonstrated the complexicity of the mode of action of P. anomala against B. cinerea. A cDNA-AFLP and gene disruption study revealed implication of exo-β-1,3-glucanases in the mode of action of P. anomala strain Kh6 (a haploid form of P. anomala strain K displaying the same biocontrol properties). However, these studies suggested also implication of other factors. The present study aims to increase our knowledge of the mode of action of P. anomala strain Kh6 against B. cinerea using an in situ approach allowing the triple interaction, host/pathogen/antagonist and the proteomic tool allowing to study the ultime expression of the genome without a priori. One 50mm wound per apple were covered by a membrane and inoculated by a P. anomala suspension then by B. cinerea or not. Samples were collected during the exponential and stationary phase to identify the early and later responses to the presence of B. cinerea. After extraction, proteins were separated on 2-D gels. Spots influenced by the presence of B. cinerea in exponential and stationary phases were identified by MALDI-ToF. One hundred five and sixty spots of proteins were influenced by the presence of B. cinerea in exponential and stationary phases respectively. In exponential phase, P. anomala Kh6 in absence of B. cinerea uses mainly the glycolysis pathway, whereas in presence of pathogen, it orientates its energetic metabolism to the oxidative phosphorylation and sets up the pentose phosphate pathway. Thanks to this new orientation, P. anomala Kh6 probably obtains energy and nucleic acids allowing to colonize the wound as fast as in absence of B. cinerea and prevents the use of nutrients by the pathogen. In stationary phase, no differences in the P. anomala Kh6 energetic metabolism, in absence and in presence of B. cinerea were observed. During that phase, P. anomala Kh6 seems to use the alcoholic fermentation in order to face the nutrients impoverishment of the substrate. [less ▲]

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See detailBiocontrol proteomics:Implication of the pentoses phosphates pathway in the antagonist effect of Pichia anomala against Botrytis cinerea on apple.
Kwasiborski, Anthony ULiege; renaut, Jenny; Delaplace, Pierre ULiege et al

Conference (2011, August 31)

Pichia anomala strain K was previously identified as an efficient biocontrol agent of the apple pathogen, Botrytis cinerea. Further study demonstrated the complexicity of the mode of action of P. anomala ... [more ▼]

Pichia anomala strain K was previously identified as an efficient biocontrol agent of the apple pathogen, Botrytis cinerea. Further study demonstrated the complexicity of the mode of action of P. anomala against B. cinerea. A molecular study revealed implication of exo-β-1,3-glucanases in the mode of action of P. anomala but suggested implication of other factors. The present study aims to increase our knowledge of the mode of action of P. anomala strain Kh6 against B. cinerea using an in situ approach allowing interactions between organisms, and the proteomic tool allowing to study the ultime expression of the genome. One wound per apple were covered by a membrane and inoculated by P. anomala then by B. cinerea or not. Samples were collected at different incubation times to identify the responses of P. anomala to the presence of B. cinerea. After extraction, proteins were separated on 2-D gels. Spots influenced were identified by MALDI-ToF. In exponential phase, P. anomala Kh6 orientates its energetic metabolism from the glycolysis to the oxidative phosphorylation and sets up the pentose phosphate pathway. Thanks to this new pathway, P. anomala probably obtains energy and nucleic acids allowing to colonize the wound as fast as in absence of B. cinerea. In stationary phase, no differences in the P. anomala energetic metabolism, in absence and in presence of B. cinerea were observed. During that phase, P. anomala seems to use the alcoholic fermentation in order to face the nutrients impoverishment of the substrate. [less ▲]

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See detailIn situ proteome study of Pichia anomala strain K, an antagonist of the apple pathogen Botrytis cinerea
Kwasiborski, Anthony ULiege; Renaut, Jenny; Delaplace, Pierre ULiege et al

Conference (2011, May 24)

Postharvest fungal pathogens, mainly Botrytis cinerea, Penicillum expansum and Gloeosporium spp., annually cause 5-20% losses of fruit. Control measures against these diseases include chemical fungicide ... [more ▼]

Postharvest fungal pathogens, mainly Botrytis cinerea, Penicillum expansum and Gloeosporium spp., annually cause 5-20% losses of fruit. Control measures against these diseases include chemical fungicide applications, but the development of resistant fungal explains the growing interest for biological control. Pichia anomala strain K was previously identified as an efficient antagonist of pathogens on apples. Indeed, the percentage of protection of P.anomala against B.cinerea reached from 90 to 100% on apple wounds according to the experimental conditions. Microbiological, biochemical and molecular approaches demonstrated the implication of exo-β-1,3-glucanases in the mechanism of action of P.anomala. However, study of these mechanisms could be improved by observations under natural infection conditions in order to take into account the tripartite interactions host/antagonist/pathogen. The proteomic tool allowed an overview of process implicated in the antagonism against B.cinerea in such conditions. One 50mm wound per apple were covered by a membrane and inoculated by a P.anomala suspension then by B.cinerea or not. Samples were collected during the exponential and stationary phase to identify the early and later responses to the presence of B.cinerea. After extraction, proteins were separated on 2DE gels. Spots influenced by the presence of B.cinerea in exponential and stationary phases were identified by MALDI-ToF. One hundred five and sixty spots of proteins were influenced by the presence of B.cinerea in exponential and stationary phase respectively. In exponential phase, influenced proteins were implicated in the different steps of the proteins biosynthesis: amino acid synthesis, translation or mRNA maturation and in energy synthesis. On the other hand, in stationary phase, influenced proteins were mainly implicated in energy metabolic pathway: glycolysis, alcoholic fermentation or gluconeogenesis. The presence of B.cinerea seemed to induce a slowdown in the metabolism of P.anomala without influenced its growth. Further studies have to be realized to understand the complexity of these modes of action. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of a Quick Quantitative Real-Time PCR for the In Vivo Detection and Quantification of Peach latent mosaic viroid
Parisi, Olivier ULiege; Lepoivre, Philippe ULiege; Jijakli, Haissam ULiege

in Plant Disease (2011), 95(2), 137-142

Viroids are plant pathogens infecting a broad range of herbaceous and tree crops. Among them, the Peach latent mosaic viroid (PLMVd) infects mainly peach trees, causing a loss of production with no ... [more ▼]

Viroids are plant pathogens infecting a broad range of herbaceous and tree crops. Among them, the Peach latent mosaic viroid (PLMVd) infects mainly peach trees, causing a loss of production with no curative options. Detecting this viroid is thus important for certification procedures aiming to avoid the release of infected material into orchards. Presented here is a complete detection method based on reverse transcription (RT) followed by a quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). New primers were selected and optimal reaction conditions determined for routine application of the method. The technique is 105 times more sensitive than the endpoint RT-PCR used for PLMVd detection, and permits earlier detection of PLMVd in infected plants. The quick, low-cost extraction procedure used and the quality of the results obtained make this method suitable for routine testing. [less ▲]

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See detailPredictive modelling of the combined effect of temperature and water activity (aw) on the in vitro growth of Erwinia spp infecting potato tubers in Belgium
Moh, Augustin; Massart, Sébastien ULiege; Lahlali, Rachid et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement (2011), 15(3), 378-386

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See detailIdentification of genes involved in the response of banana to crown rot disease
Lassois, Ludivine ULiege; Frettinger, Patrick; de Lapeyre de Bellaire, Luc et al

in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions (2011), 24(1), 143-153

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