Frederic Francis

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Affiliation: Gembloux Agricultural University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc Transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of seasonal photoperiodism in the pea aphid
    G Le Trionnaire
    INRA, UMR 1099 BiO3P, Rennes, France
    BMC Genomics 10:456. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Proteomics in Myzus persicae: effect of aphid host plant switch
    Frederic Francis
    Gembloux Agricultural University, Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 36:219-27. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferases in the adaptation to plant secondary metabolites in the Myzus persicae aphid
    Frederic Francis
    Department of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Gembloux, Belgium
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 58:166-74. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Olfactory responses to aphid and host plant volatile releases: (E)-beta-farnesene an effective kairomone for the predator Adalia bipunctata
    Frederic Francis
    Unit of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2 B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 30:741-55. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of allelochemicals from first (brassicaceae) and second (Myzus persicae and Brevicoryne brassicae) trophic levels on Adalia bipunctata
    F Francis
    Unit of General and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 27:243-56. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferases of Aulacorthum solani and Acyrthosiphon pisum: partial purification and characterization
    F Francis
    Unit of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030, Gembloux, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 129:165-71. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase isoenzymes in the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
    Frederic Francis
    Unit of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Gembloux, Belgium
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 49:158-66. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Evolution of aphidophagous ladybird populations in a vegetable crop and implications as biological agents
    F Francis
    Zoologie générale et appliquée, Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux
    Meded Rijksuniv Gent Fak Landbouwkd Toegep Biol Wet 66:333-40. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterisation of aphid myrosinase and degradation studies of glucosinolates
    Frederic Francis
    Department of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, Belgium
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 50:173-82. 2002
  10. doi request reprint New glucosidase activities identified by functional screening of a genomic DNA library from the gut microbiota of the termite Reticulitermes santonensis
    Christel Mattéotti
    Unité de Biologie Animale et Microbienne, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Universite de Liege, 6 Avenue Maréchal Juin, Gembloux, Belgium
    Microbiol Res 166:629-42. 2011

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  1. pmc Transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of seasonal photoperiodism in the pea aphid
    G Le Trionnaire
    INRA, UMR 1099 BiO3P, Rennes, France
    BMC Genomics 10:456. 2009
    ..To understand the molecular basis of the switch in the reproductive mode, transcriptomic and proteomic approaches were used to detect significantly regulated transcripts and polypeptides in the heads of the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum...
  2. ncbi request reprint Proteomics in Myzus persicae: effect of aphid host plant switch
    Frederic Francis
    Gembloux Agricultural University, Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 36:219-27. 2006
    ..These techniques are very reliable to describe the proteome from organisms such as insects in response to particular environmental change such as host plant species of herbivores...
  3. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferases in the adaptation to plant secondary metabolites in the Myzus persicae aphid
    Frederic Francis
    Department of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Gembloux, Belgium
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 58:166-74. 2005
    ..Finally, the GST pattern of M. persicae was discussed in terms of insect adaptation to the presence of plant secondary substances such as the glucosinolates and the isothiocyanates, from Brassicaceae host plants...
  4. ncbi request reprint Olfactory responses to aphid and host plant volatile releases: (E)-beta-farnesene an effective kairomone for the predator Adalia bipunctata
    Frederic Francis
    Unit of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2 B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 30:741-55. 2004
    ..The lack of behavioral response of the ladybird at short distance toward the cruciferous specialist aphid was related only to the absence of (E)-beta-farnesene in the aphid prey volatile pattern...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effects of allelochemicals from first (brassicaceae) and second (Myzus persicae and Brevicoryne brassicae) trophic levels on Adalia bipunctata
    F Francis
    Unit of General and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 27:243-56. 2001
    ..Biological effects of allelochemicals from plants on predators through aphid prey are discussed in relation to aphid species to emphasize the role of the crop plant in integrated pest management in terms of biological control efficacy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferases of Aulacorthum solani and Acyrthosiphon pisum: partial purification and characterization
    F Francis
    Unit of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030, Gembloux, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 129:165-71. 2001
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Glutathione S-transferase isoenzymes in the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
    Frederic Francis
    Unit of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Gembloux, Belgium
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 49:158-66. 2002
    ..Their isoelectric points were 6.66, 6.36, and 6.21. The substrate specificities and the kinetic parameters (Vm and Km) of the isoenzymes showed large differences depending on the isoenzyme. Arch...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evolution of aphidophagous ladybird populations in a vegetable crop and implications as biological agents
    F Francis
    Zoologie générale et appliquée, Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux
    Meded Rijksuniv Gent Fak Landbouwkd Toegep Biol Wet 66:333-40. 2001
    ..Integrated pest management in vegetable fields constitute a reliable way to increase the quality level of fresh vegetables in terms of pesticide residue limitations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Characterisation of aphid myrosinase and degradation studies of glucosinolates
    Frederic Francis
    Department of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, Belgium
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 50:173-82. 2002
    ..The occurrence of the myrosinase system in B. brassicae is discussed in terms of similar allelochemical adaptation between the herbivore and its host plant...
  10. doi request reprint New glucosidase activities identified by functional screening of a genomic DNA library from the gut microbiota of the termite Reticulitermes santonensis
    Christel Mattéotti
    Unité de Biologie Animale et Microbienne, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Universite de Liege, 6 Avenue Maréchal Juin, Gembloux, Belgium
    Microbiol Res 166:629-42. 2011
    ..The substrate specificities and characteristic activities of these enzymes suggest that they may intervene in the depolymerisation of cellulose and hemicellulose...
  11. doi request reprint Structural features conferring dual geranyl/farnesyl diphosphate synthase activity to an aphid prenyltransferase
    Sophie Vandermoten
    Gembloux Agricultural University, Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, Belgium
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 39:707-16. 2009
    ..Thus the aphid enzyme apparently evolved to maintain the capacity to produce both GPP and FPP through a balance between these mechanisms...
  12. ncbi request reprint Intraguild interactions of aphidophagous predators in fields: effect of Coccinella septempunctata and Episyrphus balteatus occurrence on aphid infested plants
    Ammar Alhmedi
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, BE 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 72:381-90. 2007
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Direct and indirect use of GFP whole cell biosensors for the assessment of bioprocess performances: design of milliliter scale-down bioreactors
    Alison Brognaux
    Universite de Liege, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Unité de Bio industries CWBI, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Biotechnol Prog 29:48-59. 2013
    ..e., chemostat, conventional and mini-bioreactors) and with membrane permeability...
  14. pmc Conserved odorant-binding proteins from aphids and eavesdropping predators
    Sophie Vandermoten
    Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e23608. 2011
    ..We postulated that odorant-binding proteins (OBPs), which are highly expressed in insect olfactory tissues and involved in the first step of odorant reception, have conserved regions involved in binding (E)-ß-farnesene...
  15. doi request reprint Isolation and cultivation of a xylanolytic Bacillus subtilis extracted from the gut of the termite Reticulitermes santonensis
    Cédric Tarayre
    Unite de Bio industries, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Universite de Liege, 5030, Gembloux, Belgium
    Appl Biochem Biotechnol 171:225-45. 2013
    ..Mass spectrometry identified a wide range of xylose oligomers, highlighting an endoxylanase activity. The enzyme was stable up to 45 °C and displayed an optimal pH close to 8...
  16. pmc Attacks by a piercing-sucking insect (Myzus persicae Sultzer) or a chewing insect (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say) on potato plants (Solanum tuberosum L.) induce differential changes in volatile compound release and oxylipin synthesis
    Virginie Gosset
    Plant Biology Unit, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Exp Bot 60:1231-40. 2009
    ..Furthermore, a correlation between volatiles and JA accumulation and the evolution of their precursors was determined. Finally, the role of the insect itself on the plant response after insect infestation was highlighted...
  17. pmc Microorganisms from aphid honeydew attract and enhance the efficacy of natural enemies
    Pascal D Leroy
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, University of Liege, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Nat Commun 2:348. 2011
    ..sciuri were also identified as significant attractants and ovipositional stimulants. The use of this host-associated bacterium could certainly provide a novel approach to control aphids in field and greenhouse systems...
  18. ncbi request reprint Inter- and intra-guild interactions related to aphids in nettle (Urtica dioica L.) strips closed to field crops
    A Alhmedi
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, BE 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 71:413-23. 2006
    ..The relative distribution of the ladybirds, namely C. septempunctata and H. axyridis according to the host plant, nettle strips and crop plots was discussed in relation to integrated pest management approach...
  19. pmc Are bogs reservoirs for emerging disease vectors? Evaluation of culicoides populations in the Hautes Fagnes Nature Reserve (Belgium)
    Jean Yves Zimmer
    Unit of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Department of Agronomic Sciences, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e66893. 2013
    ..A total of 297,808 Culicoides midges belonging to 27 species were identified during this study and 3 of these species (C. sphagnumensis, C. clintoni and C. comosioculatus) were described in Belgium for the first time. ..
  20. doi request reprint Aphid alarm pheromone: an overview of current knowledge on biosynthesis and functions
    Sophie Vandermoten
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 42:155-63. 2012
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Purification and characterization of glutathione S-transferases from two syrphid flies (Syrphus ribesii and Myathropa florae)
    Nicolas Vanhaelen
    Department of Pure and applied Zoology Department, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux B 5030, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 137:95-100. 2004
    ..These results are discussed in terms of adaptations to the feeding habit and the habitat of the two syrphid species...
  22. ncbi request reprint Aphid prey suitability as environmental effect on Adalia bipunctata reproduction
    Nicolas Vanhaelen
    Pure and Applied Zoology Department, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Meded Rijksuniv Gent Fak Landbouwkd Toegep Biol Wet 67:563-8. 2002
    ..Indeed, more than the choice of the beneficial species, the prey host plant has a major influence on the potential efficacy of biological agent to control herbivore species such as aphids...
  23. ncbi request reprint Monitoring of the entomological diversity in a pesticide free orchard: investigation of the Gembloux Agricultural University Conservatory
    René Noël Poligui
    Gembloux Agricultural University, Dept Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Passage des Déportés 2, BE 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 74:375-86. 2009
    ..Aphididae was found to be the most common orchard pests with a range of related aphidophagous beneficials. These results highlight the need leading to potential reasoning...
  24. ncbi request reprint Investigation of carbohydrate binding property of a fungal lectin from Xerocomus chrysenteron and potential use on Myzus persicae aphid
    Karimi Jaber
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, BE 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 73:629-38. 2008
    ..The potential use of this particular fungal Lectin (XCL) with more specific carbohydrate binding will be discussed in relation to the development of bio-insecticide and integrated pest management...
  25. doi request reprint Purification and characterisation of a 31-kDa chitinase from the Myzus Persicae aphid: a target for hemiptera biocontrol
    Frederic Francis
    Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Universite de Liege, Gembloux, Liege, Belgium
    Appl Biochem Biotechnol 166:1291-300. 2012
    ..The efficiency of two potent chitinase inhibitors, namely allosamidin and psammaplin A, was tested and showed significant rate of enzymatic inhibition...
  26. doi request reprint Purification of a new fungal mannose-specific lectin from Penicillium chrysogenum and its aphicidal properties
    Frederic Francis
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Ago Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Fungal Biol 115:1093-9. 2011
    ..1 % with higher toxic efficiency than a known mannose-binding lectin Concanavalin A (ConA). A fast and efficient way to purify PeCL and a potential use in pest control is described...
  27. ncbi request reprint How does the age of hoverfly females affect their reproduction?
    Raki Almohamad
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, BE 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 72:503-8. 2007
    ..As result, the age of hoverfly females influence significantly on their reproduction, with suggesting that hoverfly females from 2 to 5 weeks old are important agents for biological control programs...
  28. ncbi request reprint Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of the multicolored Asian lady beetle, Harmonia axyridis pallas, to sesquiterpene semiochemicals
    Francois J Verheggen
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 33:2148-55. 2007
    ..axyridis as a biological control agent in aphid-infested sites or to control this new urban pest in residential structures...
  29. ncbi request reprint Fungal lectin, XCL, is internalized via clathrin-dependent endocytosis and facilitates uptake of other molecules
    Frederic Francis
    Unité de Zoologie Générale et Appliquée, Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques, Gembloux, Belgium
    Eur J Cell Biol 82:515-22. 2003
    ..In the presence of XCL, the uptake of GFP and BSA is greatly enhanced, demonstrating that XCL facilitates endocytosis. Thus, XCL could serve as a delivery agent to facilitate the endocytosis of proteins that do not enter the cell alone...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of a fungal lectin from Xerocomus chrysenteron (XCL) on the biological parameters of aphids
    Karimi Jaber
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, BE 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 72:629-38. 2007
    ..Conavalia ensifomris lectin (ConA) was included as lectin reference on the bioassay experiments and was shown to be less toxic and induced lower negative changes in M. persicae biological parameters when compared with XCL...
  31. doi request reprint Characterization of a new β-glucosidase/β-xylosidase from the gut microbiota of the termite (Reticulitermes santonensis)
    Christel Mattéotti
    Unité de Biologie Animale et Microbienne, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Universite de Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 314:147-57. 2011
    ..The new β-glucosidase was expressed in E. coli and purified by affinity chromatography. The purified enzyme shows maximal activity at pH 6.0 and 40 °C. It also displays β-xylosidase activity...
  32. ncbi request reprint Oviposition preferences of Episyrphus balteatus
    N Vanhaelen
    Unit of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Meded Rijksuniv Gent Fak Landbouwkd Toegep Biol Wet 66:269-75. 2001
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Valorization of biocide molecules within the pea seed (Pisum sativum L.) industrial residues
    G Cuartero Diaz
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, BE 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 71:115-20. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Effects of insecticide treatments on insect density and diversity in vegetable open fields
    P Colignon
    Pure and Applied Zoology Unit, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Meded Rijksuniv Gent Fak Landbouwkd Toegep Biol Wet 66:403-11. 2001
    ..Evaluation of pest and beneficial diversity and density was discussed in relation to aphicid (lambda-cyhalothrin, pirimicarb) treatments and the development of I.P.M. program in vegetable crops...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus De Geer (Diptera: Syrphidae) oviposition behaviour toward aphid-infested plants using a leaf disc system
    R Almohamad
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, BE 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 71:403-12. 2006
    ..7, 18.5 and 5.8 for 5, 20 and 40cm heights respectively. Our leaf disc system was found to be a practical and efficient way to assess chemical cues from aphids according to different conditions on the hoverfly reproductive behaviour...
  36. ncbi request reprint Impact of close habitat on the entomological diversity and abundance in carrot open fields
    P Colignon
    Pure and Applied Zoology Department, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Meded Rijksuniv Gent Fak Landbouwkd Toegep Biol Wet 67:481-6. 2002
    ..An increase of biodiversity in term of family number near set-asides and woody borders was observed. Evaluation of pest and beneficial diversity and density in vegetable crops was discussed to promote future IPM program...
  37. doi request reprint Green fluorescent protein (GFP) leakage from microbial biosensors provides useful information for the evaluation of the scale-down effect
    Frank Delvigne
    Universite de Liege, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Unité de Bio industries CWBI, Gembloux, Belgium
    Biotechnol J 6:968-78. 2011
    ..Our results suggest that GFP leakage could be used in parallel to the normal GFP biosensor function in order to assess microbial viability in process conditions...
  38. doi request reprint Characterization of a novel aphid prenyltransferase displaying dual geranyl/farnesyl diphosphate synthase activity
    Sophie Vandermoten
    Gembloux Agricultural University, Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    FEBS Lett 582:1928-34. 2008
    ..Analysis of an MpIPPS homology model pointed to substitutions that could confer GPP/FPP synthase activity to the aphid enzyme...
  39. doi request reprint Chemical composition of silage residues sustaining the larval development of the Culicoides obsoletus/Culicoides scoticus species (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)
    Jean Yves Zimmer
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Vet Parasitol 191:197-201. 2013
    ..These data will help to locate and monitor the breeding sites of these species and could contribute to the control of these insects on farms...
  40. ncbi request reprint Use of artificial diet system to assess the potential bio-insecticide effect of a fungal lectin from Xerocomus chrysenteron (XCL) on Myzus persicae
    K Jaber
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University Passage des Déportéss 2, BE 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 71:497-505. 2006
    ..According to the observed dose responses toward the XCL and Con-A lectins included in the artificial diet and the action mode of this kind of proteins, the perspectives of lectin use in pest control will be discussed...
  41. ncbi request reprint The use of random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis for studies of genetic variation in populations of Coccinella septempunctata in Belgium
    Eric Haubruge
    Department of Pure and Applied Zoology, Gembloux Agricultural University, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Meded Rijksuniv Gent Fak Landbouwkd Toegep Biol Wet 67:557-61. 2002
    ..septempunctata...
  42. doi request reprint Identification of aphid salivary proteins: a proteomic investigation of Myzus persicae
    N Harmel
    Gembloux Agricultural University, Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux, Belgium
    Insect Mol Biol 17:165-74. 2008
    ..This procedure enabled us to discover glucose oxidase, glucose dehydrogenase, NADH dehydrogenase, alpha-glucosidase and alpha-amylase in M. persicae saliva. The presence of these enzymes is discussed in terms of plant-aphid interactions...
  43. doi request reprint Tritrophic interactions among Macrosiphum euphorbiae aphids, their host plants and endosymbionts: investigation by a proteomic approach
    F Francis
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
    J Insect Physiol 56:575-85. 2010
    ..Potentially, symbionts may contribute to differential adaptation of aphids to host plant resistance...