Francois J Verheggen

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Affiliation: Gembloux Agricultural University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi 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
  2. doi 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
  3. doi New insights into short-chain prenyltransferases: structural features, evolutionary history and potential for selective inhibition
    Sophie Vandermoten
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Cell Mol Life Sci 66:3685-95. 2009
  4. doi Cadaveric volatile organic compounds released by decaying pig carcasses (Sus domesticus L.) in different biotopes
    J Dekeirsschieter
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, 2 Passage des Deportes, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Forensic Sci Int 189:46-53. 2009
  5. ncbi Mothflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in hospitals: a guide to their identification and methods for their control
    F Verheggen
    Unité d Entomologie fonctionnelle etévolutive, Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Acta Clin Belg 63:251-5. 2008
  6. doi Emission of alarm pheromone in aphids: a non-contagious phenomenon
    F J Verheggen
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 34:1146-8. 2008
  7. doi 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
  8. pmc Aphid and plant volatiles induce oviposition in an aphidophagous hoverfly
    Francois J Verheggen
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 34:301-7. 2008
  9. doi Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Thanatophilus sinuatus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Silphidae) to selected cadaveric volatile organic compounds
    Jessica Dekeirsschieter
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, B 5030, Belgium
    J Forensic Sci 58:917-23. 2013
  10. doi Diversity of forensic rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) associated with decaying pig carcass in a forest biotope
    Jessica Dekeirsschieter
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, B 5030, Belgium
    J Forensic Sci 58:1032-40. 2013

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  1. ncbi 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...
  2. doi 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...
  3. doi New insights into short-chain prenyltransferases: structural features, evolutionary history and potential for selective inhibition
    Sophie Vandermoten
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Cell Mol Life Sci 66:3685-95. 2009
    ..Finally, there is considerable interest in designing inhibitors specific to short-chain prenyltransferases, for the purpose of developing new drugs or pesticides that target the isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway...
  4. doi Cadaveric volatile organic compounds released by decaying pig carcasses (Sus domesticus L.) in different biotopes
    J Dekeirsschieter
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, 2 Passage des Deportes, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Forensic Sci Int 189:46-53. 2009
    ..The main cadaveric VOCs are acids, cyclic hydrocarbons, oxygenated compounds, sulfur and nitrogen compounds. A better knowledge of the smell of death and their volatile constituents may have many applications in forensic sciences...
  5. ncbi Mothflies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in hospitals: a guide to their identification and methods for their control
    F Verheggen
    Unité d Entomologie fonctionnelle etévolutive, Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Acta Clin Belg 63:251-5. 2008
    ....
  6. doi Emission of alarm pheromone in aphids: a non-contagious phenomenon
    F J Verheggen
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 34:1146-8. 2008
    ..e., aphids ceased feeding and dropped from host-plant); however, no increase in alarm pheromone amount was detected, suggesting that contagious release of (E)-beta-farnesene does not occur...
  7. doi 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...
  8. pmc Aphid and plant volatiles induce oviposition in an aphidophagous hoverfly
    Francois J Verheggen
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agricultural University, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 34:301-7. 2008
    ....
  9. doi Electrophysiological and behavioral responses of Thanatophilus sinuatus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Silphidae) to selected cadaveric volatile organic compounds
    Jessica Dekeirsschieter
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, B 5030, Belgium
    J Forensic Sci 58:917-23. 2013
    ..In a two-arm olfactometer, males and females were significantly attracted to DMDS for both tested doses, whereas only males were attracted to p-cresol at 100 ng. Putrescine was repellent to males at the dose of 1 μg...
  10. doi Diversity of forensic rove beetles (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) associated with decaying pig carcass in a forest biotope
    Jessica Dekeirsschieter
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, Gembloux, B 5030, Belgium
    J Forensic Sci 58:1032-40. 2013
    ..A total of 23 genera comprising 60 species of rove beetles were collected from pig carcasses...
  11. doi Elevated Carbon Dioxide Concentration Reduces Alarm Signaling in Aphids
    Antoine Boullis
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege ULg, Passage des Deportes, 2, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol . 2017
    ..In conclusion, our results confirm that changes to greenhouse gases impact chemical communication in the pea aphid, and could potentially have a cascade effect on interactions with higher trophic levels...
  12. doi Aggregation behavior of Harmonia axyridis under non-wintering conditions
    Delphine Durieux
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    Insect Sci 22:670-8. 2015
    ..Moreover, this experiment was performed under non-wintering conditions, providing the first evidence that aggregative behavior in this species can also occur under those specific conditions...
  13. pmc The community of Hymenoptera parasitizing necrophagous Diptera in an urban biotope
    Christine Frederickx
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Insect Sci 13:32. 2013
    ..zealandicus. These five species colonize a broad spectrum of Diptera hosts, including those species associated with decomposing carcasses, namely those from the families Calliphoridae, Muscidae, Fanniidae, and Sarcophagidae...
  14. pmc Substrate marking by an invasive ladybeetle: seasonal changes in hydrocarbon composition and behavioral responses
    Delphine Durieux
    Unit of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 8:e61124. 2013
    ..This behavior is linked to both the physiological state of ladybeetles and the specific chemical profile of the marking biomolecules deposited under overwintering conditions...
  15. doi 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
    ....
  16. pmc First evidence of a volatile sex pheromone in lady beetles
    Bérénice Fassotte
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 9:e115011. 2014
    ..axyridis produce a volatile sex pheromone. These findings have potential in the development of more specific and efficient biological pest-control management methods aimed at manipulating the behavior of this invasive lady beetle. ..
  17. pmc Aphid alarm pheromone as a cue for ants to locate aphid partners
    Francois J Verheggen
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e41841. 2012
    ..niger scouts as a cue indicating the presence of aphid colonies and could therefore mediate the aphid-ant partnership in the field...
  18. doi Responses of Lucilia sericata Meigen (Diptera: Calliphoridae) to cadaveric volatile organic compounds
    Christine Frederickx
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, University of Liege, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Forensic Sci 57:386-90. 2012
    ..sericata, while the other VOCs are repulsive or do not cause any behavior. Our results may have potential implications in a better understanding of attractiveness of blowflies toward a corpse...
  19. doi Optimisation of a semiochemical slow-release alginate formulation attractive towards Aphidius ervi Haliday parasitoids
    Stéphanie Heuskin
    Department of Analytical Chemistry, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    Pest Manag Sci 68:127-36. 2012
    ..The slow-release rates of semiochemicals were calculated in laboratory controlled conditions. The attractiveness of semiochemical formulations towards Aphidius ervi was demonstrated by olfactometry...
  20. 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...
  21. pmc Is the multicolored Asian ladybeetle, Harmonia axyridis, the most abundant natural enemy to aphids in agroecosystems?
    Axel Vandereycken
    1 University of Liege, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Insect Sci 13:158. 2013
    ..Harmonia axyridis is not the most abundant aphid predator in the main Belgian crops...
  22. pmc Carrion beetles visiting pig carcasses during early spring in urban, forest and agricultural biotopes of Western Europe
    Jessica Dekeirsschieter
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, 2 Passage des Deportes, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Insect Sci 11:73. 2011
    ..Thanatophilus sinuatus (Fabricius), Thanatophilus rugosus (L.). All of these species were caught in the forest biotope, and all but O. thoracica were caught in the agricultural biotope. No silphids were caught in the urban site...
  23. doi Bacteria may contribute to distant species recognition in ant-aphid mutualistic relationships
    Christophe Y Fischer
    Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, University of Liege, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030, Gembloux
    Insect Sci . 2015
    ..These results strengthen the interest of studying the occurrence and potential impact of microorganisms in insect symbioses. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
  24. doi Characterization of volatile organic compounds emitted by barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) roots and their attractiveness to wireworms
    Aurélie Gfeller
    Plant Biology Unit, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Chem Ecol 39:1129-39. 2013
    ..We discuss the role of individual root volatiles or a blend of the root volatiles detected here and their interaction with CO2 for wireworm attraction. ..
  25. doi Role of long-chain hydrocarbons in the aggregation behaviour of Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
    Delphine Durieux
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Insect Physiol 58:801-7. 2012
    ..These findings support the potential use of these blends, in association with volatiles, in the design of traps in order to control infestations of this species in dwellings...
  26. doi Will climate change affect insect pheromonal communication?
    Antoine Boullis
    Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Universite de Liege, 2 Passage des Deportes, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Curr Opin Insect Sci 17:87-91. 2016
    ..We provide future directions for research programmes investigating the consequences of climate change on insect pheromonal communication...
  27. pmc Depth and type of substrate influence the ability of Nasonia vitripennis to locate a host
    Christine Frederickx
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Insect Sci 14:58. 2014
    ..These results suggest that fly pupae situated deeper in the substrate are less subjected to parasitism by N. vitripennis. ..
  28. doi Associative learning of Nasonia vitripennis Walker (Hymenoptera:Pteromalidae) to methyldisulfanylmethane
    Christine Frederickx
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    J Forensic Sci 59:413-6. 2014
    ..This study indicates that N. vitripennis can respond to DMDS, which provide further support for its development as a biological sensor. ..
  29. doi Host-habitat location by the parasitoid, Nasonia vitripennis Walker (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)
    Christine Frederickx
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, University of Liege, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Passage des Déportés 2, 5030, Gembloux, Belgium
    J Forensic Sci 59:242-9. 2014
    ..Behavioral assays showed that, among the VOCs tested, methyldisulfanylmethane (DMDS) was the only volatile chemical to induce attraction in N. vitripennis...
  30. pmc Predation of the Peach Aphid Myzus persicae by the mirid Predator Macrolophus pygmaeus on Sweet Peppers: Effect of Prey and Predator Density
    Lara De Backer
    Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, 2 Passage des Deportes, Gembloux, 5030, Belgium
    Insects 6:514-23. 2015
    ..pygmaeus predation on aphids. Based on our data, preventive application of M. pygmaeus, along with a supplementary food source , is recommended to control early infestations of aphids. ..
  31. pmc Chemical Ecology of the Colorado Potato Beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), and Potential for Alternative Control Methods
    Ludovic Sablon
    Unité d Entomologie fonctionnelle et évolutive, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Universite de Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Insects 4:31-54. 2012
    ..The last section of this review is devoted a discussion of the potential of some natural chemicals in biological control of CPB and to approaches that already reached efficient field applications. ..
  32. pmc Wireworms' Management: An Overview of the Existing Methods, with Particular Regards to Agriotes spp. (Coleoptera: Elateridae)
    Fanny Barsics
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege 2, Passage des Deportes, 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Insects 4:117-52. 2013
    ..This paper summarizes the main potential tools that have been studied up to now and that could be applied together in integrated pest management systems and suggests guidelines for future research. ..
  33. doi Orientation behaviour of Culicoides obsoletus (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), a relevant virus vector in northern Europe, toward host-associated odorant cues
    Jean Yves Zimmer
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Passage des Déportés 2, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium Electronic address
    Vet Parasitol 211:274-82. 2015
    ..Volatile extracts of chicken and/or sheep skin could be used to identify volatile compounds attractive to C. obsoletus, which in turn could be used in baited traps. ..
  34. pmc Earthworms use odor cues to locate and feed on microorganisms in soil
    Lara Zirbes
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, Gembloux, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 6:e21927. 2011
    ....
  35. pmc Infestation Level Influences Oviposition Site Selection in the Tomato Leafminer Tuta absoluta (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)
    Thomas Bawin
    Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, University of Liege, 2 Passage des Deportes, B 5030 Gembloux, Belgium
    Insects 5:877-84. 2014
    ..However, female oviposition choice is influenced by larvae density on tomato plants. We discuss the underlying mechanisms and propose recommendations for further research. ..
  36. doi Alarm pheromones-chemical signaling in response to danger
    Francois J Verheggen
    Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, Gembloux Agro Bio Tech, Liege University, Gembloux, Belgium
    Vitam Horm 83:215-39. 2010
    ..We also briefly discuss the exploitation of alarm pheromones as foraging cues for natural enemies. We conclude with a brief discussion of the potential exploitation of alarm signaling to achieve the applied goal of managing pest species...