Michel Cusson

Summary

Affiliation: Natural Resources Canada
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization and tissue-specific expression of two lepidopteran farnesyl diphosphate synthase homologs: implications for the biosynthesis of ethyl-substituted juvenile hormones
    Michel Cusson
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec City, Quebec G1V 4C7, Canada
    Proteins 65:742-58. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Purification, properties and heteromeric association of type-1 and type-2 lepidopteran farnesyl diphosphate synthases
    Stephanie E Sen
    Department of Chemistry, Indiana U Purdue U Indianapolis IUPUI, 402 North Blackford Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:819-28. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Prophenoloxidases 1 and 2 from the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana: molecular cloning and assessment of transcriptional regulation by a polydnavirus
    Daniel Doucet
    Laurentian Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada, Quebec, Canada
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 67:188-201. 2008
  4. pmc Genomic and morphological features of a banchine polydnavirus: comparison with bracoviruses and ichnoviruses
    Renee Lapointe
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, P O Box 10380, Stn Ste Foy, Quebec G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Virol 81:6491-501. 2007
  5. pmc Comparative genome sequence analysis of Choristoneura occidentalis Freeman and C. rosaceana Harris (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) alphabaculoviruses
    David K Thumbi
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e68968. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Ultrastructural and genomic characterization of a second banchine polydnavirus confirms the existence of shared features within this ichnovirus lineage
    Abdelmadjid Djoumad
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du PEPS, PO Box 10380, Stn Sainte Foy, Quebec, QC G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Gen Virol 94:1888-95. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Tranosema rostrale ichnovirus repeat element genes display distinct transcriptional patterns in caterpillar and wasp hosts
    Asieh Rasoolizadeh
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du PEPS, PO Box 10380, Stn Sainte Foy, QC G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Gen Virol 90:1505-14. 2009
  8. pmc Genomic and Proteomic Analyses Indicate that Banchine and Campoplegine Polydnaviruses Have Similar, if Not Identical, Viral Ancestors
    Catherine Béliveau
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    J Virol 89:8909-21. 2015
  9. pmc Transcriptome Analysis of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis: De Novo Assembly, Functional Annotation and Comparative Analysis
    Jun Duan
    Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 10:e0134824. 2015
  10. doi request reprint Characterization of the polydnaviral 'T. rostrale virus' (TrV) gene family: TrV1 expression inhibits in vitro cell proliferation
    Abdelmadjid Djoumad
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du PEPS, PO Box 10380, Stn Sainte Foy, Quebec, Quebec G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Gen Virol 94:1134-44. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Characterization and tissue-specific expression of two lepidopteran farnesyl diphosphate synthase homologs: implications for the biosynthesis of ethyl-substituted juvenile hormones
    Michel Cusson
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec City, Quebec G1V 4C7, Canada
    Proteins 65:742-58. 2006
    ..These results suggest that type-II FPPS plays a leading role in lepidopteran JH biosynthesis in spite of its apparently more conventional catalytic cavity...
  2. ncbi request reprint Purification, properties and heteromeric association of type-1 and type-2 lepidopteran farnesyl diphosphate synthases
    Stephanie E Sen
    Department of Chemistry, Indiana U Purdue U Indianapolis IUPUI, 402 North Blackford Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:819-28. 2007
    ..These data suggest that type-1 and type-2 FPPSs can form a heteromer, which may play a role in sesquiterpene biosynthesis, such as JH homologue formation, in moths...
  3. doi request reprint Prophenoloxidases 1 and 2 from the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana: molecular cloning and assessment of transcriptional regulation by a polydnavirus
    Daniel Doucet
    Laurentian Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada, Quebec, Canada
    Arch Insect Biochem Physiol 67:188-201. 2008
    ..It thus appears that transcriptional downregulation of C. fumiferana PPO by T. rostrale plays a minor role in the inhibition of hemolymph melanization in this host-parasitoid system...
  4. pmc Genomic and morphological features of a banchine polydnavirus: comparison with bracoviruses and ichnoviruses
    Renee Lapointe
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, P O Box 10380, Stn Ste Foy, Quebec G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Virol 81:6491-501. 2007
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  5. pmc Comparative genome sequence analysis of Choristoneura occidentalis Freeman and C. rosaceana Harris (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) alphabaculoviruses
    David K Thumbi
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e68968. 2013
    ..Our analyses suggest that it may be appropriate to consider ChocNPV and CfMNPV as variants of the same virus species. ..
  6. doi request reprint Ultrastructural and genomic characterization of a second banchine polydnavirus confirms the existence of shared features within this ichnovirus lineage
    Abdelmadjid Djoumad
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du PEPS, PO Box 10380, Stn Sainte Foy, Quebec, QC G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Gen Virol 94:1888-95. 2013
    ..Altogether, the data presented here confirm the existence of shared characteristics within this banchine IV lineage. ..
  7. doi request reprint Tranosema rostrale ichnovirus repeat element genes display distinct transcriptional patterns in caterpillar and wasp hosts
    Asieh Rasoolizadeh
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du PEPS, PO Box 10380, Stn Sainte Foy, QC G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Gen Virol 90:1505-14. 2009
    ..rostrale head-thorax complexes, whereas some were abundant in ovaries. There, the transcription pattern was completely different from that observed in infected caterpillars, suggesting that some rep genes have wasp-specific functions...
  8. pmc Genomic and Proteomic Analyses Indicate that Banchine and Campoplegine Polydnaviruses Have Similar, if Not Identical, Viral Ancestors
    Catherine Béliveau
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    J Virol 89:8909-21. 2015
    ..These data, along with an analysis of the chromosomal form of five viral genome segments, provide clear evidence for the relatedness of the banchine and campoplegine ichnovirus ancestors...
  9. pmc Transcriptome Analysis of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis: De Novo Assembly, Functional Annotation and Comparative Analysis
    Jun Duan
    Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 10:e0134824. 2015
    ..Several transcriptomes from specific tissues including midgut, fat body and antenna have recently been generated. However, the relatively low sequence depth, gene coverage and completeness limited the usefulness of these EAB databases...
  10. doi request reprint Characterization of the polydnaviral 'T. rostrale virus' (TrV) gene family: TrV1 expression inhibits in vitro cell proliferation
    Abdelmadjid Djoumad
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du PEPS, PO Box 10380, Stn Sainte Foy, Quebec, Quebec G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Gen Virol 94:1134-44. 2013
    ..We suggest that TrV genes may contribute to host developmental disruption by interfering with host-cell proliferation during parasitism...
  11. doi request reprint Characterization of a spruce budworm chitin deacetylase gene: stage- and tissue-specific expression, and inhibition using RNA interference
    Guoxing Quan
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, 1219 Queen Street East, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario P6A 2E5, Canada
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 43:683-91. 2013
    ..This is the first detailed characterization of lepidopteran chitin deacetylase gene...
  12. doi request reprint Cloning, expression and characterization of an insect geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase from Choristoneura fumiferana
    Aline Barbar
    Departement de Biochimie, de microbiologie et de bio informatique, Universite Laval, Quebec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du P E P S, C P 10380, succ Sainte Foy, Quebec, QC G1V 4C7, Canada
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 43:947-58. 2013
    ..Our qPCR results suggest that geranylgeranylation is the predominant form of prenylation in whole C. fumiferana. ..
  13. pmc A Multi-Species TaqMan PCR Assay for the Identification of Asian Gypsy Moths (Lymantria spp.) and Other Invasive Lymantriines of Biosecurity Concern to North America
    Donald Stewart
    Laurentian Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
    PLoS ONE 11:e0160878. 2016
    ..dispar dispar. These assays have the advantage of providing rapid and accurate identification of ten Lymantria species and subspecies considered potential FIAS. ..
  14. doi request reprint Steps in the biosynthesis of fuscumol in the longhorn beetles Tetropium fuscum (F.) and Tetropium cinnamopterum Kirby
    Peter D Mayo
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service Atlantic Forestry Centre, PO Box 4000, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5P7, Canada
    J Chem Ecol 39:377-89. 2013
    ..TfFPPS transcripts were relatively abundant in male midguts, but were also present at significant levels in other tissues...
  15. ncbi request reprint In vitro integration of an ichnovirus genome segment into the genomic DNA of lepidopteran cells
    Daniel Doucet
    Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du PEPS, PO Box 10380, Stn Ste Foy, Quebec City, QC G1V 4C7, Canada
    J Gen Virol 88:105-13. 2007
    ..Interestingly, circular forms of this genome segment do not appear to persist in these cells; none the less, a gene (TrFrep1) carried by this genome segment displays long-term transcription in infected cultured cells...
  16. ncbi request reprint Diapause disruption with tebufenozide for early-instar control of the spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana
    Daniel Doucet
    Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario P6A 2E5, Canada
    Pest Manag Sci 63:730-6. 2007
    ..Thus, diapause disruption by tebufenozide may well provide an alternative control strategy for this important pest...
  17. ncbi request reprint Shared and species-specific features among ichnovirus genomes
    Kohjiro Tanaka
    Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40503, USA
    Virology 363:26-35. 2007
    ..These interspecific variations may reflect differences in parasite/host biology, including virus-induced pathologies in the latter...
  18. ncbi request reprint The ectoparasitic wasp Eulophus pennicornis (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) uses instar-specific endocrine disruption strategies to suppress the development of its host Lacanobia oleracea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
    John P Edwards
    Central Science Laboratory, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ, UK
    J Insect Physiol 52:1153-62. 2006
    ..We conclude that E. pennicornis employs host endocrine-disruption strategies that differ according to whether the host is parasitized as a penultimate or final-stadium larva...
  19. 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cloning, expression and characterization of a dipteran farnesyl diphosphate synthase
    Stephanie E Sen
    Department of Chemistry, Indiana U Purdue U Indianapolis IUPUI, 402 North Blackford Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    Insect Biochem Mol Biol 37:1198-206. 2007
    ..Although DmFPPS-1b does not efficiently couple homologous GPP compounds, homodimethylallyl diphosphate (HDMAPP), which is precursor to all homologous JH structures, was a reactive substrate...
  21. ncbi request reprint Exposure of ichnovirus particles to digitonin leads to enhanced infectivity and induces fusion from without in an in vitro model system
    Don Stoltz
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 4H7, Canada
    J Gen Virol 88:2977-84. 2007
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