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Carole Beaulieu

Doyenne, Faculté des sciences

FAC. SCIENCES Administration


Sujet de recherche

Micro-organismes, Production végétale, Protéomique fonctionnelle et structurale, Végétal

Disciplines de recherche

Biologie et autres sciences connexes


actinomycètes, écologie microbienne, lutte biologique, phytopathologie, rhizosphère

Intérêts de recherche

Nous étudions les populations microbiennes de la rhizosphère et leurs interactions avec les plantes d'un point de vue taxonomique, pathologique, génétique et protéomique.

Langues parlées et écrites

Anglais, Français


(1988). (Doctorat, Doctorat). Université Laval.

(1983). (Maîtrise avec mémoire, Maîtrise). Université Laval.

(1981). (Baccalauréat, Baccalauréat). Université du Québec à Rimouski.


Articles de revue

  • Mouafo Tchinda, R. A., Boudjeko, T., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Lerat, S., Tsala, É., Monga, E., Beaulieu, C. (2015). Morphological, physiological and taxonomic characterization of actinobacterial isolates living as endophytes of cacao pods ans cacao seeds. Microbes & Environ. (Article soumis).
  • Sidibé, A., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Lerat, S., Toussaint, V., Beaulieu, C. (2015). Proteome analyses of a soil bacterial community and of Rhodanobacter thiooxidans grown in the presence of suberin, a recalcitrant biopolymer. Microbes & Environ. (Article soumis).
  • Padilla Reynaud, R., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Lerat, S., Bernards, M.A., Beaulieu C. (2015). Suberin regulates the production of cellulolytic enzymes in Streptomyces scabiei, the causal agent of common scab. Microbes & Environ. 30 245-253. (Article publié).
  • Fall, M. L., Tremblay, M., Couillard, J., Gobeil,Rocheleau, H., van der Heyden, H., Lévesque, A., Beaulieu, C., Carisse, O. (2015). Infection effiency of four Phytophthora infestans clonal lineages and DNA-based quantificationof airbonesporangia. PLOS one (Article publié).
  • Chapleau, M., Guertin, J., Farrokhi, A., Lerat, S., Burrus, V., Beaulieu, C. (2015). Identification of genetic and environmental factors stimulating excision from Streptomcyes scabiei chromosome of the toxicogenic region responsible for pathogenicity. Mol Plant Pathol (Article sous presse).
  • Gobeil-Richard, M., Tremblay, D.-M., Beaulieu, C., Van der Heyden, H., Carisse, O. (2015). A pyrosequencing-based method to quantify genetic substitutions associated with resistance to succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor fungicides in Botrytis spp. populations. Pest Management Science (Article publié).
  • Fall, M.L., Van der Heyden, H., Beaulieu, C., Carisse, O. (2015). Bremia lactucae infection efficiency in lettuce is modulated by temperature and leaf wetness duration under Quebec field conditions. Plant Disease 99 (7), 1010-1019. (Article publié).
  • Komeil, D., Padilla-Reynaud, R., Lerat, S., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Beaulieu, C. (2014). Comparative secretome analysis of Streptomyces scabiei during growth in the presence or absence of potato suberin. Proteome Science 12 (1), (Article publié).
  • Komeil, D., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Beaulieu, C. (2013). Detection of potential suberinase-encoding genes in streptomyces scabiei strains and other actinobacteria. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 59 (5), 294-303. (Article publié).
  • Sanssouci, É., Lerat, S, Daigle, F., Grondin, G., Shareck, F., Beaulieu, C. (2012). Deletion of TerD-domain-encoding genes: Effect on Streptomyces coelicolor development. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 58 (10), 1221-1229. (Article publié).
  • Xia, Y., Massé, D.I., McAllister, T.A., Kong, Y., Seviour, R., Beaulieu, C. (2012). Identity and diversity of archaeal communities during anaerobic co-digestion of chicken feathers and other animal wastes. Bioresource Technology 110 (Article publié).
  • Aouar, L., Lerat, S., Ouffroukh, A., Boulahrouf, A., Beaulieu, C. (2012). Taxonomic identification of rhizospheric actinobacteria isolated from Algerian semi-arid soil exhibiting antagonistic activities against plant fungal pathogens. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 34 (2), 165-176. (Article publié).
  • Xia, Y., Massé, D.I., McAllister, T.A., Beaulieu, C., Ungerfeld, E. (2012). Anaerobic digestion of chicken feather with swine manure or slaughterhouse sludge for biogas production. Waste Management 32 (3), 404-409. (Article publié).
  • Baz, M., Lahbabi, D., Samri, S., Val, F., Hamelin, G., Madore, I., Bouarab, K., Beaulieu, C., Ennaji, M.M., Barakate, M. (2012). Control of potato soft rot caused by Pectobacterium carotovorum and Pectobacterium atrosepticum by Moroccan actinobacteria isolates. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 28 (1), 303-311. (Article publié).
  • Xia, Y., Massé, D.I., McAllister, T.A., Beaulieu, C., Talbot, G., Kong, Y., Seviour, R. (2011). In situ identification of keratin-hydrolyzing organisms in swine manure inoculated anaerobic digesters. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 78 (3), 451-462. (Article publié).
  • Lerat, S., Forest, M., Lauzier, A., Grondin, G., Lacelle, S., Beaulieu, C. (2011). Potato suberin induces differentiation and secondary metabolism in the genus Streptomyces. Microbes and Environments 27 (1), 36-42. (Article publié).
  • Sanssouci, É., Lerat, S., Grondin, G., Shareck, F., Beaulieu, C. (2011). Tdd8: A TerD domain-encoding gene involved in Streptomyces coelicolor differentiation. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 100 (3), 385-398. (Article publié).
  • Clermont, N., Lerat, S., Beaulieu, C. (2011). Genome shuffling enhances biocontrol abilities of Streptomyces strains against two potato pathogens. Journal of Applied Microbiology 111 (3), 671-682. (Article publié).
  • Legault, G.S., Lerat, S., Nicolas, P., Beaulieu, C. (2011). Tryptophan regulates thaxtomin a and indole-3-acetic acid production in Streptomyces scabiei and modifies its interactions with radish seedlings. Phytopathology 101 (9), 1045-1051. (Article publié).
  • Disnard, J., Beaulieu, C., Villemur, R. (2011). Composition of the bacterial biota in slime developed in two machines at a Canadian paper mill. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 57 (2), 91-104. (Article publié).
  • Brochu, V., Girard-Martel, M., Duval, I., Lerat, S., Grondin, G., Domingue, O., Beaulieu, C., Beaudoin, N. (2010). Habituation to thaxtomin A in hybrid poplar cell suspensions provides enhanced and durable resistance to inhibitors of cellulose synthesis. BMC Plant Biology 10 (Article publié).
  • Clermont, N., Legault, G., Lerat, S., Beaulieu, C. (2010). Effect of biopolymers on geldanamycin production and biocontrol ability of Streptomyces melanosporofaciens strain EF-76. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology 32 (4), 481-489. (Article publié).
  • Talbot, G., Roy, C.S., Topp, E., Kalmokoff, M.L., Brooks, S.P.J., Beaulieu, C., Palin, M.-F., Masse, D.I. (2010). Spatial distribution of some microbial trophic groups in a plug-flow-type anaerobic bioreactor treating swine manure. Water Science and Technology 61 (5), 1147-1155. (Article publié).
  • Lerat, S., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Wu, R., Beaudoin, N., Beaulieu, C. (2010). Involvement of the plant polymer suberin and the disaccharide cellobiose in triggering thaxtomin a biosynthesis, a phytotoxin produced by the pathogenic agent streptomyces scabies. Phytopathology 100 (1), 91-96. (Article publié).
  • Roy, J., Lafontaine, P.J., Chabot, R., Beaulieu, C. (2009). Dehydrated pork manure by-product: Effect of a chitosan amendment on bacterial community and common scab incidence. Phytoprotection 90 (3), 105-115. (Article publié).
  • Talbot, G., Roy, C.S., Topp, E., Beaulieu, C., Palin, M.-F., Massé, D.I. (2009). Multivariate statistical analyses of rDNA and rRNA fingerprint data to differentiate microbial communities in swine manure. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 70 (3), 540-552. (Article publié).
  • Kashama, J., Prince, V., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Beaulieu, C. (2009). Carbon utilization profiles of bacteria colonizing the headbox water of two paper machines in a Canadian mill. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 36 (3), 391-399. (Article publié).
  • Lerat, S., Babana, A.H., Oirdi, M.E., Hadrami, A.E., Daayf, F., Beaudoin, N., Bouarab, K., Beaulieu, C. (2009). Streptomyces scabiei and its toxin thaxtomin A induce scopoletin biosynthesis in tobacco and Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell Reports 28 (12), 1895-1903. (Article publié).
  • Lerat, S., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Beaulieu, C. (2009). Genetic and physiological determinants of Streptomyces scabies pathogenicity. Molecular Plant Pathology 10 (5), 579-585. (Article publié).
  • Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Roy, S., Beaulieu, C. (2009). Microbial traits associated with actinobacteria interacting with plants. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 288-318. (Article publié).
  • Prince, V., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Beaulieu, C. (2009). Amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis of free-living bacteria present in the headbox of a Canadian paper machine. Canadian Journal of Microbiology 55 (7), 810-817. (Article publié).
  • Lacombe, S., Bradley, R.L., Hamel, C., Beaulieu, C. (2009). Do tree-based intercropping systems increase the diversity and stability of soil microbial communities?. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 131 (1-2), 25-31. (Article publié).
  • Dubeau, M.-P., Ghinet, M.G., Jacques, P.-É., Clermont, N., Beaulieu, C., Brzezinski, R. (2009). Cytosine deaminase as a negative selection marker for gene disruption and replacement in the genus Streptomyces and other actinobacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75 (4), 1211-1214. (Article publié).
  • Meimoun, P., Tran, D., Baz, M., Errakhi, R., Dauphin, A., Lehner, A., Briand, J., Biligui, B., Madiona, K., Beaulieu, C., Bouteau, F. (2009). Two different signaling pathways for thaxtomin A-induced cell death in Arabidopsis and tobacco BY2. Plant Signaling and Behavior 4 (2), 142-144. (Article publié).
  • Han, L., Dutilleul, P., Prasher, S.O., Beaulieu, C., Smith, D.L. (2009). Assessment of density effects of the common scab-inducing pathogen on the seed and peripheral organs of potato during growth using computed tomography scanning data. Transactions of the ASABE 52 (1), 305-311. (Article publié).
  • Roy, C.S., Talbot, G., Topp, E., Beaulieu, C., Palin, M.-F., Massé, D.I. (2009). Bacterial community dynamics in an anaerobic plug-flow type bioreactor treating swine manure. Water Research 43 (1), 21-31. (Article publié).

Chapitres de livre

  • Beaulieu, C., Simao-Beaunoir, A.-M., Roy, S. (2009). Microbial traits associated with actinomycetes interacting with plants. Plant-microbe interactions (288-312). Kamal Bouarab, Normand Brisson, Fouad Daayf. (Article publié).

Autres contributions

Gestion d'évènements

  • Organisation. Journées du Centre SÈVE - Réunion annuelle du Centre SÈVE. (Conférence).
  • Planification. Symposium scientifique « Biotechnologie des plantes : applications agricoles, forestières et industrielles, thérapeutiques et nutraceutiques », tenu dans le cadre de la réunion annuelle d’Interciencia. (Conférence).

Activités de collaboration internationale

  • Participante. Rencontre organisée par le CRSNG et les centres d'excellence de recherche israéliens sur le thème Biologie végétale et agriculture au XXIe siècle. Le but de la rencontre est de mettre en place des mécanismes pour faciliter les collaboration de recherche dans le domaine de la biologie végétale entre le Canada et Israël.
  • Superviseur scientifique. Subvention de l'AUCC, tournée de conférences dans les universités camerounaises sur le thème de la lutte biologique contre les maladies végétales (6 semaines) ; accueuil de professeurs camerounais à l'Université de Sherbrooke ; supervision du projet de recherche.
  • Superviseur scientifique. Subvention de l'AUF sur le thème de l'utilisation d'actinomycètes comme outil de protection des plantes. Collaboration de recherche avec des chercheurs du Cameroun et du Maroc. Visites au Maroc et au Cameroun. Accueil d'étudiants internationaux pour des stages de recherche.
  • Membre associé du consortium et laboratoire d'accueil de stagiaires. Le Centre SÈVE est membre associé du programme de maîtrise EDAMUS-Gestion durable de la qualité alimentaire depuis 2011.Ce programme est offert par un consortium d’universités de France, Italie, Espagne, Grèce, Algérie, Canada et Japon. Les chercheurs du Centre SÈVE-UdeS ont reçu plusieurs stagiaires de ce programme européen.


  • (2014). Le chitosane comme outil de phytoprotection. Fertilisants, phytostimulants et pesticides verts à partir de biomasses marines et agricoles. Lapocatière
  • (2013). La subérine, facteur déterminant de la relation entre Streptomyces scabies et son hôte la pomme de terre. Journées du Centre SÈVE. Québec
  • (2011). Physiological and genetics determinants of Streptomyces scabies pathogenicity. The 18th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research. Oulu
  • (2011). Complex interactions between pathogenic streptomycetes and plants. 61st Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists. St-John's
  • (2011). Streptomycetes: efficient biocontrol tools against telluric plant pathogenes. Symposium international « Biocontrol of Grapevine Diseases ». Toulouse
  • (2009). Comment améliorer l'efficacité des outils de lutte biologique contre les organismes phytopathogènes ?. Congrès international "Biotechnologie microbienne au service du développement" (MICROBIOD). Marrakech