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Nicholas Leblanc
Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Research Plant Pathologist

Phone: (831) 755-2889
Fax: (831) 755-2814

1636 E. ALISAL ST.
SALINAS, CA 93905

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Projects
Methyl Bromide Alternative Treatments for Perishable and Stored Products
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 439337
Disease Management and Improved Detection Systems for Control of Pathogens of Vegetables and Strawberries
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 441968
Leveraging Population Genomics to Understand the Migration and Evolution of the Causal Pathogens of Boxwood Blight
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 440469

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparative genomic analysis reveals contraction of gene families with putative roles in pathogenesis in the fungal boxwood pathogens Calonectria henricotiae and C. pseudonaviculata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rogers, L.W., Koehler, A.M., Crouch, J.A., Cubeta, M.A., Leblanc, N.R. 2022. Comparative genomic analysis reveals contraction of gene families with putative roles in pathogenesis in the fungal boxwood pathogens Calonectria henricotiae and C. pseudonaviculata. BMC Ecology and Evolution. 22:79. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-022-02035-4.
Impact of Calonectria diseases on ornamental horticulture: Diagnosis and control strategies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aiello, D., Guarnaccia, V., Vitale, A., LeBlanc, N.R., Shishkoff, N., Polizzi, G. 2022. Impact of Calonectria diseases on ornamental horticulture: Diagnosis and control strategies. Plant Disease. 106(7):1773-1787. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-21-2610-FE.
Green manures alter taxonomic and functional characteristics of soil bacterial communities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LeBlanc, N.R. 2022. Green manures alter taxonomic and functional characteristics of soil bacterial communities. Microbial Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-022-01975-0.
Bacteria in the genus Streptomyces are effective biological control agents for management of fungal plant pathogens: A meta-analysis Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, N.R. 2021. Bacteria in the genus Streptomyces are effective biological control agents for management of fungal plant pathogens: A meta-analysis. Biocontrol. 67:111-121. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10526-021-10123-5.
Mitochondrial loci enable specific qPCR detection of the pathogen causing contemporary impatiens downy mildew epidemics Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, N.R., Martin, F.N., Castroagudin, V.L., Crouch, J.A. 2021. Mitochondrial loci enable specific qPCR detection of the pathogen causing contemporary impatiens downy mildew epidemics. Plant Disease. 106:144-50. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-05-21-0933-RE.
Evidence for the role of CYP51A and xenobiotic detoxification in differential sensitivity to azole fungicides in boxwood blight pathogens Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stravoravdis, S., Leblanc, N.R., Marra, R.E., Crouch, J.A., Hulvey, J.P. 2021. Evidence for the role of CYP51A and xenobiotic detoxification in differential sensitivity to azole fungicides in boxwood blight pathogens. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 22:9255. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22179255
Comparative analysis of extracellular proteomes reveals effectors of the boxwood blight pathogens, Calonectria henricotiae and C. pseudonaviculata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yang, X., McMahon, M.B., Ramachandran, S.R., Garrett, W.M., LeBlanc, N.R., Crouch, J., Shishkoff, N., Luster, D.G. 2021. Comparative analysis of extracellular proteomes reveals effectors of the boxwood blight pathogens, Calonectria henricotiae and C. pseudonaviculata. Bioscience Reports. Bioscience Reports. 41(3). Article BSR20203544. https://doi.org/10.1042/BSR20203544.
Population genomics trace clonal diversification and intercontinental migration of an emerging fungal pathogen of boxwood Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
LeBlanc, N.R., Cubeta, M., Crouch, J.A. 2020. Population genomics trace clonal diversification and intercontinental migration of an emerging fungal pathogen of boxwood. Phytopathology. 111:184-193. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-06-20-0219-FI.