Department of Biological Sciences

Gif Image B. Andrew Keddie

Associate Professor
Mailing address: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2E9
Email address:
Fax address: (780) 492-1767
Phone Number: (780) 492-0455

Academic degrees

Areas of Involvement

Teaching Agricultural Entomology Insect Pathology Invertebrate Biology Integrated Pest Management Project Courses: microscopy, histopathology,insect pathology cytopathology, parasitoids.

Administration Animal Care and Policy Committee Graduate Student Seminars

Professional Activities Society of Invertebrate Pathology (Co-chair Scientific Program Committee 96/97. Baculovirus Study Group (ICTV) Program Advisory Committee (Alberta Environmental Centre) Entomological Society of Canada (Publications Committee) Entomological Society of Alberta (President 1995)

Current Research interests

Pathogen-host interactions from the cellular to organism levels, primarily baculoviruses in lepidopteran hosts, and the role of pathogens in the population biology of phytophagous insects.

Selected Recent Publications

L Zurek and BA .Keddie. 1998.  "Significance of methanogenic symbionts for development of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana."  Journal of Insect Physiology 44: 645-651.

Zurek, L. and B. A. Keddie (accepted 1995). Contribution of the colon and colonic bacterial flora to metabolism and development of the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana L. Journal of Insect Physiology.

Keddie, B. A., Erlandson, M. A. and G. J. Hilchie. 1995. Establishment and Characterization of Three Malacosoma disstria Cell Lines. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 66: 136-142.

Keddie, Andrew and Martin Erlandson. 1995. Characterization of a Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus from the Forest Tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 65: 43-47.


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