The UWA Institute of Agriculture


Annual Research Report


During 2009, the Institute had many articles published in leading journals and other publications..

August –December 2009

Refereed journals

  • Aryamanesh N, Nelson MM, Yan G,Clarke HJ and Siddique KHM (2009). Mapping a major gene for growthhabit and QTLs for ascochyta blight resistance and flowering time in a population between chickpea and Cicer reticulatum. Euphytica DOI10.1007/s10681-009-0086-2.
  • Aslam MN, Nelson MN, Kailis SG,Bayliss KL, Speijers J, Cowling WA (2009) Canola oil increases in polyunsaturated fatty acids and decreases in oleic acid in drought stressed Mediterranean-type environments. Plant Breeding128: 348-355.
  • Bathgate A, Revell C and Kingwell R (2009). Identifying the value of pasture improvement using whole farm modelling. AgriculturalS ystems 102: 48-57.
  • Boersma JG, Nelson MN,Sivasithamparam K and Yang H(2009). Development of sequence specific PCR markers linked to the Tardus gene that reduces pod shattering in narrow-leafed lupin(Lupinus angustifolius L.). Molecular Breeding 23: 259–267.
  • Borges LF, do Rosario Ferreira A, Da Silva D, Williams R, Andersen R, Dalley A, Monaghan B, Nesbitt H and Erskine W (2009). Improving food security through agricultural research and development in Timor-Leste: a country emerging from conflict. Food Security DOI 10.1007/s12571-009-0037-8.
  • Cenesiz M, Yildiz S, Kaya M, Onder F, Ucar O, Uzun M, Blackberry M, Blache D, Kaya I, Unal Y, Oncüer A and Martin GB (2009). Tanniniferous Oak (Quercus hartwissiana) leaves do not affect plasma levels of leptin, IGF-I and LH in lambs. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 8: 634-642.
  • Cousin A and Nelson M (2009). Twinned microspore-derivedembryos of canola (Brassica napusL.) are genetically identical. Plant Cell Reports 28: 831-835.Cousin A, Heel K, Cowling WA, Nelson MN (2009). Application of a new highthroughputfl ow cytometry method forimproving the effi ciency of a canola doubled haploid breeding program.SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics 41, Special supplement.
  • Coutts BA, Prince RT, and Jones RAC (2009). Quantifying Effects of Seedborne Inoculum on Virus Spread,Yield Losses, and Seed Infection in the Pea seed-borne mosaic virus–Field Pea Pathosystem. Phytopathology99 (10): 1156-1167.
  • Cowling WA, Buirchell BJ and Falk DE (2009). A model for incorporating novel alleles from the primary genepool into elite crop breeding programs while reselecting major genes for domestication or adaptation. Crop and Pasture Science 60 (10): 1009–1015.
  • Fang X, Turner NC, Yan G, Li Fand Siddique KHM (2009). Flower numbers, pod production, pollen viability, and pistil function are reduced and flower and pod abortion increased in chickpea (Cicer arietinumL.) under terminal drought. Journal of Experimental Botany DOI:10.1093/jxb/erp307
  • Flowers TJ, Gaur P, Gowda CLL,Krishnamurthy L, Samineni S,Siddique KHM, Turner NC, Vadez V,Varshney RK and Colmer TD (2009).Slat sensitivity in chickpea. Plant Cell & Environment doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2009.02051.x
  • Gong X, Westcott S, Li C, Yan G, Lance R and Sun D (2009).Comparative analysis of genetic diversity between Qinghai-Tibetan wild and Chinese land race barley. Genome 52: 849-861.
  • Jenkins SN,Waite IS, Blackburn A, Husband R, Rushton SP, Manning DC, O’Donnell AG (2009). Actinobacterial community dynamics in long term managed grasslands. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 95: 319-34.
  • Kingwell R and Farre I (2009). Climate change impacts on investment incrop sowing machinery Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53: 265-284.
  • Khan HR, Paull JG, Siddique KHM,Stoddard FL (2009). Faba bean breeding for drought-affected environments: A physiological and agronomic perspective. Field Crops Res. doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2009.09.003.
  • Kumari M, Clarke HJ, Small I and Siddique KHM (2009). Albinism inplants: A major bottleneck in wide hybridisation, androgensis and doubled haploid culture. Critical Reviews in Plant Science 28: 393-409.
  • Li H, Han S, Nichols PGH, Revell CK, Sivasithamparam K and Barbetti MJ(2009). Responses of genotypes from species of Trifolium, Ornithopus, Biserrula and Hedysarum to a highly virulent race of Phytophthora clandestina and new sources of resistance. Annals of Applied Biology155: (2009) 259–265.
  • Lu Y, Rahman N, Chen X, Jiang M, Xin L, Dong M, Yan G (2009) Biogenic amines in Chinese soy sauce. Foodcontrol 20: 593-597.
  • Ma Q, Rengel Z and Palta J (2009).Changes in soil–plant P under heterogeneous P supply influence C allocation between the shoot and roots. Functional Plant Biology36: 826–831.
  • Ma Q, Rengel Z and Rose T (2009).The effectiveness of deep placementof fertilisers is determined by crop species and edaphic conditions in Mediterranean-type environments:a review. Australian Journal of Soil Research 47: 19-32.
  • Ma XL, Kong P, You MP, Li H, Sivasithamparam K and Barbetti MJ (2009). Molecular variation among isolates belonging to eight races of Phytophthora clandestine. Australasian Plant Pathology 38: 608–616
  • Nelson MN, Castello M, Mason AE, Thomson L, Yan G and Cowling WA (2009). Microspore culture preferentially selects unreduced (2n) gametes in interspecific hybrids of Brassica napus L. x Brassica carinata Braun. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 119: 497-505.
  • Neuhaus A, Turner DW, Colmer TD and Blight A (2009). Drying half of the root-zone from mid fruit growth to maturity in ‘Hass’ avocado (Perseaamericana Mill.) trees for one season reduced fruit production in two years.Scientia Horticulturae 120: 437-442.
  • Pannell DJ and Roberts AM (2009). Conducting and delivering integrated research to influence land-use policy: salinity policy in Australia, Environmental Science and Policy12 (8): 1088-1099. (doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2008.12.005)
  • Pannell DJ (2009). Technology change as a policy response to promote changes in land management for environmental benefits, Agricultural Economics 40(1), 95-102. (doi:10.1111/j.1574-0862.2008.00362.x)
  • Rose TJ, Rengel Z, Ma Q and Bowden JW (2009). Phosphorus accumulation by field-grown canola crops and the potential for deep phosphorus placement in a Mediterranean-type climate. Crop and Pasture Science 60 (10): 987–994.
  • Rose TJ, Rengel Z, Ma Q, Bowden JW (2009). Crop species differ in root plasticity response to localised P supply. Journal of Plant Nutrition & Soil Science 172: 360-368.
  • Sullivan TM, Micke GC, Perkins N, Martin GB, Wallace CR, Gatford KL, Owens JA and Perry VEA (2009). Dietary protein during gestation affects maternal insulin-like growth factor, insulin-like growth factor binding protein, leptin concentrations, and fetal growth in heifers. Journal of Animal Science 87 (10): 3304-3316.
  • Takahira J, Cousin A, Nelson MN and Cowling WA (2009). Flow cytometry improves efficiency of selection of fertile doubled haploid canola plants from microspore culture. SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics 41, Special supplement.
  • Varshney RK, Hiremath PJ, LekhaP, Kashiwagi J, Balaji J, Deokar AA, Vadez V, Xiao Y, Srinivasan R, Gaur PM, Siddique KHM, Town CD and Hoisington DA (2009). A comprehensive resource of drought– and salinity – responsive ESTs for gene discovery and marker development in chickpea (Cicerarietinum L). BMC Genomics 10:523doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-523.
  • Vinale F, Ghisalberti EL,Sivasithamparam K, Marra R, Ritieni A, Ferracane R, Woo S and Lorito M (2009). Factors affecting theproduction of Trichoderma harzianumsecondary metabolites during the interaction with different plantpathogens. The Society for Applied Microbiology, Letters in Applied Microbiology 48: 705–711.
  • Yan G, Nelson M, Pradhan A, Mason A, Weerakoon SR, Si P, Plummer J and Cowling W (2009). Progress towards the creation of trigenomic Brassica hexaploid populations. SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics 41, Special supplement.
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March to July

  • Adhikari KN, Buirchell BJ, Thomas GJ, Sweetingham MW and Yang H (2009). Identification of anthracnose resistance in Lupinus albus L. and its transfer from landraces to modern cultivars. Crop and Pasture Science 60 (5): 472-479.
  • Bramley H, Turner NC, Turner DW, and Tyerman SD (2009). Roles of Morphology, Anatomy, and Aquaporins in Determining Contrasting Hydraulic Behavior of Roots. Plant Physiology 150: 348–364.
  • Colmer TD and Voesenek LACJ (2009). Flooding tolerance: suites of plant traits in variable environments. Functional Plant Biology 36: 665–681.
  • Delgadillo JA, Gelez H, Ungerfeld R, Hawken PAR and Martin GB (2009).The ‘male effect’ in sheep and goats– revisiting the dogmas. Behavioural Brain Research 200: 304-314.
  • Doole GJ, Pannell DJ and Revell CK (2009). Economic contribution of French serradella (Ornithopus sativa Brot.) pasture to integrated weed management in Western Australian mixed-farming systems: an application of compressed annealing. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53: 231–249.
  • Doole GJ, and Pannell DJ (2009). Evaluating combined land conservation benefits from perennial pasture: lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) in Western Australia for management of dryland salinity and herbicide resistance, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53: 193–212.
  • Erskine W and Nesbitt H (2009). How can agriculture research make adifference in countries emerging from conflict? Expl Agric. 45: 313–321.
  • Farooq M, Aziz T, Wahid A, Lee D and Siddique KHM (2009). Chilling tolerance in maize: agronomic and physiological approaches. Crop and Pasture Science 60: 501-516.
  • Farooq M, Wahid A, Dong-Jin Lee, Osamu Ito and Siddique KHM (2009). Advances in drought resistance of rice. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 28:199-217.
  • Grewal RK, Lulsdorf M, Croser J, Ochatt S, Vandenberg A. and Warkentin TD (2009). Doubled haploid production in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.): role of stress treatments. Plant Cell Reports, DOI10.1007/s00299-009-0731-1.
  • Hawken PAR, Esmaili T, Jorre de St Jorre T and Martin GB (2009).Do cyclic female goats respond to males with an increase in LH secretion during the breeding season? Animal Reproduction Science 112: 384-389.
  • Hawken PAR, Esmaili T, Scanlan V, Blache D and Martin GB (2009).Can audio-visual or visual stimuli from a prospective mate stimulate a reproductive neuroendocrine response in sheep? Animal 3: 690-696.
  • Hawken PAR, Jorre de St Jorre T, Rodger J, Esmaili T, Blache D and Martin GB (2009). Rapid induction of cell proliferation in the adult female ungulate brain (Ovis aries) associated with activation of the reproductive axis by exposure to unfamiliar males. Biology of Reproduction 80: 1146-1151.
  • Hosseini NM, Palta JA, Berger JD and Siddique KHM (2009).Sowing soil water content effects on chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.): seedling emergence and early growth interaction with genotype and seed size. Agricultural Water Management doi:10.1016/j.agwat. 2009.07.010.
  • Jia Y, Li F, Zhang Z, Wang X, Guo R and Siddique KHM (2009). Productivity and water use of alfalfa and subsequent crops in the semi arid Loess Plateau with different standages of alfalfa and crop sequences. Field Crops Research doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2009.07.004.
  • Jones RAC (2009). Plant virus emergence and evolution: Origins, new encounter scenarios, factors driving emergence, effects of changing world conditions, and prospects for control. Virus Research 141: 113–130.
  • Kingwell R and Farre I (2009). Climate change impacts on investment in crop sowing machinery. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 53: 265-284.
  • Kumar A and Turner NC (2009). Growth and sucrose synthase activity of developing chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) seeds under field conditions. Australian Journal of Crop Science. 3: 20-27.
  • Lin R, Renshaw D, Luckett D, Clements J, Yan G, Adhikari K, Buirchell B, Sweetingham M and Yang H (2009). Development of a sequence-specific PCR marker linked to the gene ‘‘pauper’’ conferrin glow-alkaloids in white lupin (Lupinusalbus L.) for marker assisted selection. Molecular Breeding 23: 153–161.
  • Li CX, Liu SY, Sivasithamparam K and Barbetti MJ (2009). New sources of resistance to Sclerotinia stem rot caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorumin Chinese and Australian Brassicanapus and Brassica juncea germ plasms creened under Western Australian conditions. Australasian Plant Pathology 38: 149-152.
  • Li H, Nichols PGH, Han S, FosterKJ, Sivasithamparam K and Barbetti MJ (2009). Resistance to race 2 and cross-resistance to race 1 of Kabatiella caulivora in Trifoliumsubterraneum and T. purpureum. Australasian Plant Pathology 38:284–287.
  • Lonergan PF, Pallotta MA, Lorimer M, Paull JG, Barker SJ and Graham RD (2009). Blackwell Publishing Ltd Multiple genetic loci for zinc uptake and distribution in barley (Hordeumvulgare). New Phytologist doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02956.x.
  • Majumdar I, Polyakov M, Teeter LD and Butler BJ (2009). ‘Effect ofPopulation Pressure on Forest Land Use Change in Alabama: A Nested Logit Approach’, International Journalof Ecological Economics & Statistics 14 (P09): 77-93.
  • Mullan BP, Pluske JR, Trezona M, Harris DJ, Allena JG, Siddique KHM, Hanbury CD, van Barneveld RJ and Kim JC (2009). Chemical composition and standardised ileal digestible amino acid contents of Lathyrus(Lathyrus cicera) as an ingredient in pig diets. Animal Feed Science and Technology 150: 139–143.
  • Nasar-Abbas SM, Siddique KHM, Plummer JA, White PF, Harris D, Dods K and D’Antuono M (2009). Fababean (Vicia faba L.) seeds darken rapidly and phenoloic content falls when seeds are stored at higher temperature, moisture and light intensity. Food Science Technology. doi:10.1016/j.lwt. 2009.05.013.
  • Norman HC, Wilmot MG, Thomas DT, Masters DG and Revell DK (2009).Stable carbon isotopes accurately predict diet selection by sheep fed mixtures of C3 annual pastures and saltbush or C4 perennial grasses.Livestock Science, 121: 162-172.
  • Pang J, Tibbett M, Denton D, Lambers H, Siddique KHM, Bolland MD, Revell CK and Ryan MH (2009). Variation in seedling growth of 11 perennial legumes in response to phosphorus supply. Plant and Soil. DOI 10.1007/s11104-009-0088-9.
  • Pannell DJ and Wilkinson R (2009). Policy mechanism choice for environmental management by non-commercial “lifestyle” rural landholders. Ecological Economics 68:2679-2687.
  • Pappua HR, Jones RAC, Jain RK (2009). Global status of tospovirus epidemics in diverse cropping systems: Successes achieved and challenges ahead. Virus Research 141: 219–236.
  • Roberts A and Pannell D (2009). Piloting a systematic framework for public investment in regional natural resource management: dryland salinity in Australia, Land Use Policy 26(4): 1001-1010.
  • Robertson D, Zhang H, Palta JA, Colmer T, and Turner NC (2009). Waterlogging affects the growth,development of tillers, and yield of wheat through a severe, but transient, N deficiency. Crop & Pasture Science60: 578–586.
  • Robertson M, Kingwell R, Measham T, O’Connor M and Batchelor G (2009). Constraints to farmers managing dryland salinity in the Central wheatbelt of Western Australia Land Degradation and Development 20:235-251.
  • Robertson M, Measham T, Batchelor G, George R, Kingwell R and Hosking K (2009). Effectiveness of a publicly funded demonstration program to promote management of dryland salinity. Journal of Environmental Management Ryan MH, Ehrenberg S, Bennett, RG, Tibbett M (2009). Putting the P in Ptilotus: a phosphorus accumulating herb native to Australia. Annals of Botany 103: 901-912.
  • Sharma DL, Shackley BJ, Amjad M, Zaicou-Kunesch CM, D’Antuono M F and Anderson WK (2009). Use of grainsize distribution parameters to explain variation in small grain screenings of wheat in multi-environment trials involving new cultivars. Crop & PastureScience 60: 658–666.
  • Si P, Buirchell B and Sweetingham MW (2009). Improved metribuzin tolerance in narrow-leafed lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) by induced mutation and field selection. Field Crops Research. DOI:10.1016/j.fcr.2009.06.003.
  • Song L, Li FM, Fan XW, Xiong YC, Wang WQ, Wu XB, Turner NC (2009). Soil water availability and plant competition affect the yield of spring wheat. European Journal of Agronomy 31: 51–60.
  • Sullivan TM, Micke GC, Magalhaes GC, Martin GB, Wallace CR, Green J Aand Perry VEA (2009). Dietary proteinduring gestation affects hormonal indicators of placental function and fetal development in heifers. Placenta 30: 348-354.
  • Turner NC, Furbank RT, Berger JD, Gremigni P, Abbo, S, Leport L (2009). Seed size is associated with sucrosesynthase activity in developing cotyledons of chickpea. Crop Science.49, 2, 621-627.
  • Van de Wouw AP, Marcroft SJ, Barbetti MJ, Li Hua, Salisbury PA, Gout L, Rouxel T, Howlett BJ and Balesdent H (2009). Dual control of a virulence in Leptosphaeria maculans towards a Brassica napus cultivar with ‘sylvestris-derived’ resistance suggests involvement of two resistance genes. Plant Pathology 58:305–313.
  • Viñoles C, Meikle A and Martin GB (2009). Short-term nutritionaltreatments grazing legumes or feeding concentrates increase prolificacy in Corriedale ewes. Animal Reproduction Science 113: 82-92.
  • Walsh MJ and Powles SB (2009). Impact of crop-topping and swathing on the viable seed production of wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum). Crop and Pasture Science 60: 667-674.
  • Wylie SJ and Jones RAC (2009). Role of Recombination in the Evolutionof Host Specialization Within Beanyellow mosaic virus. The American Phytopathological Society 99: 512-518.
  • Yu Q, Han HP, Nguyen L, Forster JW and Powles SB (2009). Inheritanceof paraquat resistance in a Loliumrigidum population is governed by one single nuclear gene. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 118: 1601-1608.
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  • Erskine W, Muehlbauer FJ, Sarker A and Sharma B (eds.) (2009). The Lentil Botany, Production and Uses.CABI, Wallingford, UK. 457 pp.
  • Blakeney M (2009). Intellectual Property Rights and Food Security, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, CABI, ISBN978 1 84593 560 3, 304 pp.

Book chapters

  • Blache D and Martin GB (2009). Focus feeding to improve reproductive performance in male and female sheep and goats – how it works and strategies for using it. In:Options Méditerranéennes, Série A (Séminaires Méditerranéens) No. 85 – Nutritional and foraging ecology of sheep and goats (Eds: T.G.Papachristou, Z.M. Parissi, H. Ben Salem and P. Morand-Fehr) pp. 351-364. Zaragoza: Centre Internationalde Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/National Agricultural Research Foundation, Greece.
  • Lindsay DR and Martin GB (2009).Dairying. In: Historical Encyclopedia of Western Australia (Eds.: Jenny Gregory and Jan Gothard), Universityof Western Australia Press, Crawley.
  • Erskine W, Muehlbauer FJ, Sarker Aand Sharma B (2009). Introduction.Pages 1-3 in The Lentil: Botany, Production and Uses. (Eds W. Erskine,F.J. Muehlbauer, A. Sarker and B.Sharma). CABI, Wallingford, UK.
  • Erskine W (2009). Global Production, Supply and Demand. Pages 4-12 in The Lentil: Botany, Production and Uses. (Eds W Erskine, FJ Muehlbauer,A Sarker and B Sharma). CABI,Wallingford, UK.
  • Knights EJ, Siddique KHM, Khan TN and Hobson KB (2009). Developmentof the Australian Chickpea Industry.In: Milestones in Food Legumes Research, (Eds. Ali M and Kumar S) Indian Institute of Pulses Research,Kanpur, India, pp. 36-57.
  • Materne M and Siddique KHM (2009). Agro-ecology and Crop Adaptation. ages 47-63 in The Lentil: Botany, Production and Uses. (Eds W Erskine,FJ Muehlbauer, A Sarker and B Sharma). CABI, Wallingford, UK.
  • Shrestha R, Siddique KHM, Turner DW and Turner NC (2009). Breeding and Management to Minimize the Effects of Drought and Improve Water Use Efficiency. Pages 172-193 in The Lentil: Botany, Production and Uses. (Eds W Erskine, FJ Muehlbauer, A Sarker and B Sharma). CABI,Wallingford, UK.
  • Si P, Buirchell B and Sweetingham M (2009). Induced mutation in narrow leafed lupin improvement: an example of herbicide tolerance. In: QY Shu(ed), Induced Plant Mutations in the Genomics Era. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, pp 85-88.
  • Ujagir R and Byrne OM (2009). Insect Pests and Their Management. Pages 282-305 in The Lentil: Botany, Production and Uses. (Eds W Erskine,FJ Muehlbauer, A Sarker and B Sharma). CABI, Wallingford, UK.
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