The UWA Institute of Agriculture


Annual Research Report


During 2010, the Institute had many articles published in leading journals and other publications.

March - July 2010

Refereed journals:

  • Anderson JP, Gleason CA, Foley RC, Thrall PH, Burdon JB and Singh KB (2010). Plants versus pathogens: an evolutionary arms race. Functional Plant Biology 37: 499–512.
  • Barrett-Lennard EG and Setter TL (2010). Developing saline agriculture: moving from traits and genes to systems. Functional Plant Biology, 37, iii–iv.
  • Barton L, Murphy DV, Kiese R, and Butterbach-Bahl K (2010). Soil nitrous oxide and methane fl uxes are low from a bioenergy crop (canola) grown in a semi-arid climate. GCB Bioenergy 2: 1–15, doi: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2010.01034.x
  • Barton L, Butterbach-Bahl K, Kiese R and Murphy DV (2010). Nitrous oxide fl uxes from a grain–legume crop (narrow-leafed lupin) grown in a semiarid climate. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/j.1365- 2486.2010.02260.x
  • Celi P, Miller DW, Blache D and Martin GB (2010). Interactions between nutritional and opioidergic pathways in the control of LH secretion in male sheep. Animal Production Science 117: 67-73.
  • Chanvallon A, Blache D, Chadwick A, Esmaili T, Hawken PAR, Martin GB, Vinoles C and Fabre-Nys C (2010). Sexual experience and temperament affect the response of Merino ewes to the ram effect during the anoestrous season. Animal Reproduction Science 119: 205-211.
  • Chen S, Zou J, Cowling WA and Meng J (2010). Allelic diversity in a novel gene pool of canola-quality Brassica napus enriched with alleles from B. rapa and B. carinata. Crop and Pasture Science 61(6): 483–492.
  • Coutts BA, Webster CG, and Jones RAC (2010). Control of Beet western yellows virus in Brassica napus crops: infection resistance in Australian genotypes and effectiveness of imidacloprid seed dressing. Crop and Pasture Science 61: 321–330.
  • Digby S, Masters DG, Blache D, Hynd PI and Revell DK (2010). Offspring born to ewes fed high salt during pregnancy have altered responses to oral salt loads. Animal 4: 81-88.
  • Flowers TJ, Gaur P, Gowda CLL, Krishnamurthy L, Samineni S, Siddique KHM, Turner NC, Vadez V and Colmer TD (2010). Salt sensitivity in chickpea. Plant, Cell and Environment 33: 490-509.
  • Flowers TJ, Galal HK and Bromham L (2010). Evolution of halophytes: multiple origins of salt tolerance in land plants. Functional Plant Biology 37: 604–612.
  • French RJ (2010). The risk of vegetative water defi cit in early-sown faba bean (Vicia faba L.) and its implications for crop productivity in a Mediterranean-type environment. Crop and Pasture Science 61: 566–577.
  • Garg H, Atri C, Sandhu PS, Kaur B, Renton M, Banga SK, Singh H, Singh C, Barbetti MJ, SS Banga (2010). High level of resistance to Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in introgression lines derived from hybridization between wild crucifers and the crop Brassica species B. napus and B. juncea. Field Crops Research 117: 51–58.
  • Green ID, Diaz A, Tibbett M (2010). Factors affecting the concentration in seven-spotted ladybirds (Coccinella septempunctata L.) of Cd and Zn transferred through the food chain. Environmental Pollution 158: 135–141.
  • Henry BA, Blache D, Dunshea FR and Clarke IJ (2010). Altered “set-point” of the hypothalamus determines effects of cortisol on food intake, adiposity, and metabolic substrates in sheep. Domestic Animal Endocrinology 38: 46-56.
  • Jones RAC, Salam MU, Maling TJ, Diggle AJ and Thackray DJ (2010). Principles of Predicting Plant Virus Disease Epidemics. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol 48: 179–203.
  • Ma J, Li HB, Zhang CY, Yang XM, Liu YX, Yan GJ and Liu CJ (2010). Identifi cation and validation of a major QTL conferring crown rot resistance in hexaploid wheat. Theor Appl Genet 120: 1119–1128.
  • Ma X, Li H, Sivasithamparam K and Barbetti MJ (2010). Infection Processes and Involvement of Defense-Related Genes in the Expression of Resistance in Cultivars of Subterranean Clover (Trifolium subterraneum) to Phytophthora clandestina. Phytopathology 100: 551-559.
  • Maccarone LD, Barbetti MJ, Sivasithamparam K and Jones RAC (2010). Molecular Genetic Characterization of Olpidium virulentus Isolates Associated with Big-Vein Diseased Lettuce Plants. Plant Dis. 94: 563-569.
  • Maccarone LD, Barbetti MJ, Sivasithamparam K and Jones RAC (2010). Comparison of the coat protein genes of Lettuce big-vein associated virus isolates from Australia with those of isolates from other continents. Archives of Virology 155: 765–770.
  • Mason AS, Huteau V, Eber F, Coriton O, Yan G, Nelson MN, Cowling WA and Chèvre A (2010). Genome structure affects the rate of autosyndesis and allosyndesis in AABC, BBAC and CCAB Brassica interspecifi c hybrids. Chromosome Research DOI 10.1007/s10577- 010-9140-0
  • Matthiesen CF, Blache D, Thomsen PD, Hansen NE and Tauson AH (2010). Effect of late gestation low protein supply to mink (Mustela vison) dams on reproductive performance and metabolism of dam and offspring. Archives of Animal Nutrition 64: 56–76.
  • Miller DR, Blache D, Jackson RB, Dowling E and Roche JR (2010). Metabolic maturity at birth and neonate lamb survival and growth: Association among maternal factors, litter size, lamb birth weight, and plasma metabolic and endocrine factors on survival and behaviour. Journal of Animal Science 88: 581-593.
  • Palta JA, Ganjeali A, Turner NC and Siddique KHM (2010). Effect of transient subsurface waterlogging on root growth, plant biomass and yield of chickpea. Agricultural Water Management. Agricultural Water Management 97: 1469–1476.
  • Pang J, Ryan MH, Tibbett M, Cawthray GR, Siddique KHM, Bolland MDA, Denton MD and Lambers H (2010).Variation in morphological and physiological parameters in herbaceous perennial legumes in response to phosphorus supply. Plant Soil 331: 241–255.
  • Pedersen O, Malik AI and Colmer TD (2010). Submergence tolerance in Hordeum marinum: dissolved CO2 determines underwater photosynthesis and growth. Functional Plant Biology, 37: 524–531.
  • Powles SB and Yu Q (2010). Evolution in Action: Plants Resistant to Herbicides. Annu Rev Plant Biol 61: 317-347.
  • Pradhan A, Plummer JA, Nelson MN, Cowling WA and Yan G (2010). Trigenomic hybrids from interspecifi c crosses between Brassica napus and B. nigra. Crop and Pasture Science 61(6): 464–474.
  • Teakle NL, Snell A, Real D, Barrett- Lennard EG and Colmer TD (2010). Variation in salinity tolerance, early shoot mass and shoot ion concentrations within Lotus tenuis: towards a perennial pasture legume for saline land. Crop and Pasture Science 61: 379–388.
  • Tonts M, Yarwood R and Jones R (2010). Global geographies of innovation diffusion: the case of the Australian cattle industry. The Geographical Journal 176 (1): 90-104.
  • Zhang H, Turner NC, Simpson N, and Poole ML. Growing-season rainfall, ear number and the water-limited potential yield of wheat in southwestern Australia. Crop and Pasture Science 61: 296–303.
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January – March 2010

  • Bramley H, Turner NC, Turner DW and Tyerman SD (2010). The contrasting infl uence of short-term hypoxia on the hydraulic properties of cells and roots of wheat and lupin. Functional Plant Biology 37: 183–193.
  • Garg H, Kohn LM, Andrew M, Li H, Sivasithamparam K and Barbetti MJ (2010). Pathogenicity ofmorphologically different isolates of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum with Brassica napus and B. juncea genotypes. Eur J Plant Pathol 126:305–315.
  • Glaszmann JC, Kilian B, Upadhyaya HD and Varshney RK (2010). Accessing genetic diversity for crop improvement. Science Direct DOI 10.1016/j.pbi.2010.01.004
  • Hill JO, Simpson RJ, Ryan MH, and Chapman DF (2010). Root hair morphology and mycorrhizal colonisation of pasture species in response to phosphorus and nitrogen nutrition. Crop & Pasture Science, 2010, 61: 122–131.
  • Nichols PGH, Snowball R, D’Antuono MF and Barbetti MJ (2010). Resistance to clover scorch disease (Kabatiella caulivora) among accessions of purple clover (Trifolium purpureum) and its relationship to the eco-geography of collection sites. Crop and Pasture Science 61: 44–49.
  • Maling T, Diggle AJ, Thackray DJ, Siddique KHM and Jones RAC (2010). An Epidemiological model for externally sourced vector-borne viruses applied to Beet western crops in a Mediterranean-type environment. Crop & Pasture Science 61: 132-144.
  • Marra R, Li H, Barbetti MJ, Sivasithamparam K, Vinale F, Cavallo P and Lorito M (2010). Proteomic analysis of the interaction between Brassica Napus cv. Surpass 400 and virulent and avirulent isolates of Leptosphaeria Maculans. Journal of Plant Pathology 92 (1): 91-103.
  • Ren X, Li C, Boyd WJR, Westcott S, Grime CR, Sun D, and Lance R (2010) QTLs and their interaction determining different heading dates of barley in Australia and China. Crop & Pasture Science 61: 145–152.
  • Savage D, Barbetti MJ, MacLeod WJ, Salam MU and Renton M (2010). Timing of propagule release signifi cantly alters the deposition area of resulting aerial dispersal. Diversity and Distributions, (Diversity Distrib.) 16: 288–299.
  • Vinale F, Ghisalberti EL, Flematti G, Marra R, Lorito M and Sivasithamparam K (2010). Secondary metabolites produced by a root-inhabiting sterile fungus antagonistic towards pathogenic fungi. The Society for Applied Microbiology, Letters in Applied Microbiology 50: 380–385.
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Book Chapters

  • Bramley H, Tyerman SD (2010). Root water transport under waterlogged conditions and roles of aquaporins. In: S Mancuso, S Shabala (eds) Waterlogging, Signalling and Tolerance in Plants, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 151-180.
  • Tibbett, M (2010). Large-scale Mine Site Restoration of Australian Eucalypt Forests After Bauxite Mining: Soil Management and Ecosystem Development. In: Ecology of Industrial Pollution L.C. Batty and K. Hallberg, (Eds), pp. 309-326. Cambridge University Press, UK.
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