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Professor Mark Sutherland

Professor Mark Sutherland
Name Mark Sutherland
Position Honorary Professor
Section Centre for Crop Health (Research)
Phone +61 7 4631 2360
Extension 2360
Qualifications BAgSc(Hons) Sydney , PhD Macquarie

Research interests
• Biology of root and foliar diseases in wheat and barley
• Cereal product quality
• Development of molecular tools for selecting improved crop varieties
• Molecular interactions of crop plants with fungal pathogens
• Resistance of barley towards foliar pathogens

Further details of this research can be found at the CCH website:

Professional memberships
Fellow, Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Ag Institute Australia
Australian Society of Plant Scientists
Wheat Breeding Society of Australia
American Phytopathology Society

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Crop Health (CCH)

Currently teaching courses/programs
BIIO2202 Plant Physiology
BIO2107 Cell & Molecular Biology

Research most recent
Knight NL, Sutherland MW (2013). Spread of Fusarium pseudograminearum in wheat seedling tissues from a single inoculation point. Australasian Plant Pathology 42: 609-615.

Martin A, Simpfendorfer S, Hare RA, Sutherland MW (2013). Introgression of hexaploid sources of crown rot resistance into durum wheat. Euphytica 192: 463-470.

McLean MS, Martin A, Gupta S, Sutherland MW, Hollaway GJ, Platz GJ (2014).Validation of a new spot form of net blotch differential set and evidence for hybridisation between the spot and net forms of net blotch in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology on-line. DOI10.1007/s13313-014-0285-8

Research most notable
Selected from last 10 years:

Collard BCY, Grams RA, Bovill WD, Percy CD, Jolley R, Lehmensiek A, Wildermuth GB, and Sutherland MW (2005). Development of molecular markers for crown rot resistance in wheat: Mapping of QTLs for seedling resistance in a 2-49 x Janz population. Plant Breeding 124: 532-537.

Lehmensiek A, Eckermann PJ, Verbyla AP, Appels R, Sutherland MW, Daggard GE (2005) Curation of wheat maps to improve map accuracy and QTL detection. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 56: 1347-1354.
Mares D, Mrva K, Cheong J, Williams K, Watson B, Storlie E, Sutherland MW, Zou Y (2005). A QTL located on chromosome 4A associated with dormancy in white- and red-grained wheats of diverse origin Theoretical & Applied Genetics 111: 1357-64.

Lehmensiek, MW Sutherland, RB McNamara (2008). “The use of high resolution melting (HRM) to map single nucleotide polymorphism markers linked to a covered smut resistance gene in barley.” Theoretical & Applied Genetics 117: 721-8.

Bovill WD, Horne M, Herde D, Davis M, Wildernuth GB, Sutherland MW (2010). Pyramiding QTL increases seedling resistance to crown rot (Fusarium pseudograminearum) of wheat (Triticum aestivum). Theoretical & Applied Genetics 121: 127-36. .

Bovill J, Lehmensiek A, Sutherland MW, Platz GJ, Usher T, Franckowiak J, Mace E (2010). Mapping spot blotch resistance genes in four barley populations. Molecular Breeding 26: 653-666.

Eberhard FS, Zhang P, Lehmensiek A, Hare RA, Simpfendorfer S, SutherlandMW (2010). Chromosome composition of an F2 Triticum aestivum x T. turgidum spp. durum cross analysed by DArT markers and MCFISH. Crop and Pasture Science 61: 619-24.

Martin A, Simpfendorfer S, Hare RA, Eberhard FS, Sutherland MW (2011). Retention of D genome chromosomes in pentaploid wheat crosses. Heredity 107: 315-9.

Frederiks TM, Christopher JT, Harvey GL, Sutherland MW, Borrell AK (2012). Current and emerging screening methods to identify post-head-emergence frost adaptation in wheat and barley. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 5405-16.

Knight NL, Sutherland MW, Martin A, Herde DJ (2012) Assessment of infection by the crown rot pathogen Fusarium pseudograminearum in wheat seedling tissues using quantitative PCR and a visual discoloration scale. Plant Disease. 96: 1661-69.

Knight NL Sutherland MW (2013). Histopathological assessment of wheat seedling tissues infected by Fusarium pseudograminearum. Plant Pathology 62: 679-687

Publications in ePrints

Knight, Noel L. and Macdonald, Bethany and Percy, CassyORCID: and Sutherland, Mark W. (2020) Disease responses of hexaploid spring wheat (Triticum aestivum) culms exhibiting premature senescence (dead heads) associated with Fusarium pseudograminearum crown rot. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 159 (1). pp. 191-202. ISSN 0929-1873

Poudel, B. and Vaghefi, N. and McLean, M. S. and Platz, G. J. and Sutherland, M. W. and Martin, Anke (2019) Genetic structure of a Pyrenophora teres f. teres population over time in an Australian barley field as revealed by Diversity Arrays Technology markers. Plant Pathology, 68 (7). pp. 1331-1336. ISSN 0032-0862

Poudel, B. and McLean, M. S. and Platz, G. J. and McIlroy, J. A. and Sutherland, M. W. and Martin, A. (2019) Investigating hybridisation between the forms of Pyrenophora teres based on Australian barley field experiments and cultural collections. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 153 (2). pp. 465-473. ISSN 0929-1873

Padmanaban, Sriram and Zhang, Peng and Sutherland, Mark W. and Knight, Noel L. and Martin, Anke (2018) A cytological and molecular analysis of D-genome chromosome retention following F2–F6 generations of hexaploidxtetraploid wheat crosses. Crop and Pasture Science, 69 (2). pp. 121-130. ISSN 1836-0947

El-Mor, Iman and Fowler, Ryan and Platz, Greg and Sutherland, Mark and Martin, Anke (2018) An improved detached-leaf assay for phenotyping net blotch of barley caused by Pyrenophora teres. Plant Disease, 102 (4). pp. 760-763. ISSN 0191-2917

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