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Dr Rebecca Zwart

Dr Rebecca Zwart
Name Rebecca Zwart
Position Senior Research Fellow (Crop Nematology)
Section Strategic Research Projects
Office P22113
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1544
Extension 1544
Qualifications BAppSc(Hons) Qld , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) ( 070308 )

Research interests
Root-lesion nematodes, disease resistance, quantitative genetics, molecular markers

Professional memberships
Australasian Association of Nematologists (Newsletter Editor)
Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Nematological Society of India

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Crop Health (CCH)

Research most notable
Zwart RS, Thompson JP, Milgate AW, Bansal UK, Williamson PM, Raman H, Bariana HS (2010) QTL mapping of multiple foliar disease and root-lesion nematode resistance in wheat. Molecular Breeding. 26(1): 107-124. doi: 10.1007/s11032-009-9381-9

Zwart RS, Thompson JP, Godwin ID (2004) Genetic analysis of resistance to root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei) in wheat. Plant Breeding. 123: 209-212

Zwart RS, Muylle H, Van Bockstaele E, Roldán-Ruiz I (2008) Evaluation of genetic diversity of Fusarium head blight resistance in European winter wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 117(5): 813-828. doi: 10.1007/s00122-008-0822-3

Publications in ePrints

Thompson, John P. and Zwart, Rebecca S. and Butler, David (2012) Inheritance of resistance to root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus thornei and P. neglectus) in five doubled-haploid populations of wheat. Euphytica, 188 (2). pp. 209-219. ISSN 0014-2336

Bansal, Urmil K. and Zwart, Rebecca and Bhavani, Sridhar and Wanyera, Ruth and Gupta, Vidya and Bariana, Harbans S. (2012) Microsatellite mapping identifies TTKST-effective stem rust resistance gene in wheat cultivars VL404 and Janz. Molecular Breeding, 30 (4). pp. 1757-1765. ISSN 1380-3743

Thompson, John P. and Zwart, Rebecca S. and Butler, David (2011) Estimating number of resistance genes to root-legion nematodes from synthetic hexaploids wheat lines. In: Wheat Breeding Assembly 2011, 24-26 Aug 2011, Perth, Australia.

Zwart, R. S. and Thompson, J. P. and Milgate, A. W. and Bansal, U. K. and Williamson, P. M. and Raman, H. and Bariana, H. S. (2010) QTL mapping of multiple foliar disease and root-lesion nematode resistances in wheat. Molecular Breeding, 26 (1). pp. 107-124. ISSN 1380-3743