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Dr Rebecca Zwart

Dr Rebecca Zwart
Name Rebecca Zwart
Position Senior Lecturer
Section School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Office T328
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 )
  • Crop And Pasture Protection (incl. Pests ( 300409 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production ( 300400 )

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
Rahaman MM, Zwart RS, Thompson JP (2020) Constitutive and Induced Expression of Total Phenol and Phenol Oxidases in Wheat Genotypes Ranging in Resistance/Susceptibility to the Root-Lesion Nematode Pratylenchus thornei. Plants 2020, 9, 485. doi: 10.3390/plants9040485

Zwart RS, Thudi M, Channale S, Manchikatla PK, Varshney RK and Thompson JP (2019) Resistance to Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Chickpea: Current Status and Future Perspectives. Front. Plant Sci. 10:966. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00966

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

Jaganathan, Deepa and Mallikarjuna, Bingi Pujari and Palakurthi, Ramesh and Samineni, Srinivasan and Laxuman, C. and Bharadwaj, Chellapilla and Zwart, RebeccaORCID: and Fikre, Asnake and Gaur, Pooran and Varshney, Rajeev K. and Thudi, Mahendar (2022) A Scintillating Journey of Genomics in Simplifying Complex Traits and Development of Abiotic Stress Resilient Chickpeas. In: Genomic Designing for Abiotic Stress Resistant Pulse Crops. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 15-43. ISBN 9783030910389

Rostad, Hannah E. and Reen, Roslyn A. and Mumford, Michael H. and Zwart, Rebecca S.ORCID: and Thompson, John P.ORCID: (2022) Resistance to root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus neglectus identified in a new collection of two wild chickpea species (Cicer reticulatum and C. echinospermum) from Turkey. Plant Pathology, 71 (5). pp. 1205-1219. ISSN 0032-0862

Gough, E. C. ORCID: and Owen, K. J.ORCID: and Zwart, R. S.ORCID: and Thompson, J. P.ORCID: (2022) The role of nutrients underlying interactions among root‑nodule bacteria (Bradyrhizobium sp.), arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (Funneliformis mosseae) and root‑lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus thornei) in nitrogen fixation and growth of mung bean (Vigna radiata). Plant and Soil. ISSN 0032-079X

Gough, Elaine C. ORCID: and Owen, Kirsty J.ORCID: and Zwart, Rebecca S.ORCID: and Thompson, John P.ORCID: (2021) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi acted synergistically with Bradyrhizobium sp. to improve nodulation, nitrogen fixation, plant growth and seed yield of mung bean (Vigna radiata) but increased the population density of the root‑lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei. Plant and Soil, 465. pp. 431-452. ISSN 0032-079X

Rahaman, Md Motiur and Zwart, Rebecca S.ORCID: and Rupasinghe, Thusitha W. T. and Hayden, Helen L. and Thompson, John P.ORCID: (2021) Metabolomic profiling of wheat genotypes resistant and susceptible to root‑lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei. Plant Molecular Biology, 106 (4-5). pp. 381-406. ISSN 0167-4412

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) ( 070308 )
  • Crop And Pasture Protection (incl. Pests ( 300409 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production ( 300400 )