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Dr Niroshini Gunasinghe

Dr Niroshini Gunasinghe
Name Niroshini Gunasinghe
Position Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Wheat Yellow Spot Disease)
Section Centre for Crop Health (Research)
Office P22-123
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1389
Extension 1389
Email
Qualifications BSc Peradeniya , MPhil Peradeniya , PhD UWA
Languages Sinhalese (accredited translator)

Research interests
Plant pathology

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Crop Health (CCH)

Research most recent
Gunasinghe N, You MP, Clode, P., Cawthray G, Barbetti MJ, 2016. Unique infection structures produced by Pseudocercosporella capsellae on oilseed crops: Brassica carinata, B. juncea and B. napus in Western Australia. Plant Pathology 66, 306-315.

Gunasinghe N, You MP, Cawthray G, Barbetti MJ, 2016. Cercosporin from Pseudocercosporella capsellae and its critical role in white leaf spot development. Plant Disease 100 (8), 1521-1531.

Gunasinghe N, You MP, Li XX, Banga SS, Banga SK and Barbetti MJ, 2016. New host resistances to Pseudocercosporella capsellae and implications for white leaf spot management in Brassicaceae crops. Crop Protection 86, 69-76.


Research most notable
Gunasinghe RN, and Karunarathne AM, 2009. Interactions of Colletotrichum musae and Lasiodiplodia theobromae and their biocontrol by Pantoea agglomerans and Flavobacterium sp. in crown rot expression of “Embul” banana. Journal of Bio Control, 54 (4), 587-596.

Gunasinghe RN, Ikiriwatta CJ and Karunaratne AM, 2004. The Use of Pantoea agglomerans and Flavobacterium sp. to control banana pathogens. Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 79.1002-1006.


Publications in ePrints

Gunasinghe, Niroshini and You, Ming Pei and Cawthray, Gregory R. and Barbetti, Martin J. (2016) Cercosporin from Pseudocercosporella capsellae and its critical role in white leaf spot development. Plant Disease, 100 (8). pp. 1521-1531. ISSN 0191-2917

Gunasinghe, Niroshini and You, Ming Pei and Li, Xi Xiang and Banga, Surinder S. and Banga, Shashi K. and Barbetti, Martin J. (2016) New host resistances to Pseudocercosporella capsellae and implications for white leaf spot management in Brassicaceae crops. Crop Protection, 86. pp. 69-76. ISSN 0261-2194

Gunasinghe, N. and You, M. P. and Barbetti, M. J. (2016) Phenotypic and phylogenetic studies associated with the crucifer white leaf spot pathogen, Pseudocercosporella capsellae, in Western Australia. Plant Pathology, 65 (2). pp. 205-217. ISSN 0032-0862

Gunasinghe, Niroshini and You, Ming Pei and Surinder, Banga S. and Barbetti, Martin J. (2014) High level resistance to Pseudocercosporella capsellae offers new opportunities to deploy host resistance to effectively manage white leaf spot disease across major cruciferous crops. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 138 (4). pp. 873-890. ISSN 0929-1873