Dr Rebecca Zwart


Dr Rebecca Zwart
NameDr Rebecca Zwart
Email Addressrebecca.zwart@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer
QualificationsBAppSc(Hons) Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Agriculture and Environmental Science
AffiliationsCentre for Crop Health
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5634-7439
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Fields of Research

  • 300409. Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
BAppSc(Hons)
Qld
1995
PhD
Qld
2003

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Genetics of Root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei resistance in mung bean (Vigna radiata)Principal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Investigation into the Use of Different Platforms to Phenotype Wheat Cultivars for Tolerance to the Root Lesion Nematode Pratylenchus ThorneiPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Identification of candidate resistance genes in chickpea (Cicer Arietinum) against root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus thorneiPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Resistance of wild relatives (Cicer reticulatum and C. echinospermum) of chickpea (C. arietinum) to the root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus neglectus.Principal SupervisorMasters2022
Elucidation of biochemical defence mechanisms in wheat (Triticum aestivum) against root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei)Principal SupervisorDoctoral2021
The interaction between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, rhizobia and root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus thornei) in mung bean (vigna radiata)Associate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Assessing the resistance to root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei) in a new collection of wild chickpea (Cicer reticulatum and C. echinospermum) from TurkeyAssociate SupervisorMasters2020

Nematode problems in pulse crops and their sustainable management

Briar, Shabeg S., Khan, Mujeebur Rahman and Zwart, Rebecca. 2023. "Nematode problems in pulse crops and their sustainable management." Khan, Mujeebur Rahman and Quintanilla, Marisol (ed.) Nematode Diseases of Crops and their Sustainable Management. India. Elsevier. pp. 183-204

Multi-locus genome-wide association study of chickpea reference set identifies genetic determinants of Pratylenchus thornei resistance

Channale, Sonal, Thompson, John P., Varshney, Rajeev K., Thudi, Mahendar and Zwart, Rebecca S.. 2023. "Multi-locus genome-wide association study of chickpea reference set identifies genetic determinants of Pratylenchus thornei resistance." Frontiers in Plant Science. 14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1139574

Two decades of association mapping: Insights on disease resistance in major crops

Gangurde, Sunil S., Xavier, Alencar, Naik, Yogesh Dashrath, Jha, Uday Chand, Rangari, Sagar Krushnaji, Kumar, Raj, Reddy, M. S. Sai, Channale, Sonal, Elango, Dinakaran, Mir, Reyazul Rouf, Zwart, Rebecca, Laxuman, C., Sudini, Hari Kishan, Pandey, Manish K., Punnuri, Somashekhar, Mendu, Venugopal, Reddy, Umesh K., Guo, Baozhu, Gangarao, N. V. P. R., ..., Thudi, Mahendar. 2022. "Two decades of association mapping: Insights on disease resistance in major crops." Frontiers in Plant Science. 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.1064059

Publisher Correction: Transcriptome analysis reveals key genes associated with root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei resistance in chickpea

Channale Sonal, Kalavikatte, Danamma, Thompson J.P., Kudapa, Himabindu, Bajaj, Prasad, Varshney, Rajeev K., Zwart, Rebecca S. and Thudi, Mahendar. 2022. "Publisher Correction: Transcriptome analysis reveals key genes associated with root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei resistance in chickpea ." Scientific Reports. 12 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-08495-4

Resistance to root-lesion nematode Pratylenchus neglectus identified in a new collection of two wild chickpea species (Cicer reticulatum and C. echinospermum) from Turkey

Rostad, Hannah E., Reen, Roslyn A., Mumford, Michael H., Zwart, Rebecca S. and Thompson, John P.. 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13544

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)

Gough, E. C., Owen, K. J., Zwart, R. S. and Thompson, J. P.. 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: international journal on plant-soil relationships. 472 (1-2), pp. 421-449. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-021-05254-8

A Scintillating Journey of Genomics in Simplifying Complex Traits and Development of Abiotic Stress Resilient Chickpeas

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

Transcriptome analysis reveals key genes associated with root‑lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei resistance in chickpea

Channale, Sonal, Kalavikatte, Danamma, Thompson, John P., Kudapa, Himabindu, Bajaj, Prasad, Varshney, Rajeev K., Zwart, Rebecca S. and Thudi, Manhendar. 2021. "Transcriptome analysis reveals key genes associated with root‑lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei resistance in chickpea." Scientific Reports. 11 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-96906-3

Metabolomic profiling of wheat genotypes resistant and susceptible to root‑lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei

Rahaman, Md Motiur, Zwart, Rebecca S., Rupasinghe, Thusitha W. T., Hayden, Helen L. and Thompson, John P.. 2021. "Metabolomic profiling of wheat genotypes resistant and susceptible to root‑lesion nematode Pratylenchus thornei." Plant Molecular Biology: An International Journal on Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry. 106 (4-5), pp. 381-406. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-021-01156-6

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

Gough, Elaine C., Owen, Kirsty J., Zwart, Rebecca S. and Thompson, John P.. 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: international journal on plant-soil relationships. 465 (1-2), pp. 431-452. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-021-05007-7

A systematic review of the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on root-lesion nematodes Pratylenchus spp.

Gough, Elaine C., Owen, Kirsty J., Zwart, Rebecca S. and Thompson, John P.. 2020. "A systematic review of the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on root-lesion nematodes Pratylenchus spp." Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00923

Constitutive and Induced Expression of Total Phenol and Phenol Oxidases in Wheat Genotypes Ranging in Resistance/Susceptibility to the Root-Lesion Nematode Pratylenchus thornei

Rahaman, Md Motiur, Zwart, Rebecca S. and Thompson, John P.. 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. 9 (4), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9040485

Resistance to plant-parasitic nematodes in chickpea: current status and future perspectives

Zwart, Rebecca S., Thudi, Mahendar, Channale, Sonal, Manchikatla, Praveen K., Varshney, Rajeev K. and Thompson, John P.. 2019. "Resistance to plant-parasitic nematodes in chickpea: current status and future perspectives." Frontiers in Plant Science. 10, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.00966

Microsatellite mapping identifies TTKST-effective stem rust resistance gene in wheat cultivars VL404 and Janz

Bansal, Urmil K., Zwart, Rebecca, Bhavani, Sridhar, Wanyera, Ruth, Gupta, Vidya and Bariana, Harbans S.. 2012. "Microsatellite mapping identifies TTKST-effective stem rust resistance gene in wheat cultivars VL404 and Janz." Molecular Breeding: new strategies in plant improvement. 30 (4), pp. 1757-1765. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-012-9759-y

Inheritance of resistance to root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus thornei and P. neglectus) in five doubled-haploid populations of wheat

Thompson, John P., 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: international journal on plant breeding. 188 (2), pp. 209-219. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-012-0689-x

Estimating number of resistance genes to root-legion nematodes from synthetic hexaploids wheat lines

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

QTL mapping of multiple foliar disease and root-lesion nematode resistances in wheat

Zwart, R. S., Thompson, J. P., Milgate, A. W., Bansal, U. K., Williamson, P. M., Raman, H. and Bariana, H. S.. 2010. "QTL mapping of multiple foliar disease and root-lesion nematode resistances in wheat." Molecular Breeding: new strategies in plant improvement. 26 (1), pp. 107-124. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-009-9381-9

Evaluation of genetic diversity of Fusarium head blight resistance in European winter wheat

Zwart, Rebecca S., Muylle, Hilde, Van Bockstaele, Erik and Roldán-Ruiz, Isabel. 2008. "Evaluation of genetic diversity of Fusarium head blight resistance in European winter wheat." Theoretical and Applied Genetics: international journal of plant breeding research. 117 (5), pp. 813-828. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00122-008-0822-3

Genetic analysis of resistance to root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchusthornei) in wheat

Zwart, R. S., Thompson, J. P. and Godwin, I. D.. 2004. "Genetic analysis of resistance to root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchusthornei) in wheat." Plant Breeding. 123 (3), pp. 209-212. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0523.2004.00986.x

Combining ability analysis of Fusarium head blight resistance in western European wheat lines

Zwart, Rebecca S., Muylle, Hilde, Van Huylenbroeck, Johan, Van Bockstaele, Erik and Roldán-Ruiz, Isabel. 2008. "Combining ability analysis of Fusarium head blight resistance in western European wheat lines." Euphytica: international journal on plant breeding. 162 (3), pp. 449-456. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10681-007-9611-3

Mapping quantitative trait loci for resistance to Pratylenchus thornei from synthetic hexaploid wheat in the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) population

Zwart, R. S., Thompson, J. P., Sheedy, J. G. and Nelson, J.. 2006. "Mapping quantitative trait loci for resistance to Pratylenchus thornei from synthetic hexaploid wheat in the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) population." Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 57 (5), pp. 525-530. https://doi.org/10.1071/AR05177

Identification of quantitative trait loci for resistance to two species of root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei and P. neglectus) in wheat

Zwart, R. S., Thompson, J. P. and Godwin, I. D.. 2005. "Identification of quantitative trait loci for resistance to two species of root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei and P. neglectus) in wheat ." Australian Journal of Agricultural Research. 56 (4), pp. 345-352. https://doi.org/10.1071/AR04223