Mark Joined the Rice Breeding team in 2015, after an eight year role as a Microscopist and Plant Cell Biologist at CSIRO Canberra.
Mark has a PhD in Plant Cell Biology, and brings microscopy, imaging, image analysis and research skills to the Plant Breeding and Cereal Chemistry teams at the Yanco Agricultural Institute.
Mark applies these skills to research problems in Yield Stability and Cereal Chemistry, such as developing new techniques for screening cold tolerant rice varieties, and investigating cracking in short and medium grain rice.
He developed a new imaging and image analysis technique to rapidly and semi-automatically investigate the extent of cracking in rice grains.
He has also developed a more rapid way to measure sterility in rice panicles as part of his cold tolerance research.
Moore JW, Foessel-Herrera S, Lan C, Schnippenkoetter W, Ayliffe M, Espino-Huerta J, Lillemo M, Viccars L, Milne R, Periyannan S, Kong X, Spielmeyer W, Talbot M, Bariana H, Patrick J, Dodds P, Singh R, Lagudah E. (2015) A recently evolved hexose transporter variant confers resistance to multiple pathogens in wheat. Nature Genetics 47: 1494–1498
Morin L, Talbot MJ, Glen M. (2014) Quest to elucidate the life cycle of Puccinia psidii sensu lato, Fungal Biology, 118: 253-263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2013.12.004
Talbot MJ, White RG (2013) Methanol fixation of plant tissue for Scanning Electron Microscopy improves preservation of tissue morphology and dimensions. Plant Methods, 9(36). doi:10.1186/1746-4811-9-36
Vega-Sanchez, M.E., Verhertbruggen, Y., Christensen, U., Chen, X., Sharma, V., Varanasi, P., Jobling, S.A., Talbot, M., White, R.G., Joo, M., Singh, S., Auer, M., Scheller, H.V., Ronald, P.C. (2012) Loss of Cellulose Synthase-Like F6 Function Affects Mixed-Linkage Glucan Deposition, Cell Wall Mechanical Properties, and Defense Responses in Vegetative Tissues of Rice. Plant Physiology, 159: 56-69
Ayliffe, M., Devilla, R, Mago, R., White, R., Talbot, M., Pryor, A., Leung, H. (2011) Non-host resistance of rice to rust pathogens. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 24(10): 1143-1155
Ji, X., Dong, B., Shiran, B., Talbot, M.J., Edlington, J.E., Huges, T., White, R.G., Gubler, F., Dolferus, R. (2011) Control of ABA catabolism and ABA homeostasis is important for reproductive stage stress tolerance in cereals. Plant Physiology, 156: 647-662
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