Peer-Review Publications

  1. Sprague S, Marcroft S, Lindbeck K, Ware A, Khangura R, Van de Wouw AP (2018) Detection, prevalence and severity of upper canopy infection on mature Brassica napus plants caused by Leptosphaeria maculans in Australia. Crop and Pasture Science 69: 65-78
  2. McCredden J, Cowley RB, Marcroft SJ, Van de Wouw AP (2018) Changes in farming practices impact on spore release patterns of the blackleg pathogen, Leptosphaeria maculans. Crop and Pasture Science. 69: 1-8
  3. Raman H, Raman R, Diffey S, Qiu Y, McVittie B, Barbulescu D, Salisbury P, Marcroft S, Delourme R (2018) Stable quantitative resistance loci to blackleg disease in canola (Brassica napus) over continents. Frontiers in Plant Science 9: 1622.
  4. Van de Wouw AP, Elliott VL, Chang S, López-Ruiz FJ, Marcroft SJ, Idnurm A (2017) Identification of isolates of the plant pathogen Leptosphaeria maculans with resistance to the triazole fungicide fluquinconazole using a novel in planta assay. PLoS One 12: e0188106
  5. Van de Wouw AP, Idnurm A, Davidson JA, Sprague SJ, Khangura RK, Ware AH, Lindbeck KD, Marcroft SJ (2016) Fungal diseases of canola in Australia: identification of trends, threats and potential therapies. Australasian Plant Pathology 45, 415-423
  6. Raman H, Raman R, Coombes N, Song J, Diffey S, Kilian A, Lindbeck K, Barbulescu DM, Batley J, Edwards D, Salisbury PA and Marcroft S (2016) Genome-wide association study identifies new loci for resistance to Leptosphaeria maculans in canola. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1513
  7. Van de Wouw AP, Marcroft SJ, Howlett BJ (2016) Blackleg disease of canola in Australia. Crop and Pasture Science 67, 273-283
  8. Van de Wouw AP, Elliott VE, Ware A, Lindbeck K, Howlett BJ, Marcroft SJ (2016) Infection of canola pods by Leptosphaeria maculans and subsequent seed contamination. European Journal of Plant Pathology 145: 687-695
  9. Elliott VL, Marcroft SJ, Howlett BJ, Van de Wouw AP (2016) Gene-for-gene resistance is expressed in cotyledons, leaves and pods, but not during late stages of stem colonisation in the Leptosphaeria maculansBrassica napus pathosystem. Plant Breeding 135: 200-207
  10. Howlett BJ, Lowe RGT, Marcroft SJ, Van de Wouw AP (2015) Evolution of virulence in fungal plant pathogens: exploiting fungal genomics to control plant disease. Mycologia 107: 441-451
  11. Elliott V, Norton R, Khangura R, Salisbury P, Marcroft S (2015) Incidence and severity of blackleg caused by Leptosphaeria spp. In juncea canola (Brassica juncea) in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 44: 149-159
  12. Van de Wouw AP, Marcroft SJ, Ware A, Lindbeck K, Khangura R, Howlett BJ (2014) Breakdown of resistance to the fungal disease, blackleg, is averted in commercial canola (Brassica napus) crops in Australia. Field Crops Research 166, 144-151.
  13. Raman R, Taylor B, Marcroft S, Stiller J, Eckermann P, Coombes N, Rehman A, Lindbeck K, Luckett D, Wratten N, Batley J, Edwards D, Wang X and Raman H (2012) Molecular mapping of qualitative and quantitative loci for resistance to Leptosphaeria maculans causing blackleg disease in canola (Brassica napus L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 125: 405-418
  14. Marcroft SJ, Van de Wouw AP, Salisbury PA, Potter TD, Howlett BJ (2012) Effect of rotation of canola (Brassica napus) cultivars with different complements of blackleg resistance genes on disease severity. Plant Pathology 61, 934-944
  15. Marcroft SJ, Elliott VL, Cozijnsen AJ, Salisbury PA, Howlett BJ, Van de Wouw AP (2012) Identifying resistance genes to Leptosphaeria maculans in Australian Brassica napus cultivars based on reactions to isolates with known avirulence genotypes. Crop and Pasture Science 63, 338-350
  16. Elliott V, Marcroft S, Norton R, Salisbury P (2011) Reaction of Brassica juncea to Australian isolates of Leptosphaeria maculans and L. biglobosa ‘canagensis’ Canadian Journal of plant pathology 33: 38-48
  17. Sprague, SJ Kirkegaard JA, Marcroft SJ, Graham JM (2010) Defoliation of Brassica napus increases severity (2010) of blackleg caused by Leptosphaeria maculans: implications for dual-purpose cropping. Annals of applied biology 157:71–80. 
  18. Kaur S, Cogan NOI, Ye G, Baillie RC, Hand ML, Ling AE, McGearey AK, Kaur J, Hopkins CJ, Todorovic M, Mountford H, Edwards D, Batley J, Burton W, Salisbury P, Gororo N, Marcroft S, Kearney G, Smith KF, Forster JW, Spangenberg GC (2009) Genetic map construction and QTL mapping of resistance to blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) disease in Australian canola (Brassica napus L.) cultivars. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 120: 71-83
  19. Van de Wouw AP, Marcroft SJ, Barbetti MJ, Li H, Salisbury PA, Gout L, Rouxel T, Howlett BJ, Balesdent M-H (2009) Dual control of avirulence in Leptosphaeria maculans towards a Brassica napus cultivar with ‘sylvestris-derived’ resistance suggests involvement of two resistance genes. Plant Pathology 58: 305-313
  20. Van de Wouw AP, Thomas VL, Cozijnsen AJ, Marcroft SJ, Salisbury, PA, Howlett BJ (2008) Identification of Leptosphaeria biglobosa ‘canadensis’ on Brassica juncea stubble from northern New South Wales, Australia. Australasian Plant Disease Notes 3:124–128
  21. Kirkegaard JA, Sprague SJ, Dove H, Kelman WM, Marcroft SJ, Lieschke A, Howe GN, Graham JM (2008) Dual-purpose canola – a new opportunity in mixed farming systems. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 59:291-302
  22. Marcroft SJ, Potter TD (2008) The fungicide fluquinconazole applied as a seed dressing to canola reduces Leptosphaeria maculans (blackleg) severity in canola in south-eastern Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 37:396-401
  23. Sprague SJ, Hayden HL, Marcroft SJ, Howlett BJ (2006) Breakdown of major gene resistance of Brassica napus to Leptosphaeria maculans in south eastern Australia.  Plant Disease90: 190-8
  24. Sprague SJ, Hayden HL, Brun H, Marcroft SJ, Pinoche X, RouxelL T, Balesdent MH, Howlett BJ (2006) Major gene resistance in Brassica napus (oilseed rape) is overcome by changes in virulence of populations of Leptosphaeria maculans in France and Australia.  European Journal of Plant Pathology114: 33-40
  25. MarcroftSM, Sosnowski MR, Scott ES, Ramsey MD, SalisburyPA, Howlett BJ (2005) Brassica napus plants infected by Leptosphaeria maculans after the third to fifth leaf growth stage in south-eastern Australia do not develop blackleg stem canker.  European Journal of Plant Pathology112: 289-92
  26. MarcroftSM, Sprague SJ, SalisburyPA, Howlett BJ (2004) Potential for using host resistance to reduce production of pseudothecia and ascospores of Leptosphaeria maculans, the blackleg pathogen of Brassica napus. Plant Pathology53: 468-74
  27. MarcroftSM, Sprague SJ, Pymer SJ, SalisburyPA, Howlett BJ (2004) Crop isolation, not extended rotation length, reduces blackleg (Leptosphaeria maculans) severity of canola (Brassica napus) in south-eastern Australia.  Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture44: 601-6
  28. MarcroftSM, Sprague SJ, Pymer SJ, Salisbury PA, Howlett BJ (2003) Factors affecting the production of inoculum of the blackleg fungus (Leptosphaeria maculans) in south-eastern Australia.  Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 43: 1231-6
  29. MarcroftSM, PurwantaraA, SalisburyPA, PotterT, WrattenN, KhanguraR, BarbettiMJ, Howlett BJ (2002) Reaction of a range of Brassica species under Australian conditions to the fungus, Leptosphaeria maculans, the causal agent of blackleg. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 42: 1-8