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Researcher: Thangavel, T (Dr Tamil Thangavel)

Fields of Research

Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Plant pathology
Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Crop and pasture post harvest technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Food nutritional balance
Nutrition and dietetics

Research Objectives

Field grown vegetable crops
Plant extract crops
Industrial crops
Horticultural crops
Plant extracts
Nutrition

Career Best Publications

Detection of two Peronospora spp., responsible for downy mildew, in opium poppy seed; Plant Disease
Monitoring Spongospora subterranea development in potato roots reveals distinct infection patterns and enables efficient assessment of disease control methods; PLoS One
Toughing it outódisease-resistant potato mutants have enhanced tuber skin defenses; Phytopathology

Research Publications

Biology and control of the systemic form of poppy downy mildew
Delaying Spongospora induced root infection in potato roots by altering inoculation dates and chemical treatment; 8th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2014
Detection of two Peronospora spp., responsible for downy mildew, in opium poppy seed; Plant Disease
Differential resistance to tuber-invading pathogens in somaclonal variants of Russet Burbank potato tubers linked to suberin production; 10th International Congress of Plant Pathology
Disease risk assessment of poppy downy mildew using qPCR analysis of two Peronospora spp. in naturally-infested soil; Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference 2019
Effect of physio-chemical seed treatments on opium poppy downy mildews caused by Peronospora meconopsidis and P. somniferi; PLoS ONE
Efficacy of various physiochemical seed treatments for controlling poppy downy mildew in Papaver seed lots; International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) 2018
Enhanced suberin production in novel potato somaclones provides protective bio-barrier against two key scab diseases; 7th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2012
First report of systemic downy mildew of opium poppy caused by Peronospora somniferi in Australia; Plant Disease
Genomic characterisation of an isolate of Brassica Yellows Virus associated with Brassica weed in Tasmania; Plants
Grading seed potato lots to remove tubers with powdery scab damage may not eliminate the pathogen threat; American Journal of Potato Research
Host range of Peronospora somniferi and Pe. meconopsidis within selected members of the Papaveraceae under controlled conditions; Journal of Phytopathology
Infection by Peronospora somniferi and Peronospora meconopsidis from soil causing downy mildew of opium poppy; 10th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium
Moments of weaknesses - exploiting vulnerabilities between germination and encystment in the Phytomyxea; Biological Reviews
Monitoring Spongospora subterranea development in potato roots reveals distinct infection patterns and enables efficient assessment of disease control methods; PLoS One
Poster Board 74. Determining Peronospora somniferi genotype diversity and its potential impact on management of systemic downy mildew of opium poppy; Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference 2019
Potato tuber greening risk is associated with tuber nitrogen content; American Journal of Potato Research
Quantifying risk factors associated with light-induced potato tuber greening in retail stores; PLoS One
Resistance to multiple tuber diseases expressed in somaclonal variants of the potato cultivar Russet Burbank; The Scientific World Journal
Selection of Potato Somoclones with possible broad spectrum resistance to tuber-invading diseases; New Frontiers in Plant Pathology for Asia and Oceania
Somaclonal selection in potato for resistance to common scab provides concurrent resistance to powdery scab; Plant Pathology
Suberin a mechanism of resistance against key potato soilborne diseases and light induced tuber greening; Global Potato Conclave 2020
Suberin deposition in potato periderm: a novel resistance mechanism against tuber greening; New Phytologist
Subversion of phytomyxae cell communication with surrounding environment to control soilborne diseases; a case study of cytosolic Ca2+ signal disruption in zoospores of Spongospora subterranea; Frontiers in Microbiology
Susceptibility of opium poppy and pyrethrum to root infection by Spongospora subterranea; Journal of Phytopathology
Toughing it outódisease-resistant potato mutants have enhanced tuber skin defenses; Phytopathology

Research Projects

Biology and control of the systemic form of poppy downy mildew

Research Candidate Supervision