Curt A. McCartney, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

I am a Research Scientist in Cereal Crop Genetics at the Morden Research and Development Centre. The research that I conduct develops DNA marker tools for use in cereal crop breeding.

Current research and/or projects

My research is focused on genetics and genomics of economically important traits in wheat and oat.

Research and/or project statements

  • Cereal crop genetics
  • Resistance to Fusarium head blight
  • Resistance to orange wheat blossom midge
  • Resistance to rust pathogens
  • Resistance to pre-harvest sprouting

Professional activities / interests

  • Associate Editor, BMC Plant Biology

Education and awards

  • Ph.D. Plant Science, University of Manitoba, 2002
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology, University of Manitoba, 1997
  • Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Gordon Green Award), Canadian Phytopathological Society, 2015

International experience and/or work

  • Ongoing collaborations with scientists in numerous countries

Key publications

  1. Fatima F, McCallum BD, Pozniak CJ, Hiebert C, McCartney C, Fedak G, You FM, Cloutier S* (2020) Resistance gene cloning from a wild crop relative by sequence capture and association genetics. Frontiers Plant Sci 11:583738 (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.583738)

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  2. Fatima F, McCallum B, Hiebert C, McCartney C, Fedak G, Pozniak C, Edwards T, Ravichandran S, You FM, Cloutier S (2020) Single and multi-locus genome-wide association study for leaf rust resistance in cultivated, progenitor and wild wheat. Proc 28th Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, Jan 11-15, PO0937

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  3. Walkowiak, S., Gao, L., Monat, C., Haberer, G., Kassa, M.T., Brinton, J., Ramirez-Gonzalez, R.H., Kolodziej, M.C., Delorean, E., Thambugala, D., Klymiuk, V., Byrns, B., Gundlach, H., Bandi, V., Siri, J.N., Nilsen, K., Aquino, C., Himmelbach, A., Copetti, D., Ban, T., Venturini, L., Bevan, M., Clavijo, B., Koo, D.H., Ens, J., Wiebe, K., N’Diaye, A., Fritz, A.K., Gutwin, C., Fiebig, A., Fosker, C., Fu, B.X., Accinelli, G.G., Gardner, K.A., Fradgley, N., Gutierrez-Gonzalez, J., Halstead-Nussloch, G., Hatakeyama, M., Koh, C.S., Deek, J., Costamagna, A.C., Fobert, P., Heavens, D., Kanamori, H., Kawaura, K., Kobayashi, F., Krasileva, K., Kuo, T., McKenzie, N., Murata, K., Nabeka, Y., Paape, T., Padmarasu, S., Percival-Alwyn, L., Kagale, S., Scholz, U., Sese, J., Juliana, P., Singh, R., Shimizu-Inatsugi, R., Swarbreck, D., Cockram, J., Budak, H., Tameshige, T., Tanaka, T., Tsuji, H., Wright, J., Wu, J., Steuernagel, B., Small, I., Cloutier, S., Keeble-Gagnère, G., Muehlbauer, G., Tibbets, J., Nasuda, S., Melonek, J., Hucl, P.J., Sharpe, A.G., Clark, M., Legg, E., Bharti, A., Langridge, P., Hall, A., Uauy, C., Mascher, M., Krattinger, S.G., Handa, H., Shimizu, K.K., Distelfeld, A., Chalmers, K., Keller, B., Mayer, K.F.X., Poland, J., Stein, N., McCartney, C.A., Spannagl, M., Wicker, T., Pozniak, C.J. (2020). Multiple wheat genomes reveal global variation in modern breeding, 588(7837), 277-283. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2961-x

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  4. Fauteux, F., Wang, Y., Rocheleau, H., Liu, Z., Pan, Y., Fedak, G., McCartney, C., Ouellet, T. (2019). Characterization of QTL and eQTL controlling early Fusarium graminearum infection and deoxynivalenol levels in a Wuhan 1 x Nyubai doubled haploid wheat population, 19(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-019-2149-4

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  5. Lin, Y, Brule-Babel A, McCartney C, Loewen M, Humphreys G (2019) Characterization and validation of Fusarium head blight QTL in an elite doubled haploid winter wheat cross 32C*17éPeregrine. Proc 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, July 21-27, P 163 (Abstract and Poster).

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  6. Kang-Choi M, Kalikililo A, Serajazari M, Wilker N, Langille L, Xue A, Blackwell B, Cloutier S, McCartney C, Navabi A, Humphreys G (2019) Evaluation of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in a Canadian Winter Wheat DH population. Proc 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, July 21-27, P 268 (poster)

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  7. Fatima F, Edwards T, Hiebert C, McCartney C, McCallum B, Henriquez MA, Humphreys G, Cao W, Fedak G, You FM, Cloutier S (2019) Diversity analysis of wheat and wild relatives using the wheat 90K Infinium array. Proc 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, July 21-27, P217 (poster)

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  8. Lin Y, Brule-Babel A, McCartney C, Loewen M, Humphreys G (2018) Fusarium head blight resistance QTL in an elite doubled haploid winter wheat cross 32C*17/Peregrine. Poster and abstract presented at 9th Canadian Fusarium Workshop, Nov. 19-22, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB

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  9. Pan Y, Liu Z, Rocheleau H, Fauteux F, Wang Y, McCartney M, Ouellet T (2018). Fusarium Head Blight Responsive Transcriptional Reprogramming in Four Wheat Genotypes. 18th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition, Montreal, August 12-17, 2018.

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  10. Pei, X., McCallum, B., Hiebert, C., Brule-Babel, A., Knox, R.E., Ruan, Y., Pozniak, C.J., McCartney, C. 2018. Genetic mapping of leaf rust resistance in the tetraploid wheat cross Strongfield/Blackbird .P1064. Plant & Animal Genome Conference XXVI, San Diego, CA, USA, January 13-17, 2018.

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  11. Cabral, A.L., Jordan, M.C., Larson, G., Somers, D.J., Humphreys, D.G., McCartney, C.A. (2018). Relationship between QTL for grain shape, grain weight, test weight, milling yield, and plant height in the spring wheat cross RL4452/ ‘AC Domain’, 13(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190681

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  12. Hu, X., McCartney, C., Biselli, C., Rocheleau, H., Balcerzak, M., Fedak, G., Khanizadeh, S., Yan, Z., Valè, G., Ouellet, T. 2017. Identification of candidate genes for the 2DL QTL locus for fusarium head blight resistance from the resistant spring wheat line Wuhan 1. Wheat Science and Business Meeting, Saskatoon, November 8-9, 2017.

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  13. Pan, Y., Liu, Z., Rocheleau, H., Wang, Y., Fauteux, F., McCartney, C., Ouellet, T. 2017. Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes Associated with Wheat Resistance and Susceptibility against Fusarium Head Blight. Wheat Science and Business Meeting, Saskatoon, November 8-9, 2017.

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  14. Humphreys G, Langille L, Wang X et al (2017) Haplotype analysis of loci associated with Fusarium head blight resistance in a collection of Brazilian spring wheat: An Update. Poster and Abstract presented at Joint Annual Meeting of Can. Phytopath. Soc. & Can. Soc. Agron. P59. June 18-22, 2017. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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  15. Hu, X., McCartney, C., Biselli, C., Rocheleau, H., Balcerzak, M., Fedak, G., Khanizadeh, S., Yan, Z., Valè, G., Ouellet, T. 2017. Expression markers closely associated with the 2DL QTL locus for fusarium head blight resistance. Proceedings of the 13th International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Tulln, Austria, April 23-28, 2017. P. 236.

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  16. Kage, U., Karre, S., Kushalappa, A.C., McCartney, C. (2017). Identification and characterization of a fusarium head blight resistance gene TaACT in wheat QTL-2DL, 15(4), 447-457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pbi.12641

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  17. Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., Hiebert, C.W., Pozniak, C.J., Fobert, P.R., Sharpe, A.G., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., Rezac Harrison, N., Fellers, J.P., McCallum, B.D., McCartney, C.A. (2017). Highly predictive SNP markers for efficient selection of the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr16, 17(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-017-0993-7

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  18. Esvelt Klos, K., Yimer, B.A., Babiker, E.M., Beattie, A.D., Bonman, J.M., Carson, M.L., Chong, J., Harrison, S.A., Ibrahim, A.M.H., Kolb, F.L., McCartney, C.A., McMullen, M., Mitchell Fetch, J., Mohammadi, M., Murphy, J.P., Tinker, N.A. (2017). Genome-wide association mapping of crown rust resistance in oat elite germplasm, 10(2), http://dx.doi.org/10.3835/plantgenome2016.10.0107

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  19. McCartney, C.A., Kassa, M.T., Hiebert, C.W., You, F.M., Pozniak, C.J., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A.G., Menzies, J.G., Jordan, M.C., Zhu, T., Luo, M.-C., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2016). "High resolution mapping of the stem rust resistance gene SrCad.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.

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  20. Kassa, M.T., Perovic, D., Lewis, C., You, F.M., Pozniak, C.J., Schliephake, E., Krämer, I., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Wise, I.L., Simmonds, J., Ordon, F., Uauy, C., and McCartney, C.A. (2016). "Fine mapping of the orange wheat blossom midge resistance gene Sm1.", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016.

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Research facility

Route 100, Unit 100-101
Morden, MB R6M 1Y5
Canada

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba
  • Member of the Prairie Grain Development Committee - Wheat, Rye, and Triticale Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Canadian Phytopathological Society

Language

English