Curt A. McCartney, Ph.D.

Retired - 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. 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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  2. 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. Plant Biotechnology Journal, [online] 15(4), 447-457. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pbi.12641

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  3. 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. BMC Plant Biology, [online] 17(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12870-017-0993-7

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  4. 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. Plant Genome, [online] 10(2), http://dx.doi.org/10.3835/plantgenome2016.10.0107

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Hu, X., McCartney, C., Biselli, C., Balcerzak, M., Rocheleau, H., Fedak, G., Khanizadeh, S., Yan, Z., Valè, G., Ouellet, T. 2016. Identification of genes associated with the 2DL QTL locus for fusarium head blight resistance. Proceedings of the 8th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight, Ottawa, ON, November 20-22 2016. P. 48.

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  8. Jordan, MC and McCartney, CM (2016). Candidate genes for pre-harvest sprouting tolerance on wheat chromosome 4A. 3rd Canadian Wheat Symposium, Nov. 22-25, Ottawa, ON.

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  9. Kang-Choi M, Humphreys G, Cloutier S, Blackwell B, McCartney C, Navabi A (2016) Improvement of fusarium head blight resistance in winter wheat. Proc 3rd Can Wheat Symposium, Ottawa, Nov22-25, P 35

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  10. Langille L, Voldeng H, Wang X, Khanizadeh S, McCartney C, Humphreys G (2016) Haplotype analysis for Fusarium head blight resistance in a collection of Brazilian spring wheat. Proc 8th Can Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight, Ottawa, Nov 20-22, P33.

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  11. Lin Y, Brule-Babel A, McCartney C, Loewen M, Boyle K, Humphreys G (2016) QTL mapping of Fusarium head blight resistance in an elite winter wheat doubled haploid population. Proc 8th Can Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight, Ottawa, Nov 20-22, P12.

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  12. Hiebert, C.W., Kassa, M.T., McCartney, C.A., You, F.M., Rouse, M.N., Fobert, P., Fetch, T.G. (2016). Genetics and mapping of seedling resistance to Ug99 stem rust in winter wheat cultivar Triumph 64 and differentiation of SrTmp, SrCad, and Sr42. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), [online] 129(11), 2171-2177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-016-2765-4

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  13. Panwar, V., B. McCallum, M. Jordan, M. Loewen, P. Fobert, C. McCartney and G. Bakkeren (2016). RNA silencing approaches for identifying pathogenicity and virulence elements towards engineering crop resistance to plant pathogenic fungi. CABI Reviews. Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources. Wallingford, UK, CABI. DOI:10.1079/PAVSNNR201611027

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  14. Kassa, M.T., Haas, S., Schliephake, E., Lewis, C., You, F.M., Pozniak, C.J., Krämer, I., Perovic, D., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P.R., Koch, M., Wise, I.L., Fenwick, P., Berry, S., Simmonds, J., Hourcade, D., Senellart, P., Duchalais, L., Robert, O., Förster, J., Thomas, J.B., Friedt, W., Ordon, F., Uauy, C., McCartney, C.A. (2016). A saturated SNP linkage map for the orange wheat blossom midge resistance gene Sm1. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), [online] 129(8), 1507-1517. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-016-2720-4

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  15. Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., Fetch, T.G., Fobert, P., Sharpe, A., Pozniak, C.J., Menzies, J.G., Jordan, M.C., Humphreys, G., Zhu, T., Luo, M.C., McCartney, C.A., Hiebert, C.W. (2016). Genetic mapping of SrCad and SNP marker development for marker-assisted selection of Ug99 stem rust resistance in wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics (TAG), [online] 129(7), 1373-1382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00122-016-2709-z

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  16. McCallum BD, Hiebert CW, Fetch TG, McCartney CA, Henriquez MA, Randhawa HS, Cloutier S (2016) Developing a wheat germplasm collection with diverse pathogen and pest resistance. Canadian Phytopathological Society Meeting, Moncton, NB, 12-15 June

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  17. Hiebert, C.W., Kolmer, J.A., McCartney, C.A., Briggs, J., Fetch, T., Bariana, H., Choulet, F., Rouse, M.N., Spielmeyer, W.S. (2016). Major gene for field stem rust resistance co-locates with resistance gene sr12 in 'thatcher' wheat. PLoS ONE, [online] 11(6), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157029

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  18. Dhokane, D., Karre, S., Kushalappa, A.C., McCartney, C. (2016). Integrated metabolo-transcriptomics reveals Fusarium head blight candidate resistance genes in wheat QTL-Fhb2. PLoS ONE, [online] 11(5), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155851

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  19. Cao, W., Fedak, G., Voldeng, H., Somers, D., Xue, A.G., Fregeau-Reid, J., McCartney, C., Humphreys, G. (2016). Hard white spring wheat line WS175 with a high level of resistance to Fusarium head blight. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 96(6), 1060-1064. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2015-0345

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  20. McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Cloutier, S., Bakkeren, G., Rosa, S.B., Humphreys, D.G., Marais, G.F., McCartney, C.A., Panwar, V., Rampitsch, C., Saville, B.J., Wang, X. (2016). A review of wheat leaf rust research and the development of resistant cultivars in Canada. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 38(1), 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2016.1145598

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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