Dr. Allen Xue

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Research Scientist

I am a plant pathologist with the Ottawa Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario. My research focuses on field crop disease surveillance and detection of new species or virulence strains of pathogens causing economically important diseases in Eastern Canada such as cereal rusts, powdery mildew and Fusarium head blight (FHB), and identification and development of disease-resistant germplasms and effective biological and integrated disease management strategies.

Current research and/or projects

-Co-investigator. Breeding, genomics and agronomy research to improve oat yield and quality. ASP-001 CFCRA Oat, CAP-CFCRA, 2018-2023.

-Co-investigator. Biological control and management of Fusarium head blight and associated diseases in organic grain production. ASC-13 Organic Cluster, 2018-2023.

-Co-investigator. Breeding barley for high yield and resistance to Fusarium head blight for Eastern Canada. ASC-011-Barley Cluster, CAP-CFCRA, 2018-2023.

-Co-investigator. Improve Fusarium head blight resistance in oat, a new threat to the Canadian agriculture industry. AAFC A-base, 2019-2022.

-Co-investigator. Toward a Prairie Biovigilance Network. AAFC A-base, 2021-2026.

Research and/or project statements

-Develop screening techniques and identify new sources of resistance to FHB, powdery mildew and rusts in wheat, barley and oat.

-Conduct annual cereal crop disease surveys and monitor pathogen population dynamics and virulence profiles of economically important crop diseases for Eastern Canada.

-Develop effective biological and integrated disease management strategies for FHB of small grain cereals and root rots of soybean.

Professional activities / interests

-Host resistance, pathogenic variation and disease monitoring.

-Biological control and integrated disease management strategies.

-Mentoring graduate students (11) and supervising post-doctoral fellows (5) and visiting scientists (6).

Education and awards

-Ph.D., Plant Pathology, University of Guelph, 1990. -NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Lacombe Research and Development Centre, AAFC, 1992.

-Gold Harvest Award for Innovation, Collaboration and Service Excellence, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2015.

-Achievements in Plant Disease Management Award, Canadian Phytopathological Society, 2015.

International experience and/or work

-Served as Adjunct Professor or Guest Professor for several Chinese universities and research institutes, including China Agricultural University, 2005-2010; Beijing Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, 2006-2016; Heilongjiang Bayi Agricultural University, 2007-2016; Northeast Agricultural University, 2007-2017; Baicheng Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 2018-present.

-Served as Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member, Soybean Science (journal in Chinese), 2010-2019.

Key publications

  1. 3. Cao W, Humphreys G, Kang-Choi M, Langille L, Cloutier S, Xue A, Blackwell B, Henriquez M-A, and Yan W (2020) Evaluation for new sources of Fusarium head blight resistance in hexaploid and tetraploid wheat. Virtual poster presentation and abstract presented at 2020 Nat. FHB Forum (Virtual) 7-11 Dec. 2020.

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  2. Wenguang Cao, Gavin Humphreys, Minkyung Kang-Choi, Linda Langille, Sylvie Cloutier, Allen Xue, Barbara Blackwell and Maria Antonia Henriquez (2020) Evaluation for new sources of Fusarium head blight resistance in hexaploid and tetraploid wheat Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight. Banff, Canada March 23-26 2020

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  3. 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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  4. Harris, L.J., Johnston, A., Hermans, A., Sproule, A., Xue, A., Overy, D. Exploring the genetic diversity and mycotoxigenic potential of Canadian Fusarium poae isolates. 9th Can. Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight & 4th Can. Wheat Symp., https://www.cwfhb-cws.com/hotel-1/ Winnipeg, MB, Nov 19-22, 2018. P. 51. Poster.

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  5. Kang-Choi M, Kalikililo A, Serajazari, M Wilker N, Xue A, Cloutier S, Navabi A, Humphreys G (2018) Analysis of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in a Canadian Winter Wheat Doubled Haploid Population. Poster and abstract presented at 9th Canadian Fusarium Workshop, Nov. 19-22, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB.

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  6. McCallum, B.D., Seto-Goh, P., Foster, A., Xue, A. (2018). Physiological specialization of Puccinia triticina, the causal agent of wheat leaf rust, in Canada in 2012, 40(3), 434-441. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2018.1495267

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  7. Fedak G, Wolfe D, Chi D, Cloutier S, Xue A, Zhang L (2018) Unique sources of resistance to Fusarium head blight for durum wheat. Proc 26th Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, January 13-17, P1094 (poster)

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  8. Fetch, T., Mitchell Fetch, J., Zegeye, T., Xue, A. (2018). Races of Puccinia graminis on barley, oat, and wheat in Canada in 2011 and 2012, 40(1), 11-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2017.1396499

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  9. Xu, Shuhui & Yu, Junjie & Chen, Yanhong & Tabori, Mirko & Wang, Xuelian & Mccallum, Brent & Fedak, George & Blackwell, Barbara & Xue, Allen & Yang, Zefeng & Khanizadeh, Shahrokh. (2018). Evaluation of Selected Advanced Spring Wheat Germplasm Lines In Eastern Canada. Sustainable Agriculture Research. 7. 63. 10.5539/sar.v7n3p63.

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  10. Fedak, G., Wolfe, D., Chi, D., Ouellet, T., Cao, W., Xue, A., Han, F. 2017. Transfer of FHB resistance from Thinopyrum elongatum to spring wheat. Wheat Science and Business Meeting, Saskatoon, November 8-9, 2017.

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  11. Vachon, F., Overy, D.P., Hermans, A., Johnston, A., Sproule, A., Xue, A., Harris, L.J. Fusarium poae and emerging mycotoxins associated with fusarium head blight in Canada. Proceedings of 2017 Canadian Phytopathological Society – Eastern Ontario Regional Meeting, Ottawa, ON, Can. J. Plant Pathol. 40:3, 469.

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  12. McCallum, B.D., Seto-Goh, P., Xue, A. (2017). Physiological specialization of Puccinia triticina, the causal agent of wheat leaf rust, in Canada in 2011, 39(4), 454-463. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2017.1386715

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  13. Kang-Choi M, Humphreys G, Cloutier S, Cao W, Xue A, Navabi A (2017) Evaluation of Type II resistance to Fusarium head blight in Canadian winter wheat. Joint Meeting Canadian Phytopathological Society and Canadian Society of Agronomy, Winnipeg, June 18-22, P16 (poster)

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  14. Yan, W., McElroy, A., Fregeau-Reid, J., Martin, R., Pageau, D., Xue, A., Jakubinek, K., deHaan, B., Thomas, S., Sibbit, D., Cummiskey, A. (2017). AAC richmond oat, 97(5), 923-927. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0050

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  15. Yan, W., McElroy, A., Fregeau-Reid, J., Martin, R., Pageau, D., Xue, A., Jakubinek, K., deHaan, B., Thomas, S., Sibbit, D., Cummiskey, A. (2017). AAC almonte oat, 97(5), 943-949. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0102

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  16. Yan, W., Fregeau-Reid, J., Martin, R., Pageau, D., Xue, A., Jakubinek, K., deHaan, B., Thomas, S., Hayes, M., Cummiskey, A. (2017). AAC noranda oat, 97(5), 929-934. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0148

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  17. Yan, W., Fregeau-Reid, J., Martin, R., Pageau, D., Xue, A., Jakubinek, K., deHaan, B., Thomas, S., Hayes, M., Sibbit, D., Cummiskey, A. (2017). AAC blake oat, 97(5), 935-938. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0146

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  18. Fedak,G., Cao,W., Malihipour,A., Chi,D., Wolfe,D., McCallum,B., Heibert,C., Boyle,K., Ouellet,T., Han,F.,, Xue,A. 2017
    Introgression of Alien Genes for Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight
    Invited presentation for Workshop on Gene Introgression at PAG XXV. Organized by Julie King, University of Nottingham. San Diego January 14-18, 2017

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  19. Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Hwang, S.F., Chang, K.F., Strelkov, S.E., Gossen, B.D., Yu, K., Xue, A., Marchand, G., Henderson, T.L., Kerley, T.J., and Penner, W.C. 2016. Phytophthora stem and root rot of soybean in Manitoba: Isolation and race characterization. Poster AP17, Proc. 10th Can Pulse Res. Workshop, Winnipeg, MB, Oct. 27 28, 2016. p. 52.

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  20. Cao, W., Humphreys, D.G., Fedak, G., Wolfe, D., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Xue, A.G., Zhang, L., and Chi, D. (2016). "Development of aneuploids in wheat by means of doubled haploid technology- corn pollen method. (https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiv/webprogram/Paper19120.html).", XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, USA, January 9-13, 2016, Poster and Abstract, P0257.

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Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Affiliations

-Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba, 1999-2005.

-Associated graduate faculty, University of Guelph, 2009-present.

Language

English