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 and supervising post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists.

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 Editorial Board Member, Soybean Science, 2010-2019.

Key publications

  1. Hudson, K., Harris, L.J., Overy, D. P., Xue, A., Foster, A., Khanal, R. (2021). Pathogenicity of Fusarium graminearum and F. poae Causing Fusarium Head Blight on Barley Under Controlled Conditions. Tri-Society Virtual Conference, Edmonton, AB.

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  2. Fetch, T., Mitchell Fetch, J., Zegeye, T., Xue, A. (2021). Races of Puccinia graminis on barley, oat, and wheat in Canada in 2013 and 2014. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 43(1), 101-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2020.1745892

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  3. 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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  4. Mccallum, B.D., Seto-Goh, P., Reimer, E., Foster, A., Xue, A. (2020). Physiological specialization of Puccinia triticina, the causal agent of wheat leaf rust, in Canada in 2013. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 42(2), 243-249. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2019.1653376

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  5. 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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  6. Fetch, T., Mitchell Fetch, J., Zegeye, T., Xue, A. (2020). Races of Puccinia graminis on barley, oat, and wheat in Canada from 2015 to 2019. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 43(3), 463-471. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2020.1829066

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 40(3), 434-441. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2018.1495267

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  11. 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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  12. 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. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, [online] 40(1), 11-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2017.1396499

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  13. Lebreton, A., Labbé, C., De Ronne, M., Xue, A.G., Marchand, G., Bélanger, R.R. (2018). Development of a simple hydroponic assay to study vertical and horizontal resistance of soybean and pathotypes of phytophthora sojae. Plant Disease, [online] 102(1), 114-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-04-17-0586-RE

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  14. 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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  15. Khanal, R., Choo, T.M., Martin, R., Xue, A., Beek, S.T., MacDonald, D., Scott, P. (2017). AAC Bloomfield barley. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 98(3), 796-798. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0309

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Ma, B.L., Zheng, Z., Pageau, D., Vera, C., Fregeau-Reid, J., Xue, A., Yan, W. (2017). Nitrogen and phosphorus uptake, yield and agronomic traits of oat cultivars as affected by fertilizer N rates under diverse environments. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, [online] 108(3), 245-265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10705-017-9848-8

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  20. 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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Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Affiliations

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

-Associated graduate faculty, University of Guelph, 2009-2020.

Language

English