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. 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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  2. 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. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 97(5), 935-938. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0146

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  3. 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. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 97(5), 923-927. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0050

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  4. 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. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 97(5), 943-949. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0102

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  5. 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. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 97(5), 929-934. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0148

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Fedak, G., Wolfe, D., Chi, D., Ouellet, T., Cao, W., Xue, A. 2016. Transfer of FHB resistance from Thinopyrum elongatum to bread wheat. Proceedings of the 8th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight, Ottawa, ON, November 20-22 2016. P 45.

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  10. Cao W, Humphreys G, Fedak G, Wolfe D, McCallum B, Fetch T, Xue A, Zhang L, Chi D (2016) Development and chromosome characterization of wheat aneuploids. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Nov 6-9, P332-822.

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  11. Cao W, Fedak G, Voldeng H, Somers D, Xue A, Fregeau-Reid J, Humphreys G (2016) Marker-assisted breeding for improvement of Fusarium head blight resistance in spring wheat. Proc ASA-CSSA-SSSA Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Nov. 6-9, P163-1312.

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  12. McCallum, B.D., Seto-Goh, P., Xue, A. (2016). Physiologic specialization of Puccinia triticina, the causal agent of wheat leaf rust, in Canada in 2010, 38(4), 440-447. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07060661.2016.1261047

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  13. Choo, T.M., Xue, A.G., Martin, R.A. (2016). AAC Vitality barley. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 96(3), 367-370. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2015-0218

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  14. 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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  15. Choo, T.M., Xue, A.G., Martin, R.A. (2016). AAC Montrose barley. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 96(2), 222-224. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2015-0219

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  16. Fedak, G., Wolfe, D., Chi, D., Ouellet, T., Cao, W. and Xue, A. 2016. Transfer of FHB Resistance from Thinopyrum elongatum to Spring Wheat. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight, Florianopolis, Brazil, April 6-8 2016. P 44.

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  17. Berraies, S., Knox, R.E., DePauw, R.M., Clarke, F.R., Singh, A., Cuthbert, R.D., Martin, R.A., Xue, A., Gilbert, J.A., Brule Babel, A.L., and Campbell H. 2016. 1b28. Evaluation of the effects of five sumai 3 QTL on fusarium head blight resistance in Canadian spring wheat. 5th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight, Florianopolis. April 6-9.

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  18. Cao W, Humphreys G, Fedak G, Wolfe D, McCallum B, Fetch T, Xue A, Zhang L, Chi D (2016) Development of aneuploids by means of doubled haploid technology - corn pollination method.
    Proc Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference, San Diego, CA, Jan 9-13, P0257.

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  19. Xue, A.G. and Chen, Y.-Y. (2015). "Diseases of barley in central and eastern Ontario in 2014.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 95, pp. 78-79.

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  20. Marchand, G., Yan, M., Giorgetti, C., Wang, X., and Xue, A.G. (2015). "Evaluation of vertical and horizontal resistance to Phytophthora root and stem rot in Canadian short-season soybean cultivars.", XVIII International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), Free University Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Berlin, Germany, August 24-27, 2015, pp. 316-317.

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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