Tara L. Rintoul

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Collections Manager

Tara is responsible for the preservation and provision of fungal cultures from the Canadian Collection of Fungal Cultures. This collection acts as a repository including strains of significance to agriculture and the environment. Clients include researchers from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, federal and provincial departments, universities and the private sector.

Education and awards

  • Master of Science, Botany, Phycology,  University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada Thesis: Phylogenetic, geographic and taxonomic analysis of the order Compsopogonales (Rhodophyta) with emphasis on the freshwater genera.
  • Bachelor of Science Honours, Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada                                                                                                  


Key publications

  1. Evaluating gene regions for phylogenetic species delimitation in the P. irregular species complex

    2018 - View publication details

  2. Rintoul TL, Levesque CA, Nguyen HDT. Systematic analyses of terrestrial obligate Synchytrium species based on molecular characterisation. Poster presented at the 11th International Mycological Congress in Puerto Rico (July 2018).

    2018 - View publication details

  3. Spies CF, Grooters AM, Lévesque CA, Rintoul TL, Redhead SA, Glockling SL, Chen CY, de Cock AW. 2016. Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of Lagenidium-like oomycetes pathogenic to mammals

    2016 - View publication details

  4. Pandurangan, S., Pajak, A., Rintoul, T., Beyaert, R., Hernández-Sebastià, C., Brown, D.C.W., Marsolais, F. (2015). Soybean seeds overexpressing asparaginase exhibit reduced nitrogen concentration. Physiologia Plantarum, [online] 155(2), 126-137. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ppl.12341

    2015 - View publication details

  5. de Cock, A.W.A.M., Lodhi, A.M., Rintoul, T.L., Bala, K., Robideau, G.P., Gloria Abad, Z., Coffey, M.D., Shahzad, S., Lévesque, C.A. (2015). Phytopythium: Molecular phylogeny and systematics. Persoonia, [online] 34 25-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.3767/003158515X685382

    2015 - View publication details

  6. Hyde, K.D., Nilsson, R.H., Alias, S.A., Ariyawansa, H.A., Blair, J.E., Cai, L., de Cock, A.W.A.M., Dissanayake, A.J., Glockling, S.L., Goonasekara, I.D., Gorczak, M., Hahn, M., Jayawardena, R.S., van Kan, J.A.L., Laurence, M.H., Lévesque, C.A., Li, X., Liu, J.K., Maharachchikumbura, S.S.N., Manamgoda, D.S., Martin, F.N., McKenzie, E.H.C., McTaggart, A.R., Mortimer, P.E., Nair, P.V.R., Pawłowska, J., Rintoul, T.L., Shivas, R.G., Spies, C.F.J., Summerell, B.A., Taylor, P.W.J., Terhem, R.B., Udayanga, D., Vaghefi, N., Walther, G., Wilk, M., Wrzosek, M., Xu, J.C., Yan, J.Y., Zhou, N. (2014). One stop shop: backbones trees for important phytopathogenic genera: I (2014), 67(1), 21-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13225-014-0298-1

    2014 - View publication details

  7. Lévesque, C.A., Spies, C.F.J., Eggertson, Q.A., Robideau, G.P., Rintoul, T.L., and Rodrigue, N. (2013 internal). "Defining boundaries of species and genera in plant pathogenic oomycetes through phylogenetic approaches.", International Congress of Plant Pathology, Beijing, China, August 25 - 28, 2013, Invited oral presentation at the International Congress of Plant Pathology. Special session entitled "Taxonomy of Plant Pathogenic Fungi". Acta Phytopathologica Sinica 43 (Supp): 541-542.

    2013 - View publication details

  8. Lévesque, C.A., Spies, C.F.J., Eggertson, Q.A., Robideau, G.P., Rintoul, T.L., Rodrigue, N., and de Cock, A.W.A.M. (2013 internal). "The flux in Oomycete taxonomy, where are we now?", 102nd IAFP Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, July 28-31, 2013, Invited oral presentation.

    2013 - View publication details

  9. Rintoul, T.L., Rintoul, T., Lévesque, C.A., Robideau, G.P., Eggertson, Q.A., Rodrigue, N., Chen, W., Spies, C.F.J., Bala, K., de Cock, A.W.A.M., Coffey, M.F., Hamilton, J.P., Hambleton, S., Adhikari, B., and Buell, C.R. (2012). "Molecular diagnosis, identification and phylogeny of Pythium, Phytopythium and related genera.", 4th International Workshop on Phytophthora, Pythium and Phytopythium, College Park, MD, USA, May 21-25, 2012, Invited oral presentation.

    2012 - View publication details

  10. Rintoul, T.L., Eggertson, Q.A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "Multi-gene Phylogenetic Analyses to Delimit New Species in Fungal Plant Pathogens.", in Bolton, M.D.and Thomma, B.P.H.J. (eds.) - Plant Fungal Pathogens: Methods and Protocols. Series: Methods in Molecular Biology, Vol. 835, Humana Press Inc, USA, Chapter 34.

    2012 - View publication details

  11. Kovinich, N., Saleem, A., Rintoul, T.L., Brown, D.C.W., Arnason, J.T., Miki, B. (2012). Coloring genetically modified soybean grains with anthocyanins by suppression of the proanthocyanidin genes ANR1 and ANR2, 21(4), 757-771. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11248-011-9566-y

    2012 - View publication details

  12. Rintoul, T.L., Eggertson, Q.A., and Lévesque, C.A. (2012). "Multigene Phylogenetic Analyses to Delimit New Species in Fungal Plant Pathogens.", Methods in Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.), 835, pp. 549-569. doi : 10.1007/978-1-61779-501-5_34

    2012 - View publication details

  13. Robideau, G.P., De Cock, A.W.A.M., Coffey, M.D., Voglmayr, H., Brouwer, H., Bala, K., Chitty, D.W., Désaulniers, N., Eggertson, Q.A., Gachon, C.M.M., Hu, C.H., Küpper, F.C., Rintoul, T.L., Sarhan, E., Verstappen, E.C.P., Zhang, Y., Bonants, P.J.M., Ristaino, J.B., André Lévesque, C. (2011). DNA barcoding of oomycetes with cytochrome c oxidase subunit I and internal transcribed spacer, 11(6), 1002-1011. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-0998.2011.03041.x

    2011 - View publication details

  14. Sherwood, A.R., Rintoul, T.L., Müller, K.M., and Sheath, R.G. (2000). "Seasonality and distribution of epilithic diatoms, macroalgae and macrophytes in a spring-fed stream system in Ontario, Canada.", Hydrobiologia, 435(1-3), pp. 143-152.

    2000 - View publication details

Research facility

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