Professor Robert McIntosh

Emeritus Professor
Dept of Plant and Food Sciences

C44 - Plant Breeding Inst - Admin. & Labs A1 Camden
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 8802
Fax +61 2 9351 8875

Biographical details

Robert McIntosh was until 2000, Director of Rust Research within the Plant Breeding Institute. He holds the degrees of BScAgr, MScAgr and PhD (1968) from the University of Sydney. A study leave/post-doctoral fellowship was held at the University of Missouri in 1969-70, and sabbaticals were made at the Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, in 1977 and Kansas state University in 1994. Following retirement in 2002 McIntosh was appointed as Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Japan, for 10 months. He continued to work as an Honorary Professor at the Plant Breeding Institute and in 2013 was appointed as an Emeritus Professor. McIntosh is a member of the External Program Advisory Committee of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project led by Cornell University and has been the editor of the Annual Proceedings of the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Workshop since 2009. He has been the lead curator of the Catalogue of Gene Symbols in Wheat project since 1968.

Research interests

Wheat genetics and improvement, with specific interests in disease resistance, especially the rusts.

Teaching and supervision

Currently supervising no students, but offers advice and an informal series of lectures host: pathogen genetics when asked

Selected grants

2000

  • 1996 - National Cereal Rust Control Program; McIntosh R, Park R; Grains Research and Development Corporation/Research Grants.

1999

  • Derivation of rust resistant wheats; McIntosh R, Green W; Wrightson Seeds Aust Pty Ltd/BLO Project.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Hurni, S., Brunner, S., Stirnweis, D., Herren, G., Peditto, D., McIntosh, R., Keller, B. (2014). The powdery mildew resistance gene Pm8 derived from rye is suppressed by its wheat ortholog Pm3. Plant Journal, 79(6), 904-913. [More Information]
  • Periyannan, S., Moore, J., Ayliffe, M., Bansal, U., Wang, X., Huang, L., Deal, K., Luo, M., Kong, X., Bariana, H., McIntosh, R., et al (2013). The Gene Sr33, an Ortholog of Barley Mla Genes, Encodes Resistance to Wheat Stem Rust Race Ug99. Science, 341(6147), 786-788. [More Information]
  • Morgounov, A., Tufan, H., Sharma, R., Akin, B., Bagci, A., Braun, H., Kaya, Y., Keser, M., Payne, T., Sonder, K., McIntosh, R. (2012). Global incidence of wheat rusts and powdery mildew during 1969-2010 and durability of resistance of winter wheat variety Bezostaya 1. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 132(3), 323-340. [More Information]
  • Mago, R., Tabe, L., McIntosh, R., Pretorius, Z., Kota, R., Paux, E., Wicker, T., Breen, J., Lagudah, E., Ellis, J., et al (2011). A multiple resistance locus on chromosome arm 3BS in wheat confers resistance to stem rust (Sr2), leaf rust (Lr27) and powdery mildew. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 123(4), 615-623. [More Information]
  • Satheeskumar, S., Sharp, P., Lagudah, E., McIntosh, R., Molnar, S. (2011). Genetic association of crown rust resistance gene Pc68, storage protein loci, and resistance gene analogues in oats. Genome, 54(6), 484-497. [More Information]
  • McIntosh, R., Zhang, P., Cowger, C., Parks, R., Lagudah, E., Hoxha, S. (2011). Rye-derived powdery mildew resistance gene Pm8 in wheat is suppressed by the Pm3 locus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 123(3), 359-367. [More Information]
  • Zhang, J., Wellings, C., McIntosh, R., Park, R. (2010). Seedling resistances to rust diseases in international triticale germplasm. Crop and Pasture Science, 61(12), 1036-1048. [More Information]
  • Zhang, P., McIntosh, R., Hoxha, S., Dong, C. (2009). Wheat stripe rust resistance genes Yr5 and Yr7 are allelic. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 120(1), 25-29. [More Information]
  • Singh, D., Park, R., McIntosh, R., Bariana, H. (2008). Characterisation of stem rust and stripe rust seedling resistance genes in selected wheat cultivars from the United Kingdom. Journal of Plant Pathology, 90(3), 553-562.
  • Singh, D., Park, R., McIntosh, R. (2007). Characterisation of wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr34 in Australian wheats using components of resistance and the linked molecular marker csLV34. Crop and Pasture Science, 58(11), 1106-1114.
  • McIntosh, R. (2007). From farrer to the Australian cereal rust control program. Crop and Pasture Science, 58(6), 550-557.
  • Kota, R., Spielmeyer, W., McIntosh, R., Lagudah, E. (2006). Fine genetic mapping fails to dissociate durable stem rust resistance gene Sr2 from pseudo-black chaff in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 112, 492-499. [More Information]
  • Mago, R., Miah, H., Lawrence, G., Wellings, C., Spielmeyer, W., Bariana, H., McIntosh, R., Pryor, A., Ellis, J. (2005). High-resolution mapping and mutation analysis separate the rust resistance genes Sr31, Lr26 and Yr9 on the short arm of rye chromosome 1. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 112(1), 41-50. [More Information]
  • Spielmeyer, W., McIntosh, R., Kolmer, J., Lagudah, E. (2005). Powdery mildew resistance and Lr34/Yr18 genes for durable resistance to leaf and stripe rust cosegregate at a locus on the short arm of chromosome 7D of wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 111(4), 731-735. [More Information]
  • McDonald, D., McIntosh, R., Wellings, C., Singh, R., Nelson, J. (2004). Cytogenetical studies in wheat XIX. Location and linkage studies on gene Yr27 for resistance to stripe (yellow) rust. Euphytica, 136(3), 239-248.
  • Eriksen, L., Afshari, F., Christiansen, M., McIntosh, R., Jahoor, A., Wellings, C. (2004). Yr32 For Resistance To Stripe (Yellow) Rust Present In The Wheat Cultivar Carstens V. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 108(3), 567-575. [More Information]
  • Bonnett, D., Park, R., McIntosh, R., Oates, J. (2002). The effects of temperature and light on interactions between Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae and Avena spp. Australasian Plant Pathology, 31(2), 185-192.
  • Masoudi-Nejad, A., Nasuda, S., McIntosh, R., Endo, T. (2002). Transfer of rye chromosome segments to wheat by a gametocidal system segments to wheat by a gametocidal system. Chromosome Research, 10(5), 349-357.
  • McIntosh, R., Bariana, H., Park, R., Wellings, C. (2001). Aspects of wheat rust research in Australia. Euphytica, 119, 115-120.
  • Singh, D., Park, R., Bariana, H., McIntosh, R. (2001). Cytogenetic studies in wheat XIX. Chromosome location and linkage studies of a gene for leaf rust resistance in the Australian cultivar "Harrier". Plant Breeding, 120(1), 7-12.
  • Singh, D., Park, R., McIntosh, R. (2001). Inheritance of seedling and adult plant resistance to leaf rust of selected Australian spring and English winter wheat varieties. Plant Breeding, 120(6), 503-507.
  • Bariana, H., Hayden, M., Ahmed, N., Sharp, P., McIntosh, R., Bell, J. (2001). Mapping of durable adult plant and seedling resistances to stripe rust and stem rust diseases in wheat. Crop and Pasture Science, 52, 1247-1255.
  • Park, R., McIntosh, R., Singh, D. (2001). Postulation of leaf (brown) rust resistance genes in 70 wheat cultivars grown in the United Kingdom. Euphytica, 120, 205-218.
  • Sharp, P., McIntosh, R., Bariana, H., Brown, G., Khatkar, S., Johnston, S., Pallotta, M., Carter, M., Lagudah, E., Singh, R., et al (2001). Validation of molecular markers for wheat breeding. Crop and Pasture Science, 52, 1357-1366.

Conferences

  • Zhang, P., McIntosh, R., Hoxha, S., Bansal, U. (2012). The relationship of Lr13 and hybrid necrosis gene Ne2m. Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2012 Technical Workshop, Beijing: Borlaug Global Rust Initiative.
  • Wellings, C., Singh, R., Yahyaoui, A., Nazari, K., McIntosh, R. (2009). The development and application of near-isogenic lines for monitoring cereal rust pathogens. 2009 Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Technical Workshop.
  • McIntosh, R. (2008). Historic overview of stem rust research. 11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 2008, Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • McIntosh, R., Zhang, P., Lagudah, E., Brunner, S., Keller, B., Hoxla, S. (2008). The inhibitor of Pm8 in certain 1BL.1RS wheat genotypes. 11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 2008, Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Reference Works

  • McIntosh, R., Williamson, P. (2004). Cereals: Grain Diseases. In Wrigley, C (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Grain Science. (pp. 228-238). Elsevier.
  • McIntosh, R. (2004). Wheat: Genetics. In Wrigley, C. (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Grain Science. (pp. 323-329). Elsevier.

2014

  • Hurni, S., Brunner, S., Stirnweis, D., Herren, G., Peditto, D., McIntosh, R., Keller, B. (2014). The powdery mildew resistance gene Pm8 derived from rye is suppressed by its wheat ortholog Pm3. Plant Journal, 79(6), 904-913. [More Information]

2013

  • Periyannan, S., Moore, J., Ayliffe, M., Bansal, U., Wang, X., Huang, L., Deal, K., Luo, M., Kong, X., Bariana, H., McIntosh, R., et al (2013). The Gene Sr33, an Ortholog of Barley Mla Genes, Encodes Resistance to Wheat Stem Rust Race Ug99. Science, 341(6147), 786-788. [More Information]

2012

  • Morgounov, A., Tufan, H., Sharma, R., Akin, B., Bagci, A., Braun, H., Kaya, Y., Keser, M., Payne, T., Sonder, K., McIntosh, R. (2012). Global incidence of wheat rusts and powdery mildew during 1969-2010 and durability of resistance of winter wheat variety Bezostaya 1. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 132(3), 323-340. [More Information]
  • Zhang, P., McIntosh, R., Hoxha, S., Bansal, U. (2012). The relationship of Lr13 and hybrid necrosis gene Ne2m. Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2012 Technical Workshop, Beijing: Borlaug Global Rust Initiative.

2011

  • Mago, R., Tabe, L., McIntosh, R., Pretorius, Z., Kota, R., Paux, E., Wicker, T., Breen, J., Lagudah, E., Ellis, J., et al (2011). A multiple resistance locus on chromosome arm 3BS in wheat confers resistance to stem rust (Sr2), leaf rust (Lr27) and powdery mildew. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 123(4), 615-623. [More Information]
  • Satheeskumar, S., Sharp, P., Lagudah, E., McIntosh, R., Molnar, S. (2011). Genetic association of crown rust resistance gene Pc68, storage protein loci, and resistance gene analogues in oats. Genome, 54(6), 484-497. [More Information]
  • McIntosh, R., Zhang, P., Cowger, C., Parks, R., Lagudah, E., Hoxha, S. (2011). Rye-derived powdery mildew resistance gene Pm8 in wheat is suppressed by the Pm3 locus. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 123(3), 359-367. [More Information]

2010

  • Zhang, J., Wellings, C., McIntosh, R., Park, R. (2010). Seedling resistances to rust diseases in international triticale germplasm. Crop and Pasture Science, 61(12), 1036-1048. [More Information]

2009

  • Wellings, C., Singh, R., Yahyaoui, A., Nazari, K., McIntosh, R. (2009). The development and application of near-isogenic lines for monitoring cereal rust pathogens. 2009 Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Technical Workshop.
  • Zhang, P., McIntosh, R., Hoxha, S., Dong, C. (2009). Wheat stripe rust resistance genes Yr5 and Yr7 are allelic. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 120(1), 25-29. [More Information]

2008

  • Singh, D., Park, R., McIntosh, R., Bariana, H. (2008). Characterisation of stem rust and stripe rust seedling resistance genes in selected wheat cultivars from the United Kingdom. Journal of Plant Pathology, 90(3), 553-562.
  • McIntosh, R. (2008). Historic overview of stem rust research. 11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 2008, Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • McIntosh, R., Zhang, P., Lagudah, E., Brunner, S., Keller, B., Hoxla, S. (2008). The inhibitor of Pm8 in certain 1BL.1RS wheat genotypes. 11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium 2008, Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2007

  • Singh, D., Park, R., McIntosh, R. (2007). Characterisation of wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr34 in Australian wheats using components of resistance and the linked molecular marker csLV34. Crop and Pasture Science, 58(11), 1106-1114.
  • McIntosh, R. (2007). From farrer to the Australian cereal rust control program. Crop and Pasture Science, 58(6), 550-557.

2006

  • Kota, R., Spielmeyer, W., McIntosh, R., Lagudah, E. (2006). Fine genetic mapping fails to dissociate durable stem rust resistance gene Sr2 from pseudo-black chaff in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 112, 492-499. [More Information]

2005

  • Mago, R., Miah, H., Lawrence, G., Wellings, C., Spielmeyer, W., Bariana, H., McIntosh, R., Pryor, A., Ellis, J. (2005). High-resolution mapping and mutation analysis separate the rust resistance genes Sr31, Lr26 and Yr9 on the short arm of rye chromosome 1. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 112(1), 41-50. [More Information]
  • Spielmeyer, W., McIntosh, R., Kolmer, J., Lagudah, E. (2005). Powdery mildew resistance and Lr34/Yr18 genes for durable resistance to leaf and stripe rust cosegregate at a locus on the short arm of chromosome 7D of wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 111(4), 731-735. [More Information]

2004

  • McIntosh, R., Williamson, P. (2004). Cereals: Grain Diseases. In Wrigley, C (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Grain Science. (pp. 228-238). Elsevier.
  • McDonald, D., McIntosh, R., Wellings, C., Singh, R., Nelson, J. (2004). Cytogenetical studies in wheat XIX. Location and linkage studies on gene Yr27 for resistance to stripe (yellow) rust. Euphytica, 136(3), 239-248.
  • McIntosh, R. (2004). Wheat: Genetics. In Wrigley, C. (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Grain Science. (pp. 323-329). Elsevier.
  • Eriksen, L., Afshari, F., Christiansen, M., McIntosh, R., Jahoor, A., Wellings, C. (2004). Yr32 For Resistance To Stripe (Yellow) Rust Present In The Wheat Cultivar Carstens V. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 108(3), 567-575. [More Information]

2002

  • Bonnett, D., Park, R., McIntosh, R., Oates, J. (2002). The effects of temperature and light on interactions between Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae and Avena spp. Australasian Plant Pathology, 31(2), 185-192.
  • Masoudi-Nejad, A., Nasuda, S., McIntosh, R., Endo, T. (2002). Transfer of rye chromosome segments to wheat by a gametocidal system segments to wheat by a gametocidal system. Chromosome Research, 10(5), 349-357.

2001

  • McIntosh, R., Bariana, H., Park, R., Wellings, C. (2001). Aspects of wheat rust research in Australia. Euphytica, 119, 115-120.
  • Singh, D., Park, R., Bariana, H., McIntosh, R. (2001). Cytogenetic studies in wheat XIX. Chromosome location and linkage studies of a gene for leaf rust resistance in the Australian cultivar "Harrier". Plant Breeding, 120(1), 7-12.
  • Singh, D., Park, R., McIntosh, R. (2001). Inheritance of seedling and adult plant resistance to leaf rust of selected Australian spring and English winter wheat varieties. Plant Breeding, 120(6), 503-507.
  • Bariana, H., Hayden, M., Ahmed, N., Sharp, P., McIntosh, R., Bell, J. (2001). Mapping of durable adult plant and seedling resistances to stripe rust and stem rust diseases in wheat. Crop and Pasture Science, 52, 1247-1255.
  • Park, R., McIntosh, R., Singh, D. (2001). Postulation of leaf (brown) rust resistance genes in 70 wheat cultivars grown in the United Kingdom. Euphytica, 120, 205-218.
  • Sharp, P., McIntosh, R., Bariana, H., Brown, G., Khatkar, S., Johnston, S., Pallotta, M., Carter, M., Lagudah, E., Singh, R., et al (2001). Validation of molecular markers for wheat breeding. Crop and Pasture Science, 52, 1357-1366.

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