Dr Harbans Bariana
I have a passion for enhancing rust resistance in wheat. I understand that while the world’s population is increasing, we will need to produce more food with fewer resources. Wheat rust is a major problem here in Australia and in India and we try to produce rust resistant varieties of wheat.
Harbans Bariana is leading germplasm screening and enhancement activities of the Australian Cereal Rust Control Program. He interacts with wheat breeders from all breeding companies on issues related to breeding for rust resistance, validation & implementation of molecular markers and advice on the use of new sources of resistance to all three rust diseases of wheat.
His research experience covers genetics and cytogenetics of rust resistance, genetic and bichemical control of wheat quality, molecular mapping and marker development & validation in wheat. He is actively involved in postgraduate supervision. He received a PhD in Agriculture from the University of Sydney.
- Zwart, RS and Thompson, JP and Williamson, PM and Bariana, HS. 2008. QTL mapping of multiple disease resistance traits in a synthetic hexaploid x bread wheat population. The 11th International Wheat Genetics Symposium proceedings Edited by Rudi Appels Russell Eastwood Evans Lagudah Peter Langridge Michael Mackay Lynne
- Bansal, U.K. and Hayden, M.J. and Venkata, B.P. and Khanna, R. and Saini, R.G. and Bariana, H.S. 2008. Genetic mapping of adult plant leaf rust resistance genes Lr48 and Lr49 in common wheat. TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics 117(3), pp 307-312
- Dundas, I.S. and Anugrahwati, DR and Verlin, DC and Park, RF and Bariana, HS and Mago, R. and Islam, A. 2007. New sources of rust resistance from alien species: meliorating linked defects and discovery. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 58(6), pp 545-549.
- Ayala-Navarrete, L. and Bariana, H.S. and Singh, R.P. and Gibson, J.M. and Mechanicos, A.A. and Larkin, P.J. 2007. Trigenomic chromosomes by recombination of Thinopyrum intermedium and Th. ponticum translocations in wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 116(1), pp 63-75.