Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Livinus Emebiri

Dr Livinus Emebiri

PhD

Dr Emebiri undertakes research in cereal crops for profitable and sustainable production by NSW growers. The research is focused on the development of climate-resilient cereal germplasm to address water scarcity, the emerging threats from exotic pests and diseases, stabilize grain yield and grain size under predicted future increases in temperatures, and assists growers adapt to climate change.  Livinus collaborates broadly with international scientists, particularly scientists at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and contributes to capacity building in the Australian grains industry through the scientific culture of networking.

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  • Pre-emptive breeding to manage biosecurity risks of exotic pests and pathogens
  • Genetic analysis of heat tolerance in durum and bread wheat
  • Wheat germplasm development with Rapid Grain Filling (RGF) trait for climate change adaptation
  • Characterisation of Waagan (WW12410) wheat and population development for drought tolerance
  • Genetic potential for Acrylamide mitigation in processed wheat products from Australian grain

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Read more on CSU Research Output (CRO)

1. Livinus Emebiri, Pawan K. Singh, Mui Keng Tan, Guillermo Fuentes-Davila, Xinyao He, Ravi P. Singh (2018) “Reaction of Australian durum, common wheat and triticale varieties to Karnal bunt (Tilletia indica) infection under artificial inoculation in the field”. Crop & Pasture Science (Accepted).

2. Damian Collins, Livinus Emebiri, Mui-Keng Tan, Mustapha El Bousshini, Ossie Wildman (2018) “Association study with KASP markers for Hessian fly resistance in wheat of diverse origin”. Euphytica 214(8):144.

3. Mui-Keng Tan, Mustapha El-Bouhssini, Ossie Wildman, Wuletaw Tadesse, Grant Chambers, Shuming Luo, Livinus Emebiri (2018) “Development of SNP assays for Hessian fly response genes, Hfr-1 and Hfr-2, for marker-assisted selection in wheat breeding”. BMC genetics 19(1):50.

4. Mike Sissons, Denise Pleming, Julian D Taylor, Livinus Emebiri, Nicholas C Collins (2018) “Effects of heat exposure from late sowing on the agronomic and technological quality of tetraploid wheat” Cereal Chemistry 95: 274-287.

5. Emebiri LC, Tan MK, El-Bouhssini M, Wildman O, Jighly A, Tadesse W, Ogbonnaya FC (2017) “QTL mapping identifies a major locus for resistance in wheat to Sunn pest (Eurygaster integriceps) feeding at the vegetative growth stage”. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 130:309-318.

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