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Dr Livinus Emebiri
BAgric (U Nigeria Nsukka), MPhil (Plant breeding) (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria), PhD (ANU)
Position Cereal Geneticist, Cereal Genetics & Improvement
Location NSW DPI, Wagga Wagga
Phone 02 6938 1629
Fax 02 6938 1809
Dr Emebiri has a B.Agric. from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, a M.Phil (Plant breeding) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and a PhD from the Australian National University, Canberra.
Before joining NSW DPI in 2009, Livinus was a Senior Research Scientist with the Biosciences Research Division, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, and based at Horsham, where he conducted pre-breeding research in molecular genetics of barley and wheat.
In his current position, Dr Emebiri undertakes research in cereal germplasm development for profitable and sustainable production by NSW growers.
- Molecular Marker-Assisted Selection for Rice varietal improvement;
- Genetic variation for 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 grains.
Raman H, Stodart B, Ryan PR, Delhaize E, Emebiri L, Raman R, Coombes N and Milgate A (2010). Genome-wide association analyses of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) germplasm identified multiple loci for aluminium resistance. Genome 53 (11): 957-966.
Emebiri LC (2010). An EST-SSR marker tightly linked to the barley male sterility gene (msg6) located on chromosome 6H. Journal of Heredity 101 (6): 769-774 doi:10.1093/jhered/esq083.
Emebiri LC, Oliver JR, Mrva K and Mares D (2010). Association mapping of late maturity α-amylase (LMA) activity in a collection of synthetic hexaploid wheat. Molecular Breeding 26:1, 39-49.
Emebiri LC (2009). EST-SSR markers derived from an elite barley cultivar (Hordeum vulgare L. ‘Morex’): polymorphism and genetic marker potential. Genome 52:8, 665-676.
Emebiri L, Michael P, Moody DB, Ogbonnaya FC and Black C (2009). Pyramiding QTLs to improve malting quality in barley: gains in phenotype and genetic diversity. Molecular Breeding 23: 2, 219-228.