Staff Members with ACPFG

Garcia, Melissa
TitleDr
PositionResearch Fellow
E-mailmelissa.garcia@acpfg.com.au
Phone+61 8313 7158
Research Interests

Dr Melissa Garcia is a plant geneticist who is interested in plant forward genetics, molecular breeding and molecular markers platforms. She leads the Wheat Nested Association Mapping project as part of the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for genetic diversity and molecular breeding for wheat in a hot and dry climate.

Biography

Dr Melissa Garcia completed her PhD at The University of Campinas in Brazil. She studied the genetic diversity of three species of tropical forages using molecular markers. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the same institution to study linkage disequilibrium in sugarcane using SNP markers. Dr Melissa joined ACPFG in 2011 to work on molecular breeding in wheat and barley.

Publications

Jayatilake DV, Tucker EJ, Brueggemann J, Lewis J, Garcia M, Dreisigacker S, Hayden MJ, Chalmers K, Mather DE. (2015) Genetic mapping of the Cre8 locus for resistance against cereal cyst nemathode (Heterodera avenae Woll.) in wheat. Molecular Breeding, 35:66.

Garcia M, Mather DE. (2014) From Genes to Markers: exploiting gene sequence information to develop tools for plant breeding. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1145:21-36.

Whitford, R; Fleury, D; Reif, JC; Garcia, M; Okada, T; Korzun, V; Langridge, P (2013) Hybrid breeding in wheat : technologies to improve hybrid wheat seed production. J. Exp. Bot. doi: 10.1093/jxb/ert333.

Garcia, AAF; Mollinari, M; Marconi, TG; Serang, OR; Silva, RR; Vieira, MLC; Vicentini, R; Costa, EA; Mancini, MC; Garcia, MOS; Pastina, MM; Gazaffi, R; Martins, ERF; Dahmer, N; Sforça, DA; Silva, CBC; Bundock, P; Henry, RJ; Souza, GM; van Sluys, MA; Landell, MGA; Carneiro, MS; Vincentz, MAG; Pinto, LR; Vencovsky, R; Souza, AP (2013) SNP genotyping allows an in-depth characterisation of the genome of sugarcane and other complex autopolyploids. Scientific Reports 3:3399.

Santos-Garcia, MO; Karia, CT; Resende, RMS; Chiari, L; Vieira, MLC; Zucchi, MI; Souza, AP (2012) Identification of Stylosanthes guianensis varieties using molecular genetic analysis. AoB of Plants, pls001, p. 1-14.

Santos-Garcia, MO; Resende, RMS; Chiari, L; Zucchi, MI; Souza, AP (2011) Mating systems in tropical forages: Stylosanthes capitata Vog. and Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl.) Sw.. Euphytica, v. 178, p. 185-193.

Aurelle, D; Baker, AJ; Bottin, L; Brout, C; Caccone, A; Chaix, A; Dhakal, P; Ding, Y; Duplantier, JM; Fielder, W; Fietz, J; Fong, Y; Forcioli, D; Freitas, TRO; Gunnarsson, GH; Haddrath, O; Hadziabdic, D; Hauksdottir, S; Havill, NP; Heinrich, M; Heinz, T; Hjorleifsdottir, S; Hong, Y; Hreggvidsson, GO; Huchette, S; Hurst, J; Kane, M; Kane, NC; Kawakami, T; Ke, W; Keith, RA; Klaune, N; Klein, JL; Kun, JFJ; Li, C; Li, GQ; Li, JJ; Loiseau, A; Lu, LZ; Lucas, M; Martins-Ferreira,C; Mokhtar-Jamai, K;Olafsson, K; Pampoulie, C; Pan, L; Pooler, MR; Ren, JD; Rinehart, TA; Roussel, V; Santos, MO, continues (2010) Permanent Genetic Resources added to the Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 February 2010-31 March 2010. Molecular Ecology Resources, v. 10, p. 751-754.

Rego-Oliveira, Luciana V; Faria, RT; Ruas, CF; Ruas, PM; Santos, MO; Carvalho, VP.(2010) Genetic Analysis of Species in the Genus Catasetum (ORCHIDACEAE) using RAPD Markers. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, v.53, p.375 - 387.

Hotta, C; Lembke, CG; Domingues, DS; Ochoa, EA; Cruz, GMQ; Melloto-Passarin, DM; Marconi, TG; Santos, MO; Mollinari, M; Margarido, GRA; Crivellari, A; Santos, WD; Souza, AP; Hoshino, AA; Carrer, H; Souza, AP; Garcia, AAF; Buckeridge, MS; Menossi, M; Sluys, MAV; Souza, G. (2010) The Biotechnology Roadmap for Sugarcane Improvement. Tropical Plant Biology, v.3, p.75 - 87.

Souza, L.M., Mantello, C.C., Santos, M. O., Gonçalves, PS, Souza, A. P.. 2009. Microsatellites from rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) for genetic diversity analysis and cross-amplification in six Hevea wild species. Conservation Genetics Resources. , v.1, 75-79

Ruas, C. F., Nakayama, T. J., Ortiz, M. Á., Kuroki, M. A., Stuessy, T. F., Tremetsberger, K., Ruas, E. A., Santos, M. O., Talavera, S., Ruas, P. M.. 2009. Isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite loci from the endangered plant species Hypochaeris salzmanniana (Asteraceae). Conservation Genetics, v.10, 1413-1416

Santos, M. O., Karia, CT, Resende, RMS, Chiari, L., Zucchi, MI, Jungmann, L, Souza, A. P.. 2009. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the tropical forage legume Stylosanthes guianensis (Aubl.) Sw.. Conservation Genetics Resources, v.1, 43-46

Varela, E. S., Goncalves, E. C., Santos, M. O., Sampaio, I., Schneider, H. 2009.Isolation and characterization of 11 microsatellite loci in the mangrove crab, Ucides cordatus (Ocypodidae: Ucidinae). Molecular Ecology Notes, v.9, 1395-1397

Santos, M. O., Sassaki, RP, Chiari, L., Resende, RMS, Souza, A. P.. 2009. Isolation and Charactherization of microsatellite loci in tropical forage Stylosanthes capitata Vogel. Molecular Ecology Notes, v.9, 192-194

Santos, M. O., Sassaki, R. P., Ferreira, T. H. S., Resende, R. M. S., Chiari, L., Karia, C. T., Faleiro, F. G., Jungmann, L., Zucchi, M. I., Souza, A. P.. 2009. Polymorphic microsatellite loci for Stylosanthes macrocephala Ferr. et Costa, a tropical forage legume. Conservation Genetics Resources, v.1, 481-48

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