McCallum, Brent, Ph.D.

Pathologist


Contact Information:

195 Dafoe Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2M9
Telephone: 204-983-0771
Fax: 204-983-4604
Email: brent.mccallum@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • host resistance to disease
  • durum
  • spring wheat
  • rust
  • wheat
  • fungal diseases

Current Projects:

  • Improve/maintain resistance to leaf and stem rust, leaf spot diseases, common bunt, leaf spot diseases, root/crown rot, kernel discoloration, loose smut, powdery mildew, viruses and Pythium
  • Determine the incidence and severity of biotic stresses on cereals to monitor existing and emerging issues.
  • Develop strategies to manage biotic risks in crop production systems, in particular low input and organic production systems.
  • Assessment of crop varieties to cope with biotic agents and determine the risks to crop production.
  • Determination of biotypes-pests and diseases of cereals (i.e. virulence phenotypes, races, pesticide resistant isolates) in pest populations.

Affiliations:

  • Adjunct professor, Department of Botany, University of Manitoba
  • Secretary, Disease Subcommittee for Wheat, Rye and Triticale Prairie Recommending Committee

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2014

  • Kassa, M.T., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Menzies, J.G., Pozniak, C.J., Sharpe, A.G., Fobert, P., Jordan, M.C., and McCartney, C.A. (2014). "Fine Mapping of the Wheat Leaf Rust Resistance Gene Lr16.", XXII Plant & Animal Genome Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2014.

2013

  • Cao, W., Fedak, G., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Xue, A.G., and Chi, D. (2013). "Enhancement of wheat germplasm for resistance to Fusarium head blight, leaf rust and stem rust.", 7th International Triticeae Symposium, Chengdu, China, June 9-14, 2013, pp. 87.
  • Fedak, G., Cao, W., Chi, D., Zhang, L., Rouse, M.N., Xue, A.G., Fetch Jr., T.G., Molnar, M., and McCallum, B.D. (2013). "Screening of cytogenetic stocks for resistance to Ug99.", 7th International Triticeae Symposium, Chengdu, China, June 9-14, 2013, pp. 91.
  • Hiebert, C.W., Spielmeyer, W., McCartney, C., Kassa, M.T., Fetch Jr., T.G., You, F.M., Menzies, J.G., Humphreys, D.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2013). "Stem rust resistance - two approaches.", International Wheat Genetics Symposium, Yokohama, Japan, September 8-14, 2013.
  • Kassa, M.T., McCartney, C.A., You, F.M., Hiebert, C.W., Jordan, M.C., Pozniak, C.J., MacLachlan, R., McCallum, B.D., Fox, S.L., Wise, I.L., and Thomas, J.B. (2013). "Marker development for wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr16 and wheat midge resistance gene Sm1 in Canadian wheat cultivars.", Plant & Animal Genome XXI Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 12-16, 2013.
  • McCallum, B.D. and Seto-Goh, P.L. (2013). "Leaf and stripe rust of wheat in Manitoba and Saskatchewan in 2012.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 93, pp. 134.
  • Rampitsch, C., Beimcik, E., Günel, A., Bakkeren, G., McCallum, B.D., and Fan, T. (2013). "Comparative proteomics of monoclonal-antibody enriched haustoria from three races of Puccinia triticina.", 27th American Genetics Society meeting on Fungal Genetics, Asilomar, CA, USA. (Poster)

2012

  • Kassa, M.T., McCartney, C.A., You, F.M., McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., and Jordan, M.C. (2012). "Marker development for the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr16 using a comparative genomic approach.", 22nd International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI) and 4th National Wheat Genomics Committee Joint Workshop, Fargo, ND, USA, June 25-29, 2012.
  • McCallum, B.D. and Seto-Goh, P.L. (2012). "Leaf rust and stripe rust of wheat in Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan in 2011.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 92, pp. 105.
  • McCallum, B.D., Hiebert, C.W., Huerta-Espino, J., and Cloutier, S. (2012). "Wheat Leaf Rust.", in Sharma, I. (ed.) - Disease Resistance in Wheat. CABI Plant Protection Series, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 3, pp. 33-63.
  • Nilsen, K., Randhawa, H.S., McCallum, B.D., McCartney, C., MacLachlan, R., Humphreys, D.G., Martin, R.A., and Pozniak, C.J. (2012). "Application of Illumina 9K iSelect Genotyping Towards Mapping Leaf and Stripe Rust Resistance in the Spring Wheat Cross AC Domain x RL4452.", The Annual General Meeting of Canadian Triticum Advancement through Genomics (CTAG), Saskatoon, SK, Canada, November 23-24, 2012.
  • Panwar, V., McCallum, B.D., and Bakkeren, G. (2012). "Host-expressed in-vivo silencing of fungal pathogenicity genes suppresses disease in the wheat-Puccinia triticina leaf rust pathosystem.", 2012 Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology: Gene Silencing by Small RNAs (B1), Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 7-12, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Bakkeren, G., Song, X., Panwar, V., Linning, R., Joly, D.L., Wang, X., Rampitsch, C., McCallum, B.D., Fellers, J.P., and Saville, B. (2011). "Functional genomic approaches for the wheat leaf rust fungus.", North American Rust Workers Meeting (NARW), St. Paul, MN, USA, June 12, 2011. (Presentation)
  • DePauw, R.M., McCallum, B.D., Voldeng, H.D., Knox, R.E., Edwards, N., Fetch Jr., T.G., Lukow, O.M., Fox, S.L., Pozniak, C.J., Hucl, P.J., Singh, A.K., and Comeau, A. (2011). "Canadian Triticologists: the game changers.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • DePauw, R.M., Somers, D.J., Cuthbert, R.D., McCallum, B.D., Knox, R.E., Voldeng, H.D., Humphreys, D.G., Fox, S.L., Singh, A.K., McCartney, C.A., and Fedak, G. (2011). "Are QTLs for fusarium head blight response additive?", 7th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 27-30, 2011, pp. 70.
  • Fox, S.L., Humphreys, D.G., Brown, P.D., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Menzies, J.G., Gilbert, J., Wise, I.L., Smith, M.A.H., Thomas, J.B., Hiebert, C.W., McCartney, C.A., Lukow, O.M., and Niziol, D. (2011). "Breeding for Canada’s premier wheat marker class: Canadian Western Red Spring.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • Goyal, A., Puchalski, B., Gaudet, D.A., Graf, R.J., McCallum, B.D., and Randhawa, H.S. (2011). "Genetics of resistance to common bunt, leaf and stripe rust in N9195 spring wheat.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011. (Abstract)
  • Hamelin, R.C., Bakkeren, G., Saville, B., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Wang, X., Joly, D.L., and Tanguay, P. (2011). "Emergence and evolution of forest and cereal rusts.", Quebec Society for Plant Protection Annual Meeting: Exotic and invasive species., Montmagny, QC, Canada, June 2011. (Presentation)
  • Hiebert, C.W., McCallum, B.D., and Popovic, M. (2011). "Identification of introgressions carrying wheat leaf rust resistance genes in five near-isogenic lines using SSR markers.", Plant & Animal Genome XIX Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 15-19, 2011.
  • Marsh, K., McCallum, B.D., Wang, X., Tenuta, A.U., Hambleton, S., and Saville, B. (2011). "Investigating emerging wheat pathogens, new wheat leaf rust virulence in Ontario.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • McCallum, B.D. and Seto-Goh, P.L. (2011). "Leaf rust and stripe rust of wheat in Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan in 2010.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 91, pp. 98.
  • McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., and Thomas, J.B. (2011). "The effect of Lr34 on wheat stem rust.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2011 Technical Workshop, St. Paul, MN, USA, June 13-16, 2011, Poster #66. (Poster)
  • McCallum, B.D., Humphreys, D.G., DePauw, R.M., and Hiebert, C.W. (2011). "The effect of leaf rust on ‘Thatcher’ near-isogenic wheat lines.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011. (Poster)
  • McCallum, B.D., Seto-Goh, P.L., and Xue, A.G. (2011). "The detection of virulence to Lr21 in Canada during 2011.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • McCallum, B.D., Seto-Goh, P.L., and Xue, A.G. (2011). "Wheat leaf rust in Canada during 2010.", North American Rust Workers Meeting (NARW), St. Paul, MN, USA, June 12, 2011.
  • Rosa, S.B., McCallum, B.D., and Brûlé-Babel, A.L. (2011). "Quantitative resistance conferring durable leaf rust resistance in wheat cultivar Toropi.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2011 Technical Workshop, St. Paul, MN, USA, June 13-16, 2011.
  • Singh, M.P., Singh, A.K., Clarke, J.M., Knox, R.E., Ammar, K., Singh, R.P., Pozniak, C.J., DePauw, R.M., Clarke, F.R., McCallum, B.D., Cuthbert, J.L., and Randhawa, H.S. (2011). "Molecular mapping of leaf rust and stripe rust resistance QTL in durum wheat.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011.
  • Wang, X., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Bakkeren, G., Marais, G.F., and Saville, B.J. (2011). "Comparative analysis of Thatcher isogenic lines with wheat leaf rust resistance genes Lr2a, Lr3, LrB and Lr9 interacting with different Puccinia triticina virulence phenotypes.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2011 Technical Workshop, St. Paul, MN, USA, June 13-16, 2011. (Poster)
  • Wang, X., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Bakkeren, G., and Saville, B. (2011). "Leaf extracts from Thatcher inoculated with the avirulent race of Puccinia triticina confer race-specific resistance in Thatcher-Lr2a through infiltration.", 7th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight (CWFHB) / Colloque canadien sur la fusariose, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 27-30, 2011. (Poster)
  • Wang, X., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Bakkeren, G., and Saville, B. (2011). "Leaf extracts from Thatcher wheat inoculated with the avirulent race of Puccinia triticina confers race-specific resistance in Thatcher-Lr2a through infiltration.", 1st Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, November 30-December 2, 2011, pp. 65.

2010

  • Marais, G.F., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Bakkeren, G., Wang, X., and Saville, B. (2010). "Development of Thatcher near-isogenic lines for recently discovered leaf rust resistance genes.", 8th International Wheat Conference (8IWC) and Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2010 Technical Workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 1-4, 2010. (Poster)
  • McCallum, B.D. and Seto-Goh, P.L. (2010). "Leaf rust and stripe rust of wheat in Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan in 2009.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 90, pp. 108.
  • Singh, A.K., Knox, R.E., Clarke, J.M., Singh, R.P., Ammar, K., Singh, A., DePauw, R.M., Clarke, F.R., and McCallum, B.D. (2010). "Sources of Leaf Rust Resistance In Durum Wheat.", 2010 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, October 31-November 4, 2010, Abstract # 63-9. (Poster)
  • Wang, X., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Bakkeren, G., Marais, G.F., and Saville, B. (2010). "Comparative analysis of Thatcher near-isogenic wheat lines with leaf rust resistance genes Lr2a, Lr3, and LrB interacting with Puccinia triticina virulence phenotypes BBBD, MBDS and FBDJ.", 8th International Wheat Conference (8IWC) and Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2010 Technical Workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 1-4, 2010. (Poster)
  • Wang, X., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Bakkeren, G., Marais, G.F., and Saville, B. (2010). "Semi-quantitative-PCR and fluorescence microscopy analysis of the progression Puccinia triticina (Eriks) in the compatible and incompatible interaction using Thatcher near-isogenic wheat lines with leaf rust resistance genes Lr2a, Lr3and LrB.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) & Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society Joint 2010 Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 20-23, 2010, P-25. (Poster)

2009

  • Bakkeren, G., Linning, R., Xu, J., Soltani, B.M., Song, X., Rampitsch, C., Mauthe, W.R., Ching, J., McCallum, B.D., Mulock, B.S., Wang, X., Dickinson, M., Anikster, Y., Eilam, T., Cuomo, C.A., and Fellers, J.P. (2009). "The Dawn of P. triticina Genomics; Searching for Crop-Protection Clues Among Molecular Cereal Rust Fungal Treasure Troves.", Plant & Animal Genome XVII Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2009, W514.
  • Hiebert, C.W., Fetch Jr., T.G., Zegeye, T., Humphreys, D.G., and McCallum, B.D. (2009). "Genetics and mapping of stem rust resistance genes conferring resistance to raceUg99 (TTKS) in the wheat cultivars Webster, Peace, and AC Cadillac.", 12th International Cereal Rusts and Powdery Mildews Conference, Antalya, Turkey, October 13-16, 2009. (Presentation)
  • Humphreys, D.G., Fetch Jr., T.G., Hiebert, C.W., and McCallum, B.D. (2009). "Resistance to the stem rust race Ug99 in the Canadian spring wehat cultivar Peace.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2009 Technical Workshop, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México, March 17-20, 2009. (Poster)
  • Marais, G.F., Bekker, T.A., Eksteen, A., Marais, A.A., McCallum, B.D., and Fetch Jr., T.G. (2009). "Attempt to separate Gc factors from rust resistance transferred from Aegilops speltoides.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2009 Technical Workshop, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México, March 17-20, 2009. (Poster)
  • McCallum, B.D. and Seto-Goh, P.L. (2009). "Leaf rust and stripe rust of wheat in Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan in 2008.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 89, pp. 93.
  • Turkington, T.K., McCallum, B.D., Fetch Jr., T.G., Xi, K., Kumar, K., Gaudet, D.A., Olfert, O.O., Weiss, R.M., and Soroka, J.J. (2009). "Wind trajectories and cereal rust risk, western Canada, 2007.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 31(1), pp. 147. (Abstract)