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Henriquez, Maria Antonia, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Wheat Pathology

Contact Information:

101 Route 100
Morden, Manitoba R6M 1Y5
Telephone: 204-822-7551
Fax: 204-822-7507
Email: MariaAntonia.Henriquez@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Genomics
  • Plant Breeding
  • Spring wheat
  • Winter wheat
  • Leaf spot diseases
  • Fusarium Head Blight
  • Stem and root rot diseases
  • Fungal diseases
  • Oomycete diseases
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Plant Disease Diagnostic
  • Molecular and Biochemical Mechanisms of Plant-Pathogen Interactions
  • Plant Defense Suppression by Pathogens
  • Plant Defense responses

Current Projects:

  • Integrated genomics, plant pathology and breeding research for improvement of Fusarium Head Blight resistance in Canadian cereals.
  • Integrated strategies for Fusarium head blight management in Spring Wheat in Manitoba
  • Transcriptome-based discovery of Fusarium head blight inducible and non-inducible genes by RNA sequencing and Laser Micro-Dissection.
  • Fusarium Screening, Genetics and Marker Development.
  • Molecular breeding to pyramid major and minor genes for FHB resistance in durum wheat.
  • Canadian Wheat-NAM (Can-NAM): Capturing genetic variation for Canadian wheat improvement.
  • Characterizing the Fusarium species that affect major crops in Manitoba.
  • Development of molecular diagnostic procedures for the rapid, specific and sensitive detection of FHB and leaf spot pathogens.
  • Determine the incidence and severity of Fusarium head blight (FHB) and leaf spotting diseases in spring wheat and winter wheat to monitor existing and emerging issues.
  • Determine the pathogenicity of Fusarium graminearum isolates collected from spring wheat and winter wheat in Manitoba.

Affiliations:

  • Member, Canadian Phytopathological Society
  • Member, American Phytopathological Society
  • Member, Prairie Grain Development Committee: Wheat, Rye & Triticale Recommending Committee
  • Member International Cooperation Committee, Canadian Phytopathological Society

Research publications

2019

  • Kumar, S., Fox, S.L., Fetch, J.M., Green, D., Fetch, T., McCallum, B., Aboukhaddour, R., Henriquez, M.A. (2019). Aac warman canada western red spring wheat, 99(2), 289-298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-0221
  • Kumar, S., Fox, S.L., Mitchell Fetch, J., Green, D., Fetch, T., McCallum, B., Aboukhaddour, R., Henriquez, M.A. (2019). AAC LeRoy Canada western red spring wheat, 99(6), 997-1005. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2019-0184
  • Kumar, S., Fox, S.L., Mitchell Fetch, J., Green, D., Fetch, T., McCallum, B., Aboukhaddour, R., Henriquez, M.A. (2019). AAC magnet Canada western red spring wheat, 99(6), 988-996. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2019-0180

2018

  • Sari, E., Berraies, S., Knox, R.E., Singh, A.K., Ruan, Y., Cuthbert, R.D., Pozniak, C.J., Henriquez, M.A., Kumar, S., Burt, A.J., N'Diaye, A., Konkin, D.J., Cabral, A.L., Campbell, H.L., Wiebe, K., Condie, J., Lokuruge, P., Meyer, B., Fedak, G., Clarke, F.R., Clarke, J.M., Somers, D.J., Fobert, P.R. (2018). High density genetic mapping of Fusarium head blight resistance QTL in tetraploid wheat, 13(10), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204362

2016

2014

2013

2012

2011

  • Derksen, H., Badawi, M., Henriquez, M.A., and Daayf, F. (2011). "Raging hormones: The role of hormone defense signaling in the potato-Verticillium dahliae interaction.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 33, pp. 274-274.
  • El-Bebany, A.F., Henriquez, M.A., Badawi, M., Adam, L.R., El-Hadrami, A., and Daayf, F. (2011). "Induction of putative pathogenicity-related genes in Verticillium dahliae in response to elicitation with potato root extracts.", Environmental and Experimental Botany, 72(2), pp. 251-257. doi : 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2011.03.012
  • Mahuku, G.S., Henriquez, M.A., Montoya, C., Jara, C., Teran, H., and Beebe, S. (2011). "Inheritance and development of molecular markers linked to angular leaf spot resistance genes in the common bean accession G10909.", Molecular Breeding, 28(1), pp. 57-71. doi : 10.1007/s11032-010-9461-x

2010

  • Daayf, F., El Hadram, A., El-Bebany, A.F., Henriquez, M.A., Yao, Z., Derksen, H., El-Hadrami, I., and Adam, L.R. (2010). "Phenolic compounds in plant defense and pathogen counter-defense mechanisms.", in Cheynier, V., Sarni-Manchado, P. and Quideau, S. (eds.) - Recent Advances in Polyphenols Research Vol.3, Wiley - Blackwell, Chapter 8, pp. 191-208.
  • Henriquez, M.A. and Daayf, F. (2010). "Identification and cloning of differentially expressed genes involved in the interaction between potato and Phytophthora infestans using a subtractive hybridization and cDNA-AFLP combinational approach.", Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (JIPB), 52(5), pp. 453-467. doi : 10.1111/j.1744-7909.2010.00943.x
  • Wolski, E.A., Henriquez, M.A., Adam, L.R., Badawi, M., Andreu, A.B., El Hadram, A., and Daayf, F. (2010). "Induction of defense genes and secondary metabolites in saskatoons (Amelanchier alnifolia Nutt.) in response to Entomosporium mespili using jasmonic acid and Canada milkvetch extracts.", Environmental and Experimental Botany, 68, pp. 273-282. doi : 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2010.01.002
  • Wolski, E.A., Henriquez, M.A., Adam, L.R., Badawi, M., Andreu, A.B., El-Hadrami, A., and Daayf, F. (2010). "On the interaction Amelenchier alnifolia Nutt. x E. mespili: towards developing alternative control methods for Entomosporium Leaf and Berry Spot disease.", Polyphenols Communications, 1, pp. 283-284.

Other science related publications

2020

  • Wenguang Cao, Gavin Humphreys, Minkyung Kang-Choi, Linda Langille, Sylvie Cloutier, Allen Xue, Barbara Blackwell and Maria Antonia Henriquez (2020) Evaluation for new sources of Fusarium head blight resistance in hexaploid and tetraploid wheat Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Fusarium Head Blight. Banff, Canada March 23-26 2020

2019

  • Fatima F, Edwards T, Hiebert C, McCartney C, McCallum B, Henriquez MA, Humphreys G, Cao W, Fedak G, You FM, Cloutier S (2019) Diversity analysis of wheat and wild relatives using the wheat 90K Infinium array. Proc 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, July 21-27, P217 (poster)
  • Humphreys G, Cao W, Kalikililo A, Langille L, Henriquez MA, Blackwell B, Fedak G, Cloutier S (2019) Uncovering useful variability for agronomics and disease resistance within a diverse wheat collection. Proc 1st International Wheat Congress, Saskatoon, July 21-27, P 447 (poster)

2018

  • Berraies, S., Knox, R., Cuthbert, R., Henriquez, M.A., Ouellet, T., Balcerzak, M., Blackwell, B., Bhadauria, V., Meyer, B., Ruan, Y., and Sangha, J. 2018. Molecular mapping of QTL for Fusarium graminearum biomass and deoxynivalenol accumulation in spring wheat grain. Joint 9th Canadian Workshop on Fusarium Head Blight and 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Winnipeg, November 19-22, 2018.
  • Rosa S., Langille L., Humphreys G., McCallum B., Fetch T., Randhawa H., Henriquez M.H., Voldeng H., Cummiskey A., Blackwell B., Scheeren P., Valerio I., and Turra C. (2018) Brazilian spring wheat germplasm as source of genetic variability. Poster and abstract presented at 4th Canadian Wheat Symposium, Nov. 19-22, 2018 in Winnipeg, MB.

2016

  • Henriquez, M.A., De Rocquigny, P.J., Derksen, H., Miranda, D.E., and Gruenke, O. (2016). "Fusarium head blight of spring wheat in Manitoba in 2015.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 96, pp. 131-133.
  • Henriquez, M.A., De Rocquigny, P.J., Derksen, H., Miranda, D.E., and Gruenke, O. (2016). "Fusarium head blight of winter wheat in Manitoba in 2015.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 96, pp. 138-139.
  • Henriquez, M.A., De Rocquigny, P.J., Derksen, H., Miranda, D.E., and Gruenke, O. (2016). "Leaf spot diseases of spring wheat in Manitoba in 2015.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey.
  • Henriquez, M.A., De Rocquigny, P.J., Derksen, H., Miranda, D.E., and Gruenke, O. (2016). "Leaf spot diseases of winter wheat in Manitoba in 2015.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 96, pp. 129-130.
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Hwang, S.F., Chang, K.F., Strelkov, S.E., Gossen, B.D., Yu, K., Xue, A., Marchand, G., Henderson, T.L., Kerley, T.J., and Penner, W.C. 2016. Phytophthora stem and root rot of soybean in Manitoba: Isolation and race characterization. Poster AP17, Proc. 10th Can Pulse Res. Workshop, Winnipeg, MB, Oct. 27 28, 2016. p. 52.
  • McCallum BD, Hiebert CW, Fetch TG, McCartney CA, Henriquez MA, Randhawa HS, Cloutier S (2016) Developing a wheat germplasm collection with diverse pathogen and pest resistance. Canadian Phytopathological Society Meeting, Moncton, NB, 12-15 June
  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Kim, Y.M., Conner, R.L., Hwang, S.F., Chang, K.F., Mohr, R.M., and Strelkov, S.E. (2016). "Getting to the root of the problem: root diseases in Manitoba crops.", Manitoba Ag Days, Brandon, MB, Canada, January 21, 2016.

2015

  • Berraies, S., Knox, R.E., Cuthbert, R.D., Henriquez, M.A., Ruan, Y., DePauw, R.M., Singh, A., Pozniak, C.J., Meyer, B., Clarke, F.R., and Bokore, F.E. (2015). "Molecular Mapping of QTL for Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in Spring Wheat.", 2015 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, St. Louis, MO, USA, December 6-8, 2015. (Poster)
  • Bokore, F.E., Cuthbert, R.D., Knox, R.E., Henriquez, M.A., Ruan, Y., DePauw, R.M., Pozniak, C.J., N'Daiye, A., Sharpe, A.G., Clarke, F.R., and Berraies, S. (2015). "Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Resistance to Fusarium Head Blight in a Carberry x Vesper Derived Wheat Population.", 2015 National Fusarium Head Blight Forum, St. Louis, MO, USA, December 6-8, 2015. (Poster)
  • De Pauw, M., Cuthbert, R.D., Knox, R.E., Singh, A., Singh, A.K., Campbell, H.L., Fetch Jr., T.G., Henriquez, M.A., Clarke, F.R., Gale, Y., Jin, S.-L., and Berraies, S. (2015). "Pseudo black chaff as evidence for recombination of Sr2 and Fhb1.", Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Workshop, Sydney, Australia, September 17-20, 2015.
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Chang, K.F., Hwang, S.F., Strelkov, S.E., Gossen, B.D., and Penner, W.C. (2015). "Soybean root rot and phytophthora rot in Manitoba, Canada.", Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology, 37, pp. 247. (Abstract)
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Hall, B., Penner, W.C., and Kerley, T.J. (2015). "Root diseases of field bean in western Ontario in 2014.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 95, pp. 153-154.
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Penner, W.C., and Kerley, T.J. (2015). "Diseases of field bean in Manitoba in 2014.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 95, pp. 151-152.
  • McLaren, D.L., Hausermann, D.J., Henriquez, M.A., Chang, K.F., and Kerley, T.J. (2015). "Field pea diseases in Manitoba in 2014.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 95, pp. 173-175.
  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Conner, R.L., Chang, K.F., Henderson, T.L., Penner, W.C., and Kerley, T.J. (2015). "Soybean root rot and Phytophthora rot in Manitoba in 2014.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 95, pp. 180-181.

2014

  • Conner, R.L., Hou, A., Balasubramanian, P.M., McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Chang, K.F., and McRae, K.B. (2014). "Reactions of dry bean cultivars from western Canada to root rot.", 6th International Food Legume Research Conference and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 7-11, 2014. (Poster)
  • Henriquez, M.A. and McLaren, D.L. (2014). "The root of the problem: Fusarium and Phytophthora in pulses in Manitoba.", Agronomy Research Update: Root Rot Roundtable, Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, December 10, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Chang, K.F., Hwang, S.F., Strelkov, S.E., and Gossen, B.D. (2014). "Fusarium species from soybean in Manitoba.", 6th International Food Legume Research Conference and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 7-11, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Chang, K.F., Hwang, S.F., and Gossen, B.D. (2014). "Soybean root rot and Phytophthora rot in Manitoba, Canada.", CPS Regional Meeting, Morden, MB, Canada, December 4, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Hall, B., Penner, W.C., and Kerley, T.J. (2014). "Root diseases of field bean in western Ontario in 2013.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 94, pp. 156-157.
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Penner, W.C., and Kerley, T.J. (2014). "Diseases of field bean in Manitoba in 2013.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 94, pp. 154-155.
  • McLaren, D.L., Hausermann, D.J., Henriquez, M.A., Chang, K.F., and Kerley, T.J. (2014). "Field pea diseases in Manitoba in 2013.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 94, pp. 191-192.
  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Chang, K.F., Hwang, S.F., Strelkov, S.E., and Gossen, B.D. (2014). "Fusarium species isolated from dry bean and field pea in Manitoba: Identification, pathogenicity and prognosis.", 6th International Food Legume Research Conference and 7th International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 7-11, 2014. (Abstract)
  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Conner, R.L., Chang, K.F., Henderson, T.L., and Kerley, T.J. (2014). "Soybean root rot in Manitoba in 2012 and 2013.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 94, pp. 201-202.
  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Conner, R.L., Mohr, R.M., Balasubramanian, P.M., and Chang, K.F. (2014). "The root of the problem: Fusarium and Phytophthora in Manitoba soybean fields.", Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR) Crop Management Forum, Brandon, MB, Canada, November 18, 2014. (Abstract)
  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Conner, R.L., and Chang, K.F. (2014). Identification of the pathogens associated with root rot of soybean. Annual Report to Manitoba Pulse Growers Association. April 1, 2014. (Report)

2013

  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., Chang, K.F., Hwang, S.F., and Strelkov, S.E. (2013). "Root rot disease caused by Fusarium cuneirostrum in dry bean in Canada.", 84rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS), Matrix Hotel, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 16-19, 2013.
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Penner, W.C., and Kerley, T.J. (2013). "Diseases of field bean in Manitoba in 2012.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 93, pp. 143-144.
  • McLaren, D.L., Hausermann, D.J., Henriquez, M.A., Chang, K.F., and Kerley, T.J. (2013). "Field pea diseases in Manitoba in 2012.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 93, pp. 165-166.
  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., and Chang, K.F. (2013). "Root rot of pulses in Manitoba.", Manitoba Special Crops 7th Symposium, Victoria Inn and Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 6-7, 2013.
  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., Conner, R.L., and Chang, K.F. (2013). "2012 Field pea, dry bean and soybean research at the Brandon Research Centre.", Pulse Beat, 68(Spring), pp. 35-36.

2012

  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., and Chang, K.F. (2012). "Fusarium species from dry bean and field pea in Manitoba.", 9th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, November 6-12, 2012, pp. 6.
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Balasubramanian, P.M., and Chang, K.F. (2012). "Root rot pathogens in dry bean and field pea fields in Manitoba.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) Manitoba Regional 2012 Meeting, Brandon, MB, Canada, November 29, 2012, Published in: Can. J. Plant Pathol. (2013), 35(2), pp. 270.
  • Henriquez, M.A., McLaren, D.L., Conner, R.L., Penner, W.C., and Kerley, T.J. (2012). "Diseases of field bean in Manitoba in 2011.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 92, pp. 120-121.
  • McLaren, D.L., Hausermann, D.J., Henriquez, M.A., Kerley, T.J., and Chang, K.F. (2012). "Field pea diseases in Manitoba in 2011.", Canadian Plant Disease Survey, 92, pp. 150-151.

2011

  • McLaren, D.L., Henriquez, M.A., and Conner, R.L. (2011). "Field pea and dry bean research at the Brandon Research Centre.", Pulse Beat, 64(Fall/Winter), pp. 32.

2010

  • Derksen, H., Badawi, M., Henriquez, M.A., and Daayf, F. (2010). "Raging hormones: The role of hormone defense signaling in the potato-Verticillium dahliae interaction.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Canadian Phytopathological Society and the Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 19-22, 2010.

2009

  • Derksen, H., Badawi, M., Henriquez, M.A., and Daayf, F. (2009). "Investigation of defense signaling in the potato-Verticillium dahliae interaction at the gene expression level.", 7th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, August 24-27, 2009.
  • El-Bebany, A.F., Henriquez, M.A., Badawi, M., Adam, L.R., El-Hadrami, A., and Daayf, F. (2009). "In vitro elicitation of pathogenicity-related genes in Verticillium dahliae using potato root extracts.", 10th International Verticillium Symposium, Corfu, Greece, November 16-20, 2009.
  • El-Bebany, A.F., Henriquez, M.A., Badawi, M., El-Hadrami, A., Adam, L.R., and Daayf, F. (2009). "A comparative transcriptomic investigation of Verticillium dahliae.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 80th Annual Meeting, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, June 22-25, 2009.
  • El-Bebany, A.F., Henriquez, M.A., Badawi, M., El-Hadrami, A., Adam, L.R., and Daayf, F. (2009). "Functional genomics analysis of Verticillium dahliae towards identification of its pathogenicity-related genes.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Henriquez, M.A. and Daayf, F. (2009). "Identification and expression analysis of novels genes from the plastid-localized 2-C-methyl-d-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway in the interaction Solanum tuberosum and Phytophthora infestans.", 7th Canadian Plant Genomics Workshop, Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, August 24-27, 2009.
  • Henriquez, M.A., Wolski, E.A., Molina, O.I., Adam, L.R., Andreu, A.B., and Daayf, F. (2009). "Effects of Phytophthora infestans and glucan effectors on the accumulation of secondary metabolites and transcripts of defense related genes in potato.", 14th International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, Centre des congrès de Québec, Québec City, QC, Canada, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Henriquez, M.A., Wolski, E.A., Molina, O.I., Adam, L.R., Andreu, A.B., and Daayf, F. (2009). "Phenylpropanoid pathway genes and secondary metabolites are affected by Phytophthora infestans and glucan effectors.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 80th Annual Meeting, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, June 22-25, 2009.
  • Taylor, H.A., Badawi, M., Henriquez, M.A., and Daayf, F. (2009). "Differential expression of defense signaling genes in the Solanum tuberosum-Verticillium dahliae interaction.", Canadian Phytopathological Society (CPS) 80th Annual Meeting, Delta Winnipeg Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, June 22-25, 2009.
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