Professor John Randles

Professor John Randles
  Org Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
  Telephone +61 8 8313 7353
  Location Floor/Room E1 05 ,  Waite Building ,   Waite

Course coordinator for Classical Diagnostic Methods in Plant Health and Molecular and Biochemical Diagnostic Methods in Plant Health, which is part of the Postgraduate Training in Plant Health.

  • Determining the cause of virus-like diseases (examples include Mundulla Yellows of Eucalyptus, chlorotic streak disease of sugarcane, and orange spotting of oil palms),
  • The characterisation of viruses and viroids, diagnosis by serological and nucleic acid based assays,
  • Studies of interactions between viruses and vectors, the epidemiology of viruses and the development of cultural control methods,
  • Cloning and sequencing of virus genomes,
  • The introduction of virus genes into plants to induce transgenic resistance,
  • The analysis of geminivirus DNA replication.

Research Group Plant Virology

Recent Publications (Full list attached below)

  • HANOLD, D. and RANDLES, J.W. (2003). First report of Mundulla Yellows on Eucalyptus spp. outside Australia. Plant Disease 87: 875.

  • HABILI, N., HALL, B. and RANDLES, J.W. (2003). Tip reddening and dieback of Shiraz vines: virus or lightning strike. The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker. Annual Technical Issue 2003: 14-16.

  • GIBB, K.S., TRAN-NGUYEN, L.T.T. and RANDLES, J.W. (2003). A new phytoplasma detected in the South Australian native perennial shrub, Allocasuarina muelleriana. Annals of Applied Biology 142: 357-364.

  • HANOLD, D., MORIN, J.P., LABOUISSE, J.P. and RANDLES, J.W. (2003). Foliar decay disease in Vanuatu. In: Plant virus diseases of major crops in developing countries. G. Loebenstein and G. Thottapilly (eds). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. Pp 583-596.

  • VETTEN, H.J., CHU, P.W.G., DALE, J.L., HARDING, R., HU, J., KATUL, L., KOJIMA, M., RANDLES, J.W., SANO, Y. AND THOMAS, J.E. (2004). Nanoviridae. In: Virus Taxonomy, VIIIth Report of the ICTV (C.M. Fauquet, M.A. Mayo, J. Maniloff, U. Desselberger, and L.A. Ball, eds.), 343-352. Elsevier/Academic Press, London.

  • FLORES, R., RANDLES, J.W., OWENS, R.A., BAR-JOSEPH, M. & DIENER, T.O. (2005). Viroids. In Virus Taxonomy. VIIII Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (C.M. Fauquet, M. A. Mayo, J. Maniloff, U. Desselberger & A. L. Ball, Eds.), pp. 1145-1159. Elsevier/Academic Press, London.

  • SELTH, L.A., RANDLES, J.W. and REZAIAN, M.A. (2004). Host responses to transient expression of individual genes encoded by tomato leaf curl virus. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 17: 27-33.

  • HABILI, N. and RANDLES, J.W. (2004). Descriptors for Grapevine virus A - associated syndrome in Shiraz, Merlot and Ruby Cabernet in Australia, and its similarity to Shiraz Disease in South Africa. The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker 488: 71-74.

  • JAYASENA, K.W. and RANDLES, J.W. (2004). A short insert in the leader sequence of RNA 3L, a long variant of Alfalfa mosaic virus RNA3, introduces two unidentified reading frames. Virus Genes 29: 311-316.

  • SELTH, L.A., DOGRA, S.C., RAISHEED, M.S., HEALY, H., RANDLES, J.W. and REZAIAN, M.A. (2005). A NAC domain protein interacts with Tomato leaf curl virus replication accessory protein and enhances viral replication. The Plant Cell 17:311-325.

  • HANOLD, D., GOWANLOCK, D., STUKELY, M.J.C., HABILI, N, and RANDLES, J. W. (2006). Mundulla Yellows disease of eucalypts: descriptors and preliminary studies on distribution and etiology. Australasian Plant Pathology 35: 199-215.

  • VADAMALAI, G., HANOLD, D., REZAIAN, A.M. and RANDLES, J.W. (2006). Variants of the Coconut cadang-cadang viroid isolated from an African oil palm (Elaies guineensis Jacq.) in Malaysia. Archives of Virology (accepted November 2005)

  • SELTH, L.A., DOGRA, S.C., RASHEED, M.S., RANDLES, J.W. and REZAIAN, M.A. (2006). Identification and characterization of a host reversibly glycosylated peptide that interacts with the Tomato leaf curl virus V1 protein. Plant Molecular Biology (in press).

  • HABILI, N., FARROKHI, N., LIMA, M.F., NICHOLAS, P. and RANDLES, J.W. (2006). Distribution of Rupestris stem-pitting-associated virus variants in two Australian vineyards showing different symptoms. Annals of Applied Biology 148: 91-96.

  • RASHEED, M.S., SELTH, L.A., KOLTUNOW, A.M.G., RANDLES, J.W. and REZAIAN, M.A. (2006) Single-stranded DNA of Tomato leaf curl virus accumulates in the cytoplasm of phloem cells. Virology (in press).

CategoriesAgriculture & Farming, Wine & Viticulture
ExpertiseCrop protection (pests and diseases, diagnosis, etiology and epidemiology of plant viruses and viroids); pests and diseases; plant pests and diseases; viruses in plants
NotesFellow of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society

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