Dr Gang Ma

 Position ARC Research Fellow
 Org Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
 Email gang.ma@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 6749
 Location Floor/Room 1 11 ,  Waite ,   Waite
  • Qualifications

    • PhD, University of Adelaide

  • Research Interests

    • Insect Bt Tolerance and Insect Immunity
    • Wheat Breeding and Plant Functional Genomics

  • Publications

    Ma G, Rahman MM, Grant W, Schmidt O, Asgari S (2012) Insect tolerance to the crystal toxins Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab is mediated by the binding of monomeric toxin to lipophorin glycolipids causing oligomerization and sequestration reactions. Developmental & Comparative Immunology 37: 184-192

    Juen A, Hogendoorn K, Ma G, Schmidt O, Keller M (2012) Analysing the diets of invertebrate predators using terminal restriction fragments. Journal of Pest Science 85: 89-100

    Ma G, Schmidt O, Keller M (2012) Pre-feeding of a glycolipid binding protein LEC-8 from Caenorhabditis elegans revealed enhanced tolerance to Cry1Ac toxin in Helicoverpa armigera. Results in Immunology 2: 97-103

    Ma G, Burton RA, Taylor J, Fincher GB, et al (2012) A brittle phenotype of barley possess reduced coleoptile strength and weaker emergence capability under deep planting condition (in preparation)

    Burton RA2, Ma G2, Baumann U, Harvey AJ, Shirley NJ, Taylor J, Pettolino F, Bacic A, Beatty M, Simmons CR, Dhugga KS, Rafalski JA, Tingey SV, Fincher GB (2010) A customized gene expression microarray reveals that the brittle stem phenotype fs2 of barley is attributable to a retroelement in the HvCesA4 cellulose synthase gene. Plant Physiology 153: 1716-1728

                2 These authors contributed equally to the article.

    Sarjan M, Ma G, Rahman M, Schmidt O (2009) Resistance against Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxins in a laboratory population of Helicoverpa armigera is based on an elevated immune status. Jurnal ILMU DASAR 10: 77-84

    Ma G (2007) The molecular biology of tolerance to Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxin in Helicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm): a novel mechanism and its genetic transmission. Australian Journal of Entomology 46: 86-87

    Ma G, Hay D, Li D, Asgari S, Schmidt O (2006) Recognition and inactivation of LPS by lipophorin particles. Developmental & Comparative Immunology 30: 619-626

    Rahman M, Ma G, Roberts HLS, Schmidt O (2006) Cell-free immune reactions in insects. Journal of Insect Physiology 52: 754-762

    Ma G, Roberts H, Sarjan M, Featherstone N, Lahnstein J, Akhurst R, Schmidt O (2005) Is the mature endotoxin Cry1Ac from Bacillus thuringiensis inactivated by a coagulation reaction in the gut lumen of resistant Helicoverpa armigera larvae? Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 35: 729-739

    Ma G, Sarjan M, Preston C, Asgari S, Schmidt O (2005) Mechanisms of inducible resistance against Bacillus thuringiensis endotoxins in invertebrates. Insect Science 12: 319-330

    Schmidt O, Rahman M, Ma G, Theopold U, Sun Y, Sarjan M, Roberts H (2005) Mode of action of antibacterial proteins, pore forming toxins and biologically active peptides. Invertebrate Survival Journal 2: 82-90

    Ma G, Rengasamy P, Rathjen AJ (2003) Phytotoxicity of aluminium to wheat plants in high-pH solutions. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 43: 497-501

    Reineke A, Asgari S, Ma G, Beck M, Schmidt O (2002) Sequence analysis and expression of a virus-like particle protein, VLP2, from the parasitic wasp Venturia canescens. Insect Molecular Biology 11: 233-239


  • Professional Associations

    • Australian Society of Plant Scientists
    • The Australian Entomology Society





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