Professor Paul Holford

Professor Paul Holford

Adjunct Professor,
Dean's Unit, School of Science

Professor,
Dean's Unit School of Science

Biography

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Birmingham (UK)
  • MSc University of Birmingham (UK)
  • BSc University of Bath (UK)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Science
  • Dean's Unit School of Science

Contact

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Phone: (02) 4570 1943
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Location: S12.1.007
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Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Lopresti, J., Goodwin, I., McGlasson, B., Holford, P. and Golding, J. (2014), 'Variability in size and soluble solids concentration in peaches and nectarines', Horticultural Reviews. Vol. 42, Wiley-Blackwell 9781118916797.
  • McGlasson, B., Golding, J. and Holford, P. (2009), 'Improving the dessert quality of stone fruits', Postharvest Technologies for Horticultural Crops, Research Signpost 9788130803562.
  • Ellis, R., Haigh, T. and Holford, P. (2002), 'Synergies arising from embedded evaluation processes in learning tools', Academic Skills Advising: Evaluating for program improvement and accountability, National Library of Australia 0734021518.

Journal Articles

  • Om, N., Beattie, G., Donovan, N., Holford, P. and Agho, K. (2021), 'Incidence of psyllids and 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' in mandarin orchards at different altitudes in Tsirang, Bhutan', Tropical Plant Pathology, vol 46, no 1 , pp 81 - 97.
  • Solis, C., Yong, M., Venkataraman, G., Milham, P., Zhous, M., Shabala, L., Holford, P., Shabala, S. and Chen, Z. (2021), 'Sodium sequestration confers salinity tolerance in an ancestral wild rice', Physiologia Plantarum, vol 172, no 3 , pp 1594 - 1608.
  • Chen, F., Dong, G., Wang, F., Shi, Y., Zhu, J., Zhang, Y., Ruan, B., Wu, Y., Feng, X., Zhao, C., Yong, M., Holford, P., Zeng, D., Qian, Q., Wu, L., Chen, Z. and Yu, Y. (2021), '[In Press] A ?-Ketoacyl carrier protein reductase confers heat tolerance via the regulation of fatty acid biosynthesis and stress signaling in rice', New Phytologist, .
  • Wang, Y., Halbert, S., Mohamed, S., Delatte, H., Reynaud, B., Beattie, G., Holford, P., Lu, J. and Cen, Y. (2021), '[In Press] Mitochondrial genomes reveal diverse lineages of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psyllidae) in Kenya and La Reunion', Biological Invasions, .
  • Dao, T., Beattie, G., Watson, G., Mottern, J., Evans, G., Nguyen, L., Nguyen, H., Nguyen, V. and Holford, P. (2020), 'Discovery of false coconut scale (Aspidiotus rigidus) and three of its primary parasitoids in Viet Nam, and likely species origins', Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, vol 23, no 2 , pp 395 - 403.
  • Zeeshan, M., Lu, M., Sehar, S., Holford, P. and Wu, F. (2020), 'Comparison of biochemical, anatomical, morphological, and physiological responses to salinity stress in wheat and barley genotypes deferring in salinity tolerance', Agronomy, vol 10, no 1 .
  • Taglier, P., Milham, P., Holford, P. and Morrison, R. (2020), 'A methodology to estimate net proton : phosphorus co-adsorption ratios for acidic soils', Advances in Chemical Research, vol 2, no 2 .
  • Morrow, J., Om, N., Beattie, G., Chambers, G., Donovan, N., Liefting, L., Riegler, M. and Holford, P. (2020), 'Characterization of the bacterial communities of psyllids associated with Rutaceae in Bhutan by high throughput sequencing', BMC Microbiology, vol 20, no 1 .
  • Donovan, N., Chambers, G., Englezou, A., Phanthavong, S., Daly, A., Wildman, O., Holford, P. and Burgess, L. (2020), 'First report of citrus exocortis viroid, citrus bent leaf viroid, hop stunt viroid and citrus dwarfing viroid in Lao PDR', Australasian Plant Pathology, vol 49 , pp 661 - 663.
  • Solis, C., Yong, M., Vinarao, R., Jena, K., Holford, P., Shabala, L., Zhou, M., Shabala, S. and Chen, Z. (2020), 'Back to the wild : on a quest for donors toward salinity tolerant rice', Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 11 .
  • Bich, L., My, H., Dinh, R., Minh, T., Trong, T., Harper, S., Wuhrer, R., Huang, Q., George, L., Holford, P., Zhao, C., Mitchell, C. and Milham, P. (2019), 'Trace metal contamination during grinding of plant samples', Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, vol 50, no 1 , pp 102 - 107.
  • Morrow, J., Sa, T., Beattie, G., Milham, P., Riegler, M., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2019), 'Additions of sugar and nitrogenous fertiliser affect plant nitrogen status and soil microbial communities', Applied Soil Ecology, vol 139 , pp 47 - 55.
  • Hewitt, A., Rymer, P., Holford, P., Morris, C. and Renshaw, A. (2019), 'Evidence for clonality, breeding system, genetic diversity and genetic structure in large and small populations of Melaleuca deanei (Myrtaceae)', Australian Journal of Botany, vol 67, no 1 , pp 36 - 45.
  • Mak, M., Zhang, M., Randall, D., Holford, P., Milham, P., Wu, F., Zhang, G. and Chen, Z. (2019), 'Chloride transport at plant-soil interface modulates barley Cd tolerance', Plant and Soil, vol 441, no 1-2 , pp 409 - 421.
  • Zhao, C., Randall, D., Holford, P., Haigh, A. and Chen, Z. (2019), 'Isolation of high purity guard cell protoplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana for omics research', Plant Growth Regulation, vol 89, no 1 , pp 37 - 47.
  • Nguyen, H., Beattie, G., Haigh, A., Astuti, I., Mabberley, D., Weston, P. and Holford, P. (2019), 'Molecular differentiation of the Murraya paniculata Complex (Rutaceae: Aurantioideae: Aurantieae)', BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol 19 .
  • Dao, H., Beattie, A., Watson, G., Pham, V., Nguyen, V., Khanh, L., Nguyen, T., Nguyen, D. and Holford, P. (2018), 'Citrus diaspidids in Viet Nam : new, and confirmation of previous, records based on morphological and molecular verification of taxa', Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, vol 21, no 1 , pp 81 - 96.
  • Hamonts, K., Trivedi, P., Garg, A., Janitz, C., Grinyer, J., Holford, P., Botha, F., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2018), 'Field study reveals core plant microbiota and relative importance of their drivers', Environmental Microbiology, vol 20, no 1 , pp 124 - 140.
  • Zhao, C., Haigh, A., Holford, P. and Chen, Z. (2018), 'Roles of chloroplast retrograde signals and ion transport in plant drought tolerance', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 19, no 4 .
  • Wang, Y., Lu, J., Beattie, A., Islam, M., Om, N., Dao, T., Nguyen, V., Zaka, S., Guo, J., Tian, M., Deng, X., Tan, S., Holford, P., He, Y. and Cen, Y. (2018), 'Phylogeography of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) and its primary endosymbiont, 'Candidatus Carsonella ruddii' : an evolutionary approach to host-endosymbiont interaction', Pest Management Science, vol 74, no 9 , pp 2185 - 2194.
  • Wu, F., Jiang, H., Beattie, A., Holford, P., Chen, J., Wallis, C., Zheng, Z., Deng, X. and Cen, Y. (2018), 'Population diversity of Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) in China based on whole mitochondrial genome sequences', Pest Management Science, vol 74, no 11 , pp 2569 - 2577.
  • Wang, X., Chen, Z., Yang, C., Zhang, X., Jin, G., Chen, G., Wang, Y., Holford, P., Nevo, E., Zhang, G. and Dai, F. (2018), 'Genomic adaptation to drought in wild barley is driven by edaphic natural selection at the Tabigha Evolution Slope', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol 115, no 20 , pp 5223 - 5228.
  • Milham, P., Wenzel, R., Holford, P., Haigh, A., Chaffer, K., Hawkins, C., Humphris, C., Fabien, J. and Conroy, J. (2018), 'Equilibrating stable Cd isotopes with acidic soils', Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, vol 49, no 20 , pp 2497 - 2506.
  • Wu, F., Huang, J., Xu, M., Fox, E., Beattie, G., Holford, P., Cen, Y. and Deng, X. (2018), 'Host and environmental factors influencing 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' acquisition in Diaphorina citri', Pest Management Science, vol 74, no 12 , pp 2738 - 2746.
  • Hamonts, K., Trivedi, P., Grinyer, J., Holford, P., Drigo, B., Anderson, I. and Singh, B. (2018), 'Yellow Canopy Syndrome in sugarcane is associated with shifts in the rhizosphere soil metagenome but not with overall soil microbial function', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol 125 , pp 275 - 285.
  • Ahmed, I., Nadira, U., Qiu, C., Cao, F., Zhang, G., Holford, P. and Wu, F. (2018), 'Tolerance to drought, low pH and Al combined stress in Tibetan wild barley is associated with improvement of ATPase and modulation of antioxidant defense system', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol 19, no 11 .
  • Khanboluki, G., Hosseini, H., Holford, P., Moteshare zadeh, B. and Milham, P. (2018), 'Effect of elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration on growth and physiology of wheat and sorghum under cadmium stress', Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, vol 49, no 22 , pp 2867 - 2882.
  • Liu, X., Fan, Y., Mak, M., Babla, M., Holford, P., Wang, F., Chen, G., Scott, G., Wang, G., Shabala, S., Zhou, M. and Chen, Z. (2017), 'QTLs for stomatal and photosynthetic traits related to salinity tolerance in barley', BMC Genomics, vol 18 .
  • Liu, X., Cai, S., Wang, G., Wang, F., Dong, F., Mak, M., Holford, P., Ji, J., Salih, A., Zhou, M., Shabala, S. and Chen, Z. (2017), 'Halophytic NHXs confer salt tolerance by altering cytosolic and vacuolar K+ and Na+ in Arabidopsis root cell', Plant Growth Regulation, vol 82, no 2 , pp 333 - 351.
  • Dao, T., Beattie, A., Spooner-Hart, R., Riegler, M. and Holford, P. (2017), 'Primary parasitoids of red scale (Aonidiella aurantii) in Australia and a review of their introductions from Asia', Insect Science, vol 24, no 1 , pp 150 - 168.
  • Om, N., Yefremova, Z., Yegorenkova, E., Beattie, A., Donovan, N. and Holford, P. (2017), 'A new species of Tamarixia Mercet (Hymenoptera, Eulophidae), a parasitoid of Diaphorina communis Mathur (Hemiptera, Liviidae) in Bhutan', Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, vol 20, no 2 , pp 728 - 738.
  • Nguyen, V., Beattie, A., Meats, A., Holford, P. and Spooner-Hart, R. (2017), 'Oviposition responses of Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni) to mineral oil deposits on tomato fruit', Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, vol 165, no 1 , pp 19 - 28.
  • Ouyang, B., Gu, X. and Holford, P. (2017), 'Plant genetic engineering and biotechnology : a sustainable solution for future food security and industry', Plant Growth Regulation, vol 83, no 2 , pp 171 - 173.
  • Adem, G., Roy, S., Huang, Y., Chen, Z., Wang, F., Zhou, M., Bowman, J., Holford, P. and Shabala, S. (2017), 'Expressing Arabidopsis thaliana V-ATPase subunit C in barley (Hordeum vulgare) improves plant performance under saline condition by enabling better osmotic adjustment', Functional Plant Biology, vol 44, no 12 , pp 1147 - 1159.
  • Rubiang-Yalambing, L., Arcot, J., Greenfield, H. and Holford, P. (2016), 'Aibika (Abelmoschusmanihot L.) : genetic variation, morphology and relationships to micronutrient composition', Food Chemistry, .
  • Jinadasa, N., Collins, D., Holford, P., Milham, P. and Conroy, J. (2016), 'Reactions to cadmium stress in a cadmium-tolerant variety of cabbage (Brassica oleracea L.) : is cadmium tolerance necessarily desirable in food crops?', Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol 26, no 6 , pp 5296 - 5306.
  • Dao, T., Beattie, A., Rossman, A., Burgess, L. and Holford, P. (2016), 'Four putative entomopathogenic fungi of armoured scale insects on citrus in Australia', Mycological Progress, vol 15, no 5 .
  • Astuti, I., Purnomo, .., Susandarini, R. and Holford, P. (2016), 'Heterophylly in Murraya exotica L. (Rutaceae)', American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, vol 11, no 1 , pp 45 - 50.
  • Kumar, M., McGlasson, B., Holford, P. and Golding, J. (2016), 'Effects of very high carbon dioxide treatment and cold storage on the quality of Navel oranges', Acta Horticulturae, vol 1120 , pp 91 - 97.
  • Lopresti, J., Goodwin, I., Stefanelli, D., Holford, P., McGlasson, B. and Golding, J. (2016), 'Understanding the factors affecting within-tree variation in soluble solids concentration in peaches and nectarines', Acta Horticulturae, vol 1130 , pp 249 - 256.
  • Mathenge, C., Riegler, M., Beattie, A., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2015), 'Genetic variation amongst biotypes of Dactylopius tomentosus', Insect Science, .
  • Mann, J., Markham, J., Peiris, P., Spooner-Hart, R., Holford, P. and Nair, T. (2015), 'Use of olive mill wastewater as a suitable substrate for the production of laccase by cerrena consors', International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, vol 99 , pp 138 - 145.
  • Dao, T., Beattie, A., Rossman, A., Burgess, L. and Holford, P. (2015), 'Systematics and biology of two species of Microcera associated with armoured scales on citrus in Australia', Mycological Progress, vol 14, no 4 .
  • Hewitt, A., Holford, P., Renshaw, A., Stone, G. and Morris, C. (2015), 'Seed size and the regeneration niches of one rare (Melaleuca deanei) and three common (Melaleuca styphelioides, Melaleuca thymifolia and Melaleuca nodosa) Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) species of the Sydney region', Austral Ecology, vol 40, no 6 , pp 661 - 671.
  • Mak, M., Babla, M., Xu, S., O'Carrigan, A., Liu, X., Gong, Y., Holford, P. and Chen, Z. (2014), 'Leaf mesophyll K+, H+ and Ca2+ fluxes are involved in drought-induced decrease in photosynthesis and stomatal closure in soybean', Environmental and Experimental Botany, vol 98 , pp 1 - 12.
  • Van Dyk, S., Holford, P., Subedi, P., Walsh, K., Williams, M. and McGlasson, B. (2014), 'Determining the harvest maturity of vanilla beans', Scientia Horticulturae, vol 168 , pp 249 - 257.
  • Malcolm, P., Holford, P., Barchia, I. and McGlasson, B. (2014), 'High and low root zone temperatures at bud-break reduce growth and influence dry matter partitioning in peach rootstocks', Scientia Horticulturae, vol 171 , pp 83 - 90.
  • Hewitt, A., Holford, P., Renshaw, A., Haigh, A. and Morris, C. (2014), 'Plant-level fecundity and andromonoecy in three common (Melaleuca styphelioides, M. thymifolia, M. nodosa) and one rare (M. deanei) Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) species of the Sydney region', Australian Journal of Botany, vol 62, no 4 , pp 276 - 285.
  • Hewitt, A., Holford, P., Renshaw, A., Haigh, A. and Morris, C. (2014), 'Population structure, seed loads and flowering phenology in three common (Melaleuca styphelioides, M. thymifolia, M. nodosa) and one rare (M. deanei) Melaleuca (Myrtaceae) species of the Sydney region', Australian Journal of Botany, vol 62, no 4 , pp 286 - 304.
  • Chehine, C., Holford, P., Ghannoum, O., Collins, D., Conroy, J. and Milham, P. (2014), 'Transpiration influences cadmium uptake by baby leaf spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.)', American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, vol 9, no 4 , pp 523 - 533.
  • Munawarti, A., Taryono, .., Semiarti, E., Holford, P. and Sismindari, .. (2013), 'Tolerance of accessions of glagah (Saccharum Spontaneum) to drought stress and their accumulation of proline', American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, vol 8, no 1 , pp 1 - 11.
  • Yang, Y., Beattie, A., Spooner-Hart, R., Huang, M., Barchia, I. and Holford, P. (2013), 'Influences of leaf age and type, non-host volatiles, and mineral oil deposits on the incidence, distribution, and form of stylet tracks of Diaphorina citri', Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, vol 147, no 1 , pp 33 - 49.
  • Mekkerdchoo, O., Holford, P., Srzednicki, G., Prakitchaiwattana, C., Borompichaichartkul, C. and Wattananon, S. (2013), 'Genetic variation among Amorphophallus sp. from Northern Thailand and their glucomannan content', Acta Horticulturae, vol 989 , pp 323 - 330.
  • Cen, Y., Yang, C., Holford, P., Beattie, A., Spooner-Hart, R., Liang, G. and Deng, X. (2012), 'Feeding behaviour of the Asiatic citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, on healthy and huanglongbing-infected citrus', Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, vol 143 , pp 13 - 22.
  • Poerwanto, M., Trisyono, A., Beattie, A., Subandiyah, S., Martono, E. and Holford, P. (2012), 'Olfactory responses of the asiatic citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) to mineral oil-treated mandarin leaves', American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, vol 7, no 1 , pp 50 - 55.
  • Jajo, A., McGlasson, B., Holford, P., Jones, M., Golding, J., Bonghi, C., Ziliotto, F., Rasori, A. and Tonutti, P. (2012), 'Transcriptome analysis of the differential effects of 1-MCP on the development of chilling injury in peaches harvested at early and late maturities', Acta Horticulturae, vol 934 , pp 1003 - 1009.
  • Donovan, N., Beattie, A., Chambers, G., Holford, P., Englezou, A., Hardy, S., Dorjee, x., Wangdi, P., Thinlay, K. and Om, N. (2012), 'First report of 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus' in Diaphorina communis', Australasian Plant Disease Notes, vol 7, no 1 , pp 1 - 4.
  • Jajo, A., McGlasson, B., Jones, M., Holford, P., Golding, J., Bonghi, C., Ziliotto, F. and Tonutti, P. (2012), 'Investigations into the molecular and physiological factors influencing low temperature breakdown in stonefruit', Acta Horticulturae, vol 962 , pp 155 - 160.
  • Masaoka, Y., Pustika, A., Subandiyah, S., Okada, A., Hanundin, E., Purwanto, B., Okuda, M., Okada, Y., Saito, A., Holford, P., Beattie, A. and Iwanami, T. (2011), 'Lower concentrations of microelements in leaves of citrus infected with 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'', Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly, vol 45, no 3 , pp 269 - 275.
  • Malcolm, P., Barchia, I., Holford, P. and Mcglasson, B. (2011), 'Peach rootstocks differ in their growth responses to both high and low root temperatures', Acta Horticulturae, vol 903 , pp 495 - 500.
  • Greco, M., Spooner-Hart, R., Beattie, A., Barchia, I. and Holford, P. (2011), 'Stocking rates of Trigona carbonaria for the pollination of greenhouse capsicums', Journal of Apicultural Research, vol 50, no 4 , pp 299 - 305.
  • Greco, M., Spooner-Hart, R., Beattie, A., Barchia, I. and Holford, P. (2011), 'Australian stingless bees improve greenhouse Capsicum production', Journal of Apicultural Research, vol 50, no 2 , pp 102 - 115.
  • Mekkerdchoo, O., Holford, P., Srzednicki, G., Prakitchaiwattana, C., Borompichaichartkul, C. and Wattananon, S. (2011), 'Determination of relationships and genetic variation among Amorphophallus sp. from northern part of Thailand', Thai Journal of Agricultural Science, vol 44, no 5 , pp 129 - 136.
  • Greco, M., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2010), 'A stingless bee hive design for a broader climate range', Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World, vol 49, no 3 , pp 290 - 292.
  • Mathenge, C., Holford, P., Hoffman, J., Zimmerman, H., Spooner-Hart, R. and Beattie, A. (2010), 'Determination of biotypes of Dactylopius tomentosus (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) and insights into the taxonomic relationships of their hosts, Cylindropuntia spp.', Bulletin of Entomological Research, vol 100, no 3 , pp 347 - 358.
  • Mathenge, C., Holford, P., Hoffman, J., Zimmermann, H., Spooner-Hart, R. and Beattie, A. (2010), 'Hybridization between Dactylopius tomentosus (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) biotypes and its effects on host specificity', Bulletin of Entomological Research: Containing Original and Review Articles on Economic Entomology, vol 100, no 3 , pp 331 - 338.
  • Mann, J., Markham, J., Peiris, P., Nair, T., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2010), 'Screening and selection of fungi for bioremediation of olive mill wastewater', World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol 26, no 3 , pp 567 - 571.
  • Zaka, S., Zeng, X., Holford, P. and Beattie, A. (2010), 'Repellent effect of guava leaf volatiles on settlement of adults of citrus psylla, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama on citrus', Insect Science, vol 17, no 1 , pp 39 - 45.
  • Holford, P., Donovan, N., Thinlay, B., Kabanoff, E., Wildman, O., Hardy, S., Beattie, A., Om, N., Wangdi, D. and Wangdi, P. (2010), 'First report of oidium citri in Bhutan', Australasian Plant Disease Notes, vol 5, no 1 , pp 55 - 57.
  • Mannan, S., Ibrahim, M., Chohan, S. and Holford, P. (2010), 'Detection of phytoplasma in citrus orchards of Pakistan', Journal of Phytology, vol 2, no 1 , pp 49 - 54.
  • Abbott, B., Holford, P. and Golding, J. (2010), 'Comparison of 'Cripps Pink' apple bruising', Acta Horticulturae, vol 880, no 0 , pp 223 - 230.
  • Gordon-Thomson, C., Kumari, A., Tomkins, L., Holford, P., Wright, L., Sorrell, T. and Moore, G. (2009), 'Chitotriosidase and gene therapy for fungal infections', Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, vol 66, no 6 , pp 1116 - 1125.
  • Mathenge, C., Holford, P., Hoffman, J., Spooner-Hart, R., Beattie, A. and Zimmermann, H. (2009), 'The biology of Dactylopius tomentosus (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae)', Bulletin of Entomological, vol 99, no 6 , pp 551 - 559.
  • Mathenge, C., Holford, P., Hoffman, J., Zimmermann, H., Spooner-Hart, R. and Beattie, A. (2009), 'Distinguishing suitable biotypes of Dactylopius tomentosus (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) for biological control of Cylindropuntia fulgida var. fulgida (Caryophyllales: Cactaceae) in South Africa', Bulletin of Entomological Research, vol 99, no 6 , pp 619 - 627.
  • Zaka, S., Zeng, X., Holford, P. and Beattie, A. (2009), 'Repellent effect of guava leaf volatiles on settlement of adults of citrus psylla, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, on citrus.', Insect Science, vol 17, no 1 , pp 39 - 45.
  • Mann, J., Markham, J., Peiris, P., Nair, T., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2009), 'Screening and selection of fungi for bioremediation of olive mill wastewater', World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol 26, no 3 , pp 567 - 571.
  • Malcolm, P., Holford, P., Mcglasson, B. and Barchia, I. (2008), 'Leaf development, net assimilation and leaf nitrogen concentrations of five Prunus rootstocks in response to root temperature', Scientia Horticulturae, vol 115, no 3 , pp 285 - 291.
  • Pustika, A., Subandiyah, S., Holford, P., Beattie, A., Iwanami, T. and Masaoka, Y. (2008), 'Interactions between plant nutrition and symptom expression in mandarin trees infected with the disease huanglongbing', Australasian Plant Disease Notes, vol 3 , pp 112 - 115.
  • Greco, M., Jones, A., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2008), 'X-ray computerised microtomography (MicroCT): A new technique for assessing External and internal morphology of bees', Journal of Apicultural Research, vol 47, no 4 , pp 286 - 291.
  • Milham, P., Payne, T., Lai, B., Holford, P., Haigh, T., Conroy, J., Trautman, R. and Cai, Z. (2007), 'Can synchrotron micro-x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy be used to map the distribution of cadmium in soil particles', Australian Journal of Soil Research, vol 45 , pp 624 - 628.
  • Chohan, S., Qamar, R., Sadiq, I., Azam, M., Holford, P. and Beattie, A. (2007), 'Molecular evidence for the presence of huanglongbing in Pakistan', Australasian Plant Disease Notes, vol 2 , pp 37 - 38.
  • Malcolm, P., Holford, P., Mcglasson, B., Conroy, J. and Barchia, I. (2007), 'Growth and its partitioning in Prunus rootstocks in response to root zone temperature', Scientia Horticulturae, vol 112, no 1 , pp 58 - 65.
  • Szczerbanik, M., Jobling, J., Morris, S. and Holford, P. (2007), 'Essential oil vapours control some common postharvest fungal pathogens', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, vol 47, no 1 , pp 103 - 109.
  • Ghajar, F., Holford, P., Cother, E. and Beattie, A. (2006), 'Effects of ultraviolet radiation, simulated or as natural sunlight, on conidium germination and appressorium formation by fungi with potential as mycoherbistats', Biocontrol Science and Technology, vol 16, no 5 , pp 451 - 469.
  • Ghajar, F., Holford, P., Alhussaen, K., Beattie, A. and Cother, E. (2006), 'Optimising sporulation and virulence in Drechslera avenacea', Biocontrol Science and Technology, vol 16, no 5 , pp 471 - 484.
  • Greco, M., Bell, M., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2006), 'X-ray computerized tomography as a new method for monitoring Amegilla holmesi nest structures, nesting behaviour, and adult female activity', Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, vol 120, no 1 , pp 71 - 76.
  • Malcolm, P., Holford, P., Mcglasson, B. and Conroy, J. (2006), 'Root zone temperature influences growth, partitioning, leaf morphology and physiology of the peach rootstock, Green Leaf Nemaguard', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, vol 46, no 5 , pp 689 - 696.
  • Nguyen, C., Dang, T., Nguyen, H., Nguyen, C., Le, T. and Holford, P. (2006), 'Collar Rot of Groundnut Caused by Lasiodiplodia theobromae in North Vietnam', International Arachis Newsletter, vol 26 , pp 25 - 27.
  • Ghajar, F., Holford, P., Cother, E. and Beattie, A. (2006), 'Enhancing survival and subsequent infectivity of conidia of potential mycoherbistats using UV protectants', Biocontrol Science and Technology, vol 16, no 8 , pp 825 - 839.
  • Uthairatanakij, A., Holford, P., Mcglasson, B. and Penchaiya, P. (2005), 'Changes in ACC and conjugated ACC following CA storage of nectarine', The Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, vol 45 , pp 1635 - 1641.
  • Mcinnes, A., Holford, P. and Thies, J. (2005), 'Characterisation of colony variants in Australian rhizobial inoculant strains for Medicago species', The Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, vol 45 , pp 151 - 159.
  • Greco, M., Spooner-Hart, R. and Holford, P. (2005), 'A new technique for monitoring Trigona carbonaria brood status using X-ray computerised tomography.', Journal of Apicultural Research, vol 44, no 3 , pp 97 - 100.
  • Uthairatanakij, A., Holford, P. and Mcglasson, B. (2005), 'Changes in total proteins related to chilling injury of nectarine.', European Journal of Horticultural Science, vol 70 , pp 271 - 277.
  • Stott, K., Desmerger, C. and Holford, P. (2005), 'Relationship between species of Lepista determined by molecular characterisation using CAPS and RAPD', Mycological Research, vol 109, no 2 , pp 205 - 211.
  • Milham, P., Jinadasa, N., Collins, D., Nicholls, P., Hawkins, C., Wenzel, R., Kaldor, C., Senn, A., Humphris, C., Fabien, J., Conyers, M., Chan, K., Holford, P. and Conroy, J. (2004), 'Modelling the effects of soil properties on the concentration of Cd extracted by 10 mM CaC12 from soils of the Sydney Basin', Australian Journal of Soil Research, vol 42 , pp 799 - 813.
  • Milham, P., Jinadasa, N., Collins, D., Nicholls, P., Hawkins, C., Wenzel, R., Kaldor, C., Senn, A., Humphris, C., Fabien, J., Conyers, M., Chan, K., Holford, P. and Conroy, J. (2004), 'Modelling the effects of soil properties on the concentration of Cd extracted by 10 mM CaC12 from soils of the Sydney Basin', Australian Journal of Soil Research, vol 42 , pp 799 - 813.
  • Malcolm, P., Holford, P., Mcglasson, B. and Newman, S. (2003), 'Temperature and seed weight affect the germination of peach rootstock seeds and the growth of rootstock seedlings', Scientia Horticulturae, vol 98 , pp 247 - 256.
  • Malcolm, P., Holford, P., Mcglasson, B. and Newman, S. (2003), 'Variety and temperature affect the production of multiple stems from peach seedling rootstocks', European Journal of Horticultural Science, vol 68, no 1 , pp 20 - 25.
  • Gribble, K., Conroy, J., Holford, P. and Milham, P. (2002), 'In vitro uptake of minerals by Gypsophila paniculata and hybrid eucalypts, and relevance to media mineral formulation', Australian Journal of Botany, vol 50 , pp 713 - 723.
  • Bower, J., Holford, P., Latche, A. and Pech, J. (2002), 'Culture conditions and detachment of the fruit influence the effect of ethylene on the climacteric respiration of melon', Postharvest Biology and Technology, vol 26 , pp 135 - 146.
  • Abdi, N., Holford, P. and Mcglasson, B. (2002), 'Application of two-dimensional gel electrophoresis to detect proteins associated with harvest maturity in stonefruit', Postharvest Biology and Technology, vol 26 , pp 1 - 13.
  • Ahmed, F., Kantharajah, K. and Holford, P. (2001), 'Factors affecting adventitious shoot and root formation from the avocado cultivar 'Hass' (Persea americana. Mill.) in vitro', Gartenbauwissenschaft, vol 66 , pp 293 - 297.
  • Holford, P., Ellis, R. and Haigh, A. (2001), 'The writing portfolio as a tool for the development of communication and learning skills', HortTechnology, vol 11, no 4 , pp 668 - 673.

Conference Papers

  • Ekman, J., Goldwater, A., Winley, E., Marques, J. and Holford, P. (2019), 'A snapshot of updated storage guidelines for vegetables : when the best is not the best', International Conference Postharvest Unlimited, Madrid, Spain.
  • Ekman, J., Goldwater, A., Marques, J., Winley, E., Holford, P. and James, H. (2019), 'Preserving broccoli quality from harvest to retail : use of 1-MCP', International Conference Postharvest Unlimited, Madrid, Spain.
  • Lopresti, J., Goodwin, I., Holford, P., McGlasson, B. and Golding, J. (2015), 'Study on the relationship between sugar concentration and cell number and size distribution in nectarine', International Peach Symposium, Matera, Italy.
  • Manganaris, G., Ziosi, V., Costa, G., Golding, J., Jajo, A., Holford, P., Jones, M., McGlasson, B., Rasori, A., Ramina, A., Bonghi, C. and Tonutti, P. (2010), 'Comparative transcriptomic analysis of plum fruit treated with 1-MCP', VI International Postharvest Symposium, .
  • Malcolm, P., Holford, P., McGlasson, W. and Conroy, J. (2007), 'Root zone temperature influences the growth, dry mass partitioning and leaf morphology of actively growing and bud-break plants of the peach rootstock, green leaf nemaguard', Acta Horticulturae, .
  • Pech, J., Flores, B., Romojaro, F., Bower, J., Holford, P. and Nishimura, S. (2002), 'Role of Ethylene on Various Ripening Pathways and on the Development of Sensory Quality of Charentais Cantaloupe Melons', 2nd International Symposium on Cucurbits, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Mcglasson, B. and Holford, P. (2002), 'Detection of Ripening-Related Proteins in Stone Fruit', 5th International Peach Symposium, Davis, CA, United States of America.

Previous Projects

Title: Adapting Integrated Crop Management technologies to commercial citrus enterprises in Bhutan and Australia [via NSW DPI]
Funder:
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Andrew Beattie, Paul Holford and Tony Haigh
Years: 2012-04-01 - 2017-05-26
ID: P00021080
Title: Plant - Soil Cadmium Interactions
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Paul Holford and Zhonghua Chen
Years: 2012-11-13 - 2014-01-20
ID: P00021168
Title: Molecular mechanism of halophytic NHX1 genes for improving salt tolerance in Australian malt barley
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Zhonghua Chen, Paul Holford and Bill Bellotti
Years: 2012-11-15 - 2013-12-15
ID: P00021205
Title: New Millennium Horticultural Scholarships
Funder:
  • Coles Supermarket Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Paul Holford
Years: 2000-11-01 - 2003-05-01
ID: P0013248
Title: New Millennium Scholarships
Funder:
  • Horticulture Australia Limited (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Paul Holford
Years: 2000-11-01 - 2003-05-01
ID: P0010470
Title: Development of a novel, non-chemical technique based on the EppoMNPV baculovirus for the control of the lightbrown apple moth
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Ag Biotech Australia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Paul Holford, Robert Spooner-Hart and Andrew Beattie
Years: 2004-03-15 - 2009-06-30
ID: P0012666
Title: Cadmium behaviour in the soils of the Sydney Basin
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury Foundation Limited
Western Researchers: Paul Holford and Tony Haigh
Years: 2005-05-13 - 2006-08-09
ID: P0014778
Title: Use of GC-MS and head space capture for the analysis of citrus volatiles
Funder:
  • Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering
Western Researchers: Paul Holford, Mark Williams and Andrew Beattie
Years: 2007-11-01 - 2007-12-31
ID: P0015835
Title: Understanding fruit physiology to minimise low temperature disorders of summerfruit
Funder:
  • Horticulture Australia Limited (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Paul Holford and Barry Mcglasson
Years: 2008-01-15 - 2011-03-30
ID: P0016001
Title: A Novel Polyphasic Framework to resolve Yellow Canopy Syndrome Paradox
Funder:
  • Sugar Research Australia (ACRG)
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Brajesh Singh, Ian Anderson and Paul Holford
Years: 2014-07-01 - 2018-08-01
ID: P00021958
Title: Mammalian chitinase: a new weapon to combat insect and fungal attack in plants
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Philip Moore, Clare Gordon-Thomson and Paul Holford
Years: 2004-02-16 - 2005-02-15
ID: P0011608
Title: Developing Ecologically Sustainable Pest and Disease Management Strategies for Citrus, with Emphasis on Huanglongbing
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Andrew Beattie, Robert Spooner-Hart and Paul Holford
Years: 2007-02-28 - 2010-01-31
ID: P0015149
Title: R&D of Niche, Market Driven Stonefruit Varieties
Funder:
  • Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources
Western Researchers: Laurent Legendre, Barry Mcglasson and Paul Holford
Years: 2001-07-10 - 2003-07-10
ID: P0010004
Title: New harvest maturity indicies for stonefruit - SF96002
Funder:
  • Horticultural Research & Development Corporation
Western Researchers: Barry Mcglasson, Nasser Abdi and Paul Holford
Years: 1996-07-01 - 1999-06-30
ID: P0010648
Title: Huanglongbing Management in Indonesia, Vietnam and Australasia
Funder:
  • Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACRG)
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries
Western Researchers: Andrew Beattie and Paul Holford
Years: 2003-01-01 - 2009-09-30
ID: P0011000
Title: Genetic variation in vineyard strains of berry rot, Botrytis cinerea
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Tan Nair and Paul Holford
Years: 1999-01-01 - 1999-12-31
ID: P0011204
Title: Incursion management for huanglongbing (citrus greening) and its vector (Asiatic citrus psyllid)
Funder:
  • Horticulture Australia Limited (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Andrew Beattie and Paul Holford
Years: 2003-07-01 - 2008-11-08
ID: P0010474
Title: Chemical forms of cadmium in soils on vegetable farms in the Sydney Basin
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Jann Conroy and Paul Holford
Years: 2003-01-25 - 2004-01-24
ID: P0011690
Title: Application of new genomic tools for the improvement of quality and cool storage life of stone fruit
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Padova Italy
Western Researchers: Barry Mcglasson, Paul Holford and Mark Jones
Years: 2006-11-24 - 2009-02-28
ID: P0015329
Title: Impacts of Foliar N on the Biological Control of Black Scale (saissetia Oleae (Olivier)) in Olive Groves in Southern Australia
Funder:
  • Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
Western Researchers: Paul Holford, Andrew Beattie, Robert Spooner-Hart and Markus Riegler
Years: 2015-03-02 - 2018-03-01
ID: P00022969
Title: An Integrated Pest and Disease Management Extension Program for the Olive Industry
Funder:
  • Horticulture Innovation Australia (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Robert Spooner-Hart, Andrew Beattie and Paul Holford
Years: 2017-10-01 - 2020-10-30
ID: P00024589
Title: Production of high quality cured vanilla beans
Funder:
  • Australian Vanilla Plantation Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Paul Holford, Barry Mcglasson, Mark Williams and Robert Spooner-Hart
Years: 2008-12-16 - 2012-01-31
ID: P00016233
Title: Calibration of indicator systems for reporting the state-of-freshness of produce
Funder:
  • Intelligent Plastic Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Rosalie Durham, Paul Holford and Julie Markham
Years: 2011-03-01 - 2012-02-28
ID: P00020310
Title: Multiplex PCR reactions for the amplification of microsatellites for a population genetics study of Melaleuca deanei
Funder:
  • Australian Plants Society
Western Researchers: Charles Morris, Paul Holford and Adrian Renshaw
Years: 2010-04-29 - 2012-12-30
ID: P00018383
Title: Improving consistency of soluble solids concentrations in summerfruit
Funder:
  • Horticulture Australia Limited (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Paul Holford and Barry Mcglasson
Years: 2011-07-01 - 2014-09-30
ID: P00019860
Title: How Specific is the Interaction of Halide Ions and Bioavailable Soil Cadmium?
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Applied Horticultural Research
Western Researchers: Paul Holford
Years: 2009-11-17 - 2012-03-31
ID: P00017591

Supervision

Professor Holford is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: The Role of Diaphorina Communis Mathur (Hemiptera:Sternorrhyncha: Psyllidae) as a Vector of Huanglongbing
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Reproductive ecology of Sydney Melalevca species.
Field of Research:

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