Martin Barbetti

Professor, MSc(Agric) DSc(Agric) W.Aust., GradCertBusAdmin NSW

  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.104, Agriculture Central Wing Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


  • 3315 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
1997 …2023
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Personal profile


Strong research skills in mycology/fungal taxonomy and in plant pathology. Investigated and published on a wide range of fungal diseases of oilseed Brassica, pasture legume, pulse and cereal crops and experience with the diagnosis of a very wide range of fungal taxa that contain important fungal soilborne and foliar pathogens of pastures, field and horticulture crops in Australia. Investigated and published on the causes of many previously undiagnosed root and foliar disorders of pastures and field crops in Australia, involving extensive taxonomic studies.

Roles and responsibilities

30 years of experience with disease epidemiology and aetiology and experimentation in plant-fungal interactions to identify host resistance to a wide range of diseases of oilseed Brassica, pasture legume and pulse crops.

Future research

Plant Pathology and Mycology of agricultural and horticultural crops

Funding overview

New appointee to the University of Western Australia in 2004

Previous positions

Principal Plant Pathologist, Department of Agriculture Western Australia until end of 2003

Current projects

ACIAR (CS1/1999/072) - Oilseed Brassica improvement in China, India and Australia;
GRDC and University of Melbourne - Strategies to ensure longevity of blackleg disease resistance genes in canola.

Industrial relevance

High relevance to management of diseases important to agricultural industries in Australia

Teaching overview

Teaching and training of undergraduate and post graduate students at the University of Western Australia in mycology, plant pathology, and pest management methods


Plant Pathology and Mycology


working knowledge of Italian


  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Pathogen sub-specific variation
  • Host disease resistance
  • Epidemiology of fungal pathogens
  • Disease aetiology
  • Mycology
  • Plant pathology
  • Mycotoxins

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Projects 1997 2023

Research Output 1999 2018

Abiotic and biotic factors affecting crop seed germination and seedling emergence: a conceptual framework

Lamichhane, J. R., Debaeke, P., Steinberg, C., You, M. P., Barbetti, M. J. & Aubertot, J. N., 1 Nov 2018, In : Plant and Soil. 432, 1-2

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

biotic factor
seedling emergence
conceptual framework
1 Citations (Scopus)

Agricultural selection and presence-absence variation in spring-type canola germplasm

Mason, A. S., Chauhan, P., Banga, S., Banga, S. S., Salisbury, P., Barbetti, M. J. & Batley, J., 1 Jan 2018, Crop & Pasture Science: 2016 International Brassica Conference. Van de Wouw, A. & Batley, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Australia: CSIRO Publishing, Vol. 69. p. 55-64 10 p. (Crop and Pasture Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Open Access
Brassica napus
3 Citations (Scopus)

A novel tomato Fusarium wilt tolerance gene

Prihatna, C., Barbetti, M. J. & Barker, S. J., 8 Jun 2018, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, JUN, 1226.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lycopersicon esculentum
Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
Zucchini yellow mosaic virus
Sweet potato feathery mottle virus
Papaya ringspot virus
Oryza australiensis
Magnaporthe oryzae
germ tube


Calcium oxalate crystals: an integral component of the Sclerotinia sclerotiorum/Brassica carinata pathosystem - lesion data

Uloth, M. (Creator), Clode, P. (Creator), You, M. (Creator), Barbetti, M. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 26 Nov 2014


Calcium oxalate crystals: an integral component of the Sclerotinia sclerotiorum/Brassica carinata pathosystem

Uloth, M. (Creator), Clode, P. (Creator), You, M. (Creator), Barbetti, M. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 2 Oct 2014