Dr Lucas Shuttleworth

Plant Pathology Research Leader
Department:Pest & Pathogen Ecology
Tel:01732 843833
DD:01732 523723
Fax:01732 849067

Research Interests

My research interests include plant-pathogen interactions, bacteria-insect interactions, integrated disease management, hyperspectral inplanta detection of plant disease, biological control, biological stimulants, fungal and bacterial taxonomy, and the genomics and transcriptomics of plant and insect pests. My current work at NIAB EMR mainly focuses on diseases of top fruit, soft fruit and forest trees including apple canker, cherry canker, various strawberry diseases, and ash dieback.

Staff Recent Research Projects

• European canker development in relation to endophytes
• Use of biostimulants in horticulture
• Epidemiology and biocontrol of strawberry rot complex
• Use of AMF to improve plant health
• Management of strawberry diseases
• Non-invasive detection of fruit with latent fungal infection
• Use of AMF and PGPR in substrate strawberry production
• Biocontrol of botrytis in strawberry and vegetable crops

Selected Publications

  • AT Deutscher, TA Chapman, M Riegler, LA Shuttleworth, OL Reynolds. (2019). Tephritid-microbial interactions to enhance fruit fly performance under the sterile insect technique BMC Microbiology. In press.
  • MAM Khan, LA Shuttleworth, T Osborne, D Collins, GM Gurr, OL Reynolds. (2019). Raspberry ketone improves mating performance of sterile male Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) Pest Management Science. In press.
  • LA Shuttleworth, MAM Khan, T Osborne, D Collins, M Srivastava, OL Reynolds. (2019). A walk on the wild side: gut bacteria fed to mass-reared larvae of Queensland fruit fly [Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt)] influence development BMC Microbiology. In press.
  • JA Toribio, R Markham, L Carter, A Law, R Alders, M Dibley, M Walton, LA Shuttleworth, DI Guest. (2018). Research for development to improve health outcomes from agriculture for rural communities: what is needed? Food Security. 10(3): 661-675. Published online April 2018. doi 10.1007/s12571-018-0787-2.
  • TI Burgess, YP Tan, J Garnas, J Edwards, K Scarlett, LA Shuttleworth, R Daniel, EK Dann, L Parkinson, Q Đinh, R Shivas, F Jami. (2018). Current status of the Botryosphaeriaceae in Australia Australasian Plant Pathology. Published online 4 July 2018. doi 10.1007/s13313-018-0577-5.
  • TI Burgess, YP Tan, J Garnas, J Edwards, K Scarlett, LA Shuttleworth, R Daniel, EK Dann, L Parkinson, Q Đinh, R Shivas, F Jami. (2018). Current status of the Botryosphaeriaceae in Australia Australasian Plant Pathology. Published online 4 July 2018. doi 10.1007/s13313-018-0577-5.
  • K Scarlett, LA Shuttleworth, D. Collins, C Rothwell , D Guest , R Daniel. (2018). Botryosphaeriales associated with stem blight and dieback of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) in New South Wales and Western Australia Australasian Plant Pathology. Published online 1 August 2018. doi 10.1007/s13313-018-0584-6.
  • LA Shuttleworth, DM Walker, DI Guest. (2018). The fungus, the Code and the mysterious publication date: Why Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi is still the correct name for the chestnut rot fungus IMA Fungus. In press.
  • LA Shuttleworth, DI Guest. (2017). The infection process of chestnut rot, an important disease caused by Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi (Gnomoniaceae, Diaporthales) in Oceania and Europe Australasian Plant Pathology. 46(5): 397-405. Published online 3 July 2017. doi 10.1007/s13313-017-0502-3.
  • LA Shuttleworth, K Scarlett, P. Entwisle, R Daniel. (2016). Elsinoë eelemani sp. nov Persoonia: Fungal Planet Description Sheets 469-557. 37: 469-557. doi 10.3767/003158516X694499.
  • MH Laurence, JL Walsh, LA Shuttleworth, DM Robinson, RM Johansen, TTH Vu, LW Burgess, BA Summerell, ECY Liew. (2015). Six novel Fusarium species recovered from natural ecosystems of Australia Fungal Diversity. 77: 349. doi 10.1007/s13225-015-0337-6.
  • K Scarlett, R Daniel, LA Shuttleworth, B Roy, T Bishop, DI Guest. (2015). Phytophthora in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area Australasian Plant Pathology. 44(3): 335-348. doi 10.1007/s13313-015-0355-6 .
  • LA Shuttleworth, DM Walker, DI Guest. (2015). Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi and its synonyms Mycotaxon. 130 (4): 929-940. doi: 10.5248/130.929 - URL: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291336238_The_chestnut_pathogen_Gnomoniopsis_smithogilvyi_Gnomoniaceae_Diaporthales_and_its_synonyms.
  • LA Shuttleworth, K Scarlett, R Daniel, DI Guest. (2015). Phytophthora gondwanensis sp. nov Fungal Planet Description Sheets. 35:1-399. doi: 10.3767/003158515X690269 .
  • M Doilom, LA Shuttleworth, J Roux, E Chukeatirote, KD Hyde. (2014). Barriopsis tectonae sp. nov. a new species of Botryosphaeriaceae from Tectona grandis (teak) in Thailand Phytotaxa. 176 (1): 81-91. doi 10.11646/phytotaxa.176.1.10 .
  • M Doilom, LA Shuttleworth, J Roux, E Chukeatirote, KD Hyde. (2014). Botryosphaeriaceae associated with Tectona grandis (teak) in Northern Thailand Phytotaxa. 233(1): 1-26. doi 10.11646/phytotaxa.233.1.1 .
  • PW Crous, LA Shuttleworth. (2013). Pseudocatenomycopsis rothmanniae sp. nov Persoonia. Fungal Planet Description Sheets 154-213. 31: 188-296. doi 10.3767/003158513X675925.
  • LA Shuttleworth, ECY Liew, DI Guest. (2013). Survey of the incidence of chestnut rot in south-eastern Australia Australasian Plant Pathology . 42(1): 63-72. doi 10.1007/s13313-012-0170-2 .
  • LA Shuttleworth, ECY Liew, DI Guest. (2012). Gnomoniopsis smithogilvyi sp. nov Persoonia. Fungal Planet Description Sheets 107-127. 28: 138-182. doi: 10.3767/003158512X652633.