Vinay Panwar
  • Research Officer, Agriculture and Agri-Food
Research fields
  • Plant Science
Personal information



Research focus

Plant-Pathogen Interactions, RNA Silencing, Crop Improvement, and Genetic Engineering


1. Panwar, V., Jordan, M., Mccallum, B. and Bakkeren, G. (2017). Host-induced silencing of essential genes in Puccinia triticina through transgenic expression of RNAi sequences reduces severity of leaf rust infection in wheat. Plant Biotechnology Journal.

2. Cuomo, C.A., Bakkeren, G., Khalil, H.B., Panwar, V., Joly, D., Linning, R., Sakthikumar, S., Song, X., Adiconis, X., Fan, L., Goldberg, J.M., Levin, J.Z., Young, S., Zang, Q., Anikster, Y., Bruce, M., Wang, M., Yin, C., McCallum, B., Szabo, L.J., Hulbert, S., Chen, X., and Fellers, J. (2017). Comparative analysis highlights variable genome content of wheat rusts and divergent of the mating loci. G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics. 7:361-376.

3. Panwar. V., and Bakkeren, G. (2017). Investigating gene function in cereal rust fungi by plant-mediated virus-induced gene silencing, in Periyannan.S. (eds.) – Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer New York. 1659:115-124.

4. Panwar, V., McCallum, B., Jordan, M., Loewen, M., Fobert, P., McCartney, C., and Bakkeren, G. (2016). RNA silencing approaches for identifying pathogenicity and virulence elements towards engineering crop resistance to plant pathogenic fungi. CAB Reviews. doi: 10.1079/PAVSNNR201611027.

5. McCallum, B., Hiebert, C., Cloutier, S., Bakkeren, G., Rosa, S., Humphreys, D.G., Marais, G.F., McCartnet, C.A., Panwar, V., Rampitch, C., Saville, B.J., and Wang X. (2016). A review of wheat leaf rust research and the development of resistant cultivars in Canada. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 38(1): 1-18.

6. Panwar, V., McCallum, B., and Bakkeren, G. (2015). A functional genomics method for assaying gene function in phytopathogenic fungi through host-induced gene silencing mediated by Agroinfiltration, in Mysore, K.S. and Senthil-Kumar, M. (eds.) - Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer New York. 1287:179-189.

7. Panwar, V., McCallum, B. and Bakkeren, G. (2013). Host-induced gene silencing of wheat leaf rust fungus Puccinia triticina pathogenicity genes mediated by the Barley stripe mosaic virus. Plant Molecular Biology. 81(6): 595-608.

8. Panwar, V., McCallum, B. and Bakkeren, G. (2013). Endogenous silencing of Puccinia triticina pathogenicity genes through in-planta expressed sequences leads to suppression of rust diseases on wheat. Plant Journal. 73(3): 521-532.

9. Panwar, V., and Bakkeren, G. (2013). A high resolution short interfering RNA (siRNA) detection method from virus-infected Plants. Bio-protocol. 3(20): e940.

10. Bakkeren, G., Song, X., Panwar, V., Linning, R., Wang, X., Rammpitsch, C., McCallum, B., Fellers, J., and Saville, B (2012). Functional genomic approaches for the wheat leaf rust. Canadian Journal of Plant Pathology. 34 (1):3-12.

11. Shelly, P., Panwar, V. and Ahlawat Y. S. (2003). Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration in kinnow mandarin. Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 12:163-165.
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