Staff Profiles


Curt L. Brubaker

Senior Research Scientist
Ph.D., Iowa State University, USA, 1994




Phone (+61) 02 6246 5085
Fax: (+61) 02 6246 5000


Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research
CSIRO Plant Industry
GPO Box 1600
Canberra ACT 2601



Plant Systematics and Evolution (with recent emphasis on introgression, crop plant evolution, and comparative genome structure).


  • Brown, A. H. D. and C. L. Brubaker. 2000. Genetics and the conservation and use of Australian wild relatives of crops. Australian Journal of Botany 48:297-303.

  • Brown, A. H. D. and C. L. Brubaker. 2002. Indicators for sustainable management of plant genetic resources – How well are we doing. In J. Engels, A. H. D. Brown, M. T. Jackson, and V. Ramanatha Rao [eds] Science and Technology for Managing Plant Genetic Diversity. CAB

  • Brown, A. H. D., C. L. Brubaker and J. P. Grace. 1997. Regeneration of germplasm samples: wild versus cultivated plant species. Crop Science 37:7-13.

  • Brown, A. H. D., C. L. Brubaker, and M. J. Kilby. 1997. Assessing the risk of cotton transgene escape into wild Australian Gossypium species. In G. D. McLean, P. M. Waterhouse, G. Evans, and M. J. Gibbs [eds] The Commercialisation of Transgenic Crops: Risk, Benefit and Trade Considerations [Proceedings of a workshop held in Canberra Australia 11-13 March 1997], pp. 83-94. Cooperative Research Centre for Plant Science and Bureau of Resource Sciences, Canberra, Australia.

  • Brubaker, C. L. and J. F. Wendel. 2001. RFLP diversity in cotton. In J. J. Jenkins and S. Saha [eds] Emerging Technologies in Cotton Breeding, pp. 81-102. Science Publishers, Enfield, NH, USA.

  • Brubaker, C. L. and J. F. Wendel. 1993. On the specific status of Gossypium lanceolatum Todaro. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 40:165-170.

  • Brubaker, C. L. and J. F. Wendel. 1994. Reevaluating the origin of domesticated cotton (Gossypium hirsutum; Malvaceae) using nuclear restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs). American Journal of Botany 81:1309-1326.

  • Brubaker, C. L., A. H. D. Brown, J. McD. Stewart, M. J. Kilby, and J. P. Grace. 1999. Production of fertile hybrid germplasm with diploid Australian Gossypium species for cotton improvement. Euphytica 108:99-213.

  • Brubaker, C. L., A. H. Paterson and J. F. Wendel. 1999. Comparative mapping of allotetraploid cotton and its diploid progenitors. Genome 42:184-203.

  • Brubaker, C. L., C. G. Benson, C. Miller and D. N. Leach. 1996. Occurrence of terpenoid aldehydes and lysigenous cavities in the 'glandless' seeds of Australian Gossypium species. Australian Journal of Botany 44:601-612.

  • Brubaker, C. L., F. M. Bourland and J. F. Wendel. 1999. The Origin and Domestication of Cotton. In C. W. Smith and J. T. Cothren [eds]. Cotton: Origin, History, Technology, and Production pp. 3-31. John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY.

  • Brubaker, C. L., J. A. Koontz and J. F. Wendel. 1993. Bidirectional cytoplasmic and nuclear introgression in the New World cottons, Gossypium barbadense and G. hirsutum. American Journal of Botany 80:1203-1208.

  • Liu, B., C. L. Brubaker, G. Mergeai, R. C. Cronn, and J. F. Wendel. 2001. Polyploid formation in cotton is not accompanied by rapid genomic changes. Genome 44:321-330.

  • Liu, Q., C. L. Brubaker, A. G. Green, D. R. Marshall, P. Sharp, and S. P. Singh. 2001. Evolution of the FAD2-1 fatty acid desaturase 5' intron and the molecular systematics of Gossypium (Malvaceae). American Journal of Botany 88:92-102.

  • Reinisch, A., J. Dong, C. L. Brubaker, D. Stelly, J. F. Wendel and A. H. Paterson. 1994. A detailed RFLP map of cotton, Gossypium hirsutum x G. barbadense: Chromosome organization in a disomic polyploid genome. Genetics 138:829-847.

  • Seelanan, T., C. L. Brubaker, J. McD. Stewart, L. A. Craven and J. F. Wendel. 1999. Molecular systematics of Australian Gossypium section Grandicalyx (Malvaceae). Systematic Botany 24:183-208

  • Wendel, J. F., C. L. Brubaker and A. E. Percival. 1992. Genetic diversity in Gossypium hirsutum and the origin of Upland cotton. American Journal of Botany 79:1291-1310.


Cotton Molecular Genetics
Fusarium spp. and Australian Native Cottons
Ecological Genetics of Endangered Plants


Anna Monro PhD (Australian National University) Systematics of the Australian Polygalaceae and Xanthophyllaceae
Bernard Pfeil PhD (Australian National University) Molecular systematics of Australian Hibisceae (Malvaceae)