Dr Peter Bundock

Peter Bundock

Research Fellow

t: +61 2 6620 3581
e: peter.bundock@scu.edu.au

BSc. Hons (University of New England)
PhD in Plant Science (University of Tasmania)



Research interests/background

Peter studied for a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New England and completed an Honours year in the Biochemistry Department. He then worked at Monash University in the Genetics Department on transformation of the now famous weed, Arabidopsis thaliana. This was followed by a stint at the University of Western Sydney - Hawkesbury working on IAA biosynthesis in plants. In 1995 he commenced a Ph.D. at the University of Tasmania working on genome mapping and detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in Eucalyptus globulus.

Peter's work at Southern Cross Plant Science has mostly involved the detection of DNA sequence variation in barley & sugarcane and the expression of genes in developing seed of wheat and barley. Most recently Peter has been making use of Next Generation DNA Sequencing (or Second Generation Sequencing) technologies for both the detection of genetic variation and the quantification of gene expression. Peter's main research interests are detecting genetic variation in plant populations and associating discovered variation with functional significance.

Recent Grants

$552,579. Horticulture Innovation Australia. National Passionfruit Breeding Program (2016 to 2019) (Professor G King. Dr P Bundock).

Recent Publications

Recent Journal Articles

  • Ali F, Waters DLE, Ovenden B, Bundock P, Raymond CA, Rose TJ (2018) Australian rice varieties vary in grain yield response to heat stress during reproductive and grain filling stages. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science; 00:1–9. https://doi.org/10.1111/jac.12312
  • Cooper S, Catterall C, Bundock P (2018) Local provenancing in subtropical rainforest restoration: For better or worse? A review of practitioners’ perspectives. Ecological Management & Restoration Vol 19 No 2 May 2018. doi: 10.1111/emr.12305
  • Furtado A, Bundock PC, et al. (2015) A novel highly differentially expressed gene in wheat endosperm associated with bread quality. Scientific Reports 5: 10446
  • McIntyre CL, et al. (2015) Characterisation of alleles of the sucrose phosphate synthase gene family in sugarcane and their association with sugar-related traits. Molecular Breeding 35:98