Dr Jayeni Hiti Bandaralage

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Centre for Horticultural Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Overview

Research Interests

  • Plant Biotechnology
    Genetic transformation of plant species, microRNA studies
  • Plant tissue culture
    Commercial tissue culture applications for important horticultural crops

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Hiti Bandaralage, J. C. A., Hayward, A., O'Brien, C., Beveridge, C. and Mitter, N. (2019). Avocado micropropagation: growth in leaps and bounds for a clonal rootstock propagation solution. In: Clonal Trees in the Bioeconomy Age: Opportunities and Challenges. Fifth International Conference of the IUFRO Working Party Unit 2.09.02 “Somatic embryogenesis and other vegetative propagation technologies”, Coimbra, Portugal, (). 10 - 15 September 2018.

  • Hiti Bandaralage, J.C.A., Hayward, A., O’Brien, C., Beveridge, C. and Mitter, N. (2018) Acclimatization of micropropagated mature avocado. Acta Horticulturae, 1224 1224: 13-20. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1224.3

  • Gleeson, Madeleine , Hayward, Alice , Hiti Bandalarage, Jayeni , Fletcher, Stephen and Mitter, Neena (2018). Adventitious Rooting in Avocado - Unravelling the Bottleneck to Propagation. In: Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV, San Diego, CA, United States, (). 13-17 January 2018.

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Available Projects

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • O’Brien, Christopher, Hiti-Bandaralage, Jayeni C. A., Hayward, Alice and Mitter, Neena (2018). Avocado (Persea americana Mill.). In Shri Mohan Jain and Pramod Gupta (Ed.), Step Wise Protocols for Somatic Embryogenesis of Important Woody Plants 2nd ed. (pp. 305-328) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-79087-9_24

Journal Article

  • Hiti Bandaralage, J.C.A., Hayward, A., O’Brien, C., Beveridge, C. and Mitter, N. (2018) Acclimatization of micropropagated mature avocado. Acta Horticulturae, 1224 1224: 13-20. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1224.3

  • Hiti-Bandaralage, Jayeni , Hayward, Alice and Mitter, Neena (2017) Micropropagation of Avocado (Persea americana Mill.). American Journal of Plant Sciences, 8 11: 2898-2921. doi:10.4236/ajps.2017.811197

Conference Publication

  • Hiti Bandaralage, J. C. A., Hayward, A., O'Brien, C., Beveridge, C. and Mitter, N. (2019). Avocado micropropagation: growth in leaps and bounds for a clonal rootstock propagation solution. In: Clonal Trees in the Bioeconomy Age: Opportunities and Challenges. Fifth International Conference of the IUFRO Working Party Unit 2.09.02 “Somatic embryogenesis and other vegetative propagation technologies”, Coimbra, Portugal, (). 10 - 15 September 2018.

  • Gleeson, Madeleine , Hayward, Alice , Hiti Bandalarage, Jayeni , Fletcher, Stephen and Mitter, Neena (2018). Adventitious Rooting in Avocado - Unravelling the Bottleneck to Propagation. In: Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV, San Diego, CA, United States, (). 13-17 January 2018.

  • Hiti Bandalarage, Jayeni , Hayward, Alice , O'Brien, Christopher and Mitter, Neena (2017). Micropropagation: The Future of Clonal Propagation of Avocado. In: Book of poster abstracts. International Tropical Agriculture Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (156-156). 20-22 November 2017.

  • Mohd Rodzi, A., Hayward, A., Hiti Bandaralage, J., O'Brien, C., Gleeson, M. and Mitter, N. (2015). Factors affecting avocado shoot health in culture. In: Actas VIII congreso mundial de la palta. VIII World Avocado Congress, Lima, Peru, (99-104). 13- 18 September 2015.

  • Hiti Bandaralage, J., Hayward, A., O'Brien, C. and Mitter, N. (2015). Gibberellin and cytokinin in synergy for a rapid nodal multiplication system of avocado. In: Actas VIII congreso mundial de la palta. VIII World Avocado Congress, Lima, Peru, (95-98). 13- 18 September 2015.

  • Hiti Bandalarage, Jayeni , Hayward, Alice and Mitter, Neena (2015). Synergistic effect of Gibberellin and Cytokinin for a rapid nodal multiplication system of Avocado. In: International Tropical Agriculture Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 16-18 November 2015.

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.