Professor Bruce Topp

Professorial Research Fellow

Centre for Horticultural Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
b.topp@uq.edu.au
+61 7 5381 1373

Overview

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Florida

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Topp, Bruce L., Nock, Catherine J., Hardner, Craig M., Alam, Mobashwer and O’Connor, Katie M. (2019). Macadamia (Macadamia spp.) breeding. Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Nut and Beverage Crops. (pp. 221-251) edited by Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Shri Mohan Jain and Dennis V. Johnson. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-23112-5_7

  • Hardner, C. and Topp, B. (2018). Macadamia integrifolia and M. tetraphylla. Trees for life in Oceania: conservation and utilisation of genetic diversity. (pp. 147-151) edited by Lee Thomson, John Doran and Bronwyn Clarke. Canberra, ACT Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

  • Fanning, Kent, Stanley, Roger, Topp, Bruce, Russell, Dougal and Netzel, Michael (2016). Plum, prune, and ume juices. Handbook of functional beverages and human health. (pp. 501-512) edited by Fereidoon Shahidi and Cesarettin Alasalvar. Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press.

  • Topp, Bruce L., Russell, Dougal M., Neumüller, Michael, Dalbó, Marco A. and Liu, Weisheng (2012). Plum. Fruit breeding. (pp. 571-621) edited by Marisa Luisa Badenes and David H. Byrne. New York, United States: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0763-9_15

  • Topp, B. L., Sherman, W. B. and Raseira, M. C. B. (2008). Low-chill cultivar development. The peach: Botany, production and uses. (pp. 106-138) edited by Desmond R. Layne and Daniele Bassi. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: CABI Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Kodagoda, Gethmini, O'Hare, Tim, Sultanbawa, Yasmina, Topp, Bruce, Hong, Hung and Netzel, Michael (2020). Impact of storage on phytochemicals and sugars in Queen Garnet plum. 2020 Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Virtual Convention, Online, 23 June - 2 July 2020.

  • Mai, Thuy Thi Phuong, Alam, Mobashwer, Henry, Robert, Hardner, Craig and Topp, Bruce (2020). Phylogenetic relationship among Macadamia integrifolia and Macadamia tetraphylla wild accessions. Third International Tropical Agriculture Conference (TROPAG 2019), Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 11–13 November 2019. Basel, Switzerland: M D P I AG. doi: 10.3390/proceedings2019036067

  • Kodagoda, Gethmini, Hong, Hung, Topp, Bruce, Sultanbawa, Yasmina, O'Hare, Tim and Netzel, Michael (2019). The effect of storage temperature on the accumulation of anthocyanins in different fruit tissues of Queen Garnet Plum. 4th Queensland Annual Chemistry Symposium QACS 2019, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 29 November 2019.

  • Alam, M.M., Wilkie, J. and Topp, B.L. (2018). Early growth and graft success in macadamia seedling and cutting rootstocks. International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture (ISTTH), Cairns Australia, Nov 20-25, 2016. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). doi: 10.17660/actahortic.2018.1205.79

  • O’Connor, K.M., Hardner, C.M., Alam, M.M., Hayes, B.J. and Topp, B.L. (2018). Variation in floral and growth traits in a macadamia breeding population. International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture (ISTTH), Cairns Australia, Nov 20-25, 2016. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). doi: 10.17660/actahortic.2018.1205.77

  • Alam, M.M., Howell, E., Hardner, C.M. and Topp, B.L. (2018). Variation in precocity in a macadamia breeding population. International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture (ISTTH), Cairns Australia, Nov 20-25, 2016. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). doi: 10.17660/actahortic.2018.1205.80

  • Alam, M.M., Neal, J., Howell, E., Russell, D. and Topp, B.L. (2018). ‘MPM1’: a macadamia hybrid showing breakdown of biological rhythm in morphogenesis. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). doi: 10.17660/actahortic.2018.1205.78

  • Jeff-Ego, O., Akinsanmi, O., Topp, B., Henderson, J. and Drenth, A. (2018). Varietal susceptibility to multiple Phytophthora species in macadamia. International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP), Boston MA, United States, July 29-3 August 2018. St. Paul, MN United States: American Phytopathological Societ.

  • Jeff-Ego, Olumide, Drenth, Andre, Akinsanmi, Olufemi A., Henderson, J and Topp, Bruce (2017). Are multiple Phytophthora species associated with macadamia?. Science Protecting Plant Health - a joint Conference of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference and the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre, Brisbane, Australia, 26-28 September 2017.

  • Jeff-Ego, Olumide, Akinsanmi, Olufemi A., Henderson, J., Topp, Bruce and Drenth, Andre (2017). Early screening for Phytophthora cinnamomi resistance in macadamia trees. TropAg2017, International Tropical Agriculture Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 20-22 November 2017.

  • Alam, Mohammad, Wilkie, John, Kelly, Allison, Hardner, Craig and Topp, Bruce (2017). Genetic diversity and variability in graft success in Australian macadamia rootstocks. International Macadamia Research Symposium, Hawaii, United States, 13-14 September 2017.

  • Alam, Mobashwer, Hardner, Craig, Nock, Catherine, O'Connor, Katie and Topp, Bruce (2017). Historical and molecular evidence of genetic identity of 'HAES741' and 'HAES660' macadamia cultivars. International Macadamia Research Symposium, Hawaii, United States, 13-14 September 2017.

  • O'Connor, Katie, Hayes, Ben, Hardner, Craig, Mobashwer Alam and Topp, Bruce (2017). Indirect prediction of macadamia yield through a genome wide association study of component traits. International Macadamia Research Symposium, Hawaii, United States, 13-14 September 2017.

  • Alam, Mobashwer, Neal, Jodi, O'Connor, Katie, Nock, Catherine, Langdon, Kirsty and Topp, Bruce (2017). Morphological and molecular characterization of self-pollinated vs naturally out-crossed progeny of macadamia: a case study of 'HAES741'. International Tropical Agriculture Conference TropAg 2017, Brisbane, Australia, 19-20 November 2017.

  • Topp, Bruce, Hardner, Craig, Alam, Mobashwer, Akinsanmi, Olufemi, O'Connor, Katie, Mai, Thuy and Russell, Dougal (2017). Opportunities and challenges in macadamia breeding. International Macadamia Research Symposium, Hawaii, USA, 13-14 September 2017.

  • Mai, Thuy, Alam, Mobashwer, Henry, Robert, Hardner, Craig and Topp, Bruce (2017). Prospects of utilizing wild germplasm for future improvement of macadamia. International Tropical Agriculture Conference TropAg2017, Brisbane, Australia, 20-22 November 2017.

  • Mai, Thuy, Alam, Mobashwer, Topp, Bruce, Hardner, Craig and Henry, Robert (2017). Searching for extended variability in nut characteristics in wild macadamia gene pool. International Tropical Agriculture Conference TropAg 2017, Brisbane, Australia, 19-20 November 2017. Lausanne, Switzerland: Frontiers.

  • Toft, B., Topp, B. and Alam, M. (2017). Trait mining for high-density macadamia planting systems: how important are more detailed architectural characteristics. International Macadamia Research Symposium, Hawaii, United States, 13-14 September 2017.

  • Neal, J. M, Russell, D. M, Giles, J. and Topp, B. L. (2016). Assessing nut germination protocols for macadamia cultivar 'Beaumont'. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1109.31

  • Ko, L., Russell, D., Goodrich, B., Berecry, R. and Topp, B. (2016). Molecular tools for improved productivity in Queensland plum orchards. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014), Brisbane, Australia, 17 - 22 August 2014. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1127.44

  • Topp, B., Hardner, C. M., Neal, J., Kelly, A., Russell, D., McConchie, C. and O'Hare, P. (2016). Overview of the Australian macadamia industry breeding program. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014), Brisbane, Australia, 17 - 22 August 2014. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1127.8

  • Neal, J. M., Kelly, A., Hardner, C. M., McConchie, C. and Topp, B. L. (2016). Preliminary evaluation of macadamia rootstocks for yield and tree height. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1109.30

  • Russell, D. M., Neal, J. M., Mayer, R., Bell, D. and Topp, B. L. (2016). Variation of cutting rooting ability in cultivated and wild species of Macadamia. XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014), Brisbane, Australia, 17-22 August 2014. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1109.32

  • Netzel, M. E., Fanning, K., Russell, D., Stanley, R. and Topp, B. (2015). Bioactive anthocyanins in 'Queen Garnet' plum - maturity and bioaccessibility. XXIX International Horticultural Congress: IHC2014, Brisbane, Australia, 17-22 August, 2014. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1106.33

  • Akinsanmi, Olufemi A., Russell, D., Neal J., Drenth A and Topp B. (2015). Prospects of genetic resources for Phytophthora cinnamomi resistance in macadamia. 7th International Macadamia symposium, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 11-13 August 2015. The Southern African Macadamia Growers's™ Association (SAMAC).

  • Russell, D., Bignell, G., Neal, J. and Topp, B. (2015). Testing low chill peaches and nectarines in subtropical and temperate Queensland, Australia. 8th International Peach Symposium, Matera, Italy, 17-20 June 2013. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science.

  • Netzel, Michael, Bobrich, Anna, Topp, Bruce, Russell, Dougal, Netzel, Gabi, Flanagan, Bernadine, Gidley, Michael and Fanning, Kent (2014). Biofortified produce – Queen Garnet a new high anthocyan plum. 38th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia, Hobart, TAS, Australia, 26-28 November 2014. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.jnim.2014.10.065

  • Nock, C. J., Baten, A., Hancock, W., Kawamata, A., Craig Hardner, Bruce Topp, Robert Henry and King, G. J. (2014). In Harvesting the macadamia genome. Plant and Animal Genome XXII Conference, San Diego, 11-15 January 2014.

  • Netzel, Michael, Fanning, Kent, Netzel, Gabriele, Topp, Bruce, Russel, Dougal and Stanley, Roger (2014). Queen Garnet Plum – a “novel” source of dietary Anthocyanins. Scientific Seminar Series, Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA), QLD Branch, Coopers Plains, QLD, Australia, 15 August 2014.

  • Netzel, M., Fanning, K., Netzel, G., Edwards, D., Trloar, T., Stanley, Russell, D. and Topp, B. (2013). Breeding high anthocyanin plums for potential health functionality. 5th International Symposium on human health effects of fruits and vegetables (FAV Health 2012), Dharwad, India, 6-10 November 2012.

  • Fanning, K., Edwards, D., Netzel, M., Stanley, R., Netzel. G., Russell, D. and Topp, B. (2013). Increasing anthocyanin content in queen garnet plum and correlations with in-field measures. 10th International Symposium on Plum and Prune Genetics, Breeding and Pomology, Davis, CA, United States, 20-26 May 2012. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science.

  • Topp, B. L., Bignell, G. W., Russell, D. M. and Wilk, P. (2012). Breeding low-chill peaches in subtropical Queensland. 7th International Peach Symposium, Lleida, Spain, 8-11 June, 2009. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science.

  • Topp, B. L., Russell, D. M., Bignell, G. M., Giles, J. E. and Noller, J. M. (2012). Performance of five mume (Prunus mume) cultivars in Southern Queensland, Australia. XXVIII International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010), Lisbon, Portugal, 22-27 August 2010. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.938.62

  • Topp, B. L., Hardner, C. M. and Kelly, A. M. (2012). Strategies for breeding macadamias in Australia. IHC2010: 28th International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People, Lisboa, Portugal, 22-27 August, 2010. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.935.6

  • Hamill, S., Promchot, S., Bignell, G., Giles, J. and Topp, B. (2009). Vermiculite Improves Early Development and Survival of Low Chill Stone-Fruit Embryos Rescued In Vitro. 6th International Symposium on In Vitro Culture and Horticultural Breeding, Brisbane, Australia, 16 June 2009. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science.

  • Hamill, S.D., Beppu, K., Topp, B.L., Russell, D.M. and DeFaveri, J. (2005). Effects of media and fruit ripeness on germination and transplanting of in vitro cultured embryos from low-chill peach and nectarine. International Symposium on Harnessing the Potential of Horticulture in the Asian-Pacific Region, Coolum, QLD, Australia, 1-3 September 2004. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.694.23

  • Nissen, R. J., George, A. P. and Topp, B. L. (2005). Producing super sweet and firm peaches and nectarines. International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.694.51

  • Russell, D. M. and Topp, B. L. (2002). Performance of Brazilian stonefruit varieties in a temperate region of Australia. V International Peach Symposium, Davis, CA, United States, *. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science.

  • Topp, B.L. and Sherman, W.B. (2000). Breeding strategies for developing temperate fruits for the subtropics, with particular reference to Prunus. XXVth International Horticultural Congress, Brussels, Belgium, 2-7 August 1998. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.522.26

  • George, A. P., Broadley, R. H., Nissen, R. J., Hamill, S. D. and Topp, B. L. (1999). Breeding strategies for atemoya and cherimoya. 1st International Symposium on Cherimoya, Loja, Ecuador, 16-19 March 1999. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1999.497.13

  • Porter, G. W., Richards, G. D., Topp, B. L. and Sherman, W. B. (1996). Low-chill, non-melting flesh peaches with fresh market and export potential. International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1996.374.6

  • Topp, B. L. and Sherman, W. B. (1990). Location influences on fruit traits of low-chill peaches in Australia. 102nd Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society, Tampa, FL, United States, 31 October -2 November 1989. Lake Alfred, FL, United States: Florida State Horticultural Society.

  • Sherman, W. B., Topp, B. L. and Lyrene, P. M. (1990). Non-melting flesh for fresh market peaches. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society, Florida, 1990. Lake Alfred, FL, United States: Florida State Horticultural Society.

  • Topp, B. L. and Sherman, W. B. (1990). Potential for low chill Japanese plums in Florida. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Florida State Horticultural Society, Florida, 1990. Lake Alfred, FL, United States: Florida State Horticultural Society.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision