BBSRC LINK: Genetic improvement of wheat to reduce the potential for acrylamide formation during processing

Project (past)

Project dates31 Oct 2011 to end of 30 Oct 2016
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorNigel Halford
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS5174
5174
DepartmentPlant Biology and Crop Science (PBCS)
Plant Sciences (PSC)
Research fish codeBB/I020918/1
Grant IDBB/I020918/1

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Contrasting gene expression patterns in grain of high and low asparagine wheat genotypes in response to sulphur supply

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curtis, T., Raffan, S., Wan, Y., King, R., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A. and Halford, N. G. 2019. Contrasting gene expression patterns in grain of high and low asparagine wheat genotypes in response to sulphur supply. BMC Genomics. 20, p. 628.

Effects of variety, year of cultivation and sulphur supply on the accumulation of free asparagine in the grain of commercial wheat varieties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curtis, T., Powers, S. J., Wang, R. and Halford, N. G. 2018. Effects of variety, year of cultivation and sulphur supply on the accumulation of free asparagine in the grain of commercial wheat varieties. Food Chemistry. 239 (15 January), pp. 304-313.

Construction of a network describing asparagine metabolism in plants and its application to the identification of genes affecting asparagine metabolism in wheat under drought and nutritional stress

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curtis, T. Y., Bo, V., Tucker A. and Halford, N. G. 2018. Construction of a network describing asparagine metabolism in plants and its application to the identification of genes affecting asparagine metabolism in wheat under drought and nutritional stress. Food and Energy Security. 7 (1), p. e00126.

Genomic, biochemical and modelling analyses of asparagine synthetases from wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, H., Curtis, T. Y., Powers, S. J., Raffan, S., Gao, R., Huang, J., Heiner, M., Gilbert, D. R. and Halford, N. G. 2018. Genomic, biochemical and modelling analyses of asparagine synthetases from wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science. 8, p. 2237.

Triticum aestivum cultivar Spark asparagine synthetase-1 (ASN1) mRNA, complete cds

K - Protein or DNA sequences submitted to database
Xu, H., Curtis, T. Y., Powers, S. J., Raffan, S., Gao, R., Huang, J., Heiner, M., Gilbert, D. and Halford, N. G. 2017. Triticum aestivum cultivar Spark asparagine synthetase-1 (ASN1) mRNA, complete cds.

Secale cereale glutamine synthetase-1 (GS1-1) mRNA, partial cds

K - Protein or DNA sequences submitted to database
Curtis, T., Halford, N. G. and Raffan, S. 2017. Secale cereale glutamine synthetase-1 (GS1-1) mRNA, partial cds.

Triticum aestivum cultivar Spark asparagine synthetase-2 (ASN2) mRNA, complete cds

K - Protein or DNA sequences submitted to database
Halford, N. G. 2017. Triticum aestivum cultivar Spark asparagine synthetase-2 (ASN2) mRNA, complete cds.

Triticum aestivum cultivar Spark asparagine synthetase-3 (ASN3) mRNA, complete cds

K - Protein or DNA sequences submitted to database
Xu, H., Curtis, T. Y., Powers, S. J., Raffan, S., Gao, R., Huang, J., Heiner, M., Gilbert, D. and Halford, N. G. 2017. Triticum aestivum cultivar Spark asparagine synthetase-3 (ASN3) mRNA, complete cds.

Europe tightens the screw on acrylamide in food

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Halford, N. G. 2017. Europe tightens the screw on acrylamide in food. Food & Beverage News.

Effects of fungicide treatment on free amino acid concentration and acrylamide-forming potential in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curtis, T. Y., Powers, S. J. and Halford, N. G. 2016. Effects of fungicide treatment on free amino acid concentration and acrylamide-forming potential in wheat. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 64 (51), pp. 9689-9696.

Reducing the acrylamide-forming potential of wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curtis, T. Y. and Halford, N. G. 2016. Reducing the acrylamide-forming potential of wheat. Food and Energy Security. 5 (3), pp. 153-164.

Changes in free amino acid concentration in rye grain in response to nitrogen and sulphur availability, and expression analysis of genes involved in asparagine metabolism

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Postles, J., Curtis, T. Y., Powers, S. J., Elmore, J. S., Mottram, D. S. and Halford, N. G. 2016. Changes in free amino acid concentration in rye grain in response to nitrogen and sulphur availability, and expression analysis of genes involved in asparagine metabolism. Frontiers in Plant Science. 7, p. 917.

Food safety: structure and expression of the asparagine synthetase gene family of wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gao, R., Curtis, T. Y., Powers, S. J., Xu, H., Huang, J. and Halford, N. G. 2016. Food safety: structure and expression of the asparagine synthetase gene family of wheat. Journal of Cereal Science. 68, pp. 122-131.

Reducing the Acrylamide-Forming Potential of Wheat, Rye and Potato: A Review [Chapter 4]

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Halford, N. G. and Curtis, T. Y. 2016. Reducing the Acrylamide-Forming Potential of Wheat, Rye and Potato: A Review [Chapter 4]. in: Granvogl, M., Peterson, D. and Schieberle, P. (ed.) Browned Flavors: Analysis, Formation, & Physiology Washington DC American Chemical Society (ACS). pp. 35-53

Acrylamide in cereals: the problem, and potential genetic and agronomic solutions

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Halford, N. G. and Curtis, T. Y. 2016. Acrylamide in cereals: the problem, and potential genetic and agronomic solutions. in: Jones, H. D. (ed.) Biotechnology of major cereals Wallingford CAB International (CABI). pp. 165-178

Effects of abiotic stress and crop management on cereal grain composition: implications for food quality and safety

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Halford, N. G., Curtis, T. Y., Chen, Z. and Huang, J. 2015. Effects of abiotic stress and crop management on cereal grain composition: implications for food quality and safety. Journal of Experimental Botany. 66, pp. 1145-1156.

Discovering study-specific gene regulatory networks

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bo, V., Curtis, T., Lysenko, A., Saqi, M., Swift, S. and Tucker, A. 2014. Discovering study-specific gene regulatory networks. PLOS ONE. 9, p. e106524.

Effect of sulphur fertilisation on the acrylamide-forming potential of wheat (HGCA Project Report No. 525)

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Curtis, T., Halford, N. G., Powers, S. J., McGrath, S. P. and Zazzeroni, R. 2014. Effect of sulphur fertilisation on the acrylamide-forming potential of wheat (HGCA Project Report No. 525). Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) Stoneleigh.

Reducing the potential for processing contaminant formation in cereal products

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curtis, T. Y., Postles, J. and Halford, N. G. 2014. Reducing the potential for processing contaminant formation in cereal products. Journal of Cereal Science. 59, pp. 382-392.

Food security: the challenge of increasing wheat yield and the importance of not compromising food safety

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curtis, T. Y. and Halford, N. G. 2014. Food security: the challenge of increasing wheat yield and the importance of not compromising food safety. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 164 (3), pp. 354-372.

Advances in reduction of acrylamide-forming potential in wheat

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Curtis, T. Y. and Halford, N. G. 2013. Advances in reduction of acrylamide-forming potential in wheat. Acrylamide, furans and other food-borne contaminants, from plant science to food chemistry. Aspects of Applied Biology 116 . pp. 131-136

The acrylamide problem: a plant and agronomic science issue

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Halford, N. G., Curtis, T. Y., Muttucumaru, N., Postles, J., Elmore, J. S. and Mottram, D. S. 2012. The acrylamide problem: a plant and agronomic science issue. Journal of Experimental Botany. 63, pp. 2841-2851.