Optimising nutrient use in cereals

Project (past)

Project dates01 Apr 2008 to end of 31 Mar 2012
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberS4955
4955
DepartmentPlant Sciences (PSC)
Research fish codeBBS/E/C/00004955
Grant IDBBS/E/C/00004955

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Shortcomings in wheat yield predictions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Semenov, M. A., Mitchell, R. A. C., Whitmore, A. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Parry, M. A. J. and Shewry, P. R. 2012. Shortcomings in wheat yield predictions. Nature Climate Change. 2, pp. 380-382.

Evolutionary relationships and functional diversity of plant sulfate transporters

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Takahashi, H., Buchner, P. H., Yoshimoto, N., Hawkesford, M. J. and Shiu, S-H. 2012. Evolutionary relationships and functional diversity of plant sulfate transporters. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2, p. 119 (9pp).

A comparison of sulfate and selenium accumulation in relation to the expression of sulfate transporter genes in Astragalus species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cabannes, E., Buchner, P. H., Broadley, M. R. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2011. A comparison of sulfate and selenium accumulation in relation to the expression of sulfate transporter genes in Astragalus species. Plant Physiology. 157, pp. 2227-2239.

Genetic and management approaches to boost UK wheat yields by ameliorating water deficits

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dodd, I. C., Whalley, W. R., Ober, E. S. and Parry, M. A. J. 2011. Genetic and management approaches to boost UK wheat yields by ameliorating water deficits. Journal of Experimental Botany. 62, pp. 5241-5248.

Transporters involved in nitrogen uptake and movement

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Miller, A. J. and Chapman, N. 2011. Transporters involved in nitrogen uptake and movement. in: Hawkesford, M. J. and Barraclough, P. B. (ed.) Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use efficiency in crops John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex. pp. 193-210

Developmental pattern of aquaporin expression in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) leaves

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Besse, M., Knipfer, T., Miller, A. J., Verdeil, J-L., Jahn, T. P. and Fricke, W. 2011. Developmental pattern of aquaporin expression in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) leaves. Journal of Experimental Botany. 62, pp. 4127-4142.

An overview of nutrient use efficiency and strategies for crop improvement

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hawkesford, M. J. 2011. An overview of nutrient use efficiency and strategies for crop improvement. in: Hawkesford, M. J. and Barraclough, P. B. (ed.) Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use in crops John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex. pp. 5-19

Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use efficiency in crops

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Hawkesford, M. J. and Barraclough, P. B. 2011. Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use efficiency in crops. John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex.

Sulfur nutrition in crop plants

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
De Kok, L. J. and Stulen, I. 2011. Sulfur nutrition in crop plants. in: Hawkesford, M. J. and Barraclough, P. B. (ed.) Molecular and physiological basis of nutrient use in crops John Wiley & Sons Chichester, West Sussex. pp. 295-309

High-resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry reveals the contrasting subcellular distribution of arsenic and silicon in rice roots

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Moore, K. L., Schroder, M., Wu, Z., Martin, B. G. H., Hawes, C. R., McGrath, S. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Ma, J. F., Zhao, F-J. and Grovenor, C. R. M. 2011. High-resolution secondary ion mass spectrometry reveals the contrasting subcellular distribution of arsenic and silicon in rice roots. Plant Physiology. 156, pp. 913-924.

Sulfate transport

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hawkesford, M. J. 2011. Sulfate transport. in: Peer, W., Schulz, B. and Murphy, A. S. (ed.) The plant plasma membrane Springer, Berlin. pp. 291-301

Spatial expression and regulation of rice high-affinity nitrate transporters by nitrogen and carbon status

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Feng, H., Yan, M., Fan, X., Li, B., Shen, Q., Miller, A. J. and Xu, G. 2011. Spatial expression and regulation of rice high-affinity nitrate transporters by nitrogen and carbon status. Journal of Experimental Botany. 62, pp. 2319-2332.

New perspectives on glutamine synthetase in grasses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Swarbreck, S. M., Defoin-Platel, M., Hindle, M. M., Saqi, M. and Habash, D. M. 2011. New perspectives on glutamine synthetase in grasses. Journal of Experimental Botany. 62, pp. 1511-1522.

Transcriptional profiling approaches for studying nitrogen use efficiency

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hawkesford, M. J. and Howarth, J. R. 2011. Transcriptional profiling approaches for studying nitrogen use efficiency. in: Foyer, C. H. and Zhang, H. (ed.) Nitrogen metabolism in plants in the post-genomic era (Annual Plant Reviews Vol. 42) Blackwell Publishing Oxford. pp. 41-62

Nitrogen assimilation and its relevance to crop improvement

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Lea, P. J. and Miflin, B. J. 2011. Nitrogen assimilation and its relevance to crop improvement. in: Foyer, C. H. and Zhang, H. (ed.) Nitrogen metabolism in plants in the post-genomic era (Annual Plant Reviews Volume 42) Blackwell Publishing Oxford. pp. 1-40

Nitrate transporters and root architecture

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Chapman, N. and Miller, A. J. 2011. Nitrate transporters and root architecture. in: Geisler, M. and Venema, K. (ed.) Transporters and pumps in plant signaling Springer, Berlin. pp. 165-190

Influence of sulfur deficiency on the expression of specific sulfate transporters and the distribution of sulfur, selenium and molybdenum in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shinmachi, F., Buchner, P. H., Stroud, J. L., Parmar, S., Zhao, F-J., McGrath, S. P. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2010. Influence of sulfur deficiency on the expression of specific sulfate transporters and the distribution of sulfur, selenium and molybdenum in wheat. Plant Physiology. 153 (1), pp. 327-336.

Plant nitrogen nutrition and transport

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Miller, A. J. 2010. Plant nitrogen nutrition and transport.

Nitrogen efficiency of wheat: genotypic and environmental variation and prospects for improvement

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barraclough, P. B., Howarth, J. R., Jones, J., Lopez-Bellido, R., Parmar, S., Shepherd, C. E. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2010. Nitrogen efficiency of wheat: genotypic and environmental variation and prospects for improvement. European Journal of Agronomy. 33, pp. 1-11.

Copper exposure interferes with the regulation of the uptake, distribution and metabolism of sulfate in Chinese cabbage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shahbaz, M., Tseng, M. H., Stuiver, C. E. E., Koralewska, A., Posthumus, F. S., Venema, J. H., Parmar, S., Schat, H., Hawkesford, M. J. and De Kok, L. J. 2010. Copper exposure interferes with the regulation of the uptake, distribution and metabolism of sulfate in Chinese cabbage. Journal of Plant Physiology. 167, pp. 438-446.

The sulfate transporter family in wheat: tissue-specific gene expression in relation to nutrition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Buchner, P. H., Parmar, S., Kriegel, A., Carpentier, M. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2010. The sulfate transporter family in wheat: tissue-specific gene expression in relation to nutrition. Molecular Plant. 3, pp. 374-389.

Effects of crop nutrition on wheat grain composition and end use quality

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Godfrey, D., Hawkesford, M. J., Powers, S. J., Millar, S. and Shewry, P. R. 2010. Effects of crop nutrition on wheat grain composition and end use quality. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 58, pp. 3012-3021.

Identifying traits to improve the nitrogen economy of wheat: recent advances and future prospects

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Foulkes, M. J., Hawkesford, M. J., Barraclough, P. B., Holdsworth, M. J., Kerr, S., Kightley, S. and Shewry, P. R. 2009. Identifying traits to improve the nitrogen economy of wheat: recent advances and future prospects. Field Crops Research. 114, pp. 329-342.

Electrophysiological characterization of pathways for K+ uptake into growing and non-growing leaf cells of barley

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Volkow, V., Boscari, A., Clement, M., Miller, A. J., Amtmann, A. and Fricke, W. 2009. Electrophysiological characterization of pathways for K+ uptake into growing and non-growing leaf cells of barley. Plant, Cell and Environment. 32 (12), pp. 1778-1790.

Remobilization of leaf S compounds and senescence in response to restricted sulphate supply during the vegetative stage of oilseed rape are affected by mineral N availability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dubousset, L., Abdallah, M., Desfeux, A. S., Etienne, P., Meuriot, F., Hawkesford, M. J., Gombert, J., Segura, R., Bataille, M-P., Reze, S., Bonnefoy, J., Ameline, A. F., Ourry, A., Le Dily, F. and Avice, J. C. 2009. Remobilization of leaf S compounds and senescence in response to restricted sulphate supply during the vegetative stage of oilseed rape are affected by mineral N availability. Journal of Experimental Botany. 60, pp. 3239-3252.

Potassium channels in barley: cloning, functional characterization and expression analyses in relation to leaf growth and development

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Boscari, A., Clement, M., Volkov, V., Golldack, D., Hybiak, J., Miller, A. J., Amtmann, A. and Fricke, W. 2009. Potassium channels in barley: cloning, functional characterization and expression analyses in relation to leaf growth and development. Plant, Cell and Environment. 32 (12), pp. 1761-1777.

Freeways in the plant: transporters for N, P and S and their regulation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Miller, A. J., Shen, Q. and Xu, G. 2009. Freeways in the plant: transporters for N, P and S and their regulation. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 12, pp. 284-290.

The importance of cytosolic glutamine synthetase in nitrogen assimilation and recycling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bernard, S. M. and Habash, D. Z. 2009. The importance of cytosolic glutamine synthetase in nitrogen assimilation and recycling. New Phytologist. 182 (3), pp. 608-620.

Sulfonate desulfurization in Rhodococcus from wheat rhizosphere communities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Schmalenberger, A., Hodge, S., Hawkesford, M. J. and Kertesz, M. A. 2009. Sulfonate desulfurization in Rhodococcus from wheat rhizosphere communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 67 (1), pp. 140-150.

A sulphur deficiency-induced gene, sdi1 , involved in the utilization of stored sulphate pools under sulphur-limiting conditions has potential as a diagnostic indicator of sulphur nutritional status

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Howarth, J. R., Parmar, S., Barraclough, P. B. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2009. A sulphur deficiency-induced gene, sdi1 , involved in the utilization of stored sulphate pools under sulphur-limiting conditions has potential as a diagnostic indicator of sulphur nutritional status. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 7 (2), pp. 200-209.

Two rice phosphate transporters, OsPht1;2 and OsPht1;6, have different functions and kinetic properties in uptake and translocation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ai, P., Sun, S., Zhao, J., Fan, X., Xin, W., Guo, Q., Yu, L., Shen, Q., Wu, P., Miller, A. J. and Xu, G. 2009. Two rice phosphate transporters, OsPht1;2 and OsPht1;6, have different functions and kinetic properties in uptake and translocation. The Plant Journal. 57, pp. 798-809.

A putative role for the plasma membrane potential in the control of the expression of the gene encoding the tomato high-affinity potassium transporter HAK5

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nieves-Cordones, M., Miller, A. J., Aleman, F., Martinez, V. and Rubio, F. 2008. A putative role for the plasma membrane potential in the control of the expression of the gene encoding the tomato high-affinity potassium transporter HAK5. Plant Molecular Biology. 68, pp. 521-532.

Co-ordinated expression of amino acid metabolism in response to N and S deficiency during wheat grain filling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Howarth, J. R., Parmar, S., Jones, J., Shepherd, C. E., Corol, D. I., Galster, A. M., Hawkins, N. D., Miller, S. J., Baker, J. M., Verrier, P. J., Ward, J. L., Beale, M. H., Barraclough, P. B. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2008. Co-ordinated expression of amino acid metabolism in response to N and S deficiency during wheat grain filling. Journal of Experimental Botany. 59, pp. 3675-3689.

Two rice nitrate transporters encoded by one gene that each show differential regulation by pH

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Fan, X., Yan, M., Li, B., Xu, G., Shen, Q. and Miller, A. J. 2008. Two rice nitrate transporters encoded by one gene that each show differential regulation by pH. Abstracts SEB Plant Transport Group Meeting, Manchester, 4-5 September 2008 .

Regulation of sulfate uptake, expression of the sulfate transporters Sultr1;1 and Sultr1;2, and APS reductase in Chinese cabbage (Brassica pekinensis) as affected by atmospheric H2S nutrition and sulfate deprivation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Koralewska, A., Stuiver, C. E. E., Posthumus, F. S., Kopriva, S., Hawkesford, M. J. and De Kok, L. J. 2008. Regulation of sulfate uptake, expression of the sulfate transporters Sultr1;1 and Sultr1;2, and APS reductase in Chinese cabbage (Brassica pekinensis) as affected by atmospheric H2S nutrition and sulfate deprivation. Functional Plant Biology. 35, pp. 318-327.

Uptake, distribution and subcellular transport of sulfate

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hawkesford, M. J. 2008. Uptake, distribution and subcellular transport of sulfate. in: Leustek, T., Hell, R., Knaff, D. and Dahl, C. (ed.) Sulfur metabolism in phototrophic organisms Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 15-30

Responses to sulfur limitation in maize

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Bouranis, D. L., Buchner, P. H., Chorianopoulou, S. N., Hopkins, L., Protonotarios, V. E., Siyiannis, V. F. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2008. Responses to sulfur limitation in maize. in: Singh, S., Umar, S. and Khan, N. A. (ed.) Sulfur assimilation and abiotic stress in plants Springer, Berlin. pp. 1-19

The role of Variovorax and other Comamonadaceae in sulfur transformations by microbial wheat rhizosphere communities exposed to different sulfur fertilization regimes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Schmalenberger, A., Hodge, S., Bryant, A., Hawkesford, M. J., Singh, B. K. and Kertesz, M. A. 2008. The role of Variovorax and other Comamonadaceae in sulfur transformations by microbial wheat rhizosphere communities exposed to different sulfur fertilization regimes. Environmental Microbiology. 10 (6), pp. 1486-1500.

Variation in molybdenum content across broadly distributed populations of Arabidopsis thaliana is controlled by a mitochondrial molybdenum transporter (MOT1)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Baxter, I., Muthukumar, B., Park, H. C., Buchner, P. H., Lahner, B., Danku, J., Zhao, K., Lee, J., Hawkesford, M. J., Guerinot, M. L. and Salt, D. E. 2008. Variation in molybdenum content across broadly distributed populations of Arabidopsis thaliana is controlled by a mitochondrial molybdenum transporter (MOT1). PLOS Genetics. 4, p. e1000004.