Designing Future Wheat (DFW) [ISPG]

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorMalcolm Hawkesford
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberI0200
DepartmentRothamsted Research
Research fish codeBB/P016855/1
Grant IDBB/P016855/1 [Do not use in Researchfish]

Outputs

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A Modular Cloning Toolkit for Genome Editing in Cereals

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hahn, F., Sanjurjo-Loures, L. and Nekrasov, V. 2022. A Modular Cloning Toolkit for Genome Editing in Cereals. in: Bilichak, A. and Laurie, J. D. (ed.) Accelerated Breeding of Cereal Crops New York, NY Humana Press Inc. pp. 209-224

Loss of chromatin remodeler DDM1 causes segregation distortion in Arabidopsis thaliana

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ali, S., Zhang, T., Lambing, C., Wang, W., Zhang, P., Xie, L., Wang, J., Khan, N. and Zhang, Q. 2021. Loss of chromatin remodeler DDM1 causes segregation distortion in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta. 254 (5), p. 107. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-021-03763-5

Next Generation dsRNA-Based Insect Control: Success So Far and Challenges

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nitnavare, R., Bhattacharya, J., Singh, S., Kour, A., Hawkesford, M. J. and Arora, N. 2021. Next Generation dsRNA-Based Insect Control: Success So Far and Challenges. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (18 October), p. 673576. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.673576

Methodology to assess the changing risk of yield failure due to heat and drought stress under climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stella, T., Webber, H., Olesen, J. E., Ruane, A. C., Fronzek, S., Bregaglio, S., Mamidanna, S., Bindi, M., Collins, B., Faye, B., Ferrise, R., Fodor, N., Gabaldon-Leal, C., Jabloun, M., Kersebaum, K-C., Lizaso, J. I., Lorite, I. J., Manceau, L., Martre, P., Nendel, C., Rodriguez, A., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Semenov, M. A., Stratonovitch, P. and Ewert, F. 2021. Methodology to assess the changing risk of yield failure due to heat and drought stress under climate change. Environmental Research Letters. 16 (10), p. 104033. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac2196

The rise of necrotrophic effectors

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kanyuka, K., Igna, A., Solomon, P. S. and Oliver, R. P. 2021. The rise of necrotrophic effectors. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17811

Post-translational cleavage of HMW-GS Dy10 allele improves the cookie-making quality in common wheat (Triticum aestivum).

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, Y., Chen, Q., Li, Y., Guo, Z., Liu, C., Wan, Y., Hawkesford, M. J., Zhu, J., Wu, W., Wei, M., Zhao, K., Jiang, Y., Zhang, Y., Xu, Q., Kong, L., Pu, Z., Deng, M., Jiang, Q., Lan, X., Wang, J., Chen, G., Ma, J., Zheng, Y., Wei, Y. and Qi, P. 2021. Post-translational cleavage of HMW-GS Dy10 allele improves the cookie-making quality in common wheat (Triticum aestivum). Molecular Breeding. 41, p. 49. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-021-01238-9

Improving photosynthetic metabolism for crop yields: what is going to work?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paul, M. J. 2021. Improving photosynthetic metabolism for crop yields: what is going to work? Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (September), p. 743862. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.743862

RNAi suppression of xylan synthase genes in wheat starchy endosperm

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wilkinson, M. D., Kosik, O., Halsey, K., Walpole, H., Evans, J., Wood, A. J., Ward, J. L., Mitchell, R. A. C., Lovegrove, A. and Shewry, P. R. 2021. RNAi suppression of xylan synthase genes in wheat starchy endosperm. PLOS ONE. 16 (8), p. e0256350. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256350

Rapid Generation and Analysis of a Barley Doubled Haploid Line with Higher Nitrogen Use Efficiency than Parental Lines by F1 Microspore Embryogenesis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, H., Li, Y., Gao, R., Xu, R., Guo, G., Lu, R., Halford, N. G., Chen, Z. and Liu, C. 2021. Rapid Generation and Analysis of a Barley Doubled Haploid Line with Higher Nitrogen Use Efficiency than Parental Lines by F1 Microspore Embryogenesis. Plants - Basel. 10 (8), p. 1588. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10081588

Efficient CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Targeted Mutagenesis in Spring and Winter Wheat Varieties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hahn, F., Sanjurjo-Loures, L., Sparks, C. A., Kanyuka, K. and Nekrasov, V. 2021. Efficient CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Targeted Mutagenesis in Spring and Winter Wheat Varieties. Plants - Basel. 10 (7), p. 1481. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10071481

High molecular weight glutenin subunit (HMW-GS) 1Dx5 is concentrated in small protein bodies when overexpressed in wheat starchy endosperm

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, Y., Shewry, P. R., Hawkesford, M. J., Qi, P. and Wan, Y. 2021. High molecular weight glutenin subunit (HMW-GS) 1Dx5 is concentrated in small protein bodies when overexpressed in wheat starchy endosperm. Journal of Cereal Science. 101 (September), p. 103291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2021.103291

WAKsing plant immunity, waning diseases

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stephens, C., Hammond-Kosack, K. E. and Kanyuka, K. 2021. WAKsing plant immunity, waning diseases. Journal of Experimental Botany. (September 14), p. erab422. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab422

Dissection of environmental and physiological effects on the temperature difference between superior and inferior spikelets within a rice panicle

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, Y., Zhou, Q., He, M., Xu, H., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2021. Dissection of environmental and physiological effects on the temperature difference between superior and inferior spikelets within a rice panicle. The Crop Journal. 9, pp. 1098-1107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2020.10.016

Three LysM effectors of Zymoseptoria tritici collectively disarm chitin‐triggered plant immunity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tian, H., MacKenzie, C. I., Rodriguez-Moreno, L., Van den Berg, G. C. M., Chen, H., Rudd, J. J., Mesters, J. R. and Thomma, B. P. H. J. 2021. Three LysM effectors of Zymoseptoria tritici collectively disarm chitin‐triggered plant immunity. Molecular Plant Pathology. 22 (6), pp. 683-693. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.13055

Editorial: CRISPR-Cas in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kumar, S., Rymarquis, L. A., Ezura, H. and Nekrasov, V. 2021. Editorial: CRISPR-Cas in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12, p. 672329. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.672329

Characteristics of soil organic matter within an erosional landscape under agriculture in Northeast China: stock, source, and thermal stability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, W., Gregory, A. S., Whalley, W. R., Ren, T. and Gao, W. 2021. Characteristics of soil organic matter within an erosional landscape under agriculture in Northeast China: stock, source, and thermal stability. Soil & Tillage Research. 209, p. 104927. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104927

Take-all disease: New insights into an important wheat root pathogen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Palma-Guerrero, J., Chancellor, T., Spong, J., Canning, G., Hammond, J., McMillan, V. E. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2021. Take-all disease: New insights into an important wheat root pathogen. Trends in Plant Science. 26 (8), pp. 836-848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2021.02.009

Local impacts of climate change on winter wheat in Great Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Putelat, T., Whitmore, A. P., Senapati, N. and Semenov, M. A. 2021. Local impacts of climate change on winter wheat in Great Britain. Royal Society Open Science. 8 (6), p. 201669. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.201669

Vulnerability of European wheat to extreme heat and drought around flowering under future climate

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Halford, N. G. and Semenov, M. A. 2021. Vulnerability of European wheat to extreme heat and drought around flowering under future climate. Environmental Research Letters. 16 (2), p. 024052. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abdcf3

N-terminal truncated RHT-1 proteins generated by translational reinitiation cause semi-dwarfing of wheat Green Revolution alleles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thomas, S. G., Van De Velde, K., Heyse, F., Kaspar, R., Van Der Straeten, D. and Rohde, A. 2021. N-terminal truncated RHT-1 proteins generated by translational reinitiation cause semi-dwarfing of wheat Green Revolution alleles. Molecular Plant. 14 (1), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2021.01.002

Stability of farm income: The role of agricultural diversity and agri-environment scheme payments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Harkness, C., Areal, F. J., Semenov, M. A., Senapati, N., Shield, I. F. and Bishop, J. 2021. Stability of farm income: The role of agricultural diversity and agri-environment scheme payments. Agricultural Systems. 187, p. 103009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.103009

Genome-wide identification of sucrose nonfermenting-1-related protein kinase (SnRK) genes in barley and RNA-seq analyses of their expression in response to ABA treatment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chen, Z., Zhou, L., Jiang, P., Lu, R., Halford, N. G. and Liu, C. 2021. Genome-wide identification of sucrose nonfermenting-1-related protein kinase (SnRK) genes in barley and RNA-seq analyses of their expression in response to ABA treatment . BMC Genomics. 22 (article), p. 300. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07601-6

Genomics accelerated isolation of a new stem rust avirulence gene - wheat resistance gene pair

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhyaya, N. M, Mago, R., Panwar, V., Hewitt, T., Luo, M., Chen, J., Sperschneider, J., Nguyen-Phuc, H., Wang, A., Ortiz, D., Hac, L., Bhatt. D., Li, F., Zhang, J., Ayliffe, M., Figueroa, M., Kanyuka, K., Ellis, J. G. and Dodds, P. N. 2021. Genomics accelerated isolation of a new stem rust avirulence gene - wheat resistance gene pair. Nature Plants. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-00971-5

Progress on reducing acrylamide levels in potato crisps in Europe, 2002 to 2019

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powers, S. J., Mottram, D. S., Curtis, A. and Halford, N. G. 2021. Progress on reducing acrylamide levels in potato crisps in Europe, 2002 to 2019. Food Additives and Contaminants Part A-Chemistry Analysis Control Exposure & Risk Assessment. 38 (5), pp. 782-806. https://doi.org/10.1080/19440049.2020.1871083

Wheat growth responses to soil mechanical impedance are dependent on phosphorus supply

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, X., Shen, J., Hedden, P., Phillips, A. L., Thomas, S. G., Ge, Y., Ashton, R. W. and Whalley, W. R. 2021. Wheat growth responses to soil mechanical impedance are dependent on phosphorus supply. Soil & Tillage Research. 205, p. 104754. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104754

Future agroclimatic conditions and implications for European grasslands.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Trnka, M., Balek, J., Semenov, M. A., Semeradova, D., Belinova, M., Hlavinka, P., Olesen, J. E., Eitzinger, J., Schaumberger, A., Zahradnicek, P., Kopecky, D. and Zalud, Z. 2020. Future agroclimatic conditions and implications for European grasslands. Biologia Plantarum. 64, pp. 865-880. https://doi.org/10.32615/bp.2021.005

Ensembl Genomes 2020-enabling non-vertebrate genomic research

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cuzick, A., Howe, K. L., Contreras-Moreira, B., Silva, N. D., Maslen, G., Akanni, W., Allen, J., Alvarez-Jarreta, J., Barba, M., Bolser, D. M., Cambell, L., Carbajo, M., Chakiachvili, M., Christensen, M., Cummins, C., Cuzick, A., Davis, P., Fexova, S., Gall, A., George, N., Gil, L., Gupta, P., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Haskell, E., Hunt, S. E., Jaiswal, P., Janacek, S. H., Kersey, P. J., Langridge, N., Maheswari, U., Maurel, T., McDowall, M. D., Moore, B., Muffato, M., Naamati, G., Naithani, S., Olson, A., Papatheodorou, I., Patricio, M., Paulini, M., Pedro, H., Perry, E., Preece, J., Rosello, M., Russell, M., Sitnik, V., Staines, D. M., Stein, J., Tello-Ruiz, M. K., Trevanion, S. J., Urban, M., Wei, S., Ware, D., Williams, G., Yates, A. D. and Flicek, P. 2020. Ensembl Genomes 2020-enabling non-vertebrate genomic research. Nucleic Acids Research. 48 (D1), pp. D689-D695. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz890

A carbohydrate-binding protein, B-GRANULE CONTENT 1, influences starch granule size distribution in a dose-dependent manner in polyploid wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chia, T., Chirico, M., King, R., Ramirez-Gonzalez, R., Saccomanno, B., Seung, D., Simmonds, J., Trick, M., Uauy, C., Verhoeven, T. and Trafford, K. 2020. A carbohydrate-binding protein, B-GRANULE CONTENT 1, influences starch granule size distribution in a dose-dependent manner in polyploid wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71 (1), pp. 105-115. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz405

Temporal and spatial variations of carbon isotope signature reveal substantial contribution of bracts and internode assimilates to grain filling of japonica rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jiang, M., Xu, H., Yang, N., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2020. Temporal and spatial variations of carbon isotope signature reveal substantial contribution of bracts and internode assimilates to grain filling of japonica rice. The Crop Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2020.06.011

Leaf to panicle ratio (LPR): a new physiological trait indicative of source and sink relation in japonica rice based on deep learning

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yang, Z., Gao, S., Xiao, F., Li, Y., Ding, Y., Guo, Q., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2020. Leaf to panicle ratio (LPR): a new physiological trait indicative of source and sink relation in japonica rice based on deep learning. Plant Methods. 16, p. 117. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-020-00660-y

Combining yield potential and drought resilience in a spring wheat diversity panel

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Griffiths, C. A., Reynolds, M. and Paul, M. J. 2020. Combining yield potential and drought resilience in a spring wheat diversity panel. Food and Energy Security. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.241

The case for improving crop carbon sink strength or plasticity for a CO2 rich future

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dingkuhn, M., Luquet, D., Fabre, D., Muller, B., Yin, X. and Paul, M. J. 2020. The case for improving crop carbon sink strength or plasticity for a CO2 rich future. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 56, p. 259–272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2020.05.012

Global Wheat Head Detection (GWHD) Dataset: A Large and Diverse Dataset of High-Resolution RGB-Labelled Images to Develop and Benchmark Wheat Head Detection Methods

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
David, E., Madec, S., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Aasen, H., Zheng, B., Liu, S., Kirchgessner, N., Ishikawa, G., Nagasawa, K., Badhon, M. A., Pozniak, C., De Solan, B., Hund, A., Chapman, S. C., Baret, F., Stavness, I. and Guo, W. 2020. Global Wheat Head Detection (GWHD) Dataset: A Large and Diverse Dataset of High-Resolution RGB-Labelled Images to Develop and Benchmark Wheat Head Detection Methods. Plant Phenomics. 2020, p. 3521852. https://doi.org/10.34133/2020/3521852

Characterisation of bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) behaviour and aphid host preference in relation to partially resistant and susceptible wheat landraces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Singh, B., Simon, A. L., Halsey, K., Kurup, S., Clark, S. J. and Aradottir, G. I. 2020. Characterisation of bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) behaviour and aphid host preference in relation to partially resistant and susceptible wheat landraces. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 177 (2), pp. 184-194. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12616

Stress, nutrients and genotype - understanding and managing asparagine accumulation in wheat grain.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Oddy, J., Raffan, S., Wilkinson, M. D., Elmore, J. S. and Halford, N. G. 2020. Stress, nutrients and genotype - understanding and managing asparagine accumulation in wheat grain. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience. 1, p. 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43170-020-00010-x

Cereal asparagine synthetase genes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raffan, S. and Halford, N. G. 2020. Cereal asparagine synthetase genes. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12632

Genetic variation and heritability of grain protein deviation in European wheat genotypes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mosleth, E. F., Lillehammer, M., Pellny, T. K., Wood, A., Riche, A. B., Hussain, A., Griffiths, S., Hawkesford, M. J. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Genetic variation and heritability of grain protein deviation in European wheat genotypes. Field Crops Research. 255, p. 107896. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2020.107896

Substantial increase in yield predicted by wheat ideotypes for Europe under future climate

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Griffiths, S, Hawkesford, M. J., Shewry, P. R. and Semenov, M. A. 2020. Substantial increase in yield predicted by wheat ideotypes for Europe under future climate. Climate Research. 80 (3), p. 189–201. https://doi.org/10.3354/cr01602

Low protein wheat for bread making

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Shewry, P. R., Wood, A. J., Hassall, K. L., Pellny, T. K., Riche, A. B., Hussain, A., Hawkesford, M. J., Griffiths, S., Penson, S., Tucker, G. and Baker, C. 2020. Low protein wheat for bread making. Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Evidence that phosphorylation of the alpha-subunit of eIF2 does not essentially inhibit mRNA translation in wheat germ cell-free system.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhigailov, A. V., Alexandrova, A. M., Nizkorodova, A. S., Stanbekova, G. E., Kryldakov, R. V., Karpova, O. V., Polimbetova, N. S., Halford, N. G. and Iskakov, B. K. 2020. Evidence that phosphorylation of the alpha-subunit of eIF2 does not essentially inhibit mRNA translation in wheat germ cell-free system. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, p. 936. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00936