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]

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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

Ensembl Genomes 2020-enabling non-vertebrate genomic research

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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

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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 (3521852), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.34133/2020/3521852

Characterization 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. Characterization 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. 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

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

Functional evaluation of a homologue of plant rapid alkalinisation factor (RALF) peptides in Fusarium graminearum

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Machado, A., Walker, C., Lee, W., Urban, M. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2020. Functional evaluation of a homologue of plant rapid alkalinisation factor (RALF) peptides in Fusarium graminearum . Fungal Biology. 124 (9), pp. 753-765. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2020.05.001

Physical properties of a sandy soil as affected by incubation with a synthetic root exudate - strength, thermal and hydraulic conductivity, and evaporation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, W., Gao, W., Whalley, W. R. and Ren, T. 2020. Physical properties of a sandy soil as affected by incubation with a synthetic root exudate - strength, thermal and hydraulic conductivity, and evaporation. European Journal of Soil Science. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13007

The sulphur response in wheat and its implications for acrylamide formation and food safety

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raffan, S., Oddy, J. and Halford, N. G. 2020. The sulphur response in wheat and its implications for acrylamide formation and food safety. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences. 21 (11), p. 3876. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21113876

Transitions in wheat endosperm metabolism upon transcriptional induction of oil accumulation by oat endosperm WRINKLED1

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Grimberg, A., Wilkinson, M. D., Snell, P., De Vos, R. P., Gonzalez-Thuillier, I., Tawfike, A., Ward, J. L., Carlsson, A. S., Shewry, P. R. and Hofvander, P. 2020. Transitions in wheat endosperm metabolism upon transcriptional induction of oil accumulation by oat endosperm WRINKLED1 . BMC Plant Biology. 20, p. 235. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-020-02438-9

A comparison between water uptake and root length density in winter wheat: effects of root density and rhizosphere properties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whalley, W. R., Zhang, X., Whalley, P. A., Ashton, R. W., Evans, J., Hawkesford, M. J., Griffiths, G., Huang, Z. D., Zhou, H. and Mooney, S. J. 2020. A comparison between water uptake and root length density in winter wheat: effects of root density and rhizosphere properties . Plant and Soil. 451, pp. 345-356. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04530-3

Genome Sequence of Fusarium graminearum strain CML3066 isolated from a wheat spike in Southern Brazil.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Machado Wood, A. K., King, R., Urban, M., Nicolli, C. P., Del Ponte, E. M. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2020. Genome Sequence of Fusarium graminearum strain CML3066 isolated from a wheat spike in Southern Brazil. Genome Announcements. 9 (19), pp. e00157-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00157-20

Novel low-nitrogen stress-responsive long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) in barley landrace B968 (Liuzhutouzidamai) at seedling stage

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Chen, Z., Jiang, Q., Jiang, P., Zhang, W, Huang, J., Liu, C, Halford, N. G. and Lu, R. 2020. Novel low-nitrogen stress-responsive long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) in barley landrace B968 (Liuzhutouzidamai) at seedling stage. BMC Plant Biology. 20, p. 142. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-020-02350-2

A modular cloning toolkit for genome editing in plants

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Hahn, F., Korolev, A., Sanjurjo-Loures, L. and Nekrasov, V. 2020. A modular cloning toolkit for genome editing in plants. BMC Plant Biology. 20, p. 179. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-020-02388-2

Virus-mediated transient expression techniques enable gene function studies in black-grass

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Mellado-Sanchez, M., Mcdiarmid, F., Cardoso, V., Kanyuka, K. and Macgregor, D. 2020. Virus-mediated transient expression techniques enable gene function studies in black-grass . Plant Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.20.00205

A roadmap for gene functional characterisation in crops with large genomes: Lessons from polyploid wheat

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Adamski, N. M., Borril, P., Brinton, J., Harrington​, S. A., Marchal, C., Bentley, A. R., Bovill, W. D., Cattivelli, L., Cockram, J., Contreras-Moreira, B., Ford, B., Ghosh, S., Harwood, W., Hassani-Pak, K., Hayta, S., Hickey, L. T., Kanyuka, K., King, J., Maccaferri, M., Naamati, G., Pozniak, C. J., Ramirez-Gonzalez, R. H., Sansaloni, C., Trevaskis, B., Wingen, L. U., Wulff, B. B. H. and Uauy​, C. 2020. A roadmap for gene functional characterisation in crops with large genomes: Lessons from polyploid wheat. eLife. 9, p. e55646. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.55646

Functional QTL mapping and genomic prediction of canopy height in wheat measured using a robotic field phenotyping platform

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Lyra, D. H., Virlet, N., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Hassall, K. L., Wingen, L. U., Orford, S., Griffiths, S., Hawkesford, M. J. and Slavov, G. 2020. Functional QTL mapping and genomic prediction of canopy height in wheat measured using a robotic field phenotyping platform . Journal of Experimental Botany. p. erz545. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz545

Virus-mediated transient expression techniques enable genetic modification of Alopecurus myosuroides

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Mellado-Sanchez, M., Mcdiarmid, F., Cardoso, V., Kanyuka, K. and Macgregor, D. 2020. Virus-mediated transient expression techniques enable genetic modification of Alopecurus myosuroides. Plant Physiology. 183, pp. 455-459. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.20.00205

Adverse weather conditions for UK wheat production under climate change

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Harkness, C., Semenov, M. A., Areal, F., Senapati, N., Trnka, M., Balek, J. and Bishop, J. 2020. Adverse weather conditions for UK wheat production under climate change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 282-283, p. 107862. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.107862

Large genetic yield potential and genetic yield gap estimated for wheat in Europe

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Semenov, M. A. and Senapati, N. 2020. Large genetic yield potential and genetic yield gap estimated for wheat in Europe. Global Food Security. 24, p. 100340. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2019.100340

A novel approach to estimate soil penetrometer resistance from water content, bulk density, and shear wave velocity: A laboratory study on a loamy sand soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, W., Gao, W., Ren, T. and Whalley, W. R. 2020. A novel approach to estimate soil penetrometer resistance from water content, bulk density, and shear wave velocity: A laboratory study on a loamy sand soil. Geoderma. 368 (1 June), p. 114276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114276

A roadmap for gene functional characterisation in wheat

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Adamski, N. M., Borril, P., Brinton, J., Harrington​, S. A., Marchal, C., Bentley, A. R., Bovill, W. D., Cattivelli, L., Cockram, J., Contreras-Moreira, B., Ford, B., Ghosh, S., Harwood, W., Hassani-Pak, K., Hayta, S., Hickey, L. T., Kanyuka, K., King, J., Maccaferri, M., Naamati, G., Pozniak, C. J., Ramirez-Gonzalez, R. H., Sansaloni, C., Trevaskis, B., Wingen, L. U., Wulff, B. B. H. and Uauy​, C. 2019. A roadmap for gene functional characterisation in wheat. PeerJ. 7, p. e26877v2. https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.26877v2

Research on the genetic control of flowering in potato set to blossom - The control of flowering in potato

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Halford, N. G. 2019. Research on the genetic control of flowering in potato set to blossom - The control of flowering in potato. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71 (3), pp. 747-748. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz544

A Co-Expression Network in Hexaploid Wheat Reveals Mostly Balanced Expression and Lack of Significant Gene Loss of Homeologous Meiotic Genes Upon Polyploidization

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Alabdullah AK., Borrill, P., Martin, AC., Ramirez-Gonzalez, RH., Hassani-Pak, K., Uauy, C., Shaw, P. and Moore, G. 2019. A Co-Expression Network in Hexaploid Wheat Reveals Mostly Balanced Expression and Lack of Significant Gene Loss of Homeologous Meiotic Genes Upon Polyploidization. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10 (1325), p. 24pp. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01325

PHI-base - the Pathogen–Host Interactions database

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Urban, M., Cuzick, A., Seager, J., Wood, V., Rutherford, K., De Silva, N., Venkatesh, S. Y, Martinez, M. C., Pedro, H., Yates, A. D., Hassani-Pak, K. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2019. PHI-base - the Pathogen–Host Interactions database . Nucleic Acids Research. Database issue. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz904

Rubisco activation by wheat Rubisco activase isoform 2β is insensitive to inhibition by ADP

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Perdomo, J. A., Degen, G., Worral, D. and Carmo-Silva, E. 2019. Rubisco activation by wheat Rubisco activase isoform 2β is insensitive to inhibition by ADP. Biochemical Journal. 476 (18), pp. 2595-2606. https://doi.org/10.1042/BCJ20190110

Hydrogeophysics for agriculture - Capabilities and Limitations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blanchy, G., Watts, C. W. and Binley, A. 2019. Hydrogeophysics for agriculture - Capabilities and Limitations. Landwards. 74 (3), pp. 19(i-iii).

DeepCount: In-Field Automatic Quantification of Wheat Spikes Using Simple Linear Iterative Clustering and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Virlet, N., Ampe, E. M., Reyns, P. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2019. DeepCount: In-Field Automatic Quantification of Wheat Spikes Using Simple Linear Iterative Clustering and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10, p. 1176. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01176

The wheat SnRK1α family and its contribution to Fusarium toxin tolerance.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Perochon, A., Vary, Z., Malla, K. B., Halford, N. G., Paul, M. J. and Doohan, F. M. 2019. The wheat SnRK1α family and its contribution to Fusarium toxin tolerance. Plant Science. 288, p. 110217. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2019.110217

Gradients of Gluten Proteins and Free Amino Acids along the Longitudinal Axis of the Developing Caryopsis of Bread Wheat

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Shi, Z., Wang, Y., Wan, Y., Hassall, K. L., Jiang, D., Shewry, P. R. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2019. Gradients of Gluten Proteins and Free Amino Acids along the Longitudinal Axis of the Developing Caryopsis of Bread Wheat . Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 67 (31), pp. 8706-8714. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jafc.9b02728

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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-5991-8

Acrylamide in food: progress in and prospects for genetic and agronomic solutions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raffan, S. and Halford, N. G. 2019. Acrylamide in food: progress in and prospects for genetic and agronomic solutions. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 175 (3), pp. 259-281. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12536