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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

A roadmap for gene functional characterisation in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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.

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.

sRNA profiling combined with gene function analysis reveals a lack of evidence for cross-kingdom RNAi in the wheat – Zymoseptoria tritici pathosystem

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kettles, G. J., Hofinger, B. J., Hu, P., Bayon, C., Rudd, J. J., Balmer, D., Courbot, M., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Scalliet, G. and Kanyuka, K. 2019. sRNA profiling combined with gene function analysis reveals a lack of evidence for cross-kingdom RNAi in the wheat – Zymoseptoria tritici pathosystem. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10 (892).

Exploiting genetic variation in nitrogen use efficiency

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkesford, M. J. and Griffiths, S. 2019. Exploiting genetic variation in nitrogen use efficiency. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 49, pp. 35-42.

Use of the pre-assembled ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex for gene editing of wheat and poplar

Conference poster
Sparks, C. A., Cerezo-Medina, S., Raffan, S. and Hahn, F. 2019. Use of the pre-assembled ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex for gene editing of wheat and poplar. The 7th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress. Rotterdam, The Netherlands 21 May 2019

Non-canonical fungal G-protein coupled receptors promote Fusarium head blight on wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dilks, T., Halsey, K., De Vos, R., Hammond-Kosack, K. E. and Brown, N. A. 2019. Non-canonical fungal G-protein coupled receptors promote Fusarium head blight on wheat. PLOS Pathogens. 15 (4), p. e1007666.

Drought tolerance during reproductive development is important for increasing wheat yield potential under climate change in Europe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Stratonovitch, P., Paul, M. J. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. Drought tolerance during reproductive development is important for increasing wheat yield potential under climate change in Europe. Journal of Experimental Botany. 70 (9), pp. 2549-2560.

Assessing yield gap in high productive countries by designing wheat ideotypes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. Assessing yield gap in high productive countries by designing wheat ideotypes. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 5516.

Raising genetic yield potential in high productive countries: Designing wheat ideotypes under climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Brown, H. E. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. Raising genetic yield potential in high productive countries: Designing wheat ideotypes under climate change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 271, pp. 33-45.

Cell surface immune receptors: the guardians of the plant’s extracellular spaces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kanyuka, K. and Rudd, J. J. 2019. Cell surface immune receptors: the guardians of the plant’s extracellular spaces. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 50, pp. 1-8.

The role of photoprotection in disease resistance to Septoria tritici blotch in wheat

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Angelopoulou, D., Kanyuka, K., Murchie, E. and Ray, R. 2019. The role of photoprotection in disease resistance to Septoria tritici blotch in wheat. International Symposium on Cereal Leaf Blights 2019. University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland 22 May 2019

Knocking down wheat meiotic genes through Virus-induced gene-silencing (VIGS)

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Desjardins, S., Kanyuka, K. and Higgins, J. D. 2019. Knocking down wheat meiotic genes through Virus-induced gene-silencing (VIGS). The Plant and Animal Genome XXVII Conference (PAG). San Diego, CA, USA 12 Jan 2019

MSH2 is required for obligate crossover formation in wheat

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Ogle, D., Desjardins, S., Gutterman, I., Simmonds, J., Uauy, C., Kanyuka, K. and Higgins, J. D. 2019. MSH2 is required for obligate crossover formation in wheat. The Plant and Animal Genome XXVII Conference (PAG). San Diego, CA, USA 12 Jan 2019

Implications of crop model ensemble size and composition for estimates of adaptation effects and agreement of recommendations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rodriguez, A., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Palosuo, T., Carter, T. R., Fronzek, S., Lorite, I. J., Ferrise, R., Pirttioja, N., Bindi, M., Baronowski, P., Buis, S., Cammarano, D., Chen, Y., Dumont, B., Ewert, F., Gaiser, T., Hlavinka, P., Hoffman, H., Hohn, J. G., Jurecka, F., Kersebaum, K. C., Krzyszczak, J., Lana, M., Mechiche-Alami, A., Minet, J., Montesino, M., Nendel, C., Porter, J. R, Ruget, F., Semenov, M. A., Steinmetz, Z., Stratonovitch, P., Supit, I., Tao, F., Trnka, M., de Wit, A. and Rotter, R. P. 2019. Implications of crop model ensemble size and composition for estimates of adaptation effects and agreement of recommendations . Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 264, pp. 351-362.

Climate change impact and adaptation for wheat protein

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Asseng, S., Martre, P., Maiorano, A., Rotter, R. P., O'Leary, G. J., Fitzgerald, G. J., Girousse, C., Motzo, R., Giunta, F., Babar, M. A., Reynolds, M. P., Kheir, A. M. S., Thorburn, P. J., Ruane, A. C., Waha, K, Aggarwal, P. K., Ahmed, M., Balkovic, J., Basso, B., Biernath, C., Bindi, M., Cammarano, D., Challinor, A. J., De Sanctis, D., Dumont, B., Eyshi Rezaei, E., Fereres, E., Ferrise, R., Garcia-Vila, M., Gayler, S., Gao, Y., Horan, H., Hoggenboom, G., Izaurralde, R. C., Jabloun, M., Jones, C., Kassie, B. T., Kersebaum, K-C., Klein, C., Koehler, A-K., Liu, B., Minoli, S., San Martin, M. M., Muller, C., Kumar, S. N., Nendel, C., Olesen, J. E., Palosuo, T., Porter, J., Priesack, E., Ripoche, D., Semenov, M. A., Stöckle, C., Stratonovitch, P., Streck, T., Supit, I., Tao, F., Van der Velde, M., Wallach, D., Wang, E., Webber, H., Wolf, J., Xiao, L., Zhang, Z., Zhao, Z., Zhu, Y. and Ewert, F. 2019. Climate change impact and adaptation for wheat protein. Global Change Biology. 25 (1), pp. 155-173.

Improving wheat as a source of iron and zinc for global nutrition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Balk, J., Connorton J. M., Wan, Y., Lovegrove, A., Moore, K. L., Uauy, C., Sharp, P. A. and Shewry, P. R. 2019. Improving wheat as a source of iron and zinc for global nutrition. Nutrition Bulletin. 44 (1), pp. 53-59.

Sequence-specific nucleases as tools for enhancing disease resistance in crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nekrasov, V. 2019. Sequence-specific nucleases as tools for enhancing disease resistance in crops. Transgenic Research. 28 (Supplement 2), pp. 75-80.

Acrylamide: new European risk management measures and prospects for reducing the acrylamide-forming potential of wheat

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Halford, N. G. and Raffan, S. 2019. Acrylamide: new European risk management measures and prospects for reducing the acrylamide-forming potential of wheat. in: Food-Borne Toxicants: Formation, Analysis, and Toxicology Washington DC American Chemical Society (ACS). pp. Chapter 3, pp 27–43

Acrylamide in Food

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Halford, N. G. and Curtis, T. 2019. Acrylamide in Food. World Sci Publ Co Inc.

Stability of wheat grain yields over three field seasons in the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pennacchi, J., Carmo-Silva, E., Andralojc, P. J., Lawson, T., Allen, M. A., Raines, C. A. and Parry, M. A. J. 2019. Stability of wheat grain yields over three field seasons in the UK. Food and Energy Security. 8 (2), p. e00147.

Legislation governing genetically modified (GM) and genome edited crops in Europe: The need for change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Halford, N. G. 2019. Legislation governing genetically modified (GM) and genome edited crops in Europe: The need for change. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture - jsfa. 99 (1), pp. 8-12.

The Hot Serial Cereal Experiment for modeling wheat response to temperature: field experiments and AgMIP-Wheat multi-model simulations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Martre, P., Kimball, B. A., Ottman, M. J., Wall, G. W., White, J. W., Asseng, S., Ewert, F., Cammarano, D., Maiorano, A., Aggarwal, P. K., Anothai, J., Basso, B., Biernath, C., Challinor, A. J., De Sanctis, G., Doltra, J., Dumont, B., Fereres, E., Garcia-Vila, M., Gayler, S., Hoogenboom, G., Hunt, L. A., Izaurralde, R. C., Jablou, M., Jones, C. D., Kassie, B. T., Kersebaum, K. C., Koehler, A.- K., Muller, C., Kumar, S. N., Liu, B., Lobell, D. B., Nendel, C., O'Leary, G., Olesen, J. E., Palosuo, T., Priesack, E,, Rezaei, E. E., Ripoche, D., Rotter, R. P, Semenov, M. A., Stockle, C., Stratonovitch, P., Streck, T., Supit, I., Tao, F., Thorburn, P., Waha, K., Wang, E., Wolf, J., Zhao, Z. and Zhu, Z. 2018. The Hot Serial Cereal Experiment for modeling wheat response to temperature: field experiments and AgMIP-Wheat multi-model simulations. Open Data Journal for Agricultural Research (ODjAR). 4, pp. 28-34.

Multi-model ensembles improve predictions of crop-environment-management interactions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wallach, D., Martre, P., Liu, B., Asseng, S., Ewert, F., Thorburn, P. J., Van Ittersum, M., Aggarwal, P. K., Ahmed, M., Basso, B., Biernath, C., Cammarano, D., Challinor, A. J., De Sanctis, G., Dumont, B., Eyshi Rezaei, E., Fereres, E., Fitzgerald, G. J., Gao, Y., Garcia-Vila, M., Galyer, S., Girousse, C., Hoogenboom, G., Horan, H., Izaurralde, R. C., Jones, C. D., Kassie, B. T., Kersebaum, K. C., Klein, C., Koehler, A.-K., Maiorano, A., Minoli, S., Muller,C., Kumar, S. N., Nendel, C., O'Leary, G., Palosuo, T., Priesack, E., Ripoche, D., Rotter, R. P., Semenov, M. A., Stockle, C., Stratonovitch, P., Streck, T., Supit, I., Wolf, J. and Zhang, Z 2018. Multi-model ensembles improve predictions of crop-environment-management interactions. Global Change Biology. 24 (11), pp. 5072-5083.

Final grain weight is not limited by the activity of key starch-synthesising enzymes during grain filling in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fahy, B., Siddiqui, H., David, L., Powers, S. J., Borrill, P., Uauy, C. and Smith, A. 2018. Final grain weight is not limited by the activity of key starch-synthesising enzymes during grain filling in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany. 69 (22), p. 5461–5475.

Abstracts of Presentations at ICPP2018: Analysis of Fusarium graminearum pangenome

C1 - Edited contributions to conferences/learned societies
Machado, A., King, R., Urban, M., Del Ponte, E. M., Tessmann, D. J., Kanyuka, K. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2018. Abstracts of Presentations at ICPP2018: Analysis of Fusarium graminearum pangenome. International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) 2018. Boston, USA 29 Jul 2018 American Phytopathological Society (APS). doi:10.1094/PHYTO-108-10-S1.1

Using virulence mutants to Identify Avr genes in the wheat stem rust fungus, Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Upadhyaya, N. M., Ortiz, D., Chen, J., Ellis, J., Li, F., Mago, R., Kanyuka, K., Figueroa, M., Park, R. F. and Dodds, P. 2018. Using virulence mutants to Identify Avr genes in the wheat stem rust fungus, Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici. International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) 2018. Boston, USA 29 Jul 2018 American Phytopathological Society (APS). doi:10.1094/PHYTO-108-10-S1.1

Analysis of small RNA silencing in Zymoseptoria tritici – wheat interactions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kettles, G. J., Hofinger, B. J., Hu, P., Bayon, C., Rudd, J. J., Balmer, D., Courbot, M., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Scalliet, G. and Kanyuka, K. 2018. Analysis of small RNA silencing in Zymoseptoria tritici – wheat interactions. bioRxiv.

Fungal G-protein-coupled receptors: mediators of pathogenesis and targets for disease control

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brown, N. A., Schrevens, S., Van Dijck, P. and Goldman, G. H. 2018. Fungal G-protein-coupled receptors: mediators of pathogenesis and targets for disease control. Nature Microbiology. 3 (4), pp. 402-414.

Comparison of the dietary fibre composition of old and modern durum wheat (Triticum turgidum spp. durum) genotypes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
De Santis, M. A., Kosik, O., Passmore, D., Flagella, Z., Shewry, P. R. and Lovegrove, A. 2018. Comparison of the dietary fibre composition of old and modern durum wheat (Triticum turgidum spp. durum) genotypes. Food Chemistry. 244, pp. 304-310.