BBSRC Strategic Programme in Smart Crop Protection

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Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2020
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorPaul Neve
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberI0500
DepartmentBiointeractions and Crop Protection
Research fish codeBBS/OS/CP/000001
Grant IDBBS/OS/CP/000001

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Similarities between Insect Swarms and Isothermal Globular Clusters

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gorbonos, D., Van der Vaart, K., Sinhuber, M., Puckett, J. G., Ouellette, N. T., Reynolds, A. M. and Gov, N. S. 2020. Similarities between Insect Swarms and Isothermal Globular Clusters. Physical Review Research.

Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R., Jingxuan, S., Alvira-Iraizoz, F., Tan, X. and Julian Chen 2020. Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes. bioRxiv.

Population genetic structure and predominance of cyclical parthenogenesis in the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A., Alvira-Iraizoz, F., Jenkins, T., Alderson, L. J., Kruger, T., Hall, M. J., Greenslade, A. F. C., Shortall, C. R. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Population genetic structure and predominance of cyclical parthenogenesis in the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi in England. Evolutionary Applications.

Identification of semiochemicals from cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, for low-input management of the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Osei-Owusu, J., Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Woodcock, C. M., Withall, D., Hooper, A. M., Osafo-Acquaah, S. and Birkett, M. A. 2020. Identification of semiochemicals from cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, for low-input management of the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata. Journal of Chemical Ecology. pp. 1-11.

Linking small-scale flight manoeuvers and density profiles to the vertical movement of insects in the nocturnal stable boundary layer

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wainwright, C. E., Reynolds, D. R. and Reynolds, A. M. 2020. Linking small-scale flight manoeuvers and density profiles to the vertical movement of insects in the nocturnal stable boundary layer. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 1019.

Do bumblebees have signatures? Demonstrating the existence of a speed-curvature power law in Bombus terrestris locomotion patterns.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
James, L., Davies, T. G. E., Lim, K. S. and Reynolds, A. M. 2020. Do bumblebees have signatures? Demonstrating the existence of a speed-curvature power law in Bombus terrestris locomotion patterns. PLOS ONE. 15 (1), p. e0226393.

What makes or breaks an effective disease control campaign?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, A., Gottwald, T., Parnell, S. R., Alonso Chavez, V. and Vandenbosch, F. 2020. What makes or breaks an effective disease control campaign? PLOS Computational Biology. 16 (2), p. e1007570.

Developing a non-sticky trap design for monitoring jewel beetles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Imrei, Z., Lohonyai, Z., Muskovits, J., Matula, E., Vuts, J., Fail, J., Gould, P. J. L., Birkett, M. A., Toth, M. and Domingue, M.J. 2019. Developing a non-sticky trap design for monitoring jewel beetles. Journal of Applied Entomology. pp. 1-8.

Host plant adaptation in the polyphagous whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, is associated with transcriptional plasticity and altered sensitivity to insecticides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pym, A., Singh, K. S., Nordgren, A., Davies, T. G. E., Zimmer, C. T., Elias, J., Slater, R. and Bass, C. G. 2019. Host plant adaptation in the polyphagous whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, is associated with transcriptional plasticity and altered sensitivity to insecticides. BMC Genomics. 20 (996).

In search of co-attractants for cetoniin scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae): identification and preliminary field evaluation of volatiles from fermenting apple

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Lohonyai, Z., Imrei, Z., Balintne Csonka, E., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2019. In search of co-attractants for cetoniin scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae): identification and preliminary field evaluation of volatiles from fermenting apple. Acta Phytopathologica Entomologica Hungarica. 54 (2), pp. 229-242.

Benzaldehyde: an alfalfa-related compound for the spring attraction of the pest weevil Sitona humeralis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lohonyai, Zs., Vuts, J., Karpati, Zs., Koczor, S., Domingue, M.J., Fail, J., Birkett, M. A., Toth, M. and Imrei, Z. 2019. Benzaldehyde: an alfalfa-related compound for the spring attraction of the pest weevil Sitona humeralis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Pest Management Science. 75 (12), p. 3153–3159.

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.

Moth biomass increases and decreases over 50 years in Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macgregor, C. J., Williams, J. H., Bell, J. R. and Thomas, C. D. 2019. Moth biomass increases and decreases over 50 years in Britain. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Genetic structure at national and regional scale in a long-distance dispersing pest organism, the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A., Alvira-Iraizoz, F., Jenkins, T., Alderson, L. J., Kruger, T., Hall, M. J., Greenslade, A. F. C., Shortall, C. R. and Bell, J. R. 2019. Genetic structure at national and regional scale in a long-distance dispersing pest organism, the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi. bioRxiv.

Investigating vertical motion of small insects in the atmospheric boundary layer using millimetre-wavelength radar and Doppler LIDAR

Conference paper
Wainwright, C. E., Stepanian, P. M., Reynolds, D. R. and Reynolds, A. M. 2019. Investigating vertical motion of small insects in the atmospheric boundary layer using millimetre-wavelength radar and Doppler LIDAR. Institution of Engineering and Technology. doi:10.1049/joe.2019.0596

The Addition of a Pheromone to a Floral Lure Increases Catches of Females of the Click Beetle Agriotes ustulatus (Schaller) (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Toth, M., Furlan, L., Szarukan, I., Nagy, A., Vuts, J., Toshova, T., Velchev, D., Lohonyai, Z. and Imrei, Z. 2019. The Addition of a Pheromone to a Floral Lure Increases Catches of Females of the Click Beetle Agriotes ustulatus (Schaller) (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 45 (8), p. 667–672.

Species matter when considering landscape effects on carabid distributions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Metcalfe, H., Hassall, K. L., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2019. Species matter when considering landscape effects on carabid distributions. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 285 (2019), p. 106631.

Translating surveillance data into incidence estimates

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bourhis, Y., Gotwald, T. R. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2019. Translating surveillance data into incidence estimates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 374 (1776).

First application of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for rapid identification of mating type in the heterothallic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M., Hawkins, N. J., Atkins, S. L., Dyer, P. S., West, J. S. and Fraaije, B. A. 2019. First application of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for rapid identification of mating type in the heterothallic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus . Mycoses.

Alterations in life-history associated with non-target-site herbicide resistance in Alopecurus myosuroides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comont, D., Knight, C., Crook, L., Hull, R. I., Beffa, R. and Neve, P. 2019. Alterations in life-history associated with non-target-site herbicide resistance in Alopecurus myosuroides. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10.

Structural and biochemical evaluation of Ceratitis capitata odorant-binding protein 22 affinity for odorants involved in intersex communication

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Falchetto, M., Ciossani, G., Scolari, F., Di Cosimo, A., Nenci, S., Field, L. M., Mattevi, A., Zhou, J-J., Gasperi, G. and Forneris, F. 2019. Structural and biochemical evaluation of Ceratitis capitata odorant-binding protein 22 affinity for odorants involved in intersex communication . Insect Molecular Biology. 28 (3), pp. 431-443.

Identification and functional characterisation of a novel N-cyanoamidine neonicotinoid metabolising cytochrome P450, CYP9Q6, from the buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Troczka, B. J., Homem, R. A., Reid, R., Beadle, K., Kohler, M, Zaworra, M, Field, L. M., Williamson, M. S., Nauen, R., Bass, C. and Davies, T. G. E. 2019. Identification and functional characterisation of a novel N-cyanoamidine neonicotinoid metabolising cytochrome P450, CYP9Q6, from the buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 111 (103171).

Mechanical spectroscopy of insect swarms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Van der Vaart, K., Sinhuber, M., Reynolds, A. M. and Ouellette, N.T. 2019. Mechanical spectroscopy of insect swarms. Science Advances. 5 (7), p. eaaw9305.

RNA interference-mediated knockdown of voltage-gated sodium channel (MpNav) gene causes mortality in peach-potato aphid, Myzus persicae

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tariq, K., Ali, A., Davies, T. G. E., Naz, E., Naz, L., Sohail, S., Hou, M. and Ullah, F. 2019. RNA interference-mediated knockdown of voltage-gated sodium channel (MpNav) gene causes mortality in peach-potato aphid, Myzus persicae. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 5291.

On the origin of the tensile strength of insect swarms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2019. On the origin of the tensile strength of insect swarms. Physical Biology. 16 (4), p. 046002.

Genomic insight into neonicotinoid sensitivity in the solitary bee Osmia bicornis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Beadle, K., Singh, K. S., Troczka, B. J., Randall, E., Zaworra, M., Zimmer, C. T., Hayward, A., Reid, R., Kor, L., Kohler, M., Buer, B., Nelson, D. R., Williamson, M. S., Davies, T. G. E., Field, L. M., Nauen, R. and Bass, C. 2019. Genomic insight into neonicotinoid sensitivity in the solitary bee Osmia bicornis. PLOS Genetics. 15 (2), p. e1007903.

Sampling for disease absence-deriving informed monitoring from epidemic traits

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bourhis, Y., Gottwald, T.R., Lopez-Ruiz, F.J., Patarapuwadol, S. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2019. Sampling for disease absence-deriving informed monitoring from epidemic traits. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 461, pp. 8-16.

A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid and specific detection of airborne inoculum of Uromyces betae (sugar beet rust)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kaczmarek, A. M., King, K. M., West, J. S., Stevens, M., Sparkes, D. and Dickinson, M. 2019. A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid and specific detection of airborne inoculum of Uromyces betae (sugar beet rust). Plant Disease. 103 (3), pp. 417-421.

The evolutionary origins of pesticide resistance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkins, N. J., Bass, C., Dixon, A. and Neve, P. 2019. The evolutionary origins of pesticide resistance. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 94 (1), pp. 135-155.

Impact of epoxiconazole on Fusarium head blight control, grain yield and deoxynivalenol accumulation in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Duan, Y., Xiao, X., Li, T., Chen, W., Wang, J., Fraaije, B. A. and Zhou, M. G. 2018. Impact of epoxiconazole on Fusarium head blight control, grain yield and deoxynivalenol accumulation in wheat. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 152, pp. 138-147.

Simultaneous detection of multiple benzimidazole resistant β-tubulin variants of Botrytis cinerea using loop mediated isothermal amplification

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Duan, Y., Yang, Y., Wang, J. X., Chen, C. J., Steinberg, G., Fraaije, B. A. and Zhou, M. G. 2018. Simultaneous detection of multiple benzimidazole resistant β-tubulin variants of Botrytis cinerea using loop mediated isothermal amplification. Plant Disease. 102 (10), pp. 2016-2024.

Development and application of a simple, rapid and sensitive method for detecting moderately carbendazim‐resistant isolates in Botrytis cinerea

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Duan, Y. B., Yang, Y., Li, M. X., Fraaije, B. A. and Zhou, M. G. 2018. Development and application of a simple, rapid and sensitive method for detecting moderately carbendazim‐resistant isolates in Botrytis cinerea. Annals of Applied Biology. 172 (3), pp. 355-365.

Current status and future directions of Levy walk research

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2018. Current status and future directions of Levy walk research. Biology Open. 7 (1), p. bio030106.

Gene drive systems: do they have a place in agricultural weed management?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neve, P. 2018. Gene drive systems: do they have a place in agricultural weed management? Pest Management Science. 74, pp. 2671-2679.

ICE1 and ZOU determine the depth of primary seed dormancy in Arabidopsis independently of their role in endosperm development

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
MacGregor, D. R., Zhang, N., Iwasaki, M., Chen, M., Dave, A., Lopez-Molina, L. and Penfield, S. 2018. ICE1 and ZOU determine the depth of primary seed dormancy in Arabidopsis independently of their role in endosperm development. The Plant Journal. 98 (2), pp. 277-290.

Reviewing research priorities in weed ecology, evolution and management: a horizon scan

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neve, P., Barney, J. N., Buckley, Y., Cousens, R. D., Graham, S., Jordan, N. R., Lawton-Rauh, A., Liebman, M., Mesgaran, M. B., Schut, M., Shaw, J., Storkey, J., Baraibar, B., Baucom, R. S., Chalak, M., Childs, D. Z., Christensen, S., Eizenberg, H., Fernandez-Quintanilla, C., French, K., Harsch, M., Heijting, S., Harrison, L., Loddo, D., Macel, M., Maczey, N., Merotto JR, A., Mortensen, D., Necajeva, J., Peltzer, D. A., Recasens, J., Renton, M., Riemens, M., Sonderskov, M. and Williams, M 2018. Reviewing research priorities in weed ecology, evolution and management: a horizon scan. Weed Research. 58, pp. 250-258.

Fluctuating environments drive insect swarms into a new state that is robust to perturbations

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2018. Fluctuating environments drive insect swarms into a new state that is robust to perturbations. EPL. 124, p. 38001.

Have you saved a tree today?

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Lucas, J. 2018. Have you saved a tree today? Outlooks on Pest Management. 29 (5), pp. 1-2.

Incorporating terminal velocities into Lagrangian stochastic models of particle dispersal in the atmospheric boundary layer

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2018. Incorporating terminal velocities into Lagrangian stochastic models of particle dispersal in the atmospheric boundary layer. Scientific Reports. 8, p. 16843.

Host shift induces changes in mate choice of the seed predator Acanthoscelides obtectus via altered chemical signalling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Woodcock, C. M., Koenig, L., Powers, S. J., Pickett, J. A., Szentesi, A. and Birkett, M. A. 2018. Host shift induces changes in mate choice of the seed predator Acanthoscelides obtectus via altered chemical signalling. PLOS ONE. 13 (11), p. e0206144.