BBSRC Strategic Programme in Smart Crop Protection

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2020
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorLin Field
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

Outputs

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Impact of endophytic colonization by entomopathogenic fungi on the behavior and life history of the tobacco peach aphid Myzus persicae var. nicotianae

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Wilberts, L., Caulfield, J. C., Thomas, G., Birkett, M. A., Herrera-Malaver, B., Verstrepen, K. J., Sobhy, I. S., Jacquemyn, H. and Lievens, B. 2022. Impact of endophytic colonization by entomopathogenic fungi on the behavior and life history of the tobacco peach aphid Myzus persicae var. nicotianae. PLOS ONE. 17, p. e0273791. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273791

Development of a Synthetic Floral Lure for Pollen Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Szarukan, I., Marczali, Z., Csonka, E. B., Nagy, A., Szilagyi, A. and Toth, M. 2022. Development of a Synthetic Floral Lure for Pollen Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Acta Phytopathologica Entomologica Hungarica. 57 (1), pp. 67-77. https://doi.org/10.1556/038.2022.00144

Neotropical maize genotypes with different levels of benzoxazinoids affect fall armyworm development

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Michereff, M., Nascimento, I. N., Santana, G. T., Sarria, A. L. F., Borges, M., Laumann, R. A., Withall, D., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, C. 2022. Neotropical maize genotypes with different levels of benzoxazinoids affect fall armyworm development. Physiological Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/phen.12392

Dissecting weed adaptation: fitness and trait correlations in herbicide resistant Alopecurus myosuroides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comont, D., Macgregor, D., Crook, L., Hull, R. I., Nguyen, L., Freckleton, R. P., Childs, D. Z. and Neve, P. 2022. Dissecting weed adaptation: fitness and trait correlations in herbicide resistant Alopecurus myosuroides. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6930

Enantiomeric Discrimination in Insects: The Role of OBPs and ORs

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sims, C., Birkett, M. A. and Withall, D. 2022. Enantiomeric Discrimination in Insects: The Role of OBPs and ORs. Insects. 13 (4), p. 368. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13040368

Computational investigation of aphid odorant receptor structure and binding function

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sims, C., Withall, D., Oldham, N., Stockman, R. and Birkett, M. A. 2022. Computational investigation of aphid odorant receptor structure and binding function. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2022.2053743

The potential of fluorescence imaging to distinguish insect pest and non-pest species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shortall, C. R., Perryman, S. A. M., Halsey, K. and West, J. S. 2022. The potential of fluorescence imaging to distinguish insect pest and non-pest species. Outlooks on Pest Management. 33 (1 February), pp. 13-16(4). https://doi.org/10.1564/v33_feb_05

Differences in colour preference among pollen beetle species (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Szarukan, I., Marczali, Z., Balintne Csonka, E., Szilagyi, A., Imrei, Z., Nagy, A. and Toth, M. 2022. Differences in colour preference among pollen beetle species (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 146 (3), pp. 301-309. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12969

Dynamics of bacterial blight disease in resistant and susceptible rice varieties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Niones, J. T., Sharp, R. T., Donayre, D. K. M., Oreiro, E. G. M., Milne, A. E. and Oliva, R. 2022. Dynamics of bacterial blight disease in resistant and susceptible rice varieties. European Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-021-02452-z

RNAi targets in Agricultural Pest Insects: Advancements, knowledge gaps, and IPM

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Willow, J., Taning, C. N. T., Cook, S. M., Sulg, S., Silva, A. I., Smagghe, G. and Veromann, E. 2021. RNAi targets in Agricultural Pest Insects: Advancements, knowledge gaps, and IPM. Frontiers in Agronomy. 3, p. 794312. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2021.794312

Integrated pest management strategies for cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) in oilseed rape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ortega-Ramos, P., Coston, D., Seimandi-Corda, G., Mauchline, A. L. and Cook, S. M. 2021. Integrated pest management strategies for cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) in oilseed rape. GCB Bioenergy. 14 (3), pp. 267-286. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12918

Investigating the origins and evolution of a glyphosate-resistant weed invasion in South America

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gaines, T., Slavov, G., Hughes, D. J., Kupper, A., Sparks, C., Oliva, J., Vila-Aiub, M., Alejandro Garcia, M., Aldo Merotto Jr and Neve, P. 2021. Investigating the origins and evolution of a glyphosate-resistant weed invasion in South America. Molecular Ecology. 30 (21), pp. 5360-5372. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16221

Epidemiological studies of pan-azole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus populations sampled during tulip cultivation show clonal expansion with acquisition of multi-fungicide resistance as potential driver

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fraaije, B. A., Atkins, S. L., Santos, R. F., Hanley, S. J., West, J. S. and Lucas, J. 2021. Epidemiological studies of pan-azole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus populations sampled during tulip cultivation show clonal expansion with acquisition of multi-fungicide resistance as potential driver . Microorganisms. 9 (11), p. 2379. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9112379

Development of a Phytochemical-Based Lure for the Dried Bean Beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Szanyi, Sz., Szanyi, K., Koenig, L., Nagy, A., Imrei, Z., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2021. Development of a Phytochemical-Based Lure for the Dried Bean Beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01305-7

Fungicide resistance status and chemical control options for the brassica pathogen Pyrenopeziza brassicae

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M., Bucur, D. E., Hawkins, N. J., Kaczmarek, A. M., Duan, Y., Kildea, S., West, J. S. and Fraaije, B. A. 2021. Fungicide resistance status and chemical control options for the brassica pathogen Pyrenopeziza brassicae. Plant Pathology. 70 (9), pp. 2086-2103. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13441

Modelling in cassava production and pest management under biotic and abiotic constraints

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alonso Chavez, V., Milne, A. E., Van Den Bosch, F., Pita, J. and Mcquaid, C. F. 2021. Modelling in cassava production and pest management under biotic and abiotic constraints. Plant Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-021-01170-8

Understanding the thermodynamic properties of insect swarms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2021. Understanding the thermodynamic properties of insect swarms. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 14979. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-94582-x

Weierstrassian Levy walks are a by-product of crawling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2021. Weierstrassian Levy walks are a by-product of crawling. European Physical Journal E. 44, p. 96. https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/s10189-021-00100-2

Harmonic radar tracking reveals that honeybee drones navigate between multiple aerial leks

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Woodgate, J. L., Makinson, J. C., Rossi, N., Reynolds, A. M., Rawlings, C. J. and Chittka, L. 2021. Harmonic radar tracking reveals that honeybee drones navigate between multiple aerial leks. iScience. 24 (6), p. 102499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102499

Sex Pheromone of the Alfalfa Plant Bug, Adelphocoris lineolatus: Pheromone Composition and Antagonistic Effect of 1- Hexanol (Hemiptera: Miridae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Koczor, S., Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Withall, D., Sarria, A. L. F., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Csonka, E. B. and Toth, M. 2021. Sex Pheromone of the Alfalfa Plant Bug, Adelphocoris lineolatus: Pheromone Composition and Antagonistic Effect of 1- Hexanol (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 47, pp. 525-533. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01273-y

Priming of indirect defence responses in maize is shown to be genotype-specific

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Michereff, M., Grynberg, P. P., Togawa, R. C., Costa, M. M. C., Laumann, R. A., Zhou, J-J., Schimmelpfeng, P. H. C., Borges, M., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, C. 2021. Priming of indirect defence responses in maize is shown to be genotype-specific. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 15, p. 313–328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-021-09826-4

Contrasting levels of genetic predictability in the evolution of resistance to major classes of fungicides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkins, N. J. and Fraaije, B. A. 2021. Contrasting levels of genetic predictability in the evolution of resistance to major classes of fungicides. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15877

Scale-free movement patterns in termites emerge from social interactions and preferential attachments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paiva, L. R., Marins, A., Cristaldo, P. F., Ribeiro, D., Alves, S. G., Reynolds, A. M., DeSouza, O. and Miramontes, O. 2021. Scale-free movement patterns in termites emerge from social interactions and preferential attachments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 118 (20), p. e2004369118. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2004369118

Exposure to sugarcane borer-induced plant volatile (E)-caryophyllene enhances parasitoid recruitment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Riffel, A., Da Silva Filho, B. F., Dos Santos, S. P. A., Da Silva, W. L., Ribeiro, T. F. L., Oliveira, D. J. A., Simoes de Oliveira, J., Gomes da Costa, J., Caulfield, J. C., Goulart, H. F., Santana, A. E. G. and Birkett, M. A. 2021. Exposure to sugarcane borer-induced plant volatile (E)-caryophyllene enhances parasitoid recruitment. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. https://doi.org/10.1111/eea.13081

Recent progress in the synthesis of homotropane alkaloids adaline, euphococcinine and N-methyleuphococcinine

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lima, D. J. P., Santana, A. E. G., Birkett, M. A. and Porto, R. S. 2021. Recent progress in the synthesis of homotropane alkaloids adaline, euphococcinine and N-methyleuphococcinine. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 17, pp. 28-41. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.17.4

An equation of state for insect swarms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sinhuber, M., Van der Vaart, K., Yenchia, F., Reynolds, A. M. and Ouellette, N.T. 2021. An equation of state for insect swarms. Scientific Reports. 11 (3773). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83303-z

Artificial neural networks for monitoring network optimisation—a practical example using a national insect survey

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bourhis, Y., Bell, J. R., Van Den Bosch, F. and Milne, A. E. 2021. Artificial neural networks for monitoring network optimisation—a practical example using a national insect survey. Environmental Modelling and Software. 135, p. 104925. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104925

Resolving the identification of weak-flying insects during flight: a coupling between rigorous data processing and biology

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hassall, K. L., Dye, A., Potamitis, I and Bell, J. R. 2021. Resolving the identification of weak-flying insects during flight: a coupling between rigorous data processing and biology. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12453

Redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus L.) and lamb's quarters ‎‎(Chenopodium album L.) populations exhibit a high degree of ‎morphological and biochemical diversity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Moghadam, S. H., Alebrahim, M. T., Tobeh, A., Mohebodini, M., Werck-Reichhart, D., Macgregor, D. and Tseng, Te Ming 2021. Redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus L.) and lamb's quarters ‎‎(Chenopodium album L.) populations exhibit a high degree of ‎morphological and biochemical diversity . Frontiers in Plant Science. 12, p. 593037. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.593037

Intrinsic stochasticity and the emergence of collective behaviours in insect swarms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2020. Intrinsic stochasticity and the emergence of collective behaviours in insect swarms. European Physical Journal E. 44 (2), p. 22. https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/s10189-021-00040-x

Population genomics of selectively neutral genetic structure and herbicide resistance in UK populations of Alopecurus myosuroides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dixon, A., Comont, D., Slavov, G. and Neve, P. 2020. Population genomics of selectively neutral genetic structure and herbicide resistance in UK populations of Alopecurus myosuroides. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6174

What makes a weed a weed? How virus-mediated reverse genetics can help to explore the genetics of weediness

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macgregor, D. 2020. What makes a weed a weed? How virus-mediated reverse genetics can help to explore the genetics of weediness. Outlooks on Pest Management. 31 (5), pp. 223 - 229. https://doi.org/DOI:10.1564/v31_oct_07

Novel Multiplex and Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assays for Rapid Species and Mating-Type Identification of Oculimacula acuformis and O. yallundae (Causal Agents of Cereal Eyespot), and Application for Detection of Ascospore Dispersal and in planta Use

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M., Eyres, G. J., West, J. S., Siraf, C., Matusinsky, P., Palicova, J., Canning, G., Bateman, G. L., Fraaije, B. A. and Dyer, P. S. 2020. Novel Multiplex and Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assays for Rapid Species and Mating-Type Identification of Oculimacula acuformis and O. yallundae (Causal Agents of Cereal Eyespot), and Application for Detection of Ascospore Dispersal and in planta Use. Phytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-04-20-0116-R

In-field prevalence of resistant grain aphid Sitobion avenae (Fabricius)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Walsh, L. E., Schmidt, O., Williamson, M. S. and Gaffney, M. T. 2020. In-field prevalence of resistant grain aphid Sitobion avenae (Fabricius) . Biology and Environment Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. 120B (1), pp. 29-38. https://doi.org/10.3318/bioe.2020.05

Review: Allelochemicals as multi-kingdom plant defence compounds: Towards an integrated approach

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hickman, D. T., Rasmussen, A., Ritz, K., Birkett, M. A. and Neve, P. 2020. Review: Allelochemicals as multi-kingdom plant defence compounds: Towards an integrated approach. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6076

Extracted features from opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles

N - Datasets
Hassall, K. L., Dye, A. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Extracted features from opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.981w8

Opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles

N - Datasets
Hassall, K. L., Dye, A. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.981w7

Fly-Tox: A panel of transgenic flies expressing pest and pollinator cytochrome P450s

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McLeman, A., Troczka, B. J., Homem, R. A., Duarte, A., Zimmer, C. T., Garrood, W. T., Pym, A., Beadle, K., Reid, R. J., Douris, V., Vontas, J., Davies, T. G. E., Ffrench-Constant, R., Nauen, R. and Bass, C. G. 2020. Fly-Tox: A panel of transgenic flies expressing pest and pollinator cytochrome P450s. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. p. 104674. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2020.104674

Investigating the status of pyrethroid resistance in UK populations of the cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Willis, C., Foster, S. P., Zimmer, C. T., Elias, J., Chang, X., Field, L. M., Williamson, M. S. and Davies, T. G. E. 2020. Investigating the status of pyrethroid resistance in UK populations of the cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) . Crop Protection. p. 105316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2020.105316

Smart Armyworm Surveillance: Project Technical Report

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Pearson, A. J., Bell, J. R., Subramanian, S. and Ouma, K. 2020. Smart Armyworm Surveillance: Project Technical Report. Harpenden Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.mx3c-6k94