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

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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. 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. 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 of the United States of America - PNAS. 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/i2020-11963-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

Harnessing microbial volatiles to replace pesticides and fertilizers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Birkett, M. A., Withall, D. and Thomas, G. 2020. Harnessing microbial volatiles to replace pesticides and fertilizers. Microbial Biotechnology. 13 (5), pp. 1366-1376. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13645

Novel use of PDMS tubing for in-soil capture of plant natural products

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Magalhaes, D. M., Morgana-Leal-Soares, A., Ratnayaka, A., Caulfield, J. C. and Birkett, M. A. 2020. Novel use of PDMS tubing for in-soil capture of plant natural products. Journal Of Chromatography B. 1161, p. 122451. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2020.122451

Inefficient weapon—the role of plant secondary metabolites in cotton defence against the boll weevil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Magalhaes, D., Borges, M., Laumann, R. A., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, M. C. 2020. Inefficient weapon—the role of plant secondary metabolites in cotton defence against the boll weevil. Planta. 252, p. 94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-020-03497-w

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 Chen, J. 2020. Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes. Ecology and Evolution. 10 (18), pp. 9647-9662. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6565

Development of an attract-and-infect device for biological control of lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in poultry houses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hassemer, M. J., Lopes, R. B., Borges, M., Alves, L. F. A, Withall, D. M., Pickett, J. A., Laumann, R. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, C. 2020. Development of an attract-and-infect device for biological control of lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in poultry houses . Biological Control. 2020 (149), p. 104326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2020.104326

Insect swarms can be bound together by repulsive forces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2020. Insect swarms can be bound together by repulsive forces. European Physical Journal E. 43, p. 39. https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2020-11963-x

Evolutionary trade-offs of insecticide resistance – the fitness costs associated with target-site mutations in the nAChR of Drosophila melanogaster

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Homem, R. A., Buttery, B., Richardson, E., Tan, Y., Field, L. M., Williamson, M. S. and Davies, T. G. E. 2020. Evolutionary trade-offs of insecticide resistance – the fitness costs associated with target-site mutations in the nAChR of Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Ecology. 29, pp. 2661-2675. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15503

The effects of knock-down resistance mutations and alternative splicing on voltage-gated sodium channels in Musca domestica and Drosophila melanogaster

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thompson, A. J., Verdin, P. S., Burton, M. J., Davies, T. G. E., Williamson, M. S., Field, L. M., Baines, R. A., Mellor, I. R. and Duce, I. R. 2020. The effects of knock-down resistance mutations and alternative splicing on voltage-gated sodium channels in Musca domestica and Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 122, p. 103388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2020.103388

Modeling the sustainability and economics of stacked herbicide-tolerant traits and early weed management strategy for waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) control

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, C., Neve, P., Glasgow, L., Wuerffel, R. J., Owen, M.D.K. and Kaundun, S. S. 2020. Modeling the sustainability and economics of stacked herbicide-tolerant traits and early weed management strategy for waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) control. Weed Science. 68 (2), pp. 179-185. https://doi.org/10.1017/wsc.2020.6

Evolution of generalist resistance to herbicide mixtures reveals a trade-off in resistance management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comont, D., Lowe, C., Hull, R. I., Crook, L., Hicks, H., Onkokesung, N., Beffa, R., Childs, D., Edwards, R., Freckleton, R. and Neve, P. 2020. Evolution of generalist resistance to herbicide mixtures reveals a trade-off in resistance management. Nature Communications. 11, p. 3086. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16896-0

Mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene associated with deltamethrin resistance in commercially sourced Phytoseiulus persimilis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Benavent-Albarracin, L., Alonso, M., Catalan, J., Urbaneja, A., Davies, T. G. E., Williamson, M. S. and Gonzalez-Cabrera, J. 2020. Mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene associated with deltamethrin resistance in commercially sourced Phytoseiulus persimilis. Insect Molecular Biology. 29 (4), pp. 373-380. https://doi.org/10.1111/imb.12642

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

Adopting epidemiological approaches for herbicide resistance monitoring and management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comont, D. and Neve, P. 2020. Adopting epidemiological approaches for herbicide resistance monitoring and management. Weed Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/wre.12420

Assessing the acute toxicity of insecticides to the buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris audax)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reid, R. J., Troczka, B. J., Kor, L., Randall, E., Williamson, M. S., Field, L. M., Nauen, R., Bass, C. and Davies, T. G. E. 2020. Assessing the acute toxicity of insecticides to the buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris audax) . Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 166, p. 104562. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2020.104562

Rothamsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data

N - Datasets
Bell, J. R., Blumgart, D. and Shortall, C. R. 2020. Rothamsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.975qz