Biointeractions and Crop Protection

TitleBiointeractions and Crop Protection
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadLin Field
Executive AssistantSheila Bishop

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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

The role of vegetative cell fusions in the development and asexual reproduction of the wheat fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Francisco, C.S., Zwyssig, M.M. and Palma-Guerrero, J. 2020. The role of vegetative cell fusions in the development and asexual reproduction of the wheat fungal pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici. BMC Biology. 18 (article 99). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-020-00838-9

Ensembl Genomes 2020-enabling non-vertebrate genomic research

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

The Monarch Initiative in 2019: an integrative data and analytic platform connecting phenotypes to genotypes across species.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shefchek, K. A., Harris, N. L., Gargano, M., Matentzoglu, N., Unni, D., Brush, M., Keith, D., Conlin, T., Vasilevsky, N., Zhang, X. A., Balhoff, J. P., Babb, L., Bello, S. M., Blau, H., Bradford, Y., Carbon, S., Carmody, L., Chan, L. E., Cipriani, V., Cuzick, A., Rocca, M. D., Dunn, N., Essaid, S., Fey, P., Grove, C., Gourdine, J., Hamosh, A., Harris, M., Helbig, I., Hoatlin, M., Joachimiak, M., Jupp, S., Lett, K. B., Lewis, S. E., McNamara, C., Pendlington, Z. M., Pilgrim, C., Putman, T., Ravanmehr, V., Reese, J., Riggs, E., Robb, S., Roncaglia, P., Seager, J., Segerdell, E., Similuk, M., Storm, A. L., Thaxon, C., Thessen, A., Jacobsen, J. O. B., McMurry, J. A., Groza, T., Köhler, S., Smedley, D., Robinson, P. N., Mungall, C. J., Haendel, M. A., Munoz-Torres, M. C. and Osumi-Sutherland, D. 2020. The Monarch Initiative in 2019: an integrative data and analytic platform connecting phenotypes to genotypes across species. Nucleic Acids Research. 48 (D1), p. D704–D715. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz997

Silicon amendment induces synergistic plant defense mechanism against pink stem borer (Sesamia inferens Walker.) in finger millet (Eleusine coracana Gaertn.).

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jadhao, K. R., Bansal, A. and Rout, G. R. 2020. Silicon amendment induces synergistic plant defense mechanism against pink stem borer (Sesamia inferens Walker.) in finger millet (Eleusine coracana Gaertn.). Scientific Reports. 10 (Article), p. 4229. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61182-0

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

Aerial psyllid (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) detection and monitoring using suction traps in Britain: population observations, new species found and a revised British checklist

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Greenslade, A. F. C., Carnegie, M., Ouvrard, D., Sjolund, M. J., Highet, F., Sigvald, R., Kenyon, D. M and Bell, J. R. 2020. Aerial psyllid (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) detection and monitoring using suction traps in Britain: population observations, new species found and a revised British checklist. Entomologist's gazette. 71, pp. 151-163. https://doi.org/10.31184/G00138894.713.1749

Repellency and Composition of Essential Oils of Selected Ethnobotanical Plants Used in Western Kenya against Bites of Anopheles gambiae Sensu Stricto

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ywaya, D. O., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A., Ochola J. B., Lwande, W., Wachira, B. M., Hassanali, A. and Ng'ang'a M. M. 2020. Repellency and Composition of Essential Oils of Selected Ethnobotanical Plants Used in Western Kenya against Bites of Anopheles gambiae Sensu Stricto. Journal of essential oil bearing plants. 23 (3), pp. 432-441. https://doi.org/10.1080/0972060X.2020.1780954

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

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

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

Identifying when it is financially beneficial to increase or decrease fungicide dose as resistance develops: An evaluation from long‐term field experiments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Van Den Bosch, F., Blake, J., Gosling, P., Helps, J. C. and Paveley, N. 2020. Identifying when it is financially beneficial to increase or decrease fungicide dose as resistance develops: An evaluation from long‐term field experiments. Plant Pathology. 69 (4), pp. 631-641. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13155

Determinants of optimal insecticide resistance management strategies

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Helps, J. C., Paveley, N. D., White, S. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2020. Determinants of optimal insecticide resistance management strategies. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 503, p. 110383. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2020.110383

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

The genetic architecture of a host shift: An adaptive walk protected an aphid and its endosymbiont from plant chemical defenses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Singh, K. S., Troczka, B. J., Duarte, A., Balabanidou, V., Trissi, N., Paladino, L. Z. C., Nguyen, P., Zimmer, C. T., Papapostolou, K. M., Randall, E., Lueke, B., Marec, F., Mazzoni, E., Williamson, M. S., Hayward, A., Nauen, R., Vontas, J. and Bass, C. G. 2020. The genetic architecture of a host shift: An adaptive walk protected an aphid and its endosymbiont from plant chemical defenses. Science Advances. 6 (19), p. eaba1070. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aba1070

Overexpression of an endogenous type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferase in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum enhances lipid production and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid content

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Haslam, R. P., Hamilton, M. L., Economou, C., Smith, Richard T., Hassall, K. L., Napier, J. A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2020. Overexpression of an endogenous type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferase in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum enhances lipid production and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid content . Biotechnology for Biofuels. 13 (87). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-020-01726-8

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2020.05.001

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

Actions on mammalian and insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors of harmonine-containing alkaloid extracts from the harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Birkett, M. A., Patel, R., Richards, D., Duce, I. R., Satelle, D. and Mellor, I. R. 2020. Actions on mammalian and insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptors of harmonine-containing alkaloid extracts from the harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 166, p. 104561. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2020.104561

Responses of the putative trachoma vector, Musca sorbens, to volatile semiochemicals from human faeces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Birkett, M. A., Robinson, A., Bristow, J., Holl, M. V., Makalo, P, Alemayehu, W., Bailey, R., McLeod, D., Caulfield, J. C., Sarah, V., Pickett, J. A., Dewhirst, S. Y., Chen Hussey, V., Woodcock, C. M., D'Alessandro, U., Last, A., Burton, M., Lindsay, S. and Logan, J. G. 2020. Responses of the putative trachoma vector, Musca sorbens, to volatile semiochemicals from human faeces. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 14 (3), p. e0007719. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007719

Equivocal Evidence for Colony Level Stress Effects on Bumble Bee Pollination Services

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Greenop, A., Mica-Hawkyard, N., Walkington, S., Wilby, A., Cook, S. M., Pywell, R. F. and Woodcock, B. A. 2020. Equivocal Evidence for Colony Level Stress Effects on Bumble Bee Pollination Services. Insects. 11, p. 191. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11030191

UK aphid migration percentiles, covariates and model outputs from the Rothamsted Insect Survey's 12.2 m suction-trap network: 1965 to 2018

N - Datasets
Bourhis, Y., Bell, J. R., Van Den Bosch, F. and Milne, A. E. 2020. UK aphid migration percentiles, covariates and model outputs from the Rothamsted Insect Survey's 12.2 m suction-trap network: 1965 to 2018. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.979yv

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

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

Changes in phenology and abundance of suction‐trapped Diptera from a farmland site in the UK over four decades

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Grabener, S., Oldeland, J., Shortall, C. R. and Harrington, R. 2020. Changes in phenology and abundance of suction‐trapped Diptera from a farmland site in the UK over four decades. Ecological Entomology. https://doi.org/doi:10.1111/een.12873

Electrophysiologically and behaviourally active semiochemicals identified from bed bug refuge substrate

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Birkett, M. A., Weeks, E. N. I., Logan, J. G., Caulfield, J. C., Gazan, S. A., Welham, S. J., Brugman, V. A., Pickett, J. A. and Cameron, M. M. 2020. Electrophysiologically and behaviourally active semiochemicals identified from bed bug refuge substrate. Scientific Reports. (10), p. article 4590. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61368-6

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

Proteinaceous effector discovery and characterisation in filamentous plant pathogens

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kanja, C. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2020. Proteinaceous effector discovery and characterisation in filamentous plant pathogens. Molecular Plant Pathology. pp. 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12980

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

Evaluation of ultrasound technology to break seed dormancy of common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Babaei-Ghaghelestany, A., Taghi Alebrahim, M., Macgregor, D., Assieh Khatami, S and Farzaneh, R. H. N 2020. Evaluation of ultrasound technology to break seed dormancy of common lambsquarters (Chenopodium album). Food Science and Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.1547

Bioactivities of synthetic salicylate‐substituted carboxyl (E)‐β‐Farnesene derivatives as ecofriendly agrochemicals and their binding mechanism with potential targets in aphid olfactory system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Qin, Y‐G., Yang, Z‐K., Song, D-L., Wang, Q., Gu, S-H., Li, W-H., Duan, H-W., Zhou, J-J. and Yang, X‐L. 2020. Bioactivities of synthetic salicylate‐substituted carboxyl (E)‐β‐Farnesene derivatives as ecofriendly agrochemicals and their binding mechanism with potential targets in aphid olfactory system . Pest Management Science. 76 (7), pp. 2465-2472. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5787

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

Diamide resistance: 10 years of lessons from Lepidopteran pests

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richardson, E., Troczka, B. J., Gutbrod, O., Davies, T. G. E. and Nauen, R. 2020. Diamide resistance: 10 years of lessons from Lepidopteran pests. Journal of Pest Science. 93, pp. 911-928. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10340-020-01220-y

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

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

A diagnostic real-time PCR assay for the rapid identification of the tomato-potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc, 1909) and development of a psyllid barcoding database

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sumner-Kalkun, J. C., Sjolund, M. J., Arnsdorf, Y. M., Carnegie, M., Highet, F., Ouvrard, D., Greenslade, A. F. C., Bell, J. R., Sigvald, R. and Kenyon, D. M. 2020. A diagnostic real-time PCR assay for the rapid identification of the tomato-potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Šulc, 1909) and development of a psyllid barcoding database. PLOS ONE. 15 (3), p. e0230741. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230741