Biointeractions and Crop Protection

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

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A Cytological Analysis of Wheat Meiosis Targeted by Virus-Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS)

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Desjardins, S., Kanyuka, K. and Higgins, J. D. 2020. A Cytological Analysis of Wheat Meiosis Targeted by Virus-Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS). in: Pradillo, M. and Heckmann, S. (ed.) Plant Meiosis. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 2061. New York, NY Humana Press Inc. pp. 319-330

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, 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.

Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macgregor, C.J, Thomas, C.D., Roy, D.B., Beaumont, M., Bell, J. R., Brereton, T., Bridle, J., Dytham, C., Fox, R., Gotthard, K., Hoffmann, A., Martin, G., Middlebrook, I., Nylin, S., Platts, P., Rasteiro, R., Saccheri, I., Villoutreix, R., Wheat, C. and Hill, J. 2019. Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 10 (4455).

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.

MIBiG 2.0: a repository for biosynthetic gene clusters of known function

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kautsar, S. A., Blin, K., Shaw, S., Navarro-Muñoz, J. C., Terlouw, B. R., van der Hooft, J. J. J., van Santen, J. A., Tracanna, V., Duran, H. G. S., Andreu, V. P., Selem-Mojica, N., Alanjary, M., Robinson, S. L., Lund, G., Epstein, S. C., Sisto, A. C., Charkoudian, L. K., Collemare, J., Linington, R. G., Weber, T. and Medema, M. H. 2019. MIBiG 2.0: a repository for biosynthetic gene clusters of known function. Nucleic Acids Research.

Bucking the trend: the diversity of Anthropocene ‘winners’ among British moths

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Boyes, D. H., Fox, R., Shortall, C. R. and Whittaker, R. J. 2019. Bucking the trend: the diversity of Anthropocene ‘winners’ among British moths . Frontiers of Biogeography - FoB.

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.

Molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution revealed by global selection for glyphosate resistance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gaines, T. A., Patterson, E. L. and Neve, P. 2019. Molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution revealed by global selection for glyphosate resistance. New Phytologist. 223 (4), pp. 1770-1775.

Species-specific alterations in Anopheles mosquito olfactory responses caused by Plasmodium infection

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stanczyk, N. M., Brugman, V. A., Austin, V., Sanchez-Roman Teran, F., Gezan, S. A., Emery, M., Visser, T. M., Dessens, J. T., Stevens, W., Smallegange, R. C., Takken, W., Hurd, H., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Logan, J. G. 2019. Species-specific alterations in Anopheles mosquito olfactory responses caused by Plasmodium infection. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 3396.

Improving disease resistance in mungbean - A combined genetic and biotechnological approach

Conference poster
Bansal, A., Nekrasov, V., Rout, G. R., Rudd, J. J., Slavov, G., Chand, R. and Kanyuka, K. 2019. Improving disease resistance in mungbean - A combined genetic and biotechnological approach. BSPP 2019: Arms race: Evolution of plant pathogens and their hosts. Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of West England, Bristol, UK 02 Sep 2019

Towards a new phenotype for tick resistance in beef and dairy cattle : a review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Burrow, H. M., Mans, B. J., Cardoso, F. F., Birkett, M. A., Kotze, A. C., Hayes, B. J., Mapholi, N., Dzama, K., Marufu, M. C., Githaka, N. F. and Djikeng, A. 2019. Towards a new phenotype for tick resistance in beef and dairy cattle : a review. Animal Production Science. 59 (8), pp. 1401-1427.

Quantifying the hidden costs of imperfect detection for early detection surveillance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mastin, A. J., Van Den Bosch, F., Van Den Berg, F. and Parnell, S. R. 2019. Quantifying the hidden costs of imperfect detection for early detection surveillance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 374 (1776).

Multifunctionalizing the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum for sustainable co-production of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and recombinant phytase

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pudney, A., Gandini, C., Economou, C., Smith, Richard T., Goddard, P., Napier, J. A., Spicer, A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2019. Multifunctionalizing the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum for sustainable co-production of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and recombinant phytase. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 11444.

Characteristics and distribution of Colletotrichum species in coffee plantations in Hainan, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cao, X. R., Xu, X. M., Che, H. Y., West, J. S. and Luo, D. Q. 2019. Characteristics and distribution of Colletotrichum species in coffee plantations in Hainan, China. Plant Pathology. 68 (6), pp. 1146-1156.

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).

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).

First evidence of retained sexual capacity and survival in the pyrethroid resistant Sitobion avenae (F.) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) SA3 super-clone following exposure to a pyrethroid at current field-rate.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Walsh, L. E., Gaffney, M. T., Malloch, G. L., Foster, S. P., Williamson, M. S., Mangan, R. and Purvis, G. 2019. First evidence of retained sexual capacity and survival in the pyrethroid resistant Sitobion avenae (F.) (Hemiptera: Aphididae) SA3 super-clone following exposure to a pyrethroid at current field-rate. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 58 (1), pp. 21-26.

The evolution of multiple-insecticide resistance in UK populations of tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Grant, C., Jacobson, R., Ilias, A., Berger, M., Vasakis, E., Bielza, P., Zimmer, C. T., Williamson, M. S., Ffrench-Constant, R. H., Vontas, J., Roditakis, E. and Bass, C. 2019. The evolution of multiple-insecticide resistance in UK populations of tomato leafminer, Tuta absoluta. Pest Management Science.

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.

WGIN Stakeholders' Newsletter [April 2019]

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Riche, A. B., Mcmillan, V. E., Aradottir, G. I., Hammond-Kosack, M., Lister, C. and Griffiths, S. 2019. WGIN Stakeholders' Newsletter [April 2019]. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The Challenges Posed by Global Broadacre Crops in Delivering Smart Agri- Robotic Solutions: A Fundamental Rethink is Required

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Grieve, B. D., Duckett, T., Collinson, M., Boyd, L., West, J. S., Yin, H., Arvin, F. and Pearson, S. 2019. The Challenges Posed by Global Broadacre Crops in Delivering Smart Agri- Robotic Solutions: A Fundamental Rethink is Required. Global Food Security. 23, pp. 116-124.

Ecological traits predict population changes in moths

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Coulthard, E., Norrey, J., Shortall, C. R. and Harris, W. E. 2019. Ecological traits predict population changes in moths. Biological Conservation. 233, pp. 213-219.

Trends and indicators for quantifying moth abundance and occupancy in Scotland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dennis, E. B., Brereton, T. M., Morgan, B. J. T., Fox, R., Shortall, C. R., Prescott, T. and Foster, S. 2019. Trends and indicators for quantifying moth abundance and occupancy in Scotland. Journal of Insect Conservation.

Analysis of small RNAs in the Zymoseptoria tritici – wheat interaction

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
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. Analysis of small RNAs in the Zymoseptoria tritici – wheat interaction. 30th Fungal Genetics Conference. Pacific Grove, California, USA 12 Mar 2019

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.

GCR1 and GPA1 coupling regulates nitrate, cell wall, immunity and light responses in Arabidopsis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chakraborty, N., Kanyuka, K., Kumar Jaiswal, D., Kumar, A., Arora, V., Malik, A., Gupta, N., Hooley, R. and Raghuram, N. 2019. GCR1 and GPA1 coupling regulates nitrate, cell wall, immunity and light responses in Arabidopsis. Scientific Reports. 9, p. 5838.

The Arabidopsis RRM domain protein EDM3 mediates race-specific disease resistance by controlling H3K9me2-dependent alternative polyadenylation of RPP7 immune receptor transcripts.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lai, Y., Cuzick, A., Lu, X., Wang, J., Katiyar, N., Tsuchiya, T., Le Roch, K., McDowell, J., Holub, E. and Eulgem, T. 2019. The Arabidopsis RRM domain protein EDM3 mediates race-specific disease resistance by controlling H3K9me2-dependent alternative polyadenylation of RPP7 immune receptor transcripts. The Plant Journal. 97 (4), pp. 646-660.

Evolutionary epidemiology predicts the emergence of glyphosate resistance in a major agricultural weed

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comont, D., Hicks, H., Crook, L., Hull, R. I., Cocciantelli, E., Hadfield, J., Childs, D., Freckleton, R. and Neve, P. 2019. Evolutionary epidemiology predicts the emergence of glyphosate resistance in a major agricultural weed. New Phytologist.

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

C2 - Non-edited contributions to conferences
Dodds, P., Upadhyaya, N., Ortiz, D., Li, F., Chen, J., Miller, M., Luo, M., Mago, R., Ellis, J., Sperschneider, J., Nguyen-Phuc, H., Bouton, C., Steffenson, B., Hirsch, C., Silverstein, K., Park, R., Kanyuka, K. and Figueroa, M. 2019. Using virulence mutants to identify Avr genes in the wheat stem rust fungus, Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici. 30th Fungal Genetics Conference. Pacific Grove, California, USA 12 Mar 2019

Movement Ecology of Pest Helicoverpa: Implications for Ongoing Spread

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jones, C. M., Parry, H., Tay, W. T., Reynolds, D. R. and Chapman, J. W. 2019. Movement Ecology of Pest Helicoverpa: Implications for Ongoing Spread. Annual Review of Entomology. 64, pp. 277-295.

Pathogen Population Biology Research can Reduce International Threats to Tree Health Posed by Invasive Fungi

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M. 2019. Pathogen Population Biology Research can Reduce International Threats to Tree Health Posed by Invasive Fungi. Outlooks on Pest Management. 30 (1), pp. 5-9.

Identification of a non-host semiochemical from tick-resistant donkeys (Equus asinus) against Amblyomma sculptum ticks

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ferreira, L. L., Sarria, A. L. F., De Olivera Filho, J. G., De Olivera de Silva, F., Powers, S. J., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Borges, L. M. F. 2019. Identification of a non-host semiochemical from tick-resistant donkeys (Equus asinus) against Amblyomma sculptum ticks. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 10 (3), pp. 621-627.

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.

Function and pharmacology of glutamate-gated chloride channel exon 9 splice variants from the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, X., O´Reilly, A. O., Williamson, M. S., Puinean, A. M., Yang, Y., Wu, S. and Wu, Y. 2019. Function and pharmacology of glutamate-gated chloride channel exon 9 splice variants from the diamondback moth Plutella xylostella. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 104, pp. 58-64.