Biointeractions and Crop Protection

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

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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

MEDI: Macronutrient Extraction and Determination from invertebrates, a rapid, cheap and streamlined protocol

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cuff, J. P., Wilder, S. M., Maximillian, P .T. G., Hunt, R., Oluwaseun, S., Morley, P. S., Badell-Grau, R. A., Vaughan, I. P., Bell, J. R., Orozco-terWengel, P., Symondson, W. O. C. and Muller, C. T. 2021. MEDI: Macronutrient Extraction and Determination from invertebrates, a rapid, cheap and streamlined protocol. Methods in ecology and evolution. pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13551

Sublethal and transgenerational effects of lambda-cyhalothrin on the mirid bugs Lygus pratensis Linnaeus and Polymerus cognatus Fieber

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tan, Y., Jia, B., Foster, S. P., Homem, R. A., Williamson, M. S., Han, H-B., Shan, Y-M. and Pang, B-P. 2021. Sublethal and transgenerational effects of lambda-cyhalothrin on the mirid bugs Lygus pratensis Linnaeus and Polymerus cognatus Fieber . Crop Protection. 139 (Article), p. 105354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2020.105354

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

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

Transient reprogramming of crop plants for agronomic performance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Torti, S., Schlesier, R., Tummler, A., Bartels, D., Romer, P., Koch, B., Werner, S., Panwar, V., Kanyuka, K., Von Wiren, N., Jones, J. D. G., Hause, G., Giritch, A. and Gleba, Y. 2021. Transient reprogramming of crop plants for agronomic performance . Nature Plants. 7, pp. 159-171. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-00851-y

Tolerance to oxidative stress is associated with both oxidative stress response and inherent growth in a fungal wheat pathogen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhong, Z., MacDonald, B. A. and Palma-Guerrero, J. 2020. Tolerance to oxidative stress is associated with both oxidative stress response and inherent growth in a fungal wheat pathogen . Genetics. p. iyaa022. https://doi.org/10.1093/genetics/iyaa022

Modelling lifestyle changes in Insect endosymbionts, from insect mutualist to plant pathogen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Manning-Smith, R., Alonso Chavez, V., Helps, J., Shaw, M. W. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2020. Modelling lifestyle changes in Insect endosymbionts, from insect mutualist to plant pathogen. Evolutionary Ecology. 34, p. 867–891. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10682-020-10071-z

Sensing the Danger Signals: cis-Jasmone Reduces Aphid Performance on Potato and Modulates the Magnitude of Released Volatiles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sobhy, I. S., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A. and Birkett, M. A. 2020. Sensing the Danger Signals: cis-Jasmone Reduces Aphid Performance on Potato and Modulates the Magnitude of Released Volatiles. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7, p. 499. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00499

The one health problem of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus: current insights and future research agenda

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Verweij, P. E., Lucas, J., Arendrup, M. C., Bowyer, P., Brinkmann, A. J. F., Denning, D. W., Dyer, P. S., Fisher, M. C., Geenen, P. L., Gisi, U., Hermann, D., Hoogendijk, A., Kiers, E., Lagrou, K., Melchers, W. J. G., Rhodes, J., Rietveld, A. G., Schoustra, S. E., Stenzel, K., Zwaan, B. J. and Fraaije, B. A. 2020. The one health problem of azole resistance in Aspergillus fumigatus: current insights and future research agenda. Fungal biology reviews. 34, pp. 202-214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fbr.2020.10.003

Vulpia myuros, an increasing threat for agriculture in Weed Research

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Buchi, L., Cordeau, S., Hull, R. I. and Rodenburg, J. 2020. Vulpia myuros, an increasing threat for agriculture in Weed Research. Weed Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/wre.12456

Simulation Models on the Ecology and Management of Arable Weeds: Structure, Quantitative Insights, and Applications

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bagavathiannan, M. V., Beckie, H. J., Chantre, G. R., Gonzalez-Andujar, J. L., Leon, R. G., Neve, P., Poggio, S. L., Schutte, B. J., Somerville, G., Werle, R. and Van Acker, R. 2020. Simulation Models on the Ecology and Management of Arable Weeds: Structure, Quantitative Insights, and Applications. Agronomy. 10, p. 1611. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10101611

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

Widespread distribution of resistance to triazole fungicides in Brazilian populations of the wheat blast pathogen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Poloni, N. M., Carvalho, G., Vicentini, S. N. C., Dorigan, A. F., Maciel, J. L. N., McDonald, B. A., Moreira, S. I., Hawkins, N. J., Fraaije, B. A., Kelly, D. E., Kelly, S. L. and Ceresini, P. C. 2020. Widespread distribution of resistance to triazole fungicides in Brazilian populations of the wheat blast pathogen. Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13288

Overexpression of ICE1 gene in mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) for cold tolerance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rout, G. R., Bansal, A., Swain, D., Jadhao, K. R., Shelke, R. G. and Panda, S. K. 2020. Overexpression of ICE1 gene in mungbean (Vigna radiata L.) for cold tolerance. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11240-020-01944-w

Invertebrate community structure predicts natural pest control resilience to insecticide exposure

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Greenop, A., Cook, S. M., Wilby, A., Pywell, R. F. and Woodcock, B. A. 2020. Invertebrate community structure predicts natural pest control resilience to insecticide exposure. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13752

Money spider dietary choice in pre‐ and post‐harvest cereal crops using metabarcoding

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cuff, J. P., Drake, L. E., Tercel, M. P. T. G., Stockdale, J. E., Orozco‐ter Wengel, P., Bell, J. R., Vaughan, I. P., Muller, C. T. and Symondson, W. O. C. 2020. Money spider dietary choice in pre‐ and post‐harvest cereal crops using metabarcoding. Ecological Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.12957

Field Validation of Senesced Banana Leaf Extracts for Trapping Banana Weevils on Smallholder Banana/Plantain Farms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Birkett, M. A., Osafo-Acquaah, S., Powers, S. J. and Pickett, J. A. 2020. Field Validation of Senesced Banana Leaf Extracts for Trapping Banana Weevils on Smallholder Banana/Plantain Farms. Journal of Applied Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12838

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

Ten amazing facts about aphids

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Harrington, R. 2020. Ten amazing facts about aphids. Transactions of the Hertfordshire Natural History Society. 52 (1), pp. 69-72.

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

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

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

Ants indirectly reduce the reproductive performance of a leafless shrub by benefiting aphids through predator deterrence

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ortega-Ramos, P., Mezquida, E. T. and Acebes, P. 2020. Ants indirectly reduce the reproductive performance of a leafless shrub by benefiting aphids through predator deterrence. Plant Ecology. 221, pp. 91-101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-019-00995-0

Odorant binding proteins promote flight activity in the migratory insect, Helicoverpa armigera

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, S., Minter, M., Homem, R. A., Michaelson, L. V., Venthur, H., Lim, K.S., Withers, A., Xi, J., Jones, C. M. and Zhou, J-J. 2020. Odorant binding proteins promote flight activity in the migratory insect, Helicoverpa armigera. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15556

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

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

Identification and application of bacterial volatiles to attract a generalist aphid parasitoid from laboratory to greenhouse assays

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Goelen, T., Vuts, J., Sobhy, I., Wackers, F., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A., Rediers, H., Jacquemyn, H. and Leivens, B. 2020. Identification and application of bacterial volatiles to attract a generalist aphid parasitoid from laboratory to greenhouse assays. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6102

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