Biointeractions and Crop Protection

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

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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

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

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

Ineffective 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. Ineffective 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

Identification of a non-host semiochemical from miniature pinscher, Canis lupus familiaris, that repels Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zeringota, V., Pereira-Junior, R., Sarria, A. L. F., Henrique, A., Birkett, M. A. and Borges, L. 2020. Identification of a non-host semiochemical from miniature pinscher, Canis lupus familiaris, that repels Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato (Acari: Ixodidae). Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. (Article), p. 101582. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ttbdis.2020.101582

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

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

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. 124 (9), pp. 753-765. 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