Biointeractions and Crop Protection

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

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A scaffold-level genome assembly of a minute pirate bug, Orius laevigatus, and a comparative analysis of insecticide resistance-related gene families with hemipteran crop pests

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bailey, E., Field, L. M., Rawlings, C. J., King, R., Mahareb, F., Hassani-Pak, K., Hughes, D. J., Williamson, M. S., Ganko, E., Buer, B. and Nauen, R. 2022. A scaffold-level genome assembly of a minute pirate bug, Orius laevigatus, and a comparative analysis of insecticide resistance-related gene families with hemipteran crop pests. BMC Genomics. 23 (45). https://doi.org/10.1186/s1264-021-08249-y

Differences in colour preference among pollen beetle species (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Szarukan, I., Marczali, Z., Balintne Csonka, E., Szilagyi, A., Imrei, Z., Nagy, A. and Toth, M. 2022. Differences in colour preference among pollen beetle species (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12969

Companion and Smart Plants: Scientific Background to Promote Conservation Biological Control

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blassioli-Moraes, C., Venzon, M., Paterno Silveira, L. C., Moreira Gontijo, L., Brum Togni, P. H., Ryoiti Sujii, E., Mendes Haro, M., Borges, M., Michereff, M. F. F., Ferreira Santos de Aquino, M., Laumann, R. A., Caulfield, J. C. and Birkett, M. A. 2022. Companion and Smart Plants: Scientific Background to Promote Conservation Biological Control. Neotropical Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13744-021-00939-2

How contradictory EU policies led to the development of a pest: the story of oilseed rape and the cabbage stem flea beetle

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ortega-Ramos, P., Cook, S. M. and Mauchline, A. L. 2022. How contradictory EU policies led to the development of a pest: the story of oilseed rape and the cabbage stem flea beetle. GCB Bioenergy. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12922

Plant Health in a One Health context Special Issue

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Oliver R. P. and West, J. S. 2022. Plant Health in a One Health context Special Issue. Plant Pathology. 71 (1), pp. 3-4. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13487

The occurrence of herbicide-resistant Avena fatua (wild oats) populations to ACCase-inhibiting herbicides in Ireland

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Byrne, R., Vijaya Bhaskar, A. V., Spink, J., Freckleton, R., Neve, P. and Barth, S. 2021. The occurrence of herbicide-resistant Avena fatua (wild oats) populations to ACCase-inhibiting herbicides in Ireland. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.15212/ijafr-2020-0127

Mechanistic and genetic basis of single-strand templated repair at Cas12a-induced DNA breaks in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ferenczi, A., Chew, Y. P., Kroll, E., Von Koppenfels, C., Hudson, A. and Molnar, A. 2021. Mechanistic and genetic basis of single-strand templated repair at Cas12a-induced DNA breaks in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Nature Communications. 12 (6751). https://doi.org/0.1038/s41467-021-27004-12NATURECOMMUNICATIONS|(2021)12:6751|https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-27004-1

Impacts of field margin orientation on populations of soil-dwelling invertebrates in relation to the direction and intensity of field traffic

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Carlesso, L., Beadle, A., Cook, S. M., Hartwell, G., Mead, A., Ritz, K., Sparkes, D., Wu, L. and Murray, P. J. 2021. Impacts of field margin orientation on populations of soil-dwelling invertebrates in relation to the direction and intensity of field traffic. Soil Use and Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12768

Dynamic role of grasslands as sources of soil-dwelling insect pests: new insights from in silico experiments for pest management strategies

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Poggi, S., Sergent, M., Mammeri, Y., Plantegenest, M., Le Cointe, R. and Bourhis, Y. 2021. Dynamic role of grasslands as sources of soil-dwelling insect pests: new insights from in silico experiments for pest management strategies. Ecological Modelling. 440 (15 Jan), p. 109378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109378

An Innate Preference of Bumblebees for Volatile Organic

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mhlanga, N. M., Murphy, A. M., Wamonje, F. O., Cunniffe, N. J., Caulfield, J. C., Glover, B. J. and Carr, J. P. 2021. An Innate Preference of Bumblebees for Volatile Organic. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 9, p. 626851. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.626851

Lack of an Intron in Cytochrome b and Overexpression of Sterol 14 alpha-Demethylase Indicate a Potential Risk for QoI and DMI Resistance Development in Neophysopella spp. on Grapes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Santos, R. F., Amorium, L., Wood, A. K. M., Bibiano, L. B. J. and Fraaije, B. A. 2021. Lack of an Intron in Cytochrome b and Overexpression of Sterol 14 alpha-Demethylase Indicate a Potential Risk for QoI and DMI Resistance Development in Neophysopella spp. on Grapes. Phytopathology. 111 (10), pp. 1726-1734. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-11-20-0514-R

Integrated pest management strategies for cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) in oilseed rape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ortega-Ramos, P., Coston, D., Seimandi-Corda, G., Mauchline, A. L. and Cook, S. M. 2021. Integrated pest management strategies for cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) in oilseed rape. GCB Bioenergy. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12918

Density-independent prey choice, taxonomy, life history, and web characteristics determine the diet and biocontrol potential of spiders (Linyphiidae and Lycosidae) in cereal crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cuff, J. P., Tercel, M. P. T. G., Drake, L. E., Vaughan, I. P., Bell, J. R., OrozcoterWengel, P., Muller, C. T. and Symondson, W. O. 2021. Density-independent prey choice, taxonomy, life history, and web characteristics determine the diet and biocontrol potential of spiders (Linyphiidae and Lycosidae) in cereal crops. Environmental DNA. https://doi.org/10.1002/edn3.272

Phylogenomic analysis of a 55.1-kb 19-gene dataset resolves a monophyletic Fusarium that includes the Fusarium solani species complex.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Geiser, D. M., Al-Hatmi, A. M. S., Aoki, T., Arie, T., Balmas, V., Barnes, I., Bergstrom, G. C., Bhattacharyya, M. K., Blomquist, C. L., Bowden, R. L., Brankovics, B., Brown, D. W., Burgess, L. W., Bushley, K., Busman, M., Cano-Lira, J. F., Carrillo, J. D., Chang, H., Chen, C., Chen, W., Chilvers, M., Chulze, S., Coleman, J. J., Cuomo, C. A., De Beer, Z. W., De Hoog, G. S., Del Castillo-Munera, J., Del Ponte, E. M., Dieguez-Uribeondo, J., Di Pietro, A., Edel-Hermann, V., Elmer, W. H., Epstein, L., Eskalen, A., Esposto, M. C., Everts, K. L., Fernandez-Pavía, S. P., Ferreira-Da-Silva, G., Foroud, N. A., Fourie, G., Frandsen, R. J. N., Freeman, S., Freitag, M., Frenkel, O., Fuller, K. K., Gagkaeva, T., Gardiner, D. M., Glenn, A. E., Gold, S. E., Gordon, T. R., Gregory, N. F., Gryzenhout, M., Guarro, J., Gugino, B. K., Gutierrez, S., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Harris, L. J., Homa, M., Hong, C., Hornok, L., Huang, J., Ilkit, M., Jacobs, A., Jacobs, K., Jiang, C., Del Mar Jimenez-Gasco, M., Kang, S., Kasson, M. T., Kazan, K., Kennell, J. C., Kim, H., Kistler, H. C., Kuldau, G. A., Kulik, T., Kurzai, O., Laraba, I., Laurence, M. H., Lee, T., Lee, Y., Lee, Y., Leslie, J. F., Liew, E. C. Y., Lofton, L. W., Logrieco, A. F., Lopez-Berges, M. S., Luque, A. G., Lysoe, E., Ma, L., Marra, R. E., Martin, F. N., May, S. R., McCormick, S. P., McGee, C., Meis, J. F., Migheli, Q., Nor, N. M. I. M., Monod, M., Moretti, A., Mostert, D., Mule, G., Munaut, F., Munkvold, G. P., Nicholson, P., Nucci, M., O’Donnell, K., Pasquali, M., Pfenning, L. H., Prigitano, A., Proctor, R. H., Ranque, S., Rehner, S. A., Rep, M., Rodriguez-Alvarado, G., Rose, L. J., Roth, M. G., Ruiz-Roldan, C., Saleh, A. A., Salleh, B., Sang, H., Scandiani, M. M., Scauflaire, J., Schmale, D. G. III., Short, D. P. G., Sisic, A., Smith, J. A., Smyth, C. W., Son, H., Spahr, E., Stajich, J. E., Steenkamp, E., Steinberg, C., Subramaniam, R., Suga, H., Summerell, B. A., Susca, A., Swett, C. L., Toomajian, C., Torres-Cruz, T. J., Tortorano, A. M., Urban, M., Vaillancourt, L. J., Vallad, G. E., Van Der Lee, T. A. J., Vanderpool, D., VanDiepeningen, A. D., Vaughan, M. M., Venter, E., Vermeulen, M., Verweij, P. E., Viljoen, A., Waalwijk, C., Wallace, E. C., Walther, G., Wang, J., Ward, T. J., Wickes, B. L., Wiederhold, N. P., Wingfield, M. J., Wood, A. K. M., Xu, J., Yang, X., Yli-Mattila, T., Yun, S., Zakaria, L., Zhang, H., Zhang, N., Zhang, S. X. and Zhang, X. 2021. Phylogenomic analysis of a 55.1-kb 19-gene dataset resolves a monophyletic Fusarium that includes the Fusarium solani species complex. Phytopathology. 111 (7), pp. 1064-1079. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-08-20-0330-LE

Diamide insecticide resistance in transgenic Drosophila and Sf9-cells expressing a full-length diamondback moth ryanodine receptor carrying an I4790M mutation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richardson, E., Homem, R. A., Troczka, B. J., George, C. H., Ebbinghaus-Kintscher, U., Williamson, M. S., Nauen, R. and Davies, T. G. E. 2021. Diamide insecticide resistance in transgenic Drosophila and Sf9-cells expressing a full-length diamondback moth ryanodine receptor carrying an I4790M mutation. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6730

Chimeric Investigations into the Diamide Binding Site on the Lepidopteran Ryanodine Receptor

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richardson, E., Troczka, B. J., Gutbrod, O., Ebbinghaus-Kintscher, U., Williamson, M. S., George, C.H., Nauen, R. and Davies, T. G. E. 2021. Chimeric Investigations into the Diamide Binding Site on the Lepidopteran Ryanodine Receptor. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences. 22 (23), p. 130333. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms222313033

Acute Imidacloprid Exposure Alters Mitochondrial Function in Bumblebee Flight Muscle and Brain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sargent, C., Ebanks, B., Hardy, I. C. W., Davies, T. G. E., Chakrabarti, L. and Stoger, R. 2021. Acute Imidacloprid Exposure Alters Mitochondrial Function in Bumblebee Flight Muscle and Brain. Frontiers in Insect Science. https://doi.org/10.3389/finsc.2021.765179

Maximizing realized yield by breeding for disease tolerance: A case study for Septoria tritici blotch

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Van Den Bosch, F., Smith, J., Wright, P., Milne, A. E., Van Den Berg, F., Kock-Appelgren, P., Foulkes, J. and Paveley, N. 2021. Maximizing realized yield by breeding for disease tolerance: A case study for Septoria tritici blotch. Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13509

Detection of the Phoma pathogens Plenodomus biglobosus subclades ‘brassicae’ and ‘canadensis’ on wasabi, and ‘canadensis’ in Europe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M. and West, J. S. 2021. Detection of the Phoma pathogens Plenodomus biglobosus subclades ‘brassicae’ and ‘canadensis’ on wasabi, and ‘canadensis’ in Europe. European Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-021-02428-z

Evaluating the impact of pyrethroid insecticide resistance on reproductive fitness in Sitobion avenae

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Walsh, L. E., Schmidt, O., Foster, S. P., Varis, C., Grant, J., Malloch, G. L. and Gaffney, M. T. 2021. Evaluating the impact of pyrethroid insecticide resistance on reproductive fitness in Sitobion avenae. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12738

PHI-base in 2022 a multi-species phenotype database for Pathogen–Host Interactions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Urban, M., Cuzick, A., Seager, J., Wood, V., Rutherford, K., Venkatesh, S. Y., Sahu, J., Iyer, S. V., Khamari, L., De Silva, N., Martinez, M. C., Pedro, H., Yates, A. D. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2021. PHI-base in 2022 a multi-species phenotype database for Pathogen–Host Interactions. Nucleic Acids Research. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkab1037

Suction-trapped pollen beetle count and location data

N - Datasets
Shortall, C. R. 2021. Suction-trapped pollen beetle count and location data. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.9871q

Investigating the origins and evolution of a glyphosate-resistant weed invasion in South America

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gaines, T., Slavov, G., Hughes, D. J., Kupper, A., Sparks, C., Oliva, J., Vila-Aiub, M., Alejandro Garcia, M., Aldo Merotto Jr and Neve, P. 2021. Investigating the origins and evolution of a glyphosate-resistant weed invasion in South America. Molecular Ecology. 30 (21), pp. 5360-5372. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16221

Epidemiological studies of pan-azole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus populations sampled during tulip cultivation show clonal expansion with acquisition of multi-fungicide resistance as potential driver

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fraaije, B. A., Atkins, S. L., Santos, R. F., Hanley, S. J., West, J. S. and Lucas, J. 2021. Epidemiological studies of pan-azole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus populations sampled during tulip cultivation show clonal expansion with acquisition of multi-fungicide resistance as potential driver . Microorganisms. 9 (11), p. 2379. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9112379

Genomic-based epidemiology reveals independent origins and gene flow of glyphosate resistance in Bassia scoparia populations across North America

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ravet, K., Sparks, C. D., Dixon, A. L., Kupper, A., Westra, E. P., Pettinga, D. J., Tranel, P. J., Felix, J., Morishita, D. W., Jha, P., Kniss, A., Stahlman, P. W., Neve, P., Patterson, E. L., Westra, P. and Gaines, T. A. 2021. Genomic-based epidemiology reveals independent origins and gene flow of glyphosate resistance in Bassia scoparia populations across North America. Molecular Ecology. 30 (21), pp. 5343-5359. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec16215

High-altitude migration of Psylloidea (Hemiptera) over England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Greenslade, A. F. C., Chapman, J. W. and Reynolds, D. R. 2021. High-altitude migration of Psylloidea (Hemiptera) over England. Entomologist's gazette. 72 (3), pp. 189-198. https://doi.org/10.31184/G00138894.723.1817

Next Generation dsRNA-Based Insect Control: Success So Far and Challenges

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nitnavare, R., Bhattacharya, J., Singh, S., Kour, A., Hawkesford, M. J. and Arora, N. 2021. Next Generation dsRNA-Based Insect Control: Success So Far and Challenges. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (18 October), p. 673576. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.673576

The temporal and spatial ecology of Brassicogethes (Meligethes) aeneus

PhD Thesis
Shortall, C. R. 2021. The temporal and spatial ecology of Brassicogethes (Meligethes) aeneus. PhD Thesis

The rise of necrotrophic effectors

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kanyuka, K., Igna, A., Solomon, P. S. and Oliver, R. P. 2021. The rise of necrotrophic effectors. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17811

Identification of Candidate Carboxylesterases Associated With Odorant Degradation in Holotrichia parallela Antennae Based on Transcriptome Analysis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yi, J., Wang, S., Wang, Z., Wang, X., Gongfeng, L., Zhang, X., Pan, Y., Zhao, S., Zhang, J., Zhou, J-J., Wang, J. and Xi, J. 2021. Identification of Candidate Carboxylesterases Associated With Odorant Degradation in Holotrichia parallela Antennae Based on Transcriptome Analysis. Frontiers in Physiology. 12, p. 674023. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2021.674023

Monitoring of Brazilian wheat blast field populations reveals resistance to QoI, DMI, and SDHI fungicides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vicentini, S. N. C., Casado, P. S., DeCarvalho, G., Moreira, S. I., Dorgian, A. F., Silva, T. C., Silva, A. G., Custodio, A. P. A., Gomes, A. C. S., Maciel, J. L. N., Hawkins, N. J., McDonald, B. A., Fraaije, B. A. and Ceresini, P. C. 2021. Monitoring of Brazilian wheat blast field populations reveals resistance to QoI, DMI, and SDHI fungicides. Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13470

Fungicide resistance management: maximising the effective life of plant protection products

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Corkley, I., Fraaije, B. A. and Hawkins, N. J. 2021. Fungicide resistance management: maximising the effective life of plant protection products. Plant Pathology. 00, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13467

Identifying aphid resistance in the ancestral wheat Triticum monococcum under field conditions.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Simon, A. L., Caulfield, J. C., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Field, L. M. and Aradottir, G. I. 2021. Identifying aphid resistance in the ancestral wheat Triticum monococcum under field conditions. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 13495. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92883-9

Development of a Phytochemical-Based Lure for the Dried Bean Beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Szanyi, Sz., Szanyi, K., Koenig, L., Nagy, A., Imrei, Z., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2021. Development of a Phytochemical-Based Lure for the Dried Bean Beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01305-7

Fungicide resistance status and chemical control options for the brassica pathogen Pyrenopeziza brassicae

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M., Bucur, D. E., Hawkins, N. J., Kaczmarek, A. M., Duan, Y., Kildea, S., West, J. S. and Fraaije, B. A. 2021. Fungicide resistance status and chemical control options for the brassica pathogen Pyrenopeziza brassicae. Plant Pathology. 70 (9), pp. 2086-2103. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13441

Feeding the future: developing the skills landscape in the agri-food sector

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sims, C., Oddy, J., Hibbert, L. E., Newell, A. S., Steel, L., Gibbons, L. R., Caporaso, N., Dumenil, C., Read, S. and Margerison, R. C. P. 2021. Feeding the future: developing the skills landscape in the agri-food sector. Journal Of Chemical Technology And Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6844

Global patterns in genomic diversity underpinning the evolution of insecticide resistance in the aphid crop pest, Myzus persicae

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Singh, K. S., Cordeiro, E. M. G., Troczka, B. J., Pym, A., Mackisack, J., Mathers, T. C., Duarte, A., Legeai, F., Robin, S., Bielza, P., Burrack, H. J., Charaabi, K., Denholm, I., Figueroa, C. C., Ffrench-Constant, R. H., Jander, G., Margaritopoulos, J. T., Mazzoni, E., Nauen, R., Ramirez, C. C., Ren, G., Stepanyan, G., Umina, I., Voronova, N. V., Vontas, J., Williamson, M. S., Wilson, A. C. C., Xi-Wu, G., Youn, Y-N., Zimmer, C. T., Simon, J-C., Hayward, A. and Bass, C. G. 2021. Global patterns in genomic diversity underpinning the evolution of insecticide resistance in the aphid crop pest, Myzus persicae. Communications Biology. 4 (1), pp. 847-end. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02373-x

Efficient CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Targeted Mutagenesis in Spring and Winter Wheat Varieties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hahn, F., Sanjurjo-Loures, L., Sparks, C. A., Kanyuka, K. and Nekrasov, V. 2021. Efficient CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Targeted Mutagenesis in Spring and Winter Wheat Varieties. Plants - Basel. 10 (7), p. 1481. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10071481

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

Exploring the diversity of promoter and 5’UTR sequences in ancestral, historic and modern wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hammond-Kosack, M., King, R., Kanyuka, K. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2021. Exploring the diversity of promoter and 5’UTR sequences in ancestral, historic and modern wheat . Plant Biotechnology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13672