Biointeractions and Crop Protection

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

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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.

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.

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).

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. pp. 1-15.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. doi:10.23637/rothamsted.979yv

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. doi: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.

The effect of competition on the control of invading plant pathogens

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sharp, R.T., Van Den Bosch, F. and Shaw, M. W. 2020. The effect of competition on the control of invading plant pathogens. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Virus-mediated transient expression techniques enable genetic modification of Alopecurus myosuroides

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 genetic modification of Alopecurus myosuroides. Plant Physiology. 183, pp. 455-459.

Are insects declining and at what rate? An analysis of standardised, systematic catches of aphid and moth abundances across Great Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bell, J. R., Blumgart, D. and Shortall, C. R. 2020. Are insects declining and at what rate? An analysis of standardised, systematic catches of aphid and moth abundances across Great Britain. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 13 (2), pp. 115-126.

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 Julian Chen 2020. Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes. bioRxiv.

Population genetic structure and predominance of cyclical parthenogenesis in the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi in England

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. 2020. Population genetic structure and predominance of cyclical parthenogenesis in the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi in England. Evolutionary Applications.

Identification of semiochemicals from cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, for low-input management of the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Osei-Owusu, J., Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Woodcock, C. M., Withall, D., Hooper, A. M., Osafo-Acquaah, S. and Birkett, M. A. 2020. Identification of semiochemicals from cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, for low-input management of the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata. Journal of Chemical Ecology. pp. 1-11.

Do bumblebees have signatures? Demonstrating the existence of a speed-curvature power law in Bombus terrestris locomotion patterns.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
James, L., Davies, T. G. E., Lim, K. S. and Reynolds, A. M. 2020. Do bumblebees have signatures? Demonstrating the existence of a speed-curvature power law in Bombus terrestris locomotion patterns. PLOS ONE. 15 (1), p. e0226393.

Mass windborne migrations extend the range of the migratory locust in East China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tu, X., Hu, G., Fu, X., Zhang, Y., Ma, J., Wang, Y., Gould, P. J. L., Du, G., Su, H., Zhang, Z. and Chapman, J. W. 2020. Mass windborne migrations extend the range of the migratory locust in East China. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 22 (1), pp. 41-49.

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

What makes or breaks a campaign to stop an invading plant pathogen?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, A., Gottwald, T., Parnell, S. R., Alonso Chavez, V. and Vandenbosch, F. 2020. What makes or breaks a campaign to stop an invading plant pathogen? PLOS Computational Biology. 16 (2), p. e1007570.

Eight Colletotrichum species, including a novel species, are associated with areca palm anthracnose in Hainan, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cao, X., Xu, X., Che, H., West, J. S. and Luo, D. 2019. Eight Colletotrichum species, including a novel species, are associated with areca palm anthracnose in Hainan, China. Plant Disease. 104 (5), pp. 1369-1377.

Developing a non-sticky trap design for monitoring jewel beetles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Imrei, Z., Lohonyai, Z., Muskovits, J., Matula, E., Vuts, J., Fail, J., Gould, P. J. L., Birkett, M. A., Toth, M. and Domingue, M.J. 2019. Developing a non-sticky trap design for monitoring jewel beetles. Journal of Applied Entomology. pp. 1-8.

Systematic Y2H Screening Reveals Extensive Effector-Complex Formation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alcantara, A., Bosch, J., Nazari, F., Hoffmann, G., Gallei, M., Uhse, S., Darino, M.A., Olukayode, T., Reumann, D., Baggaley, L. and Djamei, A. 2019. Systematic Y2H Screening Reveals Extensive Effector-Complex Formation. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10 (1437).

Host plant adaptation in the polyphagous whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, is associated with transcriptional plasticity and altered sensitivity to insecticides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pym, A., Singh, K. S., Nordgren, A., Davies, T. G. E., Zimmer, C. T., Elias, J., Slater, R. and Bass, C. G. 2019. Host plant adaptation in the polyphagous whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, is associated with transcriptional plasticity and altered sensitivity to insecticides. BMC Genomics. 20 (996).

In search of co-attractants for cetoniin scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae): identification and preliminary field evaluation of volatiles from fermenting apple

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Lohonyai, Z., Imrei, Z., Balintne Csonka, E., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2019. In search of co-attractants for cetoniin scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae): identification and preliminary field evaluation of volatiles from fermenting apple. Acta Phytopathologica Entomologica Hungarica. 54 (2), pp. 229-242.

The Evolution of Resistance to Pesticides

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Hawkins, N. J. 2019. The Evolution of Resistance to Pesticides. London

A roadmap for gene functional characterisation in 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. 2019. A roadmap for gene functional characterisation in wheat. PeerJ. 7, p. e26877v2.

The costs of human-induced evolution in an agricultural system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Varah, A., Ahodo, K., Coutts, S. R., Hicks, H. L., Comont, D., Crook, L., Hull, R. I., Neve, P., Childs, D. Z., Freckleton, R. P. and Norris, K. 2019. The costs of human-induced evolution in an agricultural system. Nature Sustainability.