Biointeractions and Crop Protection

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

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Defining Integrated Weed Management: A Novel Conceptual Framework for Models

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Storkey, J., Helps, J., Hull, R. I., Milne, A. E. and Metcalfe, H. 2021. Defining Integrated Weed Management: A Novel Conceptual Framework for Models. Agronomy. 11 (4), p. 747. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11040747

Evidence for the Involvement of the Chemosensory Protein AgosCSP5 in Resistance to Insecticides in the Cotton Aphid, Aphis gossypii

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, F., Venthur, H., Wang, S., Homem, R. A. and Zhou, J-J. 2021. Evidence for the Involvement of the Chemosensory Protein AgosCSP5 in Resistance to Insecticides in the Cotton Aphid, Aphis gossypii. Insects. 12 (4), p. 335. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12040335

Using network ecology to understand and mitigate long‐term insect declines

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Petsopoulos, D., Lunt, D. H., Bell, J. R., Kitson, J. J. N., Collins, L., Boonham, N., Morales-Hojas, R. and Evans, D. M. 2021. Using network ecology to understand and mitigate long‐term insect declines. Ecological Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.13035

Three LysM effectors of Zymoseptoria tritici collectively disarm chitin‐triggered plant immunity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tian, H., MacKenzie, C. I., Rodriguez-Moreno, L., Van den Berg, G. C. M., Chen, H., Rudd, J. J., Mesters, J. R. and Thomma, B. P. H. J. 2021. Three LysM effectors of Zymoseptoria tritici collectively disarm chitin‐triggered plant immunity. Molecular Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.13055

The vesicular trafficking system component MIN7 is required for minimizing Fusarium graminearum infection

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wood, A. K. M., Panwar, V., Grimwade-Mann, M., Ashfield, T., Hammond-Kosack, K. E. and Kanyuka, K. 2021. The vesicular trafficking system component MIN7 is required for minimizing Fusarium graminearum infection. Journal of Experimental Botany. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erab170

Contrasting Responses of Rhizosphere Bacterial, Fungal, Protist and Nematode Communities to Nitrogen Fertilisation and Crop Genotype in Field Grown Oilseed Rape (Brassica napus)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Picot, E., Hale, C. C., Hilton, S., Teakle, G. R., Schafer, H., Huang, Y-J., Perryman, S. A. M., West, J. S. and Bending, G. D. 2021. Contrasting Responses of Rhizosphere Bacterial, Fungal, Protist and Nematode Communities to Nitrogen Fertilisation and Crop Genotype in Field Grown Oilseed Rape (Brassica napus). Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 5 (article), p. 613269. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2021.613269

Mineral and biological ice-nucleating particles above the South East of the British Isles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sanchez-Marroquin, A., West, J. S., Burke, I., McQuaid, J. B. and Murray, B. J. 2021. Mineral and biological ice-nucleating particles above the South East of the British Isles. Environmental science : Atmospheres. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1EA00003A.

Effects of temperature and leaf age on conidial germination and disease development of powdery mildew on rubber tree

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cao, X., Xu, X., Che, H., West, J. S. and Luo, D. 2021. Effects of temperature and leaf age on conidial germination and disease development of powdery mildew on rubber tree. Plant Pathology. 70 (2), pp. 484-491.

Population structure, pathogenicity, and fungicide sensitivity of Colletotrichum siamense from different hosts in Hainan, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cao, X., Zhu, Z., Che, H., West, J. S., Lin, Y., Luo, D. and Xu, X. 2021. Population structure, pathogenicity, and fungicide sensitivity of Colletotrichum siamense from different hosts in Hainan, China. Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13361

The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021

D - Report
Fox, R., Dennis, E. B., Harrower, C. A., Blumgart, D., Bell, J. R., et al., Shortall, C. R. and et al. 2021. The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021. Butterfly Conservation, Rothamsted Research and UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology Butterfly Conservation.

Sex Pheromone of the Alfalfa Plant Bug, Adelphocoris lineolatus: Pheromone Composition and Antagonistic Effect of 1- Hexanol (Hemiptera: Miridae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Koczor, S., Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Withall, D., Sarria, A. L. F., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A., Csonka, E. B. and Toth, M. 2021. Sex Pheromone of the Alfalfa Plant Bug, Adelphocoris lineolatus: Pheromone Composition and Antagonistic Effect of 1- Hexanol (Hemiptera: Miridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01273-y

Priming of indirect defence responses in maize is genotype-specific

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Michereff, M., Grynberg, P. P., Togawa, R. C., Costa, M. M. C., Laumann, R. A., Zhou, J-J., Schimmelpfeng, P. H. C., Borges, M., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, C. 2021. Priming of indirect defence responses in maize is genotype-specific. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 15, p. 313–328. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-021-09826-4

Contrasting levels of genetic predictability in the evolution of resistance to major classes of fungicides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkins, N. J. and Fraaije, B. A. 2021. Contrasting levels of genetic predictability in the evolution of resistance to major classes of fungicides. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15877

Advances in automatic identifcation of fying insects using optical sensors and machine learning

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kirkeby, C, Rydhmer, K, Cook, S. M., Strand, A, Torrance, M. T., Swain, J. L., Prangsma, J, Johnen, A, Jensen, M, Brydegaard, M and Graesboll, K 2021. Advances in automatic identifcation of fying insects using optical sensors and machine learning. Scientific Reports. 11 (1), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-81005-0

Site‐specific weed management—constraints and opportunities for the weed research community: Insights from a workshop

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lati, R. N., Rasmussen, J., Andujar, D., Dorado, J., Berge, T. W., Wellhausen, C., Pflanz, M., Nordmeyer, H., Schirrmann, M., Eizenberg, H., Neve, P., Nyholm, R. and Christensen, J. S. 2021. Site‐specific weed management—constraints and opportunities for the weed research community: Insights from a workshop. Weed Research. pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/wre.12469

The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Fox, R., Dennis, E. B., Harrower, C. A., Blumgart, D., Bell, J. R., Cook, P., Davis, A. M., Evans-Hill, L. J., Haynes, F., Hill, D., Isaac, N. J. B., Parsons, M. S., Pocock, M. J. O., Prescott, T., Randle, Z., Shortall, C. R., Tordoff. G. M., Tuson, D. and Bourn N. A. D. 2021. The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021. Butterfly Conservation.

Take-all disease: New insights into an important wheat root pathogen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Palma-Guerrero, J., Chancellor, T., Spong, J., Canning, G., Hammond, J., McMillan, V. E. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2021. Take-all disease: New insights into an important wheat root pathogen. Trends in Plant Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2021.02.009

Iridoid Sex Pheromone Biosynthesis in Aphids Mimics Iridoid-Producing Plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Partridge, S., Withall, D., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A., Stockman, R. A,, Oldham, N. J. and Birkett, M. A. 2021. Iridoid Sex Pheromone Biosynthesis in Aphids Mimics Iridoid-Producing Plants . Chemistry-A European Journal. 27, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202001356

Effects of Nicotine and Tobacco-Related Products on the Feeding Behavior of the German Cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Birkett, M. A., Di-Ilio, V. and Pickett, J. A. 2021. Effects of Nicotine and Tobacco-Related Products on the Feeding Behavior of the German Cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae). Journal of Insect Science. 21 (11), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieaa147

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

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. 2021. Tolerance to oxidative stress is associated with both oxidative stress response and inherent growth in a fungal wheat pathogen . Genetics. 217 (2), p. iyaa022. https://doi.org/10.1093/genetics/iyaa022

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

Sampling pollen beetle (Brassicogethes aeneus) pressure in oilseed rape: which method is best?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Seimandi-Corda, G., Jenkins, T. and Cook, S. M. 2021. Sampling pollen beetle (Brassicogethes aeneus) pressure in oilseed rape: which method is best? Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6310

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

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

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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