Biointeractions and Crop Protection

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

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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.

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.

Rothmsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data

N - Datasets
Bell, J. R., Blumgart, D. and Shortall, C. R. 2020. Rothmsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data. Rothamsted Research.

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.

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 an effective disease control campaign?

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

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.

Benzaldehyde: an alfalfa-related compound for the spring attraction of the pest weevil Sitona humeralis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lohonyai, Zs., Vuts, J., Karpati, Zs., Koczor, S., Domingue, M.J., Fail, J., Birkett, M. A., Toth, M. and Imrei, Z. 2019. Benzaldehyde: an alfalfa-related compound for the spring attraction of the pest weevil Sitona humeralis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Pest Management Science. 75 (12), p. 3153–3159.

PHI-base - the Pathogen–Host Interactions database

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Urban, M., Cuzick, A., Seager, J., Wood, V., Rutherford, K., De Silva, N., Venkatesh, S. Y, Martinez, M. C., Pedro, H., Yates, A. D., Hassani-Pak, K. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2019. PHI-base - the Pathogen–Host Interactions database . Nucleic Acids Research. Database issue.

Moth biomass increases and decreases over 50 years in Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macgregor, C. J., Williams, J. H., Bell, J. R. and Thomas, C. D. 2019. Moth biomass increases and decreases over 50 years in Britain. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

PHI-Nets: A Network Resource for Ascomycete Fungal Pathogens to Annotate and Identify Putative Virulence Interacting Proteins and siRNA Targets

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Janowska-Seja, E. I., Lysenko, A., Urban, M., Rawlings, C. J., Toska, S. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2019. PHI-Nets: A Network Resource for Ascomycete Fungal Pathogens to Annotate and Identify Putative Virulence Interacting Proteins and siRNA Targets. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10 (2721).

Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macgregor, C.J, Thomas, C.D., Roy, D.B., Beaumont, M., Bell, J. R., Brereton, T., Bridle, J., Dytham, C., Fox, R., Gotthard, K., Hoffmann, A., Martin, G., Middlebrook, I., Nylin, S., Platts, P., Rasteiro, R., Saccheri, I., Villoutreix, R., Wheat, C. and Hill, J. 2019. Climate-induced phenology shifts linked to range expansions in species with multiple reproductive cycles per year. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 10 (4455).

Genetic structure at national and regional scale in a long-distance dispersing pest organism, the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi

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. 2019. Genetic structure at national and regional scale in a long-distance dispersing pest organism, the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi. bioRxiv.

Is the Insect Apocalypse upon us? How to Find Out

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Montgomery, G. A., Dunn, R., Fox, R., Jongejans, E., Leather, S. R., Saunders, M. E., Shortall, C. R., Tingley, M. W. and Wagner, D. L. 2019. Is the Insect Apocalypse upon us? How to Find Out. Biological Conservation. (22 November), p. 108327.

A flavin-dependent monooxgenase confers resistance to chlorantraniliprole in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mallott, M., Hamm, S., Troczka, B. J., Randall, E., Pym, A., Grant, C., Baxter, S., Vogel, H., Shelton, A.M., Field, L. M., Williamson, M. S., Paine, M., Zimmer, C.T., Slater, R., Elias, J. and Bass, C. G. 2019. A flavin-dependent monooxgenase confers resistance to chlorantraniliprole in the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 115, p. 103247.

MIBiG 2.0: a repository for biosynthetic gene clusters of known function

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kautsar, S. A., Blin, K., Shaw, S., Navarro-Muñoz, J. C., Terlouw, B. R., van der Hooft, J. J. J., van Santen, J. A., Tracanna, V., Duran, H. G. S., Andreu, V. P., Selem-Mojica, N., Alanjary, M., Robinson, S. L., Lund, G., Epstein, S. C., Sisto, A. C., Charkoudian, L. K., Collemare, J., Linington, R. G., Weber, T. and Medema, M. H. 2019. MIBiG 2.0: a repository for biosynthetic gene clusters of known function. Nucleic Acids Research.

Bucking the trend: the diversity of Anthropocene ‘winners’ among British moths

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Boyes, D. H., Fox, R., Shortall, C. R. and Whittaker, R. J. 2019. Bucking the trend: the diversity of Anthropocene ‘winners’ among British moths . Frontiers of Biogeography. 11 (3), p. e43862.

The Addition of a Pheromone to a Floral Lure Increases Catches of Females of the Click Beetle Agriotes ustulatus (Schaller) (Coleoptera: Elateridae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Toth, M., Furlan, L., Szarukan, I., Nagy, A., Vuts, J., Toshova, T., Velchev, D., Lohonyai, Z. and Imrei, Z. 2019. The Addition of a Pheromone to a Floral Lure Increases Catches of Females of the Click Beetle Agriotes ustulatus (Schaller) (Coleoptera: Elateridae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. 45 (8), p. 667–672.

Molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution revealed by global selection for glyphosate resistance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gaines, T. A., Patterson, E. L. and Neve, P. 2019. Molecular mechanisms of adaptive evolution revealed by global selection for glyphosate resistance. New Phytologist. 223 (4), pp. 1770-1775.

Species-specific alterations in Anopheles mosquito olfactory responses caused by Plasmodium infection

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stanczyk, N. M., Brugman, V. A., Austin, V., Sanchez-Roman Teran, F., Gezan, S. A., Emery, M., Visser, T. M., Dessens, J. T., Stevens, W., Smallegange, R. C., Takken, W., Hurd, H., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A., Pickett, J. A. and Logan, J. G. 2019. Species-specific alterations in Anopheles mosquito olfactory responses caused by Plasmodium infection. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 3396.

Improving disease resistance in mungbean - A combined genetic and biotechnological approach

Conference poster
Bansal, A., Nekrasov, V., Rout, G. R., Rudd, J. J., Slavov, G., Chand, R. and Kanyuka, K. 2019. Improving disease resistance in mungbean - A combined genetic and biotechnological approach. BSPP 2019: Arms race: Evolution of plant pathogens and their hosts. Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of West England, Bristol, UK 02 Sep 2019

Towards a new phenotype for tick resistance in beef and dairy cattle : a review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Burrow, H. M., Mans, B. J., Cardoso, F. F., Birkett, M. A., Kotze, A. C., Hayes, B. J., Mapholi, N., Dzama, K., Marufu, M. C., Githaka, N. F. and Djikeng, A. 2019. Towards a new phenotype for tick resistance in beef and dairy cattle : a review. Animal Production Science. 59 (8), pp. 1401-1427.

Quantifying the hidden costs of imperfect detection for early detection surveillance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mastin, A. J., Van Den Bosch, F., Van Den Berg, F. and Parnell, S. R. 2019. Quantifying the hidden costs of imperfect detection for early detection surveillance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 374 (1776).

Multifunctionalizing the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum for sustainable co-production of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and recombinant phytase

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pudney, A., Gandini, C., Economou, C., Smith, Richard T., Goddard, P., Napier, J. A., Spicer, A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2019. Multifunctionalizing the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum for sustainable co-production of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and recombinant phytase. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 11444.

Characteristics and distribution of Colletotrichum species in coffee plantations in Hainan, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cao, X. R., Xu, X. M., Che, H. Y., West, J. S. and Luo, D. Q. 2019. Characteristics and distribution of Colletotrichum species in coffee plantations in Hainan, China. Plant Pathology. 68 (6), pp. 1146-1156.

sRNA profiling combined with gene function analysis reveals a lack of evidence for cross-kingdom RNAi in the wheat – Zymoseptoria tritici pathosystem

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kettles, G. J., Hofinger, B. J., Hu, P., Bayon, C., Rudd, J. J., Balmer, D., Courbot, M., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Scalliet, G. and Kanyuka, K. 2019. sRNA profiling combined with gene function analysis reveals a lack of evidence for cross-kingdom RNAi in the wheat – Zymoseptoria tritici pathosystem. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10 (892).

Translating surveillance data into incidence estimates

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bourhis, Y., Gotwald, T. R. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2019. Translating surveillance data into incidence estimates. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 374 (1776).

First application of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for rapid identification of mating type in the heterothallic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M., Hawkins, N. J., Atkins, S. L., Dyer, P. S., West, J. S. and Fraaije, B. A. 2019. First application of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for rapid identification of mating type in the heterothallic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus . Mycoses.