Computational and Analytical Sciences

TitleComputational and Analytical Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadChris Rawlings
Executive AssistantSally Murdoch

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Basic LEUCINE ZIPPER TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR 67 transactivates DELAY OF GERMINATION 1 to establish primary seed dormancy in Arabidopsis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bryant, F. M., Hughes, D. J., Hassani-Pak, K. and Eastmond, P. J. 2019. Basic LEUCINE ZIPPER TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR 67 transactivates DELAY OF GERMINATION 1 to establish primary seed dormancy in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell.

Multiple abiotic stress, nitrate availability and the growth of wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ge, Y., Hawkesford, M. J., Rosolem, C. A., Mooney, S. J., Ashton, R. W., Evans, J. and Whalley, W. R. 2019. Multiple abiotic stress, nitrate availability and the growth of wheat . Soil & Tillage Research. 191, pp. 171-184.

Molecular quantification of Plasmodium parasite density from the blood retained in used RDTs

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Robinson, A., Busula, A., Muwanguzi, J., Powers, S. J., Masiga, D., Bousema, T., Takken, W., de Boer, J., Logan, J., Beshir, K. and Sutherland, C. 2019. Molecular quantification of Plasmodium parasite density from the blood retained in used RDTs. Scientific Reports. 9 (5107).

On the origin of the tensile strength of insect swarms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2019. On the origin of the tensile strength of insect swarms. Physical Biology.

Effects of soybean oil supplements to diets of lactating dairy cows, on productive performance, and milk fat acids profile: a meta-analysis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mahdavi, A., Mahdavi, A., Darabighane, B., Mead, A. and Lee, M. R. F. 2019. Effects of soybean oil supplements to diets of lactating dairy cows, on productive performance, and milk fat acids profile: a meta-analysis. Italian Journal of Animal Science.

Harmonic radar tracking reveals random dispersal pattern of bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queens after hibernation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M., Makinson, J. C., Woodgate, J. L., Capaldi, E. A., Perry, C. J. and Chittka, L. 2019. Harmonic radar tracking reveals random dispersal pattern of bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queens after hibernation. Scientific Reports. 9 (4651).

Phenylalkanoid glycosides (non-salicinoids) from wood chips of Salix triandra × dasyclados hybrid willow

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Noleto-Dias, C., Wu, Y., Bellisai, A., Macalpine, W. J., Beale, M. H. and Ward, J. L. 2019. Phenylalkanoid glycosides (non-salicinoids) from wood chips of Salix triandra × dasyclados hybrid willow. Molecules. 24 (6), p. 1152.

Bayesian analysis and prediction of hybrid performance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alves, F. C., Granato, I. S. C., Galli, g, Lyra, D. H., Fritsche-Neto, R. and De los Campos, G. 2019. Bayesian analysis and prediction of hybrid performance. Plant Methods. 15, p. 14.

Modeling copy number variation in the genomic prediction of maize hybrids

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lyra, D. H., Galli, G., Alves, F. C., Granato, I. S. C., Vidotti, M. S., Sousa, M. B., Morosini, J. S., Crossa, J. and Fritsche-Neto, R. 2019. Modeling copy number variation in the genomic prediction of maize hybrids. Theoretical And Applied Genetics. 132, pp. 273-288.

Influence of Pickling Process on Allium cepa and Citrus limon Metabolome as Determined via Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tawfike, A. F., Farag, M. A., Donia, M. S., Ehrlich, A. and Wessjohann, L. A. 2019. Influence of Pickling Process on Allium cepa and Citrus limon Metabolome as Determined via Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics. Molecules. 24 (5), p. 928.

Yield responses of arable crops to liming - An evaluation of relationships between yields and soil pH from a long-term liming experiment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Holland, J. E., White, P. J., Glendining, M. J., Goulding, K. W. T. and McGrath, S. P. 2019. Yield responses of arable crops to liming - An evaluation of relationships between yields and soil pH from a long-term liming experiment. European Journal of Agronomy. 105 (April), pp. 176-188.

Movement Ecology of Pest Helicoverpa: Implications for Ongoing Spread

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jones, C. M., Parry, H., Tay, W. T., Reynolds, D. R. and Chapman, J. W. 2019. Movement Ecology of Pest Helicoverpa: Implications for Ongoing Spread. Annual Review Of Entomology. 64, pp. 277-295.

Identification of a non-host semiochemical from tick-resistant donkeys (Equus asinus) against Amblyomma sculptum ticks

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ferreira, L. L., Sarria, A. L. F., De Olivera Filho, J. G., De Olivera de Silva, F., Powers, S. J., Caulfield, J. C., Pickett, J. A., Birkett, M. A. and Borges, L. M. F. 2019. Identification of a non-host semiochemical from tick-resistant donkeys (Equus asinus) against Amblyomma sculptum ticks. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases. 10 (3), pp. 621-627.

Application of metabolomics and molecular networking in investigating the chemical profile and antitrypanosomal activity of British bluebells ( Hyacinthoides non-scripta )

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raheem, D., Tawfike, A. F, Abdulmohsen, U., Edrada-Ebel, R. and Fitzsimmons-Thoss, V. 2019. Application of metabolomics and molecular networking in investigating the chemical profile and antitrypanosomal activity of British bluebells ( Hyacinthoides non-scripta ). Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 2547.

ACE: Application for Conditional probability Elicitation

J - Computer programs
Hassall, K. L. 2019. ACE: Application for Conditional probability Elicitation. GitHub Rothamsted Research.

A Possible Connection Between Plant Longevity and the Absence of Protein Fibrillation: Basis for Identifying Aggregation Inhibitors in Plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mohammed-Beigi, H., Kjaer, L., Eskandari, H., Aliakbari, F., Christiansen, G., Ruvo, G., Ward, J. L. and Otzen, D.E. 2019. A Possible Connection Between Plant Longevity and the Absence of Protein Fibrillation: Basis for Identifying Aggregation Inhibitors in Plants. Frontiers in Plant Science. p. 10:148.

Harmonic radar tracking reveals random dispersal pattern of bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queens after hibernation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Makinson, J. C., Woodgate, J. L., Reynolds, A. M., Capaldi, E.A., Perry, C.J. and Chittka, L. 2019. Harmonic radar tracking reveals random dispersal pattern of bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) queens after hibernation. Scientific Reports. 9, p. 4651.

New bioactive metabolites from the elicited marine sponge-derived bacterium Actinokineospora spheciospongiae sp. nov.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tawfike, A., Attia, E. Z., Desoukey, S. Y., Hajjar, D., Makki, A. A., Schupp, P. J., Edrada-Ebel, R. and Abdelmohsen, U. R. 2019. New bioactive metabolites from the elicited marine sponge-derived bacterium Actinokineospora spheciospongiae sp. nov. AMB Express. 9 (12).

Isolation of anticancer and anti-trypanosome secondary metabolites from the endophytic fungus Aspergillus flocculus via bioactivity guided isolation and MS based metabolomics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tawfike, A. F, Romli, M., Clements, C., Abbott, G., Young, L., Schumacher, M., Diederich, M., Farag, M. and Edrada-Ebel, R. 2019. Isolation of anticancer and anti-trypanosome secondary metabolites from the endophytic fungus Aspergillus flocculus via bioactivity guided isolation and MS based metabolomics. Journal Of Chromatography B. 1106-1107 (1 February), pp. 71-83.

Determination of the prebiotic activity of wheat arabinogalactan peptide (AGP) using batch culture fermentation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Harris, S., Powers, S. J., Monteagudo-Mera, A., Kosik, O., Lovegrove, A., Shewry, P. R. and Charalampopoulos, D. 2019. Determination of the prebiotic activity of wheat arabinogalactan peptide (AGP) using batch culture fermentation. European Journal Of Nutrition.

Improved isotopic model based on 15N tracing and Rayleigh-type isotope fractionation for simulating differential sources of N2O emissions in a clay grassland soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Castellano-Hinojosa, A., Loick, N., Dixon, E. R., Matthews, P., Lewicka-Szczebak, D., Well, R., Bol, R., Charteris, A. and Cardenas, L. M. 2019. Improved isotopic model based on 15N tracing and Rayleigh-type isotope fractionation for simulating differential sources of N2O emissions in a clay grassland soil. Rapid Communications In Mass Spectrometry.

Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pezzola, D., Cardenas, L. M., Mian, I. A., Carswell, A. M., Donovan, N., Dhanoa, D. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2019. Responses of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus to two consecutive drying–rewetting cycles in soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 182 (2), pp. 217-228.

Accounting for data sparsity when forming spatially coherent zones

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hassall, K. L., Whitmore, A. P. and Milne, A. E. 2019. Accounting for data sparsity when forming spatially coherent zones. Applied Mathematical Modelling. 72, pp. 537-552.

Controlling population structure in the genomic prediction of tropical maize hybrids

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lyra, D. H., Granato, Morais, P. P. P., Alves, F. C., Santos, A. R. M., Yu, X., Guo, T., Yu, J. and Fritsche-Neto, R. 2018. Controlling population structure in the genomic prediction of tropical maize hybrids. Molecular Breeding. 38 (126).

The challenges of using satellite data sets to assess historical land use change and associated greenhouse gas emissions: a case study of three Indonesian provinces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
van Beijma, S., Chatterton, J., Page, S., Rawlings, C. J., Tiffin, R. and King. H. 2018. The challenges of using satellite data sets to assess historical land use change and associated greenhouse gas emissions: a case study of three Indonesian provinces. Carbon Management. 9, pp. 399-413.

Metabolomic-Guided Isolation of Bioactive Natural Products from Curvularia sp., an Endophytic Fungus of Terminalia laxiflora

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tawfike, A. F., Abbott, G., Young, L. and Edrada-Ebel, R. 2018. Metabolomic-Guided Isolation of Bioactive Natural Products from Curvularia sp., an Endophytic Fungus of Terminalia laxiflora. Planta Medica. 84 (3), pp. 182-190.

Final grain weight is not limited by the activity of key starch-synthesising enzymes during grain filling in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fahy, B., Siddiqui, H., David, L., Powers, S. J., Borrill, P., Uauy, C. and Smith, A. 2018. Final grain weight is not limited by the activity of key starch-synthesising enzymes during grain filling in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany. 69 (22), p. 5461–5475.

Understanding the Relative Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production using Data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments

F - Theses
Addy, J. 2018. Understanding the Relative Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production using Data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments. F - Theses University of Reading CAS

Replacing a permanent pasture and its effect in the first year on a commercial dairy farm

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero-Viera, J., Orr, R. J., Coumbe, J., Willson, B., Evans, J. and Lee, M. R. F. 2018. Replacing a permanent pasture and its effect in the first year on a commercial dairy farm. Agro Sur. 46 (1), pp. 3-12.

Pyrolysis temperature during biochar production alters its subsequent utilization by microorganisms in an acid arable soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Luo, Y., Dungait, J. A. J., Zhao, X., Brookes, P. C., Durenkamp, M., Li, G. and Lin, Q. 2018. Pyrolysis temperature during biochar production alters its subsequent utilization by microorganisms in an acid arable soil. Land Degradation & Development. 29 (7), pp. 2183-2188.

Occurrence of Puccinia spp. spores in Madeira Island and their phytopathological importance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Camacho, I., Leça, R., Sardinha, D., Camacho, R. and Sadys, M. 2018. Occurrence of Puccinia spp. spores in Madeira Island and their phytopathological importance. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 150 (4), pp. 955-969.

More on midges

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2018. More on midges. Physics World. 31 (3), pp. 25-25.

Dew point temperature affects ascospore release of allergenic genus Leptosphaeria

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sadys, M., Kaczmarek, J., Grinn-Gofron, A., Rodinkova, V., Prikhodko, A., Bilous, E., Strzelczak, A., Herbert, R. J. and Jedryczka, M. 2018. Dew point temperature affects ascospore release of allergenic genus Leptosphaeria. International Journal Of Biometeorology. 62 (6), pp. 979-990.

Rothamsted Long-term experiments : guide to the classical and other long-term experiments, datasets and sample archive

E - Books edited/written by staff member, alone/with others
Macdonald, A. J., Poulton, P. R., Clark, I. M., Scott, T., Glendining, M. J., Perryman, S. A. M., Storkey, J., Bell, J. R., Shield, I. F., Mcmillan, V. E. and Hawkins, J. M. B. Macdonald, A. J. (ed.) 2018. Rothamsted Long-term experiments : guide to the classical and other long-term experiments, datasets and sample archive. Rothamsted Research, Harpenden.

Dry matter losses and quality changes during short rotation coppice willow storage in chip or rod form

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whittaker, C., Yates, N. E., Powers, S. J., Misselbrook, T. H. and Shield, I. F. 2018. Dry matter losses and quality changes during short rotation coppice willow storage in chip or rod form. Biomass & Bioenergy. 112, pp. 29-36.

The tethered flight technique as a tool for studying life‐history strategies associated with migration in insects

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Minter, M., Pearson, A. J., Lim, K. S., Wilson, K., Chapman, J. W. and Jones, C. M. 2018. The tethered flight technique as a tool for studying life‐history strategies associated with migration in insects. Ecological Entomology. 43 (4).

Ongoing changes in migration phenology and winter residency at Bracken Bat Cave

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stepanian, P. M. and Wainwright, C. E. 2018. Ongoing changes in migration phenology and winter residency at Bracken Bat Cave. Global Change Biology.

Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for rapid detection of Pyrenopeziza brassicae (light leaf spot of brassicas)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M., Krivova, V., Canning, G. G. M., Hawkins, N. J., Kaczmarek, A. M., Perryman, S. A. M., Dyer, P. S., Fraaije, B. A. and West, J. S. 2018. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays for rapid detection of Pyrenopeziza brassicae (light leaf spot of brassicas). Plant Pathology. 67 (1), pp. 167-174.

Impact of microbial activity on the leaching of soluble N forms in soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Carswell, A. M., Hill, P. W., Jones, D. L., Blackwell, M. S. A., Johnes, P. J., Dixon, E. R. and Chadwick, D. R. 2018. Impact of microbial activity on the leaching of soluble N forms in soil. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. 54 (1), pp. 21-25.

Does repeated biochar incorporation induce further soil priming effect?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Luo, Y., Lin, Q. M., Durenkamp, M. and Kuzyakov, Y. 2018. Does repeated biochar incorporation induce further soil priming effect? Journal of Soils and Sediments. 18 (1), pp. 128-135.