Computational and Analytical Sciences

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

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Phenology of the Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella) in the UK and Provision of Decision Support for Brassica Growers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wainwright, C. E., Jenkins, S., Wilson, D., Elliott, M., Jukes, A. and Collier, R. 2020. Phenology of the Diamondback Moth (Plutella xylostella) in the UK and Provision of Decision Support for Brassica Growers. Insects. 11 (2), p. 118.

Functional QTL mapping and genomic prediction of canopy height in wheat measured using a robotic field phenotyping platform

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lyra, D. H., Virlet, N., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Hassall, K. L., Wingen, L. U., Orford, S., Griffiths, S., Hawkesford, M. J. and Slavov, G. 2020. Functional QTL mapping and genomic prediction of canopy height in wheat measured using a robotic field phenotyping platform . Journal of Experimental Botany. p. erz545.

Similarities between Insect Swarms and Isothermal Globular Clusters

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gorbonos, D., Van der Vaart, K., Sinhuber, M., Puckett, J. G., Ouellette, N. T., Reynolds, A. M. and Gov, N. S. 2020. Similarities between Insect Swarms and Isothermal Globular Clusters. Physical Review Research.

Identification of a major QTL and associated molecular marker for high arabinoxylan fibre in white wheat flour

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lovegrove, A., Wingen, L. U., Plummer, A., Wood, A., Passmore, D., Kosik, O., Freeman, J., Mitchell, R. A. C., Hassall, K. L., Ulker, M., Tremmel-Bede, K., Rakszegi, M., Bedo, Z., Perretant, M-R., Charmet, G., Pont, C., Salse, J., Leverington Waite, M., Orford, S., Burridge, A., Pellny, T. K., Shewry, P. R. and Griffiths, S. 2020. Identification of a major QTL and associated molecular marker for high arabinoxylan fibre in white wheat flour. PLOS ONE. 15 (2), p. e0227826.

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.

Meta-analysis of global livestock urine-derived nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lopez, M., Horrocks, C. A., Charteris, A., Marsden, K. A., Ciganda, V. S., Evans, J., Chadwick, D. R. and Cardenas, L. M. 2020. Meta-analysis of global livestock urine-derived nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils. Global Change Biology. 00, pp. 1-12.

Investigating the effects of inter-annual weather variation (1968-2016) on the functional response of cereal grain yield to applied nitrogen, using data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Addy, J., Ellis, R. H., Macdonald, A. J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2020. Investigating the effects of inter-annual weather variation (1968-2016) on the functional response of cereal grain yield to applied nitrogen, using data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 284, p. 107898.

Linking small-scale flight manoeuvers and density profiles to the vertical movement of insects in the nocturnal stable boundary layer

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wainwright, C. E., Reynolds, D. R. and Reynolds, A. M. 2020. Linking small-scale flight manoeuvers and density profiles to the vertical movement of insects in the nocturnal stable boundary layer. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 1019.

Soil organic carbon, extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), and soil structural stability as affected by previous and current land-use

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Redmile-Gordon, M. A., Watts, C. W., Gregory, A. S. and White, R. P. 2020. Soil organic carbon, extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), and soil structural stability as affected by previous and current land-use. Geoderma. 363 (1st April), p. 114143.

Epigenetic patterns within the haplotype phased fig (Ficus carica L.) genome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Usai, G., Mascagni, F., Giordani, T., Vangelisti, A., Bose, E., Zuccolo, A., Ceccarelli, M., King, R., Hassani-Pak, K., Zambrano, L. S., Cavallini, A. and Natali, L. 2020. Epigenetic patterns within the haplotype phased fig (Ficus carica L.) genome. The Plant Journal.

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.

Sulfated flavanones and dihydroflavonols from willow

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Noleto-Dias, C., Harflett, C., Beale, M. H. and Ward, J. L. 2020. Sulfated flavanones and dihydroflavonols from willow. Phytochemistry Letters. 35 (February), pp. 88-93.

Changes of oxygen isotope values of soil P pools associated with changes in soil pH

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pfahler, V., Macdonald, A. J., Mead, A., Smith, A. C., Tamburini, F., Blackwell, M. S. A. and Granger, S. J. 2020. Changes of oxygen isotope values of soil P pools associated with changes in soil pH. Scientific Reports. 10 (2065).

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.

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.

A Co-Expression Network in Hexaploid Wheat Reveals Mostly Balanced Expression and Lack of Significant Gene Loss of Homeologous Meiotic Genes Upon Polyploidization

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alabdullah AK., Borrill, P., Martin, AC., Ramirez-Gonzalez, RH., Hassani-Pak, K., Uauy, C., Shaw, P. and Moore, G. 2019. A Co-Expression Network in Hexaploid Wheat Reveals Mostly Balanced Expression and Lack of Significant Gene Loss of Homeologous Meiotic Genes Upon Polyploidization. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10 (1325), p. 24pp.

Mechanisms and Consequences of Partial Migration in Insects

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Menz, M., Reynolds, D. R., Gao, B., Hu, G., Chapman, J. and Wooton, K. 2019. Mechanisms and Consequences of Partial Migration in Insects. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

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.

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).

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.

On the emergence of gravitational-like forces in insect swarms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2019. On the emergence of gravitational-like forces in insect swarms. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 16 (160), p. 20190404.

Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kavamura, V. N., Robinson, R. J., Hayat, R., Clark, I. M., Hughes, D. J., Rossmann, M., Hirsch, P. R., Mendes, R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2019. Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10 (2625).

Windborne long-distance migration of malaria mosquitoes in the Sahel

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Huestis, D. L., Dao, A., Diallo, M, Sanogo, L., Samake, D., Yaro, A. S., Ousman, Y., Linton, Y-M., Krishna, A., Veru, L., Krajacich, J., Faiman, R., Florio, J., Chapman, J. W., Reynolds, D. R., Weetman, D., Mitchell, R., Donnelly, M. J., Talamas, E., Chamorro, L., Strobach, E. and Lehmann, T. 2019. Windborne long-distance migration of malaria mosquitoes in the Sahel. Nature. 574 (7778), pp. 404-408.

Investigating vertical motion of small insects in the atmospheric boundary layer using millimetre-wavelength radar and Doppler LIDAR

Conference paper
Wainwright, C. E., Stepanian, P. M., Reynolds, D. R. and Reynolds, A. M. 2019. Investigating vertical motion of small insects in the atmospheric boundary layer using millimetre-wavelength radar and Doppler LIDAR. Institution of Engineering and Technology. doi:10.1049/joe.2019.0596

Estimation of the iron bioavailability in green vegetables using an in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rodriguez-Ramiro, I., Dellaquila, C., Ward, J. L., Neal, A. L., Bruggaber, S. F. A, Shewry, P. R. and Fairweather-Tail, S. 2019. Estimation of the iron bioavailability in green vegetables using an in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model. Food Chemistry. 301 (15 December), p. 125292.

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

Transcriptome sequencing, molecular markers, and transcription factor discovery of Platanus acerifolia in the presence of Corythucha ciliata

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, F., Wu, C., Gao, M., Jiao, M., Qu, C., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A. and Luo, C. 2019. Transcriptome sequencing, molecular markers, and transcription factor discovery of Platanus acerifolia in the presence of Corythucha ciliata. Scientific Data. 6 (128).

Species matter when considering landscape effects on carabid distributions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Metcalfe, H., Hassall, K. L., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2019. Species matter when considering landscape effects on carabid distributions. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 285 (2019), p. 106631.

Journal of animal breeding and genetics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thompson, R. 2019. Journal of animal breeding and genetics . 136 (4), pp. 229-309.

Insights into Pasteurellaceae carriage dynamics in the nasal passages of healthy beef calves

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lee, M. R. F., Bailey, M., Mead, A., Morales-Aza, B., Reynolds, R., Vipond, B., Finn, A., Eisler, M.C. and Thomas, A.C. 2019. Insights into Pasteurellaceae carriage dynamics in the nasal passages of healthy beef calves. Scientific Reports. 9 (11943), p. 11943.

Metabolomics analysis and biological investigation of three Malvaceae plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Abdelhafez, O. H., Othman, E. M., Fahim, J. R., Desoukey, S. Y., Pimentel-Elardo, S. M., Nodwell, J. R., Schirmeister, T., Tawfike, A. and Adbelmohsen, U. R. 2019. Metabolomics analysis and biological investigation of three Malvaceae plants. Phytochemical Analysis.

Gradients of Gluten Proteins and Free Amino Acids along the Longitudinal Axis of the Developing Caryopsis of Bread Wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shi, Z., Wang, Y., Wan, Y., Hassall, K. L., Jiang, D., Shewry, P. R. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2019. Gradients of Gluten Proteins and Free Amino Acids along the Longitudinal Axis of the Developing Caryopsis of Bread Wheat . Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 67 (31), pp. 8706-8714.

Mass Seasonal Migrations of Hoverflies Provide Extensive Pollination and Crop Protection Services

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wotton, K. R., Gao, B., Menz, M. H. M., Morris, R. K. A., Ball, S. G., Lim, K. S., Reynolds, D. R., Hu, G. and Chapman, J. W. 2019. Mass Seasonal Migrations of Hoverflies Provide Extensive Pollination and Crop Protection Services. Current Biology. 29 (13), pp. 2167-2173.e5.

Contrasting gene expression patterns in grain of high and low asparagine wheat genotypes in response to sulphur supply

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Curtis, T., Raffan, S., Wan, Y., King, R., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A. and Halford, N. G. 2019. Contrasting gene expression patterns in grain of high and low asparagine wheat genotypes in response to sulphur supply. BMC Genomics. 20, p. 628.

Use of the pre-assembled ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex for gene editing of wheat and poplar

Conference poster
Sparks, C. A., Cerezo-Medina, S., Raffan, S. and Hahn, F. 2019. Use of the pre-assembled ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex for gene editing of wheat and poplar. The 7th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress. Rotterdam, The Netherlands 21 May 2019

Non-canonical fungal G-protein coupled receptors promote Fusarium head blight on wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dilks, T., Halsey, K., De Vos, R., Hammond-Kosack, K. E. and Brown, N. A. 2019. Non-canonical fungal G-protein coupled receptors promote Fusarium head blight on wheat. PLOS Pathogens. 15 (4), p. e1007666.

Environmental effects on flying migrants revealed by radar

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Becciu, P., Menz, M. H. M., Aubach, A., Cabrera-Cruz, S. A., Wainwright, C. E., Scacco, M., Ciach, M., Pettersson, L. B., Maggini, I., Arroyo., G. M., Buler, J. J., Reynolds, D. R. and Sapir, N. 2019. Environmental effects on flying migrants revealed by radar. Ecography. 42, pp. 1-14.

Mechanical spectroscopy of insect swarms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Van der Vaart, K., Sinhuber, M., Reynolds, A. M. and Ouellette, N.T. 2019. Mechanical spectroscopy of insect swarms. Science Advances. 5 (7), p. eaaw9305.

Screening of locally available organic materials as substrates for production of Pochonia chlamydosporia in Kenya

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Luambano, N, Manzanilla-Lopez, R. H. and Powers, S. J. 2019. Screening of locally available organic materials as substrates for production of Pochonia chlamydosporia in Kenya. Biological Control. 133, pp. 18-25.