Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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Production of human milk fat substitute by engineered strains of Yarrowia lipolytica

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bhutada, G., Menard, G. N., Bhunia, R. K., Hapeta, P. P., Ledesma-Amaro, R. and Eastmond, P. J. 2022. Production of human milk fat substitute by engineered strains of Yarrowia lipolytica. Metabolic Engineering Communications. 14 (June), p. e00192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mec.2022.e00192

Disruption of the Nα-Acetyltransferase NatB Causes Sensitivity to Reductive Stress in Arabidopsis thaliana.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Huber, M., Armbruster, L., Etherington, R. D., De La Torre, C., Hawkesford, M. J., Sticht, C., Gibbs, D. J., Hell, R. and Wirtz, M. 2022. Disruption of the Nα-Acetyltransferase NatB Causes Sensitivity to Reductive Stress in Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12, p. 799954. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.799954

A Modular Cloning Toolkit for Genome Editing in Cereals

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hahn, F., Sanjurjo-Loures, L. and Nekrasov, V. 2022. A Modular Cloning Toolkit for Genome Editing in Cereals. in: Bilichak, A. and Laurie, J. D. (ed.) Accelerated Breeding of Cereal Crops New York, NY Humana Press Inc. pp. 209-224

Laboratory phenomics predicts field performance and identifies superior indica haplotypes for early seedling vigour in dry direct-seeded rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Menard, G. N., Sandhu, N., Anderson, D., Catolos, M., Hassall, K. L., Eastmond, P. J., Kumar, A. and Kurup, S. 2021. Laboratory phenomics predicts field performance and identifies superior indica haplotypes for early seedling vigour in dry direct-seeded rice. Genomics. 113 (6), pp. 4227-4236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2021.11.006

RIN4 homologs from important crop species differentially regulate the Arabidopsis NB-LRR immune receptor, RPS2

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alam, M., Tahir, J., Siddiqui, A., Magzoub, M., Shahzad-ul-Hussan, S., Mackey, D. and Afzal, J. 2021. RIN4 homologs from important crop species differentially regulate the Arabidopsis NB-LRR immune receptor, RPS2. Plant Cell Reports. 40 (12), pp. 2341-2356. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00299-021-02771-9

Remote sensing, modelling-based hazard and risk assessment, and management of agro-forested ecosystems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rizzi, J., Tarquis, A. M., Gobin, A., Semenov, M. A., Zhao, W and Tarolli, P. 2021. Remote sensing, modelling-based hazard and risk assessment, and management of agro-forested ecosystems. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 21 (12), p. 3873–3877. https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3873-2021

Nitrate signaling promotes plant growth by upregulating gibberellin biosynthesis and destabilization of DELLA proteins

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Camut, L., Gallova, B., Jilli, L., Sirlin-Josserand, M., Carrera, E., Sakvarelidze-Achard, L., Ruffel, S., Krouk, G., Thomas, S. G., Hedden, P., Phillips, A. L., Daviere, J-M. and Achard, P. 2021. Nitrate signaling promotes plant growth by upregulating gibberellin biosynthesis and destabilization of DELLA proteins. Current Biology. 31 (22), pp. 4971-4982. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.09.024

The Contribution of Wheat to Human Nutrition and Health

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Shewry, P. R. 2021. The Contribution of Wheat to Human Nutrition and Health. A year on the field. (Nov 20).

My lab unlocked: Professor Nigel Halford FRSB

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Halford, N. G. 2021. My lab unlocked: Professor Nigel Halford FRSB. The Biologist.

Integration of embryo–endosperm interaction into a holistic and dynamic picture of seed development using a rice mutant with notched-belly kernels

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tao, Y., Xiao, F., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2021. Integration of embryo–endosperm interaction into a holistic and dynamic picture of seed development using a rice mutant with notched-belly kernels. The Crop Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2021.10.007

Comparative compositions of metabolites and dietary fibre components in doughs and breads produced from bread wheat, emmer and spelt and using yeast and sourdough processes.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., America, A. H. P., Lovegrove, A., Wood, A., Plummer, A., Evans, J., Van den Broeck, H. C., Gilissen, L., Mumm, R., Ward, J. L., Proos, Z., Kuiper, P., Longin, C. F. H., Andersson, A. A. M., Van Straaten, J. P., Jonkers, D. and Brouns, F. 2021. Comparative compositions of metabolites and dietary fibre components in doughs and breads produced from bread wheat, emmer and spelt and using yeast and sourdough processes. Food Chemistry. 374 (16 April 2022), p. 131710. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2021.131710

Microbially synthesized nanoparticles: aspect in plant disease management

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Bhattacharya, J., Nitnavare, R., Shankhapal, A. and Ghosh, S. 2021. Microbially synthesized nanoparticles: aspect in plant disease management. in: Radhakrishnan E. K., Kumar, A. and Aswani, R. (ed.) Biocontrol Mechanisms of Endophytic Microorganisms Elsevier. pp. 303-325

Plant adaptation to nutrient stress

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pandey, R., Vengavasi. K. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2021. Plant adaptation to nutrient stress. Plant Physiology Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40502-021-00636-7

Below-ground physiological processes enhancing phosphorus acquisition in plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vengavesi, K., Pandey, R., Soumya, P. R., Hawkesford, M. J. and Siddique, K. H. M. 2021. Below-ground physiological processes enhancing phosphorus acquisition in plants. Plant Physiology Reports. 26, pp. 600-613. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40502-021-00627-8

The short-lived inhibitory effect of Brachiaria humidicola on nitrous oxide emissions following sheep urine application in a highly nitrifying soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Y., Charteris, A. F., Loick, N., Cardenas, L. M., Zhipeng, S., Lopez, M., Chen, Q., Jones, D. L. and Chadwick, D. R. 2021. The short-lived inhibitory effect of Brachiaria humidicola on nitrous oxide emissions following sheep urine application in a highly nitrifying soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 184 (6), pp. 723-732. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.202000501

Investigating the origins and evolution of a glyphosate-resistant weed invasion in South America

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gaines, T., Slavov, G., Hughes, D. J., Kupper, A., Sparks, C., Oliva, J., Vila-Aiub, M., Alejandro Garcia, M., Aldo Merotto Jr and Neve, P. 2021. Investigating the origins and evolution of a glyphosate-resistant weed invasion in South America. Molecular Ecology. 30 (21), pp. 5360-5372. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16221

Prospects to improve the nutritional quality of crops

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Scharff, L. B., Saltenis, V. L. R., Jensen, P. E., Baekelandt, A., Burgess, A. J., Burow, M., Ceriotti, A., Cohan, J-P., Geu-Flores, F., Halkier, B., Haslam, R. P., Inze, D., Lankhorst, R. K., Murchie, E., Napier, J. A., Nacry, P., Parry, M. A. J., Santino, A., Scarano, A., Sparvoli, F., Wilhelm, R. and Pribil, M. 2021. Prospects to improve the nutritional quality of crops. Food and Energy Security. 2021, p. e327. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.327

Global Wheat Head Detection 2021: An Improved Dataset for Benchmarking Wheat Head Detection Methods

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
David, E., Serouart, M., Smith, D., Madec, S., Velumani, K., Liu, S., Wang, X., Pinto Espinosa, F., Shafiee, S., Tahir, I. S. A., Tsujimoto, H., Nasuda, S., Zheng, B., Kichgessner, N., Aasen, H., Hund, A., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Nagasawa, K., Ishikawa, G., Dandrifosse, S., Carlier, A., Mercatoris, B., Kuroki, K., Wang, H., Ishii, M., Badhon, M. A., Pozniak, C., LeBauer, D. S., Lilimo, M., Poland, J., Chapman, S., De Solan, B., Baret, F., Stavness, I. and Guo, W. 2021. Global Wheat Head Detection 2021: An Improved Dataset for Benchmarking Wheat Head Detection Methods. Plant Phenomics. 2021, p. 9846158. https://doi.org/10.34133/2021/9846158

A novel light interception trait of a hybrid rice ideotype indicative of leaf to panicle ratio

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xiao, F., Li, W., Yang, Z., Cheng, W., Gao, S., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2021. A novel light interception trait of a hybrid rice ideotype indicative of leaf to panicle ratio. Field Crops Research. 274, p. 108338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2021.108338

Loss of chromatin remodeler DDM1 causes segregation distortion in Arabidopsis thaliana

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ali, S., Zhang, T., Lambing, C., Wang, W., Zhang, P., Xie, L., Wang, J., Khan, N. and Zhang, Q. 2021. Loss of chromatin remodeler DDM1 causes segregation distortion in Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta. 254 (5), p. 107. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-021-03763-5

Next Generation dsRNA-Based Insect Control: Success So Far and Challenges

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nitnavare, R., Bhattacharya, J., Singh, S., Kour, A., Hawkesford, M. J. and Arora, N. 2021. Next Generation dsRNA-Based Insect Control: Success So Far and Challenges. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (18 October), p. 673576. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.673576

Editorial: State-of-the-Art Technology and Applications in Crop Phenomics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yang, W., Doonan, J. H., Hawkesford, M. J., Pridmore, T. and Zhou, J. 2021. Editorial: State-of-the-Art Technology and Applications in Crop Phenomics. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12, p. 2226. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.767324

Methodology to assess the changing risk of yield failure due to heat and drought stress under climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stella, T., Webber, H., Olesen, J. E., Ruane, A. C., Fronzek, S., Bregaglio, S., Mamidanna, S., Bindi, M., Collins, B., Faye, B., Ferrise, R., Fodor, N., Gabaldon-Leal, C., Jabloun, M., Kersebaum, K-C., Lizaso, J. I., Lorite, I. J., Manceau, L., Martre, P., Nendel, C., Rodriguez, A., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Semenov, M. A., Stratonovitch, P. and Ewert, F. 2021. Methodology to assess the changing risk of yield failure due to heat and drought stress under climate change. Environmental Research Letters. 16 (10), p. 104033. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ac2196

The Production of EPA and DHA in Transgenic Plants as a Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Source of Omega-3 Fish Oils for Use in Novel Foods.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Napier, J. A. 2021. The Production of EPA and DHA in Transgenic Plants as a Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly Source of Omega-3 Fish Oils for Use in Novel Foods. Journal Of The American Oil Chemists Society. 98 (S1), pp. 126-126. https://doi.org/10.1002/aocs.12529

Uncovering Trait Associations Resulting in Maximal Seed Yield in Winter and Spring Oilseed Rape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Siles-Suarez, L., Hassall, K. L., Sanchis-Gritsch, C., Eastmond, P. J. and Kurup, S. 2021. Uncovering Trait Associations Resulting in Maximal Seed Yield in Winter and Spring Oilseed Rape. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (6 September), p. 697576. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.697576

What are the regulatory targets for intervention in assimilate partitioning to improve crop yield and resilience?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paul, M. J. 2021. What are the regulatory targets for intervention in assimilate partitioning to improve crop yield and resilience? Journal of Plant Physiology. 266, p. 153537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2021.153537

Dietary Supplementation with Transgenic Camelina sativa Oil Containing 20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3 or Fish Oil Induces Differential Changes in the Transcriptome of CD3+ T Lymphocytes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
West, A. L., Miles, E. A., Han, L., Lillycrop, K. A., Napier, J. A., Calder, P. C. and Burdge, G. C. 2021. Dietary Supplementation with Transgenic Camelina sativa Oil Containing 20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3 or Fish Oil Induces Differential Changes in the Transcriptome of CD3+ T Lymphocytes. Nutrients. 13 (9), p. 3116. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093116

Post-translational cleavage of HMW-GS Dy10 allele improves the cookie-making quality in common wheat (Triticum aestivum).

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, Y., Chen, Q., Li, Y., Guo, Z., Liu, C., Wan, Y., Hawkesford, M. J., Zhu, J., Wu, W., Wei, M., Zhao, K., Jiang, Y., Zhang, Y., Xu, Q., Kong, L., Pu, Z., Deng, M., Jiang, Q., Lan, X., Wang, J., Chen, G., Ma, J., Zheng, Y., Wei, Y. and Qi, P. 2021. Post-translational cleavage of HMW-GS Dy10 allele improves the cookie-making quality in common wheat (Triticum aestivum). Molecular Breeding. 41, p. 49. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-021-01238-9

Wheat value chains in Malawi: trends, gaps, challenges and opportunities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guwela, V. F., Maliro, M. F. A, Joy, E. J. M., Tang, K., Bokosi, J., Hawkesford, M. J., Broadley, M. and King, J. 2021. Wheat value chains in Malawi: trends, gaps, challenges and opportunities. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience. 16 (046), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1079/PAVSNNR202116046

Identifying aphid resistance in the ancestral wheat Triticum monococcum under field conditions.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Simon, A. L., Caulfield, J. C., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Field, L. M. and Aradottir, G. I. 2021. Identifying aphid resistance in the ancestral wheat Triticum monococcum under field conditions. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 13495. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92883-9

Improving photosynthetic metabolism for crop yields: what is going to work?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paul, M. J. 2021. Improving photosynthetic metabolism for crop yields: what is going to work? Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (September), p. 743862. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.743862

Production of the infant formula ingredient 1,3-olein-2-palmitin in Arabidopsis thaliana seeds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Eastmond, P. J., Van-Erp, H., Bryant, F. M., Martin-Moreno, J. and Michaelson, L. V. 2021. Production of the infant formula ingredient 1,3-olein-2-palmitin in Arabidopsis thaliana seeds. Metabolic Engineering. 67, pp. 67-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymben.2021.05.009

Flow Cytometry-Based Determination of Ploidy from Dried Leaf Specimens in Genomically Complex Collections of the Tropical Forage Grass Urochloa s. l.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tomaszewska, P., Pellny, T. K., Hernandez, L. M., Mitchell, R. A. C., Castiblanco, V., De Vega, J. J., Schwarzacher, T. and Heslop-Harrison, P. 2021. Flow Cytometry-Based Determination of Ploidy from Dried Leaf Specimens in Genomically Complex Collections of the Tropical Forage Grass Urochloa s. l. Genes. 12 (7), p. 957. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12070957

The Arabidopsis pattern recognition receptor EFR enhances fire blight resistance in apple

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Piazza, S., Campa, M., Pompili, V., Dalla Costa, L., Salvagnin, U., Nekrasov, V., Zipfel, C. and Malnoy, M. 2021. The Arabidopsis pattern recognition receptor EFR enhances fire blight resistance in apple. Horticulture Research. 8, p. 204. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-021-00639-3

RNAi suppression of xylan synthase genes in wheat starchy endosperm

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wilkinson, M. D., Kosik, O., Halsey, K., Walpole, H., Evans, J., Wood, A. J., Ward, J. L., Mitchell, R. A. C., Lovegrove, A. and Shewry, P. R. 2021. RNAi suppression of xylan synthase genes in wheat starchy endosperm. PLOS ONE. 16 (8), p. e0256350. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256350

Effect of Intake of Food Hydrocolloids of Bacterial Origin on the Glycemic Response in Humans: Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alshammari, N. A., Taylor, M. A., Stevenson, R., Gouseti, O., Alyami, J., Muttakin, S., Bakalis, S., Lovegrove, A., Aithal, G. P. and Marciani, L. 2021. Effect of Intake of Food Hydrocolloids of Bacterial Origin on the Glycemic Response in Humans: Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Nutrients. 13 (7), p. 2407. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072407

Feeding the future: developing the skills landscape in the agri-food sector

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sims, C., Oddy, J., Hibbert, L. E., Newell, A. S., Steel, L., Gibbons, L. R., Caporaso, N., Dumenil, C., Read, S. and Margerison, R. C. P. 2021. Feeding the future: developing the skills landscape in the agri-food sector. Journal Of Chemical Technology And Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6844

Techniques for the Measurement of Molecular Species of Acyl-CoA in Plants and Microalgae

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Haslam, R. P. and Larson, T. R. 2021. Techniques for the Measurement of Molecular Species of Acyl-CoA in Plants and Microalgae. in: Bartels, D. and Dobermann, P. (ed.) Plant Lipids: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology Springer Nature. pp. 203-218

Rapid Generation and Analysis of a Barley Doubled Haploid Line with Higher Nitrogen Use Efficiency than Parental Lines by F1 Microspore Embryogenesis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, H., Li, Y., Gao, R., Xu, R., Guo, G., Lu, R., Halford, N. G., Chen, Z. and Liu, C. 2021. Rapid Generation and Analysis of a Barley Doubled Haploid Line with Higher Nitrogen Use Efficiency than Parental Lines by F1 Microspore Embryogenesis. Plants - Basel. 10 (8), p. 1588. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10081588

Allele mining in diverse accessions of tropical grasses to improve forage quality and reduce environmental impact

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hanley, S. J., Pellny, T. K., De Vega, J. J., Castiblanco, V., Arango, J., Eastmond, P. J., Heslop-Harrison, J. S. and Mitchell, R. A. C. 2021. Allele mining in diverse accessions of tropical grasses to improve forage quality and reduce environmental impact. Annals of Botany. 128 (5), pp. 627-637. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcab101