Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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Dissection of environmental and physiological effects on the temperature difference between superior and inferior spikelets within a rice panicle

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, Y., Zhou, Q., He, M., Xu, H., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2021. Dissection of environmental and physiological effects on the temperature difference between superior and inferior spikelets within a rice panicle. The Crop Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2020.10.016

Transgenic camelina oil is an effective source of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in diets for farmed rainbow trout, in terms of growth, tissue fatty acid content, and fillet sensory properties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Osmond, A. T. Y., Arts, M. T., Bazinet, R. P., Napier, J. A., Han, L. and Colombo, S. M. 2021. Transgenic camelina oil is an effective source of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in diets for farmed rainbow trout, in terms of growth, tissue fatty acid content, and fillet sensory properties. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 2021, pp. 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1111/jwas.12788

Synaptotagmins at the endoplasmic reticulum–plasma membrane contact sites maintain diacylglycerol homeostasis during abiotic stress

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ruiz-Lopez, N., Perez-Sancho, J., Del Valle, A. E., Haslam, R. P., Vanneste, S., Catala, R., Perea-Resa, C., Van Damme, D., Garcia-Hernandez, S., Albert A., Vallarino, J., Lin, J., Friml, J., Macho, A. P., Salinas, J., Rosado, A., Napier, J. A., Amorim-Silva, V. and Botella, M. A. 2021. Synaptotagmins at the endoplasmic reticulum–plasma membrane contact sites maintain diacylglycerol homeostasis during abiotic stress. The Plant Cell. p. koab122. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab122

Seed Banks as Incidental Fungi Banks: Fungal Endophyte Diversity in Stored Seeds of Banana Wild Relatives

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hill, R., Llewellyn, T., Downes, E., Oddy, J., MacIntosh, C., Kallow, S. A., Panis, B., Dickie, J. B. and Gaya, E. 2021. Seed Banks as Incidental Fungi Banks: Fungal Endophyte Diversity in Stored Seeds of Banana Wild Relatives. Frontiers in Microbiology. 12, p. 643731. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.643731

The relative abundance of wheat Rubisco activase isoforms is post‑transcriptionally regulated

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Perdomo, J. A., Buchner, P. H. and Carmo-Silva, E. 2021. The relative abundance of wheat Rubisco activase isoforms is post‑transcriptionally regulated. Photosynthesis Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-021-00830-6

Morpho-physiological traits and leaf surface chemicals as markers conferring resistance to sorghum shoot fly (Atherigona soccata Rondani)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nitnavare, R. B., Arora, N., Mishra, S. P., Jaba, J., Kumar, A. A., Bhattacharya, J., Sohu, R. S. and Sharma, H. C. 2021. Morpho-physiological traits and leaf surface chemicals as markers conferring resistance to sorghum shoot fly (Atherigona soccata Rondani). Field Crops Research. 261 (Feb), p. 108029. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2020.108029

Editorial: CRISPR-Cas in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kumar, S., Rymarquis, L. A., Ezura, H. and Nekrasov, V. 2021. Editorial: CRISPR-Cas in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (article), p. 672329. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.672329

Relative efficacy and stability of biological and synthetic nitrification inhibitors in a highly nitrifying soil: Evidence of apparent nitrification inhibition by linoleic acid and linolenic acid

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Y., Jones, D. L., Wang, J., Cardenas, L. M. and Chadwick, D. R. 2021. Relative efficacy and stability of biological and synthetic nitrification inhibitors in a highly nitrifying soil: Evidence of apparent nitrification inhibition by linoleic acid and linolenic acid. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13096

Determination of wheat spike and spikelet architecture and grain traits using X-ray Computed Tomography imaging

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhou, H., Riche, A. B., Hawkesford, M. J., Whalley, W. R., Atkinson, B. S., Sturrock, C. J. and Mooney, S. J. 2021. Determination of wheat spike and spikelet architecture and grain traits using X-ray Computed Tomography imaging. Plant Methods. 17 (article), p. 26. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-021-00726-5

Improving nitrogen use efficiency through overexpression of alanine aminotransferase in rice, wheat, and barley

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tiong, J. W., Sharma, N., Sampath, R., MacKenzie, N., Watanabe, S., Metot, C., Lu, Z., Skinner, W., Lu, Y., Kridl, J., Baumann, U., Heuer, S., Kaiser, B. and Okamoto, M. 2021. Improving nitrogen use efficiency through overexpression of alanine aminotransferase in rice, wheat, and barley. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (article), p. 628521. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.628521

The interaction between wheat roots and soil pores in structured field soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhou, H., Whalley, W. R., Hawkesford, M. J., Ashton, R. W., Atkinson, B., Atkinson, J. A., Sturrock, C. J., Bennett, M. J. and Mooney, S. J. 2021. The interaction between wheat roots and soil pores in structured field soil. Journal of Experimental Botany. 72 (2), pp. 747-756. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa475

A Neural Network Method for Classification of Sunlit and Shaded Components of Wheat Canopies in the Field Using High-Resolution Hyperspectral Imagery

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Virlet, N. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2021. A Neural Network Method for Classification of Sunlit and Shaded Components of Wheat Canopies in the Field Using High-Resolution Hyperspectral Imagery. Remote Sensing. 13 (5), p. 898. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13050898

Advances in understanding of nitrogen (N) uptake by plant roots

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hawkesford, M. J. and Whalley, W. R. 2021. Advances in understanding of nitrogen (N) uptake by plant roots. in: Gregory, P. (ed.) Understanding and improving crop root function UK Burleigh Dodds.

Assessing future drought risks and wheat yield losses in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Clarke, D., Hess, T. M., Haro-Monteagudo, D., Semenov, M. A. and Knox, J. W 2021. Assessing future drought risks and wheat yield losses in England. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 297, p. 108248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108248

Nitrogen challenges and opportunities for agricultural and environmental science in India

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Moring, A., Hooda, S., Raghuram, N., Adhya, T. K., Ahmad, A., Bandyopadhyay, S. K., Barsby, T., Beig, G., Bentley, A., Bhatia, A., Dragosits, U., Drewer, J., Foulkes, J., Ghude, S. D., Gupta, R., Jain, N., Kumar, D., Kumar, R. M., Ladha, J. K., Mandal, P. K., Neeraja, C. N., Pandey, R., Pathak, H., Pawar, P., Pellny, T. K., Poole, P., Price, A., Rao D.L.N., Reay, D. S., Singh, N. K., Sinha, S. K., Srivastava, R. K., Shewry, P. R., Smith, J., Steadman, C. E., Subrahmanyam, D., Surekha, K., Venkatesh, K., Varinderpal-Singh., Uwizeye, A., Vieno, M. and Sutton, M. A. 2021. Nitrogen challenges and opportunities for agricultural and environmental science in India. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 5, p. 505347. https://doi.org/110.3389/fsufs.2021.505347

The role of gene flow and chromosomal instability in shaping the bread wheat genome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Przewieslik-Allen, A. M., Wilkinson, P. A., Burridge, A. J., Winfield, M. O., Dai, X., Beaumont, M., King, J., Yang, C-Y., Griffiths, S., Wingen, L. U., Horsnell, R., Bentley, A. R., Shewry, P. R., Barker, G. L. A. and Edwards, K. J. 2021. The role of gene flow and chromosomal instability in shaping the bread wheat genome. Nature Plants. 7, p. 172–183. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-00845-2

Vulnerability of European wheat to extreme heat and drought around flowering under future climate

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Halford, N. G. and Semenov, M. A. 2021. Vulnerability of European wheat to extreme heat and drought around flowering under future climate. Environmental Research Letters. 16 (2), p. 024052. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abdcf3

N-terminal truncated RHT-1 proteins generated by translational reinitiation cause semi-dwarfing of wheat Green Revolution alleles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thomas, S. G., Van De Velde, K., Heyse, F., Kaspar, R., Van Der Straeten, D. and Rohde, A. 2021. N-terminal truncated RHT-1 proteins generated by translational reinitiation cause semi-dwarfing of wheat Green Revolution alleles. Molecular Plant. 14 (1), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2021.01.002

Reproducing analysis of Sirius model simulations of wheat yields, 1892-2016

J - Computer programs
Addy, J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2021. Reproducing analysis of Sirius model simulations of wheat yields, 1892-2016.

Simulated wheat yields from Sirius, 1892-2016

N - Datasets
Addy, J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2021. Simulated wheat yields from Sirius, 1892-2016.

The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Coleman, K., Whitmore, A. P., Hassall, K. L., Shield, I. F., Semenov, M. A., Dobermann, A., Bourhis, Y., Eskandary, A. and Milne, A. E. 2021. The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK. Science of the Total Environment. 767, p. 144903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144903

Accumulation and deposition of triacylglycerols in the starchy endosperm of wheat grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gonzalez-Thuillier, I., Pellny, T. K., Tosi, P., Mitchell, R. A. C., Haslam, R. P. and Shewry, P. R. 2021. Accumulation and deposition of triacylglycerols in the starchy endosperm of wheat grain. Journal of Cereal Science. 98 (article), p. 103167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2021.103167

Stability of farm income: The role of agricultural diversity and agri-environment scheme payments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Harkness, C., Areal, F. J., Semenov, M. A., Senapati, N., Shield, I. F. and Bishop, J. 2021. Stability of farm income: The role of agricultural diversity and agri-environment scheme payments. Agricultural Systems. 187, p. 103009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.103009

Genome-wide identification of sucrose nonfermenting-1-related protein kinase (SnRK) genes in barley and RNA-seq analyses of their expression in response to ABA treatment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chen, Z., Zhou, L., Jiang, P., Lu, R., Halford, N. G. and Liu, C. 2021. Genome-wide identification of sucrose nonfermenting-1-related protein kinase (SnRK) genes in barley and RNA-seq analyses of their expression in response to ABA treatment . BMC Genomics. 22 (article), p. 300. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-021-07601-6

Wheat with greatly reduced accumulation of free asparagine in the grain, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of asparagine synthetase gene TaASN2

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raffan, S., Sparks, C. A., Huttly, A. K., Hyde, L., Martignago, D., Mead, A., Hanley, S. J., Wilkinson, P., Barker, G., Edwards, K. J., Curtis, T. Y., Usher, S. L., Kosik, O. and Halford, N. G. 2021. Wheat with greatly reduced accumulation of free asparagine in the grain, produced by CRISPR/Cas9 editing of asparagine synthetase gene TaASN2 . Plant Biotechnology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13573

KnetMiner: a comprehensive approach for supporting evidence-based gene discovery and complex trait analysis across species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hassani-Pak, K., Singh, A., Brandizi, M., Hearnshaw, J., Parsons, J. D., Amberkar, S., Phillips, A. L., Doonan, J. H. and Rawlings, C. J. 2021. KnetMiner: a comprehensive approach for supporting evidence-based gene discovery and complex trait analysis across species. Plant Biotechnology Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/pbi.13583

Progress on reducing acrylamide levels in potato crisps in Europe, 2002 to 2019

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Powers, S. J., Mottram, D. S., Curtis, A. and Halford, N. G. 2021. Progress on reducing acrylamide levels in potato crisps in Europe, 2002 to 2019. Food Additives and Contaminants Part A-Chemistry Analysis Control Exposure & Risk Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1080/19440049.2020.1871083

Plastidial ACP Δ9-desaturase controls EPA biosynthesis and TAG accumulation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Smith, Richard T., Jouhet, J., Gandini, C., Nekrasov, V., Marechal, E., Napier, J. A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2021. Plastidial ACP Δ9-desaturase controls EPA biosynthesis and TAG accumulation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum. The Plant Journal. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15231

Oil from transgenic Camelina sativa as a source of EPA and DHA in feed for European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Betancor, M. B., MacEwan, A., Sprague, M., Gong, X., Montero, D., Han, L., Napier, J. A., Norambuena, F., Izquierdo, M. and Tocher, D. R. 2021. Oil from transgenic Camelina sativa as a source of EPA and DHA in feed for European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). Aquaculture. 530, p. 735759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735759

Wheat growth responses to soil mechanical impedance are dependent on phosphorus supply

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, X., Shen, J., Hedden, P., Phillips, A. L., Thomas, S. G., Ge, Y., Ashton, R. W. and Whalley, W. R. 2021. Wheat growth responses to soil mechanical impedance are dependent on phosphorus supply. Soil & Tillage Research. 205, p. 104754. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2020.104754

Wheat amino acid transporters highly expressed in grain cells regulate amino acid accumulation in grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wan, Y., Wang, Y., Shi, Z., Rentsch, D., Ward, J. L., Hassall, K. L., Sparks, C. A., Huttly, A. K., Buchner, P. H., Powers, S. J., Shewry, P. R. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2021. Wheat amino acid transporters highly expressed in grain cells regulate amino acid accumulation in grain. PLOS ONE. 16 (2), p. e0246763. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246763

Future agroclimatic conditions and implications for European grasslands.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Trnka, M., Balek, J., Semenov, M. A., Semeradova, D., Belinova, M., Hlavinka, P., Olesen, J. E., Eitzinger, J., Schaumberger, A., Zahradnicek, P., Kopecky, D. and Zalud, Z. 2020. Future agroclimatic conditions and implications for European grasslands. Biologia Plantarum. 64, pp. 865-880. https://doi.org/10.32615/bp.2021.005

Time-lapse geophysical assessment of agricultural practices on soil moisture dynamics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blanchy, G., Watts, C. W., Richards, J., Bussell, J., Huntenburg, K., Sparkes, D. L., Stalham, M., Hawkesford, M. J., Whalley, W. R. and Binley, A. 2020. Time-lapse geophysical assessment of agricultural practices on soil moisture dynamics. Vadose Zone Journal. 19 (1), p. e20080. https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20080

Accounting for heterogeneity in the 𝛉–𝛔 relationship: Application to wheat phenotyping using EMI

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blanchy, G., Watts, C. W., Ashton, R. W., Webster, C. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Whalley, W. R. and Binley, A. 2020. Accounting for heterogeneity in the 𝛉–𝛔 relationship: Application to wheat phenotyping using EMI. Vadose Zone Journal. 19 (1), p. e20037. https://doi.org/10.1002/vzj2.20037

The Current Status of Research on Gibberellin Biosynthesis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hedden, P. 2020. The Current Status of Research on Gibberellin Biosynthesis. Plant and cell physiology. 6 (11), pp. 1832-1849. https://doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcaa092

The TaCslA12 gene expressed in the wheat grain endosperm synthesizes wheat-like mannan when expressed in yeast and Arabidopsis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Verhertbruggen, Y., Bouder, A., Vigouroux, J., Alvarado, C., Geairon, A., Guillon, F., Wilkinson, M. D., Stritt, F., Pauly, M., Lee, M. Y., Mortimer, J. C., Scheller, H. V., Mitchell, R. A. C., Voiniciuc, C., Saulnier, L. and Chateigner-Boutin, A.-L.. 2020. The TaCslA12 gene expressed in the wheat grain endosperm synthesizes wheat-like mannan when expressed in yeast and Arabidopsis . Plant Science. 302, p. 110693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110693

Genetically modified plants are an alternative to oily fish for providing n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the human diet: A summary of the findings of a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council funded project

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
West, A. L., Miles, E. A., Lillicrop, K. A., Napier, J. A., Calder, P. C. and Burdge, G. C. 2020. Genetically modified plants are an alternative to oily fish for providing n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the human diet: A summary of the findings of a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council funded project. Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12478

Understanding effects of genotype × environment × sowing window interactions for durum wheat in the Mediterranean basin

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Padovan, G., Martre, P., Semenov, M. A., Masoni, A., Bregaglio, S., Ventrella, D., Lorite, I. J., Santos, C., Bindi, M., Ferrise, R. and Dibari, C. 2020. Understanding effects of genotype × environment × sowing window interactions for durum wheat in the Mediterranean basin. Field Crops Research. 259, p. 107969. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2020.107969

Assessing the evolution of wheat grain traits during the last 166 years using archived samples

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mariem, S. B., Gamez, A. L., Larraya, L., Fuertes‑Mendizabal, T., Canameras, N., Araus, J. L., McGrath, S. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Muru, C. G., Gaudeul, M., Medina, L., Paton, A., Cattivelli, L., Fangmeier, A., Bunce, J., Tausz‑Posch, S., Macdonald, A. J. and Aranjuelo, I. 2020. Assessing the evolution of wheat grain traits during the last 166 years using archived samples. Scientific Reports. 10 (Article), p. 21828. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78504-x

Defning lipids and T cell receptors involved in the intrinsic allergenicity of nut proteins

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, R., Ghumra, A., Cochrane, S., Fairclough, L., Broughton, R., Michaelson, L. V., Beaudoin, F. and Alcocer, M. J. C. 2020. Defning lipids and T cell receptors involved in the intrinsic allergenicity of nut proteins. Clinical and Translational Allergy. 10, p. 54. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13601-020-00358-3