Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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High-Throughput Estimation of Crop Traits - A review of ground and aerial phenotyping platforms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jin, X., Zarco-Tejada, P. J., Schmidhalter, U., Reynolds, M. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Varshney, R. V., Yang, T., Nie, C., Li, Z., Ming, B, Xiao, Y, Xie, Y. and Li, S. 2020. High-Throughput Estimation of Crop Traits - A review of ground and aerial phenotyping platforms . IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine.

Genetic variation and heritability of grain protein deviation in European wheat genotypes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mosleth, E. F., Lillehammer, M., Pellny, T. K., Wood, A., Riche, A. B., Hussain, A., Griffiths, S., Hawkesford, M. J. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Genetic variation and heritability of grain protein deviation in European wheat genotypes. Field Crops Research. 255, p. 107896.

Bioengineering horizon scan 2020

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kemp, L., Adam, L., Boehm, C. R., Breitling, R., Casagrande, R., Dando, M., Djikent, A., Evan, N. G., Hammond, R., Hills, K., Holt, L. A., Kuiken, T, Markotic, A., Millett, P., Napier, J. A., Nelson, C., O´Heigeartaigh, S. S, Osbourn, A., Palmer, M. J., Patron, N. J., Perello, E., Piyawattanametha, W., Restrepo-Schild, V., Riosrojas, C., Rhodes, C., Roessing, A., Scott, D., Shapira, P., Simuntala, C., Smith, R. D. J., Sundaram, L. S., Takano, E., Uttmark, G., Wintle, B. C., Zahra, N. B. and Sutherland, W. J. 2020. Bioengineering horizon scan 2020. eLife. 9, p. e54489.

Substantial increase in yield predicted by wheat ideotypes for Europe under future climate

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Griffiths, S, Hawkesford, M. J., Shewry, P. R. and Semenov, M. A. 2020. Substantial increase in yield predicted by wheat ideotypes for Europe under future climate. Climate Research. 80 (3), p. 189–201.

Stability analysis of wheat lines with increased level of arabinoxylan

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tremmel-Bede, K., Szentmiklossy, M., Tomoskozi, S., Torok, K., Lovegrove, A., Shewry, P. R., Lang, L., Bedo, Z., Vida, G. and Rakszegi, M. 2020. Stability analysis of wheat lines with increased level of arabinoxylan. PLOS ONE. 15 (5), p. e0232892.

Low protein wheat for bread making

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Shewry, P. R., Wood, A. J., Hassall, K. L., Pellny, T. K., Riche, A. B., Hussain, A., Hawkesford, M. J., Griffiths, S., Penson, S., Tucker, G. and Baker, C. 2020. Low protein wheat for bread making. Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Genetic variation in wheat grain quality is associated with differences in the galactolipid content of flour and the gas bubble properties of dough liquor

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Min, B., Salt, L., Wilde, P., Kosik, O., Hassall, K. L., Przewieslik-Allen, A., Burridge, A. J., Poole, M., Snape, J., Wingen, L., Haslam, R. P., Griffiths, S. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Genetic variation in wheat grain quality is associated with differences in the galactolipid content of flour and the gas bubble properties of dough liquor. Food Chemistry. 60, p. 100093.

Time-intensive geoelectrical monitoring under winter wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blanchy, G., Virlet, N., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Watts, C. W., Hawkesford, M. J., Whalley, W. R. and Binley, A. 2020. Time-intensive geoelectrical monitoring under winter wheat . Near Surface Geophysics.

Evidence that phosphorylation of the alpha-subunit of eIF2 does not essentially inhibit mRNA translation in wheat germ cell-free system.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhigailov, A. V., Alexandrova, A. M., Nizkorodova, A. S., Stanbekova, G. E., Kryldakov, R. V., Karpova, O. V., Polimbetova, N. S., Halford, N. G. and Iskakov, B. K. 2020. Evidence that phosphorylation of the alpha-subunit of eIF2 does not essentially inhibit mRNA translation in wheat germ cell-free system. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, p. 936.

Differential ear growth of two maize varieties to shading in hte field environment - effects on whole plant carbon allocation and sugar starvation response

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liang, X., Gao, Z., Shen, S., Paul, M. J., Zhang, L., Zhao, X., Lin, S., Wu, G., Chen, X-M. and Zhou, S-L. 2020. Differential ear growth of two maize varieties to shading in hte field environment - effects on whole plant carbon allocation and sugar starvation response. Journal of Plant Physiology. p. 153194.

Turning sugar into oil - making photosynthesis blind to feedback inhibition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paul, M. J. and Eastmond, P. J. 2020. Turning sugar into oil - making photosynthesis blind to feedback inhibition. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71 (7), pp. 2216-2218.

Overexpression of an endogenous type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferase in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum enhances lipid production and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid content

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Haslam, R. P., Hamilton, M. L., Economou, C., Smith, Richard T., Hassall, K. L., Napier, J. A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2020. Overexpression of an endogenous type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferase in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum enhances lipid production and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid content . Biotechnology for Biofuels. 13 (87).

Big data from small tissue extraction of high-quality RNA for RNA-Sequencing from different oilseed Brassica seed tissues during seed development

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Siles-Suarez, L., Eastmond, P. J. and Kurup, S. 2020. Big data from small tissue extraction of high-quality RNA for RNA-Sequencing from different oilseed Brassica seed tissues during seed development . Plant Methods. 16, p. 80.

The sulphur response in wheat and its implications for acrylamide formation and food safety

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raffan, S., Oddy, J. and Halford, N. G. 2020. The sulphur response in wheat and its implications for acrylamide formation and food safety. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences. 21 (11), p. 3876.

Modern Wheat

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Shewry, P. R. and Lovegrove, A. 2020. Modern Wheat. Milling and Grain. 131 (6), pp. 50-52.

Transitions in wheat endosperm metabolism upon transcriptional induction of oil accumulation by oat endosperm WRINKLED1

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Grimberg, A., Wilkinson, M. D., Snell, P., De Vos, R. P., Gonzalez-Thuillier, I., Tawfike, A., Ward, J. L., Carlsson, A. S., Shewry, P. R. and Hofvander, P. 2020. Transitions in wheat endosperm metabolism upon transcriptional induction of oil accumulation by oat endosperm WRINKLED1 . BMC Plant Biology. 20, p. 235.

Phytochrome-dependent temperature perception modulates isoprenoid metabolism

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bianchetti, R. E., De Luca, B., De Haro, L. A., Rosado, D., Demarco, D., Conte, M., Bermudez, L, Freschi, L., Fernie, A. R., Michaelson, L. V., Haslam, R. P., Rossi, M. and Carrari, F. 2020. Phytochrome-dependent temperature perception modulates isoprenoid metabolism. Plant Physiology. May, p. 00019.2020.

Development and Evaluation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for High Throughput Phenotyping of Field-based Wheat Trials.

PhD Thesis
Holman, F. 2020. Development and Evaluation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for High Throughput Phenotyping of Field-based Wheat Trials. PhD Thesis King’s College London Dept of Geography

Cake of brown, black and red rice: Influence of transglutaminase on technological properties, in vitro starch digestibility and phenolic compounds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lang, G. H., Kringel, D. H., Acunha, T. D. S., Ferreira, C. D., Dias, A. R. G., Zavareze, E. D. R. and Oliveira, M. 2020. Cake of brown, black and red rice: Influence of transglutaminase on technological properties, in vitro starch digestibility and phenolic compounds. Food Chemistry. 318, p. 126480.

Composition and content of phenolic acids and avenanthramides in commercial oat products Are oats an important polyphenol source for consumers?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Soycan, G., Schar, M. Y., Kristek, A., Boberska, J., Alsharif, S. N. S., Corona, G., Shewry, P. R. and Spencer, J. P. E. 2020. Composition and content of phenolic acids and avenanthramides in commercial oat products Are oats an important polyphenol source for consumers? Food Chemistry. 3, p. 100047.

Nutritional enhancement in plants – green and greener

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Napier, J. A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2020. Nutritional enhancement in plants – green and greener. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 61, pp. 122-127.

A comparison between water uptake and root length density in winter wheat: effects of root density and rhizosphere properties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whalley, W. R., Zhang, X., Whalley, P. A., Ashton, R. W., Evans, J., Hawkesford, M. J., Griffiths, G., Huang, Z. D., Zhou, H. and Mooney, S. J. 2020. A comparison between water uptake and root length density in winter wheat: effects of root density and rhizosphere properties . Plant and Soil.

Phylogeny and gene expression of the complete NITRATE TRANSPORTER 1/PEPTIDE TRANSPORTER FAMILY (NPF) in Triticum aestivum L.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, H., Wan, Y., Buchner, P. H., King, R., Ma, H. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2020. Phylogeny and gene expression of the complete NITRATE TRANSPORTER 1/PEPTIDE TRANSPORTER FAMILY (NPF) in Triticum aestivum L. Journal of Experimental Botany. p. eraa210.

Novel low-nitrogen stress-responsive long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) in barley landrace B968 (Liuzhutouzidamai) at seedling stage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chen, Z., Jiang, Q., Jiang, P., Zhang, W, Huang, J., Liu, C, Halford, N. G. and Lu, R. 2020. Novel low-nitrogen stress-responsive long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) in barley landrace B968 (Liuzhutouzidamai) at seedling stage. BMC Plant Biology. 20, p. 142.

Health Hazards Associated with Wheat and Gluten Consumption in Susceptible Individuals and Status of Research on Dietary Therapies

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Rustgi, S., Shewry, P. R. and Brouns, F. 2020. Health Hazards Associated with Wheat and Gluten Consumption in Susceptible Individuals and Status of Research on Dietary Therapies. in: Igrejas, G., Ikeda, T. M. and Guzmán, C. (ed.) Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health Switzerland Springer. pp. 471-515

FODMAPs in Wheat

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Grausgruber, H., Lovegrove, A., Shewry, P. R. and Bekes, F. 2020. FODMAPs in Wheat. in: Igrejas, G., Ikeda, T. M. and Guzman, C. (ed.) Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health Switzerland Springer. pp. 517-534

Wheat Cell Wall Polysaccharides (Dietary Fibre)

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Shewry, P. R., Kosik, O., Pellny, T. K. and Lovegrove, A. 2020. Wheat Cell Wall Polysaccharides (Dietary Fibre). in: Igrejas, G., Ikeda, T. M. and Guzman, C. (ed.) Wheat Quality For Improving Processing And Human Health Switzerland Springer. pp. 255-272

High level accumulation of EPA and DHA in field-grown transgenic Camelina – a multi-territory evaluation of TAG accumulation and heterogeneity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Han, L., Usher, S. L., Sandgrind, S., Hassall, K. L., Sayanova, O. V., Michaelson, L. V., Haslam, R. P. and Napier, J. A. 2020. High level accumulation of EPA and DHA in field-grown transgenic Camelina – a multi-territory evaluation of TAG accumulation and heterogeneity . Plant Biotechnology Journal.

Differential postprandial incorporation of 20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3 into individual plasma triacylglycerol and phosphatidylcholine molecular species in humans

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
West, A. L., Michaelson, L. V., Miles, E. A., Haslam, R. P., Lillycrop K. A., Georgescu, R., Han, L., Sayanova, O. V., Napier, J. A., Calder, P. C. and Burdge, G. C. 2020. Differential postprandial incorporation of 20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3 into individual plasma triacylglycerol and phosphatidylcholine molecular species in humans. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids. 1865 (8), p. 158710.

A modular cloning toolkit for genome editing in plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hahn, F., Korolev, A., Sanjurjo-Loures, L. and Nekrasov, V. 2020. A modular cloning toolkit for genome editing in plants. BMC Plant Biology. 20, p. 179.

High post-anthesis temperature effects on bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grain transcriptome during early grain-filling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kino, R. I., Pellny, T. K., Mitchell, R. A. C., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A. and Tosi, P. 2020. High post-anthesis temperature effects on bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grain transcriptome during early grain-filling. BMC Plant Biology. 20, p. 170.

Historical changes in the contents and compositions of fibre components and polar metabolites in white wheat flour

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lovegrove, A., Pellny, T. K., Hassall, K. L., Plummer, A., Wood, A., Bellisai, A., Przewieslik-Allen, A., Burridge, A. J., Ward, J. L. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Historical changes in the contents and compositions of fibre components and polar metabolites in white wheat flour. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 5920.

Impairment of DHA synthesis alters the expression of neuronal plasticity markers and the brain inflammatory status in mice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Talamonti, E., Sasso, V., To, H., Haslam, R. P., Napier, J. A., Ulfhake, B., Pernold, K., Asadi, A., Hessa, T., Jacobsson, A., Chiurchiu, V. and Viscomi, M. T. 2020. Impairment of DHA synthesis alters the expression of neuronal plasticity markers and the brain inflammatory status in mice. The FASEB Journal. 34 (2), pp. 2024-2040.

Novel sources of variation in grain Zinc (Zn) concentration in bread wheat germplasm derived from Watkins landraces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Khokhar, J. S., King, J., King, I. P., Young, S. D., Foulkes, M. J., De Silva, J., Weerasinghe, M., Mossa, A., Griffiths, S., Riche, A. B., Hawkesford, M. J., Shewry, P. R. and Broadley, M. R. 2020. Novel sources of variation in grain Zinc (Zn) concentration in bread wheat germplasm derived from Watkins landraces. PLOS ONE. 15 (2), p. e0229107.

Balancing the double‐edged sword effect of increased resistant starch content and its impact on rice texture: its genetics and molecular physiological mechanisms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Parween, S., Anonuevo, J. J., Butardo Jr., V. M., Misra, G., Anacleto, R., Llorente, C., Kosik, O., Romero, M. V, Bandonill, E. H., Mendioro, M. S., Lovegrove, A., Fernie, A. R., Brotman, Y and Sreenivasulu, N. 2020. Balancing the double‐edged sword effect of increased resistant starch content and its impact on rice texture: its genetics and molecular physiological mechanisms. Plant Biotechnology Journal. pp. 1-15.

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.

Effect of semolina pudding prepared from starch branching enzyme IIa and b mutant wheat on glycaemic response in vitro and in vivo: a randomised controlled pilot study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Corrado, M., Cherta-Murillo, A., Chambers, E. S., Wood, A., Plummer, A., Lovegrove, A., Edwards, C. H., Frost, G. S. and Hazard, B. A. 2020. Effect of semolina pudding prepared from starch branching enzyme IIa and b mutant wheat on glycaemic response in vitro and in vivo: a randomised controlled pilot study. Food and Function. 11, pp. 617-627.

DES2 is a fatty acid Delta 11 desaturase capable of synthesizing palmitvaccenic acid in the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cheeld, H., Bhutada, G., Beaudoin, F. and Eastmond, P. J. 2020. DES2 is a fatty acid Delta 11 desaturase capable of synthesizing palmitvaccenic acid in the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis. FEBS Letters.

Physicochemical and cooking quality characteristics of South American rice cultivars parboiled at different steaming pressures

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Villanova, F. A., El Halal, S. L. M., Vanier, N. L., Wang, Y-J. and Oliveira, M. 2020. Physicochemical and cooking quality characteristics of South American rice cultivars parboiled at different steaming pressures. Cereal chemistry. 97, pp. 472-282.

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.