Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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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

Diversity of content and composition of cell wall-derived dietary fibre in polished rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kosik, O., Romero, M. V., Bandonill, E. H., Abilgos-Ramos, R. G., Sreenivasulu, N., Shewry, P. R. and Lovegrove, A. 2020. Diversity of content and composition of cell wall-derived dietary fibre in polished rice . Journal of Cereal Science. 96, p. 103122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2020.103122

Mapping sites of gibberellin biosynthesis in the Arabidopsis root tip

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Barker, R., Garcia, M. N. F., Powers, S. J., Vaughan, S., Bennett, M. J., Phillips, A. L., Thomas, S. G. and Hedden, P. 2020. Mapping sites of gibberellin biosynthesis in the Arabidopsis root tip. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/NPH.16967

The contribution of fibre components to water absorption of wheat grown in the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lovegrove, A., Wood, A., Hassall, K. L., Howes, L., Poole, M, Tosie, P. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. The contribution of fibre components to water absorption of wheat grown in the UK. Cereal chemistry. 97 (5), pp. 940-948. https://doi.org/10.1002/cche.10316

Trehalose 6-phosphate signalling and impact on crop yield

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paul, M. J., Watson, A. and Griffiths, C. A. 2020. Trehalose 6-phosphate signalling and impact on crop yield. Biochemical Society Transactions. https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20200286

Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria on the Growth of Wheat Seedlings Subjected to Phosphate Starvation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cataldi, M. P., Heuer, S., Mauchline, T. H., Wilkinson, M. D., Masters-Clark, E., Di Benedetto, N. A., Corbo, M. R. and Flagella, Z. 2020. Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria on the Growth of Wheat Seedlings Subjected to Phosphate Starvation . Agronomy. 10 (7), p. 978. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10070978

Odorant binding proteins promote flight activity in the migratory insect, Helicoverpa armigera

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, S., Minter, M., Homem, R. A., Michaelson, L. V., Venthur, H., Lim, K.S., Withers, A., Xi, J., Jones, C. M. and Zhou, J-J. 2020. Odorant binding proteins promote flight activity in the migratory insect, Helicoverpa armigera. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15556

Temporal and spatial variations of carbon isotope signature reveal substantial contribution of bracts and internode assimilates to grain filling of japonica rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jiang, M., Xu, H., Yang, N., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2020. Temporal and spatial variations of carbon isotope signature reveal substantial contribution of bracts and internode assimilates to grain filling of japonica rice. The Crop Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2020.06.011

Leaf to panicle ratio (LPR): a new physiological trait indicative of source and sink relation in japonica rice based on deep learning

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yang, Z., Gao, S., Xiao, F., Li, Y., Ding, Y., Guo, Q., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2020. Leaf to panicle ratio (LPR): a new physiological trait indicative of source and sink relation in japonica rice based on deep learning. Plant Methods. 16, p. 117. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-020-00660-y

Strategies to improve wheat for human health

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hazard, B., Trafford, K., Lovegrove, A., Griffiths, S., Uauy, C. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Strategies to improve wheat for human health. Nature Food. 1, pp. 475-480. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-0134-6

Improving starch and fibre in wheat grain for human health

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Hazard, B., Lovegrove, A. and Uauy, C. 2020. Improving starch and fibre in wheat grain for human health. The Biochemist. 42 (4), pp. 40-45. https://doi.org/10.1042/BIO20200051

Effects of drying methods and temperatures on protein, pasting, and thermal properties of white floury corn

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Da Silva Timm, N., Lang, G. H., Ramos, A. H., Ferreira, C. D. and Oliveira, M. 2020. Effects of drying methods and temperatures on protein, pasting, and thermal properties of white floury corn. Journal of food processing and preservation. 2020, p. e14767. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.14767

Misexpression of a transcriptional repressor candidate provides a molecular mechanism for the suppression of awns by Tipped 1 in wheat.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wurschum, T., Jahne, F., Phillips, A. L., Langer, S. M., Longin, C. F. H., Tucker, M. R. and Leiser, W. L. 2020. Misexpression of a transcriptional repressor candidate provides a molecular mechanism for the suppression of awns by Tipped 1 in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71 (12), p. 3428–3436. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa106

Combining yield potential and drought resilience in a spring wheat diversity panel

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Griffiths, C. A., Reynolds, M. and Paul, M. J. 2020. Combining yield potential and drought resilience in a spring wheat diversity panel. Food and Energy Security. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.241

The contribution of fiber components to water absorption of wheat grown in the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lovegrove, A., Wood, A., Hassall, K. L., Howes, L., Poole, M., Tosi, P. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. The contribution of fiber components to water absorption of wheat grown in the UK. Cereal chemistry. pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/cche.10316

Do modern types of wheat have lower quality for human health?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Hassall, K. L., Grausgruber, H., Andersson, A., Lampi, A-M., Piironen, V., Ward, J. L. and Lovegrove, A. 2020. Do modern types of wheat have lower quality for human health? Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12461

Chronic vascular effects of oat phenolic acids and avenanthramides in pre- or stage 1 hypertensive adults

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Soycan, G., Schar, M. Y., Corona, G., Kristek, A., Alsharif, S., Johnson, J., Shewry, P. R. and Spencer, J. P. E. 2020. Chronic vascular effects of oat phenolic acids and avenanthramides in pre- or stage 1 hypertensive adults. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 79 (OCE2), p. E583. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665120005327

Agriculture can help aquaculture become greener

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Napier, J. A., Haslam, R. P., Olsen, R-E., Tocher, D. R. and Betancor, M. B. 2020. Agriculture can help aquaculture become greener. Nature Food. 1, pp. 680-683. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-020-00182-9

Utilization of KASP technology for wheat improvement

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kaur, B., Mavi, G. S., Gill, M. S. and Kumar Saini, D. 2020. Utilization of KASP technology for wheat improvement. Cereal research communications. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42976-020-00057-6

Mapping Coeliac Toxic Motifs in the Prolamin Seed Storage Proteins of Barley, Rye, and Oats Using a Curated Sequence Database

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Daly, M., Bromilow, S. N., Nitride, C., Shewry, P. R., Gethings, L. A. and Mills, E. N. C 2020. Mapping Coeliac Toxic Motifs in the Prolamin Seed Storage Proteins of Barley, Rye, and Oats Using a Curated Sequence Database. Frontiers in Nutrition. 7, p. 87. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2020.00087

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae ABCD subfamily transporter Pxa1/Pxa2p co-imports CoASH into the peroxisome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Van Roermund, C. W. T., IJlst, L., Baker, A., Wanders, R. J. A., Theodoulou, F. L. and Waterham, H. R. 2020. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae ABCD subfamily transporter Pxa1/Pxa2p co-imports CoASH into the peroxisome. FEBS Letters. https://doi.org/10.1002/1873-3468.13974

Editorial: Aegilops: Promising Genesources to Improve Agronomical and Quality Traits of Wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rakzegi, M., Molnar, I., Darko, E., Tiwari, V. K. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Editorial: Aegilops: Promising Genesources to Improve Agronomical and Quality Traits of Wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, p. 1060. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01060

The case for improving crop carbon sink strength or plasticity for a CO2 rich future

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dingkuhn, M., Luquet, D., Fabre, D., Muller, B., Yin, X. and Paul, M. J. 2020. The case for improving crop carbon sink strength or plasticity for a CO2 rich future. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 56, p. 259–272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2020.05.012

Global Wheat Head Detection (GWHD) Dataset: A Large and Diverse Dataset of High-Resolution RGB-Labelled Images to Develop and Benchmark Wheat Head Detection Methods

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
David, E., Madec, S., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Aasen, H., Zheng, B., Liu, S., Kirchgessner, N., Ishikawa, G., Nagasawa, K., Badhon, M. A., Pozniak, C., De Solan, B., Hund, A., Chapman, S. C., Baret, F., Stavness, I. and Guo, W. 2020. Global Wheat Head Detection (GWHD) Dataset: A Large and Diverse Dataset of High-Resolution RGB-Labelled Images to Develop and Benchmark Wheat Head Detection Methods. Plant Phenomics. 2020 (3521852), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.34133/2020/3521852

Nickel toxicity in Brassica rapa seedlings - Impact on sulfur metabolism and mineral nutrient content

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Prajapati, D. H., Ausma, T., De Boer, J., Hawkesford, M. J. and De Kok, L. J. 2020. Nickel toxicity in Brassica rapa seedlings - Impact on sulfur metabolism and mineral nutrient content. Journal fur Kulturpflanzen - Journal of cultivated plants. 72 (9 S), pp. 473-478. https://doi.org/10.5073/JfK.2020.09.03

Impacts of G x E x M on Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Wheat and Future Prospects

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkesford, M. J. and Riche, A. B. 2020. Impacts of G x E x M on Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Wheat and Future Prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, p. 1157. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01157

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. https://doi.org/10.1109/MGRS.2020.2998816

Cysteine and methionine biosynthetic enzymes have distinct effects on seed nutritional quality and on molecular phenotypes associated with accumulation of a methionine-rich seed storage protein in rice.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whitcomb, S. J., Rakpenthai, A., Bruckner, F., Fischer, A., Parmar, S., Erban, A., Kopka, J., Hawkesford, M. J. and Hoefgen, R. 2020. Cysteine and methionine biosynthetic enzymes have distinct effects on seed nutritional quality and on molecular phenotypes associated with accumulation of a methionine-rich seed storage protein in rice. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, p. 118. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01118

Characterization of bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) behaviour and aphid host preference in relation to partially resistant and susceptible wheat landraces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Singh, B., Simon, A. L., Halsey, K., Kurup, S., Clark, S. J. and Aradottir, G. I. 2020. Characterization of bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) behaviour and aphid host preference in relation to partially resistant and susceptible wheat landraces. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12616

Stress, nutrients and genotype - understanding and managing asparagine accumulation in wheat grain.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Oddy, J., Raffan, S., Wilkinson, M. D., Elmore, J. S. and Halford, N. G. 2020. Stress, nutrients and genotype - understanding and managing asparagine accumulation in wheat grain. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience. 1, p. 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43170-020-00010-x

Dietary Supplementation With Seed Oil From Transgenic Camelina sativa Induces Similar Increments in Plasma and Erythrocyte Docosahexaenoic Acid and Eicosapentaenoic Acid to Fish Oil in Healthy Humans

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
West, A. L., Miles, E. A., Lillycrop, K. A., Han, L., Napier, J. A., Clader, P. C. and Burdge, G. C. 2020. Dietary Supplementation With Seed Oil From Transgenic Camelina sativa Induces Similar Increments in Plasma and Erythrocyte Docosahexaenoic Acid and Eicosapentaenoic Acid to Fish Oil in Healthy Humans. British Journal Of Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114520002044

Cereal asparagine synthetase genes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raffan, S. and Halford, N. G. 2020. Cereal asparagine synthetase genes. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12632

CRISPR-Cas9 multiplex editing of the α-amylase/trypsin inhibitor genes to reduce allergen proteins in durum wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Camerlengo, F., Frittelli, A., Sparks, C. A., Doherty, A., Martignago, D., Larre, C., Lupi, R., Sestili, F. and Masci, S. 2020. CRISPR-Cas9 multiplex editing of the α-amylase/trypsin inhibitor genes to reduce allergen proteins in durum wheat. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00104

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2020.107896

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. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.54489

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. https://doi.org/10.3354/cr01602

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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232892

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fochx.2020.100093