Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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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. 67 (31), pp. 8706-8714.

Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Fertilizers: future opportunities for improvements

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blackwell, M. S. A., Darch, T. and Haslam, R. P. 2019. Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Fertilizers: future opportunities for improvements. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering.

Multifunctionalizing the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum for sustainable co-production of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and recombinant phytase

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pudney, A., Gandini, C., Economou, C., Smith, Richard T., Goddard, P., Napier, J. A., Spicer, A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2019. Multifunctionalizing the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum for sustainable co-production of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and recombinant phytase. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 11444.

Overexpression of ca1pase decreases Rubisco abundance and grain yield in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Loba, A. K. M., Orr, D., Gutierrez, M. O., Andralojc, J., Sparks, C. A., Afan, M., Parry, J. and Carmo-Silva, E. 2019. Overexpression of ca1pase decreases Rubisco abundance and grain yield in wheat. Plant Physiology.

Identification of a major QTL and associated 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., Ulker, M., Tremmel-Bede, K., Rakszegi, M., Bedő, Z., Petterant, M.-R., Charmet, G., Leverington Waite, M., Orford, S., Burridge, A., Pellny, T. K., Shewry, P. R. and Griffiths, S. 2019. Identification of a major QTL and associated marker for high arabinoxylan fibre in white wheat flour. Plant Biotechnology Journal.

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.

Acrylamide in food: progress in and prospects for genetic and agronomic solutions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raffan, S. and Halford, N. G. 2019. Acrylamide in food: progress in and prospects for genetic and agronomic solutions. Annals of Applied Biology.

Modified expression of ZmMYB167 in Brachypodium distachyon and Zea mays leads to increased cell wall lignin and phenolic content

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bhatia, R., Dalton, S., Roberts, L. A., Moron-Garcia, O. M., Iancono, R., Kosik, O., Gallagher, J. A. and Bosch, M. 2019. Modified expression of ZmMYB167 in Brachypodium distachyon and Zea mays leads to increased cell wall lignin and phenolic content. Scientific Reports. 9 (8800), p. 12pp.

Exploring the role of cereal dietary fibre in digestion

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gouseti, O., Lovegrove, A., Kosik, O., Fryer, P. J., Mills, E. C. N., Gates, F. K., Tucker, G., Latty, C., Shewry, P. R. and Bakalis, S. 2019. Exploring the role of cereal dietary fibre in digestion. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Radiometric calibration of ‘Commercial off the shelf’ cameras for UAV-based high-resolution temporal phenotyping of reflectance and NDVI

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Holman, F. H., Riche, A. B., Castle, M., Wooster, M. J. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2019. Radiometric calibration of ‘Commercial off the shelf’ cameras for UAV-based high-resolution temporal phenotyping of reflectance and NDVI. Remote Sensing. 11 (14), p. 1657.

A novel gibberellin promotes seedling establishment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hedden, P. 2019. A novel gibberellin promotes seedling establishment. Nature Plants. 5 (May), p. 459–460.

New modelling technique for improving crop model performance - Application to the GLAM model

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Droutsas, I., Challinor, A. J., Swiderski, M. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. New modelling technique for improving crop model performance - Application to the GLAM model. Environmental Modelling & Software. 118, pp. 187-200.

Mutagenesis separates ATPase and thioesterase activities of the peroxisomal ABC transporter, Comatose

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Carrier, D., van Roermund, C., Schaedler, T. A., Rong, H., Ijlist, L., Wanders, r., Baldwin, S., Waterham, H., Theodoulou, F. L. and Baker, A. 2019. Mutagenesis separates ATPase and thioesterase activities of the peroxisomal ABC transporter, Comatose. Scientific Reports. 9.

Adverse Reactions to Wheat or Wheat Components

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brouns, F., Van Rooy, G., Shewry, P. R., Rustgi, S. and Jonkers, D. 2019. Adverse Reactions to Wheat or Wheat Components . Comprehensive Reviews In Food Science And Food Safety. pp. 1-20.

What is gluten- why is it special?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R. 2019. What is gluten- why is it special? Frontiers in Nutrition.

Risk factors for European winter oilseed rape production under climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pullens, J. W. M., Sharif, B., Trnka, M., Balek, J. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. Risk factors for European winter oilseed rape production under climate change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 272-273, pp. 30-39.

Sphingolipids: towards an integrated view of metabolism during the plant stress response

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Huby, E., Napier, J. A., Baillieul, F., Michaelson, L. V. and Dhondt-Cordelier, S. 2019. Sphingolipids: towards an integrated view of metabolism during the plant stress response. New Phytologist.

Effect of Senescence Phenotypes and Nitrate Availability on Wheat Leaf Metabolome during Grain Filling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Heyneke, E., Watanabe, M., Erban, A., Duan, G., Buchner, P. H., Walther, D., Kopka, J., Hawkesford, M. J. and Hoefgen, R. 2019. Effect of Senescence Phenotypes and Nitrate Availability on Wheat Leaf Metabolome during Grain Filling . Agronomy. 9 (6), p. 305.

Exploiting genetic variation in nitrogen use efficiency

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkesford, M. J. and Griffiths, S. 2019. Exploiting genetic variation in nitrogen use efficiency. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 49, pp. 35-42.

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

The challenges of delivering genetically modified crops with nutritional enhancement traits

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Napier, J. A., Haslam, R. P., Tsalavouta, M. and Sayanova, O. V. 2019. The challenges of delivering genetically modified crops with nutritional enhancement traits. Nature Plants.

A breeding strategy targeting the secondary gene pool of bread wheat: introgression from a synthetic hexaploid wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hao, M., Zhang, L., Zhao, L., Dai, S., Li, A., Yang, W., Xie, D., Li, Q., Ning, S., Yan, Z., Wu, B., Yuan Z., Huang, L., Wang, J., Zheng, K., Chen, W., Chen, X., Chen, M., Wei, Y., Zhang, H., Kishii, M., Hawkesford, M. J., Mao, L., Zheng, Y. and Liu, D. 2019. A breeding strategy targeting the secondary gene pool of bread wheat: introgression from a synthetic hexaploid wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics.

Modeling Carbon and Water Fluxes of Managed Grasslands: Comparing Flux Variability and Net Carbon Budgets between Grazed and Mowed Systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Puche, N., Senapati, N., Flechard, R., Klumpp, K., Kirschbaum, M. U. F. and Chabbi, A. 2019. Modeling Carbon and Water Fluxes of Managed Grasslands: Comparing Flux Variability and Net Carbon Budgets between Grazed and Mowed Systems. Agronomy. 9 (4), p. 183.

Silencing an essential gene involved in infestation and digestion in grain aphid through plant‐mediated RNA interference generates aphid‐resistant wheat plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sun, Y., Sparks, C. A., Jones, H., Riley, M., Francis, F., Du, W. and Xia, L. 2019. Silencing an essential gene involved in infestation and digestion in grain aphid through plant‐mediated RNA interference generates aphid‐resistant wheat plants. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 17 (5), pp. 852-854.

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.

Postprandial incorporation of EPA and DHA from transgenic Camelina sativa oil into blood lipids is equivalent to that from fish oil in healthy humans

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
West, A. L., Miles, E.A., Lillycrop K. A., Han, L., Sayanova, O. V., Napier, J. A. and Calder, P. C. 2019. Postprandial incorporation of EPA and DHA from transgenic Camelina sativa oil into blood lipids is equivalent to that from fish oil in healthy humans. British Journal Of Nutrition. pp. 1-27.

Foliar N application at anthesis alters grain protein composition and enhances baking quality in winter wheat only under a low N fertiliser regimen

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rossmann, A., Buchner, P. H., Savill, G. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Scherf, K. A. and Muhling, K. H. 2019. Foliar N application at anthesis alters grain protein composition and enhances baking quality in winter wheat only under a low N fertiliser regimen. European Journal of Agronomy. 109, p. 125909.

Silencing of a BAHD acyltransferase in sugarcane increases biomass digestibility

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
De-Souza, W. R., Pacheco, T. F., Molinari, P. A. O., Duarte, K. E., Sampaio, B. L., Martins, P. K., Santiago, T. R., Formighieri, E. F., Vinecky, F., Ribeiro, A. P., Da Cunha, B. A. D. B., Kobayashi, A. K., Mitchell, R. A. C., Gambetta, D. S. R. and Molinari, H. B. C. 2019. Silencing of a BAHD acyltransferase in sugarcane increases biomass digestibility. Biotechnology for Biofuels. 12, p. 111.

Basic LEUCINE ZIPPER TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR 67 transactivates DELAY OF GERMINATION 1 to establish primary seed dormancy in Arabidopsis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bryant, F. M., Hughes, D. J., Hassani-Pak, K. and Eastmond, P. J. 2019. Basic LEUCINE ZIPPER TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR 67 transactivates DELAY OF GERMINATION 1 to establish primary seed dormancy in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell.

WGIN Stakeholders' Newsletter [April 2019]

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Riche, A. B., Mcmillan, V. E., Aradottir, G. I., Hammond-Kosack, M., Lister, C. and Griffiths, S. 2019. WGIN Stakeholders' Newsletter [April 2019]. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Multiple abiotic stress, nitrate availability and the growth of wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ge, Y., Hawkesford, M. J., Rosolem, C. A., Mooney, S. J., Ashton, R. W., Evans, J. and Whalley, W. R. 2019. Multiple abiotic stress, nitrate availability and the growth of wheat . Soil & Tillage Research. 191 (August), pp. 171-184.

Global wheat production with 1.5 and 2.0°C above pre‐industrial warming

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, B., Martre, P., Ewert, F., Porter, J. R., Challinor, A. J., Muller, C., Ruane, A. C., Waha, K., Thorburn, P. J., Aggarwal, P. K., Ahmed, M., Balkovič, J., Basso, B., Biernath, C., Bindi, M., Cammarano, D., De Sanctis, G., Dumont, B., Espadafor, M, Rezaei, E. E., Ferrise, R., Garcia-Vila, M., Galyer, S., Gao, Y., Horan, H., Hoogenboom, G., Izaurralde, R. C., Jones, C. D., Kassie, B. T., Kersebaum, K. C., Klein, C., Koehler, A.-K., Maiorano, A., Minoli, A., Montesino San Martin, M., Kumar, S.N., Nendel, C., O’Leary, G. J., Paluoso, T., Priesack, E., Riposhe, D., Rotter, R. P., Semenov, M. A., Stockle, C., Streck, T., Supit, I., Tao, F., Van der Velde, M., Wallach, D., Wang, E., Webber, H., Wolf, J., Xiao, L., Zhang, Z., Zhao, Z., Zhue, Y. and Asseng, S. 2019. Global wheat production with 1.5 and 2.0°C above pre‐industrial warming. Global Change Biology. 25 (4), pp. 1428-1444.

Update on GM canola crops as novel sources of omega-3 fish oils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Napier, J. A., Olsen, R-E. and Tocher, D. R. 2019. Update on GM canola crops as novel sources of omega-3 fish oils. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 17 (4), pp. 703-705.

Oat bran, but not its isolated bioactive β-glucans or polyphenols, have a bifidogenic effect in an in vitro fermentation model of the gut microbiota

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kristek, A., Wiese, M., Heuer, P., Kosik, O., Schar, M. Y., Soycan, G., Alsharif, S., Kuhnle, G. G. C., Walton, G. and Spencer, J. P. E. 2019. Oat bran, but not its isolated bioactive β-glucans or polyphenols, have a bifidogenic effect in an in vitro fermentation model of the gut microbiota. British Journal Of Nutrition. 121 (5), pp. 549-559.

Drought tolerance during reproductive development is important for increasing wheat yield potential under climate change in Europe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Stratonovitch, P., Paul, M. J. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. Drought tolerance during reproductive development is important for increasing wheat yield potential under climate change in Europe. Journal of Experimental Botany. 70 (9), pp. 2549-2560.

Assessing yield gap in high productive countries by designing wheat ideotypes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. Assessing yield gap in high productive countries by designing wheat ideotypes. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 5516.

Raising genetic yield potential in high productive countries: Designing wheat ideotypes under climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Brown, H. E. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. Raising genetic yield potential in high productive countries: Designing wheat ideotypes under climate change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 271, pp. 33-45.

Scalable Database Indexing and Fast Image Retrieval Based on Deep Learning and Hierarchically Nested Structure Applied to Remote Sensing and Plant Biology

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Angelov, P., Virlet, N. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2019. Scalable Database Indexing and Fast Image Retrieval Based on Deep Learning and Hierarchically Nested Structure Applied to Remote Sensing and Plant Biology. Journal of Imaging. 5 (3), p. 33.

Advances in sorghum and millet research special issue

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R. 2019. Advances in sorghum and millet research special issue. Journal of Cereal Science. 85, p. A1.

Drought stress affects the protein and dietary fiber content of wholemeal wheat flour in wheat/Aegilops addition lines

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rakszegi, M., Darkó, E., Lovegrove, A., Molnár, M., Lang, L., Bedő, Z, Molnár-Láng, M. and Shewry, P. R. 2019. Drought stress affects the protein and dietary fiber content of wholemeal wheat flour in wheat/Aegilops addition lines. PLOS ONE. 14 (2), p. e0211892.