Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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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.

Why do crop models diverge substantially in climate impact projections? A comprehensive analysis based on eight barley crop models

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tao, F., Palosuo, T., Rotter, R. P., Hernandez Diaz-Ambrona, C. G., Minguez, M. I., Semenov, M. A., Kersebaum, K. C., Cammarano, D., Specka, X., Nendel, C., Srivastava, A. K., Ewert, F., Padovan, G., Ferrise, R., Martre, P., Rodriguez, L., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Gaiser, T., Hohn, J. G., Salo, T., Dibari, C. and Schulman, A. H. 2020. Why do crop models diverge substantially in climate impact projections? A comprehensive analysis based on eight barley crop models. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 281, p. 107851.

Identification of a Δ11 desaturase from the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cheeld, H., Bhutada, G., Beaudoin, F. and Eastmond, P. J. 2020. Identification of a Δ11 desaturase from the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis. bioRxiv.

Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology Approaches to Enhancing Production of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty acids in Microalgae

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Khozin-Goldberg, I. and Sayanova, O. V. 2020. Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology Approaches to Enhancing Production of Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty acids in Microalgae. in: Hallmann, A. and Rampelotto, P. (ed.) Grand Challenges in Algae Biotechnology. Grand Challenges in Biology and Biotechnology. Springer. pp. 249-289

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 (February), pp. 122-127.

Investigating the effects of inter-annual weather variation (1968-2016) on the functional response of cereal grain yield to applied nitrogen, using data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Addy, J., Ellis, R. H., Macdonald, A. J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2020. Investigating the effects of inter-annual weather variation (1968-2016) on the functional response of cereal grain yield to applied nitrogen, using data from the Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 284, p. 107898.

Large genetic yield potential and genetic yield gap estimated for wheat in Europe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Semenov, M. A. and Senapati, N. 2020. Large genetic yield potential and genetic yield gap estimated for wheat in Europe. Global Food Security. 24, p. 100340.

Adverse weather conditions for UK wheat production under climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Harkness, C., Semenov, M. A., Areal, F., Senapati, N., Trnka, M., Balek, M. and Bishop, J. 2019. Adverse weather conditions for UK wheat production under climate change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 282-283, p. 107862.

Comparative prebiotic activity of mixtures of cereal grain polysaccharides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Harris, S., Monteagudo‑Mera, A., Kosik, O., Charalampopoulos, D., Shewry, P. R. and Lovegrove, A. 2019. Comparative prebiotic activity of mixtures of cereal grain polysaccharides . AMB Express. 9 (203).

Antibodies raised against a Sunn bug (Eurygaster integriceps Put.) recombinant protease, rGHP3p2, can inhibit gluten‐hydrolyzing activity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dolgikh, V., Tsarev, A., Timofeev, S., Zhuravlyov, V., Senderskiy, I, Lovegrove, A. and Konarev, A. 2019. Antibodies raised against a Sunn bug (Eurygaster integriceps Put.) recombinant protease, rGHP3p2, can inhibit gluten‐hydrolyzing activity . Food Science and Nutrition. 00, pp. 1-6.

Characterisation of Oil Palm Acyl-CoA-Binding Proteins and Correlation of their Gene Expression with Oil Synthesis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Amiruddin, N., Chan, P-K., Azizi, N., Morris, P. E., Cham, K-L., Ong, P. W., Rosli, R., Masura, S. S., Murphy, D. J., Sambanthamurthi, R., Haslam, R. P., Chye, M-L., Harwood, J. L. and Low, E-T. L. 2019. Characterisation of Oil Palm Acyl-CoA-Binding Proteins and Correlation of their Gene Expression with Oil Synthesis. Plant and cell physiology. pcz237.

Molybdate toxicity in Chinese cabbage is not the direct consequence of changes in sulphur metabolism

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zuidersma, E. I., Ausma, T., Stuiver, C. E. E., Prajapati, D. H., Hawkesford, M. J. and De Kok, L. J. 2019. Molybdate toxicity in Chinese cabbage is not the direct consequence of changes in sulphur metabolism. Plant Biology.

Research on the genetic control of flowering in potato set to blossom - The control of flowering in potato

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Halford, N. G. 2019. Research on the genetic control of flowering in potato set to blossom - The control of flowering in potato. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71 (3), pp. 747-748.

Molybdate toxicity in Chinese cabbage is not the direct consequence of changes in sulphur metabolism

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zuidersma, E. I., Ausma, T., Stuiver, C. E. E., Prajapati, D. H., Hawkesford, M. J. and De Kok, L. J. 2019. Molybdate toxicity in Chinese cabbage is not the direct consequence of changes in sulphur metabolism . Plant Biology.

Arabidopsis cytosolic acyl-CoA-binding proteins function in determining seed oil composition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guo, Z. H., Ye, Z. W., Haslam, R. P., Michaelson, L. V., Napier, J. A. and Chye, M. L. 2019. Arabidopsis cytosolic acyl-CoA-binding proteins function in determining seed oil composition. Plant Direct. 3 (12), p. e00182.

Soil strength influences wheat root interactions with soil macropores

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Atkinson, J. A., Hawkesford, M. J., Whalley, W. R., Zhou, H. and Money, S. J. 2019. Soil strength influences wheat root interactions with soil macropores. Plant, Cell and Environment. pp. 1-11.

Seasonal and diurnal patterns of nonstructural carbohydrates in source and sink tissues in field maize

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liang, X-G., Gao, Z., Shen, S., Zhao, X., Liu, Y-P., Paul, M. J. and Zhou, S-L. 2019. Seasonal and diurnal patterns of nonstructural carbohydrates in source and sink tissues in field maize. BMC Plant Biology. 19, p. 508.

Spatial distribution of functional components in the starchy endosperm of wheat grains

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Wan, Y., Hawkesford, M. J. and Tosi, P. 2019. Spatial distribution of functional components in the starchy endosperm of wheat grains. Journal of Cereal Science. 91 (January), p. 102869.

NRC4 gene cluster is not essential for bacterial flagellin-triggered immunity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wu, C. H., Adachi, H., De la Concepcion, J. C., Castells-Graells, R., Nekrasov, V. and Kamoun, S. 2019. NRC4 gene cluster is not essential for bacterial flagellin-triggered immunity. Plant Physiology.

Improving Rice Dietary Fibre Content and Consumption for Human Health

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lovegrove, A., Kosik, O., Bandonill, E., Abilgos-Ramos, R., Romero, M., Sreenivasulu, N. and Shewry, P. R. 2019. Improving Rice Dietary Fibre Content and Consumption for Human Health. Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. 65, pp. S48-S50.

Sugar sensing responses to low and high light in leaves of the C4 model grass Setaria viridis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Henry, C., Watson-Lazowski, A., Oszvald, M., Griffiths, C. A., Paul, M. J., Furbank, R. T. and Ghannoum, O. 2019. Sugar sensing responses to low and high light in leaves of the C4 model grass Setaria viridis. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71 (3), pp. 1039-1052.

Development of a reproducible method of analysis of iron, zinc and phosphorus in vegetables digests by SEC-ICP-MS

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dellaquila, C., Neal, A. L. and Shewry, P. R. 2019. Development of a reproducible method of analysis of iron, zinc and phosphorus in vegetables digests by SEC-ICP-MS . Food Chemistry. 308 (2020), p. 125652.

Linking fundamental science to crop improvement through understanding source and sink traits and their integration for yield enhancement

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paul, M. J., Watson, A. and Griffiths, C. A. 2019. Linking fundamental science to crop improvement through understanding source and sink traits and their integration for yield enhancement . Journal of Experimental Botany. p. erz480.

The impact of reducing fatty acid desaturation on the composition and thermal stability of rapeseed oil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kaur, H., Wang, L., Stawniak, N., Sloan, R., Van-Erp, H., Eastmond, P. J. and Bancroft, I. 2019. The impact of reducing fatty acid desaturation on the composition and thermal stability of rapeseed oil . Plant Biotechnology Journal.

The overexpression of rice ACYL-CoA-BINDING PROTEIN2 increases grain size and bran oil content in transgenic rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guo, Z.-H., Haslam, R. P., Michaelson, L. V., Young, E. C., Lung, S. C., Napier, J. A. and Chye, M.L. 2019. The overexpression of rice ACYL-CoA-BINDING PROTEIN2 increases grain size and bran oil content in transgenic rice. The Plant Journal.

Kinetic evaluation and optimization of red popcorn grain drying: Influence of the temperature and air velocity on the expansion properties and beta-carotene content

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pohndorf, R. S., Lang, G. H., Ferreira, C. D., Ziegler, V., Goebel, J. T. and Oliveira, M. 2019. Kinetic evaluation and optimization of red popcorn grain drying: Influence of the temperature and air velocity on the expansion properties and beta-carotene content. Journal of Food Process Engineering. 42 (6), p. e13204.

Wheat Seed Proteins: Factors Influencing Their Content, Composition, and Technological Properties, and Strategies to Reduce Adverse Reactions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rustgi, S., Shewry, P. R., Brouns, F., Deleu, L. J. and Delcour, J. A 2019. Wheat Seed Proteins: Factors Influencing Their Content, Composition, and Technological Properties, and Strategies to Reduce Adverse Reactions. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety.

Mitigation efforts will not fully alleviate the increase in water scarcity occurrence probability in wheat-producing areas

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Trnka, M., Feng, S., Semenov, M. A., Olesen, J. E., Kersebaum, K. C., Rotter, R. P., Semeradova, D., Klem, K., Huang, W., Ruiz-Ramos, M., Hlavinka, P, Meitner, J., Balek, J., Havlik P. and Buntgen, U. 2019. Mitigation efforts will not fully alleviate the increase in water scarcity occurrence probability in wheat-producing areas . Science Advances. 5 (9), p. eaau2406.

Estimation of the iron bioavailability in green vegetables using an in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rodriguez-Ramiro, I., Dellaquila, C., Ward, J. L., Neal, A. L., Bruggaber, S. F. A, Shewry, P. R. and Fairweather-Tail, S. 2019. Estimation of the iron bioavailability in green vegetables using an in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model. Food Chemistry. 301 (15 December), p. 125292.

Multivariate Genomic Selection and Potential of Rapid Indirect Selection with Speed Breeding in Spring Wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Watson, A., Hickey, L. T., Christopher, J., Rutkoski, J., Poland, J. and Hayes, B. J. 2019. Multivariate Genomic Selection and Potential of Rapid Indirect Selection with Speed Breeding in Spring Wheat. Crop Science. 59 (5), pp. 1945-1959.

Improving disease resistance in mungbean - A combined genetic and biotechnological approach

Conference poster
Bansal, A., Nekrasov, V., Rout, G. R., Rudd, J. J., Slavov, G., Chand, R. and Kanyuka, K. 2019. Improving disease resistance in mungbean - A combined genetic and biotechnological approach. BSPP 2019: Arms race: Evolution of plant pathogens and their hosts. Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of West England, Bristol, UK 02 Sep 2019

Wheat sample affects growth performance and the apparent metabolisable energy value for broiler chickens

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Azhar, M. R., Rose, S. P., Mackenzie, A. M., Mansbridge, S. C., Bedford, M. R., Lovegrove, A. and Pirgozliev, V. R 2019. Wheat sample affects growth performance and the apparent metabolisable energy value for broiler chickens. British Poultry Science. 60 (4), pp. 457-466.

Characterisation of proteolytic enzymes of Eurygaster integriceps Put. (Sunn bug), a major pest of cereals

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Konarev, A., Dolgikh, V., Senderskiy, I., Konarev, A., Kapustkina, A and Lovegrove, A. 2019. Characterisation of proteolytic enzymes of Eurygaster integriceps Put. (Sunn bug), a major pest of cereals. Journal Of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 22 (1), pp. 379-385.

Engineering the stereoisomeric structure of seed oil to mimic human milk fat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Van-Erp, H., Bryant, F. M., Martin-Moreno, J., Michaelson, L. V., Bhutada, G. and Eastmond, P. J. 2019. Engineering the stereoisomeric structure of seed oil to mimic human milk fat. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS. 116 (42), pp. 20947-20952.

Ethylene-mediated nitric oxide depletion pre-adapts plants to hypoxia stress

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hartman, S., Liu, Z., van Veen, H., Vicente, J., Reinen, E., Martopawiro, S., Zhang, H., van Dongen, N., Bosman, F., Bassel, G. W., Visser, E. J. W., Bailey-Serres, J., Theodoulou, F. L., Hebelstrup, K. H., Gibbs, D. J., Holdsworth, M. J., Sasidharan, R. and Vosenek, L. A. C. J. 2019. Ethylene-mediated nitric oxide depletion pre-adapts plants to hypoxia stress. Nature Communications. 10 (4020).

DeepCount: In-Field Automatic Quantification of Wheat Spikes Using Simple Linear Iterative Clustering and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Virlet, N., Ampe, E. M., Reyns, P. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2019. DeepCount: In-Field Automatic Quantification of Wheat Spikes Using Simple Linear Iterative Clustering and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks. Frontiers in Plant Science. 10, p. 1176.