Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The wheat SnRK1α family and its contribution to Fusarium toxin tolerance.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Perochon, A., Vary, Z., Malla, K. B., Halford, N. G., Paul, M. J. and Doohan, F. M. 2019. The wheat SnRK1α family and its contribution to Fusarium toxin tolerance. Plant Science. 288, p. 110217.

Reducing the acrylamide-forming potential of crop plants

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Raffan, S. and Halford, N. G. 2019. Reducing the acrylamide-forming potential of crop plants. in: Jaiwal, P. K., Chhillar, A. K., Chaudhary, D. and Jaiwal, R. (ed.) Nutritional quality improvement in plants Basel, Switzerland Springer Nature.

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 - JAFC. 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. 6 (4), pp. 332-340.

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
Lobo, A. K. M., Orr, D., Gutierrez, M. O., Andralojc, P. J., Sparks, C. A., Afan, M., Parry, J., Parry, M. A. J. and Carmo-Silva, E. 2019. Overexpression of ca1pase decreases Rubisco abundance and grain yield in wheat. Plant Physiology. 181 (October), pp. 471-479.

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. PLOS ONE.

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. 175 (3), pp. 259-281.

Exploring the role of cereal dietary fiber 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 fiber in digestion. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry - JAFC. 67 (30), pp. 8419-8424.

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.