Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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Advances in understanding of nitrogen (N) uptake by plant roots

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Hawkesford, M. J. and Whalley, W. R. 2021. Advances in understanding of nitrogen (N) uptake by plant roots. in: Gregory, P. (ed.) Understanding and improving crop root function UK Burleigh Dodds.

Nitrogen challenges and opportunities for agricultural and environmental science in India

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Moring, A., Hooda, S., Raghuram, N., Adhya, T. K., Ahmad, A., Bandyopadhyay, S. K., Barsby, T., Beig, G., Bentley, A., Bhatia, A., Dragosits, U., Drewer, J., Foulkes, J., Ghude, S. D., Gupta, R., Jain, N., Kumar, D., Kumar, R. M., Ladha, J. K., Mandal, P. K., Neeraja, C. N., Pandey, R., Pathak, H., Pawar, P., Pellny, T. K., Poole, P., Price, A., Rao D.L.N., Reay, D. S., Singh, N. K., Sinha, S. K., Srivastava, R. K., Shewry, P. R., Smith, J., Steadman, C. E., Subrahmanyam, D., Surekha, K., Venkatesh, K., Varinderpal-Singh., Uwizeye, A., Vieno, M. and Sutton, M. A. 2021. Nitrogen challenges and opportunities for agricultural and environmental science in India. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 5, p. 505347. https://doi.org/110.3389/fsufs.2021.505347

The role of gene flow and chromosomal instability in shaping the bread wheat genome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Przewieslik-Allen, A. M., Wilkinson, P. A., Burridge, A. J., Winfield, M. O., Dai, X., Beaumont, M., King, J., Yang, C-Y., Griffiths, S., Wingen, L. U., Horsnell, R., Bentley, A. R., Shewry, P. R., Barker, G. L. A. and Edwards, K. J. 2021. The role of gene flow and chromosomal instability in shaping the bread wheat genome. Nature Plants. 7, p. 172–183. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-00845-2

Vulnerability of European wheat to extreme heat and drought around flowering under future climate

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Halford, N. G. and Semenov, M. A. 2021. Vulnerability of European wheat to extreme heat and drought around flowering under future climate. Environmental Research Letters. 16 (2), p. 024052. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abdcf3

N-terminal truncated RHT-1 proteins generated by translational reinitiation cause semi-dwarfing of wheat Green Revolution alleles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thomas, S. G., Van De Velde, K., Heyse, F., Kaspar, R., Van Der Straeten, D. and Rohde, A. 2021. N-terminal truncated RHT-1 proteins generated by translational reinitiation cause semi-dwarfing of wheat Green Revolution alleles. Molecular Plant. 14 (1), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2021.01.002

Reproducing analysis of Sirius model simulations of wheat yields, 1892-2016

J - Computer programs
Addy, J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2021. Reproducing analysis of Sirius model simulations of wheat yields, 1892-2016.

Simulated wheat yields from Sirius, 1892-2016

N - Datasets
Addy, J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2021. Simulated wheat yields from Sirius, 1892-2016.

The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Coleman, K., Whitmore, A. P., Hassall, K. L., Shield, I. F., Semenov, M. A., Dobermann, A., Bourhis, Y., Eskandary, A. and Milne, A. E. 2021. The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK. Science of the Total Environment. 767, p. 144903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144903

Accumulation and deposition of triacylglycerols in the starchy endosperm of wheat grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gonzalez-Thuillier, I., Pellny, T. K., Tosi, P., Mitchell, R. A. C., Haslam, R. P. and Shewry, P. R. 2021. Accumulation and deposition of triacylglycerols in the starchy endosperm of wheat grain. Journal of Cereal Science. 98 (article), p. 103167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2021.103167

Stability of farm income: The role of agricultural diversity and agri-environment scheme payments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Harkness, C., Areal, F. J., Semenov, M. A., Senapati, N., Shield, I. F. and Bishop, J. 2021. Stability of farm income: The role of agricultural diversity and agri-environment scheme payments. Agricultural Systems. 187, p. 103009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.103009

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

Wheat amino acid transporters highly expressed in grain cells regulate amino acid accumulation in grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wan, Y., Wang, Y., Shi, Z., Rentsch, D., Ward, J. L., Hassall, K. L., Sparks, C. A., Huttly, A. K., Buchner, P. H., Powers, S. J., Shewry, P. R. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2021. Wheat amino acid transporters highly expressed in grain cells regulate amino acid accumulation in grain. PLOS ONE. 16 (2), p. e0246763. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246763

The Current Status of Research on Gibberellin Biosynthesis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hedden, P. 2020. The Current Status of Research on Gibberellin Biosynthesis. Plant and cell physiology. 6 (11), pp. 1832-1849. https://doi.org/10.1093/pcp/pcaa092

The TaCslA12 gene expressed in the wheat grain endosperm synthesizes wheat-like mannan when expressed in yeast and Arabidopsis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Verhertbruggen, Y., Bouder, A., Vigouroux, J., Alvarado, C., Geairon, A., Guillon, F., Wilkinson, M. D., Stritt, F., Pauly, M., Lee, M. Y., Mortimer, J. C., Scheller, H. V., Mitchell, R. A. C., Voiniciuc, C., Saulnier, L. and Chateigner-Boutin, A.-L.. 2020. The TaCslA12 gene expressed in the wheat grain endosperm synthesizes wheat-like mannan when expressed in yeast and Arabidopsis . Plant Science. 302, p. 110693. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.plantsci.2020.110693

Genetically modified plants are an alternative to oily fish for providing n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the human diet: A summary of the findings of a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council funded project

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
West, A. L., Miles, E. A., Lillicrop, K. A., Napier, J. A., Calder, P. C. and Burdge, G. C. 2020. Genetically modified plants are an alternative to oily fish for providing n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the human diet: A summary of the findings of a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council funded project. Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12478

Understanding effects of genotype × environment × sowing window interactions for durum wheat in the Mediterranean basin

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Padovan, G., Martre, P., Semenov, M. A., Masoni, A., Bregaglio, S., Ventrella, D., Lorite, I. J., Santos, C., Bindi, M., Ferrise, R. and Dibari, C. 2020. Understanding effects of genotype × environment × sowing window interactions for durum wheat in the Mediterranean basin. Field Crops Research. 259, p. 107969. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2020.107969

Assessing the evolution of wheat grain traits during the last 166 years using archived samples

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mariem, S. B., Gamez, A. L., Larraya, L., Fuertes‑Mendizabal, T., Canameras, N., Araus, J. L., McGrath, S. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Muru, C. G., Gaudeul, M., Medina, L., Paton, A., Cattivelli, L., Fangmeier, A., Bunce, J., Tausz‑Posch, S., Macdonald, A. J. and Aranjuelo, I. 2020. Assessing the evolution of wheat grain traits during the last 166 years using archived samples. Scientific Reports. 10 (Article), p. 21828. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78504-x

Defning lipids and T cell receptors involved in the intrinsic allergenicity of nut proteins

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, R., Ghumra, A., Cochrane, S., Fairclough, L., Broughton, R., Michaelson, L. V., Beaudoin, F. and Alcocer, M. J. C. 2020. Defning lipids and T cell receptors involved in the intrinsic allergenicity of nut proteins. Clinical and Translational Allergy. 10, p. 54. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13601-020-00358-3

Lipidomic Analysis of Plasma from Healthy Men and Women Shows Phospholipid Class and Molecular Species Differences between Sexes

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., Napier, J. A., Calder, P. C. and Burdge, G. C. 2020. Lipidomic Analysis of Plasma from Healthy Men and Women Shows Phospholipid Class and Molecular Species Differences between Sexes. Lipids. https://doi.org/10.1002/lipd.12293

Increased bioavailability of phenolic acids and enhanced vascular function following intake of feruloyl esterase-processed high fibre bread: A randomized, controlled, single blind, crossover human intervention trial

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Turner, A. L., Michaelson, L. V., Shewry, P. R., Lovegrove, A. and Spencer, J. P. E. 2020. Increased bioavailability of phenolic acids and enhanced vascular function following intake of feruloyl esterase-processed high fibre bread: A randomized, controlled, single blind, crossover human intervention trial. Clinical Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2020.07.026

Dynamics of dry matter accumulation in internodes indicates source and sink relations during grain-filling stage of japonica rice

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, H., Wang, Z., Xiao, F., Yang, L., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J., Li, W. and Liu, Z. 2020. Dynamics of dry matter accumulation in internodes indicates source and sink relations during grain-filling stage of japonica rice. Field Crops Research. (Article), p. 108009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2020.108009

Improving wheat protein quality for breadmaking: The role of biotechnology

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Shewry, P. R. and Jones, H. D. 2020. Improving wheat protein quality for breadmaking: The role of biotechnology. in: Breadmaking Improving Quality 3rd Edition UK Elsevier. pp. 261-288

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

Suppression of a BAHD acyltransferase decreases p-coumaroyl on arabinoxylan and improves biomass digestibility in the model grass Setaria viridis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mota, T. R., De Souza, W. R., Oliveira, D. M., Martins, P. K., Sampaio, B. L., Vinecky, F., Ribeiro, A. P., Duarte, K. E., Pacheco, T. F., De K. V. Monteiro, N., Campanha, R. B., Marchiosi, R., Vieriea, D. S., Kobayashi, A. K., De O Molinari, P. A., Ferrarese-Filho, O., Mitchell, R. A. C., Molinari, H. B. and Dos Santos, W. D. 2020. Suppression of a BAHD acyltransferase decreases p-coumaroyl on arabinoxylan and improves biomass digestibility in the model grass Setaria viridis. Plant Journal. p. 15046. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15046

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, Tosie, P. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. The contribution of fiber 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

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