Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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Dietary Supplementation with Transgenic Camelina sativa Oil Containing 20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3 or Fish Oil Induces Differential Changes in the Transcriptome of CD3+ T Lymphocytes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
West, A. L., Miles, E. A., Han, L., Lillycrop, K. A., Napier, J. A., Calder, P. C. and Burdge, G. C. 2021. Dietary Supplementation with Transgenic Camelina sativa Oil Containing 20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3 or Fish Oil Induces Differential Changes in the Transcriptome of CD3+ T Lymphocytes. Nutrients. 13 (9), p. 3116. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13093116

Post-translational cleavage of HMW-GS Dy10 allele improves the cookie-making quality in common wheat (Triticum aestivum).

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, Y., Chen, Q., Li, Y., Guo, Z., Liu, C., Wan, Y., Hawkesford, M. J., Zhu, J., Wu, W., Wei, M., Zhao, K., Jiang, Y., Zhang, Y., Xu, Q., Kong, L., Pu, Z., Deng, M., Jiang, Q., Lan, X., Wang, J., Chen, G., Ma, J., Zheng, Y., Wei, Y. and Qi, P. 2021. Post-translational cleavage of HMW-GS Dy10 allele improves the cookie-making quality in common wheat (Triticum aestivum). Molecular Breeding. 41, p. 49. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11032-021-01238-9

Wheat value chains in Malawi: trends, gaps, challenges and opportunities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Guwela, V. F., Maliro, M. F. A, Joy, E. J. M., Tang, K., Bokosi, J., Hawkesford, M. J., Broadley, M. and King, J. 2021. Wheat value chains in Malawi: trends, gaps, challenges and opportunities. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience. 16 (046), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1079/PAVSNNR202116046

Identifying aphid resistance in the ancestral wheat Triticum monococcum under field conditions.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Simon, A. L., Caulfield, J. C., Hammond-Kosack, K. E., Field, L. M. and Aradottir, G. I. 2021. Identifying aphid resistance in the ancestral wheat Triticum monococcum under field conditions. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 13495. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-92883-9

Improving photosynthetic metabolism for crop yields: what is going to work?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paul, M. J. 2021. Improving photosynthetic metabolism for crop yields: what is going to work? Frontiers in Plant Science. 12 (September), p. 743862. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.743862

Production of the infant formula ingredient 1,3-olein-2-palmitin in Arabidopsis thaliana seeds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Eastmond, P. J., Van-Erp, H., Bryant, F. M., Martin-Moreno, J. and Michaelson, L. V. 2021. Production of the infant formula ingredient 1,3-olein-2-palmitin in Arabidopsis thaliana seeds. Metabolic Engineering. 67, pp. 67-74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymben.2021.05.009

Flow Cytometry-Based Determination of Ploidy from Dried Leaf Specimens in Genomically Complex Collections of the Tropical Forage Grass Urochloa s. l.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tomaszewska, P., Pellny, T. K., Hernandez, L. M., Mitchell, R. A. C., Castiblanco, V., De Vega, J. J., Schwarzacher, T. and Heslop-Harrison, P. 2021. Flow Cytometry-Based Determination of Ploidy from Dried Leaf Specimens in Genomically Complex Collections of the Tropical Forage Grass Urochloa s. l. Genes. 12 (7), p. 957. https://doi.org/10.3390/genes12070957

The Arabidopsis pattern recognition receptor EFR enhances fire blight resistance in apple

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Piazza, S., Campa, M., Pompili, V., Dalla Costa, L., Salvagnin, U., Nekrasov, V., Zipfel, C. and Malnoy, M. 2021. The Arabidopsis pattern recognition receptor EFR enhances fire blight resistance in apple. Horticulture Research. 8, p. 204. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-021-00639-3

RNAi suppression of xylan synthase genes in wheat starchy endosperm

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wilkinson, M. D., Kosik, O., Halsey, K., Walpole, H., Evans, J., Wood, A. J., Ward, J. L., Mitchell, R. A. C., Lovegrove, A. and Shewry, P. R. 2021. RNAi suppression of xylan synthase genes in wheat starchy endosperm. PLOS ONE. 16 (8), p. e0256350. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256350

Effect of Intake of Food Hydrocolloids of Bacterial Origin on the Glycemic Response in Humans: Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alshammari, N. A., Taylor, M. A., Stevenson, R., Gouseti, O., Alyami, J., Muttakin, S., Bakalis, S., Lovegrove, A., Aithal, G. P. and Marciani, L. 2021. Effect of Intake of Food Hydrocolloids of Bacterial Origin on the Glycemic Response in Humans: Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis. Nutrients. 13 (7), p. 2407. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13072407

Feeding the future: developing the skills landscape in the agri-food sector

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sims, C., Oddy, J., Hibbert, L. E., Newell, A. S., Steel, L., Gibbons, L. R., Caporaso, N., Dumenil, C., Read, S. and Margerison, R. C. P. 2021. Feeding the future: developing the skills landscape in the agri-food sector. Journal Of Chemical Technology And Biotechnology. https://doi.org/10.1002/jctb.6844

Techniques for the Measurement of Molecular Species of Acyl-CoA in Plants and Microalgae

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Haslam, R. P. and Larson, T. R. 2021. Techniques for the Measurement of Molecular Species of Acyl-CoA in Plants and Microalgae. in: Bartels, D. and Dobermann, P. (ed.) Plant Lipids: Methods and Protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology Springer Nature. pp. 203-218

Rapid Generation and Analysis of a Barley Doubled Haploid Line with Higher Nitrogen Use Efficiency than Parental Lines by F1 Microspore Embryogenesis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, H., Li, Y., Gao, R., Xu, R., Guo, G., Lu, R., Halford, N. G., Chen, Z. and Liu, C. 2021. Rapid Generation and Analysis of a Barley Doubled Haploid Line with Higher Nitrogen Use Efficiency than Parental Lines by F1 Microspore Embryogenesis. Plants - Basel. 10 (8), p. 1588. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10081588

Allele Mining in Diverse Accessions of Urochloa and Megathyrsus spp. Tropical Grasses to Improve Forage Quality and Reduce Environmental Impact

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hanley, S. J., Pellny, T. K., De Vega, J. J., Castiblanco, V., Arango, J., Eastmond, P. J., Heslop-Harrison, J. S. and Mitchell, R. A. C. 2021. Allele Mining in Diverse Accessions of Urochloa and Megathyrsus spp. Tropical Grasses to Improve Forage Quality and Reduce Environmental Impact. Annals of Botany. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcab101

The Arabidopsis NOT4A E3 ligase promotes PGR3 expression and regulates chloroplast translation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bailey, M., Ivanauskaite, A., Grimmer, J., Akintewe, O., Payne, A. C., Osborne, R., Labandera, A-M., Etherington, R. D., Rantala, M., Baginsky, S., Mulo, P. and Gibbs, D. J. 2021. The Arabidopsis NOT4A E3 ligase promotes PGR3 expression and regulates chloroplast translation. Nature Communications. 12, p. 251. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-20506-4

Efficient CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Targeted Mutagenesis in Spring and Winter Wheat Varieties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hahn, F., Sanjurjo-Loures, L., Sparks, C. A., Kanyuka, K. and Nekrasov, V. 2021. Efficient CRISPR/Cas-Mediated Targeted Mutagenesis in Spring and Winter Wheat Varieties. Plants - Basel. 10 (7), p. 1481. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10071481

Changes in agricultural climate in South-Eastern England from 1892 to 2016 and differences in cereal and permanent grassland yield

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Addy, J., Ellis, R. H., Macdonald, A. J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2021. Changes in agricultural climate in South-Eastern England from 1892 to 2016 and differences in cereal and permanent grassland yield. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 308-309, p. 108560. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108560

Using ensemble-mean climate scenarios for future crop yield projections: a stochastic weather generator

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, D., Jing, Q., Xu, Y.-P., Cannon, A. J., Dong, T., Semenov, M. A. and Qian, B. 2021. Using ensemble-mean climate scenarios for future crop yield projections: a stochastic weather generator . Climate Research. 83, pp. 161-171. https://doi.org/10.3354/cr01646

High molecular weight glutenin subunit (HMW-GS) 1Dx5 is concentrated in small protein bodies when overexpressed in wheat starchy endosperm

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, Y., Shewry, P. R., Hawkesford, M. J., Qi, P. and Wan, Y. 2021. High molecular weight glutenin subunit (HMW-GS) 1Dx5 is concentrated in small protein bodies when overexpressed in wheat starchy endosperm. Journal of Cereal Science. 101 (September), p. 103291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2021.103291

A Field Day for Gene-Edited Brassicas and Crop Improvement

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Napier, J. A. 2021. A Field Day for Gene-Edited Brassicas and Crop Improvement. The CRISPR Journal. 4 (3), pp. 307-312. https://doi.org/10.1089/crispr.2021.29130.kad

Dynamic simulation of management events for assessing impacts of climate change on pre-alpine grassland productivity

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Petersen, K., Kraus, D., Calanca, P., Semenov, M. A., Butterbach-Bahl, K. and Kiese, R. 2021. Dynamic simulation of management events for assessing impacts of climate change on pre-alpine grassland productivity. European Journal of Agronomy. 128, p. 126306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2021.126306

Subcellular dynamics studies of iron reveal how tissue-specific distribution patterns are established in developing wheat grains

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sheraz, S., Wan, Y., Venter, E., Verma, S. K., Xiong, Q., Waites, J., Connorton, J. M, Shewry, P. R., Moore, K. L., and Balk, J 2021. Subcellular dynamics studies of iron reveal how tissue-specific distribution patterns are established in developing wheat grains. New Phytologist. 231 (4), pp. 1644-1657. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17440

Wheat ATIs : Characteristics and Role in Human Disease

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Geisslitz, S., Shewry, P. R., Brouns, F., America, A. H. P., Caio, G. P. I., Daly, M., D’Amico, S., De Giorgio, R., Gilissen, L, Grausgruber, H., Huang, X., Jonkers, D., Keszthelyi, D., Larre, C., Masci, S., Mills, C., Moller, M. S., Sorrells, M. E., Svensson, B., Zevallos, V. and Weegels, P. L. 2021. Wheat ATIs : Characteristics and Role in Human Disease. Frontiers in Nutrition. 8, p. 667370. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2021.667370

Plastidial acyl carrier protein Δ9-desaturase modulates eicosapentaenoic acid biosynthesis and triacylglycerol accumulation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Smith, R., Jouhet, J., Gandini, C., Nekrasov, V., Marechal, E., Napier, J. A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2021. Plastidial acyl carrier protein Δ9-desaturase modulates eicosapentaenoic acid biosynthesis and triacylglycerol accumulation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Plant Journal. 106 (5), pp. 1247-1259. https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15231

Dissection of environmental and physiological effects on the temperature difference between superior and inferior spikelets within a rice panicle

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, Y., Zhou, Q., He, M., Xu, H., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2021. Dissection of environmental and physiological effects on the temperature difference between superior and inferior spikelets within a rice panicle. The Crop Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2020.10.016

Transgenic camelina oil is an effective source of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in diets for farmed rainbow trout, in terms of growth, tissue fatty acid content, and fillet sensory properties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Osmond, A. T. Y., Arts, M. T., Bazinet, R. P., Napier, J. A., Han, L. and Colombo, S. M. 2021. Transgenic camelina oil is an effective source of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid in diets for farmed rainbow trout, in terms of growth, tissue fatty acid content, and fillet sensory properties. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. 54 (4), pp. 961-986. https://doi.org/10.1111/jwas.12788

Synaptotagmins at the endoplasmic reticulum–plasma membrane contact sites maintain diacylglycerol homeostasis during abiotic stress

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ruiz-Lopez, N., Perez-Sancho, J., Del Valle, A. E., Haslam, R. P., Vanneste, S., Catala, R., Perea-Resa, C., Van Damme, D., Garcia-Hernandez, S., Albert A., Vallarino, J., Lin, J., Friml, J., Macho, A. P., Salinas, J., Rosado, A., Napier, J. A., Amorim-Silva, V. and Botella, M. A. 2021. Synaptotagmins at the endoplasmic reticulum–plasma membrane contact sites maintain diacylglycerol homeostasis during abiotic stress. The Plant Cell. 33 (7), p. 2431–2453. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koab122

Seed Banks as Incidental Fungi Banks: Fungal Endophyte Diversity in Stored Seeds of Banana Wild Relatives

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hill, R., Llewellyn, T., Downes, E., Oddy, J., MacIntosh, C., Kallow, S. A., Panis, B., Dickie, J. B. and Gaya, E. 2021. Seed Banks as Incidental Fungi Banks: Fungal Endophyte Diversity in Stored Seeds of Banana Wild Relatives. Frontiers in Microbiology. 12, p. 643731. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.643731

The relative abundance of wheat Rubisco activase isoforms is post‑transcriptionally regulated

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Perdomo, J. A., Buchner, P. H. and Carmo-Silva, E. 2021. The relative abundance of wheat Rubisco activase isoforms is post‑transcriptionally regulated. Photosynthesis Research. 148, pp. 47-56. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-021-00830-6

Morpho-physiological traits and leaf surface chemicals as markers conferring resistance to sorghum shoot fly (Atherigona soccata Rondani)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nitnavare, R. B., Arora, N., Mishra, S. P., Jaba, J., Kumar, A. A., Bhattacharya, J., Sohu, R. S. and Sharma, H. C. 2021. Morpho-physiological traits and leaf surface chemicals as markers conferring resistance to sorghum shoot fly (Atherigona soccata Rondani). Field Crops Research. 261 (Feb), p. 108029. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2020.108029

Editorial: CRISPR-Cas in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kumar, S., Rymarquis, L. A., Ezura, H. and Nekrasov, V. 2021. Editorial: CRISPR-Cas in Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12, p. 672329. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.672329

Relative efficacy and stability of biological and synthetic nitrification inhibitors in a highly nitrifying soil: Evidence of apparent nitrification inhibition by linoleic acid and linolenic acid

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ma, Y., Jones, D. L., Wang, J., Cardenas, L. M. and Chadwick, D. R. 2021. Relative efficacy and stability of biological and synthetic nitrification inhibitors in a highly nitrifying soil: Evidence of apparent nitrification inhibition by linoleic acid and linolenic acid. European Journal of Soil Science. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13096

Determination of wheat spike and spikelet architecture and grain traits using X-ray Computed Tomography imaging

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhou, H., Riche, A. B., Hawkesford, M. J., Whalley, W. R., Atkinson, B. S., Sturrock, C. J. and Mooney, S. J. 2021. Determination of wheat spike and spikelet architecture and grain traits using X-ray Computed Tomography imaging. Plant Methods. 17 (article), p. 26. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-021-00726-5

Improving nitrogen use efficiency through overexpression of alanine aminotransferase in rice, wheat, and barley

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tiong, J. W., Sharma, N., Sampath, R., MacKenzie, N., Watanabe, S., Metot, C., Lu, Z., Skinner, W., Lu, Y., Kridl, J., Baumann, U., Heuer, S., Kaiser, B. and Okamoto, M. 2021. Improving nitrogen use efficiency through overexpression of alanine aminotransferase in rice, wheat, and barley. Frontiers in Plant Science. 12, p. 628521. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2021.628521

The interaction between wheat roots and soil pores in structured field soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhou, H., Whalley, W. R., Hawkesford, M. J., Ashton, R. W., Atkinson, B., Atkinson, J. A., Sturrock, C. J., Bennett, M. J. and Mooney, S. J. 2021. The interaction between wheat roots and soil pores in structured field soil. Journal of Experimental Botany. 72 (2), pp. 747-756. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/eraa475

A Neural Network Method for Classification of Sunlit and Shaded Components of Wheat Canopies in the Field Using High-Resolution Hyperspectral Imagery

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Virlet, N. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2021. A Neural Network Method for Classification of Sunlit and Shaded Components of Wheat Canopies in the Field Using High-Resolution Hyperspectral Imagery. Remote Sensing. 13 (5), p. 898. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs13050898

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.

Local impacts of climate change on winter wheat in Great Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Putelat, T., Whitmore, A. P., Senapati, N. and Semenov, M. A. 2021. Local impacts of climate change on winter wheat in Great Britain. Royal Society Open Science. 8 (6), p. 201669. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.201669

Assessing future drought risks and wheat yield losses in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Clarke, D., Hess, T. M., Haro-Monteagudo, D., Semenov, M. A. and Knox, J. W 2021. Assessing future drought risks and wheat yield losses in England. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 297, p. 108248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108248

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/10.3389/fsufs.2021.505347