Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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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

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

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: 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: 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

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., Tosi, P. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. The contribution of fiber components to water absorption of wheat grown in the UK. Cereal chemistry. pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/cche.10316

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.

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

Utilization of KASP technology for wheat improvement

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kaur, B., Mavi, G. S., Gill, M. S. and Kumar Saini, D. 2020. Utilization of KASP technology for wheat improvement. Cereal research communications. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42976-020-00057-6

Mapping Coeliac Toxic Motifs in the Prolamin Seed Storage Proteins of Barley, Rye, and Oats Using a Curated Sequence Database

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Daly, M., Bromilow, S. N., Nitride, C., Shewry, P. R., Gethings, L. A. and Mills, E. N. C 2020. Mapping Coeliac Toxic Motifs in the Prolamin Seed Storage Proteins of Barley, Rye, and Oats Using a Curated Sequence Database. Frontiers in Nutrition. 7, p. 87. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2020.00087

Editorial: Aegilops: Promising Genesources to Improve Agronomical and Quality Traits of Wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rakzegi, M., Molnar, I., Darko, E., Tiwari, V. K. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Editorial: Aegilops: Promising Genesources to Improve Agronomical and Quality Traits of Wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, p. 1060. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01060

The case for improving crop carbon sink strength or plasticity for a CO2 rich future

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dingkuhn, M., Luquet, D., Fabre, D., Muller, B., Yin, X. and Paul, M. J. 2020. The case for improving crop carbon sink strength or plasticity for a CO2 rich future. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2020.05.012

Global Wheat Head Detection (GWHD) Dataset: A Large and Diverse Dataset of High-Resolution RGB-Labelled Images to Develop and Benchmark Wheat Head Detection Methods

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
David, E., Madec, S., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Aasen, H., Zheng, B., Liu, S., Kirchgessner, N., Ishikawa, G., Nagasawa, K., Badhon, M. A., Pozniak, C., De Solan, B., Hund, A., Chapman, S. C., Baret, F., Stavness, I. and Guo, W. 2020. Global Wheat Head Detection (GWHD) Dataset: A Large and Diverse Dataset of High-Resolution RGB-Labelled Images to Develop and Benchmark Wheat Head Detection Methods. Plant Phenomics. 2020 (3521852), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.34133/2020/3521852

Nickel toxicity in Brassica rapa seedlings - Impact on sulfur metabolism and mineral nutrient content

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Prajapati, D. H., Ausma, T., De Boer, J., Hawkesford, M. J. and De Kok, L. J. 2020. Nickel toxicity in Brassica rapa seedlings - Impact on sulfur metabolism and mineral nutrient content. Journal fur Kulturpflanzen - Journal of cultivated plants. 72 (9 S), pp. 473-478. https://doi.org/10.5073/JfK.2020.09.03

Impacts of G x E x M on Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Wheat and Future Prospects

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkesford, M. J. and Riche, A. B. 2020. Impacts of G x E x M on Nitrogen Use Efficiency in Wheat and Future Prospects. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, p. 1157. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01157

The contribution of fibre components to water absorption of wheat grown in the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lovegrove, A., Wood, A. J., Hassall, K. L., Howes, L., Poole, M., Tosi, P. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. The contribution of fibre components to water absorption of wheat grown in the UK. Cereal chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1002/cche.10316

High-Throughput Estimation of Crop Traits - A review of ground and aerial phenotyping platforms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jin, X., Zarco-Tejada, P. J., Schmidhalter, U., Reynolds, M. P., Hawkesford, M. J., Varshney, R. V., Yang, T., Nie, C., Li, Z., Ming, B, Xiao, Y, Xie, Y. and Li, S. 2020. High-Throughput Estimation of Crop Traits - A review of ground and aerial phenotyping platforms . IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine. https://doi.org/10.1109/MGRS.2020.2998816

Cysteine and methionine biosynthetic enzymes have distinct effects on seed nutritional quality and on molecular phenotypes associated with accumulation of a methionine-rich seed storage protein in rice.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Whitcomb, S. J., Rakpenthai, A., Bruckner, F., Fischer, A., Parmar, S., Erban, A., Kopka, J., Hawkesford, M. J. and Hoefgen, R. 2020. Cysteine and methionine biosynthetic enzymes have distinct effects on seed nutritional quality and on molecular phenotypes associated with accumulation of a methionine-rich seed storage protein in rice. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, p. 118. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.01118

Characterization of bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) behaviour and aphid host preference in relation to partially resistant and susceptible wheat landraces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Singh, B., Simon, A. L., Halsey, K., Kurup, S., Clark, S. J. and Aradottir, G. I. 2020. Characterization of bird cherry-oat aphid (Rhopalosiphum padi L.) behaviour and aphid host preference in relation to partially resistant and susceptible wheat landraces. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12616

Stress, nutrients and genotype - understanding and managing asparagine accumulation in wheat grain.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Oddy, J., Raffan, S., Wilkinson, M. D., Elmore, J. S. and Halford, N. G. 2020. Stress, nutrients and genotype - understanding and managing asparagine accumulation in wheat grain. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience. 1, p. 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s43170-020-00010-x

Dietary Supplementation With Seed Oil From Transgenic Camelina sativa Induces Similar Increments in Plasma and Erythrocyte Docosahexaenoic Acid and Eicosapentaenoic Acid to Fish Oil in Healthy Humans

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
West, A. L., Miles, E. A., Lillycrop, K. A., Han, L., Napier, J. A., Clader, P. C. and Burdge, G. C. 2020. Dietary Supplementation With Seed Oil From Transgenic Camelina sativa Induces Similar Increments in Plasma and Erythrocyte Docosahexaenoic Acid and Eicosapentaenoic Acid to Fish Oil in Healthy Humans. British Journal Of Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114520002044

Cereal asparagine synthetase genes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raffan, S. and Halford, N. G. 2020. Cereal asparagine synthetase genes. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12632

CRISPR-Cas9 multiplex editing of the α-amylase/trypsin inhibitor genes to reduce allergen proteins in durum wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Camerlengo, F., Frittelli, A., Sparks, C. A., Doherty, A., Martignago, D., Larre, C., Lupi, R., Sestili, F. and Masci, S. 2020. CRISPR-Cas9 multiplex editing of the α-amylase/trypsin inhibitor genes to reduce allergen proteins in durum wheat. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00104

Genetic variation and heritability of grain protein deviation in European wheat genotypes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mosleth, E. F., Lillehammer, M., Pellny, T. K., Wood, A., Riche, A. B., Hussain, A., Griffiths, S., Hawkesford, M. J. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Genetic variation and heritability of grain protein deviation in European wheat genotypes. Field Crops Research. 255, p. 107896. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2020.107896

Bioengineering horizon scan 2020

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kemp, L., Adam, L., Boehm, C. R., Breitling, R., Casagrande, R., Dando, M., Djikent, A., Evan, N. G., Hammond, R., Hills, K., Holt, L. A., Kuiken, T, Markotic, A., Millett, P., Napier, J. A., Nelson, C., O´Heigeartaigh, S. S, Osbourn, A., Palmer, M. J., Patron, N. J., Perello, E., Piyawattanametha, W., Restrepo-Schild, V., Riosrojas, C., Rhodes, C., Roessing, A., Scott, D., Shapira, P., Simuntala, C., Smith, R. D. J., Sundaram, L. S., Takano, E., Uttmark, G., Wintle, B. C., Zahra, N. B. and Sutherland, W. J. 2020. Bioengineering horizon scan 2020. eLife. 9, p. e54489. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.54489

Substantial increase in yield predicted by wheat ideotypes for Europe under future climate

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Griffiths, S, Hawkesford, M. J., Shewry, P. R. and Semenov, M. A. 2020. Substantial increase in yield predicted by wheat ideotypes for Europe under future climate. Climate Research. 80 (3), p. 189–201. https://doi.org/10.3354/cr01602

Stability analysis of wheat lines with increased level of arabinoxylan

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tremmel-Bede, K., Szentmiklossy, M., Tomoskozi, S., Torok, K., Lovegrove, A., Shewry, P. R., Lang, L., Bedo, Z., Vida, G. and Rakszegi, M. 2020. Stability analysis of wheat lines with increased level of arabinoxylan. PLOS ONE. 15 (5), p. e0232892. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232892

Low protein wheat for bread making

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Shewry, P. R., Wood, A. J., Hassall, K. L., Pellny, T. K., Riche, A. B., Hussain, A., Hawkesford, M. J., Griffiths, S., Penson, S., Tucker, G. and Baker, C. 2020. Low protein wheat for bread making. Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Genetic variation in wheat grain quality is associated with differences in the galactolipid content of flour and the gas bubble properties of dough liquor

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Min, B., Salt, L., Wilde, P., Kosik, O., Hassall, K. L., Przewieslik-Allen, A., Burridge, A. J., Poole, M., Snape, J., Wingen, L., Haslam, R. P., Griffiths, S. and Shewry, P. R. 2020. Genetic variation in wheat grain quality is associated with differences in the galactolipid content of flour and the gas bubble properties of dough liquor. Food Chemistry. 60, p. 100093. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fochx.2020.100093

Fluidized‐bed drying of black rice grains: Impact on cooking properties, in vitro starch digestibility, and bioaccessibility of phenolic compounds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lang, G. H., Da Silva Lindemann, I., Goebel, J. T., Ferriera, C. D., Dos Santos Acunha, T. and Oliveira, M. 2020. Fluidized‐bed drying of black rice grains: Impact on cooking properties, in vitro starch digestibility, and bioaccessibility of phenolic compounds . Journal of Food Science. 85 (6), pp. 1717-1724. https://doi.org/10.1111/1750-3841.15145

Time-intensive geoelectrical monitoring under winter wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blanchy, G., Virlet, N., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Watts, C. W., Hawkesford, M. J., Whalley, W. R. and Binley, A. 2020. Time-intensive geoelectrical monitoring under winter wheat . Near Surface Geophysics. https://doi.org/10.1002/nsg.12107

Evidence that phosphorylation of the alpha-subunit of eIF2 does not essentially inhibit mRNA translation in wheat germ cell-free system.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhigailov, A. V., Alexandrova, A. M., Nizkorodova, A. S., Stanbekova, G. E., Kryldakov, R. V., Karpova, O. V., Polimbetova, N. S., Halford, N. G. and Iskakov, B. K. 2020. Evidence that phosphorylation of the alpha-subunit of eIF2 does not essentially inhibit mRNA translation in wheat germ cell-free system. Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, p. 936. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.00936

Differential ear growth of two maize varieties to shading in hte field environment - effects on whole plant carbon allocation and sugar starvation response

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liang, X., Gao, Z., Shen, S., Paul, M. J., Zhang, L., Zhao, X., Lin, S., Wu, G., Chen, X-M. and Zhou, S-L. 2020. Differential ear growth of two maize varieties to shading in hte field environment - effects on whole plant carbon allocation and sugar starvation response. Journal of Plant Physiology. 251, p. 153194. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2020.153194

Turning sugar into oil - making photosynthesis blind to feedback inhibition

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paul, M. J. and Eastmond, P. J. 2020. Turning sugar into oil - making photosynthesis blind to feedback inhibition. Journal of Experimental Botany. 71 (7), pp. 2216-2218. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz504

Overexpression of an endogenous type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferase in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum enhances lipid production and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid content

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Haslam, R. P., Hamilton, M. L., Economou, C., Smith, Richard T., Hassall, K. L., Napier, J. A. and Sayanova, O. V. 2020. Overexpression of an endogenous type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferase in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum enhances lipid production and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid content . Biotechnology for Biofuels. 13 (87). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1186/s13068-020-01726-8

Big data from small tissue extraction of high-quality RNA for RNA-Sequencing from different oilseed Brassica seed tissues during seed development

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Siles-Suarez, L., Eastmond, P. J. and Kurup, S. 2020. Big data from small tissue extraction of high-quality RNA for RNA-Sequencing from different oilseed Brassica seed tissues during seed development . Plant Methods. 16, p. 80. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-020-00626-0