Plant Sciences

TitlePlant Sciences
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMalcolm Hawkesford
Executive AssistantSue Steele

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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.

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
Dell'Aquila, 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.

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., Dell'Aquila,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. September, p. 201907915.

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).

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.

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. 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.

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.

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. Plant Biotechnology Journal.

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. 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.

A novel gibberellin promotes seedling establishment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hedden, P. 2019. A novel gibberellin promotes seedling establishment. Nature Plants. 5 (May), p. 459–460.

New modelling technique for improving crop model performance - Application to the GLAM model

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Droutsas, I., Challinor, A. J., Swiderski, M. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. New modelling technique for improving crop model performance - Application to the GLAM model. Environmental Modelling & Software. 118, pp. 187-200.

Mutagenesis separates ATPase and thioesterase activities of the peroxisomal ABC transporter, Comatose

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Carrier, D., van Roermund, C., Schaedler, T. A., Rong, H., Ijlist, L., Wanders, r., Baldwin, S., Waterham, H., Theodoulou, F. L. and Baker, A. 2019. Mutagenesis separates ATPase and thioesterase activities of the peroxisomal ABC transporter, Comatose. Scientific Reports. 9.

Adverse Reactions to Wheat or Wheat Components

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brouns, F., Van Rooy, G., Shewry, P. R., Rustgi, S. and Jonkers, D. 2019. Adverse Reactions to Wheat or Wheat Components . Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety. pp. 1-20.

What is gluten- why is it special?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R. 2019. What is gluten- why is it special? Frontiers in Nutrition.

Risk factors for European winter oilseed rape production under climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pullens, J. W. M., Sharif, B., Trnka, M., Balek, J., Semenov, M. A. and Olesen, J. E. 2019. Risk factors for European winter oilseed rape production under climate change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 272-273, pp. 30-39.

Sphingolipids: towards an integrated view of metabolism during the plant stress response

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Huby, E., Napier, J. A., Baillieul, F., Michaelson, L. V. and Dhondt-Cordelier, S. 2019. Sphingolipids: towards an integrated view of metabolism during the plant stress response. New Phytologist.

Effect of Senescence Phenotypes and Nitrate Availability on Wheat Leaf Metabolome during Grain Filling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Heyneke, E., Watanabe, M., Erban, A., Duan, G., Buchner, P. H., Walther, D., Kopka, J., Hawkesford, M. J. and Hoefgen, R. 2019. Effect of Senescence Phenotypes and Nitrate Availability on Wheat Leaf Metabolome during Grain Filling . Agronomy. 9 (6), p. 305.

Exploiting genetic variation in nitrogen use efficiency

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hawkesford, M. J. and Griffiths, S. 2019. Exploiting genetic variation in nitrogen use efficiency. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 49, pp. 35-42.

Use of the pre-assembled ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex for gene editing of wheat and poplar

Conference poster
Sparks, C. A., Cerezo-Medina, S., Raffan, S. and Hahn, F. 2019. Use of the pre-assembled ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex for gene editing of wheat and poplar. The 7th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress. Rotterdam, The Netherlands 21 May 2019

The challenges of delivering genetically modified crops with nutritional enhancement traits

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Napier, J. A., Haslam, R. P., Tsalavouta, M. and Sayanova, O. V. 2019. The challenges of delivering genetically modified crops with nutritional enhancement traits. Nature Plants.

A breeding strategy targeting the secondary gene pool of bread wheat: introgression from a synthetic hexaploid wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hao, M., Zhang, L., Zhao, L., Dai, S., Li, A., Yang, W., Xie, D., Li, Q., Ning, S., Yan, Z., Wu, B., Yuan Z., Huang, L., Wang, J., Zheng, K., Chen, W., Chen, X., Chen, M., Wei, Y., Zhang, H., Kishii, M., Hawkesford, M. J., Mao, L., Zheng, Y. and Liu, D. 2019. A breeding strategy targeting the secondary gene pool of bread wheat: introgression from a synthetic hexaploid wheat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics.

Modeling Carbon and Water Fluxes of Managed Grasslands: Comparing Flux Variability and Net Carbon Budgets between Grazed and Mowed Systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Puche, N., Senapati, N., Flechard, R., Klumpp, K., Kirschbaum, M. U. F. and Chabbi, A. 2019. Modeling Carbon and Water Fluxes of Managed Grasslands: Comparing Flux Variability and Net Carbon Budgets between Grazed and Mowed Systems. Agronomy. 9 (4), p. 183.

Silencing an essential gene involved in infestation and digestion in grain aphid through plant‐mediated RNA interference generates aphid‐resistant wheat plants

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sun, Y., Sparks, C. A., Jones, H., Riley, M., Francis, F., Du, W. and Xia, L. 2019. Silencing an essential gene involved in infestation and digestion in grain aphid through plant‐mediated RNA interference generates aphid‐resistant wheat plants. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 17 (5), pp. 852-854.