Sustainable Soils and Crops

TitleSustainable Soils and Crops
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMartin Broadley
Executive AssistantSally Murdoch

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Response to ‘A well-established fact: Rapid mineralization of organic inputs is an important factor for soil carbon sequestration’ by Angers et al.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Berthelin, J., Laba, M., Lemaire, G., Powlson, D. S., Tessier, D., Wander, M. and Baveye, P. C. 2022. Response to ‘A well-established fact: Rapid mineralization of organic inputs is an important factor for soil carbon sequestration’ by Angers et al. European Journal of Soil Science. 73 (4), p. e13272. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejss.13272

Keeping toxic cadmium out of the food chain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McGrath, S. P. 2022. Keeping toxic cadmium out of the food chain. Nature Food. 3, pp. 569-570. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-022-00579-8

The effect of soil type on yield and macro- and micronutrient content of a wide range of pasture species

N - Datasets
Darch, T., Blackwell, M. S. A., Hood, J., Lee, M. R. F., Storkey, J., Beaumont, D. A. and McGrath, S. P. 2022. The effect of soil type on yield and macro- and micronutrient content of a wide range of pasture species. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.989q8

Elemental concentrations and growth characteristics of wild-type and cultivated varieties of pasture species

N - Datasets
Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Lee, M. R. F., Beaumont, D. A., Blackwell, M. S. A., Horrocks, C. A., Hood, J. and Storkey, J. 2022. Elemental concentrations and growth characteristics of wild-type and cultivated varieties of pasture species. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.989q7

The location of iron and zinc in grain of conventional and biofortified lines of sorghum

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gaddameedi, A., Sheraz, S., Kumar, A., Li, K., Pellny, T. K., Gupta, R., Wan, Y., Moore, K. L. and Shewry, P. R. 2022. The location of iron and zinc in grain of conventional and biofortified lines of sorghum. Journal of Cereal Science. 107, p. 103531. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2022.103531

Integration of embryo–endosperm interaction into a holistic and dynamic picture of seed development using a rice mutant with notched-belly kernels

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tao, Y., An, L., Xiao, F., Lia, G, Ding, Y, Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2022. Integration of embryo–endosperm interaction into a holistic and dynamic picture of seed development using a rice mutant with notched-belly kernels. The Crop Journal. 10, pp. 729-742. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cj.2021.10.007

Wheat grain proteins: past, present, and future

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R. 2022. Wheat grain proteins: past, present, and future. Cereal chemistry. 2022, pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/cche.10585

Cereal grain mineral micronutrient and soil chemistry data from GeoNutrition surveys in Ethiopia and Malawi

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kumssa, D. B., Mossa, A. W., Amede, T., Ander, E. L., Botoman, E. H. B., Chagumaira, C., Chimungu, J. G., Davies, K. G., Gameda, S., Haefele, S. M., Hailu, K., Joy, E. J. M., Lark, R. M., Ligowe, I. S., McGrath, S. P., Milne, A. E., Muleya, P., Munthal, M., Towett, E., Walsh, M. G., Wilson, L., D.Young, S., Haji, I. R., Broadley, M., Gashu, D. and Nalivata, P. C. 2022. Cereal grain mineral micronutrient and soil chemistry data from GeoNutrition surveys in Ethiopia and Malawi. Scientific Data. 9 (1), p. 443. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01500-5

Different Responses in Root Water Uptake of Summer Maize to Planting Density and Nitrogen Fertilization

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gao, Y., Chen, J., Wang, G., Liu, Z., Sun, W., Zhang, Y. and Zhang, X. 2022. Different Responses in Root Water Uptake of Summer Maize to Planting Density and Nitrogen Fertilization. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13, p. 918043. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.918043

An overlooked mechanism underlying the attenuated temperature response of soil heterotrophic respiration

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, X., Whalley, P. A., Gregory, A. S., Whalley, W. R., Coleman, K., Neal, A. L., Mooney, S. J., Soga, K. and Illangasekare, T. H. 2022. An overlooked mechanism underlying the attenuated temperature response of soil heterotrophic respiration. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 19 (192), p. 20220276. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2022.0276

Sub-sampling a large physical soil archive for additional analyses to support spatial mapping; a pre-registered experiment in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alemu, R., Gelaw, A. M., Gashu, D., Tafere, K., Mossa, A. W., Bailey, E. H., Masters, W. A., Broadley, M. and Lark, R. M. 2022. Sub-sampling a large physical soil archive for additional analyses to support spatial mapping; a pre-registered experiment in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Geoderma. 424 (15 Oct), p. 116013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2022.11601

Epigenetic switch reveals CRISPR/Cas9 response to cytosine methylation in plants: Comment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Raffan, S., Kaur, N. and Halford, N. G. 2022. Epigenetic switch reveals CRISPR/Cas9 response to cytosine methylation in plants: Comment. New Phytologist. 235 (6), pp. 2146-2148. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.18405

Advances in barley breeding for improving nitrogen use efficiency

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chen, Z., Li, L., Halford, N. G., Xu, H., Huang, L., Gao, R., Lu, R. and Liu, C 2022. Advances in barley breeding for improving nitrogen use efficiency. Agronomy. 12 (7), p. 1682. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy12071682

A heteroskedastic model of park grass spring hay yields in response to weather suggests continuing yield decline with climate change in future decades

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Addy, J. W. G., Ellis, R. H., MacLaren, C., Macdonald, A. J., Semenov, M. A. and Mead, A. 2022. A heteroskedastic model of park grass spring hay yields in response to weather suggests continuing yield decline with climate change in future decades. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 19, p. 20220361. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2022.0361

Plants change their clocks to flower at the right time

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pearce, S. 2022. Plants change their clocks to flower at the right time. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119 (29), p. e2208745119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2208745119

Differentiated function and localisation of SPO11-1 and PRD3 on the chromosome axis during meiotic DSB formation in Arabidopsis thaliana

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lambing, C., Kuo, P., Kim, J., Osman, K., Whitbread, A. L., Yang, J., Choi, K., Franklin, F. C. H. and Henderson, I. R. 2022. Differentiated function and localisation of SPO11-1 and PRD3 on the chromosome axis during meiotic DSB formation in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLOS Genetics. 18 (7), p. e1010298. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1010298

Portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) calibration for analysis of nutrient concentrations and trace element contaminants in fertilisers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Acquah, G., Hernandez-Allica, J., Thomas, C. L., Dunham, S. J., Towett, E. K., Drake, L. B., Shepherd, K. D., McGrath, S. P. and Haefele, S. M. 2022. Portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) calibration for analysis of nutrient concentrations and trace element contaminants in fertilisers. PLOS ONE. 17 (1), p. e0262460. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0262460

Community Perceptions of Zinc Biofortified Flour during an Intervention Study in Pakistan

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mahboob, U., Ceballos-Rasgado, M., Moran, V. H., Joy, E. J. M., Ohly, H., Zaman, M. and Lowe, N. M. 2022. Community Perceptions of Zinc Biofortified Flour during an Intervention Study in Pakistan. Nutrients. 14 (4), p. 817. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14040817

Limited Supply of Protein and Lysine Is Prevalent among the Poorest Households in Malawi and Exacerbated by Low Protein Quality

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Muleya, M., Tang, K., Broadley, M., Salter, A. M. and Joy, E. 2022. Limited Supply of Protein and Lysine Is Prevalent among the Poorest Households in Malawi and Exacerbated by Low Protein Quality. Nutrients. 14 (12), p. 2430. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14122430

Simulation of winter wheat response to variable sowing dates and densities in a high-yielding environment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dueri, S., Brown, H., Asseng, S., Ewert, F., Webber, H., George, M., Craigie, R., Guarin, J. R., Pequeno, D. N. L., Stella, T., Ahmed, M., Alderman, P. D., Basso, B., Berger, A. G., Mujica, G. B., Cammarano, D., Chen, Y., Dumont, B., Rezaei, E. E., Fereres, E., Ferrise, R., Gaiser, T., Gao, Y., Garcia-Vila, M., Gayler, S., Hochman, Z., Hoogenboom, G., Kersebaum, K. C., Nendel, C., Olesen, J. E., Padovan, G., Palosuo, T., Priesack, E., Pullens, J. W. M., Rodríguez, A., Rotter, R. P., Ramos, M. R., Semenov, M. A., Senapati, N., Siebert, S., Srivastava, A. K., Stockle, C., Supit, I., Tao, F., Thorburn, P., Wang, E., Weber, T. K. D., Xiao, L., Zhao, C., Zhao, J., Zhao, Z., Zhu, Y. and Martre, P. 2022. Simulation of winter wheat response to variable sowing dates and densities in a high-yielding environment. Journal of Experimental Botany. p. erac221. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erac221

Identification of novel aphid-killing bacteria to protect plants.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Paliwal, D., Hamilton, A. J., Barrett, G. A., Alberti, F., Emden, H. V., Monteil, C. L., Mauchline, T. H., Nauen, R., Wagstaff, C., Bass, C. G. and Jackson, R. W. 2022. Identification of novel aphid-killing bacteria to protect plants. Microbial Biotechnology. 15 (4), pp. 1203-1220. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13902

Loss of starch synthase IIIa changes starch molecular structure and granule morphology in grains of hexaploid bread wheat.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fahy, B., Gonzalez, O., Savva, G. M., Ahn-Jarvis, J. H., Warren, F. J., Dunn, J., Lovegrove, A. and Hazard, B. A 2022. Loss of starch synthase IIIa changes starch molecular structure and granule morphology in grains of hexaploid bread wheat. Scientific Reports. 12, p. 10806. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-14995-0

Countering elevated CO2 induced Fe and Zn reduction in Arabidopsis seeds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sun, P., Isner, J., Coupel-Ledru, A., Zhang, Q., Pridgeon, A., He, Y., Menguer, P., Miller, A. J., Sanders, D., McGrath, S. P., Noothong, F., Liang, Y. and Hetherington, A. 2022. Countering elevated CO2 induced Fe and Zn reduction in Arabidopsis seeds. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.18290

Induced mutations in ASPARAGINE SYNTHETASE-A2 reduce free asparagine concentration in the wheat grain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Alarcon-Reverte, R., Xie, Y., Stromberger, J., Cotter, J. D., Mason, R. E. and Pearce, S. 2022. Induced mutations in ASPARAGINE SYNTHETASE-A2 reduce free asparagine concentration in the wheat grain. Crop Science. pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20760

Photosynthetic microbes in nanobiotechnology Applications and perspectives

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nitnavare, R., Bhattacharya, J., Thongmee, S. and Ghosh, S. 2022. Photosynthetic microbes in nanobiotechnology Applications and perspectives. Science of the Total Environment. 841 (1 October), p. 156457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156457

Spatial patterns of microbial diversity in Fe-Mn deposits and associated sediments in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bergo, N. M., Torres-Ballesteros, A., Signori, C. N., Benites, M., Jovane, L., Murton, B. J., Da Rocha, U. N. and Pellizari, V. H. 2022. Spatial patterns of microbial diversity in Fe-Mn deposits and associated sediments in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Science of the Total Environment. 837 (1 Sept), p. 155792. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155792

Meiotic chromosome organization and its role in recombination and cancer

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morgan, C., Nayak, A., Hosoya, N., Smith, G. R. and Lambing, C. 2022. Meiotic chromosome organization and its role in recombination and cancer. Current topics in developmental biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.ctdb.2022.04.008

Changes in the concentrations and transcripts for gibberellins and other hormones in a growing leaf and roots of wheat seedlings in response to water restriction

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ptoskova, K., Szecowka, M., Jaworek, P., Tarkowska, D., Petrik, I., Pavlovic, I., Novak, O., Thomas, S. G., Phillips, A. L. and Hedden, P. 2022. Changes in the concentrations and transcripts for gibberellins and other hormones in a growing leaf and roots of wheat seedlings in response to water restriction. BMC Plant Biology. 22 (1), p. 284. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-022-03667-w

Interaction between sulfur and selenium in agronomic biofortification of cowpea plants under field conditions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Silva, V. M., Wilson, L., Young, S. D., Broadley, M., White, P. J. and Rodrigues, A. 2022. Interaction between sulfur and selenium in agronomic biofortification of cowpea plants under field conditions. Plant and Soil. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-022-05480-8

Changes of soil structure under different tillage management assessed by bulk density, penetrometer resistance, water retention curve, least limiting water range and X-ray computed tomography

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tian, M., Qin, S., Whalley, W. R., Zhou, H., Ren, T. and Gao, W. 2022. Changes of soil structure under different tillage management assessed by bulk density, penetrometer resistance, water retention curve, least limiting water range and X-ray computed tomography. Soil & Tillage Research. 221, p. 105420. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2022.105420

Complementary protein extraction methods increase the identification of the Park Grass Experiment metaproteome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Quinn, G. A., Abdelhameed, A., Banat, I. M., Berra, D., Doerr,S. H., Dudley, E., Francis, L. W., Gazze, S. A., Hallin, I., Matthews, G. P., Swain, M. T., Whalley, W. R. and Van Keulena, G. 2022. Complementary protein extraction methods increase the identification of the Park Grass Experiment metaproteome. Applied Soil Ecology. 173, p. 104388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2022.104388

Do gluten peptides stimulate weight gain in humans?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brouns, F. and Shewry, P. R. 2022. Do gluten peptides stimulate weight gain in humans? Nutrition Bulletin. 11, pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12558

Soil and landscape factors influence geospatial variation in maize grain zinc concentration in Malawi

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Botoman, L., Chagumaira, C., Mossa, A. W., Amede, T., Ander, E. L., Bailey, E. H., Chimungu, J. G., Gameda, S., Gashu, D., Haefele, S. M., Joy, E. J. M., Kumssa, D. B., Ligowe, I. S., McGrath, S. P., Milne, A. E., Munthali, M., Towett, E., Walsh, M. G., Wilson, L., Young, S. D., Broadley, M. R., Lark, R. M. and Nalivata, P. C. 2022. Soil and landscape factors influence geospatial variation in maize grain zinc concentration in Malawi. Scientific Reports. 12, p. 7986. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-12014-w

Arabidopsis HEAT SHOCK FACTOR BINDING PROTEIN is required to limit meiotic crossovers and HEI10 transcription

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kim, J., Park, J., Kim, H., Son, N., Kim, E-J., Jaeil Kim, Byun, D., Lee, Y., Park, Y. M., Nageswaran, D. C., Kuo, P., Rose, T., Dang, T. V. T., Hwang, I., Lambing, C., Henderson, I. R. and Choi, K. 2022. Arabidopsis HEAT SHOCK FACTOR BINDING PROTEIN is required to limit meiotic crossovers and HEI10 transcription. Embo Journal. 7, p. e109958. https://doi.org/10.15252/embj.2021109958

Addressing challenges for barley production and utilisation in the 21st Century

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hayes, P., Howitt, C. A. and Shewry, P. R. 2022. Addressing challenges for barley production and utilisation in the 21st Century. Journal of Cereal Science. 105, p. 103457. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2022.103457

Do ancient wheats contain less gluten than modern bread wheat?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Brouns, F., Geisslitz, S., Guzman, C., Ikeda, T. M, Arzani, A., Latella, G., Simsek, S., Colomba, M., Gregorini, A., Zevallos, V., Lullien-Pellerin, V., Jonkers, D. and Shewry, P. R. 2022. Do ancient wheats contain less gluten than modern bread wheat? Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12551

The Impact of Consuming Zinc-Biofortified Wheat Flour on Haematological Indices of Zinc and Iron Status in Adolescent Girls in Rural Pakistan: A Cluster-Randomised, Double-Blind, Controlled Effectiveness Trial

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gupta, S., Zaman, M., Fatima, S., Shahzad, B., Brazier, A. K. M., Moran, V. H., Broadley, M., Zia, M. H., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Khan, I. M., Sinclair, J. K. and Lowe, N. M. 2022. The Impact of Consuming Zinc-Biofortified Wheat Flour on Haematological Indices of Zinc and Iron Status in Adolescent Girls in Rural Pakistan: A Cluster-Randomised, Double-Blind, Controlled Effectiveness Trial. Nutrients. 14 (8), p. 1657. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14081657

Nanoparticles for effective management of salinity stress in plants

B - Book chapters etc edited externally
Nitnavare, R., Bhattacharya, J. and Ghosh, S. 2022. Nanoparticles for effective management of salinity stress in plants. in: Ghosh, S., Thongmee, S. and Kumar, A. (ed.) Agricultural Nanobiotechnology: Biogenic Nanoparticles, Nanofertilizers and Nanoscale Biocontrol Agents US Elsevier. pp. 189-216

Variation in the Content and Composition of Tocols in a Wheat Population

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tremmel-Bede, K., Szentmiklossy, M., Lampi, A.-M., Piironen, V., Shewry, P. R., Vida, G., Tomoskozi, S., Karsai, I., Lang, L., Bedo, Z. and Rakszegi, M. 2022. Variation in the Content and Composition of Tocols in a Wheat Population. Foods. 11, p. 1343. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods11091343

Wheat glutenin polymers 1. structure, assembly and properties

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lafiandra, D. and Shewry, P. R. 2022. Wheat glutenin polymers 1. structure, assembly and properties. Journal of Cereal Science. 106, p. 103486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcs.2022.103486

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