Smita Kurup

NameSmita Kurup
Email addresssmita.kurup@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentPlant Sciences
Research clusterPS: Oilseed Metabolism and Development
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Natural variation in acyl editing is a determinant of seed storage oil composition

Menard, G. N., Bryant, F. M., Kelly, A. A., Craddock, C. P., Lavagi, I., Hassani-Pak, K., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. 2018. Natural variation in acyl editing is a determinant of seed storage oil composition. Scientific Reports. 8, p. 17346.

Fatty acids in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are synthesized by the host plant

Luginbuehl, L. H., Menard, G. N., Kurup, S., Van-Erp, H., Radhakrishnan, G. V., Breakspear, A., Oldroyd, G. E. D. and Eastmond, P. J. 2017. Fatty acids in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are synthesized by the host plant. Science. 8 June (eaan0081), pp. 1-8.

Genome wide analysis of fatty acid desaturation and its response to temperature

Menard, G. N., Martin-Moreno, J., Bryant, F. M., Munoz-Azcarate, O., Kelly, A. A., Hassani-Pak, K., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. 2017. Genome wide analysis of fatty acid desaturation and its response to temperature. Plant Physiology. 173 (3), pp. 1594-1605.

Cyclin-dependent kinase activity enhances phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis in Arabidopsis by repressing phosphatidic acid phosphohydrolase activity

Craddock, Christian P., Adams, Nicolette, Kroon, J. T. M., Bryant, F. M., Hussey, Patrick J., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. 2017. Cyclin-dependent kinase activity enhances phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis in Arabidopsis by repressing phosphatidic acid phosphohydrolase activity. The Plant Journal. 89 (1), pp. 3-14.

ACYL-ACYL CARRIER PROTEIN DESATURASE2 and 3 are responsible for making omega-7 fatty acids in the Arabidopsis aleurone

Bryant, F. M., Munoz-Azcarate, O., Kelly, A. A., Beaudoin, F., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. 2016. ACYL-ACYL CARRIER PROTEIN DESATURASE2 and 3 are responsible for making omega-7 fatty acids in the Arabidopsis aleurone. Plant Physiology. 172 (1), pp. 154-162.

Regulation of endomembrane biogenesis in arabidopsis by phospatidic acid hydrolase

Craddock, C. P., Adams, N., Bryant, F. M., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. 2015. Regulation of endomembrane biogenesis in arabidopsis by phospatidic acid hydrolase. Plant Signaling & Behavior. 10, p. e1065367.

PHOSPHATIDIC ACID PHOSPHOHYDROLASE regulates phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis in Arabidopsis by phosphatidic acid-mediated activation of CTP: PHOSPHOCHOLINE CYTIDYLYLTRANSFERASE activity

Craddock, C. P., Adams, N., Bryant, F. M., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. 2015. PHOSPHATIDIC ACID PHOSPHOHYDROLASE regulates phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis in Arabidopsis by phosphatidic acid-mediated activation of CTP: PHOSPHOCHOLINE CYTIDYLYLTRANSFERASE activity. The Plant Cell. 27, pp. 1251-1264.

bZIP67 regulates the omega-3 fatty acid content of Arabidopsis seed oil by activating FATTY ACID DESATURASE3

Mendes, A., Kelly, A. A., Van-Erp, H., Shaw, E., Powers, S. J., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. 2013. bZIP67 regulates the omega-3 fatty acid content of Arabidopsis seed oil by activating FATTY ACID DESATURASE3. The Plant Cell. 25, pp. 3104-3116.

The SUGAR-DEPENDENT1 lipase limits triacyglycerol accumulation in vegetative tissues of Arabidopsis

Kelly, A. A., Van-Erp, H., Quettier, A-L., Shaw, E., Menard, G. N., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. 2013. The SUGAR-DEPENDENT1 lipase limits triacyglycerol accumulation in vegetative tissues of Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 162, pp. 1282-1289.

Differential defence response due to jasmonate seed treatment in cowpea and tomato against root-knot and potato cyst nematodes

Pankaj, Muttucumaru, N., Powers, S. J., Gaur, H. S., Kurup, S. and Curtis, R. H. C. 2013. Differential defence response due to jasmonate seed treatment in cowpea and tomato against root-knot and potato cyst nematodes. Nematology. 15, pp. 15-21.

Suppression of the SUGAR-DEPENDENT1 triacylglycerol lipase family during seed development enhances oil yield in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.)

Kelly, A. A., Shaw, E., Powers, S. J., Kurup, S. and Eastmond, P. J. 2013. Suppression of the SUGAR-DEPENDENT1 triacylglycerol lipase family during seed development enhances oil yield in oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.). Plant Biotechnology Journal. 11 (3), pp. 355-361.

Promoter variation and transcript divergence in Brassicaceae lineages of FLOWERING LOCUST T

Wang, J., Hopkins, C. J., Hou, J., Zou, X., Wang, C., Long, Y., Kurup, S., King, G. J. and Meng, J. 2012. Promoter variation and transcript divergence in Brassicaceae lineages of FLOWERING LOCUST T. PLOS ONE. 7, p. e47127.

Parental genome imbalance in Brassica oleracea causes asymmetric triploid block

Stoute, A. I., Varenko, V., King, G. J., Scott, R. J. and Kurup, S. 2012. Parental genome imbalance in Brassica oleracea causes asymmetric triploid block. Plant Journal. 71 (3), pp. 503-516.

A hypomethylated population of Brassica rapa for forward and reverse epi-genetics

Amoah, S., Kurup, S., Rodriguez Lopez, C. M., Welham, S. J., Powers, S. J., Hopkins, C. J., Wilkinson, M. J. and King, G. J. 2012. A hypomethylated population of Brassica rapa for forward and reverse epi-genetics. BMC Plant Biology. 12, p. 193 (17pp).

Seed colour loci, homoeology and linkage groups of the C genome chromosomes revealed in Brassica rapa-B. oleracea monosomic alien addition lines

Heneen, W. K., Geleta, M., Brismar, K., Xiong, Z., Pires, J. C., Hasterok, R., Stoute, A. I., Scott, R. J., King, G. J. and Kurup, S. 2012. Seed colour loci, homoeology and linkage groups of the C genome chromosomes revealed in Brassica rapa-B. oleracea monosomic alien addition lines. Annals of Botany. 109, pp. 1227-1242.

Distribution of calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) in the leaves of Brassica rapa under varying exogenous Ca and Mg supply

Rios, J. J., O Lochlainn, S., Devonshire, J., Graham, N. S., Hammond, J. P., King, G. J., White, P. J., Kurup, S. and Broadley, M. R. 2012. Distribution of calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) in the leaves of Brassica rapa under varying exogenous Ca and Mg supply. Annals of Botany. 109, pp. 1081-1089.

Assigning Brassica microsatellite markers to the nine C-genome chromosomes using Brassica rapa var. tricularis-B.oleracea var. alboglabra monosomic alien addition lines

Geleta, M., Heneen, W. K., Stoute, A. I., Muttucumaru, N., Scott, R. J., King, G. J., Kurup, S. and Bryngelsson, T. 2012. Assigning Brassica microsatellite markers to the nine C-genome chromosomes using Brassica rapa var. tricularis-B.oleracea var. alboglabra monosomic alien addition lines. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. 125, pp. 455-466.

Universal endogenous gene controls for bisulphite conversion in analysis of plant DNA methylation

Wang, J., Wang, C., Long, Y., Hopkins, C., Kurup, S., Liu, K., King, G. J. and Meng, J. 2011. Universal endogenous gene controls for bisulphite conversion in analysis of plant DNA methylation. Plant Methods. 7, p. 39 (7pp).

High Resolution Melt (HRM) analysis is an efficient tool to genotype EMS mutants in complex crop genomes

O Lochlainn, S., Amoah, S., Graham, N. S., Alamer, K., Rios, J. J., Kurup, S., Stoute, A., Hammond, J. P., Ostergaard, L., King, G. J., White, P. J. and Broadley, M. R. 2011. High Resolution Melt (HRM) analysis is an efficient tool to genotype EMS mutants in complex crop genomes. Plant Methods. 7, p. 43 (9pp).

Exploring and exploiting epigenetic variation in crops

King, G. J., Amoah, S. and Kurup, S. 2010. Exploring and exploiting epigenetic variation in crops. Genome. 53, pp. 856-868.

Using cell-lineage tagging to decipher early differentiation and development in wheat endosperm

Freeman, J., Kurup, S., Huttly, A. K. and Shewry, P. R. 2008. Using cell-lineage tagging to decipher early differentiation and development in wheat endosperm. Molinacano, J. L. (ed.) Cereal Science and Technology for Feeding Ten Billion People: Genomics Era and Beyond. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Eucarpia Cereal Section, Lleida (Spain), 13-17 November 2006 . Options Mediterraneennes, Series A, No 81. pp. 453-455

Nematicidal effects of cysteine proteinases and methods of use thereof to treat nematode infestation. International patent application WO 2008/087555

Curtis, R. H. C., Buttle, D., Behnke, J., Duce, I., Shewry, P. R., Kurup, S. and Kerry, B. R. 2008. Nematicidal effects of cysteine proteinases and methods of use thereof to treat nematode infestation. International patent application WO 2008/087555.

Signalling mechanisms in the regulation of vacuolar ion release in guard cells

Macrobbie, E. A. C. and Kurup, S. 2007. Signalling mechanisms in the regulation of vacuolar ion release in guard cells. New Phytologist. 175, pp. 630-640.

Using cell-lineage tagging to decipher early differentiation and development in wheat endosperm

Freeman, J., Kurup, S., Huttly, A. K. and Shewry, P. R. 2007. Using cell-lineage tagging to decipher early differentiation and development in wheat endosperm. Abstracts 4th UK Small Grain Cereals Genetic and Genomics Workshop: From Genes to Traits, Cambridge, 14-16 March 2007 .

Transactivated and chemically inducible gene expression in plants

Moore, I., Samalova, M. and Kurup, S. 2006. Transactivated and chemically inducible gene expression in plants. Plant Journal. 45 (4), pp. 651-683.

Using cell lineage tagging to decipher early differentiation and development in wheat endosperm

Freeman, J., Kurup, S. and Shewry, P. R. 2005. Using cell lineage tagging to decipher early differentiation and development in wheat endosperm. Abstracts 7th International Wheat Conference, Mar del Plata, 27 November - 2 December 2005 .

Gene expression construct: US patent application 20050132432

Haseloff, J., Bauch, M., Boisnard-Lorig, C., Hodge, S., Laplaze, L., Runions, J. and Kurup, S. 2005. Gene expression construct: US patent application 20050132432.

Marking cell lineages in living tissue

Kurup, S., Runions, J., Kohler, U., Laplaze, L., Hodge, S. and Haseloff, J. 2005. Marking cell lineages in living tissue. Plant Journal. 42 (3), pp. 444-453.

Control of germination and lipid mobilization by COMATOSE , the Arabidopsis homologue of human ALDP

Footitt, S., Slocombe, S. P., Larner, V., Kurup, S., Wu, Y., Larson, T., Graham, I., Baker, A. and Holdsworth, M. J. 2002. Control of germination and lipid mobilization by COMATOSE , the Arabidopsis homologue of human ALDP. EMBO Journal. 21, pp. 2912-2922.

Genetic control mechanisms regulating the initiation of germination

Holdsworth, M. J., Lenton, J. R., Flintham, J., Gale, M., Kurup, S., Mckibbin, R. S., Bailey, P., Larner, V. and Russell, L. 2001. Genetic control mechanisms regulating the initiation of germination. Journal of Plant Physiology. 158, pp. 439-445.

Identification and analysis of proteins that interact with the Avena fatua homologue of the maize transcription factor VIVIPAROUS 1

Jones, H. D., Kurup, S., Peters, N. C. B and Holdsworth, M. J. 2000. Identification and analysis of proteins that interact with the Avena fatua homologue of the maize transcription factor VIVIPAROUS 1. Plant Journal. 21 (2), pp. 133-142.

AB13 emerges from the seed

Rohde, A., Kurup, S. and Holdsworth, M. J. 2000. AB13 emerges from the seed. Trends in Plant Science. 5, pp. 418-419.

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