Peter Eastmond

NamePeter Eastmond
Job titlePrincipal Research Scientist - Plant Biochemistry
Email addresspeter.eastmond@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentPlant Sciences
Research clusterPS: Oilseed Metabolism and Development
Preferred citationEastmond, P. J.
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Basic LEUCINE ZIPPER TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR 67 transactivates DELAY OF GERMINATION 1 to establish primary seed dormancy in Arabidopsis

Bryant, F. M., Hughes, D. J., Hassani-Pak, K. and Eastmond, P. J. 2019. Basic LEUCINE ZIPPER TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR 67 transactivates DELAY OF GERMINATION 1 to establish primary seed dormancy in Arabidopsis. The Plant Cell.

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.

Step changes in leaf oil accumulation via iterative metabolic engineering

Vanhercke, T., Divi, Uday K., El Tahchy, A., Liu, Q., Mitchell, M., Taylor, M. C., Eastmond, P. J., Bryant, F., Mechanicos, A., Blundell, C., Zhi, Y., Belide, S., Shrestha, P., Zhou, X-R., Ral, J-P., White, R. G., Green, A., Singh, S. P. and Petrie, J. R. 2017. Step changes in leaf oil accumulation via iterative metabolic engineering. Metabolic Engineering. 39, pp. 237-246.

Engineering of tomato for the sustainable production of ketocarotenoids and its evaluation in aquaculture feed

Nogueira, M., Enfissi, E. M. A., Martínez Valenzuela, M. E., Menard, G. N., Driller, R. L., Eastmond, P. J., Schuch, W., Sandmann, G. and Fraser, P. D. 2017. Engineering of tomato for the sustainable production of ketocarotenoids and its evaluation in aquaculture feed. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114 (41), pp. 10876-10881.

Development of a statistical crop model to explain the relationship between seed yield and phenotypic diversity within the Brassica napus genepool

Bennett, E., Brignell, C., Carion, P. W. C., Cook, S. M., Eastmond, P. J., Teakle, G., Hammond, J. P., Love, C., King, G. J., Roberts, J. A. and Wagstaff, C. 2017. Development of a statistical crop model to explain the relationship between seed yield and phenotypic diversity within the Brassica napus genepool. Agronomy. 7 (2), p. 31.

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.

Awake1, an ABC-type transporter, reveals an essential role for Suberin in the control of seed dormancy

Fedi, F., O’neill, C. M., Menard, G., Trick, M., Dechirico, S., Corbineau, F., Bailly, C., Eastmond, P. J. and Penfield, S. 2017. Awake1, an ABC-type transporter, reveals an essential role for Suberin in the control of seed dormancy. Plant Physiology. 174 (1), pp. 276-283.

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.

Expression of castor LPAT2 enhances ricinoleic acid content at the sn-2 position of triacylglycerols in lesquerella seed

Chen, G. Q., Van-Erp, H., Martin-Moreno, J., Johnson, K., Morales, E., Browse, J., Eastmond, P. J. and Lin, J-T. 2016. Expression of castor LPAT2 enhances ricinoleic acid content at the sn-2 position of triacylglycerols in lesquerella seed. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences. 17 (4), p. 507.

Growing innovations for the bioeconomy

Karp, A., Beale, M. H., Beaudoin, F., Eastmond, P. J., Neal, A. L., Shield, I. F., Townsend, B. J. and Dobermann, A. 2015. Growing innovations for the bioeconomy. Nature Plants. 1, p. 15193.

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.

Arabidopsis uses two gluconeogenic gateways for organic acids to fuel seedling establishment

Eastmond, P. J., Astley, H. M., Parsley, K., Aubry, S., Williams, B. P., Menard, G. N., Craddock, C. P., Nunes-Nesi, A., Fernie, A. R. and Hibberd, J. M. 2015. Arabidopsis uses two gluconeogenic gateways for organic acids to fuel seedling establishment. Nature Communications. 6, p. 6659.

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.

Seed storage reserve analysis

Erp, H., Menard, G. and Eastmond, P. J. 2014. Seed storage reserve analysis. Bio-protocol. 4 (20), p. e1263.

Multigene engineering of triacylglycerol metabolism boosts seed oil content in Arabidopsis

Van-Erp, H., Kelly, A. A., Menard, G. N. and Eastmond, P. J. 2014. Multigene engineering of triacylglycerol metabolism boosts seed oil content in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 165, pp. 30-36.

The Arabidopsis thaliana RNA editing factor SLO2, which affects the mitochondrial electron transport chain, participates in multiple stress and hormone responses

Zhu, Q., Dugardeyn, J., Zhang, C., Muhlenbock, P., Eastmond, P. J., Valcke, R., De Coninck, B., Oden, S., Karampelias, M., Cammue, B. P. A., Prinsen, E. and Van Der Straeten, D. 2014. The Arabidopsis thaliana RNA editing factor SLO2, which affects the mitochondrial electron transport chain, participates in multiple stress and hormone responses. Molecular Plant. 7 (2), pp. 290-310.

Biomass oil crops: more than a pipe dream?

Eastmond, P. J. 2014. Biomass oil crops: more than a pipe dream? Biofuels. 5 (2), pp. 99-101.

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.

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.

The modification of plant oil composition via metabolic engineering - better nutrition by design

Haslam, R. P., Ruiz-Lopez, N., Eastmond, P. J., Moloney, M., Sayanova, O. V. and Napier, J. A. 2013. The modification of plant oil composition via metabolic engineering - better nutrition by design. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 11 (2), pp. 157-168.

Molecular characterization of the fatty alcohol oxidation pathway for wax-ester mobilization in germinated jojoba seeds

Rajangam, A. S., Gidda, S. K., Craddock, C., Mullen, R. T., Dyer, J. M. and Eastmond, P. J. 2013. Molecular characterization of the fatty alcohol oxidation pathway for wax-ester mobilization in germinated jojoba seeds. Plant Physiology. 161, pp. 72-80.

SLO2, a mitochondrial pentatricopeptide repeat protein affecting several RNA editing sites, is required for energy metabolism

Zhu, Q., Dugardeyn, J., Zhang, C., Takenaka, M., Kuhn, K., Craddock, C., Smalle, J., Karampelias, M., Denecke, J., Peters, J., Gerats, T., Brennicke, A., Eastmond, P. J., Meyer, E. H. and Van Der Straeten, D. 2012. SLO2, a mitochondrial pentatricopeptide repeat protein affecting several RNA editing sites, is required for energy metabolism. Plant Journal. 71 (5), pp. 836-849.

A common signaling process that promotes mycorrhizal and oomycete colonization of plants

Wang, E., Schornack, S., Marsh, J. F., Gobbato, E., Schwessinger, B., Eastmond, P. J., Schultze, M., Kamoun, S. and Oldroyd, G. E. D. 2012. A common signaling process that promotes mycorrhizal and oomycete colonization of plants. Current Biology. 22 (23), pp. 2242-2246.

Seed storage oil catabolism: a story of give and take

Theodoulou, F. L. and Eastmond, P. J. 2012. Seed storage oil catabolism: a story of give and take. Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 15, pp. 322-328.

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