Cara Griffiths

NameCara Griffiths
Job titleResearch Scientist - Molecular Biology
Email addresscara.griffiths@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentPlant Sciences
Preferred citationGriffiths, C. A.
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Gene-based mapping of trehalose biosynthetic pathway genes reveals association with source- and sink-related yield traits in a spring wheat panel

Lyra, D. H., Griffiths, C. A., Watson, A., Joynson, R., Molero, G., Igna, A. A., Hassani-Pak, K., Reynolds, M. P., Hall, A. and Paul, M. J. 2021. Gene-based mapping of trehalose biosynthetic pathway genes reveals association with source- and sink-related yield traits in a spring wheat panel. Food and Energy Security. p. e292. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.292

Trehalose 6-phosphate signalling and impact on crop yield

Paul, M. J., Watson, A. and Griffiths, C. A. 2020. Trehalose 6-phosphate signalling and impact on crop yield. Biochemical Society Transactions. https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20200286

Combining yield potential and drought resilience in a spring wheat diversity panel

Griffiths, C. A., Reynolds, M. and Paul, M. J. 2020. Combining yield potential and drought resilience in a spring wheat diversity panel. Food and Energy Security. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.241

Sugar sensing responses to low and high light in leaves of the C4 model grass Setaria viridis

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. 71 (3), pp. 1039-1052. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz495

Linking fundamental science to crop improvement through understanding source and sink traits and their integration for yield enhancement

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz480

Plant desiccation tolerance and its regulation in the foliage of resurrection “Flowering-Plant” species

Blomstedt, C. K., Griffiths, C. A., Gaff, C. A., Hamill, J. D. and Neale, A. D. 2018. Plant desiccation tolerance and its regulation in the foliage of resurrection “Flowering-Plant” species. Agronomy. 8 (8), p. 146. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8080146

The Role of Trehalose 6-Phosphate in Crop Yield and Resilience

Paul, M. J., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A., Griffiths, C. A. and Hassani-Pak, K. 2018. The Role of Trehalose 6-Phosphate in Crop Yield and Resilience. Plant Physiology. 177, pp. 12-23. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.17.01634

Trehalose 6-phosphate regulates photosynthesis and assimilate partitioning in reproductive tissue

Paul, M. J., Oszvald, M., Primavesi, L. F. and Griffiths, C. A. 2018. Trehalose 6-phosphate regulates photosynthesis and assimilate partitioning in reproductive tissue. Plant Physiology. 176 (2). https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.17.01673

Targeting carbon for crop yield and drought resilience

Griffiths, C. A. and Paul, M. J. 2017. Targeting carbon for crop yield and drought resilience. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture - jsfa. 97 (14), pp. 4663-4671. https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.8501

The role of Tre6P and SnRK1 in maize early kernel development and events leading to stress-induced kernel abortion

Bledsoe, S. W., Henry, C., Griffiths, C. A., Paul, M. J., Feil, R., Lunn, J. E., Stitt, M. and Lagrimini, L. M. 2017. The role of Tre6P and SnRK1 in maize early kernel development and events leading to stress-induced kernel abortion. BMC Plant Biology. 17 (1), p. 74. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12870-017-1018-2

Increasing crop yield and resilience with trehalose 6-phosphate: targeting a feast-famine mechanism in cereals for better source-sink optimisation

Paul, M. J., Oszvald, M., Jesus, C., Rajulu, C. and Griffiths, C. A. 2017. Increasing crop yield and resilience with trehalose 6-phosphate: targeting a feast-famine mechanism in cereals for better source-sink optimisation. Journal of Experimental Botany. 68 (16), pp. 4455-4462. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erx083

Chemical intervention in plant sugar signalling increases yield and resilience

Griffiths, C. A., Sagar, R., Geng, Y., Primavesi, L. F., Patel, M. K., Passarelli, M. K., Gilmore, I. S., Steven, R. T., Bunch, J., Paul, M. J. and Davis, B. G. 2016. Chemical intervention in plant sugar signalling increases yield and resilience. Nature. 540, pp. 574-578. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature20591

Metabolite transport and associated sugar signalling systems underpinning source/sink interactions

Griffiths, C. A., Paul, M. J. and Foyer, C. H. 2016. Metabolite transport and associated sugar signalling systems underpinning source/sink interactions. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics. 1857 (10), pp. 1715-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbabio.2016.07.007

Differential role for trehalose metabolism in salt-stressed maize

Henry, C., Bledsoe, S. W., Griffiths, C. A., Kollman, A., Paul, M. J., Sakr, S. and Lagrimini, L. M. 2015. Differential role for trehalose metabolism in salt-stressed maize. Plant Physiology. 169, pp. 1072-1089. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.15.00729

Intervention in plant signalling through light-activation of an exogenous sugar signalling-precursor increase crop yield and resilience

Griffiths, C. A., Sagar, R., Geng, Y., Primavesi, L. F., Patel, M. K., Paul, M. J. and Davis, B. G. 2015. Intervention in plant signalling through light-activation of an exogenous sugar signalling-precursor increase crop yield and resilience. Abstracts Eurocarb18: 18th European Carbohydrate Symposium,, Moscow, 2-6 August 2015 . pp. O-037

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