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Canopy and ear traits associated with avoidance of Fusarium head blight in wheat (2018)
Journal Article
Jones, S., Farooqi, A., Foulkes, J., Sparkes, D. L., Linforth, R., & Ray, R. V. (2018). Canopy and ear traits associated with avoidance of Fusarium head blight in wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01021. ISSN 1664-462X

Doubled haploid and elite wheat genotypes were ground inoculated in three field experiments and head spray inoculated in two glasshouse experiments, using mixed Fusarium and Microdochium species, to identify crop canopy and ear traits associated with... Read More

Suboptimal acclimation of photosynthesis to light in wheat canopies (2018)
Journal Article
Townsend, A. J., Retkute, R., Chinnathambi, K., Randall, J. W., Foulkes, J. F., Carmo-Silva, E., & Murchie, E. H. (in press). Suboptimal acclimation of photosynthesis to light in wheat canopies. Plant Physiology, 176(2), doi:10.1104/pp.17.01213. ISSN 0032-0889

Photosynthetic acclimation (photoacclimation) is the process whereby leaves alter their morphology and/or biochemistry to optimise photosynthetic efficiency and productivity according to long-term changes in the light environment. Three-dimensional (... Read More

Breeding for increased nitrogen-use efficiency: a review for wheat (T. aestivum L.) (2016)
Journal Article
Cormier, F., Foulkes, J., Hirel, B., Gouache, D., Moënne-Loccoz, Y., & Le Gouis, J. (in press). Breeding for increased nitrogen-use efficiency: a review for wheat (T. aestivum L.). Plant Breeding, 135(3), doi:10.1111/pbr.12371. ISSN 0179-9541

Nitrogen fertilizer is the most used nutrient source in modern agriculture and represents significant environmental and production costs. In the meantime, the demand for grain increases and production per area has to increase as new cultivated areas... Read More

Phenotyping pipeline reveals major seedling root growth QTL in hexaploid wheat (2015)
Journal Article
Atkinson, J. A., Wingen, L. U., Griffiths, M., Pound, M. P., Gaju, O., Foulkes, J., …Wells, D. M. (2015). Phenotyping pipeline reveals major seedling root growth QTL in hexaploid wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(8), doi:10.1093/jxb/erv006. ISSN 0022-0957

Seedling root traits of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) have been shown to be important for efficient establishment and linked to mature plant traits such as height and yield. A root phenotyping pipeline, consisting of a germination paper-based screen c... Read More