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Infestation by Myzus persicae increases susceptibility of Brassica napus cv. “Canard” to Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1 (2018)
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Drizou, F., Bruce, T. J. A., Ray, R. V., & Graham, N. S. (2018). Infestation by Myzus persicae increases susceptibility of Brassica napus cv. “Canard” to Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, 1-14. doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01903

Activation of plant defense pathways can be influenced by the presence of different species of attacking organisms. Understanding the complicated interactions triggering plant defense mechanisms is of great interest as it may allow the development of... Read More

A PSTOL-like gene, TaPSTOL, controls a number of agronomically important traits in wheat (2018)
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Milner, M. J., Howells, R. M., Craze, M., Bowden, S., Graham, N., & Wallington, E. J. (2018). A PSTOL-like gene, TaPSTOL, controls a number of agronomically important traits in wheat. BMC Plant Biology, 18(1), doi:10.1186/s12870-018-1331-4. ISSN 1471-2229

Background Phosphorus (P) is an essential macronutrient for plant growth, and is required in large quantities by elite varieties of crops to maintain yields. Approximately 70% of global cultivated land suffers from P deficiency, and it has recentl... Read More

Post-functionalization of a photoactive hybrid polyoxotungstate (2018)
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Cameron, J. M., Fujimoto, S., Wei, R., Newton, G. N., & Oshio, H. (in press). Post-functionalization of a photoactive hybrid polyoxotungstate. Dalton Transactions, doi:10.1039/C8DT01253A. ISSN 1477-9226

A new post-functionalization strategy for hybrid polyoxometalate (POM) clusters is presented, whereby the electronic properties and visible-light driven oxidative reactivity of the POM core can be altered by controlled addition of transition metal io... Read More

3D printable photochromic molecular materials for reversible information storage (2018)
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Wales, D. J., Cao, Q., Kastner, K., Karjalainen, E., Newton, G. N., & Sans, V. (2018). 3D printable photochromic molecular materials for reversible information storage. Advanced Materials, 30(26), doi:10.1002/adma.201800159. ISSN 0935-9648

The formulation of advanced molecular materials with bespoke polymeric ionic liquid matrices that stabilize and solubilize hybrid organic-inorganic polyoxometalates and allow their processing by additive manufacturing, is effectively demonstrated. Th... Read More

Physiological profile of CAX1a TILLING mutants of Brassica rapa exposed to different calcium doses (2018)
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Navarro-León, E., Ruiz, J. M., Graham, N., & Blasco, B. (in press). Physiological profile of CAX1a TILLING mutants of Brassica rapa exposed to different calcium doses. Plant Science, doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2018.04.019. ISSN 0168-9452

Calcium (Ca) is an essential macronutrient for plants and its homeostasis is basic for many processes in plants. Therefore, both Ca deficiency and toxicity constitute potential issues for crops. CAX1 transporter is a potential target to obtain plants... Read More

Pre-programmed self-assembly of polynuclear clusters (2018)
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Shiga, T., Newton, G. N., & Oshio, H. (in press). Pre-programmed self-assembly of polynuclear clusters. Dalton Transactions, doi:10.1039/C8DT00822A. ISSN 1477-9226

This perspective reviews our recent efforts towards the self-assembly of polynuclear clusters with ditopic and tritopic multidentate ligands HL1 (2-phenyl-4,5-bis{6-(3,5-dimethylpyrazol-1-yl)pyrid-2-yl}-1H-imidazole) and H2L2 (2,6-bis-[5-(2-pyridinyl... Read More

Shining a light on the photo-sensitisation of organic-inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates (2018)
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Cameron, J. M., Wales, D. J., & Newton, G. (in press). Shining a light on the photo-sensitisation of organic-inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates. Dalton Transactions, doi:10.1039/C8DT00400E. ISSN 1477-9226

Finding new ways of using visible light (or, more specifically, solar irradiation) to drive commercially significant and/or challenging chemical processes is an ongoing research goal. Polyoxometalates (POMs) are discrete, metal-oxide clusters which a... Read More

Predictors of entering a hearing aid evaluation period: a prospective study in older hearing-help seekers (2017)
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Pronk, M., Deeg, D. J., Versfeld, N. J., Heymans, M., Naylor, G., & Kramer, S. E. (in press). Predictors of entering a hearing aid evaluation period: a prospective study in older hearing-help seekers. Trends in Hearing, 21, doi:10.1177/2331216517744915. ISSN 2331-2165

This study aimed to determine the predictors of entering a hearing aid evaluation period (HAEP) using a prospective design drawing on the health belief model and the transtheoretical model. In total, 377 older persons who presented with hearing probl... Read More

A simple approach to the Visible-light photoactivation of molecular metal oxides (2017)
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Fujimoto, S., Cameron, J. M., Wei, R. J., Kastner, K., Robinson, D., Sans, V., …Oshio, H. (2017). A simple approach to the Visible-light photoactivation of molecular metal oxides. Inorganic Chemistry, 56(20), (12169–12177). doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b01499. ISSN 0020-1669

This study explores a new method to maximise the visible-light driven photocatalytic performance of organic-inorganic hybrid polyoxometalates (POMs). Experimental and theoretical investigations of a family of phosphonate substituted POMs shows that m... Read More

Accelerating root system phenotyping of seedlings through a computer‑assisted processing pipeline (2017)
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Dupoy, L. X., Wright, G., Thompson, J. A., Taylor, A., Dekeyser, S., White, C. P., …White, P. J. (in press). Accelerating root system phenotyping of seedlings through a computer‑assisted processing pipeline. Plant Methods, 13(57), doi:10.1186/s13007-017-0207-1. ISSN 1746-4811

Background: There are numerous systems and techniques to measure the growth of plant roots. However, phenotyping large numbers of plant roots for breeding and genetic analyses remains challenging. One major difficulty is to achieve high throughput an... Read More

Defining the ABC of gene essentiality in streptococci (2017)
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Charbonneau, A. R. L., Forman, O. P., Cain, A. K., Newland, G., Robinson, C., Boursnell, M., …Waller, A. S. (2017). Defining the ABC of gene essentiality in streptococci. BMC Genomics, 18(1), doi:10.1186/s12864-017-3794-3. ISSN 1471-2164

Background: Utilising next generation sequencing to interrogate saturated bacterial mutant libraries provides unprecedented information for the assignment of genome-wide gene essentiality. Exposure of saturated mutant libraries to specific conditions... Read More

Development of high-throughput methods to screen disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1 in oilseed rape (2017)
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Drizou, F., Graham, N. S., Bruce, T. J. A., & Ray, R. V. (2017). Development of high-throughput methods to screen disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1 in oilseed rape. Plant Methods, 13(1), doi:10.1186/s13007-017-0195-1. ISSN 1746-4811

Background: Rhizoctonia solani (Kühn) is a soil-borne, necrotrophic fungus causing damping off, root rot and stem canker in many cultivated plants worldwide. Oilseed rape (OSR, Brassica napus) is the primary host for anastomosis group (AG) 2-1 of R.... Read More

Impact of stimulus-related factors and hearing impairment on listening effort as indicated by pupil dilation (2017)
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Ohlenforst, B., Zekveld, A. A., Lunner, T., Wendt, D., Naylor, G., Wang, Y., …Kramer, S. E. (2017). Impact of stimulus-related factors and hearing impairment on listening effort as indicated by pupil dilation. Hearing Research, 351, doi:10.1016/j.heares.2017.05.012. ISSN 0378-5955

Previous research has reported effects of masker type and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) on listening effort, as indicated by the peak pupil dilation (PPD) relative to baseline during speech recognition. At about 50% correct sentence recognition perform... Read More

Effects of hearing impairment and hearing aid amplification on listening effort - a systematic review (2017)
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Ohlenforst, B., Zekveld, A., Jansma, E., Wang, Y., Naylor, G., Lorens, A., …Kramer, S. (in press). Effects of hearing impairment and hearing aid amplification on listening effort - a systematic review. Ear and Hearing, 38(3), doi:10.1097/AUD.0000000000000396. ISSN 0196-0202

Objectives: To undertake a systematic review of available evidence on the effect of hearing impairment and hearing-aid amplification on listening effort. Two research questions were addressed: Q1) does hearing impairment affect listening effort? and... Read More