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Detection of T. urartu introgressions in wheat and development of a panel of interspecific introgression lines (2018)
Journal Article
Grewal, S., Edwards, S. H., Yang, C., Scholefield, D., Ashling, S., Burridge, A., …King, J. (2018). Detection of T. urartu introgressions in wheat and development of a panel of interspecific introgression lines. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01565

Tritcum urartu (2n = 2x = 14, AuAu), the A genome donor of wheat, is an important source for new genetic variation for wheat improvement due to its high photosynthetic rate and disease resistance. By facilitating the generation of genome-wide introgr... Read More

Introgression of Aegilops speltoides segements in Triticum aestivum and the effect of the gametocidal genes (2017)
Journal Article
King, J., Grewal, S., Yang, C., Hubbart Edwards, S., Scholefield, D., Ashling, S., …King, I. P. (2018). Introgression of Aegilops speltoides segements in Triticum aestivum and the effect of the gametocidal genes. Annals of Botany, 121(12), doi:10.1093/aob/mcx149. ISSN 0305-7364

• Background and Aims Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) has been through a severe genetic bottleneck as a result of its evolution and domestication. It is therefore essential that new sources of genetic variation are generated and utilized. This study... Read More

Comparative mapping and targeted-capture sequencing of the gametocidal loci in Aegilops sharonensis (2017)
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Grewal, S., Gardiner, L., Ndreca, B., Knight, E., Moore, G., King, I. P., & King, J. (2017). Comparative mapping and targeted-capture sequencing of the gametocidal loci in Aegilops sharonensis. Plant Genome, The, 10(2), doi:10.3835/plantgenome2016.09.0090. ISSN 1940-3372

Gametocidal (Gc) chromosomes or elements in species such as Aegilops sharonensis are preferentially transmitted to the next generation through both the male and female gametes when introduced into wheat. Furthermore, any genes, e.g. genes that contro... Read More

A step change in the transfer of interspecific variation into wheat from Amblyopyrum muticum (2016)
Journal Article
King, J., Grewal, S., Yang, C., Hubbart, S., Scholefield, D., Ashling, S., …King, I. P. (2016). A step change in the transfer of interspecific variation into wheat from Amblyopyrum muticum. Plant Biotechnology Journal, doi:10.1111/pbi.12606. ISSN 1467-7644

Despite some notable successes, only a fraction of the genetic variation available in wild relatives has been utilized to produce superior wheat varieties. This is as a direct result of the lack of availability of suitable high-throughput technologie... Read More