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F-box proteins in plants (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, X., Gonzalez-Carranza, Z. H., Zhang, S., Miao, Y., Liu, J., & Roberts, J. A. (2019). F-box proteins in plants. 00 Journal not listed, doi:10.1002/9781119312994.apr0701

The F-box domain containing protein is one of the super protein families in Eukaryotic cells including yeast, plant and mammals. For example, the model plant Arabidopsis and Medicago genomes contain nearly 700 and 1000 F-box protein encoding genes re... Read More

Development and validation of an exome-based SNP marker set for identification of the St, Jr and Jvs genomes of Thinopyrym intermedium in a wheat background (2019)
Journal Article
Cseh, A., Yang, C., Hubbart-Edwards, S., Scholefield, D., Ashling, S. S., Burridge, A. J., …Grewal, S. (2019). Development and validation of an exome-based SNP marker set for identification of the St, Jr and Jvs genomes of Thinopyrym intermedium in a wheat background. TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics, doi:10.1007/s00122-019-03300-9

Thinopyrum intermedium (2n = 6x = 42, StJrJvs) is one of the most promising reservoirs of useful genes including tolerance to abiotic stresses, perenniality and disease resistance not available in the cultivated bread wheat. The transfer of genetic d... Read More

Development and interaction between plant architecture and yield-related traits in winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.) (2019)
Journal Article
Tanzi, A. S., Ho, W. K., Massawe, F., & Mayes, S. (2019). Development and interaction between plant architecture and yield-related traits in winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.). Euphytica, 215, 1-14. doi:10.1007/s10681-019-2359-8

Winged bean (P. tetragonolobus (L.) DC.) is a leguminous crop that could contribute towards food security in tropical areas, but whose growth and development is still poorly understood. In order to develop improved individuals for increased green pod... Read More

Developing a high-throughput SNP-based marker system to facilitate the introgression of traits from Aegilops species into bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) (2019)
Journal Article
Przewieslik-Allen, A. M., Burridge, A. J., Wilkinson, P. A., Winfield, M. O., Shaw, D. S., McAusland, L., …Barker, G. L. (2019). Developing a high-throughput SNP-based marker system to facilitate the introgression of traits from Aegilops species into bread wheat (Triticum aestivum). Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01993

The genus Aegilops contains a diverse collection of wild species exhibiting variation in geographical distribution, ecological adaptation, ploidy and genome organization. Aegilops is the most closely related genus to Triticum which includes cultivate... Read More

Mobile PEAR transcription factors integrate positional cues to prime cambial growth (2019)
Journal Article
Miyashima, S., Roszak, P., Sevilem, I., Toyokura, K., Blob, B., Heo, J., …Helariutta, Y. (2019). Mobile PEAR transcription factors integrate positional cues to prime cambial growth. Nature, 565, 490–494. doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0839-y

Apical growth in plants initiates upon seed germination, whereas radial growth is primed only during early ontogenesis in procambium cells and activated later by the vascular cambium1. Although it is not known how radial growth is organized and regul... Read More

An investigation of genotype-phenotype association in a festulolium forage grass population containing genome-spanning Festuca pratensis chromosome segments in a Lolium perenne background (2018)
Journal Article
Harper, J., Gasior, D., Mathews, R., Thomas, A., Evans, C., King, J., …Armstead, I. (2018). An investigation of genotype-phenotype association in a festulolium forage grass population containing genome-spanning Festuca pratensis chromosome segments in a Lolium perenne background. PLoS ONE, 13(11), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207412

Alien chromosome introgression is used for the transfer of beneficial traits in plant breeding. For temperate forage grasses, much of the work in this context has focused on species within the ryegrasses (Lolium spp.) and the closely related fescues... Read More

Genome-Wide Association Studies Reveal the Genetic Basis of Ionomic Variation in Rice (2018)
Journal Article
Yang, M., Lu, K., Zhao, F., Xie, W. X., Ramakrishna, P., Wang, G., …Lian, X. (2018). Genome-Wide Association Studies Reveal the Genetic Basis of Ionomic Variation in Rice. Plant Cell, 30(11), 2720–2740. doi:10.1105/tpc.18.00375

Rice (Oryza sativa) is an important dietary source of both essential micronutrients and toxic trace elements for humans. The genetic basis underlying the variations in the mineral composition, the ionome, in rice remains largely unknown. Here, we des... Read More

N6-methyladenosine inhibits local ribonucleolytic cleavage to stabilise mRNAs in Arabidopsis (2018)
Journal Article
Anderson, S. J., Kramer, M. C., Gosai, S. J., Liu, X., Vandivier, L. E., Nelson, A. D., …Gregory, B. D. (2018). N6-methyladenosine inhibits local ribonucleolytic cleavage to stabilise mRNAs in Arabidopsis. Cell Reports, 25(5), 1146-1157. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2018.10.020

N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is a dynamic, reversible, covalently modified ribonucleotide that occurs predominantly toward 30 ends of eukaryotic mRNAs and is essential for their proper function and regulation. In Arabidopsis thaliana, many RNAs contain a... Read More

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

Soil compaction effects on litter decomposition in an arable field: implications for management of crop residues and headlands (2018)
Journal Article
Carlesso, L., Beadle, A., Cook, S. M., Evans, J., Hartwell, G., Ritz, K., …Murray, P. J. (2019). Soil compaction effects on litter decomposition in an arable field: implications for management of crop residues and headlands. Applied Soil Ecology, 134, 31-37. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2018.10.004

Soil compaction is a major threat to agricultural soils. Heavy machinery is responsible for damaging soil chemical, physical and biological properties. Among these, organic matter decomposition, which is predominantly mediated by the soil biota, is a... Read More

Species-wide variation in shoot nitrate concentration, and genetic loci controlling nitrate, phosphorous and potassium accumulation in Brassica napus L (2018)
Journal Article
Alcock, T. D., Havlickova, L., He, Z., Wilson, L., Bancroft, I., White, P. J., …Graham, N. S. (2018). Species-wide variation in shoot nitrate concentration, and genetic loci controlling nitrate, phosphorous and potassium accumulation in Brassica napus L. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9, doi:10.3389/fpls.2018.01487. ISSN 1664-462X

The xerobranching response represses lateral root formation when roots are not in contact with water (2018)
Journal Article
Orman-Ligeza, B., Morris, E. C., Parizot, B., Lavigne, T., Babé, A., Ligeza, A., …Draye, X. (2018). The xerobranching response represses lateral root formation when roots are not in contact with water. Current Biology, 28(19), (3165-3173.e5). doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.07.074. ISSN 0960-9822

Efficient soil exploration by roots represents an important target for crop improvement and food security [1, 2]. Lateral root (LR) formation is a key trait for optimising soil foraging for crucial resources such as water and nutrients. Here, we repo... Read More

Characterization of Southeast Asia mangoes (Mangifera indica L) according to their physicochemical attributes (2018)
Journal Article
Lawson, T., Lycett, G. W., Ali, A., & Chin, C. F. (2019). Characterization of Southeast Asia mangoes (Mangifera indica L) according to their physicochemical attributes. Scientia Horticulturae, 243, 189-196. doi:10.1016/j.scienta.2018.08.014

Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is an economically important fruit crop grown in the tropics. One of the important traits of mango for successful commercial production is the storage quality of the fruit. This study was conducted to evaluate the postharv... Read More

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

Rice with reduced stomatal density conserves water and has improved drought tolerance under future climate conditions (2018)
Journal Article
Caine, R. S., Yin, X., Sloan, J., Harrison, E. L., Mohammed, U., Fulton, T., …Gray, J. E. (in press). Rice with reduced stomatal density conserves water and has improved drought tolerance under future climate conditions. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.15344. ISSN 0028-646X

Much of humanity relies on rice (Oryza sativa) as a food source, but cultivation is water intensive and the crop is vulnerable to drought and high temperatures. Under climate change, periods of reduced water availability and high temperature are expe... Read More

Evaluating resistant brassica trap crops to manage Heterodera schachtii (Schmidt) infestations in Eastern England (2018)
Journal Article
Wright, A. J., Back, M. A., Stevens, M., & Sparkes, D. L. (2019). Evaluating resistant brassica trap crops to manage Heterodera schachtii (Schmidt) infestations in Eastern England. Pest Management Science, 75(2), 438-443. doi:10.1002/ps.5134

BACKGROUND: The beet cyst nematode (BCN), Heterodera schachtii Schmidt, is a plant parasitic nematode which causes severe losses to yields of sugar beet. Resistant brassicas (radish and mustard) have been bred to be planted after the harvest of a ma... Read More

HAWAIIAN SKIRT, and F-box gene from Arabidopsis, is a new player in the microRNA pathway (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Zhang, X., Jayaweera, D., Peters, J. L., Szecsi, J., Bendahmane, M., Roberts, J. A., & González-Carranza, Z. H. (2018). HAWAIIAN SKIRT, and F-box gene from Arabidopsis, is a new player in the microRNA pathway

F-box proteins belong to a multi-protein E3 ubiquitin ligase complex (SCF) that target proteins for degradation via the proteasome.We demonstrated that HAWAIIAN SKIRT(HWS), an Arabidopsis ubiquitin protein ligase (SCFHWS), regulates organ growth, flo... Read More

Yielding to the image: how phenotyping reproductive growth can assist crop improvement and production (2018)
Journal Article
Dreccer, M. F., Molero, G., Rivera-Amado, C., John-Bejai, C., & Wilson, Z. (in press). Yielding to the image: how phenotyping reproductive growth can assist crop improvement and production. Plant Science, doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2018.06.008

Reproductive organs are the main reason we grow and harvest most plant species as crops, yet they receive less attention from phenotyping due to their complexity and inaccessibility for analysis. This review highlights recent progress towards the qua... Read More

Genetic variation in N-use efficiency and associated traits in Indian wheat cultivars (2018)
Journal Article
Nehe⁠, A., Misra, S., Murchie, E., Chinnathambi, K., & Foulkes⁠, J. (2018). Genetic variation in N-use efficiency and associated traits in Indian wheat cultivars. Field Crops Research, 225, doi:10.1016/j.fcr.2018.06.002

Nitrogen (N) fertilizer represents a significant cost for the grower and may also have environmental impacts through nitrate leaching and N⁠2O (a greenhouse gas) emissions associated with denitrification. The objectives of this study were to quantify... Read More

Sugar beet root growth under different watering regimes: a minirhizotron study (2018)
Journal Article
Fitters, T. F., Mooney, S. J., & Sparkes, D. L. (2018). Sugar beet root growth under different watering regimes: a minirhizotron study. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 155, doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.06.023

The yield of sugar beet is often reduced by drought stress and it has previously been shown that water uptake, especially from deeper layers of the soil profile, may be limited by inadequate total root length. Experiments were conducted to assess roo... Read More