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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 about Infestation by Myzus persicae increases susceptibility of Brassica napus cv. “Canard” to Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1.

Productivity framework (2018)
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Wagstaff, C., Kendrick, F., Dennis, C., Hollington, P., Hess, T., Brameld, J., …Mason, B. (2018). Productivity framework. 00 Journal not listed, 32(4), 52-57

Spatial variability of organic matter properties determines methane fluxes in a tropical forested peatland (2018)
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Girkin, N. T., Vane, C. H., Cooper, H. V., Moss-Hayes, V., Craigon, J., Turner, B. L., …Sjögersten, S. (2019). Spatial variability of organic matter properties determines methane fluxes in a tropical forested peatland. Biogeochemistry, 142(2), 231-245. doi:10.1007/s10533-018-0531-1

Tropical peatland ecosystems are a significant component of the global carbon cycle and feature a range of distinct vegetation types, but the extent of links between contrasting plant species, peat biogeochemistry and greenhouse gas fluxes remains un... Read More about Spatial variability of organic matter properties determines methane fluxes in a tropical forested peatland.

Genome-Wide Association Studies Reveal the Genetic Basis of Ionomic Variation in Rice (2018)
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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 about Genome-Wide Association Studies Reveal the Genetic Basis of Ionomic Variation in Rice.

A modified high-throughput analysis of PLFAs in soil (2018)
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Ellis, S., & Ritz, K. (2018). A modified high-throughput analysis of PLFAs in soil. MethodsX, 5, 1491-1497. doi:10.1016/j.mex.2018.10.022

Microbial community profiling via phospholipid fatty-acid (PLFA) analysis is an insightful technique which elucidates the phenotypic structure of microbial assemblages within soil. Previous iterations of PLFA analysis have used large quantities of ch... Read More about A modified high-throughput analysis of PLFAs in soil.

Putative regulatory candidate genes for QTL linked to fruit traits in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) (2018)
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Ting, N., Mayes, S., Massawe, F., Sambanthamurthi, R., Jansen, J., Shahrul Rabiah Syed Alwee, S., …Singh, R. (2018). Putative regulatory candidate genes for QTL linked to fruit traits in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.). Euphytica, doi:10.1007/s10681-018-2296-y

Palm oil is among the most important vegetable oils, contributing to a quarter of the world’s oils and fats market. The oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) fruitlets, which are the source of palm oil, vary from 8eight to 20 g in weight. Palm oil conte... Read More about Putative regulatory candidate genes for QTL linked to fruit traits in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.).

The beta-adrenergic agonist, Ractopamine increases skeletal muscle expression of Asparagine Synthetase as part of an integrated stress response gene program (2018)
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Brown, D., Ryan, K., Daniel, Z., Mareko, M., Talbot, R., Moreton, J., …Brameld, J. M. (2018). The beta-adrenergic agonist, Ractopamine increases skeletal muscle expression of Asparagine Synthetase as part of an integrated stress response gene program. Scientific Reports, 8, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34315-9

Synthetic beta-adrenergic agonists (BA) have broad biomedical and agricultural application for increasing lean body mass, yet a poor understanding of the biology underpinning these agents is limiting further drug discovery potential. Growing female p... Read More about The beta-adrenergic agonist, Ractopamine increases skeletal muscle expression of Asparagine Synthetase as part of an integrated stress response gene program.

Evidence for carbon cycling in a large freshwater lake in the Balkans over the last 0.5 million years using the isotopic composition of bulk organic matter (2018)
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Zanchetta, G., Baneschi, I., Francke, A., Boschi, C., Regattieri, E., Wagner, B., …Sadori, L. (2018). Evidence for carbon cycling in a large freshwater lake in the Balkans over the last 0.5 million years using the isotopic composition of bulk organic matter. Quaternary Science Reviews, 202, 154-165. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.10.022

In the DEEP core from the Lake Ohrid ICDP drilling project, the carbon isotope composition of bulk organic matter (δ13CTOC) over the last 516 ka shows a negative correlation with total organic carbon (TOC) and total inorganic carbon (TIC). This relat... Read More about Evidence for carbon cycling in a large freshwater lake in the Balkans over the last 0.5 million years using the isotopic composition of bulk organic matter.

Genetic interactions between ABA signalling and the Arg/N-end rule pathway during Arabidopsis seedling establishment (2018)
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Zhang, H., Gannon, L., Jones, P. D., Rundle, C. A., Hassall, K. L., Gibbs, D. J., …Theodoulou, F. L. (2018). Genetic interactions between ABA signalling and the Arg/N-end rule pathway during Arabidopsis seedling establishment. Scientific Reports, 8(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-018-33630-5

The Arg/N-end rule pathway of ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis has multiple functions throughout plant development, notably in the transition from dormant seed to photoautotrophic seedling. PROTEOLYSIS6 (PRT6), an N-recognin E3 ligase of the Arg/N-end... Read More about Genetic interactions between ABA signalling and the Arg/N-end rule pathway during Arabidopsis seedling establishment.

Novel combinations of agents targeting translation that synergistically inhibit fungal pathogens (2018)
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Vallières, C., Raulo, R., Dickinson, M., & Avery, S. V. (2018). Novel combinations of agents targeting translation that synergistically inhibit fungal pathogens. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.02355 . ISSN 1664-302X

A range of fungicides or antifungals are currently deployed to control fungi in agriculture or medicine, but resistance to current agents is growing so new approaches and molecular targets are urgently needed. Recently, different aminoglycoside antib... Read More about Novel combinations of agents targeting translation that synergistically inhibit fungal pathogens.

Composition and concentration of root exudate analogues regulate greenhouse gas fluxes from tropical peat (2018)
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Girkin, N., Turner, B., Ostle, N., & Sjögersten, S. (2018). Composition and concentration of root exudate analogues regulate greenhouse gas fluxes from tropical peat. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 127, (280-285). doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.09.033. ISSN 0038-0717

Tropical peatlands are a significant carbon store and source of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) to the atmosphere. Plants can contribute to these gas emissions through the release of root exudates, including sugars and organic acids amongst ot... Read More about Composition and concentration of root exudate analogues regulate greenhouse gas fluxes from tropical peat.

Environmental change during MIS4 and MIS 3 opened corridors in the Horn of Africa for Homo sapiens expansion (2018)
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Viehberg, F. A., Just, J., Dean, J. R., Wagner, B., Franz, S. O., Klasen, N., …Schäbitz, F. (2018). Environmental change during MIS4 and MIS 3 opened corridors in the Horn of Africa for Homo sapiens expansion. Quaternary Science Reviews, 202, 139-153. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.09.008

Archaeological findings, numerical human dispersal models and genome analyses suggest several time windows in the past 200 kyr (thousands of years ago) when anatomically modern humans (AMH) dispersed out of Africa into the Levant and/or Arabia. From... Read More about Environmental change during MIS4 and MIS 3 opened corridors in the Horn of Africa for Homo sapiens expansion.

Development of a southern hemisphere subtropical wetland (Welsby Lagoon, south-east Queensland, Australia) through the last glacial cycle (2018)
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Cadd, H. R., Tibby, J., Barr, C., Tyler, J., Unger, L., Leng, M. J., …Baldock, J. (2018). Development of a southern hemisphere subtropical wetland (Welsby Lagoon, south-east Queensland, Australia) through the last glacial cycle. Quaternary Science Reviews, 202, 53-65. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.09.010

Continuous records of terrestrial environmental and climatic variability that extend beyond the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) in Australia are rare. Furthermore, where long records do exist, interpretations of climate and ecological change can be hamper... Read More about Development of a southern hemisphere subtropical wetland (Welsby Lagoon, south-east Queensland, Australia) through the last glacial cycle.

Demystifying roots: a need for clarification and extended concepts in root phenotyping (2018)
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Lobet, G., Paez-Garcia, A., Schneider, H., Junker, A., Atkinson, J. A., & Tracy, S. (2018). Demystifying roots: a need for clarification and extended concepts in root phenotyping. Plant Science, doi:10.1016/j.plantsci.2018.09.015

Plant roots have major roles in plant anchorage, resource acquisition and offer environmental benefits including carbon sequestration and soil erosion mitigation. As such, the study of root system architecture, anatomy and functional properties is of... Read More about Demystifying roots: a need for clarification and extended concepts in root phenotyping.

The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming (2018)
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Balmford, A., Amano, T., Bartlett, H., Chadwick, D., Collins, A., Edwards, D., …Eisner, R. (2018). The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming. Nature Sustainability, 1(9), 477-485. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-018-0138-5

How we manage farming and food systems to meet rising demand is pivotal to the future of biodiversity. Extensive field data suggest that impacts on wild populations would be greatly reduced through boosting yields on existing farmland so as to spare... Read More about The environmental costs and benefits of high-yield farming.

Paternal diet programs offspring health through sperm- and seminal plasma-specific pathways in mice (2018)
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Watkins, A. J., Dias, I., Tsuro, H., Allen, D., Emes, R. D., Moreton, J., …Sinclair, K. D. (2018). Paternal diet programs offspring health through sperm- and seminal plasma-specific pathways in mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(40), (10064–10069). doi:10.1073/pnas.1806333115. ISSN 1091-6490

The association between poor paternal diet, perturbed embryonic development, and adult offspring ill health represents a new focus for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease hypothesis. However, our understanding of the underlying mechanisms... Read More about Paternal diet programs offspring health through sperm- and seminal plasma-specific pathways in mice.

Amelioration of mitochondrial dysfunction in heart failure through S-sulfhydration of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (2018)
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Wu, D., Hu, Q., Tan, B., Rose, P., Zhu, D., & Zhu, Y. Z. (2018). Amelioration of mitochondrial dysfunction in heart failure through S-sulfhydration of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II. Redox Biology, 19, (250-262). doi:10.1016/j.redox.2018.08.008. ISSN 2213-2317

Aims: Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) plays a critical role in the development of heart failure and in the induction of myocardial mitochondrial injury. Recent evidence has shown that hydrogen sulfide (H2S), produced by the enzym... Read More about Amelioration of mitochondrial dysfunction in heart failure through S-sulfhydration of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II.

Distinct branches of the N-end rule pathway modulate the plant immune response (2018)
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Vicente, J., Mendiondo, G. M., Pauwels, J., Pastor, V., Izquierdo, Y., Naumann, C., …Holdsworth, M. J. (2018). Distinct branches of the N-end rule pathway modulate the plant immune response. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.15387. ISSN 0028-646X

The N‐end rule pathway is a highly conserved constituent of the ubiquitin proteasome system, yet little is known about its biological roles. Here we explored the role of the N‐end rule pathway in the plant immune response. We investigated the geneti... Read More about Distinct branches of the N-end rule pathway modulate the plant immune response.