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Comparison of Methods to Measure Methane for Use in Genetic Evaluation of Dairy Cattle (2019)
Journal Article
Garnsworthy, P. C., Difford, G. F., Bell, M. J., Bayat, A. R., Huhtanen, P., Kuhla, B., …Yan, T. (2019). Comparison of Methods to Measure Methane for Use in Genetic Evaluation of Dairy Cattle. Animals, 9(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/ani9100837

Partners in Expert Working Group WG2 of the COST Action METHAGENE (www.methagene.eu) have used several methods for measuring methane output by individual dairy cattle under various environmental conditions. Methods included respiration chambers, the... Read More

Bambara groundnut : an exemplar underutilised legume for resilience under climate change (2019)
Journal Article
Mayes, S., Ho, W. K., Chai, H. H., Gao, X., Kundy, A. C., Mateva, K. I., …Azam-Ali, S. (2019). Bambara groundnut : an exemplar underutilised legume for resilience under climate change. Planta, 250(3), 803-820. doi:10.1007/s00425-019-03191-6

World agriculture is currently based on very limited numbers of crops, representing a significant risk to food supplies, particularly in the face of climate change which is expected to increase the frequency of extreme events. Minor and underutilised... Read More

Writing food and food memories in Turkish-German literature by Renan Demirkan, Hatice Akyün and Emine Sevgi Özdamar (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Bartel, H. (2019). Writing food and food memories in Turkish-German literature by Renan Demirkan, Hatice Akyün and Emine Sevgi Özdamar. In D. Göttsche (Ed.), Memory and Postcolonial Studies: Synergies and New Directions

This essay explores the role of food and eating in the autobiographical fictions of three very different female Turkish-German authors writing in German. It employs postcolonial theory to explore the complex relationship between gender, identity and... Read More

Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa (2019)
Journal Article
Monnahan, P., Kolář, F., Baduel, P., Sailer, C., Koch, J., Horvath, R., …Yant, L. (2019). Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 3, 457-468. doi:10.1038/s41559-019-0807-4

Ploidy-variable species allow direct inference of the effects of chromosome copy number on fundamental evolutionary processes. While an abundance of theoretical work suggests polyploidy should leave distinct population genomic signatures, empirical d... Read More

Genome-Wide Variation, Candidate Regions and Genes Associated With Fat Deposition and Tail Morphology in Ethiopian Indigenous Sheep (2019)
Journal Article
Ahbara, A., Bahbahani, H., Almathen, F., Al Abri, M., Agoub, M. O., Abeba, A., …Mwacharo, J. M. (2019). Genome-Wide Variation, Candidate Regions and Genes Associated With Fat Deposition and Tail Morphology in Ethiopian Indigenous Sheep. Frontiers in Genetics, 9, doi:10.3389/fgene.2018.00699

Variations in body weight and in the distribution of body fat are associated with feed availability, thermoregulation, and energy reserve. Ethiopia is characterized by distinct agro-ecological and human ethnic farmer diversity of ancient origin, whic... Read More

Putative regulatory candidate genes for QTL linked to fruit traits in oil palm (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) (2018)
Journal Article
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

Design of synthetic bacterial communities for predictable plant phenotypes (2018)
Journal Article
Herrera Paredes, S., Gao, T., Law, T. F., Finkel, O. M., Mucyn, T., Teixeira, P. J. P. L., …Castrillo, G. (2018). Design of synthetic bacterial communities for predictable plant phenotypes. PLoS Biology, 16(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2003962

Specific members of complex microbiota can influence host phenotypes, depending on both the abiotic environment and the presence of other microorganisms. Therefore, it is challenging to define bacterial combinations that have predictable host phenoty... Read More