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Transcriptome-wide identification and characterization of the Rab GTPase family in mango (2020)
Journal Article
Lycett, G. W., Lawson, T., Lycett, G. W., Mayes, S., Chin, C. F., & Ho, W. K. (2020). Transcriptome-wide identification and characterization of the Rab GTPase family in mango. Molecular Biology Reports, 47, 4183–4197. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11033-020-05519-y

© 2020, Springer Nature B.V. The Rab GTPase family plays a vital role in several plant physiological processes including fruit ripening. Fruit softening during ripening involves trafficking of cell wall polymers and enzymes between cellular compartme... Read More about Transcriptome-wide identification and characterization of the Rab GTPase family in mango.

The doing of ethnographies of eating: writing, observing, and eating chip butties during ethnographic research in primary schools in England (2020)
Journal Article
Earl, L. (2020). The doing of ethnographies of eating: writing, observing, and eating chip butties during ethnographic research in primary schools in England. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2020.1761476

This paper explores the experience of researching food in schools. Food is personal. It is an ingested symbol of culture, family, tradition, ethnicity... What does this mean as a researcher? How do we navigate food relationships? How is this relation... Read More about The doing of ethnographies of eating: writing, observing, and eating chip butties during ethnographic research in primary schools in England.

Mutation in OsCADT1 enhances cadmium tolerance and enriches selenium in rice grain (2019)
Journal Article
Chen, J., Huang, X., Salt, D. E., & Zhao, F. (2020). Mutation in OsCADT1 enhances cadmium tolerance and enriches selenium in rice grain. New Phytologist, 226(3), 838-850. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16404

•How cadmium (Cd) tolerance in rice is regulated remains poorly understood. We used a forward genetic approach to investigate Cd tolerance in rice. •Using root elongation assay, we isolated a rice mutant with enhanced Cd tolerance, cadt1, from an EMS... Read More about Mutation in OsCADT1 enhances cadmium tolerance and enriches selenium in rice grain.

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 about Comparison of Methods to Measure Methane for Use in Genetic Evaluation of Dairy Cattle.

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. https://doi.org/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 about Bambara groundnut : an exemplar underutilised legume for resilience under climate change.

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 about Writing food and food memories in Turkish-German literature by Renan Demirkan, Hatice Akyün and Emine Sevgi Özdamar.

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 about Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa.

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, https://doi.org/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 about Genome-Wide Variation, Candidate Regions and Genes Associated With Fat Deposition and Tail Morphology in Ethiopian Indigenous Sheep.

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

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), https://doi.org/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 about Design of synthetic bacterial communities for predictable plant phenotypes.



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