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Year 2019

Cousins OH, Garnett TP, Rasmussen A, Mooney SJ, Smernik RJ, Cavagnaro TR (2020) To stress or not to stress: Plant and soil responses to variable water and nitrogen supply. Plant Science. 290: 110146

Rasmussen A, Dobrijevic DP, Ola A, Ishaya FD, Lovelock CE (2019) Aerial root physiology: Reaching for the sky or down to earth? Annual Plant Reviews

Hartman T, Lydon SJ, Rasmussen A (2019) Hunting for Answers: Linking lectures with the real world using mobile treasure hunt app Plants People

Kumssa DB, Lovatt JA, Graham NS, Palmer S, Hayden R, Wilson L, Young SD, Lark RM, Penrose B, Ander EL, Thompson R, Jiang LX, Broadley MR. (2019) Magnesium biofortification of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L.) via agronomy and breeding as a potential way to reduce grass tetany in grazing ruminants. Plants and Soil. doi:10.1007/s11104-019-04337-x

Wright, AJD, Sparkes, DL, Stevens, M and Back, MA (2019) Hatching dynamics of the beet cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii, following exposure to root leachates from cultivars of sugar beet, white mustard and radish. Nematology, 21, 813-825.

Wright, AJD, Back, MA, Stevens, M and Sparkes, DL (2019) Evaluating brassica trap crops to manage Heterodera schachtii (Schmidt) infestations in Eastern England. Pest Management Science 75, 438-443.

Kaczmarek, AM, King, KM, West, JS, Stevens, M, Sparkes, D, Dickinson, MJ (2018) A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for rapid and specific detection of airborne inoculum of Uromyces betae (sugar beet rust). Plant Disease

Jones, S, Farooqi, A, Foulkes, J, Sparkes, D, Linforth, R, Ray, RV (2018) Canopy and ear traits associated with avoidance of Fusarium head blight in wheat. Frontiers in Plant Science.


Year 2018

Vicente, J. , Mendiondo, G. M., Pauwels, J. , Pastor, V. , Izquierdo, Y. , Naumann, C. , Movahedi, M. , Rooney, D. , Gibbs, D. J., Smart, K. , Bachmair, A. , Gray, J. E., Dissmeyer, N. , Castresana, C. , Ray, R. V., Gevaert, K. and Holdsworth, M. J. (2018), Distinct branches of the N‐end rule pathway modulate the plant immune response. New Phytol: DOI:10.1111/nph.15387

Jonathon Ashley Gibbs, Michael P Pound, Andrew P French, Darren M Wells, Erik H. Murchie, Tony P Pridmore Plant Physiology Aug 2018, pp.00664.2018; DOI: 10.1104/pp.18.00664

Fitters, TFJ, Mooney, SJ and Sparkes, DL (2018) Sugar beet root growth under different watering regimes: a minirhizotron study. Environmental Experimental Botany, 155, 79-86.

Wright, AJD, Bussell, JS, Stevens, M, Back, MA and Sparkes, DL (2018) Physiological differences between sugar beet varieties susceptible, tolerant or resistant to the beet cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii (Schmidt) under uninfested conditions. European Journal of Agronomy, 98, 37-45.

Li, B., Cobo-Medina, M., Lecourt, J., Harrison, N.B., Harrison, R.J. and Cross, J.V. 2018. Application of hyperspectral imaging for nondestructive measurement of plum quality attributes. Postharvest biology and technology141, pp. 8–15. 

Lake JA and Lomax BH, 2018 Plant responses to simulated carbon capture and transport leakage: the effect of impurities in the CO2 gas stream. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. In press.

Nehe, A.S., Misra, S., Murchie, E.H., Chinnathambi, K., Foulkes, M.J. 2018. Genetic variation in N-use efficiency and associated traits in Indian wheat cultivars. Field Crops Research. (in press).

Richey J. D.  Upchurch G. R., Montañez I. P., Lomax B. H., Suarez, M. B., Crout N. M. J. Joeckele R. M., Ludvigson G.A. and Smith J.J. 2018 Changes in CO2 during ocean anoxic event 1d indicate similarities to other carbon cycle perturbations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 491 (2018) 172–182

Xie, Q, Li, N, Yang, Y, Lv, Y, Yao, H, Wei, R, Sparkes, DL, Ma, Z (2018) Pleiotropic effects of the wheat domestication gene Q on yield and grain morphology. Planta.


Year 2017

Alcock TD, Havlickova L, He Z, Bancroft I, White PJ, Broadley MR, Graham NS (2017) Identification of candidate genes for Calcium and Magnesium accumulation in Brassica napus L. by association genetics. Frontiers Plant Science. 8:1968. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01968  

Blunk, S, Malik, AH, de Heer, MI, Ekblad, T, Bussell, J, Sparkes, DL, Fredlund, K, Sturrock, CJ and Mooney, SJ (2017) Quantification of seed–soil contact of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) using X-ray Computed Tomography. Plant Methods,13:71DOI 10.1186/s13007-017-0220-4

Brackin R, Atkinson BS, Sturrock CJ, Rasmussen A (2017) Roots-eye view: Using microdialysis and microCT to non-destructively map root nutrient depletion and accumulation zones Plant Cell and Environment40 (12): 3135-3142, (doi:10.1111/pce.13072).

Burgess AJ, Retkute R, Pound MP, Mayes S and Murchie EH, 2017. Image-based 3D canopy reconstruction to determine potential productivity in complex multi-species crop systems. Annals of botany. 119(4), 517-532

Chai H H, Ho W K, Graham N, May S, Massawe F and Mayes S, 2017. A Cross-Species Gene Expression Marker-Based Genetic Map and QTL Analysis in Bambara Groundnut Genes. 8, 84

Drizou F, Graham NS, Bruce TJA, Ray RV (2017). Development of high-throughput methods to screen disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG 2-1 in oilseed rape. Plant Methods. 13: 45 

Dupuy LX, Wright G, Thompson JA, Taylor A, Dekeyser S, White CP, Thomas WTB, Nightingale M, Hammond JP, Graham NS, Thomas CL, Broadley MR, White PJ (2017). Accelerating root system phenotyping of seedlings through a computer-assisted processing pipeline Plant Methods. 13: 57 

Fitters, TFJ, Bussell, JS, Mooney, SJ and Sparkes, DL (2017). Assessing water uptake in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) under different watering regimes. Environmental Experimental Botany, 144, 61-67

Gosling WD, Julier ACM, Adu-Bredu S, Djagbletey GD, Fraser WT, Jardine PE, Lomax BH, Malhi Y, Manu EA and Mayle FE, 2017. Pollen-vegetation richness and diversity relationships in the tropics Journal of Vegetation History & Archaeobotany.

Ho WK, Chai HH, Kendabie P, Ahmad NS, Jani J, Massawe F, Kilian A and Mayes S, 2017. Integrating genetic maps in bambara groundnut [Vigna subterranea (L) Verdc.] and their syntenic relationships among closely related legumes. BMC genomics. 18(1), 192

Jardine PE, Abernethy FAJ, Lomax BH, Gosling WD and Fraser WT, 2017. Shedding light on sporopollenin chemistry, with reference to UV reconstructions Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 238, 1-6

Jardine PE and Lomax BH, 2017. Is pollen size a robust proxy for moisture availability? Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 246, 161-166

Julier, ACM, Jardine PE, Adu-Bredu S, Coe AL, Duah-Gyamfi A, Fraser WT, Lomax BH, Malhi Y, Moore S and Owusu-Afriyie K, 2017. The modern pollen–vegetation relationships of a tropical forest–savannah mosaic landscape, Ghana, West AfricaPalynology.

Khan F, Chai HH, Ajmera I, Hodgman C, Mayes S and Lu C, 2017. A Transcriptomic Comparison of Two Bambara Groundnut Landraces under Dehydration Stress. Genes. 8(4)

Lake JA, Walker HJ, Cameron DD and Lomax BH, 2017. A novel root‐to‐shoot stomatal response to very high CO2 levels in the soil: electrical, hydraulic and biochemical signalling Physiologia Plantarum. 159, 433–444.

Munoz-Concha D, Michael DR., Ribas G and Mayes S, 2017. Microsatellite analysis of populations of the endangered tree Gomortega keule suggests pre-Columbian differentiation NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF BOTANY. 55(3), 318-333 

Pettorelli N, Schulte to Buhne H, Tulloch A, Dubois G, Macinnis-Ng C, Queirós AM, Keith, DA, Wegmann M, Schrodt F, Stellmes M, Sonnenschein R, Geller GN, Roy S, Somers B, Murray N, Bland L, Geijzendorffe I, Kerr JT, Broszeit S, Leitão PJ, Dunca C, El Serafy G, He KS, Blanchard JL, Lucas R, Mairot P, Web TJ, Nicholson E (2017) Satellite remote sensing of ecosystem functions: opportunities, challenges and way forward. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/rse2.59

Rasmussen A, Hu Y, Depaepe T, Vandenbussche F, Boyer F-D, Van Der Straeten D, Geelen D (2017) Ethylene controls adventitious root initiation sites in Arabidopsis hypocotyls independently of strigolactones. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation36(4), 897-911. (doi: 10.1007/s00344-017-9692-8)

Sasidharan, R., Bailey-Serres, J., Ashikari, M., Atwell, B. J., Colmer, T. D., Fagerstedt, K., Fukao, T., Geigenberger, P., Hebelstrup, K. H., Hill, R. D., Holdsworth, M. J., Ismail, A. M., Licausi, F., Mustroph, A., Nakazono, M., Pedersen, O., Perata, P., Sauter, M., Shih, M.-C., Sorrell, B. K., Striker, G. G., van Dongen, J. T., Whelan, J., Xiao, S., Visser, E. J. W. and Voesenek, L. A. C. J. (2017), Community recommendations on terminology and procedures used in flooding and low oxygen stress research. New Phytologist 214: 1403–1407;doi:10.1111/nph.14519

Smith KL, Lake JA, Steven MD and Lomax BH, 2017. Effects of elevated soil CO2 concentration on growth and competition in a grass-clover mix International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 340-348

Teh CK, Muaz SD, Tangaya P, Fong PY, Ong AL, Mayes S, Chew FT, Kulaveerasingam H and Appleton D, 2017. Characterizing haploinsufficiency of SHELL gene to improve fruit form prediction in introgressive hybrids of oil palm. Scientific reports. 7(1), 3118

Townsend, T, Roy, J, Tucker, G Wilson, P and Sparkes, DL (2017) Food and bioenergy: exploring ideotype traits of a dual-purpose wheat cultivar. Field Crops Research201, 210-221. 

Vicente, J., Mendiondo, G.G., Movahedi, M., Peirats-Llobet, M., Juan, Y., Shen, Y., Dambire, C., Smart, K., Rodriguez, P.L., Charng, Y., Gray, J.E., Holdsworth, M.J. (2017) The Cys-Arg/N-end rule pathway is a general sensor of abiotic stress in flowering plants. Current Biology 27, 3183-3190; doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.006

Xie, Q, Fernando, KMC, Mayes, S and Sparkes, DL (2017) Identifying root architectural traits associated with yield and yield components in wheat. Annals of Botany, 119, 1115-1129.  

Wong YC, Teh HF, Mebus K, Ooi Tek, Kwong QB, Koo KL, Ong CK, Mayes S, Chew FT, Appleton DR and Kulaveerasingam H, 2017. Differential gene expression at different stages of mesocarp development in high- and low-yielding oil palm. BMC genomics. 18(1), 470


Nottingham Environmental Physiology Hub

The University of Nottingham
Division of Agriculture and Environmental Science
School of Biosciences
Sutton Bonington Campus
Loughborough, LE12 5RD

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