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News from the Nottingham BBSRC Wheat Research Centre


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Durum Wheat

See our latest paper by Manel Othmeni in the special edition of Frontiers in Plant Science - A sustainable durum wheat chain for food security and healthy lives



KASP Paper

Finally the KASP marker paper "Rapid identification of homozygosity and site of wild relative introgressions in wheat through chromosome‐specific KASP genotyping assays" gets published in @PlantBiotechJ. Thank you to the whole team and to @SurbhiG6 for all their efforts over the last 3 years to make this resource available to the wheat research community.  @UKFutureWheat @UoNBiosciences

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DFW Breeder's Toolkit Visit

Great to welcome Simon Griffiths, Simon Orford and Andrew Riche to our sunny Sutton bonington campus to see potential lines for the Designing Future Wheat (DFW) breeders toolkit. 



New paper out on T. timopheevii

"Development and characterisation of interspecific hybrid lines with genome-wide introgressions from Triticum timopheevii in a hexaploid wheat background".   Devi U, Grewal S, Yang C-y, Hubbart-Edwards S, Scholefield D, Ashling S, Burridge A, King I.P, King J (2019) BMC Plant Biology 19:183

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T. monococcum paper

"Development of a new Am-genome-specific SNP marker set for the molecular characterization of wheat-Triticum monococcum introgression lines". Cseh A, Megyeri M, Yang C-y, Hubbart-Edwards S, Scholefield D, Ashling S.S, King I.P, King J, Grewal S (2019) Plant Genome 12:180098. doi: 10.3835/p l antg e n o m e2018.12.0 0 98 





Congratulations to Dr. Constance Lavergne on the defence of her thesis.  Many thanks to Prof. Graham Moore from JIC and Limagrain.

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Congratulations to Dr. Manel Othmeni on the defence of her thesis "The use of pentaploid crosses for durum wheat improvement to septoria tritici blotch disease resistance and D-genome introgression into durum wheat". Many thanks to Paul Nicholson from JIC.




Our new paper is out!

" Development and Validation of Thinopyrum intermedium–Exome Based SNP Marker Set for Identification of the St, Jr and Jvs genomes in a wheat background". Theor. Appl. Genet. Cseh A, Yang C-y, Hubbart-Edwards S, Scholefield D, Ashling S, Burridge A.J, Wilkinson P.A, King I.P, King J, Grewal S (2019)

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Our new paper published today " Development of Stable Homozygous Wheat/Amblyopyrum muticum (Aegilops mutica) Introgression Lines and Their Cytogenetic and Molecular Characterization". Front. Plant Sci. 10:34 King J, Newell C, Grewal S, Hubbart-Edwards S, Yang C-y, Scholefield D, Ashling S, Stride A and King I.P (2019)





Congratulations to Dr. Jack Heath on the defence of his thesis "The production and mapping of Wheat-Rye introgression lines exploiting Ph1". Many thanks to Luke Ramsay from the James Hutton institute.

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Congratulations to Dr. Lauren Baker on the defence of her thesis "The development of wheat/Thinopyrum elongatum lines produced via a whole genome shotgun approach and characterisation via cytogenetics and molecular marker analysis". Many thanks to Glenn Bryan from the James Hutton Institute.



Nottingham BBSRC Wheat Research Centre

Department of Plant and Crop Science
The University of Nottingham
School of Biosciences
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leics, LE12 5RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 6014