IWYP science brief #37 "Community screening of wheats containing exotic DNA" showcases the 330 stable introgression lines carrying introgressions from wheat wild relative species available at the Nottingham BBSRC Wheat Research Centre. Our wheat/wild relative toolkit carrying these 330 stable lines with a further 600+ lines in development are available to be screened for any trait of interest.
For any enquiries contact Professor Julie King at email@example.com if interested in acquiring seed for phenotyping. Also available at SeedStor at the Germplasm Resource Unit (GRU) at John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK.
Read this months IWYP science brief #36, "Mining for yield determinants left behind in wheat relatives".
The University of Nottingham BBSRC Wheat research centre is at the forefront of creating introgression lines which carry segments of exotic chromosomes from wheat wild relatives. Lines are showing to have a positive impact on photosynthetic efficiency, biomass and floral morphology in elite backgrounds at IWYP hubs in Mexico, USA and the UK.
An enjoyable trip to Monogram 2023 at Reading University was had by the WRC, with Dr Stella Edwards talking on Photosynthetic heat tolerance in wheat's wild relatives. PhD Student Nicola Walter also spoke on using EMS to find the gametocidal gene in Ae. sharonensis introgression lines plus posters from Jake Hill and Jack Walker on their PhD work.
Double success this month for Dr. Veronica Guwela. Congratulations on the successful defence of her dual PhD at UoN-RRes in the UK and Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) in Malawi on her thesis, High Zinc Wheat for Sub-Saharan Africa. Many thanks to Dr. Philippa Borrill (JIC) and to her supervisors Malcolm Hawkesford, Martin Broadley (RRes), Moses Maliro and James Bokosi (LUANAR) with Julie King (UoN).
We are super proud of Veronica Guwela for being one of the winners of the 2023 Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum Early Career Award for her work on exploiting wider genetic variation among wheat wild relatives to identify sources for increased grain zinc and iron concentration for sub saharan wheat. Congratulations Veronica!
Congratulations to Dr. Sevgi Herek on the defence of her PhD thesis on the isolation and characterisation of Wheat/Thinopyrum elongatum introgressions.
24th July 2020
This IWYP collaboration on wheat wild relatives and photosynthesis with @plantyperson and @Erikmurchie was a great team effort between Nottingham, Lancaster, Essex and Bristol. Out now in New Phytologist.
14 May 2020
Our work on generation of introgressions from wild relative species Aegilops caudata into wheat and their chatacterisation using chromosome-specific KASP markers is out in @FrontPlantSci today!
20 April 2020
Take a first look at our new paper "Exploiting the genome of Thinopyrum elongatum to expand the gene pool of hexaploid wheat". Theor. Appl. Gen. @laurenbaker1993
Read about our collaboration with Prof E.H. Murchie at the University of Nottingham on discovering enhanced photosynthesis in our wild relative introgressions.
The IWYP Science Brief is a summary of work which is part of the IWYP collaboration “Wider and Faster: High-Throughout Phenotypic Exploration of Novel Genetic Variation for Breeding High Biomass and Yield in Wheat”.
The IWYP Annual Report summary can be found here
05 February 2020
Wheat rust resistance found in Amblyopyrum muticum introgressions.
See our article in collaboration with John Fellers (USDA) on "Resistance to wheat rusts identified in wheat/Amblyopyrum muticum chromosome introgressions" in Crop Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20120
18 September 2019
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 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01110
29 August 2019
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 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/pbi.13241
04 July 2019
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.
07 May 2019
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
14 April 2019
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
21 March 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Constance Lavergne on the defence of her thesis. Many thanks to Prof. Graham Moore from JIC and Limagrain.
26 February 2019
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.
14 February 2019
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)
31 January 2019
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)
29 November 2018
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.
25 October 2018
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.
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