Developing a High-Throughput Platform in Barley to Screen for Resistance to Aphids
Dr J Russell, Prof R Waugh, Dr J Bos
4 January 2019
Aphids are economically important pests globally, and can cause significant yield loss of crops, including barley. Currently there are no commercial barley cultivars that are resistant against aphids, and only limited sources of partial resistance have been reported to date.
The Role of E3 Ligases on the Modulation of Recombination in Cereals
Dr I Colas, Dr L Ramsay, Prof R Waugh
5 January 2019
Summary. In barley and wheat substantial proportions of the chromosomes are inherited together as a large linkage block, preventing the generation of novel gene combinations and useful variation that could be exploited in breeding programs.
Ecological Function of a Water-sensing Molecular Fossil
Institute of Life and Earth Sciences
Dr P C Morris, Dr J Thompson, Dr R Alexander
18 January 2019
Abiotic stress tolerance in plants is a critical attribute and a key objective for plant breeders. The world is experiencing unprecedented increases in average global temperatures and extreme weather events leading to intermittent periods of drought and waterlogging (water stress).
Novel Computational Method Development for Shotgun Proteomics
Dr R Zhang, Dr D Lewandowska, Dr P Hemsley
4 January 2019
Background. Mass spectrometry (MS) based proteomics is the method of choice for characterizing proteins to understand biological functions and processes, elucidate signaling networks, discover disease biomarkers for human and identify key genes underlying important traits in plants.