Dr Cristobal Uauy
Our lab seeks to identify genes underlying wheat QTL with significant agronomic impact, understand the mechanism by which they function and using this knowledge, facilitate their effective deployment into modern breeding varieties.
We are currently using molecular genetics approaches to:
- identify the genes responsible for key yield and quality traits in UK wheat germplasm,
- understand the interaction between wheat and the yellow rust fungal pathogen
- develop genetic resources to enable effective translational research from model systems to crop species,
- enhance the pipeline to translate this new knowledge into improved wheat varieties for growers, industry and consumers.
ContactTel: 01603 450195
John Innes Centre scientists use CRISPR technology to edit crop genes - subsequent generations contain no transgenesread more
Scientists close the gap on devastating cereal killerread more
BMC Plant Biology 9 pArt: 115
Transgenic Research 16 p689-701
Publisher’s version: 10.1007/s11248-007-9150-7
Physical map of the wheat high-grain protein content gene Gpc-B1 and development of a high-throughput molecular marker.
New Phytologist 169 p753-63
Publisher’s version: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01627.x
Science 314 p1298-301
Publisher’s version: 10.1126/science.1133649
The high grain protein content gene Gpc-B1 accelerates senescence and has pleiotropic effects on protein content in wheat.
Journal of Experimental Botany 57 p2785-94
Publisher’s version: 10.1093/jxb/erl047
The wheat Phs-A1 pre-harvest sprouting resistance locus delays the rate of seed dormancy loss and maps 0.3 cM distal to the PM19 genes in UK germplasm
Journal of Experimental Botany p
Publisher’s version: 10.1093/jxb/erw194
The host-pathogen interaction between wheat and yellow rust induces temporally coordinated waves of gene expression.
BMC Genomics 17 p380
Publisher’s version: 10.1186/s12864-016-2684-4
A Metabolic Gene Cluster in the Wheat W1 and the Barley Cer-cqu Loci Determines ß-Diketone Biosynthesis and Glaucousness.
Plant Cell in press pin press
Publisher’s version: 10.1105/tpc.16.00197
Theoretical and applied genetics in press pin press
Publisher’s version: 10.1007/s00122-016-2720-4
A splice acceptor site mutation in TaGW2-A1 increases thousandgrain weight in tetraploid and hexaploid wheat through widerand longer grains
Theoretical and Applied Genetics in press pin press
Publisher’s version: 10.1007/s00122-016-2686-2
- Nikolai Adamski Postdoctoral Scientist
- Momina Hussain Visiting Worker
- Peter Scott Support Specialist
- Tobin Florio Research Assistant
- James Simmonds Research Assistant
- Oluwaseyi Shorinola Postgraduate Student
- Dr Marianna Pasquariello Research Assistant
- Dr Clare Lewis Research Assistant
- Amelia Frizell-Armitage Postgraduate Student
- Jemima Florence Brinton Postgraduate Student
- Dr Philippa Borrill Research Fellow
- Elle Lewis-Smedley Lab Attendant
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