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
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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
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
Plant Physiology in press pin press
Publisher’s version: 10.1104/pp.15.01667
Induction of targeted, heritable mutations in barley and Brassica oleracea using RNA-guided Cas9 nuclease.
Genome Biology 16 p258
Publisher’s version: 10.1186/s13059-015-0826-7
Wheat Grain Filling Is Limited by Grain Filling Capacity rather than the Duration of Flag Leaf Photosynthesis: A Case Study Using NAM RNAi Plants.
PLoS One 10 pe0134947
Publisher’s version: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134947
- 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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