Dr Chris Ridout

Senior Scientist
Crop Genetics

I work on immunity in barley and brassicas with a focus on translational research and commercialisation for agriculture. The Brassica work develops our understanding of PAMP-triggered immunity (PTI) from Arabidopsis, and applies this to improve understanding of quantitative disease resistance (QDR). With European partners, we are using a brassica diversty panel to unravel how PTI could contribute to QDR against the most important pathogens of this crop.  There are useful resistance genes in old varieties and landraces of crops. We are studying resistance in old barley varieties including Chevallier, and are working with maltsters and brewers to evaluate their commercial potential.

Through a BBSRC partnering award, we have established links with this research in USA and Canada. Chris is on the science advisory board for the Royal Horticultural Society. Please enquire about summer student work in plant pathology.

Contact

Tel: 01603 450286
christopher.ridout@jic.ac.uk

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Recent Publications

Ridout C., Armitage J. (2016)

Selecting and Breeding Plants

Schoonbeek H. J., Wang H. H., Stefanato F. L., Craze M., Bowden S., Wallington E., Zipfel C., Ridout C. J. (2015)

Arabidopsis EF-Tu receptor enhances bacterial disease resistance in transgenic wheat.

New Phytologist 206 p606-613

Publisher’s version: 10.1111/nph.13356

Goddard R., Peraldi A., Ridout C., Nicholson P. (2014)

Enhanced Disease Resistance Caused by BRI1 Mutation Is Conserved Between Brachypodium distachyon and Barley ( Hordeum vulgare )

Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 27 p1095-1106

Publisher’s version: 10.1094/MPMI-03-14-0069-R

Lloyd S., Schoonbeek H., Trick M., Zipfel C., Ridout C. (2014)

Methods to Study PAMP-Triggered Immunity in Brassica Species

Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 27 p286-295

Publisher’s version: 10.1094/MPMI-05-13-0154-FI

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Chris Ridout

  • Bethan Edmunds Postgraduate Student
  • Sujit Tha Shrestha Visiting Worker
  • Rachel Burns Research Assistant
  • Dr Henk-jan Schoonbeek Research Assistant

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