Dr Chris Ridout
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.
ContactTel: 01603 450286
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Methods to Quantify PAMP-Triggered Oxidative Burst, MAP Kinase Phosphorylation, Gene Expression, and Lignification in Brassicas.
Publisher’s version: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6859-6_28
New Phytologist 206 p606-613
Publisher’s version: 10.1111/nph.13356
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
Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 27 p286-295
Publisher’s version: 10.1094/MPMI-05-13-0154-FI
- Bethan Edmunds Postgraduate Student
- Sujit Tha Shrestha Visiting Worker
- Rachel Burns Research Assistant
- Dr Henk-jan Schoonbeek Research Assistant
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