John’s research is the use of genetic and physiological tools to understand the genetic control of agriculturally important traits in wheat, to provide ‘plant breeders’ toolkits’.
These are essential to help UK and Developing Country plant breeders and farmers to improve adaptability, sustainability and productivity of the world’s second most important crop.
Currently, John works as a Consultant advising national and international organisations on research directions and strategy.
Brinton J., Simmonds J., Minter F., Leverington-Waite M., Snape J., Uauy C. (2017)Increased pericarp cell length underlies a major quantitative trait locus for grain weight in hexaploid wheat.New Phytologist (online)Publisher's version: 10.1111/nph.14624
Horn R., Wingen L. U., Snape J. W., Dolan L. (2016)Mapping of quantitative trait loci for root hair length in wheat identifies loci that co-locate with loci for yield components.Journal of Experimental Botany (67)Publisher's version: 10.1093/jxb/erw228
Griffiths S., Wingen L., Pietragalla J., Garcia G., Hasan A., Miralles D., Calderini D. F., Ankleshwaria J. B., Leverington-Waite M., Simmonds J., Snape J., Reynolds M. (2015)Genetic Dissection of Grain Size and Grain Number Trade-Offs in CIMMYT Wheat Germplasm.PLoS One (10)Publisher's version: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118847