Dr Catherine Howarth PhD
Using a combination of DNA markers and trait analysis to elucidate the genetic and physiological basis of agronomically important traits and their introgression to cultivated cereals. Aims include genetic improvement of oats and pearl millet by marker assisted selection leading to improved sustainable production, disease resistance, stress tolerance and end use quality.
High-density marker profiling confirms ancestral genomes of Avena species and identifies D-genome chromosomes of hexaploid oat. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 129 (11) pp. 213302149. 10.1007/s00122-016-2762-7 Cadair2016.
Achievements and impact of the Collaborative Oat Research Enterprise (CORE). 18th edn, Oat Newsletter Other2016.
Genome-wide association study for crown rust (Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae) and powdery mildew (Blumeria graminis f. sp. avenae) resistance in an oat (Avena sativa) collection of commercial varieties and landraces. Frontiers in Plant Science 6 103 10.3389/fpls.2015.00103 Cadair2015.
Successful Marker-Assisted Selectionfor Disease Resistance and drought Tolerance in Pearl Millet in India. In (eds) Biotechnologies at Work for Smallholders: Case Studies from Developing Countries in Crops, Livestock and Fish. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome pp. 18-26. Cadair2013.
QTL associated with powdery mildew resistance in Avena sativa. Ninth International Oat Conference. Cadair2012.
Genetic analysis of β-glucan content in diploid and hexaploid oat. 9th International Oat Conference. 9th International Oat Conference. Cadair2012.
Exploring synteny of candidate genes underpinning a major pearl millet drought tolerance QTL across sorghum, rice and the perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). UK Plant Science Conference. Cadair2012.
Using genetic and genomic resources in breeding improved pearl millet cultivars that are resistant to biotic and abiotic stresses and have improved nutritional quality. Crop Genomics and Crop Improvement Conference. Cadair2012.
Development of high throughput plant phenotyping facilities at Aberystwyth. Phenomics Workshop. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference . Cadair2011.
Nitrogen use efficiency in winter oats (Avena sativa). Monogram Network Workshop, Kings Centre, Norwich. Cadair2010.
Genetics and genomics resources for enhancing conventional breeding in pearl millet. 2nd National Workshop on Marker-Assisted Selection for Crop Improvement. Cadair2010.
Dissecting the yield components in oats. 2009 Plant Science Wales. Cadair2009.
The incorporation of important traits underlying sustainable development of the oat crop through combining 'conventional' phenotypic selection with molecular marker technologies (OatLINK). HGCA Final Report on project RD-2004-2957 Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Other Other Cadair2009.
Genetic improvement of growth and survival at high temperature. In (eds) Abiotic Stresses: Plant Resistance through breeding and molecular appraoches. Taylor & Francis pp. 277-300. Cadair2008.
Development of genic-microsatellite markers for sorghum staygreen QTL using a comparative genomic approach with rice. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 117 (2) pp. 283-296. 10.1007/s00122-008-0773-8 Other Cadair2008.
Dissecting the components of yield in winter oats: genetic diversity of 16 oat lines. International Conference on Molecular Mapping and Marker Assisted Selection. Cadair2008.
Dissecting the components of yield in oats. Cadair2008.
Introgression of traits from wild ancestors into cultivated oat. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference. Cadair2008.
The use of genetic mapping to access and understand valuable traits in wild relatives of the cultivated oat. 5th UK Cereal Genetics & Genomics Workshop, The Annual Small Grain Cereals Workshop, Rothamsted. Cadair2008.
Identification of markers associated with traits of agronomic importance in winter oats. 8th International Oat Conference, 'Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives', Radisson Plaza Hotel. Cadair2008.
OATLINK Report. Annual OATLINK Report for DEFRA SAL LINK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair2008.
A review of the health benefits of oats. Final Report SEERAD Commission No SCR/917/06 Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department Cadair2008.
Molecular and cytogenetic study of mobile elements as genome-specific sequences in Avena species. 2008 Plant Science Wales. Cadair2008.
The use of genetic mapping to access valuable traits in wild oats. 8th International Oat Conference, 'Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives', Radisson Plaza Hotel. Cadair2008.
Independent validation of pearl millet Lg2 terminal drought tolerance QTL. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference. Cadair2007.
Replicated success in marker-assisted backcrossing of a major drought tolerance QTL in pearl millet. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference. Cadair2007.
Genetic analysis of the response to high temperature and drought in pearl millet. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference. Cadair2007.
Teamwork delivers biotechnology products to Indian small-holder crop-livestock producers: Pearl millet hybrid “HHB 67 Improved” enters seed delivery pipeline. SAT Agricultural Research 2 (1) Other Cadair2006.
Development of markers for oil and other traits of agronomic importance in oats. 3rd UK Cereal Genetics and Genomics Workshop. Cadair2006.
Successful marker-assisted breeding to improve pearl millet from lab to farmers' field. 3rd UK Cereal Genetics and Genomics Workshop. Cadair2006.
Field evaluation of drought tolerance QTL effects on phenotype and adaptation in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] topcross hybrids. Field Crops Research 94 (1) pp. 14-32. 10.1016/j.fcr.2004.11.006 Cadair2005.
Improving pearl millet drought tolerance. International Sorghum and Millet Newsletter 42 pp. 15-17. Cadair2005.
Phylogeny of ACCase in Avena. Cadair2005.
Genetic diversity in Avena species and in spring and winter cultivated oats. Genetic Diversity. Cadair2005.
Genetic diversity in spring and winter oat varieties from the 1920s to the present day. 2005 Society for Experimental Botany, Annual Main Meeting. Cadair2005.
Maintaining yield under drought stress by different mechanisms in a range of genetic sources of stay-green sorghum. 2005 Society for Experimental Botany, Annual Main Meeting. Cadair2005.
Genomic regions associated with grain yield and aspects of post-flowering drought tolerance in pearl millet across stress environments and tester background. Euphytica 136 (3) pp. 265-277. 10.1023/B:EUPH.0000032711.34599.3a Cadair2004.
Pearl millet genomics - an overview with respect to breeding for resistance to downy mildew. In (ed) Sorghum and Millets Diseases. World Agriculture University of Iowa Press pp. 243-246. 10.1002/9780470384923.ch41 Cadair2003.
Mapping and characterisation of QTLxE interactions of grain and stover yield determining traits in pearl millet. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 106 (3) pp. 512-520. 10.1007/s00122-002-1081-3 Cadair Other2003.
Impact of pearl millet molecular marker research. Research Highlight Plant Science Programme Annual Report to DFID 2002 Department for International Development Cadair2003.
One hundred years of progress in cereal breeding from Mendel to molecular selection - Oats. In (eds) From biodiversity to genomics: breeding strategies for small grain cereals in the third Millennium . EUCARPIA Cereal Section Meeting. Istituto Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura pp. 79-82. Cadair2003.
Quantitative trait loci associated with traits determining grain and stover yield in pearl millet under terminal drought stress conditions. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 104 (1) pp. 67-83. 10.1007/s001220200008 Cadair Other2002.
Mapping and marker-assisted selection to improve drought tolerance in the tropical cereal, pearl millet. In (eds) Quantatitive Genetics and Breeding Methods: The Way Ahead: Proceedings 11th EUCARPIA Section on Biometrics in Plant Breeding Meeting. 11th EUCARPIA Section on Biometrics in Plant Breeding Meeting. pp. 295-296. Cadair2000.
Using molecular mapping to access and understand valuable and novel traits in wild relatives of oats. 6th International Oat Conference. Cadair2000.
Identification and utilisation of quantitative trait loci to improve terminal drought tolerance in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.). Proceedings of the International Stretegic Planning Workshop on Molecular Approaches for the Genetic Improvement of Cereals for Stable Production in Water-Limited Environments. Cadair2000.
Growth and survival at extreme temperatures: Implications for crop improvement. In (eds) Crop productivity and sustainability: Shaping the future, proceedings of the 2nd International Crop Science Congress. Oxford & IBH pp. 467-483. Cadair1998.
RFLP and QTL analysis of seedling thermotolerance in contrasting genotypes of pearl millet. In (eds) ODA Plant Series Research Compendium 1993. pp. 39-40. Cadair1994.
Physiological and biochemical assessment of seedling thermotolerance in pearl millet. In (eds) ODA Plant Series Research Compendium 1993. pp. 41-43. Cadair1994.
Temperature Stress. In (eds) Plant Adaptation to Environmental Stress. Springer Nature pp. 109-132. Cadair1993.
Heat stress: effect of high temperatures on protein synthesis. In (eds) Methods in Comparative Plant Ecology: A Laboratory Manual. Springer Nature pp. 55-58. Cadair1993.
Temperature shock proteins in plants. In (eds) Plant and Temperature. Society for Experimental Biology Society for Experimental Biology pp. 259-280. Cadair1988.