Dr Danny Thorogood BSc(Hons), PhD University of Wales
My research career has focused on studying the biology of the Poaceae (grasses). After completing my PhD research I was employed as a plant breeder at the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, funded by Germinal Holdings Ltd. I developed stay green perennial ryegrass varieties, for turf use, based on transfer of the stay green gene from Festuca pratensis. I have a wide portfolio of turfgrass varieties on the EU Common Catalogue that have been commercialised and have been used in major sports installations. My background in plant breeding has meant that my research focus has been on using high-throughput phenomics and image analysis and genomics including SNP generation to develop more efficient methodology for understanding the genetic control of a range of agronomic and plant life-cycle traits and to use this information in marker assisted selection breeding programmes. I was a co-investigator on a BBSRC Follow on Fund (BB/FOF/194) “Using gene specific DNA markers to assi
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Research interests in reproductive systems of grasses and clovers, quantitative trait mapping and marker assisted selection strategy.
- Genetics, Genomics and Germplasm (C3G), 2012-2017, Crop BBSRC ISPG Grant (BB/J004405/1) in Work Package 2. Lolium and Trifolium Genetics, Genomics and Germplasm development - Understanding and Manipulating Self-Incompatibility in Grasses and Clovers.
- CropLife, 2011-2014, EU FP7 Marie-Curie ITN -EC Grant Agreement No. 264394.
A novel multivariate approach to phenotyping and association mapping of multi-locus gametophytic self-incompatibility reveals S, Z and other loci in a perennial ryegrass (Poaceae) population: Identifying Multi-Locus Gametophytic Self-Incompatibility Genes. Frontiers in Plant Science 8 1331 10.3389/fpls.2017.013312017.
A genetic association between leaf elongation rate and flowering time in perennial ryegrass. In (eds) Quantitative Traits Breeding for Multifunctional Grasslands and Turf. Springer Nature pp. 267-271. Cadair2014.
QTL identification for leaf senescence in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). In (eds) Quantitative Traits Breeding for Multifunctional Grasslands and Turf. Springer Nature pp. 239-247. Cadair2014.
Population Genetics of the Grass Self-incompatibility System—Practical Implications for Grass Breeding Programmes. In (eds) Breeding strategies for sustainable forage and turf grass improvement. Springer Nature, Dordrecht pp. 55-61. 10.1007/978-94-007-4555-1 Cadair2013.
Self-incompatibility in ryegrass: Homing in on the genes of the S-locus complex. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. Cadair2013.
Determination of Self-Incompatibility Genotypes in Lolium perenne through linked DNA marker genotyping. Cadair2013.
Allelic variation in the perennial ryegrass FLOWERING LOCUS T gene is associated with changes in flowering time across a range of populations. Plant Physiology 155 (2) pp. 1013-1022. 10.1104/pp.110.169870 Cadair2011.
Population genetics of the grass self-incompatibility system - Practical implications for grass breeding programmes. EUCARPIA 29th Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting. Cadair2011.
Breeding Objectives in Amenity Grasses. In (eds) Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses: Handbook of Plant Breeding. Handbook of Plant Breeding Springer Nature pp. 137-160. 10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_6 Cadair2010.
Using gene specific DNA markers to assist targeted manipulation of flowering time and duration and seed yield potential in grass crops. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Cadair2009.
Understanding the genetic basis of flowering and fertility in the ryegrasses (Lolium spp.). In (eds) Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf 2007 (MBFT 2007), Sapporo Convention Center. Springer Nature pp. 185-192. Cadair Other2009.
Mapping the self-incompatibility (S) locus in white clover (Trifolium repens L.). 18th Meeting of the Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section. Cadair2009.
Identifying genetic components controlling fertility in the outcrossing grass species perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) by quantitative trait loci analysis and comparative genetics. New Phytologist 178 (3) pp. 559-571. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02413.x Cadair2008.
Towards resolving vegetative growth and seed production conflicts in perennial ryegrass used for turf and forage. "Seed production": Eucarpia symposium on improvement of fodder crops and amenity grasses (XXVII), Copenhagen, Denmark. Cadair2008.
Beauty and the beast - turfgrass breeding achievements and future objectives. Cadair2008.
Identification and characterisation of genes involved in self-incompatibility (SI) in Lolium perenne. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. Cadair2008.
Identification of differentially expressed genes during self-incompatibility (SI) response in Lolium perenne. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference. Cadair2008.
Association of candidate genes with flowering time and forage quality traits in Lolium perenne. Proceedings of the XXVIIth EUCARPIA Symposium on improvement of fodder crops and amenity grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19th to 23rd August 2007. XXVIIth EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. Other Cadair2007.
Strategies to combine improved reproductive and agronomic traits in forage plant breeding programmes. 6th International Herbage Seed Conference. Cadair2007.
Distinguishing Poa supina and P. annua by species specific isozyme alleles and flow cytometry. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal pp. 654-660. Cadair2005.
Technical (non peer-reviewed) paper summaries presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005. Cadair2005.
Research papers presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005 - Part 1. 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005. 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference. pp. 1-686. Cadair Other2005.
Research papers presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005 - Part 2. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal Volume 10, Part 2. 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference. International Turfgrass Society pp. 687-1262. Cadair Other2005.
Photoinhibition and resistance to winter damage in stay-green amenity grasses. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A. Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Meeting. Cadair2004.
Perennial ryegrass. In (ed) Turfgrass biology. Wiley pp. 75-105. Cadair2003.
Isolate specific trait loci for resistance to crown rust in perennial ryegrass. In (eds) Proceedings International Symposium on Grass Breeding: 24th EUCARPIA fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. Vortrage fur Pflanzenzuchtug 24th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section. pp. 244-247. Cadair2003.
Genotyping and mapping the self-incompatibility loci of Lolium perenne L. Proceedings International Symposium on Grass Breeding. 24th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section, FAL, Braunschweig, Germany, 22-25 September 2002. 24th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section. pp. 22-25. Cadair2002.
QTL analysis of crown rust resistance in perennial ryegrass - implications for breeding. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 9 pp. 218-223. Cadair2001.
Crown rust Puccinia coronata Corda: recent developments. Cadair2001.
Temperature-dependent resistance to crown rust infection in perennial ryegrass, Lolium perenne. Plant Breeding Zeitschrift für Pflanzenzüchtung 119 (1) pp. 93-95. 10.1046/j.1439-0523.2000.00441.x Cadair2000.
Varietal colour of Lolium perenne L turfgrass and its interaction with environmental conditions. Plant Varieties and Seeds 9 (1) pp. 15-20. Cadair1996.
THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS OF COLOR PARAMETERS IN TURFGRASS - THE BASIS OF A MODEL FOR TURFGRASS COLOR DESCRIPTION. Plant Varieties and Seeds 8 (1) pp. 55-64. Cadair1995.
Disturbed Mendelian segregations at isozyme marker loci in early backcrosses of Lolium multiflorum x Festuca pratensis hybrids to L.multiflorum. Euphytica 66 (1-2) pp. 11-18. 10.1007/BF00023503 Cadair1992.
Breakdown of self-incompatibility in perennial ryegrass at high temperature and its uses in breeding. Euphytica 64 (1-2) pp. 65-69. Cadair1992.
The genetic control of self-compatibility in an inbred line of Lolium perenne L. Heredity 67 (2) pp. 175-181. Cadair1991.
Manipulation and Exploitation of the Reproductive System in Forage Breeding. In (eds) Fodder crops breeding: Achievements, novel strategies and biotechnology: 6th meeting of the Fodder crops section of EUCARPIA. Centre for Agricultural Publishing and Documentation pp. 89-94. Cadair1991.