Dr Danny Thorogood

BSc(Hons), PhD University of Wales

Dr Danny Thorogood

Principal Investigator

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Profile

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

Teaching

Lecturer

BRM1420 - Food Security: Scientific Solutions BR12410 - Study and Communication Skills

Research

Research interests in reproductive systems of grasses and clovers, quantitative trait mapping and marker assisted selection strategy.

Current projects

  • 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.

Publications

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 GenesThorogood, D., Yates, S., Manzanares, C., Skot, L., Hegarty, M., Blackmore, T., Barth, S. & Studer, B. 2017 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.8, 13 p., 1331
A Gene Encoding a DUF247 Domain Protein Cosegregates with the S Self-Incompatibility Locus in Perennial RyegrassManzanares, C., Barth, S., Thorogood, D., Byrne, S., Yates, S., Czaban, A., Asp, T., Yang, B. & Studer, B. 2016 In : Molecular Biology and Evolution.33, 4, p. 870-88415 p.
Germplasm dynamics: the role of ecotypic diversity in shaping the patterns of genetic variation in Lolium perenneBlackmore, T., Thorogood, D., Skot, L., McMahon, R., Powell, W. & Hegarty, M. 2016 In : Scientific Reports.6, 11 p., 22603
Implementation of genomic prediction in Lolium perenne (L.) breeding populationsGrinberg, N., Lovatt, A., Hegarty, M., Macfarlane, A. C., Skot, K., Kelly, R., Blackmore, T., Thorogood, D., King, R. D., Armstead, I., Powell, W. & Skot, L. 2016 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.7, 133
A genetic association between leaf elongation rate and flowering time in perennial ryegrass.Thorogood, D., Blackmore, T. M., Mathews, R., Allen, D., MacDuff, J. H. & Hegarty, M. J. 2014 Quantitative Traits Breeding for Multifunctional Grasslands and Turf. Sokolović, . D., Huyghe, C. & Radović, J. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 267-2714 p.
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