Prof Howard Thomas
Investigation and modification of cellular and biochemical mechanisms of plant senescence and death, with special emphasis on pigment and protein metabolism.
Cloning, mapping and exploiting genes determining senescence, late-season and post-harvest deterioration, food, feed and bioprocessing quality and consumer perception in a range of crop and amenity species.
Use of imaging and machine-learning methods for non-destructive analysis of plant development and remote field to landscape-level monitoring of crops and ecosystems.
Cultural significance of scientific research and promotion of links between science and the arts.
The Millers' Tales: Sustainability, the Arts and the Watermill. In (eds) Literature and Sustainability : Concept, Text and Culture. Manchester University Press, Manchester pp. 13. Cadair2017.
Senescence and crop performance. In (eds) Crop Physiology: Application for Genetic Improvement and Agronomy. Academic International Press pp. 223-250. Cadair2017.
Senescence and programmed cell death. In (eds) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants. Wiley pp. 925-982. Cadair2015.
Food and the Literary Imagination. Springer Nature, Basingstoke Cadair2014.
Multiscale digital Arabidopsis predicts individual organ and whole-organism growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 (39) pp. E4127-E4136. 10.1073/pnas.1410238111 Cadair2014.
Reading with the Grain: Sustainability and the Literary Imagination. 2013 INSPIRE Lecture on Literature and Sustainability. 2013 INSPIRE Lecture on Literature and Sustainability. Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant, Lampeter Other Cadair2013.
Evolution, Physiology and Phytochemistry of the Psychotoxic Arable Mimic Weed Darnel (Lolium temulentum L.). In (eds) Progress in Botany. Springer Nature pp. 73-104. 10.1007/978-3-642-13145-5_3 Cadair2011.
A flexible quantitative methodology for the analysis of gene-flow between conventionally bred maize populations using microsatellite markers. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 122 (4) pp. 819-829. 10.1007/s00122-010-1489-0 Cadair2011.
Accumulation of chlorophyll catabolites photosensitizes the hypersensitive response elicited by Pseudomonas syringae in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist 188 (1) pp. 161-174. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03377.x Cadair2010.
PlasMo: Making existing plant and crop mathematical models available to plant systems biologist. Aspects 93: Integrated Agricultural Systems. Association of Applied Biologists Conference on Integrated Agricultural Systems: Methodologies, Modelling and Measuring. pp. S225-S226. Cadair2009.
PlaSMo: Making existing plant and crop mathematical models available to plant systems biologists. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology pp. 225-. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.04.562 Cadair2009.
Faecal Markers - Markers developed to optimise visualisation of faecal contamination on animal carcasses in the abattoir. Cadair2009.
Making crop and plant mathematical models easily accessible to the plant science and systems biology communities. Cadair2009.
Nondestructive analysis of senescence in mesophyll cells by spectral resolution of protein synthesis-dependent pigment metabolism. New Phytologist 179 (3) pp. 663-674. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02412.x Cadair Other2008.
Throwing new light on the hypersensitive response. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology 146 (4) C2.9 Abstracts of the Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2007.01.445 Cadair2007.
Modification of nitrogen remobilisation, grain fill and leaf senescence in maize (Zea mays L.) by transposon insertional mutagenensis in a protease gene. New Phytologist 173 (3) pp. 481-494. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01928.x Other Cadair2007.
From crop to model to crop: identifying the genetic basis of the staygreen mutation in the Lolium/Festuca forage and amenity grasses. New Phytologist 172 (4) pp. 592-597. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01922.x Cadair2006.
Introgression mapping in the grasses. The 4th international symposium on the molecular breeding of forage and turf, a satellite workshop of the XXth International Grassland Congress. Cadair2005.
Discriminating stay-green grasses using hyperspectral imaging and chemometrics. In (ed) Molecular breeding for the genetic improvement of forage crops and turf. Wageningen Academic Publishers pp. 120. Cadair Other Other2005.
Leaf senescence is delayed in maize expressing the Agrobacterium IPT gene under the control of a novel maize senescence-enhanced promoter. Plant Biotechnology Journal 2 (2) pp. 101-112. 10.1046/j.1467-7652.2004.00054.x Cadair2004.
Identification of molecular markers for crown rust (Puccinia coronata) resistance in a Lolium/Festuca introgression population using syntenic relationships with rice. Plant Genomics European Meeting. Cadair2004.
Photoinhibition and resistance to winter damage in stay-green amenity grasses. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A. Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Meeting. Cadair2004.
Hyperspectral imaging and machine learning as a no-invasive screening tool to determine crop maturity, nutritional status and stress. DEFRA Arable Crop Physiology and Technology Workshop. Cadair2003.
Hyperspectral imaging and machine learning as a non-invasive screening tool to determine crop maturity, nutritional status and stress. DEFRA Arable Crop Physiology and Technology Workshop. Cadair2003.
Hyperspectral imaging as a non-invasive tool to determine crop maturity, nutritional status and stress. 2002 Conference on Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture. Cadair2002.
Developing a chromosome substitution series in Lolium/Festuca. 2002 Plant Science Wales. Cadair2002.
Introgression mapping - the route to designer breeding in grasses. Proceedings of the XVIth EUCARPIA Congress. XVIth EUCARPIA Congress. , Edinburgh, Scotland pp. 139-145. Cadair2001.
Introgression mapping reveals a 1:1 correspondence between chiasma frequency and genetic distance. 9th International Plant and Animal Genome Meeting. Cadair2001.
Species relationships, introgression and physical mapping in Lolium perenne x Festuca pratensis hybrids. In (eds) Chromosomes Today: Proceedings 13th International Chromosome Conference. Proceedings 13th International Chromosome Conference. Springer Nature pp. 277-286. Cadair2000.
Introgression mapping in the grasses. I. Introgression of Festuca pratensis chromosomes and chromosome segments into Lolium perenne. Heredity 81 (4) pp. 462-467. 10.1046/j.1365-2540.1998.00437.x Cadair1998.
Chlorophyll a fluorescence and antioxidant analyses provide evidence for the operation of alternative electron sinks during leaf senescence in a stay-green mutant of Festuca pratensis. Plant, Cell and Environment 20 (11) pp. 1323. 10.1046/j.1365-3040.1997.d01-30.x Cadair1997.
Leaf senescence in a non-yellowing mutant of Festuca pratensis: implications of the stay-green mutation for photosynthesis, growth and nutrition . Plant, Cell and Environment 20 (8) pp. 1007-1018. 10.1111/j.1365-3040.1997.tb00677.x Cadair1997.
Photosynthesis and light energy dissipation in senescing leaves of grass mutants blocked in chlorophyll degradation. In (ed) Photosynthesis: From Light to Biosphere. Springer Nature pp. 953-956. Cadair1995.
Effect of light intensity during senescence on photosynthesis and photosynthetic proteins of Lolium temulentum. In (eds) Crop Adaptation to Cool, Wet Climates. EC COST 814 Workshop. pp. 159-166. Cadair1993.