Dr Lesley Beryl Turner

Dr Lesley Beryl Turner

Research Associate in Biorefining

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Research

  • Genetic control of ryegrass traits for sustainable agriculture
  • Nutritional value and nitrogen use efficiency
  • Stress physiology
  • Root traits
  • Biorefining macroalge

Publications

Species variation in the effects of dewatering treatment on macroalgaeGallagher, J., Turner, L., Adams, J., Barrento, S., Dyer, P. W. & Theodorou, M. K. 2018 In : Journal of Applied Phycology.
Dewatering treatments to increase dry matter content of the brown seaweed, kelp (Laminaria digitata ((Hudson) JV Lamouroux))Gallagher, J., Turner, L., Adams, J. M. M., Dyer, P. W. & Theodorou, M. K. 2017 In : Bioresource Technology.224, p. 662-6698 p.
Fructan synthesis, accumulation and polymer traits. II. Fructan pools in populations of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) with variation for water-soluble carbohydrate and candidate genes were not correlated with biosynthetic activity and demonstrated constraints to polymer chain extensionGallagher, J. A., Cairns, A. J., Thomas, D., Timms-taravella, E., Skot, K., Charlton, A., Williams, P. & Turner, L. B. 2015 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.6, 864
Leaf Length Variation in Perennial Forage GrassesBarre, P., Turner, L. & Escobar-Gutiérrez, A. 2015 In : Agriculture.5, 3, p. 682-69615 p.
Fructan synthesis, accumulation, and polymer traits. I. Festulolium chromosome substitution linesGallagher, J. A., Cairns, A. J., Thomas, D., Charlton, A., Williams, P. & Turner, L. B. 2015 In : Frontiers in Plant Science.6, 486
Genetic Differentiation in Response to Selection for Water-Soluble Carbohydrate Content in Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)Gallagher, J. A., Turner, L. B., Cairns, A. J., Farrell, M. S., Lovatt, J. A., Skøt, K. P., Armstead, I. P., Humphreys, M. O. & Roldan_Ruiz, I. 2015 In : Bioenergy Research.8, 1, p. 77-9014 p.
A novel grass hybrid to reduce flood generation in temperate regionsMacleod, C. . K. J. A., Humphreys, M. W., Whalley, W. R., Turner, L., Binley, A., Watts, C. W., Skøt, L., Joynes, A., Hawkins, S., King, I. P., O'Donovan, S. & Haygarth, P. M. 2013 In : Scientific Reports.3, 1683
Designing grass cuiltivars for droughts and floodsHumphreys, M. W., Macleod, C. J. A., Whalley, W. R., Turner, L. B., Farrell, M. S., Ghesquiere, M. & Haygarth, P. M. 2012 Breeding Strategies for Sustainable Forage and Turf Grass Improvement. Barth, S. & Milbourne, D. (eds.). 2013 ed.Springer Nature, p. 171-18010 p.
Breeding for Bio-ethanol Production in Lolium perenne L.: Association of Allelic Variation with High Water-Soluble Carbohydrate ContentFarrar, K., Bryant, D. N., Turner, L. B., Gallagher, J. A., Thomas, A. M., Farrell, M. S., Humphreys, M. O. & Donnison, I. S. 2012 In : Bioenergy Research.5, 1, p. 149-1579 p.
Dissecting Festulolium chromosome 3 to locate rooting and drought resistance traitsTurner, L. B., Macleod, C. J. A., Watts, C., Whalley, W. R., Binley, A., Papadopoulos, T., O'Donovan, S., Haygarth, P. M., King, J. & Humphreys, M. W. 2010 Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding. Huyghe, C. (ed.). 1st Edition ed.Springer Nature, p. 471-4777 p.
Testing water-soluble carbohydrate QTL effects in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) by marker selectionTurner, L. B., Farrell, M. S., Humphreys, M. O. & Dolstra, O. 2010 In : Theoretical and Applied Genetics.121, 8, p. 1405-141713 p.
Testing a QTL index for marker selection of water-soluble carbohydrate content in perennial ryegrassFarrell, M. S., Turner, L. B., Cairns, A. J. & Humphreys, M. O. 2010 Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding. Huyghe, C. (ed.). Springer Nature, p. 465-4695 p.
Soil management and grass species effects on the hydraulic properties of shrinking soilsGregory, A. S., Webster, C. P., Watts, C. W., Whalley, W. R., Macleod, C. J. A., Joynes, A., Papadopoulos, A., Haygarth, P. M., Binley, A., Humphreys, M. W., Turner, L. B., Skøt, L. & Matthews, G. P. 2010 In : Soil Science Society of America Journal.74, 3, p. 753-7619 p.
Grass root turn-over for improved soil hydrology to combat floodingHumphreys, M. W., Turner, L. B., O'Donovan, S. A., Macleod, C. J. A., King, I. P., Whalley, W. R. & Haygarth, P. M. 2010 p. 764-7663 p.
Lolium perenne partial rs1 gene for a putative salt-stress root protein, exons 1-4, strain LTS18.Turner, L. B., Macleod, C. J. A., Watts, C., Clark, L. J., Whalley, R., Binley, A., Papadopoulos, A., Farrell, M., O'Donovan, S., Hawkins, S., Skot, L., Haygarth, P. M., King, I. & Humphreys, M. W. 2009
Quantitative trait loci for leaf length in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)Julier, B., Turner, L. B., Gastal, F., Moreau, L., Ghesquiere, M., Mi, F. & Barre, P. 2009 In : Grass and Forage Science.64, 3, p. 310-32112 p.
Mapping plant stress toleranceHumphreys, M. W., Turner, L. B., Yadav, R. S., King, J. & Skot, L. 2009 p. 331 p.
Identification of SNP markers for molecular breeding in Lolium perenne and other energy grassesFarrar, K., Thomas, A. M., Gallagher, J. A., Turner, L. B., Armstead, I. P., Humphreys, M. W. & Donnison, I. S. 2009 p. W269
Using introgression mapping to dissect and manipulate the complex gene interactions involved in resistance to abiotic stressesHumphreys, M. W., Turner, L. B. & King, I. P. 2009 p. W352
Testing a QTL index for marker selection of water-soluble carbohydrate content in perennial ryegrassTurner, L. B., Cairns, A. J., Farrell, M. & Humphreys, M. O. 2009 p. p. 121121 p.
Understanding the genetic basis of flowering and fertility in the ryegrasses (Lolium spp.)Armstead, I. P., Barth, S., Yang, B., Thorogood, D., Humphreys, M. O., King, I. P., Marshall, A. H., Turner, L. B., Skøt, L., Yamada, T. (ed.) & Spangenberg, G. (ed.) 2009 Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. Yamada, T. & Spangenberg, G. (eds.). Springer Nature, Vol. 12, p. 185-1928 p.
Ryegrass leaf fructan synthesis is oxygen dependent and abolished by endomembrane inhibitorsCairns, A. J., Turner, L. B. & Gallagher, J. A. 2008 In : New Phytologist.180, 4, p. 832-8409 p.
Does fructan have a functional role in physiological traits? Investigation by quantative trait locus mappingTurner, L. B., Cairns, A. J., Armstead, I. P., Thomas, H., Humphreys, M. W. & Humphreys, M. O. 2008 In : New Phytologist.179, 3, p. 765-77511 p.
Expressed sequence tag-derived microsatellite markers of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)Studer, B., Asp, T., Frei, U., Hentrup, S., Meally, H., Guillard, A., Barth, S., Muylle, H., Roldan-Ruiz, I., Barre, P., Koning-Boucoiran, C., Uuenk-Stunnenberg, G., Dolstra, O., Skot, L., Skot, K. P., Turner, L. B., Humphreys, M. O., Kolliker, R., Roulund, N., Nielsen, K. K. & Lübberstedt, T. 2008 In : Molecular Breeding.21, 4, p. 533-54816 p.
Identifying genetic components controlling fertility in the outcrossing grass species perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) by quantitative trait loci analysis and comparative geneticsArmstead, I. P., Turner, L. B., Marshall, A. H., Humphreys, M. O., King, I. P. & Thorogood, D. 2008 In : New Phytologist.178, 3, p. 559-57113 p.
GRASP: SNP validation by association studiesRoldan-Ruiz, I., Barre, P., Brazauskas, G., Dolstra, O., Humphreys, M. O., Lenk, I., Lubberstadt, T., Pasakinskiene, I. S., Posselt, U. K., Rongli, O. . A., Roulund, N., Rudi, H., Turner, L. B., Van Daele, I. & Lubberstedt, T. (ed.) 2008 p. 19-235 p.
Genetically modified hydrographs: integrating grass genetics and soil scienceMacleod, C. J. A., Binley, A., Haygarth, P. M., Humphreys, M. W., Joynes, A., Papodopoulas, A., Skot, L., Turner, L. B. & Watts, C. 2008
Association and introgression mapping of quantitative traits in Lolium perenne: flowering time, forage quality and abiotic stress toleranceSkot, L., Thorogood, D., Armstead, I. P., Humphreys, J., Sanderson, R., Thomas, I. D., Gallagher, J. A., Turner, L. B., Humphreys, M. W. & Humphreys, M. O. 2008 p. W169
Changes in SSR allele frequencies during phenotypic selection for water-soluble carbohydrate (WSC) in an experimental population of perennial ryegrassArmstead, I. P., Turner, L. B., Humphreys, M. O., Farrell, M. S., Cairns, A. J., Skøt, K. P., Farrar, K., Donnison, I. S. & Lubberstedt, T. (ed.) 2008 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses.p. 19-235 p.
Selecting genes in Lolium x Festuca hybrids for root growth to improve soil hydrologyHawkins, S. L., Turner, L. B. & Humphreys, M. W. 2008 XXVIIth Eucarpia Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses.EUCARPIA, p. Abstract No P17
Expressed sequence tag-derived microsatellite markers of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)Studer, B., Asp, T., Frei, U., Hentrup, S., Meally, H., Guillard, A., Barth, S., Muylle, H., Roldan-Ruiz, I., Barre, P., Koning-Boucoiran, C., Uuenk-Stunnenberg, G., Dolstra, O., Skot, L., Skot, K. P., Turner, L. B., Humphreys, M. O., Kolliker, R., Roulund, N., Nielsen, K. K. & Lubberstedt, T. 2008 The XXVII Eucarpia Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses.p. 86
Genetically modified hydrographs: what can grass genetics do for temperate catchment hydrology?Macleod, C. J. A., Binley, A., Hawkins, S. L., Humphreys, M. W., Turner, L. B., Whalley, W. R. & Haygarth, P. M. 2007 In : Hydrological Processes.21, 16, p. 2217-2221
Quality traits for bioenergy in grassesDonnison, I. S., Gallagher, J. A., Farrar, K., Thain, S. C., Allison, G. G., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Hodgson, E., Morris, C., Turner, L. B., Morris, S. M., Humphreys, M. O., Morris, P. & Lubberstedt, T. (ed.) 2007 Proceedings, 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses.p. 46
Fructan in temperate forage grasses; agronomy, physiology, and molecular biology.Gallagher, J., Cairns, A. J. & Turner, L. 2007 Recent advances in fructooligosaccharides research. Norio, S., Noureddine, B. & Shuichi, O. (eds.). Research Signpost, p. 15-46
Phenotyping and mapping quality traits for bioenergy in grassesDonnison, I., Thain, S. C., Hodgson, E., Morris, C., Clifton-Brown, J., Turner, L., Gallagher, J., Humphreys, M. O., Farrar, K. & Morris, P. 2007
Identification of SNps for molecular breeding in Lolium perenneFarrar, K., Thomas, A. M., Gallagher, J. A., Armstead, I., Turner, L., Humphreys, M. O. & Donnison, I. 2007
Introgression of crown rust (Puccinia coronata) resistance from meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis) into Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum): Genetic mapping and identification of associated molecular markersArmstead, I. P., Harper, J. A., Turner, L. B., Skøt, L., King, I. P., Humphreys, M. O., Morgan, W. G., Thomas, H. M. & Roderick, H. W. 2006 In : Plant Pathology.55, 1, p. 62-676 p.
Dissecting the regulation of fructan metabolism in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) with quantitative trait locus mappingTurner, L. B., Cairns, A. J., Armstead, I. P., Ashton, J., Skøt, K. P., Whittaker, D. & Humphreys, M. O. 2006 In : New Phytologist.169, 1, p. 45-5814 p.
A changing climate for grassland researchHumphreys, M. W., Yadav, R. S., Cairns, A. J., Turner, L. B., Humphreys, J. & Skøt, L. 2006 In : New Phytologist.169, 1, p. 9-2618 p.
Comparative analysis of genetic similarity between perennial ryegrass genotypes investigated with AFLPs, ISSRs, RAPDs and SSRsPosselt, U. K., Barre, P., Brazauskas, G. & Turner, L. B. 2006 In : Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding.42, 3, p. 87-948 p.
New developments in genotyping and phenotyping for breeding improved sustainability in temperate forage grassesDonnison, I. S., Thain, S. C., Skøt, L., Taylor, J., Turner, L. B., Armstead, I. P., Roderick, H. W., King, I. P., Humphreys, M. O. & Humphreys, M. W. 2006 p. 1091-10966 p.
Identification of SNPs for molecular breeding in Lolium perenneFarrar, K., Thomas, A., Armstead, I., Turner, L., Humphreys, M. O. & Donnison, I. S. 2006 p. P.67
Identification of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne (L.)) and meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis (Huds.)) candidate orthologous sequences to the rice Hd1(Se1) and barley HvCO1 CONSTANS-like genes through comparative mapping and microsyntenyArmstead, I. P., Skøt, L., Donnison, I. S., Skøt, K. P., King, I. P., Turner, L. B. & Humphreys, M. O. 2005 In : New Phytologist.p. 239-2479 p.
The identification of genetic synteny between Lolium perenne chromosome 7 and rice chromosome 6 genomic regions that have major effects on heading-dateTurner, L. B., King, I. P., Skøt, L., Donnison, I. S., Humphreys, M. O., Armstead, I. P. & Humphreys, M. O. (ed.) 2005 p. 978-9013 p.
Mapping water-soluble carbohydrate content in perennial ryegrassGallagher, J., Humphreys, M. O., Cairns, A. J., Turner, L. B. & Armstead, I. P. 2005 Molecular Breeding for the Genetic Improvement of Forage Crops and Turf. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. XXth International Grassland Congress. Humphreys, M. O. (ed.). Wageningen Academic Publishers
Developing technologies for precision breedingHumphreys, M. W., Turner, L. B., Skøt, L., Zwierzykowski, Z. (ed.) & Kosmala, A. (ed.) 2005 Recent Advances in Genetics and Breeding of the Grasses. Zwierzykowski, Z. & Kosmala, A. (eds.). Polish Academy of Sciences, p. 9-2214 p.
QTL analysis of nutritive quality traits in ryegrass - validation and functionHumphreys, M. O. & Turner, L. B. 2005 p. W187
Identification and mode of action of self-compatibility loci in Lolium perenne LThorogood, D., Armstead, I. P., Turner, L. B., Humphreys, M. O. & Hayward, M. D. 2004 In : Heredity.94, p. 356-3638 p.
Synteny between a major heading-date QTL in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and the Hd3 heading-date locus in riceArmstead, I. P., Turner, L. B., Farrell, M. S., Skøt, L., Gomez, P., Montoya, T., Donnison, I. S., King, I. P. & Humphreys, M. O. 2004 In : Theoretical and Applied Genetics.108, 5, p. 822-8287 p.
Nutritive quality QTL and marker assisted selection in ryegrassHumphreys, M. O. & Turner, L. B. 2003 p. 280-2889 p.
Selecting for increased starch content in the vegetative tissues of perennial ryegrassTurner, L. B., Armstead, I. P., Cairns, A. J. & Humphreys, M. O. 2003 p. 322-3254 p.
The use of genetic markers in grass breedingHumphreys, M. O., Turner, L. B., Skot, L., Humphreys, M. W., King, I. P., Armstead, I. P. & Wilkins, P. W. 2003 Proceedings 25th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting. Switzerland, p. 112-119 (Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding; vol. 39)
Isolate specific trait loci for resistance to crown rust in perennial ryegrassRoderick, H. W., Humphreys, M. O., Turner, L., Armstead, I. & Thorogood, D. 2003 Proceedings International Symposium on Grass Breeding: 24th EUCARPIA fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. Posselt, U. K. & Greef, J. M. (eds.). Vol. 59, p. 244-2474 p. (Vortrage fur Pflanzenzuchtug)
A Lolium perenne framework map based on microsatellite marker loci - joint commercialization by IGER, UK and ViaLactia, NZWinz, R., Wilcox, P. L., Echt, C. E., Armstead, I., Turner, L. & Humphreys, M. O. 2003
QTL mapping in Lolium perenneHumphreys, M. O., Turner, L. & Armstead, I. 2003 p. W207
Comparison and integration of genetic maps generated from F2 and BC1-type mapping populations in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)Armstead, I. P., Humphreys, M. O., Cairns, A. J., King, I. P. & Turner, L. B. 2002 In : Plant Breeding.121, 6, p. 501-507
Carbon assimilation and partitioning into non-structural carbohydrate in contrasting varieties of Lolium perennePollock, C., Cairns, A. J., Humphreys, M. O. & Turner, L. B. 2002 In : Journal of Plant Physiology.159, 3, p. 257-2637 p.
Selecting for increased starch content in the vegetative tissues of Lolium perenneTurner, L. B., Armstead, I. P., Cairns, A. J., Humphreys, M. O. & Pollock, C. 2002
Starch metabolism in the fructan-grasses: Patterns of starch accumulation in excised leaves of Lolium temulentum L.Cairns, A. J., Cookson, A., Thomas, B. J. & Turner, L. B. 2002 In : Journal of Plant Physiology.159, 3, p. 293-30513 p.
QTL identification and marker assisted selection for feeding value in ryegrassHumphreys, M. O., Turner, L. & Armstead, I. 2002
Comparison of growth and carbohydrate accumulation in seedlings of two varieties of Lolium perennePollock, C., Turner, L. B., Cairns, A. J. & Humphreys, M. O. 2001 In : Journal of Plant Physiology.158, 7, p. 891-8977 p.
QTL analysis of crown rust resistance in perennial ryegrass - implications for breedingPaget, M. F., Armstead, I. P., Humphreys, M. O., Thorogood, D., Turner, L. B. & Roderick, H. W. 2001 In : International Turfgrass Society Research Journal.9, p. 218-2236 p.
Molecular breeding in pasture species and its application to improving pest and disease resistanceHumphreys, M. O., Cook, R., Abberton, M. T., Turner, L. B., Thorogood, D., Roderick, H. W. & Paul, V. H. (ed.) 2001 p. 77-8711 p.
A physiological and biochemical analysis of the genetic basis of soluble carbohydrate storage in temperate grassesCairns, A. J., Pollock, C., Humphreys, M. O., Armstead, I. P. & Turner, L. B. 2001 Abstracts Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting.p. 2-65 p.
Starch Hydrolytic Enzyme Activities Following Defoliation of White CloverGallagher, J. A., Volenec, J. J., Turner, L. & Pollock, C. 1997 In : Crop Science.37, 6, p. 1812-1818
The effect of elevated CO2 on the relationship between photosynthetic gas exchange, associated enzymes and growth of Lolium temulentum at various light levelsLewis, C. E., Gay, A., Turner, L., Foyer, C. H. & Causton, D. R. 1996 p. Paper No. 4