Dr Tim Langdon

Dr Tim Langdon

Senior Lecturer

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Morris, P., Dalton, S., Langdon, T., Hauck, B., Buanafina, M.M.d.O. 2017. Expression of a fungal ferulic acid esterase in suspension cultures of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) decreases cell wall feruloylation and increases rates of cell wall digestion. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 129 (2) pp. 181-193. 10.1007/s11240-017-1168-9 Cadair


Yan, H., Bekele, W.A., Wight, C.P., Peng, Y., Langdon, T., Latta, R.G., Fu, Y., Diederichsen, A., Howarth, C., Jellen, E.N., Boyle, B., Wei, Y., Tinker, N.A. 2016. 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 Cadair

Chaffin, A.S., Huang, Y., Smith, S., Bekele, W.A., Babiker, E., Gnanesh, B.N., Foresman, B.J., Blanchard, S.G., Jay, J.J., Reid, R.W., Wight, C.P., Chao, S., Oliver, R.E., Islamovic, E., Kolb, F.L., Mccartney, C., Mitchell Fetch, J.W., Beattie, A.D., Bjørnstad, Å., Bonman, J.M., Langdon, T., Howarth, C., Brouwer, C.R., Jellen, E.N., Esvelt Klos, K., Poland, J.A., Hsieh, T., Brown, R., Jackson, E.W., Schlueter, J.A., Tinker, N.A. 2016. A Consensus Map in Cultivated Hexaploid Oat Reveals Conserved Grass Synteny with Substantial Subgenome Rearrangement. The Plant Genome 9 (2) 0102 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 Cadair

Tinker, N.A., Jackson, E.W., Snyder, S., Tiede, T., Azar, C., Babiker, E., Beuch, S., Bjørnstad, Å., Ceplitis, A., Chao, S., Cowan, S., Dumlupinar, Z., Esvelt Klos, K., Fetch, T., Harrison, S., Howarth, C., Hu, G., Huang, Y., Isidro Sanchez, J., Jellen, R., Kolb, F., Langdon, T., Ma, B., Maughan, J., McCartney, C., McMullen, M., Miller, S., Mitchell Fetch, J., Paczos-Grzęda, E., Peng, Y., Prats, E., Ren, C., Singh, J., Sorrells, M.E., Tumino, G., Vallenback, P., Wight, C.P., Winkler, L., Zwer, P. 2016. Achievements and impact of the Collaborative Oat Research Enterprise (CORE). 18th edn, Oat Newsletter Other


Buanafina, M.M.d.O., Dalton, S., Langdon, T., Timms-Taravella, E., Shearer, E.A., Morris, P. 2015. Functional co-expression of a fungal ferulic acid esterase and a β-1, 4 endoxylanase in Festuca arundinacea (tall fescue) modifies post-harvest cell wall deconstruction. Planta 242 (1) pp. 97-111. 10.1007/s00425-015-2288-2 Cadair

Montilla-Bascón, G., Rispail, N., Sánchez-Martín, J., Rubiales, D., Mur, L.A.J., Langdon, T., Howarth, C.J., Prats, E. 2015. 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 Cadair

Giorgi, D., Farina, A., Langdon, T., Hegarty, M., Bisaga, M.R., Lucretti, S. 2015. Progress in Oat FISHIS and Chromosome Specific Sequencing. Plant and Animal Genome XXIII. Cadair


Montilla-Bascón, G., Sánchez-Martín, J., Rispail, N., Rubiales, D., Mur, L., Langdon, T., Griffiths, I., Howarth, C., Prats, E. 2013. Genetic Diversity and Population Structure Among Oat Cultivars and Landraces. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 31 (6) pp. 1305-1314. 10.1007/s11105-013-0598-8 Cadair

Marshall, A.H., Cowan, A.A., Edwards, S., Griffiths, I.M., Howarth, C.J., Langdon, T., White, E. 2013. Crops that feed the world 9. Oats- a cereal crop for human and livestock feed with industrial applications. Food Security 5 (1) pp. 13-33. 10.1007/s12571-012-0232-x Cadair

Jones, R.N., Langdon, T. 2013. The Plant Nucleus at War and Peace: Genome Organization in the Interphase Nucleus. In J. Greilhuber., J. Dolezel., J. F. Wendel. (eds) Plant Genome Diversity Volume 2: Physical Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Plant Genomes. Springer Nature pp. 13-31. 10.1007/978-3-7091-1160-4_2 Cadair


Buanafina, M.M.d.O., Langdon, T., Dalton, S., Morris, P. 2012. Expression of a Trichoderma reesei β-1,4 endo-xylanase in tall fescue modifies cell wall structure and digestibility and elicits pathogen defence responses. Planta 236 (6) pp. 1757-1774 . 10.1007/s00425-012-1724-9 Other Cadair

Hasterok, R., Betekhtin, B., Bevan, M., Borowska, N., Breda, E., Catalan, F., Febrer, M., Idziak, D., Jankowska, M., Jenkins, G., Langdon, T. 2012. Cytomolecular analyses in Brachypodium and their role in sequencing of B. stacei and B. hybridum genomes. Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference. Cadair

Catalán, P., Müller, J., Hasterok, R., Jenkins, G., Mur, L.A.J., Langdon, T., Betekhtin, A., Siwinska, D., Pimentel, M., López-Alvarez, D. 2012. Evolution and taxonomic split of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Annals of Botany 109 (2) pp. 385-405. 10.1093/aob/mcr294 Cadair


Dalton, S.J., Gallagher, J.A., Winters, A.L., Langdon, T., Timms-Taravella, E., Donnison, I.S. 2011. Genetic transformation of Miscanthus sinensis with a ferulic acid esterase gene. 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Other Cadair

Wolny, E., Lesniewska, K., Hasterok, R., Langdon, T. 2011. Compact genomes and complex evolution in the genus Brachypodium. Chromosoma 120 (2) pp. 199-212. 10.1007/s00412-010-0303-8 Cadair

Dalton, S.J., Winters, A.L., Langdon, T., Timms-Taravella, E., Donnison, I.S. 2011. Genetic transformation of Miscanthus sinensis with FAE. Plant Transformation Technologies II Conference. Cadair

Marshall, A.H., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J., Langdon, T. 2011. Harnessing new technologies for sustainable oat production and utilisation. HGCA Research and Development Annual Project Report 2011, RD-2008-3566 Home-Grown Cereals Authority Other Cadair

Betekhtin, A., Borowska, N., Breda, E., Idziak, D., Jenkins, G., Langdon, T., Lesniewska, K., Wolny, E., Hasterok, R. 2011. Brachypodium distachyon: purple false brome – true hopes? VI International Scientific Conference: Factors of the organisms' experimental evolution. Cadair


Buanafina, M.M.d.O., Langdon, T., Hauck, B.D., Dalton, S.J., Timms-Taravella, E.J., Morris, P. 2010. Targeting expression of a fungal ferulic acid esterase to the apoplast, endoplasmic reticulum or golgi can disrupt feruloylation of the growing cell wall and increase the biodegradability of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). Plant Biotechnology Journal 8 (3) pp. 316-331. 10.1111/j.1467-7652.2009.00485.x Cadair


Langdon, T., Thomas, A., Huang, L., Farrar, K., King, J., Armstead, I. 2009. Fragments of the key flowering gene GIGANTEA are associated with helitron-type sequences in the Pooideae grass Lolium perenne. BMC Plant Biology 9 70 10.1186/1471-2229-9-70 Cadair Other

Tinker, N.A., Kilian, A., Wight, C.P., Heller-Uszynska, K., Wenzl, P., Rines, H.W., Bjørnstad, A., Howarth, C.J., Jannink, J., Anderson, J.M., Rossnagel, B.G., Stuthman, D.D., Sorrells, M.E., Jackson, E.W., Tuvesson, S., Kolb, F.L., Olsson, O., Federizzi, L.C., Carson, M.L., Ohm, H.W., Molnar, S.J., Scoles, G.J., Eckstein, P.E., Bonman, J.M., Ceplitis, A., Langdon, T. 2009. New DArT markers for oat provide enhanced map coverage and global germplasm characterization. BMC Genomics 10 (1) 39 pp. 39. 10.1186/1471-2164-10-39 Cadair Other

Marshall, A.H., Howarth, C.J., Cowan, A.A., Langdon, T., Valentine, J., McDevitt, J.E. 2009. 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 Cadair


Buanafina, M.M.d.O., Langdon, T., Hauck, B.D., Dalton, S.J., Morris, P. 2008. Expression of a fungal ferulic acid esterase increases cell wall digestibility of tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea). Plant Biotechnology Journal 6 (3) pp. 264-280. 10.1111/j.1467-7652.2007.00317.x Cadair

Howarth, C.J., Cowan, A.A., Leggett, J.M., Langdon, T. 2008. Introgression of traits from wild ancestors into cultivated oat. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference. Cadair

Howarth, C.J., Cowan, A.A., Leggett, J.M., Langdon, T. 2008. 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. Cadair

Howarth, C.J., Cowan, A.A., Griffiths, I.M., Langdon, T. 2008. Identification of markers associated with traits of agronomic importance in winter oats. 8th International Oat Conference, 'Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives', Radisson Plaza Hotel. Cadair

Marshall, A.H., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J., McDevitt, J.E., Langdon, T., Valentine, J. 2008. OATLINK Report. Annual OATLINK Report for DEFRA SAL LINK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Cadair

Wnetrzak, J., Evans, A.L.W., Howarth, C.J., Langdon, T., Hasterok, R. 2008. Molecular and cytogenetic study of mobile elements as genome-specific sequences in Avena species. 2008 Plant Science Wales. Cadair

Howarth, C., Cowan, A., Leggett, J.M., Langdon, T. 2008. The use of genetic mapping to access valuable traits in wild oats. 8th International Oat Conference, 'Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives', Radisson Plaza Hotel. Cadair


Hasterok, R., Dulawa, J., Jenkins, G.M., Leggett, J.M., Langdon, T. 2006. Multi-substrate chromosome preparations for high throughput FISH. BMC Biotechnology 6 (20) 10.1186/1472-6750-6-20 Cadair Other

Buanafina, M.M.d.O., Langdon, T., Hauck, B., Dalton, S., Morris, P. 2006. Manipulating the phenolic acid content and digestibility of Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) by vacuolar targeted expression of a fungal ferulic acid esterase. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 130 (1-3) pp. 416-426. 10.1385/ABAB:130:1:416 Cadair

Dalton, S., Langdon, T., Buanafina, M.M.d.O., Hauck, B., Morris, P. 2006. Manipulating cell wall phenolic composition by targeted expression of fungal enzymes towards more digestible grasses. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference. Other Cadair

Howarth, C., Langdon, T., Cowan, A., Valentine, J. 2006. Development of markers for oil and other traits of agronomic importance in oats. 3rd UK Cereal Genetics and Genomics Workshop. Cadair


Lee, H.R., Zhang, W., Langdon, T., Jin, W., Yan, H., Cheng, Z.K., Jiang, J.M. 2005. Chromatin immunoprecipitation cloning reveals rapid and erratic evolutionary patterns of centromeric DNA in Oryza species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102 (33) pp. 11793-11798. 10.1073/pnas.0503863102 Cadair

Howarth, C.J., Leggett, J.M., Langdon, T., Valentine, J. 2005. Phylogeny of ACCase in Avena. Cadair

Jenkins, G.M., Mikhailova, E.I., Langdon, T., Tikholiz, O.A., Sosnikhina, S.P., Jones, R.N. 2005. Strategies for the study of meiosis in rye. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 109 (1-3) pp. 1-3. 10.1159/000082404 Cadair

Hauck, B.D., Dalton, S.J., Buanafina, M.M.d.O., Langdon, T., Porter, H., Morris, P.Humphreys, M.O. 2005. Manipulating the phenolic acid content and digestibility of forage grasses by targeted expression of fungal cell wall degrading enzymes. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. XXth International Grassland Congress. Cadair Other


Howarth, C., Langdon, T., Cowan, A., Leggett, M., Valentine, J. 2004. Development and use of markers for oil in oats. Other Cadair


Langdon, T., Jenkins, G.M., Hasterok, R., Jones, R.N., King, I.P. 2003. A high-copy number CACTA family transposon in temperate grasses and cereals. Genetics 163 (3) pp. 1097-1108. Cadair Other

Valentine, J., Cowan, A.A., Howarth, C.J., Langdon, T. 2003. One hundred years of progress in cereal breeding from Mendel to molecular selection - Oats. In C. Mare., P. Faccioli., A. M. Stanca. (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. Cadair


Hasterok, R., Jenkins, G.M., Langdon, T., Jones, R.N. 2002. The nature and destiny of translocated B-chromosome-specific satellite DNA of rye. Chromosome Research 10 (1) pp. 83-86. 10.1023/A:1014278429178 Cadair

Hasterok, R., Langdon, T., Taylor, S., Jenkins, G.M. 2002. Combinatorial labelling of DNA probes enables multicolour fluorescence in situ hybridisation in plants. Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica 40 (3) pp. 319-323. Cadair Other

Cheng, Z.K., Dong, F.G., Langdon, T., Ouyang, S., Buell, C.R., Gu, M., Blattner, F.R., Jiang, J.M. 2002. Functional rice centromeres are marked by a satellite repeat and a centromere-specific retrotransposon. Plant Cell 14 (8) pp. 1691-1704. 10.​1105/​tpc.​003079 Cadair Other

Buanafina, M.M.d.O., Langdon, T., Hicks, H., Hauck, B.D., Dalton, S.J., Morris, P. 2002. Targeted expression of a ferulic acid esterase from Aspergillus niger in leaves of forage grasses. In J. L. Durand., J. Emile., C. Huyghe., G. Lemaire. (eds) Multifunctional Grassland: Quality Forages, Animal Products and Landscapes. Grassland Science in Europe Proceedings of the 19th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation (EGF). British Grassland Society pp. 66-69. Cadair Other


Hasterok, R., Jenkins, G.M., Langdon, T., Jones, R.N., Maluszynska, J. 2001. Ribosomal DNA is an effective marker of Brassica chromosomes. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 103 (4) pp. 486-490. 10.1007/s001220100653 Cadair


Langdon, T., Seago, C.M., Mende, M., Leggett, J.M., Thomas, H., Forster, J.W., Thomas, H., Jones, R.N., Jenkins, G. 2000. Retrotransposon Evolution in Diverse Plant Genomes. Genetics 156 (1) pp. 313-325. Other Cadair

Langdon, T., Seago, C.M., Jones, R.N., Ougham, H., Thomas, H., Forster, J.W., Jenkins, G. 2000. De Novo Evolution of Satellite DNA on the Rye B Chromosome. Genetics 154 (2) pp. 869-884. Other Cadair