Photograph of Dr Danny Thorogood.Dr Danny Thorogood

Principal Investigator, Plant Breeder and Geneticist
PhD

Contact

Email: dnt@aber.ac.uk
Office: Gogerddan
Phone: 01970 823176

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


2014

Conference contribution

Thorogood, D., Blackmore, T.M., Mathews, R., Allen, D., MacDuff, J.H., Hegarty, M.J. 2014. A genetic association between leaf elongation rate and flowering time in perennial ryegrass. In D. Sokolović, C. Huyghe, J. Radović (eds), Quantitative Traits Breeding for Multifunctional Grasslands and Turf., Springer Science+Business Media pp. 267-271.

Canunayon, M., Thorogood, D. 2014. QTL identification for leaf senescence in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). In D. Sokolović, C. Huyghe, J. Radović (eds), Quantitative Traits Breeding for Multifunctional Grasslands and Turf., Springer Science+Business Media pp. 239-247.

Abstract

Thorogood, D., Manzanares, C., Hegarty, M.J., Asp, T., Barth, S., Studer, B. 2014. The Genetic Control of Self-Incompatibility in Grasses Revisited – Are There Really Just Two Loci? Plant & Animal Genome XXII Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 10/01/2014 - 15/01/2014. pp. W092. Other Other


2013

Chapter

Bentley, A., Jensen, E.F., Mackay, I., Honicka, H., Fladung, M., Hori, K., Yano, M., Mullet, J., Armstead, I.P., Hayes, C.M., Thorogood, D., Lovatt, J.A., Morris, R., Pullen, N., Mutasa-Gottgens, E., Cockram, J. 2013. Flowering Time. In C. Kole (ed), Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops: Volume II Target traits., Springer Science+Business Media

Manzanares, C., Studer, B., Hayes, R.C., Barth, S., Thorogood, D. 2013. Population Genetics of the Grass Self-incompatibility System—Practical Implications for Grass Breeding Programmes. In S. Barth, D. Milbourne (eds), Breeding strategies for sustainable forage and turf grass improvement., Springer Science+Business Media, Dordrecht pp. 55-61. 10.1007/978-94-007-4555-1

Abstract

Manzanares, C., Studer, B., Barth, S., Asp, T., Thorogood, D. 2013. 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, Salt Lake City, United States of America, 04/06/2012 - 07/06/2012. pp. 82-82.

Thorogood, D., Manzanares, C., Studer, B., Hayes, R.C., Barth, S., Asp, T. 2013. Determination of Self-Incompatibility Genotypes in Lolium perenne through linked DNA marker genotyping. pp. 58-58.


2011

Paper

Manzanares, C., Studer, B., Hayes, R., Barth, S., Thorogood, D. 2011. Population genetics of the grass self-incompatibility system - Practical implications for grass breeding programmes. EUCARPIA 29th Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 04/09/2011 - 08/09/2011.

Article

Skøt, L., Sanderson, R., Thomas, A.M., Skøt, K.P., Thorogood, D., Latypova, G.A., Asp, T., Armstead, I.P. 2011. 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

Special issue

Klaas, M., Yang, B., Bosch, M., Thorogood, D., Manzanares, C., Armstead, I.P., Franklin, F.C.H., Barth, S. 2011. Progress towards elucidating the mechanisms of self-incompatibility in the grasses: further insights from studies in Lolium. Annals of Botany 108 (4) pp. 677-685. 10.1093/aob/mcr186


2010

Chapter

Duller, S., Thorogood, D., Bonos, S. 2010. Breeding Objectives in Amenity Grasses. In B. Boller, U. Posselt, F. Veronesi (eds), Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses: Handbook of Plant Breeding. Handbook of Plant Breeding, Springer Science+Business Media pp. 137-160. 10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_6 Cadair

Article

Casey, N.M., Milbourne, D., Barth, S., Febrer, M., Jenkins, G., Abberton, M.T., Jones, C., Thorogood, D. 2010. The genetic location of the self-incompatibility locus in white clover (Trifolium repens L.). TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics 121 (3) pp. 567-576. 10.1007/s00122-010-1330-9


2009

Commissioned report

Skot, L., Thorogood, D. 2009. 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

Conference contribution

Armstead, I.P., Barth, S., Yang, B., Thorogood, D., Humphreys, M.O., King, I.P., Marshall, A.H., Turner, L.B., Skøt, L., 2009. Understanding the genetic basis of flowering and fertility in the ryegrasses (Lolium spp.). In T. Yamada, G. Spangenberg (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, Japan, 02/07/2007 - 06/07/2007., Springer Science+Business Media pp. 185-192. Cadair Other

Poster

Casey, N., Milbourne, D., Febrer, M., Abberton, M., Jenkins, G., Barth, S., Thorogood, D. 2009. Mapping the self-incompatibility (S) locus in white clover (Trifolium repens L.). 18th Meeting of the Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section, La Rochelle, France, 10/05/2009 - 14/05/2009. pp. 118-118.

Article

Yang, B., Thorogood, D., Armstead, I.P., Franklin, F.C.H., Barth, S. 2009. Identification of genes expressed during the self-incompatibility response in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). Plant Molecular Biology 70 (6) pp. 709-723. 10.1007/s11103-009-9501-2 Cadair


2008

Other

Thorogood, D., Armstead, I.P., Humphreys, J., Sanderson, R., Thomas, I.D., Gallagher, J.A., Turner, L.B., Humphreys, M.W., Humphreys, M.O., Skot, L. 2008. Association and introgression mapping of quantitative traits in Lolium perenne: flowering time, forage quality and abiotic stress tolerance. Plant and Animal Genomics Conference XVI, San Diego, United States of America, 12/01/2008 - 16/01/2008. pp. W169. Other

Thorogood, D., Armstead, I.P. 2008. 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, , 19/08/2007 - 23/08/2007. pp. p16.

Thorogood, D. 2008. Beauty and the beast - turfgrass breeding achievements and future objectives.

Yang, B., Thorogood, D., Armstead, I.P., Franklin, F.C.H., Barth, S., 2008. Identification and characterisation of genes involved in self-incompatibility (SI) in Lolium perenne. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19/08/2007 - 23/08/2007.

Yang, B., Thorogood, D., Armstead, I.P., Franklin, F.C.H., Barth, S. 2008. Identification of differentially expressed genes during self-incompatibility (SI) response in Lolium perenne. Plant and Animal Genome XVI Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 12/01/2008 - 16/01/2008.

Article

Armstead, I.P., Turner, L.B., Marshall, A.H., Humphreys, M.O., King, I.P., Thorogood, D. 2008. Identifying genetic components controlling fertility in the outcrossing grass species perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) by quantitative trait loci analysis and comparative genomics. New Phytologist 178 (3) pp. 559-571. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02413.x Cadair Other

King, J., Thorogood, D., Edwards, K.J., Armstead, I.P., Roberts, L.A., Skøt, K.P., Hanley, Z., King, I.P. 2008. Development of a genomic microsatellite library in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and its use in trait mapping. Annals of Botany 101 (6) pp. 845-853. 10.1093/aob/mcn016 Cadair Other

Yang, B., Thorogood, D., Armstead, I.P., Barth, S. 2008. How far are we from unravelling self-incompatibility in grasses? New Phytologist 178 (4) pp. 740-753. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02421.x Cadair


2007

Conference contribution

Thorogood, D. 2007. 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, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19/08/2007 - 23/08/2007., Other

Article

Skøt, L., Humphreys, J., Humphreys, M.O., Thorogood, D., Gallagher, J.A., Sanderson, R., Armstead, I.P., Thomas, I.D. 2007. Association of candidate genes with flowering time and water-soluble carbohydrate content in Lolium perenne (L.). Genetics 177 (1) pp. 535-547. 10.1534/genetics.107.071522 Other Cadair

Roberts, L.A., Thorogood, D., King, I.P., Goodacre, R., Ougham, H.J., Reader, S.M., Ellis, D.I. 2007. From phenotype to genotype: whole tissue profiling for plant breeding. Metabolomics 3 (4) pp. 489-501. 10.1007/s11306-007-0062-6 Cadair Other


2005

Conference contribution

Lovatt, J.A., Thorogood, D. 2005. 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, Llandudno, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 10/07/2005 - 15/07/2005., pp. 1-686. Cadair Other

Lovatt, J.A., Thorogood, D. 2005. 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, Llandudno, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 10/07/2005 - 15/07/2005., International Turfgrass Society pp. 687-1262. Cadair Other

Other

Thorogood, D., Lovatt, A.J. 2005. Technical (non peer-reviewed) paper summaries presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005. Cadair

Paper

Thorogood, D., Skøt, K.P., Roberts, L.A., King, I.P., King, J., Elborough, K.M., 2005. Development of a microsatellite library in Lolium perenne. pp. 978-90. Cadair Other

Article

Thorogood, D., Hughes, S.J. 2005. Distinguishing Poa supina and P. annua by species specific isozyme alleles and flow cytometry. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal pp. 654-660. Cadair


2004

Article

Thorogood, D., Armstead, I.P., Turner, L.B., Humphreys, M.O., Hayward, M.D. 2004. Identification and mode of action of self-compatibility loci in Lolium perenne L. Heredity 94 pp. 356-363. 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800582 Cadair

Other contribution

Thorogood, D. 2004. AberNile - Stay-Green Perennial Ryegrass. Other Cadair


2003

Chapter

Thorogood, D. 2003. Perennial ryegrass. In b. genetics (ed), Turfgrass biology., John Wiley & Sons pp. 75-105. Cadair

Paper

Thorogood, D., Skøt, L. 2003. Directed use of wild perennial ryegrass germplasm in turfgrass improvement programmes. Proceedings 25th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting, Brno, Czech Republic, 01/09/2003 - 04/09/2003. pp. 147-157. Cadair Other

Other contribution

Thorogood, D., Hughes-Duller, S.J. 2003. AberVelvet (BL2871 – renamed as AberFlight) – slender creeping red fescue. Other Cadair


2002

Conference contribution

Armstead, I.P., Thorogood, D., Kaiser, W.J., Jones, J.G. 2002. 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, Braunschweig, Germany, 22/09/2002 - 25/09/2002., pp. 22-25. Cadair

Article

Thorogood, D., Kaiser, W.J., Jones, J.G., Armstead, I.P. 2002. Self-incompatibility in ryegrass 12. Genotyping and mapping the S and Z loci of Lolium perenne L. Heredity 88 pp. 385-390. 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800071 Other Cadair

Griffiths, C.H., De Battista, J.P., Hill, N.S., Hiatt, E.E., Thorogood, D., Klap, J., Costa, M.C., Reeves, J.H. 2002. Seed testing for endophytes by microscopic and immunoblot procedures. Seed Science and Technology pp. 347-355. Cadair Other


2001

Paper

Thorogood, D., Gras, M.C., Eickmeyer, F., Feierstein, U., Guesquiere, A., Bourdon, P., Reheul, D., Hoks, I., Cagas, B., Boller, B., Baert, J. 2001. Crown rust Puccinia coronata Corda: recent developments. pp. 26-29. Cadair

Humphreys, M.O., Cook, R., Abberton, M.T., Turner, L.B., Thorogood, D., Roderick, H.W., 2001. Molecular breeding in pasture species and its application to improving pest and disease resistance. pp. 77-87. Cadair Other

Article

Paget, M.F., Armstead, I.P., Humphreys, M.O., Thorogood, D., Turner, L.B., Roderick, H.W. 2001. QTL analysis of crown rust resistance in perennial ryegrass - implications for breeding. International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 9 pp. 218-223. Cadair