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

2016

Grinberg, 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 press) Implementation of genomic prediction in Lolium perenne (L.) breeding populations. Frontiers in Plant Science 7 133 10.3389/fpls.2016.00133

2014

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 . Sokolović, C. Huyghe, J. Radović (eds), Quantitative Traits Breeding for Multifunctional Grasslands and Turf., Springer pp. 267-271.

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

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

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.

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

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, Dordrecht pp. 55-61. 10.1007/978-94-007-4555-1

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.

2011

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

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.

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

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 pp. 137-160. 10.1007/978-1-4419-0760-8_6 Cadair

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

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

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.

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 pp. 185-192. Cadair Other

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

2008

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

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

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.

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

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.

2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

2004

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

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

2003

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

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

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

2002

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

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

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

2001

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

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

1992

Humphreys, M., Thorogood, D. 1992. Disturbed Mendelian segregations at isozyme marker loci in early backcrosses of Lolium multiflorum x Festuca pratensis hybrids to L.multiflorum. Euphytica 66 (1-2) pp. 11-18. 10.1007/BF00023503