Professor Iain Donnison
Professor of Plant Science and Leader of the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Theme
Office: Stapledon Building, Gogerddan, SY23 3EE
Phone: +44(0)1970 823092
Molecular genetics and genome organisation of temperate and tropical grasses. Development and exploitation of genetic and genomic tools for the study of bioenergy and forage associated quality traits in Miscanthus, Lolium and related species. The main target traits for bioenergy crops are increased yield, conversion efficiency and sustainability.
My own research interests which map onto these targets are flowering time, leaf senescence and how plant chemistry affects the conversion efficiency of energy crops. Research tools that have or are being developed include bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries, genetic, trait and physical maps, the establishment of forward mutation populations, the exploitation of syntenic relationships to associate genotype to phenotype, and the development of high throughput virtual phenotyping methods including the use of infrared spectroscopy for cell wall chemistry.
An interyear comparison of CO2 flux and carbon budget at a commercial-scale land-use transition from semi-improved grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus. GCB Bioenergy 10.1111/gcbb.123232016.
Diversification and use of bioenergy to maintain future grasslands. Food and Energy Security 5 (2) pp. 67-75. 10.1002/fes3.752016.
Endophytic bacteria in Miscanthus seed: implications for germination, vertical inheritance of endophytes, plant evolution and breeding. GCB Bioenergy 10.1111/gcbb.123642016.
Expanding the biomass resource: sustainable oil production via fast pyrolysis of low input high diversity biomass and the potential integration of thermochemical and biological conversion routes. Applied Energy 177 pp. 852-862. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.05.0882016.
Partitioning of ecosystem respiration of CO2 released during land-use transition from temperate agricultural grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus: Ecosystem respiration under Miscanthus. GCB Bioenergy GCB-B-OR-16-031 10.1111/gcbb.123802016.
Phenomics analysis of drought responses in Miscanthus collected from different geographical locations. GCB Bioenergy 10.1111/gcbb.123502016.
Progress in upscaling Miscanthus biomass production for the European bio-economy with seed-based hybrids. GCB Bioenergy 10.1111/gcbb.123572016.
Radiation capture and conversion efficiencies of Miscanthus sacchariflorus, M. sinensis and their naturally occurring hybrid M. × giganteus. GCB Bioenergy 10.1111/gcbb.123312016.
Selection and Genome-Wide Prediction of Phenology and Biomass Yield in Miscanthus. Plant and Animal Genome Conference XXIV, San Diego, California, United States of America, 09/01/2016 - 13/01/2016.2016.
Towards Miscanthus combustion quality improvement: the role of flowering and senescence. GCB Bioenergy 10.1111/gcbb.123912016. (In press)
Environmental costs and benefits of growing Miscanthus for bioenergy in the UK. GCB Bioenergy 10.1111/gcbb.122942015.
Non-structural carbohydrate profiles and ratios between soluble sugars and starch serve as indicators of productivity for a bioenergy grass. AoB PLANTS 7 plv02 10.1093/aobpla/plv0322015.
Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) draft genome provides a platform for trait improvement. Scientific Reports 5 17394 10.1038/srep173942015.
Seasonal Carbohydrate Dynamics and Climatic Regulation of Senescence in the Perennial Grass, Miscanthus. Bioenergy Research 8 (1) pp. 28-41. 10.1007/s12155-014-9500-22015.
The practical challenges of sustainable bioenergy deployment. Biomass and Bioenergy 82 Implementing Sustainable Bioenergy Systems: Insights from the 2014 RCUK International Bioenergy Conference, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 11/03/2014 - 13/03/2014. pp. 1-2. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.07.0112015.
Chemometric analysis of hyperspectral Raman datasets to explore plant cell wall composition and architecture. Eigen U, Seattle, United States of America, 27/04/2014 - 02/05/2014.2014.
Chemometric analysis of hyperspectral Raman datasets to explore plant cell wall composition and architecture. 3rd AgriNet International Conference on Plant Chemical Biology, Maidenhead, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 16/05/2014 - 16/05/2014.2014.
Co-production of bioethanol and probiotic yeast biomass from agricultural feedstock: application of the rural biorefinery concept. AMB Express 4 64 10.1186/s13568-014-0064-52014.
Co-production of ethanol and squalene using a Saccharomyces cerevisiae ERG1 (squalene epoxidase) mutant and agro-industrial feedstock. Biotechnology for Biofuels 7 133 10.1186/s13068-014-0133-72014.
Energetic conversion of European semi-natural grassland silages through the integrated generation of solid fuel and biogas from biomass: Energy yields and the fate of organic compounds. Bioresource Technology 154 pp. 192-200. 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.12.0422014.
Genome-wide association studies and prediction of 17 traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensis. New Phytologist 201 (4) pp. 1227-1239. 10.1111/nph.126212014.
Genome-wide association studies and prediction of traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in Miscanthus sinensis. Plant & Animal Genome XXII Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 10/01/2014 - 15/01/2014. pp. W422. Other2014.
Hydrothermal processing of rush (Juncus spp.) and bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) dominant biomass from semi natural landscape management. 25th EGF Conference, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 08/09/2014 - 10/09/2014. pp. 465-467.2014.
Press fluid pre-treatment optimisation of the integrated generation of solid fuel and biogas from biomass (IFBB) process approach. Bioresource Technology 169 pp. 537-542. 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.07.0402014.
Recent advances in Miscanthus science and breeding. International Bioenergy Conference 2014, Manchester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 11/03/2014 - 13/03/2014.2014.
Screening for potential co-products in a Miscanthus sinensis mapping family by liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry detection. Phytochemistry 105 pp. 186-196. 10.1016/j.phytochem.2014.05.0032014.
A population genomics approach to accelerating the domestication of the energy grass Miscanthus. Plant & Animal XXI Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 11/01/2013 - 16/01/2013. pp. W088. Other2013.
Accelerating the domestication of a bioenergy crop: identifying and modelling morphological targets for sustainable yield increase in Miscanthus. Journal of Experimental Botany 64 (14) pp. 4143-4155. 10.1093/jxb/ert2252013.
Bioenergy as a biodiversity management tool and the potential of a mixed species feedstock for bioenergy production in Wales. Bioresource Technology 129 pp. 142-149. 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.11.0012013.
Breeding Miscanthus for bioenergy. In M. Saha, H. Bhandari, J. Bouton (eds), Biomass Crops: Breeding and Genetics. Wiley 10.1002/9781118609477.ch52013.
Characterization of chilling-shock responses in four genotypes of Miscanthus reveals the superior tolerance of M. x giganteus compared with M. sinensis and M. sacchariflorus. Annals of Botany 111 (5) pp. 999-1013. 10.1093/aob/mct0592013.
Contrasting geographic patterns of genetic variation for molecular markers vs. phenotypic traits in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensis. GCB Bioenergy 5 (5) pp. 562-571. 10.1111/gcbb.120252013.
Flowering induction in the bioenergy grass Miscanthus sacchariflorus is a quantitative short-day response, whilst delayed flowering under long days increases biomass accumulation. Journal of Experimental Biology 64 (2) pp. 541-552. 10.1093/jxb/ers3462013.
Impact of Miscanthus x giganteus senescence times on fast pyrolysis bio-oil quality. Bioresource Technology 129 pp. 335-342. 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.11.0692013.
Potential sources of high value chemicals from leaves, stems and flowers of Miscanthus sinensis 'Goliath' and Miscanthus sacchariflorus. Phytochemistry 92 pp. 160-167. 10.1016/j.phytochem.2013.04.0042013.
Variation in canopy duration in the perennial biofuel crop Miscanthus reveals complex associations with yield: Canopy duration and yield in Miscanthus. Journal of Experimental Biology 64 (8) pp. 2373-2383. 10.1093/jxb/ert1042013.
Applying next generation sequencing towards understanding microbial-plant interactions. Plant Molecular Biology, Gordon Conference, , 15/07/2012 - 20/07/2012.2012.
Balance of energy production from high-biodiversity grasslands. Proceedings of 24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Lublin, Poland, 03/06/2012 - 07/06/2012. pp. 454-456.2012.
Breeding for Bio-ethanol Production in Lolium perenne L.: Association of Allelic Variation with High Water-Soluble Carbohydrate Content. Bioenergy Research 5 (1) pp. 149-157. 10.1007/s12155-011-9156-02012.
Chemometric analysis of hyperspectral Raman datasets to explore plant cell wall composition and architecture. Gordon Research Conference on Cell Walls, Colby College, Maine, United States of America, 05/08/2012 - 10/08/2012.2012.
Effect of nitrogen fertiliser application on cell wall composition in switchgrass and reed canary grass. Biomass and Bioenergy 40 pp. 19-26. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2012.01.0342012.
High resolution genetic mapping by genome sequencing reveals genome duplication and tetraploid genetic structure of the diploid Miscanthus sinensis. PLoS One 7 (3) e33821 10.1371/journal.pone.00338212012.
Life cycle assessment of the integrated generation of solid fuel and biogas from biomass (IFBB) in comparison to different energy recovery, animal-based and non-refining management systems. Bioresource Technology 111 pp. 230-239. 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.02.0722012.
Mineral concentrations in solid fuels from European semi-natural grasslands after hydrothermal conditioning and subsequent mechanical dehydration. Bioresource Technology 118 pp. 332-342. 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.05.0352012.
New opportunities for the exploitation of energy crops by thermochemical conversion in Northern Europe and the UK. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 38 (2) pp. 138-155. 10.1016/j.pecs.2011.08.001 Cadair2012.
Reduction of mineral concentration of semi-natural grassland biomass used as biofuel through mashing and dewatering. Proceedings of 24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Lublin, Poland, 03/06/2012 - 07/06/2012. pp. 466-468.2012.
Scanning electron microscopy and fermentation studies on selected known maize starch mutants using STARGEN™ enzyme blends. Bioenergy Research 5 (2) pp. 330-340. 10.1007/s12155-011-9135-52012.
The Butterfly Man. The Butterfly Man, , 14/09/2012 - 24/09/2012.2012.
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.
Brachypodium as a model for studying traits relevant for the development of bioenergy grasses. 1st European Brachypodium Workshop, Versailles, France, 19/10/2011 - 21/10/2011. pp. Abstract No: P2.9.2011.
Cold treatment, maltose and modified MS medium improve embryogenesis in Brachypodium BD21. 1st European Brachypodium Workshop, Versailles, France, 19/10/2011 - 21/10/2011. pp. Abstract No: P3.1. Other2011.
Effect of nitrogen fertilizer application on cell wall composition in switchgrass and reed canary grass. Seventh International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefinieries, Bruges, , 08/06/2011 - 10/06/2011.2011.
Expression of bacterial levanase in yeast enables simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of grass juice to bioethanol. Bioresource Technology 102 (2) pp. 1503-1508. 10.1016/j.biortech.2010.07.099 Cadair2011.
Factors affecting rates of cross-pollination in maize growing under typical UK conditions RG0124. DEFRA Report 2011 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs2011.
Flowering time in Miscanthus. Plant and Animal Genome XIX Conference , San Diego, United States of America, 09/01/2011 - 13/01/2011. Other2011.
Genetic engineering of energy crops to improve the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into biofuels. Aspects of Applied Biology 110. Association of Applied Biologists pp. 104-104.2011.
Genetic transformation of Miscanthus sinensis with FAE. Plant Transformation Technologies II Conference, Vienna, Austria, 19/02/2011 - 22/02/2011.2011.
Genetic transformation of Miscanthus sinensis with a ferulic acid esterase gene. 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Sheraton, United States of America, 02/05/2011 - 05/05/2011. Other2011.
Genotypic variation in cell wall composition in a diverse set of 244 accessions of Miscanthus. Biomass and Bioenergy 35 (11) Biofuels and Bioenergy: Challenges and Opportunities, Vancouver, Canada, 29/08/2006 - 08/09/2006. pp. 4740-4747. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2011.10.008 Other2011.
Harnessing natural variation in phenotypic and chemotypic traits in Miscanthus for breeding improved bioenergy crops: A review of long term results from perennial energy cropping work at IBERS. Aspects of Applied Biology 1122011.
Identification of genes involved in cell wall biogenesis in grasses by differential gene expression profiling of elongating and non-elongating maize internodes. Journal of Experimental Botany 62 (10) pp. 3545-3561. 10.1093/jxb/err045 Other Cadair2011.
Impact of photoperiod and ambient temperature on days to flowering in Miscanthus species. 2010 Society of Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 30/06/2010 - 03/07/2010. pp. P3.3. Cadair2011.
Improving bioenergy crop yield and quality through manipulating senescence. Aspects of Applied Biology 112 pp. 323-328. Cadair2011.
Isolation, identification and quantitation of hydroxycinnamic acid conjugates, potential platform chemicals, in the leaves and stems of Miscanthus x giganteus using LC-ESI-MS(n). Phytochemistry 72 (18) pp. 2376-2384. 10.1016/j.phytochem.2011.08.0152011.
Isolation, identification and quantitation of hydroxycinnamic acid conjugates, potential platform chemicals, in the leaves and stems of Miscanthus × giganteus using LC–ESI-MSn. Phytochemistry 72 (18) pp. 2376-2384. 10.1016/j.phytochem.2011.08.015,2011.
Manipulation of lignin in the energy grass Miscanthus. In A. Bridgwater (ed), Proceedings of the Bioten Conference on Biomass Bioenergy and Biofuels 2010. CPL Press pp. 16. Other2011.
Measurement of lignocellulose composition as a tool to understand how feed-stocks can be matched to conversion process. In A. Bridgwater (ed), Proceedings of the Bioten Conference on Biomass Bioenergy and Biofuels 2010. CPL Press pp. 1-16. Other2011.
Neomycin phosphotransferase gene (nptII) as a selectable marker for Brachypodium BD21. 1st European Brachypodium Workshop, Versailles, France, 19/10/2011 - 21/10/2011. Other2011.
Seasonal variation in the chemical composition of the bioenergy feedstock Laminaria digitata for thermochemical conversion. Bioresource Technology 102 (1) pp. 226-234. 10.1016/j.biortech.2010.06.152 Cadair2011.
The effect of biochemical composition and ash content on the thermal conversion options for different genotypes of willow. In A. Bridgwater (ed), Proceedings of the Bioten-UK Bioenergy Conference on Biomass Bioenergy and Biofuels 2010. Proceedings of the Bioten-UK Bioenergy Conference on Biomass Bioenergy and Biofuels 2010, Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 21/09/2010 - 23/09/2010. CPL Press pp. 503-513.2011.
The management of upland areas for biodiversity and bioenergy. Plant Micro Wales Conference, Bangor University, , 11/07/2011 - 12/07/2011.2011.
Thermal requirements for seed germination in Miscanthus compared with Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum), Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinaceae), Maize (Zea mays) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne). GCB Bioenergy 3 (5) pp. 375-386. 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2011.01094.x Cadair2011.
Understanding the value of hydrothermal time on flowering in Miscanthus species. Aspects of Applied Biology 112 pp. 181-189.2011.
Variation in miscanthus chemical composition and implication for conversion by pyrolysis and thermochemical biorefining for fuels and chemicals. Bioresource Technology 102 (3) pp. 3411-3418. 10.1016/j.biortech.2010.10.0172011.
Accumulation of soluble phenolic compounds in the forage grass species, cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L). XXVth International Conference on Polyphenols, Montpellier, France, 24/08/2010 - 27/08/2010. pp. T2.03.2010.
Aligning the chemical composition of new Miscanthus varieties to the requirements of conversion processes. Sixth International Conference on Rnewable Resource and Biorefineries, Dusseldorf, Germany, 07/06/2010 - 09/06/2010.2010.
Biochar production and application - ancient techniques with modern technology. 2nd UKBRC Workshop, Rothamsted Research UK, , 28/04/2010 - 29/04/2010.2010.
Designing biomass crops with improved caloric content and attributes for burning: a UK perspective. In S. Thomas, P. Mascia, J. Widholm (eds), Plant biotechnology for sustainable production of energy and co-products. Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry Springer pp. 25-55. Other2010.
Expression, purification and use of the soluble domain of Lactobacillus paracasei β-fructosidase to optimise production of bioethanol from grass fructans. Bioresource Technology 101 (12) pp. 4395-4402. 10.1016/j.biortech.2010.01.084 Cadair2010.
Genotypic and environmentally derived variation in the cell wall composition of Miscanthus in relation to its use as a biomass feedstock. Biomass and Bioenergy 34 (5) pp. 652-660. 10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.01.008 Cadair2010.
Improved genetic transformation of Miscanthus sinensis. 18th European Biomass Conference,'From Research to Industry and Markets', Lyon Convention Centre, France, Lyon, France, 04/05/2010 - 07/05/2010.2010.
Improved in vitro propagation and establishment in soil of Miscanthus species. 18th European Biomass Conference,'From Research to Industry and Markets', Lyon Convention Centre, France, Lyon, France, 04/05/2010 - 07/05/2010.2010.
Isolation, identification and quantification of hydroxycinnamic acid conjugates in leaf and stem tissue of Miscanthus sacchariflorus and sinensis and their potential as platform chemicals. Gordon Research Conference, 'Green Chemistry', Davidson College, Davison, North Carolina, , 25/07/2010 - 30/07/2010.2010.
Isolation, identification and quantification of hydroxycinnamic acid conjugates in leaf and stem tissue of Miscanthus x giganteus and their potential as platform chemicals. XXVth International Conference on Polyphenols, Montpellier, France, 24/08/2010 - 27/08/2010. pp. T5.62.2010.
Manipulation of plant architecture to optimise biomass yield in Miscanthus. Plant and Animal Genome XVIII Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 09/01/2010 - 13/01/2010.2010.
PROGRASS - A mobile plant to produce solid fuel from grass harvested in the NATURA grassland habitats. pp. 208-210. Other2010.
The management of upland grassland for biodiversity & bioenergy. Proceedings Bioten Conference, Holiday Inn, , 21/09/2010 - 23/09/2010. pp. 21.2010.
Aber scientists' major role in green fuel project. Cambrian News pp. p 4. Other2009.
Better biomass for bioenergy. British Bio-Energy News pp. 14-15. Other2009.
Cellular and molecular characterisation of senescence in the energy grass. Plant Sciences Wales, School of Biosciences, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 22/01/2009 - 23/01/2009. pp. p20.2009.
Exploiting model species to increase biomass yield in energy crops. 20th International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (IACR), Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 30/06/2009 - 04/07/2009.2009.
Fermentation study on Saccharina latissima for bioethanol production considering variable pre-treatments. Journal of Applied Phycology 21 (5) 3rd Congress of the International Society for Applied Phycology and the 11th International Conference on Applied Phycology, Galway, Ireland, 21/06/2008 - 27/06/2008. pp. 569-574. 10.1007/s10811-008-9384-7 Cadair2009.
Functional genomics of forage and bioenergy quality traits in the grasses. In T. Yamada, G. Spangenberg (eds), Molecular Breeding of Forage Turf: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage Turf. 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, Sapporo, Japan, 02/07/2007 - 06/07/2007. pp. 111-123. Cadair Other2009.
Identification of SNP markers for molecular breeding in Lolium perenne and other energy grasses. Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 10/01/2009 - 14/01/2009. pp. W269. Other2009.
Identification of genes involved in the floral transition at the shoot apical meristem of Lolium perenne L. by use of suppression subtractive hybridisation. Plant Growth Regulation 59 (3) pp. 215-225. 10.1007/s10725-009-9407-7 Cadair2009.
Measurement of key compositional parameters in two species of energy grass by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Bioresource Technology 100 (24) pp. 6428-6433. 10.1016/j.biortech.2009.07.015 Cadair2009.
Quantification of hydroxycinnamic acids and lignin in perennial forage and energy grasses by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and partial least squares regression. Bioresource Technology 100 (3) pp. 1252-1261. 10.1016/j.biortech.2008.07.043 Cadair2009.
Rapid identification of hydroxycinnamate esters in Miscanthus giganteus and Miscanthus goliath as substrates for polyphenol oxidase using ESI-MS/MS. Planta Medica 75 (9) 55th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant Research and Natural Product Research, Geneva, Switzerland, 16/08/2009 - 20/08/2009. pp. 900. 10.1055/s-0029-1234318 Cadair2009.
Sustainable grasslands for biological energy production. Plant Sciences Wales, School of Biosciences, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 22/01/2009 - 23/01/2009. pp. p25.2009.
Trifolium pratense PPO1/4. Other2009.
Bioenergy and biorenewables from grasses. IBERS Knowledge-based Innovations pp. 25-28. Other2008.
Bioenergy technology - balancing energy output with environmental benefits. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology: Abstracts of the Annual Main Meeting of the Society of Experimental Biology, 6th - 10th July 2008, Marseille, France. 2008 Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Marseille, France, 06/07/2008 - 10/07/2008. 3rd edn, pp. S174-S175. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.464 Cadair2008.
Changes in SSR allele frequencies during phenotypic selection for water-soluble carbohydrate (WSC) in an experimental population of perennial ryegrass. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19/08/2007 - 23/08/2007. pp. 19-23. Cadair2008.
Comparative analyses reveal the major fraction of functionally annotated gene models in monocots are located in recombination poor/very poor regions of the genome. XXVIIth EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19/08/2007 - 23/08/2007.2008.
Comparative analysis reveal the major fraction of functionally annotated gene models in monocots are located in recombination poor/very poor regions of the genome. pp. p34.2008.
High-sugar perennial ryegrass as a bioethanol feedstock. An alternative use for forage grasses. Proceedings of the 16th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. Proceedings of 16th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, Valencia, Spain, 02/06/2008 - 06/06/2008. ETA-Florence Renewable Energies pp. 60-66. Cadair Other2008.
Identification of genes controlling flowering time in the bioenergy grass Miscanthus. International Conference on Molecular Mapping and Marker Assisted Selection, Vienna, Austria, 03/02/2008 - 06/02/2008.2008.
Improvements of energy grass quality: Assessment of genetic variation in cell wall composition. Sustainable Energy UK: Meeting the Science and Engineering Challenge, St. Anne's College, Oxford, , 13/05/2008 - 14/05/2008.2008.
Increasing biomass for bioenergy in perennial grasses. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19/08/2007 - 23/08/2007. pp. 167-169. Cadair2008.
Isolation of an enzyme for the conversion of grass polymeric fructan to fructose, a fermentable substrate for the production of ethanol. Agricultural Biotechnology International Conference, Cork, Ireland, 24/08/2008 - 27/08/2008.2008.
Manipulation of plant architecture for increased biomass in Miscanthus. 2008 Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Marseille, France, 06/07/2008 - 10/07/2008. pp. S180-S185. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.4832008.
Methods for the assessment of cell wall composition in Miscanthus and other ‘energy grasses’. Multifunctional Grasslands in a Changing World, XXI IGC, VIII IRC, Hohhot, China, 01/01/2008 - 01/01/2008. pp. 356.2008.
Optimising flowering time in Miscanthus for improved biomass yield and quality. GARNet/SEB Joint Plant Symposium, Vet School, Sutton Bonington Campus, University of Nottingham, , 08/09/2008 - 10/09/2008. pp. L24.2008.
Quantification of hydroxycinnamic acids in grass cell walls by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Ferulate08, St, Paul, , 25/08/2008 - 27/08/2008.2008.
Unravelling the genetic control of flowering time in the bioenergy grass Miscanthus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part A: Molecular and Integrative Physiology 150 (3) 2008 Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Marseille, France, 06/07/2008 - 10/07/2008. pp. S180-S185. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2008.04.482 Cadair2008.
Use of mid-infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics to characterize phenotypic variation in energy grasses. 5th International Conference on Plant Metabolomics, Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan, 15/07/2008 - 18/07/2008.2008.
Using translational genomics to underpin germplasm improvement for complex traits in crop legumes. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19/08/2007 - 23/08/2007. pp. 36.2008.
We've got it in spades, it's sustainable, we don't eat it - so will we drive on grass? Western Mail pp. 16. Other2008.
Comparative Analyses Between Lolium/Festuca Introgression Lines and Rice Reveal the Major Fraction of Functionally Annotated Gene Models Is Located in Recombination-Poor/Very Recombination-Poor Regions of the Genome. Genetics 177 (1) pp. 597-606. 10.1534/genetics.107.075515 Other Cadair2007.
Construction of two Lolium perenne BAC libraries and identification of BACs containing candidate genes for disease resistance and forage quality. Molecular Breeding pp. 15-23. 10.1007/s11032-006-9036-z Cadair2007.
Development of a near infrared reflectance spectroscopy calibration (NIRS) for the determination of cell wall composition of Miscanthus. 15th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, Berlin, Germany, 07/05/2007 - 11/05/2007. pp. 723-726.2007.
Identification of SNps for molecular breeding in Lolium perenne. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference, San Diego, California, United States of America, 13/01/2007 - 17/01/2007.2007.
Influence of particle size on the analytical and chemical properties of two energy crops. Fuel 86 (1-2) pp. 60-72. 10.1016/j.fuel.2006.06.0222007.
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.
Phenotyping and mapping quality traits for bioenergy in grasses. Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference, San Diego, California, United States of America, 13/01/2007 - 17/01/2007.2007.
Prediction of Klason lignin and lignin thermal degradation products by Py–GC/MS in a collection of Lolium and Festuca grasses. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 80 (1) pp. 16-23. 10.1016/j.jaap.2006.12.018 Other2007.
Quality traits for bioenergy in grasses. Proceedings, 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19/08/2007 - 23/08/2007. pp. 46.2007.
Alignment of the genomes of brachypodium distachyon and temperate cereals and grasses using bacterial artificial chromosome landing with fluorescence in situ hybridization. Genetics 173 (1) pp. 349-362. 10.1534/genetics.105.049726 Other Cadair2006.
Development and application of high-throughput infrared spectroscopy methods to study bioenergy-associated traits in grasses. Plant Genomics European Meeting, Venice, Italy, 11/10/2006 - 14/10/2006. pp. S8.3.2006.
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.
Hyperspectral imaging in plant science: some case studies of various stresses on different species and at different scales under laboratory and natural lighting conditions. 10.1016/j.cbpa.2006.01.053 Cadair2006.
Identification of SNPs for molecular breeding in Lolium perenne. Plant Genomics European Meeting, Venice, Italy, 11/10/2006 - 14/10/2006. pp. P.67.2006.
Molecular cytogenetics and DNA sequence analysis of an apomixis-linked BAC in Paspalum simplex reveal a non pericentromere location and partial microcolinearity with rice. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 112 (6) pp. 1179-1191. 10.1007/s00122-006-0220-7 Cadair2006.
Construction and exploitation of a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library for Lolium perenne (perennial ryegrass). Cadair2005.
Exploiting the Lolium/Festuca introgression system. 6th Annual GARNet meeting (Genomic Arabidopsis Research Network), Norwich, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 05/09/2005 - 06/09/2005.2005.
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 microsynteny. New Phytologist pp. 239-247. 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01392.x Cadair2005.
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