Prof Alison Kingston-Smith


Prof Alison Kingston-Smith


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Broad background in plant biochemistry and enzymology plus experience of molecular biology. Particular areas of interest include photosynthesis (carbon metabolism/carbohydrates), antioxidant systems and plant stress responses culminating in cell death. Current research is concerned with the impact of post-ingestion plant metabolism on rumen function.


A multi-kingdom study reveals the plasticity of the rumen microbiota in response to a shift from non-grazing to grazing diets in sheepBelanche Gracia, A., Kingston-Smith, A., Griffith, G. & Newbold, C., 2019 , In : Frontiers in Microbiology.10, 122.
Impacts of abiotic stresses on the physiology and metabolism of cool-season grasses: A reviewLoka, D., Harper, J., Humphreys, M., Gasior, D., Wootton-Beard, P., Gwynn-Jones, D., Scullion, J., Doonan, J., Kingston-Smith, A., Dodd, R., Wang, J., Chadwick, D. R., Hill, P., Jones, D. L., Mills, G., Hayes, F. & Robinson, D., 2019 , In : Food and Energy Security.8, 1, e00152.
Polyomic tools for an emerging livestock parasite, the rumen fluke Calicophoron daubneyi; identifying shifts in rumen functionalityHuson, K. M., Morphew, R., Allen, N., Hegarty, M., Worgan, H., Girdwood, S., Jones, E. L., Phillips, H., Vickers, M., Swain, M., Smith, D., Kingston-Smith, A. & Brophy, P., 2018 , In : Parasites & Vectors.11, 1, 22 p., 617.
Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: Past, present and futureHuws, S. A., Creevey, C., Oyama, L. B., Mizrahi, I., Denman, S. E., Popova, M., Munoz-tamayo, R., Forano, E., Waters, S. M., Hess, M., Tapio, I., Smidt, H., Krizsan, S., Yanez-Ruiz, D. R., Belanche, A., Guan, L. L., Gruninger, R. J., McAllister, T., Newbold, J., Roehe, R., Dewhurst, R. J., Snelling, T. J., Watson, M., Suen, G., Hart, E., Kingston-Smith, A., Scollan, N., Do Prado, R. M., Pilau, E., Mantovani, H. C., Attwood, G. T., Edwards, J. E., McEwan, N., Morrison, S., Mayorga, O., Elliott, C. & Morgavi, D. P., 2018 , In : Frontiers in Microbiology.9, 2161.
Using 'Omic Approaches to Compare Temporal Bacterial Colonization of Lolium perenne, Lotus corniculatus and Trifolium pratense in the RumenElliott, C., Edwards, J., Wilkinson, T., Allison, G., McCaffrey, K., Scott, M., Rees Stevens, P., Kingston-Smith, A. & Huws, S., 2018 , In : Frontiers in Microbiology.9, 2184.
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