Prof Alison Kingston-Smith

PhD

Prof Alison Kingston-Smith

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Teaching

Research

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.

Research Groups

  • Sustainable Grassland Systems and Agri-Food
  • Greenhouse gas reduction in livestock agriculture

Publications

Huws, SA, Edwards, JE, Lin, W, Rubino, F, Alston, M, Swarbreck, D, Caim, S, Stevens, PR, Pachebat, J, Won, MY, Oyama, LB, Creevey, CJ & Kingston-Smith, AH 2021, 'Microbiomes attached to fresh perennial ryegrass are temporally resilient and adapt to changing ecological niches', Microbiome, vol. 9, no. 1, 143. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-021-01087-w
Atkinson, G, Smith, L, Smith, M, Reynolds, C, Humphries, D, Moorby, J, Leemans, D & Kingston-Smith, A 2020, 'A computer vision approach to improving cattle digestive health by the monitoring of faecal samples', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, 17557. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74511-0
Kamau, S, Belanche Gracia, A, Davies, T, Rees Stevens, P, Humphreys, M & Kingston-Smith, A 2020, 'A route to decreasing N pollution from livestock: Use of Festulolium hybrids improves efficiency of N flows in rumen simulation fermenters', Food and Energy Security, vol. 9, no. 3, e209. https://doi.org/10.1002/fes3.209
Jimenez, HR, Edwards, JE, Sanderson, R, Kingston-Smith, AH, McEwan, NR & Theodorou, MK 2020, 'Cut-lengths of perennial ryegrass leaf-blades influences in vitro fermentation by the anaerobic fungus neocallimastix frontalis', Microorganisms, vol. 8, no. 11, 1774. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms8111774
Friedersdorff, JCA, Kingston-Smith, AH, Pachebat, JA, Cookson, AR, Rooke, D & Creevey, CJ 2020, 'The Isolation and Genome Sequencing of Five Novel Bacteriophages From the Rumen Active Against Butyrivibrio fibrisolvens', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 11, 1588. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2020.01588
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