Prof Alison Kingston-Smith

PhD

Prof Alison Kingston-Smith

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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

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. 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
Belanche Gracia, A, Kingston-Smith, A, Griffith, G & Newbold, C 2019, 'A multi-kingdom study reveals the plasticity of the rumen microbiota in response to a shift from non-grazing to grazing diets in sheep', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 10, 122. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.00122
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