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.


Wanjiru, SK, 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.
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.
Loka, 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, DR, Hill, P, Jones, DL, Mills, G, Hayes, F & Robinson, D 2019, 'Impacts of abiotic stresses on the physiology and metabolism of cool-season grasses: A review', Food and Energy Security, vol. 8, no. 1, e00152.
Belanche Gracia, A, Yáñez-Ruiz, DR, Detheridge, A, Griffith, G, Kingston-Smith, A & Newbold, C 2019, 'Maternal versus artificial rearing shapes the rumen microbiome having minor long-term physiological implications', Environmental Microbiology, vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 4360-4377.
Huws, SA, Creevey, C, Oyama, LB, Mizrahi, I, Denman, SE, Popova, M, Munoz-tamayo, R, Forano, E, Waters, SM, Hess, M, Tapio, I, Smidt, H, Krizsan, S, Yáñez-Ruiz, DR, Belanche, A, Guan, LL, Gruninger, RJ, McAllister, T, Newbold, J, Roehe, R, Dewhurst, RJ, Snelling, TJ, Watson, M, Suen, G, Hart, E, Kingston-Smith, A, Scollan, N, Do Prado, RM, Pilau, E, Mantovani, HC, Attwood, GT, Edwards, JE, McEwan, N, Morrison, S, Mayorga, O, Elliott, C & Morgavi, DP 2018, 'Addressing global ruminant agricultural challenges through understanding the rumen microbiome: Past, present and future', Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 9, 2161.
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