Dr Catherine Howarth


Dr Catherine Howarth

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Using a combination of DNA markers and trait analysis to elucidate the genetic and physiological basis of agronomically important traits and their introgression to cultivated cereals. Aims include genetic improvement of oats and pearl millet by marker assisted selection leading to improved sustainable production, disease resistance, stress tolerance and end use quality.


Multi-environmental trials reveal genetic plasticity of oat agronomic traits associated with climate variable changesRispail, N., Montilla-Bascón, G., Sanchez-Martin, J., Gil, F. F., Howarth, C., Langdon, T., Rubiales, D. & Prats, E., 2018 , In : Frontiers in Plant Science.9, 1358.
Haplotype based genotyping-by-sequencing in oat genome researchBekele, W. A., Wight, C. P., Chao, S., Howarth, C. & Tinker, N. A., 2018 , (Accepted/In press) In : Plant Biotechnology Journal.
Mapping of easy to screen SSR markers for selection of RFLP markers-bracketed downy mildew resistance QTLs in pearl milletTaunk, J., Sehgal, D., Yadav, N., Howarth, C., Yadav, R. & Yadav, R., 2017 , In : European Journal of Plant Pathology.151, 2, p. 401-41111 p.
High-density marker profiling confirms ancestral genomes of Avena species and identifies D-genome chromosomes of hexaploid oatYan, H., Bekele, W. A., Wight, C. P., Peng, Y., Langdon, T., Latta, R. G., Fu, Y-B., Diederichsen, A., Howarth, C., Jellen, E. N., Boyle, B., Wei, Y. & Tinker, N. A., 2016 , In : Theoretical and Applied Genetics.129, 11, p. 213302149
Genetic diversity of stay-green sorghums and their derivatives revealed by microsatellitesGalyuon, I. K. A. & Howarth, C., 2016 , In : African Journal of Biotechnology.15, 25, p. 1363-1374
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