Dr Catherine Howarth

PhD

Dr Catherine Howarth

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Research

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 by marker assisted and phenotypic selection leading to improved sustainable production, disease resistance, stress tolerance and end use quality.

Publications

Isidro-Sánchez, J, Prats, E, Howarth, C, Langdon, T & Montilla-bascón, G 2020, Genomic Approaches for Climate Resilience Breeding in Oats. in C Kole (ed.), Genomic Designing of Climate-Smart Cereal Crops. Springer Nature, pp. 133-169. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93381-8_4
Galyuon, IK, Gay, A, Hash, CT, Bidinger, FR & Howarth, C 2019, 'A comparative assessment of the performance of a stay-green sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench) introgression line developed by marker-assisted selection and its parental lines', African Journal of Biotechnology, vol. 18, no. 26, 7118D0361330, pp. 548-563. https://doi.org/10.5897/AJB2019.16826
Mellers, G, Mackay, I, Cowan, S, Griffiths, I, Martinez-Martin, M, Poland, JA, Bekele, WA, Tinker, NA, Bentley, A & Howarth, C 2019, 'Implementing within‐cross genomic prediction to reduce oat breeding costs', The Plant Genome. https://doi.org/10.1002/tpg2.220004
Galyuon, IKA, Gay, A, Borrell, AK & Howarth, CJ 2019, 'Physiological and biochemical basis for stay-green trait in sorghum', African Crop Science Journal, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 653, 677. https://doi.org/10.4314/acsj.v27i4.8
Allwood, JW, Xu, Y, Martinez-Martin, P, Palau, R, Cowan, S, Goodacre, R, Marshall, A, Stewart, D & Howarth, C 2019, 'Rapid UHPLC-MS metabolite profiling and phenotypic assays reveal genotypic impacts of nitrogen supplementation in oats', Metabolomics, vol. 15, no. 3, 42. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11306-019-1501-x
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