Mr Alan Lovatt

Mr Alan Lovatt

Research Scientist

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Integrating a newly developed BAC-based physical mapping resource for Lolium perenne with a genome-wide association study across a L. perenne European ecotype collection identified genomic contexts associated with agriculturally important traitsHarper, J., de Vega, J., Swain, S., Heavens, D., Gasior, D., Thomas, A., Evans, C., Lovatt, A., Lister, S., Thorogood, D., Skot, L., Hegarty, M., Blackmore, T., Kudrna, D., Byrne, S., Asp, T., Powell, W., Fernandez-Fuentes, N. & Armstead, I., 2019 , In : Annals of Botany. mcy230.
Prediction of breeding values and variance in (Lolium perenne L.) breeding populationsSkot, L., Lovatt, J., Palmer, S., Grinberg, N. & Kelly, R., 2018 , Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands: Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation. Horan, B., Hennessy, D., O'Donovan, M., Kennedy, E., McCarthy, B., Finn, J. A. & O'Brien, B. (eds.). Fermoy: Teagasc, p. 342-3443 p. (Grassland Science in Europe; vol. 23).
AberBann (Ba14124) - late heading diploid Lolium perenne Palmer, S., Hayes, R. C., Lovatt, J. A. & Thomas, G. L., 2018
Forage grasses with lower uptake of casesium and strontium could provide 'safer' crops for radiologically contaminated areasPenrose, B., Beresford, N. A., Crout, N. M., Lovatt, J., Thomson, R. & Broadley, M. R., 2017 , In : PLoS One.12, 5, e0176040.
AberLee (Ba14088) - late heading diploid Lolium perenne Palmer, S., Hayes, R. C., Lovatt, J. A. & Thomas, G. L., 2017
AberSpey (Ba14077) - intermediate heading tetraploid Lolium perenneLovatt, A., Palmer, S. & Thomas, G., 2017
Cultivar by environment effects of perennial ryegrass cultivars selected for high water soluble carbohydrates managed under differing precipitation levelsRobins, J. G. & Lovatt, J., 2016 , In : Euphytica.208, 3, p. 571-58111 p.
Implementation of genomic prediction in Lolium perenne (L.) breeding populationsGrinberg, N., Lovatt, A., Hegarty, M., Macfarlane, A. C., Skot, K., Kelly, R., Blackmore, T., Thorogood, D., King, R. D., Armstead, I., Powell, W. & Skot, L., 2016 , In : Frontiers in Plant Science.7, 133.
AberZeus (Ba14087) - Lolium perenne diploid intermediate headingPalmer, S., Hayes, R., Lovatt, A. & Thomas, G., 2016
Use Of Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy To Predict Forage Ryegrass Fatty Acid CompositionMoorby, J., Palmer, S., Lovatt, J., Scott, M., Morgan, S. & Tweed, J., 2015 , Proceedings of the Twelfth BGS Research Conference. Moorby, J. & Jewkes, E. (eds.). British Grassland Society, p. 69-70
Genetic Differentiation in Response to Selection for Water-Soluble Carbohydrate Content in Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)Gallagher, J. A., Turner, L. B., Cairns, A. J., Farrell, M. S., Lovatt, J. A., Skøt, K. P., Armstead, I. P., Humphreys, M. O. & Roldan_Ruiz, I., 2015 , In : Bioenergy Research.8, 1, p. 77-9014 p.
An Assessment of Phenotypic Diversity Within a Collection of Natural Lolium perenne Ecotypes and Cultivars from Across EuropeGasior, D., Harper, J., Humphreys, M., Lovatt, A., Armstead, I. & Sanderson, R., 2015 , Proceedings of the 2015 Meeting of the Section “Forage Crops and Amenity Grasses” of Eucarpia: Breeding in a World of Scarcity. Roldán-Ruiz, I., Baert, J. & Reheul, D. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer Nature, p. 29-33
Flowering TimeBentley, A. R., Jensen, E. F., Mackay, I., Honicka, H., Fladung, M., Hori, K., Yano, M., Mullet, J. E., Armstead, I. P., Hayes, C. M., Thorogood, D., Lovatt, J. A., Morris, R., Pullen, N., Mutasa-Gottgens, E. & Cockram, J., 2013 , Genomics and Breeding for Climate-Resilient Crops: Target Traits. Kole, C. (ed.). Springer Nature, Vol. 2. p. 1-66
AberWolf (Ba14074) - Lolium perenne diploid intermediate headingHayes, R., Lovatt, J. A. & Thomas, G. L., 2013
Mechanisms utilised within the IBERS diploid Lolium perenne L. forage grass breeding programmes to improve rumen nitrogen use efficiencyHayes, R., Lovatt, A. & Abberton, M., 2013 , Breeding strategies for sustainable forage and turf grass improvement. Barth, S. & Milbourne, D. (eds.). Springer Nature, p. 47-53
AberClyde (Ba13940) - intermediate heading tetraploid Lolium perenneLovatt, A., Palmer, S. & Thomas, G., 2013
Molecular and Genomics-Assisted Breeding of Perennial Crops for Climate Change Mitigation and AdaptationAbberton, M. A., Marshall, A., Hayes, R., Yadav, R., Lovatt, A. & Humphreys, M., 2012 , p. W170.
AberGain (Ba13798) - late heading tetraploid Lolium perenneLovatt, A., Palmer, S. & Thomas, G., 2012
AberPlentiful (Ba14851) - late heading tetraploid Lolium perenneLovatt, A., Palmer, S. & Thomas, G., 2012
Gains in dry matter yield and herbage quality from breeding perennial ryegrassWilkins, P. W. & Lovatt, J. A., 2011 , p. 43-50. 8 p.
AberGain (Ba13798) - Lolium perenne tetraploid late headingWilkins, P. W., Lovatt, A., Hayes, R. & Thomas, G., 2011
AberPlentiful (Ba13851) - Lolium perenne tetraploid late headingLovatt, A., Hayes, R. & Thomas, G., 2011
AberPlenty - late heading tetraploid perennial ryegrass bred for high dry matter yields, high water soluble carbohydrate content with improved crown rust resistanceWilikins, P. W., Lovatt, J. A. & Thomas, G. L., 2011
AberClyde (Ba13940) - Lolium perenne tetraploid intermediate headingLovatt, A., Hayes, R. & Thomas, G., 2011
High-sugar perennial ryegrass as a feed-stock for bioconversion to platform chemicalsWinters, A. L., Leemans, D., Morris, S. M., Pippel, J., Lovatt, A., Charlton, A., Gallagher, J., Smith, L. (ed.), Stafford, A. (ed.) & Weightman, R. (ed.), 2011 , In : Aspects of Applied Biology.p. 79-868 p.
AberGreen (BA13926) - Intermediate perennial ryegrassWilkins, P. W., Hayes, R., Lovatt, J. A. & Thomas, G. L., 2010
The contribution of hybrid ryegrass (Lolium x hybridum Hausskn) to dry matter yield in mixtures with perennial ryegrassLovatt, J. A., Hayes, R., Sanderson, R. & Duller, S., 2010 , Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding. Huyghe, C. (ed.). Springer Nature, Vol. 32. p. 223-2264 p.
Benefits of Breeding Ryegrass with Elevated Levels of Water Soluble CarbohydrateLovatt, A., Moorby, J., Gallagher, J., Hayes, R., Pete, W. & Moorby, J. M., 2009 .
The contribution of hybrid ryegrass (Lolium x hybridum Hausskn) to dry matter yield in a forage seed mixtureLovatt, J. A., Hayes, R., Sanderson, R. & Duller, S., 2009 .
AberSweet (BA13613) - Lolium perenne diploid internediate headingWilkins, P. W., Hayes, R. C., Lovatt, J. A. & Thomas, G., 2008
AberBite (Ba13800) - late heading tetraploid Lolium perenneLovatt, A., Palmer, S. & Thomas, G., 2008
AberBite (BA13800) - Lolium perenne tetraploid late headingWilkins, P. W., Lovatt, J. A. & Thomas, G. L., 2008
Effect of a stay-green locus on the dry-matter yield, nitrogen yield and shoot density of perennial ryegrassWilkins, P. W., Lovatt, J. A. & Hayes, R., 2007 , In : Grass and Forage Science.62, 4, p. 453-4586 p.
Chromosome doubling and top-crossing as a means of exploiting heterosis in perennial ryegrassWilkins, P. W., Lovatt, J. A., Rosellini, D. (ed.) & Veronese, F. (ed.), 2007 , p. 52-55. 4 p.
AberChoice (BA13753) - Lolium perenne diploid, late headingWilkins, P. W., Lovatt, J. A., Hayes, R. C. & Thomas, G. L., 2007
Non-destructive assessment of quality and yield for grass-breedingReyns, P., Lovatt, J. A., Wilkins, P. W., Schut, A. G. T., Pustjens, M. J. J., van der Heijden, G. W. A. M. & Meuleman, J., 2005 , Molecular breeding for the Genetic Improvement of Forage Crops and Turf. Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. XXth International Grassland Congress Satellite. Humphreys, M. O. (ed.). Wageningen Academic Publishers
Technical (non peer-reviewed) paper summaries presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005Thorogood, D. & Lovatt, A., 2005 .
Research papers presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005 - Part 2Lovatt, J. A. & Thorogood, D., 2005 , International Turfgrass Society Research Journal Volume 10, Part 2.International Turfgrass Society, Vol. 10. p. 687-1262576 p.
Research papers presented at the 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005 - Part 1Lovatt, J. A. & Thorogood, D., 2005 , 10th International Turfgrass Research Conference, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 10-15 July 2005.p. 1-686686 p.
Clonal propagation and improved phytoextraction activity of gshI poplar clones (Populus canescens ) in vitroGyulai, G., Humphreys, M. O., Bittsanszky, A., Skøt, K. P., Kiss, J., Skøt, L., Gullner, G., Heywood, S., Szabo, Z., Lovatt, J. A., Radimszky, L., Roderick, H. W., Abberton, M. T., Lagler, R., Rennenberg, H., Komives, T. & Heszky, L. E., 2004 , Genetic Variation for Plant Breeding. Vollmann, J., Grausgruber, H. & Ruckenbauer, P. (eds.). University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, p. 279-2835 p.
Physical mapping of rDNA sites in possible diploid progenitors of polyploid Festuca speciesHarper, J. A., Thomas, I. D., Lovatt, J. A. & Thomas, H. M., 2004 , In : Plant Systematics and Evolution.245, 3-4, p. 3-42 p.
Progress in improving the ratio of water-soluble carbohydrate to crude protein in perennial ryegrassWilkins, P. W. & Lovatt, J. A., 2003 , p. 15-16. 2 p.
Improving annual yields of sugars and crude protein by recurrent selection within diploid ryegrass breeding populations, followed by chromosome doubling and hybridisationLovatt, J. A., Jones, M. L. & Wilkins, P. W., 2003 , p. 96-99. 4 p.
Marker assisted breeding to enhance forage quality in ryegrass varietiesYadav, R. S., Roderick, H. W., Lovatt, J. A., Skøt, L. & Wilkins, P. W., 2003 , Aspects of Applied Biology: Proceedings 'Crop Quality' Its role in sustainable livestock production.Association of Applied Biologists, Vol. 70. p. 183-1864 p.
AberDart (Ba11778) - Lolium perenne diploid intermediate headingWilkins, P. W. & Lovatt, J. A., 1998
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