Dr Lesley Beryl Turner

Dr Lesley Beryl Turner

Research Associate in Biorefining

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Research

  • Genetic control of ryegrass traits for sustainable agriculture
  • Nutritional value and nitrogen use efficiency
  • Stress physiology
  • Root traits
  • Biorefining macroalge

Publications

Gallagher, J, Turner, L, Adams, JMM, Dyer, PW & Theodorou, MK 2017, 'Dewatering treatments to increase dry matter content of the brown seaweed, kelp (Laminaria digitata ((Hudson) JV Lamouroux))' Bioresource Technology, vol 224, pp. 662-669. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2016.11.091
Gallagher, JA, Cairns, AJ, Thomas, D, Timms-taravella, E, Skot, K, Charlton, A, Williams, P & Turner, LB 2015, 'Fructan synthesis, accumulation and polymer traits. II. Fructan pools in populations of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) with variation for water-soluble carbohydrate and candidate genes were not correlated with biosynthetic activity and demonstrated constraints to polymer chain extension' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 6, 864. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00864
Barre, P, Turner, L & Escobar-Gutiérrez, A 2015, 'Leaf Length Variation in Perennial Forage Grasses' Agriculture, vol 5, no. 3, pp. 682-696. DOI: 10.3390/agriculture5030682
Gallagher, JA, Cairns, AJ, Thomas, D, Charlton, A, Williams, P & Turner, LB 2015, 'Fructan synthesis, accumulation, and polymer traits. I. Festulolium chromosome substitution lines' Frontiers in Plant Science, vol 6, 486. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00486
Gallagher, JA, Turner, LB, Cairns, AJ, Farrell, MS, Lovatt, JA, Skøt, KP, Armstead, IP, Humphreys, MO & Roldan_Ruiz, I 2015, 'Genetic Differentiation in Response to Selection for Water-Soluble Carbohydrate Content in Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)' Bioenergy Research, vol 8, no. 1, pp. 77-90. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9491-z
Macleod, CKJA, Humphreys, MW, Whalley, WR, Turner, L, Binley, A, Watts, CW, Skøt, L, Joynes, A, Hawkins, S, King, IP, O'Donovan, S & Haygarth, PM 2013, 'A novel grass hybrid to reduce flood generation in temperate regions' Scientific Reports, vol 3, 1683. DOI: 10.1038/srep01683
Humphreys, MW, Macleod, CJA, Whalley, WR, Turner, LB, Farrell, MS, Ghesquiere, M & Haygarth, PM 2012, Designing grass cuiltivars for droughts and floods. in S Barth & D Milbourne (eds), Breeding Strategies for Sustainable Forage and Turf Grass Improvement. 2013 edn, Springer Nature, pp. 171-180, Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Section Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 2011.
Farrar, K, Bryant, DN, Turner, LB, Gallagher, JA, Thomas, AM, Farrell, MS, Humphreys, MO & Donnison, IS 2012, 'Breeding for Bio-ethanol Production in Lolium perenne L.: Association of Allelic Variation with High Water-Soluble Carbohydrate Content' Bioenergy Research, vol 5, no. 1, pp. 149-157. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-011-9156-0
Turner, LB, Macleod, CJA, Watts, C, Whalley, WR, Binley, A, Papadopoulos, T, O'Donovan, S, Haygarth, PM, King, J & Humphreys, MW 2010, Dissecting Festulolium chromosome 3 to locate rooting and drought resistance traits. in C Huyghe (ed.), Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding. 1st Edition edn, Springer Nature, pp. 471-477. DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-8706-5_70
Turner, LB, Farrell, MS, Humphreys, MO & Dolstra, O 2010, 'Testing water-soluble carbohydrate QTL effects in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) by marker selection' Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol 121, no. 8, pp. 1405-1417. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-010-1397-3
Farrell, MS, Turner, LB, Cairns, AJ & Humphreys, MO 2010, Testing a QTL index for marker selection of water-soluble carbohydrate content in perennial ryegrass. in C Huyghe (ed.), Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding. Springer Nature, pp. 465-469. DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-8706-5_69
Gregory, AS, Webster, CP, Watts, CW, Whalley, WR, Macleod, CJA, Joynes, A, Papadopoulos, A, Haygarth, PM, Binley, A, Humphreys, MW, Turner, LB, Skøt, L & Matthews, GP 2010, 'Soil management and grass species effects on the hydraulic properties of shrinking soils' Soil Science Society of America Journal, vol 74, no. 3, pp. 753-761. DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2009.0284
Humphreys, MW, Turner, LB, O'Donovan, SA, Macleod, CJA, King, IP, Whalley, WR & Haygarth, PM 2010, 'Grass root turn-over for improved soil hydrology to combat flooding' Paper presented at Grassland in a changing world. Proceedings of the 23rd General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Kiel, Germany, 2012 - 2012, pp. 764-766.
Turner, LB, Macleod, CJA, Watts, C, Clark, LJ, Whalley, R, Binley, A, Papadopoulos, A, Farrell, M, O'Donovan, S, Hawkins, S, Skot, L, Haygarth, PM, King, I & Humphreys, MWLolium perenne partial rs1 gene for a putative salt-stress root protein, exons 1-4, strain LTS18..
Julier, B, Turner, LB, Gastal, F, Moreau, L, Ghesquiere, M, Mi, F & Barre, P 2009, 'Quantitative trait loci for leaf length in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)' Grass and Forage Science, vol 64, no. 3, pp. 310-321. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2009.00696.x
Humphreys, MW, Turner, LB, Yadav, RS, King, J & Skot, L 2009, 'Mapping plant stress tolerance' International Conference on Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Vienna, Austria, 2009 - 2009, pp. 33.
Farrar, K, Thomas, AM, Gallagher, JA, Turner, LB, Armstead, IP, Humphreys, MW & Donnison, IS 2009, 'Identification of SNP markers for molecular breeding in Lolium perenne and other energy grasses' Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 2009 - 2009, pp. W269.
Humphreys, MW, Turner, LB & King, IP 2009, 'Using introgression mapping to dissect and manipulate the complex gene interactions involved in resistance to abiotic stresses' Plant and Animal Genome XVII Conference, San Diego, United States of America, 2009 - 2009, pp. W352.
Turner, LB, Cairns, AJ, Farrell, M & Humphreys, MO 2009, 'Testing a QTL index for marker selection of water-soluble carbohydrate content in perennial ryegrass' pp. p. 121.
Armstead, IP, Barth, S, Yang, B, Thorogood, D, Humphreys, MO, King, IP, Marshall, AH, Turner, LB, Skøt, L, Yamada, T (ed.) & Spangenberg, G (ed.) 2009, Understanding the genetic basis of flowering and fertility in the ryegrasses (Lolium spp.). in T Yamada & G Spangenberg (eds), Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf. vol. 12, Springer Nature, pp. 185-192, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf 2007 (MBFT 2007), Sapporo, Japan, 2007.
Cairns, AJ, Turner, LB & Gallagher, JA 2008, 'Ryegrass leaf fructan synthesis is oxygen dependent and abolished by endomembrane inhibitors' New Phytologist, vol 180, no. 4, pp. 832-840. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02616.x
Turner, LB, Cairns, AJ, Armstead, IP, Thomas, H, Humphreys, MW & Humphreys, MO 2008, 'Does fructan have a functional role in physiological traits? Investigation by quantative trait locus mapping' New Phytologist, vol 179, no. 3, pp. 765-775. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02495.x
Studer, B, Asp, T, Frei, U, Hentrup, S, Meally, H, Guillard, A, Barth, S, Muylle, H, Roldan-Ruiz, I, Barre, P, Koning-Boucoiran, C, Uuenk-Stunnenberg, G, Dolstra, O, Skot, L, Skot, KP, Turner, LB, Humphreys, MO, Kolliker, R, Roulund, N, Nielsen, KK & Lübberstedt, T 2008, 'Expressed sequence tag-derived microsatellite markers of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)' Molecular Breeding, vol 21, no. 4, pp. 533-548. DOI: 10.1007/s11032-007-9148-0
Armstead, IP, Turner, LB, Marshall, AH, Humphreys, MO, King, IP & Thorogood, D 2008, 'Identifying genetic components controlling fertility in the outcrossing grass species perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) by quantitative trait loci analysis and comparative genetics' New Phytologist, vol 178, no. 3, pp. 559-571. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02413.x
Roldan-Ruiz, I, Barre, P, Brazauskas, G, Dolstra, O, Humphreys, MO, Lenk, I, Lubberstadt, T, Pasakinskiene, IS, Posselt, UK, Rongli, OA, Roulund, N, Rudi, H, Turner, LB, Van Daele, I & Lubberstedt, T (ed.) 2008, 'GRASP: SNP validation by association studies' Paper presented at 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007 - 2007, pp. 19-23.
Macleod, CJA, Binley, A, Haygarth, PM, Humphreys, MW, Joynes, A, Papodopoulas, A, Skot, L, Turner, LB & Watts, C 2008, 'Genetically modified hydrographs: integrating grass genetics and soil science' British Society of Soil Science meeting, Rothamsted Research, 2008 - 2008, .
Skot, L, Thorogood, D, Armstead, IP, Humphreys, J, Sanderson, R, Thomas, ID, Gallagher, JA, Turner, LB, Humphreys, MW & Humphreys, MO 2008, 'Association and introgression mapping of quantitative traits in Lolium perenne: flowering time, forage quality and abiotic stress tolerance' Plant and Animal Genomics Conference XVI, San Diego, United States of America, 2008 - 2008, pp. W169.
Armstead, IP, Turner, LB, Humphreys, MO, Farrell, MS, Cairns, AJ, Skøt, KP, Farrar, K, Donnison, IS & Lubberstedt, T (ed.) 2008, Changes in SSR allele frequencies during phenotypic selection for water-soluble carbohydrate (WSC) in an experimental population of perennial ryegrass. in 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. pp. 19-23, 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007.
Hawkins, SL, Turner, LB & Humphreys, MW 2008, Selecting genes in Lolium x Festuca hybrids for root growth to improve soil hydrology. in XXVIIth Eucarpia Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. EUCARPIA, pp. Abstract No P17, 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007.
Studer, B, Asp, T, Frei, U, Hentrup, S, Meally, H, Guillard, A, Barth, S, Muylle, H, Roldan-Ruiz, I, Barre, P, Koning-Boucoiran, C, Uuenk-Stunnenberg, G, Dolstra, O, Skot, L, Skot, KP, Turner, LB, Humphreys, MO, Kolliker, R, Roulund, N, Nielsen, KK & Lubberstedt, T 2008, Expressed sequence tag-derived microsatellite markers of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). in The XXVII Eucarpia Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. pp. 86, 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007.
Macleod, CJA, Binley, A, Hawkins, SL, Humphreys, MW, Turner, LB, Whalley, WR & Haygarth, PM 2007, 'Genetically modified hydrographs: what can grass genetics do for temperate catchment hydrology?' Hydrological Processes, vol 21, no. 16, pp. 2217-2221. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.6780
Donnison, IS, Gallagher, JA, Farrar, K, Thain, SC, Allison, GG, Clifton-Brown, JC, Hodgson, E, Morris, C, Turner, LB, Morris, SM, Humphreys, MO, Morris, P & Lubberstedt, T (ed.) 2007, Quality traits for bioenergy in grasses. in Proceedings, 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. pp. 46, 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007.
Gallagher, J, Cairns, AJ & Turner, L 2007, Fructan in temperate forage grasses; agronomy, physiology, and molecular biology. in S Norio, B Noureddine & O Shuichi (eds), Recent advances in fructooligosaccharides research. Research Signpost, pp. 15-46.
Donnison, I, Thain, SC, Hodgson, E, Morris, C, Clifton-Brown, J, Turner, L, Gallagher, J, Humphreys, MO, Farrar, K & Morris, P 2007, 'Phenotyping and mapping quality traits for bioenergy in grasses' Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference, San Diego, California, United States of America, 2007 - 2007, .
Farrar, K, Thomas, AM, Gallagher, JA, Armstead, I, Turner, L, Humphreys, MO & Donnison, I 2007, 'Identification of SNps for molecular breeding in Lolium perenne' Plant and Animal Genome XV Conference, San Diego, California, United States of America, 2007 - 2007, .
Armstead, IP, Harper, JA, Turner, LB, Skøt, L, King, IP, Humphreys, MO, Morgan, WG, Thomas, HM & Roderick, HW 2006, 'Introgression of crown rust (Puccinia coronata) resistance from meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis) into Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum): Genetic mapping and identification of associated molecular markers' Plant Pathology, vol 55, no. 1, pp. 62-67. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2005.01308.x
Turner, LB, Cairns, AJ, Armstead, IP, Ashton, J, Skøt, KP, Whittaker, D & Humphreys, MO 2006, 'Dissecting the regulation of fructan metabolism in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) with quantitative trait locus mapping' New Phytologist, vol 169, no. 1, pp. 45-58. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01575.x
Humphreys, MW, Yadav, RS, Cairns, AJ, Turner, LB, Humphreys, J & Skøt, L 2006, 'A changing climate for grassland research' New Phytologist, vol 169, no. 1, pp. 9-26. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01549.x
Posselt, UK, Barre, P, Brazauskas, G & Turner, LB 2006, 'Comparative analysis of genetic similarity between perennial ryegrass genotypes investigated with AFLPs, ISSRs, RAPDs and SSRs' Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, vol 42, no. 3, pp. 87-94.
Donnison, IS, Thain, SC, Skøt, L, Taylor, J, Turner, LB, Armstead, IP, Roderick, HW, King, IP, Humphreys, MO & Humphreys, MW 2006, 'New developments in genotyping and phenotyping for breeding improved sustainability in temperate forage grasses' pp. 1091-1096.
Paget, MF, Armstead, IP, Humphreys, MO, Thorogood, D, Turner, LB & Roderick, HW 2001, 'QTL analysis of crown rust resistance in perennial ryegrass - implications for breeding' International Turfgrass Society Research Journal, vol 9, pp. 218-223.
Humphreys, MO, Cook, R, Abberton, MT, Turner, LB, Thorogood, D, Roderick, HW & Paul, VH (ed.) 2001, 'Molecular breeding in pasture species and its application to improving pest and disease resistance' pp. 77-87.
Cairns, AJ, Pollock, C, Humphreys, MO, Armstead, IP & Turner, LB 2001, A physiological and biochemical analysis of the genetic basis of soluble carbohydrate storage in temperate grasses. in Abstracts Society for Experimental Biology Annual Meeting. pp. 2-6.
Gallagher, JA, Volenec, JJ, Turner, L & Pollock, C 1997, 'Starch Hydrolytic Enzyme Activities Following Defoliation of White Clover' Crop Science, vol 37, no. 6, pp. 1812-1818. DOI: 10.2135/cropsci1997.0011183X003700060025x
Lewis, CE, Gay, A, Turner, L, Foyer, CH & Causton, DR 1996, 'The effect of elevated CO2 on the relationship between photosynthetic gas exchange, associated enzymes and growth of Lolium temulentum at various light levels' Caper Meeting, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1996 - 1996, pp. Paper No. 4.
Farrar, K, Thomas, A, Armstead, I, Turner, L, Humphreys, MO & Donnison, IS 2006, 'Identification of SNPs for molecular breeding in Lolium perenne' Plant Genomics European Meeting, Venice, Italy, 2006 - 2006, pp. P.67.
Armstead, IP, Skøt, L, Donnison, IS, Skøt, KP, King, IP, Turner, LB & Humphreys, MO 2005, 'Identification of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne (L.)) and meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis (Huds.)) candidate orthologous sequences to the rice Hd1(Se1) and barley HvCO1 CONSTANS-like genes through comparative mapping and microsynteny' New Phytologist, pp. 239-247. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01392.x
Turner, LB, King, IP, Skøt, L, Donnison, IS, Humphreys, MO, Armstead, IP & Humphreys, MO (ed.) 2005, 'The identification of genetic synteny between Lolium perenne chromosome 7 and rice chromosome 6 genomic regions that have major effects on heading-date' pp. 978-90.
Gallagher, J, Humphreys, MO, Cairns, AJ, Turner, LB & Armstead, IP 2005, Mapping water-soluble carbohydrate content in perennial ryegrass. in MO Humphreys (ed.), 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. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
Humphreys, MW, Turner, LB, Skøt, L, Zwierzykowski, Z (ed.) & Kosmala, A (ed.) 2005, Developing technologies for precision breeding. in Z Zwierzykowski & A Kosmala (eds), Recent Advances in Genetics and Breeding of the Grasses. Polish Academy of Sciences, pp. 9-22.
Humphreys, MO & Turner, LB 2005, 'QTL analysis of nutritive quality traits in ryegrass - validation and function' Plant and Animal Genome XIII Conference, California, United States of America, 2005 - 2005, pp. W187.
Thorogood, D, Armstead, IP, Turner, LB, Humphreys, MO & Hayward, MD 2004, 'Identification and mode of action of self-compatibility loci in Lolium perenne L' Heredity, vol 94, pp. 356-363. DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800582
Armstead, IP, Turner, LB, Farrell, MS, Skøt, L, Gomez, P, Montoya, T, Donnison, IS, King, IP & Humphreys, MO 2004, 'Synteny between a major heading-date QTL in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and the Hd3 heading-date locus in rice' Theoretical and Applied Genetics, vol 108, no. 5, pp. 822-828. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-003-1495-6
Humphreys, MO & Turner, LB 2003, 'Nutritive quality QTL and marker assisted selection in ryegrass' pp. 280-288.
Turner, LB, Armstead, IP, Cairns, AJ & Humphreys, MO 2003, 'Selecting for increased starch content in the vegetative tissues of perennial ryegrass' Paper presented at Proceedings 25th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting, Brno, Czech Republic, 2003 - 2003, pp. 322-325.
Humphreys, MO, Turner, LB, Skot, L, Humphreys, MW, King, IP, Armstead, IP & Wilkins, PW 2003, The use of genetic markers in grass breeding. in Proceedings 25th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting. Czech Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, vol. 39, Switzerland, pp. 112-119, Proceedings 25th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section Meeting, Brno, Czech Republic, 2003.
Roderick, HW, Humphreys, MO, Turner, L, Armstead, I & Thorogood, D 2003, Isolate specific trait loci for resistance to crown rust in perennial ryegrass. in UK Posselt & JM Greef (eds), Proceedings International Symposium on Grass Breeding: 24th EUCARPIA fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. vol. 59, Vortrage fur Pflanzenzuchtug, pp. 244-247, 24th EUCARPIA Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses Section, Braunschweig, Germany, 2002.
Winz, R, Wilcox, PL, Echt, CE, Armstead, I, Turner, L & Humphreys, MO 2003, 'A Lolium perenne framework map based on microsatellite marker loci - joint commercialization by IGER, UK and ViaLactia, NZ' Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, Texas, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2003 - 2003, .
Humphreys, MO, Turner, L & Armstead, I 2003, 'QTL mapping in Lolium perenne' Plant & Animal Genomes XI Conference, San Diego, CA, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2003 - 2003, pp. W207.
Armstead, IP, Humphreys, MO, Cairns, AJ, King, IP & Turner, LB 2002, 'Comparison and integration of genetic maps generated from F2 and BC1-type mapping populations in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)' Plant Breeding, vol 121, no. 6, pp. 501-507. DOI: 10.1046/j.1439-0523.2002.00742.x
Pollock, C, Cairns, AJ, Humphreys, MO & Turner, LB 2002, 'Carbon assimilation and partitioning into non-structural carbohydrate in contrasting varieties of Lolium perenne' Journal of Plant Physiology, vol 159, no. 3, pp. 257-263. DOI: 10.1078/0176-1617-00656
Turner, LB, Armstead, IP, Cairns, AJ, Humphreys, MO & Pollock, C 2002, 'Selecting for increased starch content in the vegetative tissues of Lolium perenne'.
Cairns, AJ, Cookson, A, Thomas, BJ & Turner, LB 2002, 'Starch metabolism in the fructan-grasses: Patterns of starch accumulation in excised leaves of Lolium temulentum L.' Journal of Plant Physiology, vol 159, no. 3, pp. 293-305. DOI: 10.1078/0176-1617-00644
Humphreys, MO, Turner, L & Armstead, I 2002, 'QTL identification and marker assisted selection for feeding value in ryegrass' Genotype - Phenotype: Narrowing the Gaps Conference, Cirencester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2002 - 2002, .
Pollock, C, Turner, LB, Cairns, AJ & Humphreys, MO 2001, 'Comparison of growth and carbohydrate accumulation in seedlings of two varieties of Lolium perenne' Journal of Plant Physiology, vol 158, no. 7, pp. 891-897. DOI: 10.1078/0176-1617-00320