Prof Neil Jones

Prof Neil Jones

Emeritus Honorary Appointment

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University of Vilnius
University of St. Petersburg
Tallinn University of Biotechnology
Technical University of Lisbon
IPK Gatersleben, Germany
Kyoto University, Japan


BS22820 Human Genetics


Molecular cytogenetics of plants: including genome organisation and evolution; supernumerary B chromosome systems and their potential applications; physical mapping of plant chromosomes and introgression breeding for stress tolerance genes; meiosis, meiotic mutants in rye and tracking the early events of homology search.


The Plant Nucleus at War and Peace: Genome Organization in the Interphase NucleusJones, R. N. & Langdon, T. 2013 Plant Genome Diversity Volume 2: Physical Structure, Behaviour and Evolution of Plant Genomes. Greilhuber, J., Dolezel, J. & Wendel, J. F. (eds.). Springer Nature, Vol. 2, p. 13-31
B chromosomes in plantsJones, R. N. 2012 In : Plant Biosystems.146, 3, p. 727-73711 p.
Genomic structure and fertility in advanced breeding populations derived from an allotetraploid Festuca pratensis x Lolium perenne crossZwierzykowski, Z., Taciak, M., Kosmala, A., Krajewski, P., Zwierzykowska, E., Zwierzykowski, W., Książczyk, T. & Jones, R. N. 2011 In : Plant Breeding.130, 4, p. 476-4805 p.
Hubert Rees DFC. 2 October 1923 - 13 September 2009Jones, R. N. 2011 In : Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society.56, p. 359-37618 p.
Manipulation of meiotic recombination in barley (Hordeum vulgare)Wnetrzak, J., Phillips, D., Nibau, C., Fallding, D., Jones, N. & Jenkins, G. 2010 1 p.
Dynamics of functional heterochromatic domains in the plant interphase nucleusViegas, W., Frescatada, M., Delgado, M., Ribeiro-Varandas, E. & Jones, R. N. 2010 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.129, 1-3, p. 64-718 p.
Order out of chaos in the hybrid plant nucleusJones, R. N. & Hegarty, M. 2009 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.126, 4, p. 376-38914 p.
Markers and mapping revisited: finding your geneJones, R. N., Ougham, H. J., Thomas, H. & Pasakinskiene, I. S. 2009 In : New Phytologist.183, 4, p. 935-96632 p.
Genome restructuring in hybrids: marriages of inconvenienceJones, R. N., Thomas, H., Naganowska, B. (ed.), Kachlick, P. I. (ed.) & Krajewski, P. (ed.) 2009 p. pp11-2818 p.
B chromosomes of Puschkinia libanotica are characterized by a reduced level of euchromatic histone H3 methylation marksKumke, K., Jones, R. N. & Houben, A. 2008 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.121, 3-4, p. 266-2705 p.
Chromosome pairing in allotetraploid hybrids of Festuca pratensis × Lolium perenne revealed by genomic in situ hybridization (GISH)Jones, R. N., Zwierzykowski, Z., Zwierzykowska, E., Taciak, M., Kosmala, A. & Krajewski, P. 2008 In : Chromosome Research.16, 4, p. 575-58511 p.
Chromosomes with a life of their ownPuertas, M. J., Vega, J. M., Gonzalez-Sanchez, M., Gonzalez-Garcia, M., Jones, R. N., Puertas, M. J. (ed.) & Naranjo, T. (ed.) 2008 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.120, 3-4, p. 265-28016 p.
A century of B chromosomes in plants: So what?Houben, A., Jones, R. N. & Viegas, W. 2008 In : Annals of Botany.101, 6, p. 767-7759 p.
Dissecting meiosis of rye using translational proteomicsPhillips, D. W., Mikhailova, E., Timofejeva, L., Mitchell, J. L., Osina, O., Sosnikhina, S. P., Jones, R. N. & Jenkins, G. 2008 In : Annals of Botany.101, 6, p. 873-8808 p.
Dissection of rye B chromosomes and nondisjunction of the dissected segments in common wheatJones, R. N., Akahori, A., Wakimoto, M., Tsujimoto, H., Dou, Q., Nasuda, S., Niwa, K., Tanaka, H. & Endo, T. R. 2008 In : Genes and Genetic Systems.83, 1, p. 23-308 p.
Meiotic genes and proteins in cerealsJenkins, G., Phillips, D. W., Mikhailova, E., Timofejeva, L. & Jones, R. N. 2008 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.120, 3-4, p. 291-30111 p.
Molecular assembly of meiotic proteins Asy1 and Zyp1 and pairing promiscuity in rye (Secale cereale L.) and its synaptic mutant sy10Mikhailova, E. I., Phillips, D., Sosnikhina, S. P., Lovtsyus, A. V., Jones, R. N. & Jenkins, G. M. 2006 In : Genetics.174, 3, p. 1247-125812 p.
Genome balance in six successive generations of the allotetraploid Festuca pratensis x Lolium perenneBocianowski, J., Joks, W., Zwierzykowska, E., Jones, R. N., Kosmala, A. & Zwierzykowski, Z. 2006 In : Theoretical and Applied Genetics.p. 539-5479 p.
Colchicine-induced polyploidization depends on tubulin polymerization in c-metaphase cellsRessurreicao, F., Viegas, W., Delgado, M., Meister, A., Jones, R. N., Caperta, A. D. & Houben, A. 2006 In : Protoplasma.p. 2-43 p.
Molecular and cytological characterization of genomic variability in hexaploid wheat 'Lindstrom'Jones, R. N., Morais-Cecilio, L., Viegas, W., Costa-Nunes, P., Ribeiro, T. & Delgado, M. 2005 In : Genome.p. 895-90410 p.
Molecular tagging of a senescence gene by introgression mapping of a stay-green mutation from Festuca pratensisThomas, A. M., Thomas, H., Armstead, I. P., King, I. P., Harper, J. A., Moore, B. J., Huang, L. S., Fentem, P. A., Ougham, H. J., Jones, R. N., Jones, T. A. H., Roberts, L. A., King, J. & Donnison, I. S. 2005 In : New Phytologist.165, 3, p. 801-8066 p.
Genome conflict in the gramineaeJones, R. N. & Pasakinskiene, I. S. 2005 In : New Phytologist.165, 2, p. 391-41020 p.
McClintock's controlling elements: the full storyJones, R. N. 2005 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.109, 1-3, p. 1-33 p.
Strategies for the study of meiosis in ryeJenkins, G. M., Mikhailova, E. I., Langdon, T., Tikholiz, O. A., Sosnikhina, S. P. & Jones, R. N. 2005 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.109, 1-3, p. 1-33 p.
Phyletic hot spots for B chromosomes in angiospermsJones, R. N., Levin, D. A., Palestis, B. G. & Trivers, R. 2005 In : Evolution.p. 962-9698 p.
Introgression mapping in the grassesKing, I. P., King, J., Armstead, I. P., Harper, J. A., Roberts, L. A., Thomas, H., Ougham, H. J., Jones, R. N., Thomas, A. M., Moore, B. J. & Humphreys, M. O. (ed.) 2005 p. 31-4111 p.
A decade of 'chromosome painting' in Lolium and FestucaJones, R. N. & Pasakinskiene, I. S. 2005 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.p. 393-3997 p.
Models and meiosis in the ’omics eraJenkins, G., Mikhailova, E., Phillips, D., Hasterok, R., Draper, J. & Jones, R. N. 2005 Recent advances in genetics and breeding of the grasses. Zwierzykowski, Z. & Kosmala, A. (eds.). Polish Academy of Sciences, p. 97-1048 p.
Evidence for 'cross-talk' between A and B chromosomes of ryeRibeiro, T., Pires, B., Delgado, M., Viegas, W., Jones, R. N. & Morais–Cecílio, L. 2004 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.271, S6, p. S482-S484
B chromosomes are more frequent in mammals with acrocentric karyotypes: support for the theory of centromeric drivePalestis, B. G., Burt, A., Jones, R. N. & Trivers, R. 2004 In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.271, S3, p. S22-S24
B chromosome in hybrids of temperate cereals and grassesJenkins, G. M. & Jones, R. N. 2004 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.106, p. 314-3196 p.
The distribution of B chromosomes across speciesPalestis, B. G., Trivers, R., Burt, A. & Jones, R. N. 2004 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.p. 2-43 p.
The B chromosome databaseDiez, M. & Jones, R. N. 2004 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.p. 2-43 p.
Different numbers of rye B chromosomes induce identical compaction changes in distinct A chromosome domainsMorais-Cecilio, L., Jones, R. N., Delgado, M., Caperta, A. D., Viegas, W. & Ribeiro, T. 2004 In : Cytogenetic and Genome Research.p. 2-43 p.
B chromosomes in plants: escapees from the A chromosome genome?Jones, R. N. & Houben, A. 2003 In : Plant Science.8, 9, p. 417-4237 p.
A high-copy number CACTA family transposon in temperate grasses and cerealsLangdon, T., Jenkins, G. M., Hasterok, R., Jones, R. N. & King, I. P. 2003 In : Genetics.163, 3, p. 1097-110812 p.
A demonstration of a 1:1 correspondence between chiasma frequency and recombination using a Lolium perenne/Festuca pratensis substitutionKing, J., Roberts, L. A., Kearsey, M. J., Thomas, H. M., King, I. P., Jones, R. N., Huang, L. S-F., Armstead, I. P., Morgan, W. G. & King, I. P. 2002 In : Genetics.161, 1, p. 307-3148 p.
The floral transition in model and forage grassesDonnison, I. S., Cisneros, P., Montoya, T., Armstead, I. P., Thomas, B. J., Jones, R. N. & Morris, P. 2002 In : Journal of Experimental Botany.33, p. 42-487 p.
The nature and destiny of translocated B-chromosome-specific satellite DNA of ryeHasterok, R., Jenkins, G. M., Langdon, T. & Jones, R. N. 2002 In : Chromosome Research.10, 1, p. 83-864 p.
Physical and genetic mapping in the grasses Lolium perenne and Festuca pratensis.King, J., Armstead, I. P., Donnison, I. S., Thomas, H. M., Jones, R. N., Kearsey, M. J., Roberts, L. A., Thomas, A., Morgan, W. G. & King, I. P. 2002 In : Genetics.161, p. 315-32410 p.
Ribosomal DNA is an effective marker of Brassica chromosomesHasterok, R., Jenkins, G. M., Langdon, T., Jones, R. N. & Maluszynska, J. 2001 In : Theoretical and Applied Genetics.103, 4, p. 486-4905 p.
Nuclear dispositions of subtelomeric and pericentromeric chromosomal domains during meiosis in asynaptic mutants of rye (Secale cereale L.)Mikhailova, E. I., Sosnikhina, S. P., Kirillova, G. A., Tikholiz, O. A., Smirnov, V. G., Jones, R. N. & Jenkins, G. M. 2001 In : Journal of Cell Science.114, 10, p. 1875-18828 p.
Genetic and physical analysis of a single Festuca pratensis chromosome segment substitution in Lolium perenneArmstead, I. P., King, I. P., Morgan, W. G., Forster, J. W., Jones, R. N., Bollard, A. L., Thomas, H. M., Hayward, M. D. & Harper, J. A. 2001 In : Chromosoma.110, 1, p. 52-576 p.
Retrotransposon Evolution in Diverse Plant GenomesLangdon, T., Seago, C. M., Mende, M., Leggett, J. M., Thomas, H., Forster, J. W., Thomas, H., Jones, R. N. & Jenkins, G. 2000 In : Genetics.156, 1, p. 313-32512 p.
De Novo Evolution of Satellite DNA on the Rye B ChromosomeLangdon, T., Seago, C. M., Jones, R. N., Ougham, H., Thomas, H., Forster, J. W. & Jenkins, G. 2000 In : Genetics.154, 2, p. 869-88415 p.