Crop Centre in Print
Please find the latest journal publications from the Crop Centre listed below.
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Resistance to a highly aggressive isolate of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in a Brassica napus diversity set
Sclerotinia stem rot (SSR) of oilseed rape (OSR, Brassica napus), caused by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary, is a serious problem in the UK and worldwide.
Impact of fresh root material and mature crop residues of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) on microbial communities associated with subsequent oilseed rape
Amanda J Bennett; Sally Hilton; Gary D Bending; David Chandler; Peter Mills
Detection of Potato Storage Disease via Gas Analysis: A Pilot Study Using Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry
Massimo Rutolo, James A Covington, John Clarkson, Daciana Iliescu
Soft rot is a commonly occurring potato tuber disease that each year causes substantial losses to the food industry. This article explores the possibility of early detection of the disease via gas/vapor analysis, in a laboratory environment, using a recent technology known as FAIMS (Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry).
Sensors 2014, 14(9), 15939-15952; doi:10.3390/s140915939
Horticulture: Plants for People and Places
This volume provides detailed considerations of the scientific, managerial and technological concepts which underpin Environmental Horticulture. This discipline returns horticulture to its original values required for the design, husbandry and management of macro- and micro-landscapes and their constituent parts.
Expert internationally acclaimed authors describe:- Horticulture and the Environment, Woody Ornamentals, Herbs and Pharmaceuticals, Urban Greening, Rural Trees, Urban Trees, Turfgrass Science, Interior and External Landscaping, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Organic Production.
Warwick Crop Centre contributions:
Transcriptome and methylome profiling reveals relics of genome dominance in the mesopolyploid Brassica oleracea
Isobel AP Parkin, Chushin Koh, Haibao Tang, Stephen J Robinson, Sateesh Kagale, Wayne E Clarke, Chris D Town, John Nixon, Vivek Krishnakumar, Shelby L Bidwell, France Denoeud, Harry Belcram, Matthew G Links, Jérémy Just, Carling Clarke, Tricia Bender, Terry Huebert, Annaliese S Mason, Chris J Pires, Guy Barker, Jonathan Moore, Peter G Walley, Sahana Manoli, Jacqueline Batley, Dave Edwards, Matthew N Nelson, Xiyin Wang, Andrew H Paterson, Graham King, Ian Bancroft, Boulos Chalhoub and Andrew G Sharpe
Brassica oleracea is a valuable vegetable species that has contributed to human health and nutrition for hundreds of years and comprises multiple distinct cultivar groups with diverse morphological and phytochemical attributes. In addition to this phenotypic wealth, B. oleracea offers unique insights into polyploid evolution, as it results from multiple ancestral polyploidy events and a final Brassiceae-specific triplication event.
This publication represents the findings of the international Brassica oleracea genome sequencing consortium. The data generated offers the best quality assembled B. oleracea genome to date, and serves to emphasise the strong international profile of Warwick in Brassica research.
Genome Biology 2014, 15:R77