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Pseudomonas daroniae sp. nov. and Pseudomonas dryadis sp. nov., isolated from pedunculate oak affected by acute oak decline in the UK (2019)
Journal Article
Bueno-Gonzalez, V., Brady, C., Denman, S., Plummer, S., Allainguillaume, J., & Arnold, D. (2019). Pseudomonas daroniae sp. nov. and Pseudomonas dryadis sp. nov., isolated from pedunculate oak affected by acute oak decline in the UK. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 69(11), 3368-3376. https://doi.org/10.1099/ijsem.0.003615

Twenty-two cream-coloured bacterial strains were isolated from oak trees affected by acute oak decline (AOD) in Southern England. Isolates were Gram-negative, motile, slightly curved rods, aerobic, non-spore-forming, catalase positive and oxidase pos... Read More about Pseudomonas daroniae sp. nov. and Pseudomonas dryadis sp. nov., isolated from pedunculate oak affected by acute oak decline in the UK.

Lemurs in Cacao: Presence and Abundance within the Shade Plantations of Northern Madagascar (2019)
Journal Article
Webber, A. D., Solofondranohatra, J. S., Razafindramoana, S., Fernandez, D., Parker, C. A., Steer, M., …Allainguillaume, J. (in press). Lemurs in Cacao: Presence and Abundance within the Shade Plantations of Northern Madagascar. Folia Primatologica, https://doi.org/10.1159/000501987

© 2019 S. Karger AG, Basel. The recognition that much biodiversity exists outside protected areas is driving research to understand how animals survive in anthropogenic landscapes. In Madagascar, cacao (Theobroma cacao) is grown under a mix of native... Read More about Lemurs in Cacao: Presence and Abundance within the Shade Plantations of Northern Madagascar.

Investigating ROS, RNS, and H2S-sensitive signaling proteins (2019)
Book Chapter
Williams, E., Whiteman, M., Wood, M. E., Wilson, I. D., Ladomery, M. R., Allainguillaume, J., …Hancock, J. T. (2019). Investigating ROS, RNS, and H2S-sensitive signaling proteins. In J. T. Hancock, & M. E. Conway (Eds.), Redox-Mediated Signal Transduction, (27-42). Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-9463-2_3

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019. The modification of proteins is a key way to alter their activity and function. Often thiols, cysteine residues, on proteins are attractive targets for such modification. Assuming... Read More about Investigating ROS, RNS, and H2S-sensitive signaling proteins.

Electropenetrography application and molecular-based virus detection in mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) vectors of Cacao swollen shoot virus on Theobroma cacao L. (2018)
Journal Article
Obok, E., Wetten, A., & Allainguillaume, J. (2018). Electropenetrography application and molecular-based virus detection in mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) vectors of Cacao swollen shoot virus on Theobroma cacao L. Annals of Agricultural Sciences, 63(1), 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aoas.2018.04.004

© 2018 Cacao swollen shoot virus (CSSV) is a peril exclusive to the West African cacao-growing countries; causing the Cacao swollen shoot virus disease. This study was set out (1) to analyse the feeding behaviour of two West African and one non-West... Read More about Electropenetrography application and molecular-based virus detection in mealybug (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) vectors of Cacao swollen shoot virus on Theobroma cacao L..

Molecular evidence of Cacao swollen shoot virus acquisition and retention by Planococcus citri (Risso) and Pseudococcus longispinus (Targioni-Tozzetti) and Pseudococcus viburni (Signoret) Mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) (2018)
Journal Article
Allainguillaume, J., Wetten, A., & Obok, E. (2018). Molecular evidence of Cacao swollen shoot virus acquisition and retention by Planococcus citri (Risso) and Pseudococcus longispinus (Targioni-Tozzetti) and Pseudococcus viburni (Signoret) Mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). https://doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.3.2018.p7507

- Cacao swollen shoot virus (CSSV) remains a significant viral pathogen endemic in West African cacao-growing countries. Eradication of affected trees (complete removal) and resistance breeding in existing cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) germplasm have no... Read More about Molecular evidence of Cacao swollen shoot virus acquisition and retention by Planococcus citri (Risso) and Pseudococcus longispinus (Targioni-Tozzetti) and Pseudococcus viburni (Signoret) Mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae).

Next generation sequencing elucidates cacao badnavirus diversity and reveals the existence of more than ten viral species (2017)
Journal Article
Jeyaseelan, E. C., Kouakou, K., Galyuon, I., Dzahini-Obiatey, H., Abrokwah, F., Muller, E., …Wetten, A. (2018). Next generation sequencing elucidates cacao badnavirus diversity and reveals the existence of more than ten viral species. Virus Research, 244, 235-251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.virusres.2017.11.019

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Cacao swollen shoot virus is a member of the family Caulimoviridae, genus Badnavirus and is naturally transmitted to Theobroma cacao (L.) by several mealybug species. CSSV populations in West African countries are highly variable... Read More about Next generation sequencing elucidates cacao badnavirus diversity and reveals the existence of more than ten viral species.

Residual ground-water levels of the neonicotinoid thiacloprid perturb chemosensing of Caenorhabditis elegans (2017)
Journal Article
Floyd, K. G., Hopewell, H., Burnell, D., Hancock, J. T., Allainguillaume, J., Ladomery, M., & Wilson, I. D. (2017). Residual ground-water levels of the neonicotinoid thiacloprid perturb chemosensing of Caenorhabditis elegans. Ecotoxicology, 26(7), 981-990. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10646-017-1826-z

© 2017, The Author(s). This study investigated the neurological effects of residual ground-water levels of thiaclopridon the non-target organism Caenorhabditis elegans. Nematodes treated with thiacloprid showed a dose-dependent and significantly incr... Read More about Residual ground-water levels of the neonicotinoid thiacloprid perturb chemosensing of Caenorhabditis elegans.

GM risk assessment: Pollen carriage from Brassica napus to B. rapa varies widely between pollinators (2017)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, M. J., Ford, C. S., Allainguillaume, J., Ronca, S., Allainguillaume, J., Ford, C., …Wilkinson, M. (2017). GM risk assessment: Pollen carriage from Brassica napus to B. rapa varies widely between pollinators. Basic and Applied Ecology, 19, 36-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2017.01.007

© 2017 Gesellschaft für Ökologie Characterizing insect pollen carriage between closely related plant species is especially challenging where source species possess morphologically identical pollen and share many pollinators in common. Here, we use an... Read More about GM risk assessment: Pollen carriage from Brassica napus to B. rapa varies widely between pollinators.

Rapid identification of bacteria associated with Acute Oak Decline by high resolution melt (HRM) analysis (2016)
Journal Article
Brady, C., Allainguillaume, J., Denman, S., & Arnold, D. L. (2016). Rapid identification of bacteria associated with Acute Oak Decline by high resolution melt (HRM) analysis. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 63(2), 89-95. https://doi.org/10.1111/lam.12593

Two Gram-negative Enterobacteriaceae, Gibbsiella quercinecans and Brenneria goodwinii, are frequently isolated from oak suffering from Acute Oak Decline. These two species are difficult to identify based on colony morphology, carbohydrate utilisation... Read More about Rapid identification of bacteria associated with Acute Oak Decline by high resolution melt (HRM) analysis.

High-resolution melt and morphological analyses of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from cacao: Tools for the control of Cacao swollen shoot virus spread (2016)
Journal Article
Allainguillaume, J., Wetten, A., Campbell, C., & Allainguillaume, J. (2016). High-resolution melt and morphological analyses of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from cacao: Tools for the control of Cacao swollen shoot virus spread. Pest Management Science, 72(3), 527-533. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.4017

© 2015 Society of Chemical Industry. BACKGROUND: Mealybugs (Hemiptera: Coccoidea: Pseudococcidae) are key vectors of badnaviruses, including Cacao swollen shoot virus (CSSV), the most damaging virus affecting cacao (Theobroma cacao L.). The effective... Read More about High-resolution melt and morphological analyses of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) from cacao: Tools for the control of Cacao swollen shoot virus spread.

A novel biosensor for prediction of global hypomethylation by decitabine and azacytadine in leukaemic cells (2015)
Journal Article
May, J. E., Allainguillaume, J., Page, K., Stratford-Smith, C., Aruomaren, A., Alloush, H., …Anderson, E. (2015). A novel biosensor for prediction of global hypomethylation by decitabine and azacytadine in leukaemic cells. Mutagenesis, 30(6), 856. https://doi.org/10.1093/mutage/gev074

Decitabine (DAC) and azacytidine (AZA) are cytidine ana- logues and hypomethylating agents used in the manage- ment of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), where the main goal is to prevent transformation to acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), wh... Read More about A novel biosensor for prediction of global hypomethylation by decitabine and azacytadine in leukaemic cells.

Using DNA metabarcoding to identify the floral composition of honey: A new tool for investigating honey bee foraging preferences (2015)
Journal Article
Baillie, L., Ford, C. R., Hawkins, J., De Vere, N., Griffith, A., Ford, C., …Adams-Groom, B. (2015). Using DNA metabarcoding to identify the floral composition of honey: A new tool for investigating honey bee foraging preferences. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0134735. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0134735

Copyright © 2015 Hawkins et al. Identifying the floral composition of honey provides a method for investigating the plants that honey bees visit. We compared melissopalynology, where pollen grains retrieved from honey are identified morphologically,... Read More about Using DNA metabarcoding to identify the floral composition of honey: A new tool for investigating honey bee foraging preferences.

Environmental niche variation and evolutionary diversification of the Brachypodium distachyon grass complex species in their native circum-Mediterranean range (2015)
Journal Article
Lopez-Alvarez, D., Manzaneda, A. J., Rey, P. J., Giraldo, P., Benavente, E., Allainguillaume, J., …Catalan, P. (2015). Environmental niche variation and evolutionary diversification of the Brachypodium distachyon grass complex species in their native circum-Mediterranean range. American Journal of Botany, 102(7), 1073-1088. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.1500128

PREMISE OF THE STUDY: We conducted environmental niche modeling (ENM) of the Brachypodium distachyon s.l. complex, a model group of two diploid annual grasses (B. distachyon, B. stacei) and their derived allotetraploid (B. hybridum), native to the ci... Read More about Environmental niche variation and evolutionary diversification of the Brachypodium distachyon grass complex species in their native circum-Mediterranean range.

Assessing the value of imperfect biocontainment nationally: Rapeseed in the United Kingdom as an exemplar (2015)
Journal Article
Rapeseed in the United Kingdom as an exemplar. New Phytologist, 205(3), 1342-1349. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.13131

Paternal biocontainment methods (PBMs) act by preventing pollen-mediated transgene flow. They are compromised by transgene escape via the crop-maternal line. We therefore assess the efficacy of PBMs for transgenic rapeseed (Brassica napus) biocontain... Read More about Assessing the value of imperfect biocontainment nationally: Rapeseed in the United Kingdom as an exemplar.

Investigation on Cacao swollen shoot virus (CSSV) pollen transmission through cross-pollination (2013)
Journal Article
Allainguillaume, J., Ameyaw, G. A., Wetten, A., Dzahini-Obiatey, H., Domfeh, O., & Allainguillaume, J. (2013). Investigation on Cacao swollen shoot virus (CSSV) pollen transmission through cross-pollination. Plant Pathology, 62(2), 421-427. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3059.2012.02640.x

DNA- and RNA-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) systems were used with Cacao swollen shoot virus (CSSV) primers designed from conserved regions of the six published genomic sequences of CSSV to investigate whether the virus is transmissible from i... Read More about Investigation on Cacao swollen shoot virus (CSSV) pollen transmission through cross-pollination.

Analyzing sward and plant species make-up of sports and amenity turf, involves analyzing presence of genetic markers e.g. ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase gene in sward sample obtained from sports or amenity turf surfaces (2012)
Patent
Allainguillaume, J., & Wilkinson, M. J. (2012). Analyzing sward and plant species make-up of sports and amenity turf, involves analyzing presence of genetic markers e.g. ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase gene in sward sample obtained from sports or amenity turf surfaces. WO2012131300-A2 ; WO2012131300-A3

Abstract: NOVELTY - Method for analyzing sward, involves analyzing a sample of sward for the presence of one or more genetic markers, where the one or more genetic markers indicates the presence, identity and/or relative abundance of one or more spec... Read More about Analyzing sward and plant species make-up of sports and amenity turf, involves analyzing presence of genetic markers e.g. ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase gene in sward sample obtained from sports or amenity turf surfaces.

DNA barcoding the native flowering plants and conifers of wales (2012)
Journal Article
Rich, T. C., Steinke, D., de Vere, N., Rich, T. C. G., Ford, C. R., Trinder, S. A., …Wilkinson, M. J. (2012). DNA barcoding the native flowering plants and conifers of wales. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e37945. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0037945

We present the first national DNA barcode resource that covers the native flowering plants and conifers for the nation of Wales (1143 species). Using the plant DNA barcode markers rbcL and matK, we have assembled 97.7% coverage for rbcL, 90.2% for ma... Read More about DNA barcoding the native flowering plants and conifers of wales.

Maintaining functional major histocompatibility complex diversity under inbreeding: The case of a selfing vertebrate (2012)
Journal Article
Allainguillaume, J., Ellison, A., Allainguillaume, J., Girdwood, S., Pachebat, J., Peat, K. M., …Consuegra, S. (2012). Maintaining functional major histocompatibility complex diversity under inbreeding: The case of a selfing vertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 279(1749), 5004-5013. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.1929

Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes encode proteins that present pathogen-derived antigens to T-cells, initiating the adaptive immune response in vertebrates. Although populations with low MHC diversity tend to be more susceptible to pathoge... Read More about Maintaining functional major histocompatibility complex diversity under inbreeding: The case of a selfing vertebrate.

Exploiting the brachypodium tool box in cereal and grass research (2011)
Journal Article
Mur, L. A., Mur, L. A. J., Allainguillaume, J., Catalán, P., Hasterok, R., Jenkins, G., …Vogel, J. (2011). Exploiting the brachypodium tool box in cereal and grass research. New Phytologist, 191(2), 334-347. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03748.x

It is now a decade since Brachypodium distachyon (Brachypodium) was suggested as a model species for temperate grasses and cereals. Since then transformation protocols, large expressed sequence tag (EST) databases, tools for forward and reverse genet... Read More about Exploiting the brachypodium tool box in cereal and grass research.