Academic publications

The following academic publications have been produced by the WATBIO consortium:

Ludovisi, R., Tauro, F., Salvati, R., Khoury, S., Mugnozza, G.S. and Harfouche, A. (2017). UAV-based thermal imaging for high-throughput field phenotyping of black poplar response to drought. Frontiers in Plant Science 8, Article 1681.

Evangelistella, C., Valentini  A., Ludovisi  R.,  Firrincieli, A.,  Fabbrini, F., Scalabrin  S., Cattonaro, F.,  Morgante, M., Mugnozza, G. S., Keurentjes, J. J.B. and Harfouche A. (2017). De novo assembly, functional annotation, and analysis of the giant reed (Arundo donax L.) leaf transcriptome provide tools for the development of a biofuel feedstock. Biotechnology for biofuels 10: 138. DOI 10.1186/s13068-017-0828-7

Mantziaris S. Iliopoulos C. Theodorakopoulou I. (2017) Perennial energy crops vs. durum wheat in low input lands: Economic analysis of a Greek case study  Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 80, 789-800

Valli, T., Zegada-Lizarazu, W., Monti, A.,  Tuberosa, Salvi, S.   In-vitro physical mutagenesis of giant reed (Arundo donax L.). GCB Bioenergy 9, 1380-1390. 

Malinowska, M., Donnison, I. and Robson, P. (2016). Phenomics analysis of drought responses in Miscanthus collected from different geographical locations. GCB Bioenergy.

Jia J., Li S., Cao X., Li H., Shi W., Polle A., Liu T.X., Peng C., Luo Z.B. 2016. Physiological and transcriptional regulation in poplar roots and leaves during acclimation to high temperature and drought.  Physiol. Plantarum 157(1):38-53

Paul S, Wildhagen H, Janz D, Teichmann T, Hänsch R, Polle A. 2016. Water consumption and biomass production of protoplast fusion lines of poplar hybrids under drought stress. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 97: 5669-5679.

Weih M, Polle A. 2016. Ecological consequences of biodiversity and biotechnology in agriculture and forestry. Frontiers in Plant Science

Paul S, Wildhagen H, Janz D, Teichmann T, Hänsch R, Polle A. (2016). Tissue- and Cell-specific cytokinin activity in Populus x canescens monitored by ARR5::GUS reporter lines in summer and winter. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 652.

Catola, S., Kaidala Ganesha, S.D., Calamai, L., Loreto, F., Ranieri, A., and Centritto. (2016). Headspace-solid phase microextraction approach for dimethylsulfoniopropionate quantification in Solanum lycopersicum plants subjected to water stress. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1257.

Killi, D., Bussotti, F., Raschi, A. and Haworth, M. (2016). Adaptation to high temperature mitigates the impact of water deficit during combined heat and drought stress in C3 sunflower and C4 maize varieties with contrasting drought tolerance. Physiologia Plantarum 159 (2).

Royer, M., Cohen, D., Aubry, N., Vendramin, V., Scalabrin, S., Cattonaro, F. Bogeat-Triboulot, MB., Hummel, I. 2016. The build-up of osmotic stress responses within the growing root apex using kinematics and RNA-sequencing. J.Exp. Bot. 67(21) 5961-5973.

Fini, A., Loreto, F., Tattini, M., Giordano, C., Ferrini, F., Brunetti, C., & Centritto, M. 2016. Mesophyll conductance plays a central role in leaf functioning of Oleaceae species exposed to contrasting sunlight irradiance. Physiologia Plantarum 157: 54-68

Clifton-Brown, J., Donnison, I.,Murphy-Bokern, D. Robson, J., Schwarz, K. et al. 2016. Progress in upscaling miscanthus biomass production for the European bio-economy with seed-based hybrids. GCB Bioenergy.  

Allwright, M., Payne, A., Emiliani, G., Milner, S., Viger, M., Rouse, F., Keurentjes, J., Bérard, A., Wildhagen, H., Faivre‑Rampant, P. Polle, A. and Morgante, M. and Taylor, G. (2016).  Biomass traits and candidate genes for bioenergy revealed through association genetics in coppiced European Populus nigra (L.).  Biotechnology for biofuels. 9:195.

Haworth, M., Centritto, M., Giovannelli, A., Marino, G., Proietti, N., Capitani, D., De Carlo, A. and Loreto, F. (2016).  Xylem morphology determines the drought response of two Arundo donax ecotypes from contrasting habitats. Global Change Biology Bioenergy.

Haworth, M., Cosentino, S.L., Marino, G., Brunetti, C., Scordia, D., Testa, G., Riggi, E., Avola, G., Loreto, F. and Centritto, M. (2016). Physiological responses of Arundo donax ecotypes to drought: a common garden study. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 

Viger, M., Smith, H., Cohen, D., Dewoody, J., Trewin, H., Steenackers, M., Bastien, C. and Taylor, G. (2016). Adaptive mechanisms and genetic plasticity for drought tolerance identified in European black poplar (Poplulus nigra L.). Tree Physiology.

Faivre-Rampant, P., Zaina, G., Jorge, V., Giacomello, S., Segura, V., Scalabrin, S., Guérin, V., De Paoli, E., Aluome, C., Viger, M., Cattonaro, F., Payne, A., PaulStephenRaj, P., Le Paslier, M. C., Berard, A., Allwright, M. R., Villar, M., Taylor, G., Bastien, C. and Morgante, M. (2016), New resources for genetic studies in Populus nigra: genome-wide SNP discovery and development of a 12k Infinium array. Molecular Ecology Resources.

Plomion, C., Bastien, C., Bogeat-Triboulot, M-B. et al. (2016). Forest tree genomics: 10 achievements from the past 10 years and future prospects. Annals of Forest Science. 

Loreto F., Fineschi S. (2015). Tansley insight - Reconciling functions and evolution of isoprene emission in higher plants.  New Phytologist 206:578-582.

Sartoni, R., Zegada-Lizarazu, W. and Monti, A. 2015.  A new compartmentalised rhizotron system for root phenotyping. Italian Journal of Agronomy 10:645

Tattini M., Loreto F., Fini A., Guidi L., Brunetti C., Velikova V., Gori A., Ferrini F. (2015).  Isoprenoids and phenylpropanoids are part of the antioxidant defense orchestrated daily by drought-stressed Platanus 9 acerifolia plants during Mediterranean summers.  New Phytologist 207: 613-626.

Feussner I. and Polle A. 2015   What the transcriptome does not tell — proteomics and metabolomics are closer to the plants’ patho-phenotype. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 26:26-31.

Hennig A, Kleinschmitt JRG, Schoneberg S, Löffler S, Janßen A, Polle, A. 2015. Water consumption and biomass production of protoplast fusion lines of poplar hybrids under drought stress. Frontiers in Plant Science 26: 26-31.

Sabatti, M. (2014). Evaluation of biomass production potential and heating value of hybrid poplar genotypes in a short-rotation culture in Italy. Industrial Crops and Products. 61:62-73.

Harfouche et al. (2014). Molecular and physiological responses to abiotic stress in forest trees and their relevance to tree improvement. Tree Physiology.  dio:10.1093/treephys/tpu012.

Ciccioli, M. et al. (2014).  Biogenic volatile organic compound emissions from vegetation fires. Plant, Cell and Environment, 37:1810-1825.

Rinnan, T. et al. (2014).  Plant volatiles in extreme terrestrial and marine environments. Plant, Cell and Environment. 37:1776-1789.

Tattini, M. et al. (2014). Isoprene production in transgenic tobacco alters isoprenoid, non-structural carbohydrate and phenylpropanoid metabolism, and protects photosynthesis from drought stress. Plant, Cell and Environment. 37:1950-1964.

Pollastri, S. et al. (2014).  Isoprene improves photochemical efficiency and reduces heat dissipation in plants at physiological temperatures. Journal of Experimental Botany. 65:1565-1570.

Loretto, F. (2014). Volatile isoprenoids and their importance for protection against environmental constraints in the Mediterranean area. Environmental and Ecperimental Botany. 103:99-106.

Loreto, F. et al. (2014). Isoprenoid emission in hygrophyte and xerophyte European woody flora: ecological and evolutionary implications.  Global Ecology and Biogeography. 23:334-345.

Bizet F, Hummel. I. and Bogeat-Triboulot, M.B. (2014).  Length and activity of the root apical meristem revealed in vivo by infrared imaging.  Journal of Experimental Botany.

Harfouche, A. (2014).  Forest biotechnology advances to support global bioeconomy.  Annals of Silvicultural Research. 38(2): 42-50.

Viger, M., Rodriguez-Acosta, M., Rae, A.M., Morison, J. I. L. and Taylor, T. (2013).  Toward improved drought tolerance in bioenergy crops: QTL for carbon isotope composition and stomatal conductance in Populus.  Food and Energy Security 2013; 2(3):220-236.

Polle, A., Janz, D. Teichmann, T., Lipka, V. (2013). Poplar genetic engineering: promoting desirable wood characteristics and pest resistance. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97:5669-5679.