Project Publications

Identifying potential environmental impacts of large scale deployment of dedicated bioenergy crops in the UK. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 13, 271-290.

Oliver RJ, Finch JW and Taylor G
Second generation bioenergy crops and climate change: a review of the effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 and drought on water use and the implications for yield. Global Change Biology Bioenergy (2009) 1 (2): 97-114.

Luo ZB and Polle A
Wood composition and energy content in a poplar short rotation plantation on fertilized agricultural land in a future CO2 atmosphere. Global Change Biology (2009) 15: 38-47.

Rae AM, Street NR, Robinson KM, Harris N and Taylor G
Five QTL hotspots for yield in short rotation coppice bioenergy poplar: The Poplar Biomass Loci. BMC Plant Biol. (2009) 9: 23.

Tricker PJ, Pecchiari M, Bunn SM, Peressotti A, Vaccari F, Migliette F and Taylor G
Increased water use in bioenergy SRC poplar following exposure to elevated CO2. Biomass and Bioenergy (2009) 36: 4406-4409.

Lucic E, Fourrey C, Kohler A, Martin F, ChalotM and Brun-Jacob A
A gene repertoire for nitrogen transporters in Laccaria bicolor. New Phytologist (2008) 180: 343-364.

Deveau A, Kohler A, Frey-Klett P and Martin F
The major pathways of carbohydrate metabolism in the ectomycorrhizal basidiomycete Laccaria bicolor S238N. New Phytologist (2008) 180: 379-390.

Martin F and Selosse MA
The Laccaria genome: a symbiont blueprint decoded. New Phytologist (2008) 180: 296-310.

Taylor G
Bioenergy for heat and electricity: Research Challenges and a UK Bioenergy Roadmap. Energy Policy (2008) 36: 4409-4414.

Taylor G
Biofuels and the biorefinery concept. Energy Policy (2008) 36: 4406-4409.

Rae AM, Pinel MPC, Bastien C, Sabatti M, Street NR, Tucker J, Dixon C, Marron N, Dillen SY and Taylor G
QTL for yield in bioenergy Populus. Identifying GxE interactions influencing growth at three contrasting sites. Tree Genomics and Genetics (2008) 4: 97-112.

Rowe RL, Street NR and Taylor G
Identifying potential environmental impacts of large scale deployment of dedicated bioenergy crops in the UK. Sustainable and renewable energy reviews (2009) 13: 271-290.

Woods J, Black M and Murphy R
Future Feedstocks for Biofuel Systems. In R.W.Howarth & S.Bringezu (eds) Biofuels: Environmental Consequences and Interactions with Changing Land Use. Proceedings of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) : International Biofuels Project Rapid Assessment. Cornell University, USA (2008) pp 207-224.

Aylott MJ, Casella, E, Tubby I, Street, NR, Smith P and Taylor G.
Yield and spatial supply of bioenergy short rotation coppice and willow in the UK. New Phytologist (2008) 178 (2): 358-370.

Francis Martin
Parlez-vous effectors? New Phytologist (2010), Vol. 187 pp 877-879 Sep 2010

Plett, J.M. and Martin, F.
Blurred boundaries: lifestyle lessons from ectomycorrhizal fungal genomes. Trends in Genetics (2011), Vol. 27, No. 1 :14-22

F. Martin, D. Cullen, D. Hibbett, A. Pisabarro, J. W. Spatafora, S. E. Baker, I. V. Grigoriev
Sequencing the Fungal Tree of Life. New Phytologist (2011)14 Mar 2011 DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03688.x

Labbe J, Jorge V, Kohler A, Vion P, Marcais B, Bastien C, Tuskan Ga, Martin F, Le Tacon F
Identification of quantitative trait loci affecting ectomycorrhizal symbiosis in an interspecific F1 poplar cross and differential expression of genes in ectomycorrhizas of the two parents: Populus deltoides and Populus trichocarpa. Tree Genetics and Genomes (2011), DOI: 10.1007/s11295-010-0361-3

Felten, Legue and Ditengou
Lateral root stimulation in the early interaction between Arabidopsis thaliana and the ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor: is fungal auxin the trigger ? Plant Signaling & Behaviour (2010) N.5 (7) pp 864-867

Ruben Vanholme, Brecht Demedts, Kris Morreel, John Ralph, and Wout Boerjan
Lignin biosynthesis and structure. Plant Physiology (2010), Vol. 153, pp. 895-905

Kris Morreel, Oana Dima, Hoon Kim, Fachuang Lu, Claudiu Niculaes, Ruben Vanholme, Rebecca Dauwe, Geert Goeminne, Dirk Inze , Eric Messens, John Ralph, and Wout Boerjan
Mass Spectrometry-Based Sequencing of Lignin Oligomers. Plant Physiology (2010), Vol. 153,pp. 1464-1478

Fabio Marroni & Sara Pinosio & Giusi Zaina & Federico Fogolari & Nicoletta Felice & Federica Cattonaro & Michele Morgante
Nucleotide Diversity and Linkage Disequilibrium in Populus nigra cinnamyl alcohol dehydrogenase (CAD4) gene. Tree Genetics & Genomes (2011) DOI 10.1007/s11295-011-0391-5

Guanwu Zhou, Gail Taylor and Andrea Polle
FTIR-ATR-based prediction and modelling of lignin and energy contents reveals independent intra-specific variation of these traits in bioenergy poplars. Plant Methods (2011), 7:9 doi:10.1186/1746-4811-7-9

Nicolas F. Martin and Francis Martin
From Galactic archeology to soil metagenomics - surfing on massive data streams. New Phytologist (2010) 185: 343-348

Claire Veneault-Fourrey and Francis Martin
Mutualistic interactions on a knife-edge between saprotrophy and pathogenesis. Current Opinion in Plant Biology (2011), 14:1-7

J. Felten, A. Kohler, E. Morin, R.P. Bhalerao, Kl. Palme, F. Martin, F.A. Ditengou, et V. Legu
The ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor stimulates lateral root formation in poplar and Arabidopsis through auxin transport and signaling (2009), doi: 10.1104/pp.109.147231

Rajender Singh Beniwal et a
Ectomycorrhiza and hydrogel protect hybrid poplar from water deficit and unravel plastic responses of xylem anatomy (2010), doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2010.02.005

Plett, J.M. and Martin, F
Mutualistic Effectors: Architects of Symbiosis (2011),DOI: 10.1002/9781119949138.ch12

Janz D, Lautner S, Wildhagen H, Behnke K, Schnitzler JP, Rennenberg H, Fromm J, Polle A
Salt stress induces the formation of a novel type of pressure wood in two Populus species (2012), doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03975.x

Behnke K, Grote R, Bruggemann N, Zimmer I, Zhou GW, Elobeid M, Janz D, Polle A, Schnitzler JP
Isoprene emission-free poplars, a chance to reduce the impact from poplar plantations on the atmosphere (2012), DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03979.x

Marroni et al.
Large-scale detection of rare variants via pooled multiplexed next-generation sequencing: towards next-generation Ecotilling (2011), DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2011.04627.x

Van Acker et al.
Science, society and biosafety of a field trial with transgenic biofuel poplars (2011), doi:10.1186/1753-6561-5-S7-I23

Harfouche et al
Accelerating the domestication of forest trees in a changing world (2012), doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2011.11.005

L. Danielsen, A. Thurmer, P. Meinicke, M. Buee, E. Morin, F. Martin, G. Pilate, R. Daniel, A. Polle & M. Reich
Fungal soil communities in a young transgenic poplar plantation form a rich reservoir for fungal root communities (2012), doi: 10.1002/ece3.305

Grigoriev Iv, Cullen D, Hibbett D, Goodwin Sb, Jeffries Tw, Kubicek Cp, Kuske C, Magnuson J, Martin F, Spatafora J, Baker S
Fueling the future with fungal genomics (2011), DOI: 10.1080/21501203.2011.584577

Hong Li , Mengchun Li , Jie Luo , Xu Cao, Long Qu , Ying Gai, Xiangning Jiang, Tongxian Liu, Hua Bai, Dennis Janz, Andrea Polle, Changhui Peng & Zhi-Bin Luo
N-fertilization has different effects on the growth, carbon and ni 1 trogen physiology, and 2 wood properties of slow- and fast-growing Populus species (2012), doi:10.1093/jxb/err3131

Dejuan Euring, Christian Lofke, Thomas Teichmann, Andrea Polle
Nitrogen fertilization has differential effects on N allocation and lignin in two Populus species with contrasting ecology (2012), DOI: 10.1007/s00468-012-0761-0

Fabio Marroni
The quest for rare variants: pooled multiplexed next generation sequencing in plants (2012), doi: 10.3389/fpls.2012.00133

Adeline Rigal, Yordan S. Yordanov, Irene Perrone, Anna Karlberg, Emilie Tisserant, Catherine Bellini, Victor B. Busov, Francis Martin, Annegret Kohler, Rishi Bhalerao, and Valrie Legu
The Populus AINTEGUMENTA LIKE 1 homeotic transcription factor PtAIL1 controls the formation of adventitious root primordia (2012), DOI: 10.1104/pp.112.204453

Vanholme, B., Cesarino, I., Goeminne, G., Kim, H., Marroni, F., Van Acker, R., Vanholme, R., Morreel, K., Ivens, B., Pinosio, S., Morgante, M., Ralph, R., Bastien, c., and Boerjan, W
Characterization of a natural Populus nigra HCT mutant with modified lignin, (2012- UNDER REVIEW)

Guo, Littlewood, Joyce & Murphy
The environmental profile of poplar-derived bioethanol in the EU (2012- UNDER REVIEW)

Jade Littlewood, Miao Guo, Wout Boerjan & Richard Murphy
Bioethanol from poplar: a commercially viable alternative to fossil fuel in the EU (2012- UNDER REVIEW)

7 europa