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Yongfang Wan

Research Assistant
Plant Biology & Crop Science
+44 (0) 1582 763 133 ext: +44 1582 938890
Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ
Current Projects
Past Projects
  • The BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC): Perennial Bioenergy Crops Programme: PSC component
  • BBSRC IPA: Improving the nitogen response of UK wheat varieties

Mosleth, E. F.,Wan, Y.,Lysenko, A.,Chope, G. A., Penson, S. P.,Shewry, P. R.,Hawkesford, M. J. 2015.,A novel approach to identify genes that determine grain protein deviation in cereals. Plant Biotechnology Journal . 13, 625–635

 Gritsch, C., Wan, Y., Mitchell, R. A., Shewry, P. R.,Hanley, S. J.,Karp, A. 2015. G-fibre cell wall development in willow stems during tension wood induction. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66 :6447–6459.

 Wan, Y. F. et al. 2014. Secondary cell wall composition and candidate gene expression in developing willow (Salix purpurea) stems. Planta. 239:1041–1053.

 Wan, Y. F. et al, 2014. Effects of nitrogen nutrition on the synthesis and deposition of  the ω-gliadins of wheat. Annals of Botany. 113 : 607-615.

 Chope, G. A., Wan, Y., Penson, S. P., Bhandari, D. G., Powers, S. J., Shewry, P. R.Hawkesford, M. J. 2014. Effects of genotype, season, and nitrogen nutrition on gene expression and protein accumulation in wheat grain. J. Agric. Food Chem.  62 : 4399–4407

 Wan, Y.F. et al 2013. A novel family of γ-gliadin genes are highly regulated by   nitrogen supply in developing grain of wheat. Journal of experimental Botany. 64:161–168.

Peter R. Shewry, Rowan A.C. Mitchell, Paola Tosi, Y.F. Wan, et al. 2012. An integrated studay of grain development of wheat  (CV.Hereward). Journal of Cereal Science. 56: 21-30.

 Wan, YF. et al. 2009. A novel transcriptomic approach to identify candidate genes for grain quality traits in wheat. Plant Biotechnology Journal. 7: 401-410.

P. Shewry; C, Underwood;  YF, Wan et al  2009  Storage product synthesis and accumulation in developing grains of wheat. . Journal of Cereal Science. 50: 106-112. 

 Chen, Q.J., Yuan, Z.W., Zhang, L.Q., Yan, Z.H., Xiang, Z.G., Wan, Y.F., Zheng, Y.L., and Liu, D.C. (2008). Molecular characterization and comparative analysis of four new genes from Sec2 locus encoding 75K gamma-scalins of rye species. Journal of Cereal Science 48, 111-116.

 Wan, YF. et al. 2008. Transcriptome analysis of grain development in hexaploid wheatBMC Genomics 9:121

M. Wilkinson, YF. Wan et al 2008. Identification and genetic mapping of variant forms of puroindoline b expressed in developing wheat grain. Journal of Cereal Science. 48: 722-728.

Kan, Y,  Y.F. Wan, R. Mitchell et al.  2006. Transcriptome Analysis Reveals Novel Storage Protein Transcripts in Seeds of Aegilops and Wheat. Journal of  Cereal Science. 44 : 75-85

Wan Y. F., Z. H. Yan, K.F. Liu, Y.L. Zheng, R. D’ovidio, P. R. Shewry, N. G. Halford and D. W. Wang. 2005. Comparative analysis of the D genome-encoded high-molecular weight subunits of glutenin. Theor. Appl. Genet . 111. P1183-119

 Li, W..; Y. Wan, et al. 2004. Molecular characterization of HMW glutenin subunit allele 1Bx14: further insights into the evolution of Glu-B1-1 alleles in wheat and related species . Theor.Appl.Genet . 109: 1093-1104

P. Shewry, S. Gilbert, A. Savage, A. Tatham, Y.-F. Wan, P. Belton, N. Wellner, R. D'Ovidio, F. Békés, N. Halford. 2003.Sequence and properties of HMW subunit 1Bx20 from pasta wheat (Triticum durum) which is associated with poor end use properties. Theor. Appl. Genet. 106:744-750

Liu, Z., Z. Yan, Y.F. Wan et al. 2003. Analysis of HMW glutenin subunits and their coding sequences in two  diploid Aegilops species Theor. Appl. Genet 1061368-1378

Wan, Y.F. et al, 2002. Isolation and characterization of five novel high molecular weight subunit   genes from Triticum timopheevi and Aegilops cylindrica. Theor. Appl. Genet. 104: 828--839  .

Liu, ZJ, XM. Zhan , YF. Wan, et al. 2002. Characterization of High-Molecular-Weight Glutenin Subunits and Their Coding Genes from Aegilops umbellulata? Acta Botanic Sinica. 44:810-814

Yan, Z.H, Y. F. Wan et al, 2001. Identification of a novel HMW glutenin subunit and comparison of its amino acid sequence with those of homologous subunits. Chinese Science Bulletin 46: 1454-1459

Wan, Y. F. et al., 2000. High Molecular weight glutenin subunits in the Cylindropyrum and Vertebrata section of the Aegilops genus and identification of subunits related to those encoded by the Dx alleles of common wheat. Theor. Appl. Genet. 101:779-884.

Xie, R. L., Y. F. Wan  et al, 2000. HMW glutenin subunits in multiploid Agilops species: composition analysis and molecular cloning sequences. Chinese Science Bulletin 45:1867-1873 .

Wan, Y. F. et al., 1997. Sources of resistance to head scab in Triticeae. Euphytica. 94: 31-36.

Wan, Y. F. et al., 1997. The diversity of head scab resistance in Triticaea and their relation to ecological conditions. Euphytica 97:277-281.

Wan, Y. F. et al., 1997. Evaluation of Roegneria for resistance to head scab caused by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 44:211-215

Wan, Y. F. et al., 1997 .The diversity of resources resistant to head scab in Triticeae (Poaceae). Wheat Information Service 84:7-12.

Wan, Y. F. et al.  1997. Study on wild relatives of wheat for resistance to head scab. Acta Phytopathology Sinica 27:107-111.

Wan, Y. F. et al. 1997. Identification of Hordeum, Secale and Tricosecale for resistance to wheat scab. Journal of Plant Protection 23: 26-28

 Peng, Z. S. and Y. F. wan. 1995. The study on karyotype analysis of Aegilops umbellute. J. Sichuan Normal univer. 8:11-14.

Zhou, Y. H. and Y.F. Wan.  1994. report of study on resistance to wheat scab for Roegneria tsukushiensis var. transiens, Hordeum vulgare and their intergeneric hybrid. J. Schuan Agric. Univ. 12: 34-36.

Wan, Y. F. et al. 1993.  Some physiological and biochemical characteristics of resistance of wheat  to Fusarium graminearum. J. Sichuan Agric. Univ. 11:439-339.

Wan, Y. F. et al ., 1992. gel electrophoric analysis of protein and acid phosphatase electrophoric patterns of Fusarium sp causing head blight of wheat and the significance in taxonomy. J. Sichuan Agric. Univ. 10: 331-339.