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Dr Graham Teakle

Job Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Life Sciences
Phone
(024) 765 74992
Research Interests
  • My research interests focus on the genetic analysis of crop traits. Since joining Warwick the majority of my work has been on vegetable Brassicas and oilseed rape, but I also work on lettuce, onion and parsnip. A key underpinning component of my work is the development and curation of genetic resources, particularly diversity sets (DFFSs) and segregating mapping populations, which are distributed to users around the world. These resources are charactersised using a combination of genetic markers (e.g. KASP and Infinium) and next generation sequencing and for a range of traits.
  • I have worked on the UK Defra Oilseed Rape Genetic Improvement Network (OREGIN) since it started in 2003 and have been PI of the Warwick component since 2010. Development/curation of oilseed rape genetic resources. Traits include nitrogen use efficiency.
  • I have worked on the Defra Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN) and the preceding Crop Improvement of Field Vegetables project. Development/curation of B. oleracea, wild C genome Brassica and lettuce genetic resources. Traits include nitrogen use efficiency, insect pest-crop interactions.
  • I am a Co-I of the BBSRC CIRC project 'Exploiting sources of resistance to Turnip yellows virus for deployment in oilseed rape' led by John Walsh.
  • I am a Co-I of the BBSRC CIRC project 'Genetic Manipulation of rhizodeposition in oilseed rape to improve yield' led by Gary Bending.
  • I am a Co-I of the BBSRC HAPI project 'Exploiting next generation sequencing technologies to understand pathogenicity and resistance in Fusarium oxysporum' led by John Clarkson.
  • I am Co-I of the BBSRC SARISA project 'Roots of Decline? Assembly and function of the rhizosphere microbiome in relation to yield decline' led by Gary Bending.
  • Additional current research activities encompass pathology and mineral use efficiency.
  • Other recent research projects include the 'Breeding oilseed rape with a reduced requirement for nitrogen fertiliser' (Defra LINK), 'Developing tools for growers and breeders to enable the predictable manipulation of flowering' (the genetic control of juvenility) (Defra), 'Adding Value to the UK Brassica crop science community (AdVaB)' (BBSRC) and the regulation of cauliflower and broccoli developmental arrest (CASE studentship).

Other activities include:

Biography

I graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in biochemistry. This was followed by a PhD and postdoc working on chlorophyll biosysnthesis also at Bristol. A subsequent position at the University of Virginia on plant circadian regulation was followed by another at the University of Leeds characterising plant GATA transcription factors. I joined Horticulture Research International in 1998 and in 2010 I became one of the founding members of the Warwick Crop Centre.

  • Broadley, M., Meacham, M., Bowen, Helen C., Hammond, John P., Hayden, Rory M., Mead, A. (Andrew), Teakle, Graham R., King, G., White, P., 2007. Natural genetic variation in the mineral nutrient composition of Brassica oleracea. Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Glasgow, Scotland, March 31 - April 4, 2007, Published in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, pp. S246-S247
Title Funder Award start Award end
Oilseed Rape Genetic Improvement Network (OREGIN) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Feb 2018 31 Jan 2023
VeGIN Tender re-costed budget - link with 57218 that contains the original Tender application Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Feb 2018 31 Jan 2023
Biological crop protection: a new 'slow down/speed up' strategy for aphid management BBSRC 01 Aug 2018 31 Jul 2022
Brassica Rapeseed and Vegetable Optimisation (BRAVO) - studies to enhance development and yield BBSRC 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2021
Genomics-led improvement of biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in mustard rape for economic and environmental sustainability BBSRC 01 Sep 2018 31 Aug 2021
Roots of decline? Assembly and Function of the Rhizosphere Microbiome in Relation to Yield Decline BBSRC 01 Oct 2018 31 Oct 2019
Extension to OREGIN project Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 22 Jan 2017 21 Jul 2018
Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN) extension 2017 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2017 31 Mar 2018
Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN) Tender - Sep 2014 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 28 Nov 2014 31 Dec 2017
Exploiting next generation sequencing technologies to understand pathogenicity and resistance in Fusarium oxysporum BBSRC 01 Sep 2013 31 Mar 2017
Extension to OREGIN project Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 29 Jan 2015 21 Jan 2017
Genetic Manipulation of rhizodeposition in oilseed rape to improve yield BBSRC 01 Oct 2012 30 Sep 2015
BBSRC CIRC Transfer from Nottingham: Yield improvement of oilseed rape BBSRC 01 Oct 2012 30 Sep 2015
Exploiting sources of resistance to turnip yellow virus for deployment in oilseed - CIRC proposal BBSRC 01 Sep 2011 31 Aug 2015
Extension to VeGIN: Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network for leafy and field vegetables CH0101 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Mar 2014 30 Sep 2014
Oilseed Rape Genetic Improvement Network (OREGIN)Extension to OREGIN project; linked to RHRGT0106 (InfoEd 16804)new project code: RLFGT.0437 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Jul 2013 30 Jun 2014
OREGIN IF0144 (extension of Oilseed Rape Genetic Improvement Network) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2008 31 Mar 2013
IF0157 Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN): Leafy vegetables and salads Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2009 31 Mar 2012
Studentship (Junwen Zou) Improving the energy efficiency of biodiesel: reducing energy input and improving sustainability Tuck Fondation 01 Oct 2008 30 Sep 2011
LINK: Breeding Oilseed Rape with Low Requirement for nitrogen Fertiliser (ADAS leading) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Jul 2006 30 Jun 2011
Collaborative research project to generate new germplasm using microspore culture of Brassica Namdhari Seeds PVT. Ltd 09 May 2011 27 May 2011
(Supplement) Collaborative research project to generate new germplasm using microspore culture of Brassica - see 30542 Namdhari Seeds PVT. Ltd 09 May 2011 27 May 2011
Adding Value to the UK Brassica Crop Science Community. BBSRC 08 Jan 2007 07 Jan 2010
Amendment: Extension to OREGIN (GT0106) oilseed rape genetic improvement network. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 01 Apr 2006 31 Mar 2007


Research Themes:

Plant & Crop Science