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Laurence Ducreux

Staff picture: Laurence Ducreux
Cell and Molecular Sciences
Cell and Molecular Sciences
Research Scientist
Laurence.Ducreux@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

  • Understanding consumer traits in potato tubers including flavour, texture and carotenoid content.
  • Regulation of the potato tuber life-cycle.

Bibliography

  • Ross, H.A.; Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Hancock, R.D.; Verrall, S.R.; Morris, J.A.; Stewart, D.; Hedley, P.E.; McDougall, G.J.; Taylor, M.A. (2011) The role of pectin methyl esterase in determining potato tuber textural quality., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2010, pp32-33.
  • Campbell, R.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Morris, W.L.; Hedley, P.E.; Bryan, G.J.; Ramsay, G.; Taylor, M.A. (2010) The role of carotenoid cleavage products in heat responses of potato., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2009, pp11-13.
  • Taylor, M.A.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Morris, W.L.; Hedley, P.E.; Millam, S. (2004) Isoprenoid metabolic networks in potato tubers., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2003/2004, pp140-141.
  • Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Millam, S.; Stewart, D.; Griffiths, D.W.; Davies, H.V.; Taylor, M.A. (2003) Carotenogenesis in potato tubers., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2002/2003, pp109.

  • Hancock, R.D.; Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Morris, J.; Usman, M.; Verrall, S.R.; Hedley, P.E.; Taylor, M.A. (2013) High temperature inhibition of potato tuberisation is associated with altered redox status and associated transcript profiles., 11th International PCA Conference - Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species in Plants, Warsaw, 17-19 July 2013.
  • Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Campbell, R.; McDougall, G.J.; Ramsay, G.; Bryan, G.J.; Hedley, P.E.; Taylor, M.A. (2009) Potato tuber quality traits and secondary metabolism., SOL 2009, New Delhi, 8-13 November 2009.
  • Campbell, R.; Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Morris, J.A.; Scandura, M.C.; Ramsay, G.; Bryan, G.J.; Hedley, P.E.; Taylor, M.A. (2009) The role of carotenoid cleavage products in tuber apical meristem activation and deactivation processes., SOL 2009, New Delhi, 8-13 November 2009.
  • Taylor, M.A.; Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Ross, H.A.; McDougall, G.J.; Bryan, G.J.; Hedley, P.E. (2008) Quality trait dissection in potato tubers using comparative metabolite and transcript analysis., 5th Solanaceae Genome Workshop 2008, Cologne, Germany, 12-16 October 2008.
  • Ducreux, L.J.M.; Morris, W.L.; Taylor, M.A. (2007) Molecular dissection of sensory traits in tuber., 91st Annual Meeting of Potato Association of America, Idaho Falls, USA, 12-16 August 2007.
  • Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Griffiths, D.W.; Stewart, D.; Davies, H.V.; Bryan, G.J.; Hedley, P.E.; Millam, S.; Taylor, M.A. (2004) Characterisation and transgenic modification of carotenogenesis during tuber development and storage in potato., Scottish Plant Molecular Biology Meeting, Dundee, 9 January 2004.
  • Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Griffiths, D.W.; Stewart, D.; Davies, H.V.; Taylor, M.A. (2004) Carotenoid accumulation during potato tuber development and storage., SEB Annual Meeting, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, 29 March - 2 April 2004.
  • Ducreux, L.J.M.; Morris, W.L.; Millam, S.; Taylor, M.A. (2004) Transgenic manipulation of tuber carotenoid content in Solanum phureja and Solanum tuberosum., SEB Annual Meeting, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, 29 March - 2 April 2004.
  • Taylor, M.A.; Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Davies, H.V.; Millam, S. (2004) Metabolic engineering of carotenoid biosynthesis in potato tubers., Aspects of Applied Biology, 72, 155-162.
  • Morris, W.L.; Ducreux, L.J.M.; Griffiths, D.W.; Stewart, D.; Lacomme, C.; Davies, H.V.; Taylor, M.A. (2003) Characterisation and transgenic modification of carotenogenesis during tuber development and storage in potato., Gordon Conference - Carotenoids 2004, California, USA, 4-9 January 2004.

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