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Miles Armstrong

Staff picture: Miles Armstrong
University of Dundee Division of Plant Sciences
Cell and Molecular Sciences
Molecular Geneticist
miles.armstrong@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Current research interests

  • Identification and cloning avirulence determinants from Phytophthora infestans.
  • Investigation of the molecular basis of pathogenicity in P. infestans by finding the plant protein targets of effector proteins.

Past research

  • Construction of genetic linkage map in Vicia faba.
  • Finding RAPD markers associated with GRV resistance.
  • Using mtDNA in population genetic studies of potato cyst nematodes.
  • Assessing the plant transcriptional response to nematode infection using SSH.

Bibliography

  • Whisson, S.C.; Avrova, A.O.; Armstrong, M.R.; Jones, J.T.; Venter, E.; Birch, P.R.J., (2004) Targeting late blight with gene discovery., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2002/2003, pp102-103.
  • Whisson, S.C.; Avrova, A.O.; Armstrong, M.R.; Campbell, E.; Birch, P.R.J., (2002) Late blight of potato: Pathogen genomics approaches to a continuing problem., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2001/2002, pp29-32.
  • Blok, V.C.; Armstrong, M.R.; Banks, B.; Birch, P.R.J.; Bryan, G.J.; Castelli, L.; Jones, J.T.; Kumar, A.; Phillips, M.S.; Purvis, A.; Ramsay, G.; Waugh, R.; Wishart, J., (2002) Investigating gene expression in nematode-infected roots., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2001/2002, pp122-124.
  • Armstrong, M.R.; Blok, V.C.; Phillips, M.S.; Trudgill, D.L., (1999) The novel mitochondrial genome architecture of the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida.., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1998/99, pp150-152.

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