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Gordon G. Allison

Education

Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of Swansea, 1991

Current position

Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, UK (since 1991)

Publications

  1. da Costa, R. M., Lee, S. J., Allison, G. G., Hazen, S. P., Winters, A. and Bosch, M. (2014). Genotype, development and tissue-derived variation of cell-wall properties in the lignocellulosic energy crop Miscanthus. Ann Bot: mcu054.
  2. Webb, K. J., Cookson, A., Allison, G., Sullivan, M. L. and Winters, A. L. (2014). Polyphenol oxidase affects normal nodule development in red clover (Trifolium pratense L.). Front Plant Sci 5: 700.
  3. Yates, S. A., Swain, M. T., Hegarty, M. J., Chernukin, I., Lowe, M., Allison, G. G., Ruttink, T., Abberton, M. T., Jenkins, G. and Skot, L. (2014). De novo assembly of red clover transcriptome based on RNA-Seq data provides insight into drought response, gene discovery and marker identification. BMC Genomics 15: 453.
  4. Belanche, A., Weisbjerg, M. R., Allison, G. G., Newbold, C. J. and Moorby, J. M. (2014). Measurement of rumen dry matter and neutral detergent fiber degradability of feeds by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. J Dairy Sci 97(4): 2361-2375.
  5. Slavov, G. T., Nipper, R., Robson, P., Farrar, K., Allison, G. G., Bosch, M., Clifton-Brown, J. C., Donnison, I. S. and Jensen, E. (2014). Genome-wide association studies and prediction of 17 traits related to phenology, biomass and cell wall composition in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensis. New Phytol 201(4): 1227-1239.
  6. Belanche, A., Weisbjerg, M. R., Allison, G. G., Newbold, C. J. and Moorby, J. M. (2013). Estimation of feed crude protein concentration and rumen degradability by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy. J Dairy Sci 96(12): 7867-7880.
  7. Slavov, G., Allison, G. and Bosch, M. (2013). Advances in the genetic dissection of plant cell walls: tools and resources available in Miscanthus. Front Plant Sci 4: 217.
  8. Webb, K. J., Cookson, A., Allison, G., Sullivan, M. L. and Winters, A. L. (2013). Gene expression patterns, localization, and substrates of polyphenol oxidase in red clover ( Trifolium pratense L.). J Agric Food Chem 61(31): 7421-7430.
  9. Slavov, G., Robson, P., Jensen, E., Hodgson, E., Farra, K., Allison, G., Hawkins, S., Thomas-Jones, S., Ma, X. F., Swaller, T., Flavell, R., Clifton-Brown, J. and Donnison, I. (2013). Contrasting geographic variation for molecular markers vs. phenotypic traits in the energy grass Miscanthus sinensis. GCB Bioenergy 5562-5571
  10. Allison, G. G., Morris, C., Lister, S. J., Barraclough, T., Yates, N., Shield, I. and Donnison, I. S. (2012). Effect of nitrogen fertiliser application on cell wall composition in switchgrass and reed canary grass. Biomass and Bioenergy 40:19-26
  11. Robbins, M. P., Evans, E., Valentine, J., Donnison, I. S. and Allison, G. G. (2012). New opportunities for the exploitation of energy crops for combustion in Northern Europe and the UK. Prog Energ Combust 38:138-155.
  12. Valentine, J., Clifton-Brown, J., Hastings, A., Robson, P. , Allison, G. and Smith, P. (2012). Food vs. fuel: the use of land for lignocellulosic ‘next generation’ energy crops that minimise competition with primary food production. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 4 :1-19
  13. Allison, G. G., Morris, C., Lister, S. J., Clifton-Brown, J. and Donnison, I. S.(2011). Genotypic variation in cell wall composition in a diverse set of 244 accessions of Miscanthus. Biomass and Bioenergy 35: 4740-4747
  14. Freitag, S., Hogan, E. J., Crittenden, P. D., Allison, G. G. ,Thain, S. C. (2011). Metabolomic responses to wet inorganic nitrogen inputs from atmospheric sources in the reindeer lichen Cladoniaportentosa. PhysiologiaPlantarum 143 107-114
  15. Allison, G. G. (2011) Application of Fourier transform mid-infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) for research into biomass feed-stocks. In: Fourier Transforms- New Approaches and FTIR Strategies, Intech. ISBN 978-953-307-232-6.
  16. Allison, G. G., Morris, C., Lister, S. J., Shield, I., Yates, N., Barraclough, T. and Donnison, I. S. (2011). Measurement of lignocellulose composition as a tool to understand how feed-stocks can be matched to conversion process. In: Proceedings of the Bioten Conference on Biomass Bioenergy and Biofuels (2010). Bridgwater, A. V. ( ed). CPL Press ISBN 9781872691541.
  17. Allison, G. G., Robbins, M. P., Carli, J., Clifton-Brown, J. and Donnison, I. S. (2010). Designing crops for improved biomass calorific content and attributes for burning: a U.K. perspective. In: Thomas, S., Mascia, P. and Widholm, J. (eds). Plant biotechnology for sustainable production of energy and co-products. Springer.
  18. Hodgson, E. M., Fahmi, R., Yates, N. Allison, G., Bridgwater, A. V., and Donnison, I. S. (2010). Influence of nitrogen and potassium fertiliser on cell wall composition of Miscanthus x giganteus and resultant impacts on fast-pyrolysis liquid quality. Bioresource Technology 101 :6185-6191
  19. Allison, G. G., Morris, C., Hodgson, E., Jones, J., Kubacki, M., Barraclough, T., Yates, N., Shield, I., Bridgwater, A. V. and Donnison, I. S. (2009). Measurement of key compositional parameters in two species of energy grass by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Bioresour Technol 100(24): 6428-6433.
  20. Cheng, Y. F., Edwards, J. E., Allison, G. G., Zhu, W. Y. and Theodorou, M. K. (2009). Diversity and activity of enriched ruminal cultures of anaerobic fungi and methanogens grown together on lignocellulose in consecutive batch culture. Bioresour Technol 100(20): 4821-4828.
  21. Allison, G. G., Thain, S. C., Morris, P., Morris, C., Hawkins, S., Hauck, B., Barraclough, T., Yates, N., Shield, I., Bridgwater, A. V. and Donnison, I. S. (2009). Quantification of hydroxycinnamic acids and lignin in perennial forage and energy grasses by Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and partial least squares regression. Bioresour Technol 100(3): 1252-1261.
Protocols by Gordon G. Allison
  1. Cell Wall Biomass Preparation and Fourier Transform Mid-infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy to Study Cell Wall Composition