My main research interest is the study of wheat roots and the genetic basis for their architecture.
During my PhD at Nottingham, I constructed a high throughput seedling phenotyping platform capable of phenotyping mapping populations with a high number of replicates.
My main research focus now as a Research Fellow on the FUTUREROOTS project is to phenotype ancient relative introgression lines generated at Nottingham as part of the WISP programme, with the aim of identifying small introgressed segments containing root genes. Phenotyping will be conducted using the 2D system and in 3D using micro-CT in the Hounsfield Facility.
- Jonathan A. Atkinson, , Marcus Griffiths, Michael P. Pound, , M. John Foulkes, , , Malcolm J. Bennett, Julie King & Darren M. Wells2015Phenotyping pipeline reveals major seedling root growth QTL in hexaploid wheatAvailable online before publication in Journal of Experimental Botany
- Jonathan A Atkinson, Amanda Rasmussen, Richard Traini, Ute Voß, Craig Sturrock, Sacha J Mooney, Darren M Wells, Malcolm J Bennett2014Branching Out in Roots: Uncovering Form, Function, and RegulationPlant Physiology 166 (2), 538-550
- Michael P. Pound, Andrew P. French, Jonathan Atkinson, Darren M. Wells, Malcolm J. Bennett & Tony P. Pridmore2013RootNav: Navigating Images of Complex Root ArchitecturesPlant Physiology 162 (4), 1802-1814