Dr Suzanne Litthauer

Dr Suzanne Litthauer
Assistant Molecular Breeder; DNA Fingerprinting Service Manager
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Research interests

Suzanne joined NIAB EMR in 2018 as Assistant Molecular Breeder in the Genetics, Genomics and Breeding department.  Her work focuses on marker-assisted breeding of apple and pear rootstocks, conventional breeding of Rubus, and pest and disease resistance screening in apple and Rubus. Suzanne also manages the DNA Fingerprinting Service.

Research projects

Rootstock Breeding Programme; Duration: April 2015-March 2020; Partners: East Malling Rootstock Breeding Club; Funding: Commercially funded

Rubus Breeding Programme; Duration: April 2015-March 2020; Partners: East Malling Rubus Breeding Consortium; Funding: Commercially funded


Recent publications

Simon, N.M.L., Litthauer, S., Jones, M.A., and Dodd, A.N. Interactions Between Circadian Rhythms, ROS and Redox, in Panda, S.K. and Yamamoto, Y.Y. (eds.). (2019). Redox Homeostasis in Plants, Signaling and Communication in Plants. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, pp.67-64. 

Litthauer, S. and Jones, M.A. SAL1-PAP retrograde signalling extends circadian period by reproducing the loss of exoribonuclease (XRN) activity. (2018). Plant Signal Behav. 13:e1500066. 

Litthauer, S., Chan, K.X., and Jones, M.A.  3'-Phosphoadenosine 5'-phosphate accumulation delays the circadian system. (2018). Plant Physiol. 176:3120-3135. 

Litthauer, S., Battle, M.W., and Jones, M.A. Phototropins do not alter accumulation of evening-phased circadian transcripts under blue light. (2016). Plant Signal Behav. 11:e1126029. 

Litthauer, S., Battle, M.W., Lawson, T., and Jones ,M.A. Phototropins maintain robust circadian oscillation of PSII operating efficiency under blue light. (2015). Plant J. 83:1034-1045. 

Full publication list on Google Scholar, ORCiD and ResearchGate

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