Refereed International Journals

University of Hertfordshire

Kaczmarek J, West JS, King KL, Canning GGM, Latunde-Dada AO, Huang YJ, Fitt BDL, Malgorzata Jedryczka M (2023). Efficient qPCR estimation and discrimination of airborne inoculum of Leptosphaeria maculans and L. biglobosa, the causal organisms of phoma leaf spotting and stem canker of oilseed rape. Pest Management Science (published online, DOI: 10.1002/ps.7800).

Van de Wouw AP, Scanlan JL, Al-Mamun HA, Balesdent MH, Bousset L, Burketová L, Mendoza LR, Fernando WGD, Franke C, Howlett BJ, Huang YH, Jones EE, Koopmann B, Lob S, Mirabadi AZ, Nugent BC, Peng G, Rossi FR, Schreuder H, Tabone AR, Van Coller GJ, Batley J, Idnurm A (2023). A new set of international Leptosphaeria maculans isolates as a resource for elucidation of the basis and evolution of blackleg disease on Brassica napus. Plant Pathology (published online,

Karandeni Dewage CS, Cools K, Stotz HU, Qi A, Huang YJ, Wells R and Fitt BDL (2022) Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping for Resistance Against Pyrenopeziza brassicae Derived From a Brassica napus Secondary Gene Pool. Front. Plant Sci. 13:786189. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.786189

Karandeni Dewage CS, Qi A, Stotz HU, Huang YJ, Fitt BDL (2021). Interactions in the Brassica napus-Pyrenopeziza brassicae pathosystem and sources of resistance to P. brassicae (light leaf spot). Plant Pathology, DOI: 10.1111/ppa.13455.

Fortune JA, Qi A, Ritchie F, Karandeni Dewage CS, Fitt BDL, Huang YJ, (2021). Effects of cultivar resistance and fungicide application on stem canker of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) and potential interseasonal transmission of Leptosphaeria spp. inoculum. Plant Pathology, DOI: 10.1111/ppa.13453.

Du R, Huang YJ, Zhang J, Yang L, Wu MD, L GQ (2021). LAMP detection and identification of the blackleg pathogen Leptosphaeria biglobosa ‘brassicae’. Plant Disease,

Picot E, Hale CC, Hilton S, Teakle GR, Schäfer H, Huang YJ, Perryman S, West JS, Bending GD (2021). Contrasting responses of rhizosphere bacterial, fungal, protist and nematode communities to nitrogen fertilisation and crop genotype in field grown oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems,

Huang YJ, Paillard S, Kumar V, King GJ, Fitt BDL, Delourme R (2019). Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) resistance to growth of Leptosphaeria maculans in leaves of young plants contributes to quantitative resistance in stems of adult plants. PLoS ONE 14(9): e0222540.

Huang YJ, Jestin C, Welham SJ, King GJ, Manzanares-Dauleux MJ, Fitt BDL, Delourme R (2016). Identification of environmentally stable QTL for resistance against Leptosphaeria maculans in oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Theoretical and Applied Genetics 129: 169 - 180. DOI: 10.1007/s00122-015-2620-z.

Huang YJ, Qi AM, King GJ and Fitt BDL (2014). Assessing quantitative resistance against Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker) in Brassica napus (oilseed rape) in young plants. PloS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084924.

Huang YJ, Hood JR, Eckert MR, Stonard JF, Cools HL, King GJ, Rossall S, Ashworth M and Fitt BDL (2011). Effects of fungicide on growth of Leptosphaeria maculans and L. biglobosa in relation to development of phoma stem canker on oilseed rape (Brassica napus). Plant Pathology 60: 607–620.

Huang YJ, Balesdent MH, Li ZQ, Evans N, Rouxel T and Fitt BDL (2010). Fitness cost of virulence differs between the AvrLm1 and AvrLm4 loci in Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker of oilseed rape). European Journal of Plant Pathology 126: 279–291.

Huang YJ, Pirie EJ, Evans N, Delourme R, King GJ, Fitt BDL (2009). Quantitative resistance to symptomless growth of Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker) in Brassica napus (oilseed rape). Plant Pathology 58: 314–323.

Huang YJ, Liu Z, West JS, Todd AD, Hall AM, Fitt BDL (2007). Effects of temperature and rainfall on date of release of ascospores of Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker) from winter oilseed rape (Brassica napus) debris in the UK. Annals of Applied Biology 151: 99-111.

Huang YJ, Evans N, Li ZQ, Eckert M, Chèvre AM, Renard M, Fitt BDL (2006). Temperature and leaf wetness duration affect phenotypic expression of Rlm6-mediated resistance to Leptosphaeria maculans in Brassica napus. New Phytologist 170: 129-141.

Huang YJ, Li ZQ, Evans N, Rouxel T, Fitt BDL and Balesdent MH. (2006). Fitness cost associated with loss of the AvrLm4 avirulence function in Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker of oilseed rape). European Journal of Plant Pathology 114: 77-89.

Huang YJ, Fitt BDL, Jedryczka M, Dakowska S, West JS, Gladders P, Steed JM and Li ZQ  (2005). Patterns of ascospore release in relation to phoma stem canker epidemiology in England (Leptosphaeria maculans) and Poland (L. biglobosa). European Journal of Plant Pathology 111: 263-277.

Huang YJ, Toscano-Underwood C, Hu XJ. and Hall AM (2003). Effects of temperature on ascospore germination and penetration of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) leaves by A- or B-group Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker).  Plant Pathology 52: 245-255.

Huang YJ, BDL Fitt and AM Hall (2003). Survival of A-group and B-group Leptosphaeria maculans (phoma stem canker) ascospores in air and mycelium on oilseed rape stem debris.  Annals of Applied Biology 143: 359-369.

Toscano-Underwood C, Huang YJ, Fitt BDL and Hall AM (2003).  Effects of temperature on maturation of pseudothecia of Leptosphaeria maculans and L. biglobosa on oilseed rape stem debris. Plant Pathology 52: 726-736.

Noel K, Qi A, Gajula LH, Padley C, Rietz S, Huang YJ, Fitt BDL, Stotz HU (2022). Influence of elevated temperatures on resistance against phoma stem canker in oilseed rape. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI:10.3389/fpls.2022.785804.

Fortune JA, Bingol E, Qi A, Baker DQi A, Ritchie F, Karandeni Dewage CS, Fitt BDL,Huang YJ(2022). Leptosphaeria biglobosa inhibits production of the sirodesmin PL by L. maculans. Pest Management Science (published online,

Huang YJ, Sidique SNM, Karandeni Dewage CS, Gajula LH, Mitrousia GK, Qi A, West JS, Fitt BDL (2022). Effective control of Leptosphaeria maculans increases importance of L. biglobosa as cause of phoma stem canker epidemics on oilseed rape.  Pest Management Science (published online,

Bucur DE, Huang YJ, Fitt BDL, Kildea S (2022). Azole fungicide sensitivity and molecular mechanisms of reduced sensitivity in Irish Pyrenopeziza brassicae populations. Pest Management Science (published online;

Noel K, Qi A, Gajula LH, Padley C, Rietz S, Huang YJ, Fitt BDL, Stotz HU(2022). Influence of elevated temperatures on resistance against phoma stem canker in oilseed rape. Frontiers in Plant Science. DOI:10.3389/fpls.2022.785804.

University of York

Guangyuan Lu, Andrea L Harper, Martin Trick, Colin Morgan, Fiona Fraser, Carmel O’Neill, Ian Bancroft. Associative Transcriptomics study dissects the genetic architecture of seed glucosinolate content in Brassica napus. DNA Research 21:613-625, 2014

A.L. Harper, M. Trick, J. Higgins, F. Fraser, L. Clissold, R. Wells, C. Hattori, P. Werner and I. Bancroft. Associative Transcriptomics of traits in the polyploid crop species Brassica napus. Nature Biotechnology 30:798-802, 2012

Rothamsted Research

King KM, West JS. 2021. Detection of the Phoma pathogens Plenodomus biglobosus subclades ‘brassicae’ and ‘canadensis’ on wasabi, and ‘canadensis’ in Europe. European Journal of Plant Pathology.

University of Warwick

Hilton S, Picot E, Schreiter S, Bass D, Norman K, Oliver AE, Moore JD, Mauchline TH, Mills PR, Teakle GR, Clark IM, Hirsch PR, van der Gast CJ, Bending GD (2021). Identification of microbial signatures linked to oilseed rape yield decline at the landscape scale. Microbiome, 9:19.

George Muscatt, Sally Hilton, Sebastien Raguideau, Graham Teakle, Ian D. E. A. Lidbury, Elizabeth M. H. Wellington, Christopher Quince, Andrew Millard, Gary D. Bending, Eleanor Jameson (2022) Crop management shapes the diversity and activity of both DNA and RNA viruses in the rhizosphere. Microbiome, 10:181

Emma J. Bennett, Christopher J. Brignell, Pierre W. C.  Carion,
Samantha M. Cook, Peter J. Eastmond, Graham Teakle, John P. Hammond,
Clare Love, Graham King, Jeremy A. Roberts, Carol Wagstaff (2017)
Development of a statistical crop model to explain the relationship between seed yield and phenotypic diversity within the Brassica napus genepool. Agronomy, 7:31(1-26)