Andy Passey

Scientific Assistant, Strawberry Breeding
Department:Genetics Genomics & Breeding
Tel:+44 (0)1732 843833
DD:+44 (0)1732 523746
Fax:+44 (0)1732 849067

Research Interests

Assistant strawberry breeder, involved in all aspects of the strawberry breeding programme at EMR.  I am responsible for the care and maintenance of the entire strawberry collection, consisting of approximately 3000 plants comprising 1100 genotypes and of annual propagation to replenish stock plants, provide  parents for crossing programmes, produce plants for field evaluation trials, and plants for disease screening.

Selected Publications

  • Whitehouse, A.B., Johnson, A.W., Passey, A.J., McLeary K.J. & Simpson, D.W. (2014). Recent Progress in Breeding for Improved Performance in Programmed Cropping Systems. Acta Horticulturae 1049. 867-872.
  • Whitehouse, A.B., Johnson, A.W., Passey, A.J., McLeary K.J. & Simpson, D.W. (2014). ‘Serenity’: A paler skin-coloured somaclonal variant of the short-day cultivar ‘Florence’. Acta Horticulturae 1049. 819-821.
  • Simpson, D.W., Whitehouse, A.B., Johnson, A.W., McLeary, K.J. & Passey, A.J. (2014). 'Elegance' and 'Vibrant', two new strawberry cultivars fro programmed cropping in Northern Europe. Acta Horticulturae 1049. 259-261.
  • Sargent, D.J., Passey, T., Šurbanovski N., Lopez Girona E., Kuchta P., Davik J., Harrison R., Passey, A.J., Whitehouse, A.B., Simpson, D.W. (2012). A microsatellite linkage map for the cultivated strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) reveals extensive regions of homozygosity in the genome resulting from breeding and selection. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 124. 1229-1240.
  • Johnson, A.W., Grant, O.M., Davies, M.J., James, C.M., Passey, A.J. & Simpson, D.W. (2009). Determining the response of ten strawberry cultivars to water-limited conditions. Acta Horticulturae Proceedings of the VI International Strawberry Symposium, 842: 769-772.
  • Whitehouse, A.B., Passey, A.J. & Simpson, D.W. (2009). Developing a breeding strategy for improved performance in programmed cropping systems. Acta Horticulturae 842. 503-505.
  • Johnson, A.W., Grant, O.M., Davies, M.J., Passey, A.J. & Simpson, D.W. (2009). Investigating the response of strawberry to water-deficit conditions. Acta Horticulturae Proceedings of the Workshop on Berry Production in Changing Climate Conditions and Cultivation Systems 838:169-173.
  • Sargent, D.J., Fernadéz-Fernandéz, F. Ruiz-Roja, J.J., Sutherland, B.G., Passey, A. Whitehouse, A.B. & Simpson, D.W. (2009). A genetic linkage map of the cultivated strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) progeny segregating for resistance to Verticillium dahliae, and its comparison to the diploid Fragaria reference map. Molecular Breeding 24(3). 293-303.
  • Simpson, D.W., Hammond, K.J. Johnson, A.W., Passey, A.J. & Whitehouse, A.B. (McLeary, K.J. née Hammond). Six new strawberry cultivars from East Malling Research.  Acta Horticulturae 842. 525-528.