June Taylor

Principal Scientific Assistant, Biochemistry, Crop/Fruit/Environmental Physiology
Department:Crop Science and Production Systems
Tel:+44 (0)1732 843833
DD:+44 (0)1732 523735 or 523732
Fax:+44 (0)1732 849067

Research Interests

I am involved in projects with the main aim of improving Resource Use Efficiency and environmental sustainability, produce quality and food security in several sectors of UK horticulture. Including root to shoot signalling and plant response to environmental stresses. Improving water use efficiency and product quality using irrigation management techniques. Hormonal regulation of shoot architecture in woody perennials.

Selected Publications

  • Christopher J. Atkinson, Michael J. Davies, June M. Taylor and Helen Longbottom . (2013). Linking ascorbic acid production in Ribes nigrum with fruit development and changes in sources and sinks.  Annals of Botany 111 (4). 703-712.
  • Davies, M.J., Taylor, J.M., Ford, Y.Y., Dodds, P.A.A., Longbottom, H., Hipps, N.A. and Atkinson, C.J. (2010). Opportunities for agronomic manipulation of ascorbic acid yield in fruit crops: a case study with Ribes nigrum L. Functional Plant Science and Biotechnology, 4 (special issue 1). 53-65.
  • Dodds, P.A.A., Taylor, J.M., Else, M.A., Atkinson, C.J., Davies, W.J. (2007). Partial rootzone drying increases antioxidant activity in strawberries. Acta Horticulturae 744. 295-302.
  • Else MA, Taylor JM, Atkinson CJ . (2006). Anti-transpirant activity in xylem sap from flooded tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) plants is not due to pH-mediated redistributions of root- or shoot-sourced ABA.  Journal of Experimental Botany 57, . 3349-3357..