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Dr Nicholas Cryer

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I combine molecular genetics with physiology to investigate and exploit the diversity of plant genetic resources. Current projects include mineral nutrition in Theobroma cacao and methods of identification and relationship testing within the UK National Fruit Collections.

Other publications

Daymond, A.J. and Cryer, N.C. (2009). Assessing How Genotype Performance Varies With Environment. Gro-cocoa. Issue 15 p.6-7.#

.Cryer, N.C. Butler, D.R. (2007). Population structure of Theobroma cacao collected from the upper Amazonian regions and a review of research activity related to cocoa at Reading university. World cocoa foundation, Amsterdam. 22-24th May 2007.

Cryer, N.C., Hadley, P., Wilkinson, M.J. (2006). Detection of Epigenetic Modification in Cocoa. (2006) 15th International Cocoa Research Conference, Costa Rica.

Turnbull, C.J., Daymond, A.J., Cryer, N.C., Wilkinson, M.J., Hadley, P. (2006). ICGD, CocoaGenDB and CacaoNet: Evolution of the International. Cocoa Germplasm Database Project. (2006). 15th International Cocoa Research Conference, Costa Rica.

Cryer, N.C., Kolesnikova-Allen, M., Zhang, D., Athanson, B., Opoku, S., Aikpokpodion, P., Efombagn, B.M., Adu-Ampomah, Y., Nelson, S., Gilmour, M., Hadley, P., Wilkinson, M.J. and Lockwood, R. Verification of identity of breeding material in South East Asia and West Africa. In: Proceedings of the Malaysian International Cocoa Conference, 18-19 July, 2005.

Turnbull, C.J., Daymond, A.J., Cryer, N.C., Hadley, P., Wilkinson, M.J. (2005). A Management Tool For The Prioritisation Of Crop Germplasm Resources: A Case Study Using Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) In: Proceedings of the Malaysian International Cocoa Conference, 18-19 July, 2005.

Cryer, N.C., Wilkinson, M.J. (2004). High throughput, high resolution selection of polymorphic microstatellite loci for multiplex analysis. INGENIC workshop meeting. University of Reading. April 2004.

Cryer<, N.C., Wilkinson, M.J. (2003). Standardisation of microsatellite profiles between laboratories as part of the global genetic fingerprinting of Theobroma cacao. INGENIC Workshop 19th October 2003, Miklin Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

Cryer, N,C., Charters, Y., Wilkinson, M.J. (2002). Use of Molecular marker systems for the discrimination of cacao clones held at Intermediate Quarantine Facility, University of Reading. 14th International Cocoa Research Conference, Accra, Ghana.

Reports / Newsletters / Database submission

Cryer, N.C. (2007). DNA-based Monitoring of Disease Processes. Gro – cocoa. issue 12.

Cryer, N.C. (2007). The population structure of uncharacterised germplasm collected from the upper Amazonian regions held at CRU,T. Report to Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate, and Confectionary Alliance.

Cryer,N.C., Carter,J.G., Setayesh,R., Wilkinson,M.J. (2005). Allelic variation in Theobroma cacao. EMBL sequence submission. AJ811732 - AJ811906.

Cryer, N.C. Wilkinson, M.J. (2004). Discovery of Single nucleotide polymorphism's in Theobroma cacao L. associated with disease resistance gene homologues. Report to MARS Inc.

Cryer,N.C., Fenn,M.G.E., Charters,Y., Wilkinson,M.J. (2004). SSR Fingerprinting of cacao implications for the international movement of germplasm. EMBL sequence submission. AJ748465 - AJ748509.

Turnbull, C.J., Butler, D.R., Cryer, N.C., Zhang, D., Lanaud, C., Daymond, A.J., Ford, C.S., Wilkinson, M.J. and Hadley, P. (2004). Tackling Mislabelling in Cocoa Germplasm Collections. INGENIC NEWSLETTER, 9, 8-11.

Turnbull, C.J., Cryer, N.C., Ford, C.S., Daymond, A.J., Wadsworth, R.M. and Hadley, P (2004). ICGD Online (www.icgd.rdg.ac.uk). Euronext.liffe/University of Reading.