Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Catherine Lilley

BSc, PhD, Durham.
Senior Research Fellow
School of Biology

Contact:  Manton 9.08, +44(0) 113 34 32745, email address for  

Zhang L, Lilley CJ, Imren M, Paul Knox J, Urwin PE The complex cell wall composition of syncytia induced by plant parasitic cyst nematodes reflects both function and host plant Frontiers in Plant Science 8 -, 2017
DOI:10.3389/fpls.2017.01087
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Eves-van den Akker S, Lilley CJ, Danchin EGJ, Rancurel C, Cock PJA, Urwin PE, Jones JT THE TRANSCRIPTOME OF NACOBBUS ABERRANS REVEALS INSIGHTS INTO THE EVOLUTION OF SEDENTARY ENDOPARASITISM IN PLANT-PARASITIC NEMATODES, 2016

Eves-van den Akker S, Laetsch DR, Thorpe P, Lilley CJ, Danchin EGJ, DaRocha M, Rancurel C, Holroyd NE, Cotton JA, Szitenberg A, Grenier E, Montarry J, Mimee B, Duceppe M, Boyes I, Marvin JMC, Jones LM, Yusup HB, Lafond-Lapalme J, Esquibet M, Sabeh M, Rott M, Overmars H, Finkers-Tomczak A, Smant G, Koutsovoulos G, Blok V, Mantelin S, Cock PJA, Phillips W, Henrissat B, Urwin PE, Blaxter M, Jones JT THE GENOME OF THE YELLOW POTATO CYST NEMATODE, GLOBODERA ROSTOCHIENSIS, REVEALS IN-SIGHTS INTO THE BASES OF PARASITISM AND VIRULENCE, 2016

Kearn J, Lilley C, Urwin P, O'Connor V, Holden-Dye L Progressive metabolic impairment underlies the novel nematicidal action of fluensulfone on the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology -, 2016
DOI:10.1016/j.pestbp.2017.01.009
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Eves-Van Den Akker S, Lilley CJ, Yusup HB, Jones JT, Urwin PE Functional C-TERMINALLY ENCODED PEPTIDE (CEP) plant hormone domains evolved de novo in the plant parasite Rotylenchulus reniformis Molecular Plant Pathology 17 1265-1275, 2016
DOI:10.1111/mpp.12402
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Papolu PK, Dutta TK, Tyagi N, Urwin PE, Lilley CJ, Rao U Expression of a cystatin transgene in eggplant provides resistance to root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita Frontiers in Plant Science 7 -, 2016
DOI:10.3389/fpls.2016.01122
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Eves-van den Akker S, Laetsch DR, Thorpe P, Lilley CJ, Danchin EGJ, Da Rocha M, Rancurel C, Holroyd NE, Cotton JA, Szitenberg A, Grenier E, Montarry J, Mimee B, Duceppe MO, Boyes I, Marvin JMC, Jones LM, Yusup HB, Lafond-Lapalme J, Esquibet M, Sabeh M, Rott M, Overmars H, Finkers-Tomczak A, Smant G, Koutsovoulos G, Blok V, Mantelin S, Cock PJA, Phillips W, Henrissat B, Urwin PE, Blaxter M, Jones JT The genome of the yellow potato cyst nematode, Globodera rostochiensis, reveals insights into the basis of parasitism and virulence Genome Biology 17 -, 2016
DOI:10.1186/s13059-016-0985-1
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Holden-Dye L, Kearn J, Crisford A, Ludlow E, Urwin PE, Lilley CJ, O'Connor V THE NEMATICIDAL MODE OF ACTION OF FLUENSULFONE., 2015

Eves-van den Akker S, Lilley CJ, Danchin EGJ, Rancurel C, Cock PJA, Jones LM, Yusup HB, Jones JT, Urwin PE COMPARATIVE GENOMICS/TRANSCRIPTOMICS TO STUDY EFFECTOR GENE BIRTH IN PLANT-PARASITIC NEMATODES., 2015

Vieira P, Wantoch S, Lilley CJ, Chitwood DJ, Atkinson HJ, Kamo K Expression of a cystatin transgene can confer resistance to root lesion nematodes in Lilium longiflorum cv.‘Nellie White’ Transgenic Research 24 421-432, 2015
DOI:10.1007/s11248-014-9848-2
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Gantasala NP, Kumar M, Rao U, Banakar P, Lilley CJ, Sharma A Combinatorial in vitro RNAi of two neuropeptide genes and a pharyngeal gland gene on Meloidogyne incognita Nematology 17 155-167, 2015
DOI:10.1163/15685411-00002859
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Lilley CJ, Jain R, Urwin PE Reduction of phytate by down-regulation of Arabidopsis thaliana MIPS and IPK1 genes alters susceptibility to beet cyst nematodes Nematology 17 401-407, 2015
DOI:10.1163/15685411-00002874
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Eves-Van Den Akker S, Lilley CJ, Reid A, Pickup J, Anderson E, Cock PJA, Blaxter M, Urwin PE, Jones JT, Blok VC A metagenetic approach to determine the diversity and distribution of cyst nematodes at the level of the country, the field and the individual Molecular Ecology 24 5842-5851, 2015
DOI:10.1111/mec.13434
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Eves-Van Den Akker S, Lilley CJ, Jones JT, Urwin PE Plant-parasitic nematode feeding tubes and plugs: New perspectives on function Nematology 17 1-9, 2015
DOI:10.1163/15685411-00002832
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Eves-van den Akker S, Lilley CJ, Danchin EGJ, Rancurel C, Cock PJA, Urwin PE, Jones JT The transcriptome of Nacobbus aberrans reveals insights into the evolution of sedentary endoparasitism in plant-parasitic nematodes. Genome Biol Evol 6 2181-2194, 2014
DOI:10.1093/gbe/evu171
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Lilley CJ, Cotton JA, Blok V, Eves-van den Akker S, Jones LM, Reid AJ, Thorpe P, Berriman M, Jones JT, Urwin PE THE GENOME SEQUENCE AND LIFE-STAGE SPECIFIC TRANSCRIPTOMES OF POTATO CYST NEMATODE., 2014

Eves-van den Akker S, Lilley CJ, Jones JT, Urwin PE CHARACTERISATION OF NOVEL SECRETED PROTEINS AND THEIR POTENTIAL ROLE IN CYST NEMATODE PARASITISM., 2014

Cotton JA, Lilley CJ, Jones LM, Kikuchi T, Reid AJ, Thorpe P, Tsai IJ, Beasley H, Blok V, Cock PJA, den Akker SEV, Holroyd N, Hunt M, Mantelin S, Naghra H, Pain A, Palomares-Rius JE, Zarowiecki M, Berriman M, Jones JT, Urwin PE The genome and life-stage specific transcriptomes of Globodera pallida elucidate key aspects of plant parasitism by a cyst nematode Genome Biology 15 -, 2014
DOI:10.1186/gb-2014-15-3-r43
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Eves-van den Akker S, Lilley CJ, Ault JR, Ashcroft AE, Jones JT, Urwin PE The feeding tube of cyst nematodes: characterisation of protein exclusion. PLoS One 9 e87289-, 2014
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0087289
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Eves-van den Akker S, Lilley CJ, Jones JT, Urwin PE Identification and Characterisation of a Hyper-Variable Apoplastic Effector Gene Family of the Potato Cyst Nematodes PLoS Pathogens 10 -, 2014
DOI:10.1371/journal.ppat.1004391
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Thorpe P, Mantelin S, Cock PJA, Blok VC, Coke MC, Eves-van den Akker S, Guzeeva E, Lilley CJ, Smant G, Reid AJ, Wright KM, Urwin PE, Jones JT Genomic characterisation of the effector complement of the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida BMC Genomics 15 -, 2014
DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-15-923
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Atkinson NJ, Lilley CJ, Urwin PE Identification of genes involved in the response of Arabidopsis to simultaneous biotic and abiotic stresses. Plant Physiol 162 2028-2041, 2013
DOI:10.1104/pp.113.222372
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Davies LJ, Lilley CJ, Paul Knox J, Urwin PE Syncytia formed by adult female Heterodera schachtii in Arabidopsis thaliana roots have a distinct cell wall molecular architecture. New Phytol 196 238-246, 2012
DOI:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04238.x
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Lilley CJ, Davies LJ, Urwin PE RNA interference in plant parasitic nematodes: a summary of the current status. Parasitology 139 630-640, 2012
DOI:10.1017/S0031182011002071
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Atkinson HJ, Lilley CJ, Urwin PE Strategies for transgenic nematode control in developed and developing world crops. Curr Opin Biotechnol 23 251-256, 2012
DOI:10.1016/j.copbio.2011.09.004
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Green J, Wang D, Lilley CJ, Urwin PE, Atkinson HJ Transgenic potatoes for potato cyst nematode control can replace pesticide use without impact on soil quality. PLoS One 7 e30973-, 2012
DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0030973
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Lilley CJ, Kyndt T, Gheysen G Genomics and Molecular Genetics of Plant-Nematode Interactions In Genomics and Molecular Genetics of Plant-Nematode Interactions , 2011
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Lilley CJ, Wang D, Atkinson HJ, Urwin PE Effective delivery of a nematode-repellent peptide using a root-cap-specific promoter. Plant Biotechnol J 9 151-161, 2011
DOI:10.1111/j.1467-7652.2010.00542.x
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Lilley CJ, Kyndt T, Gheysen G Nematode Resistant GM Crops in Industrialised and Developing Countries GENOMICS AND MOLECULAR GENETICS OF PLANT-NEMATODE INTERACTIONS 517-541, 2011
DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-0434-3_24

Jones JT, Kumar A, Pylypenko LA, Thirugnanasambandam A, Castelli L, Chapman S, Cock PJA, Grenier E, Lilley CJ, Phillips MS, Blok VC Identification and functional characterization of effectors in expressed sequence tags from various life cycle stages of the potato cyst nematode Globodera pallida MOL PLANT PATHOL 10 815-828, 2009

Costa JC, Lilley CJ, Atkinson HJ, Urwin PE Functional characterisation of a cyst nematode acetylcholinesterase gene using Caenorhabditis elegans as a heterologous system INT J PARASITOL 39 849-858, 2009
DOI:10.1016/j.ijpara.2008.12.007

Costa JC, Lilley CJ, Atkinson HJ, Urwin PE Functional characterisation of a cyst nematode acetylcholinesterase gene using Caenorhabditis elegans as a heterologous system., 2009
DOI:10.1016/j.ijpara.2008.12.007
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Fuller VL, Lilley CJ, Urwin PE Nematode resistance. New Phytol 180 27-44, 2008
DOI:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2008.02508.x
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Fuller VL, Lilley CJ, Atkinson HJ, Urwin PE Differential gene expression in Arabidopsis following infection by plant-parasitic nematodes Meloidogyne incognita and Heterodera schachtii MOL PLANT PATHOL 8 595-609, 2007
DOI:10.1111/J.1364-3703.2007.00416.X

Lilley CJ, Bakhetia M, Charlton WL, Urwin PE Recent progress in the development of RNA interference for plant parasitic nematodes MOL PLANT PATHOL 8 701-711, 2007
DOI:10.1111/J.1364-3703.2007.00422.X

Shingles J, Lilley CJ, Atkinson HJ, Urwin PE Meloidogyne incognita: Molecular and biochemical characterisation of a cathepsin L cysteine proteinase and the effect on parasitism following RNAi EXP PARASITOL 115 114-120, 2007
DOI:10.1016/j.exppara.2006.07.008

Costa JC, Lilley CJ, Urwin PE Caenorhabditis elegans as a model for plant-parasitic nematodes NEMATOLOGY 9 3-16, 2007

Lilley CJ, Goodchild SA, Atkinson HJ, Urwin PE Cloning and characterisation of a Heterodera glycines aminopeptidase cDNA INT J PARASITOL 35 1577-1585, 2005
DOI:10.1016/j.ijpara.2005.07.017

Lilley CJ, Atkinson HJ, Urwin PE Molecular aspects of cyst nematodes MOL PLANT PATHOL 6 577-588, 2005
DOI:10.1111/J.1364-3703.2005.00306.X

Lilley CJ, Urwin PE, Johnston KA, Atkinson HJ Preferential expression of a plant cystatin at nematode feeding sites confers resistance to Meloidogyne incognita and Globodera pallida. Plant Biotechnol J 2 3-12, 2004
DOI:10.1046/j.1467-7652.2003.00037.x
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Urwin PE, Lilley CJ, Atkinson HJ Ingestion of double-stranded RNA by preparasitic juvenile cyst nematodes leads to RNA interference. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 15 747-752, 2002
DOI:10.1094/MPMI.2002.15.8.747
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Lilley CJ, Devlin P, Urwin PE, Atkinson HJ Parasitic nematodes, Proteinases and transgenic plants Parasitology Today 15 414-417, 1999

Urwin PE, Lilley CJ Resistance to plant parasitic nematodes conferred by GM-crops. Pesticide Outlook 10 145-149, 1999

Lilley CJ, Urwin PE, Atkinson HJ, McPherson MJ Characterisation of cDNAs encoding serine proteinases from the soybean cyst nematode Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 89 195-207, 1997
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Urwin PE, Lilley CJ, McPherson MJ, Atkinson HJ Characterisation of two cDNAs encoding cysteine proteinases from the soybean cyst nematode Heterodera glycines Parasitology 114 605-613, 1997
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Urwin PE, Lilley CJ, McPherson MJ, Atkinson HJ Resistance to both cyst and root-knot nematodes conferred by transgenic Arabidopsis expressing a modified cystatin. The Plant Journal 12 455-461, 1997

Urwin PE, Moller SG, Lilley CJ, Atkinson HJ, McPherson MJ Continual GFP monitoring of CaMV35S promoter activity in nematode induced feeding cells in Arabidopsis thaliana Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 10 394-400, 1997

Atkinson HJ, Urwin PE, Lilley CJ, McPherson MJ Engineering transgenic resistance to potato cyst nematodes In Potato Cyst Nematodes , 1997

Fordam-skelton AP, Lilley CJ, Urwin PE, Robinson NJ GUS expression in Arabidopsis directed by the 5' regions of the pea metallothionein-like gene PsMTa Plant Molecular Biology 34 659-668, 1997

Lilley CJ, Urwin PE, McPherson MJ, Atkinson HJ Characterisation of intestinally active proteinases of cyst-nematodes Parasitology 113 415-424, 1996
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