Plant Science




Harris, C. J., Amtmann, A., Ton, J. (2023) Epigenetic processes in plant stress priming: open questions and new approaches Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 75, (doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2023.102432)

Zhang, X., Wang, Y., Supekar, S., Cao, X., Zhou, J., Dang, J., Chen, S., Jenkins, L., Marsango, S., Li, X., Liu, G., Milligan, G., Feng, M., Fan, H., Gong, W., Zhang, C. (2023) Pro-phagocytic function and structural basis of GPR84 signaling Nature Communications, 14, (doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-41201-0)

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Perrella, G., Fasano, C., Donald, N. A., Daddiego, L., Fang, W., Martignago, D., Carr, C., Conti, L., Herzyk, P., Amtmann, A. (2023) Histone Deacetylase Complex 1 and Histone 1 epigenetically moderate stress responsiveness of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings New Phytologist, (doi: 10.1111/nph.19165)

Madsen, M. A., Semerdzhiev, S., Twigg, J. D., Moss, C., Bavington, C. D., Amtmann, A. (2023) Environmental modulation of exopolysaccharide production in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis 6803 Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, (doi: 10.1007/s00253-023-12697-9)

McInnes, K. J., van der Hooft, J. J.J., Sharma, A., Herzyk, P., Hundleby, P. A.C., Schoonbeek, H.-J., Amtmann, A., Ridout, C., Jenkins, G. I. (2023) Overexpression of Brassica napus COMT1 in Arabidopsis heightens UV-B-mediated resistance to Plutella xylostella herbivory Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, (doi: 10.1007/s43630-023-00455-9)

Nguyen, T.-H., Silva-Alvim, F. A. L., Hills, A., Blatt, M. R. (2023) OnGuard3e: a predictive, ecophysiology‐ready tool for gas exchange and photosynthesis research Plant, Cell and Environment, (doi: 10.1111/pce.14674)

Antoniou-Kourounioti, R. L., Meschichi, A., Reeck, S., Berry, S., Menon, G., Zhao, Y., Fozard, J., Holmes, T., Zhao, L., Wang, H., Hartley, M., Dean, C., Rosa, S., Howard, M. (2023) Integrating analog and digital modes of gene expression at Arabidopsis FLC eLife, 12, (doi: 10.7554/elife.79743)

Prasetyaningrum, P., Litthauer, S., Vegliani, F., Battle, M. W., Wood, M. W., Liu, X., Dickson, C., Jones, M. A. (2023) Inhibition of RNA degradation integrates the metabolic signals induced by osmotic stress into the Arabidopsis circadian system Journal of Experimental Botany, (doi: 10.1093/jxb/erad274)

Nguyen, T. B.-A., Lefoulon, C., Nguyen, T.-H., Blatt, M. R., Carroll, W. (2023) Engineering stomata for enhanced carbon capture and water-use efficiency Trends in Plant Science, (doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2023.06.002)

Karnik, R., Blatt, M. R. (2023) Analyzing protein–protein interactions using the split-ubiquitin system Humana Press

Auge, G., Hankofer, V., Groth, M., Antoniou-Kourounioti, R., Ratikainen, I., Lampei, C. (2023) Plant environmental memory: implications, mechanisms, and opportunities for plant scientists and beyond AoB Plants, 15, (doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plad032)

Trovato, M., Brini, F., Mseddi, K., Rhizopoulou, S., Jones, M. A. (2023) A holistic and sustainable approach linked to drought tolerance of Mediterranean crops Frontiers in Plant Science, 14, (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1167376)

Cullen, B., Gameroff, M. J., Ward, J., Bailey, M. E.S., Lyall, D. M., Lyall, L. M., MacSweeney, N., Murphy, E., Sangha, N., Shen, X., Strawbridge, R. J., van Dijk, M. T., Zhu, X., Smith, D. J., Talati, A., Whalley, H. C., Cavanagh, J., Weissman, M. M. (2023) Cognitive function in people with familial risk of depression JAMA Psychiatry, 80, pp. 610-620. (doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2023.0716)

Horiuchi, K., Uragami, C., Tao, R., Kosumi, D., Cogdell, R. J., Hashimoto, H. (2023) Excited-state dynamics of all the mono-cis and the major di-cis isomers of β-apo-8′-carotenal as revealed by femtosecond time-resolved transient absorption spectroscopy Molecules, 28, (doi: 10.3390/molecules28114424)

Valentini, A., Schultz-Knudsen, K., Højgaard Hansen, A., Tsakoumagkou, A., Jenkins, L., Christensen, H. B., Manandhar, A., Milligan, G., Ulven, T., Rexen Ulven, E. (2023) Discovery of potent tetrazole free fatty acid receptor 2 antagonists Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 66, pp. 6105-6121. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.2c01935)

Simkin, A. J., Alqurashi, M., Lopez-Calcagno, P. E., Headland, L. R., Raines, C. A. (2023) Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase subunits A and B are essential to maintain photosynthetic efficiency Plant Physiology, (doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiad256)

Waksman, T., Suetsugu, N., Hermanowicz, P., Ronald, J., Sullivan, S., Łabuz, J., Christie, J. M. (2023) Phototropin phosphorylation of ROOT PHOTOTROPISM 2 and its role in mediating phototropism, leaf positioning and chloroplast accumulation movement in arabidopsis Plant Journal, 114, pp. 390-402. (doi: 10.1111/tpj.16144)

Cupellini, L., Qian, P., Nguyen-Phan, T. C., Gardiner, A. T., Cogdell, R. J. (2023) Quantum chemical elucidation of a sevenfold symmetric bacterial antenna complex Photosynthesis Research, 156, pp. 75-87. (doi: 10.1007/s11120-022-00925-8)

Adam, S., Zheng, D., Klein, A., Volz, C., Mullen, W., Shirran, S. L., Smith, B. O., Kalinina, O. V., Müller, R., Koehnke, J. (2023) Unusual peptide-binding proteins guide pyrroloindoline alkaloid formation in crocagin biosynthesis Nature Chemistry, 15, pp. 560-568. (doi: 10.1038/s41557-023-01153-w)

Arora, S., Steed, A., Goddard, R., Gaurav, K., O'Hara, T., Schoen, A., Rawat, N., Elkot, A. F., Korolev, A. V., Chinoy, C., Nicholson, M. H., Asuke, S., Antoniou-Kourounioti, R., Steuernagel, B., Yu, G., Awal, R., Forner-Martínez, M., Wingen, L., Baggs, E., Clarke, J., Saunders, D. G.O., Krasileva, K. V., Tosa, Y., Jones, J. D.G., Tiwari, V. K., Wulff, B. B.H., Nicholson, P. (2023) A wheat kinase and immune receptor form host-specificity barriers against the blast fungus Nature Plants, 9, pp. 385-392. (doi: 10.1038/s41477-023-01357-5)

Gallusci, P., Agius, D. R., Moschou, P. N., Dobránszki, J., Kaiserli, E., Martinelli, F. (2023) Deep inside the epigenetic memories of stressed plants Trends in Plant Science, 28, pp. 142-153. (doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2022.09.004)

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Elvers, I., Nguyen Phan, T. C., Gardiner, A. T., Hunter, C. N., Cogdell, R. J., Köhler, J. (2022) Phasor analysis reveals multicomponent fluorescence kinetics in the LH2 complex from Marichromatium purpuratum Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 126, pp. 10335-10346. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.2c04983)

Duan, H.-G., Jha, A., Chen, L., Tiwari, V., Cogdell, R. J., Ashraf, K., Prokhorenko, V. I., Thorwart, M., Miller, R. J. D. (2022) Quantum coherent energy transport in the Fenna–Matthews–Olson complex at low temperature Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119, pp. e2212630119. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2212630119)

Kowalczyk, D., Nakasone, M. A., Smith, B. O., Huang, D. T. (2022) Bivalent binding of p14ARF to MDM2 RING and acidic domains inhibits E3 ligase function Life Science Alliance, 5, (doi: 10.26508/lsa.202201472)

Lieberman-Lazarovich, M., Kaiserli, E., Bucher, E., Mladenov, V. (2022) Natural and induced epigenetic variation for crop improvement Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 70, (doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2022.102297)

Wu, F., Finkelstein-Shapiro, D., Wang, M., Rosenkampff, I., Yartsev, A., Pascher, T., Nguyen- Phan, T. C., Cogdell, R., Börjesson, K., Pullerits, T. (2022) Optical cavity-mediated exciton dynamics in photosynthetic light harvesting 2 complexes Nature Communications, 13, (doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-34613-x)

Teige, M., Jones, M., Toledo-Ortiz, G. (2022) Plant organellar signalling—back and forth and intertwined with cellular signalling Journal of Experimental Botany, 73, pp. 7103-7104. (doi: 10.1093/jxb/erac383)

Horaruang, W., Klejchová, M., Carroll, W., Silva-Alvim, F. A.L., Waghmare, S., Papanatsiou, M., Amtmann, A., Hills, A., Alvim, J. C., Blatt, M. R., Zhang, B. (2022) Engineering a K+ channel 'sensory antenna' enhances stomatal kinetics, water use efficiency and photosynthesis Nature Plants, 8, pp. 1262-1274. (doi: 10.1038/s41477-022-01255-2)

Eshel, G., Duppen, N., Wang, G., Oh, D.‐H., Kazachkova, Y., Herzyk, P., Amtmann, A., Gordon, M., Chalifa‐Caspi, V., Oscar, M. A., Bar‐David, S., Marshall‐Colon, A., Dassanayake, M., Barak, S. (2022) Positive selection and heat‐response transcriptomes reveal adaptive features of the Brassicaceae desert model, Anastatica hierochuntica New Phytologist, 236, pp. 1006-1026. (doi: 10.1111/nph.18411)

Fang, W., Vellutini, E., Perrella, G., Kaiserli, E. (2022) TANDEM ZINC-FINGER/PLUS3 regulates phytochrome B abundance and signaling to fine-tune hypocotyl growth Plant Cell, 34, pp. 4213-4231. (doi: 10.1093/plcell/koac236)

Gracie, J., Zamberlan, F., Andrews, I. B., Smith, B. O., Peveler, W. J. (2022) Growth of plasmonic nanoparticles for aging cask-matured whisky ACS Applied Nano Materials, 5, pp. 15362-15368. (doi: 10.1021/acsanm.2c03406)

Miguel-Romero, L., Alqasmi, M., Bacarizo, J., Tan, J. A., Cogdell, R. J., Chen, J., Byron, O., Christie, G. E., Marina, A., Penadés, J. R. (2022) Non-canonical Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity island repression Nucleic Acids Research, 50, pp. 11109-11127. (doi: 10.1093/nar/gkac855)

Qian, P., Nguyen-Phan, T. C., Gardiner, A. T., Croll, T. I., Roszak, A. P., Southall, J., Jackson, P. J., Vasilev, C., Castro-Hartmann, P., Sader, K., Hunter, C. N., Cogdell, R. J. (2022) Cryo-EM structures of light-harvesting 2 complexes from Rhodopseudomonas palustris reveal the molecular origin of absorption tuning Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2210109119)

Patitaki, E., Schivre, G., Zioutopoulou, A., Perrella, G., Bourbousse, C., Barneche, F., Kaiserli, E. (2022) Light, chromatin, action: nuclear events regulating light signaling in Arabidopsis New Phytologist, 236, pp. 333-349. (doi: 10.1111/nph.18424)

Ryan, S. M., Ruscher, R., Johnston, W. A., Pickering, D. A., Kennedy, M. W., Smith, B. O., Jones, L., Buitrago, G., Field, M. A., Esterman, A. J., McHugh, C. P., Browne, D. J., Cooper, M. M., Ryan, R. Y. M., Doolan, D. L., Engwerda, C. R., Miles, K., Mitreva, M., Croese, J., Rahman, T., Alexandrov, K., Giacomin, P. R., Loukas, A. (2022) Novel antiinflammatory biologics shaped by parasite–host coevolution Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119, (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2202795119)

Mahindra, A., Jenkins, L., Marsango, S., Huggett, M., Huggett, M., Robinson, L., Gillespie, J., Rajamanickam, M., Morrison, A., McElroy, S., Tikhonova, I. G., Milligan, G., Jamieson, A. G. (2022) Investigating the structure–activity relationship of 1,2,4-triazine G-protein-coupled receptor 84 (GPR84) antagonists Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 65, pp. 11270-11290. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.2c00804)

Liao, X., Jenkins, G. I. (2022) Cysteines have a role in conformation of the UVR8 photoreceptor Plant Journal, 111, pp. 583-594. (doi: 10.1111/tpj.15841)

Baena, G., Xia, L., Waghmare, S., Karnik, R. (2022) SNARE SYP132 mediates divergent trafficking of H+-ATPase AHA1 and antimicrobial PR1 during bacterial pathogenesis Plant Physiology, 189, pp. 1639-1661. (doi: 10.1093/plphys/kiac149)

Kjeldsen, A., Kay, J. E., Baxter, S., McColm, S., Serrano-Amatriain, C., Parker, S., Robb, E., Arnold, S. A., Gilmour, C., Raper, A., Robertson, G., Fleming, R., Smith, B. O., Fotheringham, I. G., Christie, J. M., Magneschi, L. (2022) The fluorescent protein iLOV as a reporter for screening of high‐yield production of antimicrobial peptides in Pichia pastoris Microbial Biotechnology, 15, pp. 2126-2139. (doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.14034)

Marsango, S., Barki, N., Jenkins, L., Tobin, A. B., Milligan, G. (2022) Therapeutic validation of an orphan G protein-coupled receptor: the case of GPR84 British Journal of Pharmacology, 179, pp. 3529-3541. (doi: 10.1111/bph.15248)

Marsango, S., Jenkins, L., Pediani, J. D., Bradley, S. J., Ward, R. J., Hesse, S., Biener, G., Stoneman, M. R., Tobin, A. B., Raicu, V., Milligan, G. (2022) The M1 muscarinic receptor is present in situ as a ligand-regulated mixture of monomers and oligomeric complexes Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119, (doi: 10.1073/pnas.2201103119)

de Carbonnel, M., Stormonth-Darling, J. M., Liu, W., Kuziak, D., Jones, M. A. (2022) Realising the environmental potential of vertical farming systems through advances in plant photobiology Biology, 11, (doi: 10.3390/biology11060922)

Wang, Y., Karnik, R., Garcia-Mata, C., Hu, H. (2022) Editorial: transport and membrane traffic in stomatal biology Frontiers in Plant Science, 13, (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.898128)

Torres Cabán, C. C., Yang, M., Lai, C., Yang, L., Subach, F. V., Smith, B. O., Piatkevich, K. D., Boyden, E. S. (2022) Tuning the sensitivity of genetically encoded fluorescent potassium indicators through structure-guided and genome mining strategies ACS Sensors, 7, pp. 1336-1346. (doi: 10.1021/acssensors.1c02201)

Marsango, S., Ward, R. J., Jenkins, L., Butcher, A. J., Al Mahmud, Z., Dwomoh, L., Nagel, F., Schulz, S., Tikhonova, I. G., Tobin, A. B., Milligan, G. (2022) Selective phosphorylation of threonine residues defines GPR84-arrestin interactions of biased ligands Journal of Biological Chemistry, 298, (doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2022.101932)

Thu, N. B.A., Amtmann, A., Blatt, M. R., Nguyen, T.-H. (2022) Stomata under salt stress—what can mechanistic modeling tell us? Academic Press

Tibbo, A. J., Mika, D., Dobi, S., Ling, J., McFall, A., Tejeda, G. S., Blair, C., MacLeod, R., MacQuaide, N., Gök, C., Fuller, W., Smith, B. O., Smith, G. L., Vandecasteele, G., Brand, T., Baillie, G. S. (2022) Phosphodiesterase type 4 anchoring regulates cAMP signaling to Popeye domain-containing proteins Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 165, pp. 86-102. (doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2022.01.001)

Zioutopoulou, A., Patitaki, E., O'Donnell, L., Kaiserli, E. (2022) Low fluence ultraviolet-B promotes ultraviolet resistance 8-modulated flowering in Arabidopsis Frontiers in Plant Science, 13, (doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.840720)

Barki, N., Bolognini, D., Börjesson, U., Jenkins, L., Riddell, J., Hughes, D. I., Ulven, T., Hudson, B. D., Rexen Ulven, E., Dekker, N., Tobin, A. B., Milligan, G. (2022) Chemogenetics defines the roles of short chain fatty acid receptors within the gut-brain axis eLife, 11, (doi: 10.7554/eLife.73777)

Divorty, N., Jenkins, L., Ganguly, A., Butcher, A. J., Hudson, B. D., Schulz, S., Tobin, A. B., Nicklin, S. A., Milligan, G. (2022) Agonist-induced phosphorylation of orthologues of the orphan receptor GPR35 functions as an activation sensor Journal of Biological Chemistry, 298, (doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2022.101655)

Naqvi, S., He, Q., Trusch, F., Qiu, H., Pham, J., Sun, Q., Christie, J. M., Gilroy, E. M., Birch, P. R.J. (2022) Blue‐light receptor phototropin 1 suppresses immunity to promote Phytophthora infestans infection New Phytologist, 233, pp. 2282-2293. (doi: 10.1111/nph.17929)

Knox, K. (2022) Super-resolution imaging of plasmodesmata using 3D structured illumination microscopy Humana Press

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Kim, J., Nguyen-Phan, T. C., Gardiner, A. T., Yoon, T. H., Cogdell, R. J., Cho, M., Scholes, G. D. (2022) Vibrational modes promoting exciton relaxation in the B850 band of LH2 Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 13, pp. 1099-1106. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c03868)

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Nakasone, M. A., Majorek, K. A., Gabrielsen, M., Sibbet, G. J., Smith, B. O., Huang, D. T. (2022) Structure of UBE2K-Ub/E3/polyUb reveals mechanisms of K48-linked Ub chain extension Nature Chemical Biology, 18, pp. 422-431. (doi: 10.1038/s41589-021-00952-x)

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Milligan, G., Jenkins, L., Marsango, S., Mancini, S., Mahmud, Z. A., Morrison, A., McElroy, S., Bennett, K., Barnes, M., Tobin, A., Tikhonova, I. (2021) Discovery and characterization of novel antagonists of the proinflammatory orphan receptor GPR84 ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science, 4, pp. 1598-1613. (doi: 10.1021/acsptsci.1c00151)

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Amtmann, A., Ma, H., Wagner, D. (2015) Chromatin and epigenetics Plant Physiology, 168, pp. 1185-1188. (doi: 10.1104/pp.15.01023)

Buckley, A. M., Petersen, J., Roe, A. J., Douce, G. R., Christie, J. M. (2015) LOV-based reporters for fluorescence imaging Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 27, pp. 39-45. (doi: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2015.05.011)

Qi, Q., Downer, M.K., Kilpeläinen, T.O., Taal, H. R., Barton, S.J., Ntalla, I., Standl, M., Boraska, V., Huikari, V., Kiefte-de Jong, J.C., Körner, A., Lakka, T.A., Liu, G., Magnusson, J., Okuda, M., Raitakari, O., Richmond, R., Scott, R.A., Bailey, M.E.S., Scheuermann, K., Holloway, J.W., Inskip, H., Isasi, C.R., Mossavar-Rahmani, Y., Jaddoe, V.W.V., Laitinen, J., Lindi, V., Melén, E., Pitsiladis, Y., Pitkänen, N., Snieder, H., Heinrich, J., Timpson, N.J., Wang, T., Yuji, H., Zeggini, E., Dedoussis, G.V., Kaplan, C., Wylie-Rosett, J., Loos, J.F., Hu, F.B., Qi, L. (2015) Dietary intake, FTOGenetic variants, and adiposity: a combined analysis of over 16,000 children and adolescents Diabetes, 64, pp. 2467-2476. (doi: 10.2337/db14-1629)

Fyfe, C.D., Grinter, R., Josts, I., Mosbahi, K., Roszak, A.W., Cogdell, R.J., Wall, D.M., Burchmore, R.J.S., Byron, O., Walker, D. (2015) Structure of protease-cleaved escherichia coliα-2-macroglobulin reveals a putative mechanism of conformational activation for protease entrapment Acta Crystallographica. Section D: Biological Crystallography, 71, pp. 1478-1486. (doi: 10.1107/s1399004715008548)

Christiansen, E., Watterson, K.R., Stocker, C.J., Sokol, E., Jenkins, L., Simon, K., Grundmann, M., Petersen, R.K., Wargent, E.T., Hudson, B.D., Kostenis, E., Ejsing, C.S., Cawthorne, M.A., Milligan, G., Ulven, T. (2015) Activity of dietary fatty acids on FFA1 and FFA4 and characterisation of pinolenic acid as a dual FFA1/FFA4 agonist with potential effect against metabolic diseases British Journal of Nutrition, 113, pp. 1677-1688. (doi: 10.1017/S000711451500118X)

Zhang, B., Karnik, R., Wang, Y., Wallmeroth, N., Blatt, M. R., Grefen, C. (2015) The arabidopsis R-SNARE VAMP721 interacts with KAT1 and KC1 K+ channels to moderate K+ current at the plasma membrane Plant Cell, 27, pp. 1697-1717. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.15.00305)

Papanatsiou, M., Scuffi, D., Blatt, M. R., Garia-Mata, C. (2015) Hydrogen sulphide regulates inward-rectifying K+ channels in conjunction with stomatal closure Plant Physiology, 168, pp. 29-35. (doi: 10.1104/pp.114.256057)

Preuten, T., Blackwood, L., Christie, J. M., Fankhauser, C. (2015) Lipid anchoring of Arabidopsis phototropin 1 to assess the functional significance of receptor internalization: should I stay or should I go? New Phytologist, 206, pp. 1038-1050. (doi: 10.1111/nph.13299)

Fankhauser, C., Christie, J. M. (2015) Plant Phototropic Growth Current Biology, 25, pp. R384-R389. (doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.020)

Parnell, E., Smith, B. O., Yarwood, S. J. (2015) The cAMP sensors, EPAC1 and EPAC2, display distinct subcellular distributions despite sharing a common nuclear pore localisation signal Cellular Signalling, 27, pp. 989-996. (doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2015.02.009)

Buetow, L., Gabrielsen, M., Anthony, N. G., Dou, H., Patel, A., Aitkenhead, H., Sibbet, G. J., Smith, B. O., Huang, D. T. (2015) Activation of a primed RING E3-E2–ubiquitin complex by non-covalent ubiquitin Molecular Cell, 58, pp. 297-310. (doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2015.02.017)

Connolly, J. P.R., Goldstone, R. J., Burgess, K., Cogdell, R. J., Beatson, S. A., Vollmer, W., Smith, D. G.E., Roe, A. (2015) The host metabolite D-serine contributes to bacterial niche specificity through gene selection ISME Journal, 9, pp. 1039-1051. (doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.242)

Kaiserli, E., Chory, J. (2015) The role of phytochromes in triggering plant developmental transitions John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Karnik, R., Zhang, B., Waghmare, S., Aderhold, C., Grefen, C., Blatt, M. R. (2015) Binding of SEC11 indicates its role in SNARE recycling after vesicle fusion and identifies two pathways for vesicular traffic to the plasma membrane Plant Cell, 27, pp. 675-694. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.114.134429)

Shigemitsu, Y., Ikeya, T., Yamamoto, A., Tsuchie, Y., Mishima, M., Smith, B. O., Güntert, P., Ito, Y. (2015) Evaluation of the reliability of the maximum entropy method for reconstructing 3D and 4D NOESY-type NMR spectra of proteins Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 457, pp. 200-205. (doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.12.088)

Heilmann, M., Christie, J. M., Kennis, J. T.M., Jenkins, G. I., Mathes, T. (2015) Photoinduced transformation of UVR8 monitored by vibrational and fluorescence spectroscopy Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 14, pp. 252-257. (doi: 10.1039/c4pp00246f)

Franchini, G. R., Pórfido, J. L., Ibáñez Shimabukuro, M., Rey Burusco, M. F., Bélgamo, J. A., Smith, B. O., Kennedy, M. W., Córsico, B. (2015) The unusual lipid binding proteins of parasitic helminths and their potential roles in parasitism and as therapeutic targets Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids (PLEFA), 93, pp. 31-36. (doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2014.08.003)

Löhner, A., Carey, A.-M., Hacking, K., Picken, N., Kelly, S., Cogdell, R., Köhler, J. (2015) The origin of the split B800 absorption peak in the LH2 complexes from Allochromatium vinosum Photosynthesis Research, 123, pp. 23-31. (doi: 10.1007/s11120-014-0036-2)

Minas, K., Karunakaran, E., Bond, T., Gandy, C., Honsbein, A., Madsen, M., Amezaga, J., Amtmann, A., Templeton, M.R., Biggs, C.A., Lawton, L. (2015) Biodesalination: an emerging technology for targeted removal of Na+and Cl−from seawater by cyanobacteria Desalination and Water Treatment, 55, pp. 2647-2668. (doi: 10.1080/19443994.2014.940647)

Cosentino, C., Alberio, L., Gazzarrini, S., Aquila, M., Romano, E., Cermenati, S., Zuccolini, P., Petersen, J., Beltrame, M., Van Etten, J. L., Christie, J., Thiel, G., Moroni, A. (2015) Engineering of a light-gated potassium channel Science, 348, pp. 707-710. (doi: 10.1126/science.aaa2787)

Gadalla, K. K. E., Ross, P. D., Hector, R. D., Bahey, N. G., Bailey, M. E.S., Cobb, S. R. (2015) Gene therapy for Rett syndrome: prospects and challenges Future Neurology, 10, pp. 467-484. (doi: 10.2217/fnl.15.29)

Christie, J. M., Blackwood, L., Petersen, J., Sullivan, S. (2015) Plant flavoprotein photoreceptors Plant and Cell Physiology, 56, pp. 401-413. (doi: 10.1093/pcp/pcu196)

Wardle, S. L., Bailey, M. E., Kilikevicius, A., Malkova, D., Wilson, R. H., Venckunas, T., Moran, C. (2015) Plasma microRNA levels differ between endurance and strength athletes PLoS ONE, 10, (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122107)

Mathes, T., Heilmann, M., Pandit, A., Zhu, J., Ravensbergen, J., Kloz, M., Fu, Y., Smith, B.O., Christie, J.M., Jenkins, G.I., Kennis, J.T.M. (2015) Proton-coupled electron transfer constitutes the photoactivation mechanism of the plant photoreceptor UVR8 Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137, pp. 8113-8120. (doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b01177)

Ulm, R., Jenkins, G. (2015) Q&A: How do plants sense and respond to UV-B radiation? BMC Biology, 13, (doi: 10.1186/s12915-015-0156-y)

Miyamori, T., Nakasone, Y., Hitomi, K., Christie, J. M., Getzoff, E. D., Terazima, M. (2015) Reaction dynamics of the UV-B photosensor UVR8 Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 14, pp. 995-1004. (doi: 10.1039/c5pp00012b)

Ji, H., Wang, Y., Cloix, C., Li, K., Jenkins, G. I., Wang, S., Shang, Z., Shi, Y., Yang, S., Li, X. (2015) The arabidopsis RCC1 family protein TCF1 regulates freezing tolerance and cold acclimation through modulating lignin biosynthesis PLoS Genetics, 11, (doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1005471)

Beyer, S. R., Müller, L., Southall, J., Cogdell, R. J., Ullmann, G. M., Köhler, J. (2015) The open, the closed, and the empty: time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and computational analysis of RC-LH1 complexes from Rhodopseudomonas palustris Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119, pp. 1362-1373. (doi: 10.1021/jp510822k)

Dominguez, P.N., Himmelstoss, M., Michelmann, J., Lehner, F., Gardiner, A., Cogdell, R.J., Zinth, W. (2015) The primary photosynthetic energy conversion in bacterial reaction centers—stepwise electron transfer and the effect of elevated exposure levels Springer

Singh, V.P., Westberg, M., Wang, C., Dahlberg, P.D., Gellen, T., Gardiner, A.T., Cogdell, R.J., Engel, G.S. (2015) Towards quantification of vibronic coupling in photosynthetic antenna complexes Journal of Chemical Physics, 142, pp. 212446. (doi: 10.1063/1.4921324)

Maiuri, M., Lüer, L., Henry, S., Carey, A.-M., Cogdell, R.J., Cerullo, G., Polli, D. (2015) Ultrafast energy flow and equilibration dynamics in photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes Springer International Publishing

Perlík, V., Seibt, J., Cranston, L. J., Cogdell, R. J., Lincoln, C. N., Savolainen, J., Šanda, F., Mančal, T., Hauer, J. (2015) Vibronic coupling explains the ultrafast carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer in natural and artificial light harvesters Journal of Chemical Physics, 142, (doi: 10.1063/1.4919548)


Wientjes, E., Renger, J., Curto, A. G., Cogdell, R., van Hulst, N. F. (2014) Nanoantenna enhanced emission of light-harvesting complex 2: the role of resonance, polarization, and radiative and non-radiative rates Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, pp. 24739-24746. (doi: 10.1039/c4cp03636k)

Jenkins, G. I. (2014) Structure and function of the UV-B photoreceptor UVR8 Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 29, pp. 52-57. (doi: 10.1016/

Gadalla, K. K.E., Ross, P. D., Riddell, J. S., Bailey, M. E.S., Cobb, S. R. (2014) Gait analysis in a Mecp2 knockout mouse model of Rett syndrome reveals early-onset and progressive motor deficits PLoS ONE, 9, (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112889)

Carey, A.-M., Hacking, K., Picken, N., Honkanen, S., Kelly, S., Niedzwiedzki, D. M., Blankenship, R. E., Shimizu, Y., Wang-Otomo, Z.-Y., Cogdell, R. J. (2014) Characterisation of the LH2 spectral variants produced by the photosynthetic purple sulphur bacterium Allochromatium vinosum Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Bioenergetics, 1837, pp. 1849-1860. (doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2014.07.022)

Lefoulon, C., Karnik, R., Honsbein, A., Gutla, P. V., Grefen, C., Riedelsberger, J., Poblete, T., Dreyer, I., Gonzalez, W., Blatt, M. R. (2014) Voltage-sensor transitions of the inward-rectifying K+ channel KAT1 indicate a latching mechanism biased by hydration within the voltage sensor Plant Physiology, 166, pp. 960-975. (doi: 10.1104/pp.114.244319)

Hayes, S., Velanis, C. N., Jenkins, G. I., Franklin, K. A. (2014) UV-B detected by the UVR8 photoreceptor antagonizes auxin signaling and plant shade avoidance Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, pp. 11894-11899. (doi: 10.1073/pnas.1403052111)

Hudson, B. D., Christiansen, E., Murdoch, H., Jenkins, L., Hansen, A. H., Madsen, O., Ulven, T., Milligan, G. (2014) Complex pharmacology of novel allosteric free fatty acid 3 receptor ligands Molecular Pharmacology, 86, pp. 200-210. (doi: 10.1124/mol.114.093294)

Hachez, C., Laloux, T., Reinhardt, H., Cavez, D., Degand, H., Grefen, C., De Rycke, R., Inze, D., Blatt, M. R., Russinova, E., Chaumont, F. (2014) Arabidopsis SNAREs SYP61 and SYP121 coordinate the trafficking of plasma membrane aquaporin PIP2;7 to modulate the cell membrane water permeability Plant Cell, 26, pp. 3132-3147. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.114.127159)

Taniguchi, M., Henry, S., Cogdell, R. J., Lindsey, J. S. (2014) Statistical considerations on the formation of circular photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes from Rhodopseudomonas palustris Photosynthesis Research, 121, pp. 49-60. (doi: 10.1007/s11120-014-9975-x)

Grinter, R., Josts, I., Zeth, K., Roszak, A. W., McCaughey, L. C., Cogdell, R. J., Milner, J. J., Kelly, S. M., Byron, O., Walker, D. (2014) Structure of the atypical bacteriocin pectocin M2 implies a novel mechanism of protein uptake Molecular Microbiology, 93, pp. 234-246. (doi: 10.1111/mmi.12655)

Beckham, K. S.H., Connolly, J. P.R., Ritchie, J. M., Wang, D., Gawthorne, J. A., Tahoun, A., Gally, D. L., Burgess, K., Burchmore, R. J., Smith, B. O., Beatson, S. A., Byron, O., Wolfe, A. J., Douce, G., Roe, A. J. (2014) The metabolic enzyme AdhE controls the virulence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Molecular Microbiology, 93, pp. 199-211. (doi: 10.1111/mmi.12651)

Cameron, R. T., Quinn, S. D., Cairns, L. S., MacLeod, R., Samuel, I. D.W., Smith, B. O., Penedo, J. C., Baillie, G. S. (2014) The phosphorylation of Hsp20 enhances its association with amyloid-β to increase protection against neuronal cell death Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 61, pp. 46-55. (doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2014.05.002)

Wientjes, E., Renger, J., Curto, A. G., Cogdell, R., van Hulst, N. F. (2014) Strong antenna-enhanced fluorescence of a single light-harvesting complex shows photon antibunching Nature Communications, 5, (doi: 10.1038/ncomms5236)

Blatt, M. R., Wang, Y., Leonhardt, N., Hills, A. (2014) Exploring emergent properties in cellular homeostasis using OnGuard to model K+ and other ion transport in guard cells Journal of Plant Physiology, 171, pp. 770-778. (doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2013.09.014)

Benito, B., Haro, R., Amtmann, A., Cuin, T. A., Dreyer, I. (2014) The twins K+ and Na+ in plants Journal of Plant Physiology, 171, pp. 723-731. (doi: 10.1016/j.jplph.2013.10.014)

Dominguez, P. N., Himmelstoss, M., Michelmann, J., Lehner, F. T., Gardiner, A. T., Cogdell, R. J., Zinth, W. (2014) Primary reactions in photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides – time constants of the initial electron transfer Chemical Physics Letters, 601, pp. 103-109. (doi: 10.1016/j.cplett.2014.03.085)

Kunz, R., Timpmann, K., Southall, J., Cogdell, R. J., Freiberg, A., Köhler, J. (2014) Single-molecule spectroscopy unmasks the lowest exciton state of the B850 assembly in LH2 from Rps. acidophila Biophysical Journal, 106, pp. 2008-2016. (doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2014.03.023)

Eisenach, C., Papanatsiou, M., Hillert, E.-K., Blatt, M. R. (2014) Clustering of the K+ channel GORK of Arabidopsis parallels its gating by extracellular K+ Plant Journal, 78, pp. 203-214. (doi: 10.1111/tpj.12471)

Ibáñez-Shimabukuro, M., Rey-Burusco, M.F., Cooper, A., Kennedy, M. W., Córsico, B., Smith, B. O. (2014) Resonance assignment of As-p18, a fatty acid binding protein secreted by developing larvae of the parasitic nematode Ascaris suum Biomolecular NMR Assignments, 8, pp. 33-36. (doi: 10.1007/s12104-012-9447-1)

Kellermeier, F., Armengaud, P., Seditas, T. J., Danku, J., Salt, D. E., Amtmann, A. (2014) Analysis of the root system architecture of Arabidopsis provides a quantitative readout of crosstalk between nutritional signals Plant Cell, 26, pp. 1480-1490. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.122101)

Amezaga, J. M., Amtmann, A., Biggs, C. A., Bond, T., Gandy, C. J., Honsbein, A., Karunakaran, E., Lawton, L., KonstantinosMadsen, M. A., Minas, K., Templeton, M. R. (2014) Biodesalination: a case study for applications of photosynthetic bacteria in water treatment Plant Physiology, 164, pp. 1661-1676. (doi: 10.1104/pp.113.233973)

Blatt, M. R., Chaumont, F., Farquhar, G. (2014) Focus on water Plant Physiology, 164, pp. 1553-1555. (doi: 10.1104/pp.114.900484)

Vance, S. J., McDonald, R. E., Cooper, A., Kennedy, M. W., Smith, B. O. (2014) Resonance assignments for latherin, a natural surfactant protein from horse sweat Biomolecular NMR Assignments, 8, pp. 213-216. (doi: 10.1007/s12104-013-9485-3)

Lawson, T., Blatt, M. R. (2014) Stomatal size, speed, and responsiveness impact on photosynthesis and water use efficiency Plant Physiology, 164, pp. 1556-1570. (doi: 10.1104/pp.114.237107)

Wang, Y., Hills, A., Blatt, M. (2014) Systems analysis of guard cell membrane transport for enhanced stomatal dynamics and water use efficiency Plant Physiology, 164, pp. 1593-1599. (doi: 10.1104/pp.113.233403)

Tossi, V., Lamattina, L., Jenkins, G. I., Cassia, R. O. (2014) Ultraviolet-B-induced Sstomatal closure in arabidopsis is regulated by the UV RESISTANCE LOCUS8 photoreceptor in a nitric oxide-dependent mechanism Plant Physiology, 164, pp. 2220-2230. (doi: 10.1104/pp.113.231753)

Yvon, C., Surman, A. J., Hutin, M., Alex, J., Smith, B. O., Long, D. L., Cronin, L. (2014) Polyoxometalate clusters integrated into peptide chains and as inorganic amino acids: solution- and solid-phase approaches Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 53, pp. 3336-3341. (doi: 10.1002/anie.201311135)

Rey-Burusco, M.F., Ibañez-Shimabukuro, M., Cooper, A., Kennedy, M. W., Córsico, B., Smith, B. O. (2014) 1H, 13C and 15N chemical shift assignments of Na-FAR-1, a helix-rich fatty acid and retinol binding protein of the parasitic nematode Necator americanus Biomolecular NMR Assignments, 8, pp. 19-21. (doi: 10.1007/s12104-012-9444-4)

Gehl, B., Lee, C. P., Bota, P., Blatt, M. R., Sweetlove, L. J. (2014) An arabidopsis stomatin-like protein affects mitochondrial respiratory supercomplex organization Plant Physiology, 164, pp. 1389-1400. (doi: 10.1104/pp.113.230383)

McCaughey, L. C., Grinter, R., Josts, I., Roszak, A. W., Waløen, K., Cogdell, R. J., Milner, J., Evans, T., Kelly, S., Tucker, N. P., Byron, O., Smith, B., Walker, D. (2014) Lectin-like bacteriocins from Pseudomonas spp. utilise D-rhamnose containing lipopolysaccharide as a cellular receptor PLoS Pathogens, 10, pp. e1003898. (doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003898)

Caldwell, S.T., Maclean, C., Riehle, M., Cooper, A., Nutley, M., Rabani, G., Fitzpatrick, B., Rotello, V.M., Smith, B.O., Khaled, B., Woisel, P., Cooke, G. (2014) Protein-mediated dethreading of a biotin-functionalised pseudorotaxane Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 12, pp. 511-516. (doi: 10.1039/C3OB41612G)

Jenkins, G. I. (2014) The UV-B photoreceptor UVR8: from structure to physiology Plant Cell, 26, pp. 21-37. (doi: 10.1105/tpc.113.119446)

Christie, J., Blatt, M. (2014) Plant physiology sees the light Plant Physiology, 164, pp. 12. (doi: 10.1104/pp.113.900477)

Mackenzie, A.E., Caltabiano, G., Kent, T.C., Jenkins, L., McCallum, J.E., Hudson, B.D., Nicklin, S.A., Fawcett, L., Markwick, R., Charlton, S.J., Milligan, G. (2014) The antiallergic mast cell stabilizers lodoxamide and bufrolin as the first high and equipotent agonists of human and rat gpr35 Molecular Pharmacology, 85, pp. 91-104. (doi: 10.1124/mol.113.089482)

Blatt, M. R., Grefen, C. (2014) Applications of fluorescent marker proteins in plant cell biology Humana Press

Cranston, L. J., Roszak, A. W., Cogdell, R. J. (2014) Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the peripheral light-harvesting complex LH2 from Marichromatium purpuratum Acta Crystallographica. Section F: Structural Biology Communications, 70, pp. 808-813. (doi: 10.1107/S2053230X14009303)

Twardowska, M., Kamińska, I., Wiwatowski, K., Ashraf, K. U., Cogdell, R. J., Mackowski, S., Niedziółka-Jönsson, J. (2014) Fluorescence enhancement of photosynthetic complexes separated from nanoparticles by a reduced graphene oxide layer Applied Physics Letters, 104, (doi: 10.1063/1.4867167)

Magdaong, N. M., LaFountain, A. M., Greco, J. A., Gardiner, A. T., Carey, A.-M., Cogdell, R. J., Gibson, G. N., Birge, R. R., Frank, H. A. (2014) High efficiency light harvesting by carotenoids in the lh2 complex from photosynthetic bacteria: unique adaptation to growth under low-light conditions Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 118, pp. 11172-11189. (doi: 10.1021/jp5070984)

Czechowski, N., Lokstein, H., Kowalska, D., Ashraf, K., Cogdell, R. J., Mackowski, S. (2014) Large plasmonic fluorescence enhancement of cyanobacterial photosystem I coupled to silver island films Applied Physics Letters, 105, pp. 043701. (doi: 10.1063/1.4891856)

Bujak, Ł., Olejnik, M., Brotosudarmo, T. H. P., Schmidt, M. K., Czechowski, N., Piatkowski, D., Aizpurua, J., Cogdell, R. J., Heiss, W., Mackowski, S. (2014) Polarization control of metal-enhanced fluorescence in hybrid assemblies of photosynthetic complexes and gold nanorods Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, pp. 9015-9022. (doi: 10.1039/c3cp54364a)

Josts, I., Grinter, R., Kelly, S. M., Mosbahi, K., Roszak, A., Cogdell, R., Smith, B. O., Byron, O., Walker, D. (2014) Recombinant expression, purification, crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of the C-terminal DUF490963–1138 domain of TamB from Escherichia coli Acta Crystallographica. Section F: Structural Biology Communications, 70, pp. 1272-1275. (doi: 10.1107/S2053230X14017403)

Cogdell, R. J., Roszak, A. W. (2014) Structural biology: the purple heart of photosynthesis Nature, 508, pp. 196-197. (doi: 10.1038/nature13219)

Gabrielsen, M., Abdul-Rahman, P. S., Othman, S., Hashim, O. H., Cogdell, R. J. (2014) Structures and binding specificity of galactose- and mannose-binding lectins from champedak: differences from jackfruit lectins Acta Crystallographica. Section F: Structural Biology Communications, 70, pp. 709-716. (doi: 10.1107/S2053230X14008966)

Our research focuses on identifying the molecular mechanisms underlying physiological and developmental adaptation to both:

  • environmental stress factors including drought, high/low temperatures, mineral nutrient deficiency and salinity.
  • environmental cues such as light, day length and CO2.

Our research interests also extend to studying pathogen immunity.

Aims and Expertise

We seek to gain fundamental insights into the cellular and molecular mechanisms of plant growth and development, which determine survival in natural ecosystems and yield and quality traits in agriculture. Plant performance is intricately tied to photosynthetic efficiency, water usage, nutrient uptake and resistance to environmental stress and pathogen infection. Increasing crop productivity will depend on modulating such processes if we are to offer new strategies to meet the growing demand for energy and food security and mitigate challenges associated with climate change. Our research also employs synthetic biology, systems, and modelling approaches to tackle global challenges.

Our research strengths include:

  • photosynthesis
  • stomatal biology and mathematical modelling
  • photobiology and UV tolerance
  • temperature sensing and response
  • mineral nutrition and root system architecture
  • ion transport and electrophysiology
  • membrane protein trafficking
  • transcriptional regulation and epigenetics
  • post-translational modifications and proteostasis

Technology, impact and outreach

Our work has been successful in developing technologies and new approaches to modulate signaling pathways to improve plant physiology and performance, resulting in the filing of multiple patents. The PSG is well connected with companies involved in plant science and industrial biotechnology. We also have considerable expertise in photobiology and are currently interfacing with stakeholders to support the development and use of artificial lighting in the rapidly expanding area of controlled environment agriculture. In addition, we drive Plant Science education in and outside the classroom through the cross-disciplinary Sci-Seedlets programme.


The PSG is located within the School of Molecular Biosciences and is based in the Bower Building with supporting cutting-edge facilities and infrastructure including state-of-the-art confocal microscopy, Pulse Amplitude Modulated (PAM) fluorescence systems, glasshouses, and specialised illumination rooms, which form part of a recently refurbished plant illumination suite. The Glasgow stomatal Physiology and Photosynthesis (GasPP) Facility equipped with a suite of interconnected LICOR 6800 systems for infrared gas analysis is open to internal and external users. Our work is also supported by expertise from the Structural Biology, and Biophysical Characterisation Facility and Glasgow Polyomics.