Category: publications

A couple of new publications

Here’s 2017 and two publications from our stable have recently come out:

  1. Evidence for compounds made by plants that activate the karrikin signalling pathway, first author Kelly Sun, published in Frontiers in Plant Science:
    http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpls.2016.01799
  2. A comprehensive review of strigolactone signalling and evolution, co-authored with Dave Nelson, Caroline Gutjahr and Tom Bennett, published in Annual Review of Plant Biology:
    http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-arplant-042916-040925

Well done to all involved and thanks for your help!

Been a while… so here are two new pubs

Source: Brewer et al (2016) PNAS
Source: Brewer et al (2016) PNAS

Getting a lab established takes some time and effort – and I’ve been neglecting the “news” section of this site! So, as a little update, two new publications we’ve been involved with in the past few weeks:

Congratulations to Phil Brewer and Christine Beveridge at UQ, who have been working very hard on LBO, a new gene in Arabidopsis involved in strigolactone biosynthesis. It’s just been published at PNAS – check it out! It included substantial contributions from Kaori & Koichi Yoneyama, among many others. And of course the local boys, Adrian Scaffidi, Gavin Flematti, Steve Smith and myself here at UWA.

Meanwhile, we four have just published a timely review on the importance of stereochemistry in strigolactone biology. We did not think it was a particularly controversial piece – it merely discussed the recent contributions to the field with a little interpretation for good measure – but we certainly had a struggle appeasing a fussy reviewer! Read it here as part of a special issue of Planta on strigolactones.