Research Areas:
Applied Plant Biology, Biotic Interactions, Environmental Plant Biology, Food Security


For an up to date list:

21. Swarbreck SM*, Guerringue Y, Matthus E, Jamieson FJC, Davies JM (2017) Karrikin- sensing protein KAI2 is a new player in regulating root growth patterns. bioRxiv, 195891. Re-Submitted to The Plant Journal

20. Finch JA, Guillaume G, French SA, Colaço RDDR, Davies JM, Swarbreck SM(2017) Wheat root length and not branching is altered in the presence of neighbours, including blackgrass. PLoS One12: e0178176. 

19. Wilkins KA, Matthus E, Swarbreck SM, Davies JM (2016) Calcium-mediated abiotic stress signalling in roots. Frontiers in Plant Science 7:1296.

18.Richards SL, Wilkins KA, Swarbreck SM, Anderson AA, Habib N, Smith AG, McAinsh M, Davies JM (2015) The hydroxyl radical in plants: from seed to seed. Journal of Experimental Botany 66: 37-46.

17.Richards SL, LaohavisitA, MortimerJC, ShabalaL, SwarbreckSM, ShabalaS, Davies JM (2014) Annexin 1 regulates the H2O2-induced calcium signature in Arabidopsisthaliana roots. The Plant Journal. The Plant Journal 77: 136-145. 

16.Swarbreck SM, Colaço RDDR, Davies JM. (2013) Plant calcium-permeable channels. Plant Physiology 163:514–522 

15.Laohavisit A, Richards SL, Shabala L, Chen C, Colaço RDDR, Swarbreck SM, Shaw E, Dark A, Shabala S, Shang Z, Davies JM. (2013) Salinity-induced calcium signaling and root adaptation in Arabidopsisrequire the calcium regulatory protein Annexin1. Plant Physiology 163:253–262

14. Sudderth EA, St.Clair SB, Placella SA, Swarbreck SM, Castanha CC, Herman DJ, Fischer ML, Kleber ML, Sudderth EB, Torn MS, Anderson GL, Ackerly DD. (2012) Annual grassland resource pools and fluxes: sensitivity to precipitation and dry periods on two contrasting soils. Ecosphere 3: Article 70

13.Swarbreck SM, SudderthEA, St.ClairSB, SalveR, CastanhaC, TornMS, AckerlyDD, AndersenGL. (2011) Linking leaf transcripts levels to whole plant analyses provides mechanistic insights to the impact of warming and altered water availability in an annual grass. Global Change Biology17:1577-1594

12.Swarbreck SM, Defoin-Platel M, Hindle M, Saqi M and Habash DZ. (2011) New perspectives on glutamine synthetase in grasses.Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 1511-1522

11. Swarbreck SM, Lindquist E, AckerlyDD, Andersen GL. (2011) Analysis of leaf and root transcriptome of soil grown Avena barbata plants. Plant and Cell Physiology 52: 317-332

10. Wu CH, Bernard SM, Andersen GL, Chen W. (2009) Developing microbe-plant interactions as biotechnological tools. Microbial Biotechnology 2: 428-440

9.Bernard SM, Habash DZ. (2009) The importance of cytosolic glutamine synthetase in nitrogen assimilation and recycling. New Phytologist 182: 608-620

8. LeakeyADB, Ainsworth EA, Bernard SM, Markelz RJC, Ort DR, Placella SAP, Rogers A, Smith MD, Sudderth EA, Weston DJ, Wullschleger SD, Yuan S. (2009) Gene expression profiling – opening the black box of plant ecosystem responses to global change. Global Change Biology 15: 1201-1213

7.Bernard SM, Blom Møller AL, Dionisio G, Jahn TP, Baudo M, Lopes MS, Tercé-Laforgue T, Foyer CH, Parry M, Forde BG, Araus JL, Hirel B, Schjoerring JK andHabash DZ. (2008)Gene expression and function of glutamine synthetase isozymes in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Molecular Biology 67:89-105

6. Habash D, Bernard S, Schondelmaier J, Weyen J and Quarrie S. (2007) The genetics of nitrogen use in hexaploid wheat: N utilisation, development and yield. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 114: 403-419

5. Groten K, Dutilleul C, van Heerden PDR, Vanacker H, Bernard S, Finkemeier I, Dietz K-J, Römer P and Foyer CH. (2006) Redox regulation of peroxiredoxin and proteinases by ascorbate and thiols during pea root nodule senescence. FEBS Letters 580: 1269-1276

4. Groten K,Vanacker H, Dutilleul C, Bastian F, Bernard S, Carzaniga R, Foyer CH. (2005) The roles of redox processes in pea nodule development and senescence. Plant Cell & Environment 28: 1293-1304

3. Luna CM, Pastori GM, Driscoll S, Groten K, Bernard S, and Foyer CH. (2005)Drought controls on H2O2accumulation, catalase (CAT) activity and CATgene expression in wheat.Journal of Experimental Botany 56: 417-423

2. Pastori GM, Kiddle G, Antoniw J, Bernard S, Veljovic-Jovanovic S, Verrier PJ, Noctor G, Foyer CH. (2003) Leaf vitamin C contents modulate plant defense transcripts and regulate genes that control development through hormone signaling. Plant Cell 15: 939-951                                                                                              

1. Kiddle G, Pastori GM, Bernard S, Pignocchi C, Antoniw J, Verrier PJ, Foyer CH. (2003) Effects of leaf ascorbate content on defense and photosynthesis gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Antioxidants and Redox Signaling 5: 23-32 

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