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Regulatory feedback response mechanisms to phosphate starvation in rice (2018)
Journal Article
Ajmera, I., Shi, J., Giri, J., Wu, P., Stekel, D. J., Lu, C., & Hodgman, C. (in press). Regulatory feedback response mechanisms to phosphate starvation in rice. npj Systems Biology and Applications, 4(4), doi:10.1038/s41540-017-0041-0. ISSN 2056-7189

Phosphorus is a growth-limiting nutrient for plants. The growing scarcity of phosphate stocks threatens global food security. Phosphate-uptake regulation is so complex and incompletely known that attempts to improve phosphorus use efficiency have had... Read More

Reconstructing promoter activity from Lux bioluminescent reporters (2017)
Journal Article
Iqbal, M., Doherty, N., Page, A. M., Qazi, S. N., Ajmera, I., Lund, P. A., …Stekel, D. J. (2017). Reconstructing promoter activity from Lux bioluminescent reporters. PLoS Computational Biology, 13(9), doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005731. ISSN 1553-734X

The bacterial Lux system is used as a gene expression reporter. It is fast, sensitive and non-destructive, enabling high frequency measurements. Originally developed for bacterial cells, it has also been adapted for eukaryotic cells, and can be used... Read More

A transcriptomic comparison of two Bambara groundnut landraces under dehydration stress (2017)
Journal Article
Khan, F., Chai, H. H., Ajmera, I., Hodgman, C., Mayes, S., & Lu, C. (2017). A transcriptomic comparison of two Bambara groundnut landraces under dehydration stress. Genes, 8(4), doi:10.3390/genes8040121. ISSN 2073-4425

The ability to grow crops under low-water conditions is a significant advantage in relation to global food security. Bambara groundnut is an underutilised crop grown by subsistence farmers in Africa and is known to survive in regions of water deficit... Read More