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Role of LOTR1 in nutrient transport through organization of spatial distribution of root endodermal barriers (2017)
Journal Article
Li, B., Kamiya, T., Kalmbach, L., Yamagami, M., Yamaguchi, K., Shigenobu, S., …Fujiwara, T. (2017). Role of LOTR1 in nutrient transport through organization of spatial distribution of root endodermal barriers. Current Biology, 27(5), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.01.030. ISSN 0960-9822

The formation of Casparian strips and suberin lamellae at the endodermis limits the free diffusion of nutrients and harmful substances via the apoplastic space between the soil solution and the stele in roots [1–3]. Casparian strips are ring-like lig... Read More

Nuclear localised more sulphur accumulation1 epigenetically regulates sulphur homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana (2016)
Journal Article
Huang, X., Chao, D., Koprivova, A., Danku, J., Wirtz, M., Müller, S., …Salt, D. E. (2016). Nuclear localised more sulphur accumulation1 epigenetically regulates sulphur homeostasis in Arabidopsis thaliana. PLoS Genetics, 12(9), doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006298. ISSN 1553-7390

Sulphur (S) is an essential element for all living organisms. The uptake, assimilation and metabolism of S in plants are well studied. However, the regulation of S homeostasis remains largely unknown. Here, we report on the identification and charact... Read More

A heavy metal P-type ATPase OsHMA4 prevents copper accumulation in rice grain (2016)
Journal Article
Huang, X., Deng, F., Yamaji, N., Pinson, S. R., Fujii-Kashino, M., Danku, J., …Ma, J. F. (2016). A heavy metal P-type ATPase OsHMA4 prevents copper accumulation in rice grain. Nature Communications, 7(12138), doi:10.1038/ncomms12138. ISSN 2041-1723

Rice is a major source of calories and mineral nutrients for over half the world’s human population. However, little is known in rice about the genetic basis of variation in accumulation of copper (Cu), an essential but potentially toxic nutrient. He... Read More

Salinity is an agent of divergent selection driving local adaptation of Arabidopsis to coastal habitats (2015)
Journal Article
adaptation of Arabidopsis to coastal habitats. Plant Physiology, 168(3), doi:10.1104/pp.15.00427. ISSN 0032-0889

Understanding the molecular mechanism of adaptive evolution in plants provides insights into the selective forces driving adaptation and the genetic basis of adaptive traits with agricultural value. The genomic resources available for Arabidopsis (Ar... Read More

Genome-wide association mapping identifies a new arsenate reductase enzyme critical for limiting arsenic accumulation in plants (2014)
Journal Article
accumulation in plants. PLoS Biology, 12(12), doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002009. ISSN 1544-9173

Inorganic arsenic is a carcinogen, and its ingestion through foods such as rice presents a significant risk to human health. Plants chemically reduce arsenate to arsenite. Using genome-wide association (GWA) mapping of loci controlling natural variat... Read More