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Oxygen sensing coordinates photomorphogenesis to facilitate seedling survival (2015)
Journal Article
Abbas, M., Berckhan, S., Rooney, D. J., Gibbs, D. J., Vicente Conde, J., Sousa Correia, C., …Holdsworth, M. J. (2015). Oxygen sensing coordinates photomorphogenesis to facilitate seedling survival. Current Biology, 25(11), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.03.060

Successful emergence from the soil is essential for plant establishment in natural and farmed systems. It has been assumed that the absence of light in the soil is the preeminent signal perceived during early seedling development, leading to a distin... Read More

Group VII ethylene response factors coordinate oxygen and nitric oxide signal transduction and stress responses in plants (2015)
Journal Article
Gibbs, D. J., Vincente Conde, J., Berckhan, S., Prasad, G., Mendiondo, G. M., & Holdsworth, M. J. (2015). Group VII ethylene response factors coordinate oxygen and nitric oxide signal transduction and stress responses in plants. Plant Physiology, 169(1), doi:10.1104/pp.15.00338

The group VII ethylene response factors (ERFVIIs) are plant-specific transcription factors that have emerged as important regulators of abiotic and biotic stress responses, in particular, low-oxygen stress. A defining feature of ERFVIIs is their cons... Read More

Nitric oxide sensing in plants is mediated by proteolytic control of Group VII ERF transcription factors (2014)
Journal Article
Gibbs, D. J., Md Isa, N., Movahedi, M., Lozano-Juste, J., Mendiondo, G. M., Berckhan, S., …Holdsworth, M. J. (2014). Nitric oxide sensing in plants is mediated by proteolytic control of Group VII ERF transcription factors. Molecular Cell, 53(3), doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2013.12.020

Nitric oxide (NO) is an important signaling compound in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. In plants, NO regulates critical developmental transitions and stress responses. Here, we identify a mechanism for NO sensing that coordinates responses throughout de... Read More