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F-box proteins in plants (2019)
Journal Article
Zhang, X., Gonzalez-Carranza, Z. H., Zhang, S., Miao, Y., Liu, J., & Roberts, J. A. (2019). F-box proteins in plants. 00 Journal not listed, doi:10.1002/9781119312994.apr0701

The F-box domain containing protein is one of the super protein families in Eukaryotic cells including yeast, plant and mammals. For example, the model plant Arabidopsis and Medicago genomes contain nearly 700 and 1000 F-box protein encoding genes re... Read More

HAWAIIAN SKIRT, and F-box gene from Arabidopsis, is a new player in the microRNA pathway (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Zhang, X., Jayaweera, D., Peters, J. L., Szecsi, J., Bendahmane, M., Roberts, J. A., & González-Carranza, Z. H. (2018). HAWAIIAN SKIRT, and F-box gene from Arabidopsis, is a new player in the microRNA pathway

F-box proteins belong to a multi-protein E3 ubiquitin ligase complex (SCF) that target proteins for degradation via the proteasome.We demonstrated that HAWAIIAN SKIRT(HWS), an Arabidopsis ubiquitin protein ligase (SCFHWS), regulates organ growth, flo... Read More

The Arabidopsis thaliana F-box gene HAWAIIAN SKIRT is a new player in the microRNA pathway (2017)
Journal Article
Zhang, X., Jayaweera, D., Peters, J. L., Szecsi, J., Bendahmane, M., Roberts, J. A., & Gonzalez-Carranza, Z. H. (2017). The Arabidopsis thaliana F-box gene HAWAIIAN SKIRT is a new player in the microRNA pathway. PLoS ONE, 12(12), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0189788

In Arabidopsis, the F-box HAWAIIAN SKIRT (HWS) protein is important for organ growth. Loss of function of HWS exhibits pleiotropic phenotypes including sepal fusion. To dissect the HWS role, we EMS-mutagenized hws-1 seeds and screened for mutations t... Read More

HAWAIIAN SKIRT controls size and floral organ number by modulating CUC1 and CUC2 expression (2017)
Journal Article
Gonzalez-Carranza, Z. H., Zhang, X., Peters, J. L., Boltz, V., Szecsi, J., Bendahmane, M., & Roberts, J. A. (2017). HAWAIIAN SKIRT controls size and floral organ number by modulating CUC1 and CUC2 expression. PLoS ONE, 12(9), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0185106

The Arabidopsis thaliana F-box gene HAWAIIAN SKIRT (HWS) affects organ growth and the timing of floral organ abscission. The loss-of-function hws-1 mutant exhibits fused sepals and increased organ size. To understand the molecular mechanisms of HWS d... Read More

Decreased photosynthesis in the erect panicle 3 (ep3) mutant of rice is associated with reduced stomatal conductance and attenuated guard cell development (2015)
Journal Article
Yu, H., Murchie, E. H., Gonzalez-Carranza, Z. H., Pyke, K. A., & Roberts, J. A. (in press). Decreased photosynthesis in the erect panicle 3 (ep3) mutant of rice is associated with reduced stomatal conductance and attenuated guard cell development. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(5), doi:10.1093/jxb/eru525

The ERECT PANICLE 3 gene of rice encodes a peptide that exhibits more than 50% sequence identity with the Arabidopsis F-box protein HAWAIIAN SKIRT (HWS). Ectopic expression of the Os02g15950 coding sequence, driven by the HWS (At3g61950) promoter, re... Read More