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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 about Oxygen sensing coordinates photomorphogenesis to facilitate seedling survival.

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 about Nitric oxide sensing in plants is mediated by proteolytic control of Group VII ERF transcription factors.

Homeostatic response to hypoxia is regulated by the N-end rule pathway in plants (2011)
Journal Article
Fukao, T., Gibbs, D. J., Lee, S. C., Bassel, G. W., Correia, C. S., Md Isa, N., …Holdsworth, M. J. (2011). Homeostatic response to hypoxia is regulated by the N-end rule pathway in plants. Nature, 479(7373), 415-418. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature10534

Plants and animals are obligate aerobes, requiring oxygen for mitochondrial respiration and energy production. In plants, an unanticipated decline in oxygen availability (hypoxia), as caused by roots becoming waterlogged or foliage submergence, trigg... Read More about Homeostatic response to hypoxia is regulated by the N-end rule pathway in plants.