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November 2019

Busch FA, Tominaga J, Muroya M, Shirakami N, Takahashi S, Yamori W, Kitaoka T, Milward SE, Nishimura K, Matsunami E, Toda Y, Higuchi C, Muranaka A, Takami T, Watanabe S, Kinoshita T, Sakamoto W, Sakamoto A, Shimada H (2019): Overexpression of BUNDLE SHEATH DEFECTIVE 2 improves the efficiency of photosynthesis and growth in Arabidopsis. The Plant Journal. doi: 10.1111/tpj.14617  Read article

Clémence Henry, Alexander Watson-Lazowski, Maria Oszvald, Cara Griffiths, Matthew J Paul, Robert T Furbank, Oula Ghannoum. 2019. Sugar sensing responses to low and high light in leaves of the C4 model grass Setaria viridis. Journal of Experimental Botany, erz495, Read article

October 2019

Ermakova M, Danila FR, Robert T. Furbank, Susanne Von Caemmerer. 2019 On the road to C4 rice: advances and perspectives First published: 09 October 2019 Read article

GeetikaG, E.J. van Oosterom, B. George-Jaeggli, M.Y. Mortlock, K.S. Deifel, G. McLean, G.L. Hammer 2019. Genotypic variation in whole-plant transpiration efficiency in sorghum aligns with variation in both stomatal conductance and phenotypic capacity. Functional Plant Biology.Read abstract

Khoshravesh R, Stata M, Busch FA, Saladié M, Castelli JM, Dakin N, Hattersley PW, Macfarlane TD, Sage RF, Ludwig M*, Sage TL. 2019. The evolutionary origin of C4 photosynthesis in the grass subtribe Neurachninae. Plant Physiology. doi: 10.1104/pp.19.00925 Read article 

Silva-Pérez V, Joanne De Faveri, Gemma Molero, David M Deery, Anthony G Condon, Matthew P Reynolds, John R Evans, Robert T Furbank Genetic variation for photosynthetic capacity and efficiency in spring wheat.  Journal of Experimental Botany. Read article

Watson‐Lazowski A, Alexie Papanicolaou, Fiona Koller, Oula Ghannoum. 2019. The transcriptomic responses of C4 grasses to sub‐ambient CO2 and low light are largely species‐specific and only refined by photosynthetic subtype. The Plant Journal October 2019. Read article

Zhou, Y and Spencer Whitney. Directed Evolution of an Improved Rubisco; In Vitro Analyses to Decipher Fact from Fiction. Int J Mole. Scie  2019, 20 (20)5019 Read article

September 2019

Kaczmarski JA, NS Hong, B Mukherjee, LT Wey, L Rourke, B Förster, Price, Jackson. Structural basis for the allosteric regulation of the SbtA bicarbonate transporter by the PII-like protein, SbtB, from Cyanobium sp. PCC7001.  bioRxiv, 762807  Read article

Sachin G Chavan, Remko A Duursma, Michael Tausz, Oula Ghannoum, Elevated CO2 alleviates the negative impact of heat stress on wheat physiology but not on grain yield, Journal of Experimental Botany, , erz386, Read article

Sagun, J.V., Badger, M.R., Chow, W.S. et al. Cyclic electron flow and light partitioning between the two photosystems in leaves of plants with different functional types. Photosynth Res (2019). Read article


August 2019

Ermakova, M, Lopez-Calagno, PE, Raines, C, Furbank R, von Caemmerer s. 2019. Overexpression of the Rieske FeS protein of the Cytochrome b6f complex increases C4 photosynthesis in Setaria viridis. Communications Biology. doi:10.1038/s42003-019-0561-9.  Read article

July 2019

Danila FR, William Paul Quick, Rosemary G White, Susanne von Caemmerer, Robert Furbank. Response of plasmodesmata formation in leaves of C4 grasses to growth irradiance Pages 2482-2494. Read article

Hernández-Prieto MA,Christie Foster, Alexander Watson-Lazowski, Oula Ghannoum and Min Chen 2019. Comparative analysis of thylakoid protein complexes in the mesophyll and bundle sheath cells from C3, C4 and C3–C4 Paniceae grasses. 2019 Physiologia Plantarum 166:134-147 doi:10.1111/ppl.12956 Read article

Cano, Francisco Javier, Robert E. Sharwood, Asaph Cousins and Oula Ghannoum. 2019. The role of leaf width and conductances to CO2 in determining water use efficiency in C4 grasses. New Phytologist 223:1280-1295. Read article

Deans, Ross M, Graham Farquhar and Florian Busch. 2019 . Estimating stomatal and biochemical limitations during photosynthetic induction. Plant, Cell and Environment  Read article

May 2019

Bellasio C, Farquhar G. 2019. A leaf level biochemical model simulating the introduction of C2 and C4 photosynthesis in C3 rice: gains, losses and metabolite fluxes. New Phytologist . Read article

Furbank, Robert T., Jimenez‐Berni, Jose A., George‐Jaeggli, Barbara, Potgieter, Andries B. and Deery, David M. (2019) Field crop phenomics: enabling breeding for radiation use efficiency and biomass in cereal crops. New Phytologist, . doi:10.1111/nph.15817 Read article

Leakey A, John N. Ferguson, Charles P. Pignon, Alex Wu, Zhenong Jin, Graeme L. Hammer, and David B. Lobell. Water Use Efficiency as a Constraint and Target for Improving the Resilience and Productivity of C3 and C4 Crops. Annual Review of Plant Biology 70:781-808. Read article

Joe Quirk, Chandra Bellasio, David A Johnson, David J Beerling, Response of photosynthesis, growth and water relations of a savannah-adapted tree and grass grown across high to low CO2, Annals of Botany, mcz048, Read article

Ubierna N, Cernusak LA, Holloway-Phillips M, Busch FA, Cousins AB, Farquhar GD (2019) Critical review: incorporating the arrangement of mitochondria and chloroplasts into models of photosynthesis and carbon isotope discrimination. Photosynthesis Research. doi: 10.1007/s11120-019-00635-8 Read article

Wu A, Graeme L. Hammer, Al Doherty, Susanne von Caemmerer, Graham D. Farquhar. 2019. Quantifying impacts of enhancing photosynthesis on crop yield. Nature Plants. volume 5, pages 380–388. Read article

Gonzalez-Bayon, R., Shen, Y., Groszmann, M., Zhu, A., Wang, A., Allu, A. D., … & Greaves, I. K. (2019). Senescence and defense pathways contribute to heterosis. Plant physiology, 180(1), 240-252. Read article

April 2019

Yi-Wen Yang, Yan-Chao Yin, Zheng-Ke Li, Da Huang, Jin-Long Shang, Min Chen, Bao-Sheng Qiu (2019)   Orange carotenoid proteins are involved in the adaptation of the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc flagelliformeto desiccation, Photosynthesis research, 140: 103-113 Read article

Sawicki A,  Robert D Willows, Min Chen (2019) Spectral signatures of chlorophyll derivatives derived by non-toxic methods.  Photosynthesis research, 140(1):115-127 Read article

March 2019

Bellasio C. 2018. A generalised dynamic model of leaf-level C3 photosynthesis combining light and dark reactions with stomatal behaviour. Photosynthesis Research 10.1007/s11120-018-0601-1.

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Coast O, Shah S, Ivakov A, Gaju O, Wilson PB, Posch BC, Bryant CJ, Negrini ACA, Evans JR, Condon AG, Silva-Pérez V, MP, Pogson BJ, Millar AH, Furbank RT and Atkin OK. 2019. Predicting dark respiration rates of wheat leaves from hyperspectral reflectance. Plant Cell & Environment. Read article

Quirk J, Bellasio C, Johnson DA, Osborne CP, Beerling DJ. 2018. C4 savanna grasses fail to maintain assimilation in drying soil under low CO2 compared with C3 trees despite lower leaf water demand. 2018 Functional Ecology 33(3): 388-398.Read article

Chen M, Miguel A. Hernandez-Prieto, Patrick C. Loughlin,  Yaqiong Li, Robert D. Willows. 2019.  Genome and proteome of the chlorophyll f-producing cyanobacterium Halomicronema hongdechloris: adaptative proteomic shifts under different light conditions. BMC genomics 20 (1), 207 Read article 

Zhong‐Chun Zhang, Zheng‐Ke Li, Yan‐Chao Yin, Yaqiong Li, Yu Jia, Min Chen, Bao‐Sheng Qiu (2019) Widespread occurrence and unexpected diversity of red‐shifted chlorophyll producing cyanobacteria in humid subtropical forest ecosystems. Environ microbiol  Read article

Schmitt FJ, ZY Campbell, MV Bui, A Hüls, T Tomo, M Chen, EG Maksimov, Suleyman I Allakhverdiev, Thomas Friedrich (2019) Photosynthesis supported by a chlorophyll f-dependent, entropy-driven uphill energy transfer in Halomicronema hongdechloris cells adapted to far-red light. Photosynthesis research 139: 185-201.\ Read article


February 2019 

Knauer J, Zaehle S, De Kauwe MG, Bahar NHA, Evans JR, Medlyn BE, Reichstein M, Werner C. 2019 Effects of mesophyll conductance on vegetation responses to elevated CO2 concentrations in a land surface model. Global Change Biology. Read article 


January 2019

Wang H, Yan X, Aigner H, Bracher A, Nguyen ND, Hee WY, Long, BM, Price GD, Hart FUl and Hayer-Hartl ML, 2019. Rubisco condensate formation by CcmM in β-carboxysome biogenesis. Nature, 566:131–135. Read article

Jin‐Long Shang,  Min Chen, Shengwei Hou, Tao Li,  Yi‐Wen Yang, Qi Li, Hai‐Bo Jiang, Guo‐Zheng Dai, Zhong‐Chun Zhang, Wolfgang R. Hess, Bao‐Sheng Qiu (2019) Genomic and transcriptomic insights into the survival of the subaerial cyanobacterium Nostoc flagelliforme in arid and exposed habitats. Environ Microbiol. Read article

Chen M. 2019. Chlorophylls d and f: synthesis, occurrence, light-harvesting, and pigment organization in chlorophyll-binding protein complexes. In: “Advance in Botanical Research”. ISSN 0065-2296. Elsevier Ltd.Read