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Researcher: Hecht, VFG (Dr Valerie Hecht)

Research Fields

Plant Physiology
Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Developmental Genetics (incl. Sex Determination)
Cell Development, Proliferation and Death
Genetics
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Plant Biology
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)

Research Impact

Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Grain Legumes
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Native Forests
Vegetables
Hardwood Plantations
Horticultural Crops
Management of Gaseous Waste from Plant Production (excl. Greenhouse Gases)
Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences

Career Best Publications

A conserved molecular basis for photoperiod adaptation in two temperate legumes; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Conservation of Arabidopsis Flowering Genes in Model Legumes; Plant Physiology
DIE NEUTRALIS and LATE BLOOMER 1 Contribute to Regulation of the Pea Circadian Clock ; Plant Cell
Pea LATE BLOOMER 1 is a GIGANTEA ortholog with roles in photoperiodic flowering, de-etiolation and transcriptional regulation of circadian clock gene homologs; Plant Physiology
Pea VEGETATIVE2 is an FD homolog that is essential for flowering and compound inflorescence development; Plant Cell
Sexual and apomictic reproduction in Hieracium subgenus Pilosella are closely interrelated developmental pathways; The Plant Cell
The Arabidopsis thaliana Somatic Embryogenesis Receptor-like Kinases 1 and 2 Control Male Sporogenesis; The Plant Cell
The Arabidopsis peptide kiss of death is an inducer of programmed cell death; The EMBO Journal: (European Molecular Biology Organization)
The Pea GIGAS Gene Is a FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog Necessary for Graft-Transmissible Specification of Flowering but Not for Responsiveness to Photoperiod; The Plant Cell
VEGETATIVE1 is essential for development of the compound inflorescence in pea; Nature Communications

Research Publications

A conserved molecular basis for photoperiod adaptation in two temperate legumes; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
AtSERK1 expression precedes and coincides with early somatic embryogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Conservation of Arabidopsis Flowering Genes in Model Legumes; Plant Physiology
Cryptochrome 1 contributes to blue-light sensing in pea; Plant Physiology
DIE NEUTRALIS and LATE BLOOMER 1 Contribute to Regulation of the Pea Circadian Clock ; Plant Cell
Duplicate MADS genes with split roles; Journal of Experimental Botany
EARLY FLOWERING3 redundancy fine-tunes photoperiod sensitivity; Plant Physiology
Ethylene signaling influences light-regulated development in pea; Plant Physiology
Expression of FLOWERING LOCUS T and LEAFY homologues are temporally associated with annual flower bud initiation in Eucalyptus globulus; IUFRO-CTIA Joint Conference: Adaptation Breeding and Conservation in the Era of Forest Tree Genomics and Environmental Change
Expression of a FLOWERING LOCUS T homologue is temporally associated with annual flower bud initiation in Eucalyptus globulus subsp. globulus (Myrtaceae); Australian Journal of Botany
Genetic control of heterochrony in Eucalyptus globulus; G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics
Identification of LATE BLOOMER2 as a CYCLING DOF FACTOR homolog reveals conserved and divergent features of the flowering response to photoperiod in pea; Plant Cell
Isolation and forward genetic analysis of developmental genes in pea; Legume Genomics
Isolation and functional analysis of CONSTANS-LIKE genes suggests that a central role for CONSTANS in flowering time control is not evolutionarily conserved in Medicago truncatula; Frontiers in Plant Science
Light regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis in pea is mediated through the COP1/HY5 pathway; Plant Cell
Molecular Tools for Understanding Flowering Time in Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) Hybrid Seed Crops; 28th International Horticultural Congress
Molecular tools for understanding flowering time in cauliflower hybrid seed crops; 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop
New directions for the control of flowering in pea; 18th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances
New directions for the control of flowering in pea; 2nd International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics
Pea LATE BLOOMER 1 is a GIGANTEA ortholog with roles in photoperiodic flowering, de-etiolation and transcriptional regulation of circadian clock gene homologs; Plant Physiology
Pea VEGETATIVE2 is an FD homolog that is essential for flowering and compound inflorescence development; Plant Cell
Sexual and apomictic reproduction in Hieracium subgenus Pilosella are closely interrelated developmental pathways; The Plant Cell
Subcellular Localization and Oligomerization of the Arabidopsis thaliana Somatic Embryogenesis Receptor Kinase 1 Protein; Journal of Molecular Biology
The Arabidopsis thaliana Somatic Embryogenesis Receptor-like Kinases 1 and 2 Control Male Sporogenesis; The Plant Cell
The Arabidopsis peptide kiss of death is an inducer of programmed cell death; The EMBO Journal: (European Molecular Biology Organization)
The Arabidopsis SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS RECEPTOR KINASE 1 gene is expressed in developing ovules and embryos and enhances embryogenic competence in culture; Plant Physiology
The cryptochrome gene family in pea includes two differentially expressed CRY2 genes; Plant Molecular Biology
The Medicago FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog, MtFTa1, Is a Key Regulator of Flowering Time; Plant Physiology
The Pea GIGAS Gene Is a FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog Necessary for Graft-Transmissible Specification of Flowering but Not for Responsiveness to Photoperiod; The Plant Cell
The pea photoperiod response gene STERILE NODES is an ortholog of LUX ARRHYTHMO1[W][OPEN]; Plant Physiology
The role of BoFLC2 in cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.) reproductive development; Journal of Experimental Botany
Update on the genetic control of flowering in garden pea; Journal of Experimental Botany
VEGETATIVE1 is essential for development of the compound inflorescence in pea; Nature Communications

Research Projects

Ultra-high Throughput Genotyping of Eucalyptus: Trees Development and Application of Diversity Array Technology for Genomic Studies ; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Genetic control of flowering time in legumes
Genetic Control of Flowering Time in Lentil (Lens culinaris)
Genetic Control of Inflorescence Development in Pea
Genetic Control of Photoperiod Responsiveness in Pea
Molecular Evolution and Genetic Control of Flowering in the Eucalyptus globulus Species Complex
Molecular Tools for Understanding and Predicting Flowering in Cauliflower
The Genetic Control of Phase Change and Development Timing in Pea (pisum sativum)
The Regulation of Growth and Development in Pisum sativum