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Researcher: Cuin, TA (Dr Tracey Cuin)

Fields of Research

Plant physiology
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Plant biology
Crop and pasture nutrition
Cell metabolism
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Sustainable agricultural development
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Plant cell and molecular biology
Fertilisers (incl. application)

Research Objectives

Environmentally sustainable plant production
Other plant production and plant primary products
Management of gaseous waste from plant production (excl. greenhouse gases)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Grains and seeds
Field grown vegetable crops
Forest product traceability and quality assurance
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Horticultural crops
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Industrial crops
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Chemical fertilisers

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Arabidopsis annexin1 mediates the radical-activated plasma membrane Ca2+- and K+-permeable conductance in root cells; Plant Cell
Nax loci affect SOS1-like Na+/H+ exchanger expression and activity in wheat; Journal of Experimental Botany
A role for amino acids in intracellular potassium homeostasis under salt stress; Combio 2006
A root's ability to retain K+ correlates with salt tolerance in wheat; Journal of Experimental Botany
Amino acids regulate salinity-induced potassium efflux in barley root epidermis; Planta
Arabidopsis protein kinase PKS5 inhibits the plasma membrane H+-ATPase by preventing interaction with 14-3-3 protein; The Plant Cell
Arabidopsis root K+-efflux conductance activated by hydroxyl radicals: single-channel properties, genetic basis and involvement in stress-induced cell death; Journal of Cell Science
Assessing the role of root plasma membrane and tonoplast Na+/H+ exchangers in salinity tolerance in wheat: in planta quantification methods; Plant, Cell and Environment
Avenues for biofortification of zinc in barley for human and animal health: a meta-analysis; Plant and Soil
Calcium and oxidative stress; Advances in Plant Physiology
Calcium transport across plant membranes: mechanisms and functions; New Phytologist
Compatible solute accumulation and stress-mitigating effects in barley genotypes contrasting in their salt tolerance; Journal of Experimental Biology
Compatible solutes and K+ homeostasis in salinised plant roots; ComBio 2005
Compatible solutes mitigate damaging effects of salt stress by reducing the impact of stress-induced reactive oxygen species; Plant Signalling and Behavior
Compatible solutes reduce ROS-induced potassium efflux in Arabidopsis roots; Plant Cell and Environment
Competition between uptake of ammonium and potassium in barley and Arabidopsis roots: molecular mechanisms and physiological consequences; Journal of Experimental Botany
Cytosolic calcium and oxidative plant stress; Biochemical Society Transactions
Cytosolic Na+ exclusion and salinity tolerance in wheat; Combio 2009 Conference
Cytosolic sodium exclusion and salinity tolerance in wheat; 15th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology
Dissecting the role of compatible solutes - lessons from the MIFE; Annual Meeting of Society for Experimental Biology
Effect of secondary metabolites associated with anaerobic soil conditions on ion fluxes and electrophysiology in barley roots; 14th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology
Effect of Secondary Metabolites Associated with Anaerobic Soil Conditions on Ion Fluxes and Electrophysiology in Barley Roots; Plant Physiology
Effect of secondary metabolites associated with anaerobic soil conditions on ion fluxes and electrophysiology in barley roots; 2nd International Symposium on Plant Neurobiology
Electrical signalling and cytokinins mediate effects of light and root cutting on ion uptake in intact plants; Plant, Cell and Environment
Endomembrane Ca2+-ATPases play a significant role in virus-induced adaptation to oxidative stress; Plant Signalling & Behavior
Energy costs of salinity tolerance in crop plants; 22nd New Phytologist Workshop
Enhanced resistance to the cellulose biosynthetic inhibitors, thaxtomin A and isoxaben in Arabidopsis thaliana mutants, also provides specific co-resistance to the auxin transport inhibitor, 1-NPA; BMC Plant Biology
Exogenously Supplied Compatible Solutes Rapidly Ameliorate NaCI-induced Potassium Efflux from Barley Roots; Plant and Cell Physiology
Expression of animal CED-9 anti-apoptotic gene in tobacco modifies plasma membrane ion fluxes in response to salinity and oxidative stress; Planta
Extracellular Ca2+ ameliorates NaCl-induced K+ loss from Arabidopsis root and leaf cells by controlling plasma membrane K+-permeable channels; Plant Physiology
Friend or Foe? Chloride patterning in halophytes; Trends in Plant Science
Gating of the two-pore cation channel AtTPC1 in the plant vacuole is based on a single voltage-sensing domain; Plant Biology
Genetic behaviour of physiological traits conferring cytosolic K+/Na+ homeostasis in wheat; Plant Biology
High V-PPase activity is beneficial under high salt loads, but detrimental without salinity; New Phytologist
Identification of the transporter responsible for sucrose accumulation in sugar beet taproots; Nature Plants
Ion flux measurements using the MIFE technique; Plant Mineral Nutrients: Methods and Protocols
Ionic relations and osmotic adjustment in durum and bread wheat under saline conditions; Functional Plant Biology: An International Journal of Plant Function
Mechanisms of potassium uptake and transport in higher plants; Plant Membrane and Vacuolar Transporters; Plant Genetic Engineering
Mechanisms of thaxtomin A-induced root toxicity revealed by a thaxtomin A sensitive Arabidopsis mutant (ucu2-2/gi-2); Plant Cell Reports
Molecular Aspects of the Arabidopsis Circadian Clock; Rhythms in Plants: Phenomenology, Mechanisms, and Adaptive Significance
Nanolitre-scale assays to determine the activities of enzymes in individual plant cells; The Plant Journal
Nitrate interference with potassium-selective microelectrodes; Journal of Experimental Botany
Osmoregulation versus osmoprotection: re-evaluating the role of compatible solutes; Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology - Advances and Topical Issues
Plant Salt Tolerance Methods and Protocols; Humana Press - Springer
Plasma membrane Ca2+ transporters mediate virus-induced acquired resistance to oxidative stress; Plant, Cell and Environment
Polyamines prevent NaCl-induced K+ efflux from pea mesophyll by blocking non-selective cation channels; FEBS Letters
Potassium activities in cell compartments of salt-grown barley leave; Journal of Experimental Botany
Potassium homeostasis in salinized plant tissues; Plant Electrophysiology: Theory and Methods
Potassium transport and plant salt tolerance; Physiologia Plantarum
Potassium Transporters and Plant Salt Tolerance; The International Fertiliser Society
Quantifying kinetics of net ion fluxes from plant tissues by non-invasive microelectrode measuring MIFE technique; Plant Salt Tolerance: Methods and Protocols
Receptor kinase-mediated control of primary active proton pumping at the plasma membrane; The Plant Journal
Research in the School of Agricultural Science Stress Physiology Research Group
Root plasma membrane transporters controlling K+/Na+ homeostasis in salt-stressed barley; Plant Physiology
Salinity-induced H+ and K+ fluxes from Arabidopsis sos mutant roots; ComBio 2005
Salinity-induced ion flux patterns from the excised roots of Arabidopsis sos mutants; Planta
Single-cell techniques in breeding plants for stress tolerance; Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology: Advances and Topical Issues
SLAH3-type anion channel expressed in poplar secretory epithelia operates in calcium kinase CPK-autonomous manner; New Phytologist
Specificity of polyamine effects on NaCl-induced ion flux kinetics and salt stress amelioration in plants; Plant and Cell Physiology
Spectral and dose dependence of light-induced ion flux responses from maize leaves and their involvement in leaf expansion growth; Plant and Cell Physiology
Targeting Potassium Homeostasis in Barley Breeding for Salt Tolerance; 10th International Barley Genetics Symposium
The K+ battery-regulating Arabidopsis K+ channel AKT2 is under the control of multiple post-translational steps; Plant Signaling and Behavior
The role of potassium channels in Arabidopsis thaliana long distance electrical signalling: AKT2 modulates tissue excitability while GORK shapes action potentials; International Journal of Molecular Sciences
The twins K+ and Na+ in plants; Journal of Plant Physiology
Using MIFE to dissect the role of compatible solutes; ComBio 2005
Wheat cultivars can be screened for NaCl salinity tolerance by measuring leaf chlorophyll content and shoot sap potassium; Functional Plant Biology
Xylem ion loading and its implications for plant abiotic stress tolerance; Advances in Botanical Research
Xylem ionic relations and salinity tolerance in barley; The Plant Journal

Research Projects

Participation in Collaborative Research with the University of Glasgow, UK, on Mechanisms of Potassium Homeostasis in Barley Under Adverse Environmental Conditions; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Targeting Potassium Homeostasis in Breeding Wheat for Salt Tolerance; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
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Research Candidate Supervision