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Researcher: Symons, GM (Mr Gregory Symons)

Fields of Research

Plant physiology
Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Developmental genetics (incl. sex determination)
Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Analytical spectrometry
Medical biotechnology
Horticultural crop growth and development
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Grain legumes
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Horticultural crops
Table grapes
Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Other plant production and plant primary products

Career Best Publications

Brassinosteroids Do Not Undergo Long-Distance Transport in Pea. Implications for the Regulation of Endogenous Brassinosteriod Levels; Plant Physiology
Hormone levels and response during de-etiolation in pea; Planta
Interactions Between Light and Plant Hormones During De-etiolation; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Regulation of Gibberellin and Brassinosteroid Biosynthesis by Genetic, Environmental and Hormonal Factors; Plant Hormones - Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action!
Uncoupling brassinosteroid levels and de-etiolation in pea; Physiologia Plantarum

Research Publications

A compound-based approach to unraveling auxin biosynthesis in pea; The International Plant Growth Substances Association 19th Confernece
A recessive branching mutant in pea with altered auxin homeostasis; ASPP Meeting
A study of gibberellin homeostasis and cryptochrome-mediated blue light inhibition of hypocotyl elongation; Plant Physiology
Are brassinosteroids negative regulators of de-etiolation?; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Auxin-gibberellin interactions and their role in plant growth; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Brassinosteroid deficiency causes an altered distribution of IAA in pea; ComBio 2004
Brassinosteroid transport; Journal of Experimental Botany
Brassinosteroids Do Not Undergo Long-Distance Transport in Pea. Implications for the Regulation of Endogenous Brassinosteriod Levels; Plant Physiology
Brassinosteroids, de-etiolation and the re-emerging art of plant hormone quantification; Plant Signaling & Behavior
Bushy, a dominant pea mutant characterised by short, thin stems, tiny leaves and a major reduction in apical dominance; Physiologia Plantarum
Characterization of two brassinosteroid C-6 oxidase genes in pea; Plant Physiology
Distribution and transport of brassinosteroids in pea; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Do brassinosteroids mediate the water stress response?; Physiologia Plantarum
Double mutant rms2 rms5 expresses a transgressive, profuse branching phenotype; Pisum Genetics
Evidence for indirect auxin action in the suppression of axillary bud outgrowth; ComBio2000
Evidence that the mature leaves contribute auxin to the immature tissues of pea (Pisum sativum L.); Planta
Genetic and environmental regulation of brassinosteroid levels; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Gibberellins do not mediate the brassinosteroid response in pea; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Grapes on Steroids. Brassinosteroids Are Involved in Grape Berry Ripening; Plant Physiology
Hormonal changes during non-climacteric ripening in strawberry; Journal of Experimental Botany
Hormone distribution and transport; Plant Hormone Signalling
Hormone levels and response during de-etiolation in pea; Planta
Inheritance and allelism tests on six further branching mutants in pea; Pisum Genetics
Interactions Between Light and Plant Hormones During De-etiolation; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Regulation of Gibberellin and Brassinosteroid Biosynthesis by Genetic, Environmental and Hormonal Factors; Plant Hormones - Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action!
Shoot Architecture 1 - Regulation of stem length; Plant Architecture and its manipulation
The brassinosteroid growth response in pea is not mediated by changes in gibberellin content; Planta
The bushy pea mutant is IAA-deficient; Physiologia Plantarum
The gibberellin status of lip1, a mutant of Pisum sativum L. which exhibits light-independent photomorphogenesi; Plant Physiology
The hormonal regulation of de-etiolation; Planta
The peaRms2-1 Rms4-1 double-mutant phenotype is transgressive; Pisum Genetics
The rms1 mutant of pea has elevated indole-3-acetic acid levels and reduced root-sap zeatin riboside content but increased branching controlled by graft-transmissible signal(s); Plant Physiology
Uncoupling brassinosteroid levels and de-etiolation in pea; Physiologia Plantarum

Research Projects

Brassinosteroids and Plant Development; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Auxin Biosynthesis in Pisum sativum- A Physico-Chemical Perspective
Brassinosteroids & Hormone Interactions in Pea