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Researcher: Shabala, L (Dr Lana Shabala)

Research Fields

Plant Physiology
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Microbial Ecology
Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology
Central Nervous System
Receptors and Membrane Biology
Food Sciences
Microbiology
Biological Physics
Food Processing
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Bacteriology
Crop and Pasture Nutrition
Neurosciences
Crop and Pasture Post Harvest Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Plant Pathology
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Phycology (incl. Marine Grasses)
Animal Physiology - Cell
Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Animal Production
Animal Physiology - Biophysics
Plant Biology
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Haematological Tumours
Optical Technology
Cancer Diagnosis
Cancer Cell Biology
Haematology
Animal Physiology - Systems
Cell Development, Proliferation and Death
Evolutionary Biology
Cell Metabolism
Industrial Microbiology (incl. Biofeedstocks)
Cell Neurochemistry

Research Impact

Barley
Food Safety
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Nervous System and Disorders
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Rice
Wheat
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Fisheries - Aquaculture
Summer Grains and Oilseeds
Vegetables
Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Maize
Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Tobacco
Grain Legumes
Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices)
Digestive System Disorders
Blood Disorders
Beverages (excl. Fruit Juices)
Cancer and Related Disorders
Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
Management of Water Consumption by Plant Production
Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics)
Immune System and Allergy
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Winter Grains and Oilseeds

Career Best Publications

Ion transport and osmotic adjustment in Escherichia coli in response to ionic and non-ionic osmotica; Environmental Microbiology
Ion transport and osmotic adjustment in plants and bacteria; BioMolecular Concepts
Measurements of net fluxes and extracellular changes of H+, Ca2+, K+, and NH4+ in Escherichia coli using ion-selective microelectrodes; Journal of Microbiological Methods
Non-invasive microelectrode ion flux measurements to study adaptive responses of microorganisms to the environment; FEMS Microbiology Reviews
Osmotic adjustment and requirement for sodium in marine protist thraustochytrid; Environmental Microbiology
Prolonged Aβ treatment leads to impairment in the ability of primary cortical neurons to maintain K+ and Ca²+ homeostasis; Molecular Neurodegeneration
Responses of Listeria monocytogenes to acid stress and glucose availability monitored by measurements of intracellular pH and viable counts; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Responses of Listeria monocytogenes to Acid Stress and Glucose Availability Revealed by a Novel Combination of Fluorescence Microscopy and Microelectrode Ion-Selective Techniques; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Salinity-induced ion flux patterns from the excised roots of Arabidopsis sos mutants; Planta
Xylem ionic relations and salinity tolerance in barley; The Plant Journal

Research Publications

Listeria innocua and Lactobacillus bulgaricus employ different strategies to cope with acid stress; BioMicro World 2005
Listeria innocua and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus employ different strategies to cope with acid stress; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Nax loci affect SOS1-like Na+/H+ exchanger expression and activity in wheat; Journal of Experimental Botany
A Novel Application of Non-invasive Microelectrode Ion Flux Measuring Technique in Food Microbiology
A novel approach to fight lysteriosis; Microbiology Australia
A novel non-invasive microelectrode technique and its application to membrane transport activity measurements of Thraustochytrium sp.; The Millennium for Microbiology
A thermodynamic approach for modelling cation homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae; International Workshop in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
A thermodynamic model of monovalent cation homeostasis in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae; PLoS Computational Biology
Ability of leaf mesophyll to retain potassium correlates with salinity tolerance in wheat and barley; Physiologia Plantarum
Acid and NaCl limits to growth of Listeria monocytogenes and influence of sequence of inimical acid and NaC1 levels of inactivation kinetics; Journal of Food Protection
Annexin 1 regulates the H2O2-induced calcium signature in Arabidopsis thaliana roots; The Plant Journal
Assessing the suitability of various screening methods as a proxy for drought tolerance in barley; Functional Plant Biology: An International Journal of Plant Function
Assessing the suitability of various screening methods as a proxy for drought tolerance in barley; Functional Plant Biology
Barley responses to combined waterlogging and salinity stress: separating effects of oxygen deprivation and elemental toxicity; Frontiers in Plant Science
Barley responses to combined waterlogging and salinity stress: separating effects of oxygen deprivation and elemental toxicity; 11th Conference of the International Society for Plant Anaerobiosis
Calcium Efflux as a Component of the Hypersensitive Response of Nicotiana benthamiana to Pseudomonas syringae; Plant and Cell Physiology
Calcium sensor kinase activates potassium uptake systems in gland cells of Venus flytraps; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America
Cell-type-specific H+-ATPase activity in root tissues enables K+ retention and mediates acclimation of barley (Hordeum vulgare) to salinity stress; Plant Physiology
Chloroplast-generated ROS dominate NaCl-induced K+ efflux in wheat leaf mesophyll; Plant Signalling and Behavior
Conditioning of roots with hypoxia increases aluminum and acid stress tolerance by mitigating activation of K+ efflux channels by ROS in barley: insights into cross-tolerance mechanisms; Plant and Cell Physiology
Cyclic mononucleotides modulate potassium and calcium flux responses to H2O2 in Arabidopsis roots; FEBS Letters
Cyclopropane fatty acids (CFA) improve Escherichia coli survival in acidified minimal media by reducing membrane permeability to H+ and increasing H+ extrusion; XII International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (IUMS 2008)
Cyclopropane fatty acids improve Escherichia coli survival in acidified minimal media by reducing membrane permeability to H+ and enhanced ability to extrude H+; Research in Microbiology
Develolpment of a rapid screening method for Mn2+ tolerance in barley; 11th Conference of the International Society for Plant Anaerobiosis
Developing and validating a high-throughput assay for salinity tissue tolerance in wheat and barley; Planta
Difference in root K+ retention ability and reduced sensitivity of K+-permeable channels to reactive oxygen species confer differential salt tolerance in three Brassica species; Journal of Experimental Botany
Differential activity of plasma and vacuolar membrane transporters contributes to genotypic differences in salinity tolerance in a halophyte species, Chenopodium quinoa; International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Dissecting blue light signal transduction pathway in leaf epidermis using a pharmacological approach; Planta
Durum and bread wheat differ in their ability to retain potassium and leaf mesophyll: implications for salinity stress tolerance; Plant and Cell Physiology
Effect of calcium on root development and root ion fluxes in salinised barley seedlings; Functional Plant Biology
Effect of divalent cations on ion fluxes and leaf photochemistry in salinized barley leaves; Journal of Experimental Botany
Effect of divalent cations on net ion fluxes from leaf mesophyll under saline conditions; ComBio 2003
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
Effects of sequences of NaC1 and acid treatments on survival of L. monocytogenes; FoodMicro 2006
Effects of Verapamil and Gadolinium on Caffeine-Induced Contractures and Calcium Fluxes in Frog Slow Skeletal Muscle Fibers; Journal of Membrane Biology
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
Evaluating predictive values of various physiological indices for salinity stress tolerance in wheat; Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science
Evaluating relative contribution of osmotolerance and tissue tolerance mechanisms toward salinity stress tolerance in three Brassica species; Physiologia Plantarum
Exposure of colonic epithelial cells to oxidative and endoplasmic reticulum stress causes rapid potassium efflux and calcium influx; Cell Biochemistry and Function
Extracellular Ca2+ ameliorates NaCl-induced K+ loss from Arabidopsis root and leaf cells by controlling plasma membrane K+-permeable channels; Plant Physiology
Functional genomics of osmotic adjustment in microorganisms: An integrated approach; 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology
Identification of aerenchyma formation-related QTL in barley that can be effective in breeding for waterlogging tolerance; Theoretical and Applied Genetics
Impact of calcium and compatible solutes on growth, development and nutrient acquisition of salinised barley roots; ComBio 2003
In silico modelling of cation homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae; International Workshop in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Ion flux measurements using the MIFE technique; Plant Mineral Nutrients: Methods and Protocols
Ion Flux Profiles and Ultradian Oscillatory Activity Associated with Cell Cycle of Thraustochytrium Sp.; Com Bio 2000
Ion selective microelectrode flux measurements in microbiological research; IXth International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology
Ion transport and osmotic adjustment in Escherichia coli in response to ionic and non-ionic osmotica; Environmental Microbiology
Ion transport and osmotic adjustment in plants and bacteria; BioMolecular Concepts
Ion transport in broad bean leaf mesophyll under saline conditions; Planta
Ion-flux mediated turgor regulation in Neurospora Crassa: Role of a mitogen-activated protein kinase signalling pathway; ISME-2006
Ionic homeostasis and osmoregulation in bacterial cells; 14th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology
Ionic homeostasis in E. coli in response to osmotic challenge: Stress specific regulation; FoodMicro 2006
K+ transport in salinised plant tissues; Proceedings of 13th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology
K+-flux measurements across the plasma membrane of Saccharomyces cerevisiae using potassium selective electrodes and Microelectrode Flux Estimation
K+-flux measurements using potassium selective electrodes and Microelectrode Ion Flux Estimation technique (MIFE); 26th SMYTE (Small Meeting on Yeast Transport and Energetics)
K+ retention in leaf mesophyll, an overlooked component of salinity tolerance mechanism: a case study for barley; Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
Kbg and Kv1.3 channels mediate potassium efflux in the early phase of apoptosis in Jurkat T lymphocytes; American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology
Kinetics of net H+, Ca2+, K+, Na+, NH4+ and Cl- fluxes associated with recovery of plasma membrane transporters in Vicia faba tissues from chilling; Physiologia Plantarum
Kinetics of xylem loading, membrane potential maintenance, and sensitivity of K+-permeable channels to reactive oxygen species: physiological traits that differentiate salinity tolerance between pea and barley; Plant, Cell and Environment
Linking osmotic adjustment and stomatal characteristics with salinity stress tolerance in contrasting barley accessions; Functional Plant Biology
Linking oxidative and salinity stress tolerance in barley: can root antioxidant enzyme activity be used as a measure of stress tolerance?; Plant and Soil
Linking oxygen availability with membrane potential maintenance and K+ retention of barley roots: implications for waterlogging stress tolerance; Plant, Cell and Environment
Linking salinity stress tolerance with tissue-specific Na+ sequestration in wheat roots; Frontiers in Plant Science
Linking waterlogging tolerance with Mn2+ toxicity: a case study for barley; Plant Biology
Measurements of net fluxes and extracellular changes of H+, Ca2+, K+, and NH4+ in Escherichia coli using ion-selective microelectrodes; Journal of Microbiological Methods
Measurements of net fluxes and extracellular concentration changes of H+ and Ca2+ of Escherichia coli in batch and film cultures using non-invasive ion-selective microelectrodes; The Millennium for Microbiology
Mechanisms underlying turgor regulation in the estuarine alga Vaucheria erythrospora (Xanthophyceae) exposed to hyperosmotic shock; Plant, Cell and Environment
Media reports about 'The Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula counts prey-induced action potentials to induce sodium uptake'
Membrane transport activity and ultradian ion flux oscillations associated with cell cycle of Thraustochytrium sp; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
Membrane transporters mediating root signalling and adaptive responses to oxygen deprivation and soil flooding; Plant, Cell and Environment
Membrane-Transport Activity in Bean Leaves and Roots at Low Ambient Temperatures; Com Bio 2000
Meta-analysis of major QTL for abiotic stress tolerance in barley and implications for barley breeding; Planta
Microelectrode Ion Flux Estimation (MIFE) technique in microbiology - A cutting edge approach to study bacterial stress responses; Microbiology Australia
MIFE technique-based screening for mesophyll K+ retention for crop breeding for salinity tolerance; Bio-protocol
Mn2+ tolerance in barley; The 16th Australian BarleyTechnical Symposium
Monitoreo y farmacología de los flujos de potasio a través de la membrana plasmática durante apoptosis; XLVIII Congreso Nacional De la Sociedad Mexicana de Ciencias Fisiológicas
Near-isogenic lines developed for a major QTL on chromosome arm 4HL conferring Fusarium crown rot resistance in barley; Euphytica
Nitric Oxide in Drought Stress Signalling and Tolerance in Plants; Nitric Oxide Action in Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants
Non-invasive microelectrode ion flux measurements to study adaptive responses of microorganisms to the environment; FEMS Microbiology Reviews
Non-invasive microelectrode ion flux measurements to study bacterial adaptive responses to environment; BioMicro World 2005
Non-invasive microelectrode ion flux measurements to study plant adaptive responses to adverse soils; Genetic Solutions for Hostile Soils (Workshop Proceedings)
Noninvasive Microelectrode Ion Flux Estimation Technique (MIFE) for the Study of the Regulation of Root Membrane Transport by Cyclic Nucleotides; Cyclic Nucleotide Signaling in Plants: Methods and Protocols
Novel approach to screen bacteria for their chill resistance; XII International Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology (IUMS 2008)
Organic vs inorganic; Communicative & Integrative Biology
Oscillations in plant membrane transport: model predictions, experimental validation, and physiological implications; Journal of Experimental Botany
Oscillatory activity and ion flux profiles associated with growth and nutritional status of the marine eukaryote Thraustochytrium sp.; The Millennium for Microbiology
Osmotic adjustment and requirement for sodium in marine protist thraustochytrid; Environmental Microbiology
Oxidative stress protection and stomatal patterning as components of salinity tolerance mechanism in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa); Physiologia Plantarum
Participación de canales de K+ durante la muerte celular programada inducida por antiCD95 y estaurosporina en linfocitos T Jurkat; Primer Congreso Nacional de Transducción de Señales
Physiological indices for salinity stress tolerance in barley; 11th International Barley Genetics Symposium
Plant Breeding for Flood Tolerance: Advances and Limitations; Genetic Manipulation in Plants for Mitigation of Climate Change
Plasma membrane Ca2+ transporters mediate virus-induced acquired resistance to oxidative stress; Plant, Cell and Environment
Plasma membrane H+ and K+ transporters are involved in the weak-acid preservative response of disparate food spoilage yeasts; Microbiology
Potassium retention in leaf mesophyll as an element of salinity tissue tolerance in halophytes; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Prolonged Aβ treatment leads to impairment in the ability of primary cortical neurons to maintain K+ and Ca²+ homeostasis; Molecular Neurodegeneration
Quantifying contribution of SOS1 and GORK plasma membrane transporters towards salinity tolerance in barley by the MIFE technology; The 16th Australian Barley Technical Symposium
Quantifying Kinetics of Net Ion Fluxes from Plant Tissues by Non-invasive Microelectrode Measuring MIFE Technique; Plant Salt Tolerance Methods and Protocols
Redox-active Cu(II)–Aβ causes substantial changes in axonal integrity in cultured cortical neurons in an oxidative-stress dependent manner; Experimental Neurology
Relations betweeen physiological traits and grain yield in barley unders saline condition; The 16th Australian Barley Technical Symposium
Responses of Listeria monocytogenes to acid stress and glucose availability monitored by measurements of intracellular pH and viable counts; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Responses of Listeria monocytogenes to Acid Stress and Glucose Availability Revealed by a Novel Combination of Fluorescence Microscopy and Microelectrode Ion-Selective Techniques; Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Responses of Listeria monocytogenes to acid stress and glucose availability as revealed by a combined study using the microelectrodes and fluorescence imaging microscopy; 2001 ASM Annual Scientific Meeting
Role of a Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Cascade in Ion Flux-Mediated Turgor Regulation in Fungi; Eukaryotic Cell
Rutin, a flavonoid with antioxidant activity, improves plant salinity tolerance by regulating K+ retention and Na+ exclusion from leaf mesophyll in quinoa and broad beans; Functional Plant Biology
Salinity effect on bioelectric activity, growth, Na+ accumulation and chlorophyll fluorescence of maize leaves: a comparative survey and prospects for screening; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
Salinity effect on chlorophyll fluorescence and light-induced bioelectrogenesis of corn leaves: a comparative survey; 37th Meeting of Australian Society of Plant Physiologists
Salinity-induced accumulation of organic osmolytes in barley and wheat leaves correlates with increased oxidative stress tolerance: in planta evidence for cross-tolerance; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Salinity-induced calcium signaling and root adaptation in Arabidopsis require the calcium regulatory protein annexin1; 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
Sequential depolarization of root cortical and stelar cells induced by an acute salt shock - implications for Na+ and K+ transport into xylem vessels; Plant, Cell and Environment
Studying Membrane Transport Processes by Non-invasive Microelectrodes: Basic Principles and Methods; Plant Electrophysiology : Methods and Cell Electrophysiology
Tg2576 cortical neurons that express human Aβ are susceptible to extracellular Aβ-induced, K+ efflux dependent neurodegeneration ; PL o S One
The Native Copper- and Zinc- Binding Protein Metallothionein Blocks Copper-Mediated Aβ Aggregation and Toxicity in Rat Cortical Neurons; P L o S One
The role of K+ outward rectifiers in plant adaptive responses to salinity and in ameliorative effects of Ca²+ on NaCl-stressed plants; 13th International Plant Membrane Biology Workshop
The Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula counts prey-induced action potentials to induce sodium uptake; Current Biology
Thraustochytrids can be grown in low-salt media without affecting PUFA production; Marine Biotechnology
Tissue-and genetic-specific ion flux responses from salinised plant roots: lessons from sos mutants; Genomics in the Barossa South Australia
Técnica MIFE en monitoreo y farmacología de flujos de potasio en las fases tempranas de apoptosis en linfocitos. Physiological mini-review, 2006, vol. 2, # 4, pp. 65-66; XXII Latin American and First Ibero-American Congress of Physiological Sciences
Waterlogging tolerance in barley is associated with faster aerenchyma formation in adventitious roots; Plant and Soil
Whole-plant responses to salinity and their amelioration by externally supplied calcium: A case study for pea and barley; ComBio 2002
Xylem ionic relations and salinity tolerance in barley; The Plant Journal

Research Projects

2008 R2 - Neuroscience 2009 the 38th International Congress of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, USA; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Collaboration between the University of Tasmania and KVL research into bacterial response to pH stress; Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University of Copenhagen (KVL)
Developing high throughput technologies for assessing pre-harvest sprouting; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Developing molecular and physiological markers for marker-assisted barley breeding for waterlogging tolerance; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Developing Salt Tolerant Rice for Food Security in India and Australia; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Effect of Food-Processing-Related Treatments on Survival of Pathogenic Bacterium Listeria Monocytogenes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Modelling mechanisms of migraine in vitro: a platform for testing anti-migraineous drugs in normoxic and hypoxic conditions; Brain Foundation (BrainF)
Quantifying the Relative Contribution of Physiological Traits Contributing to Salinity Tolerance in Barley and Wheat; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Real Time Observation of the Effect of Environmental Stresses on the Food Borne Pathogen, Listeria Monocytogenes; Department of Industry, Tourism & Resources (DITR)
Transpirational control and oxidative stress tolerance traits as components of salinity stress tolerance in cereals; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)

Research Candidate Supervision

Developing Molecular and Physiological Markers for Barley Breeding for Waterlogging Tolerance by Targeting Root Ionic Homeostasis
Electrophysiology of Waterlogging Stress Tolerance in Barley
Elucidating the Role of Compatible Solutes in Tolerance to Oxidative Stress
Fine Mapping of Aerenchyma Formation Under Waterlogging Stress in Barley
Investigating Genetic Variability in Potassium Retention and Sodium Exclusion Traits in the Context of Differential Salinity Tolerance in Barley and Wheat
Oxidate Stress Tolerance as a Component of the Tissue Tolerance Mechanism in Wheat and Barley
Physiological and Genetic Aspects of Manganese Tolerance in Barley in the Context of Waterlogging Stress Tolerance
Physiological Traits Conferring Osmotic Adjustment in Plants and Their Contribution to Differential Salinity Tolerance in Wheat and Barley
QTL Analysis for Drought Tolerance Associated with Shoot, Root and Physiological Traits in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)
Role of Nitric Oxide in Barley Plant to Drought and Salinity
Salinity stress tolerance in wheat and barley- Separating stomata and cuticular transpiration components and quantifying their relative contribution towards salinity stress tolerance
Understanding Apoptosis and Programmed Cell Death in Plants
Understanding Physiology of Combined Salinity and Waterlogging Tolerance in Cereals