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Researcher: Ross, JJ (Associate Professor John Ross)

Fields of Research

Plant physiology
Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Medical biotechnology
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Plant biology
Cell metabolism
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Plant developmental and reproductive biology
Genetics
Signal transduction
Climate change science
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Environmental management
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Natural resource management
Plant cell and molecular biology
Instrumental methods (excl. immunological and bioassay methods)
Separation science
Organometallic chemistry
Analytical spectrometry
Forest health and pathology
Horticultural crop growth and development
Medical biochemistry and metabolomics
Horticultural production
Biochemistry and cell biology
Biological mathematics
Agricultural biotechnology
Bacteriology
Medical biochemistry - proteins and peptides (incl. medical proteomics)
Developmental genetics (incl. sex determination)

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Grain legumes
Horticultural crops
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Field grown vegetable crops
Barley
Adaptation to climate change
Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
Rice
Grains and seeds
Hardwood plantations
Native forests
Maize
Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
Other plant production and plant primary products
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Table grapes
Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments
Other environmental management
Linseed
Paper products and pulp
Plastics
Other education and training
Clinical health

Career Best Publications

A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of vegetative development; The Plant Journal
Auxin Biosynthesis in Pea: Characterization of the Tryptamine Pathway; Plant Physiology
Auxin Regulation of the Gibberellin Pathway in Pea; Plant Physiology
Biosynthesis of the halogenated auxin, 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid; Plant Physiology
Evidence that auxin promotes gibberellin A1 biosynthesis in pea; The Plant Journal
Mendel's stem length gene (Le) encodes a gibberellin 3β - hydroxylase; The Plant Cell
New interactions between classical plant hormones; Trends in Plant Science
The pea DELLA proteins LA and CRY are important regulators of gibberellin synthesis and root growth; Plant Physiology

Research Publications

EARLY FLOWERING3 regulates flowering in spring barley by mediating gibberellin production and FLOWERING LOCUS T expression; The Plant Cell
SEPALLATA1/2-suppressed mature apples have low ethylene, high auxin and reduced transcription of ripening-related genes; AoB Plants
A compound-based approach to unraveling auxin biosynthesis in pea; The International Plant Growth Substances Association 19th Confernece
A genomics approach to understanding the role of auxin in apple (Malus x domestica) fruit size control; BMC Plant Biology
A gibberellin 20-oxidase cDNA (Accession no. U58830) from pea (Pisum sativum L.) seed (PGR 96-050); Plant Physiology
A mutation affecting the synthesis of 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid; Plant Signalling & Behavior
A novel viviparous pea mutant; Australian Society of Plant Physiology
A recessive branching mutant in pea with altered auxin homeostasis; ASPP Meeting
A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of vegetative development; 8th International Congress on Plant Molecular Biology
A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of elongation; ComBio2005
A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of Vegetative Development; 3rd International Conference on Legume Genomics and Genetics
A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of vegetative development; The Plant Journal
ABA accumulation in seeds of the pea mutant lh-2 does not cause seed abortion; 37th Annual Australian Society of Plant Physiologists Inc.
Abscisic Acid levels in seeds of the giberellin-deficient mutant lh-2 of pea ( Pisum Sativum); Physiologia Plantarum
Amelioration of detrimental effects of waterlogging by foliar nutrient sprays in barley; Functional Plant Biology
Analysis of the enol–keto tautomers of indole-3-pyruvic acid; Australian Journal of Chemistry
Are brassinosteroids negative regulators of de-etiolation?; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Article addendum. Uprooting an abscisic acid paradigm: shoots are the primary source; Plant Signalling and Behavior
Augmentation of abscisic acid (ABA) levels by drought does not induce short-term stomatal sensitivity to CO2 in two divergent conifer species; Journal of Experimental Botany
Auxin acts independently of DELLA proteins in regulating gibberellin levels; Plant Signaling & Behavior
Auxin and gibberellin interactions in eucalyptus globulus; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Auxin Biosynthesis in Pea: Characterization of the Tryptamine Pathway; Plant Physiology
Auxin biosynthesis: are the indole-3-acetic acid and phenylacetic acid biosynthesis pathways mirror images?; Plant Physiology
Auxin comes too little too late; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Auxin Dynamics after Decapitation Are Not Correlated with the Initial Growth of Axillary Buds; Plant Physiology
Auxin from the Developing Inflorescence Is Required for the Biosynthesis of Active Gibberellins in Barley Stems; Plant Physiology
Auxin promotes gibberellin biosynthesis in decapitated tobacco plants; Planta
Auxin regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis in the roots of pea (Pisum sativum); Functional Plant Biology: An International Journal of Plant Function
Auxin Regulation of the Gibberellin Pathway in Pea; Plant Physiology
Auxin, gibberellins, and the gravitropic response of grass leaf sheath pulvini; Plant Signaling & Behavior
Auxin-gibberellin interactions and their role in plant growth; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Auxin-Gibberellin Interactions in Pea: Integrating the Old with the New; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Auxin-gibberellin interactions in the roots of garden pea; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Auxin-Induced Resistance to Common Scab Disease of Potato Linked to Inhibition of Thaxtomin A Toxicity; Plant Disease
Biosynthesis of the halogenated auxin, 4-chloroindole-3-acetic acid; Plant Physiology
Branching in pea - Action of genes rms3 and rms4; Plant Physiology
Brassinosteroid deficiency causes an altered distribution of IAA in pea; ComBio 2004
Brassinosteroid transport; Journal of Experimental Botany
Bushy, a dominant pea mutant characterised by short, thin stems, tiny leaves and a major reduction in apical dominance; Physiologia Plantarum
Changes in gibberellin A1 levels and response during de-etiolation of pea seedlings; Plant Physiology
Conversion of unstable compounds can contribute to the auxin pool during sample preparation; Plant Physiology
Defective Long-Distance Auxin Transport Regulation in the Medicago truncatula super numeric nodules Mutant; Plant Physiology
Despite all the talking and hinting about a 2050 target for carbon-dioxide emissions, on Australia's current course, net zero is unlikely to be achieved, if at all, before very late this century, explains John Ross
Determination of optimal timing of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid foliar applications for common scab control in potato; Annals of Applied Biology
Developmental regulation of the gibberellin pathway in pea shoots; Functional Plant Biology
Do brassinosteroids mediate the water stress response?; Physiologia Plantarum
Do gibberellins mediate the elongation response to light in Pisum?; ASPP Meeting
Don't be dazzled by the maths - our emissions are rising
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Effects of Auxin Transport Inhibitors on Gibberellins in Pea; Plant Growth Regulation
Effects of gibberellin biosynthesis mutations on GA levels and root development in pea; ASPP Meeting
Evidence that auxin is required for normal seed size and starch synthesis in pea; New Phytologist
Evidence that auxin promotes gibberellin A1 biosynthesis in pea; The Plant Journal
Evidence that chlorinated auxin is restricted to the Fabaceae but not to the Fabeae; Plant Physiology
Evidence that free auxin levels are not reduced in inflorescence stems of the arabidopsis pin1-1 mutant; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Evidence that indole-3-acetic acid is not synthesized via the indole-3-acetamide pathway in pea roots; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Evidence that the mature leaves contribute auxin to the immature tissues of pea (Pisum sativum L.); Planta
Evolution of growth-promoting plant hormones; Functional Plant Biology
Exploring the interactions between gibberellin and strigolactones in branching control; XVIII International Botanical Congress
Expression of gibberellin mutations in fruits of Pisum sativum L; Planta
Expression patterns of key hormones related to pea (Pisum sativum L.) embryo physiological maturity shift in response to accelerated growth conditions; Frontiers in Plant Science
Feed-Forward Regulation of Gibberellin Deactivation in Pea; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Further evidence for feedback regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis in pea; Physiologia Plantarum
Gene expression profiling identifies two regulatory genes controlling dormancy and ABA sensitivity in Arabidopsis seeds; The Plant Journal
Genetic regulation of gibberellin deactivation in Pisum; The Plant Journal
Gibberellin 2-oxidation and the SLN gene of Pisum sativum; The Plant Journal
Gibberellin A1 transport in pea shoots is impaired by auxin transport inhibitors; ASPP Meeting
Gibberellin Biosynthesis Mutations and Root Development in Pea; Plant Physiology
Gibberellin mutants; Physiologia Plantarum
Gibberellins and pea seed development. Expression of the lhi, ls and le 5839 mutations; Planta
Gibberellins do not mediate the brassinosteroid response in pea; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Gravistimulation leads to asymmetry of both auxin and gibberellin levels in barley pulvini; Physiologia Plantarum
Hormonal changes during non-climacteric ripening in strawberry; Journal of Experimental Botany
Hormonal regulation of gravitropism in barley stems; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Hormone distribution and transport; Plant Hormone Signalling
Hormone physiology of pea mutants prevented from flowering by mutations gi or veg1; Physiologia Plantarum
Hormones and nodulation in pea mutants; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Hydrogen/deuterium exchange on aromatic rings during atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry ; Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Identification and quantification of endogenous gibberellins in apical buds and the cambial region of Eucalyptus; Physiologia Plantarum
Identification of gibberellin A4 in Pisum sativum L. and the effects of applied gibberellins A9, A4, A5 and A3 on the le mutant; Plant Growth Regulation
Impaired auxin biosynthesis in the defective endosperm18 mutant is due to mutational loss of expression in the ZmYuc1 gene encoding endosperm-specific YUCCA1 protein in maize; Plant Physiology
Interactions between brassinosteroids and gibberellins: synthesis or signaling?; Plant Cell
Interactions between gibberellins and other hormones; Annual Plant Reviews - Volume 49: The Gibberellins
Interactions Between Signals in Plant Development; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Internode length in Pisum. The lrs mutation reduces gibberellin response and levels; Physiologia Plantarum
Investigating the roles for gibberellin, auxin and strigolactones in legume symbioses; COMBIO
Journal of Plant Growth Regulation; Journal of Plant Growth Regulation
Light regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis in pea is mediated through the COP1/HY5 pathway; Plant Cell
Linking auxin with photosynthetic rate via leaf venation; Plant Physiology
Manipulating gibberellin control over growth and fertility as a possible target for managing wild radish weed populations in cropping systems; Frontiers in Plant Science
Mendel's Genes: Toward a Full Molecular Characterization; Genetics: A Periodical Record of Investigations Bearing on Heredity and Variation
Mendel's stem length gene (Le) encodes a gibberellin 3β - hydroxylase; The Plant Cell
Modifications of a conserved regulatory network involving INDEHISCENT controls multiple aspects of reproductive tissue development in Arabidopsis; New Phytologist
Molecular characterization of a mutation affecting abscisic acid biosynthesis and consequently stomatal responses to humidity in an agriculturally important species; AoB Plants
MYC2 differentially modulates diverse jasmonate-dependent functions in Arabidopsis; The Plant Cell
New interactions between classical plant hormones; Trends in Plant Science
Nodulation Phenotypes of Gibberellin and Brassinosteroid Mutants of Pea; Plant Physiology
Nodulation Phenotypes of Pea Mutants; 8th International Congress on Plant Molecular Biology
phya and cry1 are both required for regulation of gibbereelin levels under blue light; IPGSA Conference on Plant Growth Substances
Plant hormone interactions: how complex are they?; Physiologia Plantarum
Plant hormones in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses: An emerging role for gibberellins; Annals of Botany
Precocious floral initiation and identification of exact timing of embryo physiological maturity facilitate germination of immature seeds to truncate the lifecycle of pea; Plant Growth Regulation
Reassessing the role of N-Hydroxytryptamine in auxin biosynthesis; Plant Physiology
Reassessing the role of YUCCAs in auxin biosynthesis; Plant Signaling & Behavior
Regulation of Gibberellin and Brassinosteroid Biosynthesis by Genetic, Environmental and Hormonal Factors; Plant Hormones - Biosynthesis, Signal Transduction, Action!
Regulation of the gibberellin pathway by auxin and DELLA proteins; Planta
Regulation of tissue repair in plants; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Relationship between gibberellin, ethylene and nodulation in Pisum sativum; New Phytologist
Responding to nutrient stress: new roles for gibberellin, auxin and strigolactones in legume symbioses; The 21st International Society of Plant Growth Substances Association
Response of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings to gibberellin biosynthesis inhibitors; Plant Growth Regulation
Responses to mild water deficit and rewatering differ among secondary metabolites but are similar among provenances within Eucalyptus species; Tree Physiology
Root and nodulation phenotypes of pea mutants; ComBio 2004
Seed dormancy and ABA metabolism in Arabidopsis and barley: the role of ABA 8'-hydroxylase; The Plant Journal
Shoot Architecture 1 - Regulation of stem length; Plant Architecture and its manipulation
Shoot-derived abscisic acid promotes root growth; Plant, Cell and Environment
Stems of the Arabidopsis pin1-1 mutant are not deficient in free indole-3-acetic acid; Planta
Strigolactones stimulate internode elongation independently of gibberellins; Plant Physiology
Sugar demand, not auxin, is the initial regulator of apical dominance; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America.
The auxins, IAA and PAA, are synthesized by similar steps catalyzed by different enzymes; Plant Signaling & Behavior
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 effect of the gibberellin biosynthesis mutation lh-2 on ABA levels in pea seeds; ASPP Meeting
The gibberellin status of lip1, a mutant of Pisum sativum L. which exhibits light-independent photomorphogenesi; Plant Physiology
The influence of the null le-2 mutation on gibberellin levels in developing pea seeds; Plant Growth Regulation
The pea DELLA proteins LA and CRY are important regulators of gibberellin synthesis and root growth; Plant Physiology
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
The shifting paradigms of auxin biosynthesis; Trends in Plant Science
The short internode lgr mutant in pea.; ASPP Meeting
The single evolutionary origin of chlorinated auxin provides a phylogenetically informative trait in the Fabaceae; Plant Signaling and Behavior
The slender phenotype of pea is deficient in DELLA proteins; Plant Signaling & Behavior
Trehalose 6-phosphate promotes seed filling by activating auxin biosynthesis; New Phytologist
Two pathways become one; Nature Plants
Uprooting an abscisic acid paradigm: Shoots are the primary source; Plant Signaling & Behavior
Why the carry-on about carry-overs matters

Research Projects

A Metabolomics/Proteomics Approach to Identifying Flowering Hormones in Plants; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Auxin-Gibberellin Interactions in Plant Growth; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
GA4 cDNA Agreement to use; Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Genetic and Hormonal Interactions Controlling Shoot Growth; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Genetic and Hormonal Regulation of Plant Growth; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Gibberellin Biosynthesis in Shoots of Pisum; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Gibberellin deactivation in the garden pea.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Gibberellins and root development in Pisum.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Hormonal regulation of branching in pea; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Hormonal Regulation of Plant Growth; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Hyphenated Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometer Facility; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Interactions Between Plant Hormones In Barley; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
International Plant Growth Substances Meeting - Spain; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Molecular Basis of the Auxin-Gibberellin Interaction in Barley; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Purchase of a Benchtop Triple Quadrupole Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of a high resolution NMR spectrometer with liquid chromatography module; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of a High Resolution Organic Mass Spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of an ultra-performance liquid chromatograph-triple quadrupole mass spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Regulation of Seed Development in Grain Legumes; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Mutational Analysis of Branching in Pea

Research Candidate Supervision

Auxin and Gibberellins in Eucalyptus globulus
Auxin Biosynthesis in Pisum sativum- A Physico-Chemical Perspective
Auxin Biosynthesis- Genes, Interactions and Mutatants
Auxin-Gibberellin Interactions in Barley
Auxin/Gibberellin Interactions in shoots of Pisum sativum L
Biosynthesis of Chlorinated Auxin, A Key Plant Hormone
Brassinosteroids & Hormone Interactions in Pea
Hormonal Regulation of Pea Symbioses
Hormone Interactions and the Regulation of Seedling Growth
Leaf and seed development in Pea (Pisum sativum L.)
Micropropagation of E. globulus and E. nitens, Investigation of physiological basis of rooting
Molecular and Physiological Studies of Pisum Mutants
Mutational Analysis of Auxin Physiology
Nodulation Phenotypes of Pisum sativum Mutants
Overgrowth Mutants of Barley and Wheat with Increased Gibberellin Signalling
Physiology and Management of Flowering Time in Brassica oleracea.
Plant Hormones and Seed Development
Study of the biosynthesis and activity of auxins
The biosynthesis of gibberellin hormones and their physiological role in the control of development in the common garden pea
The Biosynthesis of Two Naturally-occurring Auxins in Pisum sativum L.
The physiological and genetic control of vegetative phase change in Pisum sativum L.
Title- The Action of Genes Controlling Apical Dominance in Pisum sativum L.