3 Results in Research Topics

Calcium Signalling

Written by Tony Miller on July 13, 2017
  A fundamental property of all cellular organisms is that they respond to their environment. As sessile organisms, many plants endure a wide range of environmental conditions, and adverse stimuli such as pathogen attack, wounding, anoxia and cold trigger the appropriate physiological response initally through a calcium signal. How are these calcium signals generated? Biochemical […] read more

Nitrogen Research

Written by Tony Miller on November 12, 2015
Nitrogen (N) use efficiency is a major issue for agriculture across the world. We now have many molecular tools to address this important topic in new ways. Grass and legume forage crops are harvested when the leaf canopy is fully established and the dried material is an important protein source for animal feed. The challenge […] read more

Heavy Metal Transporters

Written by admin on October 8, 2015
Many transition metals are essential for all forms of life – for example as cofactors in enzymes or in stabilising transcription factors. Examples include Zn, Fe, Cu, Mn and Co, However, when present at high concentrations these metals become toxic. Some other metals (Cd, Hg, Pb) have no known biological function and are highly toxic. […] read more