Top 10 papers (& their significance):
Brewer PB, Yoneyama K, Filardo F, Meyers E, Scaffidi A, Frickey T, Akiyama K, Seto Y, Dun EA, Cremer JE, Kerr SC, Waters MT, Flematti GR, Mason MG, Weiller G, Yamaguchi S, Nomura T, Smith SM, Yoneyama K, Beveridge, CA (2016) LATERAL BRANCHING OXIDOREDUCTASE acts in the final stages of strigolactone biosynthesis in Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113(22):6301-6306. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1601729113
Discovery of a ‘missing enzyme’ in the long-distance siganalling pathway which regulates branching in plants. See also: http://www.biology.uq.edu.au/research-branches-into-genes-responsible-for-better-plant-yields
*Mason MG, Ross JJ, Babst BA, Weinclaw B, Beveridge CA (2014) Sugar demand, not auxin, is the initial regulator of apical dominance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111: 6092-6097. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1322045111
Revokes a long-standing dogma that hormones prevent initial bud release during apical dominance and introduces sugars as crucial player in bud release in intact and decapitated plants.
*Renton M, Hanan J, Ferguson BJ, Beveridge CA (2012) Models of long-distance transport: How is carrier-dependent auxin transport regulated in the stem? New Phytologist 194: 704–715. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04093.x
Computational model shows long distance polar auxin transport in stems is a carrier unlimited system with inherent variability.
Rasmussen A, Mason M, De Cuyper C, Brewer PB, Herold S, Agusti J, Geelen DNV, Greb T, Goormachtig S, Beeckman T, Beveridge CA (2012) Strigolactones suppress adventitious rooting in Arabidopsis and pea. Plant Physiology 158: 1976-1987. DOI: 10.1104/pp.111.187104
One of a group of my papers showing broader functions of strigolactones in plant development; herein adventitious root formation. Highlighted in “On the Inside” editorial.
*Hayward A, Stirnberg P, Beveridge C#, Leyser O# (2009) Interactions between auxin and strigolactone in shoot branching control. Plant Physiology 151: 400-412 Supported by ARC Centre of Excellence CE348212 DOI: 10.1104/pp.109.137646
Substantial follow-up paper to Foo et al., 2005 showing auxin regulation of strigolactone in Arabidopsis is via classical auxin signaling.
*Ferguson BJ, Beveridge CA (2009) Roles for auxin, cytokinin and strigolactone in regulating shoot branching. Plant Physiology 149: 1929-1944. DOI: 10.1104/pp.108.134783
Data are presented leading to an all-encompassing model that accounts for apical dominance, correlative inhibition, strigolactones, auxin, cytokinin and their interactions. Front cover highlight.
*Brewer PB, Dun EA, Ferguson BJ, Rameau C, Beveridge CA (2009) Strigolactone acts downstream of auxin to regulate bud outgrowth in pea and Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology 150: 482-463. DOI: 10.1104/pp.108.134783
Comprehensive study showing auxin signalling regulates branching via strigolactones. WT and strigolactone mutants are also shown to have excess auxin transport capacity.
*Dun EA, Hanan J, Beveridge CA (2009) Computational modeling and molecular physiology experiments reveal new insights into shoot branching in pea. Plant Cell 21: 3459-3472. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.109.069013; link (UQ access required)
An improved mathematically supported model is presented based on an innovative approach integrating computational biology and plant development. Highlighted by Plant Cell “In Brief” article.
*Gomez-Roldan V, Fermas S, Brewer PB, Puech-Pagès V, Dun EA, Pillot J-P, Letisse F, Matusova R, Danoun S, Portais J-C, Bouwmeester H, Bécard G, Beveridge CA#, Rameau C#, Rochange SF# (2008) Strigolactone inhibition of shoot branching. Nature 455, 189-194. DOI: 10.1038/nature07271
Strigolactones are identified as the shoot branching hormone. Front cover and Nature “News and Views” article. Faculty of 1000-Exceptional;“A landmark paper.”
*Foo E, Bullier E, Goussot M, Foucher F, Rameau C, Beveridge CA (2005) The branching gene RAMOSUS1 mediates interactions among two novel signals and auxin in pea. Plant Cell 17: 464-474. DOI: 10.1105/tpc.104.026716; full text link (UQ access required)
First molecular evidence for regulation of a novel signalling pathway (strigolactones) by auxin and a second novel signal.