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Dr Hilary Rogers  -  PhD


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Organ Senescence, Stress responses and cell death 

Battelli, R., Lombardi, L., Picciarelli, P., Lorenzi, R., Frigerio, L. and  Rogers, H.J. (2014) Expression and localisation of a senescence-associated KDEL-cysteine protease from Lilium longiflorum tepals, Plant Science in press 230913

Rogers, H. J. (2013) From models to ornamentals: how is flower senescence regulated?, Plant Molecular Biology, 82, 563-574.

Aros D., Gonzalez V., Allemann R.K., Müller C.T., Rosati C., and Rogers H.J. (2012) Volatile emissions of scented Alstroemeria genotypes are dominated by terpenes, and a myrcene synthase gene is highly expressed in scented Alstroemeria flowers. Journal of Experimental Botany 63:2739-2752 doi:10.1093/jxb/err456)

Mohd Salleh F, Evans K, Goodall B, Machin H, Mowla SB, Mur L.a.j., Runions J, Theodoulou FL, Foyer CH, Rogers HJ (2012) A novel function for a redox-related LEA protein (SAG21/AtLEA5) in root development and biotic stress responses. Plant Cell and Environment DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02394.x 

 Rogers HJ (2012) Is there a important role for reactive oxygen species and redox regulation during floral senescence?  Plant Cell and Environment DOI:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02373.x  Battelli R, Lombardi L, Rogers HJ, Picciarelli P, Lorenzi R, Ceccarelli N (2011) Changes in ultrastructure, protease and caspase-like activities during flower senescence in Lilium longiflorum. Plant Science 180, 716–725.  Wagstaff C, Bramke I, Breeze E, Thornber S, Harrison L, Thomas B, Buchanan-Wollaston V, Stead AD and Rogers HJ (2010) A unique group of genes respond to cold drought stress in cut Alstroemeria flowers whereas ambient drought stress accelerates developmental expression patterns  Journal of Experimental Botany 61:2905  Price AM, Aros Orellana DF, Stevens R, Acock R, Buchanan-Wollaston V, Stead AD Rogers HJ (2008) A comparison of leaf and petal senescence in wallflowers ( Erysimum linifolium) reveals common and distinct patterns of gene expression and physiology. Plant Physiology 147: 898-1912    Rogers HJ (2006) Programmed cell death in floral organs: how and why do flowers die?  Annals of Botany  97: 309-315    Rogers HJ (2005) Cell death and organ development in plants.  Current Topics in Developmental Biology  71:225-261  Wagstaff C,  Chanasut U,. Harren FJM, Laarhoven L–J,  Thomas B. Rogers HJ Stead AD (2005) Ethylene and flower longevity in Alstroemeria: relationship between tepal senescence, abscission and ethylene biosynthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany 56: 1007-1016.  Breeze E, Wagstaff C, Harrison E,  Bramke I, Rogers HJ, A Stead, Thomas B, Buchanan-Wollaston V (2004) Gene expression patterns to define stages of post-harvest senescence in Alstroemeria petals. Plant Biotechnology Journal 2: 155–168  Wagstaff C, Malcolm P, Rafiq A, Leverentz M, Griffiths G, Thomas B, Stead A, and Rogers HJ (2003) Programmed Cell Death (PCD) processes begin extremely early in Alstroemeria petal senescence. New Phytologist 160:49-59.  Leverentz MK, Wagstaff C, Rogers HJ, Stead AD, Chanasut U, Silkowski H, Thomas B, Weichert H, Feussner I Griffiths G (2002) Characterization of a novel lipoxygenase-independent senescence mechanism in Alstroemeria peruviana floral tissue Plant Physiology. 130: 273-283  Wagstaff C, Leverentz MK, Griffiths G, Thomas B, Chanasut U, Stead AD, Rogers HJ (2002) Protein degradation during senescence of Alstroemeria petals. Journal of Experimental Botany 53: 233-240.    Cell cycle    Cook, G. S., Gronlund, A. L., Siciliano, I., Spadafora, N., Amini, M., Herbert, R. J., Bitonti, M. B., Graumann, K., Francis, D. and Rogers, H. J. (2013) Plant WEE1 kinase is cell cycle regulated and removed at mitosis via the 26S proteasome machinery, Journal of Experimental Botany, 64, 2093-2105. Elmaghrabi, A. M., Ochatt, S., Rogers, H. J. and Francis, D. (2013) Enhanced tolerance to salinity following cellular acclimation to increasing NaCl levels in Medicago truncatula, Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture, 114, 61-70. Spadafora, N. D., Parfitt, D., Marchbank, A., Li, S., Bruno, L., Vaughan, R., Nieuwland, J., Buchanan-Wollaston, V., Herbert, R. J., Bitonti, M. B., Doonan, J., Albani, D., Prinsen, E., Francis, D. and Rogers, H. J. (2012) Perturbation of cytokinin and ethylene-signalling pathways explain the strong rooting phenotype exhibited by Arabidopsis expressing the Schizosaccharomyces pombe mitotic inducer, cdc25, BMC Plant Biology, 12 (DOI: 10.1186/1471-2229-12-45) Spadafora N, Doonan JH, Herbert RJ, Bitonti BM, Emily Wallace, Rogers HJ, Francis D (2011) Arabidopsis T-DNA insertional lines for CDC25 are hypersensitive to hydroxyurea but not to zeocin or salt stress. Annals of Botany 107: 1183-1192)    Salimonti A, Chiappetta A, Rogers HJ, Francis D, Bitonti MB Co-localisation of CDKB2 and cytokinins in root apical meristems of Cucurbita maxima. ( Annals of Botany doi: 10.1093/aob/mcq127)    Spadafora N, Doonan JH, Herbert RJ, Bitonti BM, Rogers HJ, Francis D Arath; CDC25 is required for the DNA replication but not the DNA damage checkpoint. ( Annals of Botany doi: 10.1093/aob/mcq142)    Lentz Grønlund A, Li S, Siciliano I , Marchbank A, Dickinson JR, Kille P, Harwood JL, Herbert RJ, Francis D, Rogers HJ (2009) An Arabidopsis 14-3-3 protein (GF14 ω) interacts with the cell cycle regulator WEE1 kinase in vitro and in vivo and both genes affect root growth. The Open Plant Science Journal 3: 40-48   Liu W, Yang YS, Francis D, Rogers HJ, Li P, Zhang Q (2008) Cadmium stress alters gene expression of DNA mismatch repair related genes. in Arabidopsis seedlings. Chemosphere 73:1138-1144    Chrimes D, Rogers HJ, Francis D, Jones HD, Ainsworth C (2005)  Expression of fission yeast cdc25 driven by the wheat ADP- glucose pyrophosphorylase large subunit promoter perturbs both pollen and ovule development in transgenic wheat New Phytologist 166: 185-192.    Orchard CB, Siciliano I, Sorrell DA, Marchbank A, Rogers HJ, Francis D, Herbert RJ, Suchomelova P, Lipavska H, Azmi A Van Onckelen H (2005) Tobacco BY-2 cells expressing fission yeast cdc25 bypass a G2/ M block on the cell cycle. Plant Journal 44: 290–299    Sorrell DA, Chrimes D, Dickinson JR, Rogers HJ, Francis D (2005) The Arabidopsis CDC25 induces a short cell length when over expressed in fission yeast: evidence for cell cycle function New Phytologist 165: 425-428.     Sorrell DA, Marchbank A, McMahon K, Dickinson JR, Rogers HJ, Francis D (2002) A WEE1 homologue from Arabidopsis thaliana. Planta 215: 518-522  Fungal ecology and endophytes  Vidal-Quist, J. C., Rogers, H. J., Mahenthiralingam, E. and Berry, C. (2013) Bacillus thuringiensis colonises plant roots in a phylogeny‐dependent manner, FEMS Microbiology Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1574-6941.12175  Eyre C, Muftah W, Evans J, Kille P, Boddy L, and Rogers HJ (2010) Microarray analysis of differential gene expression elicited by fungal interactions in Trametes versicolor Fungal Biology  114: 646-660  Parfitt D, Dockrell D, Rogers HJ and Boddy L (2010) Do all trees carry the seeds of their own destruction? PCR reveals a range of wood decay fungi latently present in sapwood of a wide range of angiosperm trees. Fungal Ecology 3: 338-346  Hiscox J, Baldrian P., Rogers HJ and Boddy L (2010) Changes in oxidative enzyme activity during interspecific mycelial interactions involving the white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor Fungal Genetics and Biology 47: 562-571  Hiscox J, Hibbert C, Rogers HJ and Boddy L (2010) Monokaryons and dikaryons of Trametes versicolor have similar combative, enzyme and decay ability Fungal Ecology 3: 347-356  Ainsworth AM, Parfitt D, Rogers HJ, Boddy L (2009) Cryptic taxa within European species of Hydnellum and Phellodon revealed by combined molecular and morphological analysis. Fungal Ecology 3: 65-80  Evans JA, Eyre CA, Rogers HJ, Boddy L, Müller CT (2008) Changes in volatile production during interspecific interactions between four wood rotting fungi growing in artificial media Fungal Ecology, 1:57–68  Parfitt D, Ainsworth AM, Simpson D, Rogers HJ and Boddy L (2007) Molecular and morphological discrimination of stipitate hydnoids in the genera Hydnellum and Phellodon. Mycological Research 111: 761–777  Parfitt D, Hynes J, Rogers HJ, Boddy L (2005) Development of a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay for the specific detection of the rare Creolophus cirrhatus and other tooth fungi in wood. Mycological Research 109: 1187–1194  Hunt J, Boddy L, Randerson PF, Rogers HJ (2004) An Evaluation of 18S rDNA Approaches for the Study of Fungal Diversity in Grassland Soils. Microbial Ecology  47: 85-395