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Jim Weller

ARC Future Fellow

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Jim Weller is an Associate Professor in Plant Genetics and ARC Future Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences. He has broad interests in plant physiology, development and evolution. His work focuses on the use of molecular genetics to investigate the control of flowering, shoot architecture, hormone function and plant responses to light and temperature. He works mainly with legumes and is particularly interested in exploring comparative biology, domestication, and the use of natural genetic diversity for improvement of this important group of crop plants.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryDate of award
PhDControl of Development by Phytochrome in the Garden Pea
(Pisum sativum L.)
University of TasmaniaAustralia1997

Biography

Jim completed his PhD in 1996 and returned to the University of Tasmania in 2002 after postdoctoral appointments at Wageningen University (Netherlands) and RIKEN (Japan).

Research Themes

Jim's research predominantly aligns with the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability.

One major component of his work investigates the genes and mechanisms that underlie flowering time variation, and their broader relevance for plant growth and productivity. Variation for flowering time has been a key factor enabling the spread of crops from their centres of origin to their current broad global distributions and is critical in the development of new varieties for new regions or modified agricultural practices. His group's results are already finding application in breeding programs around the world, contributing to the improvement of varieties for short growing seasons.

Jim's work also contributes to international programs that are documenting and analysing natural genetic variation in legumes, an important group of crop plants that provide a major component of dietary protein globally, deliver sustainable nitrogen inputs to agricultural systems, and are a major export crop for Australia. Natural genetic diversity present in the ancestors and relatives of modern crops is a major global resource, and a better understanding of this diversity promises to provide a much wider range of variation for important plant characteristics and tolerances, and will help identify new sustainable approaches to improving plant performance and seed yield.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Australian Society of Plant Scientists
  • International Legume Society

Teaching

Plant Molecular Genetics, Plant Genomics, Plant Development and Physiology

Teaching expertise

  • 2002-present: Unit Co-ordinator, KPA376 Genetics
  • 2010-2013: Degree Co-ordinator, BBiotechMedRes

Teaching responsibility

Research Invitations

  • International Workshop on Molecular Control of Flower Development (2015) Aiguablava, Spain
  • International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics (2014) Saskatoon, Canada
  • CGIAR Open Forum on Science in Grain Legumes (2014) Saskatoon, Canada
  • Pulse Breeding Australia National Pulse Conference (2013) Adelaide, Australia
  • Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology (2013) Sydney, Australia
  • International Congress on Sexual Plant Reproduction (2012) Melbourne, Australia
  • Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting (2010), Queenstown, New Zealand

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Expertise

  • Plant genetics and molecular biology
  • Mechanisms controlling plant growth and development
  • Plant domestication
  • Legume functional genomics
  • The application of genetics in crop improvement
  • The science behind fruit and vegetable diversity
  • Biology, benefits and uses of legumes

Awards

  • 2004 UTAS Faculty of Science Research Excellence Award
  • 2009 UTAS Rising Star Award
  • 2013 ARC Future Fellowship

Collaboration

Current research in the group involves numerous international collaborations on legume biology and genetics, with research groups and institutes in New Zealand, Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

Current projects

Jim's current research involves the use of molecular, genetic, genomic and physiological approaches to explore four main topics;

  • The fundamental biology of flowering time control in model and crop legumes
  • The history and genetic basis for legume domestication
  • The characterization of legume genetic diversity and its use in crop improvement
  • The interaction of light perception and hormone signalling in plant development

His work on flowering time includes the investigation of plant responses to photoperiod and temperature, compound inflorescence development, circadian rhythms, and the functions of the florigen (FT/TFL1) family.

Fields of Research

  • Plant Physiology (060705)
  • Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070305)
  • Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches) (060405)
  • Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology (070303)
  • Horticultural Crop Growth and Development (070601)
  • Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology (060703)
  • Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070602)
  • Plant Cell and Molecular Biology (060702)
  • Genomics (060408)
  • Developmental Genetics (incl. Sex Determination) (060403)
  • Genetics (060499)
  • Cell Metabolism (060104)
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology (060199)
  • Medical Biotechnology (100499)
  • Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics) (060412)
  • Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics (060411)
  • Microbial Genetics (060503)
  • Plant Pathology (060704)
  • Protein Trafficking (060108)
  • Plant Biology (060799)

Research Objectives

  • Grain Legumes (820503)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences (970106)
  • Vegetables (820215)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Linseed (820504)
  • Native Forests (820104)
  • Lupins (820505)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)
  • Lucerne (830402)
  • Hardwood Plantations (820101)
  • Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops (830499)
  • Non-Cereal Crops for Silage/Green Feed (830405)
  • Barley (820501)
  • Processed Fish and Seafood Products (860107)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (970107)

Publications

Jim has authored 60 peer-reviewed papers, and publishes regularly in the top plant biology journals Plant Cell (7 papers) and Plant Physiology (15 papers). He has also authored eight book chapters for major international publishers Springer, Kluwer, Academic Press and Elsevier. Recent papers have appeared in PNAS and Nature Communications.

Total publications

83

Highlighted publications

(8 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleLiew LC, Hecht V, Sussmilch FC, Weller JL, 'The pea photoperiod response gene STERILE NODES is an ortholog of LUX ARRHYTHMO1[W][OPEN]', Plant Physiology, 165, (2) pp. 648-657. ISSN 0032-0889 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.114.237008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Liew LC; Hecht V; Sussmilch FC

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2012Journal ArticleBerbel A, Ferrandiz C, Hecht V, Dalmais M, Lund OS, et al., 'VEGETATIVE1 is essential for development of the compound inflorescence in pea', Nature Communications, 3 Article 797. ISSN 2041-1723 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1801 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Hecht V; Sussmilch FC; Taylor SA

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2012Journal ArticleWeller JL, Liew LC, Hecht VFG, Rajandran V, Laurie RE, et al., 'A conserved molecular basis for photoperiod adaptation in two temperate legumes', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 109, (51) pp. 21158-21163. ISSN 0027-8424 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1207943110 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Liew LC; Hecht VFG; Rajandran V; Ridge S; Vander Schoor JK

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2011Journal ArticleHecht V, Laurie RE, Vander Schoor JK, Ridge S, Knowles CL, et al., 'The Pea GIGAS Gene Is a FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog Necessary for Graft-Transmissible Specification of Flowering but Not for Responsiveness to Photoperiod', The Plant Cell, 23, (1) pp. 147-161. ISSN 1040-4651 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.110.081042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 78Web of Science - 74

Co-authors: Hecht V; Vander Schoor JK; Ridge S; Knowles CL; Liew LC; Sussmilch FC; Murfet IC

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2011Journal ArticleLaurie RE, Diwadkar P, Jaudal M, Zhang L, Hecht V, et al., 'The Medicago FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog, MtFTa1, Is a Key Regulator of Flowering Time', Plant Physiology, 156, (4) pp. 2207-2224. ISSN 0032-0889 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.111.180182 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: Hecht V

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2009Journal ArticleLiew LC, Hecht VFG, Laurie RE, Knowles CL, Vander Schoor JK, et al., 'DIE NEUTRALIS and LATE BLOOMER 1 Contribute to Regulation of the Pea Circadian Clock ', Plant Cell, 21, (10) pp. 3198-3211. ISSN 1040-4651 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.109.067223 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Liew LC; Hecht VFG; Knowles CL; Vander Schoor JK

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2009Journal ArticleWeller JL, Hecht VFG, Vander Schoor JK, Davidson SE, Ross JJ, 'Light regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis in pea is mediated through the COP1/HY5 pathway', Plant Cell, 21, (3) pp. 800-813. ISSN 1040-4651 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.108.063628 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Hecht VFG; Vander Schoor JK; Davidson SE; Ross JJ

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2005Journal ArticleHecht VFG, Foucher F, Ferrandiz C, Macknight R, Navarro C, et al., 'Conservation of Arabidopsis Flowering Genes in Model Legumes', Plant Physiology, 137, (4) pp. 1420-1434. ISSN 0032-0889 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.104.057018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 171Web of Science - 168

Co-authors: Hecht VFG; Vardy ME

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Hane JK, Ming Y, Kamphuis LG, Nelson MN, Garg G, et al., 'A comprehensive draft genome sequence for lupin (Lupinus angustifolius), an emerging health food: insights into plant-microbe interactions and legume evolution', Plant Biotechnology Journal, 15, (3) pp. 318-330. ISSN 1467-7644 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12615 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6

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2017Lu S, Zhao X, Hu Y, Liu S, Nan H, et al., 'Natural variation at the soybean J locus improves adaptation to the tropics and enhances yield', Nature Genetics, 49, (5) pp. 773-779. ISSN 1061-4036 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ng.3819 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2017Rubenach A, Hecht VFG, Vander Schoor JK, Liew LC, Aubert G, et al., 'EARLY FLOWERING3 redundancy fine-tunes photoperiod sensitivity', Plant Physiology, 173, (4) pp. 2253-2264. ISSN 1532-2548 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.16.01738 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Rubenach A; Hecht VFG; Vander Schoor JK; Liew LC

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2017Nelson MN, Ksiazkiewicz M, Rychel S, Besharat N, Taylor CM, et al., 'The loss of vernalization requirement in narrow-leafed lupin is associated with a deletion in the promoter and de-repressed expression of a Flowering Locus T (FT) homologue', New Phytologist, 213, (1) pp. 220-232. ISSN 1469-8137 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nph.14094 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2016Ridge S, Sussmilch FC, Hecht V, Vander Schoor JK, Lee R, et al., 'Identification of LATE BLOOMER2 as a CYCLING DOF FACTOR homolog reveals conserved and divergent features of the flowering response to photoperiod in pea', Plant Cell, 28, (10) pp. 2545-2559. ISSN 1040-4651 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.15.01011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Ridge S; Sussmilch FC; Hecht V; Vander Schoor JK

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2016Foo E, McAdam EL, Weller JL, Reid JB, 'Interactions between ethylene, gibberellins, and brassinosteroids in the development of rhizobial and mycorrhizal symbioses of pea', Journal of Experimental Botany, 67, (8) pp. 2413-2424. ISSN 0022-0957 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erw047 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Foo E; McAdam EL; Reid JB

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2016Vanhala T, Normann KR, Lundstrom M, Weller JL, Leino MW, et al., 'Flowering time adaption in Swedish landrace pea (Pisum sativum L.)', BMC Genetics, 17 Article 117. ISSN 1471-2156 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12863-016-0424-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2015Sussmilch FC, Berbel A, Hecht V, Vander Schoor JK, Ferrandiz C, et al., 'Pea VEGETATIVE2 is an FD homolog that is essential for flowering and compound inflorescence development', Plant Cell, 27, (4) pp. 1046-1060. ISSN 1040-4651 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.115.136150 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Sussmilch FC; Hecht V; Vander Schoor JK

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2015Weller JL, Foo EM, Hecht V, Ridge S, Vander Schoor JK, et al., 'Ethylene signaling influences light-regulated development in pea', Plant Physiology, 169, (1) pp. 115-124. ISSN 0032-0889 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.15.00164 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Foo EM; Hecht V; Ridge S; Vander Schoor JK; Reid JB

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2015Weller JL, Ortega R, 'Genetic control of flowering time in legumes', Frontiers in Plant Science, 6 Article 207. ISSN 1664-462X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00207 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Ortega R

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2014Hudson CJ, Freeman JS, Jones RC, Potts BM, Wong MML, et al., 'Genetic control of heterochrony in Eucalyptus globulus', G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 4, (7) pp. 1235-1245. ISSN 2160-1836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1534/g3.114.011916 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hudson CJ; Freeman JS; Jones RC; Potts BM; Hecht VFG; Vaillancourt RE

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2014Liew LC, Hecht V, Sussmilch FC, Weller JL, 'The pea photoperiod response gene STERILE NODES is an ortholog of LUX ARRHYTHMO1[W][OPEN]', Plant Physiology, 165, (2) pp. 648-657. ISSN 0032-0889 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.114.237008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Liew LC; Hecht V; Sussmilch FC

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2014Ridge S, Brown PH, Hecht V, Driessen RG, Weller JL, 'The role of BoFLC2 in cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.) reproductive development', Journal of Experimental Botany, 66, (1) pp. 125-135. ISSN 0022-0957 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eru408 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Ridge S; Hecht V

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2014Wong ACS, Hecht VFG, Picard K, Diwadkar P, Laurie RE, et al., 'Isolation and functional analysis of CONSTANS-LIKE genes suggests that a central role for CONSTANS in flowering time control is not evolutionarily conserved in Medicago truncatula', Frontiers in Plant Science, 5 Article 486. ISSN 1664-462X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00486 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Wong ACS; Hecht VFG

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2012Smykal P, Aubert G, Burstin J, Coyne CJ, Ellis NTH, et al., 'Pea (Pisum sativum L.) in the genomic era', Agronomy, 2, (2) pp. 74-115. ISSN 2073-4395 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/agronomy2020074 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Berbel A, Ferrandiz C, Hecht V, Dalmais M, Lund OS, et al., 'VEGETATIVE1 is essential for development of the compound inflorescence in pea', Nature Communications, 3 Article 797. ISSN 2041-1723 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1801 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Hecht V; Sussmilch FC; Taylor SA

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2012Weller JL, Liew LC, Hecht VFG, Rajandran V, Laurie RE, et al., 'A conserved molecular basis for photoperiod adaptation in two temperate legumes', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 109, (51) pp. 21158-21163. ISSN 0027-8424 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1207943110 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Liew LC; Hecht VFG; Rajandran V; Ridge S; Vander Schoor JK

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2011Hecht V, Laurie RE, Vander Schoor JK, Ridge S, Knowles CL, et al., 'The Pea GIGAS Gene Is a FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog Necessary for Graft-Transmissible Specification of Flowering but Not for Responsiveness to Photoperiod', The Plant Cell, 23, (1) pp. 147-161. ISSN 1040-4651 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.110.081042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 78Web of Science - 74

Co-authors: Hecht V; Vander Schoor JK; Ridge S; Knowles CL; Liew LC; Sussmilch FC; Murfet IC

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2011Karahara I, Takaya E, Fujibayashi S, Inoue H, Weller JL, et al., 'Development of the Casparian strip is delayed by blue light in pea stems', Planta: An International Journal of Plant Biology, 234, (5) pp. 1019-1030. ISSN 0032-0935 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00425-011-1451-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Reid JB

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2011Laurie RE, Diwadkar P, Jaudal M, Zhang L, Hecht V, et al., 'The Medicago FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog, MtFTa1, Is a Key Regulator of Flowering Time', Plant Physiology, 156, (4) pp. 2207-2224. ISSN 0032-0889 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.111.180182 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 45

Co-authors: Hecht V

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2011Jones RC, Hecht VFG, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, Weller JL, 'Expression of a FLOWERING LOCUS T homologue is temporally associated with annual flower bud initiation in Eucalyptus globulus subsp. globulus (Myrtaceae)', Australian Journal of Botany, 59, (8) pp. 756-769. ISSN 0067-1924 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT11251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Jones RC; Hecht VFG; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE

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2009Hofer J, Turner L, Moreau C, Ambrose M, Isaac P, et al., 'Tendril-less regulates tendril formation in pea leaves', Plant Cell, 21, (2) pp. 420-428. ISSN 1040-4651 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.108.064071 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 79Web of Science - 70

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2009Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Liew LC, Sussmilch F, Wenden B, et al., 'Update on the genetic control of flowering in garden pea', Journal of Experimental Botany, 60, (9) pp. 2493-2499. ISSN 0022-0957 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erp120 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 34

Co-authors: Hecht VFG; Liew LC; Sussmilch F; Knowles CL; Vander Schoor JK

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2009Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Vander Schoor JK, Davidson SE, Ross JJ, 'Light regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis in pea is mediated through the COP1/HY5 pathway', Plant Cell, 21, (3) pp. 800-813. ISSN 1040-4651 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.108.063628 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Hecht VFG; Vander Schoor JK; Davidson SE; Ross JJ

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2009Wenden B, Dun EA, Hanan J, Andrieu B, Weller JL, et al., 'Computational analysis of flowering in pea (Pisum sativum)', New Phytologist, 184, (1) pp. 153-167. ISSN 0028-646X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02952.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2009Liew LC, Hecht VFG, Laurie RE, Knowles CL, Vander Schoor JK, et al., 'DIE NEUTRALIS and LATE BLOOMER 1 Contribute to Regulation of the Pea Circadian Clock ', Plant Cell, 21, (10) pp. 3198-3211. ISSN 1040-4651 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.109.067223 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Liew LC; Hecht VFG; Knowles CL; Vander Schoor JK

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2008Cummings IG, Foo E, Weller JL, Reid JB, Koutoulis A, 'Blue and red photoselective shadecloths modify pea height through altered blue irradiance perceived by the cry1 photoreceptor', Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology, 83, (5) pp. 663-667. ISSN 1462-0316 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14620316.2008.11512440 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Cummings IG; Foo E; Reid JB; Koutoulis A

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2007Hecht VFG, Knowles CL, Vanderschoor JK, Liew LC, Jones SE, et al., 'Pea LATE BLOOMER 1 is a GIGANTEA ortholog with roles in photoperiodic flowering, de-etiolation and transcriptional regulation of circadian clock gene homologs', Plant Physiology, 144, (2) pp. 648-661. ISSN 0032-0889 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.107.096818 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 81Web of Science - 76

Co-authors: Hecht VFG; Knowles CL; Vanderschoor JK; Liew LC; Jones SE; Lambert M

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2007Jager C, Symons GM, Nomura T, Yamada Y, Smith JJ, et al., 'Characterization of two brassinosteroid C-6 oxidase genes in pea', Plant Physiology, 143, (4) pp. 1894-1904. ISSN 0032-0889 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.106.093088 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Jager C; Symons GM; Smith JJ; Reid JB

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2007Weller JL, 'Update on the genetics of flowering', Pisum Genetics, 39 pp. 1-8. ISSN 1320-2510 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Zhao X, Yu X, Foo E, Symons GM, Lopez J, et al., 'A study of gibberellin homeostasis and cryptochrome-mediated blue light inhibition of hypocotyl elongation', Plant Physiology, 145, (1) pp. 106-118. ISSN 0032-0889 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.107.099838 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 80Web of Science - 70

Co-authors: Foo E; Symons GM; Reid JB

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2006Foo E, Platten JD, Weller JL, Reid JB, 'PhyA and cry1 act redundantly to regulate gibberellin levels during de-etiolation in blue light', Physiologia Plantarum, 127, (1) pp. 149-156. ISSN 0031-9317 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2006.00649.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Foo E; Platten JD; Reid JB

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2006Foo E, Ross JJ, Davies NW, Reid JB, Weller JL, 'A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of vegetative development', The Plant Journal, 46, (6) pp. 911-921. ISSN 0960-7412 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2006.02754.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 38

Co-authors: Foo E; Ross JJ; Davies NW; Reid JB

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2005Hecht VFG, Foucher F, Ferrandiz C, Macknight R, Navarro C, et al., 'Conservation of Arabidopsis Flowering Genes in Model Legumes', Plant Physiology, 137, (4) pp. 1420-1434. ISSN 0032-0889 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.104.057018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 171Web of Science - 168

Co-authors: Hecht VFG; Vardy ME

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2005Platten JD, Foo E, Elliott RC, Hecht VFG, Reid JB, et al., 'Cryptochrome 1 contributes to blue-light sensing in pea', Plant Physiology, 139, (3) pp. 1472-1482. ISSN 0032-0889 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.105.067462 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 34

Co-authors: Platten JD; Foo E; Elliott RC; Hecht VFG; Reid JB

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2005Platten JD, Foo E, Foucher F, Hecht VFG, Reid JB, et al., 'The cryptochrome gene family in pea includes two differentially expressed CRY2 genes', Plant Molecular Biology, 59, (4) pp. 683-696. ISSN 0167-4412 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11103-005-0828-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 24

Co-authors: Platten JD; Foo E; Hecht VFG; Reid JB

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2005Giliberto L, Perrotta G, Pallara P, Weller JL, Fraser PD, et al., 'Manipulation of the Blue Light Photoreceptor Cryptochrome 2 in Tomato Affects Vegetative Development, Flowering Time, and Fruit Antioxidant Content', Plant Physiology, 137, (1) pp. 199-208. ISSN 0032-0889 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.104.051987 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 168Web of Science - 148

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2004Sineshchekov VA, Weller JL, 'Two modes of the light-induced phytochorome A decline - with and without changes in the porportion of its isoforms (phyA' and phyA'): evidence from fluorescence investigations of mutant phyA-3D pea', Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B: Biology, 75, (3) pp. 127-135. ISSN 1011-1344 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2004.05.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2004Weller JL, Batge SL, Smith JJ, Kerckhoffs LH, Sineshchekov VA, et al., 'A Dominant Mutation in the Pea PHYA Gene Confers Enhanced Responses to Light and Impairs the Light-Dependent Degradation of Phytochrome A', Plant Physiology, 135, (4) pp. 2186-2195. ISSN 0032-0889 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.103.036103 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Smith JJ; Kerckhoffs LH; Murfet IC; Reid JB

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2003Beveridge CA, Weller JL, Singer SR, Hofer JMI, 'Axillary Meristem Development. Budding Relationships between Networks Controlling Flowering, Branching, and Photoperiod Responsiveness', Plant Physiology, 131, (3) pp. 927-934. ISSN 0032-0889 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.102.017525 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 52

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2003El-Assal SE, Alonso-Blanco C, Peeters AJM, Wagemaker CW, Weller JL, 'The role of cryptochrome 2 in the control of flowering in Arabidopsis', Journal of Plant Physiology, 133, (4) pp. 1504-1516. ISSN 0176-1617 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.103.029819 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 36

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2001Weller JL, Beauchamp N, Kerckhoffs LH, Platten JD, Reid JB, 'Interaction of phytochromes A and B in the control of de-etiolation and flowering in pea', The Plant Journal, 26, (3) pp. 283-294. ISSN 0960-7412 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-313X.2001.01027.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 64Web of Science - 59

Co-authors: Kerckhoffs LH; Platten JD; Reid JB

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2001Weller JL, Perrotta G, Schreuder MEL, van Tuinen A, Koornneef M, et al., 'Genetic dissection of blue-light sensing in tomato using mutants deficient in cryptochrome 1 and phytochromes A, B1 and B2', The Plant Journal, 25, (4) pp. 427-440. ISSN 0960-7412 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-313x.2001.00978.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 49

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2000Hisada A, Hanzawa H, Weller JL, Nagatani A, Reid JB, et al., 'Light-Induced Nuclear Translocation of Endogenous Pea Phytochrome A Visualized by Immunocytochemical Procedures', The Plant Cell, 12, (7) pp. 1063-1078. ISSN 1040-4651 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.12.7.1063 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 82Web of Science - 75

Co-authors: Reid JB

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2000Perrotta G, Ninu L, Flamma F, Weller JL, Kendrick RE, et al., 'Tomato contains homologues of Arabidopsis cryptochromes 1 and 2', Plant Molecular Biology, 42, (5) pp. 765-773. ISSN 0167-4412 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1006371130043 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 33

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2000Weller JL, Schreuder MEL, Koornneef M, Kendrick RE, 'Physiological interactions of phytochromes A, B1 and B2 in the control of development in tomato', The Plant Journal, 24, (3) pp. 345-356. ISSN 0960-7412 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-313x.2000.00879.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 47

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1999Ait-Ali T, Frances F, Weller JL, Reid JB, Kendrick RE, et al., 'Regulation of Gibberellin 20-Oxidase and Gibberellin 3s-Hydroxylase Transcript Accumulation during De-Etiolation of Pea Seedlings', Plant Physiology, 121, (3) pp. 783-791. ISSN 0032-0889 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.121.3.783 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 53

Co-authors: Reid JB

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1997Weller JL, Murfet IC, Reid JB, 'Pea mutants with reduced sensitivity to far-red light define an important role for phytochrome A in day-length detection', Plant Physiology, 114, (4) pp. 1225-1336. ISSN 0032-0889 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.114.4.1225 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 105Web of Science - 100

Co-authors: Murfet IC; Reid JB

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1997Weller JL, Reid JB, Taylor SA, Murfet IC, 'The genetic control of flowering in pea', Trends in Plant Science, 2, (11) pp. 412-418. ISSN 1360-1385 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S1360-1385(97)85580-X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 87Web of Science - 81

Co-authors: Reid JB; Taylor SA; Murfet IC

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1997Weller JL, Terry MJ, Reid JB, Kendrick RE, 'The phytochrome - deficient pcd2 mutant of pea is unable to convert biliverdin 1Xa to 3(Z)-phytochromobilin', The Plant Journal, 11, (6) pp. 1177-1186. ISSN 0960-7412 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-313X.1997.11061177.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Reid JB

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1996Reid JB, Murfet IC, Singer SR, Weller JL, Taylor SA, 'Physiological-genetics of flowering in Pisum', Cell & Developmental Biology, 7, (3) pp. 455-463. ISSN 1084-9521 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/scdb.1996.0057 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Reid JB; Murfet IC; Taylor SA

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1996Reid JB, Weller JL, Sherriff LJ, 'A more severe allele at the ls locus', Pisum Genetics, 28 pp. 15-17. ISSN 1320-2510 (1996) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Reid JB; Sherriff LJ

1996Weller JL, Terry MJ, Rameau C, Reid JB, Kendrick RE, 'The phytochrome-deficient pcd1 mutant of pea is unable to convert heme to biliverdin IXa', The Plant Cell, 8, (1) pp. 55-67. ISSN 1040-4651 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2307/3870068 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Reid JB

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1996Yaxley JL, Weller JL, Reid JB, 'A novel viparous mutant (vip)', Pisum Genetics, 28 pp. 24-28. ISSN 1320-2510 (1996) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Reid JB

1995Weller JL, Nagatani A, Kendrick RE, Murfet IC, Reid JB, 'New lv mutants of pea are deficient in phytochrome B', Plant Physiology, 108, (2) pp. 525-532. ISSN 0032-0889 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.108.2.525 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 56

Co-authors: Murfet IC; Reid JB

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Chapter in Book

(9 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Weller JL, 'Phytochromes and Other Photoreceptors', Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Elsevier Ltd., B Thomas, BG Murray, DJ Murphy (ed), Waltham, MA, pp. 455-459. ISBN 9780123948076 (2017) [Other Book Chapter]

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2015Weller JL, Kendrick RE, 'Chapter 19. Photomorphogenesis and photoperiodism in plants', Photobiology: The Science of Light and Life, Springer, LO Bjorn (ed), New York, USA, pp. 299-321. ISBN 978-1-4939-1467-8 (2015) [Revised Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1468-5_19 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2013Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Sussmilch F, 'Isolation and forward genetic analysis of developmental genes in pea', Legume Genomics, Springer, RJ Rose (ed), New York, USA, pp. 147-161. ISBN 978-1-62703-612-2 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-62703-613-9_11 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hecht VFG; Sussmilch F

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2008Weller JL, Kendrick RE, 'Photomorphogenesis and photoperiodism in plants', Photobiology, Springer, Lars Olof Bjorn (ed), New York, pp. 417-463. ISBN 9780387726540 (2008) [Revised Book Chapter]

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2005Ross JJ, Reid JB, Weller JL, Symons GM, 'Shoot Architecture 1 - Regulation of stem length', Plant Architecture and its manipulation, Blackwell Publishing, Colin G.N Turnbull (ed), Oxford, pp. 57-91. ISBN 1405121289 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Ross JJ; Reid JB; Symons GM

2004Weller JL, 'Phytochrome and cryptochrome functions in crop plants', Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science, Dekker, RM Goodman (ed), New York, pp. 920-923. ISBN 0-8247-0944-6 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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2003Kendrick RE, Weller JL, 'Phytochromes and other photoreceptors', Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Academic Press, B Thomas, D Murphy, B Murray (ed), London, pp. 1063-1069. ISBN 0122270509 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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2003Kendrick RE, Weller JL, 'Photomorphogenesis', Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Academic Press, B Thomas, D Murphy, B Murray (ed), London, pp. 1069-1076. ISBN 0122270509 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002Weller JL, Kendrick RE, 'Photomorphogenesis and Photoperiodism in Plants', Photobiology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, LO. Bjorn (ed), Dordrecht, pp. 299-334. ISBN 1402008422 (2002) [Other Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Ridge S, Weller JL, Brown PH, Hecht VFG, Spurr C, et al., 'Molecular Tools for Understanding Flowering Time in Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) Hybrid Seed Crops', 28th International Horticultural Congress, 22-27 August 2010, Lisboa, Portugal (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ridge S; Brown PH; Hecht VFG; Spurr C

2010Ridge S, Weller JL, Brown PH, Hecht VFG, Spurr C, et al., 'Molecular tools for understanding flowering time in cauliflower hybrid seed crops', 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop, 5-8 September 2010, Saskatoon, Canada (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ridge S; Brown PH; Hecht VFG; Spurr C

2008Jones RC, Hecht VFG, Gore PL, Potts BM, Steane DA, et al., 'Expression of FLOWERING LOCUS T and LEAFY homologues are temporally associated with annual flower bud initiation in Eucalyptus globulus', IUFRO-CTIA Joint Conference: Adaptation Breeding and Conservation in the Era of Forest Tree Genomics and Environmental Change, 25-28 August 2008, Quebec, Canada, pp. 82. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jones RC; Hecht VFG; Gore PL; Potts BM; Steane DA; Vaillancourt RE

2006Foo E, Ross JJ, Weller JL, Reid JB, 'A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of Vegetative Development', Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Legume Genomics and Genetics , April 9, 2006 , Brisbane , Queensland. Aus. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Foo E; Ross JJ; Reid JB

2005Foo E, Ross JJ, Weller JL, Reid JB, 'A role for ethylene in the phytochrome-mediated control of elongation', Proceedings of ComBio2005, 25 - 29 September, 2005, Adelaide, Australia (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Foo E; Ross JJ; Reid JB

2004Davidson SE, Weller JL, Smith JJ, Helliwell CA, Poole AT, et al., 'The lh mutants in pea block ent-kaurene oxidation in a tissue specific manner', IPGSA Conference 2004, 20-24 September 2004, Australian National University Canberra, pp. 116. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Davidson SE; Smith JJ; Reid JB

2004Davidson SE, Weller JL, Smith JJ, Helliwell CA, Poole AT, et al., 'Allele specific phenotypes in lh mutants of pea', ComBio 2004 Combined Conference Abstracts, 26-30 September, Intercontinental Burswood Resort, Perth, pp. 148. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Davidson SE; Smith JJ; Reid JB

2004Foo E, Platten JD, Smith JJ, Ross JJ, Weller JL, et al., 'phya and cry1 are both required for regulation of gibbereelin levels under blue light', IPGSA Conference 2004, 20-24 September 2004, Australian National University Canberra, pp. 129. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Foo E; Platten JD; Smith JJ; Ross JJ; Reid JB

2004Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Holman N, Vanderschoor JK, Jones SE, 'New directions for the control of flowering in pea', 18th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances, 20-24 September 2004, Canberra, Australia (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hecht VFG; Holman N; Vanderschoor JK; Jones SE

2004Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Holman N, Vanderschoor JK, Jones SE, 'New directions for the control of flowering in pea', 2nd International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics, 7-11 June 2004, Dijon, France (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hecht VFG; Holman N; Vanderschoor JK; Jones SE

2001Weller JL, Beauchamp N, Batge SL, Kerckhoffs LH, Platten JD, et al., 'Interaction of phytochromes A and B in the control of de-etiolation and flowering in pea', The Molecular Basis of the Floral Transition, EMBO workshop, 10-14 July 2001, Norwich, UK (2001) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kerckhoffs LH; Platten JD; Reid JB

2000Weller JL, Beauchamp N, Batge SL, Kerckhoffs LH, Platten JD, et al., 'Interaction of phytochromes A and B in the control of de-etiolation and flowering in pea', Molecular Genetics of Model Legumes, EU Euroconference series, 24-28 June 2000, Norwich, UK (2000) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kerckhoffs LH; Platten JD; Murfet IC; Reid JB

1997Weller JL, Murfet IC, Reid JB, 'Characterisation of a light-hypersensitive mutant of pea', 37th Annual ASPP Conference, Melbourne, pp. P1-15. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Murfet IC; Reid JB

1996Weller JL, Murfet IC, Reid JB, 'Phytochrome control of the flowering signal in pea.', ASPP Meeting, Canberra., pp. 28-04. (1996) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Murfet IC; Reid JB

1995Presser JL, Ross JJ, Barry KM, Weller JL, West AK, et al., 'A novel viviparous pea mutant', Australian Society of Plant Physiology, Sydney NSW, pp. P68. (1995) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ross JJ; West AK; Reid JB

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Weller JL, Spurr C, Brown PH, 'Molecular Tools for Understanding, Prediciting and Managing Flowering and Reproductive Development in Brassica oleracea', Rijk Zwaan Australia, Final - Stage 1 (2006) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Spurr C; Brown PH

Entry

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2004Kendrick RE, Weller JL, 'Phytochromes and other photoreceptors', Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, B Thomas, D Murphy, B Murray (ed), London, 1, pp. 1063-1069 (2004) [Entry]

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2003Kendrick RE, Weller JL, 'Photomorphogenesis', Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, B Thomas, D Murphy, B Murray (ed), London, 1, pp. 1069-1076 (2003) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2005Weller JL, 'Mobile flowering signals in pea', Flowering Newsletter, International Working Group on Flowering, Belgium, 40, 1 (2005) [Newspaper Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

14

Total funding

$3,984,258

Projects

New genetic mechanisms linking flowering, growth habit and yield in legumes (2016 - 2018)$350,100
Description
The regulation of flowering by environmental factors has a major influence on plant yield, and is important foradaptation in natural and agricultural settings, but is poorly understood at the molecular level in most species. Thisproject aims to use induced genetic variation and transcriptome analysis in legumes to define new genes andgenetic mechanisms through which flowering is regulated by daylength and temperature, and to explore themolecular links between flowering and other developmental processes including seed development andbranching. This should significantly extend our fundamental understanding of how plant architecture, reproductionand yield are regulated by the environment, and address several agronomic issues.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($350,100)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL; Macknight R; Burstin J
Period
2016 - 2018
Grant Reference
DP160100793
Genetic Control of Flowering in Legumes (2012 - 2014)$460,000
Description
The regulation of flowering by environmental factors has a major influence on plant yield, and is important for adaptation in natural and agricultural settings, but is poorly understood at the molecular level in most species. This project will use natural and induced genetic variation in legumes to define new genes and molecular mechanisms through which flowering is regulated by day-length and temperature, and to explore the molecular links between flowering and developmental processes such as stem elongation, cold tolerance and branching. This will significantly extend our fundamental understanding of how plant architecture, flowering and yield are regulated by the environment, and will help to address key agronomic issues.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($460,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL
Period
2012 - 2014
Grant Reference
DP120101241
Genetics, genomics and evolution of flowering time control in legumes (2012 - 2016)$821,756
Description
Population growth and climate change present significant challenges for global food security that demand greater understanding of plant genetics and crop production. Flowering is a key developmental process with a major influence on plant adaptation and yield, and this project will define genes and molecular mechanisms regulating flowering in legumes, a major crop group. It will explore the molecular links between flowering and other developmental processes, and examine the significance of flowering in legume domestication. This will significantly extend our fundamental understanding of how plant architecture, flowering and yield are regulated by environmental factors, and will address key agronomic issues.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($821,756)
Scheme
Fellowship-Future
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL
Period
2012 - 2016
Grant Reference
FT120100048
Molecular Pathways Controlling Light-regulated Development in Legumes (2010 - 2013)$490,000
Description
This project will use a molecular genetic approach in garden pea and the related model legume Medicago truncatula to investigate the roles of photoreceptors in developmental responses to light. It will define gene families encoding key components of light signal transduction and identify new photoreceptor and light signalling mutants by forward and reverse genetics. The mutants will be used in molecular, physiological and biochemical studies to examine how photoreceptors control and coordinate development throughout the plant through effects on plant hormone synthesis and response. This project will improve our understanding of how plants perceive and respond to their natural light environment, thus addressing key agronomic issues.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($490,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL; Reid JB
Period
2010 - 2013
Grant Reference
DP1095478
International Congress on legume genetics and genomics, USA 2010 (2010)$2,130
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,130)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL
Year
2010
Rising Stars (2009 - 2011)$74,272
Funding
University of Tasmania ($74,272)
Scheme
Grant-Rising Stars Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL
Period
2009 - 2011
Comparative Genetics of Flowering and Photoperiod Responsiveness in Legumes (2008 - 2010)$230,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($230,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL
Period
2008 - 2010
Grant Reference
DP0878723
Genetic Regulation of Photomorphogenesis in legume crops to meet changing agronomic needs (2007 - 2009)$435,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($435,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reid JB; Weller JL
Period
2007 - 2009
Grant Reference
DP0770478
Molecular Tools for Understanding, Predicting and Managing Flowering and Reproductive Development in Brassica Oleracea (2006 - 2009)$220,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($145,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Brown PH; Weller JL
Period
2006 - 2009
Grant Reference
LP0669503
Molecular Tools for Understanding, Predicting and Managing Flowering and Reproductive Development in Brassica Oleracea - Stage 1 (2005)$15,000
Funding
Rijk Zwaan ($15,000)
Scheme
Agreement
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Spurr C; Weller JL; Brown PH
Year
2005
Mobile Signals and the Environmental Control of Flowering - a Comparative Genetic Analysis (2005 - 2007)$260,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($260,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL
Period
2005 - 2007
Grant Reference
DP0556508
Integrated Genetic Regulation of Photomorphogenesis in Pisum (2004 - 2006)$270,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($270,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Reid JB; Weller JL
Period
2004 - 2006
Grant Reference
DP0449752
Genetic Control of Flowering in Soybean (2003)$16,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($16,000)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL
Year
2003
Genetic Control of Flowering and Photoperiodism in Pea (2002 - 2004)$340,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($340,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL
Period
2002 - 2004
Grant Reference
DP0210947

Research Supervision

Jim supervises PhD, Masters and Honours students on projects related to flowering time control, responses to light, hormone signalling, and general plant development. Projects in his group emphasize the integration of molecular, genetic and physiological approaches to understanding plant development and evolution. Students with an appropriate academic background and a demonstrated interest in these topics are welcome to get in touch to explore opportunities for undertaking a PhD.

Current

8

Completed

10

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
MastersThe Genetic Control of Phase Change and Developmental Timing in Pea2013
PhDA Comparison of the Biosynthesis of Indole-3-Acetic Acid and Phenylacetic Acid2013
PhDGenetic Control of Flowering Time Adaptation in Legumes2013
PhDChlorinated Auxin in the Fabaceae: Distribution, evolutionary origin and genetic aspects2014
PhDAn Investigation of Novel Loci That Promote Flowering in Pea2014
PhDGenetic Control of Domestication in Pea2014
PhDGenetic Control of Flowering Time in Legumes2015
PhDExploring the Role of the Circadian Clock in Crop Adaptation2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDGenetic Control of Flowering Time in Lentil
Candidate: Vinodan SO Rajandran
2016
PhDGenetic Control of Inflorescence Development in Pea
Candidate: Frances Clare Sussmilch
2014
PhDNew Australian Thraustochytrids: A Renewable Source of Biofuels, Omega-3 Oils and other Bioproducts
Candidate: Kim Jye Lee Chang
2013
PhDMolecular Tools for Understanding and Predicting Flowering in Cauliflower
Candidate: Stephen Ridge
2012
PhDGenetic Control of Photoperiod Responsiveness in Pea
Candidate: Lim Chee Liew
2011
PhDMolecular Evolution and Genetic Control of Flowering in the Eucalyptus globulus Species Complex
Candidate: Rebecca Clare Jones
2009
PhDThe Regulation of Growth and Development in Pisum sativum
Candidate: Claire Louise Knowles
2005
PhDAuxin-Gibberellin Interactions in Barley
Candidate: Carla Maria Wolbang
2005
PhDBlue-light photoreceptors and development of the garden pea
Candidate: John Damien Platten
2004
PhDMolecular and Physiological Studies of Pisum Mutants
Candidate: Shona Lee Batge
2000