Steven Smith

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Steven M. Smith

Professor of Plant Genetics and Biochemistry

Room 372c , Life Sciences Building

+61 3 6226 2482 (phone)

Plants sustain all life on earth. It's a big a job and one that just keeps getting bigger.  For example, when Professor Steven Smith was born, there were 2.6 billion people in the world.  Today there are more than 7 billion people, and we all rely on plants for our well-being.

Plant science: Discovering the secrets to sustaining life on earth

'Our population is growing at an alarming rate and we need to work out how to feed ourselves into the future. Each piece of ground that now feeds 3 people will need to feed 5 in the future. So how do we make that happen?  We can't create more land, or nutrients, or water. We have to look at ways to make crops more productive with the resources that we've got' said Professor Smith.

'This is possibly humanity's greatest challenge. After oxygen and water, there is nothing more fundamental to life on earth than food, and our food comes from plants.'

Professor Smith has dedicated his career to finding out how plants grow.

'If we can understand the fundamentals of how plants grow and then apply that knowledge to increasing crop yields, we will make a significant contribution to the future of humanity. That's pretty satisfying.'

Professor Smith has always been interested in the living world.  He wanted to know how it worked and plants became his fascination.

'I was lucky enough to be a researcher at the beginning of the molecular biology revolution in the 1980's.  We were doing things that hadn't been done before,' said Professor Smith.

'I clearly remember the day when, after two years of work as a PhD student, I achieved something that had never been done before.  I had cloned a gene. The moment when I realized it had worked was brilliant.

'There are still groundbreaking discoveries to be made in areas that are strategically important.

'Ten years ago I was living in the UK and my application for a Fellowship in Australia was granted.  The timing coincided with an incredible discovery by a PhD student, who found that a chemical in bushfire smoke leads to seed germination. Those events were life changing for me.

'They led to my current research on how plant hormones regulate plant growth. Hormones could potentially be manipulated to increase crop production and help us feed the world.'

Professor Smith's research is also helping to solve problems closer to home.

'I'm aiming to bring together a team of researchers in seed biology at UTAS.  This team could help industry to improve seed production in Tasmania.'

Professor Smith's hopes that this work could have significant economic benefits for the state.

'Tasmania is a great place to bring together a team like this. Tasmania's incredible environment draws plant scientists like a moth to light.

'I want to create a critical mass of talented individuals who can innovate and increase the momentum in this important field of research.  If we could discover a novel hormone that unlocks the secret to plant growth, it could be a game-changer' said Professor Smith.

Steve is a Professor of Plant Genetics and Biochemistry. His research is concerned with how plants grow, which has wide implications from ecology to food production. As a PhD student he was first to clone a gene required for carbon dioxide fixation by plants and he later discovered new pathways of starch and fat metabolism. He later identified karrikins, a family of chemicals produced by bushfires which stimulate seed germination. His research now focuses on the discovery and action of hormones which control plant growth. He aims to use this knowledge for the improvement of seed production in cereals and legumes.


Before being appointed to the Professorship of Plant Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Tasmania, Steve was a Winthrop Professor, ARC Federation Fellow, Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Director of the Centre for Metabolomics at the University of Western Australia. He is former Reader and Head of Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and previously worked in CSIRO Division of Plant Industry in Canberra, Rothamsted Research (UK) and John Innes Centre in Norwich (UK).

Career summary


  • PhD (Biochemistry):  Warwick University (UK) 1981
  • MA (Plant Science):  Indiana University (USA) 1977
  • BSc (Biological Sciences, First Class Hons):  Leicester University (UK) 1976

Administrative expertise

  • Director of University of Western Australia Centre for Metabolomics 2006-2014
  • Head of the Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences University of Edinburgh (UK) 2004
  • Coordinator of a European Commission Program in Plant Biotechnology (UK) 1996-1999


Plant biochemistry, Genetics, Plant metabolism, Plant physiology, Molecular cell biology, Plant biology

Teaching expertise

  • Winthrop Professor of Plant Genomics, University of Western Australia (2010 – 2014)
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, University of Edinburgh, UK (1983 – 2004)
  • Assistant Director of Biology Teaching at Edinburgh University (UK) (1995 – 2000)
  • External Examiner at Ngee Ann Polytechnic Singapore (1998 - 2002)
  • Teaching Quality Assessor for the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council (1997)

Teaching responsibility

Honours in Botany

Research Appointments

  • Director, UWA Centre for Metabolomics (2006 – 2014)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Metabolomics Australia (2006 - 2014)
  • Chief Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (2005 - 2013)
  • Member of Management Group for WA Biomics Facility (2012 – 2014)
  • MASC (Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee) member (2006 – 2007)
  • Member of BBSRC (UK) GARNet Genomics Network (2000 – 2003)
  • Coordinator of an EC, FPIV, plant biotechnology program (1996-1999)

Research Invitations

  • Visiting Professorship at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Science (2013 – continuing)

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  • Plant biology
  • Seed biology
  • Chemical ecology (smoke, soil and weeds)
  • Crop genetics
  • Restoration ecology (seed germination)
  • Metabolomics
  • Genomics

Research Themes

Steve's research aligns with the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. His research interests include understanding the factors affecting plant growth, specifically identifying novel signalling systems involving particular genes, proteins and hormones that control plant physiology, growth and development. Steve was the first person to successfully isolate the DNA sequence of a plant enzyme, and so was at the forefront of the plant molecular biology revolution.

As recipient of a Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Steve works closely with rice geneticists in Beijing to investigate genes with potential to improve rice production and yields. He has a record of highly innovative pioneering research in this field. His recent research includes the discovery of the function of 'karrikins', a new family of chemicals produced by bushfires, which stimulate seed germination. Steve's work in China and at the University of Tasmania is focused on the molecular role of plant compounds known as strigolactones (sometimes known as 'witch hormones'), a type of hormone that controls the architecture of the roots and shoots of plants. The goal of Steve's research group is to discover new underlying mechanisms that govern plant growth which in turn influences productivity in both natural ecosystems and agriculture.


  • Kings Park and Botanic Gardens Western Australia with Alcoa, BHP Worsley, Iluka Resources and Mount Gibson Iron/ Asia Iron Australia (ARC Linkage grants): research on fire and restoration ecology.
  • Hexima Limited (ARC Linkage grants) and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (Kongming Wu): insect feeding and chemical ecology in plants.
  • University of Western Australia (ARC Discovery grant): mode of actions of 'karrikins '
  • University of Queensland (Christine Beveridge), Wageningen University (Harro Bowmeester), Chinese Academy of Sciences (Jiayang Li): mode of action of strigolactones


  • Tsinghua Global Scholars Fellowship (2016)
  • President's International Fellowship, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, Senior International Scientists Visiting Professorship (2013)
  • Finalist of the 2011 Sherman Eureka Prize for Environmental Research
  • Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship (2004)
  • Leverhulme Research Fellowship, UK (2003)
  • Fellowship of the Institute of Biology, UK (1998)
  • NATO/SERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (1980)

Current projects

  • Mode of action of 'karrikins'
  • Strigolactones biosynthesis and function
  • Regulation of seed development
  • Plant microbe symbiosis

Fields of Research

  • Plant physiology (310806)
  • Plant cell and molecular biology (310803)
  • Plant developmental and reproductive biology (310804)
  • Other biological sciences (319999)
  • Plant biochemistry (310802)
  • Proteomics and intermolecular interactions (excl. medical proteomics) (310109)
  • Genetics (310599)
  • Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology (300404)
  • Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding) (300406)
  • Separation science (340109)
  • Plant pathology (310805)
  • Cell metabolism (310103)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Grains and seeds (260399)
  • Rice (260308)
  • Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences (280105)
  • Other plant production and plant primary products (269999)
  • Protected vegetable crops (260512)
  • Grain legumes (260303)
  • Environmentally sustainable plant production (260199)
  • Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences (280101)
  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Barley (260301)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments (180604)


Steve has over 150 peer-reviewed publications in top journals including Nature, PNAS, Nature Communications, Nature Chemical Biology, Science Signalling, Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Plant Physiology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Development, Current Biology, and BMC Biology. He has contributed to major reviews in Annual Reviews of Plant Biology, Trends in Plant Science and Current Opinion in Plant Biology. Steve was also invited to be a guest editor of Current Opinion in Plant Biology and is currently the editor of Journal of Integrative Plant Biology.

Total publications


Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
2013Journal ArticleSmith SM, 'Witchcraft and destruction', Nature, 504, (7480) pp. 384-385. ISSN 0028-0836 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1038/nature12843 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 10


2012Journal ArticleWaters MT, Nelson DC, Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Sun YK, et al., 'Specialisation within the DWARF14 protein family confers distinct responses to karrikins and strigolactones in Arabidopsis', Development, 139 pp. 1285-1295. ISSN 0950-1991 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1242/dev.074567 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 354Web of Science - 342


2011Journal ArticleNelson DC, Scaffidi A, Dun EA, Waters MT, Flematti GR, et al., 'F-box protein MAX2 has dual roles in karrikin and strigolactone signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America., 108, (21) pp. 8897-8902. ISSN 0027-8424 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1100987108 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 319Web of Science - 302


Journal Article

(166 outputs)
2022Chen X, Humphreys JL, Ru Y, He Y, Wu F, et al., 'Jasmonate signaling and remodeling of cell wall metabolism induced by boron deficiency in pea shoots', Environmental and Experimental Botany: An International Journal, 201 Article 104947. ISSN 0098-8472 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2022.104947 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Humphreys JL; Shabala S


2021Wang Y, Yao R, Du X, Guo L, Chen L, et al., 'Molecular basis for high ligand sensitivity and selectivity of strigolactone receptors in Striga', Plant Physiology, 185, (4) pp. 1411-1428. ISSN 1532-2548 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/plphys/kiaa048 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13


2020Liu X, Hu Q, Yan J, Sun K, Liang Y, et al., 'ζ-Carotene Isomerase Suppresses Tillering in Rice through the Coordinated Biosynthesis of Strigolactone and Abscisic Acid', Molecular Plant, 13, (12) pp. 1784-1801. ISSN 1674-2052 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.molp.2020.10.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 34


2020Smith SM, Weller JL, 'Seasonal control of seed germination', New Phytologist, 225, (5) pp. 1821-1823. ISSN 0028-646X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nph.16254 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Weller JL


2020Sun YK, Yao J, Scaffidi A, Melville KT, Davies SF, et al., 'Divergent receptor proteins confer responses to different karrikins in two ephemeral weeds', Nature Communications, 11, (1) Article 1264. ISSN 2041-1723 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-14991-w [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 17


2020Wang L, Xu Q, Yu H, Ma H, Li X, et al., 'Strigolactone and Karrikin Signaling Pathways Elicit Ubiquitination and Proteolysis of SMXL2 to Regulate Hypocotyl Elongation in Arabidopsis', The Plant Cell, 32, (7) pp. 2251-2270. ISSN 1532-298X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.20.00140 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 58Web of Science - 56


2020Zhao Y, Yu H, Zhou JM, Smith SM, Li J, 'Malate Circulation: Linking Chloroplast Metabolism to Mitochondrial ROS', Trends in Plant Science, 25, (5) pp. 446-454. ISSN 1878-4372 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2020.01.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 50


2019Liao Z, Yu H, Duan J, Yuan K, Yu C, et al., 'SLR1 inhibits MOC1 degradation to coordinate tiller number and plant height in rice', Nature Communications, 10, (1) Article 2738. ISSN 2041-1723 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-10667-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 72Web of Science - 67


2018Wang B, Smith SM, Li J, 'Genetic Regulation of Shoot Architecture', Annual Review of Plant Biology, 69, (1) pp. 437-468. ISSN 1545-2123 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-042817-040422 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 300Web of Science - 288


2018Wang Lu, Waters MT, Smith SM, 'Karrikin-KAI2 signalling provides Arabidopsis seeds with tolerance to abiotic stress and inhibits germination under conditions unfavourable to seedling establishment', New Phytologist, 219, (2) pp. 605-618. ISSN 0028-646X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nph.15192 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 47

Co-authors: Wang Lu


2018Yao J, Mashiguchi K, Scaffidi A, Akatsu T, Melville KT, et al., 'An allelic series at the KARRIKIN INSENSITIVE 2 locus of Arabidopsis thaliana decouples ligand hydrolysis and receptor degradation from downstream signalling', The Plant Journal, 96, (2018) pp. 75-89. ISSN 1365-313X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/tpj.14017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 26


2018Zang N, Yu H, Yu H, Cai Y, Huang L, et al., 'A Core Regulatory Pathway Controlling Rice Tiller Angle Mediated by the LAZY1-Dependent Asymmetric Distribution of Auxin', The Plant Cell, 30, (7) pp. 1461-1475. ISSN 1532-298X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.18.00063 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 73Web of Science - 72


2017Li J, Zhou W, Francisco P, Wong R, Zhang D, et al., 'Inhibition of Arabidopsis chloroplast β-amylase BAM3 by maltotriose suggests a mechanism for the control of transitory leaf starch mobilisation', PLoS One, 12, (2) Article 0172504. ISSN 1932-6203 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172504 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13


2016Brewer PB, Yoneyama K, Filardo F, Meyers E, Scaffidi A, et al., 'LATERAL BRANCHING OXIDOREDUCTASE acts in the final stages of strigolactone biosynthesis in Arabidopsis', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 113, (22) pp. 6301-6306. ISSN 0027-8424 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1601729113 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 151Web of Science - 151


2016Flematti GR, Scaffidi A, Waters MT, Smith SM, 'Stereospecificity in strigolactone biosynthesis and perception', Planta, 243, (6) pp. 1361-1373. ISSN 0032-0935 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00425-016-2523-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 64Web of Science - 59


2016Qian Q, Guo L, Smith SM, Li J, 'Breeding high-yield superior quality hybrid super rice by rational design', National Science Review, 3, (3) pp. 283-294. ISSN 2095-5138 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/nsr/nww006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 135Web of Science - 127


2016Sun YK, Flematti GR, Smith SM, Waters MT, 'Reporter gene-facilitated detection of compounds in Arabidopsis leaf extracts that activate the karrikin signaling pathway', Frontiers in Plant Science, 7 Article 1799. ISSN 1664-462X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01799 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 35


2016Wang L, Smith SM, 'Strigolactones redefine plant hormones', Science China: Life Sciences, 59, (10) pp. 1083-1085. ISSN 1674-7305 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11427-016-0259-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Wang L


2016Xiong G, Li J, Smith SM, 'Evolution of strigolactone perception by seeds of parasitic plants: reinventing the wheel', Molecular Plant, 9, (4) pp. 493-495. ISSN 1674-2052 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.molp.2016.01.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1


2016Zhou H, Wang L, Liu G, Meng X, Jing Y, et al., 'Critical roles of soluble starch synthase SSIIIa and granule-bound starch synthase Waxy in synthesizing resistant starch in rice', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 113, (45) pp. 12844-12849. ISSN 0027-8424 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1615104113 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 135Web of Science - 118


2015Flemmati GR, Dixon KW, Smith SM, 'What are karrikins and how were they discovered' by plants?', BMC Biology, 13, (108) Article PMC4687367. ISSN 1741-7007 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/s12915-015-0219-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 56


2015Smith SM, Zeeman SC, 'Editorial overview: physiology and metabolism: plant metabolism: globules to global, modules to models', Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 25, (1) pp. 5-8. ISSN 1369-5266 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2015.06.004 [eCite] [Details]


2015Wang L, Wang B, Jiang L, Liu X, Li X, et al., 'Strigolactone signaling in Arabidopsis regulates shoot development by targeting D53-like SMXL repressor proteins for ubiquitination and degradation', Plant Cell, 27, (11) pp. 3128-3142. ISSN 1040-4651 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.15.00605 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 228Web of Science - 218


2015Waters MT, Scaffidi A, Flematti G, Smith SM, 'Substrate-induced degradation of the a/b-fold hydrolase KARRIKIN INSENSITIVE2 requires a functional catalytic triad but is independent of MAX2', Molecular Plant, 8, (5) pp. 814-817. ISSN 1674-2052 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.molp.2014.12.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 46


2015Waters MT, Scaffidi A, Moulin SLY, Sun YK, Flematti GR, et al., 'A Selaginella moellendorffii ortholog of KARRIKIN INSENSITIVE2 functions in Arabidopsis development but cannot mediate responses to karrikins or strigolactones', Plant Cell, 27, (7) pp. 1925-1944. ISSN 1040-4651 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.15.00146 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 85Web of Science - 85


2015Zhao L-H, Zhou XE, Yi W, Wu Z, Liu Y, et al., 'Destabilization of strigolactone receptor DWARF14 by binding of ligand and E3-ligase signaling effector DWARF3', Cell Research, 25, (11) pp. 1219-1236. ISSN 1001-0602 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/cr.2015.122 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 114Web of Science - 111


2014Bussell JD, Reichelt M, Wiszniewski AAG, Gershenzon J, Smith SM, 'Peroxisomal ATP-binding cassette transporter COMATOSE and the multifunctional protein ABNORMAL INFLORESCENCE MERISTEM are required for the production of benzoylated metabolites in Arabidopsis seeds', Plant Physiology, 164, (1) pp. 48-54. ISSN 0032-0889 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.113.229807 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 45


2014Eggers PK, Eroglu E, Becker T, Chen X, Vimalanathan K, et al., 'Nitrate uptake by p-phosphonic acid or p-(trimethylammonium) methyl calix[8]arene stablized laminar materials', RSC Advances, 4 pp. 48348-48352. ISSN 2046-2069 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c4ra09000d [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3


2014Eroglu E, D'Alonzo NJ, Smith SM, Raston CL, 'Vortex fluidic entrapment of functional microalgal cells in a magnetic polymer matrix', Nanoscale, 5, (7) pp. 2627-2631. ISSN 2040-3364 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c3nr33813d [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17


2014Lu Y, Zhou W, Wei L, Li J, Jia J, et al., 'Regulation of the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway and its integration with fatty acid biosynthesis in the oleaginous microalga Nannochloropsis oceanica', Biotechnology for Biofuels, 7, (81) pp. 1-15. ISSN 1754-6834 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1754-6834-7-81 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 70Web of Science - 62


2014Scaffidi A, Waters MT, Sun YK, Skelton BW, Dixon KW, et al., 'Strigolactone hormones and their stereoisomers signal through two related receptor proteins to induce different physiological responses in Arabidopsis', Plant Physiology, 165, (3) pp. 1211-1232. ISSN 0032-0889 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.114.240036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 198Web of Science - 195


2014Smith SM, 'Q&A: What are strigolactones and why are they important to plants and soil microbes?', BMC Biology, 12 Article 19. ISSN 1741-7007 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-12-19 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15


2014Smith SM, Li J, 'Signalling and responses to strigolactones and karrikins', Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 21 pp. 23-29. ISSN 1369-5266 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2014.06.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 81Web of Science - 81


2014Waters MT, Scaffidi A, Sun YK, Flemmati GR, Smith SM, 'The karrikin response system of Arabidopsis', The Plant Journal, 79, (4) pp. 623-631. ISSN 0960-7412 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/tpj.12430 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 92Web of Science - 84


2014Wiszniewski AAG, Bussell JD, Long RL, Smith SM, 'Knockout of the two evolutionarily conserved peroxisomal 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolases in Arabidopsis recapitulates the abnormal inflorescence meristem 1 phenotype', Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, (22) pp. 6723-6733. ISSN 0022-0957 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eru397 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20


2014Zhang Y, van Dijk ADJ, Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Hofmann M, et al., 'Rice cytochrome P450 MAX1 homologs catalyze distinct steps in strigolactone biosynthesis', Nature Chemical Biology, 10, (12) pp. 1028-1033. ISSN 1552-4450 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.1660 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 241Web of Science - 230


2013Bussell JD, Keech O, Fenske R, Smith SM, 'Requirement for the plastidial oxidative pentose phosphate pathway for nitrate assimilation in Arabidopsis', The Plant Journal, 75, (4) pp. 578-591. ISSN 0960-7412 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/tpj.12222 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 27


2013Bythell-Douglas R, Waters MT, Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Smith SM, et al., 'The structure of the karrikin-insensitive protein (KAI2) in Arabidopsis thaliana', PLoS One, 8, (1) Article e54758. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054758 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 42


2013Eroglu E, Chen X, Bradshaw M, Agarwal V, Zou J, et al., 'Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications', RSC Advances, 3, (4) pp. 1009-1012. ISSN 2046-2069 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c2ra22402j [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 30


2013Eroglu E, Eggers PK, Winslade M, Smith SM, Raston CL, 'Enhanced accumulation of microalgal pigments using metal nanoparticle solutions as light filtering devices', Green Chemistry, 15 pp. 3155-3159. ISSN 1463-9262 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c3gc41291a [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 63Web of Science - 52


2013Eroglu E, Zang W, Eggers PK, Chen X, Boulos RA, et al., 'Nitrate uptake by p-phosphonic acid calix[8]arene stabilized graphene', Chemical Communications, 49, (74) pp. 8172-8174. ISSN 1359-7345 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1039/c3cc44093a [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 23


2013Flematti GR, Waters MT, Scaffidi A, Merritt DJ, Ghisalberti EL, et al., 'Karrikin and cyanohydrin smoke signals provide clues to new endogenous plant signaling compounds', Molecular Plant, 6, (1) pp. 29-37. ISSN 1674-2052 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/mp/sss132 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 81Web of Science - 78


2013Funnekotter B, Kaczmarczyk A, Turner SR, Bunn E, Zhou W, et al., 'Acclimation-induced changes in cell membrane composition and influence on cryotolerance of in vitro shoots of native plant species', Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture, 114, (1) pp. 83-96. ISSN 0167-6857 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11240-013-0308-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 24


2013Purdy SJ, Bussell JD, Nunn CP, Smith SM, 'Leaves of the Arabidopsis maltose exporter1 mutant exhibit a metabolic profile with features of cold acclimation in the warm', PLoS ONE, 8, (11) Article e79412. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079412 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19


2013Scaffidi A, Waters MT, Ghisalberti EL, Dixon KW, Flematti GR, et al., 'Carlactone-independent seedling morphogenesis in Arabidopsis', The Plant Journal, 76, (1) pp. 1-9. ISSN 0960-7412 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/tpj.12265 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 79Web of Science - 77


2013Smith SM, 'Witchcraft and destruction', Nature, 504, (7480) pp. 384-385. ISSN 0028-0836 (2013) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2013Stanga JP, Smith SM, Briggs WR, Nelson DC, 'SUPPRESSOR OF MORE AXILLARY GROWTH2 1 controls seed germination and seedling development in Arabidopsis', Plant Physiology, 163, (1) pp. 318-330. ISSN 0032-0889 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Sundberg M, Pfister B, Fulton D, Bischof S, Delatte T, et al., 'The heteromultimeric debranching enzyme Involved in starch synthesis in Arabidopsis requires both isoamylase1 and isoamylase2 subunits for complex stability and activity', PLoS ONE, 8, (9) Article e75223. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 21


2013Wahid MH, Eroglu E, Chen X, Smith SM, Raston CL, 'Entrapment of Chlorella vulgaris cells within graphene oxide layers', RSC Advances, 3, (22) pp. 8180-8183. ISSN 2046-2069 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 40


2013Wahid MH, Eroglu E, Chen X, Smith SM, Raston CL, 'Functional multi-layer graphene-algae hybrid material formed using vortex fluidics', Green Chemistry, 15, (3) pp. 650-655. ISSN 1463-9262 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 51


2013Waters MT, Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Smith SM, 'The origins and mechanisms of karrikin signalling', Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 16, (5) pp. 667-673. ISSN 1369-5266 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 44


2013Waters MT, Smith SM, 'KAI2- and MAX2-mediated responses to karrikins and strigolactones are largely independent of HY5 in Arabidopsis seedlings', Molecular Plant, 6, (1) pp. 63-75. ISSN 1674-2052 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 82Web of Science - 79


2012Eroglu E, Agarwal V, Bradshaw M, Chen X, Smith SM, et al., 'Nitrate removal from liquid effluents using microalgae immobilized on chitosan nanofiber mats', Green Chemistry, 14, (10) pp. 2682-2685. ISSN 1463-9262 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Keech O, Zhou W, Fenske R, Colas-des-Francs-Small C, Bussell JD, et al., 'The genetic dissection of a short-term response to low CO2 supports the possibility for peroxide-mediated decarboxylation of photorespiratory intermediates in the peroxisome', Molecular Plant, 5, (6) pp. 1413-1416. ISSN 1674-2052 (2012) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7


2012Nelson DC, Flematti GR, Ghisalberti EL, Dixon KW, Smith SM, 'Regulation of seed germination and seedling growth by chemical signals from burning vegetation', Annual Review of Plant Biology, 63 pp. 107-130. ISSN 1543-5008 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-042811-105545 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Scaffidi A, Waters MT, Bond CS, Dixon KW, Smith SM, et al., 'Exploring the molecular mechanism of karrikins and strigolactones', Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 22, (11) pp. 3743-3746. ISSN 0960-894X (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Scaffidi A, Waters MT, Skelton BW, Bond CS, Sobolev AN, et al., 'Solar irradiation of the seed germination stimulant karrikinolide produces two novel head-to-head cage dimers', Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, 10, (20) pp. 4069-4073. ISSN 1477-0520 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7


2012Smith SM, Waters MT, 'Strigolactones: destruction-dependent perception?', Current Biology, 22, (21) pp. R924-R927. ISSN 0960-9822 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 23


2012Waters MT, Brewer PB, Bussell JD, Smith SM, Beveridge CA, 'The Arabidopsis ortholog of rice DWARF27 acts upstream of MAX1 in the control of plant development by strigolactones', Plant Physiology, 159, (3) pp. 1073-1085. ISSN 0032-0889 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Waters MT, Nelson DC, Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Sun YK, et al., 'Specialisation within the DWARF14 protein family confers distinct responses to karrikins and strigolactones in Arabidopsis', Development, 139 pp. 1285-1295. ISSN 0950-1991 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Waters MT, Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Smith SM, 'Karrikins force a rethink of strigolactone mode of action', Plant Signaling and Behavior, 7, (8) pp. 969-972. ISSN 1559-2324 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 21


2012Wiszniewski AAG, Smith SM, Bussell JD, 'Conservation of two lineages of peroxisomal (Type I) 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolases in land plants, specialization of the genes in Brassicaceae, and characterization of their expression in Arabidopsis thaliana', Journal of Experimental Botany, 63, (17) pp. 6093-6103. ISSN 0022-0957 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13


2011Cousins AB, Walker BJ, Prachaoenwattana I, Smith SM, Badger MR, 'Peroxisomal hydroxypyruvate reductase is not essential for photorespiration in Arabidopsis but its absence causes an increase in the stoichiometry of photorespiratory CO2 release', Photosynthesis Research, 108, (2-3) pp. 91-100. ISSN 0166-8595 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 39


2011Flematti GR, Merritt DJ, Piggott MJ, Trengove RD, Smith SM, et al., 'Burning vegetation produces cyanohydrins that liberate cyanide and stimulate seed germination', Nature Communications, 2 Article 360. ISSN 2041-1723 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Flematti GR, Scaffidi A, Dixon KW, Smith SM, Ghisalberti EL, 'Production of the seed germination stimulant karrikinolide from combustion of simple carbohydrates', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59, (4) pp. 1195-1198. ISSN 0021-8561 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Nelson DC, Scaffidi A, Dun EA, Waters MT, Flematti GR, et al., 'F-box protein MAX2 has dual roles in karrikin and strigolactone signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America., 108, (21) pp. 8897-8902. ISSN 0027-8424 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Purdy SJ, Bussell JD, Nelson DC, Villadsen D, Smith SM, 'A nuclear-localized protein, KOLD SENSITIV-1, affects the expression of cold-responsive genes during prolonged chilling in Arabidopsis', Journal of Plant Physiology, 168, (3) pp. 263-269. ISSN 0176-1617 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Nelson DC, Dixon KW, Smith SM, et al., 'The synthesis and biological evaluation of labelled karrikinolides for the elucidation of the mode of action of the seed germination stimulant', Tetrahedron, 67, (1) pp. 152-157. ISSN 0040-4020 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14


2011Waters MT, Smith SM, Nelson DC, 'Smoke signals and seed dormancy: where next for MAX2?', Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6, (9) pp. 1418-1422. ISSN 1559-2324 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 20


2010Che P, Bussell JD, Zhou W, Estavillo GM, Pogson BJ, et al., 'Signaling from the endoplasmic reticulum activates brassinosteroid signaling and promotes acclimation to stress in Arabidopsis', Science Signaling, 3, (141) Article ra69. ISSN 1945-0877 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Flematti GR, Scaffidi A, Goddard-Borger ED, Heath CH, Nelson DC, et al., 'Structure-activity relationship of karrikin germination stimulants', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58, (15) pp. 8612-8617. ISSN 0021-8561 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Keech O, Pesquet E, Gutierrez L, Ahad A, Bellini C, et al., 'Leaf senescence is accompanied by an early disruption of the microtubule network in Arabidopsis', Plant Physiology, 154, (4) pp. 1710-1720. ISSN 0032-0889 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Nelson DC, Flematti GR, Riseborough J-A, Ghisalberti EL, Dixon KW, et al., 'Karrikins enhance light responses during germination and seedling development in Arabidopsis thaliana', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 107, (15) pp. 7095-7100. ISSN 0027-8424 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Pracharoenwattana I, Zhou W, Keech O, Francisco PB, Udomchalothorn T, et al., 'Arabidopsis has a cytosolic fumarase required for the massive allocation of photosynthate into fumaric acid and for rapid plant growth on high nitrogen', The Plant Journal, 62, (5) pp. 785-795. ISSN 0960-7412 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Pracharoenwattana I, Zhou W, Smith SM, 'Fatty acid beta-oxidation in germinating Arabidopsis seeds is supported by peroxisomal hydroxypyruvate reductase when malate dehydrogenase is absent', Plant Molecular Biology, 72, (1-2) pp. 101-109. ISSN 0167-4412 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Tomaz T, Bagard M, Pracharoenwattana I, Linden P, Lee CP, et al., 'Mitochondrial malate dehydrogenase lowers leaf respiration and alters photorespiration and plant growth in Arabidopsis', Plant Physiology, 154, (3) pp. 1143-1157. ISSN 0032-0889 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2009Chiwocha SDS, Dixon KW, Flematti GR, Ghisalberti EL, Merritt DJ, et al., 'Karrikins: a new family of plant growth regulators in smoke', Plant Science, 177, (4) pp. 252-256. ISSN 0168-9452 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Li J, Francisco P, Zhou W, Edner C, Steup M, et al., 'Catalytically-inactive β-amylase BAM4 required for starch breakdown in Arabidopsis leaves is a starch-binding-protein', Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 489, (1-2) pp. 92-98. ISSN 0003-9861 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Matthew T, Zhou W, Rupprecht J, Lim L, Thomas-Hall SR, et al., 'The metabolome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii following induction of anaerobic H2 production by sulfur depletion', Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284, (35) pp. 23415-23425. ISSN 0021-9258 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Nelson DC, Riseborough J-A, Flematti GR, Stevens J, Ghisalberti EL, et al., 'Karrikins discovered in smoke trigger Arabidopsis seed germination by a mechanism requiring gibberellic acid synthesis and light', Plant Physiology, 149, (2) pp. 863-873. ISSN 0032-0889 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Wilson PB, Estavillo GM, Field KJ, Pornsiriwong W, Carroll AJ, et al., 'The nucleotidase/phosphatase SAL1 is a negative regulator of drought tolerance in Arabidopsis', The Plant Journal, 58, (2) pp. 299-317. ISSN 0960-7412 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2009Wiszniewski AAG, Zhou W, Smith SM, Bussell JD, 'Identification of two Arabidopsis genes encoding a peroxisomal oxidoreductase-like protein and an acyl-CoA synthetase-like protein that are required for responses to pro-auxins', Plant Molecular Biology, 69, (5) pp. 503-515. ISSN 0167-4412 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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2008Cousins AB, Pracharoenwattana I, Zhou W, Smith SM, Badger MR, 'Peroxisomal malate dehydrogenase is not essential for photorespiration in Arabidopsis but its absence causes an increase in the stoichiometry of photorespiratory CO2 release', Plant Physiology, 148, (2) pp. 786-795. ISSN 0032-0889 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Eubel H, Meyer EH, Taylor NL, Bussell JD, O'Toole N, et al., 'Novel proteins, putative membrane transporters, and an integrated metabolic network are revealed by quantitative proteomic analysis of Arabidopsis cell culture peroxisomes', Plant Physiology, 148, (4) pp. 1809-1829. ISSN 0032-0889 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Fulton DC, Stettler M, Mettler T, Vaughan CK, Li J, et al., 'β-AMYLASE4, a noncatalytic protein required for starch breakdown, acts upstream of three active β-amylases in Arabidopsis chloroplasts', Plant Cell, 20, (4) pp. 1040-1058. ISSN 1040-4651 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Pracharoenwattana I, Smith SM, 'When is a peroxisome not a peroxisome?', Trends in Plant Science, 13, (10) pp. 522-525. ISSN 1360-1385 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 68Web of Science - 67


2007Carrie C, Murcha MW, Millar AH, Smith SM, Whelan J, 'Nine 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolases (KATs) and acetoacetyl-CoA thiolases (ACATs) encoded by five genes in Arabidopsis thaliana are targeted either to peroxisomes or cytosol but not to mitochondria', Plant Molecular Biology, 63, (1) pp. 97-108. ISSN 0167-4412 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Cousins A, Pracharoenwattana I, Smith SM, Badger M, 'The non-essential role of peroxisomal malate dehydrogenase during photorespiration', Photosynthesis Research, 91, (2-3) pp. 231. ISSN 0166-8595 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Edner C, Li J, Albrecht T, Mahlow S, Hejazi M, et al., 'Glucan, water dikinase activity stimulates breakdown of starch granules by plastidial β-amylases', Plant Physiology, 145, (1) pp. 17-28. ISSN 0032-0889 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 145Web of Science - 141


2007Footitt S, Cornah JE, Pracharoenwattana I, Bryce JH, Smith SM, 'The Arabidopsis 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase-2 (kat2-1) mutant exhibits increased flowering but reduced reproductive success', Journal of Experimental Botany, 58, (11) pp. 2959-2968. ISSN 0022-0957 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 36


2007Glaring MA, Zygadlo A, Thorneycroft D, Schulz A, Smith SM, et al., 'An extra-plastidial α-glucan, water dikinase from Arabidopsis phosphorylates amylopectin in vitro and is not necessary for transient starch degradation', Journal of Experimental Botany, 58, (14) pp. 3949-3960. ISSN 0022-0957 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22


2007Pracharoenwattana I, Cornah JE, Smith SM, 'Arabidopsis peroxisomal malate dehydrogenase functions in β-oxidation but not in the glyoxylate cycle', The Plant Journal, 50, (3) pp. 381-390. ISSN 0960-7412 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 114Web of Science - 113


2007Zeeman SC, Smith SM, Smith AM, 'The diurnal metabolism of leaf starch', Biochemical Journal, 401, (1) pp. 13-28. ISSN 0264-6021 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2006Baker A, Graham IA, Holdsworth M, Smith SM, Theodoulou FL, 'Chewing the fat: β-oxidation in signalling and development', Trends in Plant Science, 11, (3) pp. 124-132. ISSN 1360-1385 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006Delatte T, Umhang M, Trevisan M, Eicke S, Thorneycroft D, et al., 'Evidence for distinct mechanisms of starch granule breakdown in plants', Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281, (17) pp. 12050-12059. ISSN 0021-9258 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 124Web of Science - 115


2006Kunze M, Pracharoenwattana I, Smith SM, Hartig A, 'A central role for the peroxisomal membrane in glyoxylate cycle function', Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Molecular Cell Research, 1763, (12) pp. 1441-1452. ISSN 0167-4889 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006Niittyla T, Comparot-Moss S, Lue W-L, Messerli G, Trevisan M, et al., 'Similar protein phosphatases control starch metabolism in plant and glycogen metabolism in mammals', Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281, (17) pp. 11815-11818. ISSN 0021-9258 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006Sundaramoorthy R, Micossi E, Alphey MS, Germain V, Bryce JH, et al., 'The crystal structure of a plant 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase reveals the potential for redox control of peroxisomal fatty acid β-oxidation', Journal of Molecular Biology, 359, (2) pp. 347-357. ISSN 0022-2836 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18


2005Pracharoenwattana I, Cornah JE, Smith SM, 'Arabidopsis peroxisomal citrate synthase is required for fatty acid respiration and seed germination', Plant Cell, 17, (7) pp. 2037-2048. ISSN 1040-4651 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 157Web of Science - 157


2005Smith AM, Zeeman SC, Smith SM, 'Starch degradation', Annual Review of Plant Biology, 56 pp. 73-98. ISSN 1543-5008 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Yu T-S, Zeeman SC, Thorneycroft D, Fulton DC, Dunstan H, et al., 'α-amylase is not required for breakdown of transitory starch in Arabidopsis leaves', Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280, (11) pp. 9773-9779. ISSN 0021-9258 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005de Coninck B, le Roy K, Francis I, Clerens S, Vergauwen R, et al., 'Arabidopsis AtcwINV3 and 6 are not invertases but are fructan exohydrolases (FEHs) with different substrate specificities', Plant, Cell and Environment, 28, (4) pp. 432-443. ISSN 0140-7791 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2004Chia T, Thorneycroft D, Chapple A, Messerli G, Chen J, et al., 'A cytosolic glucosyltransferase is required for conversion of starch to sucrose in Arabidopsis leaves at night', The Plant Journal, 37, (6) pp. 853-863. ISSN 0960-7412 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Cornah JE, Germain V, Ward JL, Beale MH, Smith SM, 'Lipid utilization, gluconeogenesis, and seedling growth in Arabidopsis mutants lacking the glyoxylate cycle enzyme malate synthase', Journal of Biological Chemistry, 279, (41) pp. 42916-42923. ISSN 0021-9258 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Smith SM, Fulton DC, Chia T, Thorneycroft D, Chapple A, et al., 'Diurnal changes in the transcriptome encoding enzymes of starch metabolism provide evidence for both transcriptional and posttranscriptional regulation of starch metabolism in Arabidopsis leaves', Plant Physiology, 136, (1) pp. 2687-2699. ISSN 0032-0889 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Villadsen D, Smith SM, 'Identification of more than 200 glucose-responsive Arabidopsis genes none of which responds to 3-O-methylglucose or 6-deoxyglucose', Plant Molecular Biology, 55, (4) pp. 467-477. ISSN 0167-4412 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Zeeman SC, Smith SM, Smith AM, 'The breakdown of starch in leaves', New Phytologist, 163, (2) pp. 247-261. ISSN 0028-646X (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2004Zeeman SC, Thorneycroft D, Schupp N, Chapple A, Weck M, et al., 'Plastidial α-glucan phosphorylase is not required for starch degradation in Arabidopsis leaves but has a role in the tolerance of abiotic stress', Plant Physiology, 135, (2) pp. 849-858. ISSN 0032-0889 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2003Sherson SM, Alford HL, Forbes SM, Wallace G, Smith SM, 'Roles of cell-wall invertases and monosaccharide transporters in the growth and development of Arabidopsis', Journal of Experimental Botany, 54, (382) pp. 525-531. ISSN 0022-0957 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Smith AM, Zeeman S, Niittyla T, Kofler H, Thorneycroft D, et al., 'Starch degradation in leaves', Journal of Applied Glycoscience, 50, (2) pp. 173-176. ISSN 1344-7882 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Smith AM, Zeeman SC, Thorneycroft D, Smith SM, 'Starch mobilization in leaves', Journal of Experimental Botany, 54, (382) pp. 577-583. ISSN 0022-0957 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Stadler R, Buttner M, Ache P, Hedrich R, Ivashikina N, et al., 'Diurnal and light-regulated expression of AtSTP1 in guard cells of Arabidopsis', Plant Physiology, 133, (2) pp. 528-537. ISSN 0032-0889 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2002Smith SM, 'Does the glyoxylate cycle have an anaplerotic function in plants?', Trends in Plant Science, 7, (1) pp. 12-13. ISSN 1360-1385 (2002) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/S1360-1385(01)02189-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14


2002Yanase M, Takata H, Takaha T, Kuriki T, Smith SM, et al., 'Cyclization reaction catalyzed by glycogen debranching enzyme (EC and its potential for cycloamylose production', Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68, (9) pp. 4233-4239. ISSN 0099-2240 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1128/AEM.68.9.4233-4239.2002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 20


2002Zeeman SC, Smith SM, Smith AM, 'The priming of amylose synthesis in Arabidopsis leaves', Plant Physiology, 128, (3) pp. 1069-1076. ISSN 0032-0889 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.010640 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 32


2001Critchley JH, Zeeman SC, Takaha T, Smith AM, Smith SM, 'A critical role for disproportionating enzyme in starch breakdown is revealed by a knock-out mutation in Arabidopsis', The Plant Journal, 26, (1) pp. 89-100. ISSN 0960-7412 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-313x.2001.01012.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 213Web of Science - 195


2001Germain V, Rylott EL, Larson TR, Sherson SM, Bechtold N, et al., 'Requirement for 3-ketoacyl-CoA thiolase-2 in peroxisome development, fatty acid', The Plant Journal, 28, (1) pp. 1-12. ISSN 0960-7412 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-313X.2001.01095.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 178Web of Science - 178


2001Thorneycroft D, Sherson SM, Smith SM, 'Using gene knockouts to investigate plant metabolism', Journal of Experimental Botany, 52, (361) pp. 1593-1601. ISSN 0022-0957 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jexbot/52.361.1593 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 33


2000Eastmond PJ, Germain V, Lange PR, Bryce JH, Smith SM, et al., 'Postgerminative growth and lipid catabolism in oilseeds lacking the glyoxylate cycle', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 97, (10) pp. 5669-5674. ISSN 0027-8424 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.97.10.5669 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 225Web of Science - 221


2000Germain V, Footitt S, Dieuaide-Noubhani M, Raymond P, Renaudin J-P, et al., 'Role of malate synthase and the glyoxylate cycle in oilseed plants', Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 18 pp. S20-26. ISSN 0735-9640 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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2000Ismail I, Smith SM, 'Sugar effect on the malate synthase and isocitrate lyase gene expression at the level of mRNA stability', Asia-Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 8, (1) pp. 47-56. ISSN 0128-7451 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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2000Sherson SM, Hemmann G, Wallace G, Forbes S, Germain V, et al., 'Monosaccharide/proton symporter AtSTP1 plays a major role in uptake and response of Arabidopsis seeds and seedlings to sugars', The Plant Journal, 24, (6) pp. 849-857. ISSN 0960-7412 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2000.00935.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 85


1999Gessler K, Uson I, Takaha T, Krauss N, Smith SM, et al., 'V-Amylose at atomic resolution: X-ray structure of a cycloamylose with 26 glucose residues (cyclomaltohexaicosaose)', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America, 96, (8) pp. 4246-4251. ISSN 0027-8424 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.96.8.4246 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 193Web of Science - 179


1999Jacob J, Gessler K, Hoffmann D, Sanbe H, Koizumi K, et al., 'Band-flip and kink as novel structural motifs in α-(1→4)-D-glucose oligosaccharides. Crystal structures of cyclodeca- and cyclotetradecaamylose', Carbohydrate Research, 322, (3-4) pp. 228-246. ISSN 0008-6215 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0008-6215(99)00216-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 42


1999Sekiguchi S, Yamakawa T, Kodama T, Smith SM, Yeoman MM, 'Characterization of chilli pepper hairy roots expressing the parsley PAL2 cDNA', Plant Biotechnology, 16, (2) pp. 153-158. ISSN 1342-4580 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.16.153 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2


1999Takaha T, Smith SM, 'The function of 4-α-glucanotransferases and their use for the production of cyclic glucans', Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews, 16, (1) pp. 257-280. ISSN 0264-8725 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02648725.1999.10647978 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 119Web of Science - 108


1999Winning B, Smith SM, 'Starch: not so sticky', Biological Sciences Review, 12, (1) pp. 2-5. ISSN 0953-5365 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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1998Jacob J, Gessler K, Hoffmann D, Sanbe H, Koizumi K, et al., 'Strain-induced 'band flips' in cyclodecaamylose and higher homologues', Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 37, (5) pp. 606-609. ISSN 1433-7851 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1521-3773(19980316)37:5<605::AID-ANIE605>3.0.CO;2-C [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 70


1998Saenger W, Jacob J, Gessler K, Steiner T, Hoffmann D, et al., 'Structures of the common cyclodextrins and their larger analogues - beyond the doughnut', Chemical Reviews, 98, (5) pp. 1787-1802. ISSN 0009-2665 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/cr9700181 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 655Web of Science - 630


1998Takaha T, Critchley J, Okada S, Smith SM, 'Normal starch content and composition in tubers of antisense potato plants lacking D-enzyme (4-α-glucanotransferase)', Planta, 205, (3) pp. 445-451. ISSN 0032-0935 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s004250050342 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 36


1998Takaha T, Okada S, Smith SM, 'The role of D-enzyme in starch metabolism in plants', Journal of Applied Glycoscience, 45, (2) pp. 169-175. ISSN 1344-7882 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.11541/jag1994.45.169 [eCite] [Details]


1998Takaha T, Yanase M, Takata H, Okada S, Smith SM, 'Cyclic glucans produced by the intramolecular transglycosylation activity of potato D-enzyme on amylopectin', Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 247, (2) pp. 493-497. ISSN 0006-291X (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/bbrc.1998.8817 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 38


1998Yamakawa T, Sekiguchi S, Kodama T, Smith SM, Yeoman MM, 'Transformation of chilli pepper (Capsicum frutescens) with a phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene', Plant Biotechnology, 15, (4) pp. 189-193. ISSN 1342-4580 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.15.189 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6


1997Ismail I, de Bellis L, Alpi A, Smith SM, 'Expression of glyoxylate cycle genes in cucumber roots responds to sugar supply and can be activated by shading or defoliation of the shoot', Plant Molecular Biology, 35, (5) pp. 633-640. ISSN 0167-4412 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005840522049 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26


1997Kim D-J, Smith SM, Leaver CJ, 'A cDNA encoding a putative SPF1-type DNA-binding protein from cucumber', Gene, 185, (2) pp. 265-269. ISSN 0378-1119 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1119(96)00665-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21


1997Nieri B, Ciurli A, Pistelli L, Smith SM, Alpi A, et al., 'Glyoxylate cycle enzymes in seedlings and in mature plants of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)', Plant Science, 129, (1) pp. 39-47. ISSN 0168-9452 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0168-9452(97)00176-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12


1997de Bellis L, Ismail I, Reynolds SJ, Barrett MD, Smith SM, 'Distinct cis-acting sequences are required for the germination and sugar responses of the cucumber isocitrate lyase gene', Gene, 197, (1-2) pp. 375-378. ISSN 0378-1119 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1119(97)00286-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7


1996Pistelli L, Nieri B, Smith SM, Alpi A, de Bellis L, 'Glycoxylate cycle enzyme activities are induced in senescent pumpkin fruits', Plant Science, 119, (1-2) pp. 23-29. ISSN 0168-9452 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0168-9452(96)04455-X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19


1996Sarah CJ, Graham IA, Reynolds SJ, Leaver CJ, Smith SM, 'Distinct cis-acting elements direct the germination and sugar responses of the cucumber malate synthase gene', Molecular and General Genetics, 250, (2) pp. 153-161. ISSN 0026-8925 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF02174174 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 33


1996Sekiguchi S, Yamakawa T, Kodama T, Smith SM, Yeoman MM, 'Establishment of hairy root cultures of chilli pepper (Capsicum frutescens)', Plant Tissue Culture Letters, 13, (2) pp. 219-221. ISSN 0289-5773 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology1984.13.219 [eCite] [Details]


1996Takaha T, Yanase M, Takata H, Okada S, Smith SM, 'Potato D-enzyme catalyzes the cyclization of amylose to produce cycloamylose, a novel cyclic glucan', Journal of Biological Chemistry, 271, (6) pp. 2902-2908. ISSN 0021-9258 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1074/jbc.271.6.2902 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 187Web of Science - 164


1995McLaughlin JC, Smith SM, 'Glyoxylate cycle enzyme synthesis during the irreversible phase of senescence of cucumber cotyledons', Journal of Plant Physiology, 146, (1-2) pp. 133-138. ISSN 0176-1617 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0176-1617(11)81979-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18


1995Reynolds SJ, Smith SM, 'Regulation of expression of the cucumber isocitrate lyase gene in cotyledons upon seed germination and by sucrose', Plant Molecular Biology, 29, (5) pp. 885-896. ISSN 0167-4412 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00014963 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 23


1994Kim D-J, Smith SM, 'Expression of a single gene encoding microbody NAD-malate dehydrogenase during glyoxysome and peroxisome development in cucumber', Plant Molecular Biology, 26, (6) pp. 1833-1841. ISSN 0167-4412 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00019496 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 41


1994Kim D-J, Smith SM, 'Molecular cloning of cucumber phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and developmental regulation of gene expression', Plant Molecular Biology, 26, (1) pp. 423-434. ISSN 0167-4412 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00039551 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 56Web of Science - 60


1994McLaughlin JC, Smith SM, 'Metabolic regulation of glyoxylate-cycle enzyme synthesis in detached cucumber cotyledons and protoplasts', Planta, 195, (1) pp. 22-28. ISSN 0032-0935 (1994) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00206287 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 46


1993Takaha T, Yanase M, Okada S, Smith SM, 'Disproportionating enzyme (4-a-Glucanotransferase; EC of potato', Journal of Biological Chemistry, 268, (2) pp. 1391-1396. ISSN 0021-9258 (1993) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 97


1992Graham IA, Leaver CJ, Smith SM, 'lnduction of malate synthase gene expression in senescent and detached organs of cucumber', Plant Cell, 4 pp. 349-357. ISSN 1040-4651 (1992) [Refereed Article]

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1992Knight MR, Smith SM, Trewavas AJ, 'Wind-induced plant motion immediately increases cytosolic calcium', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 89 pp. 4967-4971. ISSN 0027-8424 (1992) [Refereed Article]

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1991Anderson S, Lewis-Smith AC, Chamberlain M, Smith SM, 'Variation in organisation and copy number of ribosomal RNA genes in Petunia hybrida somaclones', Biologia Plantarum, 33, (3) pp. 206-210. ISSN 0006-3134 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF02897884 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4


1991Knight MR, Campbell AK, Smith SM, Trewavas AJ, 'Recombinant aequorin as a probe for cytosolic free Ca 2+ in Escherichia coli', FEBS Letters, 282, (2) pp. 405-408. ISSN 0014-5793 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/0014-5793(91)80524-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 74Web of Science - 76


1991Knight MR, Campbell AK, Smith SM, Trewavas AJ, 'Transgenic plant aequorin reports the effects of touch and cold-shock and elicitors on cytoplasmic calcium', Nature, 352, (6335) pp. 524-526. ISSN 0028-0836 (1991) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/352524a0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 927Web of Science - 924


1990Anderson S, Lewis-Smth AC, Smith SM, 'Methylation of ribosomal RNA genes in Petunia hybrida plants, callus cultures and regenerated shoots', Plant Cell Reports, 8, (9) pp. 554-557. ISSN 0721-7714 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00820208 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21


1990Graham IA, Smith LM, Leaver CJ, Smith SM, 'Developmental regulation of expression of the malate synthase gene in transgenic plants', Plant Molecular Biology, 15, (4) pp. 539-549. ISSN 0167-4412 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00017829 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 35


1990Lewis-Smith AC, Chamberlain M, Smith SM, 'Genetic and chromosomal variation in Petunia hybrida plants regenerated from protoplast and callus cultures', Biologia Plantarum, 32, (4) pp. 247-255. ISSN 0006-3134 (1990) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF02886944 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6


1990Shepherd AL, Anderson S, Smith SM, 'Species-specific repeated DNA sequences from Petunia', Plant Science, 67 pp. 57-62. ISSN 0168-9452 (1990) [Refereed Article]

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1989Graham IA, Smith LM, Brown JWS, Leaver CJ, Smith SM, 'The malate synthase gene of cucumber', Plant Molecular Biology, 13, (6) pp. 673-684. ISSN 0167-4412 (1989) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/BF00016022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 51


1986Anderson S, Smith SM, 'Synthesis of the small subunit of ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase from genes cloned into plasmids containing the SP6 promoter', Biochemical Journal, 240, (3) pp. 709-715. ISSN 0264-6021 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1042/bj2400709 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 64Web of Science - 74


1986Smith SM, Leaver CJ, 'Glyoxysomal malate synthase of cucumber: molecular cloning of a cDNA and regulation of enzyme synthesis during germination', Plant Physiology, 81, (3) pp. 762-767. ISSN 0032-0889 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.81.3.762 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 53


1984Gallagher TF, Smith SM, Jenkins GI, Ellis RJ, 'Photoregulation of transcription of the nuclear and chloroplast genes for ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase', Society for Experimental Biology. Seminar Series, 21 pp. 303-319. ISSN 0309-6831 (1984) [Refereed Article]

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1983Dunsmuir P, Smith SM, Bedbrook J, 'The major chlorophyll a/b binding protein of petunia is composed of several polypeptides encoded by a number of distinct nuclear genes', Journal of Molecular and Applied Genetics, 2, (3) pp. 285-300. ISSN 0271-6801 (1983) [Refereed Article]

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1983Dunsmuir P, Smith SM, Bedbrook J, 'A number of different nuclear genes for the small subunit of RuBPCase are transcribed in petunia', Nucleic Acids Research, 11, (12) pp. 4177-4183. ISSN 0305-1048 (1983) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/nar/11.12.4177 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 81


1983Smith SM, Bedbrook J, Speirs J, 'Characterisation of three cDNA clones encoding different mRNAs for the precursor to the small subunit of wheat ribolosebisphosphate carboxylase', Nucleic Acids Research, 11, (24) pp. 8719-8734. ISSN 0305-1048 (1983) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/nar/11.24.8719 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 29


1981Smith SM, Ellis RJ, 'Light-stimulated accumulation of transcripts of nuclear and chloroplast genes for ribulosebisphosphate carboxylase', Journal of Molecular and Applied Genetics, 1, (2) pp. 127-137. ISSN 0271-6801 (1981) [Refereed Article]

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1980Bedbrook JR, Smith SM, Ellis RJ, 'Molecular cloning and sequencing of cDNA encoding the precursor to the small subunit of chloroplast ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase', Nature, 287 pp. 692-697. ISSN 0028-0836 (1980) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/287692a0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 141Web of Science - 191


1979Smith SM, Ellis RJ, 'Processing of small subunit precursor of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase and its assembly into whole enzyme are stromal events', Nature, 278, (5705) pp. 662-664. ISSN 0028-0836 (1979) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/278662a0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 45Web of Science - 84



(1 outputs)
2017Li J, Li C, Smith SM, 'Hormone Metabolism and signaling in Plants', Academic Press, Elsevier, London, United Kingdom, pp. 597. ISBN 9780128115626 (2017) [Edited Book]

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Chapter in Book

(9 outputs)
2018Bai S, Smith SM, Li J, 'Rice Plant Architecture: Molecular Basis and Application in Breeding', Rice Genomics, Genetics and Breeding, Springer, Takuji Sasaki and Motoyuki Ashikari (ed), Singapore, pp. 129-154. ISBN 978-981-10-7460-8 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7461-5_8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6


2017Smith SM, Li C, Li J, 'Hormone function in plants', Hormone Metabolism and Signaling in Plants, Academic Press, J Li, C Li, SM Smith (ed), London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-38. ISBN 9780128115626 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-811562-6.00001-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26


2017Waters MT, Flematti GR, Smith SM, 'Assaying germination and seedling responses of Arabidopsis to karrikins', Plant Hormones: Methods and Protocols, Springer New York, J Kleine-Vehn & M Sauer (ed), New York, pp. 29-36. ISBN 9781493964673 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6469-7_4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6


2015Eroglu E, Smith SM, Raston CL, 'Chapter 2: Application of various immobilization techniques for algal bioprocesses', Biomass and Biofuels from Microalgae: Advances in Engineering and Biology, Springer, NR Moheimani, MP McHenry, K de Boer, P Bahri (ed), Switzerland, pp. 19-44. ISBN 978-3-319-16639-1 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16640-7 [eCite] [Details]


2013Eroglu E, Timmins M, Smith SM, 'Green hydrogen: algal biohydrogen production', Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar Power as an Energy Source, Wiley-Blackwell, R Razeghifard (ed), New Jersey, USA, pp. 267-284. ISBN 9781118160060 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1002/9781118659892.ch10 [eCite] [Details]


2002Cornah JE, Smith SM, 'Synthesis and Function of Glyoxylate Cycle Enzymes', Plant Peroxisomes, Springer Netherlands, A Baker, IA Graham (ed), Netherlands, pp. 57-101. ISBN 978-90-481-6007-5 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-015-9858-3_3 [eCite] [Details]


2001Zeeman SC, Critchley JH, Takaha T, Smith SM, Smith AM, 'The Synthesis and Degradation of Starch in Arabidopsis Leaves: The Role of Disproportionating Enzyme', Starch: Advances in Structure and Function, Royal Society of Chemistry, TL Barsby, AM Donald, PJ Frazier (ed), Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 144-149. ISBN 978-0-85404-860-1 (2001) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1039/9781847551917-00144 [eCite] [Details]


1980Bedbrook J, Gerlach W, Smith SM, Jones J, Flavell R, 'Chromosome and gene structure in plants: a picture deduced from analysis of molecular clones of plant DNA', Genome Organization and Expression in Plants, Springer US, CJ Leaver (ed), United States, pp. 49-62. ISBN 978-1-4613-3053-0 (1980) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4613-3051-6_5 [eCite] [Details]


1980Ellis RJ, Smith SM, Barraclough R, 'Synthesis, Transport and Assembly of Chloroplast Proteins', Genome Organization and Expression in Plants, Plenum Press, CJ Leaver (ed), New York, USA, pp. 321-336. ISBN 978-1-4613-3053-0 (1980) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
1979Ellis RJ, Smith SM, Barraclough R, 'Nuclear-plastid interactions in plastid protein synthesis', Proceedings of the fourth John Innes symposium, the plant genome, and second international haploid conference, September, Norwich, UK, pp. 147-160. (1979) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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(1 outputs)
2003Smith SM, Denyer K, 'Primary products: Starch', Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, B Thomas, D Murphy, B Murray (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 896-905 (2003) [Entry]

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Grants & Funding

Since 2005, Steve has received continuing funding from Australian Research Council for Federation Fellowship, Centre of Excellence, LIEF (Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities), Discovery and Linkage projects.  He was also funded by the government of Western Australia, Bioplatforms Australia Limited and Agilent Technologies in support of metabolomics research and services.

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre (2021 - 2030)$59,000,000
The objective of the MB-CRC is to transform Australia's emerging marine bioproducts sector into a globally competitive industry. The focus will be on the industry and market-driven innovations to improve both the supply chain and value chain to deliver economies of scale and competitive capacity for Australia to access high value markets across the globe.Strategic alignment:From Tasmania and for Tasmania: A revolution in use of sustainable marine resources, the use of innovative bioprocessing technologies and the exploitation of local Tasmanian bioproducts with a global impact Human Health and nutrition: Marine derived products will improve human health and nutritionEconomic performance: Create regional competitive advantage for the marine bioproducts sector and new businesses through the industry problems we solve. Lift the economic performance of the State on manufacturing and bioresources usage.Environmental sustainability: providing aquaculture and agriculture industries with different market optionsEducational attainment: Students will be strongly involved in the development of the projects, aligned with Tasmania as a STEM State to collaborate with industry, business and government to translate knowledge into practical and productive outcomes.
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science ($59,000,000)
CRC Programme
Administered By
Marine Bioproducts CRC
Research Team
Zhang W; Johnson CR; Hurd CL; Bolch CJS; MacLeod C; Nowak BF; Wright JT; White CA; Paull B; Smith SM; Thickett SCV; Smith JA; Quirino JP; Swarts ND; Newstead T; Grimmer EL; Nichols RL; Rajaguru R; Guven N; Alexander KA
2021 - 2030
ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture (2020 - 2026)$35,000,000
Australian Research Council ($35,000,000)
Grant-ARC Centres of Excellence
Administered By
University of Queensland
Research Team
Beveridge C; Cooper M; Brodribb TJ; Bowman J; Waterhouse P; Wright I; Burrage K; Donovan D; Foo E; Hammer G; Henry R; Holland BR; Jordan D; Ortiz-Barrientos D; Sherman B; Smith SM; Weller JL
2020 - 2026
Grant Reference
Engagement and Impact appointment for Prof Steven Smith (2018)$13,964
Australian Research Council ($13,964)
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Smith SM
Advanced high resolution biomolecular analysis facility for Tasmania (2018)$350,790
This proposal seeks support for an advanced, multi-purpose mass spectrometry platform for high-throughput and targeted biomolecular analysis, including proteomics and metabolomics. The intended purpose of the proposed infrastructure is to provide a centralised state-of-the-art facility that supports internationally competitive research programs in plant science, agricultural research, food safety, animal and human health research and separation science at the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and within the broader Tasmanian scientific community. Theanticipated benefit is a greatly enhanced capacity for leading edge research of national significance that alignswith the UTAS strategic research plan and national priorities.
Australian Research Council ($350,790)
Grant-Linkage Infrastructure
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Smith SM; Paull B; Woods GM; King AE; Wilson RR
Grant Reference
Clocks in crops: exploring the role of circadian rhythms in crop adaptation (2018 - 2020)$424,197
Australian Research Council ($424,197)
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Weller JL; Smith SM; Trevaskis B
2018 - 2020
Grant Reference
Understanding the biological functions of the karrikin-responsive signaling system of plants in growth, development and responses to the environment (2014 - 2016)$395,000
Australian Research Council ($395,000)
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
Australian Research Council
Research Team
Smith SM
2014 - 2016
Grant Reference

Research Supervision

To date, Steve has supervised 18 postdoctoral researchers, 25 PhD candidates and 25 Honours students. He currently has opportunities available to potential PhD candidates in researching the mechanisms governing plant development and growth.




PhDMechanisms Underlying the Diversification of Florigen Function and Regulation2018
PhDNutrient and Environmental Control of Root and Shoot Architecture2020
PhDEnvironmental Triggering and Transcriptional Control of Bud Growth and Dormancy2022
PhDEvolution of Plant Cellular Responses to Water2022