April 18th 2015
They are coming thick and fast at the moment! Our collaboration with Jeff Shen at UNLV has been wonderful for many years and our latest manuscript “Three WRKY transcription factors additively repress abscisic acid and gibberellin signaling in aleurone cells” by Liyuan Zhang, Lingkun Gu, Patricia Ringler, Stanley Smith, Paul J. Rushton, and Qingxi J. Shen. has now been accepted in Plant Science. 2015 looks like being a bumper year for publications as we have three more in review and four others in advanced preparation. Well done everyone!
April 14th 2015
Our latest paper on “Tobacco Drought Stress Responses Reveal New Targets for Solanaceae Crop Improvement ” has been editorially accepted in BMC Genomics. It has some really big data sets and exciting observations, so well done to everyone involved. I will post it on Research Gate as soon as it is formally accepted.
March 6th 2015
Our latest paper on “The Interactome of Soybean GmWRKY53 using Yeast 2-Hybrid Library Screening to Saturation” has been accepted for publication in Plant Signaling & Behavior.”
We think that a number of the GmWRKY53 interactions will turn about to be important parts of the signaling pathways in biotic/abiotic stress and that the interaction with the LATE ELONGATED HYPOCOTYL clock protein GmLCL2 (MYB114) suggests a direct input from the clock on GmWRKY53 activity.
February 26th 2015
Our new article on”The Evolution of WRKY transcription factors” has been published in BMC Plant Biology.
January 27th 2015
We made Springer’s “Plant Stars”
January 7th 2015
We have had our chapter “Structure and evolution of WRKY transcription factors”
By Charles I. Rinerson, Roel C. Rabara, Prateek Tripathi, Qingxi J Shen, and Paul J. Rushton
Accepted in the forthcoming book:
Plant Transcription Factors:
Evolutionary, Structural and Functional Aspects
Edited by: Daniel H. Gonzalez
January 1st 2015
We have joined the SoyKBase program which officially launched on January 1st 2015. SoyKBase is a Soybean/Legume Knowledge Base which is a collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Sciences and a company owned by Dr. Jeff Chen. Dr. Jeff Chen is coordinating this effort and his company has considerable sequencing and bioinformatic resources. Prof. Mike Timko at The University of Virginia is also part of this project, together with a number of Chinese scientists.