Dr Michelle Watt: helping wheat roots take up water
- Publishing History
Rich and Watt M (2013) Soil conditions and cereal root system architecture: review and considerations for linking Darwin and Weaver. Invited Darwin Review. Journal of Experimental Botany (accepted)
Jin J, Watt M, Mathesius U (2012) The autoregulation gene sunn-1 mediates changes in root organ formation in response to nitrogen through alteration of shoot-to-root auxin transport. Plant Physiology 159: 489-500. IF 7.1
Wasson AP, Richards RA, Chatrath R, Misra SC, Sai Prasad SV, Rebetzke GJ, Kirkegaard JA, Christopher J, Watt M (2012) Traits and selection strategies to improve root systems and water uptake in water-limited wheat crops. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 3485-3498.
Weston LA, Ryan PR, Watt M (2012) Mechanisms for cellular transport and release of allelochemicals from plant roots into the rhizosphere. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 3445- 3454.
Chochois V, Vogel J, Watt M (2012) Application of Brachypodium to the genetic improvement of wheat roots. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 3467-3474.
Flavel RJ, Guppy CN, Watt M, Young IM (2012) Non-Destructive quantification of cereal roots over time in soil using high resolution x-ray tomography. Journal Experimental Botany 63: 2503-2511.
Brkljacic J, Grotewold E, Scholl R, Mockler T, Garvin DF, Vain P, Brutnell T, Sibout R, Bevan M, Budak H, Caicedo AL, Gao C, Gu Y, Hazen SP, Holt III BF, Hong S-Y, Jordan M, Manzaneda AJ, Mitchell-Olds T, Mochida K, Mur LAJ, Park C-M, Sedbrook J, Watt M, Zheng SJ, Vogel JP (2011) Brachypodium as a model for the grasses: Today and the future. Plant Physiology 157: 3-13
Palta JA, Chen X, Milroy SP, Rebetzke GJ, Dreccer FM, Watt M (2011) Large root systems: are they useful in adapting wheat to dry environments? Functional Plant Biology 38: 347-354.
Rahnama A, Munns R, Poustini K, Watt M (2011) A screening method to identify genetic variation in root growth response to a salinity gradient. Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 69-77.
Boyer JS, Silk WK, Watt M (2010) Path of water for root growth. Functional Plant Biology 37: 1105-1116.
Richards RA, Rebetzke GJ, Watt M, Condon AG (T), Spielmeyer W, Dolferus R. 2010. Breeding for improved water productivity in temperate cereals: phenotyping, quantitative trait loci, markers and the selection environment. Functional Plant Biology. 37: 85-97.
Watt M, Weston LA. 2009. Specialised root adaptations cell-specific developmental and physiological diversity. Plant and Soil. 322: 39-47.
Watt M, Schneebli K, Dong P, Wilson IW. 2009. The shoot and root growth of Brachypodium and its potential as a model for wheat and other cereal crops. Functional Plant Biology. 36: 960-969.
Watt M, Magee L, McCully ME. 2008. Types, structure and potential for axial water flow in the deepest roots of field-grown cereals. New Phytologist 178: 135-146
Schefe C, Watt M, Slattery B, Mele P. 2008. Organic anions in the rhizosphere of Al-tolerant and Al-sensitive wheat lines grown in an acid soil in controlled and field environments. Australian Journal of Soil Research 46: 257-264.
Richards RA, Watt M, Rebetzke GJ. 2007. Physiological traits and cereal germplasm for sustainable agricultural systems. Euphytica 154: 409-425.
Sprague SJ, Watt M, Kirkegaard JA, Howlett BJ. 2007. Pathways of infection of Brassica napus roots by Leptosphaeria maculans. New Phytologist 176: 211-222.
Watt M, Silk WK, Passioura JB. 2006. Rates of root and organism growth, soil conditions, and temporal and spatial development of the rhizosphere. Annals of Botany 97: 839-855.
Watt M, Hugenholtz P, White R, Vinall K. 2006. Numbers and locations of native bacteria on field grown wheat roots quantified by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Environmental Microbiology 8: 871-884.
Watt M, Kirkegaard JA, Passioura JP. 2006. Rhizosphere biology and crop productivity. Australian Journal of Soil Research 44: 299-317.
Refshauge S, Watt M, McCully ME, Huang C-X. 2006. Frozen in time: a new method to visualise root-fungal interactions. New Phytologist 172: 369-374.
Watt M, Kirkegaard JA, Rebetzke GJ. 2005. A wheat genotype developed for rapid leaf growth copes well with the physical and biological constraints of unploughed soil. Functional Plant Biology 32: 695-706.
Ryan PR, Dong B, Watt M, Kataoka T, Delhaize E. 2003.Strategies to isolate transporters that facilitate organic anion efflux from plant roots. Plant and Soil 248: 61-69.
Watt M, Evans JR. 2003. Soil phosphorus acquisition by white lupin (Lupinus albus L.) and soybean (Glycine max L.)- species with contrasting root development. Plant and Soil 248: 271-283.
Watt M, McCully ME and Kirkegaard JA. 2003. Soil strength and rate of root elongation alter the accumulation of Pseudomonas spp. and other bacteria in the rhizosphere of wheat. Functional Plant Biology 30: 482-491.