Very excitingly, the lab has published 4 papers over the last two months, displaying a good range of the research we are currently involved in.
Our work on strigolactone and KAI2-ligand signalling in root development was published in PLoS Genetics: SMAX1/SMXL2 regulate root and root hair development downstream of KAI2-mediated signalling in Arabidopsis
Meanwhile, we also published a Tolkein-centric review of strigolactone signalling in New Phytologist: Fellowship of the rings: a saga of strigolactones and other small signals
Completing the strigolactone theme, our work on the evolution of strigolactone synthesis and signalling was also (finally) published, in BMC Biology: Strigolactone synthesis is ancestral in land plants, but canonical strigolactone signalling is a flowering plant innovation
Finally, show-casing some of our new work on reproductive architecture in flowering plants, our work on the ‘50% rule’ was published in Nature Plants: A distributive ‘50% rule’ determines floral initiation rates in the Brassicaceae
All in all, a pretty good summer’s work!