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Kamal Swarup

Senior Technician - Animal Science, Faculty of Science



I work at the University of Nottingham as a Senior Technician and Lab manager for the Crop science ACGM labs.

Expertise Summary

I have experience in leading and managing the support for the Crop science labs and a wealth of research experience in various fields including Molecular Biology, Quantitative Genetics( specializing in QTL Mapping), Tissue Culture and Biochemistry.

My expertise has been mainly studying Root development and its architecture in the model crop, Arabidopsis thaliana

Research Summary

The following publications summarize my research experience:

SWARUP, K. et al. Natural allelic variation identifies new genes in the Arabidopsis circadian system. The Plant Journal, 20, 1-33 (1999).

Parry, G. et al. Quick on the uptake: characterization of a family of plant auxin influx carriers Journal of Plant Growth Regulation. 20, 217 (2001).

Payne, K. et al. Natural genetic variation in caesium (Cs) accumulation by Arabidopsis thaliana New Phytologist, 162 (2), 535-548 (2004).

Swarup, K. et al. The auxin influx carrier LAX3 promotes lateral root emergence. Nature Cell Biology, 10, 946-954 (2008).

Úbeda-Tomás, S. et al. Root growth in Arabidopsis requires gibberellin/DELLA signalling in the endodermis. Nature Cell Biology, 10, 625-628 (2008).

Lucas, M. et al. Short-Root regulates primary, lateral, and adventitious root development in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology. 384-398 (2010).

Dhondt, S. et al. SHORT-ROOT and SCARECROW regulate leaf growth in Arabidopsis by stimulating S-phase progression of the cell cycle. Plant Physiology. 154(3), 1183-1195 (2010).

Ugartechea-Chirino, Y. et al. The AUX1 LAX family of auxin influx carriers is required for the establishment of embryonic root cell organisation in Arabidopsis thaliana Annals of Botany (Lond). 105((2)), 277-289 (2010).

Lucas, M. et al. Lateral root morphogenesis is dependent on the mechanical properties of the overlaying tissues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 110, 5229-5234 (2013).

Gibbs, D. et al. AtMYB93 is a novel negative regulator of lateral root development in Arabidopsis. New Phytologist, 203, 1194-1207 (2014).

Voss, U. et al. The circadian clock rephases during lateral root organ initiation in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature Communications, 6, 7641/1-9 (2015).

Porco, S. et al. Dioxygenase-encoding AtDAO1 gene controls IAA oxidation and homeostasis in Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 113 (39), 11016-11021 (2016).

Porco, S. et al. Lateral root emergence in Arabidopsis is dependent on transcription factor LBD29 regulating auxin influx carrier LAX3 Development. 143(18), 3340-3349 (2016).

Goh, T. et al. Quiescent center initiation in the Arabidopsis lateral root primordia is dependent on the SCARECROW transcription factor Development. 143(18), 3363-71 (2016).

Reinhardt, H. et al, Tonoplast aquaporins facilitate lateral root emergence. Plant Physiology. 170, 1640-1654 (2016)

Bhosale, R. et al. A mechanistic framework for auxin dependent Arabidopsis root hair elongation to low external phosphate. Nature Communications. 1409 (2018).

Ramakrishna, P. et al. EXPANSIN A1-mediated radial swelling of pericycle cells positions anticlinal cell divisions during lateral root initiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116(17), 8597-8602 (2019).

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