|Research | Publications | Collaborations | Lab members|
Associate Professor Robert A. Ingle
Plants are unable to escape from unfavourable conditions and so have evolved an array of molecular mechanisms to cope with biotic and abiotic stresses. My group uses a variety of genetic approaches to study these responses, focusing on the following areas:
Circadian clock regulation of immunity in plants
Students working in this area: Grant Mc Gowan, Amy Bruce, Rageema Joseph, Chenjerai Muchapirei & Shannon Valentine (all jointly supervised with resident MCB clock expert Laura Roden)
Next-generation sequencing analysis of non-model plants
Students working in this area: Jess Proctor & Evan Millborrow (co-supervised with Nicci Illing)
Salinity stress tolerance in plants
A non-plant project: plumage polymorphism in black sparrowhawks
Students working in this area: Ed Rodseth (co-supervised by Arjun Amar)
Yuan C, Meng X, Li X, Illing N, Ingle RA, Wang J, Chen M (2017) PceRBase: a database of plant competing endogenous RNA. Nucleic Acids Research 45: D1009-1014.
Ingle RA, Stoker C, Stone W, Adams N, Smith R, Grant M, Carré I, Roden LC, & Denby KJ (2015) Jasmonate signalling drives time-of-day differences in susceptibility of Arabidopsis to the fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea. Plant Journal 84: 937-948.
Molojwane E, Adams N, Sweetlove LJ & Ingle RA (2015) Heterologous expression of mitochondria-targeted microbial nitrilase enzymes increases cyanide tolerance in Arabidopsis. Plant Biology 17: 922-926.
Carstens M, McCrindle TK, Adams N, Diener A, Guzha DT, Murray SL, Parker JE, Denby KJ & Ingle RA (2014) Increased resistance to biotrophic pathogens in the Arabidopsis constitutive induced resistance 1 mutant is EDS1 and PAD4-dependent and modulated by environmental temperature. PLoS ONE 9: e109853.
Lyall R, Ingle RA & Illing N (2014) The window of desiccation tolerance shown by early-stage germinating seedlings remains open in the resurrection plant, Xerophyta viscosa. PLoS ONE 9: e93093.
Ingle RA & Roden LC (2014) Circadian regulation of plant immunity to pathogens. Methods in Molecular Biology 1158: 273-283.
Moffat CS, Ingle RA, Wathugala DL, Saunders NJ, Knight H & Knight MR (2012) ERF5 and ERF6 play redundant roles as positive regulators of JA/Et-mediated defense against Botrytis cinerea in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE 7: e35995.
Arjun Amar (University of Cape Town)
|Ed Rodseth - PhD | Genetic basis of plumage polymorphism in the black sparrowhawk
Grant McGowan - MSc | Role of vesicle trafficking in circadian clock regulation of innate immunity in plants
Amy Bruce - MSc | Is it possible to reverse the phase of plant immunity in Arabidopsis to the necrotroph, Botrytis cinerea?