Dr Paul Dijkwel

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Fundamental Sciences

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Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84731
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Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

PositionCurrentCompleted
Project Leader66
Team Member10

Research Outputs

Journal

Tahir, J., & Dijkwel, P. (2016). β-Substituting alanine synthases: Roles in cysteine metabolism and abiotic and biotic stress signalling in plants. Functional Plant Biology. 43(4), 307-323
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jayaraman, J., Miret, JA., Munné-Bosch, S., & Dijkwel, PP. (2016). Redox and hormone profiling of a Nicotiana tabacum dedifferentiated protoplast culture suggests a role for a cytokinin and gibberellin in plant totipotency. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture. 124(2), 295-306
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Islam, A., Mercer, CF., Leung, S., Dijkwel, PP., & McManus, MT. (2015). Transcription of biotic stress associated genes in white clover (Trifolium repens L.) differs in response to cyst and root-knot nematode infection. PLoS ONE. 10(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Islam, A., Leung, S., Burgess, EPJ., Laing, WA., Richardson, KA., Hofmann, RW., . . . Mcmanus, MT. (2015). Knock-down of transcript abundance of a family of Kunitz proteinase inhibitor genes in white clover (Trifolium repens) reveals a redundancy and diversity of gene function. New Phytologist. 208(4), 1188-1201
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jibran, R., Sullivan, KL., Crowhurst, R., Erridge, ZA., Chagné, D., McLachlan, ARG., . . . Hunter, DA. (2015). Staying green postharvest: How three mutations in the Arabidopsis chlorophyll b reductase gene NYC1 delay degreening by distinct mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Botany. 66(21), 6849-6862
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Dijkwel, PP., & Denton-Giles, MDG. (2014). Towards petal blight-resistant camellia. New Zealand Camellia Society bulletin.
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Schippers, JHM., Lai, AG., Mueller-Roeber, B., & Dijkwel, PP. (2013). Could ROS signals drive tissue-specific clocks?. Transcription. 4(5)
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jibran, R., Hunter, DA., & Dijkwel, PP. (2013). Hormonal regulation of leaf senescence through integration of developmental and stress signals. Plant Molecular Biology. 82(6), 547-561
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Denton-Giles, M., Bradshaw, RE., & Dijkwel, PP. (2013). Ciborinia camelliae (Sclerotiniaceae) induces variable plant resistance responses in selected species of Camellia. Phytopathology. 103(7), 725-732
[Journal article]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dijkwel, P.
Tahir, J., Watanabe, M., Jing, HC., Hunter, DA., Tohge, T., Nunes-Nesi, A., . . . Dijkwel, PP. (2013). Activation of R-mediated innate immunity and disease susceptibility is affected by mutations in a cytosolic O-acetylserine (thiol) lyase in Arabidopsis. Plant Journal. 73(1), 118-130
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Lai, AG., Doherty, CJ., Mueller-Roeber, B., Kay, SA., Schippers, JHM., & Dijkwel, PP. (2012). Circadian Clock-Associated 1 regulates ROS homeostasis and oxidative stress responses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109(42), 17129-17134
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Trivellini, A., Jibran, R., Watson, LM., O'Donoghue, EM., Ferrante, A., Sullivan, KL., . . . Hunter, DA. (2012). Carbon deprivation-driven transcriptome reprogramming in detached developmentally arresting arabidopsis inflorescences. Plant Physiology. 160(3), 1357-1372
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Lai, AG., Denton-Giles, M., Mueller-Roeber, B., Schippers, JHM., & Dijkwel, PP. (2011). Positional information resolves structural variations and uncovers an evolutionarily divergent genetic locus in accessions of Arabidopsis thaliana. Genome Biology and Evolution. 3(1), 627-640
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Simpson, GG., Laurie, RE., Dijkwel, PP., Quesada, V., Stockwell, PA., Dean, C., . . . Macknight, RC. (2010). Noncanonical translation initiation of the Arabidopsis flowering time and alternative polyadenylation regulator FCA. Plant Cell. 22(11), 3764-3777
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Shirzadian-Khorramabad, R., Jing, HC., Everts, GE., Schippers, JHM., Hille, J., & Dijkwel, PP. (2010). A mutation in the cytosolic O-acetylserine (thiol) lyase induces a genome-dependent early leaf death phenotype in Arabidopsis. BMC Plant Biology. 10
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jung, J., O'Donoghue, EM., Dijkwel, PP., & Brummell, DA. (2010). Expression of multiple expansin genes is associated with cell expansion in potato organs. Plant Science. 179(1-2), 77-85
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Sturre, MJG., Shirzadian-Khorramabad, R., Schippers, JHM., Chin-A-Woeng, TFC., Hille, J., & Dijkwel, PP. (2009). Method for the identification of single mutations in large genomic regions using massive parallel sequencing. Molecular Breeding. 23(1), 51-59
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jing, HC., Hebeler, R., Oeljeklaus, S., Sitek, B., Stühler, K., Meyer, HE., . . . Dijkwel, PP. (2008). Early leaf senescence is associated with an altered cellular redox balance in Arabidopsis cpr5/old1 mutants. Plant Biology. 10(SUPPL. 1), 85-98
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Hebeler, R., Oeljeklaus, S., Reidegeld, KA., Eisenacher, M., Stephan, C., Sitek, B., . . . Warscheid, B. (2008). Study of early leaf senescence in Arabidopsis thaliana by quantitative proteomics using reciprocal <sup>14</sup>N/<sup>15</sup>N labeling and difference gel electrophoresis. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. 7(1), 108-120
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jing, HC., & Dijkwel, PP. (2008). CPR5: A jack of all trades in plants. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 3(8), 562-563
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Schippers, JHM., Nunes-Nesi, A., Apetrei, R., Hille, J., Fernie, AR., & Dijkwel, PP. (2008). The Arabidopsis onset of leaf death5 mutation of quinolinate synthase affects nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide biosynthesis and causes early ageing. Plant Cell. 20(10), 2909-2925
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Bagherieh-Najjar, MB., Navabpour, S., Hille, J., & Dijkwel, PP. (2007). Isolation and molecular characterization of the RecQsim gene in Arabidopsis, rice (Oryza sativa) and rape (Brassica napus). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLANT PRODUCTION. 1(1), 22-32
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jing, HC., Anderson, L., Sturre, MJG., Hille, J., & Dijkwel, PP. (2007). Arabidopsis CPR5 is a senescence-regulatory gene with pleiotropic functions as predicted by the evolutionary theory of senescence. Journal of Experimental Botany. 58(14), 3885-3894
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jing, HC., Schippers, JHM., Hille, J., & Dijkwel, PP. (2005). Ethylene-induced leaf senescence depends on age-related changes and OLD genes in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany. 56(421), 2915-2923
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Bagherieh-Najjar, MB., De Vries, OMH., Hille, J., & Dijkwel, PP. (2005). Arabidopsis RecQl4A suppresses homologous recombination and modulates DNA damage responses. Plant Journal. 43(6), 789-798
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jing, HC., Hille, J., & Dijkwel, PP. (2003). Ageing in Plants: Conserved Strategies and Novel Pathways. Plant Biology. 5(5), 455-464
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Bagherieh-Najjar, MB., De Vries, OMH., Kroon, JTM., Wright, EL., Elborough, KM., Hille, J., . . . Dijkwel, PP. (2003). Arabidopsis RecQsim, a plant-specific member of the RecQ helicase family, can suppress the MMS hypersensitivity of the yeast sgs1 mutant. Plant Molecular Biology. 52(2), 273-284
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Simpson, GG., Dijkwel, PP., Quesada, V., Henderson, I., & Dean, C. (2003). FY is an RNA 3′ end-processing factor that interacts with FCA to control the Arabidopsis floral transition. Cell. 113(6), 777-787
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Macknight, R., Duroux, M., Laurie, R., Dijkwel, P., Simpson, G., & Dean, C. (2002). Functional significance of the alternative transcript processing of the Arabidopsis floral promoter FCA. Plant Cell. 14(4), 877-888
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Jing, HC., Sturre, MJG., Hille, J., & Dijkwel, PP. (2002). Arabidopsis onset of leaf death mutants identify a regulatory pathway controlling leaf senescence. Plant Journal. 32(1), 51-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Dean, C., Dean, C., Dijkwel, P., Duroux, M., Gendall, T., Hutchison, C., . . . West, J. (2000). Molecular analysis of flowering time and vernalization response in arabidopsis, a minireview. Developments in Plant Genetics and Breeding. 6(C), 115-121
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Dijkwel, PP., Rook, F., & Smeekens, SCM. (1998). Analysis of light-regulated gene expression. Methods in Enzymology. 297, 182-192
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Dijkwel, PP., Huijser, C., Weisbeek, PJ., Chua, NH., & Smeekens, SCM. (1997). Sucrose control of phytochrome a signaling in arabidopsis. Plant Cell. 9(4), 583-595
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Van Oosten, JM., Gerbaud, A., Huijser, C., Dijkwel, PP., Chua, NH., & Smeekens, SCM. (1997). An Arabidopsis mutant showing reduced feedback inhibition of photosynthesis. Plant Journal. 12(5), 1011-1020
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Dijkwel, PP., Kock, PAM., Bezemer, R., Weisbeek, PJ., & Smeekens, SCM. (1996). Sucrose represses the developmentally controlled transient activation of the plastocyanin gene in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. Plant Physiology. 110(2), 455-463
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
DIJKWEL, P., KOCK, P., BEZEMER, R., WEISBEEK, P., SMEEKENS, S., & CHUA, NH. (1995). ARABIDOPSIS MUTANTS INVOLVED IN SUCROSE REPRESSION OF PLASTOCYANIN GENE-EXPRESSION. JOURNAL OF CELLULAR BIOCHEMISTRY. , 494-494
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Rommens, CMT., Rudenko, GN., Dijkwel, PP., van Haaren, MJJ., Ouwerkerk, PBF., Blok, KM., . . . Hille, J. (1992). Characterization of the Ac/Ds behaviour in transgenic tomato plants using plasmid rescue. Plant Molecular Biology. 20(1), 61-70
[Journal article]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.

Book

Graham, LE., Schippers, JHM., Dijkwel, PP., & Wagstaff, C. (2012). Ethylene and Senescence Processes. In The Plant Hormone Ethylene. (pp. 305 - 341).
[Chapter]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.
Schippers, JHM., Jing, HC., Hille, J., & Dijkwel, PP. (2007). Developmental and Hormonal Control of Leaf Senescence. In Senescence Processes in Plants. (pp. 145 - 170).
[Chapter]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.

Conference

Berry, D., Bode, H., Grage, K., Mace, W., Young, C., Dijkwel, P., . . . Scott, DB. (2017, March). Historic transposon-driven evolution of a novel non-ribosomal peptide. Presented at 29th Fungal Genetics Conference. Pacific Grove, California.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Dijkwel, P., Grage, K., Scott, D.
Berry, D., Grage, K., Mace, W., Young, C., Schardl, C., Dijkwel, P., . . . Scott, B. (2016). Evolution at work: transposon-driven devolpment of a novel NRPS. Poster session presented at the meeting of 13th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG13), Paris-La Villette
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dijkwel, P., Grage, K., Scott, D.
Guo, Y., Dupont, PY., McDougal, RL., Mesarich, CH., Dijkwel, P., & Bradshaw, RE. (2016, November). Harnessing molecular determinants of virulence and adaptation in the kauri dieback pathogen Phytophthora agathidicida.. Presented at NZMS and NZSBMB Joint Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bradshaw, R., Dijkwel, P., Dupont, P., Mesarich, C.
Berry, D., Dijkwel, P., Young, C., & Scott, B. (2015). Identification of a novel nonribosomal peptide synthetase gene cluster essential for the Epichloë festucae-Lolium perenne symbiosis. Poster session presented at the meeting of 28th Fungal Genetics Conference, Pacific Grove, California
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dijkwel, P., Scott, D.
Berry, D., Mace, W., Young, C., Dijkwel, P., & Scott, B. (2014). Transposon-associated evolution of a fungal NRPS. Poster session presented at the meeting of NZMS/NZSBMB Joint Conference 2014: Molecules & Microbes, Wellington
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dijkwel, P., Scott, D.
Berry, D., Young, Y., Dijkwel, P., & Scott, B. (2013). Transposon-associated evolution of a fungal NRPS. Poster session presented at the meeting of 27th Fungal Genetics Conference, Pacific Grove, California
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Dijkwel, P., Scott, D.
Simpson, GG., Quesada, V., Henderson, IR., Dijkwel, PP., Macknight, R., & Dean, C.RNA processing and Arabidopsis flowering time control. Biochemical Society Transactions. 32 (4)(pp. 565 - 566). 0300-5127.
[Conference]Authored by: Dijkwel, P.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

PositionCurrentCompleted
Supervisor75
CoSupervisor22

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Ramadoss Dhanushkodi- PhD
    Functional analysis of the role of serpin and ferritin in Medicago truncatula nodule senescence and biological link between N2 fixation and plant growth promotion under drought.
  • Aakansha Kanojia- PhD
    Pre-senescence process in Arabidopsis thaliana

CoSupervisor of:

  • Rixta Sievers- PhD
    UV-B radiation as a master regulator of phtosynthetic performance and leaf organ development in sunlight
  • Asad Razzaq- PhD
    Biological roles of protein-coding repetitive DNA in Epichloe endophytes

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2015 - Matthew Denton-Giles- PhD
    Characterization of incompatible and compatible Camellia-Ciborinia camelliae plant-pathogen interactions
  • 2013 - Jibran Tahir- PhD
    Roles of a major O-acetylserine (thiol) lyase (OASTL) in cysteine biosynthesis, innate immunity and disease resistance in Arabidopsis
  • 2012 - Alvina Lai- PhD
    Coordinated transcriptional regulation between a reactive oxygen species-responsive gene network and the circadian clock in Arabidopsis thaliana

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2016 - Daniel Berry- PhD
    Characterisation of novel secondary metabolism genes in plant-endophytic Epichloe fungi
  • 2013 - Afsana Islam- PhD
    Deciphering Kunitz Proteinase Inhibitors in White Clover (Triflolium repens L.): A transcriptional study

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