Rachel Burton

Professor Rachel Burton

Head - Department of Plant Science

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My expertise is in the areas of plant molecular biology and plant functional genomics, particularly as it relates to cell wall biosynthesis, re-modeling and degradation and the impact these biological processes have on end use quality of cereals and biomass. Research in this area is mainly focused on barley as we have access to an excellent genetic transformation system and extensive genetic resources but we are now developing resources in other cereals and Plantago species. The gene families I have a particular interest in include the cellulose synthases, the mixed link beta-glucan synthases and the xylan synthases. Cellulose content is likely to have an impact on plant strength and is of central importance in the use of plants as a feedstock for biofuel production, whilst mixed-link glucans and arabinoxylans have major human health benefits and also crucially impact digestibility of animal feed and steps in brewing and baking processes. I also have an interest in the development and application of novel experimental methods for transcript profiling and gene discovery in plants.

Research Interests

I am a plant scientist and molecular biologist. I started out working on how starch is made in peas and potatoes but switched over to another polysaccharide, cellulose, when I arrived in Australia. I am now passionate about plant cell walls and all the ways that they can be useful to humans. I study the way that the walls are made, how they support and defend the plant they are part of and how they can be pulled apart and influence our daily lives. Plant cell walls can be fermented in the gut, as the vital dietary fibre component of our food, made into clothing and furniture, be fermented into beer or be converted into renewable fuels or bioplastics. They are truly versatile, essential to life on this planet and a fascinating thing to study.

As well as being Head of Department I have been privileged to be a Chief Investigator in two Australian Research Council Centres of Excellence, the first in Plant Cell Walls (2011-2017) and I have now joined the CoE in Plant Energy Biology which runs until 2020. Now I am internationally recognised for my expertise in plant cell wall biology, cereal grain quality, seed mucilage biology and biofuel feedstocks and am lucky to receive many invitations to speak at conferences and to visit collaborators all around the world. I am working on some very interesting plant species including Plantago (psyllium), chia, agave (tequila and bioethanol) and industrial and medicinal hemp (cannabis)

In my professional capacity I am actively engaged in a number of mentoring programs, have been a member of the Faculty of Science Gender, Equity and Diversity committee since its inception and have rejoiced in the recent shift in attitude across the University, and hopefully now permeating the sector, which is visible at the University of Adelaide as the Dornwell framework (https://www.adelaide.edu.au/gender-equity-diversity/dornwell/ ).

I have been incredibly lucky to be amongst the inaugural cohort of the Superstars of STEM https://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/what-we-do/superstars-of-stem, a scheme run by Science and Technology Australia to pick 30 amazing women across Australia, provide leadership, media and outreach training and to make them visible as role models for young people, particularly women, to aspire to emulate. Amongst many other benefits this program has provided me with an inspiring mentor, a talented mentee, an expanded professional network and the chance to meet many high school students through the outreach component of the scheme.

 I really enjoy communicating my science to the public and demonstrating how what we are doing is actually useful to them. Outreach and education activities are common in my group and everyone is encouraged to join in. Science communication is more an art than a science and is an extremely valuable skill to learn, since often it is necessary to explain the value and relevance of scientific research to diverse audiences. This is most effective when it connects with core emotional values of the audience, rather than bombarding them with impenetrable, jargon-heavy bits of scientific data. I imagine that I am speaking to my bright but non-scientist family members, and this is a good trick to perfect. Links to some of my education, outreach and media portfolio can be found here;

GutWoman’s guide to a healthy gut  http://bit.ly/2rhCZgi

Industrial hemp – now legal for food use in Australia http://bit.ly/2FD7WQF and http://bit.ly/2HRugaY

Psyllium (Plantago) as a novel gluten-free crop for Australia https://ab.co/2HUh5GB and  http://bit.ly/2wcK8DC

Remarkable women in science profile http://bit.ly/2JRgzJQ      

A Pint of Science http://bit.ly/2rhwrOY                                     Follow me on Twitter @porridgepusher

Recent publications of my research include "Dissecting the Genetic Basis for Seed Coat Mucilage Heteroxylan Biosynthesis in Plantago ovata Using Gamma Irradiation and Infrared Spectroscopy" in Frontiers in Plant Science (https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00326) and "Differences in glycosyltransferase family 61 accompany variation in seed coat mucilage composition in Plantago spp." in Journal of Experimental Botany (https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erw424).

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One of our images on the journal cover
Staining patterns of seed from Plantago
Summary of RR staining patterns of seed from P. ovata WT and putative mutants from the Frontiers in Plant Science Publication

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tequila plant offers fuel for the future

Biofuels have an important role to play in our future, in terms of securing fuel supplies, addressing climate change, and creating new industry in South Australia.

Professor Rachel Burton from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, is exploring a range of potential sources of biofuel. Their research on agave, the desert plant best known for producing tequila, shows that this fast-growing, highly water use efficient plan could be an ideal source of biofuel and other biochemical products in the future. “Bioethanol yields from agave fermentation could rival the most successful biofuel feedstock crops around the world,” says Rachel. “Importantly, it doesn’t compete with food crops, it’s fast growing so the whole plant could be used rather than just harvesting the leaves, and it is up to 10 times more water efficient than some other crop plants.” And this makes it ideal for the broad expanses of arid land in South Australia, providing potential for future farming and industry in our state.

Rachel and her team are working with AusAgave who have trial sites of agave established in Ayr in northern Queensland and Whyalla, South Australia.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 Head, Department of Food Science University of Adelaide
    2016 Professor University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2015 Director University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2015 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2011 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1992 John Innes Centre United Kingdom PhD
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Matros, A., Houston, K., Tucker, M. R., Schreiber, M., Berger, B., Aubert, M. K., . . . Burton, R. A. (2021). Genome-wide association study reveals the genetic complexity of fructan accumulation patterns in barley grain. Journal of Experimental Botany, 72(7), 2383-2402.
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    2021 Keiller, B. G., Potter, M., Burton, R. A., & van Eyk, P. J. (2021). Elucidating the degradation reaction pathways for the hydrothermal carbonisation of hemp via biochemical compositional analysis. Fuel, 294, 120450-1-120450-11.
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    2021 Cowley, J. M., O’Donovan, L. A., & Burton, R. A. (2021). The composition of Australian Plantago seeds highlights their potential as nutritionally-rich functional food ingredients. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 12692-1-12692-16.
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    2021 Li, G., Kuijer, H. N. J., Yang, X., Liu, H., Shen, C., Shi, J., . . . Zhang, D. (2021). MADS1 maintains barley spike morphology at high ambient temperatures. Nat Plants, 7(8), 1-31.
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    2021 Cowley, J. M., & Burton, R. A. (2021). The goo-d stuff: plantago as a myxospermous model with modern utility. New Phytologist, 229(4), 1917-1923.
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    2021 Schultz, C. J., Goonetilleke, S. N., Liang, J., Lahnstein, J., Levin, K. A., Bianco-Miotto, T., . . . Chalmers, K. J. (2021). Analysis of Genetic Diversity in the Traditional Chinese Medicine Plant ‘Kushen’ (Sophora flavescens Ait.). Frontiers in Plant Science, 12, 1-15.
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    2021 Kuijer, H. N. J., Shirley, N. J., Khor, S. F., Shi, J., Schwerdt, J., Zhang, D., . . . Burton, R. A. (2021). Transcript Profiling of MIKCc MADS-Box Genes Reveals Conserved and Novel Roles in Barley Inflorescence Development. Frontiers in Plant Science, 12, 705286.
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    2020 Doan, T. N. A., Briffa, J. F., Phillips, A. L., Leemaqz, S. Y., Burton, R. A., Romano, T., . . . Bianco-Miotto, T. (2020). Epigenetic mechanisms involved in intrauterine growth restriction and aberrant kidney development and function. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2020 Lim, W. L., Collins, H. M., Byrt, C. S., Lahnstein, J., Shirley, N. J., Aubert, M. K., . . . Burton, R. A. (2020). Overexpression of HvCslF6 in barley grain alters carbohydrate partitioning plus transfer tissue and endosperm development. Journal of Experimental Botany, 71(1), 138-153.
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    2020 Garcia-Gimenez, G., Barakate, A., Smith, P., Stephens, J., Khor, S. F., Doblin, M. S., . . . Houston, K. (2020). Targeted mutation of barley (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan synthases reveals complex relationships between the storage and cell wall polysaccharide content. The Plant Journal, 104(4), 1009-1022.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2020 Cowley, J., Herliana, L., Betts, N., & Burton, R. (2020). Cellular debris, not mucilage polysaccharides, dominate extracts of Plantago ovata and Plantago lanceolata calli grown in vitro.
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    2020 Betts, N. S., Dockter, C., Berkowitz, O., Collins, H. M., Hooi, M., Lu, Q., . . . Fincher, G. B. (2020). Transcriptional and biochemical analyses of gibberellin expression and content in germinated barley grain. Journal of Experimental Botany, 71(6), 1870-1884.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2020 Al Mutairi, A. A., Cavagnaro, T. R., Khor, S. F., Neumann, K., Burton, R. A., & Watts-Williams, S. J. (2020). The effect of zinc fertilisation and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on grain quality and yield of contrasting barley cultivars. Functional Plant Biology, 47(2), 122-133.
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    2020 Cowley, J. M., Herliana, L., Neumann, K., Silvano, C., Cerne, V., & Burton, R. (2020). A small-scale extraction pipeline for rapid analysis of seed mucilage characteristics. Plant Methods, 16(10), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2020 Yan, X., Corbin, K., Burton, R., & Tan, D. (2020). Agave: A promising feedstock for biofuels in the water-energy-food-environment (WEFE) nexus. Journal of Cleaner Production, 261, 11 pages.
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    2020 Matros, A., Houston, K., Tucker, M., Schreiber, M., Berger, B., Aubert, M., . . . Burton, R. (2020). GWAS reveals the genetic complexity of fructan accumulation patterns in barley grain.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2020 Phan, J., Cowley, J., Neumann, K., Herliana, L., O'Donovan, L., & Burton, R. (2020). The novel features of Plantago ovata seed mucilage accumulation, storage and release. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 11766-1-11766-14.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2020 Schultz, C., Lim, W., Khor, S. F., Neumann, K., Schulz, J., Ansari, O., . . . Burton, R. (2020). Consumer and health-related traits of seed from selected commercial and breeding lines of industrial hemp, Cannabis sativa L.. Journal of Agriculture and Food Research, 2, 1-13.
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    2019 Matros, A., Peukert, M., Lahnstein, J., Seiffert, U., & Burton, R. (2019). Determination of Fructans in Plants: Current Analytical Means for Extraction, Detection, and Quantification.. Annual Plant Reviews online, 2(1), 117-156.
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    2019 Wilkinson, L. G., Yang, X., Burton, R. A., Würschum, T., & Tucker, M. R. (2019). Natural variation in ovule morphology is influenced by multiple tissues and impacts downstream grain development in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.).. Front Plant Sci, 10, 1374.
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    2019 Garcia-Gimenez, G., Russell, J., Aubert, M. K., Fincher, G. B., Burton, R. A., Waugh, R., . . . Houston, K. (2019). Barley grain (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan content: effects of transcript and sequence variation in genes encoding the corresponding synthase and endohydrolase enzymes. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 17250-1-17250-11.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2019 Keiller, B. G., Muhlack, R., Burton, R. A., & Van Eyk, P. J. (2019). Biochemical compositional analysis and kinetic modeling of hydrothermal carbonization of Australian saltbush. Energy and Fuels, 33(12), 12469-12479.
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    2019 Keiller, B., van Eyk, P. J., Lane, D., Muhlack, R., & Burton, R. (2019). Hydrothermal carbonisation of Australian saltbush. Energy and Fuels, 33(2), 1157-1166.
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    2019 Little, A., Lahnstein, J., Jeffery, D. W., Khor, S. F., Schwerdt, J. G., Shirley, N., . . . Bulone, V. (2019). A novel (1,4)-β-linked glucoxylan is synthesized by members of the cellulose synthase-like F gene family in land plants. ACS Central Science, 5(1), 73-84.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS12 Europe PMC8
    2019 van der Hulst, L., Munguia, P., Culbert, J. A., Ford, C. M., Burton, R. A., & Wilkinson, K. L. (2019). Accumulation of volatile phenol glycoconjugates in grapes following grapevine exposure to smoke and potential mitigation of smoke taint by foliar application of kaolin. Planta, 249(3), 941-952.
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    2018 Aubert, M., Coventry, S., Shirley, N. J., Betts, N., Würschum, T., Burton, R., & Tucker, M. (2018). Differences in hydrolytic enzyme activity accompany natural variation in mature aleurone morphology in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Scientific Reports, 8(1), 11025-1-1025-14.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS13 Europe PMC5
    2018 Byrt, C., Munns, R., Burton, R., Gilliham, M., & Wege, S. (2018). Root cell wall solutions for crop plants in saline soils. Plant Science, 269, 47-55.
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    2018 Wood, J. A., Tan, H. -T., Collins, H. M., Yap, K., Khor, S., Lim, W. L., . . . Tucker, M. R. (2018). Genetic and environmental factors contribute to variation in cell wall composition in mature desi chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) cotyledons. Plant, cell & environment, 41(9), 2195-2208.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC5
    2018 Roberts, A., Lahnstein, J., Hsieh, Y., Xing, X., Yap, K., Chaves, A., . . . Burton, R. (2018). Functional characterization of a glycosyltransferase from the moss Physcomitrella patens involved in the biosynthesis of a novel cell wall arabinoglucan. The Plant Cell, 30(6), 1293-1308.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC6
    2018 Little, A., Schwerdt, J., Shirley, N., Khor, S., Neumann, K., O'Donovan, L., . . . Burton, R. (2018). Revised phylogeny of the Cellulose Synthase gene superfamily: insights into cell wall evolution. Plant Physiology, 177(3), 1124-1141.
    DOI Scopus56 WoS51 Europe PMC33
    2018 Gartaula, G., Dhital, S., Netzel, G., Flanagan, B., Yakubov, G., Beahan, C., . . . Gidley, M. (2018). Quantitative structural organisation model for wheat endosperm cell walls: Cellulose as an important constituent. Carbohydrate Polymers, 196, 199-208.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS28 Europe PMC3
    2018 Wu, D., Liang, W., Zhu, W., Chen, M., Ferrándiz, C., Burton, R., . . . Zhang, D. (2018). Loss of LOFSEP transcription factor function converts spikelet to leaf-like structures in rice. Plant Physiology, 176(2), 1646-1664.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS18 Europe PMC13
    2018 Lim, W., Collins, H., Singh, R., Kibble, N., Yap, K., Taylor, J., . . . Burton, R. (2018). Method for hull-less barley transformation and manipulation of grain mixed-linkage beta-glucan. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 60(5), 382-396.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5 Europe PMC4
    2018 Phan, J. L., & Burton, R. A. (2018). New insights into the composition and structure of seed mucilage. Annual Plant Reviews Online, 1(1), 63-104.
    DOI Scopus11
    2018 Hassan, A. S., & Burton, R. A. (2018). Role, importance and biosynthesis of cell wall-bound phenolic acids in cereals. Annual Plant Reviews Online, 1(3), 737-766.
    DOI Scopus1
    2017 Hassan, A., Houston, K., Lahnstein, J., Shirley, N., Schwerdt, J., Gidley, M., . . . Burton, R. (2017). A Genome Wide Association Study of arabinoxylan content in 2-row spring barley grain. PLoS ONE, 12(8), e0182537-1-e0182537-19.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS11 Europe PMC8
    2017 Xing, X., Hsieh, Y., Yap, K., Ang, M., Lahnstein, J., Tucker, M., . . . Bulone, V. (2017). Isolation and structural elucidation by 2D NMR of planteose, a major oligosaccharide in the mucilage of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) seeds. Carbohydrate Polymers, 175, 231-240.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS14 Europe PMC3
    2017 Norris, J., Li, X., Huang, S., Van De Meene, A., Tran, M., Killeavy, E., . . . Roberts, A. (2017). Functional specialization of cellulose synthase isoforms in a moss shows parallels with seed plants. Plant Physiology, 175(1), 210-222.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS18 Europe PMC12
    2017 Betts, N., Wilkinson, L., Khor, S., Shirley, N., Lok, F., Skadhauge, B., . . . Collins, H. (2017). Morphology, carbohydrate distribution, gene expression, and enzymatic activities related to cell wall hydrolysis in four barley varieties during simulated malting. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 1872-1-1872-15.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS12 Europe PMC5
    2017 Lauer, J., Yap, K., Cu, S., Burton, R., & Eglinton, J. (2017). Novel barley (1→3,1→4)-β-glucan endohydrolase alleles confer increased enzyme thermostability. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65(2), 421-428.
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    2017 Lauer, J., Cu, S., Burton, R., & Eglinton, J. (2017). Variation in barley (1 → 3, 1 →4)-β-glucan endohydrolases reveals novel allozymes with increased thermostability. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 130(5), 1053-1063.
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    2017 Tucker, M., Ma, C., Phan, J., Neumann, K., Shirley, N., Hahn, M., . . . Burton, R. (2017). Dissecting the genetic basis for seed coat mucilage heteroxylan biosynthesis in plantago ovata using gamma irradiation and infrared spectroscopy. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 326-1-326-14.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC6
    2017 Chowdhury, J., Lück, S., Rajaraman, J., Douchkov, D., Shirley, N., Schwerdt, J., . . . Little, A. (2017). Altered expression of genes implicated in xylan biosynthesis affects penetration resistance against powdery mildew. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 445-1-445-12.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS12 Europe PMC5
    2017 Betts, N., Berkowitz, O., Liu, R., Collins, H., Skadhauge, B., Dockter, C., . . . Fincher, G. (2017). Isolation of tissues and preservation of RNA from intact, germinated barley grain. The Plant Journal, 91(4), 754-765.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS15 Europe PMC10
    2017 Mitra, S., Lahnstein, J., James, A., Fenton, H., Burton, R., Cato, L., & Solah, V. (2017). Effect of processing on viscosity and molecular weight of (1,3)(1,4)-β-glucan in western australian oat cultivars. Cereal Chemistry, 94(3), 625-632.
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    2016 Cu, S., Collins, H., Betts, N., March, T., Janusz, A., Stewart, D., . . . Fincher, G. (2016). Water uptake in barley grain: physiology; genetics and industrial applications. Plant Science, 242, 260-269.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2016 Cu, S., March, T., Stewart, S., Degner, S., Coventry, S., Box, A., . . . Eglinton, J. (2016). Genetic analysis of grain and malt quality in an elite barley population. Molecular Breeding, 36(9), 129-1-129-16.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC3
    2016 Phan, J., Tucker, M., Khor, S., Shirley, N., Lahnstein, J., Beahan, C., . . . Burton, R. (2016). Differences in glycosyltransferase family 61 accompany variation in seed coat mucilage composition in Plantago spp.. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67(22), 6481-6495.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS21 Europe PMC15
    2016 Hsieh, Y., Zhang, Q., Yap, K., Shirley, N., Lahnstein, J., Nelson, C., . . . Fincher, G. (2016). Genetics, transcriptional profiles, and catalytic properties of the UDP-Arabinose mutase family from barley. Biochemistry, 55(2), 322-334.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC7
    2016 Zhang, R., Tucker, M., Burton, R., Shirley, N., Little, A., Morris, J., . . . Fincher, G. (2016). The dynamics of transcript abundance during cellularization of developing barley endosperm. Plant Physiology, 170(3), 1549-1565.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS18 Europe PMC12
    2016 Dimitroff, G., Little, A., Lahnstein, J., Schwerdt, J., Srivastava, V., Bulone, V., . . . Fincher, G. (2016). (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan biosynthesis by the CSLF6 enzyme: position and flexibility of catalytic residues influence product fine structure. Biochemistry, 55(13), 2054-2061.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS20 Europe PMC16
    2016 Marcotuli, I., Houston, K., Schwerdt, J., Waugh, R., Fincher, G., Burton, R., . . . Gadaleta, A. (2016). Genetic diversity and genome wide association study of β-glucan content in tetraploid wheat grains. PLoS One, 11(4), e0152590-1-e0152590-15.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS25 Europe PMC16
    2016 Marcotuli, I., Hsieh, Y., Lahnstein, J., Yap, K., Burton, R., Blanco, A., . . . Gadaleta, A. (2016). Structural variation and content of arabinoxylans in endosperm and bran of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L.). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(14), 2883-2892.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS29 Europe PMC5
    2016 Hocking, B., Tyerman, S., Burton, R., & Gilliham, M. (2016). Fruit calcium: transport and physiology. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7(APR2016), 569-1-569-17.
    DOI Scopus127 WoS119 Europe PMC27
    2016 Byrt, C., Betts, N., Tan, H., Lim, W., Ermawar, R., Nguyen, H., . . . Burton, R. (2016). Prospecting for energy-rich renewable raw materials : Sorghum stem case study. PLoS One, 11(5), e0156638-1-e0156638-20.
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    2016 Corbin, K., Betts, N., van Holst, N., Jiranek, V., Chambers, D., Byrt, C., . . . Burton, R. (2016). Low-input fermentations of agave tequilana leaf juice generate high returns on ethanol yields. BioEnergy Research, 9(4), 1142-1154.
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    2016 Chowdhury, J., Schober, M., Shirley, N., Singh, R., Jacobs, A., Douchkov, D., . . . Little, A. (2016). Down-regulation of the glucan synthase-like 6 gene (HvGsl6) in barley leads to decreased callose accumulation and increased cell wall penetration by Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei. New Phytologist, 212(2), 434-443.
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    2016 Douchkov, D., Lueck, S., Hensel, G., Kumlehn, J., Rajaraman, J., Johrde, A., . . . Schweizer, P. (2016). The barley (Hordeum vulgare) cellulose synthase-like D2 gene (HvCslD2) mediates penetration resistance to host-adapted and nonhost isolates of the powdery mildew fungus. New Phytologist, 212(2), 421-433.
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    2015 Schwerdt, J., MacKenzie, K., Wright, F., Oehme, D., Wagner, J., Harvey, A., . . . Fincher, G. (2015). Evolutionary dynamics of the cellulose synthase gene superfamily in grasses. Plant Physiology, 168(3), 968-983.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS29 Europe PMC19
    2015 Betts, N., Fox, G., Kelly, A., Cruickshank, A., Lahnstein, J., Henderson, M., . . . Burton, R. (2015). Non-cellulosic cell wall polysaccharides are subject to genotype × environment effects in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) grain. Journal of Cereal Science, 63, 64-71.
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    2015 Corbin, K., Hsieh, Y., Betts, N., Byrt, C., Henderson, M., Stork, J., . . . Burton, R. (2015). Grape marc as a source of carbohydrates for bioethanol: chemical composition, pre-treatment and saccharification. Bioresource Technology, 193, 76-83.
    DOI Scopus73 WoS67 Europe PMC16
    2015 Marcotuli, I., Houston, K., Waugh, R., Fincher, G., Burton, R., Blanco, A., & Gadaleta, A. (2015). Genome wide association mapping for arabinoxylan content in a collection of tetraploid wheats. PLoS One, 10(7), e0132787-1-e0132787-14.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS29 Europe PMC18
    2015 Houston, K., Burton, R., Sznajder, B., Rafalski, A., Dhugga, K., Mather, D., . . . Fincher, G. (2015). A genome-wide association study for culm cellulose content in barley reveals candidate genes co-expressed with members of the Cellulose synthase A gene family. PLoS One, 10(7), e0130890-1-e0130890-21.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8 Europe PMC6
    2015 Corbin, K., Byrt, C., Bauer, S., DeBolt, S., Chambers, D., Holtum, J., . . . Burton, R. (2015). Prospecting for energy-rich renewable raw materials: agave leaf case study. PLoS One, 10(8), e0135382-1-e0135382-23.
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    2015 Ermawar, R., Collins, H., Byrt, C., Betts, N., Henderson, M., Shirley, N., . . . Burton, R. (2015). Distribution, structure and biosynthetic gene families of (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan in Sorghum bicolor. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 57(4), 429-445.
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    2015 Aditya, J., Lewis, J., Shirley, N., Tan, H., Henderson, M., Fincher, G., . . . Tucker, M. (2015). The dynamics of cereal cyst nematode infection differ between susceptible and resistant barley cultivars and lead to changes in (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan levels and HvCslF gene transcript abundance. New Phytologist, 207(1), 135-147.
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    2015 Tan, H., Shirley, N., Singh, R., Henderson, M., Dhugga, K., Mayo, G., . . . Burton, R. (2015). Powerful regulatory systems and post-transcriptional gene silencing resist increases in cellulose content in cell walls of barley. BMC Plant Biology, 15(1), 62-1-62-16.
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    2015 Wong, S., Shirley, N., Little, A., Khoo, K., Schwerdt, J., Fincher, G., . . . Mather, D. (2015). Differential expression of the HvCslF6 gene late in grain development may explain quantitative differences in (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan concentration in barley. Molecular Breeding, 35(1), 20-1-20-12.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC2
    2015 Ermawar, R., Collins, H., Byrt, C., Henderson, M., O'Donovan, L., Shirley, N., . . . Burton, R. (2015). Genetics and physiology of cell wall polysaccharides in the model C₄ grass, Setaria viridis spp. BMC Plant Biology, 15(1), 236-1-236-18.
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    2014 Athman, A., Tanz, S., Conn, V., Jordans, C., Mayo, G., Ng, W., . . . Gilliham, M. (2014). Protocol: a fast and simple in situ PCR method for localising gene expression in plant tissue. Plant Methods, 10(1), 29-1-29-19.
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    2014 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2014). Evolution and development of cell walls in cereal grains. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5(Sep), 456-1-456-15.
    DOI Scopus79 WoS82 Europe PMC37
    2014 Houston, K., Russell, J., Schreiber, M., Halpin, C., Oakey, H., Washington, J., . . . Waugh, R. (2014). A genome wide association scan for (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan content in the grain of contemporary 2-row Spring and Winter barleys. BMC Genomics, 15(1), 907-1-907-15.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS40 Europe PMC21
    2014 Chowdhury, M., Henderson, M., Schweizer, P., Burton, R., Fincher, G., & Little, A. (2014). Differential accumulation of callose, arabinoxylan and cellulose in nonpenetrated versus penetrated papillae on leaves of barley infected with Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei. New Phytologist, 204(3), 650-660.
    DOI Scopus73 WoS76 Europe PMC56
    2014 Schreiber, M., Wright, F., MacKenzie, K., Hedley, P., Schwerdt, J., Little, A., . . . Halpin, C. (2014). The barley genome sequence assembly reveals three additional members of the CslF (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan synthase gene family. PLoS One, 9(3), e90888-1-e90888-9.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS28 Europe PMC17
    2014 Zhang, Q., Cheetamun, R., Dhugga, K., Rafalski, J., Tingey, S., Shirley, N., . . . Fincher, G. (2014). Spatial gradients in cell wall composition and transcriptional profiles along elongating maize internodes. BMC Plant Biology, 14(1), 27-1-27-19.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS33 Europe PMC24
    2014 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2014). Plant cell wall engineering: Applications in biofuel production and improved human health. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 26, 79-84.
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    2013 Trafford, K., Haleux, P., Henderson, M., Parker, M., Shirley, N., Tucker, M., . . . Burton, R. (2013). Grain development in Brachypodium and other grasses: possible interactions between cell expansion, starch deposition, and cell-wall synthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64(16), 5033-5047.
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    2013 Fincher, G., Burton, R., Pettolino, F., Doblin, M., Collins, H., Wilson, S., . . . Trafford, K. (2013). New technologies in cereal chemistry and related industries: From biochemistry to genome sequences.. CFW Plexus, (AACCI 2013 Annual Meeting).
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    2012 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2012). Current challenges in cell wall biology in the cereals and grasses. Frontiers in Plant Science, 3(JUN), 130-1-130-6.
    DOI Scopus59 WoS58 Europe PMC26
    2012 Buchanan, M., Burton, R., Dhugga, K., Rafalski, A., Tingey, S., Shirley, N., & Fincher, G. (2012). Endo-(1,4)-β-Glucanase gene families in the grasses: temporal and spatial Co-transcription of orthologous genes. BMC Plant Biology, 12(1), 1-19.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS25 Europe PMC17
    2012 Wilson, S., Burton, R., Collins, H., Doblin, M., Pettolino, F., Shirley, N., . . . Bacic, A. (2012). Pattern of deposition of cell wall polysaccharides and transcript abundance of related cell wall synthesis genes during differentiation in barley endosperm. Plant Physiology, 159(2), 655-670.
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    2012 Laidlaw, H., Lahnstein, J., Burton, R., Fincher, G., & Jobling, S. (2012). Analysis of the arabinoxylan arabinofuranohydrolase gene family in barley does not support their involvement in the remodelling of endosperm cell walls during development. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(8), 3031-3045.
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    2011 Zhang, Q., Pettolino, F., Dhugga, K., Rafalski, J., Tingey, S., Taylor, J., . . . Fincher, G. (2011). Cell wall modifications in maize pulvini in response to gravitational stress. Plant Physiology, 156(4), 2155-2171.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC7
    2011 Conn, S., Gilliham, M., Athman, A., Schreiber, A., Baumann, U., Moller, I., . . . Leigh, R. (2011). Cell-specific vacuolar calcium storage mediated by CAX1 regulates apoplastic calcium concentration, gas exchange, and plant productivity in arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23(1), 240-257.
    DOI Scopus156 WoS150 Europe PMC94
    2011 Burton, R., Collins, H., Kibble, N., Gilson, J., Shirley, N., Jobling, S., . . . Fincher, G. (2011). Over-expression of specific HvCslF cellulose synthase-like genes in transgenic barley increases the levels of cell wall (1,3;1,4)-β-D-glucans and alters their fine structure. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 9(2), 117-135.
    DOI Scopus118 WoS109 Europe PMC74
    2010 Burton, R., Gidley, M., & Fincher, G. (2010). Heterogeneity in the chemistry, structure and function of plant cell walls. Nature Chemical Biology, 6(10), 724-732.
    DOI Scopus365 WoS345 Europe PMC210
    2010 Collins, H., Burton, R., Topping, D., Liao, M., Bacic, A., & Fincher, G. (2010). Variability in fine structures of noncellulosic cell wall polysaccharides from cereal grains: Potential importance in human health and nutrition. Cereal Chemistry, 87(4), 272-282.
    DOI Scopus114 WoS111 Europe PMC38
    2010 Burton, R., Ma, G., Baumann, U., Harvey, A., Shirley, N., Taylor, J., . . . Fincher, G. (2010). A customized gene expression microarray reveals that the brittle stem phenotype fs2 of barley is attributable to a retroelement in the HvCesA4 cellulose synthase gene. Plant Physiology, 153(4), 1716-1728.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS25 Europe PMC16
    2010 Zhang, Q., Shirley, N., Burton, R., Lahnstein, J., Hrmova, M., & Fincher, G. (2010). The genetics, transcriptional profiles, and catalytic properties of UDP-α-D-xylose 4-epimerases from barley. Plant Physiology, 153(2), 555-568.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13 Europe PMC9
    2010 Liu, Q., Zhang, Q., Burton, R., Shirley, N., & Atwell, B. (2010). Expression of vacuolar H⁺-pyrophosphatase (OVP3) is under control of an anoxia-inducible promoter in rice. Plant Molecular Biology, 72(1-2), 47-60.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS27 Europe PMC18
    2009 Dwivany, F., Yulia, D., Burton, R., Shirley, N., Wilson, S., Fincher, G., . . . Doblin, M. (2009). The cellulose-synthase like C (CSLC) family of barley includes members that are integral membrane proteins targeted to the plasma membrane. Molecular Plant, 2(5), 1025-1039.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS27 Europe PMC24
    2009 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2009). (1,3;1,4)-beta-D-glucans in cell walls of the Poaceae, lower plants, and fungi: A tale of two linkages. Molecular Plant, 2(5), 873-882.
    DOI Scopus123 WoS118 Europe PMC87
    2009 Schober, M., Burton, R., Shirley, N., Jacobs, A., & Fincher, G. (2009). Analysis of the (1,3)-beta-D-glucan synthase gene family of barley. Phytochemistry, 70(6), 713-720.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS17 Europe PMC16
    2009 Doblin, M., Pettolino, F., Wilson, S., Campbell, R., Burton, R., Fincher, G., . . . Bacic, A. (2009). A barley cellulose synthase-like CSLH gene mediates (1,3;1,4)-β-D-glucan synthesis in transgenic Arabidopsis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106(14), 5996-6001.
    DOI Scopus185 WoS183 Europe PMC130
    2008 Schreiber, A., Shirley, N., Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2008). Combining transcriptional datasets using the generalized singular value decomposition. BMC Bioinformatics, 2008(1), 1-15.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS11 Europe PMC9
    2008 Burton, R., Jobling, S., Harvey, A., Shirley, N., Mather, D., Bacic, A., & Fincher, G. (2008). The genetics and transcriptional profiles of the cellulose synthase-like HvCslF gene family in barley. Plant Physiology, 146(4), 1821-1833.
    DOI Scopus169 WoS155 Europe PMC118
    2006 Hrmova, M., Burton, R., Biely, P., Lahnstein, J., & Fincher, G. (2006). Hydrolysis of (1,4)-beta-D-mannans in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is mediated by the concerted action of (1,4)-beta-D-mannan endohydrolase and beta-D-mannosidase. Biochemical Journal, 399 Part 1(1), 77-90.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS37 Europe PMC25
    2006 Mulvenna, J., Mylne, J., Bharathi, R., Burton, R., Shirley, N., Fincher, G., . . . Craik, D. (2006). Discovery of cyclotide-like protein sequences in graminaceous crop plants: Ancestral precursors of circular proteins?. Plant Cell, 18(9), 2134-2144.
    DOI Scopus60 WoS64 Europe PMC37
    2006 Wilson, S., Burton, R., Doblin, M., Stone, B., Newbigin, E., Fincher, G., & Bacic, A. (2006). Temporal and spatial appearance of wall polysaccharides during cellularization of barley (Hordeum vulgare) endosperm. Planta, 224(3), 655-667.
    DOI Scopus108 WoS102 Europe PMC68
    2006 Farrokhi, N., Burton, R., Brownfield, L., Hrmova, M., Wilson, S., Bacic, A., & Fincher, G. (2006). Plant cell wall biosynthesis: genetic, biochemical and functional genomics approaches to the identification of key genes. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 4(2), 145-167.
    DOI Scopus153 WoS144 Europe PMC89
    2006 Burton, R., Wilson, S., Hrmova, M., Harvey, A., Shirley, N., Medhurst, A., . . . Fincher, G. (2006). Cellulose synthase-like CslF genes mediate the synthesis of cell wall (1,3;1,4)-beta-D-glucans. Science, 311(5769), 1940-1942.
    DOI Scopus315 WoS293 Europe PMC213
    2005 Burton, R., Farrokhi, N., Bacic, A., & Fincher, G. (2005). Plant cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis: real progress in the identification of participating genes. Planta, 221(3), 309-312.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13 Europe PMC7
    2004 Burton, R., Shirley, N., King, B., Harvey, A., & Fincher, G. (2004). The CesA gene family of barley. Quantitative analysis of transcripts reveals two groups of co-expressed genes. Plant Physiology, 134(1), 224-236.
    DOI Scopus231 WoS225 Europe PMC170
    2003 Li, J., Burton, R., Harvey, A., Hrmova, M., Wardak, A., Stone, B., & Fincher, G. (2003). Biochemical evidence linking a putative callose synthase gene with (1→3)-β-d-glucan biosynthesis in barley. Plant Molecular Biology, 53(1), 213-225.
    DOI Scopus52 WoS54 Europe PMC37
    2003 Jacobs, A., Lipka, V., Burton, R., Panstruga, R., Strizhov, N., Schulze-Lefert, P., & Fincher, G. (2003). An Arabidopsis callose synthase, GSL5, is required for wound and papillary callose formation. Plant Cell, 15(11), 2503-2513.
    DOI Scopus324 WoS316 Europe PMC246
    2003 Lee, R., Hrmova, M., Burton, R., Lahnstein, J., & Fincher, G. (2003). Bifunctional family 3 glycoside hydrolases from barley with alpha-L-arabinofuranosidase and beta-D-xylosidase activity - Characterization, primary structures, and COOH-terminal processing. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 278(7), 5377-5387.
    DOI Scopus156 WoS141 Europe PMC91
    2002 Burton, R., Johnson, P., Beckles, D., Fincher, G., Jenner, H., Naldrett, M., & Denyer, K. (2002). Characterization of the genes encoding the cytosolic and plastidial forms of ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase in wheat endosperm. Plant Physiology, 130(3), 1464-1475.
    DOI Scopus88 WoS78 Europe PMC53
    2002 Burton, R., Jenner, H., Carrangis, L., Fahy, B., Fincher, G., Hylton, C., . . . Denyer, K. (2002). Starch granule initiation and growth are altered in barley mutants that lack isoamylase activity. Plant Journal, 31(1), 97-112.
    DOI Scopus194 WoS173 Europe PMC106
    2001 Lee, R., Burton, R., Hrmova, M., & Fincher, G. (2001). Barley arabinoxylan arabinofuranohydrolases: purification, characterization and determination of primary structures from cDNA clones. Biochemical Journal, 356(1), 181-189.
    DOI Scopus84 WoS74 Europe PMC49
    2001 Burton, R. A., Gibeaut, D. M., & Fincher, G. B. (2001). Functional analysis of polysaccharide synthases responsible for cell wall synthesis in higher plants. MOLECULAR BREEDING OF WOODY PLANTS, PROCEEDINGS, 18(C), 77-84.
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    2001 LEE, R. C., BURTON, R. A., HRMOVA, M., & FINCHER, G. B. (2001). Barley arabinoxylan arabinofuranohydrolases: purification, characterization and determination of primary structures from cDNA clones. Biochemical Journal, 356(1), 181-189.
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    2000 Burton, R. A., Gibeaut, D. M., Bacic, A., Findlay, K., Roberts, K., Hamilton, A., . . . Fincher, G. B. (2000). Virus-Induced Silencing of a Plant Cellulose Synthase Gene. The Plant Cell, 12(5), 691.
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    2000 Burton, R., Gibeaut, D., Bacic, A., Findlay, K., Roberts, K., Hamilton, A., . . . Fincher, G. (2000). Virus-induced silencing of a plant cellulose synthase gene. The Plant Cell, 12(5), 691-705.
    DOI Scopus203 WoS188 Europe PMC139
    1999 Burton, R., Zhang, X., Hrmova, M., & Fincher, G. (1999). A single limit dextrinase gene is expressed both in the developing endosperm and in germinated grains of barley. Plant Physiology, 119(3), 859-871.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS56 Europe PMC40
    1998 Burton, R., Qi, Z., Roulin, S., & Fincher, G. (1998). Gene structure and a possible cytoplasmic location for (1(r)3)-b-glucanase isoenzyme GI from barley (Hordeum vulgare). Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology, 135(1), 39-47.
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    1997 Bewley, J., Burton, R., Morohashi, Y., Nonogaki, H., & Fincher, G. (1997). A cDNA encoding an endo-beta-mannanase from germinated tomato seeds.. PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 114(3), 1525.
    1997 Bewley, J., Burton, R., Morohashi, Y., & Fincher, G. (1997). Molecular cloning of a cDNA encoding a (1→4)-β-mannan endohydrolase from the seeds of germinated tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum). Planta, 203(4), 454-459.
    DOI Scopus56 WoS54 Europe PMC27
    1995 Burton, R. A., Bewley, J. D., Smith, A. M., Bhattacharyya, M. K., Tatge, H., Ring, S., . . . Martin, C. (1995). Starch branching enzymes belonging to distinct enzyme families are differentially expressed during pea embryo development. The Plant Journal, 7(1), 3-15.
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    1995 DENVER, K., BARBER, L. M., BURTON, R., HEDLEY, C. L., HYLTON, C. M., JOHNSON, S., . . . WANG, T. L. (1995). The isolation and characterization of novel low‐amylose mutants of Pisum sativum L.. Plant, Cell & Environment, 18(9), 1019-1026.
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    Stone, B. A., Jacobs, A. K., Hrmova, M., Burton, R. A., & Fincher, G. B. (n.d.). Biosynthesis of Plant Cell Wall and Related Polysaccharides by Enzymes of the GT2 and GT48 Families. Unknown Journal, 109-165.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2013 Byrt, C., Betts, N., Farrokhi, N., & Burton, R. (2013). Deconstructing plant biomass: cell wall structure and novel manipulation strategies. In B. P. Singh (Ed.), Biofuel crops: production, physiology and genetics (pp. 135-150). Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing.
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    2011 Stone, B., Jacobs, A., Hrmova, M., Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2011). Biosynthesis of plant cell wall and related polysaccharides by enzymes of the GT2 and GT48 families. In Peter Ulvskov (Ed.), Annual Plant Reviews, Volume 41, Plant Polysaccharides: Biosynthesis and Bioengineering (Vol. 41, pp. 109-165). United Kingdom: Wiley.
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    2010 Burton, R. A., Collins, H. M., & Fincher, G. B. (2010). The role of endosperm cell walls in barley malting quality. In Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China (pp. 190-237). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
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    2009 Farrokhi, N., Hrmova, M., Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2009). Heterologous and cell-free protein expression systems. In D. Somers, J. Gustafson, & P. Langridge (Eds.), Plant genomics: Methods and Protocols (Vol. 513, pp. 175-198). United States: Humana Press.
    DOI Scopus18 Europe PMC11
    2009 Burton, R., Collins, H., & Fincher, G. (2009). The role of endosperm cell walls in barley malting quality. In G. Zhang, & C. Li (Eds.), Genetics and improvement of barley malt quality (pp. 193-239). Zhejiang, China: Springer.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2003 Jacobs, A., Lipka, V., Burton, R., Panstruga, R., Strizhov, N., Schulze-Lefert, P., & Fincher, G. (2003). Silencing callose synthase genes: effects on the formation of papillae, wound responses and on resistance to fungal infection. In C. Black, & J. Panozzo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 53rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference (pp. 64-66). North Melbourne, Australia: Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
    2003 Burton, R., Gatford, K., Gooding, P., King, B., Shirley, N., Gibeaut, D., & Fincher, G. (2003). Rapid functional analysis of genes involved in cell wall synthesis of cereals. In C. Black, & J. Panozzo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 53rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference (pp. 44-47). North Melbourne, Australia: Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
    2000 Li, J., Burton, R., Paech, N., Koltunow, A., Langridge, P., & Fincher, G. (2000). (1,3)-β-glucan synthases in barley. In D. Logue (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium (pp. 109-110). Adelaide, Australia: Dept Plant Science.
    2000 Lee, R., Burton, R., Hrmova, M., & Fincher, G. (2000). a-L-Arabinofuranosidases and a b-D-Xylosidases From Germinated Barley. In D. Logue (Ed.), Barley Genetics VIII - Proceedings of the 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium (pp. 224-226). Adelaide, Australia: Dept Plant Science, Adelaide University.
    2000 Gibson, C., Sedgley, M., Burton, R., Logue, S., MacLeod, L., & Fincher, G. (2000). The Localization of Limit Dextrinase in Germinated Barley Grain. In D. Logue (Ed.), Barley Genetics VIII - Proceedings of the 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium (pp. 244-245). Adelaide, Australia: Dept Plant Science, Adelaide University.
    2000 Burton, R., Van Wegen, S., MacGregor, A., & Fincher, G. (2000). The Limit Dextrinase Enzyme and its Inhibitor in Barley. In S. Logue (Ed.), Barley Genetics VIII - Proceedings of the 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium (pp. 223-224). Adelaide, Australia: Dept Plant Science, Adelaide University.
    2000 Singh, R., Al-Nahdi, M., Stewart, R., Burton, R., Qureshi, J., Kemp, J., . . . Fincher, G. (2000). Transformation of Barley Using Microprojectile Bombardment and Agrobacterium-Mediated Procedures. In D. Logue (Ed.), Barley Genetics VIII - Proceedings of the 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium (pp. 126-127). Adelaide, Australia: Dept Plant Science, Adelaide University.
    2000 Gibeaut, D., Burton, R., Lahnstein, J., Shirley, N., Bacic, A., & Fincher, G. (2000). Cell Wall Metabolism in Barley Coleoptiles. In D. Logue (Ed.), Barley Genetics VIII - Proceedings of the 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium (pp. 215-216). Adelaide, Australia: Dept Plant Science, Adelaide University.
    2000 Burton, R., Gibeaut, D., & Fincher, G. (2000). Functional Analysis of Putative Cellulose Synthase Genes in Barley. In D. Logue (Ed.), Barley Genetics VIII - Proceedings of the 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium (pp. 179-181). Adelaide, Australia: Dept Plant Science, Adelaide University.
    2000 Rutten, S., Hrmova, M., Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2000). Altering the Substrate Specificity of Barley (13)-b-Glucan Endohydrolase Isoenzyme GII. In D. Logue (Ed.), Barley Genetics VIII - Proceedings of the 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium (pp. 123-125). Adelaide, Australia: Dept Plant Science, Adelaide University.
    1991 BURTON, R., LISTER, C., SCHOFIELD, S., JONES, J., & MARTIN, C. (1991). THE MECHANISM AND CONTROL OF TAM3 TRANSPOSITION. In R. G. HERRMANN, & B. A. LARKINS (Eds.), PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 2 Vol. 212 (pp. 317-332). ELMAU, GERMANY: PLENUM PRESS DIV PLENUM PUBLISHING CORP.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2013 Bacic, A., Doblin, M. S., Burton, R. A., Fincher, G. B., Jobling, S. A., & Gidley, M. J. (2013). The role of non-starchy polysaccharides ("soluble" dietary fibre), in particular (1,3;1,4)-beta-glucans and arabinoxylans, in promoting bowel health. Poster session presented at the meeting of PLANTA MEDICA. GEORG THIEME VERLAG KG.
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  • Patents

    Year Citation
    2016 Burton, R., Fincher, G., & Bacic, A. (2016). 2617594, Polysaccharide Synthases (F). Canada.
    2015 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2015). 2222853, Polysaccharide Synthases (H). France.
    2015 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2015). 2222853, Polysaccharide Synthases (H). United Kingdom.
    2015 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2015). 2222853, Polysaccharide Synthases (H). Germany.
    2015 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2015). 5759176, Polysaccharide Synthases (H). Japan.
    2015 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2015). 2222853, Polysaccharide Synthases (H). Europe.
    2015 Burton, R., & Fincher, G. (2015). 2008341032, Polysaccharide Synthases (H). Australia.
    2013 Doblin, M., Pettolino, F., Bacic, A., Jobling, S., Fincher, G., & Burton, R. (2013). 8618356, Polysaccharide Synthases (H). United States of America.
    2013 Doblin, M., Pettolino, F., Bacic, A., Jobling, S., Fincher, G., & Burton, R. (2013). 586791, Polysaccharide Synthases (H). New Zealand.
    2012 Doblin, M., Pettolino, F., Bacic, A., Jobling, S., Fincher, G., & Burton, R. (2012). 2006275315, Polysaccharide Synthases (F). Australia.
    2011 Doblin, M., Pettolino, F., Bacic, A., Jobling, S., Fincher, G., & Burton, R. (2011). 565631, Polysaccharide Synthases (F). New Zealand.
    2006 Burton, R., Fincher, G., & Bacic, A. (2006). WO/2007/014433, Polysaccharide Synthases. World.
Date Investigators Title Amount Role
2011-2017 GB Fincher, A Bacic, RA Burton, MJ Gidley ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls $19,250,000 Chief Investigator
2012-2015 RA Burton GRDC Postgraduate Scholarship $90,000 Lead Investigator
2013-2016 GB Fincher, RA Burton, J Eglinton, J Whelan, D Stewart, B Skadhauge Physiology
and Genetics of Barley Grain Germination in the Malting and Brewing Industries
$675,000 Chief Investigator
2013-2016 RA Burton GRDC Postgraduate Scholarship $90,000 Lead Investigator
2014 RA Burton GRDC Conference Funding $8,000 Sole applicant
2014-2018 S Miklavcic, P Langridge, J Cai, H Laga, S Haefele, RA Burton, B Duggan, J
Rosichan
Field and quasi-field phenotyping for the quantitative characterisation of wheat yield under stress $400,000 Chief Investigator
2014-2015 RA Burton Go8_Subcellular Localization of
Oligo Fructans and Related Metabolizing Enzymes Involved in nutrient import during barley grain development
$20,000 Sole applicant
2014-2015 Burton RA, Furbank R Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, The Plant Accelerator/HRPPC NCRIS 2 $3,442,000 Chief Investigator
2015 S Persson, L Tilley, P McMillan, A Bacic, J Bowman, RA Burton, M Anderson, B Dichtl, GB
Fincher, J Whelan, G McFadden, R Gleadow
Spinning disk confocal microscope with dual stages $346,439 Chief Investigator
2017-2019 D Zhang, RA Burton, M Kater, L Dreni, M Bennett The role of specific SEP-like genes
in determining cereal inflorescence architecture
$513,500 Chief Investigator

 

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    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Roles of LOFSEP genes in barley inflorescence development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hendrik Nicolaas Johannes Kuijer
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Molecular and Genetic Cues Influencing Ovule Development in Barley (Hordeum vulgare) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Laura Gay Wilkinson
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Molecular and Genetic Characterisation of Early Aleurone Development in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Kevern Aubert
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Regulation of Reserve Carbohydrates in Hull-less Barley Grain Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Wai Li Lim
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Analysis of Grapevine Response to Smoke Exposure Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lieke Van Der Hulst
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Genetic Variation in Barley (1-3,1-4)-Beta-Glucan Endohydrolases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Juanita Christine Lauer
    2013 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Analysis of Cereal Cyst Nematode Resistance Mechanisms in Barley Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Christopher Hakachite
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Identification of Genes Involved in Biosynthesis of Arabinoxylans, Ferulic and P-coumaric Acid in Barley Grain Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ali Saleh Hassan Hassan
    2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Using Plantago ovata as a proxy to study plant cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jana Le-Lam-Thuy Phan
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Investigating the synthesis and regulation of (1,3;1,4)-ß-glucan biosynthesis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr George Dimitroff
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The role of barley cell wall polysaccharides in host plant defence mechanisms against powdery mildew Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Jamil Chowdhury
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Characterization of Agro-Industrial Residues and Development of Processing Strategies for Conversion to Bioethanol Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Kendall Corbin
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The Role of Calcium in the Cell Wall of Grape Berries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brad Hocking
    2011 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Metabolic Engineering of C4 Grasses for Biofuel Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Riksfardini Annisa Ermawar
    2010 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Evolutionary History and Dynamics of the Cellulose Synthase Superfamily Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Julian Schwerdt
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Analysis of Cellulose Synthase Genes and Regulatory Elements in Barley and Arabidopsis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hwei Tan
    2009 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Regulation of (1,3;1,4)-beta-glucan synthesis in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) endosperm and leaf tissues Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sie Chuong Wong
    2006 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Cellulose, Stem Strength and the Endo (1,4) B Glucanase Gene Family in Barley and Maize Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Margaret Buchanan
    2005 - 2012 Co-Supervisor The Barley Expansin Family Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Maria Lombardi
    2001 - 2006 Co-Supervisor The Putative (1,3)-?-D-Glucan Synthase Gene Family in Hordeum vulgare Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Michael Scott Schober
    2001 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Functional Analysis of Cell Wall-Related Barley Glycosyltransferases Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Naser Farrokhi
    1998 - 2003 Co-Supervisor (1R3)-b-D-Glucan Synthases Of Plants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Andrew Jacobs
    1998 - 2004 Co-Supervisor STUDIES ON (1-3)-_-GLUCAN SYNTHASES IN BARLEY Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Jing Li
    1997 - 2002 Co-Supervisor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Arabinoxylan Metabolism in Barley Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert Lee
    1997 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The Expression of Hydrolytic Enzymes in Germinating Barley Grain Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Catherine Gibson
  • Position: Head - Department of Plant Science
  • Phone: 83131057
  • Email: rachel.burton@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7116
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Wine Innovation Central, floor 4
  • Room: 4 28
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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