Ruairidh Sawers

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Assistant Professor, Plant Science

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Recent Publications

Differences in mucilage properties and stomatal sensitivity of locally adapted Zea mays in relation with precipitation seasonality and vapour pressure deficit regime of their native environment

Berauer, B. J., Akale, A., Schweiger, A. H., Knott, M., Diehl, D., Wolf, M. P., Sawers, R. J. H. & Ahmed, M. A., Aug 2023, In: Plant Direct. 7, 8, e519.

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Genetic mapping of maize metabolites using high-throughput mass profiling

González-Rodríguez, T., Pérez-Limón, S., Peniche-Pavía, H., Rellán-Álvarez, R., Sawers, R. J. H. & Winkler, R., Jan 2023, In: Plant Science. 326, 111530.

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Landscape transcriptomics as a tool for addressing global change effects across diverse species

Keagy, J., Drummond, C. P., Gilbert, K. J., Grozinger, C. M., Hamilton, J., Hines, H. M., Lasky, J., Logan, C. A., Sawers, R. & Wagner, T., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Molecular Ecology Resources.

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Mycorrhizal status and host genotype interact to shape plant nutrition in field grown maize (Zea mays ssp. mays)

Li, M., Perez-Limón, S., Ramírez-Flores, M. R., Barrales-Gamez, B., Meraz-Mercado, M. A., Ziegler, G., Baxter, I., Olalde-Portugal, V. & Sawers, R. J. H., Nov 2023, In: Mycorrhiza. 33, 5-6, p. 345-358 14 p.

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Genetic analysis and QTL mapping of domestication-related traits in chili pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)

Lopez-Moreno, H., Basurto-Garduño, A. C., Torres-Meraz, M. A., Diaz-Valenzuela, E., Arellano-Arciniega, S., Zalapa, J., Sawers, R. J. H., Cibrián-Jaramillo, A. & Diaz-Garcia, L., 2023, In: Frontiers in Genetics. 14, 1101401.

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The pho1;2a′-m1.1 allele of Phosphate1 conditions misregulation of the phosphorus starvation response in maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.)

Alonso-Nieves, A. L., Salazar-Vidal, M. N., Torres-Rodríguez, J. V., Pérez-Vázquez, L. M., Massange-Sánchez, J. A., Gillmor, C. S. & Sawers, R. J. H., Jul 2022, In: Plant Direct. 6, 7, e416.

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An adaptive teosinte mexicana introgression modulates phosphatidylcholine levels and is associated with maize flowering time

Barnes, A. C., Rodríguez-Zapata, F., Juárez-Núñez, K. A., Gates, D. J., Janzen, G. M., Kur, A., Wang, L., Jensen, S. E., Estévez-Palmas, J. M., Crow, T. M., Kavi, H. S., Pil, H. D., Stokes, R. L., Knizner, K. T., Aguilar-Rangel, M. R., Demesa-Arévalo, E., Skopelitis, T., Pérez-Limón, S., Stutts, W. L., Thompson, P., & 10 othersChiu, Y. C., Jackson, D., Muddiman, D. C., Fiehn, O., Runcie, D., Buckler, E. S., Ross-Ibarra, J., Hufford, M. B., Sawers, R. J. H. & Rellán-Álvarez, R., Jul 5 2022, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 119, 27, e2100036119.

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Genome sequencing reveals evidence of adaptive variation in the genus Zea

Chen, L., Luo, J., Jin, M., Yang, N., Liu, X., Peng, Y., Li, W., Phillips, A., Cameron, B., Bernal, J. S., Rellán-Álvarez, R., Sawers, R. J. H., Liu, Q., Yin, Y., Ye, X., Yan, J., Zhang, Q., Zhang, X., Wu, S., Gui, S., & 15 othersWei, W., Wang, Y., Luo, Y., Jiang, C., Deng, M., Jin, M., Jian, L., Yu, Y., Zhang, M., Yang, X., Hufford, M. B., Fernie, A. R., Warburton, M. L., Ross-Ibarra, J. & Yan, J., Nov 2022, In: Nature Genetics. 54, 11, p. 1736-1745 10 p.

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Allele-specific Expression Reveals Multiple Paths to Highland Adaptation in Maize

Hu, H., Crow, T., Nojoomi, S., Schulz, A. J., Estévez-Palmas, J. M., Hufford, M. B., Flint-Garcia, S., Sawers, R., Rellán-Álvarez, R., Ross-Ibarra, J. & Runcie, D. E., Nov 1 2022, In: Molecular biology and evolution. 39, 11, msac239.

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Demonstration of local adaptation in maize landraces by reciprocal transplantation

Janzen, G. M., Aguilar-Rangel, M. R., Cíntora-Martínez, C., Blöcher-Juárez, K. A., González-Segovia, E., Studer, A. J., Runcie, D. E., Flint-Garcia, S. A., Rellán-Álvarez, R., Sawers, R. J. H. & Hufford, M. B., May 2022, In: Evolutionary Applications. 15, 5, p. 817-837 21 p.

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Rhizosphere bacterial communities differ among traditional maize landraces

Lund, M., Agerbo Rasmussen, J., Ramos-Madrigal, J., Sawers, R., Gilbert, M. T. P. & Barnes, C. J., Nov 2022, In: Environmental DNA. 4, 6, p. 1241-1249 9 p.

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A B733Palomero Toluqueño mapping population reveals local adaptation in Mexican highland maize

Perez-Limón, S., Li, M., Cintora-Martinez, G. C., Aguilar-Rangel, M. R., Salazar-Vidal, M. N., González-Segovia, E., Blöcher-Juárez, K., Guerrero-Zavala, A., Barrales-Gamez, B., Carcaño-Macias, J., Costich, D. E., Nieto-Sotelo, J., de la Vega, O. M., Simpson, J., Hufford, M. B., Ross-Ibarra, J., Flint-Garcia, S., Diaz-Garcia, L., Rellán-Álvarez, R. & Sawers, R. J. H., Mar 2022, In: G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 12, 3, jkab447.

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Identification of the maize mediator cdk8 module and transposon-mediated mutagenesis of zmmed12a

Alonso-Nieves, A. L., Núñez-Ríos, T., Massange-Sánchez, J. A., Ahern, K. R., Lepe-Soltero, D., García-Aguilar, M., Brutnell, T. P., Sawers, R. J. H. & Gillmor, C. S., 2021, In: International Journal of Developmental Biology. 65, 5-6, p. 383-394 12 p.

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Low nitrogen availability inhibits the phosphorus starvation response in maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.)

Torres-Rodríguez, J. V., Salazar-Vidal, M. N., Chávez Montes, R. A., Massange-Sánchez, J. A., Gillmor, C. S. & Sawers, R. J. H., Dec 2021, In: BMC plant biology. 21, 1, 259.

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Gene regulatory effects of a large chromosomal inversion in highland maize

Crow, T., Ta, J., Nojoomi, S., Aguilar-Rangel, M. R., Rodríguez, J. V. T., Gates, D., Rellán-Álvarez, R., Sawers, R. & Runcie, D., Dec 3 2020, In: PLoS genetics. 16, 12 December, e1009213.

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