Ruairidh Sawers

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Assistant Professor, Plant Science

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Recent Publications

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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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., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Environmental DNA.

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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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Cis- And trans-regulatory variations in the domestication of the chili pepper fruit

Diaz-Valenzuela, E., Sawers, R. H. & Cibrian-Jaramillo, A., Jun 1 2020, In: Molecular biology and evolution. 37, 6, p. 1593-1603 11 p.

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The phosphoglycerate kinase (Pgk) gene family of maize (zea mays var. b73)

Massange-Sánchez, J. A., Casados-Vázquez, L. E., Juarez-Colunga, S., Sawers, R. J. H. & Tiessen, A., Dec 2020, In: Plants. 9, 12, p. 1-20 20 p., 1639.

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The genetic architecture of host response reveals the importance of arbuscular mycorrhizae to maize cultivation

Ramírez-Flores, M. R., Perez-Limon, S., Li, M., Barrales-Gamez, B., Albinsky, D., Paszkowski, U., Olalde-Portugal, V. & Sawers, R. J. H., Oct 2020, In: eLife. 9, p. 1-18 18 p., e61701.

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Adaptive phenotypic divergence in an annual grass differs across biotic contexts*

O'Brien, A. M., Sawers, R. J. H., Strauss, S. Y. & Ross-Ibarra, J., Nov 1 2019, In: Evolution. 73, 11, p. 2230-2246 17 p.

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Inoculation with the mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis modulates the relationship between root growth and nutrient content in maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.)

Ramírez-Flores, M. R., Bello-Bello, E., Rellán-Álvarez, R., Sawers, R. J. H. & Olalde-Portugal, V., Dec 1 2019, In: Plant Direct. 3, 12, e00192.

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Harnessing cross-border resources to confront climate change

Aburto-Oropeza, O., Johnson, A. F., Agha, M., Allen, E. B., Allen, M. F., González, J. A., Arenas Moreno, D. M., Beas-Luna, R., Butterfield, S., Caetano, G., Caselle, J. E., Gaytán, G. C., Castorani, M. C. N., Cat, L. A., Cavanaugh, K., Chambers, J. Q., Cooper, R. D., Arafeh-Dalmau, N., Dawson, T., de la Vega Pérez, A. D., & 73 othersDiMento, J. F. C., Guerrero, S. D., Edwards, M., Ennen, J. R., Estrada-Medina, H., Fierro-Estrada, N., Gadsden, H., Galina-Tessaro, P., Gibbons, P. M., Goode, E. V., Gorris, M. E., Harmon, T., Hecht, S., Heredia Fragoso, M. A., Hernández-Solano, A., Hernández-Cortés, D., Hernández-Carmona, G., Hillard, S., Huey, R. B., Hufford, M. B., Jenerette, G. D., Jiménez-Osornio, J., López-Nava, K. J., Lara Reséndiz, R. A., Leslie, H. M., López-Feldman, A., Luja, V. H., Méndez, N. M., Mautz, W. J., Medellín-Azuara, J., Meléndez-Torres, C., de la Cruz, F. R. M., Micheli, F., Miles, D. B., Montagner, G., Montaño-Moctezuma, G., Müller, J., Oliva, P., Ortinez Álvarez, J. A., Ortiz-Partida, J. P., Palleiro-Nayar, J., Páramo Figueroa, V. H., Parnell, P. E., Raimondi, P., Ramírez-Valdez, A., Randerson, J. T., Reed, D. C., Riquelme, M., Torres, T. R., Rosen, P. C., Ross-Ibarra, J., Sánchez-Cordero, V., Sandoval-Solis, S., Santos, J. C., Sawers, R., Sinervo, B., Sites, J. W., Sosa-Nishizaki, O., Stanton, T., Stapp, J. R., Stewart, J. A. E., Torre, J., Torres-Moye, G., Treseder, K. K., Valdez-Villavicencio, J., Valle Jiménez, F. I., Vaughn, M., Welton, L., Westphal, M. F., Woolrich-Piña, G., Yunez-Naude, A., Zertuche-González, J. A. & Taylor, J. E., Sep 2018, In: Environmental Science and Policy. 87, p. 128-132 5 p.

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Evolutionary responses to conditionality in species interactions across environmental gradients

O'brien, A. M., Sawers, R. J. H., Ross-Ibarra, J. & Strauss, S. Y., Dec 1 2018, In: American Naturalist. 192, 6, p. 715-730 16 p.

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