Department of Plant Molecular Biology

Research focuses on the molecular background of how cereals adapt to environmental factors, with special regard to the signal transduction processes responsible for light and heat perception, and to redox homeostasis and nitrogen use efficiency.

The crosstalk between environmental signalling and developmental regulation in various plant models is also investigated.

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Effect of reducing compounds on the growth of maize and the expression of the gene encoding the thiordoxin5 protein. The increasing concentrations of ascorbic acid (ASA) and dithiothreitol (DTT) inhibit the growth of maize and the expression of the gene encoding thioredoxin5 protein (C).

Photo: Zsolt Gulyás

Selected publications: 

Novák A, Boldizsár Á, Gierczik K, Vágújfalvi A, Ádám É, Kozma-Bognár L, Galiba G (2017) Light and Temperature Signalling at the Level of CBF14 Gene Expression in Wheat and Barley. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 35(4): 399–408. DOI 10.1007/s11105-017-1035-1

Novák A, Boldizsár Á, Ádám É, Kozma-Bognár L, Majláth I, Båga M, Tóth B, Chibbar R, Galiba G (2016) Light-quality and temperature  dependent CBF14 gene expression modulates freezing tolerance in cereals. J. Exp. Bot. 67:1285-1295. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erv526

Boldizsár Á., Vanková R., Novák A, Kalapos B, Gulyás Z, Pál M, Floková K, Janda T, Galiba G, Kocsy G (2016) The mvp2 mutation affects the generative transition through the modification of transcriptome pattern, salicylic acid and cytokinin metabolism in Triticum monococcum. J. Plant Physiol. 202:21-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.jplph.2016.07.005

Dory M, Doleschall Z, Nagy SK, Ambrus H, Mészáros T, Barnabás B, Dóczi R (2016) Kinase-Associated Phosphoisoform Assay: A Novel Candidate-Based Method to Detect Specific Kinase-Substrate Phosphorylation Interactions In Vivo. BMC Plant Biol 16:204 DOI: 10.1186/s12870-016-0894-1

Kalapos B, Dobrev P, Nagy T, Vítámvás P, Györgyey J, Kocsy G, Marincs F, Galiba G (2016) Transcript and hormone analyses reveal the involvement of ABA-signalling, hormone crosstalk and genotype-specific biological processes in cold‐shock response in wheat. Plant Science 253: 86–97. doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2016.09.017

Monostori I, Árendás T, Hoffman B, Galiba G, Gierczik K, Szira F, Vágújfalvi A (2016):  Relationship between SPAD value and grain yield can be affected by cultivar, environment and soil nitrogen content in wheat. Euphytica  211: 103–112. doi:10.1007/s10681-016-1741-z

Gulyás Zs, Boldizsár A,  Novák A, Szalai G, Pál M, Galiba G,  Kocsy G (2014) Central role of the flowering repressor ZCCT2 in the redox control of freezing tolerance and the initial development of flower primordia in wheat BMC Plant Biol. 14:91. doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-14-91

Kocsy G, Tari I,  Vanková R, Zechmann B, Gulyás Zs, Poór P, Galiba G  (2013) Redox control of plant growth and development. Plant Sci. 211:77– 91. doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2013.07.004

Soltész A, Smedley M, Vashegyi I, Galiba G, Harwood  W, Vágújfalvi A (2013) Transgenic barley lines prove the involvement of TaCBF14 and TaCBF15 in the cold acclimation process and in frost tolerance. J. Exp. Bot. 64:1849-1862. doi:10.1093/jxb/ert050

Dóczi R, Ökrész L, Romero AE, Paccanaro A, Bögre L (2012) Exploring the evolutionary path of plant MAPK networks. Trends Plant Sci 17: 518-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2012.05.009

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