Emeritus Professor Peter Gresshoff

Emeritus Professor

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science

Overview

Functional genomics and molecular physiology of nodules.

Professor Gresshoff is the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research.

His main research interests are the following areas:

1) Functional genomic analysis of nodulation and nitrogen fixation in legumes:

  • Molecular components of the control of nodulation (AON) in soybean and Lotus japonicus
  • Analysis of ethylene and ABA insensitive legume mutants and transgenics
  • Genetic transformation of soybean and Lotus
  • Transcription analysis of legumes
  • Analysis of acid soil effect on nodulation
  • Analysis of Nodulation factor receptors NFR1 and NFR5 in soybean
  • Mutational analysis of the GmNARK receptor kinase

2) Sustainable Biofuel Production from Legume Tree Pongamia pinnata:

  • Analysis of genetic stability
  • Fatty acid analysis
  • Field trials
  • Clonal propagation
  • Gene and promoter discovery
  • Functional genomics
  • Genetic transformation

Professor Gresshoff is member of the editorial boards of several international journals (among others Molecular Plant, J. Plant Physiology, Symbiosis). He also is a member of the Advisory Committee of the OGTR as well as the Biofuel and Bioenergy Committee of RIRDC.

Qualifications

  • Fellow, American Assn for Advancement of Science
  • Doctorate of Science, Australian National University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Alberta

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Zhang, M. B., Chu, X. T., Su, H. N., Hastwell, A. H., Gresshoff, P. M. and Ferguson, B. J. (2018). Advances in understanding soybean physiology and growth. Achieving sustainable cultivation of soybeans: volume 1 breeding and cultivation techniques. (pp. 3-22) edited by Henry T. Nguyen. Sawston, Cambridge, United Kingdom: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. doi: 10.19103/as.2017.0034.01

  • Indrasumunar, A., Gresshoff, P. M. and Scott, P. T. (2017). Prospect of the legume tree Pongamia pinnata as a clean and sustainable biodiesel feedstock. Clean energy for sustainable development. (pp. 399-417) edited by Mohammad G. Rasul, Abdul Kalam Azad and Subhas C. Sharma. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-805423-9.00012-0

  • Ferguson, Brett J. and Gresshoff, Peter M. (2015). Physiological implications of legume nodules associated with soil acidity. Legume nitrogen fixation in a changing environment: achievements and challenges. (pp. 113-125) edited by Saad Sulieman and Lam-Son Phan Tran. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-06212-9_6

  • Schaarschmidt, Sara and Gresshoff, Peter M. (2014). Molecular signaling in the arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Mycorrhizas: structure, development and functions. (pp. 1-102) edited by Elaine Warwick. Hauppauge, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Hayashi, Satomi, Gresshoff, Peter M. and Ferguson, Brett J. (2013). Systemic signalling in legume nodulation: nodule formation and its regulation. Long-distance systemic signaling and communication in plants. (pp. 219-229) edited by František Baluška. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-36470-9_11

  • Kazakoff, Stephen H., Gresshoff, Peter G. and Scott, Paul T. (2010). Pongamia pinnata, a sustainable feedstock for biodiesel production.. Energy Crops. (pp. 233-258) edited by Nigel G. Halford and Angela Karp. Cambridge , UK: RSC Publishing. doi: 10.1039/9781849732048

  • Gresshoff, Peter M. (2005). Positional cloning of plant developmental genes. The handbook of plant genome mapping : Genetic and physical mapping. (pp. 233-256) edited by Khalid Meksem and Günter Kahl. Weinheim Germany: Wiley-VCH. doi: 10.1002/3527603514.ch10

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision