Being the primary photosynthetic organ, plant leaves show striking variability in morphology and (bio)chemical compositions to fulfil their functions under diverse conditions. We study how leaf functional traits ― of which many are polygenic (controlled by multiple genes) ― arise in different genotypes during development and in response to environmental fluctuations by combining quantitative and spatiotemporal analyses.
- Schneider T, Bolger A, Zeier J, Preiskowski S, Benes V, Trenkamp S, Usadel B, Farre EM, Matsubara S (2019) Fluctuating Light Interacts with Time of Day and Leaf Development Stage to Reprogram Gene Expression. Plant Physiol. doi: 10.1104/pp.18.01443 [Abstract]
- Poorter H, Niinemets U, Ntagkas N, Siebenkas A, Maenpaa M, Matsubara S, Pons TL (2019) A meta-analysis of plant responses to light intensity for 70 traits ranging from molecules to whole plant performance. New Phytol. doi: 10.1111/nph.15754 [Abstract]
- Matsubara S (2018) Growing plants in fluctuating environments: why bother? J Exp Bot 69(20):4651-4654. [Abstract]
- Ruts T, Matsubara S, Wiese-Klinkenberg A, Walter A (2012) Aberrant temporal growth pattern and morphology of root and shoot caused by a defective circadian clock in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant J 72(1):154-161. [Abstract]
- Beisel KG, Jahnke S, Hofmann D, Koppchen S, Schurr U, Matsubara S (2010) Continuous turnover of carotenes and chlorophyll a in mature leaves of Arabidopsis revealed by 14CO2 pulse-chase labeling. Plant Physiol 152(4):2188-2199. [Abstract]
Dr. Shizue Matsubara
Institute of Bio and Geosciences-2 (IBG-2)