Dr Michael Page

Senior Research Associate – Plant Sciences for Food Security: Increasing Photosynthesis and Yield in Rice (BBSRC Newton fund)

Research Overview

I am interested in how plants interact with their environment. Of particular interest to me is the role of photosynthesis as a sensor of environmental cues, as-well-as methods for engineering improvements in photosynthetic efficiency to increase crop yields.

Seedlings lacking the PTM protein do not show a genomes uncoupled (gun) mutant phenotype
Page, M., Sylwia, K., Mochizuki, N., Okamoto, H., Smith, A., Terry, M. 05/2017 In: Plant Physiology. 174, 1, p. 21-26. 6 p.
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The iron–sulfur cluster biosynthesis protein SUFB is required for chlorophyll synthesis, but not phytochrome signaling
Hu, X., Page, M., Sumida, A., Tanaka, A., Terry, M., Tanaka, R. 03/2017 In: The Plant Journal. 89, 6, p. 1184-1194. 11 p.
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Singlet oxygen initiates a plastid signal controlling photosynthetic gene expression
Page, M., McCormac, A., Smith, A., Terry, M. 02/2017 In: New Phytologist. 213, 3, p. 1168-1180. 13 p.
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The influence of ascorbate on anthocyanin accumulation during high light acclimation in Arabidopsis thaliana: further evidence for redox control of anthocyanin synthesis
Page, M., Sultana, N., Paszkiewicz, K., Florance, H., Smirnoff, N. 02/2012 In: Plant, Cell and Environment. 35, 2, p. 388-404. 17 p.
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Expression analysis of the VTC2 and VTC5 genes encoding GDP-L-galactose phosphorylase, an enzyme involved in ascorbate biosynthesis, in Arabidopsis thaliana
Gao, Y., Badejo, A., Shibata, H., Sawa, Y., Maruta, T., Shigeoka, S., Page, M., Smirnoff, N., Ishikawa, T. 05/2011 In: Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry. 75, 9, p. 1783-1788. 6 p.
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