University of Bristol
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My group aims to identify genes that underpinned the innovation of three dimensional shoot growth and branching in plant evolution. At the moment we are using the moss Physcomitrella and the liverwort Marchantia as model systems. We use a range of experimental approaches including developmental analyses, phylogeny, genetics and computational modelling.
Recent publications include:
Solly et al. (2017). Regional growth rate differences specified by apical notch activities regulate liverwort thallus shape. Current Biology 27: 1-11.
Harrison CJ. (2017). Development and genetics in the evolution of land plant body plans. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: e20150490.
Harrison CJ. (2016). Auxin transport in the evolution of branching forms. New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14333.
Coudert et al. (2015). Three ancient hormone pathways regulate shoot branching in a moss. 2015. eLife 4: e06808.
Bennett et al. (2014). Two plasma membrane targeted PIN proteins regulate shoot development in a moss. Current Biology 24: 2776-2785.