Rosemary White
  • CSIRO Agriculture, Black Mountain, Australia
Research fields
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D., Department of Plant Biology, Utah State University, 1986

Current position

Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, Australia
Adjunct Professor, School of Biology, Division of Plant Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra

Publications (since 2007)

  1. Xu, M., Gruber, B. D., Delhaize, E., White, R. G., James, R. A., You, J., Yang, Z. and Ryan, P. R. (2014). The barley anion channel, HvALMT1, has multiple roles in guard-cell physiology and grain metabolism. Physiol Plant. (Epub ahead of print)
  2. Burrows, G. E., White, R. G., Harper, J. D., Heady, R. D., Stanton, R. A., Zhu, X., Wu, H. and Lemerle, D. (2013). Intrusive trichome bases in the leaves of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium; Solanaceae) do not facilitate fluorescent tracer uptake. Am J Bot 100(12): 2307-2317.
  3. Talbot, M. J. and White, R. G. (2013). Cell surface and cell outline imaging in plant tissues using the backscattered electron detector in a variable pressure scanning electron microscope. Plant Methods 9(1): 40.
  4. Talbot, M. J. and White, R. G. (2013). Methanol fixation of plant tissue for Scanning Electron Microscopy improves preservation of tissue morphology and dimensions. Plant Methods 9(1): 36.
  5. Barrero, J. M., Mrva, K., Talbot, M. J., White, R. G., Taylor, J., Gubler, F. and Mares, D. J. (2013). Genetic, hormonal, and physiological analysis of late maturity alpha-amylase in wheat. Plant Physiol 161(3): 1265-1277.
  6. Liang, D., White, R. G. and Waterhouse, P. M. (2012). Gene silencing in Arabidopsis spreads from the root to the shoot, through a gating barrier, by template-dependent, nonvascular, cell-to-cell movement. Plant Physiol 159(3): 984-1000.
  7. Vega-Sanchez, M. E., Verhertbruggen, Y., Christensen, U., Chen, X., Sharma, V., Varanasi, P., Jobling, S. A., Talbot, M., White, R. G., Joo, M., Singh, S., Auer, M., Scheller, H. V. and Ronald, P. C. (2012). Loss of Cellulose synthase-like F6 function affects mixed-linkage glucan deposition, cell wall mechanical properties, and defense responses in vegetative tissues of rice. Plant Physiol 159(1): 56-69.
  8. Barrero, J. M., Jacobsen, J. V., Talbot, M. J., White, R. G., Swain, S. M., Garvin, D. F. and Gubler, F. (2012). Grain dormancy and light quality effects on germination in the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. New Phytol 193(2): 376-386.
  9. Ayliffe, M., Devilla, R., Mago, R., White, R., Talbot, M., Pryor, A. and Leung, H. (2011). Nonhost resistance of rice to rust pathogens. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 24(10): 1143-1155.
  10. Brill, E., van Thournout, M., White, R. G., Llewellyn, D., Campbell, P. M., Engelen, S., Ruan, Y. L., Arioli, T. and Furbank, R. T. (2011). A novel isoform of sucrose synthase is targeted to the cell wall during secondary cell wall synthesis in cotton fiber. Plant Physiol 157(1): 40-54.
  11. Ji, X., Dong, B., Shiran, B., Talbot, M. J., Edlington, J. E., Hughes, T., White, R. G., Gubler, F. and Dolferus, R. (2011). Control of abscisic acid catabolism and abscisic acid homeostasis is important for reproductive stage stress tolerance in cereals. Plant Physiol 156(2): 647-662.
  12. Finn, T. E., Wang, L., Smolilo, D., Smith, N. A., White, R., Chaudhury, A., Dennis, E. S. and Wang, M. B. (2011). Transgene expression and transgene-induced silencing in diploid and autotetraploid Arabidopsis. Genetics 187(2): 409-423.
  13. Radford, J. E. and White, R. G. (2011). Inhibitors of myosin, but not actin, alter transport through Tradescantia plasmodesmata. Protoplasma 248(1): 205-216.
  14. White, R. G. and Barton, D. A. (2011). The cytoskeleton in plasmodesmata: a role in intercellular transport? J Exp Bot 62(15): 5249-5266.
  15. Allen, R. S., Li, J., Alonso-Peral, M. M., White, R. G., Gubler, F. and Millar, A. A. (2010). MicroR159 regulation of most conserved targets in Arabidopsis has negligible phenotypic effects. Silence 1(1): 18.
  16. Alonso-Peral, M. M., Li, J., Li, Y., Allen, R. S., Schnippenkoetter, W., Ohms, S., White, R. G. and Millar, A. A. (2010). The microRNA159-regulated GAMYB-like genes inhibit growth and promote programmed cell death in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol 154(2): 757-771.
  17. White, R. G. and Kirkegaard, J. A. (2010). The distribution and abundance of wheat roots in a dense, structured subsoil--implications for water uptake. Plant Cell Environ 33(2): 133-148.
  18. Barrero, J. M., Talbot, M. J., White, R. G., Jacobsen, J. V. and Gubler, F. (2009). Anatomical and transcriptomic studies of the coleorhiza reveal the importance of this tissue in regulating dormancy in barley. Plant Physiol 150(2): 1006-1021.
  19. Stephens, A. E., Gardiner, D. M., White, R. G., Munn, A. L. and Manners, J. M. (2008). Phases of infection and gene expression of Fusarium graminearum during crown rot disease of wheat. Mol Plant Microbe Interact 21(12): 1571-1581.
  20. Hardham, A. R., Takemoto, D. and White, R. G. (2008). Rapid and dynamic subcellular reorganization following mechanical stimulation of Arabidopsis epidermal cells mimics responses to fungal and oomycete attack. BMC Plant Biol 8: 63.
  21. Botha, C. E., Aoki, N., Scofield, G. N., Liu, L., Furbank, R. T. and White, R. G. (2008). A xylem sap retrieval pathway in rice leaf blades: evidence of a role for endocytosis? J Exp Bot 59(11): 2945-2954.
  22. Wu, Y., Llewellyn, D. J., White, R., Ruggiero, K., Al-Ghazi, Y. and Dennis, E. S. (2007). Laser capture microdissection and cDNA microarrays used to generate gene expression profiles of the rapidly expanding fibre initial cells on the surface of cotton ovules. Planta 226(6): 1475-1490.
  23. Lovell, D., Wu, Y., White, R., Machado, A., Llewellyn, D. J., Dennis, E. S. and Anderssen, R. S. (2007). Phenotyping cotton ovule fibre initiation with spatial statistics. Australian journal of botany 55(6): 608-617.
  24. Delhaize, E., Gruber, B. D., Pittman, J. K., White, R. G., Leung, H., Miao, Y., Jiang, L., Ryan, P. R. and Richardson, A. E. (2007). A role for the AtMTP11 gene of Arabidopsis in manganese transport and tolerance. Plant J 51(2): 198-210.
  25. Mudge, A. M., Dill-Macky, R., Dong, Y., Gardiner, D. M., White, R. G. and Manners, J. M. (2006). A role for the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol in stem colonisation during crown rot disease of wheat caused by Fusarium graminearum and Fusarium pseudograminearum. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology 69(1): 73-85.

Book chapters

  1. White, R. G. (2013). Chemical probes of plasmodesma function. In: Heinlein, M. (ed). Plasmodesmata: Methods in Molecular Biology, Chapter 2
  2. White, R. G. (2012). Cell biology of sieve element-companion cell complexes. In: Thompson, G., van Bel, A. J. E. (eds). Phloem: Molecular Cell Biology, Systemic Communication, Biotic Interactions, Chapter 2. Wiley-Blackwell, 8-29.
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