Belay T. Ayele
  • Faculty, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Canada
Research focus
  • Plant Science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Plant Science, University of Alberta, 2006

Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


  1. Son, S., Chitnis, V. R., Liu, A., Gao, F., Nguyen, T. N. and Ayele, B. T. (2016). Abscisic acid metabolic genes of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): identification and insights into their functionality in seed dormancy and dehydration tolerance. Planta 244(2): 429-447.

  2. Nguyen, T. N., Son, S., Jordan, M. C., Levin, D. B. and Ayele, B. T. (2016). Lignin biosynthesis in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.): its response to waterlogging and association with hormonal levels. BMC Plant Biol 16: 28.

  3. Mukherjee, S., Liu, A., Deol, K. K., Kulichikhin, K., Stasolla, C., Brule-Babel, A. and Ayele, B. T. (2015). Transcriptional coordination and abscisic acid mediated regulation of sucrose transport and sucrose-to-starch metabolism related genes during grain filling in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Sci 240: 143-160.

  4. Gao, F. and Ayele, B. T. (2014). Functional genomics of seed dormancy in wheat: advances and prospects. Front Plant Sci 5: 458.

  5. Chitnis, V. R., Gao, F., Yao, Z., Jordan, M. C., Park, S. and Ayele, B. T. (2014). After-ripening induced transcriptional changes of hormonal genes in wheat seeds: the cases of brassinosteroids, ethylene, cytokinin and salicylic acid. PLoS One 9(1): e87543.

  6. Deol, K. K., Mukherjee, S., Gao, F., Brule-Babel, A., Stasolla, C. and Ayele, B. T. (2013). Identification and characterization of the three homeologues of a new sucrose transporter in hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). BMC Plant Biol 13: 181.

  7. Gao, F., Rampitsch, C., Chitnis, V. R., Humphreys, G. D., Jordan, M. C. and Ayele, B. T. (2013). Integrated analysis of seed proteome and mRNA oxidation reveals distinct post-transcriptional features regulating dormancy in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Biotechnol J 11(8): 921-932.

  8. Liu, A., Gao, F., Kanno, Y., Jordan, M. C., Kamiya, Y., Seo, M. and Ayele, B. T. (2013). Regulation of wheat seed dormancy by after-ripening is mediated by specific transcriptional switches that induce changes in seed hormone metabolism and signaling. PLoS One 8(2): e56570.

  9. Gao, F., Jordan, M. C. and Ayele, B. T. (2012). Transcriptional programs regulating seed dormancy and its release by after-ripening in common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Plant Biotechnol J 10(4): 465-476.

  10. Hu, J., Mitchum, M. G., Barnaby, N., Ayele, B. T., Ogawa, M., Nam, E., Lai, W. C., Hanada, A., Alonso, J. M., Ecker, J. R., Swain, S. M., Yamaguchi, S., Kamiya, Y. and Sun, T. P. (2008). Potential sites of bioactive gibberellin production during reproductive growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 20(2): 320-336.

  11. Ayele, B. T., Ozga, J. A., Kurepin, L. V. and Reinecke, D. M. (2006). Developmental and embryo axis regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis during germination and young seedling growth of pea. Plant Physiol 142(3): 1267-1281.

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