Charles H. Hocart
  • Mass Spectrometry Facility, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Australia
Research focus
  • Plant science
Personal information


Ph.D. in Plant Cell Biology, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University, 1985

Current position

Visiting Fellow, Research School of Biology, ANU.

Publications (since 2010)

  1. Benson, P. J., Purcell-Meyerink, D., Hocart, C. H., Truong, T. T., James, G. O., Rourke, L., Djordjevic, M. A., Blackburn, S. I. and Price, G. D. (2016). Factors Altering Pyruvate Excretion in a Glycogen Storage Mutant of the Cyanobacterium, Synechococcus PCC7942. Front Microbiol 7: 475.
  2. Ng, J. L., Hassan, S., Truong, T. T., Hocart, C. H., Laffont, C., Frugier, F. and Mathesius, U. (2015). Flavonoids and Auxin Transport Inhibitors Rescue Symbiotic Nodulation in the Medicago truncatula Cytokinin Perception Mutant cre1. Plant Cell 27(8): 2210-2226.
  3. Miyazaki, J., Stiller, W.N., Truong, T.T., Xu, Q., Hocart, C.H., Wilson, L.J., Wilson, I.W. (2014). Jasmonic acid is associated with resistance to two spotted spider mites in diploid cotton (Gossypium arboreum L.). Functional Plant Biology  41, 748-757.
  4. Buer, C. S., Kordbacheh, F., Truong, T. T., Hocart, C. H. and Djordjevic, M. A. (2013). Alteration of flavonoid accumulation patterns in transparent testa mutants disturbs auxin transport, gravity responses, and imparts long-term effects on root and shoot architecture. Planta 238(1): 171-189.
  5. Fujita, M., Himmelspach, R., Ward, J., Whittington, A., Hasenbein, N., Liu, C., Truong, T. T., Galway, M. E., Mansfield, S. D., Hocart, C. H. and Wasteneys, G. O. (2013). The anisotropy1 D604N mutation in the Arabidopsis cellulose synthase1 catalytic domain reduces cell wall crystallinity and the velocity of cellulose synthase complexes. Plant Physiol 162(1): 74-85.
  6. James, G. O., Hocart, C. H., Hillier, W., Price, G. D. and Djordjevic, M. A. (2013). Temperature modulation of fatty acid profiles for biofuel production in nitrogen deprived Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Bioresour Technol 127: 441-447.
  7. Fujita, M., Himmelspach, R., Hocart, C. H., Williamson, R. E., Mansfield, S. D. and Wasteneys, G. O. (2011). Cortical microtubules optimize cell-wall crystallinity to drive unidirectional growth in Arabidopsis. Plant J 66(6): 915-928.
  8. James, G. O., Hocart, C. H., Hillier, W., Chen, H., Kordbacheh, F., Price, G. D. and Djordjevic, M. A. (2011). Fatty acid profiling of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii under nitrogen deprivation. Bioresour Technol 102(3): 3343-3351.
  9. Lenne, T., Bryant, G., Hocart, C. H., Huang, C. X. and Ball, M. C. (2010). Freeze avoidance: a dehydrating moss gathers no ice. Plant Cell Environ 33(10): 1731-1741.
  10. Zhou, Y., Stuart-Williams, H., Farquhar, G. D. and Hocart, C. H. (2010). The use of natural abundance stable isotopic ratios to indicate the presence of oxygen-containing chemical linkages between cellulose and lignin in plant cell walls. Phytochemistry 71(8-9): 982-993.
  11. Hocart, C.H. Mass spectrometry: an essential tool for trace identification and quantification. In: Vol 9, Modern Methods in Natural Product Chemistry (LN Mander, ed), Comprehensive Natural Products II: Chemistry and Biology (LN Mander and H-W Liu, editors-in-chief), Elsevier, Oxford, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-08-045382-8 (electronic), pp327-388.
  12. Zhou, Y., Grice, K., Stuart-Williams, H., Farquhar, G. D., Hocart, C. H., Lu, H. and Liu, W. (2010). Biosynthetic origin of the saw-toothed profile in delta(13)C and delta(2)H of n-alkanes and systematic isotopic differences between n-, iso- and anteiso-alkanes in leaf waxes of land plants. Phytochemistry 71(4): 388-403.
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