Publications

Tran BTT, Cavagnaro TR, Watts-Williams SJ. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus inoculation and soil zinc fertilisation affect the productivity and the bioavailability of Zn and Fe in durum wheat. Mycorrhiza, in press.

Coccina A, Cavagnaro TR, Pellegrino E, Ercoli L, McLaughlin MJ, Watts-Williams SJ (2019). The mycorrhizal pathway of zinc uptake contributes to zinc accumulation in barley and wheat grain. BMC Plant Biology, 19 (133). Link

Tran BTT, Watts-Williams SJ, Cavagnaro TR (2019). Impact of forming arbuscular mycorrhizas on the growth and nutrition of fifteen important crop species. Functional Plant Biology, 46 (8): 732-742. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Jewell N, Brien C, Berger B, Garnett T, Cavagnaro TR (2019). Using high-throughput phenotyping to explore growth responses to mycorrhizal fungi and zinc in three plant species. Plant Phenomics, in press. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Emmett BD, Levesque-Tremblay V, MacLean AM, Sun X, Satterlee JW, Fei Z, Harrison MJ (2019). Diverse Sorghum bicolor accessions show marked variation in growth and transcriptional responses to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Plant, Cell & Environment, 42 (5): 1758-1774. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Smith FA, Jakobsen I (2019). Soil phosphorus concentration is a driver of the responses of maize (Zea mays) to elevated CO2 concentration and arbuscular mycorrhizal colonisation. Symbiosis, 77: 73-82. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Cavagnaro TR, Tyerman SD (2019). Variable effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal inoculation on physiological and molecular measures of root and stomatal conductance of diverse Medicago truncatula accessions. Plant, Cell & Environment, Special Issue on Legumes: Part II 42: 285-294. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Cavagnaro TR (2018). Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi increase grain zinc concentration and modify the expression of root ZIP transporter genes in a modern barley (Hordeum vulgare) cultivar. Plant Science, 274: 163-170. Link

Svenningsen NB*Watts-Williams SJ*, Joner EJ, Battini F, Efthymiou A, Cruz-Paredes C, Nybroe O, Jakobsen I (2018). Suppression of the activity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi by the soil microbiota. The ISME Journal12: 1296-1307. Link

* Co-first author

Watts-Williams SJ, Tyerman SD, Cavagnaro TR (2017). The dual benefit of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi under soil zinc deficiency and toxicity: linking plant physiology and gene expression. Plant and Soil, 420: 375-388. Link

Jakobsen I, Smith SE, Smith FA, Watts-Williams SJ, Clausen SS, Grønlund M (2016). Plant growth responses to elevated atmospheric CO2 are strongly increased by P sufficiency but not by arbuscular mycorrhizas. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67: 6173-6186. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Grønlund M, Cavagnaro TR, Jakobsen I (2015). Local and distal effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal colonisation on direct pathway Pi uptake and root growth in Medicago truncatula. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66: 4061-4073. Link

Watts-Williams SJ and Cavagnaro TR (2015). Using mycorrhiza-defective mutant genotypes of non-legume plant species to study the formation and functioning of arbuscular mycorrhizas: a review. Mycorrhiza, 25: 587-597. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, McLaughlin MJ, Smith FA, Patti, AF, Cavagnaro TR (2015). How important is the mycorrhizal pathway for plant Zn uptake? Plant and Soil, 390: 157-166. Link

Watts-Williams SJ and Cavagnaro TR (2014). Nutrient interactions and arbuscular mycorrhizas: a meta-analysis of a mycorrhiza-defective mutant and wild-type tomato genotype pair. Plant and Soil, 384: 79-92. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Turney TW, Patti AF, Cavagnaro TR (2014). Uptake of zinc and phosphorus by plants is affected by zinc fertiliser material and arbuscular mycorrhizas. Plant and Soil, 376: 165-175. Link

Watts-Williams SJ, Patti AF, Cavagnaro TR (2013). Arbuscular mycorrhizas are beneficial under both deficient and toxic soil zinc conditions. Plant and Soil, 371: 299-312. Link

Watts-Williams SJ and Cavagnaro TR (2012). Arbuscular mycorrhizas modify tomato responses to soil zinc and phosphorus addition. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 48(3): 285-294. Link

Under review:

Nguyen TD, Cavagnaro TR, Watts-Williams SJ. The effects of soil phosphorus and zinc availability on plant responses to mycorrhizal fungi: a physiological and molecular assessment.

Salomon MJ, Watts-Williams SJ, McLaughlin MJ, Cavagnaro TR. Urban soil health: a survey of chemical and biological properties of urban agriculture soils.

Watts-Williams SJ, Nguyen TD, Kabiri S, Losic D, McLaughlin MJ. Zinc-loaded graphene oxide and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve the growth and zinc nutrition of barley and Medicago truncatula.

Tran BTT, Cavagnaro TR, Jewell N, Brien C, Berger B, Watts-Williams SJ. High-throughput phenotyping reveals soil phosphorus is a strong driver of temporal responses to mycorrhizal fungi in Medicago truncatula.

Al Mutairi AA, Cavagnaro TR, Khor SF,  Neumann K, Burton RA, Watts-Williams SJ. The effect of zinc fertilisation and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on grain quality and yield of contrasting barley cultivars.

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