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Department of Biochemistry profile

Dr Donna Bond

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Biochemistry
QualificationsBSc(Hons) Otago, PhD Australian National University (ANU)
MembershipsAustralian Epigenetics Alliance - NZ representative

Research

My research focuses on plant development, specifically understanding how plants know when to flower. By using molecular genetics and genomics I am working to determine the genes involved in flowering and how they are regulated. In particular, I am interested in how epigenetic mechanisms control expression of genes throughout plant development and in response to environmental cues. I primarily work with Medicago truncatula, the model legume species. I am also developing novel methods for plant transformation, and protocols for genome editing of crop plants.

Publications

Bond, D. M., Albert, N. W., Lee, R. H., Gillard, G. B., Brown, C. M., Hellens, R. P., & Macknight, R. C. (2016). Infiltration-RNAseq: Transcriptome profiling of agrobacterium-mediated infiltration of transcription factors to discover gene function and expression networks in plants. Plant Methods, 12, 41. doi: 10.1186/s13007-016-0141-7

Bond, D. M., & Baulcombe, D. C. (2015). Epigenetic transitions leading to heritable, RNA-mediated de novo silencing in Arabidopsis thaliana. PNAS, 112(3), 917-922. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1413053112

Bond, D. M., & Baulcombe, D. C. (2014). Small RNAs and heritable epigenetic variation in plants. Trends in Cell Biology, 24(2), 100-107. doi: 10.1016/j.tcb.2013.08.001

Shivaprasad, P. V., Chen, H.-M., Patel, K., Bond, D. M., Santos, B. A. C. M., & Baulcombe, D. C. (2012). A microRNA superfamily regulates nucleotide binding site-leucine-rich repeats and other mRNAs. Plant Cell, 24(3), 859-874. doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.095380

Journal - Research Article

Bond, D. M., Albert, N. W., Lee, R. H., Gillard, G. B., Brown, C. M., Hellens, R. P., & Macknight, R. C. (2016). Infiltration-RNAseq: Transcriptome profiling of agrobacterium-mediated infiltration of transcription factors to discover gene function and expression networks in plants. Plant Methods, 12, 41. doi: 10.1186/s13007-016-0141-7

Bond, D. M., & Baulcombe, D. C. (2015). Epigenetic transitions leading to heritable, RNA-mediated de novo silencing in Arabidopsis thaliana. PNAS, 112(3), 917-922. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1413053112

Bond, D. M., & Baulcombe, D. C. (2014). Small RNAs and heritable epigenetic variation in plants. Trends in Cell Biology, 24(2), 100-107. doi: 10.1016/j.tcb.2013.08.001

Shivaprasad, P. V., Chen, H.-M., Patel, K., Bond, D. M., Santos, B. A. C. M., & Baulcombe, D. C. (2012). A microRNA superfamily regulates nucleotide binding site-leucine-rich repeats and other mRNAs. Plant Cell, 24(3), 859-874. doi: 10.1105/tpc.111.095380

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