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Room 2115
Section of Plant Biology
1002 Life Sciences, One Shields Ave.
University of California Davis
Davis, CA 95616


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How do organisms adapt to different environments? We are interested in understanding the genetic and molecular changes that take place as organisms adapt to different environments. Which genes change, what types of genetic changes occur, and how do these changes affect the organism at the biochemical, physiological, and ecological levels?

Since plants are rooted in their environment, they are particularly adept at coping with their environment. Furthermore different species, and populations within species, have adapted to different environments. Therefore plants are well suited for studying adaptation mechanisms.

Because light is fundamental to plant growth, we have focused on how plants sense and respond to environmental light cues. We are focused on light perception by the phytochrome photoreceptors. Phytochromes sense red and far-red light and provide information about the density of neighboring foliage (among other things).

We work on domesticated and wild tomato, Brassica rapa, Arabidopsis thaliana and related species using a combination of genomics, molecular and quantitative genetics, and molecular evolution techniques.


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Selected Publications

  • Kerwin, R. E., Jimenez-Gomez, J. M., Fulop, D., Harmer, S. L., Maloof, J. N. & Kliebenstein, D. J. Network Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping of Circadian Clock Outputs Identifies Metabolic Pathway-to-Clock Linkages in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23, 471-485 (2011). [1]
  • Nozue, K., Harmer, S. L. & Maloof, J. N. Genomic analysis of circadian clock-, light-, and growth-correlated genes reveals PIF5 as a modulator of auxin signaling in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiol (2011). [2]
  • Jiménez-Gómez, J. M., Wallace, A. D. & Maloof, J. N. Network analysis identifies ELF3 as a QTL for the shade avoidance response in Arabidopsis. PLoS Genet 6, (2010). [3]
  • Jimenez-Gomez, J. M. & Maloof, J. N. Sequence diversity in three tomato species: SNPs, markers, and molecular evolution. BMC Plant Biol 9, 85 (2009). [4]
  • Filiault, D. L., Wessinger, C. A., Dinneny, J. R., Lutes, J., Borevitz, J. O., Weigel, D., Chory, J. & Maloof, J. N. Amino acid polymorphisms in Arabidopsis phytochrome B cause differential responses to light. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105, 3157-3162 (2008). [5]