Author - Hilary Rogers

My research focuses on gene expression changes elicited by stress in plants and fungi. In particular I am interested in interactions between stress and senescence/ cell death. This work has focussed on three areas, Plant organ senescence and responses to stress, Genes regulating the effects of stress on plant cell division, and Stress induced during mycelial interactions between competing fungi.

I also collaborate on other projects to understand microbial/plant interactions relating to fungal and bacterial endophytes, and in the use of molecular markers to assist in fungal taxonomy and ecology.

Life

Opening a window on plant cell death

Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of the lace plant, Aponogeton madagascariensis. This exotic species native to streams in Madagascar has travelled...