Ruairidh Sawers, Ph.D

  • Assistant Professor of Plant Response to Abiotic Stress

Publications

A B733Palomero Toluqueño mapping population reveals local adaptation in Mexican highland maize
G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, Perez-Limón, Sergio, Li, Meng, Cintora-Martinez, G. Carolina, Aguilar-Rangel, M. Rocio, Salazar-Vidal, M. Nancy, González-Segovia, Eric, Blöcher-Juárez, Karla, Guerrero-Zavala, Alejandro, Barrales-Gamez, Benjamin, Carcaño-Macias, Jessica, Costich, Denise E., Nieto-Sotelo, Jorge, de la Vega, Octavio Martinez, Simpson, June, Hufford, Matthew B., Ross-Ibarra, Jeffrey, Flint-Garcia, Sherry, Diaz-Garcia, Luis, Rellán-Álvarez, Ruben, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., 2022

Low nitrogen availability inhibits the phosphorus starvation response in maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.)
BMC Plant Biology, Torres-Rodríguez, J. Vladimir, Salazar-Vidal, M. Nancy, Chávez Montes, Ricardo A., Massange-Sánchez, Julio A., Gillmor, C. Stewart, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., 2021

Identification of the maize mediator cdk8 module and transposon-mediated mutagenesis of zmmed12a
International Journal of Developmental Biology, Alonso-Nieves, Ana L., Núñez-Ríos, Tania, Massange-Sánchez, Julio A., Ahern, Kevin R., Lepe-Soltero, Daniel, García-Aguilar, Marcelina, Brutnell, Thomas P., Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., Gillmor, C. Stewart, 2021

Gene regulatory effects of a large chromosomal inversion in highland maize
PLoS Genetics, Crow, Taylor, Ta, James, Nojoomi, Saghi, Aguilar-Rangel, M. Rocío, Rodríguez, Jorge Vladimir Torres, Gates, Daniel, Rellán-Álvarez, Rubén, Sawers, Ruairidh, Runcie, Daniel, 2020

The phosphoglycerate kinase (Pgk) gene family of maize (zea mays var. b73)
Plants, Massange-Sánchez, Julio A., Casados-Vázquez, Luz E., Juarez-Colunga, Sheila, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., Tiessen, Axel, 2020

The genetic architecture of host response reveals the importance of arbuscular mycorrhizae to maize cultivation
eLife, Ramírez-Flores, M. Rosario, Perez-Limon, Sergio, Li, Meng, Barrales-Gamez, Benjamín, Albinsky, Doris, Paszkowski, Uta, Olalde-Portugal, Víctor, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., 2020

Cis and trans-regulatory variation in the domestication of the chili pepper fruit.
Molecular Biology and Evolution, Diaz-Valenzuela, Erik, Sawers, Ruairidh H., Cibrian-Jaramillo, Angelica, 2020

Inoculation with the mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis modulates the relationship between root growth and nutrient content in maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.)
Plant Direct, Ramírez-Flores, M. Rosario, Bello-Bello, Elohim, Rellán-Álvarez, Rubén, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., Olalde-Portugal, Víctor, 2019

Adaptive phenotypic divergence in an annual grass differs across biotic contexts*
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, O'Brien, Anna M., Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., Strauss, Sharon Y., Ross-Ibarra, Jeffrey, 2019

A rice Serine/Threonine receptor-like kinase regulates arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis at the peri-arbuscular membrane
Nature Communications, Roth, Ronelle, Chiapello, Marco, Montero, Héctor, Gehrig, Peter, Grossmann, Jonas, O’Holleran, Kevin, Hartken, Denise, Walters, Fergus, Yang, Shu Yi, Hillmer, Stefan, Schumacher, Karin, Bowden, Sarah, Craze, Melanie, Wallington, Emma J., Miyao, Akio, Sawers, Ruairidh, Martinoia, Enrico, Paszkowski, Uta, 2018

Evolutionary responses to conditionality in species interactions across environmental gradients
American Naturalist, O'brien, Anna M., Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., Ross-Ibarra, Jeffrey, Strauss, Sharon Y., 2018

The impact of domestication and crop improvement on arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in cereals
New Phytologist, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., Ramírez-Flores, M. Rosario, Olalde-Portugal, Víctor, Paszkowski, Uta, 2018

Harnessing cross-border resources to confront climate change
Environmental Science and Policy, Aburto-Oropeza, Octavio, Johnson, Andrew F., Agha, Mickey, Allen, Edith B., Allen, Michael F., González, Jesús Arellano, Arenas Moreno, Diego M., Beas-Luna, Rodrigo, Butterfield, Scott, Caetano, Gabriel, Caselle, Jennifer E., Gaytán, Gamaliel Castañeda, Castorani, Max C.N., Cat, Linh Anh, Cavanaugh, Kyle, Chambers, Jeffrey Q., Cooper, Robert D., Arafeh-Dalmau, Nur, Dawson, Todd, de la Vega Pérez, Aníbal Díaz, DiMento, Joseph F.C., Guerrero, Saúl Domínguez, Edwards, Matthew, Ennen, Joshua R., Estrada-Medina, Hector, Fierro-Estrada, Natalia, Gadsden, Héctor, Galina-Tessaro, Patricia, Gibbons, Paul M., Goode, Eric V., Gorris, Morgan E., Harmon, Thomas, Hecht, Susanna, Heredia Fragoso, Marco Antonio, Hernández-Solano, Alan, Hernández-Cortés, Danae, Hernández-Carmona, Gustavo, Hillard, Scott, Huey, Raymond B., Hufford, Matthew B., Jenerette, G. Darrel, Jiménez-Osornio, Juan, López-Nava, Karla Joana, Lara Reséndiz, Rafael A., Leslie, Heather M., López-Feldman, Alejandro, Luja, Víctor H., Méndez, Norberto Martínez, Mautz, William J., Medellín-Azuara, Josué, Meléndez-Torres, Cristina, de la Cruz, Fausto R.Méndez, Micheli, Fiorenza, Miles, Donald B., Montagner, Giovanna, Montaño-Moctezuma, Gabriela, Müller, Johannes, Oliva, Paulina, Ortinez Álvarez, José Abraham, Ortiz-Partida, J. Pablo, Palleiro-Nayar, Julio, Páramo Figueroa, Víctor Hugo, Parnell, P. Ed, Raimondi, Peter, Ramírez-Valdez, Arturo, Randerson, James T., Reed, Daniel C., Riquelme, Meritxell, Torres, Teresita Romero, Rosen, Philip C., Ross-Ibarra, Jeffrey, Sánchez-Cordero, Victor, Sandoval-Solis, Samuel, Santos, Juan Carlos, Sawers, Ruairidh, Sinervo, Barry, Sites, Jack W., Sosa-Nishizaki, Oscar, Stanton, Travis, Stapp, Jared R., Stewart, Joseph A.E., Torre, Jorge, Torres-Moye, Guillermo, Treseder, Kathleen K., Valdez-Villavicencio, Jorge, Valle Jiménez, Fernando I., Vaughn, Mercy, Welton, Luke, Westphal, Michael F., Woolrich-Piña, Guillermo, Yunez-Naude, Antonio, Zertuche-González, José A., Taylor, J. Edward, 2018

Co-ordinated changes in the accumulation of metal ions in maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.) in response to inoculation with the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus funneliformis mosseae
Plant and Cell Physiology, Ramrez-Flores, M. Rosario, Relln-Lvarez, Rubn, Wozniak, Barbara, Gebreselassie, Mesfin Nigussie, Jakobsen, Iver, Olalde-Portugal, Vctor, Baxter, Ivan, Paszkowski, Uta, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., 2017

An N-acetylglucosamine transporter required for arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses in rice and maize
Nature Plants, Nadal, Marina, Sawers, Ruairidh, Naseem, Shamoon, Bassin, Barbara, Kulicke, Corinna, Sharman, Abigail, An, Gynheung, An, Kyungsook, Ahern, Kevin R., Romag, Amanda, Brutnell, Thomas P., Gutjahr, Caroline, Geldner, Niko, Roux, Christophe, Martinoia, Enrico, Konopka, James B., Paszkowski, Uta, 2017

Phosphorus acquisition efficiency in arbuscular mycorrhizal maize is correlated with the abundance of root-external hyphae and the accumulation of transcripts encoding PHT1 phosphate transporters
New Phytologist, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., Svane, Simon F., Quan, Clement, Grønlund, Mette, Wozniak, Barbara, Gebreselassie, Mesfin Nigussie, González-Muñoz, Eliécer, Chávez Montes, Ricardo A., Baxter, Ivan, Goudet, Jerome, Jakobsen, Iver, Paszkowski, Uta, 2017

Allele specific expression analysis identifies regulatory variation associated with stress-related genes in the Mexican highland maize landrace Palomero Toluqueño
PeerJ, Rocío Aguilar-Rangel, M., Montes, Ricardo A.Chávez, González-Segovia, Eric, Ross-Ibarra, Jeffrey, Simpson, June K., Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., 2017

Characterization and transposon mutagenesis of the maize (Zea mays) Pho1 Gene Family
PLoS One, Salazar-Vidal, M. Nancy, Acosta-Segovia, Edith, Sanchez-León, Nidia, Ahern, Kevin R., Brutnell, Thomas P., Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., 2016

Transcriptome diversity among rice root types during asymbiosis and interaction with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Gutjahr, Caroline, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., Marti, Guillaume, Andrés-Hernández, Liliana, Yang, Shu Yi, Casieri, Leonardo, Angliker, Herbert, Oakeley, Edward J., Wolfender, Jean Luc, Abreu-Goodger, Cei, Paszkowski, Uta, 2015

The maize (Zea mays ssp. mays var. B73) genome encodes 33 members of the purple acid phosphatase family
Frontiers in Plant Science, González-Muñoz, Eliécer, Avendaño, Aida Odette Vázquez, Chávez Montes, Ricardo A., de Folter, Stefan, Andrés-Hernández, Liliana, Abreu-Goodger, Cei, Sawers, Ruairidh J.H., 2015