Professor Richard Leegood - Publications

Journal articles

  • Leegood RC (2013) Strategies for engineering C4 photosynthesis. Journal of Plant Physiology, 170(4), 378-388.
  • Covshoff S, Furbank RT, Leegood RC & Hibberd JM (2013) Leaf rolling allows quantification of mRNA abundance in mesophyll cells of sorghum.. J Exp Bot, 64(3), 807-813.
  • Penfield S, Clements S, Bailey KJ, Gilday AD, Leegood RC, Gray JE & Graham IA (2012) Expression and manipulation of PHOSPHOENOLPYRUVATE CARBOXYKINASE 1 identifies a role for malate metabolism in stomatal closure. Plant Journal, 69(4), 679-688.
  • Cruz S, Goss R, Wilhelm C, Leegood R, Horton P & Jakob T (2011) Impact of chlororespiration on non-photochemical quenching of chlorophyll fluorescence and on the regulation of the diadinoxanthin cycle in the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana.. J Exp Bot, 62(2), 509-519.
  • Granum E, Roberts K, Raven JA & Leegood RC (2009) PRIMARY CARBON AND NITROGEN METABOLIC GENE EXPRESSION IN THE DIATOM THALASSIOSIRA PSEUDONANA (BACILLARIOPHYCEAE): DIEL PERIODICITY AND EFFECTS OF INORGANIC CARBON AND NITROGEN. J PHYCOL, 45(5), 1083-1092.
  • Leegood RC (2008) Roles of the bundle sheath cells in leaves of C3 plants.. J Exp Bot, 59(7), 1663-1673.
  • Bailey KJ, Gray JE, Walker RP & Leegood RC (2007) Coordinate regulation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase by light and CO2 during C4 photosynthesis.. Plant Physiol, 144(1), 479-486.
  • Malone S, Chen Z-H, Bahrami AR, Walker RP, Gray JE & Leegood RC (2007) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in Arabidopsis: changes in gene expression, protein and activity during vegetative and reproductive development.. Plant Cell Physiol, 48(3), 441-450.
  • Leegood R, Roberts K, Granum E & Raven J (2007) Single-cell C-4 photosynthesis in marine diatoms?. PHOTOSYNTH RES, 91(2-3), 222-223.
  • Delgado-Alvarado A, Walker RP & Leegood RC (2007) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in developing pea seeds is associated with tissues involved in solute transport and is nitrogen-responsive.. Plant Cell Environ, 30(2), 225-235.
  • Famiani F, Cultrera NGM, Battistelli A, Casulli V, Proietti P, Standardi A, Chen Z-H, Leegood RC & Walker RP (2005) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and its potential role in the catabolism of organic acids in the flesh of soft fruit during ripening.. J Exp Bot, 56(421), 2959-2969.
  • Granum E, Leegood RC, Brown K & Raven JA (2005) The role of the C-4 pathway in carbon acquisition by marine diatoms. COMP BIOCHEM PHYS A, 141(3), S284-S284.
  • Chen Z-H, Walker RP, Técsi LI, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (2004) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in cucumber plants is increased both by ammonium and by acidification, and is present in the phloem.. Planta, 219(1), 48-58.
  • Leegood RC & Walker RP (2003) Regulation and roles of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in plants.. Arch Biochem Biophys, 414(2), 204-210.
  • Leegood RC (2002) C(4) photosynthesis: principles of CO(2) concentration and prospects for its introduction into C(3) plants.. J Exp Bot, 53(369), 581-590.
  • Chen Z-H, Walker RP, Acheson RM & Leegood RC (2002) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase assayed at physiological concentrations of metal ions has a high affinity for CO2.. Plant Physiol, 128(1), 160-164. View this article in WRRO
  • Walker RP, Chen Z-H, Acheson RM & Leegood RC (2002) Effects of phosphorylation on phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase from the C4 plant Guinea grass.. Plant Physiol, 128(1), 165-172. View this article in WRRO
  • Bahrami AR, Chen ZH, Walker RP, Leegood RC & Gray JE (2001) Ripening-related occurrence of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in tomato fruit.. Plant Mol Biol, 47(4), 499-506.
  • Johnston AM, Raven JA, Beardall J & Leegood RC (2001) Carbon fixation. Photosynthesis in a marine diatom.. Nature, 412(6842), 40-41.
  • Walker RP, Chen ZH, Johnson KE, Famiani F, Tecsi L & Leegood RC (2001) Using immunohistochemistry to study plant metabolism: the examples of its use in the localization of amino acids in plant tissues, and of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and its possible role in pH regulation.. J Exp Bot, 52(356), 565-576.
  • Lea PJ, Chen ZH, Leegood RC & Walker RP (2001) Does phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase have a role in both amino acid and carbohydrate metabolism?. Amino Acids, 20(3), 225-241.
  • Wingler A, Lea PJ, Quick WP & Leegood RC (2000) Photorespiration: metabolic pathways and their role in stress protection.. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 355(1402), 1517-1529. View this article in WRRO
  • Chen ZH, Walker RP, Acheson RM, Técsi LI, Wingler A, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (2000) Are isocitrate lyase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase involved in gluconeogenesis during senescence of barley leaves and cucumber cotyledons?. Plant Cell Physiol, 41(8), 960-967.
  • Bailey KJ, Battistelli A, Dever LV, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (2000) Control of C4 photosynthesis: effects of reduced activities of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase on CO2 assimilation in Amaranthus edulis L.. J Exp Bot, 51 Spec No, 339-346.
  • Famiani F, Walker RP, Técsi L, Chen ZH, Proietti P & Leegood RC (2000) An immunohistochemical study of the compartmentation of metabolism during the development of grape (Vitis vinifera L.) berries.. J Exp Bot, 51(345), 675-683.
  • Walker RP, Chen ZH, Tecsi LI, Famiani F, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (1999) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase plays a role in interactions of carbon and nitrogen metabolism during grape seed development. Planta, 210(1), 9-18.
  • Wingler A, Walker RP, Chen ZH & Leegood RC (1999) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase is involved in the decarboxylation of aspartate in the bundle sheath of maize. Plant Physiol, 120(2), 539-546. View this article in WRRO
  • Wingler A, Ann VJ, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (1999) Serine : glyoxylate aminotransferase exerts no control on photosynthesis. J EXP BOT, 50(334), 719-722.
  • Wingler A, Quick WP, Bungard RA, Bailey KJ, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (1999) The role of photorespiration during drought stress: an analysis utilizing barley mutants with reduced activities of photorespiratory enzymes. PLANT CELL ENVIRON, 22(4), 361-373.
  • Wingler A, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (1999) Photorespiratory metabolism of glyoxylate and formate in glycine-accumulating mutants of barley and Amaranthus edulis. PLANTA, 207(4), 518-526.
  • Dever LV, Pearson M, Ireland RJ, Leegood RC & Lea PJ (1998) The isolation and characterisation of a mutant of the C-4 plant Amaranthus edulis deficient in NAD-malic enzyme activity. PLANTA, 206(4), 649-656.
  • Maroco JP, Ku MSB, Furbank RT, Lea PJ, Leegood RC & Edwards GE (1998) CO2 and O-2 dependence of PS II activity in C-4 plants having genetically produced deficiencies in the C-3 or C-4 cycle. PHOTOSYNTH RES, 58(1), 91-101.
  • Borland AM, Tecsi LI, Leegood RC & Walker RP (1998) Inducibility of crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) in Clusia species; physiological/biochemical characterisation and intercellular localization of carboxylation and decarboxylation processes in three species which exhibit different degrees of CAM. PLANTA, 205(3), 342-351.
  • Maroco JP, Ku MSB, Lea PJ, Dever LV, Leegood RC, Furbank RT & Edwards GE (1998) Oxygen requirement and inhibition of C-4 photosynthesis - An analysis of C-4 plants deficient in the C-3 and C-4 cycles. PLANT PHYSIOL, 116(2), 823-832. View this article in WRRO
  • Maroco JP, Ku MSB, Lea PJ, Dever LV, Leegood RC, Furbank RT & Edwards GE (1998) Oxygen Requirement and Inhibition of C4 Photosynthesis. An analysis of c4 plants deficient in the c3 and c4 cycles An Analysis of C4 Plants Deficient in the C3 and C4 Cycles. Plant Physiol, 116(2), 823-832.
  • Wingler A, von Schaewen A, Leegood RC, Lea PJ & Quick WP (1998) Regulation of leaf senescence by cytokinin, sugars, and light - Effects on NADH-dependent hydroxypyruvate reductase. PLANT PHYSIOL, 116(1), 329-335. View this article in WRRO
  • Mattsson M, Hausler RE, Leegood RC, Lea PJ & Schjoerring JK (1997) Leaf-Atmosphere NH3 Exchange in Barley Mutants with Reduced Activities of Glutamine Synthetase.. Plant Physiol, 114(4), 1307-1312. View this article in WRRO
  • Dever LV, Ireland RJ, Leegood RC & Lea PJ (1997) The role of malate in C-4 metabolism: a mutant of Amaranthus edulis lacking NAD malic enzyme.. PLANT PHYSIOL, 114(3), 1072-1072.
  • Bailey KJ, Dever LV, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (1997) Control of photosynthesis by PEP carboxylase in leaves of Amaranthus edulis.. PLANT PHYSIOL, 114(3), 1071-1071.
  • Wingler A, Horton P, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (1997) Photosynthetic and photorespiratory metabolism in barley plants with reduced activities of glycine decarboxylase.. PLANT PHYSIOL, 114(3), 693-693.
  • Mattsson ME, Hausler RE, Leegood RC, Lea PJ & Schjoerring JK (1997) Leaf-atmosphere ammonia exchange in barley mutants with reduced activities of glutamine synthetase.. PLANT PHYSIOL, 114(3), 507-507.
  • Wingler A, vonSchaewen A, Leegood RC & Quick WP (1997) Interactions between cytokinins and sugar repression of photosynthetic proteins in senescing tobacco. PLANT PHYSIOL, 114(3), 81-81.
  • Wingler A, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (1997) Control of photosynthesis in barley plants with reduced activities of glycine decarboxylase. PLANTA, 202(2), 171-178.
  • Osmond B, Badger M, Maxwell K, Björkman O & Leegood R (1997) Too many photon: photorespiration, photoinhibition and photooxidation. Trends in Plant Science, 2(4), 119-120.
  • Walker RP, Acheson RM, Tecsi LI & Leegood RC (1997) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in C-4 plants: Its role and regulation. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 24(4), 459-468.
  • Leegood RC (1997) The regulation of C-4 photosynthesis. ADV BOT RES, 26, 251-316.
  • Hausler RE, Bailey KJ, Lea PJ & Leegood RC (1996) Control of photosynthesis in barley mutants with reduced activities of glutamine synthetase and glutamate synthase .3. Aspects of glyoxylate metabolism and effects of glyoxylate on the activation state of ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase-oxygenase. PLANTA, 200(4), 388-396.
  • Dever LV, Bailey KJ, Lacuesta M, Leegood RC & Lea PJ (1996) The isolation and characterization of mutants of the C-4 plant Amaranthus edulis. CR ACAD SCI III-VIE, 319(10), 951-959.
  • Leegood RC, Lea PJ & Häusler RE (1996) Use of barley mutants to study the control of photorespiratory metabolism.. Biochem Soc Trans, 24(3), 757-761.
  • Walker RP & Leegood RC (1996) Phosphorylation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in plants. Studies in plants with C4 photosynthesis and Crassulacean acid metabolism and in germinating seeds.. Biochem J, 317 ( Pt 3), 653-658. View this article in WRRO
  • Tecsi LI, Smith AM, Maule AJ & Leegood RC (1996) A Spatial Analysis of Physiological Changes Associated with Infection of Cotyledons of Marrow Plants with Cucumber Mosaic Virus.. Plant Physiol, 111(4), 975-985.
  • LEEGOOD RC, LEA PJ, ADCOCK MD & HAUSLER RE (1995) THE REGULATION AND CONTROL OF PHOTORESPIRATION. J EXP BOT, 46, 1397-1414.
  • DEVER LV, BLACKWELL RD, FULLWOOD NJ, LACUESTA M, LEEGOOD RC, ONEK LA, PEARSON M & LEA PJ (1995) THE ISOLATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MUTANTS OF THE C-4 PHOTOSYNTHETIC PATHWAY. J EXP BOT, 46, 1363-1376.
  • TREVANION SJ, BROOKS AL & LEEGOOD RC (1995) CONTROL OF GLUCONEOGENESIS BY PHOSPHOENOLPYRUVATE CARBOXYKINASE IN COTYLEDONS OF CUCURBITA-PEPO L. PLANTA, 196(4), 653-658.
  • Walker RP & Leegood RC (1995) Purification, and phosphorylation in vivo and in vitro, of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase from cucumber cotyledons.. FEBS Lett, 362(1), 70-74.
  • WALKER RP, TREVANION SJ & LEEGOOD RC (1995) PHOSPHOENOLPYRUVATE CARBOXYKINASE FROM HIGHER-PLANTS - PURIFICATION FROM CUCUMBER AND EVIDENCE OF RAPID PROTEOLYTIC CLEAVAGE IN EXTRACTS FROM A RANGE OF PLANT-TISSUES. PLANTA, 196(1), 58-63.
  • TECSI LI, MAULE AJ, SMITH AM & LEEGOOD RC (1994) METABOLIC ALTERATIONS IN COTYLEDONS OF CUCURBITA-PEPO INFECTED BY CUCUMBER MOSAIC-VIRUS. J EXP BOT, 45(280), 1541-1551.
  • Dever L, Leegood RC & Lea PJ (1994) Characteristics of C4 plants containing varying levels of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase.. Biochem Soc Trans, 22(4), 404S.
  • HAUSLER RE, LEA PJ & LEEGOOD RC (1994) CONTROL OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN BARLEY LEAVES WITH REDUCED ACTIVITIES OF GLUTAMINE-SYNTHETASE OR GLUTAMATE SYNTHASE .2. CONTROL OF ELECTRON-TRANSPORT AND CO2 ASSIMILATION. PLANTA, 194(3), 418-435.
  • HAUSLER RE, BLACKWELL RD, LEA PJ & LEEGOOD RC (1994) CONTROL OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN BARLEY LEAVES WITH REDUCED ACTIVITIES OF GLUTAMINE-SYNTHETASE OR GLUTAMATE SYNTHASE .1. PLANT CHARACTERISTICS AND CHANGES IN NITRATE, AMMONIUM AND AMINO-ACIDS. PLANTA, 194(3), 406-417.
  • TECSI LI, MAULE AJ, SMITH AM & LEEGOOD RC (1994) COMPLEX, LOCALIZED CHANGES IN CO2 ASSIMILATION AND STARCH CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUSCEPTIBLE INTERACTION BETWEEN CUCUMBER MOSAIC-VIRUS AND A CUCURBIT HOST. PLANT J, 5(6), 837-847.
  • LEEGOOD RC & VONCAEMMERER S (1994) REGULATION OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC CARBON ASSIMILATION IN LEAVES OF C3-C4 INTERMEDIATE SPECIES OF MORICANDIA AND FLAVERIA. PLANTA, 192(2), 232-238.
  • TECSI LI, WANG D, SMITH AM, LEEGOOD RC & MAULE AJ (1992) RED-CLOVER MOTTLE VIRUS-INFECTION AFFECTS SINK SOURCE RELATIONSHIPS AND STARCH ACCUMULATION IN PEA-PLANTS. J EXP BOT, 43(256), 1409-1412.
  • Holaday AS, Martindale W, Alred R, Brooks AL & Leegood RC (1992) Changes in Activities of Enzymes of Carbon Metabolism in Leaves during Exposure of Plants to Low Temperature.. Plant Physiol, 98(3), 1105-1114.
  • LEEGOOD RC & VONCAEMMERER S (1989) SOME RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CONTENTS OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC INTERMEDIATES AND THE RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC CARBON ASSIMILATION IN LEAVES OF ZEA-MAYS-L. PLANTA, 178(2), 258-266.
  • LEEGOOD RC, ADCOCK MD & DONCASTER HD (1989) ANALYSIS OF THE CONTROL OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN C-4 PLANTS BY CHANGES IN LIGHT AND CARBON-DIOXIDE. PHILOS T ROY SOC B, 323(1216), 339-355.
  • LEEGOOD RC, LABATE CA, HUBER SC, NEUHAUS HE & STITT M (1988) PHOSPHATE SEQUESTRATION BY GLYCEROL AND ITS EFFECTS ON PHOTOSYNTHETIC CARBON ASSIMILATION BY LEAVES. PLANTA, 176(1), 117-126.
  • LEEGOOD RC & VONCAEMMERER S (1988) THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONTENTS OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC METABOLITES AND THE RATE OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC CARBON ASSIMILATION IN LEAVES OF AMARANTHUS-EDULIS L. PLANTA, 174(2), 253-262.
  • Doncaster HD & Leegood RC (1987) Regulation of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase activity in maize leaves.. Plant Physiol, 84(1), 82-87.
  • LEEGOOD RC & FURBANK RT (1986) STIMULATION OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS BY 2-PERCENT OXYGEN AT LOW-TEMPERATURES IS RESTORED BY PHOSPHATE. PLANTA, 168(1), 84-93.
  • LEEGOOD RC (1985) THE INTERCELLULAR COMPARTMENTATION OF METABOLITES IN LEAVES OF ZEA-MAYS-L. PLANTA, 164(2), 163-171.
  • FURBANK RT & LEEGOOD RC (1984) CARBON METABOLISM AND GAS-EXCHANGE IN LEAVES OF ZEA-MAYS L - INTERACTION BETWEEN THE C-3 AND C-4 PATHWAYS DURING PHOTOSYNTHETIC INDUCTION. PLANTA, 162(5), 457-462.
  • Leegood RC & Walker DA (1983) Modulation of NADP-Malate Dehydrogenase Activity in Maize Mesophyll Chloroplasts.. Plant Physiol, 71(3), 513-518.
  • CROWTHER D, LEEGOOD RC, WALKER DA & HIND G (1983) ENERGETICS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN ZEA-MAYS .2. STUDIES OF THE FLASH-INDUCED ELECTROCHROMIC SHIFT AND FLUORESCENCE INDUCTION IN MESOPHYLL CHLOROPLASTS. BIOCHIM BIOPHYS ACTA, 722(1), 127-136.
  • LEEGOOD RC, CROWTHER D, WALKER DA & HIND G (1983) ENERGETICS OF PHOTOSYNTHESIS IN ZEA-MAYS .1. STUDIES OF THE FLASH-INDUCED ELECTROCHROMIC SHIFT AND FLUORESCENCE INDUCTION IN BUNDLE SHEATH-CELLS. BIOCHIM BIOPHYS ACTA, 722(1), 116-126.
  • LEEGOOD RC, KOBAYASHI Y, NEIMANIS S, WALKER DA & HEBER U (1982) COOPERATIVE ACTIVATION OF CHLOROPLAST FRUCTOSE-1,6-BISPHOSPHATASE BY REDUCTANT, PH AND SUBSTRATE. BIOCHIM BIOPHYS ACTA, 682(1), 168-178.
  • LEEGOOD RC & WALKER DA (1982) REGULATION OF FRUCTOSE-1,6-BISPHOSPHATASE ACTIVITY IN LEAVES. PLANTA, 156(5), 449-456.
  • LEEGOOD RC, CROWTHER D, WALKER DA & HIND G (1981) PHOTOSYNTHETIC ELECTRON-TRANSPORT IN THE BUNDLE SHEATH OF MAIZE. FEBS LETT, 126(1), 89-92.
  • Herold A, Leegood RC, McNeil PH & Robinson SP (1981) Accumulation of Maltose during Photosynthesis in Protoplasts Isolated from Spinach Leaves Treated with Mannose.. Plant Physiol, 67(1), 85-88.
  • Leegood RC & ap Rees T (1978) Phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and gluconeogenesis in cotyledons of Cucurbita pepo.. Biochim Biophys Acta, 524(1), 207-218.

Conference proceedings papers

  • Granum E, Raven JA & Leegood RC (2005) How do marine diatoms fix 10 billion tonnes of inorganic carbon per year?. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE BOTANIQUE, Vol. 83(7) (pp 898-908)
  • Leegood RC (2000) Overcoming barriers: CO2-concentrating mechanisms and C-4 metabolism in relation to transport. REDESIGNING RICE PHOTOSYNTHESIS TO INCREASE YIELD, Vol. 7 (pp 113-126)