Dr Deborah Barton

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2384
Fax +61 2 9351 4771

Website Room 239, A12 - Macleay

Research interests

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIO-SYSTEMS GROUP

Our research aims to understand the cellular, molecular or genetic details underlying plant growth and development and plant responses to external stimuli such as pathogen attack or environmental signals such as salinity or chilling. We have expertise in a variety of technologies in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, physiology and biochemistry. We work on a variety of plant systems, with a common focus on the model plant Arabidopsis.

Selected grants

2008

  • Novel Methods to Image Fluorescent Fusion Proteins Within Plant Cells by combining Photoxidation and Correlative Microscopy; Barton D; ARC/NHMRC Research Network for Fluorescence Applications in Biotechnology and Life Sciences (NHMRC)/FABLS Support Scheme for Emerging Research Projects.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Jahn, K., Barton, D., Braet, F. (2007). Correlative Fluorescence- and Scanning, Transmission Electron Microscopy for Biomolecular Investigation. In A. Méndez-Vilas and J. Díaz (Eds.), Modern Research and Educational Topics in Microscopy, (pp. 203-211). Badajoz, Spain: Formatex.

Journals

  • Jahn, K., Barton, D., Kobayashi, K., Ratinac, K., Overall, R., Braet, F. (2012). Correlative microscopy: Providing new understanding in the biomedical and plant sciences. Micron, 43, 565-582. [More Information]
  • Fujita, M., Lechner, B., Barton, D., Overall, R., Wasteneys, G. (2012). The missing link: do cortical microtubules define plasma membrane nanodomains that modulate cellulose biosynthesis? Protoplasma, 249(SUPPL.1), S59-S67. [More Information]
  • Barton, D., Cole, L., Collings, D., Liu, D., Smith, P., Day, D., Overall, R. (2011). Cell-to-cell transport via the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum. Plant Journal, 66(5), 806-817. [More Information]
  • Brecknock, S., Dibbayawan, T., Vesk, M., Vesk, P., Faulkner, C., Barton, D., Overall, R. (2011). High resolution scanning electron microscopy of plasmodesmata. Planta: an international journal of plant biology, 234(4), 749-758. [More Information]
  • White, R., Barton, D. (2011). The cytoskeleton in plasmodesmata: A role in intercellular transport? Journal of Experimental Botany, 62(15), 5249-5266. [More Information]
  • Barton, D., Overall, R. (2010). Cryofixation rapidly preserves cytoskeletal arrays of leaf epidermal cells revealing microtubule co-alignments between neighbouring cells and adjacent actin and microtubule bundles in the cortex. Journal of Microscopy, 237(1), 79-88.
  • Andreeva, Z., Barton, D., Armour, W., Li, M., Liao, L., McKellar, H., Pethybridge, K., Marc, J. (2010). Inhibition of phospholipase C disrupts cytoskeletal organization and gravitropic growth in Arabidopsis roots. Planta: an international journal of plant biology, 232(5), 1263-1279. [More Information]
  • Jahn, K., Barton, D., Su, Y., Riches, J., Kable, E., Soon, L., Braet, F. (2009). Correlative fluorescence and transmission electron microscopy: an elegant tool to study the actin cytoskeleton of whole-mount (breast) cancer cells. Journal of Microscopy, 235(3), 282-292.
  • Barton, D., Braet, F., Marc, J., Overall, R., Gardiner, J. (2009). ELP3 localises to mitochondria and actin-rich domains at edges of HeLa cells. Neuroscience Letters, 455(1), 60-64.
  • Gardiner, J., Barton, D., Overall, R., Marc, J. (2009). Neurotrophic Support and Oxidative Stress: Converging Effects in the Normal and Diseased Nervous System. Neuroscientist: a review journal bridging neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry, 15(1), 47-61.
  • Barton, D., Gardiner, J., Overall, R. (2009). Towards correlative imaging of plant cortical microtubule arrays: combining ultrastructure with real-time microtubule dynamics. Journal of Microscopy, 235(3), 241-251.
  • Barton, D., Vantard, M., Overall, R. (2008). Analysis of cortical arrays from Tradescantia virginiana at high resolution reveals discrete microtubule subpopulations and demonstrates that confocal images of arrays can be misleading. Plant Cell, 20(4), 982-994.
  • Gardiner, J., Barton, D., Vanslambrouck, J., Braet, F., Hall, D., Marc, J., Overall, R. (2008). Defects in tongue papillae and taste sensation indicate a problem with neurotrophic support in various neurological diseases. Neuroscientist: a review journal bridging neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry, 14(3), 240-250.
  • Gardiner, J., Andreeva, Z., Barton, D., Ritchie, A., Overall, R., Marc, J. (2008). The phospholipase A2 inhibitor, aristolochic acid, disrupts cortical microtubule arrays and root growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Biology, 10(6), 725-731.
  • Gardiner, J., Barton, D., Marc, J., Overall, R. (2007). Potential role of tubulin acetylation and microtubule-based protein trafficking in familial dysautonomia. Traffic: the international journal of intracellular transport, 8(9), 1145-1149.
  • Barton, D., Overall, R. (2006). Structure and Organisation of Interphase Microtubule Arrays: FESEM Provides a MAP. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 12(Supp 2), 426-427.
  • Lang, I., Barton, D., Overall, R. (2004). Membrane-Wall Attachments In Plasmolysed Plant Cells. Protoplasma, 224(3-4), 231-243. [More Information]

2012

  • Jahn, K., Barton, D., Kobayashi, K., Ratinac, K., Overall, R., Braet, F. (2012). Correlative microscopy: Providing new understanding in the biomedical and plant sciences. Micron, 43, 565-582. [More Information]
  • Fujita, M., Lechner, B., Barton, D., Overall, R., Wasteneys, G. (2012). The missing link: do cortical microtubules define plasma membrane nanodomains that modulate cellulose biosynthesis? Protoplasma, 249(SUPPL.1), S59-S67. [More Information]

2011

  • Barton, D., Cole, L., Collings, D., Liu, D., Smith, P., Day, D., Overall, R. (2011). Cell-to-cell transport via the lumen of the endoplasmic reticulum. Plant Journal, 66(5), 806-817. [More Information]
  • Brecknock, S., Dibbayawan, T., Vesk, M., Vesk, P., Faulkner, C., Barton, D., Overall, R. (2011). High resolution scanning electron microscopy of plasmodesmata. Planta: an international journal of plant biology, 234(4), 749-758. [More Information]
  • White, R., Barton, D. (2011). The cytoskeleton in plasmodesmata: A role in intercellular transport? Journal of Experimental Botany, 62(15), 5249-5266. [More Information]

2010

  • Barton, D., Overall, R. (2010). Cryofixation rapidly preserves cytoskeletal arrays of leaf epidermal cells revealing microtubule co-alignments between neighbouring cells and adjacent actin and microtubule bundles in the cortex. Journal of Microscopy, 237(1), 79-88.
  • Andreeva, Z., Barton, D., Armour, W., Li, M., Liao, L., McKellar, H., Pethybridge, K., Marc, J. (2010). Inhibition of phospholipase C disrupts cytoskeletal organization and gravitropic growth in Arabidopsis roots. Planta: an international journal of plant biology, 232(5), 1263-1279. [More Information]

2009

  • Jahn, K., Barton, D., Su, Y., Riches, J., Kable, E., Soon, L., Braet, F. (2009). Correlative fluorescence and transmission electron microscopy: an elegant tool to study the actin cytoskeleton of whole-mount (breast) cancer cells. Journal of Microscopy, 235(3), 282-292.
  • Barton, D., Braet, F., Marc, J., Overall, R., Gardiner, J. (2009). ELP3 localises to mitochondria and actin-rich domains at edges of HeLa cells. Neuroscience Letters, 455(1), 60-64.
  • Gardiner, J., Barton, D., Overall, R., Marc, J. (2009). Neurotrophic Support and Oxidative Stress: Converging Effects in the Normal and Diseased Nervous System. Neuroscientist: a review journal bridging neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry, 15(1), 47-61.
  • Barton, D., Gardiner, J., Overall, R. (2009). Towards correlative imaging of plant cortical microtubule arrays: combining ultrastructure with real-time microtubule dynamics. Journal of Microscopy, 235(3), 241-251.

2008

  • Barton, D., Vantard, M., Overall, R. (2008). Analysis of cortical arrays from Tradescantia virginiana at high resolution reveals discrete microtubule subpopulations and demonstrates that confocal images of arrays can be misleading. Plant Cell, 20(4), 982-994.
  • Gardiner, J., Barton, D., Vanslambrouck, J., Braet, F., Hall, D., Marc, J., Overall, R. (2008). Defects in tongue papillae and taste sensation indicate a problem with neurotrophic support in various neurological diseases. Neuroscientist: a review journal bridging neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry, 14(3), 240-250.
  • Gardiner, J., Andreeva, Z., Barton, D., Ritchie, A., Overall, R., Marc, J. (2008). The phospholipase A2 inhibitor, aristolochic acid, disrupts cortical microtubule arrays and root growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Biology, 10(6), 725-731.

2007

  • Jahn, K., Barton, D., Braet, F. (2007). Correlative Fluorescence- and Scanning, Transmission Electron Microscopy for Biomolecular Investigation. In A. Méndez-Vilas and J. Díaz (Eds.), Modern Research and Educational Topics in Microscopy, (pp. 203-211). Badajoz, Spain: Formatex.
  • Gardiner, J., Barton, D., Marc, J., Overall, R. (2007). Potential role of tubulin acetylation and microtubule-based protein trafficking in familial dysautonomia. Traffic: the international journal of intracellular transport, 8(9), 1145-1149.

2006

  • Barton, D., Overall, R. (2006). Structure and Organisation of Interphase Microtubule Arrays: FESEM Provides a MAP. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 12(Supp 2), 426-427.

2004

  • Lang, I., Barton, D., Overall, R. (2004). Membrane-Wall Attachments In Plasmolysed Plant Cells. Protoplasma, 224(3-4), 231-243. [More Information]

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