Associate Professor Mary Byrne

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 0978

Website Room 114, A12 - Macleay Building

Research interests

My lab is interested in the genetic regulation of plant development and for our studies we use the model species Arabidopsis thaliana. Our research focuses on plant shoots, embryogenesis and fertility. For further information click here.

Teaching and supervision

Unit Coordinator BIOL3026/BIOL3926

Deputy Coordinator BIOL3018/BIOL3918

Courses

MBLG2072 Genetics and Genomics

BIOL3026 Developmental Genetics

BIOL3018 Gene Technology and Genomics

BIOL3043 Plant Science

Selected grants

2013

  • The role of the ribosome and translation in plant fertility; Byrne M, Grossniklaus U; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2012

  • The Role of RPL27a on Gametophyte Devlopment; Byrne M; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2011

  • Analysis of the RPLQ gene family in arabidopsis thaliana; Byrne M; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2010

  • The role of the ribosome in plant development; Byrne M; Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (UK)/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Zsogon, A., Szakonyi, D., Shi, X., Byrne, M. (2014). Ribosomal Protein RPL27a Promotes Female Gametophyte Development in a Dose-Dependent Manner. Plant Physiology, 165(3), 1133-1143. [More Information]
  • Tsukaya, H., Byrne, M., Horiguchi, G., Sugiyama, M., van Lijsebettens, M., Lenhard, M. (2013). How do 'housekeeping' genes control organogenesis? unexpected new findings on the role of housekeeping genes in cell and organ differentiation. Journal of Plant Research, 126(1), 3-15. [More Information]
  • Derbyshire, P., Byrne, M. (2013). MORE SPIKELETS1 is required for spikelet fate in the inflorescence of Brachypodium. Plant Physiology, 161(3), 1291-1302. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M. (2012). Making leaves. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 15(1), 24-30. [More Information]
  • Moschopoulos, A., Derbyshire, P., Byrne, M. (2012). The Arabidopsis organelle-localized glycyl-tRNA synthetase encoded by EMBRYO DEFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT1 is required for organ patterning. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(14), 5233-5243. [More Information]
  • Szakonyi, D., Byrne, M. (2011). Involvement of ribosomal protein RPL27a in meristem activity and organ development. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6(5), 712-714. [More Information]
  • Szakonyi, D., Byrne, M. (2011). Ribosomal protein L27a is required for growth and patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal, 65(2), 269-281. [More Information]
  • Vogel, J., Garvin, D., Mockler, T., Schmutz, J., Rokhsar, D., Bevan, M., Barry, K., Lucas, S., Harmon-Smith, M., Lail, K., Byrne, M., et al (2010). Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature, 463(7282 - 11 February 2010), 763-768. [More Information]
  • Szakonyi, D., Moschopoulos, A., Byrne, M. (2010). Perspectives on leaf dorsoventral polarity. Journal of Plant Research, 123(3), 281-290. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M. (2009). A role for the ribosome in development. Trends in Plant Science, 14(9), 512-519. [More Information]
  • Wu, C., You, C., Li, C., Long, T., Chen, G., Byrne, M., Zhang, Q. (2008). RID1, encoding a Cys2/His2-type zinc finger transcription factor, acts as a master switch from vegetative to floral development in rice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 105(35), 12915-12920. [More Information]
  • Pinon, V., Etchells, J., Rossignol, P., Collier, S., Arroyo, J., Martienssen, R., Byrne, M. (2008). Three PIGGYBACK genes specifically influencing leaf patterning encode ribosomal proteins. Development (Cambridge), 135, 1315-1324. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M. (2006). Shoot Meristem Function and Leaf Polarity: The Role of Class III HD–ZIP Genes. PLoS Genetics, 2(6), 785-790. [More Information]
  • Garcia, D., Collier, S., Byrne, M., Martienssen, R. (2006). Specification of Leaf Polarity in Arabidopsis via the trans-Acting siRNA Pathway. Current Biology, 16(9), 933-938. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M. (2005). Networks in leaf development. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 8(1), 59-66. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M. (2005). Shoot development – genetic interactions in the meristem. Biochemical Society Transactions, 33(6), 1499-1501. [More Information]

2014

  • Zsogon, A., Szakonyi, D., Shi, X., Byrne, M. (2014). Ribosomal Protein RPL27a Promotes Female Gametophyte Development in a Dose-Dependent Manner. Plant Physiology, 165(3), 1133-1143. [More Information]

2013

  • Tsukaya, H., Byrne, M., Horiguchi, G., Sugiyama, M., van Lijsebettens, M., Lenhard, M. (2013). How do 'housekeeping' genes control organogenesis? unexpected new findings on the role of housekeeping genes in cell and organ differentiation. Journal of Plant Research, 126(1), 3-15. [More Information]
  • Derbyshire, P., Byrne, M. (2013). MORE SPIKELETS1 is required for spikelet fate in the inflorescence of Brachypodium. Plant Physiology, 161(3), 1291-1302. [More Information]

2012

  • Byrne, M. (2012). Making leaves. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 15(1), 24-30. [More Information]
  • Moschopoulos, A., Derbyshire, P., Byrne, M. (2012). The Arabidopsis organelle-localized glycyl-tRNA synthetase encoded by EMBRYO DEFECTIVE DEVELOPMENT1 is required for organ patterning. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63(14), 5233-5243. [More Information]

2011

  • Szakonyi, D., Byrne, M. (2011). Involvement of ribosomal protein RPL27a in meristem activity and organ development. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 6(5), 712-714. [More Information]
  • Szakonyi, D., Byrne, M. (2011). Ribosomal protein L27a is required for growth and patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal, 65(2), 269-281. [More Information]

2010

  • Vogel, J., Garvin, D., Mockler, T., Schmutz, J., Rokhsar, D., Bevan, M., Barry, K., Lucas, S., Harmon-Smith, M., Lail, K., Byrne, M., et al (2010). Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon. Nature, 463(7282 - 11 February 2010), 763-768. [More Information]
  • Szakonyi, D., Moschopoulos, A., Byrne, M. (2010). Perspectives on leaf dorsoventral polarity. Journal of Plant Research, 123(3), 281-290. [More Information]

2009

  • Byrne, M. (2009). A role for the ribosome in development. Trends in Plant Science, 14(9), 512-519. [More Information]

2008

  • Wu, C., You, C., Li, C., Long, T., Chen, G., Byrne, M., Zhang, Q. (2008). RID1, encoding a Cys2/His2-type zinc finger transcription factor, acts as a master switch from vegetative to floral development in rice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 105(35), 12915-12920. [More Information]
  • Pinon, V., Etchells, J., Rossignol, P., Collier, S., Arroyo, J., Martienssen, R., Byrne, M. (2008). Three PIGGYBACK genes specifically influencing leaf patterning encode ribosomal proteins. Development (Cambridge), 135, 1315-1324. [More Information]

2006

  • Byrne, M. (2006). Shoot Meristem Function and Leaf Polarity: The Role of Class III HD–ZIP Genes. PLoS Genetics, 2(6), 785-790. [More Information]
  • Garcia, D., Collier, S., Byrne, M., Martienssen, R. (2006). Specification of Leaf Polarity in Arabidopsis via the trans-Acting siRNA Pathway. Current Biology, 16(9), 933-938. [More Information]

2005

  • Byrne, M. (2005). Networks in leaf development. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 8(1), 59-66. [More Information]
  • Byrne, M. (2005). Shoot development – genetic interactions in the meristem. Biochemical Society Transactions, 33(6), 1499-1501. [More Information]

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