Survival of perennial plants, including long-lived trees, depends on their ability to adapt to seasonal changes in environmental conditions. These plants have developed sophisticated mechanisms to sense changes in environmental conditions and modulate their growth and development accordingly. The first project in my lab focuses on understanding how perennial plants sense the changing environmen-
tal conditions, by analysing the molecular basis of short-dayinduced growth cessation and dormancy in hybrid aspen. The second project is focused on understanding how cell elongation is regulated
in plants. Cell elongation in plant cells presents a unique problem, as plant cells are enclosed in a rigid cell wall that needs to be remodelled in order for cell elongation to occur. The research in my group aims to identify the key components that are involved in regulation of cell elongation and cell wall remodelling in the model plant Arabidopsis.

Rishikesh Bhalerao 1150
Molecular basis of growth cessation and dormancy in perennial plants
Perennial plants need to undergo growth cessation and establish dormancy prior to the onset of winter, in order to survive low temperatures.These plants anticipate the approach of winter by sensing the reduction in day length. Reduction in day length (short day signal) induces growth cessation that is apparent in the form of bud formation at the apex and eventually the establishment of dormancy. Once dormancy is established, prolonged exposure to chilling temperatures is essential for release from dormancy. Once release from dormancy has occurred, warm temperatures can re-initiate new growth. In my group, we are investigating the molecular basis of short-day-induced growth cessation and dormancy. In particular we are addressing the following questions::

1. What are the signal transduction components mediating short day regulated growth cessation?
2. How is dormancy established and what is the molecular mechanism regulating the release from dormancy?


bhalerao_1To address these questions, we are applying a combination of genomics, genetics and biochemical approaches with a model perennial plant, hybrid aspen. Using full genome microarrays and metabolic profiling,we have outlined the transcriptional and metabolic networks underlying the distinct stages of induction of growth cessation, establishment and release from dormancy. Using the information from transcriptional and metabolic profiling, we have identified a set of candidate genes that could be key regulators of growth cessation and dormancy acting downstream of the environmental and hormonal signals.We are now analyzing the role of these candidate genes in hybrid aspen by using RNAi and microRNAs to down- regulate their expression, as well as by overexpressing and misexpressing these genes and investigating the effects of modulating their expression on growth cessation and dormancy.
Elucidating the control of cell elongation in Arabidopsis thaliana
The final size of plants and their constituent organs is deter- mined by cell division and cell expansion.While cell division serves to increase the number of cells, cell expansion serves to increase the cell size. Mechanistically, cell expansion in plants poses a unique problem compared with animal animal cells. Unilike animal cells, plant cells are surrounded by a rigid cell wall that encompasses the plasma membrane. For cell expan- sion to occur, the cell wall structure must be remodelled.The process of cell wall remodelling involves loosening of the cell wall by alteration of the interactions between the three major components of the primary plant cell wall, namely cellulose, hemicellulose (of which xyloglucans are the major components) and pectins.This process involves the breakdown of linkages between the various cell wall components, accompanied by the addition of newly synthesized components to growing cell walls as cell size increases. Importantly, at the cellular level cell expansion can be polar.This is the case in root hair formation where cell wall loosening and eventual elongation is localised to the basal end of trichoblast cells. Here the cell wall components and the proteins needed for cell wall remodeling need to be delivered to the specific locations where cell wall expansion will take place.Thus, to understand how cell expansion is regulated, an important question that needs to be answered is:
How do cells regulate the delivery of various cell wall components and the proteins involved in cell wall remodelling to their site of action during cell expansion?
How do cells regulate the delivery of various cell wall components and the proteins involved in cell wall remodelling to their site of action during cell expansion?
We are currently addressing this question in the model plant Arabidopsis.We have identified several Arabidopsis mutants altered in cell elongation and these are being characterized using genetic and cell biology techniques. Our results so far indicate a key role for the components of trafficking machinery in the regulation of cell elongation and cell wall remodelling..
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Key Publications

  • Petterle A., Karlberg A and Bhalerao RP (2013). Daylength mediated control of seasonal growth patterns in perennial trees. CurrentOpinion in Plant Biology, in press
  • Boutté Y., Jönsson K., McFarlane HE:, Johnson E., Gendre D., Swarup R., Friml J., Samuels L.,Rbert S and Bhalerao RP (2013). ECHIDNA-mediated post-golgi Trafficking of Auxin Carriers for Differential Cell Elongation in Arabidopsis. PNAS, in press
  • Gendre D., Macfarlane H., Johnson E., Mouille G., Sjödin A., Oh J., Levesque-Tremblay G., Watanabe Y., Samuels L and Bhalerao RP
  • (2013). Trans-Golgi Network localised ECH/YIP4 complex is required for the secretion of cell wall polysaccharides in Arabidopsis thalia- na. Plant Cell, in press
  • Karlberg A., Bako L and Bhalerao RP (2011). Short day mediated cessation of growth requires the downregulation of AINTEGUMEN- TALIKE1 transcription factor in hybrid aspen. PLOS GENETICS e1002361
  • Baba K., Karlberg A., Schmidt J., Schrader J., Hvidsten T., Bako L and Bhalerao RP (2011). Activity-dormancy transition in the cambial meristem involves stage specific modulation of auxin response in Hybrid Aspen. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108: 3418-3423
  • Gendre D., Oh J., Boutté Y., Best JG., Samuels L., Nilsson R., Uemura T., Marchant A., Bennett MJ., Grebe M., and Bhalerao RP(2011). Conserved Arabidopsis ECHIDNA protein mediates trans-Golgi-network trafficking and cell elongation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108: 8048-8053

CV Dr. Rishikesh P. Bhalerao

1985: B. Sc Nagpur University, Nagpur, India 1987: M. Sc, Nagpur University, Nagpur, India 1993: Ph. D, Umeå University
1994-1996: Postdoc, Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding, Köln, Germany
1997: Postdoc, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå
1998: Assistant professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
2001: Docent, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
2005: Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Publications list

  1. Ethylene Regulates Differential Growth via BIG ARF-GEF-Dependent Post-Golgi Secretory Trafficking in Arabidopsis
    Plant Cell. 2017, 29(5):1039-1052
  2. Photoperiod- and temperature-mediated control of growth cessation and dormancy in trees: a molecular perspective
    Ann Bot. 2017 Jun 12 [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Environmental and hormonal control of cambial stem cell dynamics
    J Exp Bot. 2017, 68(1):79-87
  4. Enrichment of hydroxylated C24- and C26-acyl-chain sphingolipids mediates PIN2 apical sorting at trans-Golgi network subdomains
    Nat Commun. 2016 Sep 29;7:12788
  5. Cytokinin and Auxin Display Distinct but Interconnected Distribution and Signaling Profiles to Stimulate Cambial Activity
    Curr Biol. 2016, 26(15):1990-1997
  6. Exploring exocytosis using chemical genomics
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015,113 (1):14-16
  7. AINTEGUMENTA and the D-type cyclin CYCD3;1 regulate root secondary growth and respond to cytokinins
    Biol Open. 2015, 4(10):1229-1236
  8. Transcriptional transitions in Nicotiana benthamiana leaves upon induction of oil synthesis by WRINKLED1 homologs from diverse species and tissues.
    BMC Plant Biol. 2015 Aug 8;15:192
  9. Genome Wide Binding Site Analysis Reveals Transcriptional Coactivation of Cytokinin-Responsive Genes by DELLA Proteins
    PLoS Genet. 2015 Jul 2;11(7):e1005337
  10. Auxin Produced by the Indole-3-Pyruvic Acid Pathway Regulates Development and Gemmae Dormancy in the Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha
    Plant Cell. 2015, 27(6):1650-1669
  11. Dual role of tree florigen activation complex component FD in photoperiodic growth control and adaptive response pathways
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015, 112(10):3140-5
  12. Large-scale identification of gibberellin-related transcription factors defines group VII ETHYLENE RESPONSE FACTORS as functional DELLA partners
    Plant Physiol. 2014, 166(2):1022-32
  13. Journey to the cell surface-the central role of the trans-Golgi network in plants
    Protoplasma. 2015, 252(2):385-398

  14. A Tree Ortholog of APETALA1 Mediates Photoperiodic Control of Seasonal Growth
    Curr Biol. 2014, 24(7):717-724
  15. Auxin gradients across wood - instructive or incidental?
    Physiol Plant. 2014, 151(1):43-51
  16. Cell Wall Polysaccharides are Mislocalized to the Vacuole in echidna Mutants
    Plant Cell Physiol 2013; 54(11):1867-1880
  17. ECHIDNA-mediated post-Golgi trafficking of auxin carriers for differential cell elongation
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 , 110(40):16259-16264
  18. Trans-Golgi Network Localized ECHIDNA/Ypt Interacting Protein Complex Is Required for the Secretion of Cell Wall Polysaccharides in Arabidopsis
    Plant Cell. 2013, 25(7):2633-2646
  19. The Norway spruce genome sequence and conifer genome evolution
    Nature 2013; 497(7451):579-584
  20. Daylength mediated control of seasonal growth patterns in perennial trees
    Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2013, 16(3):301-306
  21. Group III-A XTH genes of Arabidopsis encode predominant xyloglucan endohydrolases that are dispensable for normal growth
    Plant Physiol. 2013; 161(1):440-454
  22. Endodermal ABA signaling promotes lateral root quiescence during salt stress in Arabidopsis seedlings
    Plant Cell. 2013; 25(1):324-41
  23. Rigal A, Yordanov YS, Perrone I, Karlberg A, Tisserant E, Bellini C, Busov VB, Martin F, Kohler A, Bhalerao R, Legué V
    The AINTEGUMENTA LIKE1 Homeotic Transcription Factor PtAIL1 Controls the Formation of Adventitious Root Primordia in Poplar
    Plant Physiol. 2012;160(4):1996-2006
  24. Karlberg A, Bako L, Bhalerao RP
    Short Day-Mediated Cessation of Growth Requires the Downregulation of AINTEGUMENTALIKE1 Transcription Factor in Hybrid Aspen
    PLoS Genet. 2011 Nov;7(11): Epub 2011 Nov 3.
  25. Gendre D, Oh J, Boutté Y, Best JG, Samuels L, Nilsson R, Uemura T, Marchant A, Bennett MJ, Grebe M, Bhalerao RP
    Conserved Arabidopsis ECHIDNA protein mediates trans-Golgi-network trafficking and cell elongation
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: 2011 108:8048-8053
  26. Baba K, Karlberg A, Schmidt J, Schrader J, Hvidsten TR, Bako L, Bhalerao RP
    Activity-dormancy transition in the cambial meristem involves stage-specific modulation of auxin response in hybrid aspen
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: 2011 108:3418-3423
  27. Resman L, Howe G, Jonsen D, Englund M, Druart N. Schrader J, Antti H, Skinner J, Sjödin A, Chen T, Bhalerao RP
    Components acting downstream of short day perception regulate differential cessation of cambial activity and associated response in early and late clones of hybrid Poplar
    Plant Physiology: 2010 154:1294-1303
  28. Karlberg A, Englund M, Petterle A, Molnar G, Sjödin A, Bako L, Bhalerao RP
    Analysis of global changes in gene expression during activity-dormancy cycle in hybrid aspen apex
    Plant Biotechnology: 2010 27:1-16
  29. Felten J, Kohler A, Morin E, Bhalerao RP, Palme K, Martin F, Ditengou FA, Legue V
    The ectomycorrhizal fungus Laccaria bicolor stimulates lateral root formation in poplar and Arabidopsis through auxin transport and signaling
    Plant Physiology: 2008 151:1991-2005
  30. Ubeda-Tomas S, Federici F, Casimiro I, Beemster GTS, Bhalerao R, Swarup R, Doerner P, Haseloff J, Bennett MJ
    Gibberellin signaling in the endodermis controls Arabidopsis root meristem size
    Current Biology: 2009 19:1194-1199
  31. Nieminen K, Immanen J, Laxell M, Kauppinen L, Tarkowski P, Dolezal K, Tähtiharju S, Elo A, Decourteix M, Ljung K, Bhalerao R, Keinonen K, Albert VA, Helariutta Y
    Cytokinin signaling regulates cambial development in poplar
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: 2008 105:20032-20037
  32. Grönlund A, Bhalerao RP, Karlsson J
    Modular gene expression in Poplar: a multilayer network approach
    New Phytologist: 2008 181:315-322
  33. Ubeda-Tomas S, Swarup R, Coates J, Swarup K, Laplaze L, Beemster GTS, Hedden P, Bhalerao R, Bennett MJ
    Root growth in Arabidopsis requires gibberellin/DELLA signalling in the endodermis
    Nature Cell Biology: 2008 10:625-628
  34. Nilsson J, Karlberg A, Antti H, Lopez-Vernaza M, Mellerowicz E, Perrot-Rechenmann C, Sandberg G, Bhalerao RP
    Dissecting the molecular basis of the regulation of wood formation by auxin in hybrid aspen
    The Plant Cell: 2008 20:843-855
  35. Swarup R, Perry P, Hagenbeek D, Van Der Straeten D, Beemster GTS, Sandberg G, Bhalerao R, Ljung K, Bennett MJ
    Ethylene upregulates auxin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis seedlings to enhance inhibition of root cell elongation
    The Plant Cell: 2007 19: 2186-2196
  36. Ruttink T, Arend M, Moreel K, Storme V, Rombauts S, Fromm J, Bhalerao RP, Boerjan W, Rohde A
    A molecular timetable for apical bud formation and dormancy induction in Poplar
    The Plant Cell: 2007 19:2370-2390
  37. Druart N, Rodriguez-Buey M, Barron-Gafford G, Sjodin A, Bhalerao R, Hurry V
    Molecular targets of elevated [CO2] in leaves and stems of Populus deltoides: implications for future tree growth and carbon sequestration
    Functional Plant Biology: 2006 33:121-131
  38. Benedict C, Skinner JS, Meng R, Chang YJ, Bhalerao R, Huner NPA, Finn CE, Chen THH, Hurry V
    The CBF1-dependent low temperature signalling pathway, regulon and increase in freeze tolerance are conserved in Populus spp
    Plant Cell And Environment: 2006 29:1259-1272
  39. Tuskan GA, DiFazio S, Jansson S, Bohlmann J, Grigoriev I, Hellsten U, Putnam N, Ralph S, Rombauts S, Salamov A, Schein J, Sterck L, Aerts A, Bhalerao RR, Bhalerao RP, Blaudez D, Boerjan W, Brun A, Brunner A, Busov V, Campbell M, Carlson J, Chalot M, Chapman J, Chen GL, Cooper D, Coutinho PM, Couturier J, Covert S, Cronk Q, Cunningham R, Davis J, Degroeve S, Dejardin A, Depamphilis C, Detter J, Dirks B, Dubchak I, Duplessis S, Ehlting J, Ellis B, Gendler K, Goodstein D, Gribskov M, Grimwood J, Groover A, Gunter L, Hamberger B, Heinze B, Helariutta Y, Henrissat B, Holligan D, Holt R, Huang W, Islam-Faridi N, Jones S, Jones-Rhoades M, Jorgensen R, Joshi C, Kangasjarvi J, Karlsson J, Kelleher C, Kirkpatrick R, Kirst M, Kohler A, Kalluri U, Larimer F, Leebens-Mack J, Leple JC, Locascio P, Lou Y, Lucas S, Martin F, Montanini B, Napoli C, Nelson DR, Nelson C, Nieminen K, Nilsson O, Pereda V, Peter G, Philippe R, Pilate G, Poliakov A, Razumovskaya J, Richardson P, Rinaldi C, Ritland K, Rouze P, Ryaboy D, Schmutz J, Schrader J, Segerman B, Shin H, Siddiqui A, Sterky F, Terry A, Tsai CJ, Uberbacher E, Unneberg P, Vahala J, Wall K, Wessler S, Yang G, Yin T, Douglas C, Marra M, Sandberg G, de Peer YV, Rokhsar D
    The genome of black cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa (Torr. & Gray)
    Science: 2006 313:1596-1604
  40. Wirta V, Holmberg A, Lukacs M, Nilsson P, Hilson P, Uhlén M, Bhalerao RP, Lundeberg J
    Assembly of a gene sequence tag microarray by reversible biotin-streptavidin capture for transcript analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana
    Bmc Biotechnology: 2005 5:5, 9 pp.
  41. Swarup R, Kramer EM, Perry P, Knox K, Leyser HMO, Haseloff J, Beemster GTS, Bhalerao R, Bennett MJ
    Root gravitropism requires lateral root cap and epidermal cells for transport and response to a mobile auxin signal
    Nat Cell Biol: 2005 7:1057-1065
  42. Sterky F, Bhalerao RR, Unneberg P, Segerman B, Nilsson P, Brunner AM, Campaa LC, Lindvall JJ, Tandre K, Strauss SH, Sundberg B, Gustafsson P, UhlEn M, Bhalerao RP, Nilsson O, Sandberg G, Karlsson J, Lundeberg J, Jansson S
    A Populus EST resource for plant functional genomics
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 2004 101:13951-13956
  43. Andersson A, Keskitalo J, Sjodin A, Bhalerao R, Sterky F, Wissel K, Tandre K, Aspeborg H, Moyle R, Ohmiya Y, Bhalerao R, Brunner A, Gustafsson P, Karlsson J, Lundeberg J, Nilsson O, Sandberg G, Strauss S, Sundberg B, Uhlen M, Jansson S, Nilsson P
    A transcriptional timetable of autumn senescence
    Genome Biology: 2004 5:R24
  44. Schrader J, Moyle R, Bhalerao R, Hertzberg M, Lundeberg J, Nilsson P, Bhalerao RP
    Cambial meristem dormancy in trees involves extensive remodelling of the transcriptome
    Plant J: 2004 40:173-187
  45. Ruiz AE, Saxena S, Schmidt J, Mellerowicz E, Miskolczi P, Bakó L, Bhalerao RP
    Differential stage-specific regulation of cyclin-dependent kinases during cambial dormancy in hybrid aspen
    Plant J: 2004 38:603-615
  46. Karpinska B, Karlsson M, Srivastava M, Stenberg A, Schrader J, Sterky F, Bhalerao R, Wingsle G
    MYB transcription factors are differentially expressed and regulated during secondary vascular tissue development in hybrid aspen
    Plant Mol Biol: 2004 56:255-270
  47. Baba K, Schmidt J, Ruiz AE, Villarejo A, Shiina T, Gardestrom P, Sane AP, Bhalerao RP
    Organellar gene transcription and early seedling development are affected in the rpoT,2 mutant of Arabidopsis
    Plant J: 2004 38:38-48
  48. Hilson P, Allemeersch J, Altmann T, Aubourg S, Avon A, Beynon J, Bhalerao RP, Bitton F, Caboche M, Cannoot B, Chardakov V, Cognet-Holliger C, Colot V, Crowe M, Darimont C, Durinck S, Eickhoff H, de Longevialle AF, Farmer EE, Grant M, Kuiper MTR, Lehrach H, Leon C, Leyva A, Lundeberg J, Lurin C, Moreau Y, Nietfeld W, Paz-Ares J, Reymond P, Rouze P, Sandberg G, Segura MD, Serizet C, Tabrett A, Taconnat L, Thareau V, Van Hummelen P, Vercruysse S, Vuylsteke M, Weingartner M, Weisbeek PJ, Wirta V, Wittink FRA, Zabeau M, Small I
    Versatile gene-specific sequence tags for Arabidopsis functional genomics: Trancript profiling and reverse genetics applications
    Genome Research: 2004 14:2176-2189
  49. Hilson P, Allemeersch J, Altmann T, Aubourg S, Avon A, Beynon J, Bhalerao RP, Bitton F, Caboche M, Cannoot B, Chardakov V, Holliger CC, Colot V, Crowe M, Darimont C, Durinck S, Eickhoff H, de Longevialle AF, Farmer EE, Grant M, Kuiper MTR, Lehrach H, LEon C, Leyva A, Lundeberg J, Lurin C, Moreau Y, Nietfeld W, Ares JP, Reymond P, RouzE P, Sandberg G, Segura MD, Serizet C, Tabrett A, Taconnat L, Thareau V, Hummelen PV, Vercruysse S, Vuylsteke M, Weingartner M, Weisbeek PJ, Wirta V, Wittink FRA, Zabeau M, Small I
    Versatile gene-specific sequence tags for Arabidopsis functional genomics: transcript profiling and reverse genetics applications
    Genome Res: 2004 14:2176-2189
  50. Helariutta Y, Bhalerao R
    Between xylem and phloem: The genetic control of cambial activity in plants
    Plant Biology: 2003 5:465-472
  51. Casimiro I, Beeckman T, Graham N, Bhalerao R, Zhang HM, Casero P, Sandberg G, Bennett MJ
    Dissecting Arabidopsis lateral root development
    Trends in Plant Science: 2003 8:165-171
  52. Bhalerao R, Keskitalo J, Sterky F, Erlandsson R, Bjorkbacka H, Birve SJ, Karlsson J, Gardestrom P, Gustafsson P, Lundeberg J, Jansson S
    Gene expression in autumn leaves
    Plant Physiol: 2003 131:430-442
  53. Ottenschlager I, Wolff P, Wolverton C, Bhalerao RP, Sandberg G, Ishikawa H, Evans M, Palme K
    Gravity-regulated differential auxin transport from columella to lateral root cap cells
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 2003 100:2987-2991
  54. Bhalerao R, Nilsson O, Sandberg G
    Out of the woods: forest biotechnology enters the genomic era
    Curr Opin Biotechnol: 2003 14:206-213
  55. Schrader J, Baba K, May ST, Palme K, Bennett M, Bhalerao RP, Sandberg G
    Polar auxin transport in the wood-forming tissues of hybrid aspen is under simultaneous control of developmental and environmental signals
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 2003 100:10096-10101
  56. Bhalerao RP, Bennett MJ
    The case for morphogens in plants
    Nat Cell Biol: 2003 5:939-943
  57. Marchant A, Bhalerao R, Casimiro I, Eklof J, Casero PJ, Bennett M, Sandberg G
    AUX1 promotes lateral root formation by facilitating indole- 3- acetic acid distribution between sink and source tissues in the Arabidopsis seedling
    Plant Cell: 2002 14:589-597
  58. Moyle R, Schrader J, Stenberg A, Olsson O, Saxena S, Sandberg G, Bhalerao RP
    Environmental and auxin regulation of wood formation involves members of the Aux/IAA gene family in hybrid aspen
    Plant J: 2002 31:675-685
  59. Bhalerao RP, Eklof J, Ljung K, Marchant A, Bennett M, Sandberg G
    Shoot-derived auxin is essential for early lateral root emergence in Arabidopsis seedlings
    Plant Journal: 2002 29:325-332
  60. Hertzberg M, Aspeborg H, Schrader J, Andersson A, Erlandsson R, Blomqvist K, Bhalerao R, UhlEn M, Teeri TT, Lundeberg J, Sundberg B, Nilsson P, Sandberg G
    A transcriptional roadmap to wood formation
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 2001 98:14732-14737
  61. Casimiro I, Marchant A, Bhalerao RP, Beeckman T, Dhooge S, Swarup R, Graham N, Inze D, Sandberg G, Casero PJ, Bennett M
    Auxin transport promotes Arabidopsis lateral root initiation
    Plant Cell: 2001 13:843-852
  62. Ljung K, Bhalerao RP, Sandberg G
    Sites and homeostatic control of auxin biosynthesis in Arabidopsis during vegetative growth
    Plant J: 2001 28:465-474
  63. Yamaguchi M, Fabian T, Sauter M, Bhalerao RP, Schrader J, Sandberg G, Umeda M, Uchimiya H
    Activation of CDK-activating kinase is dependent on interaction with H-type cyclins in plants
    Plant J: 2000 24:11-20
  64. Kleinow T, Bhalerao R, Breuer F, Umeda M, Salchert K, Koncz C
    Functional identification of an Arabidopsis snf4 ortholog by screening for heterologous multicopy suppressors of snf4 deficiency in yeast
    Plant J: 2000 23:115-122
  65. Barlier I, Kowalczyk M, Marchant A, Ljung K, Bhalerao R, Bennett M, Sandberg G, Bellini C
    The SUR2 gene of Arabidopsis thaliana encodes the cytochrome P450 CYP83B1, a modulator of auxin homeostasis
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 2000 97:14819-14824
  66. Bhalerao RP, Salchert K, Bako L, Okresz L, Szabados L, Muranaka T, Machida Y, Schell J, Koncz C
    Regulatory interaction of PRL1 WD protein with Arabidopsis SNF1-like protein kinases
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: 1999 96:5322-5327
  67. Umeda M, Bhalerao RP, Schell J, Uchimiya H, Koncz C
    A distinct cyclin-dependent kinase-activating kinase of Arabidopsis thaliana
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A: 1998 95:5021-5026
  68. Salchert K, Bhalerao R, Koncz-Kalman Z, Koncz C
    Control of cell elongation and stress responses by steroid hormones and carbon catabolic repression in plants
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences: 1998 353:1517-1520
  69. Sterky F, Regan S, Karlsson J, Hertzberg M, Rohde A, Holmberg A, Amini B, Bhalerao R, Larsson M, Villarroel R, Van Montagu M, Sandberg G, Olsson O, Teeri TT, Boerjan W, Gustafsson P, Uhlen M, Sundberg B, Lundeberg J
    Gene discovery in the wood-forming tissues of poplar: Analysis of 5,692 expressed sequence tags
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: 1998 95:13330-13335
  70. Ostin A, Kowalyczk M, Bhalerao RP, Sandberg G
    Metabolism of indole- 3- acetic acid in Arabidopsis
    Plant Physiol: 1998 118:285-296
  71. Nemeth K, Salchert K, Putnoky P, Bhalerao R, Koncz-Kalman Z, Stankovic-Stangeland B, Bako L, Mathur J, Okresz L, Stabel S, Geigenberger P, Stitt M, Redei GP, Schell J, Koncz C
    Pleiotropic control of glucose and hormone responses by PRL1, a nuclear WD protein, in Arabidopsis
    Genes & Development: 1998 12:3059-3073
  72. Bhalerao RP, Gillbro T, Gustafsson F
    Functional Phycobilisome Core Structures in a Phycocyanin-Less Mutant of Cyanobacterium Synechococcus Sp Pcc-7942
    Photosynthesis Research: 1995 45:61-70
  73. Bhalerao RP, Collier JL, Gustafsson P, Grossman AR
    The Structure of Phycobilisomes in Mutants of Synechococcus Sp Strain Pcc-7942 Devoid of Specific Linker Polypeptides
    Photochemistry and Photobiology: 1995 61:298-302
  74. Bhalerao RP, Lind LK, Gustafsson P
    Cloning of the Cpce and Cpcf Genes from Synechococcus Sp Pcc-6301 and Their Inactivation in Synechococcus Sp Pcc-7942
    Plant Molecular Biology: 1994 26:313-326
  75. Bhalerao RP, Gustafsson P
    Factors Influencing the Phycobilisome Rod Composition of the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus Sp Pcc-7942 - Effects of Reduced Phycocyanin Content, Lack of Rod-Linkers, and over-Expression of the Rod-Terminating Linker
    Physiologia Plantarum: 1994 90:187-197
  76. Bhalerao RP, Lind LK, Persson CE, Gustafsson P
    Cloning of the Phycobilisome Rod Linker Genes from the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus Sp Pcc-6301 and Their Inactivation in Synechococcus Sp Pcc-7942
    Molecular & General Genetics: 1993 237:89-96
  77. Kalla R, Bhalerao RP, Gustafsson P
    Regulation of Phycobilisome Rod Proteins and Messenger-Rna at Different Light Intensities in the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus 6301
    Gene: 1993 126:77-83
  78. Bhalerao RP, Gillbro T, Gustafsson P
    Structure and Energy-Transfer of the Phycobilisome in a Linker Protein Replacement Mutant of Cyanobacterium Synechococcus-7942
    Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta: 1991 1060:59-66