Dr Michael Considine

  • ARC Future Fellow, The University Of Western Australia
  • group: Considine


A major focus of our group is to understand the regulation of plant dormancy, and developmental transitions by the environment. We explore this in both lab and agricultural species, particularly perennial fruit crops such as grapevine and apple. A particular focus of our studies is the function of oxygen-dependent signalling within buds and meristems, which includes the N-end rule of O2/NO proteolysis and redox modifications. We also work closely with the ag/hort industry on breeding and nutritional quality, for example in apples. Our research is based on physiology and biochemistry, coupled with genomics and genetics.

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Year Publication Online
Considine MJ, Foyer CH (2024) Redox regulation of meristem quiescence: Outside/ in. J Exp Bot (in press).
Salo W, Considine JA, Considine MJ (2024) Influence of mixed and single infection of grapevine leafroll-associated viruses and viral load on berry quality. Tree Physiol 44(5):.
Jia Y, Barrero JM, Wang J, Considine MJ, Nakamura S, Li C (2024) Editorial: Seed dormancy, germination, and pre-harvest sprouting, volume II. Front Plant Sci 15:1399510.
Chenoweth JG, Colantuoni C, Striegel DA, Genzor P, Brandsma J, Blair PW, Krishnan S, Chiyka E, Fazli M, Mehta R, Considine M, Cope L, Knight AC, Elayadi A, Fox A, Hertzano R, Letizia AG, Owusu-Ofori A, Boakye I, Aduboffour AA, Ansong D, Biney E, Oduro G, Schully KL, Clark DV (2024) Gene expression signatures in blood from a West African sepsis cohort define host response phenotypes. Nat Commun 15(1):4606.
Li H, Wang XM, Chen L, Ahammed GJ, Xia XJ, Shi K, Considine MJ, Yu JQ, Zhou YH (2024) Corrigendum to "Growth temperature-induced changes in biomass accumulation, photosynthesis and glutathione redox homeostasis as influenced by hydrogen peroxide in cucumber" [Plant Physiol. Biochem. 71(2013) 1-10]. Plant Physiol Biochem 213:108861.
Hermawaty D, Cahn J, Lister R, Considine MJ (2023) Systematic evaluation of chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing to study histone occupancy in dormancy transitions of grapevine buds. Tree Physiol 43(4):675-689.
Signorelli S, Shaw J, Hermawaty D, Wang Z, Verboven P, Considine JA, Considine MJ (2019) The initiation of bud burst in grapevine features dynamic regulation of the apoplastic pore size J EXP BOT 71(2):719-729.
Giraud E, Ivanova A, Gordon CS, Whelan J, Considine MJ (2012) Sulphur dioxide evokes a large scale reprogramming of the grape berry transcriptome associated with oxidative signalling and biotic defence responses. Plant Cell Environ 35(2):405-17.
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