Ruairidh Sawers

Assistant Professor of Plant Response to Abiotic Stress

Ruairidh Sawers

Research Summary

Local adaptation and stress tolerance in crop plants and their wild relatives; plant nutrition; arbuscular mycorrhizae; maize genetics and genomics.

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Zea Mays Fungi Symbiosis Corn Domestication Genomics Genes Mycorrhizae Mycorrhizal Fungi Phosphorus Nutrients Gene Expression Prediction Phosphates Rhizosphere Zea Mays Subsp. Mays Maize Climate Change Crops Membranes Gene Alleles Regulator Genes Mutation Hyphae

Most Recent Papers

Gene regulatory effects of a large chromosomal inversion in highland maize

Taylor Crow, James Ta, Saghi Nojoomi, M. Rocío Aguilar-Rangel, Jorge Vladimir Torres Rodríguez, Daniel Gates, Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, Ruairidh Sawers, Daniel Runcie, 2020, PLoS Genetics

The phosphoglycerate kinase (Pgk) gene family of maize (zea mays var. b73)

Julio A. Massange-Sánchez, Luz E. Casados-Vázquez, Sheila Juarez-Colunga, Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, Axel Tiessen, 2020, Plants on p. 1-20

The genetic architecture of host response reveals the importance of arbuscular mycorrhizae to maize cultivation

M. Rosario Ramírez-Flores, Sergio Perez-Limon, Meng Li, Benjamín Barrales-Gamez, Doris Albinsky, Uta Paszkowski, Víctor Olalde-Portugal, Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, 2020, eLife on p. 1-18

Cis and trans-regulatory variation in the domestication of the chili pepper fruit.

Erik Díaz-Valenzuela, Ruairidh H. Sawers, Angélica Cibrián-Jaramillo, 2020, Molecular Biology and Evolution on p. 1593-1603

Inoculation with the mycorrhizal fungus Rhizophagus irregularis modulates the relationship between root growth and nutrient content in maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.)

M. Rosario Ramírez-Flores, Elohim Bello-Bello, Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, Víctor Olalde-Portugal, 2019, Plant Direct

Adaptive phenotypic divergence in an annual grass differs across biotic contexts*

Anna M. O'Brien, Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, Sharon Y. Strauss, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, 2019, Evolution; international journal of organic evolution on p. 2230-2246

Evolutionary responses to conditionality in species interactions across environmental gradients

Anna M. O'brien, Ruairidh Sawers, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, Sharon Y. Strauss, 2018, American Naturalist on p. 715-730

The impact of domestication and crop improvement on arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in cereals

Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, M. Rosario Ramírez-Flores, Víctor Olalde-Portugal, Uta Paszkowski, 2018, New Phytologist on p. 1135-1140

A rice Serine/Threonine receptor-like kinase regulates arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis at the peri-arbuscular membrane

Ronelle Roth, Marco Chiapello, Héctor Montero, Peter Gehrig, Jonas Grossmann, Kevin O’Holleran, Denise Hartken, Fergus Walters, Shu Yi Yang, Stefan Hillmer, Karin Schumacher, Sarah Bowden, Melanie Craze, Emma J. Wallington, Akio Miyao, Ruairidh Sawers, Enrico Martinoia, Uta Paszkowski, 2018, Nature Communications on p. 4677

Harnessing cross-border resources to confront climate change

Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Andrew F. Johnson, Mickey Agha, Edith B. Allen, Michael F. Allen, Jesús Arellano González, Diego M. Arenas Moreno, Rodrigo Beas-Luna, Scott Butterfield, Gabriel Caetano, Jennifer E. Caselle, Gamaliel Castañeda Gaytán, Max C.N. Castorani, Linh Anh Cat, Kyle Cavanaugh, Jeffrey Q. Chambers, Robert D. Cooper, Nur Arafeh-Dalmau, Todd Dawson, Aníbal Díaz de la Vega Pérez, Joseph F.C. DiMento, Saúl Domínguez Guerrero, Matthew Edwards, Joshua R. Ennen, Hector Estrada-Medina, Natalia Fierro-Estrada, Héctor Gadsden, Patricia Galina-Tessaro, Paul M. Gibbons, Eric V. Goode, Morgan E. Gorris, Thomas Harmon, Susanna Hecht, Marco Antonio Heredia Fragoso, Alan Hernández-Solano, Danae Hernández-Cortés, Gustavo Hernández-Carmona, Scott Hillard, Raymond B. Huey, Matthew B. Hufford, G. Darrel Jenerette, Juan Jiménez-Osornio, Karla Joana López-Nava, Rafael A. Lara Reséndiz, Heather M. Leslie, Alejandro López-Feldman, Víctor H. Luja, Norberto Martínez Méndez, William J. Mautz, Josué Medellín-Azuara, Cristina Meléndez-Torres, Fausto R.Méndez de la Cruz, Fiorenza Micheli, Donald B. Miles, Giovanna Montagner, Gabriela Montaño-Moctezuma, Johannes Müller, Paulina Oliva, José Abraham Ortinez Álvarez, J. Pablo Ortiz-Partida, Julio Palleiro-Nayar, Víctor Hugo Páramo Figueroa, P. Ed Parnell, Peter Raimondi, Arturo Ramírez-Valdez, James T. Randerson, Daniel C. Reed, Meritxell Riquelme, Teresita Romero Torres, Philip C. Rosen, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, Victor Sánchez-Cordero, Samuel Sandoval-Solis, Juan Carlos Santos, Ruairidh Sawers, Barry Sinervo, Jack W. Sites, Oscar Sosa-Nishizaki, Travis Stanton, Jared R. Stapp, Joseph A.E. Stewart, Jorge Torre, Guillermo Torres-Moye, Kathleen K. Treseder, Jorge Valdez-Villavicencio, Fernando I. Valle Jiménez, Mercy Vaughn, Luke Welton, Michael F. Westphal, Guillermo Woolrich-Piña, Antonio Yunez-Naude, José A. Zertuche-González, J. Edward Taylor, 2018, Environmental Science and Policy on p. 128-132

Most-Cited Papers

Phosphorus acquisition efficiency in arbuscular mycorrhizal maize is correlated with the abundance of root-external hyphae and the accumulation of transcripts encoding PHT1 phosphate transporters

Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, Simon F. Svane, Clement Quan, Mette Grønlund, Barbara Wozniak, Mesfin Nigussie Gebreselassie, Eliécer González-Muñoz, Ricardo A. Chávez Montes, Ivan Baxter, Jerome Goudet, Iver Jakobsen, Uta Paszkowski, 2017, New Phytologist on p. 632-643

Phosphate deprivation in maize

Carlos Calderón-Vázquez, Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, Luis Herrera-Estrella, 2011, Plant Physiology on p. 1067-1077

Transcriptome diversity among rice root types during asymbiosis and interaction with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Caroline Gutjahr, Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, Guillaume Marti, Liliana Andrés-Hernández, Shu Yi Yang, Leonardo Casieri, Herbert Angliker, Edward J. Oakeley, Jean Luc Wolfender, Cei Abreu-Goodger, Uta Paszkowski, 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 6754-6759

Progress and challenges in agricultural applications of arbuscular mycorrhizal Fungi

T. Fester, Ruairidh Sawers, 2011, Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences on p. 459-470

An N-acetylglucosamine transporter required for arbuscular mycorrhizal symbioses in rice and maize

Marina Nadal, Ruairidh Sawers, Shamoon Naseem, Barbara Bassin, Corinna Kulicke, Abigail Sharman, Gynheung An, Kyungsook An, Kevin R. Ahern, Amanda Romag, Thomas P. Brutnell, Caroline Gutjahr, Niko Geldner, Christophe Roux, Enrico Martinoia, James B. Konopka, Uta Paszkowski, 2017, Nature Plants

The maize (Zea mays ssp. mays var. B73) genome encodes 33 members of the purple acid phosphatase family

Eliécer González-Muñoz, Aida Odette Vázquez Avendaño, Ricardo A. Chávez Montes, Stefan de Folter, Liliana Andrés-Hernández, Cei Abreu-Goodger, Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, 2015, Frontiers in Plant Science on p. 1-12

The impact of domestication and crop improvement on arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in cereals

Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, M. Rosario Ramírez-Flores, Víctor Olalde-Portugal, Uta Paszkowski, 2018, New Phytologist on p. 1135-1140

Allele specific expression analysis identifies regulatory variation associated with stress-related genes in the Mexican highland maize landrace Palomero Toluqueño

M. Rocío Aguilar-Rangel, Ricardo A.Chávez Montes, Eric González-Segovia, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, June K. Simpson, Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, 2017, PeerJ

Co-ordinated changes in the accumulation of metal ions in maize (Zea mays ssp. mays L.) in response to inoculation with the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus funneliformis mosseae

M. Rosario Ramrez-Flores, Rubn Relln-Lvarez, Barbara Wozniak, Mesfin Nigussie Gebreselassie, Iver Jakobsen, Vctor Olalde-Portugal, Ivan Baxter, Uta Paszkowski, Ruairidh J.H. Sawers, 2017, Plant and Cell Physiology on p. 1689-1699

Evolutionary responses to conditionality in species interactions across environmental gradients

Anna M. O'brien, Ruairidh Sawers, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, Sharon Y. Strauss, 2018, American Naturalist on p. 715-730