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Department of Plant Sciences



Leader of the Dormancy subgroup (formerly Developmental Botany Group) within Virology & Molecular Plant Pathology, researching the control of dormancy in seeds & tubers.


Key publications: 

Jennifer R. Bromley, Barbara J. Warnes, Christine A. Newell, Jamie C. P. Thomson, Celia M. James, Colin G. N. Turnbull and David E. Hanke (2014) Biochem. J. 458, 225-237. doi: 
A purine nucleoside phosphorylase in Solanum tuberosum L. (potato) with specificity for cytokinins contributes to the duration of tuber endodormancy

David E. Hanke, Paroo N. Parmar, Samuel E. K. Caddick, Porntip Green and Charles A. Brearley (2012) Biochem. J. 444, 601-609. doi:
Synthesis of inositol phosphate ligands of plant hormone–receptor complexes: pathways of inositol hexakisphosphate turnover          

R. Matyssek, G. Wieser, R. Ceulemans, H. Rennenberg, H. Pretzsch, K. Haberer, M. Löw A.J. Nunn, H. Werner, P. Wipfler, W. Oßwald, P. Nikolova, D.E. Hanke, H. Kraigheri, M. Tausz, G. Bahnweg, M. Kitao, J. Dieler, H. Sandermann, , K. Herbinger, T. Grebenc, M. Blumenröther, G. Deckmyn, T.E.E. Grams, C. Heerdt, M. Leuchner, P. Fabian and K.-H. Häberle (2010) Environmental Pollution 158, 2527-2532.
Enhanced ozone strongly reduces carbon sink strength of adult beech (Fagus sylvatica) - Resume from the free-air fumigation study at Kranzberg Forest

Senior Lecturer, retired
Dr David  Hanke

Contact Details

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Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street