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Department of Plant Sciences


Research Group

Cereal Symbiosis



I did my PhD, in plant science at the University of Nottingham, investigating root anatomy in a range of species, with focuses on understanding the vestigialization of duckweed roots, and identifying drought tolerant root traits in pearl millet. I have now joined Uta Paszkowski’s lab, and will be researching arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in cassava.


Key Publications

Loss of ancestral function in duckweed roots is accompanied by progressive anatomical reduction and a re-distribution of nutrient transporters

Preparation, Scanning and Analysis of Duckweed Using X-Ray Computed Microtomography

High-throughput Root Phenotyping: Opportunities and Challenges for the Adaptation of Arid and Semi-arid Crops to Future Climates

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Dylan Jones

Contact Details

Email address: 
Crop Science Centre
Lawrence Weaver Road