Prof. Jane Langdale BSc PhD
Professorial Research Fellow

Senior Research Fellow, The Queen's College



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Last Modified: April 2015

Prof. JA Langdale

Research Area

Evolution of Plant Development

Research Description

see lab webpage for further details (link at left)

Langdale Group Members

Publications (while at this department)

Saint-Marcoux, D, Proust, H, Dolan, L, Langdale, J.A. (2015) Identification of reference genes for real-time quantitative PCR experiments in the liverwort marchantia polymorpha PLoS ONE. 10 (3):.

Saint-Marcoux, D, Billoud, B, Langdale, J.A, Charrier, B. (2015) Laser capture microdissection in Ectocarpus siliculosus: The pathway to cell-specific transcriptomics in brown algae Frontiers in Plant Science. 6:.

Hughes, T.E, Langdale, J.A, Kelly, S. (2014) The impact of widespread regulatory neofunctionalization on homeolog gene evolution following whole-genome duplication in maize Genome Research. 24 (8): pp 1348-1355.

Langdale, J.A. (2014) Evolution and development: PINpointing the origins of auxin transport mechanisms Current Biology. 24 (23):.

Li, F.-W, Villarreal, J.C, Kelly, S, Rothfels, C.J, Melkonian, M, Frangedakis, E, Ruhsam, M, Sigel, E.M, Der, J.P, Pittermann, J, Burge, D.O, Pokorny, L, Larsson, A, Chen, T, Weststrand, S, Thomas, P, Carpenter, E, Zhang, Y, Tian, Z, Chen, L, Yan, Z, Zhu, Y, Sun, X, Wang, J, Stevenson, D.W, Crandall-Stotler, B.J, Shaw, A.J, Deyholos, M.K, Soltis, D.E, Graham, S.W, Windham, M.D, Langdale, J.A, Wong, G.K.-S, Mathews, S, Pryer, K.M. (2014) Horizontal transfer of an adaptive chimeric photoreceptor from bryophytes to ferns Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111 (18): pp 6672-6677.

Plackett, A.R.G, Huang, L, Sanders, H.L, Langdale, J.A. (2014) High-efficiency stable transformation of the model fern species Ceratopteris richardii via microparticle bombardment Plant Physiology. 165 (1): pp 3-14.

Sanders, H.L, Langdale, J.A. (2013) Conserved transport mechanisms but distinct auxin responses govern shoot patterning in Selaginella kraussiana New Phytologist..

Wang, P, Kelly, S, Fouracre, J.P, Langdale, J.A. (2013) Genome-wide transcript analysis of early maize leaf development reveals gene cohorts associated with the differentiation of C4 Kranz anatomy Plant Journal..

Wang, P, Fouracre, J, Kelly, S, Karki, S, Gowik, U, Aubry, S, Shaw, M.K, Westhoff, P, Slamet-Loedin, I.H, Quick, W.P, Hibberd, J.M, Langdale, J.A. (2013) Evolution of GOLDEN2-LIKE gene function in C3 and C4 plants Planta. 237 (2): pp 481-495.

Waters, M.T, Tiley, A.M.M, Kramer, E.M, Meerow, A.W, Langdale, J.A, Scotland, R.W. (2013) The corona of the daffodil Narcissus bulbocodium shares stamen-like identity and is distinct from the orthodox floral whorls Plant Journal..

Hodges, M.E, Wickstead, B, Gull, K, Langdale, J.A. (2012) The evolution of land plant cilia New Phytologist..

Tolley, B.J, Sage, T.L, Langdale, J.A, Hibberd, J.M. (2012) Individual maize chromosomes in the C 3 plant oat can increase bundle sheath cell size and vein density Plant Physiology. 159 (4): pp 1418-1427.

Wang, P, Fouracre, J, Kelly, S, Karki, S, Gowik, U, Aubry, S, Shaw, M.K, Westhoff, P, Slamet-Loedin, I.H, Quick, W.P, Hibberd, J.M, Langdale, J.A. (2012) Evolution of GOLDEN2-LIKE gene function in C 3 and C 4 plants Planta. pp 1-15.

Langdale, J.A. (2011) C 4 Cycles: Past, present, and future research on C 4 photosynthesis Plant Cell. 23 (11): pp 3879-3892.

Sanders, H.L, Darrah, P.R, Langdale, J.A. (2011) Sector analysis and predictive modelling reveal iterative shoot-like development in fern fronds Development. 138 (14): pp 2925-2934.

Harrison, C.J, Langdale, J.A. (2010) Comment: The developmental pattern of shoot apices in Selaginella kraussiana (Kunze) A. Braun International Journal of Plant Sciences. 171 (6): pp 690-692.

Hodges, M.E, Scheumann, N, Wickstead, B, Langdale, J.A, Gull, K. (2010) Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the centriole from protein components Journal of Cell Science. 123 (9): pp 1407-1413.

Bravo-Garcia, A, Yasumura, Y, Langdale, J.A. (2009) Specialization of the Golden2-like regulatory pathway during land plant evolution New Phytologist. 183 (1): pp 133-141.

Harrison, CJ, Roeder, AHK, Meyerowitz, EM, Langdale, JA. (2009) Local Cues and Asymmetric Cell Divisions Underpin Body Plan Transitions in the Moss Physcomitrella patens Current Biology. 19 (6): pp 461-471.

Mellor, A.E, Langdale, J.A. (2009) The filifolium1 mutation perturbs shoot architecture in Zea mays (Poaceae) American Journal of Botany. 96 (9): pp 1594-1602.

Waters, M.T, Wang, P, Korkaric, M, Capper, R.G, Saunders, N.J, Langdale, J.A. (2009) GLK transcription factors coordinate expression of the photosynthetic apparatus in Arabidopsis Plant Cell. 21 (4): pp 1109-1128.

Waters, M.T, Langdale, J.A. (2009) The making of a chloroplast EMBO Journal. 28 (19): pp 2861-2873.

Hibberd, J.M, Sheehy, J.E, Langdale, J.A. (2008) Using C4 photosynthesis to increase the yield of rice-rationale and feasibility Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 11 (2): pp 228-231.

Langdale, J.A. (2008) Evolution of developmental mechanisms in plants Current Opinion in Genetics and Development. 18 (4): pp 368-373.

Waters, M.T, Moylan, E.C, Langdale, J.A. (2008) GLK transcription factors regulate chloroplast development in a cell-autonomous manner Plant Journal. 56 (3): pp 432-444.

Harrison, C.J, Rezvani, M, Langdale, J.A. (2007) Growth from two transient apical initials in the meristem of Selaginella kraussiana Development. 134 (5): pp 881-881.

Harrison, JC, Langdale, J.A. (2006) A step by step guide to phylogeny reconstruction Plant Journal. 45 (4): pp 561-572.

Alexander, D.L, Mellor, E.A, Langdale, J.A. (2005) Corkscrew1 defines a novel mechanism of domain specification in the maize shoot Plant Physiology. 138 (3): pp 1396-1408.

Harrison, J, Moller, M, Langdale, J, Cronk, Q, Hudson, A. (2005) The role of KNOX genes in the evolution of morphological novelty in streptocarpus Plant Cell. 17 (2): pp 430-443.

Harrison, C.J, Coriey, S.B, Moylan, E.C, Alexander, D.L, Scotland, R.W, Langdale, J.A. (2005) Independent recruitment of a conserved developmental mechanism during leaf evolution Nature. 434 (7032): pp 509-514.

Langdale, J.A. (2005) The then and now of maize leaf development Maydica. 50 (3): pp 459-467

Yasumura, Y, Moylan, E.C, Langdale, J.A. (2005) A conserved transcription factor mediates nuclear control of organelle biogenesis in anciently diverged land plants Plant Cell. 17 (7): pp 1894-1907.

Dolan, L, Langdale, J.A. (2004) New insights into plant development in New England Development. 131 (21): pp 5215-5220.

Fitter, D.W, Martin, D.J, Copley, M.J, Scotland, R.W, Langdale, J.A. (2002) GLK gene pairs regulate chloroplast development in diverse plant species Plant Journal. 31 (6): pp 713-727.

Coen, E, Langdale, J.A. (2001) Growth and development of myths and meristems Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 4 (1): pp 11-13.

Cribb, L, Hall, L.N, Langdale, J.A. (2001) Four mutant alleles elucidate the role of the G2 protein in the development of C4 and C3 photosynthesizing maize tissues Genetics. 159 (2): pp 787-797

Rossini, L, Cribb, L, Martin, D.J, Langdale, J.A. (2001) The maize Golden2 gene defines a novel class of transcriptional regulators in plants Plant Cell. 13 (5): pp 1231-1244.

Roth, R, Sawers, R.J, Munn, H.L, Langdale, J.A. (2001) Plastids undifferentiated, a nuclear mutation that disrupts plastid differentiation in Zea mays L. Planta. 213 (4): pp 647-658.

Birchler, J, Langdale, J, Chandler, V. (1999) Jumping genes and maize genomics Trends in Plant Science. 4 (6): pp 205-206

Brutnell, T.P, Sawers, R.J.H, Mant, A, Langdale, J.A. (1999) Bundle sheath defective2, a novel protein required for post-translational regulation of the rbcL gene of maize Plant Cell. 11 (5): pp 849-864.

Tsiantis, M, Brown, M.I.N, Skibinski, G, Langdale, J.A. (1999) Disruption of auxin transport is associated with aberrant leaf development in maize Plant Physiology. 121 (4): pp 1163-1168

Tsiantis, M, Schneeberger, R, Golz, J.F, Freeling, M, Langdale, J.A. (1999) The maize rough sheath2 gene and leaf development programs in monocot and dicot plants Science. 284 (5411): pp 154-156.

Ewing, R.M, Jenkins, G.I, Langdale, J.A. (1998) Transcripts of maize Rbcs genes accumulate differentially in C3 and C4 tissues Plant Molecular Biology. 36 (4): pp 593-599.

Hall, L.N, Rossini, L, Cribb, L, Langdale, J.A. (1998) GOLDEN 2: A novel transcriptional regulator of cellular differentiation in the maize leaf Plant Cell. 10 (6): pp 925-936.

Hall, L.N, Roth, R, Brutnell, T.P, Langdale, J.A. (1998) Cellular differentiation in the maize leaf is disrupted by bundle sheath defective mutations. Symposia of the Society for Experimental Biology. 51: pp 27-31

Langdale, J.A. (1998) Cellular differentiation in the leaf Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 10 (6): pp 734-738.

Schneeberger, R, Tsiantis, M, Freeling, M, Langdale, J.A. (1998) The rough sheath2 gene negatively regulates homeobox gene expression during maize leaf development Development. 125 (15): pp 2857-2865

Smith, L.H, Langdale, J.A, Chollet, R. (1998) A functional calvin cycle is not indispensable for the light activation of C4 phosphoeno/pyruvate carboxylase kinase and its target enzyme in the maize mutant bundle sheath defective2-mutable1 Plant Physiology. 118 (1): pp 191-197

Tsiantis, M, Langdale, J.A. (1998) The formation of leaves Current Opinion in Plant Biology. 1 (1): pp 43-48

Hall, L.N, Langdale, J.A. (1996) Molecular genetics of cellular differentiation in leaves New Phytologist. 132 (4): pp 533-553

Roth, R, Hall, L.N, Brutnell, T.P, Langdale, J.A. (1996) Bundle sheath defective2, a mutation that disrupts the coordinated development of bundle sheath and mesophyll cells in the maize leaf Plant Cell. 8 (5): pp 915-927

Langdale, J.A, Kidner, C.A. (1994) Bundle sheath defective, a mutation that disrupts cellular differentiation in maize leaves Development. 120 (3): pp 673-681

Langdale, J.A. (1994) Plant morphogenesis: More knots untied Current Biology. 4 (6): pp 529-531.

Nelson, T, Langdale, J.A. (1992) Developmental genetics of C4 photosynthesis Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology. 43 (1): pp 25-47

Langdale, J.A, Nelson, T. (1991) Spatial regulation of photosynthetic development in C4 plants Trends in Genetics. 7 (6): pp 191-196